Emmer & Rye

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1483 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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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Dining Room Only: 6 Course Menu

Dine in

$75.00 per order

May 29, 2020-Jun 30, 2020·Sun 5:30PM-9:30PM, Tue-Sat 5:30PM-9:30PM

Inside our dining room we are offering a six course menu to celebrate the summer season in Texas. The meal will be a choose your own adventure tasting menu- a selection of small bites from the kitchen, sourdough bread and accoutrements, our house made pasta, and more.

Patio Picnic: Three Course Dinner with Chicken

Dine in

$60.00 per order

May 26-31, 2020·Tue-Sat 5:30PM-8:30PM

Enjoy a contact-less picnic meal at a reserved table on our patio. The patio menu includes Emmer baguette & accoutrements, raw seafood crudo, early summer salad, ricotta filled agnolotti, roast chicken, and dessert. Cocktails and wine can be ordered upon arrival.

Note: Tables will be 6 feet+ apart. Counter style service only.

Reservation is for 1.5 hours. Service fee of 18%.

We will confirm your reservation day prior to answer questions!

Patio Picnic: 3 Course Dinner with Mangalitsa Pork

Dine in

$60.00 per order

May 26-31, 2020·Tue-Sat 5:30PM-8:30PM

Enjoy a contact-less picnic meal at a reserved table on our patio. The menu includes three courses of food: baguette & accoutrements, raw seafood crudo, early summer salad, ricotta agnolotti, mangalitsa pork, and dessert. Cocktails and wine can be ordered upon arrival.

Note: Tables will be 6 feet+ apart. Counter style service only.

Reservation is for 1.5 hours. Service fee of 18%.

We will confirm your reservation day prior to answer questions!

What 1483 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was fantastic. It was a wonderful evening.

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vipIsabel
Austin
35 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

It was your first time here, the service was extraordinary, very friendly staff, the place is very cozy, modern but the food was not as good as expected. The bread and carrots were really good but the pasta and shrimps were really salty.

JD
JasperD
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal. Thoughtful adjustments due to covid-19 were appreciated and didn't impact enjoyment of meal at all! Thank you.

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vipatxdiner
Austin
27 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a pleasure
Save room for dessert!

M
vipMack
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Emmer and Rye is our favorite Austin restaurant. The waitstaff is amazing- very passionate and knowledgeable about their wine and cuisine (they even know where their ingredients are from originally). Try their homemade pastas (Cacio e Pepe!), Johnny cakes, and bread with beef tallow butter; they are all delicious.

JB
JerryB
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No cooks in this kitchen....they're all chefs!! As usual, a fantastic experience!

KS
vipKevinS
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Creative sharable’s that contain locally sourced ingredients . Beautiful presentations by the chefs match the descriptions given by the talented wait staff. A lovely setting in a cool area of town that has after dinner entertaining within walking distance from the restaurant
Emmer & Rye is a consistent top five restaurant year in and out. However, I still had to go to Whataburger afterwords to curb my hunger.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small portions but amazing flavor

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StevenC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Among the finest meals we have ever had. Such unique dishes and flavors. Service was outstanding. Seating was a little cramped and the place could use a little more vibrant decor. We WILL go back, even though we live 3 hours away

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a great special occasion restaurant and really encourages diners to be adventurous.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food in every course! Kyle did a wonderful job as our server. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Austin. My compliments to the chef, the staff, and the bartender.

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vipBraziliandrummer
Austin
43 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was impeccable. Our server was great, ambiance nice, food surprising and balanced at still a reasonable price.

LB
vipLoriB
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience4

They seem to be taking things too seriously. The sell for the dim sum seemed over the top.

MH
MattH
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alex is an amazing server - was lucky enough to have him my last 2 visits. Give the man a high five and a raise.

RO
RichardO
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A truly amazing experience. Everyone was so nice and informative

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner, highly reccommend!

DC
vipDCfoodie1
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When first reviewing the menu after being seated, we all were a little concerned, as it felt limited and unusual. Our server was amazing - knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and a great guide. We were wow'ed by the experience and the creativity and thought in all dishes. We loved the additional "dim sum" bites that came around. Our favorite was stinging nettles angliotti pasta - amazing! Truly special evening!

JM
JamieM
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience!! Service was awesome, food was awesome, everything was just great. Would highly recommend!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very memorable dining experience- it was truly, an experience.

JJ
JJ2015
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. What a tucked away gem for a true culinary experience. Go... You will not regret it.

SG
SusanG
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First timer: the food and staff were great. Loved the dishes, they layer and combine flavors and textures that are a little unexpected, but come together perfectly. (Who knew puréed turnip foam could be amazing?)

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience and food

OT
OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dishes and incredible service. Our experience was a delight and we are looking forward to our next visit. Highly recommend!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Alex was really what made this experience amazing for us. We gave him control of our menu and he did not disappoint! He was attentive, knowledgeable and very obviously passionate about what Emmer and Rye is doing. We will most definitely be back in the future!

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BrianP
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The red snapper and the wagyu was amazing, no doubt about it. However their spaghetti that they are known for is very salty and creamy. It definitely a little too rich. It needed some acid or something to help cut that fat and salt. Their cocktails were amazing. Aside from the pasta everything was amazing. Service was impeccable.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The vibrancy and collective artistic dinning experience was top notch. A true modern restaurant in Austin Texas!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! I highly recommend this restaurant. Everything we ordered was amazing. Our server, Megan S was fun and knowledgeable. She had great recommendations. I would definitely come back here for dinner!

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vipcestbon
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After reading about Emmer & Rye we were intrigued, so off we went and we had a delightful experience from start to finish. Our waiter was most helpful with the menu and wine selection. The menu was fun and more importantly delicious, outstanding. It was a great evening, thank you!

CC
CherryChaCha
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best dining experience in years. Food was so interesting and everything super tasty. Beautiful space. Staff were all efficient , friendly and knowledgeable .

KM
vipKevinM
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were both absolutely exceptional.

AM
AmyM
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. From our server Alex, who was super knowledgeable about the restaurant, food, etc. to the actual meal...it was an amazing experience. I will be recommending this to friends and will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! Every bite was just phenomenal. And, highly engaging with the dim sum cart coming around during our various courses. And, Nick was fantastic - a great food Sherpa.

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Daniel
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great farm to table concept with ‘dim sum’ style service to supplement. Very creative and delicious offerings from starters to desserts. Recommended it highly.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere, and service! Would definitely go back!

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vipPair4pairing
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We had been wanting to go to this place quite a while and finally made it. I feel that every single thing we ordered was lacking in seasoning. I had steak and I have no idea what kind of meat that actually was. It was really improperly prepared or cut. The French omelette however was outstanding. I would not return here. There are just too many other places to try in Austin.

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vipidearr
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Here for Sunday brunch, bit limited menu with most items quite rich (delicious if you like that, not perfect if you want something a bit more simple), chic space,, servers young, friendly and enthusiastic. That’s the positive. The negative - we were among first people to arrive shortly after opening and hostess after pondering the map for an extra minute gave us horrible table in back of 90% empty restaurant. I never quite understand why you give someone an F.U. Table in an empty restaurant. In any case when we complained we were moved to a nicer table by the window - but why why why start your interaction with such a negative experience? You have one chance to make a first impression and this one was muffed.

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vipSharonmd
St. Louis
33 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Service impeccable. Food disappointing. Husband had
pasta which was good but not hot enough. Bread service on dim sum which was very clever was outstanding. Red snapper crudo I found lacking in flavor. Needed citrus or something to balance the taste.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Everything was the best. Try everything.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food

DB
vipDBetts
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner date. Probably won’t come back due to the extremely small portions

FAQs

Emmer & Rye offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 366-5530.

Emmer & Rye is rated 4.8 stars by 1483 OpenTable diners.

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

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.