Rye Street Tavern
I was so excited to bring my partner to Rye Street for his birthday celebration. What a disappointment. As a starter, he ordered broiled oysters- Only 4 oysters, really? I ordered what I thought was deviled eggs with crab. I received 3 half deviled eggs- that is 1 &1/2 egg, and I tasted NO crab. The price wasn't listed and I couldn't believe I paid $15 for 1 and 1/2 egg. My partner ordered the seafood bake as an entree which was tasteless and I ordered shrimp and grits. My entree was delivered incorrectly - I was presented a salmon dish so it had to be returned. The sauce of my shrimp and grits was way over the top in spiciness. It tasted as if a bottle of Tobasco was poured over the top. Even the dessert was ridiculous. I ordered the coconut cream pie. It was cream all right- whipped cream with a sprinkle of candied coconut. What an expensive disappointment. I will not recommend this restaurant nor will I give them a second chance.
We sat outside. It was a gorgeous evening. The food was delicious and our server was super friendly and informative. A bit pricey for what the food was, but good none the less.
Went for an anniversary dinner. Drinks and dinner were solid. I had the seafood pot and my wife had a delicious fish dish. Desert was was seriously disappointing. The table next to us had the same desert and they were underwhelmed as well.
What a wonderful place to spend a wonderful evening.
Limited and pricey menu.
Nothing special. Great ambiance, the decor and location are fabulous...the food just doesn’t match the look and feel of the restaurant itself. Management was responsive to kitchen failures but work needs to be done on recipes and ultimate execution.
What a beautiful restaurant and we had a gorgeous night to sit outside! Cocktails were wonderful and the food very good!! We had the fried chicken... yummy buy not amazing . Burgers were delicious as well as the seafood pot. We tried the bone marrow.. the toasted bread to spread in on was amazing!! Expensive dinner but worth the price for a special evening. A little pricey for a casual night out!! The ambiance is wonderful... inside or out!!
We Love this place - it always feels like family...
My friend and I go once a month for brunch. We sit outside overlooking the water. Our favorite is the breakfast sandwich with potatoes. We also love the yogurt parfait. Everything is great though.
We had an amazing waitress, delicious food, and outstanding view.
Went for my birthday, so good! Love this place
Our server was great!
We had a 7:30 reservation for an outside table for 6, but we were not seated until 8:15. We were five minutes later but called in advance to let them know that and they said no problem. But when we arrived we were told by front desk that they had given our table to a group without a reservation who check in right before us. We then were told that it would be about 10 minutes for our table to open up, but that prediction was repeated 3 times. What was most frustrating was that there were multiple outdoor tables for 6 near the lawn that were empty, but they refused to let us sit there for dinner. Apparently there is a rule that when dining outside, you can only use the tables under the awning, not the tables with umbrellas. They either should have bent that rule for us when it became apparent that the folks who were at the table slotted for us had settled in, or offered us a table inside. They did comp us a round of drinks and once we were seated and we had a pretty good meal and great service from our server, but the 45 minute wait was a bummer. The menu has some very pricey items on it so we chose the less expensive items and all but one of our group liked the food. Those of us who had the fried chicken were quite pleased. Outdoor is quiet, but the bar area is much more lively.
Server not that attentive. Food decent.
Sat in the back bar area and it was hard to hear. Recommend trying not to sit there.
We loved our experience. It was our second time there and it didn't disappoint. From making memories out front playing Jenga to an amazing dinner with a great waiter "Todd". We will be back for sure.
Good overall experience. Table was pretty close to the others on either side. I could hear the whole conversation the couple next to us was having which made it hard to enjoy the time with my wife on our date night away from the kids. The tables were just too close as least where we were sitting. I did enjoy the oysters as well
Enjoyed meeting customers at RST. Great spot, great food, great service.
Really nice setting. Food was good, but would have preferred more menu options.
Got there for a 6:15 reservation made for 6 people. Hostess greeted us but had our reservation for 2 people. Told us to wait while she saw what they could do. Waited at the desk for 15 minutes before chatting again. I was asked how I made the reservation... Told her it was over open table. Received a "sometimes people put the reservations in for the wrong number of people". Odd time to make an excuse instead of an apology, and that got me annoyed. I showed her the 6 person reservation on my phone. Received an "I dont know what happened. You can go wait outside or at the bar while we try to set something up." So we did, for 30 more minutes without a word from a host. One finally came over and told us we'd be seated in 15 minutes. And that did hold true.
After that, food was great, service was a little slow but nothing complaint worthy. All around a good meal. Whiskey at the waterfront was a hit with my group as well.
Noticably absent from the entire night was the word "sorry", or any kind of attempt to make it right via a comped item or something like that. Very disappointed for the first time by Rye Street. Weren't even offered the damn muffins at the end per usual.
Perfect ambiance on a cool summers eve overlooking the water. Mouthwatering cocktails. Make sure to visit Sagamore Pendry before dining at Rye Street Tavern!
Best outdoor seating in the city! Food is very good
Noise in the bar area. Food and service were pretty good. Hi quality ingredients. Wings could have been more crispy though. Also, the seafood bake takes effort to eat and can be very messy. I do not recommend for a date meal.
Everything I thought it would be and more! Great service, delicious food, very cool ambiance. Would definitely recommend to a friend and will definitely be coming back!
This was our first visit to Rye Street Tavern. At first glance, the location is well-situated by the water, with plenty of space which is well used. The decor within the restaurant is just as impressive. However, what was not impressive was the lack of geniality from the staff.
As a business owner, I understand the impact of a smile and an authentic welcome, but it seems that the overall feel of the staff was a bit aloof and somber - that is, until our server "Dawiyd" greeted us. He was welcoming, attentive, and knowledgable.
Regarding the food, some items were great (Oysters...although pricier than most places, 'Really nice summer things', Cherokee red tomatoes, Biscuits, etc), and some were not so great (Crab Cobb salad, Shrimp & Grits, etc).
All in all, we can't honestly say that we'd refer others to Rye Street Tavern. However, we might return ourselves, as long as Dawiyd is our server.
A little pricey and portions were small but very tasty. Overall ambience was nice. Take the Sagamore Spirit Distillery tour followed by dinner at the Rye Street Tavern for a delightful evening.
We had a party of 8; service was terrific. She offered recommendations for appetizers for the group and assisted with the menu.
We really enjoyed dining outside on a summer evening and were happy to be able to take advantage of that space as a quieter alternative to inside the restaurant. We enjoyed our food though options for us were limited due to dietary restrictions and gluten cross contamination issues with the grill as well as limited flexibility on the restaurant's part (for example, they would only serve specific sorbet/ice cream flavors as part of desserts that all included pastry portions that we could not eat -- the server offered to ask the kitchen if they would serve the sorbet/ice cream on the side as opposed to on top of the pastry but didn't even seem confident that would be allowed!). As a result of these limitations we ordered/spent less than we would have otherwise and are much less likely to return.
We made a reservation and were seated at a hightop in the bar. Not exactly what we were expecting from a reservation with no seating options. Other than that the food and service were great.
Food was good. But very slow bar and kitchen. Put a damper on everything else. The speed was acknowledged a couple times from the server who apologized. But nothing was done about it.
Excellent location on the water, prompt professional service. Our server was great.
Food was awesome
Simply perfect. Chelsea is the best server in Baltimore!
The service was above par as the resturant, on a Tuesday ?, was packed.
Ability to sample open bottles of wine for entree pairing.
The bright ceilings, concrete floor, and additional bright surfaces made the overall noise extremely loud. We had a great table with a great view, only after refusing a table right next to the front door/reception area. We could actually hear a party 5 seats away which o found odd.
The entree and appetizers, crab special- deviled eggs with crab blend, were fabolous.
It was a great overall experience and would recommend you trying this out. We'll be returning...
I celebrate my birthday here every year because the food is stellar and the atmosphere is amazing! Love this restaurant and it never disappoints!
I really wanted to like this place. The location was great, the outdoor seating area looked really cool. We ended up sitting inside which was just ok because we sat under a vortex of cold air. We had reservations, but it didn't seem packed when we arrived. The waiter was nice, but not very attentive. We had to ask twice to get the table re-leveled. I ordered a drink from the bar and specifically asked that it be "light on the alcohol" - it ended up tasting like cough syrup anyways. On the second try, the bartender filled the drink up with very very tart lemonade. I asked for some simple syrup to try and make this problem go away. Instead of bringing me some, the waiter took my entire glass to the bar and returned it with no difference in the volume of liquid in the glass or taste. So I gave up. Sipped on tap the rest of the night.
Our appetizers were so slow in coming the manager comped them completely. Fast forward another 30 minutes before our entrees arrived. The food was good...just good. Not great. Not memorable. Not anything that would overcome the rest of the evening. So I'm going to say this was a disappointing evening. Would I make the drive across town for a 2nd try? Probably not - especially if I drive by 25 great restaurants downtown on my way here.
One of the best meals and overall dining experiences I have had.
The building and outdoor space is beautiful. Server could have been much more efficient. Seemed to be all over the place and the meal took much longer than it should have. The entrees were great, rabbit stew and fried chicken. The cornbread was really dry and not very warm and the crab Louie were good. Overall not a lot of green or veggie options. Lots of fried foods.
Great atmosphere and service. Fish tacos were delicious- would have liked one more as they were small. Definitely would recommend.
Great food, service and atmosphere
Everything was good, the only thing that was a issue was the food wasn't as good as the last time we were there.