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About Rye

Cal Elliott's Rye is at heart a classic neighborhood restaurant. Rye's casual elegance offers something excellent for everyone, from an intimate dining experience to a festive group feast.
Rye embodies Brooklyn's living and breathing history - a poignant example of how both past and present continue to coexist harmoniously on Williamsburg's south side. Rye, free from outside investors, remains true to the DIY spirit and history of the Brooklyn neighborhood in which it resides.

247 S 1st St
Brooklyn, NY 11211
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Seafood, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Monday -Thursday 5:30pm -11:00pm
Fri 5:30pm - 11:30pm
Sat 5:30pm - 11:30pm
Sun 11:00am - 10:30pm

Happy Hour Mon - Fri 5:30 - 7:00

Cross Street:
Havemeyer and Roebling St

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(718) 218-8047

Website:
http://www.ryerestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Bar Below Rye features DJs on the weekends from 10pm til late. Come join us for a boogie session after your next meal!

Public Transit:
JMZ at Marcy, L to Bedford Ave, G to Metropolitan

Executive Chef:
Cal Elliott

Private Party Facilities:
Private room with full bar available for dining and drinking.

Private Party Contact:
Ashley: (718) 218-8047

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Rye Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.2

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (20)
Good for a Date (17)
Fit for Foodies (16)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Romantic (12)
Cozy (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Casual (9)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Authentic (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Fun (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Seasonal (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Business Meals (1)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

We had a really bad service experience, they informed us only after a while they were out of oysters, they did not serve any meatloaf yesterday (even if it was on menu) they forgot my juice and brought us the wrong beer.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Went for NYE - the prix fixe menu was varied and we all loved our food. Portions were generous and the kitchen was prompt. Sat at the bar beforehand, bartender was attentive and lovely. Very nice dinner/lunch place!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

What a great surprise! Been coming to Williamsburg from the other side of the bridge (LES) for the last 10 years or so and can’t believe we never ate here! Had heard of it but thought it was a super high-end, fancy place. Instead it was a wonderful, warm and cozy place with high-end quality food and drink but not a snooty atmosphere at all. Our server was terrific, super knowledgeable and friendly and the food was amazing! Still dreaming of those grilled artichokes, cauliflower gratin and meatloaf sandwich. Oh and the donuts and homemade ice cream weren’t too terrible either. Look forward to our return.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Very nice place with excellent food.

Very well prepared and delicious meals, after which you won't be hungry anymore without having too much in your plate.

Service is fine, maybe a bit too insistent.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Consistently good in a great location. Est here as often as we can.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Amazing happy hour deal of a crafted Old Fashioned and cheeseburger slider for $6. The dinner was cozy and delicious. Service was a little slow but the food and ambiance is completely worth it.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Fun, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Nice dinner with my son and his girlfriend. The food was surprisingly well prepared. The service was good. The restaurant has charm. We would return.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great dinner. Go hungry, the food is rich. Casual, cozy vibe.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

I've taken my staff here for a Holiday meal two years now and they never disappoint. I also do birthdays, dates and general everyday dining here. Excellent cocktails and food. The Pickles are particularly good and always an eye-opener for those who haven't tried them before. I love the bar it's just beautiful and while the barmen can be on the gruff side—never effusive— but they are bearded and professional in a too old to be hipster way lends the place a very masculine American feel.

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Very, very poor experience which was surprising as we're frequent customers.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

great vibe , good food but not very clean. needs an overhaul...dim lighting couldn't hide the stains on wall's. Very dirty mildewy smell by the bar....Hostess was great, server was amazing bartender lacked personality. Also to 86 any entree on a Saturday is a huge industry no no. The only fish entree was sold out by 8:15...not a good look.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Inventive and delicious ! Wonderful service. When we had a problem getting a cab, they arranged a last minute (really last minute) car service. Great cocktails!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Everything was perfect!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We had Thanksgiving dinner at Rye, and wholeheartedly enjoyed the food and great service - the only reason I wouldn't rate it outstanding across the board is that it was very noisy and hard to hear my dinner companions.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Went there for Thanksgiving and the Prix Fixe menu they offered was fantastic. Every course was delicious but the crème brulé was to die for!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Came here for thanksgiving and their three course menu did not disappoint. Incredible food, cozy environment and a perfect evening.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The food and the dining experience at Rye was excellent . Everyone enjoyed their meal. Overall superb .

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving meal was superb! A bit more pricy than others, but worth it...service was exceptional! Wish they had included coffee and tea with the meal, tho.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Always great

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I went on a cold and busy Saturday night where diners were flooding the hostess area. Despite the fact that the hostess was obviously overloaded, she was incredibly nice and sat us at a great booth in the back. Food and drinks were impeccable. I though it was a great spot for a date that isn’t overly fancy with great food and character.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

The cocktails were amazing and the food was incredible. We got the porterhouse for 2 and it was so delicious and tender and perfectly cooked. Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

The staff was in general nice and the food was really good - but they were just too busy. We had to wait an hour for our table that we had reserved (and we weren't the only one), in general it look a long time to get our order in and recieve our food and drinks. At one point the waiter accidentally spilled hot coffee down one of our friends back. Overall they gave us a 4 dollar discount (on a black coffee they had forgot that we had ordered)...

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Meatloaf sandwich was good. The fall ravioli was amazing! If you’re planning dinner, plan to be there a little before 5:30pm. If they say they open at 5:30, they’re serious! You can’t even wait at the bar!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Biggest steak I’ve ever had

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Love this place but horrible service - they were definitely understaffed. One table near us legit got up and left. At least they comped one of our drinks. Will go back but pls hire more waitstaff!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our time at Rye. The atmosphere is subtle, cozy and a respectful nod to the past. The bar is worth the visit alone. The food was simply elegant and delicious. The staff superb. If we lived closer it would be one of our regular spots. If you are in Brooklyn, don't miss Rye.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Absolutely loved Rye!! Great food and lovely ambiance

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Rye is all around an incredible experience! The ambiance is cozy. Great for a date night and small groups. Decor and music takes you back to the Prohibition era. The Old Fashioned is superb, and the food is top notch. Small portions, but packed with flavor!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Nice spot for quintessential Brooklyn dining , cozy, great food and easy parking

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Casual, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Loved the experience at Rye. First date on a Friday night. We had the smoked sturgeon and she had the short ribs and I had the ravioli. They made a really great spicy jalapeño margarita as well. The place is a bit dark but sets the mood and service and food were great. Would definitely recommend.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

It took about 45 minutes to get any food at all on the table and it was not remotely crowded when we were there. Then, the food was just ok. The short ribs were undercooked and chewy. Roasted chicken was fine, but sides pretty boring. The mac-n-cheese and au gratin cauliflower were the best things, and that was due to the bacon. The waitress asked us how our food was, and we responded that the short ribs were chewy, she simply looked at us and walked away, no response.
Will not go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great food & friendly service, I’d definitely recomend this place to friends

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The ceviche and ravioli were both delicious, as was the cheese plate (though I wish there was more bread). Ambience was good, not great, and it was a bit loud, but overall, a lovely date night.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Good good and great service . We were a large party of 7 and it was comfortable and our table got great service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Hands down best service and food

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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 9, 2017

This was a lovely, quaint little place. The dishes were well done and delicious. The waitstaff were very friendly and thoughtful- they did a little something extra special for my birthday. It was a unique spot and very worthwhile. I would highly recommend it!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Food was decent but not outstanding but a very nice place overall.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Delightful food, suggestions by a charming waiter, and all around great evening!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Another excellent meal at Rye, it never disappoints. My duck was cooked perfectly, the brussel sprouts and beet salad were delicious for shared appetizers. Very nice ambiance. I think the quality in Williamsburg is very mixed and Rye stands out. Highly recommend.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Amazing food. Great place for a group or a couple.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Fun, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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