Ryan's Restaurant

4.8
2114 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steak
Enjoy the panoramic view of large oaks and a rolling stream from the many window-side tables, or the large, starlight deck. Or, savor the intimate atmosphere from a comfortable sofa, and in the winter, the warmth of a crackling fireplace.

Ryan's Chef creates a tantalizing selection of appetizers such as jumbo lump crabmeat, steamed mussels in garlic butter and white wine, and oysters Rockefeller. Entrees range from thick, juicy steaks and prime rib to the finest grilled fresh fish and live Maine lobster. Choose from the menu or a superb selection of specials offered nightly. Add a cappuccino and a freshly made dessert to seal the dining experience.

The restaurant has been locally owned and under the same management since 1981. Ryan's has been awarded the Wine Spectator's "Award of Excellence" and is often featured in national publications. Recently awarded the DiRoNa Award for Distinctive Fine Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday -Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(336) 724-6132
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Jon Willis
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Private party facilities
Two room available for private parties. The smaller ones seats a minimum of 20 and a maximum of 36. The larger room has a minimum of 35 and can handle up to 48. Both rooms have windows and fireplaces and the smaller one has access to our outside deck. Please call for more information or to book a private room.
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Private party contact
Manager on Duty: (336) 724-6132
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Large private, well lit parking lot with numerous handicap parking lot
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Indoor Smoking Area, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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MW
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and service. Food is always wonderful!

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m
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a well established restaurant with excellent food, wine and service. Very attractive interior and a lovely tree filled view

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PH
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ryan's is always consistent with delicious food of superior quality, professional, courteous, and helpful staff, and an evening worth every cent and worth the drive!

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F
Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ryan's is a well-known established restaurant in Winston-Salem that is definitely worth a visit. The menu offers traditional fare, speciality dishes with a contemporary flair, and seasonal specials. The service is impeccable and the food is superb. In the fall and winter, the best place to sit is in the back room near the fireplace. They do have an extensive wine list. Great for special occasions!!

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MS
Greensboro
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ryan’s provided the setting to celebrate a birthday with family and friends. Each person was happy with each appetizer or entree. My scallops were the best I have ever had. The service was just what one would expect from casual fine dining- friendly and attentive without hovering or being ingratiating. Ryan’s is our go to restaurant when the occasion demands a good experience! This experience exceeded our expectations.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable evening. Good food and great service

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Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was efficient and anticipated our needs. The staff is customer-centered and friendly. The meal was reasonably priced considering the high quality of the food and presentation. My wife and I will definitely visit this restaurant again.

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MS
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best overall dinner experience that I’ve had in a long, long time. This place is the real deal all the way thru.

Enjoy your meal!

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C
Atlanta
108 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Cocktails were very good, as was the wine we had with our dinner. The crab soup was way too thick, and kinda gummy, plus my husband found some sharp shell in it. We didn't eat much of it. The mains were excellent, though. We had the fillet and the grouper, and would order both again! The truffle fries were barely warm when they came to the table, but were replaced quickly with fresh, hot ones as soon as we were able to bring it to our server's attention. We have enjoyed dining at Ryan's over the course of many years when in town, and hope to return again soon!

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j
Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ryan's is an excellent choice for a special gathering. Great food, great atmosphere.

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Greensboro
36 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday Dinner for 2. Food was excellent.

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ED
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This restaurant is a great option for steak in Winston-Salem - not quite up there with the Rathbuns (Atlanta) and Peter Lugers (Brooklyn) of the world, but good.

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GB
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never fails to impress. Great food and service always.

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OF
Greensboro
20 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, this was a great dining experience. A special occasion for us - it's our "go-to" place for all family events. Food, service and ambiance are outstanding. We highly recommend this restaurant.

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LM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the food and service was outstanding. Matt was our server and he was the perfect blend of attentive, friendly, and professional.

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BG
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I spent our 28th wedding anniversary dining at Ryan’s. The food, the service, the ambience, everything was absolutely fantastic. We are from Columbus, OH and are used to some amazing restaurants and Ryan’s rivaled any we have eaten in Columbus, OH or on our travels. Ryan’s in Winston Salem is an absolute 5 star joint.

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h
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual Ryan's did not disappoint. The wedge salad, the perfectly grilled flavorful steaks and the blackened maki maki were beautifully prepared. Finally, three of us split one piece of pecan pie, but we were each served a thin slice with our own scoop of ice cream.....that certainly added up to more than one piece. The service was very attentive and friendly, but not overly familiar. A gem in Winston-Salem.

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ID
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ryan's was fantastic. Really a gem in the WSL area - I can see why it's so highly rated. Excellent food, fantastic service, and an extensive drink menu with some really fine stuff available. Expensive, but absolutely worth it for a special occasion.

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RI
Greensboro
58 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great meal was served up with perfectly cooked steaks for my wife and me. The prime grade steaks are especially good and our requests for medium and medium plus temperatures was delivered spot on. Ryan's is one of a few restaurants which can cook a steak medium, not over or undercooked. Service was also good.

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JD
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 2

Always like Ryan's and this visit was no exception. Our waiter, James, was extremely pleasant, warm, and funny. What was our occasion, he wanted to know. Well, we have a date night every Wednesday and this was Wednesday, Ryan's happened to be our choice. Throughout our meal, he was attentive without being overly attentive, helpful without being intrusive. When we go back, we'll ask for him.

Two things, however. We were extremely disappointed to be seated in a room with two tables of boisterous parties each exceeding 10 people. I saw no need to seat a party of two in a room which held such noisy people. The noise level was not "energetic", it was overwhelming. Management knew how loud these parties were and should have seated us accordingly.

Secondly, and this is just personal, my pecan pie dessert was not to my liking. I prefer my pecans to be in halves, not ground as though they had gone through a pepper grinder. I'll know better next time. The rest of the mean was perfect. We'll go back (and look for James in a less noisy environment).

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CD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Totally enjoyable, bonvivant atmosphere, excellent food and service, great wine list put this place on the "I shall return." list.

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RW
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ryan’s Restaurant is a gem. Went for our anniversary, and it was fantastic. Food was delicious, atmosphere was quiet and romantic, server was excellent and attentive. It is pricey for sure, but you get what you pay for. The experience was excellent and will be repeated.

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JL
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and Service were absolutely fantastic. We went for our first date as newlyweds and couldn't have been any happier with the seating and menu. The waitress was friendly and very knowledgable of the menu and had great recommendations. We will be back in the very near future!

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MP
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, Excellent service, food. Best pecan pie ever.

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NR
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Have been going to Ryan’s for years. It is always a wonderful experience and enjoyable meal.

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R
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ryan's has been a dependable staple of Winston-Salem since 1977 and is a fabulous place to go for special occasions. We celebrated my partner's 67th birthday with a delicious steak dinner with excellent service and a beautiful window table -- very romantic, and the food is always of the highest quality and cooked to perfection. Ryan's is one of my favorite eateries in the area -- always great and never a disappointment.

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TI
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Our food (steak & chop) was outstanding. The atmosphere was wonderful and romantic and allowed us to talk comfortably. Unfortunately, the quality of the restaurant was not matched by our waitress. She never asked if it was our first time, never asked if it was a special occasion, and never offered and information as she served the bread or cheese. We will probably eturn, but I hope we get a server like we observed at all the other tables.

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LH
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Varied menu with something for everyone. Everyone at our table enjoyed their meal Our table had steaks, seafood, pork and chicken. All where good.

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C
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I go the the High Point Furniture market twice a year and it was the second time i stayed in Winston Salem, after trying different restaurant, i am so glad to have discover this Gem in the middle of nowhere. the food form the people who had steak to the people who had fish like Chilean Sea Bass, everybody rave on the preparation, it will definitely be by go to place to invite customer whenever i am staying in Winston Salem

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Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful view, Rachael was an amazing waitress
And as ALWAYS fabulous food. Will be back next Market!

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JC
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Perfect place to celebrate an anniversary. Steaks are amazing!

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k
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Food was ok but owner had a bad attitude toward her guests

Bartender was really good as he kind of ran the whole bar area himself,food and all,as well as making great drinks

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An Awesome Experience. We will always go back to this restaurant when we are in Winston Salem.

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Raleigh
78 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice place, nice ambiance with views and should be killers when the leaves change colors. Good parking lot. Everyone very friendly and service was great. Portions are large. Had the arugula and wedge salads (small size), salmon and 14 oz ribeye finished with key lime pie. Applause all the way around.

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SB
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Among the best steak house's I have visited. The atmosphere and food were excellent, as was the wait staff.

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Mobile
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food, atmosphere and service. Would highly recommend!

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Greensboro
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice and our waiter was the best!

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Greensboro
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, amazing atmosphere, one of our favorites!

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M
Greensboro
9 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We started with oyster rockefeller and the crab dip which were good. The steak and scallops both were the best we had eaten in NC. I didnt care for the duck, but I am not a big duck fan anyway.The chocolate cake and the berry dessert were perfection.

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Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, delicious food with impressive presentation.

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