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Rye Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ryeonmarket.com
  • Email: office@ryeonmarket.com
  • Phone: (502) 749-6200
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: William Tyler Morris
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We specialize in off-site catering. From intimate dinner parties to a pig roast for all your friends and family, our team will be thrilled to pull off any party you can imagine.
  • Private Party Facilities: The upstairs event space at RYE offers an intimate venue for a variety of events
  • Private Party Contact: Erin Macdonald (502) 749-6200

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Campbell Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Additional parking available on Campbell and Market St.
A word from Rye
At RYE, we believe food should be approachable yet challenging. Something that pushes the senses and comforts the soul. Founded on the conviction that our most valued social experiences are created around food
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Diner Reviews
  • "We heard L-ville had a great food scene. Rye was a fine example of that. Our server was charming; made very good recommendations. Layers of flavor gave the dishes depth that left us talking through Sunday. We love the oysters. We get spoiled by fresh Wellfleets in summer so we're often disappointed by oysters we find inland; these were distinct and flavorful. The cocktail list was awesome;"The King of Carrot Flowers" was interesting and delicious w/o being fruity. Before reserving at Rye I'd read reviews proclaiming "overpriced." We had 4 small plates, 2 rounds of drinks--incl. 2 artisan cocktails. Along w/ the ambience I felt it was worth every $. Thanks, this dining experience enhanced our visit to your great city."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The menu and drinks list looked good on the website. The execution was even better than expected. They also had a well done, if compact, wine list. I think we ordered everything off of the menu except for one of the oysters and they were all winners. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "My boyfriend & I had a great time at Rye! We didn't eat anything so I can't judge the food (it made me rate it in order to submit this form), but the food going to other tables looked good. We went here around 10pm on a Friday evening for a night-cap and it was incredibly busy! Our server was really attentive and knowledgable on their cocktail list and steered us in the right direction each round. I'd definitely go back and recommend to a friend."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Outstanding in every respect. A must if you are in Louisville."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Outstanding service. Beautiful decor. Incredible delicious food. I have an egg allergy and they handled it perfectly."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "This place is a wonderful, warm, rustic-yet-contemporary find in NuLu that is worth a visit. The food is very interesting and delicious. The cocktails are fabulous (hat's off to the bartender's creativity). And the service is fantastic . . .that great blend of available, helpful and knowledgeable, and they just appeared when we needed them. We would HIGHLY recommend this location to anyone looking for a special experience in Louisville."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We were looking for a resturant similar to one in our hometown of Milwaukee. We wanted craft cocktails and plates to share. This did meet our expectations and beyond. With creative drink and food menu it was fun to order and try some new things. If we did live here I could definately see this being a go to place on the regular ."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "My husband and I really liked his entrée but were very disappointed with mine."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Rye has become our go-to location for celebrating special occasions. The ever changing menu and the fresh, locally sourced ingredients are a great baseline for the kitchen, whose true love for the essence of the food shines thru, to build upon. In the rare-air that is the highly competitive and innovative Louisville restaurant scene, Rye is at the top of our list."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "You will want to make a reservation, for Rye, soon, because it is small and so very good. Service was great; friendly, not rushed, timed perfectly. We shared everything, on the 502 Restaurant Week menu, and everything was incredible. The Beet Entree may have been my favorite. I wish I could include a picture, because it was beautiful, as well as delicious. But everything was so good, it is hard to pick a favorite. I can't wait to go back and try as many of their menu items, as I can. The bar was very nice, too, so get there early and have a cocktail, before dinner."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "My wife ordered the salmon...which came out seared to perfection. On the outside. The inside medium rare. It looked like sushi grade. She stopped eating it at that point, less than half eaten. When we flagged the floor manager down, he said ok and took it away. It was the last time we saw him. Nothing was ever brought back out. We had to flag our server down several minutes later. She said, "it was my fault, I should have told you that's how we cook it!" No I'm sorry, no replacement fish! Nothing! She then asked if we wanted dessert. We said no, and got a bill. A full bill for a dish she did not eat due to being undercooked. Like I said we never saw the manager again. I wouldn't recommend. It's too bad. We had heard such good things."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Appetizers: oysters: B-, Cheese Plate A+++ Main Course: My sweety had the Bone-In Berkshire Pork: little fatty for her tastes, I had the scallops: gritty but cooked perfectly and very creamy texture . Side Dishes: good-great I thought the Scallop dish should have been discounted being priced at $30 but whatever. Total cost of a meal for 2, 1-cocktail, 2 appetizers, 2-main dishes, 3-side dishes was $145. Should have been around a $95 dollar meal. Also the servers were wearing simple street clothes and should have been a little more professional looking at the price of the food and the lack of elegant decorations. I thought it was a tad over priced for the quality of food and experience. Camdon Scott American Idol Semi-Finalist"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had a great time and the food was great! It was a little expensive for us to have on a regular basis, but we'll defiantly be back at the bar for a casual drink."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The service was great. The food looked great on the menu. In reality, however, the food was overwhelmingly bland and couldn't quite come together. Manhattans are good, but on the sweeter than I like side. Overall, I was slightly disappointed after having read all the positive reviews."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My husband and I recently went to Rye for our anniversary dinner. The food was superb and the service was great as well! We started with the cheese board, which was really fun and delicious. 4 different cheeses, paired with crostini, grapes, homemade chutney, etc. Wonderful! We also both thoroughly enjoyed our entrees--butternut squash agnolotti and thai shrimp and grits. We appreciated their seasonal offerings. The only negative aspect of the evening was that the atmosphere was a bit loud, mostly because the tables are situated so close together. At some points, we had to shout to hear each other. But that would not stop us from going back to Rye in the future!"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "The food was great. The menu was limited, but that's ok. I like not having to flip through pages on a menu. It took quite awhile for our food to arrive. It was about an hour from order to table. They apologized and offered a free dessert. That made up for it. I appreciated that."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Rye has firmly established itself as one of Louisville's best. It's menu is new every day so everything is a "special" and each dish is treated as one. Our server was knowledgeable on how each item was prepared and made or dining experience sooo enjoyable. We were a party of two but shared each dish we ordered. The ambiance is perfect for about any occasion, be it a romantic dinner or a business gathering. With the kitchen part of the dining room, the decor responds perfectly to its historic setting but does so on contemporary terms. It is just so very cool."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "High food and beverage quality, along with casual, knowledgeable staff. Very creative ingredients, new menu daily. So good I can't complete a sentence."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "I had a great meal bisque and fish were delish. My husband enjoyed oysters but steak was over cooked for him. He likes rare but said flavor good. Wine list was limited for reds but they have great cocktail menu. Service was great except hipster waiter had a duck dynasty beard . I prefer a clean cut server. Overall very pleased and will return."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Spent New Year's Eve here with another couple and made a reservation for a couple of hours to ring in the new year right. We have been here a couple times before and everything has been great. As time came to ring in the new year, our table was the only one left in the dining room. The collective thought was, " where is everyone?". Other than the echoey atmosphere, food was great, as always."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Made a reservation for 7:45pm on a Saturday evening but was not seated until around 8:35. The restaurant more than made up for it with drinks, delicious dessert and great food & service in between. Our dining experience was great and turned out to be worth the wait. I would definitely eat here again."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "You get it all here...great food, drinks, and service. The menu is short and sweet. Perfect a few menu items, instead of doing many things adequately. I will be back soon."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "My husband I went to Rye for date night. The atmosphere was energetic, yet elegant and the food was extremely fresh. Our server was outstanding and very knowledgeable about the menu. We will returning to Rye on many more date nights."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Was very impressed with my experience at Rye on Market. The menu was unique, creative and cutting edge. My guest ordered octopus, which I wouldn't have had the courage to do. It was amazing and something we had fun telling our friends about. Great place for special occasions and impressing that special someone. The wine list was short but that was fine with me. We tried a couple of new vintages and liked them both. The atmosphere was trendy and cozy, but a little on the loud side as a couple of larger groups got pretty jovial. But, overall I would highly recommend Rye."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Ambiance and staff were great--it's like fine dining for hipsters. Drink menu was fantastic. Good was very good, but not outstanding. Overall it's a great date spot, and I'll def be giving it another chance very soon."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "We will drive almost an hour to eat at Ryes. The menu, the drinks, the waiters, the food, etc. all are great!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "The food and drinks were great. The service was excellent. The portions were a bit small for some people in our group so next time we will order some extra side dishes. We will go back for sure."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "I want to start by saying I am normally a big fan of Rye. Previous meals have been incredibly but this last Friday night they completely missed the mark. Appetizers were just okay, meals came out cold and the sides (which are usually my favorite) lacked flavor, texture and imagination. Suggestion, bring back the brussel sprouts and REALLY roast the cauliflower. I will give it another chance and am hoping this was just an off night for them"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Our food was wonderful, the service excellent. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "All four of us had excellent dishes. The steak was cooked perfectly as well as the salmon. Most salads are ordinary but their Red Quinoa salad was delicious."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "If you enjoy great cocktails and an ever changing menu based on the availability of locally grown food, you must try Rye! It is a gem in the NULU district!"
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Recently we stopped into rye for a dinner. The ambience was great. The food was fantastic. The brussels sprouts were to die for!!! Overall, definitely worth a try!"
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "I went out to Rye with a friend of mine that likes to try new places. We were so happy we chose Rye! We ordered some appetizers, small plates, and some sides and were pleasantly surprised with how much food we were served. It was a great experience and the food was to die for. We will definitely be going back."
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "This place is a gem! Not knowing a ton about bourbon we told the bartenders to just make us drinks and they were deliscious! The open kitchen is fun to watch, but the food was fantastic. Server was knowledgable & friendly, I liked how they got to wear their own clothes instead of a uniform, makes the place feel more down to earth. We will definetly be going back, especially after the patio opens again!"
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Delicious dishes with a cornucopia of explosive flavors...and always mutating, with varied selections that always seem to differ from the previous visit! For some of the best food in the city, this place delivers, but service-oriented patrons beware! The staff seems more concerned with their latest Facebook postings than on delivering a customer-centric experience (think flannel-wearing-twenty-something with an indifferent attitude). Worth the trade-off, in my opinion!"
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "The food was great. The beer list is craft in cans, which is fine, but the prices were more than I wanted to pay for what I'd get, so I opted to try one of their signature mixed drinks for a couple dollars more. I forget the name, but it had Bulleit and was garnished with orange peel and candied ginger. Mixed drinks are usually not my thing, but it was good if a little bitter (orange peel I think). The Brussels sprouts were amazing. The salmon dish was cooked perfectly and was a decent portion. Wish I'd had enough room for dessert. With one drink each, an appetizer, a couple shared sides and two entrees, a meal for two came to a little over $100 +tip. A little pricy for me but worth it. Service was exceptional."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "If you want a white-tablecloth experience, this isn't the restaurant for you. But if you want good food, and think it's fine that the servers wear jeans, then try Rye. Hubby had salmon, which was cooked perfectly. I had the duck leg confit. I'm a sucker for a good duck and it's hard to come by. This was yummy and I especially liked the heirloom carrots and baby turnips with it. Dessert was the "Fat Elvis" which the hubby likened to a de-constructed Butterfinger bar. Add some salted caramel powder and macerated bananas, and that's probably accurate. I don't think I'd choose Rye for an occasion where ambiance is important. A great choice for a fine dining/casual atmosphere evening, though."
    Dined on 11/26/2013
  • "My wife and I had been wanting to try Rye for a while. First let me say the food was outstanding. I guess we just aren't the "hipster foodies" we thought we were. First, the menu is limited with fewer than 10 entree's to select from and they are all quite unusual, especially with the listed ingredients. We didn't know exactly what some things were. This can be a good thing if you are into trying new things, but made ordering a little difficult. Second, the prices seemed a bit high, compared to other Louisville restaurants that we have really enjoyed and we think are of comparable "foodie" quality. I thought the cocktail prices were particularly high. I am sure we will try Rye again, after we have tried a few other places first."
    Dined on 11/21/2013
  • "First off - Pork belly small plate - it was fantastic. My wife and I went for dinner on a Saturday night. Place seemed steady but we had reservations so we didn't have to wait for a table. Drink menu was good. Food menu was equally good. It is not an extensive menu filled with a lot of puff and fancy food lingo. The menu hits the basics, it has some small plates, entrees that hit various proteins and some nice vegetable sides. I had salmon and it was delicious. My wife had the beef and thought it equally good. We didn't have room for dessert so we bought beers for the beards. You'll know what it means when you go enjoy your next dinner."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "Louisville, a top ten foodie town (Ville?!) has so many great restaurants it is hard to do them all. Especially when you become enamored with one, as we have with Rye. Always exceptional, even in da 'Ville. Try it....."
    Dined on 11/8/2013