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
Excellent food and service. I've eaten there several times and have never been disappointed.
We had a great evening. The speed of service was just right. Our server, Matt, was absolutely great! We are never disappointed at Ryan's.
It's beautiful, the food and the service are great. Thank goodness I made a reservation because it's crazy busy!
Food and drinks were awesome. Our waiter David was awesome as well.
Great service....very good food! It was our anniversary & I requested a table with a view of the woods, they gave us a perfect table....beautiful view! Very good time!
My 16 year old son and I visited Wake Forest University in response to a football recruiting visit. The restaurant was very nice, and the menu catered to a diverse group of customers.
We especially enjoyed the dessert, but this website does not allow the correct spelling of it because of auto-correct.The dessert we had Is a vanilla flavored custard with a sugar-topped cover burned to a crust that is intended to be cracked with a spoon to discover the warm custard beneath the hard shell of sugar. It was a perfect representation of the dessert we have made at home. Thank you!
We took my sister and brother in law out to Ryan’s to celebrate their anniversary. The food and service were impeccable. Be sure and save room for dessert!
understated yet consistent quality and breadth of choices
Wonderful dining experience, we took my spouse and in-laws there for a birthday and Fathers Day, and it did not disappoint. We were seated where I had requested, another waiter took care of my birthday dessert request, the dining room was well laid out, and the food outstanding. We will return again!
First time dining at Ryan's. Our waitress, Netta, was great! Attentive, friendly and helpful with menu choices. We had a window table and the view was very calming and romantic. Will definitely stop again when we pass through Winston.
Ryan's can compete with any of the very best fine restaurants anywhere! The filet was incredible as were the scallops, seasonal blueberry Bibb lettuce salad with goat cheese, and finished with the chocolate cake (that was to die for).
Another fabulous meal at Ryan’s. This place is terrific for food, service, attention to detail. Highly recommend.
Ryan’s is always tasty. It’s an old restaurant but it’s a classic. The food is very good, and the experience is relaxing and enjoyable. Worth a visit.
We were skeptical as we drove into the parking lot, but what a pleasant surprise to find this gem tucked away in the woods! Delicious food (it was our anniversary - the Key Lime pie was divine!). It took us a year to get here, and this will be our "special meal" destination.
Very nice restaurant to celebrate special occasions.
We have always had great experiences till this visit. Our steaks were terribly over cooked & dry, our potato’s were floating in butter. I stopped a waiter that wasn’t ours to get steak sauce (I never use). Our waitress never asked how the food was just how it looked when she brought it. We was almost done eating and drink-less before she returned. Our bill was almost $200 for 2 adults, 4 kids age 10,10,7 & 2 with no alcohol purchase & one appetizer.
Fantastic as always
Overpriced for the meal. Service was slow. I have had comparable meals at Long Horn for much less.
Excellent service for a party of 9 for my wife's birthday! The food was great and the service was excellent as always.
Excellent dining experience celebrating our wedding anniversary. Food was outstanding. Our waiter took great care of us, was very personable and fun. The only issue we had were the nearby tables rudely talking loudly and carrying on. Not the restaurant’s fault.....just other patrons being rude.
Ryan’s never fails to surpass all expectations. A must for any special occasion.
Food and service were exceptional, as always. In over forty years of special occasions we have never been disappointed. It is really refreshing to have a place that always exceeds your expectations.
Very nice restaurant that’s great for a special occasion. I would not recommend the restaurant for kids under 13. The food and service are excellent.
Knowledgeable staff, attentive service, excellent steaks cooked just as we ordered them. We’ll be back!
Very enjoyable evening, I had requested a table by the window and was not disappointed! It was my husband's birthday and he received a delicious slice of chocolate cake to take home. Very nice for a special occasion. OpenTable reservation was very easy and I would definitely use it again.
Our server Dean,the was outstanding - professional and attentive Our orders were exactly spot on. Food was served at the right temperatures and timely. Everything was delicious. We were allowed to relax and enjoy our meals undisturbed at our own pace. Ryan's is our special place to take frienda iut of town guest sa and for celebrations.
Great food and service!!
Ryan's is always a good time. Great food and drink and the best servers in town.
Beautiful!!! Pam is awesome!
I'm only disappointed we didn't dine with you sooner! We celebrated our daughter's graduation from Wake Forest and couldn't have had a more enjoyable experience. The waitress was phenomenal and the food was perfection!
Best place to dine in Winston Salem! From the dlectable food, to those who serve it with the utmost of attentiveness, to the outdoor surroundings, it cannot be beat!
Delicious food, lovely atmosphere, and excellent service- thank you!
Great service and food are amazing. We were celebrating our daughter's college graduation where her dad had celebrated his 30 plus years ago. The only hitch was our table was so tight in the room we were in that people could not walk through the room without bumping into us. We were able to move the table slightly but it was super crowded and very loud. Would have preferred a round table.
Graduation dinner. Awesome food and service. Best restaurant in Winston!
Impeccable service and exceptional dining from first course to dessert. I tend to stick with a few favorites every time to start and finish (she crab soup and creme brûlée) and am never disappointed about what I get in between. If it’s your first time you simply must try a prime steak... after that don’t be afraid to explore the menu to discover your own favorites.
I took my mother out for a dinner and concert. This was the best choice I could ever have made. The food, atmosphere, staff, all were perfect. They made it a night to remember.
A complete enjoyable dining experience, one that makes you look forward to the next one there.
We have been going to Ryan’s since 1982. Everything has been consistent over those many years. Excellent as always.
Blackened sirloin, scallops delicious, perfectly prepared. Professional service. Some large groups made the room a little noisy, but they settled down when their food came.
As always, our dinner at Ryan's Restaurant was outstanding! The Chilean Sea bass and lobster tails were delicious! Loved the evening!