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.

If you would like more information please contact our event manager Susan at [email protected]

When requesting more information please provide the following details so that we may better serve your private dining requests:

  • Name
  • Date of Desired Event
  • Time of Desired Event
  • Number of Guests expected
  • Preferred Restaurant
  • Additional requests or information that may be helpful in event planning such as A/V needs

    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 breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner daily in addition to walk-in diners.  

    Saturday and Sunday brunch is from 9:30am – 3:00pm. Monday-Friday breakfast is from 7am-11am and lunch begins 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 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 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 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 Menu is offered Monday – Friday from 7:00am – 11:00am.

    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]

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    Upcoming Events

    • Rye Cookie Decorating Class – Saturday, December 1st from 2PM-3:30PM

      Join Chef Keara and our pastry team to learn the secrets to decorating the perfect cookie just in time for the holidays! Join us for a chance to learn from the best and then decorate your own cookies.

      $60 adult ticket, includes demonstration, cookies to decorate, and all the tools you need to decorate a perfect cookie for Pryde’s Kitchen

      $70 adult & child ticket, includes one adult and one child (10 or under) admissions demonstration, cookies to decorate, and all the tools you need to decorate a perfect cookie from Pryde’s Kitchen

      Ticket price includes hot cocoa, coffee, soda, or tea. Additional drink options will be available for purchase.

      Tickets are required and can be purchased here.

    • Santa Supper – Sunday, December 23rd

      Join us at Rye Plaza to visit Santa and Mrs. Klaus, starting at 5pm! Santa can’t stay past 7pm but dinner will go all night. Get your reservations early to get your little ones a picture and enjoy all of our dinner selections. Reservations go fast and are available by calling 816-541-3382 or book a table online at

    • Closed Christmas Day – Tuesday, December 25th

      Closed – Christmas
      Tuesday, December 25
      Rye Plaza 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! Make your reservations by calling 816.541.3382 or visiting

    • New Year’s Day – Tuesday, January 1st

      Join us for brunch or dinner and ring in the New Year right! Doors open at 9:30am. Make your reservations by calling 816.541.3382 or visiting

    • 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 816-541-3382 or going on our website

    • Sunday Night is Service Industry Night at Rye Plaza

      Happy Hour all night long to all service industry staff on Sunday nights starting at 5pm. Drinks, snacks and pie! You deserve to treat yourself.

    • Plaza Steak Night

      Join us every Sunday for Steak Night at rye Plaza! We’ll be offering a 3-course menu of soup or salad, steak options and a slice of pie for $40 per person.

      We also have $20 bottle wine specials to pair with your steaks!

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

      Click here to view the full menu!

    • 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.

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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) 7:00am – 11:00am
    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:

    Chris Walsh – Plaza General Manager
    [email protected]

    Autumn Webb – Leawood General Manager
    [email protected]

    Vincent Corpuz – Leawood General Manager
    [email protected]m

    Susan Kane – Event 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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