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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for my son’s Graduation dinner, not what we expected. The experience was lacking in all elements. The service and what ended it for me was when they brought out my steak already cut up. The server stated; it’s their policy. The salad was...brown, it was sent back. The shrimp pasta had no flavor, beautiful presentation, but tasteless. The spinach and artichoke dip was great. The oyster Rockefeller and crab cakes were also good, was looking for a great experience, nothing free. Let be clear; I paid for the bill, but informed the server; This wasn’t a great experience.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

TripAdvisor rates it #3 with a score of 4.5 out of more than 1800 restaurants in the Atlanta area. For the cost conscious and value minded, they are up front about the typical price range running from $20 to $46. With this in mind add...desert and that could potentially raise the price to about $60. I imagine having a set menu for special days like valentine's day allows a restaurant to focus on but a few items to accommodate as many guests as possible. With an advertised meal calculated at $60 per person, a Fixede Menu price of $120 for this special day is not that far off. Since both the salad and main course each state choose two, one could easily get the understanding that the price was for two people. I even went back afterwards to review the menu. I could not find where the price was per person. After all, that would be twice the normal price of $60. If the meal included two items, then we are each short one item (as displayed on the receipt), or a refund of over charging. Besides the price gouging for a special day my largest issue with this upscale restaurant was the shoddy service. There were two couples seated, and we were seated between them. One couple had placed their order and we witnessed the other placing their's. That both were served prior to us was not surprising. What was surprising was that both were served prior to our order being taken. Yet a third couple was seated, order taken and they too were served prior to us. The initial server rarely showed again. One of the extras (not the young lady that took our order) actually brought out our food. The original server did in fact return after our meal was served with my wife's drink. Drinks were ordered before the main meal. The meal itself was wonderful. The service was subpar based on reviews of the establishment. I'm not sure if the pricing was intentionally misleading, the description was misunderstood, or if there was an error in ringing up the meal. Our server seamed to have abandoned us as we had to flag down another server to retrieve the bill as well as to check out. This is not the service or experience we expected.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed May 10, 2024 via mobile

Disappointed in Service, food and atmosphere. What has happened to this iconic restaurant in the city? Don’t worry about the “dress code” it doesn’t exist.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed April 24, 2024 via mobile

Dinner was fresh and delicious. Tara B was attentive and shared helpful information. We had steak and seafood and enjoyed both. Perfect for a special event.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed April 21, 2024

The ambience was great NY waiter, Tara B., was the bomb. She was pleasant & professional. She answered honestly about choices on the menu. The food was great but pricey.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed April 8, 2024

Really delicious and interesting food! Best was service with our server Tara! She was just the right amount available, connected, personal, and fun. We will be back next time we go to Atlanta

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed April 6, 2024 via mobile

Everything is delicious. Cajun treated seafood platter. Lamb chop special. Sweet potato casserole. Just amazing. Waiter was attentive and approachable. Fine dining. Bar was full. We made reservations a day in advance.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed February 18, 2024

Racial discrimination from managers and poor cleanliness standards I am deeply troubled by the cleanliness standards of this establishment. Our visit on Sunday, February 18th, was prompted by glowing recommendations from the hotel. It's worth noting my wife and I are of Latino descent. Upon...our arrival, the manager greeted us with disdain, particularly directed at my wife and our daughter in her stroller. Despite this, we proceeded to order food and a beer, only to discover the beer glass was marred with lipstick stains. Unaware initially, I sipped from the glass until the light revealed the unsanitary condition. We promptly requested a replacement and sought to discuss the matter with the manager, stressing the importance of hygiene in the current pandemic climate. Disappointingly, the manager, who had already shown disrespect towards my wife upon our arrival, failed to offer an apology. Instead, he instructed us to vacate the premises. Incensed, I pressed him for an explanation, only to be met with condescension and further disrespect, including a correction of my pronunciation. Fed up, I requested his summons to the police to address the issue. Despite our wait of an hour and fifteen minutes, the police never arrived, as the manager failed to make the call. This incident raises serious concerns about racial discrimination and the overall cleanliness and management of this establishment.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed February 17, 2024 via mobile

Service was impeccable and the food was 10/10. Started with a Ceaser salad. Fabulous!Lobster and steak were very delicious!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed February 15, 2024 via mobile

Food and service were both excellent. Only issue was the 46 min wait even tho we had a reservation. Everything else was excellent.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed February 8, 2024

Good food, great dessert, but it was Edwin who truly made our experience. He had great suggestions and was attentive, interesting, and fun. We also loved our interactions with Jarvis.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed January 20, 2024 via mobile

Visiting Atlanta for the weekend and looking for a good steak. So we made reservations at Ray's. We got there about 5 minutes before our reservation and ended up waiting about 20 minutes for our table. Menu was great. Service wonderful. The food and drinks...were tasty.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed January 20, 2024

We had a great dinner Ray's in the City. Our drinks were spot on and our meals were tasty and done just right. Our server, Tara B. Did a fantastic job making sure we had everything we needed and was very friendly, helpful, and professional....Thanks for a great evening!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed January 18, 2024

We are in Atlanta every year at this time for a trade show. We eat at Ray's at least tow or three times. Today, we went for a late lunch - the Black and Blue salad- best steak salad every. Our waiter Troy was amazing...- had a great sense of humor and made our stay awesome. Such great food, - for dinner the day before as well - have the shrimp grits, amazing - and service. Always a great meal.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed January 4, 2024

I've been coming here for years. Always great food and service. Tonight I was severely disappointed to find out that the hostess was either 1- racist or 2- cowardly. We worked all day and decided on Ray's for dinner. My colleague and I walked in...and we were told that we'd have to remove our hats to dine in the main dining. We were happy to comply as it is their dress code. I am Caucasian and my college Chinese. The hostess then walks us by a table in main dining seated by customers that were African American, in which 2 of them were wearing hats. So missed the dress code section that listed exempt status based on skin color.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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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, Atlanta - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Photos & Reservations - Tripadvisor

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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