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Enjoy the hustle and bustle of city-life while dining at this quintessential Atlanta destination.Enjoy fresh seafood flown in daily, made-to-order sushi and classic steaks & chops, combined with our professional and knowledgeable service staff to revel in an unforgettable dining experience.
PRICE RANGE
US$21 - US$45
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Steakhouse, American, Seafood
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Jazz Bar
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the pleasure with 8 other friend to have dinner at Ray's in the city and we were all very please with the food and service. Aaron and Jarvis took care of us for the night and did a great job. If you are...in downtown Atlanta check these guys out at Ray's in the cityMore

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 4 January 2023 via mobile

We went to Ray’s on a Wednesday evening. When we walked in, the bar area ambience was calm and inviting and there was a jazz duo playing great music at the perfect volume…how often does that happen?!?! After a drink at the bar, we chose...a booth in the bar area so we could continue to enjoy the music. Our waiter was young gentleman named Mario, who was very professional yet comfortably friendly. We had the wedge salad (which was superb) and then shared the whole fish entree. The fish was baked, then broiled and wonderfully seasoned. Our entire experience was enjoyable and Mario contributed much to that!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 27 December 2022 via mobile

From the moment we arrived we were welcomed with open arms. Our servers Tee and Kamren were very attentive and the food was incredible!! Not the cheapest place around but definitely worth the price we paid!!!

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 14 December 2022

I had latte and she was wonderful. My food was sooo good. I had the Gumbo and it was very tasty. I will be back soon to enjoy the food.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 7 December 2022

Stick with the seafood. The worst "Delmonico" steak I have ever eaten. Waitress said it was a boneless ribeye but it tasted like a tough sirloin. Service was slow. At the end of the meal the waitress was giving very explicit instructions on how to...long in to google and give her a great review. Even telling us what to write. Expect to pay at least $50 per person.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 1 December 2022 via mobile

I go there for lunch often. I usually sit at the bar when Steve is there. I enjoy the wonderful treatment from when I walk in the door and Teresa is so welcoming to the great service from Steve. It is a good feeling to...feel like family when I go there. They are 2 of 3 of my favorite people there. Oh I must give a shout out to Anna -so friendly and a great person.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 28 November 2022 via mobile

Overall this was an excellent experience. Pros… the staff.. from the time we were greeted in the door… wonderful. Our server… excellent. We arrived for our 11:45 am seating for Thanksgiving and again after being well greeted we were escorted to a back room for...our dinner. My son lost our receipt so I don’t have the servers name but he was excellent. The trick to this dinner was that it was served family style which we knew before we got there. Honestly, everything went wonderful.. the food was delivered promptly and it was hot and to the most part delicious. My daughter ordered a bottle of wine, the starters, the meal.. excellent. This was a very enjoyable meal… we requested more salad ( someone took too much) and gravy and he checked and out it came. Overall, the service and the dinner were wonderful. The overall meal was plenty for the six of us. My cons are really my own quirks but and did not hinder our celebration of Thanksgiving. Cons… I don’t eat salmon but was excited to try however, I found it very plain and elected not to eat. My son, on the other hand, said it was simple but good. So that was just me. The other, again was not impacting our dinner was when we walked out I was amazed at how tight the tables appeared to be. However, this was Thanksgiving. I was so happy that we had an early reservation and were in a back room. Overall, wonderful, can’t stop praising the service and the wonderful quality of the excellent food served… oh, the turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes, and the Brussel sprouts were amazing!! Absolutely will return. Shout out to our wonderful server!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 26 November 2022 via mobile

Some of my family and I decided to skip the traditional Thanksgiving eating at home and have dinner out. We decided on Ray’s In The City after checking the menu and the price. The food was served “Family Style”. We had a 3:15 reservation and...the place was packed, of course they were running about 45 minutes behind. With this being Thanksgiving some delay was expected. Our server was Mario, who took good care of us, as we enjoyed our 4 course meal. We had the opportunity to engage him in brief conversation and I would definitely request him on my next visit to RAYS. I can truly say the food was delicious from the appetizers, main course and desserts. We even had leftovers to carry with us. Thank you for a wonderful meal experience.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 23 November 2022

A friend of mine recommended this place to me about a month ago and i finally found the time to try them. Everything about this place was astounding. My server, Mr. Jarvis, recommended the tuna poke as the appetizer and it was amazing. After my...appetizer i then proceeded to order the surf & turf which my waiter recommended. The lobster tail wasn’t over cooked and my steak had just the right amount of pink in the center to my liking. Not to mention the waiter constantly checked in on the table. I definitely plan to dine again.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 23 November 2022

We recently returned to Ray's in the City, and they once again outdid themselves. I brought along a large group of friends members for this visit to Ray's because it was before a night out on the town. Jarvis, our server, was beyond excellent. The...options were excellent and thoughtfully presented. All of our options, including the salmon and crab cakes, were wonderful. The atmosphere was wonderful. Drinks were very fantastic. Jarvis made us feel at home. When we visit Downtown Atlanta, we never fail to pick Ray's.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 23 November 2022 via mobile

Me and my husband just recently visited Ray’s in the City for our anniversary and it was simply amazing! Our server was Jarvis and he dedicated hisself to making sure our experience was a great one! He had great knowledge of the menu and made...some awesome recommendations! 10/10 will definitely be returning and requesting him!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 21 November 2022 via mobile

Tee's service was above par by far. She was personable and warm. We felt at home and welcomed. The food was well prepared with great taste and portions.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 19 November 2022

i arrived 5 minutes early and they wouldn't seat me. had to go to the bar, open a tab, and wait until my colleague arrived. NO ONE WAS IN THE RESTAURANT! Once seated, the food was okay. The Marriott recommended the restaurant but my feedback...to them is get rid of it! \More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 4 November 2022

Ray's came highly recommended and we went thinking it was a soul food joint with good food. It's. a highly sophisticated upscale restaurant with GREAT food and even Better service. Bernard, was attentive, polite and patient. He was only in training but man he was...very personable, knowledgable and friendly. The food he recommended was delicious; shrimp and grits and shriimp scampi.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 28 October 2022

My husband surprised me with a Historical Ghost Tour and an overnight in Atlanta for my birthday. Because it was a surprise, some of the details weren't planned out, and we found ourselves getting into our hotel much later than we'd hoped, and with no...plans for dinner. We finally decided to make a reservation at Ray's in the City, which was only about 10 minutes from both our hotel and the tour. We had about 1 hour to order, eat, and get an Uber to the tour. Thanks to our awesome server Rice, we had a fantastic meal served up quickly and with a great tableside manner. Totally recommend Ray's in the City, and hoping to eventually try their other locations.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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It is so close to many hotels and across the street from Peachtree Center Marta station. There is a ton of parking and currently, construction out front and nearby.
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Ray's in the City is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4