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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: 11:30am–9:00pm
Friday: 11:30am–10:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am–10:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am–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

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
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Casual (11)
Good for Groups (9)
Great for Brunch (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Fun (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Worth the Drive (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Cozy (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Romantic (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Business Meals (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Great Beer (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
People Watching (2)
Spicy (2)
Live Sports (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Authentic (1)
Vegan (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

I have been coming to Rubys for years as a Ryebrook resident and have fond the restaurant to be consistently good over the years, but I found it to start to get a little stale, still good, but losing its sizzle and then they brought in a new chef who is excellent and brought a new exciting flair to the menu! Congrats! Great move to bring Billy in to join the team!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Spicy
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

I was expecting mash potatoes cauliflower and was disappointed to find out it was a seasonal thing.

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun
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food4
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 13, 2018

once again, an enjoyable dinner at Ruby'sdue to food, atmosphere and service!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Love the weekend brunch, as it also offers 1/2 price on bottles:) Unfortunately they no longer have the Tuna Tartar Pizza which was my absolute favorite :\ Have not found a comparable replacement on the appetizer menu so far...

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent
Great food
Great service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Went to celebrate my mother-in-law’s birthday. Mentioned that in my reservation. No recognition of it by restaurant. Just a little thing- but little things go a long way. There were eight of us at a fairly small table. Food was fine. Oysters very good. Pleasant experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Good but kinda blah. But I only had a Cobb salad with a crab cake on it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Of late Ruby’s has ranked the highest in dining experiences. It us always one of the first places we consider.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Disappointing food - steak undercooked and then tough, had to return. Ended having no dinner. Service like a fast food restaurant, some servers good, not so others. When booking I indicated special occasion (birthday) but there was no recognition of this so what's the point? Overall disappointing experience.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a nice late New Year's Dinner at Ruby's. I had the best Seafood Bouillabaisse EVER, still thinking about the delicious flavorful broth... The service was great too! Our waiter never tried to rush us out when it was past midnight.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Fantastic experience! We celebrated our New Years Eve dinner and everything was perfect!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

great dishes both on and off the menu. everyone left happy.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We generally love this restaurant, but the service was really off this time. The food is good and the ambiance is fun.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Always a good time at Ruby's. Fun, festive atmosphere. Great cocktails and food! French Onion soup on point and the seafood was fresh and tasty

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Delish! Love the look of the restaurant and lunch was yummy. A bit pricey.

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

We were not able to eat at Ruby's. We showed up 10 minutes early for our reservation, checked in and were sent to the bar. 45 minutes later we watched several other diners come in and get immediately seated. The hostess was at the bar chatting the entire time. We ended up leaving and going to another restaurant. We will never go back there.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

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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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 7, 2017

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 27, 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 17, 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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 (New York Area)·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 15, 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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 (New York Area)·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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