Ray's on the River

4.6
12109 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 12109 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great atmosphere!

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Doublen
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful experience! David and Alvin were an amazing team! Every need was met, practically before we knew it was needed. All the recommendations were on point. I would definitely go again and will be sharing this experience with all my friends.

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btcs1234
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great staff. Good food. Beautiful views. I had the sea bass which was good, however the tomato and squash was a little too powerful for the fish… but still good! We will return!

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MissDine
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, our meal was delicious and our service was exceptional. Rachel took care of us and did a superb job. I started with a Bloody Mary, followed with she-crab soup (sublime) and a baby gem salad, had horseradish crusted grouper as my entree and finished with Ray’s signature praline basket dessert … needless to say, I won’t need to eat for a week, but my oh my, how could I pass up any of those delectable dishes! Rachel brought another ice tea to my dining partner before he could even realize he wanted one … she was great. As was the cuisine. I love Ray’s on the River.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiancé’s 30th birthday was great here. The appetizers were great, the drinks were amazing, and the food was great as always.

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Noluv4FishMarket
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding service and great food.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 1st year anniversary tonight and had an amazing experience because of Alvin and Bryant! This is honestly the best customer service I've ever had. The food was delicious: fresh oysters, calamari, rack of lamb with a bacon risotto, halibut and crab legs, lemon butter cake, creme brule, and a few special cocktails. Absolutely delicious!! They placed a little anniversary card on our table and gave us complimentary dessert and appetizer. Throughout the night we truly felt special. I would highly recommend and we will absolutely be back!!

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Cliff
Atlanta
29 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best dining experience I have had in quite some time. From the time we walked in the door until we left 2 hours later, the service was exceptional. The filet mignon was superb, cooked to perfection, as was every other part of the meal. We moved to Atlanta about 6 years ago and I cannot believe that we had not dined at Ray's until last night! What a wonderful experience and it will not be our last visit!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
36 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Khalil was incredible. He was personable and provided stellar service.

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BenitaJ
Detroit
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Ambience was great! David and Taylor were the best. David was absolutely amazing. His customer service was phenomenal. He absolutely loves what he does and it shows!

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Andre
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just amazing

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BatinaB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've ate here several times and the food is always amazing. The service is exceptional and the waiters are always very knowledgeable of what is on the menu. The ambience is always great!

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CelesteB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our servers Jude, Randall, and Yasmine were excellent. The food was exceptional and I would definitely visit again. We arrived about 30 minutes early for our reservation and we were accommodated as soon as walking in. I would definitely go back again.

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Gregory
Orlando
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service and food was very good overall. Drink was a bit off. Liked restaurant.

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vipRachaelB
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything BUT the temperature. It was freezing in our corner of the room, so bad that my husband had to leave the table.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Two of our party got steaks. These were not cooked correctly. One went back once and one went back twice . They did end up taking the second one off the bill which I appreciated. Also the brownie for the brownie Sunday was very dry.

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NelsonP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful experience we are from Virginia But many people recommended this restaurant and Ray’s on the River did not disappoint had a wonderful Service by David and Jayla

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RayJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The only thing I wanted to say was the Calamari was cooked to long. The rest of the meal was amazing!

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vipWXYZ
Atlanta
352 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

To:
Cody and Dylon,

Thank you very much for your attentive and professional service.

Chef, Scallops and French dips were very good.

Thank you to All.

GWV

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RashandaM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Waited to be attended by waiter for about 10 minutes while others who came after us were greeted. No mention of the fact that they do not do brunch anymore on their website either. Nonetheless we left without eating.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 17th wedding anniversary!

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LisaH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious and the atmosphere was wonderful. I recommend this restaurant, it is fabulous.

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PittsburghPam
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Our third visit, probably will be the last. Despite making reservations every time, we are consistently given the worst table on every visit.
Sorry, but when I’m spending north of $200 for two people, I would expect a table with a view of something other than the server station and steps. This is not unusual. We ALWAYS get a crappy table. We always tip more than 20%, we are not high maintenance and on this visit, my husband asked for a glass of wine with his steak and the glass finally arrived when he was 75% through with his steak. We know everyone is short staffed, and despite the bad table and iffy timing we still tipped above 20% but it’s not a good value, and if I can’t enjoy the lovely location then it’s just an overpriced mediocre meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was attentive. Food was delicious. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone celebrating a special occasion in the Atlanta area.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First of all, the food was delicious and the service was impeccable. The two people who brought it all together and catered to our every need were Jeremy and
David. These two gentlemen turned a fun night into a fabulous evening.

Thank you again, We will be back soon!

Respectfully,

Suzanne & Carol

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MalvaH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Initially,we weren't allowed to sit outside. We were told by the host that the rain would be coming. Not until I saw another family sit outside AFTERWARDS that I questioned THE PREFERENCE. We eventually were allowed, and the rain did come. All in all, I enjoyed the company that surrounded me

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JanetH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally fantastic! We went for my husbands 60th and sat outside. It was perfect in every way. Our meals were amazing - some of the best food I’ve ever had! The river was beautiful. It met every expectation of a delightful experience for a special occasion.

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TamikaH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent as always! Our waiter Dillon was also excellent and provided outstanding customer service!

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KSMM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome a great dining room experience looking forward to coming back and enjoying it in the future!

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vipMarkS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great experience. Aaron and Shannon provided excellent service and were very engaging. Just the proper level of attention to make sure we had what we needed but not bothersome. The food was very good and great presentation. Was a nice way to celebrate our anniversary.
Thanks

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance and the view of the Chatahoochee River is superb. Our steaks were cooked to perfection and the creamed spinach and mushrooms were the perfect accompaniment! Wonderful evening with friends!!!

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BrettC
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Flew in town for our anniversary and decided to try Rays. The service was the worst! Bar was the best! Food was fine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Fort Lauderdale
15 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was amazing. The server was not the greatest. However, the view the ambiance made up for it

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jayla and Brian were the best. Absolutely enjoyed our dining experience. I’ll be definitely will be back.

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RisseB
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my anniversary dinner and everything was wonderful; from the waitstaff, the food, and the environment.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We went for a birthday dinner and other than a card on the table, the birthday was never addressed and no dessert was sent to the table.
Service was fast, but almost too fast and evening didn’t feel leisurely paced/relaxed.

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KimP
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful setting! Seafood servings are very skimpy. 3 scallops to an entree or 4 shrimp to a cocktail is not my idea of a standard portion.

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KenJ
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, warm and welcoming. We sat at a table facing the river. Very nice.
Food is great and an even better value. I would expect to pay at least 30% more at other locations and I do not think they could have do a better job of preparing and presenting the food.

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BarbaraB
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration was nice. Alvin & Cody, we're great servers.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server Jake was awesome and made our anniversary dinner that much better! We couldn’t ask for better service as well as our other server I believe her name was Leanne. Both were Great!

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Ray's on the River is rated 4.6 stars by 12109 OpenTable diners.

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

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.