Steel and Rye
Steel and Rye

Steel and Rye

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://steelandrye.com/
  • Phone: 6176902787x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Sunday – Thursday
    Bar & Lounge 4:30 PM – 11:00 PM
    Dining Room 4:30 PM – 10:00 PM
    Sunday Brunch 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

    Friday – Saturday
    Bar & Lounge 4:30 PM – 12:00 AM
    Dining Room 4:30 PM – 11:00 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Chris Parsons
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Central Ave. Red Line Trolley
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample parking available in two private lots, plus on-street parking. Complimentary valet service is offered from 6:30 PM on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and from 5:30 PM on Fridays and Saturdays.
A word from Steel and Rye
Steel & Rye is a restaurant and bar that features locally-sourced and regionally-inspired fare in a loft-style warehouse space.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Steel and Rye reviews from OpenTable diners
183 reviews since May 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (123)fit for foodies (115)vibrant bar scene (86)special occasion (82)hot spot (64)good for groups (61)great for outdoor dining (58)notable wine list (43)great for brunch (39)romantic (39)kid-friendly (21)great for lunch (16)late-night find (10)scenic view (6)Show More
  • Just awesome
    NEEMSVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Great meal in a rustic inspired space. Make reservations early as Steel and Rye was packed on a Thursday night. The scallops, tuna and carne asada were all fabulous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We heard the restaurant was great from friends so we stopped on the way back to the city for dinner. The ambiance was nice even though it was busy and it felt like a great spot in the south end but bigger. The only problem was the wait staff was slow and very mute to the point where we could barely hear them and our main waiter only came around twice. Also the food looked and sounded like a great south end spot in the city but we didn't think the chef was up for it and combined too many ingredients in each dish. Both entrees tasted like they just spilled vinegar on them actually even though they were lobster and pork chop dishs
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Probably the worst cheeseburger I ever had I got a cheeseburger because everything else on the menu did nothing for me. Too fancy and half the stuff I did not understand
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food and great service
    micapot
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    What a great restaurant. We really enjoyed the food which was interesting and very tasty. Our server was terrific the place ran like a well-oiled machine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Fabulous
    Barb
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I've never had a bad meal, app or cocktail. It's always superb. Each item I've tried continues to stand out. I look forward each time to what they might have on the menu! Can't go wrong here. The ambience and the decor just make you go WOW!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food
    Bostochi
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner on Saturday night. We weren't seated until 20+ minutes after our reservation time, which was disappointing. Once we were sat, service was great and the food was very good. Prices seem a bit high for outside the city and small portions, but it's a nice place for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had a wonderful server name Lee Anne. She is a gem!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Find
    Foodie4u
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Service friendly and impeccable. Food delicious, from lobster pan roast to burgers. Accompaniments were particularly innovative. I would go back again and again. Met all expectations. Love the complimentary valet parking
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sonia
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Our meals were a total taste treat. Love the blend of flavors and the presentation. This was our first time at the restaurant and plan on many more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous Meal
    TessTrueHeart
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Best place we've been to in a very long time. Each dish was really wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Brunch, Perfect Bloody Marys
    npbapb
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Six of of us met here for brunch Sunday and were all thumbs-up on the food, service and the fabulous Bloody Marys. Would recommend for anyone. Those biscuits - yum!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing visit
    miltonfoodie
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We've been to Steel and Rye a couple of times, which we have enjoyed previously, and made a Saturday evening reservation. This visit was significantly worse than any other experiences. Despite several empty tables in our area, the server was totally inattentive, taking at least 15 minutes after we arrived before even getting our drink order. When our entrees arrived, the tuna steak was cold to the touch. By the time I got the server's attention I wasn't interested in getting another entree. Even after we sent back the plate (which I have only done a handful of times in my life), the server continued to ignore our table. The dessert was underwhelming as well. Not sure when we'll return.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice evening with friends
    Excellent
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This was our second visit to Steel and Rye and it was great. We invited some Boston friends to join us as the restaurant was halfway between us. They thought it to be a nice idea. We met at the bar and each enjoyed a different cocktail made with much care by one of the talented bartenders. We then took our seat- a great booth by the window. We ordered a bottle of Sancere for the table and enjoyed a wonderful dinner and desserts. The skirt steak was delicious as well as the corn soup. I highly recommend the chocolate cherry dessert. A nice time had by all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second dining experience at S & R
    75785548
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We enjoyed our meal very much, a great chef, knows how to make a meal real tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Night!
    gr8tanniv
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We were celebrating our 12th anniversary and it was a great night. Dinner was delicious. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • received 2 checks in error
    Kathy
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    This was the 1st time for myself and my friend. I received a $75 gift card for xmas.The food was great. The people were great.My friend and I ordered my very first bloody mary and my friend said it was the best bloody mary she ever had.We then ordered biscuits and butter which melted in our mouths it was so good.I got the french toast and my friend got eggs bennie. We ate every bite of each meal because it was so good.One problem is we where never asked if we wanted coffee after the meal.The waitress {Kaitlin} gave us our bill which seemed corrrect $54.57 so I gave her the gift card and she left.When she came back she handed me the receipt and circle how much was left on the gift card
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb food and Service
    StephenVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Very innovative menu that's makes for a very intersting and delicious dining experience. Service is friendly and highly competent. Warmly recommended for foodies.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceptional food
    Peptobiz
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The renovated garage is well designed making a lovely place to done. The wait staff is very friendly and efficient. The food is fabulous with something for everyone, very sophisticated. The only downside is that the wait time for drinks was unacceptable.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great ambience/food!
    FrequentDiner
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Large, renovated "warehouse" with great windows and lighting. Large bar area. Outdoor seating. Eclectic menu, something for everyone. We arrived early, left late, and never felt hurried.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful experience
    Food4Pixie
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Had a pleasant celebration brunch. The seating was generously spaced, I didn't feel hemmed in by my companions or the other tables around me. The service was fantastic and friendly, always attentive to refilling my glass and fulfilling requests. There was a varied selection of tasty items. The oyster p'oh boy I had was tasty, but the oysters were too few or the bread too generous, there wasn't a distinctive layering of flavors. The pulled pork in the omlette was deliciously smokey. The desert was refreshing and sweet w/o being overwhelmingly sugary and covered in sauce. Overall had a wonderful experience, but the music could be lessened just a bit.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Summer Night Out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Steel and Rye was lovely for dinner. I've been for brunch and drinks before, but not dinner. The atmosphere is warm and eclectic. Even sitting inside feels as though you are dining outside, with the big garage doors wide open. The menu is great (including creative cocktails), and the staff are friendly. Looking around the room, you can see all your fellow diners having an excellent time as well. Thanks so much for a great night!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as always!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Have been here several times and it never fails to impress. The food, service and the restaurant space all contribute to an experience that you will be happy with. I have been as a party of 2 and other party sizes up to 8 as well as a private function with 50 plus in the back room, all were great. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A favorite!!
    Winnisquam2004
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Steet & Rye is a incredible gem!! The architecture combined high ceilings makes great ambiance. The food selections are phenomenal and their bar area is always hopping. A really fun place to go.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    ilikefoodVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I had the steamed mussels as an appetizer and they were so tasty. The broth with chorizo would have been a great soup by itself. I was able to mop it up with the generous thick slice of grilled bread. For my entreé I enjoyed the double cut pork chop. It was an enormous chop that was close to 4 inches thick and was cooked to perfection and very juicy. Often pork chops are dry and chewy not this on. It was accompanied with a "slaw" of cabbage and jjicama and soy seasoned. Absolutely wonderful.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner
    EKC278
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Great experience meeting up with old friends. Gracious staff, delicious food and we were never rushed.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great local fresh food
    Tastes50
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    My husband and I chose this restaurant to celebrate our 28th anniversary. All of the food, from the homemade bread to fresh creamed corn with my Cape Cod Grilled Flounder was absolutely delicious. I recommend highly, and I'm not usually that easy to please.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Fantastic Time
    SMyrie
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    After having a horrible time and service at a local Boston restaurant we went back to our neighborhood gem after a long hiatus. We were welcomed with open arms and the most fabulous dinner. Friday night date night with no hassle and superb food and service from everyone
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An Amazing Find
    Pickyeater
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Outstanding in every way. And we are picky and jaded -rarely find such high quality in a reasonably priced neighborhood restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    Babs
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Thank you for a memorable birthday !! EVERYTHING was outstanding . Thank you so much
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anon
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    It's a great restaurant in a town where there aren't too many. Menu changes frequently to reflect what is fresh on the market or what is in season. It was a good overall experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yummy all around
    lucy
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Had dinner with coworkers, and everyone raved about their meals. From apps to swordfish, ravioli and hamburgers, it was scrumptious...the service was very attentive..all around 5 star plus restaurant!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    We had a wonderful time at Steele and Rye. We chose it because of the interesting menu and we wanted to dine outside. Unforrunately, it was pouring, so we were inside. The wine list was interesting, too. Our server, Sarah, was very knowledgable and had the perfect mix of there when you needed her, but not intrusive. the food was great! My only complaint would be the noise level.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • jackstraw
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Had a lovely time celebrating my birthday. Service was attentive and precise, food was very good. Found a wonderful wine from the list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun in the sun!
    Anouskaisonline
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Sunday brunch is a *must* here. Potato pancake was filling, with a generous amount of smoked salmon and sour cream to complement the heavy starch. My friend had the french toast, which arrived fully loaded in a quaint metal dish. Be wary of sitting in the patio area - there are no umbrellas or shade, so you get the full tanning experience and that can be uncomfortable for some. Very affordable, lovely decor, a real neighbourhood gem.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loud
    Bottomless
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    I keep trying to give Steel & Rye a chance but I never 'love' it. It is very very loud so if you are in a group you will eventually end up yelling at each other. The food is good but I still find it odd that they serve hamburgers in what appears to be a prison tray.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • loosethekids
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    This restaurant is simply amazing. I was very happy with my amazing pork chop and my house cabernet. This next comment is not about the restaurant. I was dumbfounded when I heard an infant screaming in the background behind me. I still will never understand why new parents bring their tiny infant children to very expensive restaurants with incredibly tasty food that has been prepared by amazing talent? As soon as I saw "kid friendly" on the board above this thought came back to me.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed food-wise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    I love the ambiance, and the service is friendly and professional, but the menu is odd and overpriced - a $16 burger that doesn't even come with lettuce and tomato? The best thing I've had so far is the iceberg lettuce salad, but I'm glad I shared it with another person.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yum
    gmsh
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Theirs is definitely a limited menu - and they love to put smoke flavoring in almost everything - so it is sometimes a challenge to order. HOWEVER, every meal I have ever gotten is DELICIOUS. This time, I got the Colorado lamb and hubby the burger and we both couldn't have been happier. Kudos to the bartender for making a perfect tequila mojito. Service, as always, was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Good but not great food a bit pricy for the portions provided
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Big Lou
    BigLou
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Steel and Rye is an excellent restaurant. The food is very well prepared, and sauces, gravies, spices, etc are NOT overdone but truly enhance the very fresh food which is the mainstay of the restaurant. The menu selection is well thought out, and the chef does a great job of blending together different flavors in such a way that it all fits rather than seeming strange and unusual. This is now our #1 restaurant or fine dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate