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Ray's in the City, Atlanta, GA

Ray's in the City

4.6
4.6
6516 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 66 times today
Experiences are available.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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: (404) 524-9224
  • 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

Experiences

  • Easter

    Mar 31, 2024 only
    Celebrate Easter at Ray's in the City! We will be offering our regular dinner menu from 11:00am -7:00pm.

What 6,516 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlanta

    Seafood

6,516 Reviews
  1. LaWandaO

    Atlanta Metro

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a beautiful table. The food was delicious and service extraordinary!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Alex was great! Very attentive and personable. My family and I always have a great time at Ray’s!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had Date night at Rays, service was great! The food was amazing!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I have significant reservations regarding the cleanliness standards at this establishment, compounded by concerns of racial discrimination. Our visit on Sunday, February 18th, was prompted by positive recommendations from the hotel. Notably, my wife and I, being of Latino heritage, were met with what seemed like a dismissive attitude from the manager, particularly towards my wife and our daughter in her stroller. Despite this initial impression, we proceeded to order food and a beerHowever, we were disheartened to find lipstick stains on the beer glass, which I hadn’t noticed until the glass was nearly empty. We promptly requested a replacement glass and expressed our concerns about cleanliness, especially given the current pandemic situation. Unfortunately, the manager, who had initially appeared aloof towards my wife, did not offer an apology and instead asked us to leave. Feeling perplexed, I sought clarification from the manager, only to be met with further misunderstandings and ultimately, a request to leave once again. In frustration, I requested police intervention, but despite waiting for over an hour and fifteen minutes, they never arrived, as the manager failed to contact them. This experience has left us questioning the establishment’s commitment to equality and hygiene standards

    2 people found this helpful

  5. VeeH

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommend. Service is top tier. Food is beyond tasty. Prices are affordable. Our server Chris was great.

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  6. DineWithConfidence

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and very nice restaurant overall. Please just continue to work to have all servers on the floor at same level of capacity.

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  7. DominicT

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The scallops were to die for. Just melt in your mouth. Cheesecake absolutely phenomenal.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My server was Troy. His service was TOP NOTCH! The food was great, and everything was PERFECT!

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  9. PaulC

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great!! We enjoyed it all from the food to the service.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Sides sold separately is a bit much but other than that I can’t complain

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  11. temujin

    Denver

    70 reviews

    4.0

    70 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Highly regarded, great service, nice place, atmosphere, but food was just ok. There are much better food choices in Atlanta.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Me and my lady are definitely returning loved the food.

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  13. LauraC

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    I’ve been to Ray’s in the city before, and had a better time and food, the only thing that was flavorful was our drinks. Had to send back first course and second course due to hair on the plates.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    For such a high price paid for the Valentine’s Day my server was lackluster and absent most of our night. The food was mediocre, but the drinks where good.

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  15. Datenite

    Atlanta Metro

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great night, the setting was romantic and the menu was good. Service was also good and even though the bill was a little expensive I think it was worth it

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I highly recommend this restaurant. I’ve been there at least 7 times and have never been disappointed.

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  17. TimmothyM

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful experience. My waitress was beyond amazing. Would return. The only thing that I would complain about would be the parking. I called before I arrive to ask and was told to Google parking near the restaurant. I wish they would have mentioned that valet service was available. Other than that it was amazing.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Valentine’s Day mistake of eating here. No way to know it was a “fixed menu” with courses from Open Table booking. We couldn’t individually select a different option from the two fixed prices offered. Had to both go with the $100 or $125 option menu offerings even if we preferred different items from the other option. Tables were jammed together making you feel you’re dining with the couple at the next table. Service was quite slow and sporadic. Tri-tip was touted as deliciously tender like a filet if ordered at medium or less. At medium, it was horribly tough. Dessert was good.

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  19. HarrisonG

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and good times. Had a great time on Valentine Day!

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  20. JeffreyN

    Atlanta Metro

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I had an excellent evening on Valentines Day, and the pre fix menu selection was great. The only issue was that the server was gone too long on a couple of occasions. It was my first visit to the downtown location. The no validation or parking situation makes this location not so easy-to-use.

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  21. Buttabeads

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great day at Ray's, good was great, service was outstanding

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  22. Nakia

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The trout and sprouts were ok. I should have ordered the salmon. Shrimp and calamari were great, along with the service.

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  23. Redeyegravy

    New York City

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ray’s is consistently our go to when in Atlanta for a nice dinner out, or in this case a celebratory dinner out. The food is delicious and service impeccable. Lucion does a wonderful job!

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  24. TimothyC

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about this place is amazing. The food and drinks are outstanding. Service was great but sometimes we were left waiting for a bit for refills and such. Maybe they were a tiny bit understaffed. All in all though, great place! Definitely need to get there if you never have been before! I recommend the carbonara and the lobster Mac!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This may have been the best meal I’ve had in Atlanta! Everything was amazing and the seafood is especially fresh!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I really enjoyed Rays in the City Restaurant. The food was delicious, quality of service was excellent and the waitress was very prompt and attentive to our needs. The Oyster Rockefeller is a must have for you appetizer. The suggested parking was spot on and convenient. We will be visiting this restaurant again!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was not great and the food was just okay.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hands down!! The best food I’ve eaten out at a restaurant. Great service, nice ambience

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We’ve dined at Rays on the River many times and this was our first time at Ray’s in the City! The food is similar in quality but the ambience is quite different! We also were sat next to the kitchen area and I think this attributed to the noisiness and hurried pace of the restaurant we encountered. Our waitress Rice was the best we’ve ever experienced! She was friendly, knowledgeable, attentive and courteous! She definitely enhanced the experience!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    need to season the sides better the mash potatoes have no butter or salt

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  31. BrendaW

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, great service, convenient location. All in all, a wonderful experience!

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  32. JessicaP

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service are always amazing. Went twice during this business trip and will go back next one. Crab cakes and blue cheese chips are amazing. Crème brûlée corn is also on the top of my list.

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  33. Britten68

    Louisville

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fantastic 😊 we have eaten here at least 5 times and every time it is on point! Service food and experience are all 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

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  34. GfromSC

    Atlanta Metro

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great location and accommodating service. Ordered the caesar salad that was very fresh but did not include the traditional anchovy. Scallops were excellent although on the smaller side which I didn't mind because the risotto underneath was so tasty. Creamed spinach was tasty but not much spice. Overall, a nice night out.

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  35. SeafoodLover

    Atlanta Metro

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Scallops were perfectly cooked. Salmon was a miss...asked for medium and got rare. But still great food experience. Felt like they were rushing us a bit. Then we left the dining room and saw why. It was packed with folks waiting on a table. Great seafood as always.

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  36. TerryE

    Atlanta Metro

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place and great food.love the location. Great ambiance

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  37. ShanancyJ

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jade and Victor were amazing, as were the rest of the staff. They worked seamlessly as a team. The ambiance was pleasing and the food was excellent.

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  38. TamiJ

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time experiencing Ray's In The City. Will definitely come back. Great loaction, service was outstanding and food and drinks were superb.

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  39. melindaj

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant was excellent the best ever for my mother 80 Birthday everyone was excellent

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The oysters were not tasty & the cocktails came late

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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 4.6 stars by 6516 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 66 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Ray's in the City

240 Peachtree Street, NW, Atlanta, GA 30303

Dining areas

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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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: (404) 524-9224
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