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
View Larger Map

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

Special Events & Promotions:
We have semi-private and private rooms available for social and corporate events!

Send a Gift Card

Buy now and send it instantly by email, or print a card to give in person.

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

5
4
3
2
1

4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (118)
Scenic View (115)
Good for a Date (99)
See All
Romantic (98)
Waterfront (95)
Good for Anniversaries (92)
Good for Birthdays (68)
Business Meals (61)
Worth the Drive (54)
Cozy (51)
Good for Groups (43)
Great for Lunch (38)
Sunday Lunch (37)
Notable Wine List (37)
Fit for Foodies (36)
Quiet Conversation (36)
Great for Brunch (36)
Creative Cuisine (33)
Bar Seating (32)
Live Music (32)
Casual (29)
Neighborhood Gem (27)
Fun (24)
Pre/post Theatre (22)
Seasonal (19)
Authentic (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Hot Spot (18)
Great for Outdoor Dining (16)
Healthy (15)
Comfort Food (13)
Happy Hour (13)
Late-night Find (13)
Tasting Menu (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
People Watching (9)
Local Ingredients (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Great Beer (3)
Live Sports (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Organic (1)
Spicy (1)
Sort by
S
7258 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined 21 hours ago

Fabulous meal. Our Server, Ryan, was incredible. Professional, attentive and knowledgeable. Excellent evening.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined 2 days ago

Ray's has wonderful ambience, the food is terrific and the service is outstanding.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Scenic View, Waterfront, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined 2 days ago

The perfect place for focused conversation. Great staff. Very attentive but not intrusive. Ray's is my "go to" for important gatherings with associates, friends, and family. Love it.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Casual, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined 3 days ago

We had a great experience for Valentine’s Day. Food was impeccable and the service was top notch with an excellent ambiance.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined 3 days ago

Great atmosphere. Really good service. Alex the floor manager gave excellent customer service

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Cozy, Waterfront
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value3

vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined 3 days ago

Valentines dinner was great.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
·Dined 3 days ago

I took my girlfriend here for Valentines Day. I wasn’t aware that there was a fixed menu for the special occasion and ended up having to pay way more than anticipated but overall the food and the night was very good.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value2

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined 3 days ago

We went to Ray’s for a Valentine’s date. As usual the food, ambience and service did not disappoint.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Savannah)·Dined 3 days ago

ROMANTIC SETTING FOOD WAS EXCELLENT SERVICE WAS GREAT.....................................................WILL BE BACK

Tags: Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined 4 days ago

Absolutely exceptional! Our experience could not have been any better!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Miami)·Dined 4 days ago

The food was terrible it the lobster, shrimp, salmon, and scallops are all over cooked and the veg on that plate taste like it have been soaked in the salt water.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience2
service2
value2

vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined 5 days ago

Reliably good food & service. Sometimes very busy, so plan ahead.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Bar Seating
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Business Meals
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service4
value3

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service5
value5

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined 5 days ago

Several months ago I experienced an extremely rude waiter at Ray’s. I had decided not to go back. Yesterday I was there for lunch because the choice wasn’t mine. Everything was perfect.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Waterfront
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
·Dined 6 days ago

Brought my parents for a joint birthday celebration, everything went smoothly and the staff was very accommodating. A bit hard to hear our server but I don't hold that against anyone. Would recommend overall.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value3

 
·Dined 6 days ago

I took my wife to Ray's for our 23rd anniversary and she was beyond impressed. I had called ahead for a reservation and the lady on the phone was super friendly and helpful. I told her it was our anniversary and asked about flowers, she said they could take care of for a small fee. When we got there they had a table for us overlooking the river and on the table was a dozen roses in a vase and a bunch of little hearts all over the table. Needless to say my wife was amazed. From the hostess to the waiter to the management all we noticed was a team of super friendly, caring people.
For dinner we had a chefs special, it was a platter with Lobster tail, steak, crab patties, shrimp and scallions. Needless to say we had a great meal and we will be returning.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined 6 days ago

Is awesome Miles was an awesome server he help us all the way and the waiting is not even notice with the ambiance music awesome food excellent we would come back again

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined 6 days ago

I took my son to Sunday brunch to round out our weekend of his 16th birthday celebration. We had a reservation time of 1:00. We got there about 30 min early but were still seated closer to our reserved time. The atmosphere was very cozy, warm and inviting. The food was delicious! Our service was just okay. Our waiter never really came back to check on us and our drink glasses were not refilled very often. But, other than that, we had a great experience and went away with absolutely no room left in our bellies, ha!

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service3
value5

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

I have always loved Rays on the river. It's a good value for what you get. I love the bottomless mimosas, staff is always fantastic.

I love when the pianist is there, but he wasn't three yesterday.

I'm never disappointed at Rays!

Tags: Seasonal, Fun, Healthy, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value3

 
·Dined 6 days ago

My family and I visited Ray's on the River for Sunday Brunch to celebrate a birthday. My young Sons, thoroughly, enjoyed the food, the view, the staff, and atmosphere! Likewise, my husband loved the brunch, views and experience (it was his first time). Thank you Ray's on the River!

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Casual, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Live Music, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Fun
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

This is one of our favorite spots. I love the food and the atmosphere.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Live Music, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

 
·Dined 7 days ago

Over all my experiences was great, but the hostess need to be more professional when greeting the guests,(attitude)I will not be dining at Ray's because of that situation .

Tags: Quick Bite
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience1
service1
value2

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined 7 days ago

Another outstanding trip to Rays'. The food is terrific, the service is attentive, the view out the windows is fabulous. Seafood or beef, they do it right. Moderate to pricey but worth it for any special occasion. Will go again and again!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 9, 2018

I have been to Rays a number of times and for me the attraction is the ambiance. The service is also excellent. Our server was a very personable man named Pawel. It's a good place to go to impress a client or a date. The food? I had the Shrimp and Grits and my Fiancé the Scallops. The Scallops were huge and tasty. Prepared just right. The Shrimp and Grits weren't nearly as good and nothing to write home about. They were very bland. Value? I guess that depends on your objective. My Fiancé was impressed. I was disappointed I spent $150 including the tip for a non-memorable meal.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service5
value3

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Great waiter named Pouwel. Food was excellent and dessert best ever.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Nashville)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Everything was perfection, from the table overlooking the river, to the service, & especially the food.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 6, 2018

I am a regular business meal customer. Once again, everything was spot-on and special to my guests. Keep up the great work and ATTITUDE!!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on February 6, 2018

As usual, the service, food, and wine was outstanding. I look forward to visiting my clients in Atlanta so I can sneak in for a dinner at Rays!

Tags: Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on February 4, 2018

Rays NEVER disappoints! They are consistently great. The service is wonderful, the food is excellent, and the atmosphere is beautiful. This time we were in a private room with lake views, and it was calming. Rays is always a ‘go to’ restaurant for a great time!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Good for a Date, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Ray's on the River is a great place to connect with friends and family or for a nice time out with your spouse. Ambiance is perfect for couples.

Tags: Cozy, Scenic View, Seasonal, Romantic, Waterfront, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Always enjoy brunch at Ray’s, even though I come for lunch and dinner. The live music was quite enjoyable and just perfect for conversation. Food is always good. We were there to spend time with my, now adult, godson. He had a super time and that’s all that matters.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Casual, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Live Music, Sunday Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
·Dined on February 4, 2018

The brunch buffet needed more choices for the money. There was no turkey sausage, no salad bar and not many choices at the omelet station. The biscuits and gravy were at the waffles station (odd place). The staff was very courteous and friendly and the crab cakes were very good.

Tags: Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience5
service4
value3

 
·Dined on February 4, 2018

It was my birthday and I wore a fashionable pair of jeans with distressed but no skin showing and could not go to the reserved seating. The lady at the front pointed to the bar area so we could go there instead. We could not find a seat and stood there for about 15 minutes and as we were about to leave a waiter asked us if we would like to seat not too far away from the bar where a reservation sign was displayed on the table. Another couple celebrating their anniversary and sat next to us but they were taken by th waiters to the seats and observed that the wife was also wearing distressed jeans. I guess our skin color did not deserve the same respect. I will NEVER go back there!!!!!

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Bar Seating
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience1
service1
value1

 
·Dined on February 4, 2018

Excellent Food & Outstanding service!!!
Very romantic

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Waterfront
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 4, 2018

The food was great. However the service was really slow

Tags: Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service3
value4

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Food and service were fantastic. Jay was an excellent server.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Waterfront
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We went to Ray's to celebrate our 50th Anniversary. We had reserved a window seat, but were told there weren't any available. My husband and I ordered the lobster tail and a side dish. The seasonal veggies were not cooked well and cold when my husband got the plate. My mashed potatoes were okay but not hot. Service from Jonathan was good. Our dining experience was okay, but don't think we'll return again.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service3
value3

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.