Ryan's Restaurant

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2744 Reviews
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$50 and over
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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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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Charleston
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Duck was way overcooked but tasty, my daughter’s Mac and cheese delicious! Didn’t have time to wait for a re-cook! Those 2 items and 2 drinks $100! Told waiter about duck but Nothing was done about overcooked meal! Not what I was expecting

OT
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress, Pamela, was exceptional. She is a great asset.

RS
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Probably won’t go back and we’ve been coming here for years. It’s just really gone down hill. And the waitress forgot our appetizer and our steaks were super dry and tough! It was horrible. Went and got food after!

OT
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good experience I would recommend Ryan’s to friends.

OT
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines

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KL
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing experience. Consistent service and flavor!

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual it was delicious! One of my favorite restaurants in the Triad.

KL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night for VD. You gave us some exquisite food and service and it payed off for me in the end. Now I have a lifetime to remember how special VD is and what it can do to me when Ryan’s is involved. Thanks for the experience that will never be removed.

CG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful Valentine's Day meal!!! We always enjoy coming to Ryans.

PD
Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ryan’s is my favorite special occasion restaurant. There’s nothing ordinary at Ryan’s from start to finish.

T
Greensboro
19 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in Winston-Salem!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had an amazing first experience. The staff was welcoming and very nice, our server Jerry went beyond that, he really did make our experience so much more enjoyable. The food was amazing, a great way to spend Valentine’s Day!

OT
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Sat us in the corner next to kitchen. My wife’s steak was way under cooked. They took it back and recooked it, but took 10 minutes and they didn’t offer anything to apologize. The restaurant was loud and it was not a great atmosphere for a Valentines date.

RI
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Ryan's continues to be our favorite restaurant in Winston Salem. Although a bit pricey, the food is always well prepared and very consistent. The management team is very accommodating and always friendly. The wait staff and the price are the only recommendations for improvement. Some Waiters and Waitresses are excellent while others need to polish up on their people skills a bit. The prices are a bit high, even for the 1/2 portions. Recommend offering 1/2 portions on the specials as this is more affordable for seniors or a senior discount. Even with all of that said, Ryan's restaurant will be our choice for special events and family gatherings. We would highly recommend this restaurant to others.

NC
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful food and service, along with upscale ambiance.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ryan’s never disappoints!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was exceptional. Made for a very nice Valentines Day experience. Highly recommend.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very relaxing and great food

MH
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food! Somewhat expensive though. Would definitely recommend to others

L
Greensboro
12 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was generally good, steak and salads..ordered a nice Cab, splurged so it was on the expensive side... disappointed that the bottle was served too warm, also you would expect an expensive bottle of wine to be decanted. Experience was good, but not over the top so to speak.

m
Greensboro
13 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent! Our Server was attentive and friendly. We really enjoyed the meal and would highly recommend Ryan's to others (& have already done so).

RA
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite place to enjoy a special dinner.

ME
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! The service was impeccable! Went to dinner for our anniversary and could not ask for a better experience.

SK
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in the Triad. No one does steak better!

MG
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The best steak in town. The sides and salads were also very good. Excellent serve and good pace

JL
Greensboro
6 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences in Winston-Salem.

ES
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was excellent and the wait staff was prompt and courteous. We will definitely return when in the area again.

JC
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great choice for special event. We went for birthday dinner and were very pleased. Everything was top notch. The free chocolate cake we received for her birthday was amazing. Lots of menu options to choose from.

T
Charlotte
18 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Everything fantastic but wish we were seated in a nicer spot given we were celebrating a birthday and left a note on open table that we were celebrating.

S
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always phenomenal food and excellent service. The flounder special was simply magnificent! Keep up the good work!

r
Savannah
14 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We have a great time celebrating birthdays. Food was very tasty as always. It was sad to see people coming in to eat in jeans. I have always enjoyed the atmosphere of fine dinning and to me jeans are not fine dinning.

R
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening for 70th birthday dinner with children and grandchildren.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, attentive but not overbearing service, wonderful ambiance

p
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dad’s birthday

TW
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating my Mama’s birthday with a trip to see my daughter at Wake Forest. This dinner was a must since we feel in love at move in this year. We were not disappointed again. Really enjoyed a lemon drop martini. Prime rib was yum, Maui mahi special was good. Scalloped potatoes are AMAZING...everyone kept going back with forks for that. Plates went back completely clean—even the chocolate cake plate.

DT
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm never disappointed when I go to Ryan's to eat. Always great food and service. Highly recommend it!

KK
Greensboro
6 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was prompt and friendly without trying to be our best friends. The food is always good. It’s one of our “go-to” spots for a good meal.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Waitress unfriendly and rushed. Bread seemed microwaved. It was hardening as it cooled. Butter was frozen solid and cheese sauce tasted like cheese wiz. Liked the idea of pretzel bread. Would have liked a nicer cheese sauce for it. Fish over-cooked. Rice too oily and hard. Sauce was delicious. Best asparagus I’ve had- well-cooked. Loud guests near by and clattering dishes dropped by waiter. My husband had a better view of trees but I did not. May have been better in the daytime or early evening. Didn’t seem like a high dollar restaurant but we paid high dollar.

MA
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We have been to Ryan’s many times over the years. The food was very good but the restaurant was packed and very noisy. I haven’t experienced this before at Ryan’s. It also looks like the restaurant might be in need of a little updating. The carpet appears worn and a few updates wouldn’t hurt at all. Overall it was a nice evening.

KM
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The setting was great, the food was delicious I will definitely go back.