Raleigh, NC 27606
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.
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm,
$30 and under
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.
Jerry St. Andrews
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Rey's Ratings and Reviews
We came to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary with friends, and we had a wonderful evening! Our waiter (Matt) was personable, engaging and very helpful with the wine list and menu. The food was exceptionally good and the chef was right on!
We are already planning our second celebration in March! Thanks for the opportunity to give feedback!
This place was included in OpenTable's list of top places to dine for Valentine's day and it didn't disappoint. I had the 16oz ribeye while my wife had the salmon. Service was very prompt and professional. The restaurant has a very high-end traditional feel and is a great place to have a romantic dinner.
I took the wife here for Valentine's Day. Neither of us had been before and we both came away extremely impressed. Food was out fast, so quick that our waiter apologized for it coming out so quickly. Great place for dinner date or celebrate special occasion
We chose to spend Valentine's Day at Rey's. Though the menu was not the full menu, there were plenty of delicious meals from which to choose. We had a steak and the grouper and they were absolutely delicious. The service was well-timed and our server, Scott, was extremely helpful as we made our selections. We will definitely return for our next special event.
I chose Rey's for valentines day. The experience, the service, the quality of food was outstanding. I accepted the increase in price due to it being Valentines day. initially that was shocking. When my wife stated "this is nice, thank you ". I paid the check.. with a smile...
My second time there, but the first for my fiancé. She was very impressed with the wait staff and the overall décor. We had excellent service from everyone involved. We were able to converse in a normal voice and overall had an excellent experience. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a special place to dine with a loved one.
We visited Rey's for a special occasion and the overall experience was exceptional. We were seated within 5 minutes of our reservation time and greeted by our server almost immediately. He was very friendly and professional and made recommendations for special items to try. The food was outstanding and the cocktails were delicious. Definitely worth visiting.
This was my first time to Rey's and it was fantastic! For starters we had the ahi tuna and it was perfect. Delish!! For our entrees, I had the surf and turf (lobster and filet) and my husband had the strip. Both were cooked just right but that lobster was...To...Die...For!! So good and not rubbery at all and seasoned to perfection-Not overdone but brought out the true flavor of the lobster and the lemon and melted butter topped it right off. Now, for dessert I chose the creme brulee and my husband had the bread pudding. (I don't share dessert 😬) That brulee had me wanting to lick the bowl! So good! So simple and elegant and a perfect way to end our meal. The husband was not a huge fan of the bread pudding ( once you've had Emeril's bread pudding in NOLA it is hard to beat). The lighting could have been a little less bright, it was a little too cold for my liking in the dining room, and our Waiter did not have the absolute best personality but everything else made up for it. Would go again!!
Rey's has an old school feel to it. The dining room is a bit dated, but the tables are well spaced and you aren't sitting on top of your neighbors like in many modern restaurants. The food was very good overall. The fried oysters were delicious but had too much aioli on them. Our first steaks were cooked poorly. One (ordered medium rare) was well done. The other (ordered medium) was very rare. But the saving grace of this restaurant is the service. The steaks were taken back and we received perfectly cooked steaks a few minutes later. Both our server and Rey himself could not have been more helpful or gracious. We will most definitely be back.
The turtle soup and grouper were exceptionally good. Veal Marsala was good but not the best choice. Service was very good and Ray makes you feel very welcome. The old wood ambiance is elegant. It was a little difficult to locate but worth the search. Pricing was moderate to high depending on your selections.
This was a beautiful place to eat. The wait staff very good. My food was not. The sides where great but my steak... oh my steak was not. I order a 22 oz bone in Ribeye. Now there is no way you can convince me that that steak had been aged. I have truly had a select grade steak that was better than the one served. I ordered my steak medium well it came more like medium rare to rare. I was asked how my steak was and I finally gave in and told the staff I was not happy. They were great at trying to fix my issue. I ended up eating a butterflied piece of steak which was quite tasty and tender. A smaller portion of beef. Now I have friends that will swear by the fact that Rey's makes a great steak described as tender enough to cut with a fork and I believe them so I must go back to Rey's and try again.
Good food, good service but it needs more of an atmosphere and domething more creative to draw people in. I was excited about how well the website looked when I found it but was slightly disappointed when we got inside. It was underwhelming and didnt look much like the photos off the website . I would also suggest a live jazzband; something smooth and low key. I would have a better and a more creative craft cocktail list. The names of all the rainders is tacky and weird, maybe use that idea for something on the kids menu-obviously with no alcohol :)
Rey's was an amazing restaurant. We enjoyed the New Orleans theme on the walls, and the food was fantastic. It was a special occasion so we took our adult children. Everyone loved their food! The lobster bites, sea scallops and crabmeat all tied for top appetizer. The french onion soup was good, but the others were great. The grouper won best supper, although the filet was the big winner with those who do not like seafood. The cheesecake was alright, but I probably would not get it again. The flan, and the bananas foster....I would definitely recommend them! My husband and I are planning on going back for drinks and desserts at the bar with some friends later this week. Nice bar, especially if you can get a couch in front of the fire. The bartender, Jeremy, was very knowledgeable and the drinks were on point.
I was disappointed the service was good, but the food was not what I expected from this type of restaurant. My guest ordered a beer that was warm, the sides are not as described. In my opinion for theses prices Mortons Steak House or Ruth Chris are a better choice.
For the high price we expected perfection and it fell short in several ways. Even though we made it clear the reservation was for a combined birthd And anniversary that day, the hostess wanted to seat us at a table wedged between the kitchen door and waiter drink station. The turtle soup, rack of lamb, and bread pudding were excellent. The filet and au gratin potatoes were average. Our waitress was excellent, but the waiter for the adjacent tables was was to load and boisterous which made it less than romantic. Then the temperature kept plunging and my wife had to put on her wrap. The conclusion was a desert that was good, but they didn't offer for free or put a candle in. Even though there were obviously regulars there, we are not going back.
This was our first visit to Rey's, and one we won't soon forget. As far as dining goes; IMHO, this is as good as it gets!
The service was exemplary; the wine list and recommendations were great, and the food was spectacular. Four in our group had Filet Mignon, and I had Scottish Salmon. Everyone raved about the food well into the following evening.
Well done, Rey's!!!
Amazing food and amazing service. I've wanted to turn Rey's for awhile but never think of it early enough to get a reservation. It lived up to all the hype! Amazing steak, cooked perfectly and SO delicious. Sides were delicious and the dessert (bread pudding) was amazing. The service was top notch. Our server took great care of us but was intrusive. Excellent experience!!
The dinner was amazing, we came during restaurant week to try it. The meal was so good and the service the best we've seen in the Raleigh area. This would be a special occasion dinning for us, and we'd be pleased to go back. It's a gen for a romantic night out.
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