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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.
Seattle, WA 98107
Hours of Operation:
Happy Hour (Bar and Deck Only): Monday-Sunday : 5:00pm-6:00pm
NW 61st St.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is street and private lot parking available as well as seasonal complimentary valet.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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