HelpiOS AppAndroid AppWindows Phone AppWindows 8 App

Make a reservation

Party Size
For 2
Date
Thu, 2/22
Time
7:30 PM
icon/ic_social_proofCreated with Sketch.
Booked 22 times today

Ray's Boathouse

4.5
3005 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Seafood
Top Tags:
  • Scenic View (53)
  • Special Occasion (49)
  • Waterfront (42)
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
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Seafood, Northwest
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
Monday-Sunday: 5:00pm-9:00pm
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(206) 789-3770
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Smart Casual
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Paul Duncan
icon/ic_private_diningCreated with Sketch.
Private party facilities
Ray's provides both private and semi-private dining options for your corporate or social events.
icon/ic_contactCreated with Sketch.
Private party contact
Ray's Catering: (206) 789-6309
icon/ic_cateringCreated with Sketch.
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.
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
NW 61st St.
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
Parking details
There is street and private lot parking available as well as seasonal complimentary valet.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 3005 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5  based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Quiet
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
NotImpress 
3.0  Dined 4 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.

Report
Helpful
ThienN 
5.0  Dined 5 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.

Report
Helpful
Brian 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Shelby provided excellent service and food was fantastic.

Report
Helpful
Radstrom (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines Day

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
ctay (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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!

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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!

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

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

Report
Helpful
vipRaysBoathouse (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

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

Report
Helpful
PinkPeppercorn (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

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

Report
Helpful
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.

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

Great dinner! Perfect service.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Portland)
2.0  Dined on January 6, 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.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
2.0  Dined on January 6, 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.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

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

Food very good

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 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.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 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.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on January 6, 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.

Report
Helpful
CarynM (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on January 3, 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.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on January 3, 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.

Report
Helpful
LongtimeSeattle (Seattle)
2.0  Dined on December 30, 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.

Report
Helpful
vipOpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on December 26, 2017

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

Report
Helpful
Buggy (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 26, 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.

Report
Helpful
GrouchyinSeattle (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

Wonderful food; lovely presentation, great service

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
101