Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Ray's in the City
I had been thinking about writing a post titled "Is there good food in downtown Atlanta?" and answering no, but that's because I didn't know about Ray's in the City. I reviewed Ray's in the Water earlier and I was similarly impressed by the city version, which is across the street from the Hyatt Regency. I do have one minor complaint, however. Although the salmon itself was wonderful, the blackening was desultory at best. A blackened piece of meat is supposed to have a thin but distinct crust made from burned spices. The coating on this fish was more like what you'd get from a quick pass with an airbrush. I missed both the spicy taste and the texture. But as I say, the salmon itself was very well prepared. My Ray's salad was also excellent. It had a great combination of cheese, nuts, and fruits in addition to the lettuce.