Finally made it to Ray's and had an excellent meal all around. Started with the appetizer portion of the scallops as I'd read several posts that they were top notch. The scallops were delicious, but were served with a whole lot of garlic. I love garlic, but I'd never read about the garlic here and didn't scrutinize the menu, just ordered them blind. Is the garlic new? Others who may not like garlic that much might not enjoy the scallops.
We had the 12 oz. New York strip (more than enough beef, and a bargain at $23) and the hangar steak ($19 or $20 - what a deal!!). The mashed potatoes in the little square cast iron skillet were great, but the creamed spinach just wasn't to my taste (and I'm not a huge fan, so don't go by me). When Ray's opens in Silver Spring, we'll be getting two skillets of potatoes instead of one spinach and one potato.
The key lime pie was also excellent and I can't recommend it more highly.
The servers were also bringing everyone a little espresso cup of hot chocolate at meal's end.
A great meal and a great value.