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 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
4th Annual Seafood Boil at Rye Leawood
Tuesday, May 21st at 5:30pm
Join us for our 4th Annual Shrimp & Crawfish Boil! We’re moving our kitchen outside for the evening. Our chefs will be cooking alongside you and your friends as we kick off the summer season on our gorgeous patio. The menu will feature shrimp & crawfish with summer sides and desserts. A cash bar will be available for beer, wine and cocktails throughout the evening. We are thrilled to feature Ernest James Trio again this year and their Zydeco music during the reception and dinner.
The ticket price includes dinner with associated taxes and gratuities for the food portion only. For complete menu details call the restaurant directly. Due to the nature of this menu there are no substitutions. This is a rain or shine event.
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): 9:30am – 3:00pm
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
John Brogan – Plaza General Manager
Autumn Webb – 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.