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Rey's Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.reysrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (919) 380-0122
  • 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
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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/26/2014
  • "Best tasting food ever. Worth the extra. Loved it. Made a lifetime memory for special romantic date with my wife."
    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!"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "As always, wonderful food and service. Couldn't ask for a better dining experience!"
    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."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Great hostess and great waiter. Steaks were perfect as well as the asparagus and potatoes."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Wonderful restaurant all round..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "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."
    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!:("
    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."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Food and service is always wonderful. Love the slight menu variations with seasonal offerings."
    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."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "The food and service were excellent. I would recommend this place to others, especially for a special occasion."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "The staff could not have been more accommodating to two handicapped seniors. A rear e restaurant that has table arm chairs"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Best high-end value restuarant in Cary area. Hands-down better value than Ruth Chris or Angus Barn."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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!."
    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."
    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"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "My husband & I dine here quite a lot the service & food are wonderful. We definitely will be back!!!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Rey's has been our favorite restaurant since it opened. The food, service, atmosphere... everything is perfect!"
    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."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "All in all an average experience for the price. I wouldn't avoid it if invited by friends but neither would I recommended it."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We love this place. We just celebrated our wedding anniversary there. Great food, quiet atmosphere and superior service."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "PRobably the best steak house (including value for Money) in the area. Always professional service. No gimmicks - just great food and great service."
    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!!!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "25 minute wait with a reservation. The ambiance is a little loud, but tolerable. Most everyone in the restaurant was well dressed. I ordered the special "22 ounce bone-in Ribeye" and got it Oscared(with crab, asparagus and hollandaise sauce) - Fantastic. My wife got the blackened Tuna steak(it was really big). We ordered some asparagus for a side dish. We finished the meal with some French press coffee and bread pudding. There was a fruit flambé with ice cream that Rey was cooking table-side. That looked really good. Bill was $129 with drinks and desert. The food was totally worth the price of admission. I would definitely go back, but if I make a reservation and they don't keep it, they could lose me as a patron."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This was a wonderful restaurant! Great atmosphere, service, and food. We also bought our 5-year old son and he was catered to as well. We will definitely be returning soon."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "As always, everything was great. Jason was an attentive server whom my daughter liked very much. Thank you, Rey, for helping us to celebrate Father's day."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I've been going to Rey's for years and it never disappoints. The food is always outstanding as is the service and the ambiance."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We enjoyed the French Quarter Chicken and Tournedos with Au Gratin Potatoes and bananas foster for dessert. It was the best chicken and steak I've ever had. The dessert was amazing. The food was superb. The service was just as good. Overall the best dining experience either of us has had."
    Dined on 6/14/2014