Ray's on the River

4.6
11094 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. 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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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 11094 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.8
ambience
4.3
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LindaF
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recent Lunch: excellent food and service. View is gorgeous.

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TaroN
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The server was very polite and kind. The food was very nice, a bit too salty and a bit pricy.
Other than that overall experience was great

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TiffinyM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went for anniversary had a amazing time. The service and food was great.

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Anonymus
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit in a month. Everything was wonderful. Food and service top notch. We will have to give this place a try for lunch.

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Kohler
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Filet was divine and the corn creme brûlée was unique. Great wine list. Great view. We enjoyed and will be back

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RebeccaG
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always go to Rays for my birthday celebration. A martini and appetizer while watching the river is my idea of a fabulous way to spend my birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food was ok not great.

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viprobertp
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Food was good as usual. Service was unusually poor. Very slow. Numerous tables around us were are seated served and gone in the 2 and a 1/2 hours it took us. We were only a party of 4.

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MariettaAl
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, attentive wait staff. Excellent food. Unparalleled ambiance.

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RavenG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely!! The weather was terrific and the ambience was amazing. The food and the wait staff attentiveness created an exceptional experience. This was my husbands first time at Ray's and he was thoroughly impressed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great environment, great, service great!

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AnnS
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Rays On The River is a favorite Go-To place for brunch. This was our first first visit since COVID and we were disappointed to find that their online menu was not the same as the one in the restaurant. The food was great, as always, but we did not get to enjoy the selection we really wanted.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We were there for a Birthday celebration. Everything was great. The only issue we had was, we did have a reservation but it took more than 30 minutes to seat us. Other than that we had a great time and our servers were awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

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YvonneC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The ambience was great, waiters were polite and attentive. Food was delicious.

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MelissaS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We had reservations but we still had to wait 45 minutes. Two in our party had the surf and turf. The lobster was way overcooked and so was the steak. Two others in our party ordered the broiled seafood platter, which was way undercooked. To be transparent, we were given coupons for two free appetizers valued at $10. No appetizer was valued at $10. Service was sub-par and we kept running out of drinks and had to ask for refills. We won’t be going back.

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RussellC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

There was no mask mandate, and many patrons weren’t wearing masks. Our server wore his mask below his nose most of the evening. Food was average for the price.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I recommend Rays on the river, me and my husband went their on a date and had a great time. The restaurant is beautiful , great service the food was delicious with out forgetting to mention the dessert. We made a reservation they were pretty fast on sitting us and the food was served pretty fast. I enjoyed my visit I highly recommend it.

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TimothyB
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service4ambience4

I knock Ray's on the overall rating for two reasons; first they tried to seat us at a tiny table between two other tiny tables that were way too close together (I would have been uncomfortable pre-pandemic) and it made all the signs they had about everyone's safety seem really disingenuous. Second, I ordered the seafood platter and it was served missing the scallops and the crab cake. The waiter apologized and had it corrected but it took too long to bring out the two scallops and half a crab cake which looked like someone tore in half with their hands and threw on a plate and I don't remember it saying half a crab cake on the menu... Those complaints aside, they did give us a great table overlooking the river, the food was all very good, the service was great and they gave us a delicious piece of cake for our anniversary.

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Rico
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience all around, food, service and atmosphere was absolutely perfect.

Our server was attentive, but not over-bearing. The courses were timed impeccably, and our server even got us a free dessert for the occasion.

Highly recommend this place for classic, old-fashioned fine dining, where people are welcoming, friendly and the service is top notch.

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LeighW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really good time. We had a really good time.

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Kenevolve
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary and the staff really catered to us and made our visit AWESOME & SPECIAL! Michelle the Manager was wonderful with our accommodations! Very professional! We dined on the lawn by the river.

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BarryH
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service. Food was amazing. Filet was cooked perfectly. Thank you for a wonderful time.

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MarilynD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time visiting Rays and it was outstanding!!!! The service, food, view of the lake was magnificent. We're looking forward to visiting the other chains very soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great nite of dining, I look forward to going back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here to celebrate a birthday. I absolutely loved this dining experience. Service was phenomenal. Food was fantastic. The drinks were especially good, I would suggest their Fig Old Fashioned or Peach Margarita. The scenery is the cherry on top, highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated out Anniversary. It was a wonderful evening. The food, service and ambiance were perfect!

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Julie
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner for our anniversary! Excellent service from Tastyn and Anthony.

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Derbygurl
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

our server Rachel was excellent. She made several food selections, replaced our cold fries quickly, kept our drinks filled and made our birthday girl feel special. She had no issue with dividing our checks as we requested. Have already recommended to friends.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

A bit slow on food coming out but fantasti

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Austin and Asher were excellent services. They ensured that we were satisfied and made great recommendations for appetizers and drinks! They also helped me pull a great prank on my significant other and I’m so appreciative of their great customer service!

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vipCustomerExperience
Atlanta
39 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The place inside and out is amazing. I had a wedge salad to start, one of the best ever. But the ribeye was cold and extremely tough. The chimichurri was good as was the asparagus. Perfect place for a business dinner. Unfortunately the table next to us also complained that the food was all cold.

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vipMike
Atlanta
98 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at Ray's on the River is a special treat about once a month. It has never disappointed, including last week's lunch visit. The service is prompt, friendly and safe. The food delicious and the atmosphere warm and welcoming.

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vipTinaD
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dine here several times a year - my mom’s favorite place.
Lynne and Heather were our servers this time - did a great job.

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DeMarioH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tastyn was excellent. He and Alli were extremely attentive and knew the menu as well as drink suggestions.

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vipKristenH
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fantastic service from Lynn and Heather! Delicious food with a pretty view.

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vipStephenW
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server Lynne was very personable and knowledgeable. She was very attentive to my family’s needs. I would definitely go back next time we are in the city and ask for her.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. We had the crab cake, and daily fish special. Both dishes were perfectly paired with a side dish. We will be back!!

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AlexT
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We go to Ray’s a good bit but this time it wasn’t that great. We made a reservation days in advanced for 7:30 and we ended up waiting over an hour just to be sat at a table. People coming in way after us were sat before us. That also put us 2 hours past closing time still eating our food. Luckily, they let us enjoy our meal and we loved our waiter but the hostess wasn’t very nice or up to standard of Ray’s. We normally eat at Killer Creek but since the menu changed we immediately switched to the River. We drove over an hour just to eat here and it just wasn’t pleasant waiting over an hour after our set time reservation. We will continue to go, but if it happens again I think we will have to take Ray’s off our restaurant list.

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AjanaeC
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful views of the Chattahoochee River and tasty food

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Ray's on the River is rated 4.6 stars by 11094 OpenTable diners.

Ray's on the River does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.raysrestaurants.com/gift-cards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.