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About Ruby's Oyster Bar and Bistro

Ruby's is a brilliant gem in downtown Rye. It is chic, casual and comfortable. It charms guests with its varied menu, friendly and professional service, and its lively ambience. Ruby's stylish décor showcases an authentic zinc bar from Paris, beaded chandeliers and ruby red drapes. From its coffered ceiling and tasseled sconces down to its marble mosaic floor, no precious stone has been left unturned.

45 Purchase Street
Rye, NY 10580
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Monday: Thursday: 8:00am – 9:00pm
Friday: Saturday: 8:00am – 10:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am – 9:30pm

Cross Street:
Elm Place

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(914) 921-4166

Website:
http://www.rubysoysterbar.com/

Catering:
Please inquire for details.

Parking Details:
Public lots are located behind the restaurant and across the street.

Executive Chef:
Greg McDowell

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Ruby's Oyster Bar and Bistro Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (10)
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Worth the Drive (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Good for a Date (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Cozy (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Fun (3)
People Watching (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Business Meals (2)
Great Beer (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Romantic (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Live Sports (1)
Authentic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

We have been to Rubys on many occasions, and I can honestly say that this was the best meal I have ever had there. We had a 2 tiered Seafood platter. Amazing oysters. The shrimp were ENORMOUS! For entrees. we ordered the hanger steak & the Icelandic trout (I think? It was similar to Arctic Char). Both couples ordered one of each and we had our own surf and turf. Both entrees were coked to perfection.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

Been going regularly for 2 years. New chef reduced portion sizes. Changed a particular item we loved to something very different in style, quantity and flavor. Not good.
Prices are borderline NYC prices. E.g. $15 for a cocktail.
$30++ for an entree.

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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Great Restaurant
Worth the drive from Australia to enjoy the food at Ruby’s

Tags: Cozy, Great for Brunch, Casual, Worth the Drive, Fun, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Went to Oyster Bar not knowing anything about it.
The food was superb, the service was excellent and the atmosphere was excellent
Next time I am in the area will definitely dine there again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

As always Ruby’s can be counted on for a great casual dinner...

Tags: Bar Seating, People Watching, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

We went to celebrate my son's birthday. Hadn't been there in years and it was still so
delicious. Would definitely go back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Stopped on our way through town. Fantastic food, nice staff, cool facility! Can't wait to go again on my next trip to NYC!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, People Watching, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Ruby’s is our favorite spot in town! Dinner was exceptional, never disappoints.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Service was poorly timed - entrees were waiting in waiter's arms while they cleared out appetizer dishes. Food was mediocre at best.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The place was too loud . And they didn’t have enough servers. Meal was decent and service terrible

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

The new chef Billy Rosenberg is extraordinary. The Rosenburger is delicious. So is the salmon tartar, and asparagus with pesto and parmigiana with a fried egg on top. Everything we had was very good.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great dinner was had by all. Oysters and Calamari specials of the day were delicious appetizers. We also had the fondue which was delicious as well. The scallops with lobster risotto was excellent.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

It was pretty quiet for a Friday night and we were able to enjoy a nice drink at the bar before dining outside, which is always a treat. As usual, service was efficient and food was excellent.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Excellent food and service. The fried oysters were particularly good. Great place for seafood lovers.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Excellent dinner. Nice time celebrating my boy's 26th birthday.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Very good Sunday brunch. Reasonable prices and good selection

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 30, 2017

food was not good - waiter was nice. Salmon very dry with no flavor. Needs some new fresh items on menu,.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Great meal!!!the staff was so nice and efficient. Gnocchi with lobster was fantastic! Grilled avocado delicious!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Healthy, Paleo Friendly
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Improved menu since my
Last visit years ago. Good specials. Good service

Tags: Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Nice restaurant but they seemed overwhelmed by a crowded house on a Thursday evening. Pleasant enough service but needed more staff.

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·Dined on August 8, 2017

I really enjoy the food and the atmosphere of the resturant as well as where it is in Rye. I really have to question if the owner of this resturant wants repeat business, as the service was REALLY lousy, and it seemed as if sitting in this 70% occupied resturant was an inconvenience to the wait staff. The person at the front, who appeared to be the "acting manager" slumped at the front as if she had nothing to do and looked at my business associate and I at least 1/2 dozen times and just turned away. (She was not 20 feet from us). Maybe it was because we were not locals. We were polite, gracious, in business clothes, etc, but clearly service is not the priority. The food is GREAT. Eventually the wait staff will change, so will the manager. The owner is either so rich that he needs no growth, or he needs to have someone watch it one evening on his behalf, and report back. I highly recommend, I will go back, but I think I will sit at the bar to eat next time. If the service was just a little better, I would give this 5 starts because the food is always so good.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Great dinner! Calamari appetizer was very good. When asked for a recommendation, our server suggested the swordfish which was terrific. Ordered a nice bottle of wine and the server went to their sister restaurant to get it because they were out - that's attentive service. Only regret was that we weren't hungry enough for dessert too.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Brunch...nice menu. Different fare! Nicely served. Good wait staff...payed attention to my party. Would go back. Parking not so great for handicapped people. Many new pedestrian islands tookmaway from street parking, not sure why that was done. Shops should have been open...restaurant patrons could have shopped. Lost revenue for retailers.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Excellent for any meal any time of the day or night.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Fun, Afternoon Tea, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Disabled Access, Vegan, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite, Cozy, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Limited menu but good.
Don't come here often but good for an occasional change of scenery.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Quick Bite
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vip
 (London)·Dined on July 18, 2017

I like Ruby's and we often go there when out-of-town colleagues are visiting. However, our waiter on Tuesday was the absolute worst, and that's not ok. The reason we go there is it's usually a consistent experience, and we can entertain there with no worries. I don't know what was going on Tuesday, it was very crowded and perhaps they were understaffed. If that happens again, Ruby's will be off the list.

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 (Naples)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Food and service were very good. Little pricey at $160 per couple with tip given not everyone had an appetizer and we only had one dessert. However we did enjoy the evening

Tags: Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Gave three stars because we've been before and had good service and on this occasion, the bartender was amazing while we waited for our table. However, once we were seated, the service was extremely slow, had to flag down our server repeatedly, bread was never served, tables around us came and went. We were basically forgotten.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Great brunch spot!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 16, 2017

I am disappointed by the new menu - it does not seem to reflect the summer season and many favorites are gone!

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Great service
Great food
Always consistent

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 5, 2017

Food is always good. We enjoyed it very much. Our waiter was attentive

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Wonderful server!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Quick Bite, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Totally disappointed with our meal. The "grilled shrimp with quinoa" sounded awesome but should be taken off the menu immediately - soy soaked soggy quinoa totally ruined this superfood and the shrimp was tasteless - hard to believe it was grilled and not boiled. Calamari was oil soaked - too bad since it seemed fresh and was ruined. Just a total second rate experience and a real shame since Ruby's was always a trusty destination. Even the classic onion soup seemed sub-par.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Fresh seafood as well as dishes for people who do not like fish.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 19, 2017

The food has dropped in both quality and general interest... menu is stale and boring, specials aren't that special, general menu not that interesting. Plating and service could
Go up several notches - this place could be good but needs a shake up in the kitchen... worth driving to the city over coming here as is

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Good food, good value, but extremely noisy, lots of people were shouting to be heard. Upfront tables might be best for quieter dining, and conversation.

Tags: Healthy, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 4, 2017

Always a great option for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Highly recommended.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Great Beer, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 2, 2017

We've been eating brunch here for several years, and have always had a nice time. Wine is 50% off on Sunday brunch; so that's an incentive, plus the food is good.

It was my wife and daughters birthday 65/30, so I decided to finally have dinner here. There were 7 of us. It was a real treat ordering the 3 tier lobster/shrimps, clams, oyster combination. Lots of fun, and considering the price, it was a steal since that served as our appetizers. Everyone was full, so additional items weren't necessary. Everyone ate around the menu. My wife had the salmon. I ordered the filet mignon, which was surprisingly good. Same goes for desserts. Thanks for singing happy birthday. Longfords ice cream a plus.

I did BYO. Cost is $20 per bottle. They actually have a decent winelist with good pricing.

Good or poor service can always tip a meal for better or worse. We got lucky with Eileen. She was a gem. Informative. Fun. Pleasant.

Looks like we have a new place to go to for dinner, since Morgans has started wearing me out.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Fun, Bar Seating, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 1, 2017

Food is very good, nice variety, excellent service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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