Fresh NW Halibut & Sablefish at Ray’s April 9-22!

Alaskan Halibut

Join us as we celebrate the fresh Washington halibut and sablefish (black cod, butterfish) season from Monday, April 9 through Sunday, April 22 in the Boathouse and Café!

We’ve partnered with Northwest fisheries to bring you an abundance of halibut and sablefish from Washington’s coast. Enjoy new preparations below in both the Boathouse and Café during this time only!

Make your reservations for the Café at 206.782.0094 or online; and in the Boathouse at 206.789.3770 or online to enjoy these limited seasonal specials.

Café Specials

  • Crispy Smoked Sablefish and Pork Belly braised greens, miso glaze 42
  • Halibut Fish and Chips cilantro-red onion coleslaw, batter dipped fries 26
  • Sablefish Cheeks green papaya-apple salad 8
  • Halibut Bouillabaisse Alaskan king crab, mussels, tomato-saffron sauce, grilled bread 36

Boathouse Specials

  • Sablefish Two Ways seared with sesame crust and hot smoked with shoyu glaze, jasmine rice, pickles 44
  • Sablefish Cheeks green papaya-apple salad 8
  • Pan Seared Halibut king oyster mushroom, pomme puree, pea vines, currant beurre blanc 45

Shuck & Sip: Oysters & Sparkling Wine at Ray’s Feb. 19-Mar. 4

Oysters Unshucked

We’re kicking off our 45th year celebrating the simple joys of cool, refreshing oysters on the half-shell paired perfectly with crisp sparkling wines.

From Monday, February 19 through Sunday, March 4 in the Boathouse and Café enjoy a variety of local Penn Cove oysters served individually, by the duo, or as a half-dozen with an assortment of sparkling wines from all over the world available by the glass, half-bottle and bottle.

Café oyster varieties and featured sparkling wines include the following and pricing is: $3.75 for one, $7 for two, $20 for six.

  • Compass Point. Samish Bay, WA – Crisp, sweet, plump meats with a medium-high salinity and a mean finish
  • Purple Mountain – Moderately deep cups with firm, plump, sweet meats, a hint of mineral and a moderately high salinity.
  • Rock Point – Creamy texture, sweet flavor, medium salinity and a cucumber finish.

Cafe Sparkling Wines include the following with pricing by 3oz, 6oz and bottle:

  • Lucien Albrecht Brut Rosé, Crémant d’Alsace, FRA NV $5 / $10 / $37. Tart red currant, rhubarb and strawberry come together in a very refreshing and well rounded rosé
  • Agusti Torelló Brut Nature Gran Reserva, Cava, ESP 2011 $8 / $15 / $54. Aromas of butter and toasted bread lead into flavors of ripe stone fruits, bright yellow apple and hints of lemon.
  • Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs, CA, USA 2013 $10 / $19 / $75. Fresh aromas of green apple, pineapple and grapefruit; nuances of fresh-baked brioche and lemon zest on the palate
  • Pol Roger Brut Epernay, FRA NV $73 (bottle only). An elegant Champagne, with a smoky, minerally underpinning and subtle flavors of poached pear, toast, candied lemon zest and ginger

Menu subject to change.

Make your reservations for the Café at 206.782.0094 or online; and in the Boathouse at 206.789.3770 or online.

We look forward to seeing you as we Shuck & Sip in honor of 45 delicious years!

 

 

Toast to a New Year at Ray’s Dec. 31 & Jan. 1!

ABC Oyster

Celebrate the start of a brand new year at Ray’s!

Gather your friends and family on New Year’s Eve, Sunday, December 31 for a perfect dinner before a night on the town or cozy evening watching fireworks on TV. The Boathouse will serve its full menu of fresh, local seafood, including chilled Northwest Oysters, Wild Salmon, King Crab Legs and more from 5 to 9pm

The Café will offer its entire menu including Dungeness Crab Cakes, Pan Seared Sea Scallop Fettuccini, RR Ranch Filet Mignon and Prawns and more until 8pm.

Enjoy a celebratory toast, with a $35 glass or $140 bottle of 2004 Dom Perignon in the Boathouse or Café. Or enjoy festive cocktails, craft beer and Northwest wine.

On New Year’s Day get a little hair of the dog with Bloody Mary’s and Fish & Chips in the Café starting at 11:30am. The Boathouse will open at 5pm and offer its complete dinner menu until 9pm.

Make your reservations for the Cafe at 206.782.0094 or online. And the Boathouse at 206.789.3770 or online for parties of all sizes.

Announcing our Guest Favorite Menu Nov. 15-21

Ray's Salmon w:Onion Marmalade

Drumroll please! After sorting through your emails, tweets, comments and survey answers, we are pleased to present our Guest Favorite Menu! This 3-course menu showcases your all-time favorite Ray’s appetizer, entrees and dessert from our 44-year history.

This limited-time menu will be offered a la carte in the Boathouse and Cafe from Wednesday, November 15 until Tuesday, November 21, as part of our “Win Dinner for a Year at Ray’s” contest. Use your Loyalty Card each time you dine until November 21 at 9 pm to be entered to win “Dinner for a Year at Ray’s.” Don’t have a Loyalty Card? Sign up for free today!

To make a reservation for the Cafe call 206.782.0094 or visit online, or the Boathouse at 206.789.3770 or visit online.

Appetizer: Mediterranean mussels, Taylor Shellfish Farms mussels, Thai red curry, coconut milk broth  $15

Cafe Entrée: Grilled Wild Northwest King Salmon with Yukon Gold potatoes, broccolini, Kalamata olives, fennel, black kale, lemon, capers $36

Boathouse EntréeApplewood Grilled Wild King Salmon with sweet onion marmalade, fennel dusted cauliflower, baby carrots, grilled King Oyster mushrooms, pepitas (pictured) $45

Dessert: Scharffen Berger Chocolate Indulgence with Chambord Sabayon $9

The Legend of Julia Child at Ray’s August 11-13

Ray’s has had the opportunity to serve some incredible individuals and organizations throughout the years. One of the most memorable was the larger-than-life Julia Child. Yes, the Julia Child. Back in 1990 Ray’s Boathouse cooked and served dinner to Julia while on a visit to Seattle.

Julia Child + Russ Wohlers

Julia & Russ Wohlers (founding partner) in 1990

Reflecting back on Julia Child’s legacy she was truly one-of-a-kind. She was able to bring the art of fine dining to millions of households across the country. Julia made us laugh and take note of her marvelous culinary masterpieces that she served out of her kitchen with such joy.

August 15 will mark Julia’s 105th birthday. In honor of this remarkable chef, we will be serving two of her most famous seafood dishes from Friday, August 11 to Sunday, August 13 in our downstairs Boathouse.

Executive Chef Paul Duncan has recreated two of Julia’s classic seafood dishes to be prepared and served in exactly the same way as her famous cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, including:

Bouillabaisse: white fish, salmon, shrimp, clams, and mussels simmered in fennel and saffron infused broth, served with grilled baguette and red pepper rouille $35

Fish Quenelles in white wine and garlic cream. Truffle infused white fish dumplings, fresh herbs, garlic and cream $16

Join us as we celebrate Julia’s delicious and profound impact in the culinary world with these delectable dishes. And “bon appetite,” as she would say!

Make your Boathouse reservations today before they go! Call 206.789.3770 or click here.

 

 

Ray’s Celebrates Alaska Herring Week

Alaska Herring Week Ray's Boathouse 2017

Alaska Herring Week starts today through June 25th!

This week celebrates herring, the most consumed fish in the world, but often overlooked in the U.S. It contains more omega 3s than salmon, a Northwest favorite, and imparts delicious flavor to any number of dishes – not just pickled! It can be poached, smoked, grilled, fried, you name it. That’s why we’re excited to be joining in the effort to raise awareness of our local Alaska herring and all it has to offer.

Executive Chef Paul Duncan has created a beautiful herring dish available today through June 25th in the first floor Boathouse: crispy fried herring fillet, potato blini, pickled radish, and tarragon cream for $26.

Join us and savor this sustainably harvested fish while it lasts! To learn more about Alaska Herring Week, click here.

For Boathouse reservations, call 206.789.3770 or click here.