Ray's on the River

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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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Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

We went for my wife’s birthday. The food was good but the service was to slow. Halfway through our meal the first waitress had to go home and second waitress was slower than the first one.

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

My family and I enjoyed the environment and the food was delicious. The variety of items to choose from was excellent. Perfect beginning and end to my Birthday celebration!

MJ
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Love the atmosphere. Food is always good, even though the stations can get a little congested. But that can be resolved with timing.

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

I went for a birthday celebration and the restaurant did a very personal touch with confetti and a card on our day. Love it!

SK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Atmosphere elegant and so romancing. The food was on point, waitress nice, just need glasses to read menu due to lighting

IH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a great time. The service was fantastic! K.K. did a wonderful job. We enjoyed the food as well.

LB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic atmosphere - My husband and I enjoyed every aspect of our visit. The food, service and overall experience was a MUST DO AGAIN.

RM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

We new it would be expensive, but 36 dollars for a steak and no sides. I thought itcome with potatoes. So disappointed Stake was good, but not 36 dollars worth with no sides. I don’t think it was any better than Ruth kris. With there Stake you get potatoes. Disappointed on your choice of soups. Would have loved too have seen onion soup. Waiters were late serving food and really late in refilling.i didn’t like the bread varieties. I guess my main complete was the 36 dollar stake and no price. I won’t come pack. Nor would I encourage other too do so...... Kayleen marzzarella

P
Atlanta
61 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Every one at the table enjoyed the lobster special.

D
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went Saturday Night for the Lobster special. We started with the Ahi Tuna appetizer then had the 1 1/4 lb lobster dinner. The food was wonderful, the ambience lovely and the wait staff incredibly attentive.

SB
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Great service, two suggestions
1. Had the Bolognese, short ribs were great, but the pasta was undercooked and stuck together. I didn’t want but just a taste of the pasta, so not a big deal for me
2. It was quite warm in the restaurant. Didn’t really get uncomfortable till near the end of our meal.

f
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This Dining Experience may have been one of the best I’ve ever had. I felt embraced before I even walked in the Door. The Valet greeted me as soon as I arrived and the Hostess did the same when I first walked in. The Band played Jazz that almost made me feel transcended to the 1920s. Julian Keith (The Server) did an Awesome Job with my Order and with giving me insight on the Menu. The Food was Magnificent and nothing short of Delectable. I don’t know what took me so long to come to Ray’s on the River, but I’ll definitely be back sooner than later!

C
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The seafood was fresh and absolutely wonderful! Service was incredible, I will definitely be returning!

AJ
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food, would highly recommend.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience!!

JF
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated our anniversary which the staff recognized with decorations on our table! The service was excellent, as David spaced out our dinner perfectly. Barb enjoyed the crab cakes and I the smaller filet, cooked to order. Very enjoyable evening!

ZS
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am truly happy We chose Ray’s on the River for my 57th Birthday dinner. We enjoyed our dinner. Our waiter Daniel was EXCELLENT!!!
Had my first Martini...compliments to the Mixologist!!!! Excellent recommendation of the Lemon Drop Martini! Though I requested a romantic setting with view of the River...that didn’t happen. Everything else made up for my request not being granted.
Excellent staff! Excellent chef and staff! Thanks Ray’s on the River for maintaining quality all these years.
We hadn’t been there in 20 years .
Excellent!!!

JT
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Ray's is a good place for a business meeting. Food was good and service was exceptional.

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food as always.....must visit

OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was great. Food and Service was on point. Definitely will be visiting again.

RH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

30th birthday celebration was the occasion but Ray's staff did not deliver. Very unprofessional, inexperienced and lacked knowledge about the menu. Food was mediocre and expensive. The lack of service really put a damper on our celebration.

t
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

We took friends that have never been to Ray's for dinner, and they like us were disappointed with the service. The meal started out with a problem when we tried to order their Lobster promotion. After that service was not very good. Our friends t old us they will not go back and frankly I doubt we will return. While the view of the river is nice, there are other similar restaurants that we go to that has the same view but with better overall service.

SH
Jacksonville
135 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Had hoped for a better meal. Salmon somewhat undercooked and wrong meal served. While waiter corrected it, rather disappointed. Remember this being a better restaurant.

JB
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Went with the family to Rays over the weekend. As always the food was exceptional and the service was great. Keep it up. It’s our go to place for fun, special occasion or just atmosphere

SW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been coming to Ray’s on the River for years. The service and food selection are always outstanding.

MR
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 5

It was my wife’s Birthday and we had a wonderful time!

S
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Booked in open table and requested outside seating by the river as this was our first visit and when we arrived we were told the patio had been reserved for a large party. Requested a seat by the window and was told again nothing available. We were seated at a small table for two in the corner. Requested steak to be cooked well done and came out medium. Will not be returning.

BB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience- top quality service, food and overall everything. The waiters are true professionals, the food spectacular and ambiance lovely. Will definitely go again, and again, and again!!!

BH
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

While the setting is lovely and the food good, the management appears to have set an expectation that clients will be moved through as quickly as possible. If you are looking for somewhere to go and linger through a nice meal, this is not the place. We felt rushed through every step of the meal.

S
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Table was not ready for our 7:30pm reservation. So we had to wait an additional 15 minutes. However, the food and ambience was wonderful.

MW
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

The food was delicious. Our service was verybbpoor. We had to ask for more wine service, a dessert menu, our waiter was not very attentive.

JH
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my wife to dinner for her birthday, great food and service, music in bar area was great.

d
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The "lobster special" was a disappointment. The lobster was tough and chewy and not warm enough. The side items were very small portions. The wine list is overpriced (by the glass).

WM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good restaurant, the staff was very nice and food was also good. I also enjoyed the band in the lounge area.

M
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Server was a little pushy and upsold me on wine that was double what I asked for and he did not indicate that. My wife was very unhappy with the quality of the swordfish. The steaks we're good.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Ray's On the River is ok. There were holes in the shades and the chairs were worn and torn!!!!! I was told to pull down my shirt as if I had my whole stomach showing. It was literally just a *pitchof stomach. I went to the website and did not see a section about their dress code. I also went to different social media links and saw plenty of women with dresses and tops that showed a hell of a lot more stomach and skin then I had showing.

Our waiter was outstanding. He was attentive and nice.

The food came out quick and it was good. I'll give it a 7 out of 10. My husbands food was delicious and mines was ok.

Ray's on the River is awesome for a date night and etc. But I will not be returning to this location.

T
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food. Exceptional service

IP
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

My ONE piece of salmon was $36!!!!. If you arent a shellfish or steak lover, this isnt the restaurant for you. I also ordered a side order of brussel sprouts; but, couldn't enjoy them (they tasted BURNT). The ambiance was nice; so, I'm assuming my money paid for that.

SB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always a pleasure to visit Ray's! Friendly staff and great food! As we were leaving, the waiter who had served me about a month ago recognized me and we had a nice conversation! Highly recommended!

AC
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion. The seafood is fresh.

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