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
203 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (133)neighborhood gem (131)vibrant bar scene (90)hot spot (85)special occasion (84)good for groups (73)great for outdoor dining (64)great for brunch (43)notable wine list (42)romantic (41)kid-friendly (14)great for lunch (12)late-night find (8)scenic view (4)Show More
  • Why go into Boston?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    What a great find! I quite often go into Boston when I want to have an occasion dinner but found this diamond in the rough. Excellent cocktails. Food variability was outstanding. What a gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Potential is there
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The service was friendly, but very uneven. We weren't sure who our waiter, waitress was for some time. We were able to order drinks quickly, but they arrived 20 minutes later, after we asked what happened to them. We also had to ask for bread. We assumed at this point it was going to be a very long dinner which turned out to be correct. We didn't mind so much since hadn't seen the other couple for some time, but still… it was excessive. The food was of good quality and the trout was very nicely done. The sides were skimpy. Two of my fellow dinners ordered the flounder and it came with broccoli rather than cauliflower as listed on the menu, although they were happy with their meal. The gooey brownie was the best of the lot.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mduffy
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Seated right away in a cozy alcove table. Plenty of staff to assist us. Drinks were fabulous, dinner even better. A little pricey, but worth every penny.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Really enjoyed my recent dinner at Steel & Rye. The flatbread app was excellent and flounder entree was very good. Portions are big so not much room for dessert so the three of us shared one. Will definitely be back and will tell friends about it as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun Date Night Place
    MyLuckyChicken
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Steel & Rye is a fun place to go for date night. The menu is unusual and you need to have an open mind, but there is always a classic dish or two for the less adventurous. Service is top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beth
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    This was a "find by accident" a few months ago. Now we make a point of suggesting it for many of our special occasions. The food is excellent and " not the average." Service is wonderful and the place is always mobbed every night. A little pricey but worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome place
    Smitsh
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    This place is great for dinner and we just went for brunch and had the best eggs Benedict as well! So seems great for brunch too! Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Attention to detail
    Quietdiner
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The menu is varied and the food is consistent. The four of us enjoyed our meal and unrushed time together. Devon, our server, was assigned to our table. She has been our server each time we have gone and we enjoy her a lot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Has a lot of potential
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    The atmosphere, the location and the menu are all there for this restaurant to be fantastic but unfortunately the food and service hold it back. My meal of duck ham was bland and tough with the vegetables swimming in the juices of the duck making them taste greasy. The servers were pleasant but very slow to bring additional water, drinks, and even the check. This is one of the restaurants you want to love and keep going back to but its hard to justify based on the food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was a wonderful find
    Libbby
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    My son was visiting from New York and picked this restaurant for the 4 of us. He really reads about restaurants quite a bit before deciding. We live 40 minutes west of Boston. This was so worth it.. Will go again and tell my friends. Such a great varied menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Deja Vu at Steel & Rye
    ChewintItUp
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My wife & I decided to head back to Steel & Rye after a conference we had attended. We made our reservation and wondered what our second time at Steel & Rye was going to be like this round. Funny enough, we were seated at the same table that we were given our first time around 2 months ago. Even funnier was that the waitress who served us our first time around, who was training at the time, was again our waitress and now a full-on waitress. It was definitely a deja vu experience that evening. The food was appropriately portioned and delicious. The ambiance was great and the environment was energetic. It was a fun evening all around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Setting the bar high
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Steel and Rye is a terrific neighborhood restaurant with exceptional service and food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steel and Rye
    CAPECRUSADER
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Food was prepared well and tasted good. Service was fantastic. Really nice inside. If I return I would sit bar side, order lots of appetizers and a burger!Pasta was tasty but very small portions. Other plates that passed by looked delicious.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HildaVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Love to come here for any occasion. Great combination of flavors.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Relaxed and classy
    DotFoodie
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    The atmosphere is classy and relaxing at the same time. Hosts are welcoming and helpful and the wait staff is experienced. And what really counts is the food & wine was fabulous. Dinner was a celebration for my husbands birthday but we'll definitely return for a nice dinner out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious food, great environment
    LMags
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Located out of my normal areas, I was happy I ventured out to Steel & Rye. The food was well worth it and the cocktails are to die for. The restaurant is designed with a sleek industrial feel. A lot of open space preventing any tight quarters and allowing the opportunity for large groups to meet. Staff is super friendly. Brunch was delicious too! I loved the biscuit. This is definitely worth a visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    My wife and I joined 2 other couples for Steel & Rye's Sunday Brunch. We all ordered quite a variety of dishes and cocktails. Excellent Bloody's and a wide variety of brunch entrees to select from. Some brunch standards and also some very creative original brunch entrees. We all enjoyed ours tremendously. Service was very friendly and efficient also. Will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good choice for Milton
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Not many options in the Milton, MA area. This provides a nice dining experience in a hip space for those in the area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Awesome ambiance, delicious food - can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over -the-top for food and service
    howgoodwasit123
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    One of the best meals I've ever had, from appetizers to desserts. The chef is obviously creative and a risk-taker and it all pays off. The service is a key feature of the place: attentive without being intrusive. The prices I found to be prohibitive for frequent visits. All in all, though, a great evening.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • perfect dinning experiance
    Posiden
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    A must for anyone who wants to really enjoy a dinning experience with a loved one. Fun exciting atmosphere, hostess couldn't have been any more professional with a personality that you've been friends for life. Service staff was always near by to answer any questions. Drinks and food were excellent fresh and edgy. Constantly changing menu keeps me coming back for more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    My boyfriend and I came to Steel and Rye for the first time last weekend for brunch. The service was superb, the food was unbelievable and the prices were very reasonable (coming from the city it was practically a bargain). Farm to table cuisine has never tasted so good. We will be back to try their dinner menu for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not up to past standards
    PapaVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Sometimes things are not quite right Service slow and not attentive Food flavoring boring and small plates should be called meager plates
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • menu
    75785548
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Menu is limited, no soups, no decent salad, pricy for what you get. A once in awhile restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't Tell Anyone
    IAMultrapicky
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    .... outside of the immediate area about this terrific place, because it has already been discovered -- big time -- by the locals, and I want to be able to get in the door again some night soon. My first visit (it was so packed the last two times I tried that I gave up ... but going thru Open Table solves that) and it is all that it has been cracked up to be. Love menu/cocktails/staff and trendy industrial vibe that looks super cool. Chef Parson's way with fish is noteworthy, and my cheesecake mousse dessert was really creative and delicious. Free valet parking for those who don't trust the streets. A find !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely Brunch
    Mimi
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We took my son who goes to nearby Curry College to Sunday Brunch. We had a very nice meal in a very nice environment. Service was pleasant but timing needs some tweaking. We sat a little too long before our order was taken and my French toast was cold when delivered. Took more time to flag waiter but they were happy to warm up this dish. Then took a while for a new plate to arrive. But overall everyone enjoyed the meal and we would definitely give this restaurant another try.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite "Outside of Boston" place
    Goodfoodie
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We've never, ever been anything but happy and satisfied dining at S&R. Fantastic food, great service, cool vibe - and all in Milton! Everything is delicious, creative and just good tasting. Drinks are refreshing (alcoholic and non-alcoholic). Servers are cool but not too cool for school. Attentive and knowledgeable. Love this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luvitalianstyle
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    It was great to finally try Chris Parsons' new restaurant. We were regular customers at Catch in Winchester so we were eager to see what Steel and Rye was all about. While a vast space and many more diners compared to the prior place, the attention to detail and the service were consistent. Mussels as prepared at Catch were delicious. The salads were fresh. The grilled Cape Cod Flounder was very fresh as were the creamed corn and sugar snap peas. The basil oil was a nice touch, but the cashews didn't seem to quite work. Overall we were treated well by Chris, his new partner Dan and our waitress Dara. We wish them all the best and look forward to a return visit, when we hope to sit at the kitchen bar like we used to at Catch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not my favorite
    luvstxVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    People love steel and rye but I'm not one of them. I have given it three tries now but I just find the menu too complicated with too many ingredients I've never heard of. Guess I'm showing my age but I just don't enjoy the food. The ambiance is fun especially knowing that it used to be an ambulance garage!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • it was soso
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Waiter was not very attentive, nor well informed. Tuna tartare wasn't all that great. Entrees came out at different times, wait staff seemed very inexperienced and a bit spacey.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Decor is all that's good here
    Luvgoodfood
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Decor is beautiful, amazing job on the design. Food was terrible and overpriced for what we got. Ordered steak which came in 4 or 5 pieces, smothered in onions, cheese and veg to the point I had to search to find the steak. And that's what I got for $34. The ninety-nine probably has a better steak.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Bomb
    Yahn
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Love this place. I can't say enough about it. I love the food every time I go & they always have something new that I haven't tried before. It is expensive but I thoroughly enjoy my dining experience every time I go. I have been here about 8 times over the past year.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Happy anniversary
    heyrobertdavis
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I booked a table at Steel and Rye to have an anniversary dinner with my wife. I didn't mention that it was our anniversary when booking, but did mention it when I arrived. My waitress helped by getting oysters, fried olives and a bottle of Sancerre to the table before my wife arrived... and the service was exemplary during the entire meal, with waitress, bus-person (?) and a roving host all stopping by to keep things tip-top. Food was delicious - cod for my wife, pasta for me. We ordered a dessert (de-constructed snickers - delicious and really interesting) only to find that the house brought us complimentary glasses of prosecco and a little lemon souffle to split. I was stuffed! Great meal all around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently good.
    BigLou
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I can always count on a good dining experience and I choose this place to bring my visitors. Best restaurant in Milton MA.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful surprise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    never knew this local gem, open for 2 years, was hidden here in Milton Lower Falls; great service, very good food... thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovediningout!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Had a great dinner. Food was delicious. The ambiance is very interesting. My only negative was the waitress stayed on one side of the table taking our orders. She was not able to hear myself and the person sitting on the opposite side. The waitress should have came over to the our side of the table. We had to repeat ourselves several times. It was very annoying. It happened every time we ordered.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant surprise
    eat2live
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Found this place biking by it one day. Went with my parents and girlfriend. Great service - really great setting - cross between industrial and artsy, fabulous bar and amazing locally source food. Definitely worth a visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently fabulous!
    gloria
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Steel & Rye is just a class act overall. Great energy, super wait staff and creative food design and implementation every time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GMD47VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Very eclectic interior with lots of reclaimed wood, steel and lights. The young woman who greeted us was friend and showed us to our table promptly as soon as it was ready. The service is excellent as each section has a number of servers that work as a team to get you more water, drinks and whatever else you need. The only down side was the food. The carne asada was tasty but not hot enough, the bib salad was excellent while the various appetizers we tried were either good or bad. The fried olives and homemade potato chips were disappointing while the lamb meatballs were very good.next time I will avoid the things we did not like.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steel & Rye never disappoints
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We love this restaurant. From an anything but ho-hum brunch to a great burger to delicious pastas to succulent meats, Steel & Rye has it all. Also, amazing bread with salted butter and desserts that are definitely worth the calories. Plus, a great staff and a beautiful space.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate