When my wife and I tried “Ray’s the Steaks” with a visiting friend, I opted for what seemed to be a signature dish – the T-bone from the “dry aged cuts,” which the menu describes as “peerless flavor and texture, for the true connoisseur, aged in house 45 days, butchered and hand trimmed daily.” At $41, it was the most expensive dish (with the exception of some selections for two). What I found was a steak that had quite a bit of gristle that I had to cut around, and meat that really was not so flavorful or exceptionally tender. Too late, I realized that I should have tried one of the restaurant’s New York strip or rib-eye steaks, which is what I usually choose. Despite the disappointing initial foray, I’m willing to go back to check out another steak, perhaps the “Cajun rib-eye.”
The sherried crab bisque was richly flavored, creamy, and with good-sized chunks of crab, a real stand-out like the waitress promised. Management seems to have taken previous criticisms to heart, since patrons can now make table reservations. I was told that a table was only available at 6:00 a.m. or after 9:00, so we took the earlier seating. We were led immediately to our table, and our dishes were delivered quite quickly. My wife and our friend were a bit embarrassed to order off the short seafood listing, but they both liked their selections – blackened salmon and crab cakes. The high ceiling and the close placement of the tables means the background noise is quite intrusive, which I didn’t like.
With tip, the tab for my wife and I came to $95. We did not order wine or beer, however.
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