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:


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


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!

New Fall Dishes at Ray’s!

Satisfy your craving for cozy weather comfort food with an exciting lineup of new Fall dishes available now! Dig in to the hearty flavors of the season with fresh seafood, autumn vegetables, delicious desserts and more!

New for Lunch & Dinner

  • Grilled Wild Alaskan King Salmon with brown butter, squash purée, roasted delicata squash, sautéed maitake mushrooms and lacinato kale
  • House-Made Tagliatelle Pasta with roasted butternut squash, spinach, whipped ricotta, brown butter breadcrumbs and fried sage
  • Dungeness Crab Cakes with grilled zucchini, smoked piquillo pepper aïoli, frisee salad with blood orange, sweet peppers, pickled red onions and pickled watermelon radish
  • Potato Leek Soup with puréed Yukon gold potato and leek, cold smoked salmon, ikura, chive, crème fraiche
  • Kale and Washington Apple Salad with lacinato kale, Honeycrisp apples, toasted pine nuts, pickled shallots, lemon vinaigrette and Grana Padano
  • Smoked Sablefish Brandade with puréed potatoes and smoked sablefish dip topped with horseradish vinaigrette served with crostini

New Lunch Dishes

  • Fried Chicken Sandwich made with a crispy fried chicken thigh, spicy Brussels sprout slaw, mustard aioli and pickled red onion
  • Steak Frites made with grilled sirloin steak, French fries, green peppercorn sauce, frisee salad and a warm bacon vinaigrette
  • Prawns and Grits with Anson Mills grits, serrano chiles, scallions, tomatoes, and Del Pacifico prawns

New Dinner Dishes

  • Pan Seared Alaskan Halibut with spaghetti squash, Brussels sprouts and red pepper vinaigrette
  • Grilled RR Ranch Ribeye with roasted garlic whipped mashed potatoes, seared Brussels sprouts, and green peppercorn sauce
  • Dungeness Crab Risotto with saffron-scented risotto, fresh Dungeness crab and wild chanterelle mushrooms
  • Pan-Seared Scallops with celery root-parsnip purée, chanterelle mushrooms, roasted parsnips, sherry-sage gastrique and fried sage

For a little something sweet enjoy a decadent slice of Epic Chocolate Cake from The Sweetside Bakery plus our house-made Baked Washington Apple Pie a la Mode.

Feast of the Fall Forage Sept. 14 – Oct. 11 at Ray’s

Fall Forage Salmon

Ray’s Boathouse is excited to present our Feast of the Fall Forage, celebrating the Pacific Northwest’s beautiful fall bounty from land to sea!

For four weeks, from September 14 through October 11, we will highlight local purveyors who work tirelessly to forage the Northwest for the best product available. Each week Ray’s will feature a special dish by our Executive Chef Paul Duncan, highlighting unique preparations of local products, from Taylor Shellfish Olympia Oysters to Penn Cove Mussels, Northwest Albacore from Olympic Seafoods, and gorgeous mushrooms, berries and greens from Foraged & Found Edibles.

Try a new dish each week and be sure to join us at our Betz Family Wine Dinner on Friday, October 16 at Ray’s, where we will highlight the best of the Feast of the Fall Forage!

Enter to win tickets to our wine dinner and a prize package September 14-October 2 on social media! See below for details.

To enter, use #RaysFallForage on social media when dining at Ray’s from September 14 through October 11 so we may share your photos!

Feast of the Fall Forage Menu Highlights:

  • Sept. 14-20: Penn Cove Mussels Matsutake & lobster mushrooms, dry sherry, house-made pappardelle, grilled ‘goose tongue’ sea beans, herbed bread crumbs
  • Sept. 21-27: Olympic Seafoods’ Pacific Northwest Albacore Fennel dusted and Applewood grilled, Madrone bark “tea egg”, dragon tongue beans, Marcona almond, Washington tomato, Nicoise olive vinaigrette.
  • Sept. 28-Oct. 4: Foraged & Found Edibles’ Fall Harvest Grilled fall bolete mushroom, wild herb rubbed Anderson Ranch t-bone, fried kale, brie cheese, puffed farro
  • Oct. 5-11: Taylor Shellfish Olympia Oysters Half dozen, half-shell local oysters, wild red huckleberry mignonette

*Menu subject to change, based on availability.


Ray’s Fall Forage Wine Dinner featuring Betz Family Winery

Join us on Friday, October 16, where we’ll highlight the best of the Feast of the Fall Forage along with wines from award-winning, Woodinville-based Betz Family Winery. Five-courses, $125 per person (excluding tax and gratuity). Reservations required and seating is limited. 6:30 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. dinner; 21 years of age and over only.

Reserve your seats today at 206.789.6309 or


Win a pair of tickets to our Fall Forage Wine Dinner September 14-October 2!

  • Simply follow along our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter from September 14-October 2.
  • Answer trivia questions from around Ballard.
  • Email your answers to to be entered. Each guest can enter to win one time per each trivia question asked, for a total of eight entries over the three-week period.
  • One winning name will be drawn on Friday, October 2.

Winner receives:

  • Two tickets to Ray’s Fall Forage Wine Dinner on Friday, October 16th (valued at $328).
  • A Bob Betz Master of Wine autographed bottle of each wine served at the dinner from Betz Family Winery.
  • A foraging trip and lunch for two with Jeremy Faber, owner of Foraged & Found Edibles and Ray’s Executive Chef Paul Duncan. Mutually agreeable date.
  • Gift certificate to purchase Foraged & Found Edibles’ goods from your local farmers market.
  • Two Ray’s embroidered sweatshirts to keep you warm in the great outdoors.

Foraging Safety

Ray’s sources all foraged ingredients from local, qualified, professional purveyors. While eating forged items from the Northwest is a true treat, you must be careful when foraging on your own. Ray’s asks that you know the rules, guidelines and risks prior to eating anything you forage in the wild. Ray’s cautions anyone to not go foraging without the proper guide or education needed to make accurate choices for what is safe to eat in the wild. Learn more from local foraging experts like Langdon Cook and Foraged & Found Edibles.


Contest Fine Print

  • Winner will be selected at random and must prove they are 21 years of age or older prior to being declared the winner.
  • One entry per email account per trivia question, for a total of eight entries per email account.
  • Start date: September 14th 2015 at 12:01 a.m. PST; entries made prior to this will not be valid.
  • End date: All emails must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. PST on October 1st, 2015 in order to be considered in the grand prize drawing.
  • Winner must claim prize within 48 hours of being contacted by Ray’s via the email address they used to enter, or we will draw again.
  • Enter to win anywhere in the country or world.
  • Employees of Ray Boathouse, Inc. and their immediate families are not eligible to participate.
  • Entrants must be at least 21 years of age on or before the date their post is submitted.
  • Ray’s reserves the right to re post pictures and entries on our social media outlets and website.
  • By claiming a prize, the winners consent to Ray’s use of their names and image/likeness including photography and video in future Ray’s marketing and advertising without compensation or further approval. Further, by accepting a prize, the winner agrees not to assert any claims and to release Ray’s, from any and all liabilities, injuries or damages sustained in connection with the award or use of the prize.
  • Winners are solely responsible for reporting winnings and paying all applicable taxes.
  • The odds of winning will be one out of the total number of eligible responses submitted.
  • Legibility: all submissions must be legible by Ray’s staff.
  • Grand Prize:
    • Two tickets to Ray’s Fall Forage Wine Dinner on Friday, October 16th (valued at $328).
    • A Bob Betz Master of Wine autographed bottle of each wine served at the dinner from Betz Family Winery.
    • A foraging trip and lunch for two with Jeremy Faber, owner of Foraged & Found Edibles and Ray’s Executive Chef Paul Duncan. Mutually agreeable date.
    • Gift certificate to purchase Foraged & Found Edibles’ goods from your local farmers market.
    • Two Ray’s embroidered sweatshirts to keep you warm in the great outdoors.

Contest General Conditions

  • Void where prohibited / restricted by law.
  • All federal, state and local laws apply.
  • Paying and reporting taxes (if any) are the winner’s sole responsibility.
  • Prizes may not be substituted, transferred, redeemed or exchanged for cash, except at the sole discretion of Ray’s.
  • Ray’s is not responsible for illegible, damaged, lost, late or misdirected entries.
  • All submissions become property of Ray’s
  • Ray’s reserves the right to refuse all prizes to any client who in their sole determination abuses their right to participate or violates the rules.
  • Should the winning submission be determined to be untrue or false in any way, the winner must be responsible for any and all real costs associated with grand prize or another winner may be picked at the discretion of Ray’s management.

These are the official contest rules of #RayFallForage Contest. These rules may be subject to change without notice.