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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

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2016

I first started coming to Ruby's 5 years ago as my client is based in Rye. A great place that has never disappointed.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2016

great as always, staple restaurant, will come back all the time

Tags: Business Meals, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2016

Always buzzing. If you're craving fish or raw bar go here. They have it down to a science

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2016

My husband and I went to Ruby's for my birthday, which also happened to be election day, so the atmosphere was a bit different than usual. Their oysters are always delicious, and I enjoyed the homemade pumpkin pie for dessert. This is a great date spot, especially for double dates as the atmosphere is energetic, however the noise level is on the high side so just know you won't be having quiet conversations. Overall, another great birthday dinner; Ruby's never disappoints!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2016

My group had a fabulous time. Waitress (Georgina) was attentive and very helpful. Asked for and was able to sit at the round booth table which was also very good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2016

Meal was sent back..due to it being dry and tasteless. we received wrong bill.but after the fact the waitress said she noticed and was correctly. No available parking in the area is always a problem when coming to rye for a meal.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2016

Noisy; but delicious food. The service is lackluster and the downstairs is too but the location works for all in the area unless you can't get a park nearby.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2016

Delicious from start to finish...save room for dessert!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2016

We went when the town was having a special event, really nice one with kids painting windows. They took the Open Table reservation. We had to wait and were barraged with angry comments from others who did not have reservations. They were slammed so service was very slow and we did not get bread until long after people who were seated after us did. The fried oysters were rather dry and the tuna club was a bit fishy.

Tags: People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Great Beer, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 9, 2016

Three us had dinner and two were disappointed with their meals. The swordfish was tasteless and the garnish used canned pineapple. The pasta dish with seafood had three shell fish that were inedible, the calf's liver was, however, very good. The service was marginal. It had been over three years since our last visit and will probably be longer before the next.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2016

We enjoyed our meal... the menu is limiting but the food was decent and the service was good

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2016

Love Ruby's. Great menu, good service, nice spot.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 4, 2016

So we ordered a bottle of wine...I tasted it and it was good...waiter filled up my wife's glass then began filling up the porcelain wine chiller....I kid you not

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2016

Food was very good. A little crowded space wise, but ok. Prices are what you'd expect in Rye.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2016

A Rye institution with Manhattan flair and suburban comfort.

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2016

We had a great special occasion dinner here. Six different varieties of oysters. Great wine list --especially if you like Napa whites. Will be back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 7, 2016

Service was just terrible. If I did not seek a server every time we needed something I would still be there. I will not go back b

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 7, 2016

I was a bit disappointed in my croque madame... the egg was burned on one side, the bread was actually "french toast" and sweet/cinnamon, which I personally don't care for (and wasn't described on the menu) so maybe I ordered badly. Fries resembled soggy oven-bake shoe strings, so not great either. My latte didn't come for 30 minutes, but the bill appeared in 30 seconds when we were ready to leave.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2016

Despite moving tables twice, our meal was constantly interrupted by flies. And certainly not improved by a limp salad and a chewy chicken and crab special. Our waitress certainly gave it the old college try, but alas even the best of service cannot trump the worst of food.

My last meal there for sure.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2016

Interesting menu and specials. They don't mind making substitutions. Friendly attentive staff and great wine choices.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2016

While the food was good the service left a great deal to be desired. The windows in the front were open on an extremely hot and humid day. This prevented the restaurant from cooling off, and allowed flies and gnats flying around everywhere. Asking several times we were told the air is in and most windows were being closed. While I don't mind paying money for good food, I don't want to constantly swat flies and gnats while eating my lobster. It also took our waiter nearly 15 minutes after bringing dessert menus to ask if we wanted anything and to get a check. Very disappointing this visit. Finally, nothing was done on part of the restaurant.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 24, 2016

This was not my first time to Ruby's but it's been a while since I had dinner there. I had lunch there recently and the cobb salad was very good. So, about dinner. Some things were very good but I can't get over the terrible, terrible monkfish they presented to me. It tasted like they cooked it with alcohol but didn't burn it off like they should and it was so awful. I ate one bite and left the rest. I didn't send it back because my kids (not children) always cringe when we complain about food. We were having a nice time and I just decided this once to let it go. The fried calamari was very good and everyone seemed to enjoy their meals. Our server was just okay - not the friendliest sort. I don't think I'd return for dinner but lunch perhaps. There are so many other places to dine. I think we spent over $300 with tip for 4 people.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 17, 2016

Is this the best Rye has to offer? Sorry, but it's mediocre at best. I'd rather eat in Grand Central Station.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 16, 2016

Great place for seafood, with a lively bar and a quiet upstairs. The service was really great, attentive and experienced. This was a threepeat and consistent.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 11, 2016

Great cuisine if you particularly like seafood. Good service and the place has a private room ideal for small groups.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 10, 2016

We waited 20 minutes for our table. When we sat down two of us had dirty plates.The waitress was inattentive and the food was nearly inedible. The eggs were undercooked and the quality of the vegetables with the eggs was poor. I was surprised that it was as unsatisfactory as it was.

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 (Miami)·Dined on July 9, 2016

On arrival we were taken within 5 minutes of our reservation time. The restaurant was really crowded and the noise level was high. Our server was promptly at our table to take our drink orders, then returned in a short time to take our Oder for dinner. Our appetizers arrive in a short while. Our objection was that dinner arrived as soo as plates were cleared from the appetizers. We would've liked some time in between courses.
On the whole we would return to this charming restaurant.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 9, 2016

Always a joy! We have been coming for years and we have never had a bad experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 6, 2016

Tony the waiter is always awesome and bartender Diana (?) was very nice. Special shoutout to hostess Jennifer who got us out favorite corner table for a special occasion. As always, the fried oysters rocked.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 4, 2016

Came here for a 4th of July lunch with my husband. Usually their service is great, but today they were under staffed and the 1 waitress, 1 busboy, 1 host were doing the best they could with a packed restaurant. It took a long time to get menus, orders in, drinks, food, etc., but it was a beautiful day and all the food was spectacular as per usual, so we really didn't mind. We felt that the staff really was handling the unfair conditions well and tried their best. The double tier was fresh and delicious, the tuna BLT was amazing, and the scallop cobb was yummy. The bloodies were great as well :) We'll be back again :)

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 29, 2016

As always, another fun evening at Ruby's. The food was great and we were very impressed that a salad we ordered for an appetizer was split in the kitchen and we didn't have to deal with that at the table.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 29, 2016

Like it a lot. Tends to be noisy. Nice atmosphere. Good food.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 25, 2016

Food was good, but service was only fair. The restaurant was also very cold. After complaining it improved somewhat. Really needs more attentive staff.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2016

Lovely restaurant. I was disappointed that my $24 Entree-sized Shrimp Salad only had three shrimp among a ton of arugula. The amount of shrimp should be noted on the menu or the restaurant should make it as an appetizer size.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 18, 2016

Excellent and fresh seafood. The BBQ Rubbed Salmon was PERFECTly cooked and delicious! My son really enjoyed his Mussels frites and my husband the lobster, shrimp and mussels seafood over linguini. Food was excellent. But the restaurant was a little loud (small "wild" loud child seated nearby)...... hmm. maybe NOT the atmosphere in a BAR for a child? Otherwise the dinner would have been PERFECT!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 16, 2016

Excellent food, charming bistro in downtown Rye, Georgia was our server and made an excellent wine recommendation. Only great memories.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 5, 2016

We stopped in for dinner after a long day of traveling in bad weather. The staff was very welcoming and attentive . I had the sole and my wife had a chicken dish. Both were very tasty. will definitely be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 31, 2016

Mussels weren't the freshest and Chorizo skimpy and dried out. VERY inattentive table service. Visit was quite disappointing overall.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 31, 2016

This is a go-to restaurant for me with business friends, both for lunch and dinner. The staff is uniformly good, welcoming and accommodating and the food is reliably good, especially the fresh fish, which is their focus.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 29, 2016

Super slow service from the bartender to the server. Terrible bordelaise.

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