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Cuisine: American (Traditional), Bar Food, Grill
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35
Ranked: #3 of 25 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

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Ranked: #3 of 25 restaurants in Bay Of Plenty 3
RYE - Bar and Grill
Location: Tauranga
Cuisine: American (Traditional), Bar Food, Grill
Mains: $25 - $35

Reviews

Lisa Dangen

Thanks team for a fabulous meal. the steaks were amazing and lovely staff also. Really recommend this restaurant.

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Traci Smith

First time user of first table . Rye bar was fantastic food and our lovely waitress went above and beyond to make sure our dining experience was fabulous . Definitely be going back to Rye bar. The food is so delicious .

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Leah Balenti

My husband and I really enjoyed our meal, sooooo yum! Staff were great. Would definitely recommend to anyone.

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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 night out
Lovely meal
Steaks were delicious and also key lime pies

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Elaine Dixon

Another pleasant evening at Rye. The ribs were falling off the bone, the steak was tender and the service was friendly. We always enjoy our time here and will no doubt be back in the future.

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Great meal, especially the sharing platter as a main. Excellent service. Kids loved their meals too. Thanks!

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Sarah Hamilton

Such an awesome way to have an early family dinner. Booking was super easy, the staff were awesome and the food was delicious! We will definitely be using First Table again and can’t wait to come back for some more of the artichoke dip!

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Annalise Lemon

Nice night out, good food - good service what more could ya want :)

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Great value for money with large portions . We had party of four and struggled to finish two sharing platters. Don’t leave without trying the Key lime pie.

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Alison Dickson

We decided on RYE - Bar and Grill because our favourite place on First Table was already booked. We love a good steak, and RYE - Bar and Grill did not disappoint. Our steaks were cooked, as we requested, and to perfection. Presentation of our meal was different, but super! Thank you RYE - Bar and Grill for a memorable evening, and yes, the service was terrific also. Thank you!

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Adele Louisa

Always love Rye Bar. Great food, great service. The lamb was incredible. Didn't even need a knife- just pulled apart.. my mouth is watering just writing the review. Yum!

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Shane McCormack

My family and I had a great night and when all food is half price, tried a few entrees that we wouldn't normally get. Service was great too.

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Lester N Murfitt

Great food, fantastic flavours and generous portions. Really nice ambience. Staff were excellent would definitely eat here again.

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Perfect food and service!

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Dinner with no kids was a treat to begin with! But the food was delicious, hardly any wait due to having an early booking

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Jonty Rhodes

Staff were knowledgeable and friendly. Had the sharing platter which was more than enough for two and a good way to try everything

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Paul Fenwick

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Bradley Seed

We all enjoyed the restaurant and it was a great outing . However the food was let down when I pulled a hair out mouth which ofcourse is gross . I told waitress she delt with it by clearing that part of the bill just such a shame . Then when we went to ask to get some food take away and the waiter asked me if he should bring the boxes over and said did you want to do it or should I
I said could you please . That was the same waiter who walked In with Mcds. I feel as the Chefs were let down for wait staff as everything is normally perfect.

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Jillayne Boffa

Met up with friends and sat outside on a beautiful evening. Service was very attentive, food was tasty and sizes were generous. And they serve my favourite cocktail, the bourbon manhattan!!

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Dayna Apiti

Fast friendly and yummy!

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Candi Sanderson

Delicious food, generous portions, accomodating and friendly staff (had two little kids with us). Highly recommend!

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Awesome dining experience, the food was superb - we ordered the pork belly and the ribs, and the servings were generous and the meat was perfectly cooked. Really impressed, i order pork belly a lot and this was the best!

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Jess Brash

Starter of nachos was delicious. Main meals were a good size but the mash was different to what I'm used to and steak slightly overcooked. Otherwise was a great experience.

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Sadie Boersema

Had a great time, and the kids enjoyed it too!

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We were really impressed with the quality and size of the meals at RYE. We even had to take some home!!! Great service and delicious food. Would definitely come back again.

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We arrived quite early accidentally for our table and the staff were friendly and happy to accommodate us. They were thoughtful with our small children, feeding them first, supplying crayons, popcorn, etc. There were gluten free options which we found helpful. The beef burger and Nam fried chicken are our favourites. We will come again.

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Mike Rayner

Good food and service. Unfortunately the tap beer selection was extremely light (2) and the kids meals were more expensive than if we had bought them fries, adults starters and deserts as they weren't discounted at all. All up a good time but we definitely wouldn't go if not for First Table.

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Four of us had a lovely meal celebrating a pre - Christmas dinner
Lovely surroundings
Great food
Good service
We will tell our friends and we will come again

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Tracey Carter

Lovely warm welcome, they were very accommodating and attentive. It was my husbands birthday and he loves this style of food.
Food was super quick, we shared brisket bites and Nam chicken between us, they were delicious. We got the Lamb, steak, Ribs and nachos. I loved the lamb and hubby his steak, but my son found the ribs a bit salty and the nachos were actually potato, which was a bit of a surprise. Would recommend and look forward to going back.

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Caru Mendoza

Amazing food! We had full rack of ribs and are one of the best we ever had, totally worth it! Friendly staff, they ask you constantly if everything is ok! I recommended it 100%

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Lisa Dangen

Thanks team for a fabulous meal. the steaks were amazing and lovely staff also. Really recommend this restaurant.

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Good food and great service.

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We ordered the platters (2) which were lovely. Meat was very tender and there was more than 2 people could eat per platter. There was 4 of us.I would have liked a little more coleslaw to go with all the meat. Our waitress must have been new as she didnt know much about the menu and couldnt recommmend anything. We had to ask for an.ordered drink that didnt come. And we had to ask her to take our order...as it had been 30mins since we arrived. But overall was delicious and filling and everyone enjoyed the evening.

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Want some amazing meats? Look no further, perfect steak, amazing brisket and the sides compliment the dishes well. Awesome selection of spirits too if you ask to see the full spirit menu!

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Fantastic as always! Rye Bar is one of our favourite places. We are never disappointed!

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Kennedy Moore

Awesome food !!!!

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Emily Munro

Great efficient friendly service. Plating was beautiful and food was soo good. Would definitely go back. If anything the sides were too large in portion.

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Had a lovely family dinner last night, the food was delicious, great atmosphere, amazing staff, there was live music in the restaurant which made the dining experience at Rye even more special! Will definitely be back!

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Awesome evening. Great food and service!

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We ordered Back ribs and ceasar salad, red nachos, garlic bread, buffalo wings and some dessert share.
When our food arrived our expectations exceeded, the food was flavorful, the staff ensured we had a great dining experience and the place looks great. We recommend!

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Hi Great food and great value.

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Renee Williams

Awesome! Thank you

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Traci Smith

First time user of first table . Rye bar was fantastic food and our lovely waitress went above and beyond to make sure our dining experience was fabulous . Definitely be going back to Rye bar. The food is so delicious .

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We had a very pleasant meal. The wait staff were very pleasant and helpful, if they didn't know the answer to our query they asked and came back to us with the answer. We will definitely be going back again.

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Beautiful food & great service! Loved it! Will definitely be back!

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awesome that’s my top choice when I seek for good meat

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Tamara Raimona

Me and my partner were running a little late this was no problem for their staff they were so attentive friendly and polite . Service was fast food was delish and our night was amazing . Highly recommend

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Great food and service. I shared the meat platter with a friend which was actually pretty filling. Was quite fun rating the meats. For me #1 was the lamb shoulder (glorious) followed by the chicken and the ribs. Nom nom nom.

All our food was good, entrees, drinks. Will go back.

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Evey Dickson

Food was amazing like always the sharing platters is the best we even went home with some take aways kids loved there food recommend this place for familys service was great too.

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Mike Rayner

Awesome dining experience, the food quality and presentation was on par with the Harbourside!
Despite it being insanely busy as it was Fathers day, the waiting staff were excellent and very attentive.

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Very friendly staff. Service was outstanding

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Nicole Thorburn

The food and restaurant are amazing really enjoy dining here,

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