Rye - Leawood

4.6
2531 reviews
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Rye - Leawood, a restaurant celebrating Midwestern recipes, traditions, and culture using local Kansas & Missouri flavors and farmers. Rye restaurant in Leawood, Kansas, just south of Kansas City, celebrates the Midwestern foods that chefs Megan and Colby Garrelts grew up eating. Both of these chefs are proud to be from the Midwest and Rye showcases dishes that they have enjoyed with several generations of their families. Rye pays homage to those heritage dishes that the Midwest is known for like succulent smoked pork chops, aged steaks, bbq ribs, fried chicken, seasonal vegetables from the garden, Parker House rolls, freshly made pies, fruit cobblers, and layer cakes to name a few. The food at Rye takes traditional dishes and gives them a chef’s point of view, while preserving the important heritage of the dish. Chefs Megan and Colby use fresh, locally-sourced ingredients and products including produce from their family farm.
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OP
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went during Restaurant Week. Most of us had the fried chicken. Delicious! And the pies...best pie crust I’ve ever tasted. Fun night. Great service.

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CP
Kansas City
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

I have tried Rye several times and the services is consistently poor. The food is pretty good, but it's not worth the wait and the snooty waitstaff who act like they could/should be doing something better. The front desk is disorganized and lines get long when better organization would solve that issue.

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OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

They overbooked for open table and we waited 45 minutes after our reservation. The manager offered free appetizers to some in our party. But not to me and my elderly father despite the fact that I made the reservations. I had to leave early but since the server disappeared for a lengthy time, I had to ask the host to find him. This is not the first time I've been disappointed in this restaurant, but this was the worst experience by far. The food is good though and has a lot of variety. The host was apologetic. In other circumstances it might have been fine.

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B
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Rye's fried chicken is the BEST! My sons had the hangar steak salad and raved about it. We will definitley be back.

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GC
Kansas City
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best fried chicken ever !!!! Service was great also

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r
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal and service.

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JH
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends and I had lunch for restaurant week. The food and service was excellent as always!!

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 5

I was not overly impressed with the waitress; she could have been friendlier.

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great experience.

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JF
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Would have liked a bit more selection for restaurant week.

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TM
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was superb, and food was delicious!

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MM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant week menu

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant week! Food was delicious service was great. Never a disappointment when you dine here. Always leave for desert the chef prepared pies are amazing 😊

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MS
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Really enjoyed the food at Rye! Our waiter,Matthew was outstanding!! However, the hostess was not engaging at all. She did not appear to want to be there. It was our 34 year anniversary but we were not asked by the hostess if there was an occasion and actually she did not speak at all. We were sat in the middle of the dining room which was just ok for the occasion. The girl that poured our water was very engaging and friendly but she was a little lacking when we asked for craft non alcoholic cocktails (beyond standard virgin cocktsils). Matthew stepped in and I had a delicious lemon shrub, lavender syrup, seltzer with rosemary mocktail!! Great drink for New Years healthy habits! Overall, we loved the food and our waiter and will return!!

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MN
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We tried Rye for the first time for a new experience on date night. The waiter was helpful and gave us excellent service. The food was delicious and plentiful: fried chicken and hangar steak with salads and pie. We loved the ambiance and would recommend this for date nights and special occasions.

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BP
Kansas City
20 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the Restaurant Week lunch offerings and as always, the fabulous pie!

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AH
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant! Love the food, the lemon meringue pie is legendary!

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BB
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a favorite, sometimes I wish it wasn't so loud, you can barely hear the people at your table talk.

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W
Kansas City
16 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Service is very slow and inconsistent. Finally waitress came to the table and took our order. We received our appetizers before we even had our cocktails. Salads came out before appetizers were even eaten. Timing off. Felt rushed the whole time like they needed to turn the table. Food was mediocre. The Pork Chip was tasty. Expensive for fast food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service.

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DJ
Kansas City
20 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Went to Rye on a Sunday night to celebrate a birthday. Service from Skyler at the bar was outstanding. Food was equally impressive.

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t
Kansas City
22 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Our visit was disappointing. The service staff appeared to be overrun and preoccupied. The food was good quality but the sausage was undercooked.

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M
Kansas City
79 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rye is always a good choice when in Leawood. This place is a gem. The food is always excellent and the service is always superior. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We sat in the back room which was quieter and more conducive for conversation then the main room. The food specials were original and excellent. Our waiter helped select a great wine and the Old Square was a solid cocktail recommendation.

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JG
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I just wanted a nice quiet evening out. The ambience was pleasant. We were seated in the back room which was much more quiet than the front. The food was excellent. The drinks were strong and made correctly. The service was attentive and well timed. We had a very enjoyable dinner and would definitely recommend the Restaurant to friends.

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C
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All around excellence! Dishes were exquisitely presented and flavors were beautifully blended.

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Years Eve was a great experience. Great food and service.

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JW
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome love this restaurant. Always fantastic meals. Highly recommend the mussels.

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PD
Kansas City
35 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

As always, we had an enjoyable dinner on New Year’s eve at Rye. The food was good...not great, but we’ll definitely return.

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n
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our second trip to Rye, this time for NYE. It was a great experience as always. The food is very good, the menu has a nice variety, the drinks are great, and the service is always top notch.

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OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous service and food!

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BT
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the 10 oz filet with brussel sprouts.....so good!

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VK
Kansas City
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Alex our server was excellent. Attentive but not intrusive. He made sure everything was as we wished. Great evening!

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CA
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent fried chicken and duck. Both very tender inside, crispy outside. Pricey, but for the most part, worth it. Waiter Matthew was superb! We will happily return.

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SM
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

JT was an amazing server and we had a wonderful meal!

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OT
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

I’ve been to Rye many times and the food has always been exceptional. This time we were sat a high top table by the bar. After 5-10 minutes we were still not greeted by the server. Finally a woman came by and gave us water and told us our server would be by soon. Another 10 minutes passed and finally Nick our server showed up. He appeared to just realize he hadn’t done anything for us yet and simple said “what can I get for you?” No apology for never getting a drink order or anything. Needless to say his poor performance continued the rest of the meal. At one point I even asked him what was going on and he said he was sick but trying to work. It was the first time my date had been to Rye and she was not impressed due to the service. Nick definitely needs a new line of work. I would have also liked to have seen the manager come by and ask how everything was but we never saw one.

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A
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

I made a reservation using open table and when arrived there were 3 open booths near where they seated up so we asked if we could have a booth. The hostess said no that booths were reserved for groups of 6 but throughout the course of the night they sat at least 50% of them with parties of 4. Must have to know someone to get a good table. Food wasn’t that great I ordered falliet minon no pink but came out very pink. Waitress was nice but tired.

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AB
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Server was fast, engaged and interested. Good recommendations. The food was great. The shrimp and grits was amazing. The streak was great too.

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LM
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Overall very good. Food was exceptional and will be back again. Although when our back waiter brought out my salad I asked him for a peppermill, he said there's pepper on the table. I asked again for a peppermill and he said he just started working here and will have to look for it. He never returned to out table.

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H
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 1

Christmas Eve dining. Poor service. Out of several entrees and sides. Very disappointing.

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