Rye
Rye

Rye

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ryekc.com/
  • Phone: (913) 642-5800
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 10:30am - 2:30pm
    Lunch: Monday - Friday 11am-2:30pm
    Mid-Day Menu: Monday - Friday 2:30pm-5pm
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday From 5pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Colby & Megan Garrelts
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Our event coordinator Susan Kane will work closely with you to tailor an event according to your dining preferences and our seasonal menu selections. Rye has several menu formats available for private events ranging from our hors d’ oeuvres selections and sit-down or buffet style menus. Rye has many choices for beverage selections including our complete wine list, beer, and specialty cocktails. Our staff at Rye is dedicated to assisting our clients in their private dining needs.

    When requesting more information please email the following details to Susan Kane, at susan@ryekc.com, so that we may better serve your private dining requests:

    Name
    Telephone Number
    Date of Desired Event
    Estimated Number of Guests
    Reason for the Event
  • Private Party Contact: Susan Kane 913-642-5800x
  • Special Events: We regularly have special dinners featuring everything from beer and whiskey to our favorite farmers. The details are on our website at www.ryekc.com or on our facebook page, www.facebook.com/ryeks.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mission Road
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: The parking lot at Mission Farms is available to our guests and has plenty of handicap spaces at our front entrance.
A word from Rye
Rye, a restaurant celebrating Midwestern recipes, traditions, and culture using local Kansas & Missouri flavors and farmers. Rye restaurant in Leawood, Kansas, just south of Kansas City, will celebrate the Midwestern foods that chefs Megan and Colby Garrelts grew up eating. Both of these chefs are proud to be from the Midwest and Rye gives them the opportunity to showcase dishes that they have enjoyed with several generations of their families. They will pay homage to those heritage dishes that the Midwest is known for succulent smoked pork chops, aged steaks, baby back ribs, fried chicken, vegetables just off the stove, Parker House rolls, freshly made seasonal pies, fruit cobblers, and ice box cakes to name a few. Their food at Rye will take traditional dishes and give them a chef’s point of view, while preserving the important heritage of the dish. Chefs Megan and Colby will use fresh, locally-sourced ingredients and products including produce from their family farm.
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Rye reviews from OpenTable diners
289 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (207)neighborhood gem (158)special occasion (113)good for groups (100)great for outdoor dining (97)great for lunch (92)great for brunch (88)hot spot (66)romantic (49)notable wine list (46)vibrant bar scene (34)kid-friendly (30)scenic view (15)late-night find (11)Show More
  • 3rd time that I was disappointed
    ContractorVIP
    Dined on 11/25/2014
    This place has dropped from great to below average again my reservation was sewed up by them my last visit for sure
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • RYE
    BERGRVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    We enjoyed the atmosphere, the service & the food during Saturday brunch. The grits are to die for, the pancakes & the omelets can't be any better! Can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ERBT
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    We had a great lunch. My only complaint is that the fried chicken meal was a bit skimpy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    DEDBVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    We've been here a couple of times and service is great...food is very good. Convenient location for us...so that's always good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An evening at Rye
    PMac
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    We went to Rye for dinner the evening of November 20, 2014. It was our first visit. We had a reservation for 6:30 and were immediately seated. Our server was prompt and courteous, handling our drink and appetizer orders with ease. The whipped goat cheese and sourdough toast were delightful. I'm often turned off by restaurant bread offerings (I make nearly all of our own bread, including sourdough), so to find Rye's offering to be so tasty was a pleasant surprise. My wife opted for the Bibb Lettuce Salad featuring blue cheese, bacon, and walnuts, which she thoroughly enjoyed. She found the flavors to be well-balanced and harmonious. It being a cold evening, I selected the Roasted Butternut Squash soup, which was silky smooth, rich, and just slightly sweet. Very good! For the entree, my wife ordered the Shrimp and Grits. While she found it to be thoroughly enjoyable (none was left to take home), she said that she would have enjoyed a creamier texture in the grits. I suspect that the now-defunct Uncle Bubba's Oyster House in Savannah probably set the bar for her estimation of the dish. The shrimp, however, were remarkable; perfectly seasoned and topped with pulled pork. Definitely a twist on the usual presentation. I selected the Smoked Berkshire Pork Shank for my entree. It was everything you could ask for; moist, smoky, succulent. And very big, too. About half of it went home for later consumption. The slightly bitter greens played very nicely against the richness of the grits. Our server consistently checked on us just a few seconds before we would have started looking for her. She obviously was keeping an eye on things without being intrusive. If we had questions, she had answers. If we needed something, she anticipated it. Noise levels were moderately high. There are a lot of hard surfaces, so the buzz of a happy crowd tends to be amplified. It was a good kind of noise though; the kind that people make when they are having a good time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    Bldrgirl
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    We celebrated a friend's birthday on a Monday evening and were pleasantly surprised to learn it was Steak Night. All of us enjoyed the hanger steak and it was fantastico. We sat near the chefs table so there was lots of action- a fun, vibrant scene. Thanks Rye for another great evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The food and service were both very good. The place was very noisy to the point it was difficult to talk. The place was packed and therefore it was a little difficult to move through the furniture and waite staff.I would go back but look for some off hours perhaps during the week. This is what I would recommend to others should they ask. BTW I had the Chicken and Dumplings and they were great - The Dumpling reminded me of those my Mom called slick dumplings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The noise level was energetic. Too noisy.
    captjps
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We arrived early for our reservation at 5:30 PM and the place was "abuzz". The chicken was very good but the shrimp and grits was too spicy. The service was excellent. This is a popular spot but the noise level would keep me from returning.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 'Home away from Home'
    peggyVIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    My family loves Rye. Its just around the corner in our quaint neighborhood of Leawood, so there's no travel time or delay until we can savor the flavors of their food. The cozy, comfort style fits w/how we enjoy eating but their dishes are more creative than mine so its a nice break for me! I believe they hire intelligent and experienced staff because the service is top notch. They go out of their way to explain and seem genuinely friendly & happy to make the experience a delightful one. One of a kind d drink concoctions are a nice alternative if we stray from our usuals and the desserts are quite a delicious treat, too.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great locally owned restaurant.
    CowboyLogicVIP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Food and service were great. The char grill on the really thick filet gave it a great flavor not typical in most restaurants. Definitely worth hitting when your in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    I had a great time at Rye. Food came out fast and it was really good. I ordered steak and the price is worth it because of how much food you get with the dish. The environment was really cozy and warm, We went for my mom't birthday and she loved it. It was a little too loud but it was because the place was full. The waitress was good, asked us for more water a couple of times (which is enough), asked us if we wanted dessert and coffee after that. I would have liked to see a smile in her face at least once and I did feel a little rushed at the end but overall she did a great job.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service. Chopped salad so so
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Will try the infamous fried chicken next time. The chopped salad I would not recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rye's the Best
    Cropman49
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    This is a fantastic restaurant in a great neighborhood, the food is exceptional, service is always fantastic, we are lucky to live so close.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best brunch in Leawood
    Laurenga
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Rye has a killer brunch menu. The food and service were great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Brunch
    foodie
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Rye was the perfect place for my family to celebrate my husband and grandsons birthday. The food was as delicious as home cooking. We all ordered something different and enjoyed every bite!!! The home fries are out of this world DELISH!!! The atmosphere is rustic and yet upscale. Very inviting! The service was very good, she was attentive but not hovering. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Newly moving into the area, its difficult sometimes finding great food in the suburbs. Went to Rye on Friday and was not disappointed. Once you get past the construction taking place around the restaurant, what you find inside is a warm, inviting atmosphere that serves delicious and flavorful comfort food. I had the dry aged ribeye and my wife had the double cut pork chop from the steak reserve menu. Talk about great cuts of meat. Both were perfectly cooked, juicy, and are highly recommended. My wife and I were not disappointed with the food, drinks or service. The place is friendly and has an upbeat vibe without being pretentious. We will definitely be back once we relocate to the area in December.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    This was our first visit and the food and service were really great. I had the Shrimp and Grits, my wife had the burger and my daughter had the ribs. I had a taste of both of theirs and I was extremely impressed. I think you should bottle and sell that barbq sauce. I don't normally use sauce and I am not normally a fan of any "Carolina" style sauces but yours is very, very good. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great local farm fresh food
    Mike
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    We came to celebrate an anniversary- not a super dressy one, we just wanted a great meal in a new place we hadn't been. Dress business casual or casual and fit right in here - great atmosphere with couples or families side by side. Great wood tones throughout the room and lighting that's warmer color temperature that makes it feel very welcoming and romantic after the 7pm time frame. The bar looked awesome and they had the Royals game on across a couple tvs. Great cocktails menu and extensive wine list. The chefs have done a great job of using local farm ingredients to make amazing dishes. Try the pork shank or the white fish - both were great along with the crab hush puppies to start. Great friendly service too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rye did not dissappoint
    DineTastic
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I had heard the hype of Rye and decided it was time to try. When we made the reservation we had no idea the Royals would be playing in the World Series, on Saturday night, at 7 p.m. The restaurant was not full by any means but there were plenty of diners enjoying their night while one eye on one of the may TV's. The atmosphere was open and gracious. This is a great place for any size party. Well crafted menu will suit most all appetites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth finding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    This is a quaint, quiet spot with excellent food choices. Everything is good from the appetizers to the dessert and everything in between.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great night on the patio
    Daisy
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We enjoyed a birthday celebration on a perfect fall evening on the patio overlooking the pond. The firepit area with couches, the trees turning orange around the pond, and great food contributed to a very nice time at Rye. The construction going up right by the patio detracted a bit from the view but once that is done, will be prettier, I'm sure. We tried their specialties, mac and cheese, fried chicken, shrimp and grits as well as rainbow trout and salmon. The whipped goat cheese and honey on sourdough appetizer/"snack" was perhaps the tastiest part of the meal but maybe that's because we were hungry! Dixie pie at end was excellent, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food4funVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Our evening with out-of-town guests was delightful. Everyone raved about the food - trout, salmon, hanger steak, fried chicken - and wished they had such a restaurant near them! :-) We were, once again, delighted with our service, drinks and food and will continue our visits to Rye.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thumbs up for Rye
    Pickyeater63
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Food is consistantly excellent and service great. Nice for a special evening out or just a fun lunch. Unique cocktails and entrees.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good
    LovegoodfoodVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Great service, and that fried chicken! Delicious food, from the trout to the steak to the chicken. Our table enjoyed every dish. Well prepared. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FANTASTIC!!!
    Stephanie
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Brunch was delicious! I also went during a Royals playoff game and they had numerous specials (My FAVORITE are the chicken wings!!!). I suggest going during the World Series!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The food and service were as great as always! The Wild Scotch salmon was awesome! Of course the Shrimp and Grits is our all time favorite! We LOVE Rye!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    KrisVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This was my third visit to Rye, and every visit has been exceptional. The service and decor are phenomenal, and the food continues to amaze! I have previously had the salmon and trout (both flavorful) and had the shrimp and grits this visit. Wow! I'm dreaming about this dish. Their mulled wine was also tasty!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Foodies Enjoy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    This place is not only sophisticated but can accommodate well behaved children. The food is AMAZING and the atmosphere is casual but with an upscale feel. The bar is home to some seriously skilled bartenders. Go to Rye, get yourself a drink and enjoy some of the best food KC has to offer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, wine and service
    TracyVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Wine list was fantastic. Jeremey offered a great suggestion. Food was delicious. Save room for the lemon meringue pie. Very tart. Very DELICIOUS!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best fried chicken in KC!
    drtr
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    This was our second visit to Rye. We love the chicken, and the rest of the food is quite good too. We had a reservation for four, and got to sit in one of the large booths which is very comfy. When our companions didn't show, the staff couldn't have been more gracious even though we took up a very large table. The sommelier recommended a fabulous bottle of old world Pinot, and now we have a new favorite. It's a great place to go for good food, and good company. For quiet romance, we would choose their sister restaurant Bluestem. We are thrilled Rye is here!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food!
    LFitzVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Quieter than many restaurants and excellent food. Great service too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Impeccable.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    My tenth time visiting. Food and service is consistently perfect. This is my favorite restaurant in KC, by a huge margin, and the value of steak night is almost too good to be true. Bravo!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not great for the price point
    bab52
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The only the only item on the menu that elicited a WOW were the pies. Truly delicious on our first visit, but not quite as good on the second try. The food is good, but not exciting enough to warrant the high price point.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Keeper
    Weekendfeaster
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Refreshing local neighborhood restaurant- food is fresh, both walk ins and reservations are accepted, clean, interactive and intelligent staff, and wide selection with menu that changes with the seasons. Open kitchen a plus as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Doug
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    All food items chosen were outstanding! Our server was very talkative which didn't set well with our dining guests. Servers were too quick to clear our plates which again was irritating to the other couple. Mushrooms, chicharones, shank, shrimp & of course chicken was terrific!! The person who sat us at the table made me feel he remembered we'd been there before.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fanominal Place
    Chris
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    The food was over the top, so good. The wait staff explained and advised well. Also the one of the managers made sure to check in after you meal. This place is 5 Star plus for food and enviroment!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hidden away but worth finding
    janiceVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Great restaurant! Loved the shrimp & grits! We're from out-of-town and it took a little effort to find. Glad we did.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • YUMMY FOOD GREAT SERVICE
    NamaBabs123
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    I love Rye!! I have never had an even "mediocre" experience there! I count on the food always being outstanding and the service much better than ANY other restaurant in the whole area.......and they never disappoint me!! I particularly love bringing people there for the week-end Brunch.......They are ALWAYS so pleasantly surprised by the pastries and the outstanding menu...........I secretly LOVE the Fried Chicken.....so does my 14 yr. old grandson!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We have eaten here a few times. We have had wonderful food each time. The wait staff is competent and attentive. The fried chicken is excellent.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • always a great meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We enjoy going to Rye for casual and fun dining. The food was excellent, as always. The chicken amazing. My husband tried the butternut squash soup and practically licked the bowl! We can always count on Rye for superb food and a changing menu that highlights some of nature's bounty from our area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.