Ray's on the River

4.5
7922 reviews
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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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Sunday Brunch Buffet: 10:30am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Saturday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm.
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Phone number
(770) 955-1187
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Scott Hemmerly
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
I-285 and Powers Ferry Rd
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Parking details
Self parking along with complimentary valet service.
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Entertainment
Live Jazz Vocal on Select Days.
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Special events & promotions
We have semi-private and private rooms available for social and corporate events!
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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, with beautiful views of the Chattahoochee River, including our temperature controlled tent. Please contact our banquet department for more information.

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Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

This Thanksgiving, let Ray's do the cooking! Join us on November 22, 2018 from 11am-8pm for our Buffet, including all of the traditional Thanksgiving Items plus Ray's Specialties. Priced at $55/adult and $27.95/child (ages 5-10). Preferred Seating now available!

Thursday, November 22, 2018

What 7922 People Are Saying
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KC
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Girls ‘ weekend

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our 1st time there. Everything was awesome, from the staff, to the scenery, to the food EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!

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LM
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

My husband and I went here for a date night. We wanted a quiet, laid back place to have a nice evening. Ray's did not disappoint. We were seated at a table next to the windows overlooking the Chatahoochee River at sunset and it was beautiful. Our waiter was polite and attentive and the food was fantastic. I would go back for sure!

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AD
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Atlanta classic. The view and live music make this a great weekend brunch spot. Variety of food offered at brunch is great. Quality of food and service is a little hit or miss. Some items we ate were out of this world while others just weren't that tasty. Service was similar with some of the staff being above and beyond and some a little slow to bring requested items or clear plates.

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J
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience from the beginning to the end! Excellent service, excellent food and beautiful natural views. Truly an Atlanta gem!

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F
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great anniversary Sunday brunch. Our table was decorated with confetti and a Happy Anniversary greeting. The live music was also a nice touch. We will certainly be back. (I’m sorry our photo of the table wouldn’t fit to attach.)

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VM
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great! Very neat, great employees, great atmosphere.

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JB
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

This was a first for my wife and I. We had never been to Rays on the River, and we decided to go for our 3rd wedding anniversary. Overall, I would say we had a very good experience. My only complaint is the wait staff seemed to be very disorganized and slow. Everyone was very friendly and accommodating and the food was excellent. Everything is pricey which is to be expected at a fancy restaurant like Rays, so in my opinion (from a price perspective) this place is only good for special occasions. I would definitely be willing to look past the inattentiveness of the wait staff and give this place another shot.

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HG
Memphis
12 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating birthdays. I and my wife entertain and dine out often. This was an excellent experience from start to finish.

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SZ
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent experience at Rays. Everyone enjoyed the dishes they ordered, the service was excellent as well. We look foreward to dining there again.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience; food and drink were excellent and the service was outstanding. Our server, Brenda, made it a fun and pleasurable dining experience.

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EP
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Hi excellent bar service and jazz ensamble helped create a relaxing, enjoyable atmosphere.

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GD
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Casey(?) i believe was amazing. She made our experience wonderful. She was going to a Florida Gator football game this weekend in case I do not have name right. Keep her

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I chose this place since it was my husband’s first birthday after our marriage and he loves nature. This place truly did stand out to my expectations and our evening was very well spent. The view was amazing of Chattahoochee river and the service was also amazing. The ambience was beautiful and the staff right from valet to front desk to our server were so kind and well informed that they guided us well and also made adjustments on our taste while preparing food. All i can say that my husband’s birthday was well spent and he left with a huge smile. Last but not the least they also gave us a complimentary dessert since it was my husband’s birthday and it is worth trying was just so delicious that I still have the taste. Amazing !!!

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L
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lobster bisque was outstanding! Statesboro chips were also a super appetizer. Service was excellent: friendly, competent and attentive yet not hovering. Food was exceptional! Wife loved the Atlantic halibut almost as well as that we had in Homer, Alaska. My filet mignon was better than those I’ve had at Ruth’s. For my wife’s birthday, we were treated to a complimentary dessert tray with two full portions!

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L
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thus was my second visit this week. Love this restaurant!! James and Twofic were wonderful. Not sure of his name. Sorry.

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K
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant, different variety of food and a great staff. Complimentary valet parking and great for the whole family.

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MM
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Prices are very high. Cowboy Ribeye was over cooked, and ran out so he had to pick a new entree- they did comp the meal. Music was nice. We were seated in the middle aisle so other tables conversations on either side of us were distracting for a romantic evening with my date.

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d
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Poor menu selection. No chicken choices or pasta. Ala carte choices only so this is a game of up charging.
My husband is from the South so my disappointment is not about the price. Why wouldn't such a nice place, nice music, plenty of room get more choices on the menu. Especially chicken & pasta dishes. Sorry I have never spent $124.00 for such a disappointing night.
Also why wasn't the river lit up with lights. There was nothing to see at night!

Get more choices on your menu! And stop trying to suck people dry by having steak & seafood only.

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CC
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Poor service, never refilled the water, follow up was slow to see if we were doing good, Prime NY Strip was an end cut and we all know how they chew....very tough. And to top it all off a nice long hair in the Cheesecake. My date found it and what a way to ruin the night. I might as well is set 180.00 bucks on fire!
One last thing, you might want to close the front doors, the restaurant was warm and very humid inside.
You think we will be back?????

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J
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was good, but disappointed that the special occasion we were dining for was never acknowledged.

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SM
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

A rare meal and service that was not up to Ray's normal Five Star experience.

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m
Atlanta
92 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Great food. Our server had personality plus but seemed to have way too many tables so service was a tad slow.

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L
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was good and presentation was awesome. Our waitress was very attentive and awarded us free dessert for having a positive attitude about life and our life experiences. What a great afternoon sharing .

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S
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a family lunch. Sat with a view of the river and gardens. Loved watching the people floating down the river! The restaurant is beautiful, the food was great and the waiter went out of his way to accommodate our requests for a milk substitute and a special coffee drink! The menu has a wide selection and the presentation is beautiful! A great place to celebrate any occasion! Special kudos for the lobster roll and praline dessert!!

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R
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for a romantic dinner. Service and food was amazing!

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WV
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Derrick was our server. Excellent. Needs a raise!

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AR
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant and setting, the food was delicious and the staff was wonderful

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YE
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambience great food! I am a regular visitor when in town and never disappointed with this restaurant.

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JB
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Upon arrival and being seated it was more than 5 minutes before anyone came to our table to even serve water-- My husband had to seek out someone. The dressing on the fuji apple salad was strangely bitter. The lamb chops were seasoned well and tasteful but the service ruined the experience for us.

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B
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous restaurant, my favorite for birthdays, anniversaries, and other special (adult) occasions. In my opinion, Ray's on the River is the best restaurant in the Powers Ferry/Akers Mill/Cumberland area.

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MM
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Paul Demit always requests that I make reservations at Ray's for his clients and interviews. He is never disappointed. Thank you.

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JB
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my wife's and I 3 year anniversary and Jamaal was our server and took great care of us. It was our first time dining there and Jamaal helped guide our experience very nicely. We will definitely be returning to see him again.

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J
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The view of the river adds to the romance. Must be better in the winter when the sun goes down earlier, because see-through mesh roll down curtains cover the windows while the sun is still up.

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KP
Savannah
9 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Party of three. Indifferent service. Inconsistent food.

Forgotten salad course. Gumbo with one shrimp and three pieces of okra. Potato cold. Macaroni and cheese burnt. Poor cut of steak.

We will not return.

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CH
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

My waiter slacked with his service during the end. He shared one of his customers were upset. Well that has nothing to do with my service. At least it shouldn't have but it did.

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MC
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 1

We have been here previously which were great. This time was a letdown. Asked for window table said none were available but there were several empty all evening. Sat next to serving station which was constantly noisy. Sun was in our faces even with shades down. Food was lukewarm. Served irregularly had to wait forever for anything and it was not filled with patrons. Will not be back.

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AW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff is wonderful. The food delicious. The view is breath taking and very calming

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JD
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed brunch. The food was outstanding and our waiter was great. They have so many brunch options. It was truly worth it.

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BB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We attended the Sunday Brunch and Ray's on the River delivered it well! We had not been in a couple of years and was hoping for the same wonderful experience. To my surprise the brunch has improved! The food is delicious and the staff were on point. Afterwards we spent a little time in the BEAUTIFUL garden along the riverside.

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