Private Dining & Catering
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 breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner daily in addition to walk-in diners.
Saturday and Sunday brunch is from 9:30am – 3:00pm. Monday-Friday we offer breakfast and lunch from 9:30am-3pm. 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 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 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 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 and Lunch Menu is offered Monday – Friday from 9:30am – 3:00pm.
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]
Reservations – Plaza
Cupid’s Cookie Class
Saturday, February 8th @ Rye Plaza
Class starts at 2:00pm.
Grab a friend or your boo and enjoy an afternoon of sweets and treats with Chef Keara. Perfect your love of baking by learning the techniques of decorating the sweetest cookies.
$50 per person, excluding tax and gratuity
*Each person attending will need to purchase a ticket. The price includes a cocktail and/or non-alcoholic beverages and 8 sugar cookies to decorate.
Celebrate with the one you love on the Plaza February 14th!
Valentine’s Day Specials
Oysters on the Halfshell
Cocktail Sauce, Mignonette, Lemon
Pre-Fixe Dinner for Two
Choice of Salad
Rye House Salad
Choice of Entrée
Grilled Broccolini, Mashed Potatoes, Veal Jus
Pan Seared Swordfish, Celery Root Puree, Brussel Sprouts, Beurre Rouge
Choice of Dessert
Slice of Pie
* Our regular menu will also be offered along with these delicious specials!
Reservations are recommended for dinner.
Lemon Meringue Pie Class
Saturday, April 4 @ 2pm
Get ready for your Easter celebrations by serving the perfectly meringued Lemon Meringue Pie! Pastry Chef Keara will walk you through the steps and secrets to making one of our most popular Rye pies!
Each person attending must purchase a ticket. Each ticket price includes iced tea, soda and/or drip coffee. We will also be pouring a complimentary glass of bubbles. You will also be taking home a mini Lemon Meringue Pie.
New Breakfast Hours
Monday – Friday from 9:30am – 3:00pm
Starting January 7th, we have new breakfast hours at our Plaza location. Enjoy our breakfast or lunch items from 9:30am-3pm. That’s right, pancakes until 3pm every day!
Sunday Night is Steak Night & Service Industry Night!
Join us every Sunday night starting at 5pm for our Steak Night specials and our all night long Happy Hour for service industry staff.
The delicious Steak Dinner is a 3-course menu of your choice of soup or salad, a steak option and a slice of pie for $40 per person.
We also have bottles of wine on special to pair with your steak dinner.
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) 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.