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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
  • "That white chocolate mousse was the best dessert of any kind I've ever had in my entire life. Amazing."
    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!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "this restaurant always is a pleasure to visit and never disappointed in the service and great food!!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "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...."
    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."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "as always delicious and great service and great ambience"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "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 !"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "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!"
    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