Ryan's Restaurant

4.8
1994 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steak
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday -Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(336) 724-6132
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Jon Willis
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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.
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Private party contact
Manager on Duty: (336) 724-6132
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Large private, well lit parking lot with numerous handicap parking lot
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Gift Card
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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HA
Greensboro
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I like this restaurant and we went there for our 45th anniversary. Holy Moly. Couple of little glitches that I observed. Even though I had designated our preference for a window table, and there were window tables available, we were not seated at one. The one where we were seated had a good view, but it really wasn't what we requested on Open Table. The other glitch was a little puzzling. I ordered a dry gin martini. It was listed as having olives. When the drink came, there were no olives and I had to request them. Is this some sort of new trend? That has happened in other restaurants over the past year or so. Our server, James, was outstanding. He was attentive, but not overly so. He was friendly, helpful, and accomodated our requests. Our steaks, potatoes, and salad were excellent, as were the warm breads. It was a lovely evening.

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F
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The food was good. Service was great. But, with so many amazing options in Winston-Salem, Ryan’s isn’t my top choice for fine dining anymore. The scene and the menu are a little dated. And, while very high quality, you can get food just as amazing for better prices elsewhere now.

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JG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal at Ryan's. It was our first visit so was a surprise place and a delightful meal. The service was great. Thanks Rebecca!
We don't live in the Winston-Salem are but we will definitely be back!
JanG

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JH
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is a lovely surprise, tucked up against this little wooded ravine with large windows overlooking the scenery. The food was delicious and everything was perfectly cooked. The creme brulee was perfect. And I loved that the restaurant was quiet so that my boyfriend and I could hear each other talk!

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S
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always Delicious! My favorite place to eat in Winston-Salem.

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JC
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The overall experience was great but I was disappointed in my rib eye. It was slightly over cooked for med rare and not that tender or flavorful. The Ryan's butter helped but for the price I was not impressed. Also the waitress was clearly over booked and slow. We were not in a hurry as we were celebrating an anniversary but either she was new or simply had too many tables at once.

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OT
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and food

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C
Greensboro
8 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated out 53rd wedding anniversary the other night, and had a wonderful time. The food was great - as always - and the service was spot on. And the restaurant is beautifully appointed and maintained. We enjoyed out visit, and look forward to the next time.

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KD
New England
14 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ryan’s never disappoints! Food was amazing as was the service. Highly recommend!!

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S
Charleston
17 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and outstanding food. I cant wait to go back!

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E
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible everything! Food, service, comfort, ambiance....thoroughly enjoyed it all! Highly recommend and will return! Best ribeye I’ve ever had!

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FJ
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

This was our first time at Ryan's. The atmosphere was nice and quiet despite seating for a large number of people. The service was slow but the server was very knowledgeable of the menu. The menu offered a wide variety of items. Unfortunately, they were out of the first two items we tried to order. We went with the ribeye steak and it was excellent. We will definitely try this place again.

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s
Greensboro
23 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy visiting Ryan's but our most recent trip was outstanding. Our waiter was awesome and the food was even better than it normally is, which was already hard to beat.

Lovely evening!

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OT
Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Shrimp and grits were top notch!

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G
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Excellent service. Excellent steaks. Of our party of 3, each had a different steak -- filet mignon, NY Strip, and Ribeye -- and all gave very high marks. Cooked exactly to order, and very tasty. Truffle pomme frittes were excellent but huge portion for one person. Two of us had a salad, one "Seasonal," can't remember the other, but both of us thought way too much cheese spoiled it; like eating fondue with lettuce. The dressing -- blueberry vinaigrette in my case -- was as thick and globby as 60s era commercial French or Ranch dressing out of bottle; made an already heavy salad even worse. The bread was boring, bland, nearly tasteless. Excellent dessert -- strawberry-balsamic ice cream with choc sauce and pecan shell was very good but too much for one person, especially after a big steak and all that cheese on salad; we split it 3 ways, and were perfectly satisfied. Excellent waiter, though his name escapes me now; calm demeanor, knowledgeable, attentive without being intrusive. Atmosphere is pleasant but pretty staid. I don't need faux decorations or bells and whistles, but this place reminded me of restaurants my grandparents frequented in 60s. But overall, a very enjoyable meal.

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B
Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My sister, 97 year old mother, and I loved this place! We would cone back in a heartbeat!

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DG
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always choose Ryan's for "special occasions". We love the food and atmosphere, as well as the special treatment by the waitstaff. Each time we go, the chef comes out to met us and we get some lively conversations with him. We took some "new to the area" friends with us to celebrate my "Birthday" dinner, and they loved it too!

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BC
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands done THE best steak I have ever had. My girlfriend and I went to celebrate our one year anniversary. The service was amazing and they even gave us each a free glass of champagne for our anniversary. 11/10 would recommend!

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j
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service was equally good- Excellent is every aspect. The Halibut
that i ordered was outstanding. It was a wonderful evening that made my wife's birthday really special.

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SB
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Ryan’s was awesome!! Food and service were top notch! Perfect for all those special occasions!

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KN
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. Beautiful view and nice quiet dining room. Our favorite place for special occasions.

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A
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome restaurant. Great food and service. Highly recommended. One of the best in the area.

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NC
Greensboro
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent as it always has been.

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R
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience

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RI
Greensboro
52 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the food, service, scenery, and southern hospitality at Ryan's were all front and center as expected.

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OT
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the most enjoyable dinner I could ever have had! Great service, would recommend to anyone.

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MC
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There is no better place to order a steak. I have eaten at Ryan’s on special occasions for the last 30 years and I have never been disappointed. The food and service are always superb.

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LN
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating our anniversary, and Ryan's included a complementary glass of champagne to begin our evening. The setting was wonderful, and the food and service were excellent. Definitely a place to return to.

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e
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ryan's is nothing short of amazing our server and the staff were accomodating in everyway imaginable. We were here last year to celebrate our 10 year anniversary and they helped us announce the arrival of our baby girl. This year we went back with our new addition and they welcomed us with open arms. 1st class service! Thank You Ryan's and Staff!

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KB
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Everything was great except steaks over cooked the second time

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P
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Prime rib was delicious! We would highly recommend Ryan's for a great night and meal!

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KL
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

Great food. Terrible ambiance. Horrible musky smell, damp, dark, grandma's cellar feel and smell. This place has excellent food, but I highly recommend a remodel/makeover. Thankfully, it was not raining (but at least 92 F) so we ate outside on deck by ourselves. Our deck at home has better ambiance, but without the outside option we would have turned around and left upon entering the place. Sorry, I cannot recommend a $80+ per person place that I could not enjoy the space.

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RM
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve gone to Ryan’s 2 times the service there both times was great, each better then the last.

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j
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Ryan’s is our go-to (literally!) for special occasion dinners. They have a great wine list and a menu with something for everyone. They have the best steaks in town! It’s a little pricey, but for a nice night out you can’t go wrong. Lovely setting, well trained staff and excellent food. Be sure to request a table by a window!

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MR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating our anniversary. The food was exceptional, as always. However, the pacing of the meal seemed to be a bit rushed in comparison to past visits.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I have been to Ryan's several times before and had good experiences but the decor is really showing it's age and the food just wasn't that great this time. My steak was cooked properly, but it was really tough. A medium rare ribeye. The mashed potatoes tasted grainy, like they had been mixed with instant potatoes or something. Our waiter was very polite, but not so great on seeing if we needed anything for long periods of time. We found another person to give a drink order to and our waiter brought out the wrong drink. It was quickly corrected. I don't think I'll be going back anytime soon.

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TH
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always enjoy dining at Ryan’s. The food is awesome and I can count on my cosmopolitan being perfect! I am especially pleased that you hav the expresso martini as you are about the only place in Winston that can make them. I first drank them in Chicago as they are very popular there. The pecan pie you gave is most delicious served warm.

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LB
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service!!! We will return soon, thank you for high standards and attention to quality!

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SB
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and great service! Beat steak I’ve had in a while!!

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RD
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were nothing less than excellent!

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