Ruby's Oyster Bar and Bistro

Ruby's Oyster Bar and Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.rubysoysterbar.com/
  • Phone: 9149214166
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm; Brunch: 11:30am - 3:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, French
  • Executive Chef: Greg McDowell
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please inquire for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dining is available in the wine room for up to 40 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Manager 9149214166

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Elm Place
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public lots are located behind the restaurant and across the street.
A word from Ruby's Oyster Bar and Bistro
Ruby's is a brilliant gem in downtown Rye. It is chic, casual and comfortable. It charms guests with its varied menu, friendly and professional service, and its lively ambience. Ruby's stylish décor showcases an authentic zinc bar from Paris, beaded chandeliers and ruby red drapes. From its coffered ceiling and tasseled sconces down to its marble mosaic floor, no precious stone has been left unturned.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Ruby's Oyster Bar and Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
73 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (29)fit for foodies (24)good for groups (23)great for lunch (20)vibrant bar scene (19)hot spot (17)great for brunch (17)special occasion (13)great for outdoor dining (10)kid-friendly (10)romantic (6)notable wine list (5)late-night find (4)scenic view (1)Show More
  • The overall experience was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 11/8/2008
    The overall experience was nice. The only comment that we all had was that we felt rushed. Our German friend thought that it was really inappropriate to bring the check without us even asking for it. There is this fundamental difference in European and American dining where waiters bring you the bill without asking if you are actually done. We would have probably wanted dessert (as we indicated that we will think about it) and also might have had another round of drinks.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Noisy, but such good food.
    SailorboyVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2008
    Noisy, but such good food. New menu as of October, and the choices are many. Rubys has introduced smaller portions and a "half and half" ( soup and small plate ) for less than $15.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • This is one of my favorites.
    YummymealVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2008
    This is one of my favorites. The fish is always delicious (so is everything else!), drinks are terrific and the management and staff is ALWAYS accomodating warm and friendly. A meal at Ruby's is a real treat!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We live in Larchmont and went
    SushiLover
    Dined on 9/5/2008
    We live in Larchmont and went to Ruby's with my visiting parents. It was a nice, lively scene and everyone really enjoyed their food, including the fish special, the pistachio-crusted halibut and the chicken. Also, HIGHLY recommend the chocolate fondue, which was amazing. My mom, daughter and I shared it and there was barely a drop left. Only complaints: 1. I ordered the oysters and told our waitress I liked big, plump oysters. I ended up getting the smallest oysters any of us had ever scene. 2. Our waitress, while nice, somewhat ignored us...and our empty plates. All in all, a nice night out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • The appetizers were great.
    ChalapeteVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2008
    The appetizers were great. My husband and I both ordered the halibut for the entree. It was very dry, over cooked and a very small portion. It was not a good value for the money. We didn't enjoy at all. We won't be coming back. This was our first time here.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great oysters, interesting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/7/2008
    Great oysters, interesting menu, lively, crowded and more than a little noisy.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too noisey. Difficult to hear
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/7/2008
    Too noisey. Difficult to hear table conversations.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun and friendly neighborhood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/5/2008
    Fun and friendly neighborhood restaurant with a great luncheon menu that included a fabulous crab wrap with avocado and sprouts that was "to die for." The french fries ($6 bucks for a less than generous order) were nothing to write home about, but the oyster and wine selections more than made up for any lapse. The hostess and our server (wish I could remember his name, but think of a young Antonio Banderas) were professional, polite, knowledgeable, patient, and attentive despite the hustle and bustle of the lunchtime crowd. I'll definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our party of four was crammed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2008
    Our party of four was crammed at a small round table really meant for two persons.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The staff and food were execllent.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/7/2008
    The staff and food were execllent. It was easy to see why the place was crowded on a Monday Night. The staff did not rush us, we only ordered the main course and the speed with which it was delivered was astounding. Excellent presentation, hot and delicious! Thanks for having such a gem on your listing. Looking forward to going back for another occasion.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our waiter, I believe his
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 7/5/2008
    Our waiter, I believe his name was Adrian, was very knowledgable and made our experience very enjoyable. He has a great personality and should be commended for his hard work. The only diappointment was no Komomoto oysters. We will be back again soon! Kevin Hyatt
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I love the ambience at Ruby's
    SusieVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2008
    I love the ambience at Ruby's - it is always vibrant and fun. You can just tell that everyone there is having fun. And, what's great is that the food is a good as the ambience is fun. It's a great fun - I just wish it were a little closer to my home in Northern Westchester.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice place. very nice at lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/1/2008
    Nice place. very nice at lunch time on a summer day. Pricey for lunch. Could have a menu more tailored to lunch time. Would go there again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice menu selection as well
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/26/2008
    Nice menu selection as well as daily specials. Love the atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a very nice dinner.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/21/2008
    We had a very nice dinner. The food was good, as usual. The only drawback is the noise. The waiter was appropriately attentive, and when we had to send back a corked bottle of wine, he did everything right. We'll be back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ALWAYS GOOD WHEN LOOKING FOR
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/15/2008
    ALWAYS GOOD WHEN LOOKING FOR CASUAL DINING WITH GREAT MENU VARIETY. SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE NO MATTER HOW HUNGRY OR PARTICULAR
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our waitress dropped a glass
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/11/2008
    Our waitress dropped a glass of red wine on me and the glass shatterd all over me slicing open my thumb. Though she was very sorry and management was mortified they didnt take her off our table. Not wanting to have to deal with her incompetence for the rest of the evening we left before ordering dinner AND after I bled through 2 cloth napkins. FYI... they offered us free appitizers only!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • the waiter forgot our drinks.
    Delighted
    Dined on 6/2/2008
    the waiter forgot our drinks. I asked several times for the air conditioning to be made lower (it was too cold) there were huge windows open in the front, and although the manager eventually said she would make it warmer, she didn't. The eggs on the frisee salad came cold. Ugh! What happened to our neighborhood restaurant. When did it slide downhill. What a shame!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently good food. Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/30/2008
    Consistently good food. Great atmosphere and good service. Never feel rushed. Reasonable prices considering quality of food.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I took my wife there for her
    ScubabobVIP
    Dined on 5/20/2008
    I took my wife there for her birthday and she had a fabulous time. We ordered, and loved, the two tier raw bar and seared scallops. The oysters on the tier were succulent and the scallops were cooked perfectly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service was rushed and
    RainVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2008
    The service was rushed and rude. We were 2 women dining and did not get the same quality of service that the "couple" sitting next to us got. The waiter attempted to remove my friends wine glass before it was empty. When we were presented with the check, the waiter continued to bother us constantly to see if it had been settled yet. I had a full glass of wine left and was drinking it over conversation. The waiter came back at least 5 times to ask us if the check was ready yet. At his last attempt, he was so rude as to ask us if something was wrong with the bill. I live in the neighborhood of this restaurant and have vowed never to return. The food was fair, at best.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had an 8:30pm reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/10/2008
    We had an 8:30pm reservation and were not seated until 9:20pm. Clearly the restaurant is overbooking itself. We also had a vegetarian in our party. She was very specific about what she wanted to eat. When the food arrived, it was a pile of steamed vegetables with no appeal. She ordered spinach, mashed potatoes and mushrooms. None of these items were on her plate. Our waiter also seemed as if he checked out before we were even seated. Overall, these issues, espeacially the late seating without even an offer of 1 glass of wine, tainted the evening. We are also regulars at the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very reliable and enjoyable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/10/2008
    Very reliable and enjoyable bistro atmosphere and fare. The menu has options to please everyone, service is generally quick and efficient without being intrusive, and the scene is lively and fun.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was perfect. We
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/10/2008
    The food was perfect. We haven't been in awhile and had totally forgotten how great the food is.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • not a proper french bistro...
    Milene
    Dined on 5/10/2008
    not a proper french bistro... thogh very popular. frisse lardon: not lardons! eggs overcooked. salad not well dressed (no rendered bacon in dressing) omellete: over- cheesed. to much grease. why not with goat chesse instead? wine: white bordeaux was not indeed white bordeaux. when questione, they said "sorry" menu: some french items (moules maison, omellete, frisee lardon) but basically the menu is an improvement on TGIF. be french without apl;ogy or quit trying- that cuisine does not work in moderation i blame the kitchen. plenty of customers dis-agree with me i'm sure but doesnt deserve name bistro.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was good. If they
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/3/2008
    The food was good. If they could do something about the noise, it would be a terrific experience.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • love it... but I requested
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    love it... but I requested a table in the front dining area which we didnt get... when i asked the host about it he had a really bad attitude.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent reliable bistro
    SailorboyVIP
    Dined on 4/23/2008
    Excellent reliable bistro food, outstanding menu choices, top quality and well prepared. Their specials are always good
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mussels were incredible, as
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/18/2008
    Mussels were incredible, as was the swordfish salad (though it may have been a special, I cannot recall). The atmosphere is laid-back and fun--certainly not formal or stuffy in any way. Relatively attractive crowd. The only negative element of my dining experience was the jerk sitting at the table next to me -- obviously not a fault of Ruby's! Wonderful place overall; would re-visit, perhaps frequently.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food is consistently very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/12/2008
    The food is consistently very good; the special of soft-shell crabs in pistachio crust was particularly delicious. One drawback was the noise level, especially since the tables are cheek-by-jowl, and the group next to us was having an especially loud reunion party. The service was uneven; I think the restaurant is a bit understaffed, because our waiter was enthusiastic but appeared really harried. The wine list is good, but we didn't get our bottle until after the appetizer had been served because they "had to bring it up from a special bin in the basement".
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overall it was very good -
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/12/2008
    Overall it was very good - our only complaint was that it was at times very loud in the small room in the back (there is nothing much the restaurant can do about this though).
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • two levels-ate upstairs enjoyed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/12/2008
    two levels-ate upstairs enjoyed the privacy till it filled up (was too noisy due to acoustics-mentioned it upon leaving and was told that they were taking care of it with the coming week) Service was very attentive; Portion size was good; great wine list;delicious onion soup;would certainly go back; when we left the bar was packed; fun place
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quick and attentive service.
    GoodDine
    Dined on 3/31/2008
    Quick and attentive service. Food was brought promptly and with correct service. Raw seafood was fresh and prepared well. Entre's were cleanly presented and full of flavor. Great dinner experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate