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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!

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

This Thanksgiving, let Ray's do the cooking! Offering our award-winning buffet from 10am-8pm on Thursday, November 23, 2017. We look forward to celebrating with you!

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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

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (45)
Special Occasion (43)
Business Meals (42)
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Romantic (39)
Good for Anniversaries (33)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Casual (26)
Creative Cuisine (25)
Pre/post Theatre (25)
Great for Lunch (23)
Good for Groups (22)
Live Music (22)
Cozy (19)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Bar Seating (17)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Fun (15)
Happy Hour (15)
Notable Wine List (15)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
People Watching (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Late-night Find (11)
Authentic (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Comfort Food (10)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Great for Brunch (6)
Healthy (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Scenic View (5)
Seasonal (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 2 days ago

Great New Orleans style dishes....does a nice job with fish & shell fish. First class service and class facility. Nice sushi bar and cocktails.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Although the restaurant smelled very fishy and was expensive, it was good. Food was phenomenal and service was excellent. We would go back.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Memphis)·Dined 3 days ago

Food was what you'd expect at this price point. Steak was very good. The servers were very nice but they missed a few things that you'd really expect staff in a restaurant of this caliber to be cognizant of (missing utensils, all the drinks on the table empty for a really long time, etc.).

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 (Nashville)·Dined 4 days ago

Our server seemed irritated to have to serve us. He didn't tell us about any of the specials. Later, we watched as a cheerful server walked his table through the specials and acted very accommodating. The food was mediocre. The tuna nigiri was mealy and the yellowtail stringy. Would not visit again.

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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·Dined 5 days ago

Great food. Great service. A little chilly... overall I’m pleased.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Arrived at reservation time....was charged $34. for valet parking...paid in order to be on time for rez, but had to wait 15 minutes to be seated anyway, then was seated at a crappy table with waiter traffic buzzing all over, was moved to a more desirable table, but the waiter there was so horrible that a different waiter finally noticed we weren't being served and took over our table. He was great, and the lobster cobb salad was good, but the salmon oscar came slow and was charred on the edges, and not cooked enough in the middle...all and all , I want my $180. back. This clearly ain't Rays on the River!

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·Dined 6 days ago

We were celebrating our 30th anniversary! Our server was Samira! She did everything above and beyond to make our night awesome. She attentive, personal, and pleasant!

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined 6 days ago

The food was outstanding. We started with an appetizer of fried calamari. It was cooked and seasoned to perfection. One of us had trout and the other had shrimp and grits. Both were outstanding. The waiter was not attentive and I sat with an empty drink for almost half the time we were there. Thankfully the food came out hot because it was delivered by a food runner and not the waiter.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Memphis)·Dined 6 days ago

Everything was awesome I had a great night birthday celebration was wonderful,
my waiter was excellent, my food was. This was just a great place for me to go for my birthday celebration!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

No acknowledgement of my birthday... other restaurants are great at this: STK; Chops; Fogo de Choa; Oceannaire

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·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent experience, great food and service. Will recommend to friends.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Healthy
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We ordered sushi rolls for an appetizer along with gumbo and a salad and shared the seafood combo. Way too much food!

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Fabulous!!!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 9, 2017

They need better options for parking. Getting to their location and finding parking was really hard that I ended having to pay $20 for 2 hours and my meal was distracted by always watching clock. Wish I knew the parking added such a craziness to the experience beforehand

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Unfortunately - we didn't have a good experience ... Two diners ( out of 6) ordered the tenderloin - it was overdone and very chewy...and our waiter was no where to be seen. Just the fact that he did not check back with us once food was delivered was a bad sign..then once the manager came over ( guess HE could see we were looking for help?) ..the waiter was probably even more "ticked off" by having to wait on 6 women...the manager took off the 2 meals ..we were willing to pay for them...just wanted server to acknowledge our table...sorry to report he got an adequate tip..nothing more.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Ray's was very fun. The service was excellent. The food -- fantastic. I only rated it down in ambiance because we were in a back-ish kind of room, where I don't like to sit. There were 5 of us, so we couldn't ask to be easily moved into the main part of the restaurant. Loved it all, though!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Shopping at mart for cash and carry

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

The receptionist and the front desk helpers were very professional and courteous.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Rays in the City is always good food. It is very busy during the market at America’s Mart. It is right next door so it is extremely easy, good food. We had a reservation, so we were seated right away, even though many people were waiting. We were seated in a back corner which was nice, but still noisy because of the amount of people. We always eat here when we are staying downtown....just make a reservation.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Business Meals, Casual
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food was good but, nothing special. The noise level was very high and not very comfortable; convenient to the Westin Downtown

Tags: Business Meals, Casual
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The very best of everything. Great food. Great atmosphere. Great music. Great service. Rays in the City is fantastic!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food was very good and it was great to hear live jazz. Order the Fig Manhattan - it’s excellent!

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 (Toledo)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Never been to Atlanta before. On our first day in the city, we decided to try Ray's. I had the salmon. My wife had steak frites. Both meals were excellent. Plan on $25-30 per meal.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Had a great time service was great knowledgeable waiters great environment exceptional food

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

While the wait staff serving the food was excellent, the hostess almost made me leave without eating. My friend and I had a reservation before going to a play at the Fox Theatre. When we entered the restaurant, we had to wait 10-15 minutes for the hostess to come to the front. Don't know where she was. She first tried to seat us in the bar area. There were plenty of empty tables because it was only 5:30pm. We wanted a relaxing table before going to the fox. We had to remind her that we reserved a table and that was our preference. She took us to a 2nd table in the middle of the room with plenty of booths and window seats available. After asking a second time, she seated us in a booth.

Kudos to the wait staff who made our evening very enjoyable!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 3, 2017

I usually eat here every time I go to the mart and somehow manage to get the same server who I adore and who is just wonderful. The food is terrific, and service is suburb..

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Very good and helpful server. Food was above average. Very good sushi - probably best part. Scallops very good

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Jesus was awesome. Do whatever he recommends.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Bryan was our server. He was awesome and knowledgeable. He did a great job of checking in on us, but not interrupting an intimate meal. The sea bass is AMAZING. Seriously one of the best dishes I have ever had. We will certainly return and hopefully, Bryan will be available to take care of us again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Our server Jason was incredible. Very attentive and kind. Food was amazing, especially the Lobster Risotto

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great wine list. Food and service was amazing. Quite atmosphere even though it was almost full. Wait staff is great and accommodated our every need. I tried a white wine fritz Zimmer Riesling it was so good paired with the shrimp and grits.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Groups, Fun, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Had a great time with friends listening to live music

Tags: Casual, Live Music, Cozy
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Our server was very nice, attentive and relatively quick. The calamari was okay, but the lemon aioli had no flavor. I ordered the NY Strip Steak and it was awful. The steak was devoid of flavor and there was a lot of gristle and tendons running through - not very appetizing. The mashed potatoes were okay and the side of creamed spinach was the sole bright spot. If you are going to spend this type of money, go to The Capital Grille - yes it’s a chain, but their steaks never disappoint.

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Dined here while on a trip to Atlanta, wanted seafood near the hotels. Ray's was busy when I arrived but my table was ready on time. Definitely reserve ahead unless you are okay with a wait. Not an extensive menu but nice choices and everything was wonderful. The service was attentive and pleasant and it was an enjoyable place for a weeknight meal alone. The scallops with parmesan lobster risotto was wonderful.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Overpriced, poor service, marginal environment over shadow the great food.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 25, 2017

This was our second time dinIng here. The food is outstanding. Lots of options and the atmosphere was very nice. The hostess was friendly and personable. We had excellent service the first night with Khalik. The second night the server, Tom was absent most of the evening.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Probably the worst dining experience I have ever had, and I dine out and travel ALOT! Expected a lot more with a reputation like Rays. Waited 10 minutes at the table before being greeted. Ordered bottle of wine which arrived but no wine glasses. I only had a fork in my silverware set and my husband only had a knife. Salad and soup came fairly quickly. Bread service came after the salad but no bread plates served with it. And then we waited and waited and waited for our food. We sat at 8:15pm and at 9:40pm still didn't have our food. While we were waiting, there were 6 dirty tables in our area that had been dirty since we sat down. No sign of a busboy or manager. Finally we got our food only to be told they were out of 2 things we ordered. Mashed potatoes and creamed corn. My scallop dinner was the most sorry plate of food I've ever seen. 3 burnt scallops on a mush of obviously microwaved "risotto." And my husbands salmon served on a cold bed of spinach. We had enough and a server ( who was not ours, and we had not seen our server since he delivered the salad) named Destiny could tell something was up. We explained everything and she was genuinely concerned and began to explain the rough night they were having. I understand every restaurant will have a bad night but what concerned me most was that she said "we run out of lots of food on Sundays, I would tell you to come earlier in the day if you come on a Sunday again." And proceeded to tell us they were out of most of their desserts, a bone in steak special, sides etc. My thought, what does the manager do exactly if the restaurant consistently runs out of food on Sunday? Order more food, increase prep levels, staff more help on Sunday's. Manager Chris came over and apologized and gave us a $50 gift card as well as bought the meal the little we ate. We ended up back at our hotel ordering room service at 11pm. Will we go back to use the gift card, probably not. And definitely not on a Sunday. Just disappointing!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We enjoyed our dinner while visiting. My son and I had a special occasion to celebrate so I wanted to take him to Ray's. I had not been in a while but always enjoyed going when I used to go to AmericasMart during Market. We were not disappointed. Our waiter was extremely nice and we ended up splitting the crab cake appetizer, the strip steak and the mahi mahi special. All was very good but the fish was a bit too spicy and dressed so you couldn't really taste how good the fish was. Would definitely go again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Live Music
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We were in the city for a concert. Due to traffics we were 15 minutes late for reservation but it was no problem as we called to let them know. All four plates were amazing. Cocktails were plentiful and service was great!

Tags: Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent service considering large crowds were there. Our server was Jared, but we have to commend the sushi chef who was thoughtful, and informative when we asked a questions.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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