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Rye Restaurant, Appleton, WI

Rye Restaurant

4.7
4.7
202 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
RYE was established in 2014. RYE offers a refined dining experience in a stylish urban / rustic setting. Located in the heart of Downtown Appleton next to the CopperLeaf Boutique Hotel. RYE serves lunch and dinner; Monday through Saturday.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 28 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Lunch Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (920) 380-4745

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Nick Morse

  • Neighborhood

    Appleton

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wine

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What 202 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Wisconsin

    American

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  1. J

    Jack

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    fantastic combination of food quality, service and ambiance. the go-to place in Appleton. excellent range of menu items and prices.
  2. M

    Michelle

    Milwaukee

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were wowed by the amazing food at this little gem! From drinks to appetizers (the oysters were delicious), to our main course and desert, everything was fantastic. And, the service was also top notch! Highly recommended Rye!
  3. k

    kgus

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have eaten at Rye many times and it’s consistently excellent!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the service was outstanding!
  5. TL

    TerriL

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating a birthday Lovely night! Food was wonderful and Alex our server was great!
  6. c

    cinsie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I enjoyed my dining experience at Rye. The food was flavorful and up to my expectations. I would definitely come for a return visit.
  7. AW

    AndreaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful meal with great service to celebrate our engagement!
  8. J

    Jenn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful meal... the grilled oysters, salmon, Brussel sprouts (seriously), crab cakes, schnitzel, stroganoff... everything was delicious. A bit noisy. We were celebrating our anniversary and they included a complimentary dessert.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Anniversary celebration
  10. GG

    GinGin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ended up sitting at the bar instead of our table because we enjoyed talking with the personable bartender and server. The drinks were perfection, and our appetizer dinner was wonderful (crab cakes, tuna tataki, and cheese & charcuterie plate). Staff went above and beyond to make our dining experience great.
  11. t

    torigw

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I had lovely meal. Gorgeous food and attentive service.
  12. S

    Santaclaus

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Staff friendly overall atmosphere very lovely great for late date nights. The steak wasn’t as flavorful as I expected but the burger was good.
  13. JA

    JenniferA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our whole experience was fantastic! All of the waitstaff were nice and helpful. The atmosphere was beautiful and relaxing, the music was perfect. All of the food was beautiful and delicious! We could not believe the portions. We will definitely go back!
  14. J

    Jamie

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great ambience, and lovely service! We don't live in Appmeton, but if we did, we'd be back!
  15. BD

    BenD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service with friendly staff and the food was amazing!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rye is is one of the better restaurants in the Fox Cities!
  17. CD

    ClintD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service. A little overpriced for value but we did enjoy it. Our waiter was very good-helpful and friendly. We will most definitely go back.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and ambience was perfect! Our server was attentive and sweet. We will be back.
  19. j

    juanitaz

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food. Excellent service. Would definitely recommend to anyone!!
  20. AY

    AmandaY

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Quick and friendly service - we were so surprised at how fast our food came out after ordering! And everything was perfectly prepared and delicious :)
  21. RG

    RobertG

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Fantastic service and great quality. Food was excellent. Host stand needs moved closer to the door to help with noise level.
  22. A

    Aloha

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food served by Claire, an equally great server.
  23. CZ

    CorinneZ

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    not the usual level of service we're accustomed to when we come in
  24. TR

    TerryR

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The restaurant had a nice atmosphere and the service was excellent. Most of the food was very good but one in our party had a risotto which was dry and the rice was a bit chewy.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was fabulous! Our server was great and the food was fantastic!
  26. J

    Jacqueline

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience1
    Never had a bad meal here but staff and atmosphere need real help. Wednesday 7/20/2022 6pm reservations. Promptly greeted and seated.Too dark to read the menu. (Three tables near us also used the flashlight on their phone)To make matters worse we had one person at our table facing the front of the restaurant and the bright light was blinding him. No shade on the window to draw down. Waiter did not care. Music is not fine dining and too loud. (50’s Hound Dog Elvis, and Animal House Shout we’re the first two songs and it continued) This is advertised as a fine dining establishment based on food, drinks and prices, unfortunately some people think shorts and a T-shirt are acceptable anywhere. Wish this place (and others) had a dress code. We like to dress up and celebrate when we go out for an occasion. This isn’t a pancake house - which I also love and wear shorts and a T-shirt to when I go - but Rye is labeled as fine dining. Atmosphere was nice upon entry (6pm weeknight) but by 7:25pm the conversations were so noisy it was way too much. Food: Stuffed Date small plate, quantity 4 exactly as described. Marinara spiced sauce under the dates also very tasty. Whiskey Shrimp small plate had a wonderful garlic herb tomato sauce - addictive- sopped it up with the bread! Pork chops with carrots - tender and delicious! Salmon - perfectly cooked and awesome sauce. Brussels sprouts were cook thru and charred on the outside. Burger - great! Hint of heat with the jalapeños but the jerk sauce makes it fabulous. Pink as ordered. Ravioli with the arugula on the side. More al dente then I like but delicious sauce and filling. Waiter Shane knew the menu very well. He initially was attentive but once entrees were served and tables started filling we were forgotten. Great food but probably won’t be back with so many other options in the Fox Valley cities.
  27. J

    James

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food, drinks, and staff were excellent. We will definitely be going back.
  28. TG

    TomGRB

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Just excellent flavors, textures and presentation. First time dining at Rye. We are telling our friends! :-)))
  29. TC

    ThomasC

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner for the groom prior to his wedding.
  30. D

    Diner

    Denver

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was outstanding. I had the rib-eye special great subtle smoky flavor, my husband had the halibut perfectly cooked. Lovely evening with family.
  31. C

    Chris

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time I tried Fire roasted Oyster & they were delicious with the sauce they came in. We had the Bacon shrimp and Beet salad that were delicious, and dessert was Creme Broulee' . Very enjoyable time & relaxing.
  32. JR

    JustynaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is hands down our favorite restaurant in Appleton, WI! Fantastic, fresh food. Service is great and lovely. Cocktails 🍹 super delicious. Ambiance is calm and not too loud with just the right amount of light. Highly recommend this for your next night out.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Friendly welcome followed by a relaxed drink at the bar. Fun mix of cocktails served by attentive and engaging staff. Flexible move to the table made the evening extra informal and relaxed. Clever mix of plate sizes allow easy “right sizing” your dining.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were promptly seated. Our server, Collum was there shortly after to take drink orders. He was attentive, knowledgeable about the menu and very nice. The food was outstanding. The watermelon salad was excellent. Filets were cooked perfectly. Dessert was a strawberry/rhubarb cobbler with honey ice cream. We thought it was one of the best desserts we have ever had. Just perfect!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    20th wedding anniversary
  36. G

    Golfer

    Milwaukee

    124 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    124 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    outstanding restaurant with a great food for foodies and marvelous service
  37. KB

    KirstenB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    very loud, difficult to hear the other people at our table. service was slow, I guess I should have expected a 2 hour ordeal on a friday night.
  38. KJ

    KJHeinz

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Really enjoyed.
  39. JG

    JerseyGirl1

    Naples

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding and our waitress Sashe was excellent.
  40. MZ

    MaryZ

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    This is the second try in the last two months to give Rye a chance and honestly both times have been a HUGE disappointment. First time we dined with 4 of us and spent well over $500 and 3 out if 4 meals were terrible. This past weekend we tried again and not only was it a bigger disappointment that the first time. One meal was undercooked and not even edible and MacKenzie, the manager, still instructed the server to charge us for a meal that was not even edible. What a shame that the manager sent the poor waitstaff person to our table like that! Obviously, Rye will not get anymore of our $$$. Such a shame when you go to give them another try and it's an even worse experience. And, when you send a private message about same to MacKenzie, as a manager there, she blocks you. Honestly, management that acts this way is a HUGE part of the problem. Our poor waiter still tried to do his best considering the circumstances. In both instances we visited and order special of the day...15 minutes after putting our order in waitstaff approached table to say they were out of specials. I'm sorry but with a 630 reservation you need inventory management if you're already our of your specials and alert your waitstaff prior to orders being placed because coming out 15 minutes later us unacceptable and we were late to a PAC show, as well.

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You can order delivery directly from Rye Restaurant using the Order Online button. Rye Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (920) 380-4745.

Rye Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 202 OpenTable diners.

Rye Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 28 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Rye Restaurant

308 W College Ave, Appleton, WI 54911

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Appleton

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Lunch Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Nick Morse

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wine

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