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Barley & Rye

Barley & Rye Details

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

    Monday - Wednesday: 11:00am - 2:00pm

    Tuesday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm,
    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 (corkage fee applies), 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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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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."
    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...."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Service is a big deal to me, and the staff here is impeccable. Friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient! Food great, and love the atmosphere."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "We were in Iowa visiting our 91+ year old father and his wife. In Iowa you are 10 minutes from everywhere. We came across a real gem in Barley & Rye. The menu is extensive and well rounded. I had the Ribeye that was done just right. My wife had the Gnoccki that was outstanding. Her parents had the Gettuccine. It was enough to feed them for the next several days. We are looking over the wine list and the waiter Ashley recommended Belle Glos Pino. Wow! She was right on. What makes this place different is all the products (except the chicken) is local. Not only are they local but Ashley could tell us what farm they came from. To top off our experience the Owner/Chef came over and made you feel like you were family. We will be back."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Went with four other friends and found this a nice change of pace for our area. Different decor than the usual - very comfortable there and good service. Attentive but not overly so. Had a couple hiccups with the food but they fixed both situations quickly! would recommend! "
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "On my first visit to the restaurant I ordered lamb gnocchi and would have given the dish 4-5 *. Unfortunately, on my recent visit I ordered the same and was disappointed. The texture of the lamb was stringy/stewed, the sauce was not light but heavy on tomato and too sweet. I do love the restaurant! I will most certainly return and try again. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We very much enjoyed a nice dinner in celebration of our anniversary."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We went to Barley & Rye for our 15 year anniversary on the recommendation of a friend. The service was wonderful. The food was amazing - perfect portion and every bite was more delectable than the one before! They have a huge wine, beer, and cocktail list. Excellent place to dine. I don't think I would want to bring my kids here, though. Definitely a place to enjoy with friends or that special someone. Loved it and will be back!!!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The service was superb as was our meal. Staff truly appreciate what this unique restaurant offers, which is really excellent, mostly local offerings. We had made a reservation that needed to be changed and were accommodated easily. Everyone ordered different entrees, all were beautifully plated and lived up to the visual expectation. The menu has some unique starters and an extensive drink and wine list. Decor was "upscale diner", with a charming mural painted by a local artist featuring the Chef's family and hometown. Great place to grab a late evening cocktail, too. Perfect place to treat a friend to dinner."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "My husband and I visited Barley & Rye on a Friday evening for dinner. The staff was excellent and the chef stopped by our table twice to answer questions and check on us. Sample the huge selection of bourbons while you are there. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The food was good but extremely over priced for what you got. 3 scallops are not worth $30, really, $10 each? Meatloaf $24, I don't think so!"
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Barley & Rye's service was outstanding from the hostesses, to the waiter, to the many times we got to talk to the Chef. They are passionate about local, organic food, and we could not be more proud to have such a wonderful establishment as a part of our community. Although the menu is a bit pricey, it is worth it if you care about eating healthfully. We can't wait to bring out of town visitors and friends!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "My wife and stumbled upon this gem when our flight was delayed. I can't say enough about how this turned out to be the best restaurant we have found In a very long time. An eclectic wine list, craft beers and farm to table food that rivals anything you can find."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Food was excellent and Travis our waiter was very good and helpful in telling us about the food and wine. My salmon was good and my wives lamb also. The wine from Creekside Winery " Red" was good. Over all the evening was noteworthy."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Food was very good. I selected this restaurant for the farm to table environment which sure pleased a couple of our group!! One of our party was vegetarian & attempting to change food habits. The chef did a great job of providing good vegetarian choices but we were surprised there were not such standard choices on the menu. One of our party's steak special noted a lot of fat but the chef brought another one which was better. The starters were fun & excellent. Maybe watch the pepper amounts used - that was only other comment I heard? Our waiter was very nice & did a great job of caring for us!! Was rather interesting to watch cars being towed - not fault of yours. Thanks"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Our overall experience was very good. Service was a little slow but the food quality made up for that. Ordered the filet and it was prepared perfectly! We will return."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Had a group of eight and everything went perfectly. The server was amazing! In one sitting I had duck, rabbit, bass and bison. Never in a million years would I have thought I could have such a unique dinner in the Quad Cities. Definitely going back."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Everything is freshly made and from farm to table. I had read a number of reviews and some were critical, but we didn't find this the case. The Barley side dish was excellent and a real surprise. The Strip Steak was grass fed beef and very tender and cooked perfectly. We also had salmon and we've eaten many dishes of salmon but this was in the top two or three we've ever had in any restaurant. The Salmon dish had brussel spout leaves were crisp and not bitter. The waitress was very friendly but didn't know too much about the dishes except saying that's my favorite etc. etc. The Chef came by several times and filled us in on the menu and how it was made which was a very nice touch."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "This was my 6th time at Barley & Rye. Excellent as usual. Will be going back soonm"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Incredible food! Excellent service! Modern and trendy atmosphere. Definitely recommend to everyone regardless of food taste and diet preference."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We reserved a table for 4 on a Saturday night. The restaurant was crowded, and now I know why. The food is absolutely wonderful. Everything is fresh, procured from local farms and prepared by the Chef. He makes his own sausage, prosciutto, etc. My wife had the Filet, and I had the bone-in Pork Chop, which was about 2-inches thick and absolutely mouth-watering. The wait staff and bartender were terrific! The Bourbon, Scotch and beer selection are top-shelf. What a magnificent restaurant... Barley & Rye is in our Top 5 "Go To" restaurants in the QC. Outstanding!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The salmon was outstanding, the barley a welcome change for a side dish, the hamburger steak outstanding! To end it all the peanut butter cheesecake divine!"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Finding a new restaurant to try in the Quad Cities is like pulling hair. However, Barley and Rye outdid itself. From a selection of fine seafood dishes and steaks, to the very well prepared weekly burger, we were very impressed. The staff was spot on and extremely helpful. Their drink list was well put together and featured some very intriguing bourbons. I would recommend this to many friends!"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "My daughter and I went for dinner together and the food was excellent. I appreciate that it is a farm to table concept and everything is made right there. I also like that the portions were not too large."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Our first "Farm to Table" restaurant in the Quad-Cities. The food was wonderful but the prices were a bit high for the area and ambiance of the location. Definitely an "adults only" bistro--limited menu selections. The descriptions of the dishes on the menu were a bit cryptic --fortunately our server was able to explain just what "chicken" was--it was delicious. We may return for a special occasion dinner or to try some of their whiskey flights."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "My wife and I enjoyed discovering this restaurant in downtown West Moline. The food was well prepared, nicely presented and the service was appropriately attentive. The salad dressings were unique, seemed freshly made and the entrees were tasty. The sign hanging outside the restaurant advertises an upcoming wine dinner, so a revisit may be in order."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "My fiancé and I went for a Valentines day dinner and were throughly impressed. The food was phenomenal! Our waitress was very good as well. It is pretty pricey, so it will only be for special occasions but we will be back!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My wife and I ate at Barley and Rye for Valentine's Day. The food was outstanding. We had bacon wrapped stuffed dates for an appetizer, rib eye and short ribs for the main course. The potatoes au gratin were absolutely incredible."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Barley & Rye was everything we hoped for. Everything tasted fresh, made to perfection and excellent! If you are a foodie like us, watching foodnetwork shows and want to try what they show, this is the place! Finally, the QC has a local restaurant that is a step above the rest! They don't just say they are farm to table, they are!"
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Been there 5 times since it opened. Food has always been excellent and service outstanding. Love the farm to table concept."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "I loved the fact that most everything comes from local farms and businesses. Food and service were top notch. Only down side is it was a little expensive, but not so much it would break the bank. I would definitely go back and recommend it!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Few glitches to iron out however the concept and food is great!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "I have eaten farm to table to Boulder Colorado where it is the religion. Appetizers are large enough to share. We had the exceptional calamari and seared tuna. The soup was a sweet potato chorizo served in a jar which everyone enjoyed. We went with the grass fed ribeye which had wonderful flavor and was seared perfectly. Do note, like many restaurants they are cooked on the light side, medium rare might be what some people consider rare.. The pork chop was huge and flavorful. Décor was fun, with a delightful mural of downtown on the wall. Wines were reasonably priced and interesting draft beers. The only complaints were service, given Saturday night in a town where that is the only busy night (the shitake sauce was missing) and parking."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Service was excellent Food was great Recommend the barley as a side Salad just the Right size Bar selections good- beer,wine, and bourbon"
    Dined on 1/24/2014