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Emmer & Rye

4.8
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1526 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
While our dining room is currently closed, we are excited to welcome you to dine on our patio for our Emmeroni's Italian Pop Up. Join us for a drink and a snack, dinner a la carte, or a more immersive Emmer & Rye pre fixe menu experience. All tables are spaced 6+ feet apart.

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.

Support Emmer & Rye during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 1526 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always. Easily in the top 5 restaurants in Austin. They are doing a great job trying to minimize Covid risk.

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haydeng
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined at Emmer & Rye for our 20th anniversary (I say ‘dined’ because it truly is a dining experience) and it was beyond. Nothing in Austin or maybe the country offers what they do. We had the Prix Fixe meal due to COVID and the experience was no less amazing than normal. Super creative and flavorful plates that made us go “Wow” after every course. Logan made the night special for us. Well done, Emmer & Rye!

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vipDisappointed
Austin
26 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun dinner
Excellent cocktails & wine paired with great gourmet small bites

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jpdl
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal culinary experience. Logan, our waiter, was wonderful. He elegantly described every dish, and how it was made, which made the experience much better. Absolutely a must visit!

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vipPattyB
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing culinary experience!!! The flavors were so delicious!

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vipgingerknows
Austin
16 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fantastic restaurant. The dishes are so creative and surprisingly complex in taste. The wait staff is exactly who you want. Maybe one of the top 5 in Austin.

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JackieM
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fabulous culinary experience. All serious foodies will give this place two thumbs way up!

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leep
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

My prior visit I recall as enjoying one of the best meals I have ever had (and I have been fortunate to eat in great restaurants all over North America, Europe, and a chunk of Asia). On this visit, I took a friend who had never before been to Texas since she appreciates great food and great drinks, and I wanted her to experience the creme de la creme of Texas. While the meal and drinks were perfectly adequate, they were perfectly adequate. Nothing special; nothing memorable. The list of unusual ingredients recited so quickly (even then, the name is often of no meaning to mere mortals) that we had no idea what we were eating most of the time. That the menus were left as a reference was of some value, but limited. Even then had the flavors and fragrances been more in keeping with my prior visit we would not have cared what we ate. I hope this visit was atypical. I support the vision of E & R, but at these price points, if my most recent visit is not atypical, then they will struggle to survive in the uber competitive market in which they compete.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easily one of the better meals in my life.

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JimR
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Due to Covid - they have a fixed five course meal (you select from 2-4 choices per course). Coming from out of town, this would be an excellent, if pricey choice if you want to impress a foody.

It's not just that the food and service are excellent, it's that so much of the flavoring is unexpected and works in unison. The atmosphere is interesting, in that things are not "fancy" in the expensive restaurant style you might expect for the cost - which let's face it is pretty high - but there is a modern upscale feel that carries through everything. All staff (not just waitstaff) are trained in the cuisine info and everything points to careful preparation and execution on all levels.

On a personal note, as I was arranging an anniversary dinner, they recommended and coordinated delivery of flowers which they handled flawlessly.

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brooklynnw
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING. Can't say enough about our experience. Due to COVID we did the 5 course tasting menu and it did not feel limited at all, great variety of options/amount of food -- food + service was incredible!

Awesome to share with another person so you get to try all of the things!

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GMango
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant setting is lovely, earthy and clean. All staff members were knowledgeable, friendly and well dressed. I've told many friends and family members about this "hidden" jewel.

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CoreyF
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredibly delicious food with apt presentation & knowledgeable wait staff. Courses were delivered promptly and came with descriptive analyses. Very expensive, but good bang for your buck.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was such a great dining experience. The staff was so friendly and attentive, the tasting menu was DELICIOUS, and the space and concept was beautiful. Great spot for my birthday dinner and I love supporting a true farm to table restaurant that aims for zero waste.

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vipMarkSATX
Austin
26 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the patio picnic menu. Was a nice cross section of favorites, just the right balance and amount. Great service.

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EdlS
Austin
16 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every way. We had the prix-fixe dinner and all the dishes were fabulously creative, different, and a gustatory delight. I absolutely recommend this restaurant and it has moved to the top of my short list of fantastic places to dine.

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CatherineG
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Austin. We always Well curated menu, amazing service, and I beautiful space. My husband and I went on a date here, and it made us feel human again to share beautiful food and wine together at Emmer & Rye.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Most of the food was too salty. Some to the point that they were not edible. What a disappointment. I will never patronize this establishment again.

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RichardJ
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In these crazy time the staff at Emmer and Rye did an amazing job of helping my wife and I have a fantastic "first date" since the onset of Covid-19. We did the outside picnic option. The food was amazing and the servers were incredibly thoughtful and kind. I expect us to return again as the experience was fantastic for both my wife and I.

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vipLibbylt
Austin
36 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing. I don't have enough words to describe it. Each course was created to complement each other and to provide incredible experience.
Service wast perfect. Everyone so attentive, helpful and polite.
They did a great job in enforcing distancing and making you feel safe and comfortable.

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RobinM
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WOW! What an experience from start finish. I IMPLORE YOU TO DINE HERE. Both myself and my partner work in the service industry and were blown away. The food and the presentation were amazing along with the kindness, sincerity, and thoughtfulness of the staff. Kyle was our server, truly knowledgeable and guided us toward an amazing meal experience. Chandler was wonderful as well, incredibly friendly, funny, and helpful too. And Anna, the manager, was gracious and so kind. We can't wait to go back! What a lovely evening made perfect by the staff and their care and attention to detail. You will NOT be let down by going here. 293298338/10 stars.

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AGS1965
Austin
16 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is amazing and the food was over the top!

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CharlieH
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the experience. We did the inside 6 course menu and were blown away by the creativity and execution of each course. Our favorite was the beef tar tar, I'd eat that everyday of my life if I could. Thanks our servers Kyle M and Chandler they both were very knowledgeable about the complex menu and they always were right there when we had a question or need.

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vipFilippo
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Kudos to the Chef and team. Creative molecular farm-to-table.

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maxsweja
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I celebrated our 2-year anniversary at Emmer & Rye, and we couldn’t have been happier with our experience. We did the 6-course menu, which turned out to be an 8-course menu, and every bite we took was delicious. We also had a couple of their cocktails, which were very good too.

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ForrestH
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal and service from front to back was great. We would recommend this place to anyone.

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AnabelG
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did the tasting menu and it was great! Our server was very knowledgeable and on top of his game. We’ll be going back for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience2

We paid $75 for a 6 course meal. Fully expecting to have an awesome meal, but we were severely disappointed. Everything was way over salted INCLUDING THE DESSERTS. The carrot cake and pana cotta didn’t have any sugar at all. We didn’t even eat the main courses. Our service was on point but the food was horrible. So disappointing- I will not be returning.

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ChristianB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite place to eat in Austin. Every time we eat here, we cannot believe how good it is and it reaffirms our assertion that it is the best.

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JayG
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service with each staff member being knowledgeable on every plate dropped at the table. Incredibly thought out and inspiring plates with an idea that sometimes less can be so much more. Complex and inventive, each plate seemed to come fresh off the farm with an added element of surprise and luxury within each bite. A well thought out wine menu along with creative cocktails gives you the total package. From the moment you arrive till the moment you leave, you will not be disappointed.

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CullenL
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went last week amid coronavirus and ate inside for the tasting menu. Great value for $75 a person. The menu included some smaller bites between courses that were all delicious and thoughtfully executed. We had plenty of space around our table and zero concern for overcrowding. Plates were beautiful. Overall an amazing escape for our first big meal since quarantine started. Was a wonderful experience I would gladly recommend to anyone in Austin.

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vipRobertW
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Having travelled to more than 70 countries and eaten at some of the world’s most unique and scintillating restaurants, I was excited to try one of Austin’s culinary créations. However, from the initial encounter with Maître D who lacked basic social skills which includes eyes contact, asking for a drink since we had to wait to racing behind her to our table was a bit unpalatable. After catching our breaths and thanking God no heels were broken, we were greeted by a very friendly waiter. He was attentive and very informative of the daily entrés as well as the menu items. We asked to speak to the Sommelier for wine suggestions unfortunately they didn’t have a Somme or they were not present? Since our waiter seemed do you have a good knowledge of the menus we went with his advice for our 6 course meal. The presentations of each course was lovely but nothing creative, the fish was good but no extravagant and the dessert was stale. In summation, I would not recommend this restaurant for those who are seek upscale dining? You can fine very similar food and atmosphere at one of Austin’s many restaurants for half the cost.

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ValerieKline29lovewinesss
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were outstanding! Very relaxing night with lots of food and wine!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals of our life

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service I have ever had! Branden was amazing, he made our evening memorable and we will definitely be returning as soon as we can

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vipCC323
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was outstanding. We loved meeting our server Logan. Also, the way the restaurant is handling the Covid crisis is great. They have been very thoughtful in their efforts to protect their guests and staff. It is very much appreciated. Can’t wait to come back.

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ashleyv
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was SO goooood. 4 days later I am still thinking about the beautiful spread the chefs planned. Service was great. Eating on the patio was great. They made it very easy to re-enter the world of dining in a restaurant and we will definitely be back!

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RobynS
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had the patio menu. Everything was so delicious and it was such a treat to have beautifully plated food again. Emmer and Rye has gone the extra mile and then some to keep contact at a minimum while presenting an excellent meal. Kudos!

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RaineyStreetEats
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Emmer & Rye was a great experience. Great service, great food, and nice atmosphere. Would highly recommend for a date night!

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HelenaW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seriously, the best meal I have ever eaten! We had the picnic patio experience - each dish was inventive and perfectly balanced. The wait staff couldn't have been more passionate about the food. We loved seeing the larder with the interesting fermentation experiments. I would highly, highly recommend this restaurant.

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Emmer & Rye is rated 4.8 stars by 1526 OpenTable diners.

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