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!
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!
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
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.
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.
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
Kale & Apple Saladchiffonade of Lacinato kale, lemon vinaigrette, sliced honeycrisp apples, pickled shallots, toasted pine nuts, Grana Padano Grilled Wild Alaskan King Salmongarlic 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!
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.
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!
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 Famous Sablefish Dinner (serves 1-2) $62
1 large Crab Cake with orange-tarragon aïoli
Sablefish in Sake Kasu
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
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
Mediterranean Mussels with Thai style red curry, coconut milk broth
1lb King Crab with butter and lemon
Grilled Corn on the Cob
2 rolls with Butter
Back to school looks different this year for almost every family and educator. Parents and caretakers are becoming educators and teachers face the challenges of not being able to educate in person.
To spread a little back-to-school cheer this September, Ray’s is offering a gift card special: for every $100 you spend on Ray’s gift cards you will receive a complimentary $20 Ray’s gift card now through September 30, 2020!
Buy a $100 gift card for those who are making this new way of schooling possible and keep the $20 for yourself (or gift it to anyone who needs a pick-me-up)!
Our Woodford Reserve whiskey barrel has arrived from Louisville, Kentucky filled with our custom-blended Private Selection No.1 Bourbon! Purchase it now by the 1-liter bottle via *Toast or in-person for $60. You can also sip it in a cocktail with our Private Selection Perfect Manhattan available now in the Café
Woodford Reserve Ray’s Private Selection No. 1 – $60
Proof: 90.4 (45.2% ABV)
Nose: Orange peel, leather, cherry-soaked oak, fruitcake. Alcohol is present but in balance.
Palette: Honey graham crackers, caramel, toffee.
Finish: Long, rich and decadent.
Private Selection Perfect Manhattan – $16
Woodford Reserve ‘Ray’s Private Selection No.1’ bourbon, Carpano Antica Formula sweet vermouth, Dolin dry vermouth, Angostura bitters, served up with a house-made brandied cherry.
How Our Custom Whiskey Got Here
Our GM and Co-Owner Doug Zellers, Ray’s Wine Director Chip Croteau and Manager Emmett Niland visited the Woodford Reserve Distillery in Louisville in late winter 2020 to taste and hand-select the blends to create Ray’s own custom bourbon.
Traveling from downtown Louisville took them through picturesque country landscapes complete with horse farms and beautiful scenery. Upon arrival, the team was greeted with incredible hospitality from Brown Forman and the team at Woodford Reserve. They were taken on an exhilarating tour of the grounds, admiring the historic landmark that has been making and aging whiskey since 1812.
After a tour of the grounds, distillery and rickhouses where the barrels live while they age, they began the tasting and selection process.
Woodford Reserve whiskey is crafted from a grain recipe of 72% corn, 18% rye, and 10% malted barley. This recipe balances the sweetness of corn with the spice of rye, and the nuttiness of malt to build the base for an incredibly flavorful bourbon!
They started the tasting with four different single-barrel samples, all pulled directly from the barrel with proofs ranging from 130-140! After the tasting, they chose their least favorite of the four and eliminated it.
Woodford’s master taster then created three blends; each blend comprised of two barrels. Our team blind-tasted the samples of these three blends and chose the favorite. The ultimate decision was meant-to-be as it happened to be the blend compromised of the two best-liked single barrels from the initial tasting of four. Thus, Ray’s Woodford Reserve Private Selection No. 1 Bourbon was born!
It was a dream come true for our team to create a custom bourbon and age it in a personalized Ray’s barrel! Each barrel matures at its own rate, so this is a truly unique whiskey unlike any other.
Purchase a bottle for home or gifting or enjoy a cocktail at Ray’s of this limited-time bourbon, available while supplies last!
*Please note that per Washington State law you must purchase food when you order bottles of liquor or cocktails to-go.
It’s that time of year! Our upstairs Café deck is bathed in sunshine and offers gorgeous views of Shilshole Bay and the Olympic Mountains, plus colorful summer sunsets! Soak up some vitamin d while enjoying your favorite fresh seafood dishes, Ballard beers, and daily Happy Hour specials.
The Café is serving up Ray’s favorites like True Cod Fish & Chips, Ahi Poke, Dungeness Crab Cakes, Oysters on the Half Shelland more with summer specials like Wild Alaskan King Salmon with sweet corn puree, Farm Lettuce Salad with seasonal berries, Zucchini Feta Cakes, and more. Sip chilled Washington wine, ice cold beer, or a Black Cherry Margarita while you take in the fresh air and spectacular views!
Daily Happy Hour from 4-6pm brings drink specials like Bad Jimmy’s Brewing ‘Bad Light’ Golden Ale, Negronis, Moscow Mules, Margaritas and more. Dishes include Caesar Salad, Crispy Calamari, Tuna Poke, Manila Clams, Penn Cove Mussels and more all at special Happy Hour pricing!
We’re now accepting walk-ins only for parties of five people or less and we kindly ask that you wear your mask at all times when not seated at your table eating and drinking. All of our tables on the deck and indoors are spaced 6ft apart and we are practicing social distancing in all areas of the restaurant.
The Cafe is open seven days a week! Joins us Sunday-Thursday from 11:30am-9pm and Friday and Saturday from 11:30am-10pm. We’ll see you soon!
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
Beer & Wine
Bad Jimmy’s Brewing Bad Light 4
Rotating Red or White Wine 7
Mixed Drinks 7
Try our 50th anniversary Copper River Salmon special this June! Did you know this spring marks the 40th anniversary of Copper River Salmon in Seattle?! In 1983 Ray’s was one of just a few local restaurants to receive the first shipment of fish from Cordova, AK absolutely dripping with incredible, fatty salmon oil. They grilled it simply …