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Emmer & Rye, Austin, TX

Emmer & Rye

4.6
4.6
2677 Reviews
$50 and over
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.

We accept reservations 60 days in advance. For event inquiries, please visit our website.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 60 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Tapas / Small Plates, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (512) 366-5530

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American, LGBTQ+, Women

  • Executive chef

    Kevin Fink

  • Private party facilities

    We have a semi-private dining space perfect for special occasions and business dinners, which seats up to 14 guests. We can also offer partial and full buyouts for larger groups - please contact us at events@emmerandrye.com for more information.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : (512) 366-5530

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    River St.

  • Parking details

    Street Parking is available on Rainey Street and East Avenue, which runs parallel behind Rainey, and at the Mexican American Cultural Center which is caddy corner to us, at the traffic circle.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Sicilian Wine Dinner with Salvino Benanti

    $225.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Oct 18, 2022 only
    Join us on the Emmer & Rye patio for a special Autumn wine dinner with Salvino Benanti! We will pour Benanti's beautiful wines from the active volcano of Mt. Etna in Sicily, featuring several of their iconic single vineyard wines. Enjoy a 5 course meal designed by the Emmer & Rye Chef team to pair with seven wines. Passed appetizers and Benanti Etna Spumante Rosato will begin at 6:30pm, we will sit for dinner at 7:00pm. Seating will be family style on our covered patio. Please alert of us any dietary restrictions when booking.
  • Chefs Counter Tasting Menu

    $120.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    A curated tasting menu offered at the Chefs Counter, overlooking the open kitchen.

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What 2,677 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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    Picketfences101

    San Antonio

    19 reviews

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    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

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    We travel to Austin quite a bit and are always looking for great food. Emmer & Rye seemed to be on a lot of recommendation lists. The service is impeccable. The menu is set up where everything is shareable and small plates. Honestly, every server should just come out and say we recommend 4-6 items for 2 people. Every dish we ordered was excellent… nothing we expected, but superb. Trust the process. We will definitely return. 10/10
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    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

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    Amazing experience at Emmer and Rye! We were celebrating a special occasion and the staff made the night so special! We received great recommendations for the six dishes we ordered! Our drinks were great too!
  9. K

    Kristy

    Charlotte

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    Our server was flat out rude. We had a party of 6 and he was obviously annoyed with the questions we had about the menu and ordering for our group. The food was good (if a little too salty) but at this price point you expect a little more and our experience was ruined by this one employee.
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    Demarich

    Houston

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

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    The food was not very good. Chef I think was being to creative with flavors and they clashed.
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    Marc

    New York Area

    25 reviews

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    25 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

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    This is a fabulous restaurant. I’ve enjoyed it every time I’ve been. The food is creative and delicious, served the way it should be (hot, cold, or room temperature). The service is ideal—just enough personal and professional attention. One of Austin’s great eating places.
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    SaraO

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    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

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    We were blown away by the amazing vegetarian dishes! We are all meat eaters but our favorite dishes were the ones that didn’t have meat. Be adventurous! There were items that I wasn’t too sure of that surprised me! Service was exceptional! Check it out!
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    Server up sold hard. Wasn’t appreciated at the end with the wasted food.
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    BritneyW

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    1 review

    5.0

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    Dined on September 17, 2022

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    PhilipL

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    10 reviews

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    Dined on September 17, 2022

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    LisaS

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    FaithW

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    9 reviews

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    9 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

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    Kewlju

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    27 reviews

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    ShelleyW

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    5.0

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    Dined on September 14, 2022

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    KirpalS

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    Meredith

    1 review

    3.0

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    Dined on September 10, 2022

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    Love this restaurant and have been here a ton. Staff has always been amazing. Tonight, we had an incredibly inexperienced waiter that forgot to take our order, and the manager had to come over to take it. Then, all of the staff kept coming over to see “how is everything tonight?” We answered that question no less than 30 times. It was quite disruptive. Hoping this evening was an anomaly and not the new norm.
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    WalterJ

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    Dined on September 10, 2022

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    KristenC

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    MarianaB

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    9 reviews

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    JenniferN

    Austin

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    Dined on September 8, 2022

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    Great cocktails, wine, and food! Loved having a somm come to the table to help us select wine. Food is so delicious and so beautiful. Space is minimal and airy. Service was lovely. We come for special occasions every year. Love this place! I also love that if you're vegetarian, they have plenty of options.
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    OpenTable Diner

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    Dined on September 8, 2022

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    We came here for an anniversary dinner. The starters were fantastic and appreciated the recommendations. Once we ordered we said we wanted to buy a bottle of wine and we’re told the Somm would be coming over to suggest a bottle. The Somm didn’t show up as we were getting our main course so went and cancelled that wine bottle order. The Steak had 3 pieces with bone and/or cartilage in them. We told the waiter but that was not followed up on afterward. We were then handed the dessert menu and went to order the blueberry compote dessert but were told it was unavailable after the fact. Overall the tastes were great but really disappointed that we purchased a steak hardly edible and couldn’t get wine with the main course.
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    jammerjim

    Austin

    29 reviews

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    29 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

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    Did the tasting menu. So many wonderful dishes with interesting flavors and textures. They easily handled our vegetarian diner as well as the omnivores.
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    LaurynS

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

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    The food was great but the staff was better. You can tell it’s a wonderful place to work because everyone seemed so happy. It showed through the food and atmosphere.
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    HoodieFoodie

    Denver

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect evening with wonderful flavors. Emmer and Rye is extremely creative with its offerings. The service is impeccable, and we thoroughly enjoyed the tasting menu of seasonal produce. The presentation of each course was beautiful-even the cultured butter was adorned with shavings of color. Definitely an indulgent experience!
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    Service was top notch. Half of our dishes were great the other half knocked out socks off. Highly recommend If you love well crafted and adventurous food. Lean heavily on the server for guidance. Don’t prejudge a dish. You may not like an ingredient in a dish but on more than one occasion we learned we could love something we thought we didn’t even like.
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    SirEatsaLot

    Austin

    49 reviews

    vip
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    49 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

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    Delicious as always, especially the cacio e pepe. Above average service for Austin. Stoked for the restaurant but it was slammed, and as a result, really difficult to have a conversation because it was so loud.
  36. GF

    GregF

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

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    If you like being served your entree literally two minutes after ordering, and having just started enjoying your drinks then this is your place.
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    David

    Austin

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

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    Always a delicious adventure! Save room for dessert.
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    JNichs

    Denver

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

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    We absolutely loved our dining experience at E&R. The staff was extremely friendly and gave fantastic recommendations. We will be coming back soon, and visiting the other restaurants in Austin!
  40. BP

    BradenP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for our anniversary and loved it. Delicious and overall great evening

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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 4.6 stars by 2677 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 60 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Emmer & Rye

51 Rainey St., #110, Austin, TX 78701

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    River St.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Tapas / Small Plates, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking is available on Rainey Street and East Avenue, which runs parallel behind Rainey, and at the Mexican American Cultural Center which is caddy corner to us, at the traffic circle.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American, LGBTQ+, Women

  • Executive chef

    Kevin Fink

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (512) 366-5530

  • Private party facilities

    We have a semi-private dining space perfect for special occasions and business dinners, which seats up to 14 guests. We can also offer partial and full buyouts for larger groups - please contact us at events@emmerandrye.com for more information.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : (512) 366-5530

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