Ray's on the River

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Situated along the Chattahoochee River, take in serene views and enjoy a menu filled with classic Ray’s dishes including fresh seafood flown in daily, prime cut steaks and regionally grown vegetables. As an Atlanta dining institution, Ray's offers live entertainment, a creative hand-crafted cocktail menu and a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence wine list. At Ray's, we strive to exceed expectations with every visit. Don't miss our Sunday Brunch Buffet served from 10:30am-3pm- We are proud to have been recently voted as a top 100 brunch restaurant in America!
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EM
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Trusted restaurant for a special occasion or just anything! Ray’s on The River continues to raise the bar!

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DH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Mac and cheese, way overpriced! Good service, very loud.

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OT
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A delicious upscale date night!!!

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MW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is a nice place for an occasion where conversation is important. The atmosphere, service, and food quality are all pleasant and are provided within a spacious and well kept facility. The location on the river bank is also a very nice scenic touch. Staff are attentive and eager to please.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Father’s Day. We took my husband 3 kids and in-law out to celebrate the wonderful dad in our life.

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SG
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

So disappointed in the menu. Copper River Salmonn was advertised, but only saw pictures one item and it was covered with crab and a sauce. I felt it the seafood platter was overpriced with tasteless spinach and almost raw salmon (2 oz.), scallops (2) and very small lobster tail. Only the 3 shrimp were edible.

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CP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The entire experience was phenomenal !! The food was outstanding and for what you were getting it was decently priced. The waiters were nice friendly and good personalities.

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t
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Service and staff were amazing, the food was alright. Pappadeaux food is better.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Father’s Day brunch.

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AH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It is ok. The food was ok and I like the view and the jazz music. The cost was expensive for a buffet. Service was good.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fathers Day

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K
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

We went for Father’s Day and the brunch buffet was horrible. Slowly refilled. Most of the desserts looked and tasted like they came from some wholesale grocery store. The pastries were old. The shrimp and grits were extremely salty. The attendants at the carving stations were rude and unprofessional. We used to go to Rays on the River for several special occasions, but we won’t be coming back. It is mediocre and overpriced, and the service is terrible.

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NS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family and I went on Father’s Day and enjoyed the brunch. The food, service and scenery was great!

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ML
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I took my husband here last Sunday (6/16/19) for Father's Day Brunch at 1:30 p.m. I expected it to be crowded and it was. Jazz band was playing where the food was displayed and you couldn't hear the music from where our table was in the other room. But, the most disappointing thing of all, was that, by the time we got up to get food from the buffet, they were completely out of prime rib and leg of lamb! Some of the other dishes were also almost gone. I couldn't wait to get there to have prime rib and it was gone! The chef at the carving station didn't give me an answer when I asked about bringing out more! The dessert table was lacking as well. And since it was Father's Day, that gave them the right to increase the buffet price. I was pretty much totally disappointed in the whole experience. Probably won't be back for a very long time.

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J
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Music combo was too loud given the number of customers present who were rather loud also--did not need to have customers competing to be heard over the loudness of the combo. Food was okay, but certainly not outstanding. Even though it was Father's Day, did not see anything outstanding or additional to justify the additional price over that of regular Sunday brunch. Seating area was too crowded. Members of my party could not easily get from the table to go back to buffet line--had to wait until all members on the side of the table were ready to get up and leave. Hostesses and wait staff were very pleasant and accommodating.

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JH
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fathers Day brunch celebration for my husband and son. Our server Ryan was excellent, knowledgeable about the food events and my grandsons loved him😊

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Everything was fine, but it seemed that the restaurant was not ready for the Father's Day crowd. Service was slow (as it related to replacing food on the buffet).

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SD
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Fathers Day brunch was amazing!

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a
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Father’s Day brunch was excellent! Hats off!!!!

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SE
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic! Food was wonderful, wait staff warmed up to us after about 30 mins. I would recommend Ray's on the River to anyone who appreciates a superior experience in food. Bravo!

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a
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Went for Fathers Day brunch and had a wonderful time. Service was a little slow and forgot a few things which was disappointing since they were only doing drinks and we were suppose to have two servers. The food was out of this world and the manager who came to our table was a delight. We will be back. Thank you!

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G
Atlanta
82 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for brunch for Fathers Day. It was great. A lot of food and service was great.

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MP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for honoring my request for a view of the river. Definitely enjoyed the view.

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RZ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Our first visit and I was awful. We were there almost 2 1/2 hours not to eat but to receive our food. Very disappointing

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OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and experience. We have been coming for our anniversary for 20 years and will keep coming back!

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T
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a good experience here. We came for our anniversary dinner. My only disappointment was the scallop dish i ordered. The risotto was pasty and no flavor. Scallops were a bit bland too. Service was good and i always like the atmosphere here. Prices are high though

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BG
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a 60th birthday celebration for a friend of mine and every little detail was taken care of and perfect!!!! Our waiter was awesome! Thank you for making this a special day to remember!!

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LB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The overall quality of the food was just OK. The prices were high for just OK food.

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TA
Dallas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ray's never disappoints! Every thing is always great!

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OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food good ambiance but a little pricy

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3
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Have visited Rays on the River for years both personal and business. Usually very good experience. For some unexplained reason the service this time was very lacking. Two of our four meals came long before the other two. When finally arrived one was very under cooked and had to be sent back. One beverage did not arrive until near the end of the meal as well as our side dish. Finally a new waitress took over our table and thing improved .

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c
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great!
The food was delicious and the service was fast. I

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C
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great experience. The views are nice, and the staff is very attentive and friendly.

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PC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

This is the first time my food was not good. I had the Ahi Tuna Kale salad and was very disappointed. The greens were yellow and not fresh, there was very little tuna, two tiny pieces of unripe mango, pieces of mushy peaches (a substitute?), no evident quinoa, and mustard dressing that didn’t seem Asian at all. I didn’t complain or send back because I was treating a friend to a birthday lunch and didn’t want to spoil the day with drama. The restaurant atmosphere and service was excellent, this was just a kitchen execution or supply issue. It was a shame to be starving an hour after a $20 lunch. I hope to go back and have the quality of food I have had in the past.

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LD
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always what i expects. Great food selection and service.

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DP
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

I took my out of town friends and their daughter who just graduated from High school there for Sunday Brunch. Very crowded and the shrimp cocktail definitely is not fresh... only 1 bite and did not want to eat any more staled food at a nice restaurant that charged me about over $50/person for the food. The Ray's never had that kind of staled food served as I can recall or as crowded as that. Server was not really attentive...I will NOT bring any people there for at least Sunday Brunch any more. Too many nice restaurants around town. Sorry that this one has somehow slipped thru their cracks...disappointed of my latest experience there.

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BM
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was amazing!!! Please go, you will not regret it! Beautiful location right off the Chattahoochee River (you can see the river through the large windows while dining). I recommend trying Sunday Brunch at least once (the finest cuisine...breakfast and seafood), not to mention there's a live band that plays mellow up to date and classic songs. The staff members are just wonderful from the Valet to the Servers. Please do yourself a favor and make reservations ahead of time. I will definitely come back. I've already raved about this restaurant to my co-workers. We're family now lol Thanks Rays on the River!

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M
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

My boyfriend took me here for Sunday brunch ,which was amazing crabs,shrimp bacon,jerk chicken, waffles,grits,and bottomless mimosa.
Even the sprite was good,restroom were cleaned staff was friendly and the view was so calming..
I love my man even more for this one!!

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TB
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Swordfish is amazing and the warm blueberry butter cake best desert around

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KY
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great! Loved the three piece jazz combo. Service was perfect! Will definitely go back!

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