Ray's on the River

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$31 to $50
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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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ThomasF
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We recently visited Rays for dinner midweek. We sat outside by the river around sunset as we enjoyed live music. My date and I shared the goat cheese fritters and oysters Rockefeller. Both appetizers were skillfully made and delicious. We each decided to have a petite filet and I chose the shrimp and she added scallops. The steaks were cooked exactly as requested and could easily be cut with a butter knife. For sides we had the Mac and cheese and the Brussels sprouts with cauliflower. The sides were impressive, especially the Brussels sprouts/cauliflower. The dessert was their homemade key lime pie which was the best we had ever had. We can’t say enough good things about the meal, the ambiance by the river, and the overly attentive and pleasant servers. Rays exceeded our expectations and we will be back.

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vipScottyG
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First dinner out since the lockdown. What a beautiful outdoor setting and table right on the river. Gorgeous evening made even better with the smooth sounds of Atlanta Jazz Legend Joe Gransden. The staff was very well prepared for the new dining experience and protocols. The wait staff was delightful , attentive & happy to be serving again. The food and steaks were perfect. Good out to Rays for a long awaited night out!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner for my birthday . It was amazing! Parmesan scallops with lobster risotto . The pimento cheese fritters and oysters were incredible . The service was spot on!! Alyssa, Cass, and Ali were so nice and so attentive . We couldn’t have ask for better service . Sat outside . Beautiful view. Nice jazz music that was so pleasant! Their wines are all just so good and very reasonable!!!!

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SteveM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was awesome. The butter was to die for. Service was good but should have been better for that price point. Would we go back... definitely.

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Constanceb
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch for a birthday. Food was wonderful. Service was excellent. Thanks Leo for making it a special meal.

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vipKLK2
Atlanta
38 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I felt Very safe with their techniques to keep the customers and the employees safe. The menu is a little limited because of the situation but we were very happy, and they made her anniversary super. Dylan and John were an excellent service team. We were very pleased

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vinoandsteaks
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & the service was outstanding! Views were also great!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service ❤️

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable experience. Ali and her assistant Jess provided a great overall dining experience. Service was perfect. Friendly and very knowledgeable.

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Foodie
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat alfresco it was fabulous

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BekahK
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and it was fabulous. Service was top notch. Food was fantastic. Dessert was the best I’ve ever had (lemon cake). View was such a romantic setting. This was our anniversary dinner and we were very pleased we chose Rays on The River. We will be back.

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vipHHITom
Charleston
30 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience5

As usual, restaurants with a good view typically do not have the best food or wait staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Waiter would disappear for 15 minutes. Never water or tea. Steaks were all undercooked but once dropped off no one came back to check. Assuming because of vivid not enough waiters. Also waited 10 minutes to be seated. Very disappointing

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Our reservations were at 6:30 Sunday evening. The front house staff were very good. Once we were seated it took 30 minutes to be treated by a waiter. Tables that were seated after us were being greeted but not us. Finally, our waiter came took our drink & appetizer order. We did not see him again for another 20 minutes. When he brought our drinks he was about to walk away again and my husband told him we were ready to order. We placed our order and waited again. Finally had to ask about our appetizer took another 15 minutes to get our salads then after that the appetizer ame out. We were starving by now and waited another 20 minutes for our entre. The food was delish and we loved it but the service was extremely disappointing. We arrived at the restaurant at 6:20pm and did not leave until 8:40 due to terrible service. We were prepared for slow service due to the environment today but others around us seemed to enjoy their experience but not us. We were celebrating a birthday which was very disappointing how we were treated.

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TamaraS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants. In light of our world circumstances, my husband and I were a little skeptical about celebrating our anniversary “out”.
After reading the precautions Ray’s had in place we felt comfortable enough to go. Once we arrived we felt even more comfortable. Our temps were taken immediately upon entering, staff were in mask, plexiglass between booths, and as always the place was Immaculate. We felt safe!
Additionally the reason Ray’s on the River is one of our favorites is due to the excellent food, beautiful view, and dynamic service. Dylan & Cassandra did not let us down, they were on top of it!
Thank you to the whole team for easing our minds with your safely measures while still ensuring a delightful dinner experience!
Dr Tamara Stephens

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vipLizM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dylan and Cass were fantastic. Amazing service. This was the first restaurant we’d been to since the pandemic and they made us feel very comfortable. The food was delicious we can’t wait to come back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out of town guests in for a Special visit.

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vipdininggoddess
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ray's has the best view for dining in Atlanta. The food was delicious and the staff were friendly and professional. Many steps have been taken to ensure a safe dining experience. Go and enjoy!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food5service1ambience2

Our server forgot about our round of drinks and steak sauce and when reminded he seemed to have an attitude. A lady that seemed to be over either servers or seating came to ask if we needed anything and my wife was asking if there were any deserts. The lady just kept saying yes to whatever my wife was asking not even listening. I’m assuming we were seated where we were too long, but by far not our fault. By the time the steak sauce came, my wife’s steak was cold. She then order a red velvet cake and forgot to ask for it to go. The server placed it into a container and bag for us ... then say the bag WITH FOOD in it ON THE FLOOR. Definition of poor service.
And I almost forgot about the flu that was bothering us our ENTIRE meal. The server even swatted at it a few times.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great 1st Experience

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ally and Cassandra gave Top Shelf service all the way. From Knowledge, Exceptional Personalities and Never Empty Mimosas.
These ladies made brunch 1st class!

Food was incredible as usual.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing experience. We highly recommend this place.

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vipHello
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the service to the food was superb.

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vipMech
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was awesome accommodating my party while I was running late. Thank you again!

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Jazmine
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit at Rays on the River. It’s a nice place to have a date night. The food was good and the service was Awesome!! Bryan and Ryan gave great service and I hope go get them on our next visit

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Ricky
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Service and Food!
Everything went absolutely well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holy crap! It was amazing. The most perfect meal. I was blown away at the service and food quality. I go to a lot of restaurants. I was highly impressed. Total thumbs-up! Thank you to Alyssa and Jeremy for great service! I loved my experience!

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vipcarliei
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

This food is just a little better than a cruise ship. All the sides were cold and everyone’s meat was overcooked. The raw oysters were delish but not for $36 a dozen. The ahi tuna poke was good too. The martinis and view of the river kept me from being unpleasant. Also the “parm truffle fries” are not what I expected. Probably the same French fry supplier as the braves stadium. And then dumping grated Parmesan on top....
The kahlua cheesecake was yum !
I will goto canoe instead !!!

Jess was our waitress and she was lovely !

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WaltM
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our sever was pleasant and professional. Easy to talk to and helpful

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vipOaktownBoy37
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yes, the food was great; the wine was great; the outdoor seating looking down on the Chattahoochee River was great. But what impressed us most in this pandemic time were the alcohol swipes at the entrance and the temperature check at the desk. Now that is really taking care of one's customers. Five stars to Ray's for that alone.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
374 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of 7 who dined outside on the lawn by the river. There were no tables for 7, but I suggested two of us sit at one end, and your servers were very accommodating. It was my husband's daughter's 50th birthday, and we wanted to make it special. It turned out to be a very special evening, and we could not have asked for anything more. Alyssa and Devon were absolutely wonderful and perfect as they took care of us. They were attentive, yet understanding when some in our group were not ready to order. They suggested appetizers, and we wound up getting the hot appetizer dish for the table. Plus, my husband and his friend ordered fresh oysters for themselves. We also enjoyed sparkling wine for the occasion, along with two bottles of chardonnay. Devon told us about the special salmon from the Northwest, which I ordered and was very pleased. Everyone else ordered various entrees that they also enjoyed. We were pleasantly full, yet we also ordered desserts that were amazing. We appreciate your providing a slice of birthday cake for our birthday girl/woman and a box to put it in. Thanks to Alyssa and Devon and your entire staff for providing us with an outstanding evening of fun.

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DTGT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ryan and his partner did a wonderful job serving and welcoming us back. Great views of the river as always. The food and presentation were fabulous. Thank you for opening your doors and making us feel comfortable and welcomed. Diane T

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MonicaT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here, it was amazing. Food, service, knowledge of menu.....Excellent!!

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Peter
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a night of great food, atmosphere, and service. It was our first time there but for sure we will be back!

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VitalyL
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Wine is excellently priced although limited selection. Food is a bit overpriced, cocktails are overly expensive. $30 (including tips) for Tanqueray martini and well mojito.

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ChipK
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always. Wife and I had a great time celebrating our 19th Wedding Anniversary there. Staff and food were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went to Rays on the River for our 2nd Anniversary. We chose to sit inside and dine. Our servers Michael and Devan were amazing. They took their time to explain the menu and give us great recommendations. I’m this new environment of social distancing, they wore masks and gloves and the restaurant also had hand sanitizer available for us as we arrived and as we left. I definitely recommend Rays in the River.

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GlennR
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely view, excellent food, terrific service . . . just right!

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Mike
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Fantastic food and service from Charles and Jessica. Dinner here made our Anniversary even nicer.

JM
JeffM
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good experience. I was amazed at the level Ray's took to help keep everyone safe during these trying times.

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Ray's on the River is rated 4.6 stars by 9849 OpenTable diners.

Ray's on the River does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.raysrestaurants.com/gift-cards.

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