Emmer & Rye

4.8
1949 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
We are excited to welcome you to Emmer & Rye. We are currently offering both patio and dining room seating.

Emmer & Rye is a restaurant designed around the farmer’s haul, featuring a menu that changes daily with a focus on seasonal and local cuisine. Heirloom grains are milled fresh for house made pastas, breads, and desserts, whole animal butchery is done on site, and an extensive in house fermentation program captures flavors at their peak and preserves them for the off season.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1949 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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4.4
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Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined 8 hours ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was top notch - Standouts were summer squash, chicken thigh, and the tres jugos.

Staff are always busy and food is ran quickly but primary waiter could have been around a few times more - had to wait a good while for our second drink order.

Price was a little on the higher end - for $125 a person, I would expect to be more full when leaving.

Sort of bummed that this was marked for a birthday, yet no mention of it at all.

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vipJules
Austin
13 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great chef’s menu with wine pairing for my husband’s birthday! ER is very accommodating to a food allergy and hot spice issue. Wine pairing was fantastic also!

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ElizabethN
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!

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MichelleF
Seattle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super interesting combinations of food. Definitely worth it and these are recipes you wouldn't try at home -so complex. It was a fun meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an absolutely fantastic dining experience; the food was delicious and well-executed and the service start to finish was perfect. On our next trip to Austin, we will definitely be back.

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mj30
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful outdoor setting with delicious and unusual small plates dinner.
Our server was wonderful and we had a great time!

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Prosecco
Austin
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Once again, a gastronomic adventure. Small plates to share that are so exotic (except cacio e pepe) that the waiter has to explain them to you. Seasonal offerings with a flair for creative combinations. Really something for everyone. Nice cocktails, adequate wine list. Wish bread service was included to show compiments to the chef for getting every drop of the amazing drizzles and sauces.

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Anthony
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal and fantastic staff. They all seemed really passionate about the food. Erin was a phenomenal server. Super fun and lively. I actually commented on how well the restaurant was laid out (you're not gonna be near a bathroom) and how the noise level was perfect. Decent playlist too. 5/5 stars for me and will definitely be returning!

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MichalS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Emmer & Rye is an amazing experience. The food is unreal, the staffis knowledgble and pleasant. The whole team wait staff, bartenders management make sure you are taken care of without being overbearing. Loved the whole experience!

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RichardJ
Austin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is creative and the wait staff are friendly and happy to help you navigate their sumptuous menu.

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EduardoR
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, cocktails, and service. The tasting menu was great, would come back.

KH
vipKerriH
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Sonehwat overpriced but lovely and delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING. Love how their menu always stays soooo fresh and up to date. I’ll always get the classic Cacio E Pepe but their other dishes are always changing. Wine and cocktails were delicious too!

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DavidP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Foodies delight in all aspects. So happy we were able to experience such a great meal.
Service was impeccable and felt there was a joy to be working at such a cool place. Keep up the good work!!!!!!!

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NancyJP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience! We enjoyed the tasting menu, such a variety of interesting food. Our service was amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful menu with amazing food dishes. Waitress was great. Loved that when they delivered the food they’d explain all of the ingredients and how they complimented each other to create dishes.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend the tasting menu! Our waiter was amazing and extremely knowledgeable. Would defneitly come back here when I come back to Austin!

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vipNedK
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was great, and knowledgeable. The food was amazing as always. Everyone need to try this place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife’s bday

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vipKaren
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tasting menu and wine pairings were outstanding. Each course was creative and beautifully presented. Our server, Alex, was great - passionate about the food and wine and all the thoughtful effort that goes into producing each dish

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AlexandraJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Expected a refined tasting menu. My date requested vegetarian which the waitress said could absolutely be accommodated. Two of the dishes were granola and yogurt with various fruit. Very sneaky of them to serve two of basically the same dish in a tasting- besides the fact that they were sweet breakfast plates similar to a parfait you may get at a coffee shop. Other than that, the texture and innovation was interesting but none of the flavor palettes worthy of a tasting menus. Way overpriced for what it is. And some of it very salty. Just not what we were hoping for.

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MichaelG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a family of four w 2 kids. Everything was professional, playful, carefully executed and delicious. Loved it all. Especially hospitality from our server Erin!!

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MoniqueB
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dinner pre-fix was the best way to go! So yummy!

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Abigail
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Everything had such interesting flavors but came together so nicely - fancy food at a not fancy price. Get the tres jugos dessert if you have room. Ambience was really pleasing and farm to table vibe - seeing all the chefs do their work in the kitchen was incredible! Waiters were all very pleasant and met all our needs. Food also came out super fast. It made our Austin trip very special - and located on Rainey St. so great location to get a cocktail after.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegantly plated. Flavors paired very well. Will definitely be coming back soon.

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Anna
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an overall great experience, both food and service.

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AmyD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitstaff was amazing! So thorough, informative, and helpful. The most delicious dinner:)

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vipRustys
Dallas
88 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Food is very inventive. Highlight was the black garlic ice cream with chocolate sauce and fermented tomato dust.

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janeloshea
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the meal…I might have picked some of the dishes served on my own, but certainly not all of them and I’m glad I just let the staff bring us dish after dish of their choice. The food was delicious and creative. The staff was so knowledgeable about the food and all of them genuinely seemed to enjoy working there and the joy was infectious. Such a treat of an evening

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Adam
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most perfect birthday meal. The tasting menu is sublime, and we really cannot recommend this place enough. Alex's wine knowledge is crazy in-depth and highly appreciated (we nerded out a lot). Exquisite food in an amazing city. Hard to beat

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TasteofAustin
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in all of Austin! A foodies paradise!

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Meghan
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, interesting food. A very memorable experience with friendly service. A must-do in Austin!

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BrosnanA
Berlin
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Aunque la comida no siempre era estupenda, siempre era buena e interesante. El restaurante es una experiencia, y uno de los mejores en Austin.

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lillianl
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything, Margaret was an amazing server and the drinks were delish too! Fave was the yellow fin per Margaret’s recommendation.

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JamieF
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Emmer & Rye is our favorite restaurant in Austin. Everything from the food, to the service, to the drinks is absolutely magical. A true gem!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both great!

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DonnaK
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the tasting menu. Its the chef choice, so you don't know what your getting exactly. It was fun and everything was very flavorful. Would recommend to any adventurous eater.

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SandyDientes
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The famous Cacio e Pepe stands out, a bit disappointed to learn that, while being the most famous dish in the restaurant, it's not included in the $75 tasting menu. Enjoyed the surprise snacks, well worth the extra $15. Liked the Summer squash and the beef tartare appetizers, but the rest was sub-par. We were very excited for the oyster mushroom main dish but it came deep fried and such heavy batter and a salty sauce that we could barely taste or feel the mushroom. Black garlic ice cream sounded intersting, it was yummy but nothing noteworthy. Aside from the Cacio e Pepe and appetizers, was not too impressed by the rest of the dishes. Service was good and nice but would sometimes forget to bring the accompanying utensils and plates/snacks in disorder.

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ATXkitten
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible tasting menu. Wait staff and host really nice. Great value overall for the price.

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You can order delivery directly from Emmer & Rye using the Order Online button. Emmer & Rye also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 366-5530.

Emmer & Rye is rated 4.8 stars by 1949 OpenTable diners.

Emmer & Rye does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/emmer-rye/giftcards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.