The Rainey - New Albany, MS

4.6
21 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Southern
The Rainey brings forth a new generation of southern cuisine with local ingredients, fresh produce, and creole influences. A casual yet upscale restaurant located in the heart of historic downtown New Albany, The Rainey offers an inventive spin on southern cooking and hand-crafted beverages.

CRAFTED COCKTAILS AND AWARD-WINNING FOOD
The Rainey brings the soul of Mississippi food to your plate, and newest and most delicious cocktails this state has ever seen. From a lengthy constructed Mintberry Crush cocktail all the way to the Southern Oscar, we are pushing the boundaries on southern cooking and bartending. Our legitimate passion separates us from the rest.​
What 21 People Are Saying
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FC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful spot! Definitely coming back! A hop skip and a jump from Oxford.

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CY
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best service in the area! Food was delicious and we felt very well taken care of. The Rainey has an ambiance and menu you don't see much in this part of the country. Fabulous!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice night!!

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TB
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. One of our favorite restaurants.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Look no further for the best place for Date Night!

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OT
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.

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P
Mississippi
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The restaurant was cold! Even my husband was cold!
The food was good but the overall service was lacking...took forever to get drinks & then they were wrong.
If we return, it will be in the summer!

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L
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner on Valentines Day.

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Valentines dinner!

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AM
Savannah
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Rainey has been excellent the three times that we have been there. However, the last two times, we have made reservations through their website; Open Table. Both times, they did NOT have our reservations! They graciously accommodated the 2 of us both times. They have a kink in their system that needs to be worked out! I’d hate to think if I arrived with other guests!

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L
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food and atmosphere were amazing and the service started out great. However, after we received our entree another table of about ten people sat down next to us and we were not attended to again. The hostess ended up taking our dessert order and another waitress had here to bring our bill. We will be back to try again.

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WM
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was a nice atmosphere and the service was pleasant. The only problem we had was that the food was over salted and the appetizer menu was not on the same scale as the entree's. Burger joint appetizers with sit down entrees.

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P
Mississippi
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food & service were very good, atmosphere was as expected. The cosmopolitan was one of the worst I have ever had—so sour it was almost undrinkable, stick to wine!

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BR
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience from the service to the food. Awesome Bread pudding too !

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SM
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really a gem in New Albany, have already recommended to several others.

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SD
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Sarah was an amazing waitress and checked on us every few min. She anticipated our needs before we asked. Amazing food and great wine selection. I highly recommend Rainy to all my friends!
Steven Donaldson

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AM
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Service and food was excellent. We had the fried mushrooms, grouper, grilled asparagus, and orzo. Bread pudding was delicious. Our waiter was attentive but not intrusive. The only compliant was we saw at a table that was in a draft, and my wife froze! She kept her coat on during the whole meal.

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JW
Memphis
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a consistent good experience. My wife had a wonderful time on her birthday.

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j
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, attentive wait staff, and excellent food!

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JJ
Memphis
14 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We were in New Albany on bussiness and found a jewel in Rainey’s for dinner with our open table app.
Great cocktails and apps. Well prepared entree’s and exceptional service made for an excellent evening.
We will certainly be back there.

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