Ryan's Restaurant

4.8
3677 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.

Please refer to our website for our dress code.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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JoeyF
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent and very satisfying, the restaurant has a very beautiful view

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vipJacquelineW
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our about favorite restaurant in Winston-Salem! Wonderful food, hospitality and atmosphere! Perry is our favorite server. It is a treat, we promise!

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Rando
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Ordered the steak and lobster and unfortunately it tasted awful. The steak was bland, very dry and hard to swallow. The lobster was extremely chewy. However, my wife’s meal wasn’t bad and the staff was friendly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Wilmington
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pete and Faye were our servers and they were amazing. Our first time at Ryan’s. We will be back. Everything was perfect!

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Hncr
Greensboro
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Asked for the open table near the window to which the hostess said no because they were very full. That table sat empty the entire time we ate and it wasn’t because they were seating every other for covid.

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KeithB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my wife's birthday and Ryan's never fails to impress. The consistency of excellent dining has not changed in the 20+ years we've been celebrating there.
From the bar to the window seating the atmosphere was cozy and warm. Our waiter (Dean) was knowledgeable, courteous and engaging with all our wants and needs delivered in a timely fashion. Ryan's is not just a great place to eat it's one of our family heritages.

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RobertB
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Just not on the ball. For the price I shouldn’t have to ask for a drink order or a pepper grinder with salad. If we were checked on more often we would have gotten pepper and a second drink. Also, we had an 8 top work party table literally 2 feet from us. We couldn’t even talk. I wish we insisted on moving but that’s always awkward mid meal. They should seat parties like that away from regular diners.

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vipRobin
Greensboro
31 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, we enjoyed the atmosphere and definitely the food. Sarah our waitress was outstanding. Kudos to Ryan’s for getting it right in showing quality customer service in a pandemic.

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MarissaP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was top notch - staff was terrific & ambiance was awesome! Want to go back for date night regularly!

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VanessaM
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bern's Steakhouse in Tampa used to be my favorite, until finding Ryan's, which is tucked away in a delightful spot near the Coliseum in Winston Salem. The food is fit for royalty and the servers are simply the best. I had the bacon wrapped scallops as an appetizer and the filet mignon & lobster for my entree. Everything was perfection.

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SueR
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent evening! Service wonderful— never felt rushed. Food matched the service from beginning to end of meal.

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Darrell
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Crab cake appetizer was cold in the middle, we did not complain but should have because of the cost and our drive.

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ShaneH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service. Would definitely recommend for date night

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SheriT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place for dinner. Food is delicious and service was good.

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SallyW
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat here for special occasions every year - anniversaries, family celebrations. The food is always excellent, wait staff always superb, and the view out in the woods is wonderful.

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Classic
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Pleasant atmosphere. Tables were perhaps a little too close together, given the pandemic, but we did not feel particularly unsafe.

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EmilyV
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal with great service. Would definitely go back.

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StephanieL
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my husband birthday and our waiter was truly amazing! I can’t thank him enough for helping me to make this night extra special for my husband. The food was amazing. The crab cakes didn’t have any fillers and the salmon was cooked to perfection. The food had the perfect amount of seasoning. We will definitely recommend this restaurant to all our friends and family.

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GaryM
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ryan’s is a great place for our special occasion outings. We enjoy the food and the service.

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KarenW
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved our experience. We will definitely be making additional reservations to Ryan's Steakhouse in the near future.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Greensboro
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ryan’s is one of the best restaurants in Winston Salem, in my opinion! The food is delicious, the service is amazing and the ambiance is great! Definitely a regular for us!

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RobK
Greensboro
13 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience as usual. The steaks were great and Neta took great care of us.

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vipNick
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good food and overall great experience. Tight seating next to other loud tables, but otherwise fantastic.

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Firelanesiren
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ryan’s is the perfect place for a celebratory meal! It’s pleasant atmosphere makes it easy to have memorable conversations!

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ChristopherM
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall3food2service5ambience5

I always order ribeye steaks if available. I very rarely complain. I don't expect perfection and excellence in food from your average restaurant. I did expect if from Ryan's! But now I will state my dissatisfaction: The She Crab soup was delicious. The Caramelized onions weren't. The were white and oily. I expected they would be various shades of brown and taste of caramelized. Now the steak....I always order medium rare. charred. This steak, a CAB for $46 was very underwhelming! The saddle, which is usually not as tender as the rest of the steak but has great flavor due to the fat was tough! Most of the rest of the steak was also a disappointment. It wasn't until I cut into the middle of the steak, more rare, did I find the meat to be tender. I did not make comment while at the restaurant because it was my sister's birthday dinner and I didn't want any negatives. Half way through the steak I asked Matt to box it for me and I will slice it, very thin, for a salad. The only saving grace to the dinner was Matt. He was informative, polite and made every effort to make us feel welcome. I am sad the food didn't do the same. Respectfully, Christopher McAuliffe

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DanielE
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tucker was an excellent server. Will ask for him when we return.

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ErinW
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place for that special night. Unparalleled service.

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TMason
Greensboro
12 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant, great ambiance and excellent food offerings. Our wedding anniversary was acknowledged by our server as soon as we sat down. Our server Mark was attentive, professional, and extremely interactive with us. We felt like we were being served by a someone we knew.
I recommend this restaurant for special occasions or just an everyday meal.

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BenB
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for special occasions. Pricey but the food, service and atmosphere if great.

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Donna
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend this restaurant. Very nice staff. The food was great. You felt like you was in a resort. Had two fireplaces that made the restaurant feel cozy.

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espodie
Greensboro
15 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our annual NYE dinner place. We treat ourselves to bringin the new year. Ryans has the best steaks and the service was superb. It was definitely busy so a little noisy but there wasn't an empty table anywhere.

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated the New Year for a special occasion and enjoyed every bite and will definitely be back again.

MP
MarkP
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has been years since we've patronized Ryan's. This last visit was a reminder of how great this establishment is. We've been to Fratelli's several times over the last few years and the steak au poivre (filet mignon cut) at Ryan's was superior to any selections we've experienced at Fratelli's. Our filets had a nice seared crust with soft, extremely tender center. We like Medium Rare. We compared to Fratelli's because they claim Italian Steak House and prices are on the high end as well. We had a corner window seat on the low end of the main dining room with a nice view of trees and a lighted walkway giving a nice ambiance. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and helpful in guiding our selections. My only critique is that they had a very small list of wine by the glass.

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Sirloin
Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Might have been the best steak I have ever eaten. Eaten here 10+ times and never disappointed

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We dined at Ryan’s for our anniversary. The service was uneven. The specials weren’t mentioned and we felt rushed, despite the restaurant not being very busy. The food was good, the steaks were properly prepared. We just weren’t blown away by the experience.

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CarolinaKahuna
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ryan’s never fails. Great food and drinks, perfect steaks and desserts!

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RayK
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best she crab soup I have ever eaten and I am a snob when it comes to she crab soup. I was expecting it to be good but I was overwhelmed by how good it was. Will return just for it.

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LisaG
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an Amazing time! The welcome, ambiance, waiter, appetizer, meal, drinks... every single thing was excellent!!!

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Corey
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went with my wife and son and everything we had was delicious. Split the Crab Cake and Beef Tartare (special) appetizers, both delicious. My son got the Duck, my wife the Pork Chop and I had the surf and turf. 8 oz filet with Lobster tail. Also ordered Bernaise sauce on the steak. All delicious. the spicy Collard Greens were great and deserts as well. Son had Banana desert, my wife the creme brulee and me vanilla ice cream with caramel crumble. Simple preparations for all courses and each was well done. They ruined our appetites!!! ;)

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Christmas with my best friends from out of town

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Ryan's Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 3677 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.