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Ryan's Restaurant

4.9
4.9
3815 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.

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Booked 49 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (336) 724-6132

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jon Willis

  • Private party facilities

    Two room available for private parties. The smaller ones seats a minimum of 25 and a maximum of 36. The larger room has a minimum of 40 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

  • Neighborhood

    Winston-Salem

  • Parking details

    Large private, well lit parking lot with numerous handicap parking

  • Additional

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

Popular dishes

Menu

Specials for Thursday, 1/17/19

    ENTREE

    • Pan Seared Mahi$29.00

      over Popcorn Grits and Spicy Collards with Tomato Hollandaise

      • Live Lobster

        • lb$33.95

      DESSERT

      • Chocolate Bread Pudding$8.00

        with a Vanilla Bean Creme Anglaise

        Last updated: February 2, 2022

        What 3,815 people are saying

        Overall ratings and reviews

        Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

        4.9
        4.9 based on recent ratings
        • 4.9Food
        • 4.9Service
        • 4.8Ambience
        • 4.6Value

        NoiseModerate

        Loved For

        • Greensboro / Winston Salem / Highpoint

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        • Greensboro / Winston Salem / Highpoint

          Notable Wine List

        • Greensboro / Winston Salem / Highpoint

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        • Greensboro / Winston Salem / Highpoint

          Scenic View

        • Greensboro / Winston Salem / Highpoint

          Special Occasion

        • Greensboro / Winston Salem / Highpoint

          Most Booked

        • Winston Salem

          Best Overall

        • Winston Salem

          Best Food

        • Winston Salem

          Best Service

        • Winston Salem

          Best Ambiance

        • Winston Salem

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        • Winston Salem

          Notable Wine List

        • Winston Salem

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        1. JL

          JackL

          Greensboro

          1 review

          5.0

          1 review

          Dined 1 day ago

          overall5food5service5ambience5

          I only go here on special occassions. It never disappoints. Service, food, quaintness, all makes for a very plesant experience. Even got a window seat...huge plus! I would highly recommend this place.

        2. BR

          BillR

          1 review

          5.0

          1 review

          Dined 2 days ago

          overall5food5service5ambience5

          Terrific food and service, never been disappointed with this restaurant

        3. VM

          VickiM

          1 review

          5.0

          1 review

          Dined 2 days ago

          overall5food5service5ambience5

          I loved it! The food was amazing and the server was great!

        4. DS

          DonS

          Greensboro

          1 review

          4.0

          1 review

          Dined 2 days ago

          overall4food3service5ambience4

          Our server Dean, was exceptional. Very personable. I had the prime rib which was good but I thought could have been better. I ordered medium rare but came closer to medium. The Mrs had lobster tails that she thought were excellent. We will be back, but next visit I will try the rib eye.

        5. e

          emmyt8

          Raleigh

          60 reviews

          vip
          5.0

          60 reviews

          Dined 3 days ago

          overall5food5service5ambience5

          We loved the atmosphere here more than anything. Just a nice setting for a nice meal. The food was excellent as well as the service. We don’t live in Winston, but we will likely be back.

        6. RA

          RegularAZ

          Phoenix

          53 reviews

          vip
          5.0

          53 reviews

          Dined 4 days ago

          overall5food5service5ambience5

          Ryan’s is a perfect dining oasis in the trees ……feels like you are in peaceful forest for dinner. Add excellent ( and fun) service from PJ and wonderful hostess and the experience is a perfect 10. Food is consistently great especially good for meat lovers like my husband or lobster tail splurge for me. Salads are very good and baked potato is the best. No wonder this restaurant is always busy!

        7. ML

          MartyL

          Greensboro

          3 reviews

          3.0

          3 reviews

          Dined 4 days ago

          overall3food3service5ambience4

          You can't go wrong with Ryan's if you are looking for excellent service, ambiance, and that pampered feeling.

        8. OT

          OpenTable Diner

          1 review

          5.0

          1 review

          Dined 4 days ago

          overall5food5service5ambience5

          From the time we entered the door until we exited we had the best server, best steaks and desserts. We will be returning to Ryan’s every soon.

        9. PR

          PatriciaR

          1 review

          5.0

          1 review

          Dined 5 days ago

          overall5food5service5ambience5

          Food was excellent and the service was even better. Appreciate the waitress acknowledging it was our anniversary from the reservation we did online. We will return!!

        10. NL

          NancyL

          Raleigh

          2 reviews

          5.0

          2 reviews

          Dined 7 days ago

          overall5food5service5ambience5

          As always, it was an exceptional dining experience. The food was mouth-watering, the service impeccable (thank you Perry); and the ambience is always warm. Our family always looks forward to dining at Ryan's.

        11. AM

          AMBERK

          Charlotte

          3 reviews

          vip
          3.0

          3 reviews

          Dined on May 14, 2022

          overall3food4service3ambience2

          The she-crab soup is probably in the top 5 of best she-crab soups I have ever had. The tables are right on top of each other, which I really don’t care for, but the huge windows of the urban forest is beautiful. Overall our meal was good, but as fine dining goes, nothing outstanding of the norm.

        12. TR

          TeresaR

          1 review

          5.0

          1 review

          Dined on May 12, 2022

          overall5food5service5ambience5

          My husband and I visited to celebrate our 15th anniversary and my graduation of nursing school. Simply put, it was a wonderful experience! The food was amazing, our waiter was an absolute joy and we were able to sit outside where we enjoyed the view and sounds of nature. We will certainly go back in the near future!

        13. L

          Lynd

          Miami

          22 reviews

          vip
          5.0

          22 reviews

          Dined on May 11, 2022

          overall5food5service5ambience5

          One of the best steaks I have ever eaten! It was perfectly cooked. Our friends had halibut and scallops. There wasn't a morsel left on their plates. Our service was superb! Ryan's has become our favorite restaurant in town!

        14. MB

          MaryB

          Greensboro

          18 reviews

          vip
          5.0

          18 reviews

          Dined on May 10, 2022

          overall5food5service5ambience5

          Excellent service!

        15. AP

          AndrewP

          1 review

          4.0

          1 review

          Dined on May 10, 2022

          overall4food3service5ambience5

          The only negative was my wife’s lobster was quite chewy and somewhat difficult for digestion. We dine with you often and bring many of our clients there to enjoy your service. Andy & Mary

        16. MR

          MikeR

          1 review

          5.0

          1 review

          Dined on May 10, 2022

          overall5food5service5ambience5

          Total winner from all angles. Our server, Trevor, was amazing. Great evening.

        17. OT

          OpenTable Diner

          Indiana

          3 reviews

          5.0

          3 reviews

          Dined on May 10, 2022

          overall5food5service5ambience5

          Great steak and even better service. I will definitely return next time I’m in town.

        18. OT

          OpenTable Diner

          Greensboro

          2 reviews

          5.0

          2 reviews

          Dined on May 9, 2022

          overall5food5service5ambience5

          We came here for our 7th anniversary and it was delicious! Our waiter was amazing! Everything was great, we will definitely be back!

        19. GZ

          GaryZ

          Philadelphia

          2 reviews

          5.0

          2 reviews

          Dined on May 8, 2022

          overall5food5service5ambience5

          Celebrating Mother's Day. Great dinner, service, ambiance and overall experience.

        20. m

          miker

          Greensboro

          2 reviews

          5.0

          2 reviews

          Dined on May 8, 2022

          overall5food5service5ambience5

          We had a very nice Mother's Day evening at Ryans. Sat to our table promptly. Had the Brie appetizer. It was delicious. Had a perfect filet and a nice mixed drink.

        21. OT

          OpenTable Diner

          Greensboro

          4 reviews

          5.0

          4 reviews

          Dined on May 8, 2022

          overall5food5service5ambience5

          All around perfect !! Food, service, and atmosphere was amazing !!

        22. A

          Albert

          Baltimore

          2 reviews

          5.0

          2 reviews

          Dined on May 8, 2022

          overall5food5service5ambience5

          If I only had one concern it would be how dark it is in the restaurant. But everything else is wonderful!

        23. BJ

          BettyJ

          1 review

          5.0

          1 review

          Dined on May 8, 2022

          overall5food5service5ambience5

          This was our first time at Ryan's it was Mother's Day and Alex took great care of us. The food was fabulous and the desserts were amazing. Can't wait to go back

        24. OT

          OpenTable Diner

          Raleigh

          2 reviews

          3.0

          2 reviews

          Dined on May 8, 2022

          overall3food4service2ambience1

          We were placed near the door and a high noise traffic area. We felt like an afterthought. We had to say something to even get our waitress to come to our table. The service was extremely slow. We had to wait a long time for everything. The food was good but the experience was just so so. You expect a lot more for the prices they charge for the food. It was not a fine dining experience.

        25. j

          jonk

          Greensboro

          1 review

          5.0

          1 review

          Dined on May 8, 2022

          overall5food5service5ambience5

          A very special meal to celebrate our 35th anniversary. The food was incredible as was the service. I’m so glad we chose Ryan’s for our special occasion. Looking forward to our next visit!

        26. JH

          JoanneH

          Charlotte

          1 review

          5.0

          1 review

          Dined on May 8, 2022

          overall5food5service5ambience5

          Excellent food, ambiance, server was great! We go to Ryan's for our special occasion dinners!

        27. MN

          McNed

          Greensboro

          14 reviews

          5.0

          14 reviews

          Dined on May 8, 2022

          overall5food5service5ambience5

          Our Mother’s Day lunch was very nice. In spite of the crowded day the service and food were exceptionally good. We had a wedge salad,she-crab soup, Asian meatballs with cabbage salad and pan seared scallops. Scallops we’re perfectly seared and buttery. The Asian meatball appetizer was tasty and generous. Strawberry/dark chocolate cake for dessert was outstanding with prominent fresh strawberry flavor offset against rich dark chocolate. Wonderful.

        28. LR

          LeoR

          Greensboro

          1 review

          5.0

          1 review

          Dined on May 8, 2022

          overall5food5service5ambience5

          If you're looking for a place for excellent steaks in a private clubby ambiance, look no further. A little guidance for those with smaller appetites or children, the "toppers" available with the salads provide plenty of protein. We ordered a Caesar salad with filet topper for our 10 yr old grandson and concluded that we would each have been perfectly satisfied with the quality and volume of the servings for a future meal. And she loved, loved, loved the espresso martini! My sautéed scallops entre' was large and perfectly presented with asparagus over a lightly cream sauced cous-cous. His quality doesn't come cheap, but we felt like the value was obvious.

        29. OT

          OpenTable Diner

          Birmingham

          1 review

          5.0

          1 review

          Dined on May 8, 2022

          overall5food5service5ambience5

          This place never disappoints! If you're in the Winston-Salem area and haver never eaten here, make plans to do so soon.

        30. PD

          PattiD

          Atlanta

          1 review

          5.0

          1 review

          Dined on May 8, 2022

          overall5food5service5ambience4

          Food is consistently excellent at Ryan’s. It was very busy and the wait staff worked hard to keep up. The placement of our table was against a wall and okay but a window would have been much nicer. Our reservation was made 6 weeks ago so plan ahead if you want to have dinner at Ryan’s!

        31. B

          Bhudda

          Detroit

          14 reviews

          5.0

          14 reviews

          Dined on May 7, 2022

          overall5food5service5ambience5

          Always a fine dining experience. Servers are knowledgeable.

        32. EP

          ElainePalmerFenlong

          New England

          1 review

          5.0

          1 review

          Dined on May 7, 2022

          overall5food5service5ambience5

          We came here to celebrate my son's graduation from High Point University this pas weekend. I have been here once before when visiting my son's college. Both times it did not disappoint. The service was outstanding , the food was delicious and we had a wonderful dinner. Staff are so friendly and go out of the way to ensure you are having a good experience. The downfall is it is expensive , but when you are celebrating something special and plan to spend a little extra... it is well worth it to dine here. Thank you Staff!! Tucker was our waiter and he was awesome !!!!

        33. BS

          BettyS

          1 review

          5.0

          1 review

          Dined on May 7, 2022

          overall5food5service5ambience5

          Food was amazing, along with the service. I loved the experience of going to Ryan’s. The only downside was that we had a table of 4 behind us, being way too loud, at first we thought maybe they would eventually quiet down, but they didn’t.

        34. AF

          AmberF

          1 review

          5.0

          1 review

          Dined on May 7, 2022

          overall5food5service5ambience5

          Wonderful visit! We came for prom and one of our party was in a wheelchair. The staff was prompt with our seating. The waiter was wonderful and the food fabulous.

        35. WS

          WSDiner

          Greensboro

          87 reviews

          vip
          5.0

          87 reviews

          Dined on May 7, 2022

          overall5food5service5ambience5

          Despite being very busy, the service and food were spot on without missing a beat - just as we have come to expect from the best restaurant in Winston-Salem.

        36. DB

          DavidB

          1 review

          3.0

          1 review

          Dined on May 7, 2022

          overall3food3service2ambience3

          Busy night, but the manger seemed overwhelmed! Short to answer questions and sarcastic with his response. Below question is would I refer anyone to the restaurant, after last night...no. Food was cold, after we finally got it, never saw the waitress till time to pay the bill!

        37. JC

          JeanneC

          1 review

          5.0

          1 review

          Dined on May 6, 2022

          overall5food5service5ambience5

          Had a wonderful experience coming back with our daughter after 32 years for her graduation! As special as it was then!! Thank you Trevor for wonderful service!

        38. KM

          KimberlyMarino

          New England

          164 reviews

          vip
          5.0

          164 reviews

          Dined on May 5, 2022

          overall5food5service5ambience5

          Fantastic! We were a party of 4, all ordered something different. Each meal was perfect and delicious! The white table clothes and impeccable service added to our perfect evening. We’ll be back on our next visit to Winston Salem

        39. JP

          JuliaP

          1 review

          5.0

          1 review

          Dined on May 5, 2022

          overall5food5service5ambience5

          Went for my daughter's birthday with two other family members. It was delicious, and never disappoints. Was a little noisy, mainly because we were seated right next to a very large party. Service was spot on - never had to wait long for anything we desired. Highly recommend this restaurant. Pricey, but worth it for a special occasion.

        40. LM

          LeslieM

          Greensboro

          4 reviews

          5.0

          4 reviews

          Dined on May 5, 2022

          overall5food5service5ambience5

          Everything was wonderful. Food was perfect as always and Peter was a fantastic server!

        Safety precautions

        • Cleaning & sanitizing

          • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
          • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
        • Screening

          • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

        FAQs

        Ryan's Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 3815 OpenTable diners.

        Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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        Booked 49 times today
        Google Map for Ryan's Restaurant

        719 Coliseum Dr. Winston-Salem, NC 27106

        Additional information

        • Neighborhood

          Winston-Salem

        • Hours of operation

          Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

        • Cuisines

          Steak, Seafood

        • Dining style

          Casual Elegant

        • Dress code

          Business Casual

        • Parking details

          Large private, well lit parking lot with numerous handicap parking

        • Payment options

          AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

        • Executive chef

          Jon Willis

        • Additional

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

        • Phone number

          (336) 724-6132

        • Private party facilities

          Two room available for private parties. The smaller ones seats a minimum of 25 and a maximum of 36. The larger room has a minimum of 40 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

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