I love the relaxed feel of
I love the relaxed feel of this place - dark, small and cozy – like a comfortable living room. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The RT Oysters on the half shell were excellent and what a deal. Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable
2/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our server was knowledgeable
Our server was knowledgeable and friendly and gave us great service without being intrusive. The food was great and it is a comfortable place to spend a couple hours. We will definitely be back.
2/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
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Restaurant week deal was a good value. Regular menu pricing is a bit steep for the quantity served. More bread offered would have been nice. Great beer and drink selection.
Service was marginal, a little more practice, polish and customer friendly attitude with proper meal delivery coordination desired and to be expected. Had to ask for a spoon for an ice cream desert.
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic food, great atmosphere,
Fantastic food, great atmosphere, and a great find! Next time we are in the area we will definitely stop by.
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was extraordinary!!
The food was extraordinary!! The neighborhoor restaurants had better up their game if they plan to compete!!
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
I had a terrific brunch at
I had a terrific brunch at Rye and Thyme. The eggs benedict and sides were delicious, the Bloody Mary was delicious and the jazz pianist and singer were a fun and enjoyable surprise. The staff was also very friendly. We all had a great time. What a gem for Leominster!
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was great. Loved the
Food was great. Loved the drinks and the appetizers. Desserts were an epic fail tho'. Young waitstaff but they kept up pretty well. Overall, we enjoyed our dinner with friends there.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
I found the main dining room
I found the main dining room quite noisy when all the tables were filled. The food was very good and the prices extremely reasonable. The wait staff was wonderfull - cannot find enough words to rave about them. Will be going back
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food and the service were
The food and the service were excellent! The menu has a great variety with something for every diner. Even the dishes that were comfort food were not heavy. We would definitely return if passing through Leominster again.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Oysters, beer and contentment...
We booked a reservation for two at the bar on a Friday night and were pleased to get a seat at the bar when we arrived. Our bartender was courteous and offered us menus for drinks, beer and wine right away. We each ordered a specialty drink and enjoyed them at the start. The main reason that we went was for the oyster bar-$1/$2 per oyster-we ordered 2 dozen! They were fabulous! We also ordered a fish and chips dinner to start, the batter was light, the skinny fries perfect and the coleslaw was a creamy recipe, slightly different than the norm, but yummy just the same. We then ordered a beer to accompany our meal and our other bartender was very knowledgable and helpful as we made our selection. We were very full and content!
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Really nice place with great
Really nice place with great food ... awesome selection of beer ... and excellent service!
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Suffice it to say that I had enjoyed lunch with a friend at R&T that afternoon and returned for a family dinner that evening. I love R&T and have never been disappointed!
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Must Go To And See For Yourselves
This was my first time to the Rye & Thyme. And boy did it leave a lasting impression. We arrived early for our 7:30 reservation, sat at the bar and had some cherrystones and shrimp cocktail from the raw bar.
Service was great, food was even better. I cant wait to go back.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
warm friendly service at oyster
warm friendly service at oyster bar & table. great selection of specialty cocktails/spirits to sample. extensive selection of choices for the brew connosieur (both on-tap and bottled); gourmet comfort food and sides. will definitely return to try more selections of food & drink...
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Night out with NO KIDS
A night out with friends & NO KIDS! We had a scrumptious meal at Rye & Thyme, all four of us ordered different meals and were very impressed with the portion size, presentation and taste. The ambiance was fun but romantic. We would all go back, it was a very relaxing experience. The drink menu was very extensive the only problem was that it TOOK a VERY LONG time to get the drinks, however it was very busy. The community needs more upscale dinning like Rye & Thyme!
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went there as a recommendation
We went there as a recommendation of our son and his fiance. The food was good; the appetizer was a little much- duck pate wtih potatoe skins. It was a heavy appetizer. Overall, the drinks and food were very good- the waitress was a little dry. We would reccommend to family and friends and we are eagerly waiting to return.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
much better than the monument
much better than the monument grille which used to be there... it's sort of like "english pub" meets american fare...
We all ordered the fish and chips - it was a huge piece of fish, but the breading was overwhelming... Dad was impressed with the amount of craft beers, some from far away too. wait staff was very very good.
the oysters on the half shell were very fresh, and the angry Ceasar Salad was very good, but they should have mentioned about the actual anchovies... they do add a nice flavor, but don't need them there looking at me lol
all in all, it's maybe the nicest place to eat in Leominster. I still like the salads at Christina's better, so, I'd say it's about a tie with them :-)
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Ambience nice, good wine list,
Ambience nice, good wine list, bread & oil very yummy. Went with comfort food (chicken pot pie) and not dissapointed. Wait staff excellent. I will be back!
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cute and Cozy
The food was excellent. Our waitress was very experienced and attentive. First time there for me and my wife and it was a great experience.
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Separate dining areas and
Separate dining areas and bar area make this place suitable for a variety of occasions. Lovely decor. Excellent service. Was not rushed at all. Great food.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
met up with family and it
met up with family and it was a perfect place to meet and enjoy company, have good food and drink. Will probably stop back again!
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
R&T Keeps on Delivering!
This replacement for Monument Grill continues to exceed all my expectations! The food, staff, and overall experience is very good and consistently delivers a great dining experience.
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Special Birthday Dinner
I took my wife to Rye & Thyme for her birthday (we're low-key, did not tell the staff). We chose it because of its ambience (dark wood, exposed brick walls, cloth napkins), extensive list of draught beers, and its selection of great appetizers and entrees. We had a wonderful evening, with all of our food being excellent. Service was at first a bit slow due to two big groups seated just before us, but we got our drinks, bread and oil, and water served pretty quickly and orders taken. Once the staff was caught up on the groups, service was very smooth. We had been to Rye & Thyme once before with friends just after they discovered it. We have added it to our list of restaurants at which to have an all-around higher quality dining experience.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
my family enjoys the rye and thyme a lot .the food is very good ,the only suggest I have is it needs to offer better veggies,
with a dinner meal
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Definitely Going Back
This was the first time trying this restaurant and I was very, very pleased. Great menu. Great specialty drinks. The food was excellent. The setting was lovely. The server was also very helpful, checked in on us regularly, but never breathed down our necks like some places can. We were able to enjoy our dinner. I'm definitely going back.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
The friendliness of receptionist,
The friendliness of receptionist, and the waiter was great. The manager came by to check on us, great service. The Steak Tips meal was very appetizing and tasty. The only issue would be no buns available for brunch sees odd. Our waiter was efficient and friendly. Prices were a bit high overall.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great overall experience. Fresh Ingredients, great service, over cooked my buyer a little bit but other than that it was awesome and a must for a leominster resident.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
3rd visit. Great every time!
This was the third time I ate at Rye & Thyme. The service has been polite and attentive every time. Food is really good and very good drink selection.
6/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Meet and greet!
Went there to meet new friends and had a lovely dinner. We went downstairs
For entertainment after dinner and the young man on guitar was awesome!
We also ran into old friends who stopped in for a nightcap. Our server from upstairs
Appeared after her shift and brought our table after dinner
Cordials. Great place!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We came here on the recommendation
We came here on the recommendation of my son. It is near our home and we use to love the restaurant that was here before. We brought another couple and we all had great food. The service was good. They didn't bug us to go, we could stay as long as we liked. I would go back
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great atmosphere.
Great food, great atmosphere. I've recently become vegetarian & there wasn't much I could eat on the menu, so that was the only bummer.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unique dinning experience
The cuisine was the best we have experienced in a long time. The chefs ability to combine unique flavors into th meal was truly outstanding, like nothing I have experienced before.
The wait staff were all friendly, personable and knowledgable about the cuisine and the outstanding and unique beer selection.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
boys night out
I took my father and brother out to rye & thyme for a long awaited boys night out. The ambience was very nice the beer list was outstanding though a little pricey but with the amount of micro brews on it I completely understand that. The waiter read the tables situation and realized he would not have to ask how everything is going every 5 minutes so it allowed us to talk. The food was outstanding. I can't remember having a better meal in a long time. The menu itself is a little limited but what they do is very very tasty. Overall it was a great experience. Price puts it out of my range for more than special occasions but I look forward to going back.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went with a friend and had the calamari for an appetizer which was very good and I had the grilled tuna for dinner and it was excellent...cooked just right. Fish and Chips for friend and they also thought it was very good! Service was very good, waiter in training...attentive. Would go back again.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love this place! The food is always perfect. Great wine list. Love the ambience! We always try something new and we are never disappointed.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Classy Dining in Leominster
Rye and Thyme is in the heart of downtown Leominster taking over the old Monument Grill location. They have kept much of the classy atmosphere from Monument while bringing the place to a more casual diner.
The food we had was very good, some of the elements could have been toned down a bit but overall we were very happy with all our choices. The bar menu is excellent with good coverage across the board. The prices are reasonable and the portions are definitely enough for two meals.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
grilled scallops were good
Met a friend for lunch. Had the garden salad with grilled scallops which was very good except that the tomatoes were not so great considering it's an abundant item this time of the year and the coffe wasn't hot. Otherwise was great and would definitely do again.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Rye and Thyme Rocks
We have been to the Rye & Thyme several times and it has never disappointed us. It is relaxing and the service has always been great.
The food is good and though the menu is somewhat limited they have pizza, burgers and fancy entree's so they hit whatever mood you're in. Nice choices in appetizers too.
An enjoyable place to have dinner.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great find in Leominster...
Had a great dinner and evening at Rye & Thyme in Leominster. Looked inviting to sit outside, but too chilly. Delicious meal, interesting wine/beer list and attentive service. I highly recommend R&T. Easy parking.
9/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great wine list. Fish and chips were delicious! Chicken pot pie was ok, probably wouldn't get it again.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've been here a few times
We've been here a few times before. We visited this time to check out the last day of their brewfest that featured stouts and porters. Servers came to the table offering samples of featured stouts and porters. Being Sunday brunch, there was live music -- an enjoyable blues singer/guitar player. On to the food -- we started with a sampling of the oysters and seared tuna appetizer. There were three different offerings available so we chose a half dozen of each (nitpick -- we were charged at 1/2 dozen price even though we ordered 18 total). Everything was fresh and tasty. For entrees I had chicken & waffles. I forgot what my companions had. The chicken and waffles were great -- both crispy and golden brown. Chicken was tender and juicy.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great date night
My husband and I headed to Rye and Thyme after a neighbor recommended it... It has a great atmosphere, a great selection of beers and the food was great! We had oysters and a bacon appetizer which was outstanding and I had the steak and fries and my husband had the short ribs. We both loved our choices and very thing was cooked perfectly.
The waiter was attentive and friendly and let us sit after the meal cleared to chat. There's a bar area with tvs to watch sports but its not too loud or distracting if you want a good date night!
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Would've been Outstanding but......
........ unfortunately our server was less than good. I am giving our server the benefit of the doubt - maybe they had a bad day/night. I will go back because the food was great and I really liked the building and how it had been transformed into Rye and Thyme.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great atmosphere, food, and beer
This place is great for a couples night out. The food is tremendous and the beer list is out of this world.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good service, inconsistent food...
I ordered the Osso Bucco, and it tasted like it came out of a crockpot. Chewy, with little flavor. The mashed sweet potatoes were ice cold, as if the came right from the fridge. Overall. My meal was barely edible. My husband ordered the blackened steak, however, and it was fantastic.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
The overall experience was pretty good. Food was excellent and so was the serving proportions. Our waiter was always available and did a great job making sure we were all set. Only down side to the experience was that if you wanted a foreign beer there was only domestic to choose from. Overall, I would recommend a trip to Rye and Thyme. Also, the parking was abundant and easily accessible.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had the "Slab of Bacon" appetizer and the Beef & Ale entree, both were delicious. Also, the downstairs bar is great for live bands.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
exploring all the niche restaurants
This was the last of the niche restaurants for myself and my husband to try and it was excellent. Terrific food.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great quality food and service
The Rye and Thyme is a pleasure to have in the town of Leominster. The style and personality of the Rye and Thyme is a perfect fit for down town Leominster. The level of service and the quality of the food is outstanding. I've been there many times and have had a great experience each time! The food is full of flavor and plated very well. You can't get better oysters that are fresh and tasty for only one dollar. The entire team at the Rye and Thyme seems genuine and passionate about creating a great dinning experience for all to enjoy. The food is great and the price is wallet friendly for such high quality!!!Keep up the great work and thanks for giving us a taste of Boston right here in Leominster!!!!
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Absolute gem in the heart
Absolute gem in the heart of a small city. What a really nice surprise! Great beer, whisky, oysters, and food.
12/8/2013 4:00:00 PM