Ray's in the City

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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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Tuesday, December 24, 2019

What 3757 People Are Saying
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AK
Anchorage
25 reviews
Dined 13 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the best place with the best food and even BETTER service. Edwin is the most incredible server we have ever had. He was honest, authentic, efficient and made and incredible cup of coffee. I recommend this place above any other I’ve eaten at in ATL.

HE
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Had sushi. It was okay. Ambience is nice.

AL
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, food was great

P
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a business dinner after a trade show. Place was packed! Out reservation was delayed but restaurant brought free apitizers

EH
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My Family & I experience was wonderful, we will definitely be back. Food was fantastic and so was the service and pricing. Honestly one of the best kept secrets in Atlanta.

CS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant and food was great! The service was awesome!

SL
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was ok. Service was great!

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

Food was good. My lobster tail was sent back because it was overcooked. For some reason a fried lobster tail was sent as a replacement, because our server figured that we would "like that kind better". He was wrong. The overall tone of our server wasn't very welcoming, and wasn't reminiscent of any experience I've had at any of the Ray's concepts. Very disappointing...

OT
Dunbartonshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing time this past weekend. Troy was our server and he provided excellent service. The live band was also amazing!!!

AZ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!! They really made our 10 year anniversary super special and every bite was delicious! Highly recommend and of the Ray's restaurants.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

Seated in front of the kitchen, too much traffic from the kitchen. Area where seated was hot and uncomfortable. Mentioned temperature to waiter it was not addressed.

This was my third time visiting this establishment, I was disappointed as I was entertaining a party of 5 from out of town.

KM
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great restaurant. The seafood is fresh and the entire experience was excellent.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and service impeccable!

NM
Naples
46 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful service by Jesus with an easy to understand explanation of the menu and wine list, and great suggestions. Prompt and professional.

Crab cocktail was generous and had exceptional taste. I can’t remember having any better. Broiled seafood platter likewise was cooked to perfection and delicious.

In short, Ray’s went well beyond my expectations and is sure to please. Give it a try!

KF
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went for my birthday and it exceeded my expectation. Everything was absolutely fabulous the food service everything except my reservation was at 8:45 wasnt seated until 9:10 but other than that it was fabulous.

JS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! Our server was very attentive and the food was amazing. Will definitely be back!

P
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great selection of both steaks and seafood. Staff was very friendly and the desserts were scrumptious

AB
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was good, but the service was the best! Had a slightly long wait, even with a reservation. The service we received from our waiter, Jesus, more than made up for it.

LD
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I was a little surprised after I paid the bill for 6 people, that one of your servers (not our original server) came by the table....he made a comment to me very quietly, That he had other people waiting. So basically, as we were finishing our drinks, conversation - and he was asking us to leave.
It was obvious that we were about to leave, as we were not ordering dessert, since we had appetizers, drinks and everyone had a dinner. I tipped the original servicer 20%, and then after the tip was done on the machine, this other server asked us to leave.
Here's my other complaint: I sent myself the email receipt. What I didn't know, by not getting the print copy, was that I would ONLY have an itemized food/drink receipt. We prefer to have a receipt with just the total dollar charge, for expensing reasons.

NW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 3ambience 1

Way too loud. I could literally not hear the other person. Waitor forgot my tea, bread, butter.

BC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food! Had the Calamari appetizer, the horseradish grouper & it was both excellent.

OT
Birmingham
14 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

We have eaten both lunch and dinner here and have had consistently good food. The service has been hit or miss. On this occasion, we were served gumbo but we had to ask for a spoon twice before receiving one. There was a big convention in town and several football games, and it was clear that the staff was scrambling. Overall, we enjoy this restaurant, but might stick to lunchtime when it’s less busy.

MF
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beat experience we have ever had!! Troy and Brian were our servers and did an AMAZING job! Could not have asked for anything better!!!

a
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Went here primarily looking for sushi which were the relevant photos shown in google maps/was advertised as in search but were not offered a sushi menu upon being seated. It was really confusing at first but maybe being seated in a sushi ordering default area has to be specified? Not sure. The waiter showed us the menu in-depth and read through almost every category while pointing at one for about 5 minutes without asking if we needed any help or if we needed time. The prices were a lot higher than we expected. I would like to say that the quality of food justified the prices but I can't. I think that the rent for the location is the case because we certainly did enjoy the food. I have been dining in that area for about 8-9 years now and would recommend it to people who want to go somewhere restricted to the area for a good meal (we were attending Dragon*Con) but to just be prepared for the bill.

CG
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebration for my husband's 70th birthday. Party of 8. Jennifer, event planner arranged for table with candles and cheese cake with a candle for my husband's dessert. The service was excellent, as was the food...our table had steaks and seafood and all were wonderful!!

MR
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went around 2pm and it was not crowded at all even though Dragicon was going on. Ordered the crab cakes and shrimp and grits. Everything was good. Would go back and recommend..

O
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

They mixed something up when taking the order but very much compensated for that and the food was great!

GF
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Small portions, large prices and I'm sure you've heard it before. Other than that solid experience.

SE
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Not bad, but certainly not great. I would have preferred smaller servings and bett quality and presentation.

B
Minneapolis
19 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant! The service is great. Offerings, both food and drinks are varied and always delicious, and the staff is so friendly and helpful with recommendations. Really enjoy the live music as well. Next time we’re in town we’ll be back.

JW
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

WE've eaten at Ray's on the River a number of times and it's been 5-star each time. it seemed to us, Rays in the City was not "on its game" the Saturday we went. It was uncomfortably warm in the restaurant, but when we mentioned it, we were told: "that's just the way it is in here". We had a Rainbow Roll as a starter. The sushi rice was crunch as in underdone. Our entres were fine--we had Blackened Red Fish and _____ with Roasted Brussell Sprouts and Cauliflower. There was one piece of Cauliflower and the Brussell Sprouts were tough. They graciously took those off our check. All this was surprising considering our reservation was 5:45 pm, prior to going to a show. All in all, the fish was great but everything else was just okay.

DB
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited Ray's in the City prior to a concert at the Fox Theater. Everything was excellent including recommendations from our waiter, food, ambiance, and service. What a wonderful place to share a special date night. We got the surf and turf special and it included Fiji apple salad, lobster and steak, and killer desserts. A must when you are in the city.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ayisha took care of us and she was AMAZING!!! Everything was so good we are going back tonight!!

OT
Key West
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

Steaks were very plain and lacked flavor. Very disappointed given the high end prices. Sides were decent but not great.

CR
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ray’s is one of my all time favorite restaurants in Atlanta. They have great food that is fresh and absolutely delicious. I go here for special family events and work meals whenever I have the chance. Great place. You won’t be disappointed!

RP
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a business dinner at Ray's -- everything was outstanding -- food, service, and surroundings.

HF
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My guests and I very much enjoyed our seafood entrees. Excellent service by our waiter.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great cocktails and crab cakes

MM
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent! Ask to sit in Troy’s area...he will take complete care of you!

W
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Troy was an excellent host and he made our anniversary dinner special with the details and knowledge to provide a great experience

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