Ryan's Restaurant
Ryan's Restaurant

Ryan's Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ryansrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 3367246132x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday -Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Jon Willis
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Two room available for private parties. The smaller ones seats a minimum of 20 and a maximum of 36. The larger room has a minimum of 35 and can handle up to 48. Both rooms have windows and fireplaces and the smaller one has access to our outside deck. Please call for more information or to book a private room.
  • Private Party Contact: Manager on Duty 3367246132x

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Large private, well lit parking lot with numerous handicap parking lot
A word from Ryan's Restaurant
Enjoy the panoramic view of large oaks and a rolling stream from the many window-side tables, or the large, starlight deck. Or, savor the intimate atmosphere from a comfortable sofa, and in the winter, the warmth of a crackling fireplace.

Ryan's Chef creates a tantalizing selection of appetizers such as jumbo lump crabmeat, steamed mussels in garlic butter and white wine, and oysters Rockefeller. Entrees range from thick, juicy steaks and prime rib to the finest grilled fresh fish and live Maine lobster. Choose from the regular menu or from a superb selection of specials offered nightly. Add a cappuccino and a freshly made dessert to seal the dining experience.

Ryan's offers just the right taste with just the right touch. The restaurant has been locally owned and under the same management since 1981. Ryan's has been awarded the Wine Spectator's "Award of Excellence" and is often featured in national publications.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Ryan's Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
115 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.6
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (100)romantic (80)scenic view (74)notable wine list (45)neighborhood gem (32)fit for foodies (32)good for groups (26)great for outdoor dining (7)hot spot (4)kid-friendly (3)great for brunch (2)late-night find (2)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Ryans Steak & Seafood
    eatmore
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food and service were excellent. Like most reviews, pricey for what you get but everything was still great. I would eat there again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    a resturant that specializes in steaks and then badly overcooks mine is troublesome. still enjoyed myself even tho i left the steak. was not questioned by staff as to why the meat was basically uneaten.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent in every aspect !
    jeanieb
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    No better way to celebrate our anniversary, than to do it with friends and with Ryan's. Food is excellent and scenic view gives a very unique and romantic atmosphere. We are always treated like royalty!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Need to update
    Greyeye
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Great bones and good service but needs to be updated to match current standards. For example, plastic menu jackets send an immediate message. The service was great and the ambience was traditional for a nice steakhouse. The food was mediocre though. Great potential and clearly a long time standard. It just needs to be dusted off and the bar raised on the food quality. On a positive note, they went out of their way to replate my wife's steak due to a sauce issue.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Exceptional Service/Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The food as always was the best; the 16 oz prime rib-eye was perfectly cooked, the duck breast was flavorful and not dry. Brett, as server, was knowledgeable and efficient, yet still paused to have a conversation when prompted. One of the better experiences dining out in Winston Salem. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Winston Salem Classic
    TboneVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Delightful setting, lovely ambience, perfect place for a romantic evening with someone special on a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but not great
    Underwhelmed
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The ambience and wooded scenery are wonderful. We were disappointed with the steak medallions. One plate had to be sent back for being over-cooked, which they readily did. Manager even came by to apologize. However, both of our medallions were tough and chewy. Perhpas this was just a bad night in the kitchen. Overall, I'll try other options before coming back. The service was outstanding. I had noted on my reservation that my guest was having a birthday, and they expressed birthday wishes to her as we were seated.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Delight
    jandapm
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We dined here for our 35th wedding anniversary and had a very enjoyable experience and the service was excellent. I had the shrimp and Grits and my wife had a filet. Both dishes were perfectly prepared. The shrimp and grits was as good as I have had anywhere (and I have had it many many places that specialize in this dish). The peach crisp that we had for dessert capped off the meal in a special way. Thanks.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disapoints.
    luvryans
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Been going to Ryan's since 1978. Never had anything but a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A classic never goes out of style!
    food4thoughtVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We dine at Ryans every time we visit Winston Salem and drop our son at Wake Forest University. It is a welcome treat after a grueling day of move in. Our son looks forward to the steaks and/or lobster-great selection of side dishes, including truffled french fries. A note about our last visit- they ran out of Lobster so if that's what you are drooling for, call ahead and reserve.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ryan's restaurant
    consumer
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We have been eating at Ryan's for over 30 years. It has always been a Winston-Salem favorite and one our personal favorites. Usually excellent food and lovely setting. Our last meal there was disappointing. Rib eye was tough and vegetables undercooked. I hope this was a one time event.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Fine Dessert
    WizardOfBalance
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    That white chocolate mousse was the best dessert of any kind I've ever had in my entire life. Amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My wife and I came to Winston-Salem for the Winston-Salem Open Tennis Tournament. It was also our 29th wedding anniversary weekend. We looked online and asked some of the locals for a nice place to have a quiet dinner, several recommended Ryan's. Making the reservation online was quick and easy our table was ready when we arrived 20 minutes early. Our waiter, Daniel, was very personable and friendly. The food was fabulous! We will definitely dine there when we come back to Winston-Salem!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great atmosphere
    mrsrmont
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    this restaurant always is a pleasure to visit and never disappointed in the service and great food!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • frequentdinerVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This continues to be a favorite when we are visiting the Winston-Salem area. The food is high quality and well-prepared. The staff members are friendly, welcoming, and efficient. We enjoy the beautiful trees to be viewed from the dining room windows. A lovely and peaceful setting!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My New Favorite
    TylerJ
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I got the 10oz Prime Filet and it was the best steak I have ever eaten! I would actually call it better than a Ruth's Chris Filet! We will defiantly be back! I recomend it to anyone x1000
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special place
    mistercritical
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Excellent; service, food and atmosphere! My wife and I have been coming here for years for out anniversary, and the food and service is always as expected... They have a great lunch menu also....
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Date
    Keith
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our anniversary at Ryan's. Atmosphere and service were excellent. I had a NY Strip with baked potato and house salad. My meal was very good. My wife liked her meal as well. However, both dishes were unremarkable. We did not walk away wanting to come back soon. Good food, but I would have liked to have had phenomenal food for the price I paid.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    wake4visit
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Wonderful, attentive service. Knowleadgable staff. Very accommodating, they aim to please. Peaceful surroundings in a beautiful wooded area. The view from our table was calming, soothing. The food was excellent. Good portions, too. I will definitely return to Ryan's!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • dependable
    jackeb
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    as always delicious and great service and great ambience
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • sophieschoice23
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My Lady and I were first-time guests, this was a special occasion for us. The restaurant is nestled away in a little forest, with a stream curling past. The waitperson we had, I believe her name was Sarah, was so personable, so helpfully solicitous, was so educated regarding the menu items...she was OUTSTANDING ! WE'LL BE BACK !
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A+
    piercego
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Ryans offered a classic white table-cloth dining experience with a view into the heart of nature here in the north carolina foothills. The food we ate was all fantastic and we found the service to be excellent. Will return to dine again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best ever!
    TerryB
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    I took my wife to Ryan's for a celebration of the end of her radiation treatments. I had not been there in many years, and she had never been there. From the moment that we entered until the moment that we left, we were treated incredibly well. The hostess, the server (Chris), and the manager all made a point of congratulating my wife! More importantly, the food was absolutely fantastic! We each started with a Ryan's salad while sharing a bottle of wine from their extensive list. Our entrees were the superbly prepared and presented (delicious!), with mine being a blackened swordfish special and hers being a small portion crab cake. The complimentary "berries" dessert was a perfect ending to a perfect night. We will definitely be returning!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great
    RussVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Yet another terrific meal at Ryan's. Some of the best steak you can get in Winston-Salem. Service is always great, new features every time we go and overall a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Superior service and ambiance
    PickyOne
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    This restaurant is the best in the city. The service is top notch and the ambiance is absolutely terrific.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service!
    SusiQ
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Very good but kind of pricey. The steak I had was only 6 oz but very expensive. I will have to say that our waiter was VERY attentive and accommodating. This is the perfect place for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    My wife and I thoroughly enjoy dining at Ryan's. It is always a good experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Seafood
    Pack
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    The lobster was great! We also had the SheCrab soup which was really good. The dining area is nice with a view of the outdoors. It is a great place to take some one if you want to make them feel special.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    We always dine at Ryan's for special occasions. It never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing as always
    SHAWNFROMMOIGH
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Ryan's has been the consistent place for fine dining for years. There have been some new places in recent years, but if you want a very well done dinner and great service, and know it will be that way, look no further.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    NCdiner
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Wonderful food! Great service from Jeremy. All in all a great evening. Continued to reinforce why it's our favorite Winston-Salem restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ryan's Restgaurant
    dining43WS
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Although not inexpensive, the food is always excellent and the service is the best in this town. We always enjoy dinner here, especially for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • David Seiber
    Firedave
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Another outstanding dinner. Food great, service great!! Love this place. Half price wine Monday, what a deal
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    clh3422
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Did not disappoint....staff was efficient and took care of needs befre being asked. Food was received on a timeline that allowed for comfortable eating with conversation. The flavors were well matched and served at perfect temp. It was my wife's birthday and even her complimentary dessert was ovr the top. Pricey....but well worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place for a great meal
    Barry
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    I have always liked Ryan's. They have the finest meats and fish. Our meal was in celebration of our 48 wedding anniversary and it did not disappoint. The wait staff was very attentive to our needs and extremely courteous. If you want a very good meal Ryan's is the place.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ambience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    This restaurant sits high in the tree tops and that makes for an incredible backdrop to the dining areas. Table have plenty of distance between them what adds to privacy and cuts down on the noise level.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Old Fashioned Steak House
    Redfish
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    In our town this is the go to place for birthdays, anniversaries and just plain delicious food. Servers are very old school well trained--even the young ones. Our favorite server is Martin, who is so helpful and not pretentious at all. Any of the entrees are terrific, garlic mashed potatoes yum and ask server about great desserts. Never had a bad meal here in 30 years.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Old school Steakhouse
    Rick
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Excellent cuts of beef, perfectly cooked. Crab cakes were the best we have had in the Triad after moving from Maryland. Still not as good as G&M Seafood in Baltimore. But very note worthy and any Marylander would be happy with them and that is saying A LOT! This is not a foodie type place with very original style dishes. Mostly or the dish very classic dishes with nothing out of the ordinary which is good and bad depending on what you want. Service was very professional which is something that is lacking in the Triad area restaurants. The wait staff was excellent. Setting is excellent with beautiful view of the wooded area. Gives the feeling that you are out in the county. Definitely one of the Top Restaurants in the area.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Near perfect experience
    VegasDiners
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    The food and wine were incredible. She crab soup and ribeye were perfect. The server was polite, friendly, and very helpful. My wife and I were having a nice, romantic meal, and unfortunately there was a table seated near us that was a party of 12. They were noisy and a bit obnoxious. Otherwise, it was great! We'll go back again when in the area for sure.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Evan and Carol's
    Evan
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    This was a special anniversary. This was number 40. This has always been a special place with great food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet