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8606 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910-3915
301-588-7297
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Go here for steaks

We took our college student and friend here for a last great food experience before back to the dorm. The food and service were great. The steaks here are amazing. We did have a strange service experience. We mostly all like steaks (four of us) except my daughter. We got seated and asked for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
Edith L
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md
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

We had an excellent dinner on Sat. night there. The waiter was informative and professional.He was attentive whenever we needed him and did not rush us through the meal. We sat at a banquette that is part of the bar and ordered the hanger steak. It came with choice of salad or crab bisque. Both were well prepared. The generous... More 

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New Jersey
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54 reviews 54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I'm in Silver Spring only a few times a year, and every time I find myself craving a trip to Classics (it's no longer Ray's Classics). A comfortable place to eat at the bar, which I did on this occasion. Bar service a little too relaxed, but the crab bisque is so exquisite I never want to miss it and... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We took our college student and friend here for a last great food experience before back to the dorm. The food and service were great. The steaks here are amazing. We did have a strange service experience. We mostly all like steaks (four of us) except my daughter. We got seated and asked for a grill menu (the menu from... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The bistro menu is the best deal, it's a ton of food at a great price. The a la carte menu is too steep (but still fair for DC). The steaks are perfectly cooked to order, the bite of desert at the end of a meal is a great touch.

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Wintergreen, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We went to this restaurant for a special occasion. We arrived a few minutes early and were ushered into the bar area. We said that we would just wait for our table, but we were told that we had no choice - go to the bar. They were close to half an hour late seating us. The waiter was pleasant,... More 

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columbia.md
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

When i want to sit at a bar--be treated like family and royalty by the owners, and have excellent food i go to The Classics. It was opened by Ray- of Rays the Steaks fame--and then sold to two wonderful staff members--tow affable men -one who is the bartender and one who runs the kitchen-- they are the epitome of... More 

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Potomac, Maryland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Took clients there for dinner and one did not like their steak (felt it was bad cut) and sent it back. Asked for manager who said he was no manager he was the OWNER and it we didnt like it we could take our business elsewhere. Walked away before I could get two sentences out. Thanks, I will do just... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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110 reviews 110 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

My husband and I are Silver Spring locals, and Ray's the Classics is our go-to restaurant after a Saturday movie matinee. They are only open for dinner, so don't plan on getting there too early. Parking can be difficult on the street, but there is also a garage nearby. We have only sat on the bistro side of the restaurant,... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Classics (formerly Ray's the Classics) is one of my favorite restaurants. Elliott (one of the owners) works the bar, while Nick, the other owner, buzzes around making sure all is well. The well-trained wait staff is friendly and accommodating. The front of the house is the bistro, where you can order off of either the main menu or the... More 

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32 reviews 32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Deposited son and his friend at Fillmore for their rock concert. I will be fashionable late...this place is next door and is very good. Shrimp apps are huge and $10 is cheap. Nice place. Excellent quality and price. The garlic shrimp was so good I order the diablo shrimp app too was great. The ribs ok at best, good size... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8606 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910-3915
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Silver Spring
  • Phone Number: 301-588-7297

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?