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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

4.1

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (46)
Special Occasion (45)
Business Meals (38)
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Good for Anniversaries (33)
Romantic (33)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Creative Cuisine (26)
Casual (23)
Cozy (23)
Great for Lunch (23)
Pre/post Theatre (23)
Live Music (21)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Good for Groups (20)
Fun (19)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Worth the Drive (17)
Hot Spot (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Notable Wine List (15)
Happy Hour (13)
Comfort Food (12)
People Watching (11)
Tasting Menu (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Authentic (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Late-night Find (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Seasonal (6)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Scenic View (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Healthy (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great Beer (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

This place was my highlight during my business stay in Atlanta and I went three consecutive nights. I highly recommend it if you like sushi or seafood.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 4 days ago

Fantastic dinner. Fabulous crab cakes. Great service!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charleston)·Dined 6 days ago

Good service and food. Very noisy . Easy to walk to from downtown hotels.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 4, 2017

The waitress was pleasant and helpful but overall the service was not great. We were handed our starters before we had finished our cocktails and then the main course was brought while were finishing the starter. All seemed very much in a rush. Prices are very high for the quality of food and service, Overall quite disappointing having read good reviews.

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food3
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Had to wait thirty minutes to get a drink at the bar. They were very crowded but standing at a bar for 30 minutes was a little annoying. The music in the bar area was a little loud.

Tags: Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Had a wonderful meal after the SEC matchup.Had a reservation for two but a friend joined us unexpectedly and they easily accommodated us.
Service was very good. Food always tasty n reasonably priced.Good vibe!

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Fun, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Chose Ray's for my birthday dinner and was more than pleased.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great dinner the night before the SEC Championship. Excellent seafood in the middle of downtown Atlanta! Enjoyed the ambiance and live jazz music playing in the background. It really set the mood for a romantic evening. The service was impeccable as well. The waiter had us laughing all night and made excellent menu recommendations.

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Live Music
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 1, 2017

First visit to Ray’s ln the City, and we were very pleased. Selected the grouper feature of the day and my wife had lobster and vegetables of the day. We enjoyed them both. I would like to commend our waiter, Jared. He made a very nice meal a special occasion. He was attentive and most pleasant. It’s always great to find staff members who bring a big smile and banter as well as knowledge of the menu selections and options. He certainly had it all together.

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Service extremely slow. Took forever to get drinks. Brought wrong beer. Think they forgot appetizer until I reminded them. Ended up with an adjustment to bill it was so slow. So hopefully it was just an unusual mixup.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The food, service, drinks were all top notch. Ray’s never disappoints us.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 30, 2017

The food was phenomenal. The crabcakes and calamari we have to come back for!!!! The Chilean bass was very good, but get it blackend. The stuff lobster with crab meat was out of this world. The Dessert was delectable and a dish to return for. We were very pleased with our visit to Rays in the City. The staff was very friendly and our reservation was with issue.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Great day at Rays. Was my first time but will not be my last. Wonderful dinner food and eating experience.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Casual, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Spicy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 29, 2017

The crab cake entree was good. My co-workers enjoyed their meals too.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Everyone was great including the hostess!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We found this restaurant on Open Table and it was a short walk from our hotel. The seafood platter was EXCELLENT! The seafood was very fresh. The shrimp and scallops were very flavorful. The lobster tail was small but tender and juicy even without dipping it into melted butter. The bread was very fresh. Salads were great with a nice amount of light dressing. We will go there again the next time we are in Atlanta. A great find!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 24, 2017

quick service, food was very tasty and hot, restaurant was clean. Sat at the bar and had great and efficient service.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Enjoyed their Thanksgiving buffet. Everything was delicious with exception of desserts which were below average. Also didn't like holding my plate and walking through waiting area with crowds of people while returning to my table from buffet line.

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner was great. Wide selection and great taste. Will definitely go again.

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 (London)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We attended Thanksgiving buffet, and it did not meet expectations for a holiday meal at that price point. The buffet space was cramped and right by the reception area, so people had to walk through the waiting crowd with their plates of food. We sat for 10 minutes before I finally asked whether we had a server. Much of the food was obviously reheated, and some of it was still quite frozen. The cheese and fruit and bread displays were similar to grocery store platters. Some of the hot food selections were tasty, but on the whole it was not a memorable holiday meal.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Got to request for water constantly, waiter feels not obligated to when asked. Does not check on customer got to constantly asked to pick up plates and refill water. Food is not very appealing for the price especially thanksgiving meal. porl loin, turkey are so dry, crabs are tastelss, salmon abnormal taste, corn casserole is brown... . Desert looks like from Costco or Sam. I would definitely not do it every again.

Tags: Disabled Access
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Had the Thanksgiving buffet. Beyond good. Outstanding in every way!

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Excellent. Had thanksgiving here. My go to place next year. Hope to be back before that. Outstanding service Food was great!!! Thanks for an enjoyable holiday!

Tags: Live Music, Special Occasion, People Watching, Fun, Hot Spot, Cozy, Seasonal, Comfort Food
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great Holiday Brunch, was an excellent choice for Thanksgiving, I feel bad because the staff had to work but they did a great job, Excellent selection of Seafood, traditional fare, and desserts. Will definitely go back on non-holidays!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Ray’s in the City has a nice atmosphere! It was a recommended restaurant, however Thanksgiving may not have been the best time to try a new restaurant!

I’m not a fan of buffet style, but for the holiday this is what Ray’s was offering. The food was good, but too cold. The desserts were outstanding.

I will definitely return for dinner off the regular menu and the heat live music!

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·Dined on November 22, 2017

We loved the service. Our server was very engaging and provided prompt service and excellent suggestions. The wife had stuffed crab and I had the fillet mignon. Both were amazing. The music was old school rock and blues, not too loud, just right for an old guy like me! We will be sure to return here the next time we are in Atlanta.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

My husband and I had a great time at Ray's. The food was awesome and our waiter was very nice. Great place for a date, or family dinner in downtown Atlanta.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Other than the overwhelming smell of the ocean/fish, i would return. My crabcakes were tasty.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

The perfect evening, which led to an amazing night.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Live Music
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Awesome food. Great entertainment. Only thing I can say is that we were seated by the music/speaker and we couldn’t hear one another. The waiter also chose to whisper talk instead of speaking up so we could hear the specials and such. Our bar drinks took almost 30 mins to get. Our app came out 15 mins before our actual drinks did. Everything else was great!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Wonderful food and service. Would recommend to anybody. Our new favorite place when in Atlanta.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

We had an absolutely amazing experience. We will be back

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

Great restaurant. Great service. Nice ambiance. Good location in downtown Atlanta

Tags: Late-night Find, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Live Music
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 15, 2017

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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Best dry martini I've ever had served to me!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 14, 2017

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 on November 14, 2017

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 on November 13, 2017

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 on November 13, 2017

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

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

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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