Rye Bar & Southern Kitchen

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$30 and under
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Southern
Featuring a refined take on Southern cuisine with an emphasis on fresh, local ingredients and craft beer/signature cocktails. The restaurant will seat approximately 160 people. Rye's Private Dining Room is the perfect venue for smaller events with seating capacity for up to 72 people.
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OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good food. great ambiance. Staff was friendly and helpful. Helped make a special evening better.

LC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seated right away and server was perfect! A little loud but there was a large group there. Will definitely go back!

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Made the reservation through open table, but was told there would be a wait significantly passed our reservation time. We eventually left because we were tired of waiting.

SA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Restaurant seemed short staffed. Waited long time for food to be served and then waited again to receive a check. On the positive, food was good.

L
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and affordable! Setup was nice, it was a little bit noisy but the environment was lovely and staff were nice. Greatly recommended

CA
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Smoked Salmon tasty, but undercooked. Kitchen recooked it in a timely fashion. Rice was okay, but prefer smaller portion. Wife had rubbed skirt steak which was flavored well. Brunswick stew was slightly smoky and preferred not having beef in the stew by default. This was an okay value for restaurant week.

NN
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Took some time for food to come out. When it did, it was delicious. When I realized it was inside of a hotel, was a little disappointed.

L
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere, friendly & professional staff. Mac n cheese was amazing, as well as the scallops! The ribs were so great, the meat fell right off the bone. Would come here again in a heartbeat. One of the best meals in Raleigh!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was having dinner with a friend. Server Beth was attentive and helpful. Great menu and food was delicious.

k
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

The restaurant was almost empty and our waitress couldn't be bothered with us. This was at 6:30 and the other staff proceeded to break down tables and stack dishes and glasses on the next table during the entire meal, knocking down chairs and slamming plates like it was 10:30 pm and they were closing. Food was ok and overpriced.

SO
Central Coast
11 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

I was very disappointed at this restaurant. I’ve been before and it was good this trip it was average. About 1/3 of the menus wasn’t available. The service was fine but not great. Really don’t think I’ll go back.

RL
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Out of basics. Made substitutions without asking. Brunswick Stew was soup.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The restaurant is in the Marriott downtown, and is quite open to the rest of the lobby. There was apparently a convention in town, and a (I gathered) larger than normal number of restaurant patrons. The staff handled the surge well, but there was an initial few minutes of confusion that led to us being marked as no-shows in opentable. All resolved, though.

The food was quite good. We ordered the fried spareribs as an appetizer, and I had the gumbo. No complaints, and just the right balance of flavors and textures.

Enjoyed the experience overall.

V
Jacksonville
12 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

We ordered the meatloaf and salmon entrees. Both were well prepared. Restaurant was very busy and wait staff was understaffed for the number of customers. Using Open Table helped us avoid a 60 minute wait.
We were in a very noisy dining room. Could not hear each other talk at a normal level.
Workflows were not very efficient with staff.

f
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

We love this place but it's not as vibrant as it used to be. Maybe it's location? The food was better in the past but it's still good. The atmosphere is nice and the service top notch.

R
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I liked the atmosphere, the staff were friendly, and the location was PRIME!

KG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was absolutely delicious and the service was great. We had leftovers for several meals after (portions were huge) and the key lime pie for desert was the best I've ever had. Highly recommend!

TS
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, good service. The max&cheese is great. Good value for the food you get. Friendly waiter.

DJ
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I want to give a special thank to the hostess/waitress ann pulling double duty but very attentive to our needs. She did an excellent job and if i come back i would request her services. We were unsure what to order and she was very knowledgeable of the menu and its items. Overall great service.

KK
Raleigh
21 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

I didn't realize this was a hotel based restaurant, but a great variety of southern foods well crafted. Very good service. We will do this again.

KL
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chad was a great server, very attentive without being overly so. The food and drinks were attractive and delicious. I recommend the risotto!

d
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 3

We booked the rye restaurant for dinner since we were attending a event at the duke center. We were greeted and shown-en to our table. The waitress came by right away and took our drink orders. She returned with them in just a few minutes. We ordered appetizers which were the deep fried ribs which were very good. Our dinner order was taken at 6:40 pm. We waited till 7:45 and no food. We noticed the restaurant was under staffed, tables were not being bussed and there was only 2 waitress, and they running around. Because our show was at 8pm we payed the bill and left.

I am unable to rate the food because we never got our dinner but the waitress was very good . The problem was with the kitchen staff for not being organized and unable to do there job. The is very uncommon for a Marriott hotel to be this was.
We may try them again., or maybe not

FA
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

LOVE the place

The atmosphere is very relaxing and the people were very curious and showed kindness

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was phenomenal but the portions were tiny and expensive.

j
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice, spacious, and modern. Server seemed new, but was nice enough. Everything came out nicely and on time.

OT
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Went for business lunch with group. Overall good but very loud. The budget vs menu choice is a little confusing.

MG
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a little wait for our meals, but it was worth it! Staff was friendly and helpful, food was outstanding. Will definitely be back!

SC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat, especially if you are going to a performance at the Duke Energy Center. Staff works very hard to accommodate you if time is of the essence.

JQ
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect, enjoyed my food

DS
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I had a business meeting and it went perfect in terms of ambience and noise as well as service,

JC
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food. Wonderful waiter: knowledgeable, friendly, did not rush us.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Loved the restaurant! Weird vibe with it being attached to a hotel, as there was a party and many loud guests. The food was amazing though. Get the sweet potato hush puppies!

LD
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was surprisingly good. I had the gumbo and I really enjoyed it. Our party of nine was served quickly by a very nice waitress. They accommodated our last minute additions to our group and that was much appreciated.

PH
Pinehurst
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

It was an hour between the time we ordered and got our food....5:15pm on a Thursday. My chicken was well overdone...probably sitting under the heat lamp for a long period of time.

MO
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food - reasonably priced. Great service. Couldn't fit in dessert!

R
Raleigh
45 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Very disappointing. Beautiful location, setting, visually 5 stars. Went down hill from there. Was expecting something a bit more up scale and food, staff, etc were definitely not that.

Dave

GB
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Food is always good, but service was horrible. Took ten minutes after being seated to be asked for our drink order. Waitress was very apologetic. After we ordered food, it took 20+ minutes to get our food, and no waitress ever came by to check on us or refill drinks. Had to seek out another waitress to get refills, and she mixed up the drinks. Bad service experience all around.

MM
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

I had eggs Benedict. It was awful. I was taking clients out and Rye was recommended. I was so disappointed. The good thing out of all of it was the petit blonde waitress. Super sweet and very hospitable.

OT
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

Service slow, took 40 minutes to get meal, and then my chicken sandwich had soggy bun and fries cold. Apparently lost our order but never sensed any urgency from staff. Did give us 50% off but doubt will go back anytime soon

SC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food; liberal portions. Waiter Rick is the best! Will fine there often, especially for performance at the Duke Energy Center.

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