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About Ray's in the City

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!

240 Peachtree Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak, Sushi

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Sunday: 11:30am-4:00pm
Dinner Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday-Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm ; Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Andrew Young International/Harris

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(404) 524-9224

Website:
http://www.raysrestaurants.com/

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

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

Parking Details:
Validated parking available after 5:00pm, up to 3 hours, in the Americasmart 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 Spring Street. Continue straight through the Mart to Peachtree Street. Ray’s in located on your left hand side.

Public Transit:
Peachtree Center Marta station

Executive Chef:
Dean Berthelot

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Private and semi-private dining available. Please contact the restaurant for more information and to check availability!

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Private Dining

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 12 - 75 guests. Please contact our banquet department for more information.

Ray's in the City Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (65)
Special Occasion (62)
Business Meals (58)
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Good for Anniversaries (53)
Good for Birthdays (48)
Romantic (35)
Good for Groups (31)
Cozy (28)
Worth the Drive (28)
Creative Cuisine (25)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Quiet Conversation (24)
Live Music (23)
Casual (23)
Pre/post Theatre (23)
Fun (22)
Authentic (21)
Bar Seating (21)
Great for Lunch (21)
Notable Wine List (20)
Happy Hour (19)
Hot Spot (19)
Comfort Food (16)
Vibrant Bar Scene (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
People Watching (13)
Tasting Menu (11)
Seasonal (11)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Healthy (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Great Beer (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Spicy (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Scenic View (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Live Sports (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Tapas (2)
Waterfront (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

It took over ten minutes for us to be greeted by our waiter but at least he was somewhat attentive and friendly. Our drinks and appetizers were the highlight of our meal. The raw oysters and oysters Rockefeller were excellent. Our main entrees were a big let down. We had the rib eye and grouper for our entree. The grouper was fair but the lobster risotto had a pungent smell and had to be sent back. My ribeye was cooked properly but the flavor was disappointing and it was extremely tough. I did not send the steak back because I was extremely hungry but I really should have let our waiter know. I just did not want to put a damper on our evening. Needless to say, we were very disappointed since we heard good things about the food and service at Ray’s. In addition to issues with the food and service the ladies restroom was a mess. My wife had to inform the hostess that the restroom really needed attention. Maybe next time we will try another location but I doubt if we will return here.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined a day ago

Our waiter seemed to be a lil rude, food was just ok and over cooked. For the money def not worth it!! This is not my first time there but probably my last.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined a day ago

We had a fantastic time at Ray's. Our server was professional and attentive. Food quality and quantity great. Loved the praline basket for dessert. A must when in Atlanta!

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·Dined 2 days ago

Bobby was great! We had a wonderful dinner. I would definitely dine here again

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 3 days ago

Me and the wife had the Valentine's dinner tonight at Rays. It. Was. Amazing! 4 courses of deliciously prepared greatness. I had the calamari, seafood gumbo, 22 oz prime rib and the praline basket. Wife had the calamari, ceasar salad, 20 oz new york strip, and chocolate ganash cake. We normally arent huge eaters but we ate almost every bite. Hats of to the chef! And our waiter Bobby!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 3 days ago

Date night before the real date at the Fox Theatre. Prix Fixe menu left a little to be desired compared to Rays regular menu but all in all it was a great night out!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Rays always turns out good service and cuisine. I think it is very pricey, but probably worth it as well. I had the Volcano sushi roll....was just average and I had the Salmon Oscar with sauce on the side...that was above average. I sat at the bar and watched the olympics....bar tender Josh was very good. Cheapest glass of wine was $11.00....I thought that was over priced as well for the selections....many of those selections would normally be 8.50-9.50 in other locations.

Overall...can't go wrong here if you have a few extra dollars to spend and want a quality experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Antonio)·Dined 4 days ago

Great Management team and very helpful for a large party. Thanks again!

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Great lunch prepared perfectly with great service Salmon BLTwas prepared Med rare and was exceptional

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Outstanding!!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great time, great service. Alex and crew served our group and did an excellent job. The live music was also great.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Ray's in the City is my favorite restaurant--not just in Downtown Atlanta, but in all of Atlanta. The food is wonderful, and the service is great!

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Fun
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 7, 2018

The wait staff was kind and let us have some time to conduct business ....however for menu reading and working it was difficult to have a light bulb out above our heads! It made seeing very difficult!!

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 7, 2018

No complaints. Always a positive experience. Service shines.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Had a reservation and was seated in back y kitchen even though there were other tables. Kept getting hit y servers. Had a client with us so was not a positive experience. We were also sat next to a large, loud group so we could not have a conversation. Very disappointing as we bring clients here every time we are in town. In addition. We were never offered bread, nor refills on tea.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2018

The food was excellent, the service was even better!

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

One of our kids gave my wife and I a Christmas gift card for Rays in the City to accompany a visit to the Georgia Aquarium. Traveling from out of state, we arrived early and were allowed to begin before our reservation time. We both ordered and loved our seafood platter. Scallop and crab cakes were especially delicious. Praline basket and massive slice of key lime pie for desserts set us up to wander down the hill toward the aquarium with quite happy tummies!

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Came for brunch and it was meh. Nothing to rave about. Don't visit the downtown location expecting the buffet style brunch.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Birthday weekend and the dinner was amazing! We had a bunch of sides to share, which were huge portions and all amazing! Asparagus, mushrooms, sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, mussels, et. All equally good!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Service was fantastic. Outstanding oysters! Wish we sat closer to the music.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Food was ok, but priced like you were at Ruth's Chris or Mortons. Service was barely ok. Both Hostess had attitudes like they were doing you a favor.

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Love this place. The seafood platter is fantastic. The staff is friendly & welcoming. My husband didn’t like his steak, but we will definitely go back for the seafood.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Happy Hour
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

We brought my mother here for her 80th birthday. We really enjoyed the food, service, and ambience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Cozy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We celebrated a birthday with good friends and could not have asked for a better experience. Our waiter, Harrison, was charming, funny and attentive. .It was difficult to make a menu selection because everything sounded so delicious. Our meals were outstanding! We had a room to ourselves and enjoyed a wonderful evening. I would highly recommend Ray’s and will certainly dine here again.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Teresa is a phenomenal hostess; I go to Ray's multiple times throughout the week and every time I see her she's very welcoming and we have a great conversation

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·Dined on January 31, 2018

Service was non-existent for the first 15 minutes until somebody finally noticed us and took our drink and appetizer order. Very apologetic. Server finally came around, also very apologetic. To their credit, they comped our appetizer and a round of drinks to make up for the delays, which we were not expecting. Nice of them to acknowledge it and do something nice for us. The food was wonderful! No complaints there! Can’t imagine a tastier meal than the ones we both enjoyed.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 30, 2018

The oil that they cooked with the seafood taste and smell weird - not good. Don't know what oil they used.

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on January 28, 2018

The service was awesome from start to finish. Destiny made our date a pleasure. The food was delicious and the ambiance was great!

Tags: Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Rays is a well know and established place. The service was excellent. Our primary server J was knowledgeable and attentive. There was also another server who stepped in and refilled drinks and inquired if we in need of anything.
The food was excellent. It's a pricy menu. Between the food quality, which was prepared and cooked with excellence and the service, it was worth it.
I would recommend Rays in the City

Tags: Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Three of us went to Ray's for business and the food was excellent. Service was very good. We enjoyed dinner very much.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We were in town for our daughters dance competition at the nearby Marriott. Disappointed in the quality of the food for the high price. My husbands steak was tough. Fish was tough as well. When entering building we were greeted with a very strong fish odor.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Overall, I really enjoyed my dining experience at Ray’s in the City.

My party ordered the Cosmopolitan, broccoli cheese soup, calamari, burger slider, bbq shrimp, blackened seafood platter, angel hair pasta, cauliflower au gratin, Brussels sprouts, lobster risotto, creamed spinach, praline dessert, and key lime pie.

Destiny was our waitress and Troy was our dessert waiter. Both were super friendly and on top of their game. Destiny anticipated our questions like she knew us. The manager, Chris, came to our table early on and interacted like he was family.

The food was good and the portions were generous. I would recommend the seafood platter, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts. My friend thought the spinach could be more flavorful. I would definitely pass on the key lime pie....I sent mine back. And I looove key lime pie. My friend had the praline dessert at Troy’s suggestion and I wish I had listened. The praline cup is a real treat and does something special to the vanilla ice cream.

My friend’s soup came out without her toast. When the toast was ready, Chris brought it out with a fresh, hot bowl of soup without prompting. That’s service!

I only rated 4 stars because the Happy Hour menus were not available. Destiny knew the menu but of course we “challenged” her recollection based on what was available in Yelp. She explained that the information was outdated. This little hiccup got our evening off to a little rough start. But Destiny, Troy, and Chris made up for it ten times over.

I ate at STK a few weeks ago because people had been raving about it. The food and service at Ray’s far exceed that other place.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Restaurant is over priced for the service level and quality of food they provide. The bartender does definitely no know how to make a good Campari Soda. Overall I was disappointed with the experience.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 23, 2018

The crab cakes were great! Enjoyed the meal with a great crowd.

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Parking is inconvenient. (Valet is $20/cash only)
We waited for more than an hour to have our foods.
My steak was cooked too much but cannot complain because it will take so long to get corrected.
I love Ray's on the River, but I was so disappointed with Ray's in the City.
Service was OKAY. But I don't recommend to my friends and family.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 20, 2018

My mother’s birthday

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The ambiance was nice a great place for date night. The hostess was super pleasant. Overall experience was a great time

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Have visited several times, always enjoyable. Great steaks. Always want to try the rest of the menu, but always back to the NY strip. Side order in a cast iron baking pan, we had Mac and cheese and seared brussels sprouts. Great meal!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Gonhere every time in Atlanta. Never disappointed.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Fabulous food as always! Ray’s never disappoints. Had the scallops and they were fantastic.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals
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