Raleigh >Rey's Restaurant
Watch Out for the Special.
My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary here a couple nights ago. We were met at the door with a handshake by Rey himself and promptly seated. The service was great all evening. The food was pretty good but not exceptional. All the entrees on the menu were $20 to $25 and the food was pretty good for the price. But then we received the check and were surprised to find that my "special" was $56, which changed our opinion! It wasn't that good.
This morning we were sharing our experience with friends and they said the same exact thing happened to them. So pretty nice dining experience but watch out for the special!
Absurd wine fees and very unpersonable servers. We were hesitant to go as we'd heard conflicting opinions. But, went for my wife's birthday and brought an expensive wine to celebrate - in fact wine was not on Reys wine list. Long story short -- we were charged a $25 corkage fee (a bit high) but our server did not tend to the bottle at all. She opened it, but did not pour it, or check on it, and we finally had to ask for an ice bucket to keep it cold (white). If you're going to charge 25 bucks, do your job. The final kicker was that our two friends with whom we shared the bottle, were charged an additional $10 to boot. I've paid a few corkage fees in my life, but never a "sharing" fee. Not to mention, we also ordered wine off the wine list as the one bottle we brought certainly wasn't enough for 4 people throughout a long dinner. These charges are the type of thing that will keep customers from returning. Quit nickle and diming your customers - you will pay a bigger price in the end. Additionally the servers had an "attitude" and "tolerated" us at best -- you can almost feel them rolling their eyes when they leave your table. Very unpleasant experience and we absolutely will not go back.
Cigar bar is best in town. Good selection of cigars, great scotch behind the bar, friendly service. Ask for Emily, she's excellent.
Changed My Life. Being an out of towner, and from Miami I came to Rey's Restaurant with the notion that nothing can compare to many restaurant's in Miami that I have eaten out. Simply put, I was wrong, The service, food, surroundings, and just the whole experience was outstanding. I recommend this restaurant for anyone, who wants to have an enjoyable time, with family, friends, or maybe just a romantic date. The food was large portions, more then I can handle at least, and once again great service. And for those of us who enjoy the bar,let me just say this is a superb bar to maybe catch the game, or just enjoy a delicious drink. As I've said before come to Rey's Restaurant, for that perfect meal.
good god rey..you are wonderful....
Everyone in our office loves Rey's. Great restaurant, wonderful service, 5-star chef, & Rey!
What more could you ask for? Rey's does it right.
Awesome Experience. My future wife and I went there Saturday to celebrate and what a dining experience. The wait staff was welcoming, warm, and friendly as well as helpful. Rey is very involved and made us feel special and the meal was fantastic. We were hesitant on our wine selection but the waiter confirmed a great selection which turned the meal into something much more. After that what else is there to say other than Rey's coffee and cheesecake to finish the evening. Can't wait to have another chance to go there.
Sub par food to be considered "Fine Dining". We were disappointed with the Oysters St. Charles appetizer, it was like oysters in oatmeal with very little taste other than salt water. Our entrees were decent but not fantastic. The waiter neglected to tell us about the specials also so others around us were being served things we didn't even know were available. We will not go here again. If we are going to spend $100+ on a meal it will need to be a better meal than this.
Great smoke room, relaxing couches. I took a first date there, the owner of my dealership recomended Reys. Great place to dine, the wait staff was very professional. Utmost respect for there customers. Loved the dim lights, really set off the place. I have dined all over the triangle, and havn't recieved service like this in any establishment. The wine selection was phenominal, the steak was tender, cooked to perfection. I would highly recomend Reys.
One of the worst upscale dining experiences ever!.
My wife and I tried this restaurant for a second time, hoping that our first experience there was a one time bad event, unfortunately we were wrong.
We sat down to a nice wine, looking forward to a nice dinner, unfortunately when our food came out, it was far less than expected. Of everything we ordered, the only thing warm was my wife?s steak. My osso Boco, ice cold and fatty, the Garlic Mashed, cold again, oh and the asparagus, cold and undercooked, and then the hollandaise, well, I like mine when it has not coagulated.
We sent everything back, and out it came again, osso Boco was still cold, as was the asparagus. So back it went.
When the owner came by to check on us, I told hi this was the second time we had come there and experienced this, he left the table like we had the plague.
The crowning touch, they offered us free desserts. Not bad, I thought, I was wrong again, the Bread Pudding, ice cold, coffee luke warm.
Don?t bother wasting your money, try someplace else like Maximillians or Bistro 64, better staff, cooks and food for your money.
Upscale restaurant with a French Quarter flair offers private rooms, a cigar room, fireplace dining and takeout..
Southern in spirit, the main dining room features warm mahogany paneling, elegant chandeliers and rich jewel tones. If you're looking for something a little less formal, head to the Voodoo Lounge, where you'll find dark leather chairs, booths and a well-lit fire on colder nights. Signature dishes include grilled Brie appetizers, New Orleans turtle soup and pork tenderloin marinated in bourbon sauce. An extensive Sunday brunch features more French-inspired dishes like crawfish etouffee served with Cajun rice.
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