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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

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (71)
Special Occasion (66)
Business Meals (57)
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Good for Anniversaries (56)
Good for Birthdays (49)
Romantic (41)
Good for Groups (33)
Worth the Drive (30)
Cozy (29)
Live Music (26)
Creative Cuisine (25)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Quiet Conversation (25)
Casual (24)
Fun (24)
Bar Seating (22)
Authentic (21)
Great for Lunch (21)
Notable Wine List (21)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Happy Hour (20)
Hot Spot (20)
Comfort Food (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Vibrant Bar Scene (15)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
People Watching (13)
Tasting Menu (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Seasonal (12)
Great for Brunch (11)
Late-night Find (9)
Healthy (8)
Local Ingredients (6)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Great Beer (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Spicy (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Scenic View (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Tea (3)
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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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 2 days ago

Great service. Good gumbo. Very good tender sweet lobster tail. Good mushroom side. Not so good (stale fishy) lobster risotto and different (not bad)key lime pie. The macadamia crust was a nice surprise in the pie but it just did not do it for me

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·Dined 3 days ago

Food and service was good. Decor seemed plain compared to Rays on the River. I also wasn't expecting the $20 valet fee to park. Guess that was my fault for not asking about the parking situation ahead of time.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Great Food, great atmosphere . I took my wife and kids for her birthday. It was wonderful. I highly recommend it!

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

This restaurant was amazing, the seafood was phenomenal, service was outstanding and they have different areas sectioned off so you could enjoy a romantic dinner, while others enjoy a beer at the bar in the other room. Highly recommend it!

Tags: Comfort Food, Live Music, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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·Dined 3 days ago

Had a wonderful experience. Took my girlfriend for our anniversary and she especially loved it because of the New Orleans style of food. Reminded her of home

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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·Dined 4 days ago

The Atmosphere was soothing and enjoyable. A great place to celebrate my 12yr anniversary❤

Tags: Live Music, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 4 days ago

9:30 reservation and they were overbooked. The wait time was too long so we left. Having to find another place that late at night was a real inconvenience.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Great Location. Convenient. Great food. Uber dropped us off right at the door.

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·Dined 4 days ago

The place is beautiful, good music and excellent food.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Fun, Cozy, Good for Groups, Live Music, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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·Dined 4 days ago

Food and service was great. My only complaint was my lobster tail was pretty small and dry. The rest of my dish was excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined 4 days ago

The food is great and they have a very good wine selection. However, the customer service, specifically from Janice is what keeps us coming back. If you do go, make sure to ask for Janice, you will not be disappointed.

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching
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·Dined 4 days ago

This place had some of the best food and presentation I have experience. Everything I requested was the made the way I asked. Food was quick, drinks were great. Will definitely be returning

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined 4 days ago

I am a huge fan of Rays Killer Creek and Rays at the River. I was highly disappointed when we walked in expecting amazing and food. The restaurant looked dirty. We were seated in front of a fire exit. Our server was rude and did not smile even once! The food was nothing to write home about. The worse part is I recommended the restaurant to a client who was in town with family! Will never return!!

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined 4 days ago

My wife and I had been looking forward to eating at Rays in the City. Had a nice martini then ordered steak and lobster. All was good until we got our food with an obvious 5 inch hair in the potatoes. Manager told us they didn't have any blonde staff. We hadn't even touched anything yet. Instant loss of appetite and romance. Wish they had seen it first. Guess we find another place to look forward to. Check the plates please.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 5 days ago

My waitress was awesome! She was knowledgeable of the menu. I didn't have to ask for anything. Crab cakes were amazing. I was really impressed. We will definitely return.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days 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 5 days 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 5 days 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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 (Kansas City)·Dined 6 days ago

Enjoyed the jazz, food and cocktails. Can't really go wrong

Tags: Bar Seating, Great Beer, Fun
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 (Toledo)·Dined 6 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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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 14, 2018

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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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 14, 2018

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 on February 13, 2018

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 on February 13, 2018

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

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 12, 2018

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 9, 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 6, 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 6, 2018

The food was excellent, the service was even better!

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 (Atlanta)·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 3, 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 3, 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 3, 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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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 3, 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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 (Atlanta)·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 2, 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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