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About Ray's Boathouse

We deliver artfully composed plates, featuring the freshest local seafood. Our culinary team demonstrates their passion for seasonal seafood and local ingredients in every dish. Our chefs’ endless creativity will surely delight your culinary senses, while our knowledgeable wine director guides you through our extensive wine list featuring local and international selections. Enjoy the confident hospitality provided by our team as they deliver a high level of service to you and your guests.

6049 Seaview Ave.
Seattle, WA 98107
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Northwest

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Sunday: 5:00pm-9:00pm
Happy Hour (Bar and Deck Only): Monday-Sunday : 5:00pm-6:00pm

Cross Street:
NW 61st St.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 789-3770

Website:
http://www.rays.com/

Catering:
Ray’s Catering is Seattle’s preferred caterer for a beautifully executed event! We provide full-service catering in our own waterfront banquet room (see Banquet Facilities below), as well as full-service off-premise catering for all size events from intimate gatherings and sailing receptions to extravagant corporate galas at Seattle’s premier event venues. From professional event planning and management to chef-designed menus and exceptionally polished service, Ray's makes your event both a pleasure to plan and attend! Please contact our team at (206) 789-6309 or email rayscatering@rays.com.

Parking Details:
There is street and private lot parking available as well as seasonal complimentary valet.

Executive Chef:
Paul Duncan

Private Party Facilities:
Ray's provides both private and semi-private dining options for your corporate or social events.

Private Party Contact:
Ray's Catering: (206) 789-6309

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Ray's Boathouse Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

91% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (65)
Special Occasion (54)
Waterfront (53)
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Good for Anniversaries (38)
Worth the Drive (32)
Good for Birthdays (31)
Good for a Date (30)
Romantic (28)
Quiet Conversation (23)
Local Ingredients (22)
Notable Wine List (20)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Fun (17)
Cozy (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Authentic (11)
Casual (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Healthy (11)
Seasonal (11)
Business Meals (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Great for Brunch (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Great Beer (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 7, 2018

My wife and I had an evening away from the kids and decided to try out Ray's. Heard lots of good things but we did not have a good experience. Maybe it was a bad night for the kitchen? Wine was not stellar and I actually returned a glass due to it tasting old (first time I had ever done that.) Think red bottle you left open for 3-4 days. Waiter seemed surprised but still replaced the glass. Waiter was overall thorough and attentive. Appetizers were bland but better than the main course. I had scallops which were good but not what I would describe as tasty. The overwhelming flavor of my wife's fish was burned food. She didn't eat any of it nor could I. Waiter seemed to think of us as picky and just boxed it up. Still charged us for it. Seemed like more effort than it was worth to argue. Needless to say we won't be coming back again.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Excellent food. Marginal service-surprising this time compared to previous experience. Delay in clearing table between course Entres brought at irregular intervals for six people Smaller gratuity was well deserved this time.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

food was great, I had the smoked sable fish, excellent! Got there early so went upstairs and had a drink in the bar. quick and friendly service.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Service was lacking - either assigned too many tables and/ or understaffed

Food very good

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great food, and perfect view. The seasonal selection of sablefish dishes was just fantastic. The smoked sablefish was out of this world and the one paired with pork bellies was surprising, creative, and so very tasty. Good place for the whole family for an anniversary dinner. Would love a suggestion on wines for each of the dishes.

Tags: Good for Groups, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

I had great expectations for Rays. Everything was good with exception to the food. It’s not that it didn’t taste good, it just didn’t blow my mind. I dropped 200$ and left somewhat unsatisfied. The portions were to small for the prices and the flavor wasn’t enough to bring tears to my eyes like I have had before at other locations because the food was so good. I would go again but not a place I would frequent.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Fantastic food and service! Service was attentive, light-hearted. Even on a weeknight the food showed full-on attention to excellence in preparation and presentation.

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on January 4, 2018

Beautiful evening to see yuh boats go by. The dessert is worth saving room for, not to heavy handed on sweetness. We enjoyed the tasty steak and hunters chicken. Thanks to our server, John L.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The old Ray's Boathouse was a local institution and a great restaurant. Since it changed ownership, the food is not nearly as good and the prices are high. This is not a place I would readily return to.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Ray's serves the best seafood in Seattle. The restaurant sits right on Puget Sound. Service is consistently excellent.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Food is delicious as it always has been, although the prices have become extremely high. We have been coming here for over twenty years, but we may have to move on somewhere else where the value is better, even it its only upstairs at Ray's Cafe.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Wonderful food; lovely presentation, great service

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Enjoyed their Christmas pre-fit dinner. Very good. We always enjoy our time at Ray's.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Sous chef Steven Rodriguez is a talented and vibrant young man. The quality of his dishes are superb. I am lucky that he came to our table to greet us, so I could tell him so. Keep up the good work, Steven!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New England)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We had a nice Christmas dinner. I liked that we could order a la carte or prix fixe.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Christmas dinner could not have been nicer. From the friendly greeting from the valet crew and reception staff, the experience continued to get better. The food, as expected, was done perfectly, the service warm, efficient and cheerful.we felt welcomed. We hope to go back each Christmas. Well done!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Halibut dry it dry and overcooked otherwise dinner was excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Three of us ate Christmas dinner at Ray's and all agreed it was excellent.

Tags: Hot Spot, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great food, service excellent , enjoyed Christmas menu, spectacular . We had a great time. Thank you.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 25, 2017

I frequent this restaurant quite often, as Ray's is one of my go to restaurants for business and personal dining. My last visit, on Christmas Eve, was not the best. The the kitchen needs to go back to dance school for a refresher, as the entrees were not served on time or in order, some of us finished our main course before others arrived. Although a decent portion, the medium rare salmon was overcooked; I hope the next visit serves up a better experience.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Fun, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 25, 2017

5 meals ordered two of which were below standards that I expect from this restaurant

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Crab cakes tasted like fried mush - couldn’t taste any crab, but the accompanying greens were fine.
Caesar salad was awful - limp greens that were not romaine and tasteless dressing . Sent it back.
My husband’s meal and the signature dish of Pork Belly and Crispy Sable fish was equally disappointing. It was very greasy and poorly executed.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Ray's was wonderful this past Christmas eve. The service and food were amazing, but the snow falling outside made it magical. It was wonderful to celebrate Christmas with family.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We spent Christmas Eve here and it was magical! Our meal was impeccable, the staff attentive and entertaining, and the environment was perfect for a special occasion. So glad this is where we ended up - we felt like regulars, and it was our first time there!

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

We had dinner at Rays during the Summer and enjoyed the menu and excellent views. However we went back during the Winter and the lack of consistency in menu quality and dishes were disappointing. Not sure if they had a change of Chef, but this time it was sub-par. The same menu items (in this case the Calamari starter) were completely different dishes - previously it was a lovely fried dish and now it was a flavorless tomato-based broth with mostly mussels. The sable fish was overdone and tasteless - this is a seafood restaurant after all! The desert menu is limited with really low quality products - the panacotta with churro's is mostly a cold, doughy churro with a rubbery panacotta.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 24, 2017

My friend and I decided to dine at Ray's for our annual pre-Christmas gift exchange as we wanted good food without getting anywhere near the craziness of the season. We decided on Rays as there is plenty of parking. The food was fantastic, the service equally so and one can't top the views!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Romantic, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The food was good but overpriced. The service was excellent and not intrusive. The sommelier was excellent.

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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Been going to Ray's since the early 80s and it's still a great place to eat!

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Just the two of us for a special dinner before an event. The room is an understated, elegant gem. The staff is very calm and helpful. The food was excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Contacted Rays well before our reservation. Explained we were visiting Rays with family members because that’s where we got married 26 years ago. Asked for a window table. Was told no guarantee. I understood. We were sat at a table in middle of restaurant. Entire time we were there - open tables on the window were available. When we left they were still open. Our total dinner bill was over $500. Food was just OK. Sadly we won’t be back. Just seems like it’s not the same Rays we got married at. Should note our server was excellent. Not her fault.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 13, 2017

We were having an early dinner before going to ZooLights. Everything was perfect thanks to our great waitress. Can’t wait to go back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

Great restaurant if you are in visiting the Ballard locks in the afternoon. They are not open for lunch on the day I visited. the location is literally on the water, and the second floor is much more casual than the main dinning room.

We tried various appetizers and both the king Crab legs, and the steak options. everyone thought their meal was very good.

I have previously eaten at the second floor bar, which was also great.

Tags: Great Beer, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Our first visit -- with family from South Africa. Everyone was delighted - even the two-year-old. The sablefish was sublime. And our waiter Eric was flawless.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Groups, Waterfront
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 6, 2017

A wonderful meal! The food, service, and atmosphere were excellent.

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Came here with our family after visiting the nut cracker. We made a whole day out of it and this place was the perfect way to close our holiday outing. Ray's had amazing food, our waiter was great, excellent service, perfect recommendations. Several of us had the Grilled Sablefish in Sake Kasu which is a local favorite, just as the House Smoked Sablefish and the Grilled Salmon. Everything was cooked perfect and Ray's red blend wine was the perfect one to to tie it all up.

Tags: Waterfront, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

We visited at 7pm on a Friday, table for two by the window downstairs. Service was fantastic, food was also. Next visit will be to the bar upstairs.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 30, 2017

We would not recommend Rays. It was extremely expensive. We tend to go out for bistro type restaurants but really wanted to treat ourselves to a nice meal. Our meal was delivered cold & they said that one of their warmer plates was not working. We waited additional time for them to prepare other entrees & it was certainly not worth the money spent. $45 for a piece of salmon with a few vegetables is expensive & $36 for 4 or 5 scallops was also way too expensive. Rays use to be so good. They really need to work at improving their prices. Next time I will head upstairs for their happy hour.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Great place for a special occasion. Wonderful flavors and the sear on the halibut was excellent. The wine selection was fantastic. The wait staff was helpful without being intrusive. Beautiful ambiance with soft surfaces so the noise level was kept to the background--could carry on a conversation without shouting and hear the relaxing jazz music being played.

Tags: Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Authentic, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great tasting food. Had the sake sablefish. Very delicious

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We went for Thanksgiving dinner. The meal was excellent, the service great and the overall feel was great. We will definitely come back again, for either the holiday or a regular dinner.

Tags: Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Waterfront
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