Barley & Rye

Barley & Rye

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://barleyrye.com/
  • Phone: (309) 757-1557
  • Hours of Operation:


    Tuesday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm,
    Friday: 11:00am to 11:00pm,
    Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jared Linn
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 14th
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: In addition to street parking, behind our building there is a public lot that is available for our customers.
A word from Barley & Rye
Chef/Owner Jared Linn and the staff at Barley & Rye Bistro, Inc. believe in local, sustainable food. Along with many local farmers we pride ourselves on providing our customers with the freshest and most local ingredients.

By choosing to adhere to the ‘Farm-to-Table’ aspect, we are also supporting the local community. Barley & Rye Bistro is honored to be one of the first restaurants in the Quad City area to provide their customers with the Farm-to-Table experience!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Barley & Rye reviews from OpenTable diners
59 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (47)neighborhood gem (33)special occasion (23)good for groups (16)great for outdoor dining (13)hot spot (13)notable wine list (13)great for lunch (12)romantic (10)vibrant bar scene (7)late-night find (4)scenic view (2)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • I had the brisket
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I'm sure that brisket is not to be served rare, Mine was very chewy and almost raw, all I can think of is they ran out and tried to cook some up in a hurry. The salad looked and tasted like it was picked from an ornamental garden. It's bad when you can't even chew through the greens. I will not be eating here again
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoy the dinner
    YamYam
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    I went to this restaurant with three co-workers. Firstly I am surprised at a lot of beer lists. The waiter explains the recommended beer to us. It is very helpful. The dishes is very suitable and comfortable. I ate the seafood. It is very wonderful and warm space.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice dining
    hardlyafoodie
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    A little expensive. Good food. mostly locally sourced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favorites!
    fitfoodie
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Barley & Rye is a restaurant I dine at regularly. I love the constantly changing menu. The farm to table approach is something I initially only saw in Colorado and is a welcome edition to our community. It is a nice feeling to see the chef/owner at the farm market making seasonal fresh selections that are incorporated into the features offered that evening. This particular evening we had the pork chops, scallops, salmon and steak burger. The entrees were fabulous! The brussels sprout salad was amazing! We also enjoyed the cauliflower cous cous, the bacon macaroni and cheese and the lentils for sides. The feature pinot grigio was very refreshing and nicely priced by the glass. The service was also outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good
    SSASVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    this restaurant is good and the service is more consistent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    QCA1
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    This was my third time to the resturant, and we had brought first time guest with us for dining. They were not impressed, and I was embarrassed they we had picked this place for them to experience. The restaurant was not busy, but the service was poor. I think our server was having a bad night. Borderline rude, as we were trying to be very nice to her. My steak was overcooked, but I did not send it back, since we'd gotten a rude reaction to another item we told them we did not like and sent back, but in the end they still tried to charge us for it. With other good restaurants in town, I think B&R has lost us as a future customer.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Everything was delicious. Server very attentive good knowledge of the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ksan
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Food was surprisingly fine. Didn't expect such good food in Moline. Just moved here from Chicago area and pleasantly surprised to find a farm to table restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing flavor profiles
    MRfinn
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We love this place for a casual night out or a special date night. The food is unique but approachable. Good ol' food with a twist. The flavor profiles of each course are genius. This last time we got the bison short ribs (tasted like fall!) and the smoked chicken fettuccini (the best pasta I've ever had!) the calamari could have been a little crispier but that was my only complaint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • joey
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    food was amazing, staff wonderful, can't wait to go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday Night @ Barley & Rye
    Wine4DinnerVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed our dinners. I thought the pork shoulder was very tender and my wife enjoyed her scallops. Highly recommend this place. Parking is the biggest drawback.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Food and Spirits menu
    relevart
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Found Barley and Rye while looking for someplace new to try. The cocktail and spirits menu where outstanding. They have hundreds of small ryes and bourbons and scotches and then use these craft blends to make signature cocktails. The menu is small but the food was excellent. They have daily seasonal specials which were outstanding. They are within walking distance of the Mark so it would be a great place before a show. Our waitress was great. She really knew the spirits menu and was great at making suggestions. Although we live 45 minutes away we will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love farm to table!
    Chalet133VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Great menu! We had the steak burgers and enjoyed the antipasto appetizer. If back in Moline we'd come again. Cracker jack appetizer freebie was not our cup of tea... tasted a bit soggy and left our hands sticky.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • An Excellent Adventure
    Michael
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We like to go on adventures for dinner and we stumbled across The Barley & Rye while searching Open Table. It was a bit of a drive from Cedar Rapids (and we left later than we hoped), but we made it there and found everything from the beginning to the end of the experience to be delightful! We were quickly seated, a waitress of epic proportions saw to our every need and answered all of our questions, the food arrived at a nice pace to allow time to enjoy each dish, everything tasted wonderful (particularly fond of the White Cherry Cream Pie...I should have ordered some more to bring home with me!), and no one complained when we were there a bit past close finishing up our delightful experience. Thanks for making our trip worthwhile!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Experience
    Eatingout
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We enjoyed the evening at Barley and Rye. The food was very good and the portions were plentiful. The pace of dinner was great-plenty of time to enjoy a drink,our salads and the entree. Our server SUPER. She explained the menu and specials and attended our table with a friendly manner
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very good
    patti917
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food at barley and rye is excellent. I had the Filet, and it was a very generous portion. The potatoes were very good also, as was the freshly baked bread. The only thing I did not care for was the salad, which was kale. But that is a personal preference. Service was too notch. I will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Barley & Rye
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Food was good. Not excellent, but good. Atmosphere was extremely noisy. Not a padded surface in the entire space to absorb sound.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Good, But a Few Issues
    sjmj
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Our first visit to Barley and Rye was to celebrate out wedding anniversary. Very nice waitress who was excellent at explaining various drinks & entrees. I ordered the scallops and while they were very tasty they were absolutely cold. The waitress did offer to take them back, but figured reheated scallops would probably end up tough. It did ruin a very good meal. The other comment I will make is that it was freezing cold in the restaurant (which may be part of the reason my entrée was cold). I had 3/4 sleeves and you could still feel the air conditioning blowing like crazy. Very uncomfortable. My husband had a pasta dish stuffed with lobster and it was excellent. Prices are a little high for 2 scallops.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Must Try!
    Aimee9
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We arrived early for drinks at the bar. The bartender was friendly and well informed. She shared information on the restaurant and the drink selection. The excellent service continued with the wait staff. They were all friendly, professional and welcoming. Our waitress knew the menu well and could answer our questions. The food arrived timely and was absolutely wonderfu. Great flavor and nice size portions. I would definately recommend this restaurant. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great QCA experience!
    Chasser
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We love large cities and large city restaurant finds. We found out about this restaurant thru family members. They had experienced a great meal using all local products so we thought we'd give it a try. It was wonderful! The food was great and the service was absolutely above and beyond. We tried a variety of items and shared them. A couple of the servings were a bit large, but all in all the servings were a good size and not overwhelming. Our fish was tender, moist and extremely flavorful. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Diamond in the Rough
    lilos21
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Being in town on regular business, we came across Barley and Rye. Their hours are a bit tricky, but if you can get in, it is an excellent place to spend an evening. The drink menu is legitimately a small novel, and the entree selections are non-traditional and always complimented by chef specials featuring fresh, farm to table choices. This place is nothing like you would expect to see in a blue collar town like Moline, IL. Not the cheapest place in town, but if you are looking for a nice (albeit not quick) dinner then this place is an excellent choice and you can't go wrong. Absolutely will return time and time again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another great meal
    jads8627
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Once again we weren't disappointed. The breads were outstanding along with our entrees. Great use of local ingredients. Portions were reasonable. Wasn't excited about the popcorn that was offered at the start of the meal. Great drink list. Service was good, were training a new employee.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Requests
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    After getting to know the owner Jared, we began discussing various dishes. He offered to bring in fresh Fois Gras with a weeks notice as a special. I had it this past Friday & it was delicious. Grade A quality & nicely prepared. My wife & I enjoy eating outside, we find the interior a bit crowded & uncomfortable wood slatted seats. Wine selection is nice & we haven't had anything yet from the menu that we didn't enjoy. I'm glad to see Bass Street Chop House get some competition in downtown Moline. They were getting a bit cocky before Jared arrived.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    Jennifer
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We had a great time here. Service from Karen was superb and so was the food! I love the farm-to-table concept and I'm excited to support this local business again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good!
    FoodiesX2
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We had a hard time deciding what to order as every entree sounded delicious! Try the mac and cheese!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 34 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 67 reviews are from the Barley & Rye reviews archive.
  • Great Dinner!
    Opentabler58VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    8 of us had a wonderful experience. Service was friendly, responsive and knowledgeable. Drinks were great. Food from start to finish was creative, tasty and filling. Can't wait to come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • unmatched quality in the QCA
    DLangeVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Hands down, the most well-prepared and highest quality food in the Quad-Cities. No matter what you get off of the ever-changing menu, you will not be disappointed. One of the few restaurants in town that serves grass-fed bison, and it's delicious. I've been to Barley & Rye a dozen times for lunch and a couple times for dinner; have yet to meet a meal there that wasn't just absolutely delicious. Prices are higher than what you'll pay at most lunch/dinner joints, but you get what you pay for. Do yourself a favor and check this place out. Oh, and if you are a whiskey/scotch/bourbon fan, you'll want to bring a DD...they're lineup is impressive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NanDavidVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Really great food and very accommodating staff. Had a reservation for two, but showed up with 5 and they did everything to make sure we were seated. This is a hopping place, so be sure to reserve.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quiet birthday dinner
    Jeannemutti
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Invited another couple to join my husband and me for a birthday dinner! 1 had rabbit which he had never had before. Not filling enough but he enjoyed it. 1 had duck which she had not had in years. She sent it back to have center cooked a bit more. Very happy in the end. No one had left overs! We spent 2 1/2 hours enjoying dinner! Love the local farm to table concept. $$$
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun and great food
    CountryLiving
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We enjoyed our visit to Barley and Rye. Their excellent selection of bourbon was what brought us to their restaurant. It was fun to try their twist on the side choices. We enjoyed both the barley and the jalapeno mac n cheese - they were delicious. The scallops were prepared very well and the bison burger was also great. They had a great selection of homemade breads - the raisin bourbon bread was excellent. Prices were what you would expect for upscale dining and many of their food/ingredients are locally sourced - we appreciate that fact and know that can add to the price. The wait staff was great and we will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good find
    luvfood
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Barley and Rye was very good, bacon wrapped dates were yummy and so was the salad I had. I got the filet with lobster on top which was very good except a bit of my steak was charred just a little more than I would have liked. Would definitely go back again. The only other thing I didn't like was how close some of the tables were, but there's not much you can do about that!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food farm to table
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    This meal was the best meal I've had in the QCA ever. It was about $50 a plate but we both ordered drinks. The whiskey menu is above and beyond anything you can find in the QCA. I ordered from the beer menu and was able to find at least two beers that I've never had before. The service was awesome and the owner/chef will walk around the dining room and ask how everything is.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not worth the price...
    alexxx666
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    For $30 I got 3 scallops.... they were good but not fantastic. Server was excellent at suggesting a good wine. My friend had marlin which she said was good, but she also felt the price was a little high. I will say that this was my second time there... first time was excellent... this time disappointing.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • softballplayer
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Distinctive menu including the salads. Plenty of hard liquor options. Wine is excellent, but pricey. OI would rate the price a little higher then rated by open table. Portion size were reasonable with maintaining good health. Cup cakes were quite varied but not outstanding. Had a fried cheesecake which simply was too rich for me. Waitress was fantastic. Listened well and commented easily making it easy to chose the menu option for the evening. Coffee hit the spot at the end. WE will come back.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find in the Quad Cities
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    A gem of a resturant in the quad cities, great food, great beer menu. Not the cheapest but you get what you pay for....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Interesting menu
    wmlb62
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    The menu was very inventive and food tasted great. The server spent extra time explaining the chef's theory behind the restaurant and was very attentive.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Our meals were delicious. The dishes were prepared very well and delightfully presented. Service is not commensurate with menu pricing (expensive). Our waiter was good in the beginning of our meal, but we waited 15 minutes for him to return to our table at the end of the meal, while we were clearly finished with our food and waiting. He didn't offer coffee or after dinner drinks, & only a couple of the night's desserts. The other service complaint we have is that we were asked each time food was brought to the table who had ordered which food item. The wait staff should already know who ordered what and place the food accordingly each time at the table. We will return for a future visit because the food was absolutely delicious!
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    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • so comfortable
    ebethmp
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Service is a big deal to me, and the staff here is impeccable. Friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient! Food great, and love the atmosphere.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time with friends
    newfoodie
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Impressive bourbon list. Many other top liquors as well. FYI-Steak REALLY error to the rare side. They work hard at buying and promoting farm to table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    KM1226
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    I've eaten at Barley & Rye twice (once for dinner and once for lunch) and have had great experiences both times. The food is excellent and prepared fresh, which does take a little more time. Call ahead to speed up your lunch if you are limited on time. Lunch prices were between $10-$15 and the proportions were perfect. I have celiac disease and love that I can order almost anything on the menu and the chef will prepare it gluten free for me. They have gluten free bread as well!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.