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. We will start taking reservations for breakfast in mid-January. Please watch our Facebook page and website for more details.
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 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.
Sidewalk seating is available daily weather permitting and guests are sat on a first come first serve basis. Reservations are not accepted for sidewalk 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 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 contact Susan Kane at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open Table – Plaza
Plaza Steak Night – March 18th
Starting March 18th – 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
Easter Brunch, Sunday, April 1st
Join us for Easter Brunch or Easter Dinner. Brunch is from 10:30am-2:30pm and dinner starts at 5pm.
Reservations are strongly recommended. You can make them online through our website or by calling 816-541-3382. We also have whole pies and other pastries to go for home celebrations. Feel free to stop by and pick something up from our pastry case or call ahead for orders.
Derby Day, Saturday, May 5th
Get your fancy hat on! Grab your friends, watch the race and drink Juleps with us!
Mother’s Day Brunch, Sunday, May 13th
Join us for Mother’s Day Brunch or Dinner. Brunch is served from 10:30am-2:30pm and dinner starts at 5pm.
Reservations are strongly recommended. You can make them online or by calling 816-541-3382. We also have whole pies and pastries to go! Feel free to stop in and pick something up from our pastry counter or call ahead to place a special order.
Father’s Day Brunch, Sunday, June 17th
Join us for Father’s Day Brunch or Dinner. Brunch is from 10:30am-2:30pm and dinner starts at 5pm.
Reservations are strongly recommended. You can make them online or by calling 816-541-3382. We also have great gifts for Dad! Stop in and check out our retail selections.
Happy Hour in the Bar – Monday- Friday from 4-6pm
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 10:30am – 3:00pm
Lunch Monday – Friday 11:00am – 3:00pm
Midday Menu 7 Days a week from 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Happy Hour Monday – Friday 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Dinner 7 Days a week starting at 5:00pm
Jeremy Lamb – Plaza General Manager
Vincent Corpuz – Leawood General Manager
Susan Kane – Event Manager
For employment opportunities
please email resumes to the following
For media inquiries please contact:
Megan Garrelts – email@example.com
*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.