About Rye House

The Rye House in New York City offers regional American fare in a casual pub atmosphere with a definite splash of New Yorker style. The bar serves craft beers and cocktails, wine, whiskey and other spirits. Come on for brunch, lunch or dinner at Rye House or enjoy your food to go with the take-out service.

The menu includes small plates to enjoy at the bar or before a meal, such as white truffle popcorn and fried pickles. Larger appetizers such as hot wings and duck quesadillas are also available. Meals at Rye House may include a truffle grilled cheese, a roasted mushroom plate, a filet mignon or blackened fish tacos.

11 W 17th St
New York, NY 10011
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am

Cross Street:
5th Ave & 6th Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 255-7260

Website:
http://ryehousenyc.com/

Public Transit:
Take the 4, 5, 6, N, Q, R, L to Union Square.

Executive Chef:
Greg Johnson

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Friday October 28 until it is all gone! Stop in and try our Barrel Aged Sazerac Cocktail! We've paid homage to both the American and French origins of the cocktail by using Rye and Cognac in the recipe. We've used Hudson Whiskeys Four Grain Bourbon Barrels to another layer of complexity, a twist on this Rye based drink!!

Rye House Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.9

service

3.8

ambience

3.8

value

3.5

Noise

Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
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Cozy (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Great Beer (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Really attractive space and one of the best BLTs I've ever had (this one with turkey bacon). Great fries, too. More lunchy than brunchy, though a few egg dishes.

Tags: Great Beer, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food and service was good but for some reason the table was very sticky. Maybe from constant beer dropping on table.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 12, 2017

Enjoyed the casual dining, making the quick reservation was so easy. The bar area was filled with a lively crowd, dining area was comfortable and intimate. Service was awesome, and the food was wonderful, prices great too. And being an Irishman, the whisky selection was great, will have to stop in again on my next visit to New York

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Pretty terrible food. Pretty terrible service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Delicious food and great for our small group. The brunch special (brunch meal + cocktail for $20) was outstanding. Each dish we got was delightful (especially the Huevos Benedict)! It's also very central (close to Union Square), but not too touristy so was a perfect for a group meeting spot. Definitely plan to go again!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Cozy, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 15, 2017

I'll just sum it up by saying when we asked the waiter for a whisky suggestion, he offered Jack Daniels or Jamison 🤣🤣. That pretty much set the tone of the experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Great time!! Super nice stuff, yummy cocktails!
They treated us with a taste of the cocktail of the month and was delicious as also was yummy food!! Great brunch with friends

Tags: Great Beer, Live Sports, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Service killer! Drinks cold! Food...not bad. Only complaint is that our sandwiches were covered with butter...I could only eat half. And the truffle popcorn is way too small.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 15, 2017

A wonderful place. Food is excellent. Atmosphere super.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

They didn't have my reservation via Open Table even though I had the confirmation email - they accommodated us and were very apologetic. Went for Mother's Day brunch and the food & service were excellent.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (London)·Dined on May 10, 2017

Wait person was courteous, swift and accurate. The food was delicious and the sandwich and salad combination option that is offered at lunch is a very good value.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 8, 2017

A really excellent spot. Takes comfort food to a who new level. Boiled peanuts, fried pickles, shishito peppers, meatballs, mac and cheese. The bar hightops are spacious. The table in the back comfortable and nicely spread apart. I've had brunch and lunch and both were great. R

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Made a reservation a head of time. When I arrived the place was packed. I was greeted by name before introducing myself and told that a table was available but a better one was about to open up. Before agreeing to wait, I was shown the table options and agreed to wait. I was then handed a menu to order a drink while I wait. Within a minute of looking at the drink menu someone pleasantly came up and asked if I would like to order something. The service was amazing and the food is excellent. They also have a very good beer selection available. They do have a good selection of mixed drinks but I did not get a chance to try one before we had to leave.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 12, 2017

Met a friend for dinner and was greeted with a very energetic bar scene. We sat towards the back which was quieter. We shared the brussels sprouts app, which was interesting with the mustard sauce. I had the fish tacos and my friend the meatballs. My tacos were a bit bland but the amount was decent for the price. Service was good and friendly. Would probably come back for a drink rather than a sit down meal.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2013

Our reservation was not ready until 30 minutes after. Not cool..

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2013

Beer, bourbon, and boiled peanuts. I love them all and Rye house knows how to deliver.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2013

Great menu that ran on the lighter side despite being a take on upscale American bar food. Nothing too overwhelming. Excellent cocktails, mostly whiskey-focused. Our reservation wasn't ready when we arrived, so the manager generously offered us a round of drinks on the house.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2013

While we enjoyed our evening at Rye House, after seeing a movie, we were very disappointed in the very limited menu. The food menu is upscale pub-grub and we managed to find a few things we liked (lobster roll, kale salad, burger) but I chose Rye House to eat and my mistake. The drinks are great, however.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 14, 2013

Rye House is truly a hidden gem. The fact that you are able to get a resrvation the day of to such an awesome restaurant is one of the perks of NYC. The atmosphere is great. The bar area always has a great vibe and the dinning area has a different but still very cool vibe. The drinks are fantastic and the food is just as great! I will be back many times!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2013

Had a work lunch here - great selection of beer and the food was amazing. Will be going back!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2013

Service is great. Food is really good. Cocktails are out of this world (their cocktail menu is not as exhaustive as say, Dead Rabbit, but whatever they make, they make better than anyone else.) Can't beat it. It's just a fantastic place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 15, 2013

The food at Rye House is just ok. Not bad at all, but nothing to write home about. We got the fried pickles that were a little over-crisped so you really couldn't taste much pickle underneath, but the sauce was great. I got the mussels which could've used a little more garlic and salt, but were otherwise fine. My friend got the burrata which she said was delicious. The drinks here are fantastic - an amazing beer list, great mixed drinks, and very knowledgeable bartenders. This is definitely a post-work happy hour crowd with men as the majority, so ladies, if you're looking to meet someone - this is definitely the place to go.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 8, 2013

Good bar vibe, but promising-sounding dishes (duck quesadillas, jalapeno sloppy joe sliders) that turned out to be mediocre at best and definitely overpriced. Would come back for the bar vibe, but would eat elsewhere first.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 2, 2013

This popular Flatiron spot shines as an after work watering hole. Great bar staff and always excellent whiskey drinks. That said, I am not a big fan of the food. It tends toward being a bit too greasy and overwrought.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 22, 2013

Rye House isn't really a place to eat, although the sandwiches we had were okay. Think Drinks! The menu has pages and pages of whiskies and the Manhattan and glass of wine we had were adequate. We would return but only for drinks.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 15, 2013

$15 for a soup/salad & sandwich and very good food. If you also like rye, bourbon, great selection and also very nice selection of beers on tap. Compare $15 to a place any take out food venue which is going to cost you an average of $8-$10 you are better off sitting down getting served and having a nice quiet lunch.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 4, 2013

Great cocktails and beer selection. Food is well prepared, flavorful, and well above average for a pub.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 3, 2013

They have a great whiskey selection. Food is mostly geared to complement the great drinks rather than vice versa.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 20, 2013

Doesn't matter what the occasion is Rye House delivers the perfect experience every time. Amazing food, drink, service and atmosphere at all the key times - happy hr, dinner, brunch and late night. If your looking for a great time with friends (great for groups) this is the place.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 18, 2013

Great spirits list - food was good, but selection was limited. Really nicely done place, but it gets loud.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 5, 2013

Food was good but recall it being better with more choices. Impossible to sit in the bar area anymore; too crowded and overall becoming too noisy. Better for drinks than dinner

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 21, 2013

Was meeting some girlfriends for dinner and drinks and this place fit the bill geographically. We were first seated a little close to the bar action and asked to be moved a little further into the dining room. The staff was accommodating and gracious. We loved the bar selections, loved the decadent little bites and ladies, if you're looking to find some male companionship, this is the place. It was crawling with men.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 20, 2013

Great beer selection. Solid food. But you're going there for the beer and cocktails. Service is good and the staff is always great, even though the bar gets jam packed. It's my favorite spot to meet someone for a drink.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 3, 2013

Obviously the draw here is the spirits - whiskey/bourbon in particular. Done very well, extreme attention paid to the prep of each requested drink (We decided to have our dinner at the bar, instead of the dining area, so we were up front and close.) The menu is also extremely interesting, and the 4 dishes we tried were delicious. As were the rye cocktails I indulged in. The bartender, although friendly, was mostly engaged in chatting up his co-workers, and not that attentive. Then again, this was a Sunday night, things not as jumping as they could have been, and he may have been coming off a busy tiring weekend. I say, go, if you are a whiskey drinker.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 24, 2013

Biscuits and gravy are amazing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 18, 2013

They seem a little more proud of their limited food menu than may be warranted, but that's not to say it wasn't good. The real attraction is the spirits list. I'd go back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 15, 2013

A few friends and I went there for dinner and drinks. Good beer and great whisky selection. The menu is a bit lacking but the food they have is very good. Overall a really cool place. Definitely recommended.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2013

Service felt rushed and wait staff was rude. We had to remind the waitress for our drinks twice, which were then unceremoniously plopped at our table. After our meal, we were not offered desert or coffee, but rather immediately presented the check. This is unfortunate, as my friend and I were very much looking forward to the Rye House brunch. For the money we spent, I do not feel it merits going back- the main reason being the sub-par service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2013

Was very quiet for brunch, and whlst the server was pleasant, she seemed devoid of personality.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2013

Really delicious whiskey. Ordered the fish fry which came out much smaller than I had imagined for its price. Cocktails are kinda pricey but that's the same for anywhere else. Ambience is great.

Tags: Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Hot Spot
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