Father’s Day at Ray’s 2024!

Treat the Father and Father figures in your life to a special lunch or dinner this weekend Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16!

Our Executive Chef Kevin Murray and team will be offering two food specials to celebrate Dad, and our bar team has whipped up an exciting bourbon flight and special cocktails. Cheers!

Father’s Day Food Specials

Applewood Grilled Kurobuta Pork Chop
Anson Mills white grits, fried brussels sprouts, pickled sweet corn, red eye gravy

House Smoked Baby Back Ribs
smoked apple barbecue sauce, potato salad, cilantro coleslaw, bread and butter pickles 

Father’s Day Drink Specials

Dad’s Perfect Manhattan 
Old Forester ‘Ray’s Private Selection No. 3’ 100 Proof Bourbon, Carpano Antica Formula sweet vermouth, Dolin dry vermouth, orange & Angostura bitters, up

Dad’s Day Off 
Buffalo Trace ‘Rays Private Selection No. 1′ Bourbon, Aperol, Punt e Mes,
Crème De Cacao, orange bitters, up

Ray’s Private Selection Bourbon Flight
.75 oz each of:

Buffalo Trace ‘Rays Private Selection No. 1’
Old Forester ‘Ray’s Private Selection No. 3’ 100 Proof
Four Roses ‘Ray’s Private Selection No. 1’ Barrel Strength

Our first floor Boathouse is open for Happy Hour and dinner starting at 4:30pm Saturday and Sunday. Reservations are strongly encouraged and available online here. View our full Boathouse dinner menu.

Our upstairs Cafe is open daily at 11:30am and accepts walk-ins over Father’s Day weekend. View our full Cafe menu.

We look forward to seeing you this weekend!

Copper River Salmon is Here!

It’s that time of year again when we’re treated to some of the best fish in the world! Copper River Salmon is now in house and available to enjoy daily at Ray’s Boathouse and Cafe.

We have fresh Copper River King and Sockeye but please check with your server ahead to make sure it’s available that day, as supplies are limited.

Don’t miss out on this exciting time! Reserve in our first floor Boathouse nightly or walk in to our upstairs Cafe.

Cafe Deck Dining Hacks!

Cafe Deck

We can’t wait for the warm, sunny season to arrive! To prepare for busy days on the Cafe deck here’s our hacks to make your experience easy, fun and memorable every time.

  • Arrive early
  • Be flexible
  • Be patient – we promise we’re working as fast as we can to seat you!
  • We can’t guarantee a spot on the deck but we’ll work hard to get you there!
  • We love talking to you but please don’t call ahead about holding a table – we truly can’t hold any spots!
  • Keep your phone handand stay close by – we’ll text when your table is ready but if we don’t see you at the host stand within 10 minutes we will have to give your table to the next guest.
  • The largest party we can accommodate on the deck is 6 adults. For larger group dining in the Cafe please check out our Fireside Room FAQ. To book please email rays@rays.com.

Ray’s Cafe is located upstairs and opens daily at 11:30am. We look forward to seeing you soon and being a part of your summer plans!

Fresh Wild Alaskan Halibut is Here!

Fresh Wild Alaskan Halibut is in season and featured on our Cafe and Boathouse menus this Spring!

Boathouse – carrot puree, warm quinoa salad, roasted carrots, snap peas, mint oil, almonds, feta

Cafe – pan seared, fregola sarda, peas, sautéed mushrooms, creamy parmesan sauce

Also enjoy fresh in-season Washington Asparagus right now in the Cafe andBoathouse! The Boathouse is featuring it as a shareable plate:

Seared Washington Asparagus – fresh burrata, salsa verde, hazelnuts, mint

Our first floor Boathouse is open nightly starting at 5pm for happy hour, dinner anddrinks. View the full menu here.

Our upstairs Cafe is open daily at 11:30am for lunch, happy hour and dinner. View the full menu here.

Boathouse Happy Hour 5-6pm Daily!

Kick off your evening or end your day with our Boathouse Happy Hour! It’s the perfect mix of Boathouse food and drinks to enjoy with friends, on a date, or with family.

Join us nightly at Ray’s first floor Boathouse for Happy Hour from 5-6pm and take in the gorgeous views. It’s the best happy hour in Seattle!

Boathouse Happy Hour Menu

Ray’s Clam Chowder house smoked bacon, red potato
Little Gem Salad green goddess, pickled lemon, feta, scallions, cherry tomatoes
Crispy Fried Calamari mini sweet peppers, green goddess dressing
Ancho Crusted Albacore ginger sesame sauce, wakame
Crispy Brussels Sprouts muhummara, walnuts, scallions (pictured)
PNW Mussels jalapeño-lime butter, radish, baguette
PNW Manila Clams onion, celery, Old Bay, white wine, baguette

Premium Cocktails
Negroni Broker’s London Dry gin, Campari, sweet vermouth, up
Old Fashioned Old Forester Bourbon, demerara, bitters mix, rocks
Vesper Martini Bombay Sapphire gin, Lillet Blanc, vodka, up
Vodka Martini Grey Goose vodka, Dolin dry vermouth, up, olives or a twist

Click here for the full drink list including beer, wine and more cocktails!

(no substitutions, excludes holidays)

The Boathouse is open nightly at 5pm for happy hour, dinner and drinks. View our menus here. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Large Group Dining at Ray’s Summer 2024

A quick note about large group dining at Ray’s as we approach graduation season and summer!

All of our availability for large groups in the Boathouse (10 guests max) is listed online at RESY. We recommend searching there for your desired date and time and if there are no tables available for your group size we unfortunately cannot accommodate your large party at that time.

Ray’s upstairs Cafe remains walk-ins only. The largest party we can accommodate on the deck in any scenario is 6 adults. We do accept groups up to 30 guests in the Cafe Fireside Room which is available for a food and beverage minimum spending requirement.

The fireside room is available 7 days per week for both lunch and dinner UNTIL Memorial Day weekend. We do not accept reservations for the Fireside Room on the weekends (Friday-Sunday) during peak summer months which is Friday, May 24 (Memorial Day) through Monday, September 2 (Labor Day), 2024.

Please review our Fireside Room FAQ for all the details. To book please email rays@rays.com.

Ray’s Catering
If you’re looking for a larger private dining experience please contact Ray’s Catering for more details. rayscatering@rays.com or 206.789.6309.

Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Mother’s Day Brunch & Dinner at Ray’s!

Celebrate your mother and the mother figures in your life on Sunday, May 12, 2024 at Ray’s! 

Our first floor Boathouse will serve some of our best-selling appetizers, salads and entrées along with Mother’s Day inspired a la carte breakfast and brunch specials. And our upstairs Cafe will offer a grand holiday brunch buffet.

Reservations are strongly encouraged for both restaurants and available for the Cafe here and Boathouse here for parties of 8 people or fewer, including high chairs. Cafe brunch reservations are accepted from 9am to 2pm on Mother’s Day, Cafe dinner is walk-ins only.

Brunch10am (first seating) to 3pm (last seating).

Dinner3pm (first seating) to 9pm (last seating). Enjoy our full Boathouse dinner menu featuring our new selection of shareable and small plates with sustainable, local seafood like Wild Alaskan King Salmon, Wild Alaskan Halibut, NW Sablefish, handmade pasta, Spring vegetarian dishes and more!

Full children’s menu available all day in the Boathouse.

Boathouse Brunch Menu Sunday, May 12


  • Fresh Berry Parfait GF  vanilla whipped yogurt, fresh berries, house-made almond granola, honey  16
  • Avocado Toast DF  toasted Como loaf, smashed avocado, pickled red onion, cherry tomatoes, everything bagel seasoning  22 ADD fried egg* 3.5  ADD Dungeness crab  22
  • Little Gem Salad GF V  green goddess dressing, pickled lemon, feta cheese, scallions, cherry tomatoes  16
  • Lyonnaise Salad* DF   bacon vinaigrette, frisée, bacon lardons, soft egg, croutons  16
  • Crispy Calamari Salad DF   orange vinaigrette, carrots, frisée, cornichon, red onion  11
  • Ray’s Pacific Northwest Chowder  clams, house smoked-bacon, red potato  10


  •  Cold Smoked Salmon Plate*  house-smoked pastrami style PNW salmon, scallion whipped cream cheese, pickled red onion, cucumber, dill, ikura, everything bagel chips 28
  • PNW Mussels  jalapeño-lime butter, radish, toasted baguette  22
  • PNW Manila Clams  onion, celery, white wine, Old Bay, herbs, toasted baguette  22
  • Seared Diver Scallops* GF green pea purée, bacon, spring onion, English peas, mint  36
  • Moroccan Carrot Salad V  hummus, couscous, hazelnuts, harissa oil, mint, cilantro  26
  • Steamed Alaskan Tanner Crab Cluster GF  butter sauce, lemon  44
  • Crispy Fried Calamari  mini sweet peppers, green goddess dressing  18
  • Dungeness Crab Cakes  lemon aïoli, pickled red onion, orange supremes, pea vines  32
  • Seared Asparagus GF V  fresh burrata, salsa verde, hazelnuts, mint  16


  • Vegetarian QuicheV fried breakfast potatoes, mixed green salad  28
  • Hangtown Fry fried oysters, scrambled eggs, house-smoked bacon, fried breakfast potatoes, Calabrian chili aïoli  35
  • Steak & Eggs* GF  8oz Double R Ranch bavette steak, two eggs, fried breakfast potatoes, chimichurri  40
  • 8oz House-Ground Beef Burger*  brioche bun, American cheese, shredded lettuce, special sauce, fried breakfast potatoes  22 ADD bacon 4  ADD fried egg* 3.5
  • Two Eggs*  choice of bacon or Uli’s breakfast sausage, fried breakfast potatoes, toasted Como loaf  22
  • Challah French Toast  Uli’s breakfast sausage, spiced Vermont maple syrup, whipped cream, fresh berries, fried breakfast potatoes  29
  • Prawns, Grits & Eggs*  Del Pacifico Day Boat prawns, Anson Mills grits, chorizo vinaigrette, two eggs, Como loaf  32
  • Applewood Grilled Sablefish in Sake Kasu  jasmine rice, charred savoy cabbage, scallions, dashi-miso velouté  46
  • Grilled Wild Alaskan King Salmon* GF  garlic whipped potatoes, seared asparagus, cornichon-caper beurre blanc  46

CAFE – Brunch is currently sold out
Brunch: Enjoy our upstairs Cafe grand holiday buffet from 9am (first seating) to 2pm (last seating for buffet) for $85 per adult and $42.50 per child ages 5 to 11 (pricing includes juice and sodas but excludes tax and gratuity).

No reservations needed for the Cafe bar and lounge, ages 21 and over only.

Buffet Menu
Complete range of appetizers, salads, entrees, and desserts, plus Ray’s traditional carving and shellfish action stations, as well as breakfast and brunch items. Buffet items will be available until 3:30pm when the buffet closes.

Dinner: At 2pm we will begin serving the entire a la carte Café menu.

Please note: we will not be offering Happy Hour in the Boathouse or Cafe on Mother’s Day.

We can’t wait to share this special day with you and yours!

June-September Wedding Special

Book a daytime or Sunday wedding at Ray’s private, waterfront Northwest Room June-September 2024 and receive complimentary Smoked Scallop Skewers for you and your guests to enjoy during your reception!*

Contact our Catering team to inquire about dates and details today: rayscatering@rays.com or 206-789-6309. View floor plans, sample menus and more.

Ray’s Boathouse offers the best waterfront weddings in Seattle! With stunning water and mountains views, it’s the best wedding venue in Seattle by far.

*Offer is based on availability.

Photo by Double Coast Photography

Seattle Cocktail Week is March 3-10!

Celebrate local craft cocktails at Ray’s Boathouse & Cafe during Seattle Cocktail Week March 3-10! We’re offering two new cocktails in our restaurants just for the occasion.

Try them both before they’re gone!

First floor Boathouse
Ray Bird in the Jungle 

Ten to One white & dark rum, Aperol, chai simple, lime, pineapple, black strap bitters, large rock

Upstairs Cafe
Spill the Tea 

Hibiscus tea infused Tito’s vodka, Giffard ‘Ginger of the Indies’ liqueur, lime, rocks

March is Washington Wine Month! Sip at Ray’s

March is Washington Wine Month and we’re excited to share some of our current favorites with you!

Enjoy these local wines by the glass or bottle all March long in our first floor Boathouse and upstairs Cafe.

By the Glass

Gorgiste Gamay Noir Rosé
Columbia Gorge, WA 2022  
Private label rosé made for Rays by Jeff Lindsay-Thorsen of WT Vintners. Dry andmineral driven with watermelon rind, tart strawberry, raspberry, and tangerine

Dunham ‘Shirley Mays’ Chardonnay
Columbia Valley, WA 2022  
Beautifully balanced with just a touch of oak. Anjou pear, green apple and nectarine.

Discover more Washington wines by the glass when you come to Ray’s!

By the Bottle

Delille Chaleur Estate Blanc
Columbia Valley, WA 2022
Blend of sauvignon blanc and semillon fermented in French oak. Notes of fresh pear, roasted hazelnut and starfruit

Avennia Roussanne-Marsanne
Columbia Valley, WA 2020
Ripe pear, lemon curd, tangerine blossom crushed macadamia and toasted brioche. Rich and plush but supported by nice acidity

Poet’s Leap Dry Riesling
Columbia Valley, WA 2021
Very limited release. As opposed to the typical riesling from Poet’s Leap, this is fermented to dry. Bright minerality and crisp tropical fruit character

Cadence ‘Tapteil’ Red Blend
Red Mountain, WA 2018 
Plum, black cherry, licorice, pomegranate, cocoa powder and graphite. Long finish with dark red fruits, river stones, and savory herbs.

Lobo Hills ‘Right Bank Blend
Columbia Valley, WA 2021
Blend of predominantly Merlot with Cabernet, Petit verdot and Cab Franc. Vibrant aromas of strawberry and clove then finishing with blackberry and dark chocolate.

Pedestal Merlot
Columbia Valley, WA 2018
Concentrated dark fruit aromas with wild blackberry, and chocolate covered cherry