Emmer & Rye
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Beef tartare, the carrots with caviar, the pork belly, the dry aged wagyu steak with Japanese sweet potato! Raw oyster with roe! All excellent.
Even though we had a 9:45 pm reservation, we still had to wait over 30 minutes for our table, but the staff was so very apologetic and brought us out some snacks while we waited but turned into a very late dinner.
Somehow I always get to sit at the Chef's counter, which I absolutely love since the kitchen works with such precision. Every single bite we had was lovely - standouts were the wagyu beef shoulder, cacio e pepe (always), bread with whipped butter/beef tallow, and the desserts were so interesting and a perfect sweet ending.
Excellent food. Just realize that the portions are small and the food is a little complicated to understand.
However, our waitress was great at explaining everything.
Amazing food, great service! Everything we tried was absolutely delicious. Could not recommend more!!!
Loved Megan!!! Great night out
My husband and I went to Emmer and Rye last Friday for date night and we had a lovely time. We were blessed with two servers, John Paulo and Hillary, one of which is actually one of the chefs. They were both knowledgable and attentive. We also got to meet the bartender who was so sweet. The food was flavorful and adventurous. The dim sum concept was fun and added even more flavorful bites from which to choose. We will definately be returning.
This is a restaurant that truly cares about each diners overall experience. The food was amazing. The small plates each are so flavorful and the portion sizes allow for multiple sampling of tastes. The chef’s describe the flavors and ingredients and obviously take tremendous pride in the dishes. The staff were incredibly attentive in a casual way. I would come back to Austin just to have more of their wonderful dishes.
Seems to be getting more expensive for what you get
Fantastic experience. Excellent service and among one of the best meals we’ve had.
Great food and better service. Can highly recommend
Service was amazing! Very knowledgeable server and great food.
Happened to stop in from out of town and it was their 4th anniversary. We could immediately see why they have been successful for 4 years. We were early for our reservation, but they made sure gto bar service while we waited (even though the bar was packed). They ended up seating before our reservation time, which was great.
The food and beverages were great, loved the "dim sum" style cart that came around during our meal with the fresh market bounty for the day. We asked for a pairing by the somm (not on the menu as an option), and she was very helpful and enthusiastic. She proceeded to crush this ad hoc pairing starting with Sake for the first course (didn't even see Sake as an option on their menu).
I wish I lived in Austin,m this would be a regular haunt!
Emmer always delivers on excellent service and incredible food.
10/10 would recommend. I usually don’t bother to rate places but this was such a great experience.
Austin is the land of excellent restaurants… But E&R is a cut above the rest! The food is delicious and creative.
Dinner service is much better than Brunch service. We went for brunch on Sunday and the restaurant was half empty but still took us 15 minutes to get seated with a reservation. Dinner service (the 3 times I've been) have been much better-- staff was attentive, seated promptly, friendly and top notch. Brunch service seemed aloof, staff was confused and had up to 4 people talking to the hostess at one time, felt like we were rushed out.
Dinner Reservations over the weekend are tight. That said, our.visit was for Brunch which was good but the menu selections were limited. Nevertheless, Service was friendly and helpful.
Truly amazing. Loved the dim sum concept, service was great, flow perfect, the food amazing... this team made the trip!
Incredible dining experience! I will dream about the bread and butter for a long time.
One of the most complete meals I’ve had in a while. The food and service were excellent. We tried 8 different dishes, all the dessert options and many of the dim sum choices. We had no regrets on any of them. Solid cocktails and wine list. Highly recommended.
Really delicious and flavorful
Amazing food. Great service. Best place to eat on Rainey.
Unique food and dining experience. Fun menu.
Menu similar to other restaurants. Mixed up food. Good quality but incohesive. Great service.
It was a really nice special night, but very expensive. The bread was the real showstopper. The steak was $50 and you get 5 tiny pre-cut pieces of meat, pricing it at about $10 an ounce. The lion’s mane mushrooms were my favorite. Everything else was in-between. I’d go there again but be more careful about my orders.
Absolutely one of the best meals I've ever had. Our waiter Justin selected our dishes and the dim sum carts came around several times as well. Every dish was mouthwateringly delicious.
While visiting Austin for Formula 1 we were eager to try Emmer and Rye! Read a bit about it in the recent Sift magazine and it was a fantastic meal and our service was superb!
Interesting menu! Food and drinks were all exceptional
Visiting for F1 race with my boyfriend, we found last minute and it was amazing. Come hungry because you will want all the dim sum and all the a la carte menu! Very knowledgeable staff with an eclectic feel still. Definitely will be returning
We can't wait to go back. Service, food, and ambience were EXCELLENT!
Visited Austin for a weekend. Outstanding food and service. Should not be missed especially if you are a foodie and appreciate quality.
The changing menus are fun. Enjoyed the French spin. Our party all enjoyed our dishes. The hospitality could have been better. It does impact the meal. The greeter at the desk had a flat affect and literally a non-care attitude. It was bizarre. Once seated, our server was nice, but certainly didn't go out of her way. I guess it's disappointing when a restaurant is full of itself. Just be welcoming, professional and have great food.
Delicious food! Would definitely come back.
Food great! Service awesome! Expensive for size of portions.
Amazing food, incredible service! Can't rate this delicious restaurant highly enough!!
We enjoyed the unusual dim sum style of presentation of seasonal items and the food was sensational. We sat outside and it was one of the best and most interesting dining experiences we had in Austin.
Excellent food, different concept - very friendly and knowledgeable staff and a fun experience
Void and service was amazing. Priced great. Will definitely go back.
One of the best restaurants in town. Just go.