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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 (69)
Special Occasion (64)
Good for Anniversaries (52)
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Business Meals (50)
Good for Birthdays (48)
Romantic (41)
Cozy (29)
Worth the Drive (27)
Casual (26)
Creative Cuisine (26)
Quiet Conversation (26)
Good for Groups (25)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Pre/post Theatre (25)
Fun (22)
Live Music (22)
Bar Seating (21)
Hot Spot (21)
Great for Lunch (20)
Notable Wine List (20)
Authentic (19)
Happy Hour (17)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Comfort Food (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (15)
People Watching (12)
Tasting Menu (10)
Seasonal (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Late-night Find (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Paleo Friendly (8)
Healthy (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Great Beer (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Spicy (3)
Scenic View (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Live Sports (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
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Vegan (1)
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 2 days ago

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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·Dined 2 days ago

My mother’s birthday

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 (Charleston)·Dined 3 days ago

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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·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 16, 2018

When in Atlanta I go to Rays every night as the reception is warm, the food is great, the ambiance lively and fun but still comfortable and not too noisy and the wine choices excellent. Highly recommend. Judy C

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Fresh amazing seafood each & everytime

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 15, 2018

From my wonderful She Crab Soup with Roe on top, to the Salmon Oscar then to the Crème Brulee, with a cocktail of a Bombay Sapphire Martini and champagne with my meal, everything was wonderful!

Tags: Cozy, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Fun, Special Occasion, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 15, 2018

The food was good. Unfortunately the service was mediocre and the restaurant was very loud. We had 7:30 reservations but still waited 30 minutes before seated.

Tags: Happy Hour, Business Meals, Live Music, Bar Seating
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·Dined on January 15, 2018

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

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 14, 2018

When I come to market, I always enjoy dining at Ray's. Excellent service, timely seating (I always make reservations) and excellent food. Thanks for continuing to be a tradition to my market trips!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

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 on January 14, 2018

Rays on the City was excellent. Food was great, service was great, no complaints at all!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, People Watching
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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 on January 13, 2018

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 on January 13, 2018

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 on January 13, 2018

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 on January 13, 2018

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 on January 12, 2018

Great food. Seafood was great flavor!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We love Rays in the Center whenever we are downtown Atlanta. They have the best seafood and the raisin bread is amazing! We chose a very busy night but we were still seated within 10 minutes of our reservation. The bar was extremly crowded and there was a duo playing live music. It was a little loud, but still comfortable. The shrimp cocktail appetizer was exceptional, 6 jumbo shrimp and a great cocktail sauce with real horseradish. We had steak and crabcake and both were delicious. Enjoyed everything.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Live Music, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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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·Dined on January 11, 2018

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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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 11, 2018

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 on January 11, 2018

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 on January 11, 2018

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 on January 10, 2018

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 on January 10, 2018

Everyone was great including the Madre’d.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 10, 2018

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 on January 9, 2018

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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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on January 8, 2018

This was not my first visit to Ray’s in the City. We come to ATL four times a year to work America’s Mart. Often we eat here because it is convenient and I always leave with the same attitude. Food and service are OK, just not stellar for the prices charged. Servers are not personable nor do they seem like they care as you become just another number to serve efficiently and they get to turn another table.

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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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