Update From Ray’s

Dear Loyal Guests,

Ray’s Boathouse, Café & Catering has temporarily suspended service as of close of business March 15  in compliance with Gov. Inslee’s restaurant shutdown announcement. We will be closed entirely during this time and we look forward to serving you as soon as we are given permission to open.

Please stay safe and healthy!

Douglas Zellers, Ray’s GM & Co-owner

Cafe Happy Hour Starts Today!

Seattle’s best seafood restaurant offers Happy Hour in our upstairs Cafe Monday through Thursday from 4-6pm!! Enjoy fresh seafood, cocktails, wine and beer all at special Happy Hour pricing while you take in gorgeous waterfront and mountain views!

Ballard’s best happy hour is a must-try for you and your crew, and we look forward to seeing you today!

Ray’s Cafe Happy Hour Menu
Monday – Thursday 4pm – 6pm
(no substitutions)

Beer & Wine
Bad Jimmy’s Brewing Bad Light  4
Rotating Red or White Wine  7

Mixed Drinks 7
Martini 10
Manhattan 10
Negroni 10

Moscow Mule Absolut vodka, ginger beer, lime  8
Margarita El Jimador Blanco tequila, lime, sour, triple sec, salt rim  8
Irish Mule Jameson Irish whiskey, lemon juice, ginger beer  8

Fancy Booze
Buffalo Trace Manhattan  12
Grey Goose Martini  12
Bombay Sapphire Martini  12

Clam Chowder  4
Classic Caesar  5
Chilled Calamari + Basil Bruschetta citrus marinade, sesame, jalapeño 6
Butter Lettuce + Bay Shrimp horseradish vinaigrette, roasted tomato  8
Ahi Poke “Nacho” * marinated yellowfin tuna, jalapeño, sambal aioli 8
Manila Clams sherry wine, Calabrian pepper, butter, oregano 8
Penn Cove Mussels Thai-red curry sauce, scallion 8

March is Washington Wine Month! Raise a Glass with Us

Cheers, it’s Washington Wine Month!! Our Wine Director Chip Croteau has curated a special wine menu for our main level Boathouse in celebration of the incredible wines being made in our great state! He also gave a nod to our friends in the Willamette Valley with a special Chardonnay from a 45-year-old winery.

Dunham Cellars Syrah
Columbia Valley, WA 2015
18 gls / 70 btl

Aromas of char, coffee bean, vanilla and berry.  Dark, rich and concentrated.  A classic, fruit forward style of Washington Syrah and another reason to believe that Syrah is THE red grape in eastern Washington.

Sleight of Hand ‘Psychedelic’ Syrah
Stoney Vine Estate Vineyard
Walla Walla Valley 2016
30 gls / 110 btl

From the Rocks District of Milton-Freewater on the Oregon/Washington border, arguably the most exciting wine growing region in American right now.   Olive tapenade. Minerals. Fresh game. Smoke. Tobacco. Black licorice. Blueberry Pie.  Purple fruits. Mouth-coating tannins.  Unique, expressive and stunning!

Pepper Bridge ‘Trine’ Red Blend
Cab Franc/Cab Sauv/Merlot
Walla Walla Valley, WA 2015
28 gls / 105 btl

Aromas of black cherry, black raspberry, mocha, espresso, peppery herbs and cedar. Sappy flavors of dark berries, licorice and pepper are nicely framed by harmonious acidity.  A stunner with sophisticated texture, fine-grained tannins and sneaky length.

Delille ‘Doyenne’ Red Blend
Yakima Valley, WA 2017
20 gls / 80 btl

Dark ruby in color with aromas of Syrah (60%) including tea leaf, violets and lavender combined with notes of Cabernet (40%) including herbes de provence, black currant and cassis.  Mouthwatering and mineral on the palate, the 2017 Doyenne presents blue and red fruit flavors with blueberries, red licorice, and raspberries.

Ponzi Vineyards Chardonnay
Willamette Valley, OR 2015
17 gls / 65 btl

This reserve bottling celebrates the pioneering winery’s 45th anniversary with a delicate nose of crème fraîche, lemon confit, white peach and wet stone. Medium to full-bodied and creamy textured, it fills the mouth with ripe citrus and white peach plus notes of honey toast and cream.  Is this Chablis with a kiss of oak?