Ryan's Restaurant

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2183 reviews
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Steak
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
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RM
Greensboro
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all had a great time! Everything was terrific - the food, the wait staff, the atmosphere, the scenic view, the wine... everything. It's a bit pricey, but for us was well worth it. Some of the comments around our table: "Amazing!" "Delicious!" "WOW!" Will definitely return and highly recommend.

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Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From start to finish dinner was amazing!! The wonderful service just added to the experience. We will be back!!

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JD
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Too much noise but great food and service

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Pinehurst
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I ate at Ryan’s for our anniversary, and it was a wonderful experience. The restaurant is situated so that you have a view of woods and a small creek which is very impressive considering it sits surrounded on three sides by buildings. Once you get inside, you feel more as if you’re at a nice home. There are wood floors and carpet with painting on the wall with several fire places. The service was excellent and the two servers where attentive and on top of the 4 or 5 tables in our little section. I really enjoyed the baked Bree appetizer we shared, my wife had the crab cakes and I had prime rib they where both quite good. I would definitely suggest Ryan’s for dinner.

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

Took my wife for her birthday and had an outstanding night. James was our server and we wanted for nothing. Thanks!

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DW
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and great service. The prime fillet of Oscar was one of the best I’ve ever had

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PJ
Charleston
47 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cold icy evening for my birthday dinner. We were in town to visit a couple wineries and the wife picked this spot for my dinner. From start to finish, Ryan’s has got it down to nearly perfect. Every course was perfect. Served timely and appropriate. The entrees were wonderful. Dessert and wine perfect. The seasonal berry dessert was a highlight of the dinner. Even the decaf coffee was very good. Our waiter, Matt, was wonderful and did a superb job with dinner. Excellent and we will go back when we are up that way again.

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Greensboro
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner

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AG
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The steaks we had were wonderful & the service was excellent we will definitely come back soon

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary here. We were seated in an area away from other patrons, which we liked. It seemed they do this for those celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, etc. Service was spot-on, but the food left much to be desired. The pita served with the dip was not toasted enough and they give you crackers. As many times we have ordered dips, we've never received crackers. This aspect made it seems less upscale. We would have been fine with just pitas. The dip itself contained large chunks of artichoke in it, which made it very hard to "dip". My wife ordered scallops, which were seasoned well, but a bit overdone. I had the shrimp and grits which was good, but drenched in sauce with very little grits. We both had salads, which were very good, but it IS a salad. I also ordered bourbon sweet potato mash which was very lackluster. The best part was they gave us premium champagne and chocolate cake on the house. Both of those were phenomenal. Our waitress also took our picture which was a huge plus for us. Overall, it was a great experience and you can't beat the ambiance for the area. However, for the price you would expect better food and a little more options. I think we may try somewhere else on our next anniversary and will not be making this an annual event.

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RS
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

A bit pricey. 45 $ Steak was probably on par with what you would get for 25 bucks elsewhere. Very nice ambiance. Great appetizers. Awesome wine list.

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KW
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, great food. Seasonal menu gives you rotating options so you never have to order the same thing to get awesome food!

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JF
Greensboro
9 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had dinner at Ryan's January 5. Party of four, celebrating my birthday.
The other two friends eat out often. but had never been to Ryan's. (My date and I had been there a number of times.) They're both gourmet cooks. The wife is an executive who is in the air, traveling somewhere, every week. She's more likely than not, to have eaten at a five-star restaurant today, in any large American city you want to name.
Oh. And my date, also, is a gourmet cook who traveled widely before she retired.
I include all this detail to make a point: They know what good food is; they know what good service is; they know what a good restaurant is. I worried that I might have praised Ryan's too much.
For appetizers, we two men had Oysters Rockefeller. Superb. The ladies shared a serving of Ahi Tuna Tartare. My date said she'd have been happy to eat two servings and call it a meal.
The wine--Marchesi di Barolo 'Zagara' Moscato d'Asti--was delightful and reasonably priced.
My date said her Shrimp and Grits were the best she'd ever eaten. The other male had the Steak Au Poivre. He said he'd come back again just for that. (It will be my choice next time, also.)
My date and I skipped dessert, although we tasted theirs. They shared the Frozen Banana Fosters Caramel Pie. I'll have that next time, too.
Our waiter, David, was attentive but not intrusive.
Verdict: Our friends now have a new favorite local restaurant. We'll all be back.

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RR
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for us to celebrate special occasions. Friendly staff & great food

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DM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place - great atmosphere and an amazing steak.

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L
Greensboro
15 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great dinner, always a wonderful meal. Our reservations were later and it seemed rushed and not the usual experience, but still lovely.

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PS
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We just had a delightful dinner and birthday party for my beautiful wife. The steaks were great and the service flawless! We WILL be back and highly recommend to lovers of fine meat and fish.

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DS
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been going to Ryan's for 30 years and every visit is awesome. The food, atmosphere and wait staff make it special every time. Whether it was for birthday celebrations, prom, Christmas parties - it is my favorite restaurant in Winston-Salem.

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Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always reliable. Best beef in town. Wish they would bring back the chocolate chip pie!

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PG
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Being in Ryan's on New Year's Eve is quite a wonderful experience. Good food, great service and very pleasant atmosphere.

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Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

New years eve dinner was very good. Food was on point and Rebecca was an awesome server.

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e
Greensboro
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ryan's has become a New Year Eve tradition for me and my daughter. We like to have a nice night out and a great steak.

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Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From greeting to seating to service it is outstanding. Food was cooked to perfection and the taste and texture was outstanding. The server was so kind and accommodating and the overall atmosphere was wonderful on a New Years Eve. To find the quietness to review the past year and share thoughts for the new year was so wonderful. Thanks for making our New Years Eve Special.

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KT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated with siblings and mom, always a treat to enjoy a dinner at Ryans!

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k
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably the best food and dining experience we have had in a dozen years. Highly recommended!

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d
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a nice relaxing dinner. Service was perfect

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M
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took out of town guests there for an after Christmas celebration and they were delighted.

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DC
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent evening meal. As always, the food was delicious and my husband thinks the steak is the best in WS!

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BW
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a fabulous feast for all the senses. The surroundings were well appointed, ambience inviting, food was absolutely delightful.... waitstaff was impeccable!! .... frozen Bananas Foster..... oohh la la! I eat gluten free and was pleased to find that very few menu items contained gluten and if it was present, it was denoted. WIll be back for special occasions!

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EL
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a great dinner for my family on Saturday the 22nd
Ryan's has been a long time favorite, but they were really ON.
I hope they make the tomato basil soup with goat cheese a regular item....

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DS
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything excellent EXCEPT the grounds need cleaning - front and back.

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GR
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, love the place, the food is excellent. They should take
the salt and pepper shakers off the tables, everything is seasoned perfectly.
only slight complaint was my coffee was lukewarm. I could have asked for another
cup but I didn't, my bad.

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S
Greensboro
7 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ryan’s is always reliably excellent! We have never tired of it in 30 years of great meals there.

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Greensboro
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and wonderful food. The truffle fries were out of this world

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KW
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife andI enjoyed our anniversary celebration at Ryan’s. The food was phenomenal as always and the drinks were amazing!

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Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I never had a bad meal at Ryan's. My go to place when I am in town visiting my sister.
Will be back !!!

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KS
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was awesome as always! Our waiter, Benjamin was the bomb!!

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S
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love coming to Ryan’s! We can always count on superb service, food, and ambiance.

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AM
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated our 31st Anniversary with a wonderful meal and great atmosphere. Our server was very good. A great place to celebrate most any special occasion. We will be back and spread the word.

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KC
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OUR FAVORITE PLACE, for every occasion. We take all our guest here

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