Ryan's Restaurant

4.8
3390 Reviews
$50 and over
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

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3390 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.8
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4.6
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Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JoJo
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and our waiter was absolutely wonderful!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all around

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Hooman
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, one of our favorites in Winston Salem!

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RichardC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful overall experience. Food came at the appropriate time and service was excellent

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Jaime
Greensboro
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for mom

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Hostess asked can I help you, as if we we didn’t belong there , when we walked in. Normally hostesses are pleasant and actually say, you know... something along the lines of good afternoon welcome to Ryan’s How can we assist you or do you have a Reservation. Sat at our table and it was beyond awkwardly quiet. Place is out dated if you ask me. Service was GREAT. Food was mediocre. Kinda bland and not certain if the mashed potatoes were real. Lol. Js.
Wont be back. But if you decide to try them out... the cheddar butter and bread is a definite must have lol!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Ryan’s! Always our go to place when we get date night.

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LindaC
Greensboro
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was friendly and informative about the various dishes. A very enjoyable evening.

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Kimi
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was surprised that the chairs were hard without cushions of some type of them. Loved everything else and it was our first time and cannot wait to return.

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Muffy
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful atmosphere, dining and cocktails!

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EmilyB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are fantastic! Atmosphere is great. Had table by the window with lovely wooded views. Would highly recommend the lamb and prime rib.

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CarolineH
Richmond
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We planned a 34 th anniversary dinner evening at Ryan's. Our table was located near a main thourouhfare which seemed to bring every customer by us. It was very distracting. We did ask for a different table but was told that no others were available. We opted out of ordering a bottle of champagne because we did not want to linger in the line of traffic.
The chocolate cake was the highlight of the evening and came as a nice surprise.

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Joey
New England
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Classic steakhouse with old-school feel. Well trained, personable staff who are focused on your experience. Variety of classic and new dishes, great wine list. Our first choice for celebrations or for a local feel dinner

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ChristineK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and excellent food. We enjoyed everything about the evening.

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kevinc
Greensboro
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place and intend to keep going back. I get hungry just thinking about it.

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DavidA
Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ryan's never fails to deliver the highest quality food, service and atmosphere!

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vipNick12
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great meal, great service

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SusieC
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic and our server, Matt, was just wonderful!
Thank you for a lovely evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!! So glad I got to try this fabulous restaurant. Food was sensational! Service outstanding and the views literally unbelievable !!! You cannot miss this restaurant! Cannot wait to come back!

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SusanP
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food as always

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CHoover
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ryan’s is our go to for any celebration! My husband and I each chose steak for dinner and they were cooked to prepare, melt in your mouth lean while also very tender. Thank you for helping us to celebrate our anniversary!

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PeterL
Mexico City
23 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Ryan’s for my retirement dinner and all of us thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Dinner was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great atmosphere and service always

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
7 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal & inviting atmosphere

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KeithK
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a hidden gem in the heart of Winston-Salem. We will definitely be back. Benjamin was an excellent server.

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Tami
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, service and ambiance! Would highly recommend to everyone!

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vipLeonB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ryan's is my go to place in this area for special nights out with family and friends. I can rely upon the consistant high quality entres, wine selection and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always outstanding food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was experience. Great atmosphere.

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Hayley
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I are new to Winston Salem and decided to go to Ryan’s to celebrate our first wedding amber eraser. The food was excellent and great service too! Beautiful view from our table. Will definitely be dining at Ryan’s again soon!

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TeresaC
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meals enjoyed by our family.
Filet was mouthwatering and cooked perfectly. Salmon and rack of lamb were a feast for the eyes as well as the tastebuds. Our waiter was excellent. Made our birthdays/engagement celebration very enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner! All three courses were well prepared, well presented and delicious. Portion size was generous for small plates. Menu is quite varied and has lots of good choices. Jeffery our server was great - on top of the evening but not pushy, a professional at his craft. Busy evening but everything was prompt. Total service staff was friendly and welcoming. Overall great dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food, and atmosphere were all outstanding.

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paulb
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ryan's is a wonderful place for a fine dining experience. The food and the service are always amazing, and the ambiance is also great. The restaurant sits back in the trees, and has plenty of windows so you can enjoy looking out into the peaceful surroundings while dining on amazing food. The steaks are nothing short of phenomenal, and the sides are also very well prepared. Service is impeccable

Make sure to save room for desert - the triple chocolate cake is prepared on site, and in my opinion, is the best cake I have ever eaten - amazingly moist and full of flavor without being overly rich and sweet.

Having said all that, Ryan's is not for everyone, as it is a bit pricey. A meal for two with an appetizer and desert will easily run over $100, and of course, if you add drinks to that, it will go much higher. But as the old adage says "You get what you pay for". If you are looking for a cheap steak, go somewhere else, but if you don't mind paying extra to enjoy fine dining and great food, Ryan's is the place.

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PatriciaP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ryans is our favorite all time. Locally owned restaurant in WS for 44 years or so. Our go to for special occasions. Fine dining that doesn’t overdo things by trying to reinvent their delicious old time favs like lamb chops and steaks!!! Great seafood specials too.Perfect for just me and husband or whole family or with friend groups. Perfect prime blackened filet, jumbo lump crab , oysters Rockefella —my favs). Beautiful setting, relaxing, great service from waiter Mark great bartender Norris great manager etc. Great wine selection! Always our go to for special events for just me and hubby, family, and friend groups. Held my parents 50th anniversary party here years ago. Please out - of - towners please do not confuse our Ryans with that chain. This is pure historic Winston - Salem, NC at our best.

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VanessaF
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 43rd anniversary. We enjoyed everything food and service were great! Thank you for making our day special.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Entertaining family from out of town.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our dining experience was exceptional. The food, service, atmosphere....... could not have been better. First class all the way.

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SusanL
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Filets were cooked perfectly and were extremely tender. Service was wonderful. Can't wait to return!

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LynnC
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best restaurant in North Carolina! We had pan seared scallops and the halibut special. For dessert we had fresh seasonal berries in a caramel shell and key lime pie.

FAQs

Ryan's Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 3390 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.