Rye, a restaurant celebrating Midwestern recipes, traditions, and culture using local Kansas & Missouri flavors and farmers. Rye restaurant in Leawood, Kansas, just south of Kansas City, celebrates the Midwestern foods that chefs Megan and Colby Garrelts grew up eating. Both of these chefs are proud to be from the Midwest and Rye showcases dishes that they have enjoyed with several generations of their families. Rye pays homage to those heritage dishes that the Midwest is known for like succulent smoked pork chops, aged steaks, bbq ribs, fried chicken, seasonal vegetables from the garden, Parker House rolls, freshly made pies, fruit cobblers, and layer cakes to name a few. The food at Rye takes traditional dishes and gives them a chef’s point of view, while preserving the important heritage of the dish. Chefs Megan and Colby use fresh, locally-sourced ingredients and products including produce from their family farm.
American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 10:30am - 2:30pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11am-2:30pm
Mid-Day Menu: Monday - Friday 2:30pm-5pm
Dinner: Monday - Sunday From 5pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
All catering options are custom packages, please contact email@example.com for additional information regarding catering options.
The parking lot at Mission Farms is available to our guests and has plenty of handicap spaces at our front entrance.
Colby & Megan Garrelts
Private Party Facilities:
Our event coordinator Susan Kane will work closely with you to tailor an event according to your dining preferences and our seasonal menu selections. Rye has several menu formats available for private events ranging from our hors d’ oeuvres selections and sit-down or buffet style menus. Rye has many choices for beverage selections including our complete wine list, beer, and specialty cocktails. Our staff at Rye is dedicated to assisting our clients in their private dining needs.
When requesting more information please email the following details to Susan Kane, at firstname.lastname@example.org, so that we may better serve your private dining requests:
Date of Desired Event
Estimated Number of Guests
Reason for the Event
Private Party Contact:
Susan Kane: x
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We regularly have special dinners featuring everything from beer and whiskey to our favorite farmers. The details are on our website at www.ryekc.com or on our facebook page, www.facebook.com/ryeks.
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Rye Ratings and Reviews
As always, the food was great. Our serv ...
As always, the food was great. Our service was less than stellar. More than once we have had something come out incorrectly or show incorrectly on our bill. In this instance, ordered a side pancake for our kids to split (they had already gotten a delicious cinnamon roll) and received a full order...was corrected on the bill to reflect a side. Also ordered a bloody mary and specifically said I wanted whatever the kind was on the menu for $9. No need for fancy vodka, etc. The waiter said "x" vodka? I said sure - whatever is the menu one. My bill reflected a $10 bloody mary. It's only $1 but seemed like our service missed a few times this week which was annoying. We love the food at Rye and Sunday brunch is great. Even with this last visit having less than stellar service, we will be back.
Matthew, our server was fantastic. Patio ...
Matthew, our server was fantastic. Patio atmosphere was great. All the food was spectacular-and we tried lots!! had brunch-cinnamon roll, bacon (best my husband has ever had, and that's saying something!),butternut squash soup, burnt ends hash, fried chicken, and pie!! Not a mediocre bit of food at any point!! Can't wait to go back!
The food was as good as usual, just a li ...
The food was as good as usual, just a little disappointed in ordering the filet and Berkshire Pork Chop and had to send 3 of 4 back because they were undercooked. The disappointment was handed with professionalism. We will be back!!!
The husband and I went for Saturday brun ...
The husband and I went for Saturday brunch. Started with the cinnamon roll. I have to say, one of the best I've ever had! I had the Rye Breakfast and the husband had the Eggs Benedict. Both were excellent! Service was quick, friendly, and helpful. Zero complaints. We will be back!!
Went to RyeKC for an anniversary dinner ...
Went to RyeKC for an anniversary dinner and was very impressed by the ambiance and service. Casual romantic environment with a deliciously versatile menu. Cassie was our server and she was outstanding. Very refreshing to have her be our server. I would definitely recommend RyeKC for any type of event.
We came to KC for the weekend and ended ...
We came to KC for the weekend and ended up eating at Rye TWICE because it was so great. Best ribs ever, best fried chicken, best chicken livers, and a most amazing cocktail called the Old Square. The ambiance was lively and the service was terrific from the host and hostess to our great server, Meryl. We may travel from Boston to KC again just for those ribs.....
We entertained out of town guests at Rye ...
We entertained out of town guests at Rye...first a cocktail on the lovely patio, then dinner inside! The restaurant was very understanding in that we wanted to spend some of our "reservation time" on the patio for a quick cocktail...and held our table inside until we were ready to come in for dinner. It was an absolutely awesome evening! Food was beyond great and the service was impeccable! Although we live in the neighborhood, it's well worth the drive from any neighborhood in KC to enjoy this terrific restaurant experience!
It begins with efficiently reservations, ...
It begins with efficiently reservations, a friendly greeting at the door, and paying attention to my favorite table. Then the food choices were great and I finally had a fried chicken sandwich--I loved it and so did my guest. Great lunch and even more energy in the room at dinner
Our second celebration at Rye. First vis ...
Our second celebration at Rye. First visit was for a birthday, now a retirement. Great food, great drinks and enjoy the location. This particular visit the restaurant was rather loud which I am finding is the norm for most restaurants. When you eat at Rye make sure you have the lemon pie!
We have come to expect great food at Rye ...
We have come to expect great food at Rye and this visit did not disappoint! Our group enjoyed the Chicken Salad, Philly Cheesesteak, Butternut Squash Soup and Chicken and Dumplings. All were delicious. The Pecan Praline Blondie with Cinnamon Ice Cream was phenomenal. Excellent service too, thank you Clark!
We made reservations a few weeks in adva ...
We made reservations a few weeks in advance of our 5th wedding annniversary. We also advised on the reservation that it was our anniversary, yet there was never any acknowledgement by our server or any staff member.
We felt rushed at all times. The appetizer came out, and before we could finish it, the salads came and then the main course. We were in and out of there in 46 minutes. What a way to spend your anniversary.
It was clear that they were more concerned about turning tables, than their guests enjoying themselves. We spent $200 dollars and had a miserable time. We ended up going to another restaurant to have desert and cocktails.
Needless to say, we will never be back again. We enjoy fine dining on a weekly basis, there are many alternatives in the area that are much more classy and respectful of their guests.
This was our second visit. It didn't ex ...
This was our second visit. It didn't exactly live up to the first. I was surprised given that we had made a reservation through open table that we would be seated at a table that was kind of crammed into the space basically in the entryway to the hall leading to the doors to the restrooms. Not a good start. The boys were there specifically for the fried chicken-they said it was good, but did not have the same flavor as the first time. I had a bowl of butternut squash soup-it was tasty but rather small for $7 and wasn't even accompanied by bread. Since we were there at the height of brunch on Sunday, we noticed how noisy some of the larger groups were. We look forward to a bit better experience next time and would still recommend the restaurant overall.
The menu has a number of interesting cho ...
The menu has a number of interesting choices, not all the "same old, same old" stuff, I had the quail which were very tasty , deliciously tender and juicy, my sister had pork chops, also very good, but accompanied by tough, stringy asparagus. l would go back to try other other selections. Desserts were excellent.
I requested a quiet table on OpenTable s ...
I requested a quiet table on OpenTable stating it was a business lunch. They seated us right in the middle of the restaurant. Normally service is outstanding but it took forever to get our order placed, we had to ask twice for refills on our tea. Ended up being 1.5 hr lunch. I know my client seemed a little put out.
I surprised my wife by taking her to Rye ...
I surprised my wife by taking her to Rye for the first time, and it was a great experience! No problem making the reservation - in fact we showed up early and they sat us at a table right away. The service was outstanding, the food was terrific, and the atmosphere was great! For us, Rye would be more of a special occasion restaurant as the prices are a bit more than what we typically go for at restaurants, but it was well worth it, in my opinion. I would highly recommend it.
The food was quite good, service fine, l ...
The food was quite good, service fine, lovely location, but on a Saturday night there was no possible way to have a conversation with the person next to you, let alone across the table. The noise level was so intense--way beyond "energetic" from above--; it was distracting & uncomfortable. We ended up rushing along so we could leave rather than having an after dinner drink & enjoying our friends.
Local ingredients, imaginative menu, gen ...
Local ingredients, imaginative menu, generous portions, service attentive but not overbearing.
My wife tried the fried chicken, while I ordered the pork chops. Both were excellent. Desserts Key lime Tart and Peanut butter chocolate pie were also very good.
Enjoyed a dinner with friends at Rye to ...
Enjoyed a dinner with friends at Rye to treat a friend from out of town to an alternative to BBQ. Rye did not disappoint and served up reasonable portions of comfort cuisine with a creative twist. Don't baulk at the Serrano peppers and buttermilk sauce and be sure to leave room for a piece of lemon meringue with a topping you might mistake for toasted marshmallow. Absolutely delish!
I had expected more based on reviews I h ...
I had expected more based on reviews I had read. Fried chicken was OK, mashed potatoes were runny with a teaspoon of brown gravy and greens turned out to be salad. My friend's bacon sandwich was OK. Ambience was OK. Service was OK.
Appetizer mussels were tiny but had many ...
Appetizer mussels were tiny but had many and a great broth for dipping bread. Had crab ball appetizers (fried) had good flavor. Ordered the fried chicken - both dark pieces very good - 3rd piece was breast so it was a bit drier. All sides are al la carte so it can get a little pricey. Had layered peach cake for dessert and I'd recommend since it was moist and good size. Pie is good but small slices. Service was great and nice relaxed ambiance. Patio is large an very nice.
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