Emmer & Rye

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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. In addition to a shareable small plates menu, guests can also order directly off circulating carts during their meal to try 'dim sum' bites. In addition to dinner service Tuesday through Sunday, we also offer brunch on Sundays, which is themed, and changes every three months. To see the current theme and menu, click here.
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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beef tartare, the carrots with caviar, the pork belly, the dry aged wagyu steak with Japanese sweet potato! Raw oyster with roe! All excellent.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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.

KP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

AS
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service! Everything we tried was absolutely delicious. Could not recommend more!!!

JH
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved Megan!!! Great night out

NL
Austin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

KE
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Seems to be getting more expensive for what you get

OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience. Excellent service and among one of the best meals we’ve had.

RS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and better service. Can highly recommend

DD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing! Very knowledgeable server and great food.

m
Philadelphia
114 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Emmer always delivers on excellent service and incredible food.

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 would recommend. I usually don’t bother to rate places but this was such a great experience.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Austin is the land of excellent restaurants… But E&R is a cut above the rest! The food is delicious and creative.

J
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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.

SW
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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.

B
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly amazing. Loved the dim sum concept, service was great, flow perfect, the food amazing... this team made the trip!

KK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible dining experience! I will dream about the bread and butter for a long time.

SM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

J
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really delicious and flavorful

b
San Antonio
89 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Great service. Best place to eat on Rainey.

KH
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Unique food and dining experience. Fun menu.

KD
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Menu similar to other restaurants. Mixed up food. Good quality but incohesive. Great service.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

RA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

M
8 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

KG
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting menu! Food and drinks were all exceptional

OT
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

d
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We can't wait to go back. Service, food, and ambience were EXCELLENT!

a
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited Austin for a weekend. Outstanding food and service. Should not be missed especially if you are a foodie and appreciate quality.

A
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Would definitely come back.

JG
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food great! Service awesome! Expensive for size of portions.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, incredible service! Can't rate this delicious restaurant highly enough!!

l
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

JB
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, different concept - very friendly and knowledgeable staff and a fun experience

OT
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Void and service was amazing. Priced great. Will definitely go back.

l
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in town. Just go.


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