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 brunch, lunch, and dinner daily in addition to walk-in diners.
Saturday and Sunday brunch begins at 10:30am and lunch is available Monday-Friday beginning 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 913-642-5800. 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 cancelation 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.
Patio seating is available daily weather permitting and guests are sat on the patio on a first come first serve basis. Reservations are not accepted for patio seating.
Our Happy Hour is offered Monday-Friday from 4:00-6:00pm with seating in the bar only first come, first serve.
Our Midday Menu is offered Monday-Sunday from 2:30pm-5:00pm with limited menu options for guests in-between our brunch, lunch, or dinner services. 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 contact Susan Kane at email@example.com.
Join us after the work day for our Happy Hour drink specials on yard beers, highballs, and classic cocktails, as well as $2 snacks and $5 pie by the slice.
Enjoy our innovative seasonal cocktails created by Andrew Olsen
We also have local beers on tap and a wonderful wine selection!
New Years Day – Monday, January 1
Please join us for dinner on New Year’s Day beginning at 5pm on the Plaza.
Reservations can be made by calling 816-541-3382 or book a table online at ryekc.com.
Happy New Year!
Locations and Contact
4646 JC Nichols Pkwy
Kansas City, MO 64112
Breakfast Monday – Friday: 7:00am – 11:00am
Lunch Monday – Friday: 11:00am – 3:00pm
Brunch Saturday & Sunday: 10:30am – 3:00pm
Midday Saturday & Sunday: 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Dinner: 5:00pm – Close
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