Wife and husband team Linda and Ray opened their first restaurant in 1986 and have been crafting a variety of tasty French, Italian & Seafood dishes ever since.

The summer of 2017 was a very sad season for both the Chez Lin & Rays’ family and the Essex community. Ray unexpectedly passed away, and will be deeply missed forever.

Ray’s love of food lives on through his family, who continue to operate Chez Lin & Rays Restaurant in his memory.

Whether you are a boater, kayaker, hiker, biker, traveler, local, or just passing through the area, we hope that you will stop in and enjoy our food, our lakeside views, and our historic town of Essex, NY.