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.
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, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, 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
My wife & I enjoyed Rye's classy, romant ...
My wife & I enjoyed Rye's classy, romantic & relaxing environment. Our waitress, Nancy, was sweet & attentive. The food was distinctive & flavorful. Using local providers kept the ingredients fresh. We had the lemon meringue and MOKAN pecan pies. Both were lip-smacking delicious - not too sugary. We plan to return to Rye.
(Our one & only suggestion would be to have a dining area that are TV free. They're great for the bar area, but a little too distracting for quieter clientele.)
The restaurant and our service was excel ...
The restaurant and our service was excellent, I had shrimp and grits and the shrimp were so over done I couldn't eat them. The grits and pulled pork were excellent but we are from the south and if you are gonna charge $25 for a S an G, it better be amazing, not so much. My wife had the fried chicken while the portion was excellent the breading was bland, again we are southerners who relocated here so we were expecting more from RYE. Not worth the 80 dollars for dinner in my opinion, I would not go back for dinner service, but would be willing to try brunch or lunch.
As usual dinner at Rye was amazing. Frie ...
As usual dinner at Rye was amazing. Friends from out of town loved the service, the Shrimp and Grits are just amazing, my wife had the trout and loved it. Someday Ill have an item other than shrimp and grits. Or maybe shrimp and grits plus a second entree.
Great for lunch. My favorite is the frie ...
Great for lunch. My favorite is the fried chicken. My wife and I always argue about which dessert to share. She likes the lemon pie; I prefer the banana creme. Both terrific. In addition to great food and service, it's quiet enough for conversation.
We love Rye for breakfast/brunch and dec ...
We love Rye for breakfast/brunch and decided to try it for lunch. It has the same comfy and casual atmosphere during lunch and the food and service were great. I prefer the breakfast menu, and we ordered the daily doughnuts so we could still dip our toe into breakfast. We ate the chicken salad and the chicken sandwich both were good and better than most but didn't wow the way their breakfast does. We love Rye and we will keep coming back - Next time I'm trying the chicken livers :)
Great place to eat. This is my second ev ...
Great place to eat. This is my second evening eating at Rye in the last month. My only issue is the noise level - it is very loud if you are in the main dining room. The 5 of us get together once a month and enjoy chatting. We could hardly hear each other.
Overall, it was a fun night - food is always great and the service is outstanding!
Mixed experience yet overall it was posi ...
Mixed experience yet overall it was positive. The greeter was rude, not friendly, didn't smile and was short when I tried to engage in conversation. After interacting with him I had immediate concerns since this was my first visit to the restaurant. The rest of the evening was opposite. Our waitress was friendly, informative and very helpful. The food was delicious and the service continued to be wonderful. I would recommend the restaurant and the food! I had chicken and dumplings which was very good.
We really like Rye, we enjoy the steak s ...
We really like Rye, we enjoy the steak special on Mon. night, when they have great steak, unique sides and dessert for $30.00. I tried the hanger steak, which was tender and delicious. Also, the fried chicken is delicious. Recently we enjoyed the brunch choices on Sunday.
Our server Michelle was excellent. We we ...
Our server Michelle was excellent.
We were interested in a quick simple late dinner...so we both choose the burger.
It was fair
Enjoyed the special side of Mushrooms.
If you aren't interested in the steak (which they do well), then choose the fried chicken
This was my second time to Rye. This tim ...
This was my second time to Rye. This time the was just so so. The service by Sande was not friendly and not unfriendly, the appetizer cheese plate didn't have anything that great on it. My pork chop was just a flavorless piece of meat. Her salmon was by far the best part of the meal, crispy and flavorful. The mashed potatoes were good and the desert drink (Harvest Moon) was different, but not that different than a good old fashion. I guess there was just nothing good enough for us to come back for.
The food is always great. My only proble ...
The food is always great. My only problem is the crispy chicken sandwich had a lot of sauce on it so not crispy! I wish the chicken livers were available for lunch. We still had a great lunch as always but to full to have great desserts, and not suggested.
Always a nice treat to go to Rye. The a ...
Always a nice treat to go to Rye. The area is charming and décor is very pretty. Food is consistently good. Our server was funny and efficient. He found it difficult to recommend certain items because everything is done so well - and I believe him:)
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!
Can't say enough "good things" about Ry ...
Can't say enough "good things" about Rye. We were in town visiting a relative and went for dinner on a weekday evening. Delicious food prepared just the way we asked. Waitress was very good but removed some of the things for the table without asking before we were done with them which was bit annoying. Great fried chicken! All in all though, service, food, atmosphere, top notch. I highly recommend!
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!
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