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Rye Restaurant, Appleton, WI

Rye Restaurant

4.6
4.6
182 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 182 people are saying

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Appleton

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  1. 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.
  2. A

    Aloha

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food served by Claire, an equally great server.
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was fabulous! Our server was great and the food was fantastic!
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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! :-)))
  9. TC

    ThomasC

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

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

    Diner

    Denver

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    20th wedding anniversary
  16. G

    Golfer

    Milwaukee

    122 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    122 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    outstanding restaurant with a great food for foodies and marvelous service
  17. 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.
  18. KJ

    KJHeinz

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Really enjoyed.
  19. JG

    JerseyGirl1

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding and our waitress Sashe was excellent.
  20. 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.
  21. M

    Mustang

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    It was good but definitely not worth the amount we paid.
  22. BB

    BrendaB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Our server Rafael was wonderful and food was great!
  23. EZ

    EmilyZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was wonderful!! I feel so bad that I can’t remember her name but such a sweetheart!! Food was amazing!!!
  24. MW

    MichelleW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server, Shane, was outstanding! Very attentive and kind. The restaurant was a little darker than we would have like (our middle-aged eyes had trouble reading the menu), but overall it was a great experience
  25. k

    kgus

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Husband had steak, I had tuna, 3rd party had the raviolis. Everything was outstanding
  26. EV

    ErinV

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a wonderful night and meal.
  27. m

    mukalakahiki

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    It was unfortunately evident that the server did not want to be there. Everything else was lovely.
  28. ML

    MikeL

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our our anniversary and everything was perfect. Thanks
  29. KP

    KadaPo

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our cocktails and meals were excellent - we ordered from all parts of the menu and loved everything. The dessert left a little to be desired, but we otherwise had a great time.
  30. N

    Nikki

    Baltimore

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The Rye is a nice small elegant restaurant. I had the pork chop which was okay, with brussel sprouts and rice. My husband and my son had the Sea Bass with Asparagus. They said it was okay. Unfortunately it was not the best. The menu selection was very small.
  31. JM

    JerryM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In a word: awesome! Our first visit, but we are already planning our next.
  32. AK

    AliciaK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Rye was such a great place to eat to celebrate our anniversary. We will definitely be back in the future.
  33. CG

    CourtneyG

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Eclectic menu with a great selection of beverages! This is my new favorite place in town. Great food, great service, phenomenal overall experience!
  34. L

    Lindsay

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    I've been to Rye at least 5 times in the past 2 years and last night was not up to par. The ambiance was lovely per usual. The service was very slow and not attentive (over 45 minute wait to get food). We watched people sit down, order, and receive food all after we had ordered. We intended on getting dessert but we were catching a show down the road at the PAC at 7:30 and didn't have time to do that. Our reservation was at 6:00 for reference. The stripe bass feature was a 6/10. It wasn't bad, but I wouldn't order it again. It was a bit fishy tasting (I love fish) and the "broth" was too thick to be called a broth. The featured Arendelle cocktail was pretty and tasted good. This experience won't keep me from coming back because I know they can do better, but since Open Table asked me to write a review, here it is.
  35. PA

    PACShowGoer

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    Average food, and slow service. High prices for the relatively average quality.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Guest service was top notch very accommodating as we had additional people join our group. We will definitely join you again
  37. MK

    MitziK

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Love this place! Great food and ambience!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great experience. The service was very good as usual. Excellent food.
  39. CV

    CharlieV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and good cocktails! Definitely recommend for a date night.
  40. DZ

    DonZ

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service, as always. Just had small plates this time. everything was good.

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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 4.6 stars by 182 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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