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Rey's is an upscale restaurant featuring great food & exceptional service with a French Quarter flare. The comfortable ambience & affordable prices are sure to please. 5 Private rooms available.
Raleigh, NC 27606
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm,
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Rey's will customize & accommodate your catering needs. Please call (919) 380-0122 for details.
Rey's offers a large private lot with over 100 parking spaces.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Rey's Ratings and Reviews
Promising exceptional service, with multiple people coming by to assure us we were being taken care of, we expected a lot better. Once the order was placed, the waitress forgot all about the glass of wine I had ordered, perhaps because I waited to order it at the same time as my food. The fish recommended was OK, the crabmeat on the side only lukewarm despite having been warned their plates were super hot. The bread was very tasty, and we would have asked for more if we had caught her attention once we started our meal. Our waitress was very pleasant but shared a couple of personal stories (to illustrate how good certain dishes were) that were just plain silly. When we chose a desert to share, she gracefully put it on the house!
So all in all a pleasant experience, but not exceptional.
Two ordered chicken piccata and loved it. I had the crab cake appetizer and a salad. The crab cakes were 4 tiny bites--not what I'd expected. The salad was good, though. Jason, our waiter, provided fine service. We generally like the food here and will come back again.
Rey's never disappoints, the food is consistently high quality and the service is almost alwys excellent (we had one server *once* who did not do well). The food is New Orleans style, we always request a lighter touch with the butter and it works well for us that way.
If Jeremy is at the bar that night it will be a lively one! :)
Celebrated our anniversary there and the food, service, and the friendliness of the staff was commendable. The bartender was great and we also enjoyed the desert of our choice on the house! Great spot for an intimate celebration or a group outing.
Love Rey's. Always a great experience. Food was delicious. The lobster bites and the tomato and mozzarella salad were fabulous. Our waiter was super friendly and knowledgable as always. This was a Father's Day dinner celebration and it was perfect.
Reys steak house is one of my favorite restaurants in town. The service is outstanding and the steaks are the best in the Raleigh and Cary area. I would recommend that everyone whether you are a steak lover or not give this place a try.
Visited on Saturday night during restaurant week. Overcrowded. Noisy. A private party ongoing with very loud hip-hop music pounding (enough to sing along). Absolutely no substitutions, even to upgrade steak. And the best part of the night, a couple next to us both ordered a bowl of ketchup with the Filet and we enjoyed watching each morsel of meat being engulfed in the red velvety sauce before being chewed into their gullets.
Made reservations for our 33rd anniversary on Open Table, asked for "a quiet, private as possible table because it is our anniversary". After over 30 minutes wait we were seated basically in the bar, loud and nothing private about it. We asked for a better table since we had asked for that on Open Table but was told you have to call in for that kind of service. Our waiter was very nice and the food was good but not the experience we were looking for. Very disappointed! Not a good place for a special occasion.
Not as good as past visits. Paid $15.00 to upgrade to Oscar style and the bernaise was broken and I received a steak on a plate of oil. I cannot imagine chef was around. He would not have allowed that plate to leave his kitchen! Moved plate of food to a bread plated to get off the plate of oil. Asked for new bernaise and what came out was a thick glop of something with tarragon stirred in. Also, steak was ordered medium and came out medium well. Service was good as it normally is but food was subpar.
We went as part of restaurant week and found every part of the experience above expectations. Attentive waiters (Jim) but not intrusive and French press coffees came with carafe so we could warm up at the table. We will go back!
Upon arrival, my date and I were not greeted when we walked in the door and saw three people standing in the hostess station. We were stared at while they had a conversation. I attempted to say hello, and the older lady put her finger up and walked off. I found that very rude as a "welcome! I will be right with you" is more appropriate than a finger.
The lighting was very bright in the dining room. It was very busy and every staff member seemed rushed. The water boys were very accommodating, however I was very thirsty that night and by the end of the night I mainly had ice in my glass as it never had time to melt and I got ice with every refill. The mashed potatoes seemed so well blended they almost tasted fake or too processed.
It was very loud in the restaurant, also due to the level of business. I believe the man to be the owner ran into regulars he knew at the table right behind ours and they proceeded to have a loud conversation with lots of laughing together for about 10 minutes.
It was our anniversary and also Triangle Restaurant Week. Great timing. Since we had never been here, we decided to try it out. Great price for a great meal. Four course meal for fixed price of $35. Portions were decent, not overwhelming. We look forward to visiting soon and trying their regular menu. Only reason I didn't give more stars is that the check arrived BEFORE our dessert. Oops!
We visited during "Restaurant Week" which happens to coincide with our anniversary. The special menu choices were outstanding (I had the salmon and my husband had the filet). Angelo, our server was very attentive and friendly, and he made suggestions that were helpful. Rey himself came over to greet us, which was so nice!
Outdated ambience. This place is more appealing to an over 60 year-old crowd and is quite pricey ($250 including tip for 2 people), so if that's your vibe, go for it. We tried it on a recommendation. The restaurant was dead by 9 pm on a Friday night. Food was good. Server was great. But honestly, we won't be back.
A very nice evening. Rey's is one of our "Special Occasion" restaurants -- it was our Anniversary. Food & drinks were well prepared & enjoyable. Our waiter, Justin, added to the evening with his professional service and easy manner. There were 2 business dinners in progress, but were adequately separated from the main dining area. Rey stopped by, as always, to welcome us back. It's pricey and everything is ala carte but enjoyable with items on the menu which are hard to find elsewhere...turtle soup, French Press coffee, tableside Bananas Foster & Cherries Jubilee. Well done.
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