MEET THE TEAM
Megan and Colby Garrelts are the chef-owners of Rye Leawood and Rye Plaza, as well as Bluestem, a 2015, 2016, & 2017 James Beard Semifinalist for Outstanding Restaurant, in Kansas City. Chef Colby is a 2013 James Beard Foundation Best Chef: Midwest award winner, 2005 Food & Wine Top 10 Best New Chef and has had his cuisine showcased in the Wall Street Journal and on the cover of Saveur Magazine. Chef Megan is a James Beard Semifinalist for Outstanding Pastry Chef and her recipes have been featured in numerous national publications including Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Wall Street Journal and Saveur.
Bluestem opened in 2004 and showcases Colby’s progressive American cuisine and Megan’s new varieties of American desserts. In 2006, the Garrelts expanded Bluestem and opened a lounge next door to the dining room. With Bluestem, the Garrelts offer a flavorful toast to fine-dining and a marriage of outstanding culinary skills. Their first cookbook, bluestem, the cookbook, which was released in fall 2011, showcases the cuisine featured at the restaurant. In 2015, the Garrelts released their second cookbook, Made in America, which is an ode to the Midwestern cuisine they grew up eating and now serve.
Rye accepts reservations for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner daily in addition to walk-in diners.
Saturday and Sunday brunch is from 9:30am – 3:00pm. Monday-Friday breakfast is from 7am-11am and lunch begins at 11am. Dinner is served nightly Monday-Sunday beginning at 5:00pm.
Reservations are accepted by phone, online through OpenTable, or in person at the restaurant. A member of our service team will call 48 hours before the date of your reservation to confirm your table. Should any guest need to make changes to an existing reservation or cancel a reservation please call Rye directly at 816-541-3382. Rye does not have a specific dress code and it is a non-smoking establishment. Large party seating in the dining room may be limited depending on availability. The OpenTable online reservation system will not accept reservations for parties larger than 7 people. OpenTable & Rye management will require a credit card number on file for all large party reservations and the restaurant requires 48 hours / two (2) days notice of cancellation due to limited seating. Cancellation is held to the restaurant’s policy and may be subject to fees depending on the party size. Please contact the restaurant if you have questions about our policy. All credit card information will be processed securely. Please call Rye directly for reservations of parties of 7 or more. Both rye locations do not allow any outside food brought into the restaurant due to health code policies. Should your party be celebrating a special occasion our event managers may assist with specialty cake & dessert ordering if desired. Please allow 48 hours for custom dessert orders for dine-in or take home.
Sidewalk seating is available daily weather permitting and guests are seated on a first come first serve basis. Reservations are not accepted for sidewalk seating.
Our Breakfast Menu is offered Monday – Friday from 7:00am – 11:00am.
Our Happy Hour is offered Monday-Friday from 3:00pm-6:00pm with seating in the bar only on a first come, first serve basis.
Our Midday Menu is offered Monday-Sunday from 3:00-5:00pm. Seating is first come, first serve and reservations are not accepted.
The private dining space at Rye can accommodate up to 80 guests, for private dining information and availability please email [email protected]
Open Table – Plaza
Teacher Appreciation Week
August 14 – 17
We appreciate all of the teachers and everything they do for the children of the future! To say thank you for the amazing work you do we are celebrating you this week! With your order of an entrée during lunch or dinner you will receive a complimentary slice of pie. All you have to do is present your educator I.D.
*One slice of pie per teacher. Dine-in only.
We are also doing a drawing at each location for your school to have a chance to win home-made cinnamon rolls and coffee for your teacher lounge. Make sure to fill out a sheet with your name, school and email address. The drawing will take place at both restaurants on Friday, September 14th.
Plaza Resident & Employee Appreciation Night
Wednesday evenings from July 11th through October 4th we are offering 50% your entire dinner tab* for Plaza residents living within the 64112 zip code and employees of any Country Club Plaza business.
Please bring proof of residency and/or Country Club Plaza employment verification. We do recommend making a dinner reservation by either calling the restaurant or via OpenTable. Our bar and chef counter are also full service for walk-in guest seating. Please alert your server upon arrival if you are a Plaza resident or employee as some menu exclusions will apply.
*Not valid during breakfast or lunch hours, cannot be combined with any other offer such as happy hour, dine in only (cannot be applied to Postmates orders, to-go orders including pastries), cannot be used for special promotional events or private events.
Sunday Night is Service Industry Night at Rye Plaza
Happy Hour all night long to all service industry staff on Sunday nights starting at 5pm. Drinks, snacks and pie! You deserve to treat yourself.
Plaza Steak Night
Join us every Sunday for Steak Night at rye Plaza! We’ll be offering a 3-course menu of soup or salad, steak options and a slice of pie for $40 per person.
We also have $20 bottle wine specials to pair with your steaks!
Steak Options: 8 oz Center Cut Filet 10 oz Ribeye Steak 10 oz Hanger Steak 10 oz Pork Chop
Happy Hour in the Bar – Monday- Friday from 3-6pm
Join us after the work day for our Happy Hour! Enjoy snacks and pie, along with our innovative seasonal cocktails, local beers and wine.
Locations and Contact
10551 Mission Road
Leawood, KS 66206
4646 JC Nichols Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64112
Breakfast Monday – Friday (Plaza Only) 7:00am – 11:00am
Brunch Saturday & Sunday 9:30am – 3:00pm
Lunch Monday – Friday 11:00am – 3:00pm
Midday Menu 7 Days a week from 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Happy Hour Monday – Friday 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Dinner 7 Days a week starting at 5:00pm
Jeremy Lamb – Plaza General Manager
Autumn Webb – Leawood General Manager
Vincent Corpuz – Leawood General Manager
Susan Kane – Event Manager
Amy Summers – Event Manager
For employment opportunities
please email resumes to the following
For media inquiries please contact:
Megan Garrelts – [email protected]
*Charitable requests must be submitted at least 60 days prior to the event date and all requests must have a completed Donation Request Form and your organization’s Tax Exempt Letter attached otherwise they will not be reviewed.