Ray's on the River

4.6
10706 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. 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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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.7
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4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipmegand
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great Thanksgiving lunch!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wanted to sit by the river but It started to rain so sat on covered bar area ..
was pleasant and not crowded
Food was delicious. I had salmon plank. Excellent

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service, food, ambience and the entire experience was wonderful!

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ArthurA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We really enjoyed everything. The moscato was excellent, food was delicious, view beautiful.

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Joseph
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I haven't been too Ray's on the River since the pandemic began, and I sure have missed it! I knew they offered outdoor dining, but I didn't realize how many outside tables they have. Everything was great. Even live music!!! My seafood platter was the best I've had there, and that's what I usually order. This time I had the option of getting the shrimp fried and the scallops blackened. That option was never offered before, but it was welcome. I'll be going back for outdoor dining as long as the weather cooperates.

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WalterA
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding. Looking forward to the return of the Sunday Buffet Brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiters Tastyn & Randall were absolutely awesome! The food was great!

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ElaineF
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service, and ambience. Great place to celebrate a birthday or special occasion.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience3

I was extremely disappointed in our experience. The food was just ok and took forever to come out and the server was inattentive. A poor, poor job by what is billed as a legendary steak house.

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LarryL
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff and food were outstanding, this was a special occasion and all had a enjoyable meal & experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous setting for us to celebrate our 35th Anniversary!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary

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vipElizabeth
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner sitting outside with heaters. Service was fabulous and our food was delicious. We look forward to our next visit!

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KennethM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience3

I made reservations well in advance for my wife's birthday, and took the 1hr. And ten minutes drive from Lake Spivey in Jonesboro through rush hour traffic on a Friday evening. We were motivated.
We were seated quickly upon arrival and introduced to our wait staff who never returned except for the occasional "every thing ok?" as one zoom by our table. They never asked if we needed drink refill. The server appeared bored and uninterested. This is still one of my favorite restaurants and we will return, but not quickly.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and the food was excellent. The filet was cooked perfectly and the drinks were great too. Highly recommend Ray’s for a nice dinner out.

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DNP2
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I have had dinner at Rays on the river several times over the last 20years. Wed eve 11/18 was he first time in over 5 years. It was my wife's and my 25th anniversary. I made the reservation on line and made is crystal clear in the "special request" box that it was a very special occasion, our 25th, and wanted a romantic table atmosphere and a few candles on the table. When we got to the restaurant, not one person from the front reservation counter to the waiter greeted up with Happy Anniversary. They sat us in a booth instead of a table by the window overlooking the river and lights, and not one damn candle. There was no special treatment whatsoever. They only offered three selections of wine by the glass for each grape variety, ridiculous "by the glass" prices. I ordered a dozen oysters on the half shell as I saw a man in e bar area eating them. they looked good, nice big shells/oysters. The ones they served me were so dinky small, I could have put all 12 in my shirt pocket. total waste of money. dinner was good, but not great. bottom line is between a drink a piece in the bar, dinner and wine, I spent nearly $400. the evening at Rays on the River was very disappointing to say the least. More than likely, We won't be back.

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vipGloReviews
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service Khalil is the best

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and cocktails!

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RaushanaK
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rays on the River was an outstanding experience. I had been wanting to try it for years and finally got the chance for my birthday celebration. Our waiter was intuitive to our needs and served us to perfection. Looking out at the Chatahocee River at night provided a unique experience as we dined. We will be going back.

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vipVacationingfun
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love Ray’s. Heather gives impeccable service always. Our bartenders Derrick and Kalil took amazing care of us. Ray’s never disappoints.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

31st Birthday

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice staff was excellent

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mplsfoodie
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only downside was we had to wait about 20 minutes past our reservation time. Everything else was fabulous. Our servers were fantastic.

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MilissiaW
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our very first time and boy was it wonderful! I would highly recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Great service, especially valet staff having to shuttle because parking lot was full. They went above and beyond to minimize any inconvenience.

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KathleenW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Parking lot was full - no valet parking available. Service was terrible. Waiter did not refill drinks or clear plates between courses. Steak was not cooked as ordered. Sent back twice.

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ThomasG
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome evening sat outside and enjoyed the view along with amazing food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and view...nice ambiance0

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vipDeeL
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had lunch at the outside dining area. Everything about our dining experience was great; our servers Ms. Helen and Tastyn were great. The weather was awesome so sitting out and taking in the view was so pretty and relaxing. Then the food, the food was so good. We brought our appetite yesterday so we at a lot...lol. The scallops and the brownie sundae were two of my favs. The warm bunt cake keeps honorable mention since we always get it. Looking forward to going back.

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CarolS
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

If one is hungry, don't go there. The portions are miniscule. Unless a person wants to spend a lot of money on appetizers and extra entrees, not worth it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Normally, we have excellent service at Ray’s. This past Friday we had an 8:00pm reservation. The waiters were slow, we had to ask for bread three times. The mix green salad was withered. I hope this one experience is not the beginning of a pattern for Ray’s!

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SteveJ
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiters (Mike and Mike) created a great atmosphere, were very attentive and made the night that much better. Thanks for good food, ambiance and waiters.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My teen son brought me here to celebrate my birthday. Beautiful ambiance, great service, and delicious food. We enjoyed our evening so much. Thank you!

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AimeeM
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Wonderful all all fronts just wish they would have honored moving us from the door to the outside. It got very chilly at our table!

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vipTsouders
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great night.

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vipDV313
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was amazing!

Exception of the creamed spinach, it was VERY bland, not good at all

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience with exceptional service. They even give a 20% discount to Veterans! You can’t top that!! We had the best oysters ever and the entrees are always out of this world!

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STEVEN
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The ribeye was similar to Longhorns the filet was cooked rare we sent it back and came back perfect medium rare excellent meat

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SandyW
Leicestershire
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was truly a fantastic meal and I cannot wait to come back!! 5 stars all the way!!!

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DeltaDan
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious steaks paired with a nice ambience and good wine - live music wasn't too loud. Made for a great evening.

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Ray's on the River is rated 4.6 stars by 10706 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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