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“A New and Welcome Addition”
Review of Ray's Dining Car & Bar - CLOSED

Ray's Dining Car & Bar
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Reviewed June 2, 2014

This is a brand-new restaurant in Old Snoqualmie, directly across from the historic train depot. The owners have previous restaurant experience, so we have the benefit of people who know their business, and are not learning at our expense. They were in Pittsburgh and FL for the past 20 years. They took over the location of along-established Mexican restaurant, and because they put their money where it counts, upgrading the kitchen, we have to suffer the previous décor. Not for long, I hope!
Being open less than two weeks, we only have a single lunch for a sample, but I love the menu, and can't wait to visit more. This trip, my wife had the Media Noche, which is a Cuban midnight sandwich. I had the Rabbi Rueben. Both were excellent. The sides we tried were french fries and horseradish cole slaw. The fries were a touch overdone for my taste, but the slaw was perfect if you like it not saturated in mayo and with a little kick; and we do! Their East Coast exposure means we see items Pittsburgh Pierogies, Coral Gable Crab Cakes, and Havana Spicy Black Bean Soup. Us locals have Seahawks Pesto Crusted Salmon, and there are quite a few vegetarian choices. This is full-service lunch and dinner, although there is going to be a brunch offered soon. While I partook of no alcohol this meal, there is a full bar (mojito anyone?) and a lot of craft beer options, as well as wine. The drink menu is your placemat, so you have choices!
The most expensive entree is $18.95, so this should make it both budget- and family-friendly. This appears to be the ultimate comfort-food place, and I look forward to my next visit.

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