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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
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Celebrating a good friend’s birthday. As always the service was good, the food was excellent and the views out the window next to our table was beautiful,quite, and relaxing. It’s always a special evening when we dine here.
We ate on the patio for my birthday & it was great. The service was exceptional and the food was excellent.
Charming atmosphere, excellent service.
Ryan's is our favorite location for special events, and this anniversary dinner was wonderful. Food was delicious, service was great (though I feel for the servers who are imprisoned by the stupid masks), and the price was certainly reasonable for the quality we received.
We were seated right away and our server was attentive. The food was very good.
The appetizers were simply amazing, as was the desert and sides. The entres were very good but honestly perhaps not worth the price??
Celebrating the sale of our home
Best steakhouse in Triad. Friendly and professional service.
We have been going to Ryan’s for over 20 years. This was definitely the worst experience we have ever had there. Our server was poor. She did not show up to our table in the first 15 minutes after being seated. The entire meal felt very rushed and server gave the impression she just wanted to turn the table. In addition, for fine dining, they have definitely have stopped enforcing any kind of dress code.
Very nice evening! Delicious food, Dean provided excellent service and very friendly.
Wonderful experience. Very nice waitress and recognition to the celebration of why we were there. attentive but not overbearing. Wonderful experience and wonderful food. Will be back for sure
We took our daughter to celebrate her 21st birthday. Very nice place to go, she felt special.
Really enjoyed the scallops. Tuna tartar was heavy on chips and light on tuna.
Everything was excellent. The ambiance, the cocktails, the service and the food! Oysters Rockefeller is some
Of the best we have ever had. The Spinach & Goat Cheese Salas was delicious! Our Filet was cooked perfectly and sliced like butter. The Sea Bass with it’s Pineapple Salsa was very flavorful! Our server was professional and made our evening such a pleasure. The kitchen is hitting on all cylinders and you can tell they love what they do.
Our server, Dean, was excellent!!!! Very attentive and pleasant.
Owner, Dennis, stopped by our table on a few occasions to be sure all was ok
Food was outstanding
Dining at Ryan's it's an experience. From the moment you walk in, you are transported to a "forest like" setting, reminding you of the Old World steakhouses. Outstanding service, great social distancing guidelines and the food was superb. The wine list is impressive and the menu was very creative. We had the brie appetizer with apples and honey and it was delicious. The prime ribeye was juicy and one of the best steaks I've ever had. My husband had the aged ribeye, which did not disappoint, and the au poivre sauce was out of this world. Since it was my husband's birthday, he received a complementary triple chocolate cake, which was excellent, not rich, but very flavorful. If you are ever in the area, this is the place to go.
I was disappointed with the pepper jam topping on the flounder. Everything else was very good as usual.
We had a lovely family, celebration dinner at Ryan's. Our server, Kelly, was wonderful - very attentive without being intrusive. We were given a table by the window so we enjoyed the wonderful treed view. I know they are know for their steaks but we all order seafood - lobster, crabcakes, and scallops. Everyone was pleased. I'm planning another opportunity to return so I can have a steak.
Beautiful place, great service and amazing food! Love the menu and variety of dishes.
Best steaks we've had in quite awhile! Great menu and wine list. Stephanie was amazing! We just made Ryan's our new go to favorite restaurant!
Wonderful meal as always!
Lovely dinner on the porch overlooking the natural area.
Ryan's is a neighborhood gem, and it was good to see they were busy. Couple of things were off that night. My scallop dinner came out luke warm at best. I guess it was a timing thing, because the two halibut specials were served hot. Didn't ask about the ribeye. The other problem, we asked for a window table, but the air vent blew freezing air on us 85% of the evening. For a special evening, it really ruined the ambiance for us. But will always go back because we rarely have a bad meal there. This evening was a sad exception since we were celebrating our active military son being home on leave and he and his wife expecting our first grandchild. Like I said, this was just an off night for us and we will try again another time.
Food and service were wonderful! Will definitely be back!
Food was amazing! Our waiter, Perry, was super nice and knowledgeable and gave us great recommendations !
Visited here for the 1st time. Excellent choice as this was a special anniversary for us. Crab Cake app was excellent and entrees of Halibut and Rack of Lamb were delicious. Desserts were top notch as well.
All was good; waitress very good and conscientious
Excellent venue, atmosphere, service, and food. From out of town and knew we would be spending a night in Winston-Salem so I looked-up a Wine Spectator selection. Great recommendation.
Ryan's Restaurant is THE BEST restaurant we know. Their steaks are excellent, service is excellent if you get the right waiter, in our case Benjamin and he was excellent. Windows overlook a wooded area that is illuminated at night with a small creek below. That makes for an awesome ambience.
Perfect evening with delicious food!
Extraordinary seafood restaurant with inventive menu.
Loved everything from the delicious food to the great customer service!
The restaurant sits in the woods and our table was next to the windows. Our waitress, Victoria, was wonderful. The owner came by twice to check on us. The food was excellent! This was our first visit but won’t be our last.
Stunning setting and delicious food! Service was impeccable and COVID safe. We loved having dinner here and will definitely come back!
Wonderful food and service! Being tucked into the trees you have a beautiful view. I found the interior a little dated, but would happily go again and I plan on it!
Family dinner before college drop off. Delicious food, our server - Kenny - was wonderful. Lively environment while still adhering to Covid protocols. Great evening and will definitely be back next time we are in town!
Food and service was great! Hidden quiet place very close to Wake Forest University. I will definitely be back!
Another wonderful meal at Ryan’s which has been the most consistent restaurant in WS. Monday was move-in day at Wake Forest so it was pretty noisy and wait staff was a tad bit off pace. Nevertheless it was a wonderful meal and another typical Ryan’s evening. Excellence never goes out of style.
Everything was wonderful. They do a great job. Love dining there.
Great steaks and seafood. Hostess at front of house was not very friendly. First thing she said was do you have a reservation. It would be better if hostess greeted customers with " Welcome to Ryan's can I help you" We had reservations as always. A little better customer service goes a long way.
Ryan's Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 2955 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.