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Ray's The Classics

8606 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910-3915
301-588-7297
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Ranked #34 of 316 restaurants in Silver Spring
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Halifax, Canada
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63 reviews 63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012 via mobile

Was there on a Saturday night with 6 others and no reservations. They did a great job to accommodate us in short order with a table. Appetizers were ok but the peppercorn NY strip may have been one of the beat steaks I've ever had. Cooked just right and very flavorful. Service at the table was excellent. Only reason for... More

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Takoma Park, Maryland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

Ray's has great food at reasonable prices, offered with a warm welcome. Don't come in your grubbiest jeans, but don't feel embarrassed if you're not dressed up. Vegetarians will have limited options but won't starve. My favorite offering, and one I crave on a regular basis, is the macaroni and cheese side dish. Note: parking is not available immediately next... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2012

Having lived in the same neighborhood as Ray's for 6 years, I finally decided to invite two good DC friends out on a Saturday for dinner. I walked in Friday, the night before, to make a reservation. When I asked for a 7pm reservation she said that the only available was 6:15 or 8:30. But, she said, they could squeeze... More

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San Diego, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012 via mobile

Briefly: they got it right. The steaks were tender and cooked to perfection. The staff was both courteous and professional. They offer both a formal dining room and a bistro (bar area); while the bistro menu is limited in it's print form, they will serve up anything from either side of the house. We choose the bistro side based on... More

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Fort Worth, TX
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012 via mobile

I stopped in here after reading my trusted fellow travellers' reports. Ate at the bar and had their special - $22.95 for 2 courses. I had the ceasar salad - good if unspectacular, followed by the hangar steak with a port and peppercorn sauce on the side. The barman, who was excellent, suggested it wasn't the most tender steak but... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

The steaks were delicious - and service great. They use to include vegetables with your meal which put them WAY ahead of Ruth's Chris or Morton's - but alas now everything is a la carte. Still Ray's is more reasonably priced then the other 'high-end' steak restaurants and the quality unbeatable. The cashews they serve for snacking are awesome!!

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Washington, DC
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57 reviews 57 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

The dining room is fine but I prefer the more casual atmosphere in the bar, not to mention the burger which isn't available in the DR. Ray's is a big deal in the DC area, with probably 5 restaurants now, but this is the only location in Maryland. Expert staff know how to mix a drink and beef is the... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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210 reviews 210 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

I've driven past this restaurant for years and had no idea it was there. You have to park behind the building and walk around front. It's not ideal, but it's worth it. Their food was really good! Great steakhouse. Very pricy in my opinion, but I would go back.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2011

What more can you say than that this steakhouse has the best meats in the Washington DC metropolitan area. I normally don't eat burgers, but I make an exception for Ray's, because the quality is excellent and the portion is huge. If you prefer a fish dish I can recommend the salmon.

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Southborough, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2011

Not Mortons, Ruth's Chris or anything of that caliber, but a reliable steak and seafood choice at less than insane prices

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