Cafe Refresh Helps Us Cater to You

newtopdeckRAYSFollowing the beautiful remodel of our Ray’s Boathouse dining room downstairs last winter, we are ready for the next phase of our refresh, as we begin the evolution of Ray’s Café upstairs.

The first step is refurbishing the northern section of the Cafe dining room, affectionately referred to as the “Top Deck.”   By early November, the installation of new carpet, paint, art and lighting will be complete, along with new flexibility to subdivide that portion of the Cafe to accommodate private parties with a view.

The transformation into these two new sections, named the “Fireplace Room” and the “West Deck,” will allow us to host groups in either section, separately or as one large event in the entire “Top Deck.”

  • The Fireplace Room will accommodate up to 30 people, with buffet and plated dining options available
  • The West Deck will accommodate up to 20 people, with plated dining options available
  • The Top Deck will accommodate up to 50 people, with buffet and plated dining options available

This reconfiguration of the Cafe gives guests three distinct options for hosting a private party at Ray’s. In addition to the new Cafe event space, guests can reserve the Northwest Room (15-120 guests), our private waterfront banquet room next door to the restaurant. We can also accommodate private events in Ballard at either end of the Ray’s Boathouse dining room (20-46 people) or reserve the entire Boathouse for a daytime event.

At Ray’s Catering, we look forward to the opportunity to work with you on creating a magical occasion. Our team is passionate and committed to creating a memorable event that your guests will always remember and cherish. Please give us a call today (206-789-6309) or click here to request a quote,  so we can reserve a date and space just for you!

Phyllis Fischer, Director of Catering Ext 221 Andrea Wolf, Catering Sales Manager Ext 216 Casey Fatch, Catering Sales Assistant Ext 225

As a famous seafood restaurant in Seattle, Ray’s is an ideal place to celebrate holidays, weddings, and special events. We pride ourselves on being one of the most attentive event caterers in Seattle.

Family Wineries of Washington Post Harvest Party Nov. 6

ReverseLogoWe are proud to host the Family Wineries of Washington Post Harvest Party on Wed. Nov. 6 from 6-9pm in the Northwest Room here at Ray’s. Please come join us as we celebrate the harvest just passed and hear about the vintage from those who lived it!  Click here for tickets ($55).

Join some of Washington State’s premier artisan wineries for a magical evening of fine wines and stunning panoramic views from our magnificent location on Shilshole Bay. This event benefits the Family Wineries of Washington State whose member wineries will pour their finest wines perfectly paired with plentiful and sumptuous appetizers from Executive Chef Wayne Johnson and his culinary team.

Entry fee includes:
  • tastes of more than 60 artisan wines from family owned Washington state wineries
  • array of delicious appetizers from Ray’s award winning chefs
  • complimentary Riedel crystal wine glass
  • great silent auction including winemaker tours and dinners, an “instant wine cellar” featuring rare wines from participating wineries, and a variety of wine experiences. Bidder pool limited to 150 guests maximum (See event ticketing page for partial list of Auction items).
  • on-site wine store for purchase of your favorite wines.
Participating wineries:
The Bunell Family Cellars
Castillo de Feliciana
Cloudlift Cellars
Davenport Cellars
Frenchman Hills Winery
Gecko Wine Co.
Golden Ridge Cellars
Harlequin Cellars
Kitzke Cellars
Lost River Cellars
Michael Florentino Cellars
Nota Bene Cellars
Queen Anne Winery
SoJen Cellars
Tulip Valley Winery
Willis Hall
Wilridge Winery
Appetizer Menu:  
Assorted cheeses and vegetarian spreads served with artisan breads and flatbreads
Dungeness crab cakes with aioli
Ray’s salmon mini burger with tartare coleslaw
Tomato ratatouille tartlets
Chicken mole on soft corn pancake
Rosemary scented tenderloin of beef
Potatoes with roasted red pepper dip