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“Great brunch but pricey!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ray's on the River

Ray's on the River
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Ranked #91 of 3,906 Restaurants in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $35
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Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: I-285 and Powers Ferry Rd
Description: As an Atlanta Tradition since 1984 and situated along the Chattahoochee River, Ray's on the River offers serene views while enjoying a menu filled with fresh seafood flown in daily, prime cut steaks, regionally grown vegetables, and a Wine Spectator award-winning Wine List.
Atlanta, Georgia
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great brunch but pricey!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2013

A great brunch complimented by the beautiful view of the chattahoochee river. There is a big variety of brunch food set up in a buffet style. The ambience is nice. Make sure you make RSVP or you'll wait forever. Great service. I came in a group, with tax and tip it came out to be $38. A little high but worth it on special occasions. It gets really busy on the weekend, and there is valet parking.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Atlanta, GA
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154 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Wonderful Easter Buffet”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

Went to Ray's for Easter dinner. They extended their Easter brunch until 8pm and were one of only two restaurants I was able to find that had a special meal for Easter dinner as opposed to just brunch.

We arrived right at our reservation time and had to wait somewhere between 5 and 8 minutes for our table to be ready. Once seated, our server was there within a minute to tell us where each of the food sections were and that she and another server would be keeping our drinks filled and plates cleared.

I don't know how this buffet compared to their normal Sunday brunch buffet, but the food was excellent. There was a great mix of appetizer, entrée, side and dessert items. For buffet food, I thought the quality was well above average. I tried a little of everything and walked away very full.

At $103 after tax and tip (no alcohol), the price was a bit high considering it was a buffet, but I made sure to eat enough to compensate, and being that it was a holiday dinner we felt it was well worth it.

I would certainly give Ray's another chance for a regular dinner on another night. The view of the river was beautiful, and while we didn't venture outside, there were walkways and seating outside where you can relax and enjoy the view. This place is definitely worth visiting.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Woodstock, Georgia
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93 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Superb in all Aspects”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2013

This is an excellent restaurant choice for business or pleasure. It has great ambience with a professional attentive staff. The menu offers an extensive selection and the food is excellent in both taste, portions and presentation. They also mix an excellent manhattan. Seating overlooks the Chattahoochie River which is very relaxing and adds to a wonderful evening. It is costly but worth every penny.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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ATL, GA
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317 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Quick Service with Great Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2013

Met up with a friend for lunch and service was quick. Our food was served in nice portions and we did not leave hungry. Menu includes variety of choices at reasonable prices.

Visited July 2012
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Nice view, good food, but prepare to wait”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

We had a reservation for 8:30 and still had to wait about 20 minutes to be seated. The bar area has a great atmosphere, but was too crowded to even get a drink. The service was good, but nothing spectacular. The atmosphere is romantic and nice for a special occasion. Many tables have a view of the river, which is also lovely. We tried both seafood and steak, both were delicious. We would return again, despite the wait.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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