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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BarbaraB
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
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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RayT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The seating was great but the groups around got a bit noisy. Food was great except the shrimp was a bit over cooked, rubbery. Service was excellent and couldn't have asked for anything better from Cody and Alvin.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alvin was AMAZING! Very attentive and personable. Cody was Great too!! Would sit in their section every time I come to Ray’s.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience !!

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Biddle
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Neighbor’s birthday

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OJbean
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

You have multiple servers, which seems great until they all assumed you are tended to by the others. Ironic? I know! Food was excellent. Ambience was great.

JR
vipJohnR
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Overall, this was a superb dining experience. Absolutely delicious seafood (Oysters Rockefeller, redfish, scallops, trout) in an elegant, romantic, beautiful atmosphere, a handsomely appointed restaurant close by the Chattahoochee. Only quibble -- we were OVERCHARGED. The server quoted one price for the redfish and scallops special, but when the bill came, they had added on an extra $16 for the scallops. They also charged $10 more than the menu-listed price for my wife's trout. They did correct the bill when we brought it to their attention. Were they counting on a party intimidated into not checking the bill on presentation? C.mon! Very disappointing. otherwise, a memorable night celebrating my wife's birthday.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
36 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Khalil does it again, providing yet another amazing dining experience. I’m already anticipating my return. I’m absolutely obsessed with this place - I can’t get enough of it.

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CrystalR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time there I enjoy everything the food the music the scenery was a perfect birthday for him we will be back...

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience5

I read so many great reviews about this place and I was in town and decided to visit and it the food was not good, the crab cake was a bit overdone and tasted burnt a bit and had no taste, the steak was very salty, creamed spinach was like warm the server never came back to check on us and there were 2 of them supposed to be helping us. All in all not a great experience. But the ambiance is beautiful though I will say that.

CA
ChrisAJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a beautiful evening out with your significant other! Choose this place for me and my wife’s 12 yr anniversary and I definitely enjoyed everything about it from the service, food, location, and atmosphere! Definitely won’t be our last visit

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PatC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Enjoyable evening with family and friends for a birthday celebration.
Seated at a very nice table with an excellent view of the water. Everyone enjoyed their meal and the service. Thank you

JL
JoshuaL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved he experience we had. Everyone was very attentive and gave excellent service..

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wedding dinner

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Jaxx
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience. I will definitely come back. Great for date night

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FallonW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Payed $50 for a 4oz steak and 3 shrimp, a side and salad should have been included. Small portions as well. Scenery is beautiful.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and it didn’t disappoint. Thanks to great suggestion & service from our waiters David & Murphy. Our anniversary dinner was just wonderful. Would definitely return

CL
CarolynL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is where my husband took me to dinner the night he proposed and went back on our 29th anniversary for dinner. They accommodated our ask to be outside by the river and made the entire dinner experience perfect. If you’ve never been-Go. If you are considering it-Absolutely Go!

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GuerlaR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We celebrate 🎉 Anniversary of 24 year’s. The place was amazing 😻 I really enjoy Ed the atmosphere service was awesome 👏 my server Ray was awesome 👏.

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Travelbug123
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wonderful ambiance on the river (we sat at an outside table). We were there for an evening out after a show at the Fox and really enjoyed it. However, the total bill was over $300 for 4 people (two kids- 16, 11), and only 3 mixed drinks. This just seems like a but high for an Atlanta restaurant, Ive paid less at nice NYC restaurants. However, it was really nice.

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WillG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

I thought the food was excellent except for the bread before dinner. It seemed a little stale. We had the steak and shrimp and the flavor was excellent.

The issues were with the service. We were there for my parent's 50th anniversary so we had our 11 year old daughter. When I asked what kid-friendly drinks they had, he responded with Bud light and then when I asked what food he would recommend for kids, he said, "nothing." I know it's not a kid friendly restaurant, but she was 11 and you could be a little more helpful.

The only other issue was regarding deserts. My husband and I received our desert, but my parents never came. We were completely done with our desert and had to ask the server where my parents was.

These are not huge deals, but also not what I would expect at this quality of a restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Celebration Location!

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CoachB
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Food, Excellent Service! We loved the entire experience!

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Mole
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The five of us were very impressed with all aspects of Ray’s on the River - food, service, outdoor dining, cleanliness. We will definitely for a repeat of our lunch on the River.

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KathyH
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and drink and wonderful service. On a scale of 1-10, it was at least an 875! Love Ray’s On The River!

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JosephV
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice night out for a date, excellent food and service, amazing views of the Chattahoochee and observed a marriage proposal while waiting on the professional and speedy valet, coming back soon

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vipNatorC
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful night to sit by the river! (Airplanes were a noisy distraction though.) Food was good-steak was over-seasoned with salt on one side but, perfectly cooked. Seafood items and sides were delicious. Staff was friendly, personable, however disappointingly, a little slow. We had to ask for bread, s&p, steak accompaniment and empty dishes to be cleared from the very small table several times. Food in general was on the cold side-especially coffee at the end. (From being carried a long distance to the table? I would recommend covers.) Overall, not as extraordinary as usual.

DH
DineHer
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the perfect place to enjoy time with friends we havent seen in a while. The location on the river is beautiful and we sat outside. The food and service were wonderful. Loved the Shrimp and Grits! We will be back

JC
JeanneCU
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everybody n everything was wonderful! Everyone at Ray’s helped to make our anniversary special!

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seafoodtower
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Eating next to the river is very relaxing. Love to order the seafood tower.

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specialistWinnie
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food5service4ambience4

Relaxing great view but best was the great food and wine

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Moms 60th birthday. Her steak was over cooked. I know this is very nice restaurant I just hate her first experience wasn’t great.

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vipAlexandraF
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ray's never disappoints. The service was exceptional. The food was delicious and coursed perfectly. We sat out on the deck and it was a lovely fall evening. Happy we made this choice for a family dinner.

CC
CareyC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was awesome a must go to experience

CS
vipCraigS
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two birthdays

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vipanonymous
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Perfect seating afforded good conversation within groups… ambiance very relaxing. Food delicious, portions good. Valet very attentive. Appreciate the Covid precautions! Safe and delicious experience! Thank you!

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KelvishiaF
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful everything was perfect we were happy with everything thank you and his won’t be our last we shall be back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Celebrating 1st Wedding Anniversary. My branzino was not fully cooked. My wife wasn’t totally pleased with her food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place and beautiful experience! Staff is fantastic!

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

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