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About Ryan's Restaurant

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

719 Coliseum Dr.
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday -Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(336) 724-6132

Website:
http://www.ryansrestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Large private, well lit parking lot with numerous handicap parking lot

Executive Chef:
Jon Willis

Private Party Facilities:
Two room available for private parties. The smaller ones seats a minimum of 20 and a maximum of 36. The larger room has a minimum of 35 and can handle up to 48. Both rooms have windows and fireplaces and the smaller one has access to our outside deck. Please call for more information or to book a private room.

Private Party Contact:
Manager on Duty: (336) 724-6132

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Indoor Smoking Area, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Ryan's Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (94)
Good for Anniversaries (87)
Good for a Date (82)
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Romantic (72)
Good for Birthdays (63)
Business Meals (45)
Cozy (42)
Worth the Drive (42)
Quiet Conversation (41)
Notable Wine List (35)
Scenic View (35)
Good for Groups (33)
Fit for Foodies (30)
Neighborhood Gem (28)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Authentic (16)
Fun (14)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Seasonal (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Casual (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Healthy (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Bar Seating (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
People Watching (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
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Organic (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
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 (Greensboro)·Dined 2 days ago

Great steak and lobster.

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 (Charleston)·Dined 2 days ago

Best food in town !!!!!

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 (Greensboro)·Dined 3 days ago

Valentines dinner “awesome” as usual.

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 (Greensboro)·Dined 3 days ago

Good service, the food was good, and one of the few places where I can expect to get my meat served at the degree of doneness that I order.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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vip
 (Greensboro)·Dined 3 days ago

Despite the rigors associated with entertaining a huge number of diners on Valentine's Evening, Ryan's, again, proved why they are the best restaurant in the area. We were seated on time, and received impeccable service. The food was prepared to the tee and delivered to our table piping hot. We had prime filet mignon, lobster tail, and prime rib. All the entrees, sides, and desserts were perfect. Again, I highly recommend Ryan's and look forward to my next chance to dine there.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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 (Greensboro)·Dined 3 days ago

Loved the table we had with a view of the bird feeders and bridge. Nice relaxed dining experience. Excellent choice of delicious meals.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Western NC)·Dined 4 days ago

We enjoyed the duck, scallops and grouper. Also, one of the teenagers with us claimed that the grilled chicken she added to her Caesar salad was the very best EVER and we all had to try a bite! :-)

But above all, Pamela, who waited on us made the night perfect!! Her demeanor, gracious smile and patience are a blessing! She served the 4 of us for dinner then generously moved with us to a table of 8 when friends joined us! (20th Anniversary)

It was a very special night with delicious food, perfect wines and exceptional service.

If you have a review from someone else that night complaining about the noise level, that's probably my fault as my son was quick to point out that I was laughing too loud and getting stink eye from our neighbors. Oh well - sorry we were SO happy!!
Thanks everyone!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Greensboro)·Dined 4 days ago

Everything was fine. Checking out with a gift card was a little awkward as I was not given an opportunity to add gratuity to my card before final check came. Maybe that could be smoothed over before we arrive on 12 March for our anniversary dinner on the same gift card.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great food, quick service and very full restaurant; very popular! We look forward to going again.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Dined at Ryan's for my parents 50th anniversary. Had a party of 9 and it was fantastic. Service and food were great. I would highly recommend Ryan's for anyone celebrating a special occasion. Everyone loved their meal. We for 9 for 9 is completely satisfied patrons.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on February 10, 2018

This weekend was 5th visit to Ryan’s and it was fantastic as always

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The service was amazing. Glenn is always wonderful and knowledgeable. The special was barrel fish and it was very delicious. My husband had brisket which was also wonderful. I just wish they would have gluten free bread or more gluten free appetizers and desserts.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Excellent service and great food ! Perfect setting to celebrate our beautiful mother’s 90th!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Seasonal
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·Dined on February 6, 2018

My husband and I had a great time at Ryan’s. The atmosphere was quiet and cozy. The service was wonderful. James was our waiter and we couldn’t have asked for better service. The meal was spectacular. Loved it. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Great experience! Loved the filet and truffle pomme frites! Great wait staff! Next time I am in Winston Salem I will definitively visit again!

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vip
 (Greensboro)·Dined on February 4, 2018

As always, our dining experience was awesome. The service, food, and atmosphere was just as i expected - perfect.

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Exceptional food and service-as always.
Waiter was very friendly and went out of his way to make sure we were well cared for

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I used to come here growing up in Winston Salem and remember it being very good. This visit, I have to say, the food was not great. My steak had very little flavor, but it was very tender which was good. I had scalloped potatoes for my side, and these also had very little flavor. The crème brulee was cold on the inside and tasted burnt instead of caramelized. This was my first visit back to Ryan's since I was younger, but I would say that I would probably go somewhere else next time. It wasn't terrible, but for the price, I expect a lot better food. On a good note, we did have great service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great service. Good quality was excellent.

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great food and service

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on February 2, 2018

This is our “special occasion” spot. We like love it.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Ryan’s has been our special occasion “go to” for forty years and we have never been disappointed. Food, service and ambiance are always par excellence.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on January 28, 2018

We made a reservation for my birthday and requested a cozy table by the window. We arrived and our table was ready and it was in a perfect spot right by a window. Our server Stephanie was exceptional and the food was outstanding as always. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Food was wonderful. Service was good.

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The waiter was helpful in suggesting a wine choice. My mahi special and my husband’s sirloin entrees’ were delicious, as was the pretzel bread with cheese spread. The shrimp cocktail and scallop appetizer were average. The waiter forgot my husband’s salad but complemented us a piece of chocolate cake to take home. The white chocolate raspberry cheesecake and coffee for dessert were the perfect ending to a lovely meal.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Party of six for dinner. We had multiple courses and wine. Food was fabulous and the service excellent. Steak was perfect and the oysters, tuna and crab fresh and excellent quality. We eat here every time we come to town and it is consistently good.

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I took my husband to Ryan's for his birthday. He wanted a good steak and I had heard that Ryan's was one of the best. My husband's prime rib was so good, and he got a squash soup that was outstanding. I had the argula salad which was so original and was a small meal in itself. The staff is very focused on their customers but without being stuffing. We had a beautiful view overlooking the stream with just a trace of snow left. What a nice night for a leisurely dinner. I highly recommend it and plan to go back with friends.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Good for a Date, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Vegan
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I have eaten here five or more times and every time the service and food is excellent. This is the best restaurant in the area.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Greensboro)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The food was good and the service was excellent. However, we were seated right beside a party of 20. As such, the noise was quite loud and the experience not as pleasant as it has been at other times. I believe large groups are quite common at this restaurant, so you need to be careful where you are seated. We made our reservations late, so we did not have much choice. This still remains one of our favorite restaurants for a nice meal that is usually relaxing.

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Took my wife out for her birthday dinner. The food was good and the service was good but unfortunately we were seated in a small back room with a party of about 20 people who were noisy and loud. Not what I had in mind. The room could have been arranged differently so this group could have been seated at the back of the room instead of seated along the length of the room. Overall a costly, unpleasant experience.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 15, 2018

I came here with my fiancé for our anniversary. Our server was great and we got free dessert for the special occasion. They have 1/2 bottles of wine on Mondays so we took a bottle home. I would definitely come back.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2018

This is an old standby in the Winston Salem dining scene. I personally thought everything was excellent in a kind of retro 70's style. You should ask to be seated next to the window .Although other people have raved about the she crab soup, I think it was just OK. However, both my steak au louvre and my sister's lobster were first rate. My brother asked for his steak "medium" and that is the way it came. If you want rare meat, be sure to order it that way. We will be back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on January 13, 2018

My wife traditionally has been, for business, a more frequent visitor, but we have never been disappointed in a Ryan's visit. It can be a little noisy, and some tables are more pleasing than others, but I can't say I've had a negative experience yet.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Cozy, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Outstanding quality. Prime rib is amazing.
Service above average. Ambience: romantic.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Wife’s birthday so I made a reservation in advance notifying them of the occasion hoping I’d get a nice table. Instead we were placed in a corner in the restaurants upper main level. Not exactly overwhelmed. Service was adequate but not what I’d expect out of a fine dining establishment. Food was very good except our bacon wrapped scallops. Scalloped were very small in comparison for the amount of bacon they were wrapped in. The Wagyu steak and prime rib were however delicious, but I’d expect so considering what you will pay.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Anniversary dinner. Service was top rate. Very nice wine list. The grouper was cooked perfectly and the oysters perfect. My wife had the rack of lamb and said it was delicious. Their key lime pie is made in house and very good. Our favorite place for special occasions.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

They had a very busy evening going on and still provided excellent meal and service. They are consistent. We have eaten at Ryan’s many times and will return again.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I would not recommend this restaurant, very old and dated. The waitress did not even mention the specials for evening, mediocre service. Spent time with great friends ~ only positive of the evening.

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We were there on New Year's Eve so the noise level was high due to so many people and excited. It was our anniversary as well. The food was very good, but feel that it is way over priced. They did offer duck breasts, which I didn't get, but is a nice touch on the menu. The only negative really was price.

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Group of six friends before the Symphony New Years Eve concert. Great food and service at a very busy time for any restaurant. Ryan's handled everything down to the timely check with grace and dispatch. Great night had by all and all wondered why we don't get there more often.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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