I would say that the food was good but did not blow us away, which is what we would expect at that price point. Limited menu is ok if everything on it is amazing. We were 50% on the mains, not good enough. Dessert was fair, cocktails quite good. Needs a little polishing in a district with lots of competition.
Overall ok. Food not quite worth the cost.
Must visit! The food, atmosphere, and service was absolutely impeccable. We are visiting from New Mexico and were absolutely blown away by the overall quality of the experience. I think we’ll visit again just on this few day trip!
What a great dining experience. Fantastic cocktails to appetizers to entrees, our party of four found Rye to be a great place to enjoy an evening out. We started with the cheese board, and had the pork schnitzel with triple-cooked friezes as a side. YUM. Our friends had the mahi mahi with Brussel sprouts. Equally as good. Not usually a big dessert guy, but their chocolate cake may have been the best thing my taste buds have ever experienced. Service was exemplary and the atmosphere perfect for a casual dining experience with friends. Will definitely return to Rye soon!!
Wish we lived closer to enjoy Rye more often! Fabulous food and great dining experience!
We had a little get away and decided to try Rye. The menu had many items that looked great. We tried oysters and a salmon dish. All was delicious. Our server was also great. She made some recommendations and took good care of us.
The service team was absolutely outstanding. It's great to see a group of employees truly being a team.
Fantastic cocktails!! Great oysters. Superb ice cream. Rest of food was ok. Very loud
The tables along the back wall in the bar are way too dark. The rest of Rye is lit well. Do not recommend sitting there. The food was excellent but disappointed that they only offer one rose by the glass. And they were out. I feel like most places would offer to open a bottle not normally in the “by the Glass” list.
Dinner was excellent along with the service. I would recommend.
Our server George was enthusiastic about the food and knowledgeable about where everything came from. He was sincere in his engagement and we loved having him recommend the food and drinks we had. The food was fantastic.
When we arrived , the hostess was very friendly. Made us feel welcome. Food was really good. We will return !!
Great atmosphere, with good service, and wonderful food!
Had a 8:30 reservation, and waited for over an hour - still no table. Hostess was extremely rude- told us we couldn’t wander around the restaurant when we went to the restroom. When we asked about an update, she replied that she was too busy. We left at 9:30 without ever being seated.
Our food was perfectly prepared and delicious! Scallops entree and grilled shrimp appetizers were the stars. Cocktails were top notch and creative
The ribeye was to die for! Great for a group of steak lovers.
Cheese tray was way overpriced. The cheese choices were good, but they were very tiny. I had the trout and it was very good. The service was weak. He seemed very unsure of himself and disappeared at times.
Rye is excellent as long as you don't mind not being able to hear those you are dining with. The sound level would discourage me from returning unless weather permits eating outside. We were initially seated inside and after receiving our drinks and an appetizer asked to be moved outside. The waiter was most gracious and helpful in moving us. I would return for the food but only if I could sit outside.
We were so excited for our weekend in Louisville and this restaurant did not represent great southern hospitality. The food was mediocre, our server seemed like he had no experience. He could not open wine or answer questions about the menu. At almost $100 per person we would expect better. Also the air conditioning was blasting the entire time, and although we asked nicely to turn it down, we were told it could not be turned off. We had an awesome dinner at 610 Magnolia the following night. In retrospect we should have tried Decca or Proof on Main.
Delicious!! Everything we ordered was perfect and the service was impeccable.
They said they had no record of our Open Table reservation
Food was very good but menu is very limited and a lot of items were quite pricey. The rolls were probably the most delicious things we ate!
We had a great meal here. We were running late due to unforeseen traffic but texted the restaurant and they saved a spot for us. Our cocktails and cheese board were great. We shared a steak that was too rare for our taste and that was very cold in comparison to the fries it came with. We also ordered rolls to come with our meal, but they came before our entree and they were cold by the time our entree arrived. Our server was very knowledgeable but somewhat slow. Overall we liked how quiet it was and would definitely eat here again on another occasion.
Great food and service! It was a little loud when we arrived but they were very busy for a Tuesday evening.
Really enjoyed the dining experience at Rye! It's our new favorite restaurant in town.
The food was only surpassed by the service! Our waiter was attentive and had great suggestions. The bar program is incredible and the food very innovative.
The wait for food took a while and the quality compared to price point seemed uneven. The best part of the night was the cocktails which were fabulous!
Not impressed, when there are so many better choices for dinner in Louisville.
Cheese and charcuterie boards were good, but how hard is it to place prepared meat, cheese and picked items on a board. Beet salad was terribly short of blue cheese, bacon and endive, with beets chopped in big chunks versus thin sliced tasty bits.
Mains were generally disappointing with a minimum 36ounce ribeye steak (ridiculous) available which was so fatty and too chewy to be anything but an average choice grade. Scallops were resting on terribly paired black lentils, a poor Thai sauce and masses of cilantro. (Why?) Triple fried fries were okay as was the fettuccine.
Service from the waiter was fine but a 45 minute wait between finishing our starters and the entrees is simply asinine when the restaurant wasn’t busy and we had an early 6PM reservation.
Far too pretentious a place that acts and thinks it is much better than it is considering such a limited menu, which means they should be great with every menu item.
The topper was the already added in 20% tip, never mentioned by the wait person and only found once I turned on my phone flashlight to look at the bill. ((I normally tip more than 20% but when it’s added in for a party of 6 without a mention, well you get it.
I won’t return but if you go, this is just a drinks and starters place at best my friends.
For starters, come for a whiskey bourbon cocktail to start the night off right. They will not disappoint whether you like old fashions, manhattans, or something neat. Then stay for bite. Charcuterie plate was delicious followed by a nice steak with blue cheese.
There were not a lot of options on the menu, but I splurged and got the strip which was expensive and overpriced. It was definitely not worth it, and I was angry at myself for ordering it. I could have gotten a better steak anywhere else in Louisville for half the price. My date’s meal was a very soggy vegetarian dish that she could not finish. There are much better restaurants and options on the same street as Rye.
Great meal for all types of eaters fish, meat and vegetarians
The menu was so limited! Under ten food items to choose from and no specials. Really small portions. The bill for the four of us including one person having one cocktail was $185 dollars including tip. The presentation was really nice. Food was just barely fair. We all left hungry! Very disappointing!!!
We went for a birthday dinner and ordered the duck. Very tender and tasty. We weren't disappointed!
I only left 5 stars because there isn't an option to leave 6. The mushroom toast is a contender for the single best dish I've ever had. Jonathan gave us service that was top notch! Cannot wait to return!
The food was excellent. And the staff was courteous and efficient. The noise level was low except when a large group was seated beside our table. Then it went up a bit but was still not bad. Overall it was an excellent experience.
I had booked our reservation on Open Table. When I got there they did not have the reservation....but they found a table for us. It was MY fault I had entered the wrong Saturday date. But the host and the manager was so nice to us and got us a great table. We appreciated the kindness. The food was awesome and the restaurant is really nice. It was a great dining experience! Thank you again!
Very loud and service was not great. We were seated at a corner table and I think our server totally forgot about us after we ordered cocktails. It was a memorable experience. So memorable we probably won't be back.
The reviews for Rye are not at all representative of our experience. The drinks and food were just so-so. The portions were skimpy and the service was less than attentive even though they were not that busy. There are so many better options inLouisville that I can’t imagine ever going back to Rye.
In town for a race, wanted to try Rye because of the menu I had seen. Not disappointed. My wife had two small plates, I had the duck which was a very low-carb entree, served with grilled cabbage.
Rye does offer delivery in partnership with Toast and Uber Eats. Rye also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (502) 749-6200.
Rye is rated 4.7 stars by 386 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.