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Ray's on the River, Sandy Springs, GA

Ray's on the River

4.5
4.5
13497 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steak
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 89 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Lunch Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (770) 955-1187

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Simon Young

  • Private party facilities

    Ray's on the River is the perfect place to host any wedding, private party or special event. We have private and semi-private spaces available, all of which have beautiful views of the Chattahoochee River. Please contact our banquet department at 770.952.4209 for more information.

  • Private party contact

    Sales & Events Department: (888) 651-5365

  • Neighborhood

    Sandy Springs

  • Cross street

    I-285 and Powers Ferry Rd

  • Parking details

    Self parking along with complimentary valet service.

  • Entertainment

    Live Jazz Vocal on Select Days.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Large Party Deposit

    $65.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Large party deposit applied to your food and beverage minimum

What 13,497 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Atlanta / Georgia

    Scenic View

  • Atlanta / Georgia

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, good atmosphere
  2. SL

    StephenL

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took daughter and son-in-law to dinner. Food was excellent. Ambiance was excellent. Service was excellent. Very good evening.
  3. MA

    MAJaudon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food tasty. The wait staff was attentive and friendly. Loved the overall atmosphere.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is very consistent - food & service. Always on point! Thank you for yet another wonderful experience.
  5. EC

    ErnieC

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ray’s always comes through with great service (thank you Ellie and Zach) and great food with a wonderful view of the river. We also received a complimentary dessert since it was our anniversary. Very nice!
  6. RK

    RogerK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food, atmosphere, and quality service. Will be back!
  7. F

    Foodie28

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone was very kind as soon as I walked in. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. I’ll definitely be back real soon.
  8. SS

    ShannonS

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very good food excellent service. The attention servers pay to table is best in class
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Waitress was amazing, view gorgeous, & meal was delicious, as always!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    Do not plan to have thanksgiving here. Waited an hour for our reservation, when we finally sat down they were putting the food away. The food that we did have was not good and everything was cold. Our waiter was great but that’s about it.
  11. CM

    ChristineM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    Dining alone on Thanksgiving. Sad experience. Booked a 6:45 dinner. Arrived 10 minutes early - told there would be a wait. 45 minutes of sitting in the car I go in and they still don't have a table. I asked to speak to a manager. I'm very hungry at this point. I arrived hungry. Finally get seated. I glance around a couple of nice tables for 2 people available - instead they seat me at a table for 4 at the entrance to the buffet looking directly into the food area - less than 10 feet away. I asked for another seat. 10 minutes later I'm seated. More than an hour after my reservation time. Food not fresh, not attractive - serving containers empty - soup lukewarm. Less than an hour after I was seated they removed the meat courses. To say I was disappointed in an understatement. Rays is a nice place. I expected to be treated well. The opposite occurred - sad.
  12. E

    Ellen

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    I have been to Ray’s on the River many times over the years and was so disappointed yesterday when I took my family there to celebrate Thanksgiving. From not being seated when promised to having most items in their buffet not refreshed to not paying attention to bringing new serving pieces out for cleanliness reasons…I would not recommend this restaurant again - at least not on a holiday.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Thanksgiving buffets. Not going back for thanksgiving dinner I have to wait 1 hour to get seated out reservation easy at 6:30pm but didn't get seated till 7:30pm over all not happy about this.
  14. BM

    BarbaraM

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding as usual! Our servers Connor and Shannon were amazing, attentive and on top of our every need. Looking forward to our next dinner there!
  15. LS

    LindaS

    Atlanta

    22 reviews

    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food5service4ambience5
    We arrived about 10 minutes before our reservation. It was Thanksgiving in there looked like about 50 people waiting for their reservation when we arrived. After about 40 minutes, they called and said they were ready for us. We were escorted out the front, through the parking lot path and as we walked past some Porta potty’s. We were told that we won’t have to walk back into the restaurant to use the bathroom, that they have these Porta potty’s for us. We were then taken into what look like a prefab construction. It looked very much like it was for a wedding. It was chilly in there on the cement floor and we didn’t see a carving station for turkey and prime rib. The food looked picked over, and it was nothing like the main restaurant, where we had made reservations. There were quite a few empty tables, but there was a couple sitting in there, shaking their heads “no”. We wondered why with all these empty tables there were so many people in line still. We explained that this was not what we made reservations for and asked to be seated in the restaurant. We were seated shortly after in the restaurant. I noticed on my reservation sheet that they gave me it had information like the last time I dined there, how many times I have dined there, how many times I’ve canceled. I wondered if this was some type of rating system that decided where are you sat or if they use that to decide who sat in the prefab with the adjoining Porta potty’s. We have dined there for two other Thanksgiving dinners and we only canceled one person out of a reservation for four because of illness. We have never canceled any entire reservation. The food here has always been good and we enjoyed our meal once we were seated in the restaurant where we made the reservation. I would’ve given it a five, but I gave it a three overall, because of the circumstances.
  16. JL

    JamarL

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AMAZING! Perfect service
  17. MC

    MichaelC

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Food and table service (thank you Shannon) was outstanding as always. However, it was totally unacceptable to be seated 30 minutes after our reservation and the front desk staff was somewhat rude (they seemed more focused on partying amongst themselves than assisting the customers packing the entrance foyer to the restaurant). We would not return for a holiday dinner such as this if Ray’s insists on over-booking as they did for this year’s Thanksgiving buffet.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful experience
  19. JC

    JCMY

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lynne and Justin were amazing servers...very professional and attentive. The food, although always good, was better this Thanksgiving than last Thanksgiving. Great food, many options, good value.
  20. MC

    MilesC

    Atlanta

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    We went for Thanksgiving dinner and had a 4:15 pm reservation and did not get seated until after 5:30 pm. The hostess, all six of them, were not friendly and constantly made snide remarks about people who asked them questions regarding reservations; they were very unprofessional. We would have left, but then we would have been charged for a no-show. Once seated, the server was great. Food was either over-seasoned or under-seasoned to bland. Oh, did I mention when we went for the entree and came back to the table, it was cleared as if we were never there. I am going to chalk this up to the fact that they tried to serve a traditional Thanksgiving meal which is not their specialty
  21. RM

    RonaldM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Have a 4:00 reservation for Thanksgiving buffet. Was not seated until 4:50. Restaurant was grossly overbooked.
  22. DK

    DarrylK

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food. Excellent service, fun times! We have eaten here for 5 years for Thanksgiving. We will do it again!!
  23. MS

    MadelineS

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Ray's on the River is always a great choice for a special occasion.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Thanksgiving dinner
  25. HP

    HodgesPodges

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been at Rays 5-6 years, and tho similar each year, I know it was better this year than ever!! …….The side dishes were simply, each an every one, Superb… good work folks!! …..I shall return again for sure!
  26. J

    Janicem

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We enjoyed our thanksgiving dinner. The service was excellent. The buffet was plentiful with much variety although a bit confusing in its layout. It was crowded with people moving in all directions. I had one small complaint. There were no salt and pepper shakers on the tables. And asking for it would have felt a little uncomfortable. I understand that the chefs touch is thought to be perfect but I felt some of the food was a bit bland and could have benefitted from salt and pepper. I think it wouldn’t hurt to add it to the table just in case. Also not including the tea in the buffet price was a bit chintzy. The bill was steep as we expected. After adding two martinis and tips, our dinner came to around $250. while our dinner was good I’m not sure it rose to the level of the bill.
  27. DG

    DonnaG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The Thanksgiving service was excellent and the river view is always spectacular. The buffet was good, but I guess we were expecting above average and unfortunately it wasn't.
  28. JG

    JmGa

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A great Thanksgiving feast. Our waitstaff, Mike and Spencer were excellent. Food quite good; ample variety and plentiful.
  29. R

    Rosie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Eat at Ray's on the River for the beautiful views!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    The food wasn’t as good as the rays in Alpharetta that we had last year and the tent wasn’t the same ambiance as being in the restaurant. It just wasn’t a great experience for the money spent.
  31. B

    Becky

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Ray's for Thanksgiving Dinner, and it was just wonderful. The service, the food, the atmosphere, the valet parking, the view, everything about our meal was exceptional.
  32. CG

    CarolG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it! The food was wonderful! The staff was friendly and courteous! And the view was wonderful!
  33. E

    Eatsoutalot

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Compared to past Thanksgiving buffets, the food this year was not as special. No oyster dressing, underdone green beans in the casserole, dry mac and cheese. Excellent turkey. The desserts were excellent as well. Service was ok but not at all 20% worthy for a buffet.
  34. C

    Carole

    Atlanta

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. Elegant and festive with excellent foods and beverages and best in class service.
  35. C

    Courtney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I highly recommend! Everything was absolutely exceptional.
  36. KW

    KatieW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Ray’s last night, to celebrate our parents’ retirement. The entire experience was just amazing! Aaron and Racheal were incredible as our servers! They were warm and professional, while also being attentive. The stuffed branzino and she crab soup were our favorites, and our servers’ recommendation of the butter cake did not disappoint! From start to finish, it was a wonderful evening.
  37. JJ

    JoeJ

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated a birthday at Ray's on the River. Justin and Spencer were wonderful while taking care of us. The food exceeded all expectations. We started with the Jumbo Lump Crab Cake. We each ordered the Delmonico Ribeye. One was medium, the other medium rare. The steaks were cooked to the correct temperature and had a beautiful/delicious char on them. We shared the Cremini Mushrooms, Creamed Spinach, and Whipped Potatoes. Everything tasted fresh, and enhanced the meal without feeling heavy. For dessert, we shared the Red Velvet Cake. I was very pleased with how well everything turned out. The service exceeded my expectations, and we will definitely be back.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience4
    We have gone to Ray’s on the River many times and loved it but were disappointed this time. First, my wife asked if she could substitute green beans for asparagus with her meal but was told she could only do it if she ordered a separate side order. Then, our appetizer and salads came out at exactly the same time. Not 2 minutes later, while we were trying to eat our salads and appetizer, they brought out our entrees. We had to send them back. A while later, before we were finished with our salads and appetizer, they tried to bring out our entrees again, and we had to send them back again. When we were done and got our entrees, they had been affected a bit by sitting under a heat lamp. We spent $200 on dinner and expected better from Ray’s. In fairness, our waitress apologized and offered us a free dessert (we declined the dessert but accepted the apology). But none of this should have happened.
  39. SP

    SherrieP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful!! My go to restaurant when I travel to Atlanta!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I really liked the atmosphere of this restaurant but it was overpriced for what we got. It was good quality food but not for the price point of what they are charging. Although the sides we ordered for the table were underwhelming and looked like no thought was put into preparing the mashed potatoes and asparagus. The service was phenomenal though. Very attentive at any moment we needed.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Ray's on the River using the Order Online button. Ray's on the River also offers delivery in partnership with Chow Now.

Ray's on the River is rated 4.5 stars by 13497 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 89 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for ChowNow
Google Map for Ray's on the River

6700 Powers Ferry Road, Sandy Springs, GA 30339

Additional information

  • Cross street

    I-285 and Powers Ferry Rd

  • Neighborhood

    Sandy Springs

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Lunch Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Self parking along with complimentary valet service.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Simon Young

  • Entertainment

    Live Jazz Vocal on Select Days.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (770) 955-1187

  • Private party facilities

    Ray's on the River is the perfect place to host any wedding, private party or special event. We have private and semi-private spaces available, all of which have beautiful views of the Chattahoochee River. Please contact our banquet department at 770.952.4209 for more information.

  • Private party contact

    Sales & Events Department: (888) 651-5365

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