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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Ranked: #2 of 21 restaurants in Bay Of Plenty 2
RYE - Bar and Grill
Location: Tauranga
Cuisine: American (Traditional)
Mains: $25 - $35

Reviews

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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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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Shana Woolley

the most amazingly cooked food .. everything was perfect!! service was outstanding and will definitely be back, super highly recommended !!

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Elaine Dixon

Delicious steaks and ribs - succulent and tender. Great service from staff too. We had a really good time and were very happy with the whole evening.

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Fantastic service and excellent and delicious food - everything from taste to presentation to size of meals was great. Staff were so accommodating and friendly - we will definitely be back!

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We haven't been here before, the atmosphere was unique and the service was good. As far as I could tell they were the busiest restaurant in the street when we visited. Will be sure to return to try the hot wings!

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Jamal Mcgruer

Awesome place to eat and dine.
Great service and friendly people

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Eunice Chivers

Great food and service

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Courtney Dick

Amazing!! Food was beyond exceptional (had steak and the lamb), cooked perfectly and left us just the right amount of full. Of cause we then couldn’t resist trying the chocolate peanut tart!! Which was amazing with the sorbet to balance out the sweetness! HIGHLY RECOMMEND! Thank you RYE we will be back

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Nicole Dalagan Vega

The guy who served us mainly was great, he was friendly and professional. The lady at bar did a good job ignoring us when we tried to get her attention the first time. Because the guy was busy at another table, I even had to get up the second time I tried to get her attention, as I needed something for my meal and I didn't want to wait any longer as it would have gone cold.
There was a young student I think who had his first day, he tried is best to and did a good job at his job.

The food was absolutely delicious, I had the rump steak and my friend had a chicken burger, both were great. We shared buffalo wings and a peanut butter& chocolate tart, lovely dessert all the way through.

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Lovely service and great food. Highly recommend a visit.

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Erin Austin

Was awesome

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Food was delicious and the staff is very friendly.

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Fiona Kullar

Awesome venue, great service and the food was just so yum, we ordered spicy ribs (the meat just fell off the bone) and steak for main, the steak just melted in the mount very nicely done! For drinks we went for Scotsman whiskey paddle and couldn’t stop at one! A must try for whiskey lovers. The staff was very attentive and the venue had a nice ambience about it, will definitely go back again

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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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Denise Campbell

Cannot fault the food, delicious and tasty
The service was great by all the staff, from the moment we arrived till we left
Will definitely be back to try again
Thank You

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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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