About Ryan's Restaurant
Enjoy the panoramic view of large oaks and a rolling stream from the many window-side tables, or the large, starlight deck. Or, savor the intimate atmosphere from a comfortable sofa, and in the winter, the warmth of a crackling fireplace.
Ryan's Chef creates a tantalizing selection of appetizers such as jumbo lump crabmeat, steamed mussels in garlic butter and white wine, and oysters Rockefeller. Entrees range from thick, juicy steaks and prime rib to the finest grilled fresh fish and live Maine lobster. Choose from the regular menu or from a superb selection of specials offered nightly. Add a cappuccino and a freshly made dessert to seal the dining experience.
Ryan's offers just the right taste with just the right touch. The restaurant has been locally owned and under the same management since 1981. Ryan's has been awarded the Wine Spectator's "Award of Excellence" and is often featured in national publications.
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday -Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$31 to $50
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Large private, well lit parking lot with numerous handicap parking lot
Private Party Facilities:
Two room available for private parties. The smaller ones seats a minimum of 20 and a maximum of 36. The larger room has a minimum of 35 and can handle up to 48. Both rooms have windows and fireplaces and the smaller one has access to our outside deck. Please call for more information or to book a private room.
Private Party Contact:
Manager on Duty: 3367246132x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Ryan's Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Always has been a great dining place for ...
Always has been a great dining place for special occasions or a date night. Excellent food and service.
Great setting for good food and atmosphe ...
Great setting for good food and atmosphere. A nice surprise off the beaten path. Don't confuse it with the chain of. A similar name.
What a great experience! It was a lovel ...
What a great experience! It was a lovely evening; food was exceptional; service was outstanding.
Dined at Ryan's for first time on an ann ...
Dined at Ryan's for first time on an anniversary and were seated by a window with a lovely view. The oysters were outstanding. The crab cake, just ok. It contained beautiful lumps of meat but the cake itself had too much going on. At $33/#, the enormous Maine lobsters made for expensive entrees but they were delicious and expertly prepared. Absolutely no regrets. The asparagus was perfect, the starches (gouda grits and pommes frites) were fine. I would try different sides next time. The service was efficient and courteous but perhaps not as elegant or sophisticated as I would have expected to compliment the high menu prices. I would go again to try the steak au poive, the weekend prime rib, or just to have a martini and oysters. Ryan's might become our anniversary spot.
The food was excellent. Not cheap but c ...
The food was excellent. Not cheap but considering the quality it is a good value. We found it to be truly the best so far in Winston Salem area.
The bread was just so. Steak was pretty ...
The bread was just so. Steak was pretty good but not worth the price. Seafood was marginal. Salad was very good and the waiter was excellent.
A special place for a special 42th anniv ...
A special place for a special 42th anniversary
Incredible grouper entree and wonderful ...
Incredible grouper entree and wonderful appetizers. Thanks!
Wonderful night out, the food was fantas ...
Wonderful night out, the food was fantastic, and the view from our table was superb. We will be back!
Quintessential atmosphere for celebratin ...
Quintessential atmosphere for celebrating my 5 year wedding anniversary. Our waiter was well versed in the menu. I will definitely recommend Ryan's to all my friends and family.
John Earl was a fantastic waiter! He was ...
John Earl was a fantastic waiter! He was not only humorous, but also assured we had everything we needed. The food was top notch, and a good value for the money! The atmosphere was very pleasing for a gathering with relatives for a special occasion!
Dean, our server, made our anniversary very special. The menu is always tasty. Excellent for making memories. ES
We have not been in a while and had a ve ...
We have not been in a while and had a very enjoyable night. Professional staff and good food
Overhyped. Nothing special. Bland. Dr ...
Overhyped. Nothing special. Bland. Dryed out bread made me sad. Outdated.
Always good food
The quality of the food is always very good. The menu has something that everyone can enjoy. As for the price, you get what you pay for. the ambiance is outstanding.
Great food, beautiful view of woods out ...
Great food, beautiful view of woods out the window, and very nice service. We had a wonderful dinner.
Always a good experience. Dean, our waiter was great!
It was a special night to celebrate my h ...
It was a special night to celebrate my husbands 73rd birthday. We had a great night with friends too.
We have been to Ryan's many times and it ...
We have been to Ryan's many times and it's always been great. This visit was as anticipated. The food and service were excellent. Mark did an outstanding job at taking care of us all evening.
Delicious she-crab soup! perfectly cooke ...
Delicious she-crab soup! perfectly cooked steak and fantastic cut of meat!
Great find on TripAdvsior. The seating a ...
Great find on TripAdvsior. The seating area is unique and everyone gets a great view. View of the woods is nice and it feels secluded. Would happily go again when I I'm back in town. Great wait staff and delicious food.
We choose Ryan's when we're seeking a pe ...
We choose Ryan's when we're seeking a perfect dining experience—and they never disappoint. Superlative service, exceptional food, excellent cocktails, a stellar wine list and attention to detail across the board. These are the least common denominators when you dine at Ryan's.
Great birthday dinner with friends
Ryan's has a wonderful dining room overlooking a quaint forest/garden scene with little while lights in the trees. Even though they are positioned as an upscale steakhouse, my vegetarian friend found lots of good options in the list of sides. I ordered the filet which was delicious and our other friend got the prime rib which was also outstanding. Since it was a special occasion, I elected to bring a special bottle of wine from home - corkage policy is $15 per regular 750ml bottle.
Excellent all the way around for a speci ...
Excellent all the way around for a special anniversary celebration. Food, service, atmosphere was all outstanding!
1s time at Ryan's even though I have liv ...
1s time at Ryan's even though I have lived in the area all my life. Great service and food. I highly recommend!!
We took my friend here for dinner before his bachelor party. We were looking for a traditional steakhouse, and this fit the bill perfectly. The dining area was upscale and had large windows with views of the wooded area behind the restaurant. Our party ordered a variety of dishes and everyone was satisfied. I was particularly satisfied with the gouda grits. Prices were on the higher end, but this was expected at an upscale establishment. The food was delicious and the steaks included one side, so I felt that the value was very good overall. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone in the area, and will consider stopping by if I ever return to Winston-Salem again.
Awful. Very expensive, Food was truly in ...
Awful. Very expensive, Food was truly inedible overpriced steak, could not cut or chew, nothing had any taste, not even the mashed potatoes. The fresh crab cocktail was fresh but also had no taste. $160.00 for 3 people, no drinks, total rip off for food that was inedible. They should be ashamed.
As always, Ryan's did not fail to impres ...
As always, Ryan's did not fail to impress us. Their attention to quality and to service is second to none!
Sometimes restaurants don't live up to t ...
Sometimes restaurants don't live up to their rating. Ryan's absolutely does. We were there on a very busy graduation weekend. As busy as they were the service was great. We were seated within a few minutes of our reservation. Our waiter Graham was superb. Then there was the food. Not a negative word could have been said about the steaks, duck, and halibut consumed at our table. Then we finished with a dish of small chocolate morsels that was awesome.
Giant prime rib was spectacular. Service superb. Beautiful setting in the woods - very peaceful. Owner stopped by table and confirmed satisfaction - nice touch!
Excellent....We came in from out of town ...
Excellent....We came in from out of town. It was highly recommended on internet & by local people we were visiting.
Mothers Day meal
Always a great dining experience. We had our rehearsal dinner there 20 years ago & try to go every anniversary. We just went a couple of weeks ago but had to go back it was so good!
Everything was good, just took longer th ...
Everything was good, just took longer than normal to get our food.
Mother's day 2016
Had time with my family..the food was great and the dessert were amazingly to die for.
Special Mother's Day Lunch
Ryan's is our favorite restaurant in W-S. We've spent many special occasions here over the last 30+ years. Always reliable food, service and quality!! Loved that they opened for Mother's Day lunch.
Not worth the money
It is not kid-friendly and most definitely not worth the money.
Great prime rib on weekends
Great prime rib on weekends
Always excellent good, and a great wine ...
Always excellent good, and a great wine list.
"I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. We definitely will return, wasn't our first time. If you're wanting your meat (no matter what meat it is) completely well, make sure you tell your server that.
ALMOST FIVE STAR!
This restaurant can be a great dining experience with selections galore to please your appetite. Everything ordered was excellent. Pricing of items goes along with five star dining and this last experience was close to five star except for the failure of the young man bringing us to the table and neglecting to hold the chair for a lady guest and his failure to place the napkin on the lap of the parties. This may not be necessary for some individuals but it does distinguish it from a five star dining experience. Flowers on each table and excellent service prevailed to make this restaurant a night to really enjoy!
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