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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.
Rye, NY 10580
Hours of Operation:
Monday: Thursday: 8:00am – 9:00pm
Friday: Saturday: 8:00am – 10:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am – 9:30pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Please inquire for details.
Public lots are located behind the restaurant and across the street.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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