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

Food
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!

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

Winter Warmer Cocktail Recipes from our Bar Team!

Try these delicious, guest-favorite hot cocktails from our talented bar team and stay nice and cozy while we’re closed this month. Cheers!

Ray’s Hot Buttered Rum

Buttered Rum Mix

  • 1lb gold unsalted butter softened
  • 1½ cups brown sugar
  • 2 heaping tbls molasses
  • 1 tbls vanilla
  • 5 tsp cinnamon
  • 5 tsp nutmeg
  • 3 tsp clove
  • 2 tsp cardamom
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 1oz dark rum

Blend together with kitchen aid or similar device.

Build your cocktail:

  • 1.5oz dark rum similar to Gosling Black Seal or Plantation Dark
  • Heaping bar spoon of mix
  • Hot water

In a mug combine rum and butter mix, top with hot water and stir to mix until combined. Serve hot and top with whipped cream. Enjoy!

Ray’s Blueberry Mulled Wine

  • 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1⁄3 cup sugar
  • 10 whole cloves
  • 5 allspice berries
  • 5 cardamom pods
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 bottle (750 mL) red wine

In a saucepan over medium heat, combine blueberries and sugar.  Cook until lightly simmering, about 5 minutes.

Puree blueberry mixture until smooth, then add in cloves, allspice, cadamom, and cinnamon. Continue lightly simmering for 30 minutes.

Pour wine into the pot and reduce heat to a very slow simmer for 30 minutes.

Strain and serve warm with a cinnamon stick and blue berries.

Ray’s Father’s Day Specials Sunday, June 18!

Take Dad, or the Father figure in your life, out for a special celebration on Father’s Day Sunday, June 18, 2023! Treat him to lunch or dinner at Ray’s and enjoy these delicious food and drink specials.

Father’s Day Menu Specials:

Boathouse: Applewood Grilled NY Strip Steak fried marble potatoes, roasted sweet peppers, ramp butter. Our first floor Boathouse is open nightly for dinner. Reservations are available online.

Café: Marinated Hanger Steak charred spring onion, sweet corn, jalapeño, cilantro chimichurri. Our upstairs Cafe is open daily for lunch and dinner starting at 11:30am, seating is walk-ins only.

Father’s Day Cocktail Specials (available in the Boathouse and Cafe):

Man About Town
Old Forester Bourbon, Punt E Mes, Aperol, Crème de Cacao, orange bitters, boozy cherry, up. 16

Dad’s Day Off
Michter’s Rye, Amaro Foro, brown sugar-cinnamon simple, one large rock. 15

Seattle Cocktail Week at Ray’s March 26-April 2!

Join us at Ray’s to imbibe during Seattle Cocktail Week! From March 26-April 2 we’ll be offering four special cocktails created by Ray’s bartender LeAnne Burk, so make sure to join us in the Boathouse or Cafe to try them all!

Foreign Relations Monkey 47 Gin, yuzu, lime leaf, simple, topped with bubbles

Checking Out Plantation Stiggins pineapple rum, Plantation Barbados 5 year rum, passion fruit, lime, falernum, Giffard bitter aperitivo, pebble ice

Off Tropic Ilegal Joven Mezcal, Giffard ginger liqueur, hibiscus agua fresca up with candied ginger

Lost & Found (Zero Proof Cocktail) Pathfinder n/a amaro, Caffe Vita cold brew, lime, soda, rocks

Summer Drinks & Eats at Ray’s Boathouse & Cafe!

Summer has officially hit our Boathouse and Cafe menus! Seattle’s best waterfront restaurant is cooking up fresh, sustainable seafood, local fruits and vegetables and of course plenty of cold cocktails (and beer and wine)!

Join us in our first floor Boathouse for dinner nightly at 5pm or our upstairs Cafe daily at 11:30am for lunch, happy hour and dinner. Boathouse reservations can be made online here for indoor dining (deck is first come), and our Cafe is walk-ins only.

Here’s a peek at some new menu items from starters and cocktails to entrees and desserts. We’ll see you soon!

Boathouse

Seared Yucatan Octopus romesco, red potatoes, salsa verde, pickled red onion and parsley salad

Seared Wild Alaskan Halibut warm orzo and sundried tomato salad, Castelvetrano olives, arugula, onion and fennel slaw

Pan Seared Sea Scallops focaccia and heirloom tomato panzanella, lime aioli, pickled mustard seeds, cucumber, toasted hazelnuts

Strawberries and Cream Washington strawberries, house-made brown sugar ice cream, roasted strawberry sauce, orange sponge cookie, miso streusel

Raspberry Chocolate Verrine milk chocolate mousse, raspberry gelee, brown butter peanut crumble

Dino-Mite! High West American Prairie Bourbon, Amaro Nonino, Aperol, lemon, egg white 17

Rhu the Day El Corazon Blanco tequila, lemon, grapefruit, rhubarb-raspberry-rosemary Syrup 1

Cafe

Hatch Chile Prawns charred corn, red onion, cherry tomatoes, spicy hatch chiles, lime, cilantro

Pan Seared Alaskan Halibut sweet corn purée, charred corn succotash, scallion

Pan Seared Sea Scallops herbed yogurt, roasted summer squash and peppers, fennel/herb salad, lemon oil

Raspberry Chocolate Verrine milk chocolate mousse, raspberry gelee, brown butter peanut crumble

Honey Poached Apricot Tart strawberry-stone fruit sauce, salt & pepper diplomat cream, citrus curd, candied pistachios

Holiday Gifts From Ray’s!

Give the gift of Ray’s!

In addition to the always popular Ray’s gift card we are offering an exciting assortment of holiday gifts hand-selected or hand-crafted by our talented team!

Order gifts online via Toast, schedule your desired pick up date and time and our team will have it ready at the Boathouse host stand–now through December 24.

Gift cards are available at rays.com/gift-card in any amount of your choosing. Based on the constraints of the covid-19 pandemic we are not able to offer our December gift card bonus as we’ve done in years past. We apologize for any inconvenience and are grateful for your continued support.

Browse our holiday gift highlights below and view the full list here.

Ray’s Exclusive Bourbons & Wines

  • Ray’s Old Forrester Bourbon Single Barrel
  • Red Blend – Ray’s Red from L’Ecole N°41
  • Chardonnay – Ray’s L’Ecole N°41

Barrel Aged Cocktails

  • Barrel Aged Brooklyn (32 oz., serves 11 drinks)
  • Barrel Aged Negroni (32 oz., serves 11 drinks)
  • Barrel Aged Vieux Carré (1 liter cocktail kit, serves 16 drinks)
  • Housemade Brandied Cherries (10oz) – Toschi cherries steeped in toasted fall spice and brandy

Rare Wines from Ray’s Cellar

  • Bollinger Brut Special Cuvee Champagne
  • Leonetti Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
  • Delille Grand Ciel Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
  • Gaja Barbaresco 2013
  • And more!

Wine Experiences

  • Washington Wine is Delicious Pack – 1 bottle each of Treveri Blanc de Blancs Sparkling Wine, àMaurice Viognier, Hedges Syrah, Sleight of Hand ‘Illusionist” Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Legends of Oregon Pinot Noir – 1 bottle each from these legendary producers: Rex Hill, The Eyrie Vineyard, Brickhouse ‘Les Dijonaise’
  • And more!

New Fall Dishes & Drinks at Ray’s!

Crisp Fall weather has arrived and with it comes a new menu of cozy dishes in our first floor Boathouse and upstairs Cafe! Grab a table and order one of our new Fall cocktails with your meal as you take in the views from our dining rooms or on our covered and heated Cafe patio.

Delicious new menu items include:

Boathouse

Seared Albacore whipped goat cheese, roasted beets, beet relish, pistachios
Grilled Spanish Octopus cannellini bean purée, chickpea ragu, Uli’s chorizo, micro radish mix, crispy potato
Seared Pacific Northwest Halibut cauliflower purée, roasted cauliflower steak, grape & pomegranate vinaigrette, toasted hazelnuts
Dungeness Crab Cakes griddled focaccia, braised greens, old bay hollandaise, fennel, green apple, scallion oil
Pan Seared Sea Scallops white grits, Uli’s chorizo, micro arugula, radish, goat cheese, shallots, garlic, sherry
Braised Delicata Squash wild mushrooms, miso, farro, butternut squash, coconut-squash emulsion
Albacore Tagliatelle house made pasta, amatriciana, olive oil poached albacore, pancetta, shaved Parmesan

Barrel Aged Vieux Carré Sazerac 6 year rye, Martel Blue Swift VSOP cognac, Dolin Rouge, Benedictine, Peyshauds and Angostura bitters, on one big rock
Tequilling Me Softly Mi Campo Reposado tequila, St. George spiced pear liqueur, agave, Fee Brother’s black walnut bitters, served up

Cafe

Kale & Apple Salad chiffonade of Lacinato kale, lemon vinaigrette, sliced honeycrisp apples, pickled shallots, toasted pine nuts, Grana Padano
Grilled Wild Alaskan King Salmon garlic whipped potatoes, sautéed mushrooms, tomato-beurre blanc, crispy fried onions
Release the Kraken Kraken spiced rum, cinnamon-clove brown sugar simple, lemon, on the rocks with soda
Cowboy Cappuccino Four Roses Bourbon, St. George ‘Nola’ coffee liqueur, demerara, Scrappy’s chocolate bitters, up topped with cold brew infused egg white foam

Reserve a table in the Boathouse online today. Cafe is walk-ins only. We’ll see you soon!

Batched Cocktails & Kits To-Go

Bring home a craft cocktail in a bottle! Our seasonal selection of batched cocktails is now available for pickup on Toast. All you have to worry about is “rocks, or neat,” and choosing a worthy glass. Just grab from the fridge and pour, no mixing required!

If you prefer to make your own beverage, opt for our Private Selection Manhattan Cocktail Kit complete with Ray’s Custom Woodford Reserve Bourbon, a bottle of Dolin Sweet Vermouth and house-made Brandied Cherries. It’s the perfect cocktail kit to spruce up your home bar cart! Stock up for the holidays now via Toast.

Cocktails include:

Barrel-Aged Brooklyn – 1-liter, $50
Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Luxardo maraschino liqueur, Dolin dry vermouth, Amaro Ramazzotti. Aged onsite in small American oak barrels. Add on House-Made Brandied Cherries (10oz) for an additional $10.

Barrel-Aged Negroni – 1-liter, $50
Hendricks Gin, Carpano Antica formula vermouth, Dolin rouge vermouth, Campari, aged onsite in small American oak barrels.

Private Selection Manhattan Cocktail Kit – 1-liter, $100
One liter of Woodford Reserve ‘Ray’s Private Selection No.1’ Bourbon, 750 ml of Dolin sweet vermouth and house-made brandied cherries (optional).

House-Made Brandied Cherries – 10oz, $10
Dress up any drink with brandy-drenched holiday festivity. This also serves as a sweet, boozy topper for ice cream and desserts!

New! Ray’s Family Meals To-go

Try our new Ray’s Family Meals to-go with four delicious family-style menus! Each ones comes fully cooked and is hot and ready to eat at pickup. Family Meals are available to order online daily from 11:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. only on Ray’s Toast page.

Order a meal for one to two people or build a bigger family meal by adding two or three of the same meal or mixing and matching. We’ve also included recommended wine and cocktail pairings for each meal that can be added on for an additional cost. Cheers!

Ray’s Family Meal Menu:

True Cod Fish & Chips Meal (serves 1-2) $30
Cup of Ray’s New England Style Clam Chowder
2 piece True Cod fish and Chips
Cookie Bag (house baked cookies that change daily)

Pairing suggestions:
Torre Oria Brut Cava Sparkling Wine (bottle)
Underground Wine Projects ‘Mr Pink’ Washington Rosé 2019(bottle)
Black Cherry Margarita (serves 2)

Ray’s Famous Sablefish Dinner (serves 1-2) $62
Caesar Salad
1 large Crab Cake with orange-tarragon aïoli
Sablefish in Sake Kasu

Pairing suggestions:
Willakenzie Estate Pinot Noir ‘Pierre Leon’ Willamette Valley, OR 2014 (bottle)
Sokol Blosser Estate Pinot Gris Willamette Valley, OR 2018 (bottle)
Barrel-Aged Brooklyn Cocktail (serves 2)

An Evening of Seafood (serves 2) $80
Bowl of Ray’s New England Style Clam Chowder
Ray’s Seafood Salad featuring Oregon bay shrimp, house smoked Alaskan Coho salmon and house smoked scallops
Pan Seared Sea Scallops with squid ink spaghetti OR Alaskan King Salmon with sweet corn purée and sautéed asparagus
Mississippi Mud Pie

Pairing suggestions:
Treveri Blanc de Blancs Sparkling Wine from Washington (bottle)
Seven Hills Sauvignon Blanc Walla Walla, WA 2019 (bottle)
Ray’s Barrel-Aged Negroni Cocktail (serves 2)

Ray’s ShellFeast (serves 2-3) $105
Bowl of Ray’s New England Style Clam Chowder
Prawn Cocktail
Mediterranean Mussels with Thai style red curry, coconut milk broth
1lb King Crab with butter and lemon
Grilled Asparagus
Grilled Corn on the Cob
2 rolls with Butter

Pairing Suggestions:
Bollinger Champagne (bottle)
Treveri Blanc de Blancs Sparkling Wine from Washington (bottle)
Ray’s Private Select Woodford Reserve Perfect Manhattan (serves 2)