Cuisine: American (Traditional)
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35
Ranked: #2 of 18 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 18 restaurants in Bay Of Plenty 2
RYE - Bar and Grill
Location: Tauranga
Cuisine: American (Traditional)
Mains: $25 - $35

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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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Lyndie Coetzee

Great service, yummy food. Our fav restaurant in town!

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Was amazing as per usual! We have dined at Rye Bar a few times and we are never left disappointed. The food was amazing service was great. Will be back.

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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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Really enjoyed. Nice meal, friendly waitresses. Highly recommended

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Lil Schmunk

Did not enjoy the chicken.

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Shared a platter & it was delicious

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Rebecca Miller

Didn't find food outstanding, maybe American food just isn't really my thing. The service and ambiance was good though. We had a great time though celebrating a birthday and a very affordable evening too.

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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 Dumée

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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