Private Dining & Catering

Our staff at Rye is dedicated to helping our clients with their private or special occasion dining arrangements. We strive to plan the perfect event from the moment we begin until the time that your guests depart making event planning a fun and hassle-free process. Our event team will gladly assist with every detail, from food to favors, so you can be sure every event you plan is special. Our attention to detail and extraordinary care for your special event will make your experience at Rye a memorable occasion.

Whether you would like to entertain your guests with a whiskey tasting, host a large dinner event, or bring the Rye experience to your home or off-site destination we offer a number of possibilities.

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 11am. 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

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Upcoming Events

  • Summer Camp Cookie Class
    Tuesday, June 25th at 3pm 

    Join our pastry chef, Keara, to decorate sugar cookies! Ticket price is for two people to join in the fun! The price includes non-alcoholic drinks as well as 8 sugar cookies in the theme of our favorite summertime memories to decorate.  This event will take place on our patio weather permitting.

    Ticket price: $45 per couple (does not include tax or gratuity)

  • Summer Camp Cookie Class
    Saturday, July 13th at 3pm 

    Join our pastry chef, Keara, to decorate sugar cookies! Ticket price is for two people to join in the fun! The price includes non-alcoholic drinks as well as 8 sugar cookies in the theme of our favorite summertime memories to decorate. This event will take place on our patio weather permitting.

    Ticket Price: $45 per couple (does not include tax or gratuity) Click on the link to reserve your seats.

  • 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.

  • Placeholder 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.

    Steak Options:
    10 oz. Duroc Pork Chop
    8 oz Center Cut Filet
    10 oz Ribeye Steak
    10 oz Hanger Steak

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Locations and Contact

Rye Leawood

10551 Mission Road
Leawood, KS 66206


Rye Plaza

4646 JC Nichols Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64112



Breakfast Monday – Friday (Plaza Only): 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


Main Contact:

John Brogan – Plaza General Manager
[email protected]

Autumn Webb – Leawood General Manager
[email protected]

Amy Summers – Event Manager
[email protected]

 For employment opportunities
please email resumes to the following
[email protected]

For media inquiries please contact:
Megan Garrelts – [email protected]

*For all charitable requests please contact:
Jamie Friedrich – [email protected]
Donation Request Form Click Here

*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.

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