About Rey's

Rey's is an upscale restaurant featuring great food & exceptional service with a French Quarter flare. The comfortable ambience & affordable prices are sure to please. 5 Private rooms available.

1130 Buck Jones Road
Raleigh, NC 27606
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Continental

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm,

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(919) 380-0122

Website:
http://www.reysrestaurant.com/

Catering:
Rey's will customize & accommodate your catering needs. Please call (919) 380-0122 for details.

Parking Details:
Rey's offers a large private lot with over 100 parking spaces.

Executive Chef:
Lupe Becerra

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Rey's Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

98% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (73)
Good for a Date (68)
Good for Anniversaries (64)
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Good for Birthdays (58)
Romantic (48)
Notable Wine List (43)
Business Meals (41)
Quiet Conversation (35)
Creative Cuisine (28)
Worth the Drive (27)
Good for Groups (23)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Cozy (18)
Authentic (17)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Fun (12)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Bar Seating (9)
Casual (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Comfort Food (6)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Healthy (6)
Live Music (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Seasonal (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
People Watching (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

The food at Rey's was delicious and the service was even better! I loved the French Quarter Chicken :) and our waiter(s) were very friendly, helpful, and personable.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 5 days ago

Birthday dinner

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 (Raleigh)·Dined 6 days ago

This was first dining experience at Rey’s. The service was timely, friendly and professional. The atmosphere was comfortable and relaxing. The food was deliciously all that it should have been, and the drinks were excellent, as well. It is definitely on my list for as a “go to” dining experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We have dined here previously, and enjoyed the food. This time we both ordered veal dishes and were somewhat disappointed. Save veal piccata for an Italian restaurant.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Service was impeccable! Rey stopped by our table 3 times to check on how things were going. We enjoyed our experience.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We went for our anniversary & everything was fabulous. Would recommend Rey’s for wonderful food & ambience!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Romantic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Started with the turtle soup and the fried oysters. They were great and a true indicator of rest of the meal. We each had their 8 Oz. filets which were cooked to perfection and served on a very hot plate. A steak knife was included with the table setting however it could have been cut with a fork. We ended the meal with cherries jubilee which were prepared expertly by our attentive waiter at the table.
The wait staff was very cognizant of our relaxed (slow) dining pace and didn't try to hurry us along or up the tempo.
All in all it was great and we will be going back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

This was our first visit to Rey’s. We were celebrating our anniversary. We really enjoyed ourselves. My filet was great and so was the banana foster. We will be coming back in the future.

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Excellent food and service was impeccable! Rey himself actually visited to assure everything was perfect. I would definitely recommend Rey's

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 4, 2017

First time diners. Celebrating birthdays of our 2 girls and one son-in-law. Found Rey's to really be a special place. Fun began in the Voodoo Lounge with bartenders who were very attentive and entertaining. Then a great meal with waitress Carolyn seeming to be part of the family. Every dish was delicious, perfectly prepared, and delightfully presented. We will return for sure and not need to wait for a special event.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

The ambiance and service were exceptional however the food quality and taste was not up to par. We were advised by our waiter however that Rey’s is known for their steaks and since neither of us ordered steak we will try them again.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 3, 2017

I wanted to like this place.

The calamari were tasty. The creme brûlée was delightful and huge. My waiter was fine - he was there when I wanted and wasn't when I didn't.

Some people might object that some plates were missing as part of the service while other plates weren't timely removed.

But... the prime ribeye was a disaster. The first one was not medium-rare but rather well done. The second one was medium-rare in one area sliding back to medium-well in the rest. Plaudits to the gentleman who checked on me. He apologized and removed the cost of the steak from my bill. However, no preparation would have elevated the steak to mediocre.

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·Dined on October 31, 2017

A La Carte family style sides were wonderful. We had the green beans and mashed sweet potatoes. The steak was good as you would expect but nothing special. The best part was the Bananas Foster.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent food with a nice quiet table in a corner. Caroline's service and personality were outstanding. Made our 58th anniversary exceptional. Our daughter and son-in-law completely agreed with our evaluation
Jim & Dee Boyle

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great place with great food. It has been a long time since I have been in a restaurant where the owner checks on each guest. Thanks for all you do.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 27, 2017

My husband and I love Rey's and it never disappoints. The filet is outstanding and the sides are delicious but the Bananas Foster is the absolute best! This is our go to for special event dining! It isn't cheap but is worth every bit of the money you pay for it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great place for a special event. Our waiter was fabulous as was the food.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Rey and his staff always hit the target, but on this night in particular everything seemed to be firing on all cylinders. Food, service, ambiance...it was just perfect.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 25, 2017

I was disappointed. It is one of the top 10 in open table. The Calamari was excellent. The Caesar salad was good. The ribeye (medium rare) was tough. Not restaurant quality beef? Bread pudding was very good. I also had a side of oysters and they were good but not excellent (probably West Coast oysters). We had some scollops and they were cooked perfectly but had a slight (faint) taste of ammonia which suggested they were on the old side. Service was excellent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Great atmosphere! Professionalism of the service had a Wonderful time for my Wife & her Brothers Bday ☺

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Had a reservation at 8pm for my birthday, for a party of two. We did not get seated until 9:15pm. While waiting at the bar to get seated we did not even get to speak to the bartender for 20 min. After finally being seated we had ordered soup at the bar since we had waited so long, and no waiter came to our table for 15 minutes. At this point I stoped complaining and just wanted to eat my food and leave. Rey does in fact walk around but he couldn't be bothered with my seemingly petty issue. I would not return to this place. I had chosen it because it appeared to have excellent reviews. I hope that others have better experiences than I did.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great food! Terrible terrible service!! Would not go back

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Service was outstanding. Our waiter, Matt, was very patient. We never felt rushed. He was very knowledgeable about the menu. The entire staff at Rey's was attentive and polite. The food was AMAZING. I cannot say enough good things about the quality and taste of the food served. Wonderful place!

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 21, 2017

It was a special occasion. The food was great. I ordered a salad and it was big. The veal marsala was so good I thought our companion was going to lick the plate. The baked eggplant was not as done as another one likes it usually but was good. The grouper with lemon was really, really good. And I had the filet rare and it was good. The family style sides worked out well, so we could try them all. The scalloped potatoes were the big hit. The spinach was not for me but everyone else liked it, and the asparagus was tender and the sauce very good. We ordered two desserts, the cheesecake and the triple chocolate cake with raspberry. Both were very good. The waitress was so excellent, that my wife wanted to take her home with us. The owner even came around to the table and talked to us.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Another fabulous evening out at Rey's. Great food and service as always. Met a new waiter Franklin who served the table like one of the veterans. Had dinner with great friends up from Florida. The only choice for them to dine was Rey's!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Fun, Bar Seating, Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The service was excellent, and all of the food was very good with one exception. I'm not sure if they've changed the way they make their gumbo, but it wasn't as good as I remember. It was still good, but not as good. My steak was cooked perfectly.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Rey’s is a fabulous place to enjoy the food & the atmosphere. We like to go there to celebrate our special
Occasions as well as a great dinner on a weekend night.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 16, 2017

My husband and I celebrated a new job I had just accepted and our experience at Rey's was marvelous. Kelly was our server and she provided the pinnacle of professional yet friendly service. This will become our 'go to' place for special occasions.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The bone in rib eye was one of the best steaks I have eaten
My wife loves the grouper Lafayette
Great Martini

Tags: Romantic, Live Music, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We we very happy with our service. Look forward to going back!!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Many Raleigh area restaurants have promoted themselves as purveyors of New Orleans style cuisine. Few have lived up to their claims. Rey's lives up to their French Quarter claims in both food and decor. They are not Commander's Palace or Galatoire's, but they do come close. I would recommend Rey's with the disclaimer that they are a bit on the pricey side.

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·Dined on October 12, 2017

My colleges from Maryland very much enjoyed Rays. We have consistently gone to another local steak restaurant but will go to Rays going forward.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We were celebrating our anniversary and had a very enjoyable evening with a delicious meal and attentive service. The crab stuffed flounder and lobster macaroni and cheese were outstanding. We were provided a complimentary celebratory dessert along with a long stemmed rose. Would highly recommend the bananas foster as a delicious, special dessert made table side. Rey, the owner, actually prepared and server our bananas foster and made a point to stop by our table several times. Rey's will probably become our annual anniversary dinner spot.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Had an excellent dinner for my wife's birthday. Her steak was not quite as done as she requested. My 16 ounce ribeye had at least six ounces of fat. The banana foster was out of sight good. All staff were outstanding and the total experience was very good. We'll be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Authentic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 3, 2017

Rey's service was impeccable! We arrived 30 minutes early hoping to be seated. They were able to accommodate us immediately, and our servers were very friendly and attentive. The meal was delicious and perfectly presented. I would recommend Rey's to everyone!

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Drinks in the Voodoo Lounge were great, services was spectacular, food was real good, but I have had higher quality steak.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Food was excellent and service amazing. Scott was a great assist to your restaurant. The food selection was great and we will definitely recommend and return here.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

We always enjoy Reys. This last dinner was for our anniversary, and I am always confident the staff will do an outstanding job.
AJF

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Business Meals
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We went to Rey's for our Anniversary. The service, food, and atmosphere were all very good. Rey personally came by our table to congratulate us. Our server went out of her way to be friendly and helpful, but did not hover. I strongly recommend for all fine dining occasions.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Food was wonderful. The owner came to our table and thanked us for dining.

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