Rye

Rye

Cocktail Bar and American Restaurant$$$$
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
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    "Make sure to try the meatloaf sandwich, the duck, the Old Fashioned."(29 Tips)
    Mike M.
    "Scotch egg is insanely delicious, but you already know this."(8 Tips)
    Raven W.
    "have the duck rillettes and the quail!"(4 Tips)
    Nikki F.
    "the pork belly is amazing, as is the mac&cheese and mashed potatoes!"(10 Tips)
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  • Gothamist
    GothamistFebruary 19, 2015
    Rye makes a mean cheeseburger and from 5:30 to 7pm daily that baby can be yours for just $5-plus, Rye's very booze heavy old Fashioneds run only $5, too. Sadly, the deal is only available at the bar. Read more
  • Gothamist
    GothamistSeptember 23, 2014
    Try one of the best brunches in the neighborhood, baking fluffy Buttermilk Biscuits, whipping up hearty omelettes and constructing the most delicious salad of all time: the House Smoked Salmon. Read more
  • Nicholas D.
    Nicholas DoyleAugust 21, 2014
    Sit at the bar, Chat with Dave (Look for the beard, you can't miss him), and have a great time and some excellent cocktails. The scotch egg and summer ravioli are not to be missed.
  • Eater
    EaterJanuary 31
    Locals file in to this hip Williamsburg bar for a weekday happy hour that’s available form 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. $5 will get you an old fashioned and five more will get you a cheeseburger. Read more
  • RJ D.
    RJ DuganSeptember 5, 2013
    The duck rillette, brussels sprouts, and short rib are among my favorites. Go to spot for rich foodie comfort food. Winter time must for dinner and/or brunch. In my top 5 for Williamsburg eateries.
  • Stina P.
    Stina P.January 18, 2014
    a place where the straws are made from paper and every table has a different salt and pepper shaker set. the meatloaf sandwich is a delight. so are the homemade doughnuts. such a neighborhood gem!
  • Genco Orkun G.
    Genco Orkun GencJuly 2, 2015
    Start with an Old Fashioned. Make sure you order Oysters as an appetizer. Make it a full dozen. And for mains; there is no way you should miss the meatloaf sandwich. I loved this place.
  • Sara S.
    Sara StatesDecember 23, 2013
    Had the infamous old fashioned, endive and pear salad, and the ravioli. It was a solid meal. Next time I'll have to try the meatloaf sandwich. Side note:how do they get the bathrooms to smell so good?
  • Eater
    EaterJanuary 5, 2011
    Great cocktails, excellent, hearty food in a romantic, pared down setting. It's a major win for the area. Make sure to try the meatloaf sandwich, the duck, the Old Fashioned. [Eater 38 Member] Read more
  • Damon
    DamonJanuary 7, 2013
    Great brunch, great cocktails. The meatloaf sandwich is amazing but huge, save half for later. If you're there with a few friends, get a carafe of barrel-aged old fashioned cocktails.
  • Gothamist
    GothamistDecember 29, 2014
    For a decadent, hollandaise-drizzled brunch head to this Williamsburg restaurant, where the deceptively healthy-sounding House Smoked Salmon salad stars as a main attractive. Read more
  • Kat C.
    Kat CApril 30, 2016
    $5 cheeseburger and $5 old fashioned during happy hour! Also get the Brussels sprouts with pecorino, bacon, capers, and lemon vinaigrette.
  • Michelle L.
    Michelle LuMarch 10, 2013
    Had the southside cocktail, which was pretty tasty. The fried brussel sprouts hit the spot and the scallops and pork belly was probably the best entree I've had in a long time.
  • goop
    goopAugust 5, 2014
    The cocktails here are particularly excellent and we love the sophisticated comfort food (everyone raves about the meatloaf sandwich). Read more
  • amNewYork
    amNewYorkAugust 4, 2014
    To know: Rye sells this burger, made with two 3-ounce patties, only during Happy Hour from 5:30 - 7 p.m., Monday - Friday. Read more
  • Michael 🍷 E.
    Blue plate specials for $15 monday - wednesday. Had an i credible cassoulet for two here recently, but the meatloaf sandwich and their old fashioned are the classics.
  • Movie Mayor
    Movie MayorNovember 8, 2012
    With a beautiful dark interior, tin ceilings, and true wood bar, it didn't take much to get Rye ready to serve as a Chicago speakeasy in season 1 of HBO's Boardwalk Empire.
  • Caitlin C.
    Weekday happy hour that’s available form 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Here, five dollars will get you an old fashioned made with Old Overholt rye; and five more will get you a cheeseburger.
  • Bitches Who Brunch
    Bitches Who BrunchOctober 16, 2015
    The Bitches say B. A cute neighborhood spot with solid brunch options. Our entrees were well executed, but left something to be desired from all of the hype. Read more
  • Rebecca Y.
    Rebecca YiJuly 11, 2016
    Go to happy hr spot! $5 old fashioned and cheeseburgers? Brussels sprouts are amazing. Dinner entrees are excellent as well - def get the pork belly.
  • Samantha J.
    Samantha JoDecember 29, 2014
    Shared the Mac & Cheese, Pork Belly, and Roast Chicken.. All the food was delicious but service could have been better the hostest (maybe she was a manager or something?) was not welcoming or kind
  • Anuj M.
    Anuj MathurJanuary 18, 2015
    The default rye for an old fashioned is old overholt -- a little spicy, a little sweet. A nice block of ice to keep it cold.
  • Masha K.
    Masha KacedanSeptember 7, 2016
    Great menu, the quality of the ingredients is beautiful. Definitely stop by. However the cocktails'list lacks originality. But overall a must go
  • Jessie T.
    Jessie TettemerJune 10, 2012
    For brunch get the omelet: egg whites with goat cheese and spinach. It's like a goat cheese and spinach cloud of perfection. I want it again, right now.
  • Michelle S.
    Michelle SJanuary 13, 2013
    Food is terrific! The brussel sprouts are a must order. Yes, probably one of the best Old Fashioned cocktails I've ever had. Do it!
  • Flynn M.
    Flynn M.August 6, 2013
    If you want sweet and savory, get the slam. The back has a great use of books for quaint private date spots. Love!
  • Alia O.
    Alia Ormut-FleishmanJanuary 21, 2015
    Get the Mac and cheese and bacon-y Brussel sprouts for some seriously decadent appetizers. Great spot for a fancy dinner in the hood.
  • OutwithBaby
    OutwithBabyOctober 26, 2015
    It speaks to the food quality that multiple people with babies / toddlers, myself included, we're having dinner here despite them not providing high chairs. The staff was surprisingly baby friendly.
  • Thomas S.
    Thomas StroblOctober 5, 2014
    Right at the door you are welcomed as if you were a relative. Calm, smooth atmosphere and very good food. The short ribs were godly.
  • Supercat 2.
    Supercat 27February 6, 2015
    Those with a sweet-tooth should try the Chocolate cake with pistachio ice-cream
  • Cliktrips (Jen Amadio)
    New spot with an old school feel. Dark wood interior, traditional cocktail menu and really good hearty food. I loved the grilled ham and cheese for brunch.
  • Rachel
    RachelJuly 24, 2011
    You have to get the meatloaf sandwich at least once. Their crème brûlée is also excellent. Obviously they have a great whiskey selection so branch out!
  • Rolling F.
    Rolling FoxJune 23, 2016
    Absolutely riveting decor and service with a hearty menu that never disappoints. If nothing else check out the the happy hour burger and old fashioned special weekdays.
  • Emma
    EmmaJanuary 10, 2016
    We had cocktails there and they were amazing. Classic old fashioned and the one with grenadine are highly recommended !
  • Lisa G.
    Lisa GrowDecember 4, 2011
    You can add alcohol to the teetotaler drinks. The Dylan Temple (ginger ale, homemade grenadine, fresh ginger) is delicious with vodka.
  • Francesca C.
    Francesca CastelliMarch 26, 2015
    Had brunch and dinner here, highly recommend both.. Also is not crazy packed and prices are decent for what you get a rarity in billyburg lately
  • Nikolas F.
    Nikolas FlorosOctober 18, 2014
    Great place to stop for cocktails and brunch. Get the retox if you want a mild salty sweet tequila drink.
  • Youngna P.
    Youngna ParkAugust 16, 2012
    $6 for a generous basket of beautiful fried to-order cinnamon-y cake doughnuts with hot caramel dipping sauce. Bling.
  • Mike C.
    Mike ChauNovember 25, 2012
    Try the Donuts - Home made cake donuts. These are incredible. Piping hot with a nice crispy outside.
  • Zachary Adam C.
    Zachary Adam CohenApril 9, 2011
    Best smelling bathrooms in NYC. Seriously. Its like a jasmine rainforest. Meatloaf sandwich is quite good as well. Don't eat in bathroom.
  • Bob T.
    Bob TroiaJanuary 1, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Go with a friend - one of you order the meatloaf sandwich, and the other get the braised shortrib sandwich. Cut each in half and share. Yum! Get a side of mac 'n cheese to share as well...
  • Evan B.
    Evan BartlettMarch 26, 2013
    Amazing meatloaf, strong coffee, great brunch on a cold wintery day
  • Timothy
    TimothyJune 14, 2012
    Get the Brussels sprout side order. Excellent. Fried sprouts with bacon, pecorino & lemon caper vinaigrette.
  • Mike C.
    Mike ChauNovember 25, 2012
    Try the Meatloaf Sandwich - Duck, veal, pork, short rib, mushroom and crispy buttermilk onions
  • Beni C.
    Beni ChhunMarch 11, 2014
    Love this place. Nice people, delicious Mac and cheese. Good wine choices and.cocktails
  • theSameGuy
    theSameGuyNovember 4, 2013
    Awesome meatloaf. Awesome Brussel sprouts. Awesome scallops and pork belly. Awesome old fashioned's. All with my awesome girlfriend.
  • JJ K.
    JJ KasperJuly 5, 2015
    Favorite date spot in all of NYC. Great food, intimate setting, value for $$$
  • Paolo
    PaoloMarch 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    New happy hour- Monday through Friday at the bar, 6pm to 8pm. Fantastic $5 cheeseburger, $5 old fashioned, and $3 Sixpoint Righteous Rye. Nothing but win.
  • Frank D.
    Frank DieboldDecember 23, 2014
    Brussel sprouts are a must. Also, make sure to immediately reserve the duck leg
  • Kate M.
    Kate MalayMarch 22, 2010
    Believe the meatloaf hype. It will undo every bad childhood memory of dry loafs concealing leftovers. My mom even said it was the best she's ever had. That says a lot--she's made a lot of meatloaf!
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