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
Ryan's never disappoints! Food, service and ambiance all come together for a fantastic dining experience! Servers couldn't be more attentive and food is always top-notch. Love sitting at the window and looking out at the lights on trees at night. Beautiful inside and out.
My wife and I went for our anniversary and it was a treat. The food was absolutely delicious. The decor is a bit dated, but it was not egregious. My only complaints would be that the food is pricy, probably overpriced, and that it was a little loud and hard to hear given how busy the restaurant was. We were in a smaller room that felt cramped because of the tables and noise. I would definitely go back for a special occasion.
Dinner and the service were both excellent. We were celebrating my Wife's Birthday and our 20th Anniversary and Ryan's was wonderful in helping us celebrate both occasions.
Delicious food and very cozy atmosphere! We were celebrating our anniversary and we had the best service thanks to Matthew; Ryan's went above and beyond to make our dining experience wonderful!
Ryan's is our favorite steak restaurant in W-S that we regularly visit on special occasions such as birthdays.
This time it was my birthday so we celebrated with excellent wine and my favorite: steak au poivre. We finished the dinner with some delicious key lime pie that completed another great experience at Ryan's.
Always a good experience. Food is great and service superb.
We had not been to Ryan's in at least 10 years but it never fails to please. We did salads and multiple appetizers plus desert. Each "course" was most flavorful and presented very nicely. We'll be back!
Still my favorite restaurant in Winston-Salem after all these years. Every meal is five star good!
I absolutely adore Ryan's ! It has to be one of my favorite places to dine. My Daughter and I go often for a Mother and Daughter date. The food is phenomenal! There's a Waitress I always get I believe her name is Rebecca , correct me if I'm wrong, but she is a delight and all together just wonderful! I make sure to get her every time and you should too. I will always be a Ryan's Regular!
Great atmosphere and service. Food is always wonderful!
This is a well established restaurant with excellent food, wine and service. Very attractive interior and a lovely tree filled view
Ryan's is always consistent with delicious food of superior quality, professional, courteous, and helpful staff, and an evening worth every cent and worth the drive!
Ryan's is a well-known established restaurant in Winston-Salem that is definitely worth a visit. The menu offers traditional fare, speciality dishes with a contemporary flair, and seasonal specials. The service is impeccable and the food is superb. In the fall and winter, the best place to sit is in the back room near the fireplace. They do have an extensive wine list. Great for special occasions!!
Ryan’s provided the setting to celebrate a birthday with family and friends. Each person was happy with each appetizer or entree. My scallops were the best I have ever had. The service was just what one would expect from casual fine dining- friendly and attentive without hovering or being ingratiating. Ryan’s is our go to restaurant when the occasion demands a good experience! This experience exceeded our expectations.
Our server was efficient and anticipated our needs. The staff is customer-centered and friendly. The meal was reasonably priced considering the high quality of the food and presentation. My wife and I will definitely visit this restaurant again.
Very enjoyable evening. Good food and great service
The best overall dinner experience that I’ve had in a long, long time. This place is the real deal all the way thru.
Enjoy your meal!
Cocktails were very good, as was the wine we had with our dinner. The crab soup was way too thick, and kinda gummy, plus my husband found some sharp shell in it. We didn't eat much of it. The mains were excellent, though. We had the fillet and the grouper, and would order both again! The truffle fries were barely warm when they came to the table, but were replaced quickly with fresh, hot ones as soon as we were able to bring it to our server's attention. We have enjoyed dining at Ryan's over the course of many years when in town, and hope to return again soon!
Ryan's is an excellent choice for a special gathering. Great food, great atmosphere.
Birthday Dinner for 2. Food was excellent.
This restaurant is a great option for steak in Winston-Salem - not quite up there with the Rathbuns (Atlanta) and Peter Lugers (Brooklyn) of the world, but good.
Never fails to impress. Great food and service always.
As always, this was a great dining experience. A special occasion for us - it's our "go-to" place for all family events. Food, service and ambiance are outstanding. We highly recommend this restaurant.
As always the food and service was outstanding. Matt was our server and he was the perfect blend of attentive, friendly, and professional.
My wife and I spent our 28th wedding anniversary dining at Ryan’s. The food, the service, the ambience, everything was absolutely fantastic. We are from Columbus, OH and are used to some amazing restaurants and Ryan’s rivaled any we have eaten in Columbus, OH or on our travels. Ryan’s in Winston Salem is an absolute 5 star joint.
As usual Ryan's did not disappoint. The wedge salad, the perfectly grilled flavorful steaks and the blackened maki maki were beautifully prepared. Finally, three of us split one piece of pecan pie, but we were each served a thin slice with our own scoop of ice cream.....that certainly added up to more than one piece. The service was very attentive and friendly, but not overly familiar. A gem in Winston-Salem.
Ryan's was fantastic. Really a gem in the WSL area - I can see why it's so highly rated. Excellent food, fantastic service, and an extensive drink menu with some really fine stuff available. Expensive, but absolutely worth it for a special occasion.
Another great meal was served up with perfectly cooked steaks for my wife and me. The prime grade steaks are especially good and our requests for medium and medium plus temperatures was delivered spot on. Ryan's is one of a few restaurants which can cook a steak medium, not over or undercooked. Service was also good.
Always like Ryan's and this visit was no exception. Our waiter, James, was extremely pleasant, warm, and funny. What was our occasion, he wanted to know. Well, we have a date night every Wednesday and this was Wednesday, Ryan's happened to be our choice. Throughout our meal, he was attentive without being overly attentive, helpful without being intrusive. When we go back, we'll ask for him.
Two things, however. We were extremely disappointed to be seated in a room with two tables of boisterous parties each exceeding 10 people. I saw no need to seat a party of two in a room which held such noisy people. The noise level was not "energetic", it was overwhelming. Management knew how loud these parties were and should have seated us accordingly.
Secondly, and this is just personal, my pecan pie dessert was not to my liking. I prefer my pecans to be in halves, not ground as though they had gone through a pepper grinder. I'll know better next time. The rest of the mean was perfect. We'll go back (and look for James in a less noisy environment).
Totally enjoyable, bonvivant atmosphere, excellent food and service, great wine list put this place on the "I shall return." list.
Ryan’s Restaurant is a gem. Went for our anniversary, and it was fantastic. Food was delicious, atmosphere was quiet and romantic, server was excellent and attentive. It is pricey for sure, but you get what you pay for. The experience was excellent and will be repeated.
Food and Service were absolutely fantastic. We went for our first date as newlyweds and couldn't have been any happier with the seating and menu. The waitress was friendly and very knowledgable of the menu and had great recommendations. We will be back in the very near future!
Great atmosphere, Excellent service, food. Best pecan pie ever.
Have been going to Ryan’s for years. It is always a wonderful experience and enjoyable meal.
Ryan's has been a dependable staple of Winston-Salem since 1977 and is a fabulous place to go for special occasions. We celebrated my partner's 67th birthday with a delicious steak dinner with excellent service and a beautiful window table -- very romantic, and the food is always of the highest quality and cooked to perfection. Ryan's is one of my favorite eateries in the area -- always great and never a disappointment.
Our food (steak & chop) was outstanding. The atmosphere was wonderful and romantic and allowed us to talk comfortably. Unfortunately, the quality of the restaurant was not matched by our waitress. She never asked if it was our first time, never asked if it was a special occasion, and never offered and information as she served the bread or cheese. We will probably eturn, but I hope we get a server like we observed at all the other tables.
Varied menu with something for everyone. Everyone at our table enjoyed their meal Our table had steaks, seafood, pork and chicken. All where good.
I go the the High Point Furniture market twice a year and it was the second time i stayed in Winston Salem, after trying different restaurant, i am so glad to have discover this Gem in the middle of nowhere. the food form the people who had steak to the people who had fish like Chilean Sea Bass, everybody rave on the preparation, it will definitely be by go to place to invite customer whenever i am staying in Winston Salem
Beautiful view, Rachael was an amazing waitress
And as ALWAYS fabulous food. Will be back next Market!
Perfect place to celebrate an anniversary. Steaks are amazing!