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Ray's on the River, Sandy Springs, GA

Ray's on the River

4.5
4.5
12821 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steak
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.

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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 144 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Lunch Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (770) 955-1187

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Simon Young

  • Private party facilities

    Ray's on the River is the perfect place to host any wedding, private party or special event. We have private and semi-private spaces available, all of which have beautiful views of the Chattahoochee River. Please contact our banquet department at 770.952.4209 for more information.

  • Private party contact

    Sales & Events Department: (888) 651-5365

  • Neighborhood

    Sandy Springs

  • Cross street

    I-285 and Powers Ferry Rd

  • Parking details

    Self parking along with complimentary valet service.

  • Entertainment

    Live Jazz Vocal on Select Days.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 12,821 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Atlanta / Georgia

    Scenic View

  • Atlanta / Georgia

    Most Booked

  • Atlanta

    Scenic View

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  1. AC

    AdamC

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    I have been to Rays many times through the years and it has always been good. This time was mediocre at best, cost vs value a service did not meet to make for a good experience. Hope they are able to course correct and ensure that the cost vs value and service meet.
  2. CM

    CharlieM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wait staff bartenders were all great.
  3. PM

    PattieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating my husband's 50th birthday with family. I chose it because it is one of his favorite restaurants. Six of us in total. Our waiters, Murphy and Addison, were attentive, professional and personable. She crab soup, wedge salad, lobster mac & cheese, filet, crab cake, asparagus, scallops and the salmon were all delicious. Outside seating was not available but we were able to walk down to the river and take a few photos. Seeing everything in the garden in bloom was a beautiful addition to the river view. Without a doubt, we will return to try other delicious options on the menu.
  4. A

    Aleshabee

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to have dinner with a friend or go on a date.
  5. K

    Kat49

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We always enjoy dining at Ray’s. The view is wonderful. Food and service is very good to outstanding. This time we specifically loved the fritters, lobster roll, salmon caesar salad and lemon cake dessert. The steak salad was okay…would havebeen better if meat was more tender/sliced thinner. Your new payment ststem is problematic. My husband was presented with a machine for payment only showing the total amount. We are accustomed to an itemization to check before paying. This should be corrected.
  6. L

    Laura

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food1service1ambience4
    I have always heard great things about Ray’s. For the money, don’t waste your time. The food was overpriced for the quality. The service was terrible. We had to ask multiple times for things such as a straw and silverware. Our waiter was rude and held his finger up to us in passing when I said excuse me when asking for anything for the first time. A simple, “I’ll be right with you,” would have been sufficient. When bringing me a straw, he proceeded to bring me ten, which seemed as he was being very spiteful that I even asked for one. We went our entire meal without a refill on our drinks. The waiters never even came back to check on us to ensure our food was correct after receiving it. I never received a steak knife for my steak due to that fact as well. The seafood was undercooked along with the steak, but they never even came to ensure it was correct. For a $250 bill, I would expect at least better service. Every place has an off night with food, but this was inexcusable to how we were treated. Every table surrounding us had the same complaints and dissatisfaction. The entire experience was terrible and I would not recommend this place to anyone.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was great! Food is e, but for me, to much salt. But very cozy and comfortable atmosphere!
  8. SM

    SamuelM

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Overall great experience! Good service and good food!
  9. IG

    IreneG

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We had 1pm reservations and they didn't sit us until 1:45. Both meals were subpar. My lobster was over cooked and too salty. The scallops were slimy. The salad was drowning in dressing. The bill was incorrect, and we had to wait 20 minutes for it to be corrected and it still wasn't done correctly. Just awful all around and I will never recommend this restaurant to anyone.
  10. c

    cdub

    Atlanta

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Super sad they no longer have the Sunday brunch buffet. In fact, they serve dinner starting at 12 on Sundays which is super heavy food. If you don’t bring back the brunch buffet, at least still serve brunch! Who wants a steak or shrimp scampi at 12 on a Sunday??
  11. MF

    MarisolF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We revisited where my husband proposed 33 years ago and we took our kids. It was even better than we remembered it! You MUST have the warm butter cake and scallops!!
  12. F

    Fausto

    Atlanta

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pre-pandemic and kind-of-post-pandemic, Ray’s on the River never disappoints. Food is great and service even better. Our server Alvin went above and beyond to take care of us, and our guests visiting from Mexico!! Thank you Alvin!
  13. KS

    KatyS

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Part of this was my fault for not confirming on the website but Ray's comes up on a best brunch list and there are existing reviews of their brunch but they had no brunch menu or brunch buffet at noon on a Sunday. We made it work and ordered the hot seafood tower and a few sides. The fries and mac n cheese were mediocre and the corn creme brulee was too burnt on top to be enjoyable. As for the seafood tower, the crab cakes, bbq shrimp, and lobster bites were good. But the fried calamari had a lot of fried peppers in it that were the exact same shape as the calamari so it was hard to tell what you were eating until you ate it. Overall, just okay.
  14. GB

    GramsciB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I will come back. 10/10
  15. T

    Twig

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was unobtrusive and the waiter was knowledgable. His recommendations were spot on. We had a window table with a lovely view of gardens and the river. Great experience.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Ask for a seat outside and hopefully you will get the pleasure of having Ellie take care of you.
  17. N

    Natalie

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    We didn't have a good experience. Won't come back!
  18. c

    cataviusy

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we really enjoyed it for date night and the food was amazing the mashed potatoes were the best I have had
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ryan was our server. He was great. It started raining outside but he didn’t stop giving excellent service. He also had great food recommendations.
  20. DW

    DonnaW

    Kansas City

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great food and view of the river. Will definitely return.
  21. DD

    DubDP

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Saturday lunch - the restaurant was not too busy. The main course was brought to table before we had finished our appetizer! We both ordered branzino and it was undercooked with part of each fish being raw. We ordered key lime pie for desert - half way through our coffee we were advised there was no key lime pie. After we made it clear to our server we were not happy and having to ask to see the manager - the bill was amended. The restaurant is in a very nice location, has a good reputation but from this experience needs to up its game and train ( the very pleasant) staff. In view of other good restaurants in Atlanta we will not be returning. Pity as we had high hopes.
  22. VA

    VictoriaA

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our 11 year Anniversary and it was absolutely amazing! The reception when we entered, all the way through the dessert, was just wonderful. We will definitely be back!
  23. CE

    ChefEricaNicole

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic in every way! Cedric was a true pleasure!
  24. RK

    RobertK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    This SHOULD be an easy review but it's not. This place has great food, free valet service, and the view of the Chattahoochee River is gorgeous. So why 3 stars? It's the service. The waiters are very professional but the last three times we (me and my lady) have been, it took a minimum of 15-20 minutes before anyone came to our table. I hate having to ask workers " excuse me but can you find out who our waiter is"? Our waiters also rarely checked on us for drink refills, and yesterday I never received my sweet tea that I ordered. Totally unacceptable, especially when a meal for two will EASILY cost you $150.00. The greeters at the entrance also seem to alway have a problem with us getting seated. Even when we have a reservation. I'm starting to feel like race is a factor, but I will go one more time before I make judgement. Like I said earlier the food is delicious (look at my photo. I had already devoured my food befofe I thought to take a photo) but the service needs some improvement.
  25. MM

    MegandMatt

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment you walk in, you are treated with the utmost respect. You feel like royalty! We were seated outdoors in the garden and it was just beautiful. The tables were spread out in a way everyone got to enjoy their dinner privately. Between overlooking the garden, river, and seated under bistro lights, the ambiance was so relaxing and made for such a pleasant dining experience. Our waiter, Ryan, was incredible. He was so kind, came around to our table the perfect amount (which is underrated!) especially while tasked with the whole garden himself, and made the best advice on food. Per his recommendation, I indulged in the grouper and it was divine. I will definitely be returning and bringing special guests who come to visit for a 5 star experience.
  26. MB

    MrBiv

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Great ambiance. A bit pricey, but a go to for special events
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service was amazing! I loved the food and the live music. I was a bit worried about the dress code as I only had t shirts and shorts, but I wasn't given any trouble about it. Overall would recommend!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely lovely evening with a wonderful dinner on the lawn by the flowing Chatahoochee! Service and food were superb!
  29. GR

    GernitaR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The scene is nice especially the view of the river. Waiter/waitress excellent. The food was great I will be back.
  30. PT

    PaulT

    Atlanta

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you - our experience was wonderful. The food, the ambiance, and the service were something to "write home about." Our server Ryan was personable, competent, and professional. We felt like we were a guest at his home and that we had been friends for years. Thank you Ryan!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    My guest didn’t like her food or the server. I was fine with the service and my food was excellent.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience!!!
  33. M

    Mook327

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Our anniversary dinner. Second time visiting. I ordered the honey glazed salmon, which was great. My second time ordering it. I must say the first time was the best. My husband had shrimp and grits. Unfortunately, the shrimp were very chewy. Our waiter took the dish off with no problem. Just that one hiccup. Our overall experience was great!!
  34. R

    Randy

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The steak was great and the service was outstanding.
  35. LF

    LocalFoodie

    Atlanta

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always love coming to Ray's. It has been a favorite since my wife and I were dating and still a date-night favorite.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Dylan was extremely helpful! He was kind and very knowledgeable about the menu. He made our night extra special.
  37. J

    Jodiegirl

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Such a great experience to celebrate a birthday. Food was delicious and our server, Ion, was the best!
  38. KJ

    KenJ

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great location on the river. River view from almost any part of restaurant. Good choices for lunch. Portions are above average for a lunch menu. I liked service provider, Cory. Helpful, not pushy and provided useful suggestions.
  39. J

    Jennie

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    My husband’s birthday. I ordered the sea scallops and the topping was not very good. The underlying sweet potato purée and veggies was not a good combo.
  40. MM

    MrsMitchell

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed Ray’s for a quiet anniversary dinner. Bryant and Aaron were both our servers and they took very good care of us. We started with a the calamari and the goat pimento fritters. Both had great flavor. For our entrees we had the Crab stuffed chefs fish and a Caesar salad. For sides we chose the roasted mushrooms and macaroni and cheese. I thought everything we had was very tasty. The red velvet cake was a great size and very moist. Great meal!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Ray's on the River using the Order Online button. Ray's on the River also offers delivery in partnership with Chow Now.

Ray's on the River is rated 4.5 stars by 12821 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 144 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for ChowNow
Google Map for Ray's on the River

6700 Powers Ferry Road Sandy Springs, GA 30339

Additional information

  • Cross street

    I-285 and Powers Ferry Rd

  • Neighborhood

    Sandy Springs

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Lunch Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Self parking along with complimentary valet service.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Simon Young

  • Entertainment

    Live Jazz Vocal on Select Days.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (770) 955-1187

  • Private party facilities

    Ray's on the River is the perfect place to host any wedding, private party or special event. We have private and semi-private spaces available, all of which have beautiful views of the Chattahoochee River. Please contact our banquet department at 770.952.4209 for more information.

  • Private party contact

    Sales & Events Department: (888) 651-5365

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