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Ryan's Restaurant
Ryan's Restaurant

Ryan's Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ryansrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (336) 724-6132
  • 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 (336) 724-6132

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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Diner Reviews
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This restaurant is the best in the city. The service is top notch and the ambiance is absolutely terrific."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "My wife and I thoroughly enjoy dining at Ryan's. It is always a good experience."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We always dine at Ryan's for special occasions. It never disappoints."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Wonderful food! Great service from Jeremy. All in all a great evening. Continued to reinforce why it's our favorite Winston-Salem restaurant."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • " 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."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Another outstanding dinner. Food great, service great!! Love this place. Half price wine Monday, what a deal"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Ok. They have prime beef. Good desserts. Great wine list."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "My first visit to Ryan's did not disappoint from what I had heard about it. Everything from the staff to the food was excellent. Would most definitely recommend this restaurant!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "This is back to the old style of dining. Quite, wonderful service, and excellent food. The setting overlooked a wooded area that gave a serene ambiance to the restaurant. Lovely"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Once inside Ryan's, I forgot that I was between two office buildings on a busy commercial road. The brick and timber interior and the tall windows looking out onto the woods are more like a country manor than a city restaurant. It's very pleasant. The seating is in three tiers, and if making reservations I would suggest asking for the lowest level, near the window. Ryan's menu and wine list are both quite good, and the food at each of two meals there was very well prepared. Heavily skewed toward steak, Ryan's has terrific range of sizes, cuts, and grades - including prime. Also notable for seafood, the lobster was fresh if not recently molted, and opened to ease the process of eating shellfish on a white tablecloth. Enjoyed it!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Food, ambiance, service was great. The view of the woods out our window added to the dinning experience. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Had not been here in years. Had forgotten how extraordinary this place was. The food was excellent. The atmosphere was quiet, peaceful and romantic. Definitely a special occasion find. Enjoyed it immensely. A bit expensive but nothing around to really compare with. Will definitely be back."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Great food, great experience. Could not have asked for anything better"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The food and service is always great. I have yet to be disappointed. We love going to Ryan's on special occasions."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Ryan's never fails to exceed my expectations. Their filets are the best I've ever eaten and the service is superb and unobtrusive. Every time I visit, I'm reminded of what a fine dining experience should be."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Ryan's continues to be our go-to place in Winston-Salem. Ideal setting. Wonderful food. Superlative service. Exceptional wine list. If it's a special occasion, or just a rare night out, you'll be glad you chose Ryan's."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "it was an absolutely wonderful time. I was celebrating 5 years of marriage and it was a tough week for some reason. Each person extended a happy anniversary to us and made us feel special. They provided us with a corner table and the food was simply wonderful!!! Great place and we will come again. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Service was surprisingly disappointing. Our server forgot a soup, salad and a few enter adjustments"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Great food and service. Our steaks were cooked to perfection. Excellent service."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Ordered the chicken picatta with a macadamia nut crust and capers - excellent! Beautiful presentation over rice and asparagus. I had the scallops in a rich browned butter sauce. Probably the most tender scallops I have ever eaten. Dessert, creme brulee and a caramel/white chocolate parfait were exquisite. Portions were appropriate not overdone. Ryan's has always had one of the best reputations and does not disappoint! Decor was a bit dated, though."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The food was ok- but we have had it when it was exceptional. Perhaps there are new chefs- that is understandable but please train them in the Ryan's quality we are accustomed to receiving. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Service was very good, the food was very good and different from other restaurants. Was better than most restaurants in the area but more expensive too. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I haven't been to Ryan's in years but as always enjoyed my the dining experience. Great location to enjoy a quiet meal."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Ryan's has been our go-to spot for our special occasions for more years than I can tell, and they never disappoint. Their new chef has added some really nice touches to menu, and of course the steaks are always heavenly. The service was as great as the food. Thanks to Ryan's for making our Mother's Day dinner such a special evening."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Always a great place to visit in Winston Salem, but even if you're a regular, the menu has been updated and it's time to go back! New additions were awesome (tried 3 new items on our visit). The quality and dining experience was great as always, can't wait to go back and try some of the other new menu items. "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Took a friend for college graduation. Excellent food and service."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The food, chef, waiter (Jeremy), view from The Board room, quietness are all top rate. Their new chef is incredible - very enthusiastic about his food. We had the grouper and the scallops and halibut, wedge salad, bacon-wrapped scallops (appetizer) and key lime pie. Everything was wonderful. The food was seasoned just right. My husband's allergies were taken into account. We always know we can take our time and enjoy each course. My husband and I can no longer surprise each other with "where we are going for special occasions." It has to be Ryan's! "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We have eaten at Ryan's several times and every time the service has been excellent, great food, and a fantastic experience! Thank you for staying consistent! "
    Dined on 4/25/2014