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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.
Sandy Springs, GA 30339
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.
I-285 and Powers Ferry Rd
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live Jazz Vocal on Select Days.
Self parking along with complimentary valet service.
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
Special Events & Promotions:
We have semi-private and private rooms available for social and corporate events!
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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
Wanted to try the award winning brunch and was extremely disappointed. The service was horrendous- we only saw our server to greet us and to leave the check halfway through our meal. The other servers around us had to help with refill our drinks and answer any questions we had. The food was okay- nothing worth $40 a person. We do not plan to dine here for a long time.
Table wasn’t ready till thirty minutes after reservation than service was slow. My fish tasted fishy and my wife ordered a salad and a crab cake appetizer for her main course. The waiter brought them out at the same time he brought everyone else’s salad and then didn’t bring her crab cake at the same time as everyone’s dinner. We’ve been there many times and this is our worst experience.
This was not our first visit but it will definitely be our last dinner there. The service Saturday night was terrible. First of all, reservations don't really mean that you will be seated on time just that you name is on the list. We knew the service tends to be somewhat slow so we prepared to place our entire order once the server appeared. I think our server was new. This is not a cheap restaurant and I expect with the price we were paying we should receive excellent service ... that did not happen. The food tastes good but the lack of service puts a damper on the whole evening.
Definitely impressed with my first visit to Ray's, for which I was celebrating Valentine's Day. The food was amazing, we shared a Porter House for 2 w/ a side of scallops, the Lobster Mac n Cheese and the Sauteed Mushrooms. I must say though, I was most impressed with our server and his knowledge of the wine list and possible pairings with the food, even down to knowledge about the wineries where each wine came from. For a mere 22 years of age, he really knew his stuff, and I think it reflects well on Ray's that all of their staff are so in touch with their menu. Definitely would recommend to anyone trying to treat a special someone to a meal together.
The occasion was a 65th birthday so dinner needed to be special. It was. Perfect choice, great table location. Noise level was perfect, not so quiet that you heard forks scrape across plates but low enough for conversation across the table. Friendly, knowledgeable waiter. Grand time!
Our reservation was for 6:15, we were greeted and seated right away. Our order for drinks was taken quickly. Then after serving the drinks our dinner choices were made. We had a very nice waiter, who checked on us to see if at anytime we might need anything. All in all this was a wonderful dining experience. It had been over 5 years since we ate there last, we won't wait that long again. I had the Petite Filet Oscar style and my husband chose the Grilled Salmon Oscar style. Both our meals were excellent!
Well. Last night was an interesting experience that culminated in my husband declaring, "thank GOD we had a gift card".
To preface, I am nine months pregnant and obviously not drinking wine. That immediately put our waiter off. Sorry for the lack of upsell off the bat, I suppose.
First course was a dozen oysters. Whoever shucked them did a haphazard job because there were crumbles of shell (not sediment - shell.) in four of them. And no small forks were brought with this dish, requiring us to awkwardly dip our dinnerware into the horseradish, etc - presentation was off.
On to the entrees - we both ordered steaks, cooked medium, and three very easy vegetables to share. It took this a full hour to arrive. My steak was more mid-rare, and my husband's was well-done. We didn't say a word about it because we didn't have another hour to kill. A word about this food runner - my steak arrived with an au poivre sauce that I did not order due to a severe gluten allergy (noted in our reservation). I asked him to take the sauce back to the chef to verify that it was gluten free. Five minutes later, he returns and declares (loudly), "uhhhhh - chef says it probably has gluten in it, so don't eat it". Probably?? The chef doesn't know if he adds flour to a sauce?!
Brussels sprouts were oily, not lightly crisped. Roasted vegetables were not fully cooked. Parmesan fries were awesome, and the valets outside should probably be promoted to server and food runner as they were the friendliest part of our meal.
So thanks, Ray's on the River, for making our last date night before our son arrives extra lackluster. Could have eaten nearly identical parm fries with my husband at Marlow's and gotten better service. Our waiter was kind enough to congratulate us on our "ummmm...accomplishment" (because that's what you call a pregnancy???) on our way out, as well.
Ray's gets it right. For a special occasion like Valentine's they pull out all the stops. From the passed complimentary champagne in the lobby for waiting guests, to the wandering saxophone player with mood music, to a 2 tiered/priced prix fixe menu, spectacular evening. Food and service were top notch as well. Hat tip to Brian our server who got everything right. Folded napkins on table departures, silverware exchange between courses, bottomless wine and water, that is how it is done. Thank you Ray's.
I have not eaten at this Rays in a long time. I did, however, eat at the Ray's in Alpharetta a few months ago and was very please - which is what wanted me to come back and try this one on Aker's Mil since I live near it. I can't quite say what was wrong with the Aker's Mill location. Perhaps the menu was different? Service seemed just slightly off relative to the other location. It just was not the same experience for me. All of that being said it was still quite "good". There just does not seem to be congruency between brands / locations.
This was our third time, and as usual the food was great. We had three orders of the tuna appetizer. I would always start a meal with this appetizer. The only problem I had, I haven't had bread for three months. There raisin bread is the great , worth in many ways. For the main meals, we had lamb, scallops, and the lobster on a stick. Again everything was 5 star. I forgot the name of the server, him taking care of us was 5 star. Can't wait till the next time.
First seated in a booth which blew cold air into our faces. Asked to be moved and was moved without a problem. Chair bottoms at new table were sat out, but got accustomed to them. Otherwise, service was great, food was tasty, and two free desserts were brought for the two ladies whose birthdays we were celebrating. Overall, an excellent luncheon.
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