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For 2
Fri, 2/23
9:00 PM
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Ray's Boathouse

3008 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Top Tags:
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Waterfront
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Seafood, Northwest
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Hours of operation
Monday-Sunday: 5:00pm-9:00pm
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Phone number
(206) 789-3770
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Paul Duncan
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Private party facilities
Ray's provides both private and semi-private dining options for your corporate or social events.
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Private party contact
Ray's Catering: (206) 789-6309
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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
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Cross street
NW 61st St.
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Parking details
There is street and private lot parking available as well as seasonal complimentary valet.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 3008 People Are Saying
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Great place to take out-of-towners. Good food, good service, good views.

3.0  Dined 5 days ago

nice place, but menu is very limited. The food selection is mostly very rich food. Not a place that I feel to have a good meal, more of a show off place on how much you would send to impress people.

5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Booked this to celebrate my wife's birthday before she gives birth to our first baby. We don't usually go out often but we definitely felt like this was worth it. A friend recommended this place and though it was very pricey, we felt it was totally worth the experience. We shared the clam chowder, crab cakes, the sake fused sablefish entree and the scallop and filet mignon entree. The bread was a great addition as well but we definitely felt full before we were able to complete the entrees.

5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Delicious food and awesome service. Great location as well (right on the water).

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Shelby provided excellent service and food was fantastic.

OpenTable Diner (Austin)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

It was great! View was fantastic, drinks and appetizers were wonderful. The main courses were a bit lackluster though

Radstrom (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines Day

vipMemorymaker (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I have frequented Rays for 45 years, through many menus and apparently an ownership change or two. But the unique views still play out, and the service is almost always top tier. Valentine's Day was no exception. The set menu offered choices almost any seafood lover could embrace, and the wait staff kept to the beat, not easy on "date night". This old timer still gets what he pays for at Ray's. Seattle restaurants come and go, and diners have higher expectations, but my security password is still Rays when prompted for favorite restaurant.

ctay (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Pretty good food, great ambiance and view, great service!

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

I told them prior that it was a special occasion and they got us a nice corner spot by the windows.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Salmon dinner not impressed with.
Rays Caesar wasn’t anything beyond others.
I’ll have to say Anthonys has better food, but not better service. Rays service was very good!

BrendaT (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

We had a lovely dinner from start to finish. Excellent service from Karen, our server and delicious food that was served piping hot. We live in Reno but travel to Seattle periodically for a long weekend and always make a point of having dinner at Ray's. Our favorite restaurant in Seattle.

vipFoodieJ (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

It was a great evening. Everything from valet, the hostess, the wait staff, the cooks and the food was incredible. We were never left wanting! Thanks again!

SueG (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Great service. Our waiter, Daniel, was very personable and knowledgeable.

vipRaysBoathouse (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

As usual, the food and service was outstanding. Dessert items were less spectacular.

PinkPeppercorn (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

YUM. Ray's does it again, and again, and again! Just perfect.

vipEats10 (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Had not been there in a while. Service was very attentive, informative and polite.
Had the beet salad and chowder for appetizers. Beets were enjoyable, chowder had way too many flavors that conflicted and something was not right about it.
Sablefish was very good, king salmon was ok.
All in all a fair experience, just nothing that stood out for the high prices.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Great dinner! Perfect service.

Trotter45 (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Sunday evening at Ray's Boathouse is always special. The crowds are light and the meals and service are always top notch. Take advantage of the specials - their seafood is exceptional and uniquely prepared. The ambiance and the view are inspiring.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

I had a negative experience on my first and only time visiting Rays Boathouse. I will not be going back. We were going for my anniversary with my husband. We were sat next to a family of four with their two children who were watching a show loudly on their ipad/cell phone. It absolutely took away from a romantic experience. I understand that I cannot blame Rays Boathouse for this. We tried to ignore them and enjoy our experience. Our drinks (iced tea and water) were empty several times for about 5 minutes while we looked around for our server. My husband ordered a Caesar salad and had the chicken as his entree. The salad came and had 1 piece of Brown lettuce. We did not think much about it and just removed it from the plate. Once the chicken came, it was pink in the middle and had a dark red pool that came out of it. After another 5 minutes, we finally were about to find our server. He promptly removed the chicken. At this point, we were just ready to go. The manager came over and apologized that , "the color was undesirable". He offered an additional dish but we had lost our appetite. When we asked for the bill, they had removed the chicken but did not offer anything else as an apology or good faith on our next visit. It was not a good experience and do not recommend this restaurant.