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About Ryan's Restaurant

Enjoy the panoramic view of large oaks and a rolling stream from the many window-side tables, or the large, starlight deck. Or, savor the intimate atmosphere from a comfortable sofa, and in the winter, the warmth of a crackling fireplace.

Ryan's Chef creates a tantalizing selection of appetizers such as jumbo lump crabmeat, steamed mussels in garlic butter and white wine, and oysters Rockefeller. Entrees range from thick, juicy steaks and prime rib to the finest grilled fresh fish and live Maine lobster. Choose from the menu or a superb selection of specials offered nightly. Add a cappuccino and a freshly made dessert to seal the dining experience.

The restaurant has been locally owned and under the same management since 1981. Ryan's has been awarded the Wine Spectator's "Award of Excellence" and is often featured in national publications. Recently awarded the DiRoNa Award for Distinctive Fine Dining

719 Coliseum Dr.
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday -Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(336) 724-6132

Website:
http://www.ryansrestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Large private, well lit parking lot with numerous handicap parking lot

Executive Chef:
Jon Willis

Private Party Facilities:
Two room available for private parties. The smaller ones seats a minimum of 20 and a maximum of 36. The larger room has a minimum of 35 and can handle up to 48. Both rooms have windows and fireplaces and the smaller one has access to our outside deck. Please call for more information or to book a private room.

Private Party Contact:
Manager on Duty: (336) 724-6132

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Indoor Smoking Area, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Ryan's Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (91)
Good for Anniversaries (85)
Good for a Date (72)
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Romantic (63)
Good for Birthdays (62)
Business Meals (41)
Scenic View (41)
Quiet Conversation (40)
Worth the Drive (40)
Cozy (38)
Notable Wine List (37)
Neighborhood Gem (29)
Fit for Foodies (26)
Good for Groups (26)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Authentic (17)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Seasonal (10)
Casual (9)
Fun (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Bar Seating (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Healthy (6)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Late-night Find (4)
People Watching (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Waterfront (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

I came here with my fiancé for our anniversary. Our server was great and we got free dessert for the special occasion. They have 1/2 bottles of wine on Mondays so we took a bottle home. I would definitely come back.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

This is an old standby in the Winston Salem dining scene. I personally thought everything was excellent in a kind of retro 70's style. You should ask to be seated next to the window .Although other people have raved about the she crab soup, I think it was just OK. However, both my steak au louvre and my sister's lobster were first rate. My brother asked for his steak "medium" and that is the way it came. If you want rare meat, be sure to order it that way. We will be back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (Greensboro)·Dined 6 days ago

My wife traditionally has been, for business, a more frequent visitor, but we have never been disappointed in a Ryan's visit. It can be a little noisy, and some tables are more pleasing than others, but I can't say I've had a negative experience yet.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Cozy, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Outstanding quality. Prime rib is amazing.
Service above average. Ambience: romantic.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Wife’s birthday so I made a reservation in advance notifying them of the occasion hoping I’d get a nice table. Instead we were placed in a corner in the restaurants upper main level. Not exactly overwhelmed. Service was adequate but not what I’d expect out of a fine dining establishment. Food was very good except our bacon wrapped scallops. Scalloped were very small in comparison for the amount of bacon they were wrapped in. The Wagyu steak and prime rib were however delicious, but I’d expect so considering what you will pay.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Anniversary dinner. Service was top rate. Very nice wine list. The grouper was cooked perfectly and the oysters perfect. My wife had the rack of lamb and said it was delicious. Their key lime pie is made in house and very good. Our favorite place for special occasions.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

They had a very busy evening going on and still provided excellent meal and service. They are consistent. We have eaten at Ryan’s many times and will return again.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

I would not recommend this restaurant, very old and dated. The waitress did not even mention the specials for evening, mediocre service. Spent time with great friends ~ only positive of the evening.

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We were there on New Year's Eve so the noise level was high due to so many people and excited. It was our anniversary as well. The food was very good, but feel that it is way over priced. They did offer duck breasts, which I didn't get, but is a nice touch on the menu. The only negative really was price.

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Group of six friends before the Symphony New Years Eve concert. Great food and service at a very busy time for any restaurant. Ryan's handled everything down to the timely check with grace and dispatch. Great night had by all and all wondered why we don't get there more often.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Delicious as always and a great place for dessert with the girls

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Nice quiet place to eat. Great service and food! Highly recommended

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Romantic, Healthy, Cozy
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Made reservation 2 weeks a head to celebrate 40th Anniversary with my wife. I requested a quiet table in the back.
We got the perfect table back in the board room - perfect service - impeccable food.

Exceed both our expectations.

Perfect evening.

thanks!!

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Ryan’s is a local favorite! Always great food, service, and atmosphere.

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Enjoyed a fantastic dinner at Ryan's for my birthday. Food was wonderful and so was the service. It's a great place to go for a special occasion.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

We visit (from Hopwood, Pa) at least twice a year for business and Ryan's is always the highlight of the trip. I will usually say each time that I just had the best steak I ever ate. Updates I'm sure to come.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on December 30, 2017

My favorite restaurant. I love the rack of lamb and the key lime pie. Victoria is a great server. Thanks again for a great meal.

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Good. Nice waiter and good food

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 29, 2017

I eat at Ryan's whenever I get to the area. I have always found the food, service and atmosphere fantastic. This last visit my son and I were seated in a quiet section next to the Windows. About 15 minutes later a large group of 12 were seated next to us. They were a family celebrating a birthday I believe and they were very loud. This was very disappointing. We quickly finished our meal so we could leave. When you eat at Chili's you expect a loud environment. At Ryan's you expect and pay for an upscale experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Would highly recommend. Great food and great service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Everything was fantastic from the food to atmosphere to service.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Service was fantastic! Mary made the evening special. The food was very good, I was disappointed with the way my steak was cooked, (grilled), quality was very good, lobster was fantastic. Popcorn grits were amazing, dessert was very middle of the road. Great evening with family, Mary really was excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Your food is as always, incredible. I had scallops and have never - ever tasted scallops that good! Your chef must be an artist. Our server, James, was a fine young man who was very attentive and kind. He was gracious when I interrupted his flow. He stopped, made eye contact with me and listened. His work was perfect and made our meal very pleasant. Sometimes serving staff hovers and thinks that's good service but I noticed that James would swing by the table, look at our plates and approach us with a relaxed pace. Please take good care of him and let him know that his personality and service compliments the food at Ryan's

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fun, Disabled Access, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Greensboro)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Once again. Ryan's delivered the best complete dining experience in Winston-Salem in its usual predictable fashion. Taste, selection, service, consistency, atmosphere, location, and value all combined to create a memorable evening of fine dining.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 23, 2017

My wife and I had another in a long line of excellent meals at Ryan’s on 12/23. The steaks were perfectly cooked and beautiful cuts. Service was spot on and the ambiance allows a quiet conversation. No fusion mash ups (which can be fun and interesting), just an old fashioned top notch steakhouse experience.

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Food was good but not 'blow me out of the water' good. Service was excellent! Dean was our server and he was very attentive to our needs! The place was a little loud though.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

The tuna tartare was amazing and the menu itself was very creative. A good mix of traditional favorites with interesting twists. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Authentic
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

I hadn't been to Ryan's for many years. I remembered it as a classy place with great food. Not much has changed fortunately. I intend to dine there again and can wholeheartedly recommend it to everyone. Thanks for your many years of excellent dining.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Once again, Ryan's does not disappoint. It is simply the best. Best food. Best atmosphere. Best wine list. Superlative service. It remains our go-to venue for any occasion—special or on a whim.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Always an excellent meal at Ryan’s. The prime filet is well worth it and their service is excellent.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Great food and great service. It is a special occasion/celebration choice above all others.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on December 19, 2017

I have been a customer for over 30 years. Consistent excellence!

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Consistently excellent. Great service outstanding Steak and lobster.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 18, 2017

Great service and wonderful food! Somewhat loud but many Christmas office parties

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 18, 2017

this was our first time visiting Ryans. celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary so wanted to do something different. very good food, service was friendly and efficient. would definitely recommend for special occasions.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

It was a very relaxing dinner. Everything was perfect from drinks to dessert. Looking forward to our next visit.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Romantic, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

The food, ambiance and service were spot on but the hostess not so much. I would eat again and again at this charming restaurant.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Casual, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Ryan’s is consistently excellent in every way. In my opinion, it is the best Winston-Salem has to offer.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

First trip and it was wonderful. Enjoyed the 1/2 price wine on Mondays!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 8, 2017

If visiting Winston-Salem this restaurant is absolutely the one place you need to eat at! Just amazing food, service and views!

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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