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Ryan's Restaurant

4.8
4.8
3976 reviews
$50 and over
Steak
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 menu or a superb selection of specials offered nightly. Add a cappuccino and a freshly made dessert to seal the dining experience.

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. Recently awarded the DiRoNa Award for Distinctive Fine Dining.

Please refer to our website for our dress code.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 51 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (336) 724-6132

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Jon Willis

  • Private party facilities

    Two room available for private parties. The smaller ones seats a minimum of 25 and a maximum of 36. The larger room has a minimum of 40 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: (336) 724-6132

  • Area

    Winston-Salem

  • Parking Details

    Large private, well lit parking lot with numerous handicap parking

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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What 3,976 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

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    Notable Wine List

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    Romance

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    Most Booked

  • Winston Salem

    Best Overall

  • Winston Salem

    Best Food

  • Winston Salem

    Best Service

  • Winston Salem

    Best Ambience

  • Winston Salem

    Best Value

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  1. HA

    HenryA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A bit pricey. All very good but won’t be able to come as frequently as we’d like due to cost😔
  2. JW

    JohnW

    Richmond

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure eating at Ryan's, food and staff are excellent with plenty of parking available
  3. DS

    DawnS

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hands down, this is the resturant to go too. The food is Fantastic!!! service is great, the manager on point making sure everyone (resturant wide) was taking care of. In addition; I had a family member with strick food restrictions and they were very accommodating. Lastly we were celebrating a birthday and they surprised that person with a slice of the best chocolate take ever tasted. Yes, we will be back.
  4. NC

    NCDeacon

    Greensboro

    229 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    229 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely quiet dinner. Maggie was our attentive server. Food was delicious.
  5. JO

    JanetteO

    Greensboro

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Ryans is always our go to restaurant when it is time for a fine dining meal. We went for our daughter and her husband's birthdays, which are about a week apart. The food, like always was outstanding. The service was great. Maybe a tad slow checking in with us, but it was a totally packed house. We were in the main dining room this time, which I find a bit loud. Overall most excellent!!
  6. BD

    BrianD

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was excellent. Server was inattentive. Not the quality of service I’ve been used to at this establishment.
  7. VW

    VikkiW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ryan's is a great place! Great people, great atmosphere and outstanding food from the tartare to the primrib. Cocktails were excellent, service friendly and efficient. Highly recommend!
  8. MB

    MBrown

    Greensboro

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic birthday celebration! The food was amazing and Devin is a wonderful server! Thanks again.
  9. MG

    MartyG

    Greensboro

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Never a bad meal at Ryan’s. Great atmosphere; good food; attentive service; it’s always a wonderful experience. If you haven’t tried the pork chop; I definitely recommend that you do.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated our anniversary the food was outstanding! Our server, (spelling) Megan was awesome and made the evening perfect!
  11. U

    Utwriter

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious, perfectly prepared. Beautiful space and always excellent service.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful! Great food & service.
  13. RC

    RogerC

    Greensboro

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 August 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    My ribeye steak was not well done! Both our steaks were tough to eat and not tender at all! Highly disappointed with our steaks!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal
  15. MS

    MelanieS

    Greensboro

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely incredible evening celebrating our anniversary. The food was fantastic and so was the service!
  16. DH

    DeborahH

    Greensboro

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Just a little chilly in the restaurant. But , the manager turned it down some citing it was indeed too cold in the place . My scallop dish was very good just wished it was a bit more hotter in temperature. I also wished the tables themselves were spread out a little more ( especially during Covid ) . It could have been more apart for sure .
  17. DL

    DaphneL

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our waiter was wonderful. He didn't rush us in any way and treated our anniversary as something to be celebrated.
  18. AB

    AdamB

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ryan’s always impresses with the quality of their service and the outstanding meal! Can’t wait to go back!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best filet I've ever had. The ice cream dessert is a must!!
  20. j

    j9re

    Chicago

    27 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    Have you seen the movie Chef? It seems Ryan's has become the restaurant where the Jon Favreau character is working when the movie begins. Kind of the same stuff and nothing that wows the palate. Our server was excellent, trying to overcome the other components of a $300+ meal for 3 that just didn't hold up, starting with a very clumsy welcome from some guy who was busier trying to figure out and curse about an open table reservation on his ipad than actually paying attention to guests that arrived very excited for a special occasion meal. Then a manager-type came, mid-meal, for the check-the-box visit to engage with every table but not reading the room as she sauntered from guest to guest interrupting many lively and intimate conversations. I will certainly go back to Ryan's. It's often worth it, but I would be doing the dining public a disservice not to ensure they set their expectations accordingly, as I will for future visits.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall5food5service2ambience5
    Megan treated us kinda like we were children coming in. No greeting after she dropped the food off then gave us the wrong check on our departing and when I raised my hand too get her attention she said wrong check? Like she already knew . Just meh service which is surprising because when I normally come in it’s always a great time
  22. JB

    JudiB

    Greensboro

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I can't say enough about how delicious my meal was. I almost never finish a meal but I sure did with this one! Always exceptional food and service.
  23. CB

    CassieB

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The entire meal was perfect! Our waiter was exceptionally great!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    absolutely amazing food, service and atmosphere!
  25. KI

    KristinI

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The Mac & cheese didn’t taste well at all. It gave my boyfriend a stomach ache afterwards. Our pork chops were 2 different sizes also . Mine significantly bigger than his. Overall we had a great experience just will choose other options next time.
  26. KS

    KathyS

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service was great. The food was excellent, the best in the city. The prices have REALLY gone up and thats a bit sad and the view out the window is kinda wierd now. What's going on with the clearing of that lot across from the bridge?
  27. LH

    LisaH

    Greensboro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, drinks, and service. Looking forward to going back.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious! The ambiance was nice!
  29. BH

    BrynH

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We dined here for the first time tonight. The menu has outstanding selections. Drove in from Sanford to visit and did not disappoint. The only drawback was sitting near a table of loud patrons but the food was outstanding and service impeccable.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Food was wonderful staff was excellent
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and good food
  32. AH

    AlexH

    Greensboro

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Perfect place for a celebratory dinner, great views, attentive staff, creative dishes. A true Winston gem.
  33. LD

    LDavis

    Greensboro

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Steak was ordered medium well, came medium rare. The steak was over 25 percent fat. Gentleman beside us had the same issue. We were seated right under the air conditioner vent, which was way too cold. Not what you would expect for $70 per person not including drinks.
  34. MO

    MomOfOne

    Greensboro

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We recently dined at Ryan's for our 38th wedding anniversary. We got engaged at one of their tables in February of 1984! We live an hour away but try to visit Ryan's at least once per year. We have never been disappointed in our food selections. Once in a while we are lucky to have a great server, as we did this recent visit. Her name is Megan and she made us feel very special and welcomed. Thanks Megan and Ryan's!
  35. B

    Bkoko1

    Palm Springs

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary and had a wonderful time. Our meals were absolutely terrific and the service was great. We have been to Ryans several times over the years and always choose them for our most important occasions. Never disappointed!
  36. C

    Cuzz

    Greensboro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food ever, very consistent, our favorite place
  37. R

    Racer

    County Durham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating our 30rd wedding anniversary. Great food, great atmosphere and ample time to enjoy dinner and dessert.
  38. KW

    KelliW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience all around - phenomenal food, service, location. Highly recommend it for your next special celebration!
  39. KK

    KarilK

    Greensboro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful mini, appealing surroundings, terrific food and service.
  40. WP

    WalterP

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great traditional, well respected restaurant! A little pricey, but well worth it!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Ryan's Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 3976 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 51 times today
Google Map for Ryan's Restaurant

719 Coliseum Dr., Winston-Salem, NC 27106

Additional information

  • Area

    Winston-Salem

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Large private, well lit parking lot with numerous handicap parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Jon Willis

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining

  • Phone number

    (336) 724-6132

  • Private party facilities

    Two room available for private parties. The smaller ones seats a minimum of 25 and a maximum of 36. The larger room has a minimum of 40 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: (336) 724-6132

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