MEET THE TEAM
Megan and Colby Garrelts are the chef-owners of Rye Leawood and Rye Plaza, as well as Bluestem, a 2015-2018 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 2017-2019 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 9:30am and lunch is available Monday-Friday beginning at 9:30am. Dinner is served nightly Monday-Sunday beginning at 5:00pm.
Reservations are accepted by phone, online through Tock, 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 Tock online reservation system will not accept reservations for parties larger than 7 people. Tock & 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. 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.
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 3:00-6:00pm with seating in the bar only first come, first serve.
Our Midday Menu is offered Monday-Sunday from 3:00-5:00pm 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 email Amy at [email protected]
Reservations – Leawood
Join us for Kansas City Restaurant Week January 10-19, 2019! We will have Brunch, Lunch and Dinner menus. Visit their website for all of the details! https://www.kcrestaurantweek.com
Reservations are encouraged and can be made by calling the restaurant directly, making them through our website or through KC Restaurant Week’s website. We hope to see you soon!
Celebrate with the one you love in Mission Farms on February 14th!
Valentine’s Day Specials
Pickled Scallion, Smoked Caviar, Horseradish, Lemons, Mignonette, Herb Crackers
Vialone Nano, Charred Shrimp, Flaked Bass, Romesco, House Cured Coppa
8oz. Filet Mignon and Steamed Snow Crab w/ choice of Salad & Side
Sauce Bearnaise, Drawn Butter
Mini Chocolate Mousse Cake for Two
* Our regular menu will also be offered along with these delicious specials!
Reservations are recommended for dinner.
Free State Brewery Collaboration Dinner
Thursday, February 27th
Join us for our first beer dinner of 2020! We welcome Free State Brewery of Lawrence, KS to Rye Leawood for an amazing menu crafted perfectly by Chef Ryan Williams with the delicious beers of Free State. We hope you can join us for an epic evening.
Welcome Beer and Appetizers
Charcuterie, Pate, Pickles, Pork Rinds, Mustard
Pairing Post Rock Pils
Hot Smoked Sturgeon, Black Tea Vinegar, Assorted Chickories, Crispy Garlic
Pairing Guavatas Sour
Crispy Lions Mane Mushrooms, Lemon Veal Glaze, Anson Mills Farro Verde, Aged Pecorino, Gremolata
Pairing John Brown Ale
Entree Course served family style- Koji Aged Campo Lindo Hens, Roasted Acorn Squash, Mushroom Brodo Bread Pudding, Scallion Pesto, Charred Lemons
Pairing Yakamaniac IPA
Cherry Chocolate Cake
Pairing Outer Reach Porter
This is a ticketed event and tickets much be purchased through the Tock link.
$65 per person excluding tax & gratuity
Justin Wine Dinner
Tuesday, March 24
Join us for our first wine dinner of 2020! We are welcoming Justin Baldwin, founder of Justin Wines! Baldwin started his winery 35 years ago when he purchased the 160-acre parcel and immediately planted three of the five principal Bordeaux grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Now, 35 years later, JUSTIN is recognized as the pioneer of award-winning Bordeaux-style wines on California’s Central Coast. Chef Ryan Williams has created an amazing 3-course dinner around some of Justin’s finest wines.
Butcher Board & Cheese with Accoutrements
Pairing; Overlook Chardonnay
Vialone Nano, Charred Shrimp, Mushroom Confit, Romesco, House Cured Coppa, Shellfish Broth
Pairing; Justin, Sauvignon Blanc
Braised Lamb Cheeks
Spicy Giardiniera, Heirloom White Beans with Smoked Ham, Parsnips, Brussels Sprouts, Mustard Jus, Hazelnuts
Pairing; Justin, Justification & Isosceles Bordeaux Blends
3. Pot De Creme
Pairing; Justin, 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon
*This is a ticketed event and tickets must be purchased through Tock.
$80 per person excluding tax and gratuity
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.
Steak Night – Every Monday Evening
Monday Night is Steak Night! The delicious Steak Dinner is a 3-course menu of your choice of soup or salad, a steak option and a slice of pie. Pricing varies depending on your choice of meat.
We also have bottles of wine on special to pair with your steak dinner.
10 oz. Duroc Pork Chop
8 oz Center Cut Filet
10 oz Ribeye Steak
10 oz Hanger Steak
Locations and Contact
10551 Mission Road
Leawood, KS 66206
4646 JC Nichols Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64112
Breakfast Monday – Friday 9:30am – 3:00pm
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
Ryan Murphy – Plaza General Manager
John Brogan – Leawood General 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.