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Located in the heart of vibrant revitalized downtown Raleigh, our restaurant is a local's favorite serving "farm to table" modern southern cuisine, signature cocktails and a great selection of craft beers. Relax in our comfortable rustic elegant surroundings. Daily lunch specials and weekend breakfast buffet with brunch option. Private dining available.
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Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
American, Bar
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We stopped in for dinner and had a great experience! My daughter and I split a couple of entrees and the food was amazing!

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 15 October 2021 via mobile

We just finished eating breakfast there and thoroughly enjoyed every thing about it. The restaurant is located in the Marriott City Center hotel and it is the most attractive Marriott site restaurant we have ever been in. Wide open spaces with local decorating themes and...touches. Breakfast was cooked to order and thankfully did not include Marriott's traditional breakfast buffet. Service was cheerful and attentive. We only had breakfast but I'd try it again for other meals or snacks and drinks. You won't be disappointed.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 2 August 2021

I stayed at the Marriot over the weekend while visiting Raleigh for the Galaxycon event across at the convention center, and all I can say is, the service here was above and beyond. I had three different servers (one each day I ate there). I...never had to wait, never need to call my server for any refills and the food was tasty and very filling. I even got caught up in conversations with a few of the employees there, and it honestly made me feel so comfortable and welcomed to their location. The experience I had here has made sure that every time I need a hotel in Raleigh I am staying at the Marriot just so I can eat at Rye Bar & Southern Kitchen.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 24 February 2020

Not impressed with food or service. The meatloaf did not even look like meat loaf. Wife had the lemon chicken , which was very good, but the sides were awful. We also were very disappointed with the deserts, portion size was very small.Will not eat...here again. Many other downtown Raleigh restrauants to choose from.More

Date of visit: February 2020
ElizabethB5319, Marketing at Rye Bar & Southern Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2020

Good Afternoon, thank you for taking time to provide feedback from your dining experience. We sincerely apologize it was not up to par. Your issues will be addressed with our staff. We'd like the opportunity to provide a much better experience for you. Please contact...More

Reviewed 13 February 2020 via mobile

Everyone at the Marriott, the hotel which houses Rye Bar and Southern Kitchen, was amazing, but Julie (bartender extraordinaire) was so lovely. Not going to lie, I spent more money and time at the bar than I normally do. She was friendly and kind and...super amazing as a bartender. I'm an easy drink kind of girl but I'm picky with foods and Julie was definitely up to the challenge. There was not one negative experience while I sat at Julie's bar. I highly recommend y'all show up here during the daylight hours and let Julie take care of your drink/food needs.More

Date of visit: February 2020
ElizabethB5319, Marketing at Rye Bar & Southern Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2020

Hi Samantha, we are happy that your experience at the bar was amazing and that Julie took good care of you. She is truly an asset to our hotel and is consistent in providing wonderful customer service to our guests. We'll be sure to share...More

Reviewed 11 February 2020

I recently stopped in to eat here while on business. The menu is nothing fancy and really does not have a lot to offer but what I did have was very good. I would definitely recommend to anyone in the area.

Date of visit: February 2020
ElizabethB5319, Marketing at Rye Bar & Southern Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2020

Good Morning, Thank you for taking time to rate your dining experience at Rye. We're glad you enjoyed your meal and please drop in to see us again when you're back in town!

Reviewed 22 January 2020 via mobile

I stayed at the Residence Inn for a few days and someone mentioned the Rye Bar so I decided to go. The atmosphere was great, then i ran into one of the bartenders. Julie was very knowledgeable I'm not from here and she gave me...some tips on places to visit while I'm in town. She was a great help and very friendly. I've met quite a few bartenders in my day and this lady is by far one of the best that I've come in contact with! The next time I'm here I'll make sure I stop in, she made my evening, the conversation and the laughs were a plus. She made me feel as if I've been here for years. Keep up the great work Julie!!More

Date of visit: January 2020
ElizabethB5319, Marketing at Rye Bar & Southern Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2020

Hi Laqwanda, thank you for your stellar rating of your experience at Rye Bar. Julie is certainly an asset to our hotel and we will be sure to pass along your comments to her. Please come back soon!

Reviewed 21 January 2020 via mobile

The food is good and it is conveniently located by the public parking garage and the auditorium. The service, however is awful! We keep giving the restaurant another chance, but each time the service is worse. On our last visit we had a waitress and...a trainee. Each one separately asked for our drink order, however after 40 minutes, we still did not have our wine. After an hour and 15 minutes- we had not received our meals. We ordered from the menu with no special requests. The restaurant was not crowded. Several times the waitress said “it will be right out” or the “kitchen is backed up”. That was the last time! We will try other restaurants in the area.More

Date of visit: January 2020
ElizabethB5319, Marketing at Rye Bar & Southern Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2020

Good Morning, We appreciate the time you took to provide feedback from your recent dining experience. We sincerely apologize for the lack of service which lead to such a long delay in your food order arriving on time. The issues will be addressed immediately with...More

Reviewed 16 January 2020

I loved this Marriott. As a Titanium Elite member I was very impressed with the entire staff. I would like to give a special compliment to Ann, who is the hostess for the Rye Bar and Southern Kitchen. For this Sunday morning they were short...staff, Ann went out of her way to get us seated and she waited on use. There was a very large crowd and I was impressed with how Ann handled each customer with care and courtesy and in was impressed with her professionalism. A few hours later when we returned to hotel and she was going home she recognized us and greeted us on the street. Thank you AnnMore

Date of visit: December 2019
ElizabethB5319, Owner at Rye Bar & Southern Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2020

Good Morning, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and that Ann provided excellent customer service. Ann is always friendly and helpful, going the extra mile to ensure our guests are well taken care of. In fact, she just received our "Associate...More

Reviewed 22 December 2019 via mobile

So, first let me say the Marriott was a fabulous hotel and the hotel staff were amazing but Rye was the worst. I travel for business 50 nights per year and have never had a complaint about a hotel restaurant before now. It was a...Saturday night about 6 so expected a wait. Went downstairs and we were told it would be about 25 minutes and saw a ton of empty tables with dirty dishes. We said we would wait and about 20 mins later the hostess comes to escort us to our table. We are seated and then are told they are only serving the bar menu because it’s too busy and the regular menu “would be a really long time.” No problem - there are about eight things in the bar menu. Waiter finally makes it to our table 10 mins later and proceeds to tell us all the items that are “86” on the menu leaving us with four choices. As we are debating what to order the tables on both sides of us send their food back and 10 mins later the waiter - still with no drinks - comes back to take our order and says another entree has been removed. We left. Wasted an hour and never tasted a thing. Horrible planning on the restaurants part and should definitely be transparent when people decide to wait for a seat. Ridiculous.More

Date of visit: December 2019
ElizabethB5319, Owner at Rye Bar & Southern Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2020

Hi Robyn, we appreciate your time in providing feedback regarding your experience at our restaurant. Please accept our sincerest apologies for the inconveniences your experienced. The issues you mentioned will certainly be addressed with our management team. Happy New Year!

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Rye Bar & Southern Kitchen is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5