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Ryan's Restaurant

4.9
4.9
4051 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. It is enforced nightly.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 59 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–8:45 pm Fri 5:00 pm–9:15 pm Sat 4:30 pm–9:15 pm

  • Phone number

    (336) 724-6132

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Luke McMahon

  • 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 4,051 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Greensboro / Winston Salem / Highpoint

    Best Overall

  • Greensboro / Winston Salem / Highpoint

    Best Food

  • Greensboro / Winston Salem / Highpoint

    Best Service

  • Greensboro / Winston Salem / Highpoint

    Best Ambience

  • Greensboro / Winston Salem / Highpoint

    Notable Wine List

  • Greensboro / Winston Salem / Highpoint

    Romance

  • Greensboro / Winston Salem / Highpoint

    Scenic View

  • Greensboro / Winston Salem / Highpoint

    Special Occasions

  • Greensboro / Winston Salem / Highpoint

    Most Booked

  • Winston Salem

    Best Overall

  • Winston Salem

    Best Food

  • Winston Salem

    Best Service

  • Winston Salem

    Best Ambience

  • Winston Salem

    Best Value

  • Winston Salem

    Notable Wine List

  • Winston Salem

    Romance

  • Winston Salem

    Special Occasions

  • Winston Salem

    Most Booked

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  1. FK

    FouadK

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just superb . Excellent service and great food . A real hidden Jam .
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ryan’s is always a reliably wonderful restaurant and one of our favorites for special occasions. Excellent service by David as well.
  3. HJ

    HollyJ

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service!
  4. GM

    GlennM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another very nice meal good food great service very enjoyable
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I brought my mother to Ryan’s for her birthday. The service was outstanding, the food was superb, and the ambiance was very relaxing. We had a wonderful time! I will definitely be returning to Ryan’s.
  6. WM

    WhitleyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place for date night! The vibe was everything.
  7. R

    Robert

    Chicago

    70 reviews

    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We hadn't been to Ryan's in several years and had forgotten just how good it is. The food was great. I had lobster tails, and my wife had a sirloin steak. Both were perfect. We shared a crème brûlée for dessert, and it was one of the best we've had anywhere. The waitress was extremely helpful and personable. Great dinner. As good as anything I've eaten in New York City, DC, Chicago, etc.
  8. SS

    SteveS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great dinner with a terrific vibe! Excellent prime rib!
  9. SM

    SloanM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our steaks were delicious and were prepared perfectly. The salad and sides were excellent as well. The dining ambience was great for an anniversary celebration.
  10. f

    foodcritic

    Charlotte

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 22 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    For first-timers like me, this restaurant can be hard to find because it sits behind an office building without any exposure to the street. Your search will be worth it though. The food was delicious, our service was superb, and the atmosphere was relaxing. My wife and I both ordered the prime ribeye steak. It was tender and juicy to the last bite. We were served so much food that no room was left for dessert, so we got a slice of peanut butter chocolate pie to go. It was delicious.
  11. WS

    WSDiner

    Greensboro

    92 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on 21 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From food to service to scenery, the entire experience was perfectly enjoyable. This is, without a doubt, the best restaurant in town. I highly recommend Ryan’s for first class dining.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 21 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful place, lovely staff and, delicious food. This place has been a Winston-Salem favorite for years.
  13. JB

    JohnB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 September 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    Food was great and atmosphere was good too Had an issue with entire glass of red wine being dumped onto the back and into my wife’s purse Server was very apologetic and restaurant manager gave her a voucher for dry cleaning however her Kate Spade purse had puddles in it when we got home I think half the wine must have gone there Purse is ruined I appreciate the gesture for dry cleaning but really no offer to make evening better I still tipped the server but one would expect at least a discount on my wife’s meal or maybe offer a complimentary dessert I don’t know I owned two restaurants and when something like this happened we handled it differently We would go back and yes accidents do happen
  14. R

    Rachel

    Greensboro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always one of our favorite spots to go! Food is always exceptional and all of the staff is kind.
  15. SM

    StephanieM

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal as always and our server was very nice!
  16. TH

    ThomH

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect Aninversary date !
  17. KF

    KellyF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious! And service was excellent from Devon! Would definitely come back!
  18. b

    barney16

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food was great and we had a wonderful time. It’s loud and busy and feels crowded but the service was good and the food is always perfectly prepared.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were amazing!
  20. D

    Dave

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been a patron of Ryan’s since 1982,yes I’m old, and it is the most consistent restaurant in the country! Never, ever a disappointing meal.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great. I can’t give 5 stars on value because of the price. But in this top scale price category Ryan’s cuisine and service are always excellent. I have never had a bad meal and the steak and filet are beyond compare in this area. I have been eating at Ryan’s since the late 1980’s.
  22. MC

    MariaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ryan’s Restaurant is one of my favorite places. You will never be disappointed!!
  23. JW

    JohnW

    Richmond

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 12 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure to dine here Food and service are excellent
  24. SS

    SteenS

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Great service. We love Ryan’s
  25. MC

    MargaretC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite place for a quality dinner with great service.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’m here often and all I can say is the food is awesome every time and the service is beyond amazing
  27. 1

    1happyeater

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ryan’s NEVER disappoints! From beginning to end, the food and drinks are great! They do it all just right. Wine list offers a wide and approachable selection. It is all good!
  28. l

    lovegoodfood

    Greensboro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is an upscale place to eat and celebrate special occasions or just enjoy a night out. I really appreciate their dress code! Thank you, Management! I can go other places if I want to sit with folks who looked like they just came from the gym or rolled out of bed! The she-crab soup is awesome with huge lumps of crab meat and a creamy well-seasoned base. I hope they add the haddock to their regular menu. Haddock was cooked perfectly with a couscous that complimented it well. Service was fantastic, as usual. Servers are professional and attentive. In short, this is one of the jewels in fine dining in Winston-Salem.
  29. HV

    HeatherV

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    We love Ryan’s and will probably go again. Our server Kenny was excellent and tried very hard to make our experience better. We just had very long waits for food or beverages and then our food was sadly not up to the level of excellence we’ve always had from Ryan’s in the past. My husband and son’s steaks were over cooked, their mashed potatoes tasted soured. My scallops were excellent but my cous cous were sadly extremely undercooked and crunchy. My asparagus contained only the broad woody bottom of the stalks with none of the tops. We joked about it being bamboo rather than asparagus. Ryan’s is a favorite of our family but for my son’s 17th birthday this was not the happy epicurean experience we’re used to from this wonderful restaurant. Very unfortunate it happened on a special occasion.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best in town .
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very, very nice!!!
  32. DC

    DanC

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food. We are fish eaters. This was great.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 7 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner
  34. R

    Roger

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 7 September 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience1
    The reason for the lower rating is because I do not understand why management allowed a dog into the restaurant. I woman brought her dog in a baby buggy and apparently it was ok, which according to heath codes it is not, unless the animal is a service dog, which it was clearly not. I do not expect to be sharing my dinner at restaurant, especially one the caliber and price point of Ryans, with a dog. You need to be more cognizant of your other diners.
  35. AR

    AngelaR

    Greensboro

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on 7 September 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Tucker was great.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 6 September 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food as excellent. The ambulance as quite good. The nose level is fair. There as an inordinate amount of time between serving. Don’t know if was kitchen or servers. We almost cancelled the desserts because of having to wait such a long time.
  37. JW

    JacquelineW

    Western NC

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 6 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience as usual
  38. DL

    DonnyL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Very good night . Table was ready on time. Food was great.A little pricey .
  39. CP

    ClarenceP

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as a special occasion “top of the line” fine dining experience.
  40. TE

    TedE

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 September 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Alwyas love Ryan's. Great atmosphere, clientele and service. It's so popular we had to take a 4:30 dinner time. We were given a window seat in their small side room overlooking the beautiful trees and shrubs in the back. Our server was very nice, funny and attentive. It too her about 30 seconds to bring our cocktail order. Coctails were excellent. The food was not up to their usual standards in some ways. I ordered my steak rare but it came out somewhere between medium rare and medium. I didn't mind too much because it was a good qualiry cut. The baked potato was a bit undercooked. Penny's prime rib looked delicious and she said it was as good as it looked. Ryan's was never inexpensive, but it seemed to cost a good bit more than on our last trip.

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 4.9 stars by 4051 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 59 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–8:45 pm Fri 5:00 pm–9:15 pm Sat 4:30 pm–9:15 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

    Luke McMahon

  • 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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