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Ray's losing steam?
  • Rick December 7, 2012 - 6:40 pm #60719 Reply

    WJLA reports the Ray’s the Steaks at Benning and Minnesota Avenues in NE may be done for. Is the brand losing steam or was this just a bad fit?

    Glebe Roader December 11, 2012 - 10:18 am #60859 Reply

    Horrible location for a Ray’s.  A person interviewed for the article said she wanted a “brand name” restaurant — meaning a chain.

    Tabby_TwoTone December 11, 2012 - 10:38 am #60865 Reply

    Cheesecake Fattory


    MissKittenCat December 11, 2012 - 10:59 am #60872 Reply

    Ray’s only works on this side of the potomac. for many a reason NE is not a good location.

    Deadite December 11, 2012 - 11:13 am #60873 Reply

    Didn’t even know there was a Ray’s over there. Terrible location. If they wanted a neighborhood-y DC location they should have opened in Eastern Market.

    newty25 December 11, 2012 - 1:04 pm #60891 Reply

    I don’t understand all of the hoopla around Ray’s.  I’ve been to his first store and enjoyed my meal.  His second incarnation of the first store was a downer and not very good. Everything drowning in butter and bad service.
    Come to my house. I’ll grill you a perfectly cooked steak with a large slab of butter on it and give you a few drinks for $100. Bring a date and I’ll give her half off.

    CW December 11, 2012 - 3:05 pm #60921 Reply

    Experimental location, he was trying to be a visionary, didn’t work. No indications of a loss of brand equity. I have been past all Ray’s restaurants in Arlington in the last week or two and they are as slammed as usual.

    dallynd December 11, 2012 - 3:23 pm #60923 Reply

    Terrible location, terrible service.  I know a couple of people who worked there and the management just doesn’t seem to be able to keep staff.  Death knell.



    7-11-bum December 11, 2012 - 4:34 pm #60936 Reply

    A "brand name" restaurant? She can have her TGI Friday’s.

    MissKittenCat December 11, 2012 - 8:12 pm #60952 Reply

    what is the big deal with Ray’s? like seriously every time I have gone to Ray’s they treat me like crap.

    novasteve December 14, 2012 - 12:20 am #60924 Reply

    Isn’t Dremos suppose dto start up in the middle of nowhere not  near any public transit in DC too?

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