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The Classics

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8606 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910-3915
+1 301-588-7297
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 15:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2015

We had an excellent dinner on Sat. night there. The waiter was informative and professional.He was attentive whenever we needed him and did not rush us through the meal. We sat at a banquette that is part of the bar and ordered the hanger steak. It came with choice of salad or crab bisque. Both were well prepared. The generous... More 

Thank MdAnne
New Jersey
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73 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2015

I'm in Silver Spring only a few times a year, and every time I find myself craving a trip to Classics (it's no longer Ray's Classics). A comfortable place to eat at the bar, which I did on this occasion. Bar service a little too relaxed, but the crab bisque is so exquisite I never want to miss it and... More 

Thank careertutor
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

We took our college student and friend here for a last great food experience before back to the dorm. The food and service were great. The steaks here are amazing. We did have a strange service experience. We mostly all like steaks (four of us) except my daughter. We got seated and asked for a grill menu (the menu from... More 

1 Thank Edith L
Silver Spring, Maryland
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2015

The bistro menu is the best deal, it's a ton of food at a great price. The a la carte menu is too steep (but still fair for DC). The steaks are perfectly cooked to order, the bite of desert at the end of a meal is a great touch.

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Wintergreen, Virginia
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2015

We went to this restaurant for a special occasion. We arrived a few minutes early and were ushered into the bar area. We said that we would just wait for our table, but we were told that we had no choice - go to the bar. They were close to half an hour late seating us. The waiter was pleasant,... More 

1 Thank David S
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2014

When i want to sit at a bar--be treated like family and royalty by the owners, and have excellent food i go to The Classics. It was opened by Ray- of Rays the Steaks fame--and then sold to two wonderful staff members--tow affable men -one who is the bartender and one who runs the kitchen-- they are the epitome of... More 

2 Thank wandaaqua
Potomac, Maryland
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69 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2014

Took clients there for dinner and one did not like their steak (felt it was bad cut) and sent it back. Asked for manager who said he was no manager he was the OWNER and it we didnt like it we could take our business elsewhere. Walked away before I could get two sentences out. Thanks, I will do just... More 

2 Thank TCRH
Silver Spring, Maryland
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109 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2014

My husband and I are Silver Spring locals, and Ray's the Classics is our go-to restaurant after a Saturday movie matinee. They are only open for dinner, so don't plan on getting there too early. Parking can be difficult on the street, but there is also a garage nearby. We have only sat on the bistro side of the restaurant,... More 

1 Thank MDRoadWarriors
Silver Spring, Maryland
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2014

The Classics (formerly Ray's the Classics) is one of my favorite restaurants. Elliott (one of the owners) works the bar, while Nick, the other owner, buzzes around making sure all is well. The well-trained wait staff is friendly and accommodating. The front of the house is the bistro, where you can order off of either the main menu or the... More 

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30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2014 via mobile

Deposited son and his friend at Fillmore for their rock concert. I will be fashionable late...this place is next door and is very good. Shrimp apps are huge and $10 is cheap. Nice place. Excellent quality and price. The garlic shrimp was so good I order the diablo shrimp app too was great. The ribs ok at best, good size... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 40
American, Steakhouse
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Private Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
15:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8606 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910-3915
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Silver Spring
  • Phone Number: +1 301-588-7297
The Classics Restaurant, in Silver Spring MD, is a Zagat top-rated and Washingtonian Magazine "100 Best Restaurants" winner, yearly since 2007. Formerly Ray's The Classics, we continue the tradition of providing the finest premium steaks and seafood menu items at the most approachable pricing in an inclusive atmosphere.

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