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
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.
The food @ Rye is always good & service ...
The food @ Rye is always good & service superior. However, I don't feel that the food value is worth the price paid. $16 for a side of "hand sourced" mushrooms??!!! I chose to pass on that special!! don't enjoy most of the pairings so end up settling & eating 1-2 of the items & leaving the rest on my plate. HIGHLY recommend the goat cheese & honey appetizer. YUMM-O!!! The hanger steak w/chimicurri sauce was good but the sauce was lacking in flavor. The side of fries had a wonderful garlic flavor but, alas, they were so limp that It spoiled the effect. 😕 The side salad was so-so. See what I mean re: entree pairings?? The banana cream pie had a strong taste of artificial banana (not one bite of real banana), it was over chilled, (would prefer it to not be chilled @ all but this was arctic cold!), & it had a dark layer on the crust (chocolate??), overall= 👎🏼👎🏼. The cappuccino was heavenly!! Should have let that serve as dessert. Looking 4rd to the fall selections (butternut squash, pumpkin, etc).
Came for a fun night out with the family ...
Came for a fun night out with the family. Being outside was nice. Waiter did a wonderful job timing when food was brought to us. First time to try the Prime Rib - very delicious. Others at our table chose the chicken - can never go wrong with that plate. Look forward to next visit.
The food at Rye is amazing. The service ...
The food at Rye is amazing. The service is wonderful. If you are going for conversation this isn't the place. It's terribly noisy. I couldn't hear the person across the table from me. Other than than that it is wonderful!
I have only had great experiences at thi ...
I have only had great experiences at this restaurant. This time I started with one of Rye's cocktails, the Old Square, which is a wonderful combo of dark horse rye, cognac, dolin vermouth rouge and Benedictine. I had the deviled eggs and open-faced burnt ends sandwich which were truly top notch. My wife had the gazpacho (delicious) and the BBLT. She gave me a bite of her sandwich and It was as good as my burnt ends. She had coconut cream pie for dessert and relished every bite.
Rye was really nice after a disappointin ...
Rye was really nice after a disappointing dinner at Story the night before. Upscale comfort food prepared very well. I'm not a fan of fried chicken but that's the star here - my wife loved hers and it seems others around us agreed. Attentive service without being intrusive. Very good wine list with a lot of choices at all price points. A bit loud but conversation was easy. Definitely recommended.
Great restaurant with awesome food and s ...
Great restaurant with awesome food and service. He'd a business meeting with a client for brunch and absolutely loved it. Service was attentive but not overbearing. Loved sitting on the patio and the food was amazing as always. Thank you for a great start to a great day! I'll definitely be bringing more guests.
The fried chicken and sides were all goo ...
The fried chicken and sides were all good - the main problem is the size of the tables! It was difficult to get all required table items on the table (there was 4 of us). Unfortunately, the actual eating experience was not as relaxing and pleasant as it could be if there was just a bit more room.
I have been wanting to go to The Rye for ...
I have been wanting to go to The Rye for quite some time. For some reason I got on the email list and was looking forward to this restaurant. However, I was actually very disappointed and I really wanted and tried to like it. But, honestly I walked away thinking it was just ok. It wasn't bad, just ok. Everything from the bread, appetizer, main dish and dessert were just ok. That would be ok, if I were paying a relatively speaking ok price. But, I paid over $100 for dinner for 2. At that price, I expect better than ok. I can appreciate the use of local ingredients, midwest cooking and comfort food. I just think the meal was boring, bland - ok.
Outstanding wait staff and young people ...
Outstanding wait staff and young people at the front greeting. Rylan helped my mother with a walker in the pouring rain wait outside with an umbrella while I got the car .He made sure she was safely in the car before returning to the restaurant. Food was good and hot. Only complaint - we were seated immediately, but it took awhile before a waiter came. Too much time lapsed from ordering our wine and its arrival.
Service was slow, particularly for a Fri ...
Service was slow, particularly for a Friday Happy Hour. We waited over 10 minutes before anyone greeted us at our table. Moscow Mules ordered were mostly vodka and water. Not enough ginger beer and very little ice. White wine was served in stemless glasses. These glasses are difficult to hold and wine was not adequately chilled. Serving it in these glasses decreased the chill as you had to hold the glass by the bowl instead of the stem as is preferred. Blue Crab hushpuppies were mostly corn bread and no crab. These were recommended by wait staff as the best appetizer on the menu. Not impressed. Caesar salad and wedge were good and entre of shrimp and grits was also good. We came for Happy Hour, but there is no Happy Hour menu which was disappointing. It is easy to see why Tavern does a lot more business than Rye. They have better service, better food offerings and know how to serve wine.
Food was very good. However, this was ou ...
Food was very good. However, this was our 2nd visit and both times we had to send a steak back for further cooking. They seem to have problems getting it medium rare. Both visits, the steak was too much on the rare side. They corrected the issue both times and the steak had great flavor. I tried the fried chicken this visit, as that is what most people talk about. Very good chicken. But apparently you can only order as a meal with sides on Sundays so that adds to your cost any other night. Although the food and service is good, the additional wait for getting the steak correct and additional cost to have sides with the chicken will keep us from visiting again any time soon.
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