food's gone downhill the last 6 months or so. service was adequate, not excellent.
Service was phenomenal and the beer and spirits options were great, but I felt as though the food was a bit overpriced for the quality that we received.
Went with my daughter to celebrate her birthday. Food was OK - more pub fare than true fine dining. Waitress raved about the burger and ingredients which was part of a city-wide burger competition. The burger was OK - I'd give it a "B". French Fries were edible but nothing to rave about. Not a place I'd repeat for dinner but would come in for a beer to meet friends, etc.
Sisters Night Out. My sister and I went for dinner following a retirement party at the Library. It was a beautiful weather night so we opted to sit outside. The food and drinks were amazing as always. I recommend anyone that likes french fries to try the Parmesan Truffle Fries; they are my weakness!
Continue to just love this place! Especially in the summer, the patio is great (and who would expect that in downtown Leominster? It's wonderful!) Food and drinks are always top-notch, and the prices are mid-range, but reasonable for the quality and quantity served. Service is always good, and often great. R&T is my go-to for a fun night out guaranteed.
Very goods d meal. Wish a few more dinner items (like a dinner steak) on father's day brunch menu, but the burger was very good and the Blanton' bourbon excellent.
Reservations - ready and waiting for us.
Dress of clientele ranged from dirty sports teams to ties/dresses. Loud. Full bar, and maybe all this is normal for Daturday night - not sure.
Requested slight change to drink special - easily adapted and delivered promptly. Very good.
Ordered appetizer and waited. It came and server was not around much. Only came to take dinner order when clearing app dish. Slow on the water refills.
Salad then came (Caesar was very good). Each ordered an entree and added one side dish (to split). Food was not fast, but was good. Filet was not great (not a great cut, and overcooked). Tuna was excellent. They never brought out the side dish, but never allowed us to tell them. By the time someone came over the meals were basically done. Check was delivered promptly, but for that much money - it should have been better. For all that went on we could have spent half (or 2/3) as much at a half dozen places and had the same experience.
I was here for a group event and thought the food was very gpod. Maybe just was an off night. Caesar salad with very little dressing. My pasta dish with clams lacked flavor. My husbabd enjoyed his sirloin. Vent was blowing on us at first. I was cold with a sweater on. Waitress was very helpful and pleasant.
This was my second time visiting Rye and Thyme. Went for small lunch after my daughter's commencement ceremony at Fitchburg State University. Wish we knew all this time that it was there! Would have come more often for sure!!!!
Now that the weather is nicer (at least some days) we have try to have our regular lunch meetings outside here at Rye and Thyme. The food and service are consistently amazing! I would recommend trying it out!
Been here now a few times for dinner as well as now for lunch and it just seems to really deliver! Great oyster selection (Highly recommend the ones from Virginia) smart wine list, and terrific sandwiches. Nice service as well. All around, it's worth the trip.
Food was undercooked lacked seasoning. Over priced for a terrible quality of food.
Service wasn't great as well kept forgetting out silver wear. I wouldn't go back
I was very disappointed with the "skillet breakfast" entree I ordered on Mothers' Day. I was surprised to discover a soaky piece of sourdough bread at the bottom of the small skillet. Resting on top of the soaky bread was a slab of mostly fatty bacon with blacked edges, luke warm corned beef hash to one side, and two over-easy eggs on top (I had ordered scrambled eggs). With basic ingredients as these I am perplexed that the breakfast didn't match my expectations.
If you've never been to Rye & Thyme you are certainly missing out on a gem! Their food is always fresh and prepared to perfection. The beer selection is probably the best in central Massachusetts with many different local & and regional selections. We reserved a table for Mothers Day brunch with the girls and they did not disappoint... we ate Great food and enjoyed great company, just wish I could afford to do it every weekend
6:30 pm Saturday night, busy, noisy as we expected. Reservations made 3 days prior.
5-10 minute wait for table. Seated in main dining room despite specific request for 'bar side, private table or booth'. We were quickly accommodated when we mentioned it. Waiter was friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. Ordered one dozen oysters. They were generally too small and several of them shouldn't have been served. Ale battered fish and chips were ok. Chowder, lamb lollipops and salmon bar menu item were all very good. The main dining room was 'raucus'. The bar was not as loud but still too loud for us and we don't mind a little noise in a busy restaurant at a busy hour. I'm glad the restaurant is there. Better than average and not much competition in it's class locally.
The food was good. However our entrees were very late coming out of the kitchen. I would go back and try this again
It was my birthday so we decided to try someplace new. Good food, very good service. Love the downstairs area better!
Loved their fish and chips. Was a bit apprehensive as this was ale battered. But not too thick...light coating...quite tasty. Service was a little slow. We sat out in back room and our server was also waiting on large party behind us. Once food was brought we had to flag her down after several minutes of waiting for condiments to accompany the meal. That really shouldn't happen. Felt bad for her because she was running around.
Great beer selection.
Shrimp cocktail was nice.
Fig pizza excellent
Food was not seasoned and lacked flavor. The filets at chain steak houses are better for half the price.
Others at the table seemed to enjoy their meal more than I had.
Went out with my wife and a few friends and although the prices were a bit high the food was fantastic! We brought our kids and didnt feel out of place at all. Nm only gripe is it doesnt seem the wait staff communicates to each other. One person brought us our waters and a few minutes later our main waiter brought us our waters not realizing. This happened again with our main drinks.
Besides this, it is a great restaurant for any occassion!
Had the Oyster sampler great selections tasted great.
Had the spinach salad with shrimp also a great choice
Many other items on the menu burgers , steaks , apps all looked good.
I'll be back if in the area
We made our reservation but our table wasn't ready for 15 minutes. Our server was likely the best (bearded) one in the restaurant. Our food came out super fast. My sweet potato and corn chowder came out first with my daughter's chicken fingers ( great value). Soup tasted like cream of wheat, which was right up my alley I also had the Beef & Ale (cooked beer and mushroom flavors), friend had the Jambalaya again (not as spicy as last time), and my mom had the Wedge Salad (peppercorn dressing!) and Crap Cakes. Everyone was so pleased, ans everything was super flavorful, hot, and the portions were perfect. Draft beer system was down, but I found a bottle of beer I'd tried previously and they brought cute little glasses. Everything was so delicious that I couldn't get a second beer. This is my new favorite place to dine, for sure.
Beef and lamb dishes were very good. Angry Caesar always fantastic! Seafood pasta dish was not very good at all. Next time will stay with the beef or pizza options. Pimms squared, always a favorite but not this time. Maybe it was a new bartender?
Mike D, Excellant! Usually go to Bocado in Worcester but wanted to try something different. It was worth the drive. Great job. Reggie
The raw bar was great and the drinks too. When the main courses came out the salmon oscar had the salmon on top of the rissoto with the hollandaise on top. I know some people like it this way but my wife does not, my steak was over cooked and they cut into it 3 times. All the entrays looked very blah. No color, bad presentation. Liked the oysters though and would go back for the dollar ones from 4 to 630.
It was a miss this time. Seated near a very noisy birthday party in back room. Calamari not up to their usual standard. Cocktails were terriffic and their burger is the best
Visited on a Saturday evening, made a reservation 30 minutes before arriving. We were seated immediately. The server was average, knew some about the menu but was unable to answer specific questions about certain food and beverage items, we waited quite a while for our beverages, food and bill but the restaurant was busy and the server also had a very large group whom we were sitting next to. They were quite loud but understandable for the number of people in the party. The food was delicious as usual. The hubby had the steak and fries with the aioli , I had the seared salmon with risotto. Both meals were delicious. The only disappointment was the app. We ordered the usually delicious pretzel with cheese sauce and stone ground mustard but one of the pretzels was way over cooked, almost crispy and the stone ground mustard was replaced by Frenches yellow mustard!!! Big disappointment there. Otherwise, ambiance and food was good, as well as, the beverages!! We will definitely be back for more, hopefully a different server next time.
Went there for my birthday and sat in the restaurant upstairs. We tried the jambalya and the seafood arrabbiata. Both had some heat and lots of flavor. Tried oysters for the first time. The presentation was quaint (in a good way.) Had the brownie for dessert. Great night out. Server was very helpful with beer recommendations. Draft, bottles, cans, and larger pints. Fun and creative appetizers and salads. We'll be back to try them out!
Service was a little slow and the food was good but kind of rich and heavy.
Brunch menu was outstanding! New England Monte Christo was very good. A bit of salt in the Bechamel sauce would have made the dish perfect. Especially enjoyed the ham and cinnamon toast.
Great menu, always love the brussels sprouts and burger there!
Service is fair. I ordered filet mignon. Charred on outside. Bitter tasting and under cooked inside. Was disappointing for the price
Sorry, I was really looking forward to going here, but the salmon I got was cold on the inside. It would have been good if it was hot. I didn't bother complaining, as I know the time it takes to send back a meal. The martinis were small, 3/4 full. Decided to order the wine for the second drink, and that was only filled half way. Also, when I ordered the wine, the bartender totally forgot to bring it, so I ended up ordering from a server standing at the end of the bar. It wasn't like it was busy. Most of the bar was empty. I was disappointed, as we had seen good reviews for the place. I recently moved to Sterling a year and a half ago, and would have loved to have had a good experience as my boyfriend and I go out to dinner frequently. He's a very generous guy, and if he's happy usually leaves a 25% tip but he only left $5. He got the steak and it was flavorless...he didn't even finish it. Unfortunately disappointed and won't be back.
The pretzel appetizer was AMAZING! Seriously exceeded my expectations. The R &T burger has been a favorite of my daughter's for awhile now and I finally tried one.....I would highly recommend it (and I've been talking about it ever since!)
I took my wife here as a part of a weekend excursion for dinner, and I could not have been more impressed. The service was spectacular, the oyster bar menu is fantastic, the wine list was outstanding, and the dinner menu is varietal and relevant to the upscale American tavern fare style of this restaurant. The beer and cocktails offered here are also reason alone to stop in if you aren't interested in a full dinner and would just like a couple drinks and some fresh oysters or an appetizer. I savored the dry-aged 16oz bone in ribeye with sautéed button mushrooms and some truffle Parmesan fries after receiving a dynamite angry Cesar salad to start. My wife enjoyed an 8oz filet mignon with a harvest vegetable hash and baked mac and cheese. Both dishes were spectacular and perfectly prepared. We paired a very nice bottle of red wine from the extensive list, and it complimented everything very nicely! For desert, we split the fluffernutter bread pudding, on which our waiter had the chef put candles after overhearing me wish my wife a happy birthday earlier, which was nothing short of remarkable in every way. Our experience was so great, that we came back for brunch the following morning. And of course there isn't a surprise here, it was absolutely fantastic! I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone wishing to have a spectacular night out!
Overall nice place. Quiet considering crowd inside. Service staff friendly and attentive. Unfortunately our swordfish was cooked to death but the rest was satisfactory. I don't recommend sitting at the bar where the salad bar is located. Not a good look. Sit there and you will get the idea. Still though worth a visit. Maybe two.
This was our first visit to the restaurant, and we will definitively go back! the food was excellent, as was the service and atmosphere. We enjoyed a few small plates to share, a couple of cocktails, and then steaks. Everything was exceptional! At the end of the meal, as our server was removing our dinner plates, my mostly untouched steak slid off the plate and onto me and the seat beside me. The server was so mortified, I felt bad for her. She apologized all over the place, and said that they would make another one for me to take home. I really didn't need that, but they insisted. The manger also came over to apologize, again, not necessary, I knew it was an accident and was not terribly concerned. A new complete meal arrived shortly afterwards, packed to go, and it was taken off our bill to boot. Before any of that happened, we were already planning a return visit, that level of service and attention, sealed the deal! Don't miss this unassuming gem!
The food was great and the staff was very attentive. We will definitely visit again!
Nice dinner with friends. Hostess was very accommodating when 2 more than I reserved for were showing up. Service was friendly, and a bit slow. Not the server's fault - it was a very busy evening (st. Patrick's day).
Everyone enjoyed the restaurant.