Cuisine: American (Traditional)
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35
Ranked: #2 of 21 restaurants in Bay Of Plenty

Rye Bar and Grill. It's a Southern thang.

This American inspired restaurant is one of the hottest grills in town. It's where impeccable style meets peerless quality and Kiwi diners taste Americana cuisine.

Savour authentic stateside flavours like buttermilk fried chicken with mash and gravy, pork belly and grits and New Orleans favourite, beignets. Everything is made in-house from the best product available. This is bona fide Southern fare, finer than frog hair!

The drinks list includes wine, beer, spirits and cocktails. So whether you're looking for an evening out with colleagues, dinner with the family or a fun night with friends, ya'll will find it at Rye.

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RYE - Bar and Grill
19 Wharf St
Tauranga 3110

Open Hours:
Tuesday to Sunday: 4pm to late

Phone: 07 571 4138
Website: www.ryekitchen.co.nz/

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RYE - Bar and Grill
Location: Tauranga
Cuisine: American (Traditional)
Mains: $25 - $35

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Tanz Steftane

Food came quick to our table and was delicious! The sharing platter was so yum, had a nice selection of items from the menu so it is a good way to get a taste before deciding on a main meal. Slow roast beef brisket - mouthwatering! The waiting staff were so nice, and our son loved his popcorn, pizza and ice cream ! We were too full for any desserts but there will definitely be a next time !

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Oriwa Callaghan

OMG OUR EXPERIENCE WAS AMAZING!!! The food is outstandingly delicious, the service is amazing, the young girl who served us was so helpful - true hospitality service. The experience at Rye Bar & Grill was amazing. We will deffs be back!! THANK YOU!

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Melody Wehipeihana

I dined here with two friends and we had the feast of our lives! We had the shared main platter which we could only eat half as there was so much food! The lamb was melt in your mouth, the mountain of pulled pork soft and yum, ribs sticky and tasty and everything - amazing. We finished up with choc and peanut butter tarts and OMG. You need to share one as it's so rich and the ice cream :) The highlight of our night was our server - Faith. What a breath of fresh air she was! Happy and bubbly and every so patient. She gave great recommendations and ensures we were happy with everything - which we were. She's amazing! Thank you Rye for an awesome experience from beginning to end.

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Awesome venue. Especially for the kids. Great staff and food is always amazing. Had the Chocolate Peanut butter tart for dessert... LOVED it. just need to convince the chef to give me the recipe and everything would be perfect. We would definitely go back and definitely recommend RYE to others.

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Debbie McDowell

We had the best experience the service & meal were exceptional. We posted a pic on social media of our meal and we have had lots of your friends & family ask us where we went. We are looking forward to our next adventure eating out next week, this is our new way of doing Friday date night ❤️

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Ting Xu

It was a great dinner at RYE! We ordered Buffalo chicken wings, 450g rump steak, lamb shoulder, two cups of tap beer and 2 scoops of Duck island ice cream which were all tasty and nice presented. Will definitely come back to RYE when we visit Tauranga;)

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If you want to go out to somewhere that is way above average, RYE Bar and Grill is it. Food is exceptional, service was fast and efficient, atmosphere was roomy and friendly . If you pass on this place, you are crazy. Its a must try. No ordinary bar and grill. A++++++

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Annmarie Stowers

Wow! First time using first table and we decided to try out Rye’s Bar & Grill. One of the best we’ve had so far being in New Zealand. We usually don’t like to eat out because we’ve been disappointed more than a few a time but Rye’s is in our top 3 to go to restaurants! Very clean restaurant, a chill environment and family friendly. The staff were awesome, the food was delicious, we didn’t get to make it to dessert but I’m sure we’ll be back for that Key Lime Pie! For starters we got the Redneck Nachoes and Buffalo Wings, both were delicious! My mother ordered the ribs, my nephew got the kids hamburger, and I got the Burger of the moment which was a lamb burger with tzatziki sauce on a charcoal bun and hands down one of the best burgers I’ve ever had! Well done had a very great experience!

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Excellent American style platter. The beef and pork were to die for. Proper Key Lime pie for dessert - yellow not green! Definitely dine here again.

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Nicol Halford

We had a really great evening at Rye Bar and Grill. It was the first time we booked with First table and we will definitely be using this more regularly. Rye Bar and Grill has amazing food, my Husband ordered the extra hot and spicy 911 chicken wings, whoever completes these gets a $20 voucher. This proved very challenging but provided a good laugh. My husband does not like to be defeated so needless to say we will be back to see if he can tackle them next time, and bring some of the family along too. We ordered the eye fillet steak for a main and it was cooked to perfection. The staff were all lovely, friendly and attentive and the whole dining experience was excellent. We highly recommend.

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Danica Bright

Was yum!! Haven't been before, definitely will be going again! Staff were friendly & efficient, food was tasty & heart warming for the brrrrr night that it was. Thanks Rye Bar!

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Alison Collins

We had a great night at Rye! This was my first night out after having a baby and the staff were wonderful bringing popcorn and colouring to entertain my toddler. The food was delicious we had ring of fire hot wings( very spicy) beef brisket balls and the nam chicken to start. Then rump steak, beef cheek and fried chicken followed by trying all three desserts. I would highly recommend everything! My favourite was the nam chicken.

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Great food! Friendly service! Awesome time out with my husband and sons

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Rhonda Cook

Awesome meal and excellent service! Definitely headed back to Rye for a repeat experience.

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Ali Fullick

Loved the first table opportunity. It allows some people the chance to eat out as a family eating out can sometimes cost an arm and a leg! Happy to lose an arm but not the leg too!

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Tanz Steftane

Food came quick to our table and was delicious! The sharing platter was so yum, had a nice selection of items from the menu so it is a good way to get a taste before deciding on a main meal. Slow roast beef brisket - mouthwatering! The waiting staff were so nice, and our son loved his popcorn, pizza and ice cream ! We were too full for any desserts but there will definitely be a next time !

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All round great experience - staff friendly and welcoming, food was tasty with generous portions. Everyone enjoyed their mains - ribs, pork belly, and chicken burger. Yum!

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Jessica Gray

We had an awesome evening, food was good with lots of interesting options. The staff were extremely friendly which made the whole experience very comfortable

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Dean Thorne

Great food and service, definitely return

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Lindsay Cave

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Food was delicious and service was good too. We had the meat tasting/sharing dish, it was big, a lot of meat. If you are a meat lover, you are gonna love it.

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Anita Bakker

Great atmosphere, great staff, efficient service and delicious food.

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Aria Dickson

Steak was on point. My daughter loved her kids burger meal. Defs b bk 4 more

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Brendon Hogan

RYE is good old Southern American dining at its finest. From the moment we stepped through the doors we were greeted with warm and friendly staff. We started with Beef Brisket Bites and Buffalo wings. The Brisket was melt in your mouth delicious with a super tasty Onion Jam. The Buffalo wings were succulent with a tasty Aioli dipping sauce. Personally, I would have preferred the spicy wings but we wanted something to share with the kids. For main Manuka Smoked Confit Lamb Shoulder was my choice which was some of the best lamb I have eaten so tender and full of flavour. Served with a creamy mash. Desert was a Chocolate & Peanut butter Tart which was rich and dark offset with a Raspberry Sorbet and was simply yum. All in all a very satisfying experience for the whole family.

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Renata Ferreira de Avila

Lovely place and nice staff! The food was absolutely delicious! We had the meat board, which I highly recommend!

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Oriwa Callaghan

OMG OUR EXPERIENCE WAS AMAZING!!! The food is outstandingly delicious, the service is amazing, the young girl who served us was so helpful - true hospitality service. The experience at Rye Bar & Grill was amazing. We will deffs be back!! THANK YOU!

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The restaurant workers were kind, and the steak was delicious. I liked the child and could focus on the taste of the food even though it was a little cold. I prefer meat to fish.

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Serene Swee

Very friendly crew and nice ambience. Ribeye in bone is delicious and huge. However the pork rib is a bit too dry. Portion good for sharing. Recommended!

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Really enjoyed our meal, simple choice, burgers, ribs, wings etc. Well-cooked served promptly and my ribs were just delicious. Good sized helpings. We've been there before and always enjoy it.

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Dani Carlyon

Food was delicious and the service was really good to!! Would definitely recommend to friends and family

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Great food. We had a sharing platter which was amazing. Great service. Would definitely recommend this place.

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We went to Rye last night for a birthday and had a fantastic experience. Our table of 4 all tried entrees mains and desserts, the cool thing about Rye is their menu is a bit different to other restaurants and you have the opportunity to try something new,as well as plenty of regular favourites. The meals were beautiful and we couldn’t fault the service, an all round great night out. We will be back, thanks Rye!

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Celeste Von Weichardt

RYE has American classics that I love, and the portion sizes where generous and the kids where catered for, and the desserts where delicious! We where glad to have found this gem of a restaurant and will definitely be coming back to try more from the menu.

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Ryan Mann

Great place for an authentic steak house experience. Sharing platters were great, both the starters and mains. Would definitely recommend.

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Donelle Moore

Very nice. Service was great and the food was to die for:)

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Philippa Fox

Great service and food. Would recommend Rye bar and grill.

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Great first experience, awesome value would definitely go back.

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Evey Dickson

Food and service was amazing yummy..

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great atmosphere and friendly service, we shared a platter and it was plenty for the two of us.

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Emily Vale

Lovely restaurant and amazing food. Couldn’t fault a thing. Really enjoy our meal, experience in the restaurant and would highly recommend!! Chocolate & peanut butter tart is also to die for! Incredible.

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Great experience and food. Unfortunately not all food was half price. Kids meals are still full price!!

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Melody Wehipeihana

I dined here with two friends and we had the feast of our lives! We had the shared main platter which we could only eat half as there was so much food! The lamb was melt in your mouth, the mountain of pulled pork soft and yum, ribs sticky and tasty and everything - amazing. We finished up with choc and peanut butter tarts and OMG. You need to share one as it's so rich and the ice cream :) The highlight of our night was our server - Faith. What a breath of fresh air she was! Happy and bubbly and every so patient. She gave great recommendations and ensures we were happy with everything - which we were. She's amazing! Thank you Rye for an awesome experience from beginning to end.

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Good service . Menu needs improvement

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The food was amazing, and wonderful service. Would fully recommend!

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Josh Cox

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João Trabbold

People serving us were amazing. The food was outstanding.

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Great meal. We had the meat sharing platter. Heaps of food. My 12 yr old grandson told our waitress he rated everything 9 5 out of 10.

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Herawa Taoirangi

Great Food, Excellent customer service highly recommended to all. Would definitely go back for more. Cheers AAA+++

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Alison Collins

Mochachino dessert was the best pudding I have had in a long time. Service and food to ryes usual high standard

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Meal was delicious and service great, they went extra mile with one of us being coeliac.

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Slavek Przepiorski

We were greeted with excellence.
Seated at the right spot.
Served quickly and with humour.
Starters (raw fish salad and sliders) accompanied with merlot were perfect.
Mains as lamb and briskets were succulent and testy.
What else can we add - will visit this place again....Thanks.

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Heather Parnell

The Sharing Platter is a wonderful idea for 2 people. The style of food at RYE is rich so a small taste of several menu items was perfect for us. Also it is fun to share and compare which makes the Dining Experience even better. The artichoke dip is gorgeous by the way!!!! I didn't think there would be any room for dessert but 2 scoops of Duck Island icecream finished the meal off perfectly. Coconut/chocolate and Raspberry. Amazing.

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Tricia Wilkinson

Great range of local & imported beers.
Had the meat selection platter for two, great choice for big eaters with a selection of different meats and flavours, didn’t have room for dessert which was disappointing as it sounded REALLY GOOD. This place gets the nod for a definite return.

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Food was fantastic and service the same!

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Linda Dunkerley

We found the food ok but not large portions for for men and growing boys. Lovely friendly girls.

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Hayley Mark

Hands down amazing! The food was outstanding and the service was just as good! Great beer options and the staff had great knowledge! Highly recommend! We will be back 100% :)

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Awesome venue. Especially for the kids. Great staff and food is always amazing. Had the Chocolate Peanut butter tart for dessert... LOVED it. just need to convince the chef to give me the recipe and everything would be perfect. We would definitely go back and definitely recommend RYE to others.

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Food was great and so was the service. Would definitely recommend.

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Helena Allen

We ordered the tasting board and it’s lots of food. Ribs, brisket, sliders and sides all realllly lovely and juicy, filled with flavour. Chicken, pulled pork and lamb very dry. Dessert was the Mock-a-Chino it was really rich and yum, great flavour. Customer service was great. Attentive and not over done. Very friendly and accommodating. Will defs return.

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Love the place. Dined here many times. The happy staff, efficient service, outstanding food, atmosphere of the place all scream one thing..great leadership and management. Well done Rye..keep it up. Only negative is the removal of the Beef cheeks from the menu...staff say its because not enough people ordered it...Sad Tauranga...really sad.

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The service from the waitresses was great. They passed by often to check on things and to talk to our baby, without being too interruptive. Great food. We had the ribs and brisket. Partner only said that having sauce on the brisket was a bit weird so maybe if asked for it on the side it would be much better. Definitely recommend.

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What a great experience! Food was excellent and service was friendly and attentive. We will be back.

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