Ray's in the City

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4181 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Ray's in the City offers seafood flown-in-daily, prime steaks & chops, an award-winning wine list, hand-crafted cocktails, and a professional service staff. We look forward to serving you!
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food and service were great! Just what I’d expect from Ray’s.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Without a doubt the best shrimp and grits I have ever had in my life. The food and service was excellent, and we will definitely be back.

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TraceyP
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, even better food. Excellent and thoughtful wait staff. Always on our list of go-to Atlanta restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food and service. Great place to eat. Definitely will be back on my next return to Atlanta..

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BobB
Austin
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We came to town for a short business trip. Saw they had live music. Small jazz trio (piano, bass, and cajon) perfect for the space. Music was nice. Meal and cocktails great. Best scallops I have ever had in my life. Perfectly done and just a wonderful buttery texture. I highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The butter cake should be warm. They serve it cold and it’s hard as a rock. I was very disappointed. Other than that the meal was GREAT.

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vipNaps
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ate at this restaurant twice in the week I was working in Atlanta. Excellent service and food.

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vipfoodluver
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and Outstanding food. We bring our clients here because the ambiance and the staff go out to their way to ensure a great experience. The food is always fresh and delicious. On this visit I had the lobster cobb salad and WOW is all I can say. The crab cakes are excellent. Even the chicken sandwich is over the top.

Ray's in the City
Responded on 13 March 2020

Hello foodluver! Thanks for the kind words and for telling us about your experience at Ray's in the City. We look forward to serving you again soon! 

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Anonymus
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinner was awesome tuna poke and fig old fashion were the highlights.

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Jules
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Too expensive for what we got. $40 for 3 scallops on small bed of rice with nothing else was way too much

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Late lunch everything was great.

Ray's in the City
Responded on 10 March 2020

Thanks for the kind words and for telling us about your experience at Ray's in the City. We look forward to serving you again soon! 

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our experience was great. Our host Chyanne was very accommodating and made sure our experience was a good one.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Nice menu, nice service. Business meeting

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Food was good, but orders were screwed up, incomplete and arrived at quite different times. The waitress was not checking on us in a timely manner. The waitress offered something special free, but then charged us for it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice downtown restaurant with nice atmosphere in the Peachtree Center district. Great food.

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vipKBuett
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Food was very good but not great. Service was very friendly but kitchen was very slow. Wouldn’t avoid but wouldn’t rush back

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LaquittaD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From entry to completion the ambiance was inviting. I only have two words for the food, majorly delicious!

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KellyD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My dining experience was excellent and I had no complaints at all.

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Happy
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Rachel was amazing - she really made our first trip to Atlanta so memorable!!!! The chefs at your restaurant are AMAZING!!! I told my daughter that if I die and go to heaven that THAT food is what they will feed me! Thank you Rays! The music was not too overpowering and the ambiance was perfect. It was chilly outside but the restaurant was warm and cozy. The tuna poke appetizer was literally so good- I would it eat it every single day if I could! I told my daughter if I die as go to heaven- that is what they will feed me. The lime was not overpowering- it was heavenly. The gumbo had just enough kick to make it warm us up. The shrimp was plump and grilled to perfection. The seasonal veggies were roasted so that they still had a crunch! The Caesar salad was crunchy and had just the perfect combo of creamy and Parmesan. And then...............................................dessert. Ohhhhh myyyyyy goodnesssssss. It was my daughter’s 13th birthday celebration and she had never tried creme brûlée but she had wanted to try it for a while now. I told her since the dinner was soooooooo good she should try it here. And she did. Rachel put some Candles on the plate to make it special and between the chocolate mousse cake and the creme brûlée— the dessert was beyond delicious——- it was heavenly!!!! Thank you for making our first trip to Atlanta so amazing!!! And delicious!!!!!! Our first dinner in the city will be remembered for sure!!!!! Rachel was a warm and friendly - as soon as she came over to the table, her smile And knowledge of the menu and overall demeanor just made our entire experience wonderful!!!! Thank you so much for making us love Atlanta!!!! Thank you Rachel!!!!!!!! For being so friendly, so sweet, so helpful, and so welcoming!!!! We truly had the best experience at Rays! As a side note, my daughter and I actually Got the wrong walking directions from our hotel bad we almost cancelled! My daughter insisted that we keep our res❤️

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johnM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We parked in the parking garage at the mart and there were no clear directions on how to get to the restaurant so we spent awhile wondering around trying to find it. however once we were there the staff was friendly and helpful and the meal was delicious

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LauraG
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Juan took excellent care of us while we celebrated our anniversary dinner. The food was delicious, particularly the broiled seafood platter and creamed spinach.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Keith was exceptional

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Lirpa
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was wonderful. Nice atmosphere. I would recommend for anyone to try this place. Thumbs up.

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DebbieV
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great food and great service!! A must when I am in Atlanta.

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lesa
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant. Food was really good. Ambiance and service was great. Sat in bar area where we had music that was great. Jazz versions of classics. Not to loud.

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CourtneyL
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Stopped in for dinner on Wednesday night. We were able to snag a reservation even though the placed looked busy. The service from Alaja was top notch and our steaks were cooked to perfection just like she said they would be.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great salad and sides. Tuna tataki was terrific. We came in for a light meal and ordered salad, a starter, and two sides and everything was great. The entrees looked fantastic, so we will come back when we are in the mood for a large meal. The service was excellent. Great local beer selection too.

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CynthiaM
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was delighted to find such a great restaurant in the downtown Atlanta area. The rib eye was perfectly cooked and one of the best I’ve had. The wait staff was helpful with the wine list and the noise level was low so we could talk easily. Will recommend rays to all travelers from clev to Atlanta., Tks for great ending to long marathon weekend 💜

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Ashley
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The host was understanding when we called about being late, and we were sat immediately when we arrived. The server was friendly and attentive, and the music was good. The food was amazing, too. Everything we had tasted wonderful. We would definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The only thing that exceeded the food was the service. Thanks to our server Troy for being so knowledgeable and accommodating!

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vipGaby
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Everything was above average! Dined two nights in a row!

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Rstotty
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding service, outstanding food!! Never a bad experience going to Ray's in The City.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server, Mercury, and the food were phenomenal!

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Earl
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was amazing. I really enjoy it. It was my girlfriends birthday and we had a great time!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our food and waiter were outstanding! Really great martinis as well. One of the people we were with said it was one of the best steaks they’ve ever had! Bar service while we waited for our table was a little slow but the bar area was fairly full so maybe that’s why. Overall great experience and we will definitely be back.

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AlanS
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Server, Rachel was great and very attentive, along with her staff servers. & management team.

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GSP01
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very impressed with total experience. Service was exceptionally good. Our waiter was very knowledgeable of menu and went beyond the norm to please. We will most certainly return.

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Whitney
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server Jesus was great! The food was delicious. We were celebrating three birthdays. We had a large party everyone had a great time!!!!

Ray's in the City
Responded on 28 February 2020

Dear Whitney, thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Ray's in the City. It means so much to our entire team when guests spend special occasions with us. We sincerely hope to have you back in again soon! 

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vipkimberlyn
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

We missed the happy hour, but the dinner menu was great. We had a few appetizers, shared entree for dinner and an outstanding dessert, but the highlight of the evening was our waiter Bobby's wine suggestion of Red Schooner Malbec. Other highlights were the lobster bisque, the Ray's salad, and the Praline dessert, best praline ever! We will definitely be back!

Ray's in the City
Responded on 28 February 2020

Hello Kimberlyn! Thanks for the kind words and for telling us about your experience at Ray's in the City. We look forward to serving you again soon! 

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JewellH
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent service, very good food, noisy atmosphere