Seafood: Set along the Chattahoochee in Sandy Springs, Ray's on the River almost feels like a secret hideaway. Walk waterside along the river and for a moment, you feel like you're leagues away from Atlanta. The transportive experience continues inside the longstanding seafood restaurant. Traditional American seafood dishes mix with an array of inventive specials. Lean savory with the Parmesan-encrusted scallops served over lobster basil risotto, or opt for lighter fare with one of the Fresh Seafood Market options (like the Georgia Mountain Trout, grilled with a lemon caper, tomato and brown butter sauce on the side). A wide-ranging seafood menu is complemented by multiple salads and red meat selections, as well as a handsome array of sides. Vegetables, like the seafood, are fresh and most often, locally grown (maybe even on the premises!). Brunch is especially lovely and a great outside-the-box experience for out-of-towners.
Romantic Dining: Another restaurant with views overlooing the Chattahochee River, is Ray's on the River, located in Cobb County. Ray's on the River's rustic, yet upscale setting pervades as diners delve into a menu of fresh seafoo. Start with offerings from the raw bar, and then ease into grilled fish or something more elaborate like horseradish-crusted grouper, ginger tuna, blackened mahi-mahi. Steaks, pork and chicken dishes are also available here. Ray's sometimes features beer or wine pairing dinners. These expertly pair carefully selected brews and vinos to go with numerous courses throughout the evening. Summertime includes lots of actiivites and special concert series overlooking the river as well.