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.

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!

Boathouse
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.

Cafe 
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.

BOATHOUSE
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

Smaller

  • 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

Shareable

  •  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

Mains

  • 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!

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

Easter at Ray’s 2024!

Join Ray’s for a delicious Easter brunch or dinner on Sunday, March 31, 2024! Our first floor Boathouse will serve brunch with a la carte guest favorites and a spring-inspired 3-course dinner menu.

Easter reservations are strongly encouraged and available on RESY! We can accommodate parties of 10 people or fewer, including high chairs.

Reserve Easter in our first floor Boathouse

BOATHOUSE BRUNCH
10:30am (first seating) to 3pm (last seating).

A La Carte Boathouse Easter Brunch Menu:

Smaller

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

Shareable

  • PNW Mussels jalapeño-lime butter, radish, toasted baguette
  • PNW Manila Clams  onion, celery, white wine, Old Bay, herbs, toasted baguette
  • Seared Diver Scallops roasted parsnips, parsnip purée, vanilla beurre blanc, chervil GF
  • Cold Smoked Salmon Plate house smoked PNW salmon, scallion whipped cream cheese, pickled red onion, cucumber, dill, ikura, everything bagel chips
  • Moroccan Carrot Salad baby carrots, couscous, hazelnuts, yogurt, cilantro, garlic-harissa oil V
  • Crispy Fried Calamari  mini sweet peppers, green goddess dressing
  • Dungeness Crab Cakes  lemon aïoli, pickled red onion, orange supremes, pea vines
  • Seared Asparagus parmesan vinaigrette, hazelnuts GF V

Mains

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

BOATHOUSE DINNER
3pm (first seating) to 8pm (last seating)

Enjoy our normal a la carte dinner menu alongside a $75.00 Easter inspired 3-course dinner menu of appetizer, entrée and dessert (beverages, tax and gratuity not included).

3-course Boathouse Easter Dinner Menu
choice of one from each section 

Appetizers

  • Artichoke & Parmesan Soup fried artichokes, crème fraîche, spring herbs
  • Dungeness Crab & Spring Pea Salad snap peas, watermelon radish, English peas, mint, arugula, lemon vinaigrette, chevre GF
  • Seared Oregon Albacore blood orange-avocado salsa, ponzu, watercress GF/DF

Entrees

  • Double R Ranch Spice Rubbed Prime Rib garlic whipped potatoes, seared broccolini, demi-glace GF
  • Fresh Pan-seared Alaskan Halibut green garlic sauce, fried Yukon Gold potatoes, sautéed mushrooms
  • Moroccan Carrot Salad baby carrots, couscous, hazelnuts, yogurt, cilantro, garlic-harissa oil V

Desserts

  • Vanilla Crème Brûlée caramelized shell
  • Spiced Carrot Cake cream cheese frosting, candied pecans
  • Olympic Mountain Creamery Ice Cream/Sorbet

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

Boathouse Bar has limited seating and will be offered on a first come basis for ages 21 and over only. The Bar is open from 10:30am (first seating) to 8pm (last seating).

CAFE
Enjoy our Cafe grand holiday buffet from 9am (first seating) to 8pm (last seating) for $85 per person including coffee, juice and sodas (excluding tax and gratuity). Children 5 to 11 years of age $35.

Menu
Complete range of appetizers, salads, entrees, and desserts, plus Ray’s traditional carving and shellfish action stations featuring Northwest seafood. Breakfast items will be served on the buffet until 3pm then we will transition to a dinner buffet until 9pm.

The Cafe Bar will be open from 9am (first seating) to 8pm (last seating) and is seated on a first come basis. Cafe Bar is 21 and over only.

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.

Valentine’s Day at Ray’s 2024!

Take in the gorgeous scenery at Ray’s over a Valentine’s lunch or dinner this February 14, 2024!
Valentine’s Day reservations are strongly encouraged and available on RESY.
Please note:we are ONLY accepting reservations for Wed., February 14 in our upstairs Café (the Boathouse will reopen shortly after the holiday). No reservations needed for the bar, seated on a first come first served basis.
 

Ray’s Café 2024 Valentine’s Week Specials

Smoked Salmon & Goat Cheese Mousse
dill, pickled red onion, ikura, crostini

Seared Ahi Tuna Loin
beet puree, roasted beets, caper-blood orange sauce, watercress
Coffee-spiced Double R Ranch Ribeye
whipped russet potato, roasted carrots and parsnips, cocoa-demi glace
Chocolate-Raspberry Cheesecake
chocolate ganache, cocoa dusted raspberries
 
Our Valentine’s menu specials will be available February 12-18 in the Café. We look forward to celebrating with you and yours at Seattle’s best seafood restaurant!