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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

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

4.3

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

90% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (54)
Special Occasion (47)
Waterfront (41)
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Good for Anniversaries (33)
Good for a Date (28)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Worth the Drive (27)
Romantic (25)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Local Ingredients (17)
Notable Wine List (15)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Business Meals (13)
Cozy (12)
Fun (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Seasonal (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Healthy (10)
Authentic (9)
Casual (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Great for Lunch (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

Shelby provided excellent service and food was fantastic.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

Valentines Day

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 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Seasonal, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined 5 days ago

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

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 12, 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!

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·Dined on February 12, 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.

Tags: Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 11, 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!

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

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

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Cozy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 1, 2018

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

Tags: Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Waterfront, People Watching
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 26, 2018

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

Tags: Scenic View, Authentic, Seasonal, Organic, Waterfront, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·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.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Great dinner! Perfect service.

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 (Seattle)·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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·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.

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 (Portland)·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.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 6, 2018

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

Food very good

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 (Seattle)·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.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·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.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·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.

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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 (Seattle)·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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·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.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 26, 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 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.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 25, 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 25, 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 25, 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 25, 2017

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

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 25, 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 25, 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 25, 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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 (Seattle)·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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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 24, 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 24, 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 24, 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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 (Seattle)·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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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 23, 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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