Atlanta >Ray's in the City
240 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, GA | Directions 3030333.760819 -84.387579
M-Th 11am-10pm, F-Sa 11am-11pm, Su 11am-9pm (Drink Specials Daily from 3-7 PM. Live Music Wednesdays- 4PM-8PM; Thursdays-Saturdays- 6PM-10PM)
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Northeast, Northeast
Perfect for our anniversary – We went to Ray's for our 3rd anniversary- the food was ridiculous. An ample amount of delicious food that will not leave you hungry- exceptional service starting from the hostess through the wait staff. The calamari was PERFECT and our main courses were even better- I had the scallops and would recommend them to anyone!
Highly recommend this restaurant! – My husband and I went to Ray's to celebrate our anniversary, and every part of our experience was fantastic! The service was excellent and the food was the best I have had. The table was set up with flowers and the manager stopped by to check on us. The attention to details was amazing. We can't wait to dine there again!
love it – My husband and I went to Ray's In the City by recommendation from our hotel. We were sat with a small table but the service by Lee ann and John was so sweet and genuine that we had to let it be said.. The food was delicious and fresh.. We had the cheesecake for dessert and it was amazing..If you want good food and amazingly friendly service go to Ray's In The City
The Red Velvet Cake is to Die For! – In town visiting for the Bronner Brothers hair show 2/21/09-2/23/09. Our Concierge recommended Rays---and I am so glad they did, it was less than a block from our hotel, the service was amazing and the food was wonderful. We went to Rays for lunch. the blacked shrimp po boy was delicious! We ordered the red velvet cake to share...lets just say I wish I had gotten my own! It was soooooooo moist, and only 3.75 for a slice ( nice sized slice). I highly recommned this spot, great service and great food!
First Experience Terrific – Make reservations: this is one of the best restaurants in downtown Atlanta. The food is excellent and the service is very good.
Wonderful service, great atmosphere, delicious food! – We arrived at Ray's in the City after a long day of traveling. The concierge at the Hyatt recommended it. The hostess was very pleasant and we decided to sit at the bar. There was a spattering of people at the bar, approx 8 I think. A very beautiful young woman greeted us with a great smile and enthusiasm. She offered us a wine list and drink menu, informing us also of the half-price appetizers for happy hour. I ordered a glass of wine and my husband ordered a cocktail. We also ordered some calamari and mussels. There was another bartender there and he actually stood in the exact same spot the entire time we were there talking to one male guest while the girl moved back and forth from one end of the bar to the other, making drinks and cleaning up the bar surface. We decided to eat at the bar and the girl told us specials, her favorite items and answered questions in a knowledgeable fashion. She was extremely helpful & charming. I ordered the parmesean encrusted scallops with a lobster risotto that was out of this world! My husband ordered the sun corn crusted georgia mountain trout. Both were absolutely scrumptious! I highly recommend this place to anyone traveling through Atlanta. I wish there was a Ray's in my hometown!
Frequent travelers. Best meal we've had in a long time. – Dinner on 10/20/2008. It was a Monday night at 8 pm and the place was busy. Short wait. Of course its a little pricey, but for the quality and service, its fair. Bar service was very good. Table service was professional, friendly and attentive, not "hovering". Our waiter was attending a group of about 15, but we never felt neglected. Food was excellent. Well prepared and presented. Desserts were outstanding. Definitely recommended. First time review motivated by excellent experience. Not related to the business in any way.
Great Customer Service – My wife and I were nervous about going in. The front of the place is very deceiving..We got sat at a booth in the bar area and again were not feeling happy. Being our 17th anniversary wanted something romantic.When our server Lee Ann greeted us not only with a wonderful smile but her great compassion and knowledge; we then were enjoying a special occasion.She made sure that our day was noticed doing what ever she could (telling her our story to a manager). The food was great, atmosphere could have been better, but service made the difference.. Thank you.. Mark Hankey
Ray's In the City - Overpriced for Bad Service and Not So Great Food. I've gotten better and cheaper at Ted's Montana Grill. – My first experience with Ray's in the City was extremely disappointing. I made reservations for 8:30 with window seating. When we arrived, the hostess attempted to seat us in an area with no window, so we had to wait another 5 minutes for our requested preference. Service goes down hill from here, but who knew? We were seated, drinks were ordered, and we had to ask for straws three different times, two different waiters. We eventually got them when our food arrived. Within 30 minutes of being seated, another couple was seated at the table next to ours. They were served drinks and bread. Bread? What Bread? We realized we were not given bread. When I placed my order, I?d first asked for salmon but immediately changed it to the seafood platter; same as my husband's choice. We also ordered another seafood platter as well as the crab cake dinner. All meals arrived, except one - MINE. When I finally got it, it was the wrong meal, but the waiter assured me it was what I?d asked for. Given that it was already late and I like salmon, so I kept it. It was uncooked and lukewarm AFTER ALL THE WAIT!!!! Long story short - 3 of the 4 meals were barely touched. After my husband finished his meal, he was greeted by the manager with a direct tap on his shoulder. She says "Sir, seeing that you ate most of your meal, please tell me how was it?" He said, ?Well, mine was fine?? She cut him off - ?Great!? then bolted from the table. Rather than call her back, we decided ? NEVER AGAIN!!! The cost for this experience: $161. (I would have enjoyed a much better meal at Ted's Montana Grill. Check it out sometime - it's wonderful!) The following Monday, when I mentioned the name - Ray's In The City - to others, they immediately started to recall their unpleasant past experiences. This is before I ever get around to sharing mine. How sad is that?... Guess I should have checked with them first.
great food but very expensive – Wife and I were staying at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. Went to Ray?s in the City which is across the street from the Marriott if you go though Peachtree Center. They opened at 4pm on Saturdays. We arrived around 3:45. Bar is open then. Glass of beer was $5.50.
There are two different seating areas. We sat facing Peachtree Street. We arrived so early that we were the only ones in the dining area.
Bread is brought immediately. Two different types of bread. Bread was ok. For an appetizer we had BBQ shrimp. Appetizer was great, but only six shrimp. We ordered for entrees the Filet Mignon and the Seafood Sampler. The steak came with mashed potatoes. Seafood platter had fried shrimp, scallops, fried lobster tail, fries, and coleslaw.
Steak was cooked right and was delicious. Seafood Sampler was excellent. For drinks we had two beers and two Shirley temples. Bill was $86.00 before tip. Server was excellent. Gave him a $20 tip. Overall it was great food except the bread was fair. Issue was the price.
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