Emmer & Rye

4.8
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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. We offer dinner service Tuesday through Sunday, and brunch on Sundays, which is themed, and changes every three months. To see the current theme and menu, visit our website.
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JJ
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

BP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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!

c
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were both absolutely exceptional.

AM
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.

OT
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.

D
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.

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

P
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.

i
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.

S
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.

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Everything was the best. Try everything.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food

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

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

OT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a great dining experience all around. We decided to spend our money on food instead of drinks as it is pricey. We ordered 4 dishes. They were all varying degrees of excellent. We loved how they source locally and have zero waste. Our server Megan was great , the waitstaff communicated great with each other and we hand a great anniversary!

AG
London
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Entirely underwhelmed by the food served to us last night. The shrimp salad contained possibly the smallest, most measly shrimp we had ever seen, sat in a puddle of water as if defrosted on the plate, swiftly soaked furthermore in a cream sauce leaving us both feeling rather sick. The steak tartare was, at best, average and the portion sizes of each dish were quite unbelievably poor. We tried an avocado on toast which looked as though it had been going round on the tray for a few hours. The oysters similarly did not appear appetizing. Despite the politeness of the staff as they presented their pitch, and the nice ambience of the setting, I found the experience almost insulting. We had to cancel our final dish as we did not wish to continue further, we had seen enough. We paid our bill at $115 and left hungry and disappointed. The staff did give us a cork for our wine and 5 slices of bread in a bag as an apology, and we ventured on to find more sufficient food elsewhere. I can only assume that a) the culinary team were having a bad day or b) the other people leaving reviews are not particularly experienced in good quality tapas and dim sum. I hate to leave a bad review like this, but we both felt quite compelled to leave our honest thoughts on the experience. If you try it out, I hope they prove you otherwise.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I’ve had in a long time.

D
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

E&R has built on tapas and dim sum concept of dining to create a step out cuisine unmatched anywhere else as far as I know. Then the creations are actually delightful in the palette. They are not just good looking stylish presentations, but truly yummie offerings that satisfy. And smiles are plenty with no air if pretentiousness. The crew in the floor works like a team.

s
Naples
19 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved the cocktails and the very creative menu for food. Had a wonderful time. We would go back for sure!

OT
Cincinnati
17 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We enjoyed our brunch overall. However, beware of the pastry cart, the pastries are overpriced and really add up to make brunch quite expensive!

NG
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Emmer & Rye for brunch this morning and had a the most lovely experience. Our waitress, Jacqueline, was an amazing person and it really made our experience memorable. The food was great, the ambiance is calming, and I look forward to going back.

VM
London
81 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The food is beautifully presented, but the flavors let a lot to be desired. The beef tartare was composed of long strings of beef, about 1/4 inch thick, not the easiest to eat with the crackers served alongside. The omelet was tasty, but who serves that with 3 boston lettuce leaves? The croque madame had an odd, unpleasant flavor and was topped with greens. Not really what I expected. Service was polite, but distant, like they didn’t really want to be there. Not sure why this place gets so many accolades, we’re not likely to return.

AD
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing and the service is equally as good. If you want to have an integral dining experience, you definitely ought to visit E&R.

SH
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is phenomenal. Eclectic and fun dining experience

JC
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We rarely write reviews, but Emmer & Rye deserves a great one. On an unlikely street full of college bars, this restaurant offers Michelin-quality dining from a staff that is as passionate about food and talented as we have seen anywhere in the world- period. Absolutely THE place to dine for discerning foodies, in Austin. Go and see for yourselves.

F
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was awesome. Food was good. Lots of vegetarian options.

LG
Austin
18 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was exceptional as always. Ally and Alex could team a master class in service (sorry if I spelled your names wrong). Food was world class as always.

J
Baltimore
49 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My flight was delayed and they were able to accommodate us. Small plate style with plenty of vegetarian option for one in our party who was vegetarian. I never thought I’d say this but my favorite was a carrot dish. They prepare everything wonderfully with delicious sauces and accompaniments. 3 of us spent about $300 including tip, desserts and cocktails. So not super pricey and you can definitely manage the costs more if that’s a concern.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Austin Favorite

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OT
Central Texas
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every bite of food was the best bite of food, ever.

AB
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very delicious, high quality food. Plates are mostly shareable just small portions. Great service, attentive staff

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and food. Jennifer was at the bar and looked after me very well alongside everyone else. Outstanding.

JH
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is awesome in every way. Don’t miss it!

RD
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter Alex. Very interesting excellent food. Save room for the between courses appetizers brought to table. Major meal enhancer.

JP
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Good experience, not amazing. Wouldn’t go back

m
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! Our waiter was attentive and gave perfect recommendations.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Emmer & Rye. The staff was very enjoyable and took very good care of us. The food was excellent and the wine was amazing! The pastry cart was fabulous as well!