Rey's
Rey's

Rey's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.reysrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 9193800122
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm,
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental
  • Executive Chef: Jerry St. Andrews
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Rey's will customize & accommodate your catering needs. Please call (919) 380-0122 for details.

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Rey's offers a large private lot with over 100 parking spaces.
A word from Rey's
Rey's is an upscale restaurant featuring great food & exceptional service with a French Quarter flare. The comfortable ambience & affordable prices are sure to please.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Rey's reviews from OpenTable diners
120 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (98)romantic (85)notable wine list (54)good for groups (44)fit for foodies (37)neighborhood gem (32)vibrant bar scene (11)late-night find (7)hot spot (6)great for lunch (5)great for brunch (4)kid-friendly (4)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Inconsistent and pricey
    Bean
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We dine here fairly often, at friends' request. Quality of food varies. Sometimes I can get a Filet cooked "Pittsburgh Style" and it is cooked perfectly. Other times overcooked. The beef is not bad, but not the top quality that I expect for the price. OFTEN steaks are chewy and not tender. I highly recommend the Salmon. Most of our party generally gets the Grouper which they always tell me is good. Good side dishes, particularly the mashed potatoes and the au gratin potatoes. Not bad wine list. I feel that Rey's is overpriced for the quality of the steaks and chops, and I buy the same wines at several other restaurants (Firebirds, Bonefish, Yard House) for much less. When Rey is not there, food and service are usually not up to par.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WARM, FRIENDLY, PERSONAL SERVICE
    XnyfresserVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We have gone to Reys to celebrate special occasions for the past 3 years and have never been disappointed. Everything from our cocktails to dessert has been excellent. My bread pudding was the perfect ending to an anniversary dinner that didn't break the bank, but tasted as if it did. The wait staff is attentive and helpful, yet not intrusive. Can't wait to return!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Birthday Gathering
    MoonlightDelight
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We held my wife's birthday party at Rey's and were given a private room with OUTSTANDING service. The selection on the menu was great and the combination of appetizers, entrees and deserts were FABULOUS.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rey's is the best in the Triangle
    BillVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I've been going to Rey's for years and I keep waiting for that one time that I'm disappointed. Well, it never happens. Best staff serving the best food. Period. (and the ambiance is fantastic regardless of the occasion...Rey will hook you up)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Dining Experience
    luv2dineout
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Never surprised at Rey's. Quality of food and service is always outstanding. And Rey stops at every table to say hello. I have been going to Rey's since it opened & will continue to dine there.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Smu94
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The food was excellent as well as the service! My girlfriend and I couldn't stop talking about how delicious the filet was. The mash potatoes were to die for as well.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rey's Review
    reyofsunshine
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Best tasting food ever. Worth the extra. Loved it. Made a lifetime memory for special romantic date with my wife.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful evening
    MsFussy
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Perfectly cooked meals with excellent service. We had beef and chicken entrees plus a nice bottle of malbec. They decanted the wine, a real plus!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    Incase
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    As always, wonderful food and service. Couldn't ask for a better dining experience!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Bash
    mitchiko
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Had researched Rey's online. The menu sounded awesome. For appetizers we selected fried oysters and Scallops. The oysters were great, well fried and seasoned. The scallops were not prepared as well. The turtle soup was horrible and I could not eat it. My steak was well cooked, tender, but needed more seasoning. My lobster was over cooked. My friend's grouper was good, but she stated the crab on top was fishy ruining the dish. Our other friend stated his tuna was prepared as ordered, but nothing spectacular. The mashed potatoes were too thin in texture and lacked flavor. The asparagus was okay. The bread pudding needed more custard. For the price we paid, we expected better food. Our waiter was very attentive and friendly.
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  • Nice Date Night
    Lindsbo
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Great hostess and great waiter. Steaks were perfect as well as the asparagus and potatoes.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food/Service as Always
    Michael924
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Our visit Friday, August 15th was exceptional as is our visit to this establishment. Surf and Turf were cooked a ordered as was the grouper. The Lettuce wedge was filling and flavorful. Service was top notch too! Will be back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fine dining with personality
    Caylo
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Finally a restaurant that has unbelievable steak. Coming from Greek parents that had the same type of family friendly service and the best steaks in town, I now have very own place in Cary.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our favorite spots
    SuzieE
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Wonderful restaurant all round...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • sasjpb
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We had an awesome dinner! Steak and salmon was perfect; chosen sides & fresh summer salad was superb (and we shared), but the excellent service was the best.....including the special "Peaches Foster' that Rey prepared himself at our table was so great! YUM!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    TDKKRK
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We were celebrating my wife's 40th birthday the other night and wanted to try something new. Rey's is our new go to dinner establishment. Phenomenal at every level to include food, bar, environment and especially the service. Our waiter Scott has been there for more than 15 years and you could tell! Very knowledgable and helpful in deciding wine pairing, recommending specific dishes, etc. Will definitely frequent at least every two weeks.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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  • One of the best steak houses
    DaveVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Once again it was great evening, wiht fantastic food, excellent service and a friendly atmosphere. One of best Steak houses in Raleigh and the best value overall. Some of the high end chains are more expensive but no better than Rey's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • first time..will be back
    moovieloverVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food was excellent. I only gave 4 stars because the beef tenderloin and shrimp which I had altho tasty, was a very boring dish. However, the chicken marsala, which my wife ordered was outstandingly delicious. The chopped salad and the romaine hearts salad were excellent. The chocolate raspberry truffle cake was wonderful and just the right portion for sharing. The service from the wait-staff was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service Not So Good
    cumstead
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Normally a top drawer establishment. The service this time was significantly below our usual experience. The food preparation took an extremely long time and the sides appeared to be warmed over. Staff did not keep us informed of the status as three other families that arrived after us in the back seating area were served their dinner before us. The waiter spent a lot of time discussing tables where guest could be seated instead of tending to our needs. During the long wait for our food, our beverages were low and we had to continually contact other waiter staff for refills... as our person was other wise occupied. We will be back...but not for the same experience!:(
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Experience
    foodiegirl
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food was excellent! My husband had the lamb and I had veal marsala. I asked if the chef could omit the butter in my dish, and that was no problem. My husband is a crème brulee fan, and said it was awesome. We will go back for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Rey's
    DebLVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Food and service is always wonderful. Love the slight menu variations with seasonal offerings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Condescending waiter
    Bonniegal
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Our experience was good, but there were still flaws. Pros: lovely, clubby atmosphere. Perfect lighting for a romantic night, steaks were flavorful. Martini was delicious. Cons: my husband's steak was undercooked, mine was overlooked. This would have been fine except our waiter felt the need to explain not once, but twice what rare, medium rare, medium, etc meant at HIS restaurant. We are in our 50's and not "new" at this. In addition, our " jumbo" shrimp cocktail was at best medium and had very little flavor. This is common with previously frozen seafood. All in all, we did enjoy our night out. However, there are many wonderful restaurants in the Raleigh area that specialize in steak. We won't be rushing back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Enjoyable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Rey's is reliably excellent in all areas -- service, food and cuisine. Delicious cocktails and an outstanding wine list added to our enjoyment. We highly recommend the Oscar Tornedos and for dessert, the Bananas Foster (the best outside New Orleans). Kelly's service was relaxed, friendly and non-obtrusive.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rey's Restaurant Never Dissapoints
    johjeff
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We have eaten here several times and have enjoyed it. The food and presentation is consistent and good. Prices are reasonable for a special occasion night out, and the menu covers all the basics. This is maybe not the place to go for foodies looking for interesting and adventurous eats, but is a great night out for a couple or a couple friends. Of course, no visit is complete without the Cherries Jubilee or the Bananas Foster!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The food and service were excellent. I would recommend this place to others, especially for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine dining at its best!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    The staff could not have been more accommodating to two handicapped seniors. A rear e restaurant that has table arm chairs
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jack
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Best high-end value restuarant in Cary area. Hands-down better value than Ruth Chris or Angus Barn.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Steak!
    EnjoyedIt
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Food was amazing. My wife and I split the ribeye and three sides which was more than plenty! Also enjoyed a nice bottle of wine. Even the bread at the table was great! The price is high, but it is on par with the level of service and type of foods offered. Putting ANY type of steak sauce on the meat would've ruined it, the flavor itself was THAT great! We definitely recommend the sauteed mushrooms and mashed garlic potatoes! We will definitely be coming back for special occasions!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best streak house in the Triangle
    Allen
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We always enjoy Rey's. Best streak house in the triangle. Make sure you order the table-side prepared Bananas Foster for dessert. Can't be beat!.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great evening
    JudandRena
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    As usual Rey's provided a wonderful meal, outstanding service and a romantic environment for celebration of my wife's birthday. Rey stopped by our table several times, ensuring our satisfaction, while Scott, Jim and David provided service that was exceptional. We were greeted with hugs upon arrival, as it had been a while since we had been in. Our request for a specific booth was honored and waiting, and Scott, our usual waiter was first to the table. Rey's is our favorite place for special dinners, and the food cannot be beat at any price anywhere. We definitely recommend Rey's for a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always outstanding
    DoughtyVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    The food at Rey's is always outstanding. Rey himelf spends time in dining room meeting and greeting customers. He even prepared our dessert at our table, bannanas foster...great restaurant...the Grouper Lafayette is to die for
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful restaurant
    LovfoodVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    My husband & I dine here quite a lot the service & food are wonderful. We definitely will be back!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our favorite place
    JimG
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Rey's has been our favorite restaurant since it opened. The food, service, atmosphere... everything is perfect!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • recent dinner
    JeffW
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    My wife and I dined at Rey's last Saturday night to celebrate our anniversary. The service was very good and food was outstanding. I had the 16 oz NY Strip which was excellent. My wife had a filet she enjoyed very much. Cherries Jubilee for desert was a nice way to wrap up a delicious meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent....with old dinner club feel
    durhamlocalVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    All in all an average experience for the price. I wouldn't avoid it if invited by friends but neither would I recommended it.
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  • Favorite Restaurant
    ClaytonCustomer
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We love this place. We just celebrated our wedding anniversary there. Great food, quiet atmosphere and superior service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food great plentiful, waitstaff neg
    oldies
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Found Rey's to be a very good place to get a huge meal or one to be shared with spouse...makes is more affordable. Their steaks (NY Strips) are too big for one to eat at 16oz, great to half and it was an excellent cut of meat, prepared perfectly. The family style sides are nice to share as well, too much to get two sides and eat all without sharing. The dessert of Chocolate Truffle was also outstanding, great raspberry sauce...also too rich to eat alone. Glad sharing is allowed. only negative was somewhat lack of attention of waitstaff. no one came by to see how the meal was, was all delivered...a drink was not brought and not real chance to request without flagging wait staff. bus boy came by often before main to keep water full.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply amazing!
    MackieVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Always a great dinning experience. Always lean toward the filet, but tried the trout special and was not disappointed! Great food! Great service!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great
    DaveVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    PRobably the best steak house (including value for Money) in the area. Always professional service. No gimmicks - just great food and great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Two words, Best Ever!!!
    CC4E
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    If you want a classy, romantic place to take a Loved one or any special occasion this is the place to go!! I couldn't have enjoyed myself anymore and looked forward to going many more times!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.