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Ray's in the City, Atlanta, GA

Ray's in the City

4.5
4.5
5377 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood

Ray's in the City offers seafood flown-in-daily, prime steaks & chops, an award-winning wine list, hand-crafted cocktails, and a professional service staff. We look forward to serving you!

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm Dinner Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (404) 524-9224

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Brian O'Rourke

  • Catering

    Let us bring Ray's to you! We offer a variety of items from seafood, sandwiches and platters, lunches or dinners. Available for drop-off or full-service. Please call for more information!

  • Private party facilities

    Ray's in the City is an upscale dining facility located in the heart of downtown Atlanta. We have several beautiful private and semi-private rooms available to accommodate groups of 9 - 70 guests. Please contact our events department for more information. Full restaurant buyouts also available!

  • Private party contact

    John Schadl: (877) 626-1951

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Andrew Young International/John Portman

  • Parking details

    230 Ted Turner Dr. Parking is available in the Americasmart Building 2 parking deck (next to Haveli). You can get to Ray’s in the City from Level A. Go through the entrance door, into the Merchandise Mart. Go right and walk through the bridge over Ted Turner Drive. Go outside to Peachtree, we are on the left.

  • Public transit

    Peachtree Center Marta station

  • Entertainment

    Soothing live music, Tuesday thru Saturday evening. Live jazz and piano by a variety of local entertainers.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Starters

  • Colossal Shrimp Cocktail$23.00

    Ray's signature atomic cocktail sauce, Ray's Louis sauce

    • Jumbo Lump Crab Cake$20.75

      creole mustard beurre blanc, roasted corn relish

      Chef's Pastas

      • Blackened Chicken Cavatappi$20.75

        blackened chicken, fresh cavatappi, tossed in a homemade herb cream sauce

        • Shrimp Scampi - Lunch$27.50

          sautéed shrimp, white wine garlic broth, green onions, Parmesan bread crumb topping

          Signature Seafood

          • Broiled Seafood Platter - Lunch$31.00

            chef's fresh catch, shrimp, scallops, mini jumbo lump crab cake, haricot verts, & whipped potatoes

            • Shrimp Scampi - Lunch$27.50

              sautéed shrimp, white wine garlic broth, green onions, Parmesan bread crumb topping

              Shareable Sides

              • Brussels Sprouts & Cauliflower$11.50

                lightly crisped, salt, pepper

                • Broccolini$11.50

                  garlic butter

                  Desserts

                  • Key Lime Pie$11.50

                    toasted macadamia nut & coconut graham cracker crust, key lime chiffon filling

                    • Warm Butter Cake$11.50

                      lemon butter cake, blueberry compote

                      Last updated: February 2, 2022

                      What 5,377 people are saying

                      Overall ratings and reviews

                      Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                      4.5
                      4.5 based on recent ratings
                      • 4.6Food
                      • 4.5Service
                      • 4.5Ambience
                      • 4.2Value

                      NoiseModerate

                      Loved For

                      • Atlanta / Georgia

                        Seafood

                      • Atlanta

                        Seafood

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                      1. BW

                        BWalk

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined today

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Went for our anniversary and it was the perfect choice. The live music was on point, the champagne was great and the service was more than we imagined They provided an anniversary card as well. Our waiters were very knowledgeable of the menu and suggested off the menu entrees as well. The food was delicious! Steak was cooked perfectly and so were my wife’s crab cakes! The dessert was the cherry to an amazing anniversary dinner! Thank you Brian and Alex for your great service! We had a blast and will be back! Oh, the prices were not bad at all!!

                      2. DW

                        DannyW

                        Atlanta

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined today

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Celebrated my 26th wedding anniversary. We enjoyed our night at Ray's

                      3. LE

                        LindaE

                        New England

                        4 reviews

                        5.0

                        4 reviews

                        Dined 2 days ago

                        overall5food4service5ambience4

                        Great place!

                      4. JB

                        JohannaB

                        London

                        4 reviews

                        5.0

                        4 reviews

                        Dined 3 days ago

                        overall5food3service5ambience4

                        The food was good, the service was excellent in particular Joy made our anniversary very special

                      5. j

                        jep3md

                        Chicago

                        19 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        19 reviews

                        Dined 3 days ago

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        On Vacation - great place just steps from our hotel!! Dinner outstanding from drinks to appetizers, to salad, to entree, to desert!! Service impeccable!

                      6. DM

                        DjuanM

                        Atlanta

                        6 reviews

                        vip
                        3.0

                        6 reviews

                        Dined 3 days ago

                        overall3food5service3ambience3

                        Rays in the City is a fine restaurant with outstanding food and great service. However, the service during my most recent experience did not align with previous experiences. I can’t say exactly what the matter may have been with our server, Danny, but his personality and demeanor did not fit what we expected at a fine restaurant such as Ray’s in the City. We will definitely return to Ray’s in the City, but will be sure not to sit in this gentleman’s section.

                      7. RA

                        RodneyA

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined 4 days ago

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        It was very nice and quiet. The food was great! I'll definitely be going back.

                      8. AS

                        AnthonyS

                        San Francisco

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined 4 days ago

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        The food was great. Atmosphere and service ,outstanding.

                      9. JW

                        JenniferW

                        Atlanta

                        1 review

                        3.0

                        1 review

                        Dined 4 days ago

                        overall3food2service5ambience5

                        The shrimp BBQ appetizer was delicious as well as the gumbo. However, the entrees left much to be desired. The porterhouse steak was tough. Nothing special about the corn creme brûlée. The lobster Mac & cheese was bland. Our dinner guests didn’t seem to enjoy theirs either. They had the shrimp and grits and scallops. I’ve dined at Rays on the River in Marietta. Ray’s in the City is overrated. And to top it off $40 to valet. I wouldn’t recommend.

                      10. EB

                        EllieB

                        San Antonio

                        9 reviews

                        5.0

                        9 reviews

                        Dined 5 days ago

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Jesus Provided us with fantastic service. Meals were amazing. Special cocktail that was recommended was delightful.

                      11. b

                        berty41

                        Cincinnati

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined 5 days ago

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Well Done! My wife & I were visiting family in Atlanta. Mercury, was outstanding in his suggestions & delivery… This was truly an evening of Great Culinary Entertainment, we will not soon forget. Mr. & Mrs. Andre’ E. Willis, Sr.

                      12. W

                        Wendya

                        Atlanta

                        2 reviews

                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined 6 days ago

                        overall5food4service4ambience4

                        Really great steak and seafood. Friendly service. Charleston she crab soup was my favorite

                      13. LL

                        LindseyL

                        1 review

                        3.0

                        1 review

                        Dined 6 days ago

                        overall3food3service4ambience4

                        Food was ok but not great for the price we paid!! My husbands steak was over cooked and sides weren’t what you would expect at a nice restaurant.

                      14. MF

                        MartaF

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined 7 days ago

                        overall5food5service5ambience3

                        Delicious food, great service by Talesha - truly attentive and friendly.

                      15. DV

                        DaveV

                        Charlotte

                        1 review

                        2.0

                        1 review

                        Dined 7 days ago

                        overall2food2service1ambience4

                        I had dinner there this week with one client. Reservation was via Open Table. Nice atmosphere and reasonable prices. The wait staff was a 2 person team who did not seem to communicate because they would come and ask the same question and seemed to really be rushing us even though we asked for a bit more time. Client wanted just a lobster tail not one of the meals and was steered to a whole platter. He asked for shrimp instead of scallops but it came with scallops - the waitress quickly corrected it (took it back to kitchen). My fish special was overcooked and not very flavorful. It was really too loud for conversation. (it was full).

                      16. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Atlanta

                        2 reviews

                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on May 16, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Outstanding as usual!! Love eating there on our first night in the City.

                      17. KG

                        KevinG

                        Detroit

                        9 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        9 reviews

                        Dined on May 16, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        The food and the service did not disappoint.

                      18. SS

                        StanleyS

                        Atlanta

                        3 reviews

                        5.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined on May 15, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        The food was excellent!! My wife and I will be dining out at this restaurant more often.

                      19. NH

                        NikkeH

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on May 15, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Amazing food and service. Will definitely return.

                      20. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        New York Area

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on May 15, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        I stumbled upon Ray's during a walk while visiting Atlanta. The delicious food and excellect service was so amazing, I had to visit twice. There was also live entertainment on certain days.

                      21. ED

                        EDPettwaySr

                        Atlanta

                        2 reviews

                        2.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on May 15, 2022

                        overall2food1service3ambience3

                        Took too long to sit down and food not tasty

                      22. GM

                        GaelleM

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on May 14, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        The food was amazing, the service was amazing, and our waiter was amazing. First time here with my partner and I will definitely be back !

                      23. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Baja California Sur

                        2 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on May 14, 2022

                        overall5food4service5ambience4

                        Over 20 minutes for drink order and over half hour to get drinks and apps to come Then felt rushed to order main meal

                      24. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Las Vegas

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on May 14, 2022

                        overall5food4service5ambience4

                        My boyfriend meeting my godmother

                      25. KF

                        KarlF

                        Atlanta

                        4 reviews

                        vip
                        4.0

                        4 reviews

                        Dined on May 14, 2022

                        overall4food5service3ambience4

                        There is no valet parking by the restaurant. The hotel next door offers valet at $40.00 or parking a few blocks away. A good place if staying in the city.

                      26. CW

                        ChristopherW

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on May 13, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        When I return to Atlanta I will again dine at Ray's. The seafood was as fresh as I have had in New England and the steak was aged and cooked to perfection. The service was first rate; Victor, Bryan and Rebecca were attentive and friendly. Well done!

                      27. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Charleston

                        4 reviews

                        5.0

                        4 reviews

                        Dined on May 12, 2022

                        overall5food5service2ambience5

                        We had reservations at 7:15 and were promptly seated. However, it took 15” to get water. Long time to get our first cocktail and after I expressed to the waiter we were in no hurry, I felt we were served faster than we would have liked. Having said that, the food was nothing short of fabulous, absolutely delicious. Ambiance was lovely, with a jazz singer. Everything was top notch I felt, except for the service. Would definitely go again

                      28. MX

                        MXBATL

                        Atlanta

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on May 11, 2022

                        overall5food4service5ambience4

                        Excellent service, food was wonderfully prepared! Attention to detail was fantastic!

                      29. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Atlanta

                        1 review

                        vip
                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on May 11, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        While all the staff was great, Nami was awesome.

                      30. LF

                        LizaF

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on May 11, 2022

                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                        The ambiance, professionalism of the waitstaff & presentation of the food were stellar. If I could change anything, I could have used a bit more flavor to my salmon. Nevertheless, it was grilled to perfection. Meanwhile, my friend’s wine glass had a hazy film, we assume it was either from their dishwasher or dust. So, ensuring that the dishes are spotless would be great. Finally, ensure that the bar is adequately replenished. I settled for an Amaretto Sour because they were out of Midori.

                      31. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Atlanta

                        7 reviews

                        4.0

                        7 reviews

                        Dined on May 9, 2022

                        overall4food5service4ambience4

                        We made reservations & were promptly sat. The server greeted us immediately & was very nice & shared information on the menu. We all ordered salads prior to our meal. They were good but not appropriate for the price point. Next we received our main course. I had the grouper special. It’s was very tasty & fresh. The shock was when the bill came. I was told the special was $38 but there was not mentioned that there would be an additional $14 charge for shrimp. That made the special $52!!! Why not just say the special is $52 instead of advertising $38 & adding on $14 shrimp that wasn’t requested? Next was the $10 charge for water. We all elected for plain water. We were told they charge for water when I asked about the bill. This is ridiculous because we all order a significant amount of beverages (other than water). Plus, I saw other tables without this special bottled water we were told was the only option. Our food & dining experience was great until we got the bill. I feel like we were purposefully taken advantage of, so the server could have a higher bill / gratuity. While the food was good, I will probably not be back. There are so many fantastic options in Atlanta for way better pricing & service. Including their sister restaurant Rays on the River, which has a better atmosphere, service & prices.

                      32. ML

                        MarionL

                        Atlanta

                        1 review

                        2.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                        overall2food3service2ambience2

                        Mothers day dinner. COLD gumbo.Ran out of green salad.Only Caesar. Only menu was family style with Their pre select ed. customers dressesed inappropriate. Ham was dry

                      33. DD

                        DavinD

                        Portland

                        1 review

                        3.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                        overall3food3service3ambience3

                        Food was good, but overpriced.

                      34. L

                        Lee23

                        Atlanta

                        5 reviews

                        5.0

                        5 reviews

                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                        Our server Nami saved the day! We were here to celebrate Mother’s Day. Prior to coming to the restaurant, my sister contacted the restaurant to see what was on the special menu they had. They told her they could not let her know what was on the menu at that time. I thought that was odd however, since we already Made reservations a week prior, we decided to go anyway. When making a reservation through open table, you have to put a credit card down to hold the reservations. If you cancel, it noted they charged $25 per person. The reason for calling the restaurant was because my sister is a pescatarian and I do not eat pork. When we got to the restaurant, they handed us our menu and told us they had a buffet for our starter and the entree consisted of salmon, ham, and beef. When the bright the entrees out they gave us two pieces of salmon, two pieces of beef and a lot of ham. There were three of us in our party so we asked the first server of they could bring more salmon out since there were there people at the table. They brought out one piece. We then informed them that we had dietary restrictions and asked if we could get more salmon than the other meats that were provided. The other waitress stated she brought out the extra piece and that was all she could do. I then informed her that we contacted the restaurant prior to coming here but they denied telling us what was on the menu. We wouldn’t have come to the restaurant if they told us this in the beginning. The first waitress was our initial waitress but Nami was the server who helped with everything at our table. Nami was always there checking on us. The other waitress may have made two visits to our table so we were honestly confused as to who our waitress was. The food was amazing and was cooked to perfection but I would suggest letting your customers know what’s on the menu so we can decide if we want to dine there or not. We paid $75 per person but could not eat the meat that was provided on the menu

                      35. BM

                        BettieM

                        Atlanta

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                        overall4food5service3ambience4

                        The waiter was terrible. Had an attitude. He was annoyed when questions were asked. But the food was great.

                      36. c

                        candicel

                        1 review

                        1.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                        overall1food1service4ambience3

                        food not good and not many options and expensive.

                      37. JA

                        JAWells

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                        My mother, brother and I were in great hands with Victor for Mother’s Day at Ray’s in the City! There were some hiccups (never seemed to be enough spoons at the buffet, and the initial offering of prime rib was dry) but Victor more than made up for it, scaring up a few juicy pieces of prime rib at my mother request. My mother and late father always spoke highly of Ray’s on the River but had never been to it’s downtown counterpart. We picked a good time of day to visit and Ray’s in the City had a more intimate and much calmer vibe than the River location so I figured the brunch would make a great Mother’s Day experience. Mom more than enjoyed herself, hoarding the blueberry cheesecake toward the end of the meal. My brother took full advantage of the all you can eat shrimp and mussels. We got lucky with the weather, but the lack of a valet did add a real wrinkle to the logistics of visiting a downtown Atlanta restaurant (especially with a lane closure) but I’m already considering a return visit for mom’s birthday in September. We will ask for Victor and get the salmon!

                      38. FM

                        FeedMeSeymore

                        Atlanta

                        7 reviews

                        1.0

                        7 reviews

                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                        overall1food2service4ambience1

                        My wife and I took my mother to Ray’s in the City for Mothers Day. We’ve been to Rays on the River before and enjoyed it, but Ray’s in the City was disappointing. They do not have parking so we did what I imagine most people do when they drive here and find the closest parking option. This happens to be a $40 valet service at Hotel Indigo in the same building as Rays. It felt predatory but, it is Downtown Atlanta so we accepted it as par for the course. I walked in and saw a sign emphasizing their “dress code.” We were dressed appropriately but, it always gives me a bad impression when I see dress codes that I are best described as “discriminatory.” Establishments that practice this type of discrimination do it under the guise of maintaining a refined atmosphere. So let me tell you about this “refined atmosphere.” One of the best parts of upscale dining is the human element. The feeling that the restaurant has curated the experience to you. This is done often through service, but just as important is the environment. When we were seated, we walked past the bar right by the front door and host stand. They set up a poorly maintained buffet on top of the bar. We were seated in a dining roomed that was crammed with tables. It really felt like they were trying to fit as many tables into the dining room as they possibly could. For Mothers Day they were offering kind of a half buffet/half family style meal. We thought it was a bit strange but knowing how many restaurants are struggling to stay properly staffed, we offered some grace here, though we would’ve much rather had a menu we could order from. The food was… ok. It wasn’t bad, just not really memorable or creative. I was turned off by some of the desserts that reminded me of store bought cookies from Kroger and thawed out petit fours. We did find the staff was very friendly and for the most part attentive so it wasn’t an entirely negative experience. Overall it felt like Golden Coral w/ better food

                      39. c

                        charlesj

                        Atlanta

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Mother’s Day

                      40. JM

                        JeremyM

                        Atlanta

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        great place and they treated the mothers great. I will be back

                      Safety precautions

                      • Cleaning & sanitizing

                        • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                        • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                        • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                        • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                        • Contactless payment available
                      • Physical distancing

                        • Distancing maintained in common areas
                        • Extra space between tables
                      • Protective equipment

                        • Waitstaff wear masks
                      • Screening

                        • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                        • Staff temperature check required

                      FAQs

                      You can order delivery directly from Ray's in the City using the Order Online button. Ray's in the City also offers delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Ray's in the City also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (404) 524-9224.

                      Ray's in the City is rated 4.5 stars by 5377 OpenTable diners.

                      Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                      Booked 59 times today
                      Google Map for Ray's in the City

                      240 Peachtree Street, NW Atlanta, GA 30303

                      Additional information

                      • Cross street

                        Andrew Young International/John Portman

                      • Neighborhood

                        Downtown

                      • Hours of operation

                        Mon–Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm Dinner Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

                      • Cuisines

                        Seafood, Steak, American

                      • Dining style

                        Casual Elegant

                      • Dress code

                        Business Casual

                      • Parking details

                        230 Ted Turner Dr. Parking is available in the Americasmart Building 2 parking deck (next to Haveli). You can get to Ray’s in the City from Level A. Go through the entrance door, into the Merchandise Mart. Go right and walk through the bridge over Ted Turner Drive. Go outside to Peachtree, we are on the left.

                      • Public transit

                        Peachtree Center Marta station

                      • Payment options

                        AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                      • Executive chef

                        Brian O'Rourke

                      • Entertainment

                        Soothing live music, Tuesday thru Saturday evening. Live jazz and piano by a variety of local entertainers.

                      • Additional

                        Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                      • Phone number

                        (404) 524-9224

                      • Catering

                        Let us bring Ray's to you! We offer a variety of items from seafood, sandwiches and platters, lunches or dinners. Available for drop-off or full-service. Please call for more information!

                      • Private party facilities

                        Ray's in the City is an upscale dining facility located in the heart of downtown Atlanta. We have several beautiful private and semi-private rooms available to accommodate groups of 9 - 70 guests. Please contact our events department for more information. Full restaurant buyouts also available!

                      • Private party contact

                        John Schadl: (877) 626-1951

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