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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

4.4

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (103)
Good for Anniversaries (80)
Good for a Date (65)
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Good for Birthdays (59)
Scenic View (57)
Romantic (54)
Business Meals (44)
Quiet Conversation (42)
Notable Wine List (37)
Worth the Drive (37)
Cozy (33)
Neighborhood Gem (32)
Fit for Foodies (27)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Good for Groups (20)
Authentic (17)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Casual (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Seasonal (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Fun (9)
Local Ingredients (7)
Healthy (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Waterfront (1)
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined 2 days ago

We had not been to Ryan's in over 35 years. Fortunately, Ryan's has maintained an excellent level of quality and service. Both of the appetizers and entrees we ordered we're well prepared and delicious. The service, as in the past, was top notch. Nice to see such long term, consistent excellence in the restaurant business.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was excellent, as always. Brian, our server, was outstanding. Well done!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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·Dined 6 days ago

We have been out of state for 30 years and recently moved "home" to Winston-Salem. When we happily discovered that Ryan's is still here, a plan to dine was immediate on the to do list.

We had early reservations & were very pleased with service and quiet which allowed conversation. Arugula salad was off the charts wonderful and a MAJOR bargain at $5!!
We had beef tips & scallop entrees - both very good but compared too the salad, more expensive than our usual (it was our 48th anniversary so a "splurge" was in order!) And the the wonderful chocolate cake was a gift.

Thank you for a memorable evening!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Cozy, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 7 days ago

Ryan's is not fine dining! It's a high-end and elegant meat-and-potatoes place. For meat and potatoes, you won't do better anywhere in the area. My friend and I both had the filet mignon, both of which were superb and expertly cooked to our liking. If I have a complaint, it would be the bread, which seemed ordinary and dull to a true bread lover. That may have something to do with local tastes, since Winston-Salem is a provincial town that knows its meat and potatoes but not its bread. If I were Ryan's, I'd offer a choice of some truly good sourdough bread, served warm.

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Ryan's is an established restaurant in Winston-Salem, but it has kept up with the times. The menu is constantly updated. The grouper that I had was absolutely divine. Others in our party had duck and steak and they raved about their dishes. The service is impeccable. Don't miss a wonderful meal. If possible, try to get a table in the back room near the fireplace.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Fun, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Located in a quant out of the way area. Wife had Chilean Sea Bass and I had a Ribeye and both were amazing. Waitress provided excellent service and added extra surprise take home cake since we were first time visitors. We will be returning especially for special occasions.

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Perfectly prepared food, service was incredible, best wine I’ve ever had.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 6, 2017

I have been going to Ryan’s for more than 20 years and I always have a great meal.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Celebrated a big birthday for my wife along with our son and his girlfriend and had a great time. Ryan's has delicious appetizers so we had to have the bacon wrapped scallops and then enjoyed their outstanding steaks. Also made good use of their extensive wine list for an outstanding evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Ryan's is amazing. The wait staff are the most professional in town and the food is delicious and always well-prepared. Highly recommend.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Ryan’s is that very special place where you take special friends and when you simply want to treat yourself with excellent food, attentive service and a cozy atmosphere.

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was excellent as usual. However, one member of our party was served a glass of wine that was so full of sediment that half of the glass was undrinkable. Considering the price of a glass of wine at Ryan's, the entire glass should be drinkable. That level of service is unacceptable.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent service and food! Loved the convenience of using open table to make reservations.

Tags: Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Ottawa)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Filet was a bit chewy otherwise food was very good.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Great food.....meats were beautifully seasoned. Waitress (Stephanie) was a gem. Wish we could dine there more often.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Ryan's never disappoints! Great food, great service, and great atmosphere!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

The she crab soup was very good. I really liked the buttermilk mashed potatoes. The service was excellent and the atmosphere was very nice.

Tags: Cozy, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

The staff were super flexible and accommodating!!!!!!!! Great evening out.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Ryan's is always our go to spot while visiting our son at college. The steaks are great and the service is always with a smile - don't wait to make your reservations !

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We've been to Ryan's four times now, all with groups (6-8 people) for either WFU Parent's Weekend or family get together. Each time we have had a great meal with good service. Our most recent visit was no exception and this time the service was even better than in the past...attentive, knowledgeable, friendly and genuine concern that all was going well at our table. Our waiter was very knowledgeable regarding the menu and made great recommendations. Highlights were the prime rib, filet, halibut (special) and salmon. Tuna tartar app was good but had too many (fried) chips with it. Would have preferred something lighter and less oily. Crab cake app was good but small. Brussel sprouts and potato sides were tasty. Overall, a good dining experience and we will return!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Had dinner for Wake Parent's weekend. We had an incredible meal. The Mahi was delicious...too many choices that we wanted :) One suggestion .... perhaps a nicer bottle of Cab or Blend for glass option? EVERYTHING WAS PERFECT THOUGH!!! And we will definitely be back. Thanks so much.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We loved the setting and food, but the service was quick diner style. We had 3 courses in under 1 hour. They were putting one course in front of you while clearing the previous course. Meat was good and desserts seemed to be brought in.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The only complaint that I have is that we had a late dinner reservation, and then we had to wait for another 20 min.
The waitor however could not have been nicer. He was fast and efficient and very friendly.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Very much enjoyed the experience. Had not been in over 10 years and it was as good as it was back then.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

The food, the service, everything was outstanding. Our experience was top notch. This was our first time at Ryan's and we were impressed. We are already planning a return trip for an upcoming birthday celebration.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Ryan’s was always a favorite when We were in college so now that we are visiting our child in college we chose to treat him to the experience. The food was delicious, server very attentive and the atmosphere was lively but not too loud. We will keep this restaurant on our list.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 26, 2017

We love going to Ryan's every time we visit our son at Wake Forest. The food is always delicious, the wine selections are great and the service is super!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Great restaurant ... Great food !

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

My wife insisted we go someplace nice for my birthday, i'm glad we did, the bacon wrapped scallops were very good, my filet and my wife's beef tips were both cooked perfectly and delicious. The service was excellent, not too slow, not too fast. Desert was excellent. We will go back again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Paleo Friendly
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Wow. We loved our Anniversary celebration at Ryan’s. Our meals were delicious. Lobster and Filet Mignon. Prime Rib. Great salads and sides. Best Creme Brûlée we can remember. Our service was wonderful as well. We traveled over from Raleigh and are delighted with this dining experience. Thanks to Open Table as well for always helping us make such great dining choices.

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Always great food and great staff. Love going to Ryan's.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The wait staff can make a restaurant. For fine dining, I expected better waitresses.

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Had our 6th anniversary dinner here, and it did not disappoint! Our meal was delicious, our server was very friendly and wished us a happy anniversary, and they even included free dessert!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Surprise find in Winston-Salem. Discovered it has been a go-to place for locals. Would definitely return, and recommend to any and all. Food and service were outstanding.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

As usual, our dinner at Ryan's was outstanding -- great food, service, and ambiance. My only complaint was that my party of five large and luscious people were somewhat crammed into a window table for four which caused some unnecessary discomfort. However, our pre-theatre birthday celebration was fun anyway! Will definitely continue to go to Ryan's for special occasion dinners!

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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vip
 (Greensboro)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great food and James is a awesome server. As always, this is a superb dining establishment.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 13, 2017

A very good restaurant is a lovely setting with excellent food and service. We ate there twice during a visit to the area. The steak, pork chop and halibut were all well prepared and well presented and the wine list was nice as well. . A definite must when in the Winston Salem area. A wonderful dining experience🍷👍👍👍👍👍

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Our server Shatarra did a great job! That said The Fish Special Barrelfish was very tough and frankly over cooked as was my Pork Chop. That said we love this Restaurant and will always go back. We think the chef just had an off night. Our server offered us a free desert which was greatly appreciated in response to our complaint.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 11, 2017

The views from the windows are wonderful. Surrounded by nature. The food is good. Reminds me of a traditional country club. Service was excellent. Very quiet. Very traditional.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Absolutely the BEST in Town,ambience, food, service!

Tags: Authentic
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