Ray's on the River

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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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4.6
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4.7
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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful decor. Great service. Amazing food.

C
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Brunch

CB
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The added juice bar was a nice touch... he just needs help over there as he works waffles as well. The young man is nice but gets overwhelmed with the traffic waiting for him.

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Beautiful view of the river and great service made our 28th wedding anniversary dinner very special.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Great food and ambiance. Service team seemed preoccupied and confused.

JD
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nailed it tonight for my wife's birthday celebration. The 12oz filet, medium rare, Pittsburgh style with a side of bernaise sauce was on the money! All around the best meal we have had at Ray's! And the birthday dessert was Bueno! Thank you to the entire staff we will be back soon!

Ray's on the River
Responded 3 hours ago

Dear JDub, thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Ray's on the River. It means so much to our entire team when guests spend special occasions with us. We sincerely hope to have you back in again soon! 

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TO
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We received a gift card for our anniversary and found Rays to be a great overall experience, from the ambiance to the food and excellent service.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went to celebrate our 22nd Anniversary. We had not been there since our senior prom. It was an amazing experience. The food was fabulous and our bartender was the best ever! Jess made our night perfect. We will definitely become regulars.

C
Austin
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the time we pulled in to the free valet parking to the waiters, the receptionists, seating looking at the river and delicious dinner, everything was wonderful. You have to try Rays!

o
Atlanta
55 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience, but this visit was outstanding from a food, service and music perspective.

I highly recommend Ray's for the special night out, business dinner or some quality time with live weekend music.

Ray's on the River
Responded 2 hours ago

Hello Opsan! Thanks for the kind words and for telling us about your experience at Ray's on the River. We look forward to serving you again soon! 

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RW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience4

My date and I were questioning the bill. We had the following:

Two Vodka Tonics
Two Bourbons in the rocks
One Bone In Filet w/ fried lobster
One Cowboy Ribeye
One potatoes au gratin
One Spinach
One Oysters Rockefeller

Total bill was $250.00! and not sure why

r
Tampa
27 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Cassandra, took excellent care of us.

K
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of 2, but my request were honored. Racheal our server provided excellent consideration and customer service for our Birthdays. We will definitely return and tell others of our excellent experience.

Sincerely,

Kasey Green

Ray's on the River
Responded 2 hours ago

Dear Kasey, thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Ray's on the River. It means so much to our entire team when guests spend special occasions with us. We sincerely hope to have you back in again soon! 

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BI
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

had a great time !! and the food was great , will recommend it to everyone

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The bar is poorly stocked and I was unable to get a good mojito (no fresh mint was on hand) or a decent drink with mezcal tequila (no guava or mango juice was available). The salmon was good but the garnish was subpar and too sweet. The bread has gotten worse over the years. It used to be amazing and in the form of individual rolls. These days Ray’s serves pieces of bread and the taste is not homemade. I won’t be rushing back to Ray’s although the ambiance and views of the river are still nice.

w
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Service and food quality was great. Only complaint was that we were cold throughout the entire meal...sitting next to the window, feet and body was cold throughout meal.

GG
Atlanta
85 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We’re regulars living in the townhouse development next door. Terribly reliable except when too busy on the weekend. If you can, ask for Toufic, the best waiter in Atlanta. Great ambiance and setting. Very reliable food. Still going strong after all these years.

NG
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my husbands birthday here. We enjoyed the wine choice and the delicious food. Our waiter was so attentive. The dessert was fantastic! We both agreed it was one of the best meals we’ve ever eaten!

L
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was aaaaamazing. We were running late for our reservation, but we were accommodated & seated right away with no problem! We got a great table with a pretty view of the river & our waitress was the best! She answered ALL our questions about the menu & made excellent recommendations. We were so happy with everything, the food & drinks were delicious, service on point, & ambiance so pleasant. Can’t wait to come back!

OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Dinner. No view of the river but of traffic lights on 285. No music but chatter of a large business dinner in our section, Candle on our table wasn’t lit, no art to look at or anything interesting about the decor. The servers station next to our table smelled sour and commotion of servers entering orders was distracting. For special occasions we eat out not just for a delicious meal and great service but for a relaxing lovely atmosphere. This seating section needs some attention.

d
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friend turning 85!! We always come for birthday parties

M
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Lobster Risotto is EYE opening. If you order steak ensure to order medium well at best, well done is a little too much, but still everything was delicious.

DS
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great Service. I love coming here and would recommend anyone to visit.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Everything was great had a very outstanding late Valentine’s Day celebrations with my significant other. She was very happy with the overall experience. Thank you.

f
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Menu online different than one at restaurant was not at all the same. Went Sunday after Valentine’s Day was disappointed that they only offered valentine day menu but was not Valentine’s Day. Could not have what I saw on online menu. Had to send my steak back not done properly.

DW
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We came here for our anniversary and they did not have our tomahawk steak so we had to settle for something else. Also we asked for medium and they brought out a stead that was well done and had to remake the steak. Service was fine but overall not impressed with one of our favorite restaurants.

AT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience1

Food was delicious, however, the SERVICE was absolutely HORRIBLE! Unacceptable, honestly (and I never give bad reviews). We will not be returning to Rays on the River, which is unfortunate. Our drink orders (alcohol) and appetizer orders weren’t taken until our main entrees were ordered. (Took about 20 minutes for a waiter to greet us after being seated.) One person didn’t receive their drink until food arrived. Had to request more water twice. Never received the complimentary bread to go with our salads. (Every other table had it so it was obvious.) Had to ask for the bread and even then the waiter forgot and it wasn’t delivered for another 30 minutes. Complained to the manager when he brought out the food, then we all of a sudden had two waiters asking if we needed anything. Too late at that point. We spent over $300 but felt like we were ignored the entire night. It was so dark that we all had to use the flashlights on our phones just to read the menu. (Our table had no light.) The restaurant was busy, and this was Valentine’s weekend, but that’s no excuse for the poor service we received at a highly rated, top notch establishment.

l
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

It’s was two days after Valentines so we assumed the service would be good. It took over a hour to get our food and then it’s was lukewarm. People that ordered after us got their food before us.
We had requested in Advance for a window river view but got stuck in a small booth.
I honestly think they were understaffed.
I hate to leave a negative review because I’ve enjoyed going there.

JH
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had reservations to celebrate Valentine’s Day. We were seated within 10 mins, which was great. Everything we got was delicious but I don’t recommend getting the scallops. It is very overpriced for 3 tiny scallops with tons of risotto. I had to ask for some of my husband’s crab cakes because it wasn’t enough. If I knew, I would’ve gotten something else.

DT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Enjoyed the food and the experience. However, perhaps because it was Valentine's Day weekend, they apparently had the B team serving and it was not up to their usual high standards.

J
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! We enjoyed ourselves and the front desk staff was very helpful!

TP
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food...superb customer service...nice environment.. conplimentary valet parking was excellent

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Valentine’s Day and Date location! Sunday Brunch was wonderful, food outstanding and ambiance spectacular. Definitely our favorite in Atlanta.

LN
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Little food choices,dirty silverware. You had to tip two waiters as they share tips. Food not worth the price. You pay for view. Need a Better quality of music, chef screwed up my order. Tippy table. Not worth the 42.00 pp price. Open table was great though as soon as we got there we were seated within 10 minutes. Prime rib was better at buying from Publix. Moldy like watery taste from shrimp.

SM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The brunch buffet is very good but is overpriced. Service was great.

JB
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Valentines Day

CM
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE this Sunday Brunch! Excellent food and service. Just a little pricey.

F
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You always get what you pay for with Ray’s Sunday Brunch! Excellent service, selection, and ambiance.

A
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ray's was just as we expected..wonderful. Our birthday party of four was seated by the window as we had asked, so it means they pay attention to requests. We enjoyed the Sunday brunch and it was delicious with a combo of breakfast and lunch choices. Our servers were Jessica, Eddie and "soon to be chiro" Robert and they were so attentive, humorous and personable with us which added to the enjoyment. It's the perfect setting with the outdoor paths and view of the river so we were thoroughly pleased with everything.

WA
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always great to dine at "Rays on the River". We had a beautiful window table. The service was excellent. I made reservations for May 17, 2020. I requested a window table. My guest has never dine at "Rays on the River". I won't her to have a wonderful experience. We'll the Sunday Buffet Brunch. An "Outstanding Restaurant.