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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

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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Treat your loved one to a truly unforgettable Valentine's Day experience at Ray's! Enjoy one of our chef-inspired prix-fixe menus with suggested pairings from our sommelier...we guarantee you'll set the bar high this Valentine's Day!

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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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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 (63)
Special Occasion (60)
Business Meals (47)
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Good for Anniversaries (47)
Good for Birthdays (44)
Romantic (40)
Cozy (27)
Creative Cuisine (25)
Quiet Conversation (25)
Worth the Drive (25)
Fit for Foodies (24)
Good for Groups (24)
Pre/post Theatre (24)
Casual (22)
Live Music (21)
Hot Spot (20)
Bar Seating (19)
Fun (19)
Great for Lunch (19)
Notable Wine List (19)
Authentic (16)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Happy Hour (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Tasting Menu (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
People Watching (9)
Late-night Find (8)
Seasonal (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Paleo Friendly (7)
Healthy (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Quick Bite (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Scenic View (3)
Spicy (3)
Great Beer (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Live Sports (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Tapas (1)
Waterfront (1)
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined a day ago

Fresh amazing seafood each & everytime

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·Dined 2 days ago

Food was amazing! The restaurant is great , it was just super load. Food made up for it. :)

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·Dined 2 days ago

Waiter was terrible.
- we chose a bottle of wine only for him to come back and ask us which wine it was we ordered a few mins later, and then 5mins later told us it wasn't chilled and would take 25mins to be ready.
- sushi was so-so.
- we waited 40mins for entree. When food arrived wife's dish was wrong and my steak wasover cooked.
The manager did approach our table and was very helpful, and had dishes out quickly. Food was very nice. Sadly, the Waiter never apologized and ignored our table for a while probably out of embarrassment.
As it was a special occasion and for all the hassle the manager comped the meal which was very generous. We had high expectations for the place, but sadly let down by waiter.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 3 days ago

We attend the Atlanta Gift Markets and always try to eat at Ray's while we are there.
Ray's did not disappoint us.
It is our favorite. Great variety of delicious options on the menu and all prepared very well.
We enjoyed the Salmon Oscar and the Gumbo soup along with your signature dessert.
We are always impressed with the quality of your staff and for how busy you are, they again took great care of us. Were seated with in minutes of our reservation time on a busy Saturday night, which was greatly appreciated.
Ray's gets our highest recommendation.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 3 days ago

Chopped Cobb salad was very disappointing. Iceberg lettuce with little of the ingredients that were listed on the menu. Asked if the California roll was made with real crab meat. Waiters attitude was how dare I ask that of “Rays”?! But indeed was made with imitation crab. But he did go out of his way to have it made with the real stuff. Everything else was good. Service was timely.

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 (Indiana)·Dined 3 days ago

I absolutely adore Rays in the City. I have traveled the country, and never found another crabcake that is made as well or tastes as good as what I have received at Rays. The calamari is to die for. Best I’ve had!! We come here every single year when we go to market multiple times. I can’t get enough.

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·Dined 4 days ago

We made a reservation and we were sat directly by the front door. It was freezing in Atlanta! We froze every time the front door opened and closed. It made the meal very unenjoyable especially considering the prices we were paying. The waiter was MIA a lot of the time, service lacking.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined 4 days ago

I look forward to eating at Ray’s every market (Jan/July). The service in awesome.The staff is knowledgeable about their menu and willing to work to get anything needed. My food is always cooked to specification! I tell everyone to eat there while visiting Atlanta....it’s delicious!!!

Tags: Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Live Music
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 (Charleston)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food. Seafood was great flavor!

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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Business dinner for four. A little behind on reservations but delay handled well by staff. Great service with excellent recommendations. Food fantastic, wine very good for reasonable price. Overall exceptionally fine experience. Will definitely plan my next Atlanta dining experience here! Kudos to all at Ray’s!

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined 5 days ago

We waited 45 minutes past our reservation time for a table. Obviously they chose to seat other people too late instead of following upscale dinning protocol and not seating them if you have taken reservations.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 5 days ago

It was fabulous; thank you Rays! We come every year and would not miss it!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 5 days ago

Just the best. Love Ray's and dine here every time I'm in Atlanta. I highly recommend it.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 5 days ago

We come here whenever we are in Atlanta because it is is reliably outstanding food and service. Everything I have ever tried I have loved and the atmosphere is lively and celebratory even if it's after a day of business. The servers and the staff are exceedingly attentive.

Tags: Comfort Food, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined 6 days ago

The food here is fabulous. Shrimp and grits are so delicious. Waiter was helpful and attentive on a busy night during market. The loaded chips are addicting,can't stop eating them.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fun
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·Dined 6 days ago

Every year, for the past 8 years, for a week in JANUARY, we have dined at Rays for dinner and that tradition will continue. Thank you Rays!

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

Everyone was great including the Madre’d.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined 7 days ago

Food was great as always!! We made a reservation for 7:15 but still had to wait 45 min for a table due to overbooking. Other than that it was outstanding!!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 7 days ago

Fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 9, 2018

It was a great meal! My daughter and I are visiting ATL and always enjoy the food at Ray’s. It is always delicious!!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Bobby’s attitude with us was negative. He forgot salads, sides, and did not refill drinks. My steak was over cooked. One of our guests had their left overs to go and went to eat it for lunch and she had someone else’s leftovers. We always went to Rays during the mart and we were so disappointed...They were so busy I didn’t want to bother management but we were very disappointed.

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·Dined on January 8, 2018

My wife and I have eaten at Ray’s In The City several times over the past few years and have always been impressed with the service, food quality and the atmosphere. Great place! We look forward to our next visit.

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Seated fairly quickly near reservation time; attentive waiter without being bothersome; decor and ambience not nearly as nice as their river location. Food was above average, but not exceptional.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Outstanding experience: the seafood is super fresh and the atmosphere is lively.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Bar Seating, Live Music, Good for a Date
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Great spot to celebrate. Really good food and service. Lots of fun and the jazz is superb.

Tags: Spicy, Healthy, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Seasonal
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Game night

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Very good steak place in downtown Atlanta worth visiting

Tags: Good for a Date, Quick Bite
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The seafood was so fresh !!!!!!! We had a group of 6 everyone enjoyed their meals !!!!!!

Kalek was our waiter and he was very good !!!!!! I would recommend to anyone. Great find !!!!!!!!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 5, 2018

This was our first time at a Ray's restaurant (in the city, on the river, and one other...) We enjoyed ourselves very much. Our waiter did seem like he had better things to do. It took quite a while for my drink to arrive, let's just say that. The food we had was very good. Overall, it was a good experience - great food, great music, great company. Our waiter just didn't seem to love his job too much that evening.

Tags: Live Music, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 4, 2018

A friend insisted I try Ray's while I was in Atlanta. I am glad I did. My food was delicious, crab cake and a salad with dried cranberries. My waiter suggested a moderately priced white wine - which was delicious. The entire staff was friendly, professional and knowledgable. They had live music which was fun to hear. I would definitely return on my next return to Atlanta

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Everything was great including the Maître d’. Always enjoy going there for the sushi!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Outstanding food, great service and wonderful atmosphere. It was a most memorable evening.

Tags: Cozy, Healthy
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Ray’s always delivered a great experience and did not disappoint. Broiled sea food platter is my favorite. Had it blackened this time. Lunch portion is just enough. Hate that seafood bisque was not available at lunch. Wife said chicken sandwich was really good too. Can’t wait until next Ray’s experience.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Had a reservation for 10:30pm. Arrived a few minutes early and was told they were running 10-15 minutes behind. Waiting 30 minutes after our reservation time we were finally seated. Food was served fast, hot, and fresh. Service was stellar aside from our initial encounter.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Said 10 min wait with resv after 30 min went to hostess who said” her computer showed beeper went off and voice paged. Impossible as we were sitting next to station in bar area
Beeper never lit up no one called us.

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

I would not recommend this restaurant. We thought this would be a great New Years Eve dinner. The only good experience was the hostess that sat us. The hostess at the hostess stand was offered money to seat a customer who was late for his reservation so the customer was seated after giving the hostess $40. We were not seated during our reservation time. The table was oddly placed which caused servers and customers to continually bump into our table. I had to ask our server for a straw 3 times. We never received bread plates nor plates for our appetizer. It took a while for the food to come out and when it finally did the server told us she did not want to bring out our macaroni and cheese side because she didn't like the way it looked rather than letting us decided or even get the manager to let him know what was going on. We were not offered dessert and we had to ask for refills as well as the check. Unfortunately, this is a restaurant we will not be dining at again.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great experience. Had to wait 20 minutes to be seated even though we had a reservation. Food and service were excellent. One of my new favorite places.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great food and a great time. Went on new years eve. Very busy but the waiters were on point. We had two waiters and both had a good sense of humor and were laughing with all the tables. the chefs were as well. The BBQ shrimp app was amazing along with the filet oscar and the salmon oscar.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Very Accommodating Staff! My mother is vegetarian, and they provided a very tasty vegetarian option. The kids chicken fingers were delicious (I ate one). My petite filet and scallops were cooked just the way I like it, very tender. The server apologized for being understaffed, but he was still very attentive and delivered good service. Only drawback is that parking is one block over, and an uphill climb to the restaurant.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food was outstanding, and the service was excellent. Our waiter was very personable and helpful to us. We are looking forward to returning soon!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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