Ryan's Restaurant

4.9
3168 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

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3168 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
4.9
food
4.9
service
4.8
ambience
4.6
value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LawDogRG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ryan’s is a Winston-Salem classic with consistently good food and service. The interior is looking a little dated but is always comfortable.

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DebbieU
Western NC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be able to go into a restaurant that practiced safe standards, provided a Great dinning experience. Food was great, service was outstanding.
This is our favorite place for special occasions. We had missed birthdays and other special days.
Great Service! Great Food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service5ambience2

The service was amazing but unfortunately we did not come for the service. The food was awful and other customers were very rude. I have never been to a place where I have seen grown people make fun of what people were wearing. My husband and I got stares as if we didn’t belong there so I politely asked if I could help anyone. Some rich people are so out of touch with the world that they think that people that don’t look or dress like them can’t afford what they can when honesty we could probably afford more. If you want to get great service but not so good food and be around rude customers then this is your place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go-to restaurant for celebrating special occasions of all types. We have never EVER had an experience at Ryan's that was anything less than stellar.

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MarkW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I had heard many great things about their steaks but mine was so over cooked they didn’t charge me for it, which was nice but I still spent $200 on dinner for two. I ordered medium rare and received very well done. I wasn’t going to have my dinner companion wait and let hers cool while they gave it another try. I ate half of it and left disappointed. Great service but the food simply wasn’t even satisfactory, especially when considering their expense. Much better options in Winston, in my humble opinion.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience4

My steak was cold
My husband never received his soup.
We were not offered crack pepper for soup
Bourbon sauce was very salty
We were never checked on
Deserts were put on table then server walked away. We had to get her attention in order to place an after drink order.
Very disappointing!

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SueW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ryan’s is great dependable go to. I like almost everything on the menu. I do think they could do a remodel inside.

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RodneyQ
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had to be one of the best filets I have ever ate. This was our second visit and it has become one of our favorites. It was my wife’s birthday this time and the last time was our anniversary. No disappointments yet so keep up the great work!!

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vipPapafrost
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Great place for a special occasion.

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vipCycledoc
Greensboro
35 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ryan’s delivered a exceptional meal and service. Ordered Wagyu steak which is a cut of meat I have not eaten. It was fabulous. Quite pricey, but it is a special cut of steak. My wife had duck breast which was prepared well. Bacon wrapped scallops as appetizer was an excellent addition. I was treated to a triple chocolate cake on the house for my birthday. Jeffrey provided impeccable service. Recommend highly

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JohnM
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is impeccable. Steaks are perfect. Best restaurant in the Winston-Salem area.

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WaltF
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sarah did an outstanding job. The food was amazing. Sarah’s attention to detail was impressive. The management staff was professional and courteous.

OUTSTANDING JOB TEAM RYAN.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, staff, and experience as always. This is a go to for every special occasion. Thank you for a perfect date night.

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zales60
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great dinner at Ryan's in Winston Salem. They offer the best quality seafood and steaks. This is our third time and we will be back.

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AllisonN
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Ryans never disappoints! Great food and great service

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GingerS
Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat, this hometown classic is the best spot in the area for steak.

Raleigh has The Angus Barn, Winston has Ryan's.

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DeanL
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, amazing service and good value. Well definitely be going back.

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BobT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was GREAT - Food Perfect - Service Excellent

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BarryC
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Not the usual great food experience. Waiter was great. Atmosphere always relaxing however Ribeye Steak was Luke warm and tough with a lot of gristle. Lobster was smaller than usual and tough. Wife and I left feeling that at $270 maybe we should have complained. Just did not want to be that person. 1 more trip like that will probably take Ryan’s off our list.

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday dinner for my daughter

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Husband and I went for and early Valentine’s Day dinner. Food was great and service was prompt and courteous.

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vipDeniseB
Greensboro
9 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great salad and dessert. Filet Mignon was a bit over seasoned.

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VanG
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

we really like the restaurant and should go more often it is a drive for us since we live in another town but it is worth the drive and we need to do this more regularly,

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Knaj
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ryan's is always outstanding and a special place to dine. My steak wasn't the same quality of meat as I've grown to expect, but that couldn't diminish the overall great evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ryans has never disappointed us and we continue to patronize their business because of their outstanding food, service and warm atmosphere. We’ll be back again soon.

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MarcW
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An outstanding evening! The food was scrumptious and the service great. Looking forward to our next visit.

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vipTarHeel78
Charlotte
14 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Excellent food as usual. It was noisy and hard to have a conversation. Even though it was my birthday, we seemed to be seated in a room with numerous boisterous birthdays.

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AprilA
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Culinary Perfection! The dining atmosphere was perfect. The wait staff was very attentive. It was a perfect dinner with my someone special.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite food

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vipMarkD
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service outstanding, food outstanding.

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JoelW
New England
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Highly recommend. Get the Ryan’s steak butter on top of your steak you won’t regret it.

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LeeC
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were very pleased as always and Nick was a very good waiter. The food was cooked and prepared excellent in portions, flavor and temperature served. There was a birthday party and it was a little loud at times, but we enjoyed the atmosphere.
We will definitely be back! Thank you

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Specialdinnerwfriends
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the food at Ryan’s. Have never had a bad meal there.

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BryantH
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was a delight. We had two additions and 2 deletions and they hadnled it perfectly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great in every way!

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LarryW
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Wagu steak was amazing! My wife had Ribeye and it was to die for. Chocolate Peanut butter Mouse pie was out of this world.

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SarahA
New England
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic all around! I am never disappointed, never!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ONE OF MY FAVORITE RESTAURANTS!!!

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angelene
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for my 43rd birthday, and all I can say is the food was fantastic. Better than Fleming’s.. We will definitely be back...

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, excellent service! What we’ve come to expect at Ryan’s!

FAQs

Ryan's Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 3168 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.