We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Classics

8606 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910-3915
+1 301-588-7297
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“crab bisque” (21 reviews)
“hanger steak” (18 reviews)
“ny strip” (11 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8606 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910-3915
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (212)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

71 - 80 of 210 reviews

Reviewed 9 September 2015

I took my friend here for her birthday. The hangar steak is delicious, huge, and a great value. (I had lunch the next day.) We ate in the dining room, and I did make a reservation that morning. I told them it was my friend's...More

Thank Darwin2001
Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

We were a group of six. Had variety of entrées - mine was ny strip. Food was good nice and not pretentious space. Others had petit fillet that was not as good as the strip.

Thank MrFiodie
Reviewed 16 August 2015

This restaurant is now known as just The Classics under new ownership and is even better than when it was Ray's (and it was good then). We live nearby and have been going once or twice a month for a few years and EVERY steak...More

1  Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 8 August 2015

Upon entering The Classics, you definitely get an upscale vibe, so since we were dressed causaully, we decided to sit on the bar side. Neither side appeared to be crowded. The waiter was friendly, not overly attentive, but did just enough. We both ordered burgers....More

1  Thank jen829
Reviewed 9 July 2015

Both bar bistro area and fine dining area. Price range from $19 bistro specials to full fine dining steak dinner. Crab Bisque is to die for. Professional but friendly in the neighborhood service. Better than places you'd pay three times more in.

1  Thank TFlyer
Reviewed 24 June 2015

On a Saturday evening, by myself, I was seated in the grill room, which was largely empty. I ordered food and started eating nuts and drinking a beverage and reading a novel on my iPad. After at least ten minutes, a waiter came to me...More

4  Thank Dexterdinah
Elliott R, Owner at The Classics, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2016

While I can understand your disagreement with our policy on laptops and computers in the restaurant, and this policy is clearly stated by signage at the door and on the menus, and also clearly states that the policy is a directs result of requests from...More

Reviewed 30 May 2015

Over many visits, my wife and I decided that the best experience for us was dining at the bar where we have access to the bartender and the kitchen. Almost always, we order steaks. The sliced sirloin steak salads are terrific, and good value, and...More

1  Thank Wingfield R
Reviewed 26 May 2015

i met my sister here for dinner and we had a lovely time. We shared the bacon wrapped scallops, blackened (2 large) It was a lovely presentation and perfectly cooked. We then each had petite filets, mine perfectly medium rare and my dear sister's done...More

1  Thank Malissa M
Reviewed 22 May 2015

Several years ago, my wife and I had one of the worst dining experience ever at Rays The Classics in Silver Spring. It wasn't the food or the location, however - it was the people. Both those we spoke with on the telephone to make...More

1  Thank AndreMC
Reviewed 20 May 2015

I like Ray's - drinks are good, food is good. It's a great spot for nibbles especially if you're heading or coming from the AFI Silver Theater. It's unique - not uniform, cut out restaurant like a chain. Feel like I could light a cigarette...More

Thank Andrea S
Nearby Restaurants
Copper Canyon Grill
326 reviews
.16 km away
La Malinche
128 reviews
.07 km away
270 reviews
.14 km away
Kao Thai
98 reviews
.12 km away
Nearby Attractions
Downtown Silver Spring Market
24 reviews
.58 km away
Silver Spring Library
39 reviews
.35 km away
Silver Spring Civic Center
16 reviews
.31 km away
Gateway to NOAA
8 reviews
.45 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Classics staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$40
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
15:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8606 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910-3915
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Montgomery County  >  Silver Spring
  • Phone Number: +1 301-588-7297
  • E-mail
The Classics Restaurant, in Silver Spring MD, is a Zagat top-rated and Washingtonian Magazine "100 Best Restaurants" winner, yearly since 2007. Formerly Ray's The Classics, we continue the tradition of providing the finest premium steaks and seafood menu items at the most approachable pricing in an inclusive atmosphere.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing