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About Barley & Rye
With a solid dedication to local and sustainably grown foods, Barley & Rye in Moline, IL features an innovative menu inspired by the seasons and the best available ingredients. The lunch and dinner menus will change as the seasons do, and the restaurant is noted for a great wine list that pairs flawlessly with the dishes available.
Dinner at Barley & Rye can include greens and starters such as the hot fried chicken pickles or the brisket poutine. There are also burgers and other hand held meals that include a grass-fed lamb Philly sandwich, a port wine duck burger and a chicken and waffle sandwich. Barley & Rye also features land and sea specialties that work well with the simple but appealing sides, such as the smoky white cheddar mac and cheese. When looking for fresh and different, look to this unique destination.
Moline, IL 61265
American, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm,
Friday: 11:00am to 11:00pm,
Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
In addition to street parking, behind our building there is a public lot that is available for our customers.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
My wife and I were visiting Bettendorf and were looking for a unique and healthy restaurant. We found Barley and Rye on the kiosk of our hotel and were glad to be able to visit a farm to table restaurant. We made a reservation through open table and were seated immediately in the outside patio (our request). They have a nice open space inside as well. I ordered the bison burger and turkey burger and my wife ordered the chicken burger. Everything was perfect and extremely tasty! Our service was excellent and the food wasn't expensive considering that it was farm to table! We definitely recommend this for anyone and we will definitely repeat when in the area! Thank you to the Barley and Rye staff and owners for offering a healthy option for dining!
We were disappointed from the start as we sat at our table for 15 minutes before we had to wave down any server to assist us. Even when we found one, he appeared confused about how to serve a table. We asked him to explain the menu and he responded by asking what we wanted to know. The actual server then lurked around the table perturbed that another server was assisting us. It was odd because he had clearly been assisting other tables who arrived after us.
When we asked the new server about specific items on the menu, he appeared uninformed. We asked about the buttermilk fried chicken. He told us it was a breast and wing dipped in buttermilk....obviously....
Food was good, but the service left us with a disappointing experience that makes us question whether to return.
Parking is also atrocious. If you get within a block, you'll be lucky.
On this night, you could tell that all restaurants in Downtown Moline would be crowded due to an event at the IWireless Center. We arrived to dinner 2 hours before the event started, giving us plenty of time to enjoy ourselves and to understand that it might be slower than normal due to volume of people. We were seated for 15 minutes before our waitress made her way to our table for a drink order. It took another 15 minutes before those drinks arrived at our table. Tables around us that were seated after us, had already recieved their drinks at this point. We were all very excited about the dinner options and were having a difficult time deciding. Due to the delays in our drinks, we all ordered something as easy and basic to prepare, out of fear that anything else would take too long. We ordered 2 salads and a burger. Normally, we would've had appetizers, steaks and multiple drinks. We were at the restaurant for over and hour and a half even with basic meals such as these. We were hoping for a much better experience than we had. More servers, or better servers could've helped everything.
We did dinner -Saturday night if s major concert. Had reservations and were seated promptly. Fairly quick service. Many good choices for food. The prep was truly inventive. Unfortunately my food arrived cool. Thus the reason for less than 5's. Would return if in the area.
We were there 1/2 hr before we were acknowleged.Our reservation was at 7pm.
Finally went to hostess and complained and it still took 15 min before we were waited on..The waitress that finally took care of us was nice and exceptional in service etc.It was her birthday.Never did know why we were ignored .trust me it felt deliberate as many service staff that walked by us and other people got waited on that came after us.
Friday night with friends. Sat in the bar in a nice corner. The table was ours for the night. didn't feel rushed. Had a great server, Aubrey. She made good food suggestions and knew the menu and bar menu. She made the experience fun. The menu changes about every six weeks so there is always something new to try. The flat with cheese and meat is a great starter to share with the table.
High quality ingredients transformed into delicious menu items by local professionals. We like the "farm to table" story. The freshness comes through in every item served. Good menu choices - broad range of tastes and calories. Great menu for sharing. Good beer, wine and liquor choices. Overall positive experience. We'll be back.
Our server, (Joseph) was absolutely wonderful, he made several recommend dations. The fried bread pudding he recommended was fantastic. Only issue our group of 4 had was the overall noise level of the patrons was quite hi. Very hard to hold a normal conversation at a normal decibel level. Aside from that one issue it was a good dining experience. Would definitely recommend and revisit, possibly looking to do so on the patio.
We'd been given a gift card, so we were using it this night. We'd been told both great details, and more moderate. The waitress was good, the greeting was terrific. There were three in the party, and we ordered both beef, and seafood. Items were good, but I was expecting exceptional. One steak was not tender, and in the steak and shrimp dish, there was one shrimp. The bright spot was the dessert; the bread pudding was AWESOME!!!!
The food was below average for the price. If I'm going to pay $35 for a meal it needs to blow me away. The short ribs I ordered were 80% fat/bone and 20% meat. The burger and sandwich selection looked good for half the price. If we try this place again it will be for that and be half the price. The meat and cheese plate we ordered as an appetizer was very good though.
Best food in the Quad Cities. Sriracha and sweet asian Calamari. Brussels with an egg, sweet potato and chorizo, inventive and delicious.
Included sides of a nice small salad and soy brussels. Perfectly prepared pan seared rockfish with blood orange. Wonderful mushroom marsala fettuchini. All for way under $100 with tax and tip
Great draft beers. Now with their own bakery.
My wife ordered the brisket. It was amazing. It melted in her mouth and was very tasty. I ordered the buttermilk chicken. It was filled with flavor throughout and it was tender throughout and was amazingly delicious. This restaurant is very casual, yet has a chef driven, creative menu reminiscent of a formal, expensive restaurant. It is a perfect restaurant for those seeking creative food preparation with amazing quality in a relaxed, hip atmosphere. I would say the desserts are perhaps not quite as good as the entrees, however. The beer selection available is filled with quality with some amazing microbrews and the bar is very well stocked.
This is a good find in the Quad City area which is otherwise devoid of good restaurants, in either the casual or fine dining area. This is a farm to table type place. The food was very good and the service was attentive and prompt. The ambience was casual and fitting for the farm-table concept.
Some dishes were great like the french fries with gravy and others were misses (Mac n cheese). My salad dressing was tasteless but others had great dressings. I appreciate the innovative food and think the chef should spend more time tasting the menu and putting out only the best dishes.
Barley & Rye offers an eclectic menu and it's always fun to experience their innovation. We were there for lunch, and my friend and I were both looking for a light lunch. Not that easy to do at any Midwestern restaurant...we probably should have skipped the brussel sprouts appetizer (very good...but it's big). My friend ended up with a salad, I had a turkey sandwich and neither of us could finish our meals. Both were very good
One area I'd like to see B&R improve are parking (you're basically limited to street parking...tough mid-day, and it was raining).
We love this gem. We are so glad we have found it and now are converting all of our friends and family members as well. The menu changes frequently so that it contains fresh, local ingredients served in a new yet approachable way. The prices are outstanding for the quality delivered.
This is our new favorite place to go for special occasions. The only reason it isn't our new go-to for more frequent visits is the cost, even though it is justified. The food is amazing, the drink selection is amazing, the atmosphere is fun, and the outdoor patio is like a "night on the town." The caution I give to new comers is based on what to expect. This place is for people who enjoy the company they are with, enjoy their food, and to spend some time. Start to finish, my wife and I were there for about 2 hours. While it is not a full blown Italian dinner that takes 4 hours, it isn't a typical Olive Garden in and out quickly meal. Drinks, appetizers, soup/salad, entree, dessert. A 4 course meal doesn't come quickly, keep that in mind. Second thing to mention is that this food is cooked/prepared "properly." So say some cured pork? To the untrained eye, it may seem "under cooked," but that is how it is supposed to be prepared. Similar with steak. Medium rare is the proper level it should be cooked to to retain proper moisture/taste/texture. Basically said, if you are looking for a bucket of wings and a Bud Light? Probably isn't the joint for you. Lastly the cost can be a deterrent for some. The website I saw was showing it was a fairly low cost establishment. All of the times my wife and I have been, we haven't left with under a $100 tab. On average in the $110-130 range. That is with 1-2 drinks a piece, appetizer, entree, and 1 dessert. In my opinion it is easily worth the cost, just be mindful it will cost you.
I brought my 92 year old father here to celebrate his birthday. We were treated royally and the food and drink were amazing! My father wants us to rent the restaurant after he dies to celebrate his life, he was so impressed. We both had the salmon and it was perfect. They surprised by father with an amazing bread pudding dessert that he is still raving about eating.
Thank you for an amazing time!
Barley & Rye has been in business for almost 2 years and they've really hit their stride. I tried them when they first opened and was disappointed. I went back last spring and have since returned 3 times since. The charcuterie platter is outstanding, with some excellent options. The ham, bison summer sausage, smoked gouda and chevre are especially good. I do wish their bread was a little more interesting or that they offered a couple options. That said, the mustards, etc. served with the platter are very good. If you want a lighter meal on a budget, get the platter on Wednesday, half-price bottle of wine night. Their beer and bourbon options are also very good, along with a solid wine list. I've been pleasantly surprised by the budget-friendly, local wines on offer. The entrees are also very good, with the scallops being especially good. Service is excellent and one would be equally comfortable in nice jeans or dressier clothes. I do suggest reservations on week-ends, as the word is out how good this place is.
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