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. 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]
Open Table – Leawood
Taste of Leawood – September 15th
Calling all foodies and wine lovers! A Taste of Leawood 2018 is the place to be on Saturday, Sept. 15. Sample innovative and delicious small bites from Leawood’s most-beloved restaurants at this exclusive outdoor annual event. We can’t wait to see you there!
Tickets are $60 and include food, wine, beer and live music.
Click here to buy tickets!
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!
Closed Thanksgiving – November 22nd
Rye Leawood 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 913-642-5800.
Santa Brunch – Saturday, December 22nd, 10:30 – 2:30
Join us at Rye Leawood to visit Santa and Mrs. Klaus! Get your little ones a picture and enjoy all of our brunch selections. Reservations go fast and are available by calling 913-642-5800 or book a table online at www.ryekc.com.
6 Year Anniversary – Saturday, December 22nd
Join us for lunch, dinner, or dessert to help us celebrate 6 years! Please call the restaurant at 913.642.5800 or visit our website www.ryekc.com to make your reservations.
Closed Christmas Day – Tuesday, December 25th
Rye Leawood 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! Please call the restaurant at 913.642.5800 or visit our website www.ryekc.com to make your reservations.
Closed New Year’s Day – Tuesday, January 1st
Rye Leawood will be closed in honor of New Year’s Day, so our team may enjoy their holiday at home. Join us at Rye Plaza for brunch or dinner. You can make reservations at our website (www.ryekc.com/plaza) or by calling 816-541-3382. Happy New Year!
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 913-642-5800 or going on website www.ryekc.com.
Campo Lindo Smoked Chicken Dinner – Every Sunday Night
Every Sunday Night starting at 5pm. Half of a smoked Campo Lindo chicken with scallion pesto, grilled lemons and veal jus that comes with your choice of salad and side for $29.
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 Join us every Monday for Steak Night at rye! We’ll be offering steak dinner, including a salad, a steak, a side, and a slice of pie for $25-$35.
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 (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 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Dinner 7 Days a week starting at 5:00pm
Jeremy Lamb – Plaza General Manager
Autumn Webb – 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.