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

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  • 54
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  • 51
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 15
    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
Good business dinner

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

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.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 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 I get is perfect along with excellent sides, great service and a great atmosphere. Silver... More 

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Gibsonia, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 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. I found mine to be average, at best, while my husband really enjoyed his. Perhaps... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 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.

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Takoma Park, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 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 and said they had a policy of no computers in the restaurant because people wanted... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 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 we can share comfortably an excellent ribeye and a Cesar salad. Rays--or the Classic--and it... More 

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Pensacola
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 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 well (sad but true). We shared creamed spinach and mashed taters. They do not give... More 

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Silver Spring, MD
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 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 the reservation and the staff once we got there. Rude, obnoxious, uncaring, and downright almost... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 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 up there but of course you can't but something Bogie would frequent. Bar side has... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I really enjoy the atmosphere and the food at the Classics. From the spicy mixed nuts as a free starter to the select cuts of beef, you can't go wrong here. The Classics is better than any of the standard Tier 1 Steakhouse chains (i.e. Morton's) and less expensive as well.

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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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