Ray's on the River

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Seafood
Situated along the Chattahoochee River, take in serene views and enjoy a menu filled with classic Ray’s dishes including fresh seafood flown in daily, prime cut steaks and regionally grown vegetables. As an Atlanta dining institution, Ray's offers live entertainment, a creative hand-crafted cocktail menu and a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence wine list. At Ray's, we strive to exceed expectations with every visit. Don't miss our Sunday Brunch Buffet served from 10:30am-3pm- We are proud to have been recently voted as a top 100 brunch restaurant in America!
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Thanksgiving Day Buffet Thursday, November 28, 2018 11:00am-8:00pm $55/adult; $27.95/child (ages 5-10 years)

Thursday, November 28, 2019

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JB
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate my son’s birthday and the food and service was exceptional. We can’t wait to go back soon. Thanks everyone.

OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Older male Waiter not attentive. We have had him before.I had pile of shrimp shells on our table and finally I had to ask for a plate for them and then ask for him to take them away and then again ask him to bring me a clean one.

For her bday, he did not ask her if she wanted a special drink etc.

I had to ask for check and waited 5 min., He asked me to “quickly sign it” with a 20% tip on tablet and I said no.

I gave him a $10 cash tip and he did nothing to deserve it.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Our reservation was 12:30 - we weren’t seated until 12:55p. If I arrived 10 late I lose my slot. So you should honor your guests reserved time.
Recommend to raise the cost to $50 per person.

p
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was AMAZING! Sitting by the window had awesome views.

KH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our Sunday Brunch food was delicious. The main courses were outstanding. The deserts were nothing special. Pay no attention to the "business attire" listed on the webiste. A few patrons looked like the just rolled out of bed.
I tried to take advantage of the 20% giftcard bonus posted on the Ray's website, only to find out that the bonus giftcards will not be active until February. I spoke with a manager regarding the lack of disclosure before purchase. She indicated that this will be corrected soon.

C
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I stopped in during a weekend away from. home and thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the visit. The service, food, and atmosphere were superb! We will definitely return!

EG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous event for my husband's birthday celebration. The reservation was initially for 2, but they graciously accommodated for 6 later on. The food was superb, ambiance wonderful and scenery fantastic. My husband's birthday was a huge success!!

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my husband’s birthday. It was wonderful!

KR
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This is one of our two favorite “special occasion “ restaurants! And our dining experience on our 34th Anniversary did not disappoint!

AP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We had an ok visit! The food overall was ok, but not great for the price. My biggest gripe was that they butterflied my filet steak without asking me 1st. Honestly- I’ve had better filets at Longhorns, without the big expense. I would’ve preferred it not to be done. They did give my girls a piece of Chocolate mousse cake for their Birthday.

DE
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Disappointed with buffet crowd, diminished ambience, service non existent, food quality and quantity less than desirable.

V
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Very disappointing . Went there for brunch to celebrate a promotion. Host forgot or lost my reservation after we checked in . Had to remind them twice before being seated. Requested a window table and didn’t get one . Had to ask to be moved. Food presentation looked good but the food was Luke warm at best. Omelet station took forever and was oily and didn’t seem to have enough egg. The service wasn’t great either . Bottomless mimosas were weak and had to ask for refills. For $160 I expected it to be perfect. The temperature in the restaurant was extremely hot as well. The only good part was the view of the river but that was short lived because they put down the blinds. Why ?? The view of the river is part of the ambiance. I don’t think I’ll be back . This was my first time and they failed. Reading the reviews I thought it would exceed my expectations.

LP
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food , service and ambiance!! Great Sunday brunch!!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was very good but my complaint is more with the hostess at the front desk. We drove an hour to get to this restaurant and have brunch on a Sunday. We arrived about 10 minutes after they opened. We did not have a reservation (which I guess was my fault) and the first hostess we encountered told us they were totally booked with reservations and she couldn’t seat us. I asked if there was anything she could do and was refused. So we left. When we got to our car I opened the Opentable app and I was able to make a reservation for 15 minutes later. We went back into the restaurant and I told hostess #1 that we had a reservation. She looked at me and said “I just saw you”. I responded yes. Hostess #2 asked for my last name and seated us right away. She was very friendly. Hostess #1 never looked at me again even though I was right in front her. I’m not sure what the issue there was. If it appeared to her system that they were completely booked, if she didn’t think we were dressed appropriately (we were dressed like most other people there), if she wanted to get a tip to seat without a reservation? Whatever it was she could’ve at least been courteous to us when we came back in. Also, the whole 1.5 hours we were there the restaurant was about 1/2 full so definitely not fully booked.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. The scallops with risotto were spectacular. Our waiter Jeramy went above and beyond to make that experience memorable.

T
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had forgotten this gem of a restaurant. Will definitely be back soon and will bring others!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was the best

C
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Was disappointed in the broiled lobster dinner

OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful restaurant. Great staff. Very friendly and not snobby while maintaining polish. The meal was wonderful.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Anniversary that was recognized by everyone we came in contact with! Thank you!

JC
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mom and I visited your restaurant during lunch for her birthday. We loved sitting at a table by the window so we could look outside on a beautiful day. The food was excellent. She had the swordfish and I had the Faroe Island salmon. We both selected the Brussels sprouts/cauliflower as our side dish. The meal was reasonably priced, the service impeccable and the noise level was low enough that we could talk easily. I will recommend your restaurant highly and will return as well.

LL
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food served at exactly the right time
The oysters Rockefeller were divine. That is a meal in itself. The vibe is good for young and old which makes Ray's unique. And our server was absolutely on point. We will be back again and again. Thank you

s
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the experience and would go back to dine there again!

AR
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The menu selections provide choices for all, and the food is excellent. Service is attentive without being hovering. One can talk to others at the table without straining to hear or to be heard. Appetizers, salads, entrees, and desserts are delicious. The wine selection is vast enough to meet the desire of most everyone, but if a diner wishes something from the bar, the results are excellent.

BH
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wine is pricey! Food, views, service all great. If any issues they will make it right! Not noisy! Valet friendly.

B
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

We had to track down our waiter after we sat down. After waiting for him to take our order, we asked another server to find him. We had to ask for more water. Was it because the tip was already included?

BW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was the best you are blessed to have someone like Brenda on your staff. Observed her as she served other tables. All were treated as we were. Thebest

TJ
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Excellent service.

N
Chicago
251 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful space and great service. Food is fresh but not everyone at the table loved their meal. Special halibut and scallops wasn't up to the best we have had at Rays. Everything else, including special on Orin Swift wine was terrific.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my husband for his Birthday, we’ve never been, every thing was excellent, the food the service the view, we’ll definitely be back to see Heather and Brenda, thanks Ladies

RJ
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very nice, I will be back

OT
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience2

Unfortunately, I got sick from the fish which wasn’t fresh.

JM
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed a wonderful birthday lunch at Ray's on the River. The view, as always, is spectacular and the service was very good. The grouper was excellent and very well prepared without salt, just as I asked due to a medical restriction. However, the accompanying Brussels sprouts were so salty that I couldn't eat them. I would have expected the "no salt" request to apply to everything on my plate, not just the fish.

M
Atlanta
88 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a very nice lunch at Ray's on the River with delicious food, great service and a relaxing atmosphere. It's my go-to spot for a special lunch or dinner.

OT
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Business Team Outing/Dinner

SO
E. Tennessee
10 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good. Happy hour on the patio is relaxing and fun. Great service!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

My waiter was amazing! The food was delicious and the Riesling I tried was phenomenal. The only disappointment was that we waited at the front for someone to greet and seat us for five minutes. I really enjoyed myself overall

MT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. I highly recommend Ray’s!

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing!!! Location was amazing! The view of the river, spectacular!! Food amazing and the staff was excellent!! It was birthday and my waiter Charles was awesome!!! Thank u for a wonderful time