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
No Kid Hungry Bake Sale – September 15th
What happens when you support No Kid Hungry?
No Kid Hungry’s singular focus is ending childhood hunger in America. Our work does not just feed a child today, we’re making sure children in the United States never go hungry again. While emergency food plays a critical role in providing food during a time of crisis, this solution remains temporary. Nutrition programs like School Breakfast, Summer Meals, and Afterschool Meals, have the potential to connect kids to healthy food, every day of the year, and transform their lives and their futures.
Chef Megan and her daughter Madi will be selling sweet treats on Saturday, September 15th! Make sure to add this awesome event to your Saturday errands!
Click here for more information!
Plaza Art Fair – September 21st – 23rd
Come visit our booth at Plaza Art Fair! We will be there all weekend with your favorite Rye foods and beverages!
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.
Rye Pie Demo Class – Saturday, November 10th
Get ready for Thanksgiving by seeing how the pastry team at Rye makes the perfect pie!
$45 per person, includes demo, a 6-inch take home pie, and tax
$70 per person, includes demo, Made in America Cookbook, 6-inch take home pie, and tax
Closed Thanksgiving – November 22nd
Rye Plaza will be closed in honor of Thanksgiving, so our team may enjoy their holiday at home, have a wonderful turkey day!
Don’t forget to order your whole pie from Rye to save room in your oven, whole pies starting at $24.25. For more information or to place an order please call 816-541-3382.
Plaza 1 Year Anniversary – Tuesday, November 27th
Thank you to all our wonderful friends and guests who have joined us at our tables this first year of cooking on the Plaza! Join us for half priced fried chicken and featured bubbles. Make your reservation to celebrate our first anniversary by calling 816.541.3382 or visiting www.ryekc.com/plaza.
Santa Supper – Sunday, December 23rd
Join us at Rye Plaza to visit Santa and Mrs. Klaus, starting at 5pm! Santa can’t stay past 7pm but dinner will go all night. Get your reservations early to get your little ones a picture and enjoy all of our dinner selections. Reservations go fast and are available by calling 816-541-3382 or book a table online at www.ryekc.com/plaza.
Closed Christmas Day – Tuesday, December 25th
Closed – Christmas
Tuesday, December 25
Rye Plaza will be closed on Christmas Day, so our team may enjoy their holiday at home. Happy Holidays!
New Year’s Eve – Monday, December 31st
Join us for dinner on New Year’s Eve!
Our regular menu will be offered in addition to specials available just for the holiday! Make your reservations by calling 816.541.3382 or visiting www.ryekc.com/plaza.
New Year’s Day – Tuesday, January 1st
Join us for brunch or dinner and ring in the New Year right! Doors open at 9:30am. Make your reservations by calling 816.541.3382 or visiting www.ryekc.com/plaza.
KC Restaurant Week
Friday, January 11th – Sunday January 20th
We’re excited to be a part of Kansas City Restaurant Week. Make your lunch, brunch, or dinner reservation by calling 816-541-3382 or going on our website www.ryekc.com/plaza.
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.