Cuisine: American (Traditional)
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35
Ranked: #2 of 17 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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Ranked: #2 of 17 restaurants in Bay Of Plenty 2
RYE - Bar and Grill
Location: Tauranga
Cuisine: American (Traditional)
Mains: $25 - $35

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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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Kate Tennent

Great food, love the tasting platter

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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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Kayla Anderson

Staff were super friendly and helpful. Service was fast! Food was quick to arrive and delicious.

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Entree pork sliders where the best part of the meals. My husband said best burger he'd ever had. The food came out really fast which is always good. The rest of the food I think was all cooked nicely just not really our cup of tea which is always a gamble when eating somewhere new. Salt and pepper smoked meat dish was tiny. And while the table waiters were very nice and were trying to be helpful. Having someone come to your table constantly can be really annoying when your trying to eat. I think asking if everything is ok just once is enough. Not constantly. But that's just me

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Tanya Oomen

Awesome dinner celebrating 26 years of wedded bliss. Food was perfect and well presented. Staff thoughtful and helpful.

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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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Logan Waters

Absolutely amazing. The food the service the atmosphere all so dam good.

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Rangitawhai Rahiri

Atmosphere was warm and friendly . Staff were very polite and attentive to our needs, and the food was great!!!! Our group loved all 3 courses xxx will definitely be back !!!

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Jamal Mcgruer

Awesome food, and great service 10/10

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Couldn't fault anything!! The best First Table experience so far...

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Gabriela Isolabella

Great food, great place. Thank you

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Brittany Larsen

Delicious! We had been to Rye once previously a few years ago and forgot how good it was! Delicious food, great environment, great service. We will definitely be back!

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Alison Collins

Nachos were fantastic as was the lamb shoulder. Had a great night at Rye.

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we really enjoyed our meals. they were very tasty. will return when we are back in Tauranga.

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Zoe Brown

This wasn’t our first time dining at Rye but out first time using first table. We arrived a bit earlier than our booked time but the staff were happy to seat us when we got there.
Delicious food as always and excellent service.

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Taryn Price

Second time been here in the last month, and it is amazing! The confit land shoulder is to die for and the Mac and cheese bites! Yuuuum. I also tried one of there pink grapefruit margaritas and it was delish. Will be coming back again for sure

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Denise Campbell

Can't fault the service, the waitress was lovely, made sure we were happy with everything from drinks to our food.
We didn't have to wait long between ordering drinks to our entrees then mains.
The food was nice, ribs could have had more sauce with them, a side salad had far too much oil dressing and the potato mash was very very buttery but other than that we did enjoy our meal.
Would definitely go again, thank you.

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Great atmosphere, wonderful food. Loved the mac n cheese entree and key lime pie. Hubby had a great steak and delish mocha chinos dessert. Ohhh not forgetting my passionate pear cocktail so refreshing

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Rachel Wood

Great service , delicious food and will definitely be back

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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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Very nice meals and great service!

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Hori Dickson

Great customer service.

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Wen Campbell

Great family meal.

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What a wonderful evening...... the service was friendly and efficient, the descriptions of the meals made choices difficult. The beef brisket balls were amazing, we doubled the order.
Everything was superb,which is probably why we look forward to more visitors to Tauranga we can impress with a fun night. Thank you.

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Love this place! Atmosphere is awesome, food is great and the staff are always friendly!

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Lauren-ashley Esterhuizen

Great service, friendly staff & delicious food!

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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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Kreshia Baker

Always delicious

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Excellent service and food. Cant wait to go again. Highly recommended

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Had a great night with our children. Prompt service and very friendly. The food was great and we would definitely go here again. Thank you

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Alexandra Bell

Last night was my first time using First Table and I absolutely loved it! Was such a simple process and a great booking system! We had amazing service from our lovely brunette waitress at Rye bar and grill and our food was incredibly tasty. Would recommend to any of my friends/ family and flatmates again! Will definitely be doing this again sometime in the best future. Cheers first table you guys ROCK

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Great food, great service

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Heather Ballantyne

delicious pear and walnut salad, we shared as an entree, then both of us had the eye filet steak with caesar butter and jus. and a salad. Steak was melt in your mouth and cooked to perfection. Will definitely be back.

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Jarrad Williams

Good food and service

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Great food and service

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Nicky Lusby

Had a great night out we went with a another couple and their 2yr old Rye Bar and Grill were great with their 2 yr old The food was delicious and the staff very friendly would recommend this place to all.

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Our waitress was lovely and went out of her way to make sure we had everything we wanted and needed. Food was yummy as

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Great night

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We had a great 'First Table' experience at Rye last night. It was lovely to have a table with a view, plenty of room to have our coats beside us as we had to shed layers as we warmed up. Good vibe, not so noisy that we couldn't hear each other talk. Our food choices were exactly as described on the menu- although I would possibly have to have 3 servings of the pulled beef meatballs instead of a main.
It is a bonus to get a toilet facility clean well lit and spacious rather than dark and pokey.
Thank you Rye, we will be back.

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AdamMichelle Tweddell

Great food and experience. Was worth the visit

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Amazing food! My steak was cooked to perfection, as was my Wife's lamb. The peanut butter and chocolate tart was also a highlight. I definitely recommend RYE Bar and Grill.

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Kreshia Baker

Always enjoy eating at Rye! The entrees are soooo good! Will be back

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Nick Nagels

Amazing food very filling good service. Little wait when they are busy but worth it

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Tania Ririnui

The staff at Rye are amazing!! We had three little ones with our party who were a little over excited and/or tired... they were noisy & haututu .... the staff were so great & did not make us feel like we should leave... they went out of their way to cater to us & the kids... as always the food was amazing!!! Thankyou RYE!!!!

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Alicia Eagle

Such a refreshing change of cuisine, the tasting platter was the best bet to sample the array of choices RYE has to offer... and the deserts, absolutely divine. Customer service was friendly, and served with smiles.. Definitely a worthwhile visit.

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Monique McCarthy

Yummmmm as always

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Marella Te Rarua Morrison

Excellent customer service but the food wasn't as high standard as I thought It would be

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Heather Ballantyne

We enjoyed a lovely meal in a warm, cosy room, decorated in an interesting way and great music. The mac n cheese bites and chicken entrees were delicious as was the tarakihi. I was looking forward to the blue cheese souffle and it didn't disappoint. I will certainly eat that again! The pear and walnut salad accompaniment was excellent. We will be back.

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Great meals & service. Four of us had a very enjoyable evening.

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