Rye - Leawood

4.6
2386 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Comfort Food
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 10:30am - 3:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11am-3:00pm
Mid-Day Menu: Monday - Friday 3:00pm-5pm
Dinner: Monday - Sunday From 5pm
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Phone number
(913) 642-5800
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Ryan Williams
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Private party facilities
Rye restaurant in Leawood at Mission Farms, celebrates Kansas City & Midwest comfort foods. The private dining space at Rye is a perfect setting for any occasion. Our event team will assist with all your needs to make your event a seamless experience combined with an award winning culinary team.
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Private party contact
Amy Summers / amy@ryekc.com: (844) 530-2958
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Catering
All catering options are custom packages, please contact amy@ryekc.com for additional information regarding catering options.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Mission Road
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Parking details
The Mission Farms parking lot has spaces available to our guests in the front and back of the restaurant in addition to handicap accessible spaces at our front entrance.
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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LO
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice dinner. Kind of noisy, but knew that from before. Good cocktails.

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

Food and drinks were amazing and the service was great too!

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KC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have severe food allergies, and Rye-Leawood seems to be the only restaurant in the whole KC area I can trust when it comes to the ingredients they use. The servers and chefs take it seriously when I tell them to clean the grill and omit certain spices and oils. In fact, they are the only restaurant that has never made me sick. I highly recommend for anyone with food allergies!

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

We have been to Rye many times. Never disappoints.

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WS
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Service was a little slow throughout there evening

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MH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We love Rye for the drinks but food is not worth the price point.

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

Great place to eat. The Host sat us near a large group that was quite loud so we asked to move since we were on a date and they had no problem moving us. Amazing service. Our Waiter recommended some drinks that were very flavorful. My wife's steak was perfect and I tried the Quail. It was different but well worth it. Very good place to go for an easy date night.

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A
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and even better food. Rye is easily one of the best restaurants in the Kansas City area.

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CD
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Showed up for our reservation early and got seated in the back room. When I returned home I had a message that Rye has cancelled my reservation, yet I had told them and gave my name when we checked in. Open table support fixed it for me. Seated in the back room which was dark, needed phone flashlight to read the menu. At some point they turned the lights down lower, but after a while someone finally turned them back up. No ambiance in the back room. Waitress was blah! Food was excellent as usual, but will never sit in the back room again!!!

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OT
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Try the BBLT it was great!

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S
Kansas City
55 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Three female friends & I met for dinner as we do monthly. We were seated promptly & our server was on top of water & menus. However “he” went downhill in patience from there. As we always do, we perused the desserts before ordering. Our server seemed to be in a hurry & put off by us not being ready when he was, even though the restaurant was not full on a Tuesday evening. Our food was delicious & served at the proper temperature; one Caesar with chicken, one wedge salad & loaded baked potato, one hangar steak, one smoked salmon & 2 slices of pie (lemon meringue & coconut cream). Our server was gracious enough to bring four tickets (his suggestion), although if he had brought one bill, we would have simply thrown in 4 cards & split it evenly as we usually do.
Overall, we had a good time with good food and will be back but hope for a different server.

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KC
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

This was our second visit after a great first Sunday brunch experience - so high expectations over the holiday weekend. It was a hot/cold experience, not the temperature but the food - some good items and some medeocre items and downright subzero on our meathead server, who showed no knowlwdge of the food prep, or ingredients, had no ability to introduce or define different cocktail or entree choices, when asked about two wine bottle choices - said "I don't know" and just looked at us and shrugged his shoulders. The final straw was he had no idea what merengue was.. when asked the difference between two options...do you see a pattern here.. his only recommendations were steak, mashed potatoes and banana cream pie! Very disappointing - this restaurant has so much going for it - we love the outside seating, love the local farm to table concept - missed the mark.

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OT
Kansas City
16 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Have been to Rye multiple times and it is consistently top notch. This is the first brunch and it was excellent. I am a breakfast lover and the “Rye Breakfast” was delicious. Hopefully you can there early enough while they still have cinnamon rolls. Awesome - share one with your table.

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R
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

My wife ordered the hanger steak and it was great. I ordered Shrimp & Grits. It was mediocre and definitely not worth the $28 price tag. The service was fair. There are other places in KC that offer better food at more reasonable prices.

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r
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing in all aspects - ambiance Food cocktails and service

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TS
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were great. Nick was our server and he was fantastic.

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c
Kansas City
21 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chicken at Rye is absolutely perfect!

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DH
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Mara was awesome! So friendly, called us by name, made great recommendations when we asked. Hope we get her every time! :)

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MM
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Rye is a fun restaurant and everything we ordered was DELICIOUS. Our waitress was wonderful as well. We went for our anniversary and the restaurant was a little too loud for us. (Note: This was on a Saturday night.) Still, if you are up for a lively and tasty meal, I would wholeheartedly recommend Rye.

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D
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rye is one of our go to spots, especially when taking friends or family from out of town. The food and the service are always wonderful.

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RB
Kansas City
22 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

My second visit this week with more friends and we sat on the patio, one of the reasons we selected Rye. We each enjoyed our entrees, fried chicken (at my recommendation to one friend- -delicious!), red quinoa w/ salmon salad (recommend by server to the other friend)- - perfect salmon, & this visit I chose the “Midtown burger” which was 2 of the most delicious & perfectly grilled beef patties, cheese, & grilled onions on a toasted bun! Oh my! The American cheese would not have been my choice, though (kind of “de-classed” the look of the burger). The “pickle” was sliced marinated cucumbers (yum!) and the fries were nice and crisp...& hot, straight from the deep fryer!

So! The food wonderful, but as the lunch crowd increased, the service not so! I was never offered a second glass of water and my glass sat empty, as did one of my friend’s glass.

Food A+ Service C-

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GS
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We love the food at Rye, but did not care for the drinks. Ordered a Moscow Mule(traditional), the bartender clearly had no clue how to make a simple cocktail!! Ginger beer, vodka & lime...done!

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DD
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We enjoyed outside seating on a cool early August evening. Wait staff was attentive, ambiance was terrific. I enjoyed my dinner, my wife’s was just ok. But we’ll go back, especially when we can sit on the patio!

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RB
Kansas City
22 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Friends getting together. Chuck, our server was great. He was attentive & allowed us to visit with each other at the same time. He was knowledgeable of the menu; exactly what a diner appreciates. He was patient and even took our photos!

I think the lunch prices were a little expensive, but, I will return! The fried chicken was wonderful, just as the rave reviews suggested!

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JK
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always look forward to dining here. Yes we do so much.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday brunch was wonderful. Would definitely recommend!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

My friend and I attended for dinner. I’ve always enjoyed the brunch and lunch so I assumed dinner would be the same. I ordered the famous fried chicken and Mac n cheese. My chicken wasn’t very flavorful and the Mac n cheese was cold. My friend has severe food allergies and ended up with a burger and requested no tomato -since she’s allergic to them. They brought her burger WITH tomatoe on it and then looked shocked when she called the server to send it back and request a new bun. I was extremely disappointed since the server wrote down allergies and wrote no tomatoe on her order.

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VP
Kansas City
36 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Wonderful dinner. But, for a $200 bill, you’d think Rue would throw in a birthday dessert!

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great. Service great. Noise a little too much. Deserts are the absolute best in KC.

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AP
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal was delicious! Comfort food at its finest

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OT
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food at Rye is delicious. The service at this visit was a bit off but not enough that we won't return.

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PV
Kansas City
46 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Clark, our server, was awesome! Love the gazpacho so much I had 2 bowls! Thanks Clark for your recommendations. You got me coming back again and again!

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MG
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and ambiance! Highly recommend the steak, but everything was delicious.

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MH
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had only been here for brunch at least 3 years ago and had been curious to go for dinner. Since my husband had never been we decided that it would be a fun date night. We got there early and decided to sit at the bar for a cocktail. We both ended up getting the well Manhattan on the happy hour menu. Which surprisingly were delicious for being well and on happy hour. So we ordered two more. Since we were having such a great time at the bar we decided to eat dinner there as well. I ordered the mussels and bread with goat cheese and honey. I am so glad I got both of these items! They are on the starters but the mussels are enough to eat for dinner and especially if you get something else to share. My husband got the fried chicken and absolutely loved it, I think it’s his favorite in the city now. We will definitely be back! I can’t stop thinking about that bread and goat cheese with honey appetizer.

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all way around

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OT
Kansas City
17 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yep, still the best fried chicken in the world, and the Duroc pork chop melted in my mouth. Chef Colby never disappoints with his modern flavorful twists on American comfort foods.

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HS
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and the value on Monday, Steak night was good!

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PD
Kansas City
32 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We eat at Rye with some regularity and the food is generally quite good. I wish the same could be said about the service. The last two times we've had dinner at Rye, the service has been sorely lacking. Most recently, my wife described our waiter as "surly." I would add "inattentive" to the list of adjectives. This is not a new problem...service has often been hit and miss for us.

If management paid as much attention to service excellence as they do to the quality of their meals, Rye would be truly exceptional.

UPDATE 8/15: The manager reached out to me, apologized for our issues related to service, and did everything in her power to "make it right." I appreciated this responsiveness and customer-focused attitude!

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S
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

If I had reviewed Rye on my last visit--it would have been outstanding across the board. This time, no so much. We can in for a late lunch with our brother-in-law. While we were seated right away, most of the tables in more private spots had not been bussed and reset, so we were put at a table right next to the service cubby. Our server was late to the table, didn't update us on the daily menu offerings and generally seemed really off. After ordering a drink, we got a new server, Nick. He was amazing and that is the reason for the 'good' service rating. He caught us up quickly on menu offerings and was energetic and helpful throughout our time at Rye. I was not in love with my entree (but that is my fault), my co-diners loved their meals. We had dessert which was amazing. But greetings and servers can make such a difference in your overall experience, and that was the case with our visit to Rye this time. My brother-in-law had never been, but he did say he would come back, so that's positive.

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j
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nathan was a great server and we enjoyed our meal. The food was local sourced and very fresh

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