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Ray’s on the River

Ray’s on the River in Sandy Springs is one of those rare places where the food is matched by the beautiful view. Set against the Chattahoochee just west of Northside Drive, Rays brings a fine-dining touch to a tranquil corner of the city.

Whether you’re celebrating a wedding anniversary or just stopping by for Sunday brunch next to the river, Ray’s menu includes $10 lunches and a couple of steaks that top $30, so whatever your reason for stopping by, your wallet will feel less stretched than your belly.

If you’re looking for a dining experience that comes with its own entertainment, you can find live jazz in the lounge Wednesday through Saturday. If you’re looking for a table with a river view, get there early.

Highlights

Herb Grilled Lamb Chop

A hearty lamb chop, marinated in herbs and thrown on the grill. It’s served with buttered faro, one of the best and least-used grains, cooked up like a risotto with jumbo asparagus, port wine butter and macerated cherries.

Shrimp and Grits

Sure, everywhere in the South has shrimp and grits, but Ray’s shrimp and grits is a tasty instant classic. Gulf shrimp are sauteed with garlic, chili flakes, roasted red peppers and caramelized onions. Then they add cream sherry and a little butter and pour the shrimp and sauce over creamy grits.