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Ryan's Restaurant
Ryan's Restaurant

Ryan's Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ryansrestaurant.com
  • Email: ryans@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: John Clark
  • 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 (corkage fee applies), Private Room, 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. Whether you're starting the evening or topping it off, 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.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "We were seated right away. Shortly there after prom dates by the group were popping up all over. It was our first time but the waiter didn't really ask us what brought us here etc, I wanted him to ask because we were both celebrating our birthdays. Food was excellent. Everything was flavorful and fresh. The bread choices were all delicious, even the spread. Will definitely be back! "
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "After trying many of the recommended restaurants in town, my wife and I agree that Ryan's is by far the best. The food is consistently prepared perfectly, and they are very focused on service delivery. Great job."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our first trip to Ryan's. The steaks were very good, appropriately cooked, and served with very good sides. The room is great; overlooking the woods but our table was on the first tier and right near the kitchen. The wait staff kept bumping into my chair. A bit annoying. Hopefully next time I can request to be further away from the kitchen. We will definitely try it again."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Always a must visit while we are in town for business!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We have been going here for almost 30 years The most disappointing meal we have ever had.Service great as usual. 7:00 PM. out of wine we ordered. food was not cooked properly. sent one back. came back not much better. management offered to fix but then rest of our group was well into meal.general comment from all 4 of us: This was not the Ryans we loved in the past. something has changed. It will be a while before we go back."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Ryans is very consistent. The food and the service is always outstanding."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Good food at an acceptable price and great ambience. Steaks are excellent and cooked to order. Sometimes fish is a little overcooked but this is likely southern preference. Good wine list."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The food was amazing...bacon wrapped scallops, steaks, and an extensive wine list. Great staff and service, and great ambience for a date night!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I was dining alone so I enjoyed the evening looking out at the woods, reading my book, and ordering several smaller plates rather than a large entrée. It was a pleasant experience. Stephany Sherman"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "My rating reflects the food and prices, not the service. My party shared apps ordering baked brie and scallops. Both were tasty, but the brie came with what I assume was blueberry glue. Our house salads were bag-o-salads from Costco. I don't serve premixed salad at home. I don't expect on a $6 plate at Ryan's. My wife's crab cake was OK. My prime strip steak, while not "send it back" bad, was well below its $46 price. It was a bit over done, bland, devoid of seasoning, and tough. Prime beef is full of flavor and tender. It's not a $46 steak. Desserts were excellent. Today, better restaurants have risen to the top of W-S's food chain. Ryan's is over priced and needs a fresh start. Sad. For years it was our favorite for special night."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Absolutely wonderful evening! Great service! Great food! Great company!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The service, food, and atmosphere was excellent, except for the carrot cake...it was dry, think it might not have been fresh....My husband ordered the ribeye and he said it was very good, I ordered the scallops and they were delicious!!! This is a very nice restaurant!!!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "20 years ago this is where my partner and mysefl had our first "Fancy" dinner. Ryan's food and service was outstanding. At that time it was very formal and you were paying for the excellent food and the formal service. Ie proper serivng, clearing, crumbing, multiple team staff checking on you. A lot has changed in 20 years, and most of the formatlity is gone. While that formal service isn't there anymore, the prices are. So while the food it was good, even thought my steak was over cooked and I had to send it back, it wasn't any tastier than alot of less expensive restaurants."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Good for business meeting/meals and great dining experience for out of state guests."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "This is one of our favorite local restaurants for special dinners or a place to go with special friends. The food is always excellent, the service is great and never rushed allowing us to relax, dine and enjoy the evening. Reservations are recommended but not required, but you may have to wait otherwise. This is not your "everyday" steakhouse, this is a "seasoned by time" local gem of a place. We have been going here for years and it never disappoints us. Good selections of seafood and beef prepared with attention to taste. If you want a buffet, go somewhere else. If you want a delicious meal in a relaxed and warm setting, come here. Also, if there is anything amiss, humans make mistakes, they WILL make it right, no excuses."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "A lovely way to decompress, savor delicious flavors and be thankful for the beauty of the earth."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Everything was great as usual. I can always count on Ryan's to great for any occasion. Thanks guys. Keep up the good work."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Food, service and ambiance were exceptional. The loud and obnoxious older couple who were seated across from us were very distracting and put a damper on the entire evening. If only there were a polite way to ask someone to shut up!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Very nice for special occasion; waiter was very knowledgeable about wines and suggested the perfect wine to go with my meal."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "For the price the food was ok. Menu misleading as Crab Cakes appitizer was actually one crab cake served with potatoes and snow peas like a entree. My wife's fish was incorrectly cooked and had to be sent back. By the time it was done I was nearly done with mine. As an apology the manager offered us cheesecake but when the waiter brought it he handed our food to another diner to look at... Its pretty bad when the best thing about a 150.00 for 2 dinner is the salad! I was there for my 24th Wedding Anniversary. Big Mistake I will not repeat."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "We were meeting our college age students and their families and needed a nice reateraunt that we could make a reservation ahead of time for family weekend. It suited our needs and we were very pleased. When I adjusted the reservation to a smaller number they were happy I called. Food was delicious. As for atmosphere I could take it or leave it. It was a pleasant evening in Winson Salem NC."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "This is the place to go for your first date. It is Romantic and Quiet. You can talk and get to know each other. The Food and the service is outstanding."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We were visiting our son for Parent's Weekend at WFU. We had brought his grandfather for the special weekend. We were very pleased with our waitress but apparently the main meal was served a bit slow. We hadn't noticed because we were having such a fun night. They gave us complimentary desserts and it made a good night GREAT!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Third time to Ryans..very enjoyable dining experience. Have recommended Ryans to friends."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "We had a lovely dining experience at Ryan's. Everything about it was outstanding. As we were visitors in the area, we were happy to learn in a later conversation with residents of the area that we had chosen the best restaurant in Winston-Salem. In fact we were so pleased with our experience there that we ate there again three days later when we came back through Winston-Salem on our way home."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My husband and I went to Ryan's for the first time for his birthday. We were seated right away. Our server took a little while to attend to us and was then seated with a large party right after us, making it harder for her to get around to all her other tables. However, we did not want for much. The wine was nice, and the food delicious. Overall, we enjoyed our dinner."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I took my college daughter to Ryan's for her first time there. Though we had reservations and there were many tables available, the host tried to seat us, two women, in a corner where my chair was literally surrounded on 3 sides by close brick walls. It was also right next to the kitchen door. Very insulting. I asked to be moved and a young woman came and moved us. The server herself was fine but the kitchen was very slow for a restaurant that was only half full. We waited a long time for our first course and even longer between courses with dirty plates in front of us. The experience was a bit disappointing even though the food was good."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "My husband took me to Ryan's for Valentine's Day dinner. We were able to get a reservation the day before thanks to Open Table. I asked for a table by the window, which we got. It was a special occasion and I am happy we were able to spend it there. The food was great (well, we both got steaks and they were slightly dry; had had there many times and that was not the case), service was excellent, and it was a great evening. We were sitting by a group of 10 people, and they did get a little loud, but that isn't Ryan's fault. I would definitely recommend to anyone and will go there again soon I hope."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This is our go-to place for special occasions - birthday, anniversary, out-of-town guests. Hands down the best steak in the city, quailty cuts and perfectly prepared. Seafood is fresh and impeccably prepared. Well informed and professional service, a strong wine list, great "old school" after dinner drink and port choices, and just enough "check ins" from wait staff and host - you truly feel cared for and valued. While you can spend less at some of the other local venues and chains, you are not going to get this food and experience anywhere else in Winston."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Had to cancel our Valentine's night dinner due to snow, so moved to Monday night. Everything was great. Dr. Bill Campbell and Betty"
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "We were happy to be able to make a last minute reservation on Valentines Day after driving 11 hours from NY to visit our daughter at Wake Forest. Service couldn't be better and everyone loved their meals. Can't wait to eat here on our next visit!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "the service this time exceeded even Ryan's high standards; great food; great atmosphere; excellent wine; a perfect Dining experience"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Although the food tasted good, the portions were extremely small for the price. Also, although we clearly ordered a NY strip steak, the waiter brought us the much more expensive "prime" NY strip and he also asked my kids "what salad dressing they wanted", even though dinner salads were an extra charge."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Awesome food and service...Top Notch and always a great meal...Kat served us and was awesome...Thank You for all you do!!! It is like blue bell ice cream...once you try it you will not go anywhere else8)"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Not the first time I had been, but it was the first time for my wife. It was our 20th wedding anniversary. So that in itself should tell you something. When I reserved through OpenTable, I asked for a window seat overlooking the ravine/woods and mentioned it was our anniversary. We were given a nice quiet corner table overlooking the ravine with a view of the walk bridge. The server was attentive, but not constantly coming back to the table. She never interrupted if my wife and I were speaking to each other (very professional). The food was very good (which is expected for this caliber of an establishment) and timely. The server congratulated us on our 20th wedding anniversary (so was prepared) and gave us two cupcakes. Very memorable."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "Very enjoyable visit. The food and wine were great. Thoroughly enjoyed our waiter, Mark. He was knowledgeable and very personable."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "This was a perfect place to bring my parents for their anniversary. The food was simply prepared but delicious and elegant. The service was just right, attentive enough without being overly so. The addition of the choice of smaller portions was a great idea and was plenty. I did not leave hungry. I highly recommend Ryan's for any occasion."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "This was our first time dining at Ryans. The service and food was great. All of our steaks were cooked as we ordered. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. Compared with other steakhouses, Ryans is somewhat pricey. However, I feel it was worth the extra."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We are new to the area and a group that I am associated with gave me a gift certificate. My wife and I were completely satisfied with our food and the ambience was great. We will be returning."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We had our wedding rehearsal dinner at Ryan's 16 years ago. We go to Ryan's each year to celebrate our anniversary and have never been disappointed. Everything was perfect!"
    Dined on 1/17/2014