Rye - Leawood

4.6
2577 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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Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

The bar staff greeted us as we were waiting for our table. They were so nice and the drinks were good. Then a kind of rude hostess told us we needed to tab out our bar tab and be seated. Again the bartender was super great. Our waitress was not attentive and barely came over to our table and I would not call her friendly. The salads could really use a makeover. We all got different salads and all were bland. However our main dishes were excellent. Dessert was just ok.

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GJ
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food but a la carte makes it pricey.

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DN
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the tomahawk chop ribeye and it was an amazingingly delicious steak. So buttery and the mashed potatoes were so savory also. The caesar salad was awesome as a starter. Then we had the Guinness ice cream cake that was sinfully good. We enjoyed it all very much and Samantha was a great server.

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t
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 1service 4ambience 4

Maybe I had a bad meal. Told the waiter 3 items and he suggested spicy chicken. The chicken had no spice. The breading fell off and the chicken squirted out of the bun. Had to cut into pieces to eat. My co-workers had the shrimp and grits, and a cheeseburger, and they both liked it. Maybe I just choose poorly.

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DM
Austin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rye is our favorite dining experience in Kansas City !! Perfect ambiance, food and service.

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RB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, creative, locally sourced food, well-stocked bar, fine wine list and graciously accepts reservations.

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

Holly at Leawood Rye was great! So attentive during our meal and gave great service. Shrimp and Grits were delicious! 10/10 would recommend!

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BG
Kansas City
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nathan was awesome, as usual. We had gizzards and deviled eggs, hangar steaks and Brussels plus baked potato. Food and service were great. We took some leftovers home and wish they would’ve thrown in the sauces, but otherwise it was perfect!

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d
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Valentine’s Day- I think they were too busy to handle all the business. The steaks were way over done and the rest of the food was just okay. Not our typical J. Gilbert’s experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was amazing!!

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LS
Kansas City
23 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steak Night on Mondays is always a favorite...such a great value. Delicious food.

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NS
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great breakfast/brunch options, lunch more limited but every that was ordered came out tastey, and timely.

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FO
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food as always. Really like the bar staff.

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AS
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We've always had very good service in our past visits but last Saturday, we were sat in the back dining room and it was subpar. I made a reservation a week in advance and didn't like being in the dark, weird back dining room. Our waitress was nice, but didn't introduce herself, didn't talk about the specials and didn't ever promptly do anything...we had to ask for refills, ask for dessert, etc. When you visit a restaurant and spend $200 on one meal, it should come with stellar service... every time.

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LK
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food. Waiter did a great job of pacing the meal. Attentive but did not rush. Gave excellent recommendations. Loved the ambiance.

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MM
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I've never had a meal at Rye that was less than delicious. Service is always good too. Great location and ambiance, especially in the warmer months when the patio is open. My only reservation is the cost to dine/drink there. Two drinks, two entree's, shared appetizer and dessert and the bill (with tip) was $148--pretty steep.

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DB
Kansas City
85 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time for brunch and loved it. My treat for my wife's birthday.

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ST
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Rye. The service is great, food is unique and delicious and the lemon meringue pie is the best in the world. It's also an easy place to chat with friends--not too loud, but not too quiet either. Great ambiance. I definitely recommend this restaurant.

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L
Kansas City
30 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very nice birthday brunch.
Food was perfect
Aubrey is a very good server and has great energy .
Thanks Aubrey!!
We will definitely be back and remind friends to try your place as well.

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J
Kansas City
14 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best livers and gizzards I’ve had in KC; tender and fresh! Dixie pie with real whipped cream is the perfect ending!

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H
Kansas City
72 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great

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e
Kansas City
19 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

good comfort food with variety. wait staff friendly and attentive. we stayed to talk with no rush or urgency to leave. My associates who had never eaten there enjoyed their meals. Different twists to conventional presentation of some meals and sandwiches.

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l
Kansas City
34 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Bar was busy but 3-4 empty tables in front where we were seated at 7:30 on a Saturday night. Pleasant server but very slow service. Double cut pork chop served undercooked. Mashed potatoes? More like puréed potatoes.

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A
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Other than noise level everything was great. Food is very tasting.

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F
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter was attentive and food was excellent!

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J
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The food just wasn’t seasoned very well.

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LK
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We always enjoy the food and drinks at Rye. Our table was at the far end along the bar and several patrons were just hanging out right next to our table. The bar area is loud enough without people talking right next to us.

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RS
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Food is always great. Good came out fast. Server however was absent for quite a while in the beginning. We had 2 people with us that had not been and saying “everything here is good “ was not that helpful. We were able to highlight items on the menu. But always wonderful food.

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RB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

First time visiting! Everything was great!

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D
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was perfect. I really wanted a bake potato, but I promised my trainer I would get veggies instead. We split the cauliflower and Brussels sprouts. Hate to say, I didn’t miss the baked potato. The veggies were fabulous and seasoned perfectly.

I love steak night, the best value going at one of my very favorite restaurants.

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m
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints. The food is always yummy and I never tired of the selection. I love it every time and we are regulars.

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KR
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the eggs benedict and Mimosa. The fried hash brown cube was sinful and crispy. A great place for fried chicken as well. I'll be back. Comfort food elevated!

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LS
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best fried chicken in town! OHHHH MY! Do not skip the cinnamon rolls!! Ta Die!!!!

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BF
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Sat at our table for 10 minutes before server acknowledged our group. Then waited another 15 minutes before getting our cocktails. Food was okay but service was very poor.

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DH
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Overall it was a good experience. I think the dishes were a little on the pricey side for what you get. The burger was great and had wonderfully flavor. Cocktails rocked, de la Louisiana one is top notch.

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DD
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rye always delivers when it comes to a great meal with amazing service. Don't miss the chicken and dumplings for lunch. The service is outstanding.

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EB
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 5

Our waitress was not the friendliest and the hostess was not too friendly either. My friends and family love Rye and we were a little disappointed in the service this time. It was very unexpected because every other time we have been we have had fantastic service.

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B
Kansas City
20 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were seated in the north room, which was drafty. The server Josh was great! Food was hot, beautifully presented, and delicious. We were there for restaurant week and will go again for dinner very soon.

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

I went for brunch and thought my food was good and that the menu had a nice selection to choose from. The food was fairly reasonably priced, maybe a little on the high side, but very appetizing nonetheless! The breakfast beverages were very expensive in my opinion. Mimosas, bloody Mary’s, etc were nearly $10 for one glass. I typically find that comparable restaurants will do bottomless mimosas for $10-$15.

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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch, excellent service, nice atmosphere

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