Nickel and Rye

4.4
74 reviews
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NICKEL & RYE is a relaxed, upscale American pub located in the heart of Uptown Dallas.
As the best whiskey bar Dallas has to offer, we specialize in hand crafted cocktails, local & unique beers, rye whiskeys, and a chef-driven menu. We also serve a fantastic brunch each and every Saturday and Sunday!
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Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

I made a reservation for the Michigan game/a birthday and I even updated it in the morning to be less people with someone on the phone and they were like “thanks for letting us know” when I got there they said they don’t do reservations on game days and I should just sit anywhere. In my open table reservation I put that it was someone’s bday and I was like well do you do anything for bdays, and they were like “no not really”. The burgers are awful. Fried pickles are really good and our waitress was sweet. Just overvalued a super meh experience. Doesn’t seem to be run by super experienced people.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

It was freezing outside but they wouldn’t close the door

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J
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Love this place. It’s out brunch go to.

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SB
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

Made an OpenTable reservation only to show up to the restaurant being open seating, and full. Quite disappointing, but we were able to get a table eventually. Service was abysmal - we were there for almost 2 hours and saw our server maybe 5 times. Good hangout spot, but wouldn't go again for a meal.

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EI
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

I had heard a lot about this restaurant so I definitely want to try it but I was somewhat disappointed. The server was really nice and helpful and recommended their best dish wish was the funnel cake and fried chicken and I was really disappointed with how the food tasted. It was below what I expected. I also asked for a strawberry lemonade and got a drink that tasted nothing like a strawberry lemonade. The ambiance is nice and it is a lively spot to hang out with friends.

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JJ
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had an amazing time at nickel & rye with my date. Staff is friendly and conversational. Food was amazing! Sangria was also delicious! Would highly recommend as a place to head out and enjoy after work or for a date night.

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WB
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

The venue was great for a brunch and the service was awesome. The large pitchers of mimosas are great. We came when the live music was starting which was really loud and we couldn't really hear one another so we will probably avoid that in the future. Other than that one issue the venue is definitely a great spot to go for a fun brunch with friends.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Cool place to chill, drink some brew, and eat some chicken!

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TD
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! I had the crab benedict for brunch and it was delicious. Great price on their mimosas too. I've also been here just for drinks and loved it as well. Awesome staff and live music on Sundays!

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R
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was my first visit, but won't be my last. The ambiance was very casual and warm. And the crab benny didn't disappoint the palate!

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went for brunch. Drinks, food and music were all great. Perfect for a relaxing Sunday afternoon.

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R
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Only complaint I have is the table they sat us at out side. the countertop hang was not wide enough and I'm 5'1 the shortest one in the group and I hit my knee 3 times just trying to get seated. Other than that food, atmosphere was great.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was exceptional. Atmosphere and good were outstanding.

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KP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Server for Easter brunch was what made our visit. The food was also great. However, the loud blaring unedited rap music was not what I anticipated to listen to with my 7 and 5 year old for Easter brunch. Again, however, we didn't complain Bc we brought kids to a bar. Our server was aware enough to try to skip songs every time she noticed.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Great drinks and fun atmosphere

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y
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Dominique, our server, was Great! Great deal on mimosas too.

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M
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time getting together with friends we hadn't seen in a while. Had wonderful service, great food & awesome drinks! Happy hour is amazing!

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Sacramento
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 3

It was good but the next day we noticed the waitress charged us more than what our bill was for.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Nothing about this place was good. Have other reviewers been here lately? First issue was we parked in a mostly empty parking lot behind the place and after we were out of the car some valet guy runs up and says its $5 to park. That was a joke and a ripoff. Half of the place we were told is closed (maybe because we went late on a Sun afternoon?) but expected better in every way. Had two just OK drinks (with less than OK service) and left.

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Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Inside noise level was over the top. Not a great selection for a more intimate discussion.

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Fun relaxing atmosphere. Highly recommended!

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k
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had the chicken and funnel. cake. The chicken was outstanding. I wish the funnel cake had been a little crispier.

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service with unique menu choices. Highly recommended!

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K
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious and staff very friendly and accommodating.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time! Can’t wait to go back! My friends loved that i picked this place for Brunch! Food was also good! Anddd they had the Saints game on! Also the live band was on point! Atmosphere was great! Mixed crowd!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2017
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Made a reservation but did not need one for this empty bar with food. Server was attentive for the first round of drinks and then my coworkers had to order from the bar the remainder of our visit. Advertising for live music at 7:00 brought us together but the singer didn't begin setting up until after 8 and starting singing by 9:00. Music was really good once it began, appetizers we're great too. Just more of a laid back bar scene and not business outing reservation style.

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JC
Dallas
80 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Go to Nickel and Rye for the craft cocktails, whiskey list, Scotch list, and beer. Has one of the better Scotch lists in Dallas. Less impressed with dinner menu, although the brunch menu sounded more interesting. LIkes: dog friendly patio (with puppy menu), people watching spot overlooking McKinney Ave, great waitstaff, vibrant crowd.

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DF
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

We came around 6:30 to catch happy hour and their Wednesday night specials. Fantastic prices for delicious drinks and food. The only downside was the length of time it took to get our drinks, we sometimes waited 20 minutes for a glass of wine or a cocktail... unacceptable.

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Detroit
32 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atomsphere!

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Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best ever with best prices!! The fried Quail was amazing grace!!!

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Austin
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We came for a bachelorette party and the waiters made it really fun for us! Love coming here

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my 4th time at Nickel and Rye and just like all previous times-- it was amazing! The staff is extremely fun and very attentive. The food is fantastic-- definitely would recommend the cheese board if you're doing happy hour OR the chicken and funnel cakes if you're doing brunch. The patio is an awesome atmosphere and the live music is always great-- definitely a good spot to hit up on the weekends.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great Spicy Crab Dip and Brunch specials.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I made a reservation for my friend's birthday party here and it was great! The food was great, drinks were great, and the outside setting was pleasant. Customer service was great and we had a fantastic time! What was nice was that it wasn't overcrowded, but was in a great location

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2017
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

Well, the food was decent but a bit overpriced for what we got. The service was really lacking! It took forever to get acknowledged to even order drinks. We had to keep flagging down someone to help us, instead of someone checking in to see if we needed anything. And considering half the place was empty, that wasn't acceptable as far as service goes. Glad we got to experience a place we haven't been to before but doubtful that we will ever go back.

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Came here with a group of 8 for a bachelorette party for brunch. Delicious food and great mimosas. Ate and drank a ton and was only $22/person. Great deal.

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Z
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Stopped in for a pre-dinner drink last Friday and we ended up getting the meat and cheese board too. The weather was nice so we grabbed a table on their patio so we could people watch. Nice relaxed vibe, the cocktails were great, decent band playing songs you knew. Definitely would return.

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ST
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Girls night dinner was great

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DM
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2017
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Not the first time at this place, but definitely will be the last time! We waited over 20 minutes for drinks and a hour and a half for food! Clearly very under staffed and the waiters just kept telling us that our food was "coming". When our food arrived, it basically came on a salad plate with that portion size. The first time we were there, which was at the beginning of the month, things were different, that is why we went back and took out of town guest. Plus, we had reservations.

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CA
Dallas
58 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

We had a great time. Our waitress had a huge group and still dealt with us beautifully.

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