I have been going to Ray's for several years, and found it a wonderful experience. Much like the previous poster, I did notice a decline in service and consistency of the food.
However, we decided to give it another try recently. Am very happy to report that I'm glad we did so.
Chrisitan, our server, was friendly, efficient, and attentive - knowing just the right time to appear, refresh drinks, clear away plates, and bring the next course.
The meal was fantastic, back to the old standards. From the soup, to the oysters rockefeller, to the entrees (I heartily recommend the shrimp de jonghe!), the meal could not have been more delicious or perfect. As for the au gratin potatoes ... heaven in a little crock of cheese and spuds.
I was also happy to see the dining rooms filling up with large parties of famiies as well... seems more folks are "rediscovering" Ray Radigan's as well.
In all, I highly recommend this gem of a supper club, whose neon sign advertises "Wonderful Food." I'm happy to report that it's certainly truth in advertising.
Check out this lovely vintage restaurant, beginning with a classic cocktail in the bar. The steaks and seafood are all excellent here. Meals come with soup, salad, and choice of potato. I recommend the oysters rockefeller appetizer very highly. Oysters are broiled perfectly. For entrees, the New York Strip is always delicious. Seafood is tops here -- the whitefish, shrimp, or scallops de jonghe are sweet and delicious. If au gratin potatoes are on the menu, don't hesitate to get them. Top off your meal with one of their decadent desserts and coffee ... in a world of Starbucks, you can almost forget what a good cup of coffee tastes like.
I'd recommend reservations for weekends.
Check them out for the first time, if you haven't. And if you haven't been there in a while, give them another try. Your taste buds will thank you.