About Ray's on the River

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.

6700 Powers Ferry Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30339
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Sunday Brunch Buffet: 10:00am - 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.

Cross Street:
I-285 and Powers Ferry Rd

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(770) 955-1187

Website:
http://www.raysrestaurants.com/

Entertainment:
Live Jazz Vocal on Select Days.

Parking Details:
Self parking along with complimentary valet service.

Executive Chef:
Scott Hemmerly

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

This Thanksgiving, let Ray's do the cooking! Offering our award-winning buffet from 10am-8pm on Thursday, November 23, 2017. We look forward to celebrating with you!

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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.

Ray's on the River Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (131)
Special Occasion (124)
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Good for a Date (116)
Good for Anniversaries (108)
Romantic (105)
Good for Birthdays (85)
Business Meals (70)
Worth the Drive (61)
Cozy (51)
Sunday Lunch (50)
Great for Brunch (49)
Good for Groups (48)
Quiet Conversation (47)
Live Music (46)
Fit for Foodies (42)
Notable Wine List (38)
Great for Lunch (38)
Creative Cuisine (36)
Neighborhood Gem (34)
Bar Seating (32)
Fun (27)
Great for Outdoor Dining (26)
Authentic (23)
Vibrant Bar Scene (22)
Casual (19)
Comfort Food (18)
Happy Hour (18)
People Watching (18)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Healthy (17)
Seasonal (16)
Tasting Menu (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Local Ingredients (14)
Late-night Find (13)
Hot Spot (12)
Kid-friendly (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Great Beer (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Tapas (3)
Live Sports (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined a day ago

The food was very good! Our service had a nice sense of humor, however could have been a little more forthcoming with the Specials of the Day. Though we'd asked, he did not share but we overheard another Wait Staff sharing with the table behind us after we'd ordered.

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 (Houston)·Dined 2 days ago

The service and food is impeccable. The total experience was great

Tags: Waterfront, Romantic, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined 3 days ago

Ray's is on the river... as stated in the name. The view is very nice. Bar was swamped when I arrived at 6:30, and thinned out by 7:30. Food was amazing, and servers attentive.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Waterfront, Live Music
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 (Orlando)·Dined 4 days ago

Took my fiance for her birthday and had the best time.

You must get the roses for the table and a booth in front of the lake.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Great food but for the price you pay the portion is very small

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 5 days ago

The food and service was excellent!

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·Dined 6 days ago

Date night with ambiance.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

Food and service was awesome. Unfortunately, we were sat next to a party of 12 that was unruly and rude. The language was shocking to say the least. I’m no saint by any means, but I was blushing.

Tags: Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Waterfront
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·Dined 6 days ago

Very enjoyable evening.Delicious and varied menu. Lucious dessert selections.
Our server was excellent.

Tags: Live Music, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

The food are always on point, never disappoint! Service always exceptional! Our favorite go to!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

My husband and I enjoy dining at Ray's on the River on special occasions. The food, service, and ambiance are wonderful, and I highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

Food was sooo good and the service was excellent. There was a nice, relaxed atmosphere. My only criticism is that it was a bit chilly in the restaurant.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

Have eaten at Ray’s on the River many times. Tonight was the best of all. Food delicious. Waiter very attentive. Perfect as it can get. I carried my husband to say thank you for his military service. While they did not have specials for the military, I must say the staff and managing partner made him feel honored. Thank you Ray’s...Go see for yourself. Worth it.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

Great experience, as always. This is one place that should never change what it's doing.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The food was excellent. We were able to sit by the window and enjoy the beautiful view of the river. Out waiter Tim was outstanding. Truly a gem!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 10, 2017

My husband and I were there to celebrate our 27th anniversary. Our waiter, Tim, was outstanding. He looked after our every need, made great suggestions and presented us with a delicious chocolate dessert. The setting is gorgeous. All in all an excellent experience.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The atmosphere was quaint and intimate. The food was delicious and the servers were excellent.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great service and excellent food. Dirty Martinees were outstanding! Thank you!

Tags: Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Waterfront, Cozy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Our meal was great. Miles provided excellent service.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 9, 2017

I always order the salmon Oscar and the potato blue cheese apitizer. Yummy! I have the chap taken off the salmon and the bacon taken off the chips. Great drinks! Yum! I have never been disappointed. I go for lunch by myself and dinner with my guy. ❤️

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Cozy, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Our service was spectacular! Our server was just wonderful and even brought us a free dessert to be kind. Everything was truly wonderful. My only qualm would be the highway noise when sitting outside. Too bad too because the view was so lovely.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 7, 2017

As always, a great time. Great atmosphere, great food.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Fun, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Ray's has been around for a LONG time and sometimes we forget about our favorite neighborhood gems. Great menu for any meal, plus the service and food are outstanding!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 7, 2017

I have had Rays on the River deliver several times (food app) but this was my first time dining in. I highly recommend it. The food was delicious as always! My mom and I sat by the window and saw the moon dance on the river. Very pretty view!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Enjoy lunch with my cousin!!! This is her last week in Atlanta😞😞😞

Tags: Fun, Scenic View, Authentic, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

My wife and I were looking for an elegant lunch with great wine and ambiance for our anniversary - Ray’s on the River delivered impeccably!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Wonderful romantic dinner by the river, wait staff was attentive without being overbearing.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 5, 2017

My only complaint would be that I felt rushed. I was hoping to have a nice evening with my husband to celebrate our Anniversary. But I felt like it was more important to the staff that we eat & run. (reservations at 6, out by 7). That was really disappointing. I like to go out and take my time, especially when it comes to a special occasion at a fine dining establishment.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Tables are too close together. It was hard to get in and out of the table without interrupting the neighboring guests.
Max was nice, but he didn’t give the best service. He didn’t check on us that frequently. There were several occasions where our glasses were empty after he walked by us several times. He seemed more interested in socializing with his coworkers than doing his job.

The gentlemen making the waffles and carving the meat were very nice. The server I had the last two visits there was great! I can’t remember her name though. She was working the tables facing the bar.

Otherwise, all was well! Can’t wait to return for brunch!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Outstanding Sunday Brunch...one of the best in Atlanta

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We came to the Sunday brunch largely for the oysters on the half shell that you advertise on your website. Very disappointed that you do not offer them until 1:00. You need to note this on the online menu. It is false advertising to not have them available.

The service and the restaurant atmosphere was excellent! The items offered on the brunch were also excellent especially all of the stations.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Beautiful atmosphere. Pricey for what you get so special occasions are good choice.
Would return but mostly for ambiance, view and live music with dinner in bar option.

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Bar Seating, Scenic View
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Perfect! The food at Ray's has definitely gotten better over the years.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Very good food, and the ambiance is perfect.
Attentive servers, the chef is an artist, and the views of the river are spectacular.
We will definitely come back!

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Rays on the River has quickly become my favorite local dinner spot for quality food and great service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Love Ray's Blue Cheese Chips and Thursday night is $6 Mcallan 12yr. Live music in the bar. It's just a great place for dinner or drinks and appetizers.

Tags: Waterfront, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 1, 2017

A lovely evening with good food & good service. 3 different entrees & all
were delicious.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Went on Sunday for brunch. Food was excellent, and the staff worked hard to keep all stations full, fresh, and neat. Was very busy the whole time we were there, about 2 and a half hours, and everyone seemed pleased with their meals.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Ray's is an Atlanta icon. Service was very good but I must say the food on the buffet was just okay. Very disappointed in the seafood selection. Shrimp were decent but the "fresh" shucked oysters were actually frozen in the shell. Guessing they were opened earlier in the prep day and stored in a walk in that was too cold. Overall it's still a good place to visit because of the view of the Hooch. Maybe next time the food will be more up to expectations.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Excellent food at the Sunday buffet but restaurant should have provided small forks for the stone crab. Also some of the oysters were frozen and I and my wife had to ask our waiter for each refill of our coffee and ice tea. He should be proactive.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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