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Rye Details

  • 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, Contemporary American, Comfort Food
  • 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:

    Telephone Number
    Date of Desired Event
    Estimated Number of Guests
    Reason for the Event
  • Private Party Contact: Susan Kane (913) 642-5800
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "i love the menu and the approach of utilizing local farmers and providing comfort foods created with an elegant twist. to know i was eating a chicken that was never frozen or vegetables from gardens/farms right in our back yard added to the non chain restaraunt feel. great job guys"
    Dined on 8/27/2014
  • "Food and service were both excellent. Nice looking space"
    Dined on 8/26/2014
  • "We went here for our anniversary dinner and had a lovely meal. Great food, great cocktail, great wine, without the stuffy atmosphere."
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "1st time there. Went for brunch. Food was delicious. Will return."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "The food was very disappointing. My $50 steak had no flavor on its own. Rest of the food was unremarkable. The tables were also crammed together to you are dining right on top of everyone else."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "All our food was prepared to perfection, and my glass was never empty. This place never disappoints."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "If you wait, it can be difficult getting reservations at Rye and that's for a good reason. Fabulous menu, drinks, service. The dining room can get quite noisy as it's always packed."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "We had 11am lunch reservations for 4 people and this place has always been my personal favorite. My work colleagues we’re not impressed; poor food this time and two of my colleagues ordered the shaved beef “Philly” sandwich. I felt so bad that I notifed our waiter Lucas that the “Philly” sandwich required a knife to eat and advised their lunch was a bit of a disappointment. Everybody has a bad day but I felt the shift manager could have acted more concerned that their sandwich required a knife to consume. I hope my work colleagues forgive me and allow me to select future lunch locations."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Every time I've gone to Rye I have left satisfied. Seating is the only issue I have if I'm being picky. I like more space so I don't feel like I'm eating with strangers."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Everyone was awesome , waitress a perfect , oh and the basket of reader came in real handy , a perfect touch"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "We celebrated my birthday and my mothers. It was a great dinner with very good service. Our party had salmon, steak, and of course the chicken. We all liked our meals and enjoyed the drinks from the bar. It is not quiet but you can hear the people in your party. We'll definitely be back."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Simply but delicious food. If you want to feel warm, cozy and get an amazing meal, Rye always hits the spot. Fun and yummy drinks, great wine selection and the food never disappoints."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "The ambiance was wonderful, food was to die for, drinks were amazing, and the desserts were heaven! I'm a really big fan of the burnt ends, bacon mac and cheese, hanger steak and the banana cream pie. Menu was well done!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "The food is delicious and the service is outstanding."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "I can't say enough about our dining experience at Rye! One of the best in a long time! Service was prompt and attentive without being invasive. Food was phenomenal. I had the white fish that just melted in my mouth. My husband had the steak and said it was one of the best ever. Atmosphere is very inviting and relaxing, I really cannot find one negative statement to make. I highly recommend Rye!"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Atmosphere was nice and the menu is different enough to give the restaurant it's own leg to stand on. The fried chicken held up to its reputation of the #1 menu item."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "We arrived a party of 4 plus a newborn just a week old, the tables are very nice and spacious in the main dining room. The tables are sturdy and simple giving a comfortable feel. We were celebrating our new born daughter and our parents anniversary (41). So we started with a mix of wine, coffee and espresso among the group. The wine selection is wide in breadth, perfect for those seeking options. We started with donut holes with powdered sugar and butter, a blackberry lemon scone, and a cinnamon roll. If you like donuts and don't always like the super sweetness then these are perfect donuts with coffee.The various selections are diffuse enough where more are needed. For those who need to customize they are perfectly capable of doing so."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "We love the fried chicken - it is always delicious, as are the side dishes. The desserts are outstanding! They have a lovely patio with great seating around a fire pit if you just want a drink - great after-dinner drink menu!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "I love Bluestem, and hadn't been to Rye. The dinner fell short of my high expectations. The Lake Superior Whitefish - outstanding. Fantastic. The décor & service, very friendly, attentive, & helpful. Bartenders friendly & willing to make suggestions. Drinks strong - less flavorful than expected. The served said fried chicken is signature item. We ordered a piece. The crust excellent - crispy but not hard & rich taste. The chicken itself (Breast) didn't impress. It was somewhat dry. White meat is dry, but this fell below my expectations. We tried cottage fries - good, but not great. Overall, very good, but not as great a Bluestem. Some items definitely better than others."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "The food was delicious! However, the service was a little slow. But overall, I would definitely go back."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Our experience was very good. The food was fantastic. The meal was interrupted by a false fire alarm which took some time to quell. We have enjoyed dinner at other times and found the experience an enjoyable one. In some locations within the restaurant, the noise level disrupts normal conversation levels."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Rye is the whole package! Atmosphere was fun, food great and service was outstanding."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "We went for lunch and the food was excellent - high quality with a reasonable price."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Loved every aspect of it! Enjoyed having food that I knew would be fresh and natural!"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "This was our first visit. Menu was very gluten-free friendly (wife is celiac). Wife had the picnic pork and I had the salmon. Also had the shrimp appetizer. Finished with the sundae for dessert. Food tasted great and service was excellent as well. Also enjoyed the atmosphere/décor."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "From this first visit, it is clear that the kitchen pays attention to primary food materials, treating them with clarity of flavors. The steak tartare was pure fresh beefiness, the fried greens rich in vegetal flavors, the fried chicken both full of chicken juices and great crust. A great restaurant for anyone who appreciates excellently made food."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "The fried chicken is amazing and is only surpassed by the gravy they serve with the mashed potatoes! This meal was fantastic, just like on the farm where I grew up. I would choose Rye over Strouds any day. Amazing home-made farm pickles, bread and fried green tomatoes. We will be back!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Brunch options were great - Grab some cinnamon rolls if you can get them before they sell out. Portions are huge! Pancakes (2) the size of a dinner plate with fresh fruit. Grits weren't traditional (I prefer no cream) but good nonetheless. Eggs benedict, tasty! B&G really good. Great Roasterie coffee and wonderful service. Enjoy!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Every flavorful course finely prepared and presented. Home made desserts and unique variations of old standards. Great dining experience."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "What a wonderful place we found out about. I can't believe you've been open for 2 years and we just learned about you. I was riding down the elevator at work. I over heard the two guys talking about where they were going taking the clients for dinner - Rye. It's a great home cooked food, an American favorite and the best fried chicken. (one of the guys was from France) So I asked a friend of mine about Rye and she just heard about it from her mom. So we decided to go there for my friends birthday. The three of us had a wonderful time, soaking up all the character of the restaurant, good home grown food & spices and the choices were great. To top off the meal - Dessert, Yummy! We will come back."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Wonderful place for lunch and they have the best patio in the city."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "We each ate every bite of our lunch - I the salmon and my husband the fried chicken. The salmon was some of the best I've ever eaten and the wild rice accompaniment was fantastic! My husband said the fried chicken was definitely the best he had ever eaten, and the mashed potatoes and gravy were wonderful additions. We hope both dishes are still on the menu when we return in a few days!! We would recommend them without a moment's hesitation!"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Rye was sadly out of their Sunday special, prime rib, and the whitefish, the two entrees we had gone there for. Our substitutions were just so-so, not up to the standard of those two dishes. Next time, I guess we'll bypass online reservations and call to make sure what we want is available."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "First, the servers all helped each other and also helped your table, almost like a big communal experience although don't get visions of a food hall at camp. This place is very classy, with great lighting, spacious seating, and delicious food. I ordered the hanger steak with salad, a side of greens and app of warm goat cheese/honey and spices. Delish! Service was very attentive and there were small touches throughout the restaurant like a kettle that poured out your soup when you ordered it, local sauces to use on the table and more. Highly recommend this place although snobbishly, I wish it were more near midtown then it's current location. However, I will concede to Johnson County as they need more farm to table places."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Great place for special occasion. I treated my wife for her birthday to lunch along with another couple. Everyone raved over the food and service. We all will recommend Rye to our friends and family."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Great outdoor patio. Building is going on so we will have to wait and see how this affects the atmosphere."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Rye was a great spot to spend our anniversary. The food was excellent, and service was great and we enjoyed eating on the patio. We have already told our friends, and we will definitely be back."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "This is the third time that we have eaten there. The chicken is excellent my son and I both had it(he ate my pickles too) My daughter-in-law said the walleye was also excellent, but did not offer to share. My wife had the delicious ribs, but did share one rib with each of use yummy! The only thing that they need to do is HAVE MORE PARKING!. But they are building a parking garage next to the Rye so soon it will all be good."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Best steaks in KC. The drink menu is outstanding. Everything on the menu is fresh. Great for a night out or business. I recommend spending time at the bar."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Dined on a Sat. night and the wait for entrees was unacceptable. Not sure I will make the drive again."
    Dined on 7/19/2014