Ray’s is a waterfront-dining institution; the downstairs has an unimpeachably upscale (if standard-issue) atmosphere, the upstairs has a less-expensive cafe menu, and they both have a mind-boggling view. As for the food, it varies more than it should. But if your out-of-town visitors demand seafood with such a view (and hopefully are paying), Ray’s is the place.
6049 Seaview Ave NW,
Hours: Dinner: Mon-Thu 5 pm–10 pm, Fri-Sun 4 pm-10 pm, Weekend Brunch: Sat-Sun 10 am–2:30 pm, Bar: Mon-Thu 5 pm–10 pm, Fri-Sun 4:00 pm – 10 pm
Air Conditioning, Bar/Happy Hour, Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Family Friendly, Fine Dining, Lunch, Outdoor Seating
Local/Organic/Sustainable Focus, New American, Seafood
Full Menu, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Outdoor Seating
Daily 5-6 pm ($1 off draft beers, discounted cocktails, discounted wells, discounted red/white/sparkling wine).