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308 W College Ave, Appleton, WI 54911-5829
+1 920-380-4745
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
308 W College Ave, Appleton, WI 54911-5829
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Reviewed April 23, 2015

I'm so thankful that Appleton has a restaurant like this! My friend and I came here for dinner, my first visit, but her fifth. She knew from experience which drinks to order, a Prickly Pear Margarita was my choice. We enjoyed the fresh bread and...More

Date of visit: April 2015
Thank gopackgoXO
Jason K, General Manager at Rye, responded to this reviewResponded May 6, 2015

Thanks Sandy! We are excited to be in Appleton as well! I'm so glad we were able to win you over and provide a great experience. Thanks for sharing. Hope to see you soon!

Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

A friend and I came here for dinner- it's the first time we've been here since they opened. The atmosphere is great- it can be a little loud when crowded, but the ambiance is nice. The menu includes small, medium, and large plates. Some of...More

Thank WiMomwithteens
Jason K, General Manager at Rye, responded to this reviewResponded May 6, 2015

Thanks for sharing your experience with us regarding your recent visit to Rye! I'm glad you had a great time and enjoyed our offerings and service. Hope you are able to join us again soon!

Reviewed April 11, 2015

we joined another couple for dinner. She had been there three times before with varying experiences, mostly with complaints about slow service. She wanted to like the place so was willing to give it another try. For us it was our fist experience. Well, I...More

Date of visit: April 2015
Thank Mark C
Jason K, General Manager at Rye, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2015

Thank you for your comments regarding your recent visit to Rye. We are thrilled you enjoyed your experience and appreciate your friends willingness to give us another chance to impress! I will pass your suggestions on to our Chef. Hope you are able to visit...More

Reviewed April 5, 2015

Made a reservation for four for dinner! We were seated immediately and enjoyed a relaxing dinner. Great drinks, delicious apps and dinner entrees. Beautiful ambiance and great experience all around. So many great choices on the menu that we will definitely be back to try...More

Date of visit: April 2015
1  Thank Mrenning
Jason K, General Manager at Rye, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2015

We are so happy that you had a great time during your recent visit to Rye! Thanks for all of your comments and hope you can visit us again soon!

Reviewed March 25, 2015

A gift certificate got us to try Rye, which has been open about a year in a space that has a checkered past as a restaurant space. We were glad for the gift! The menu is adventurous and fun, with small, medium and large plates...More

Date of visit: March 2015
Thank GregLinnemanstons
Reviewed March 18, 2015

We were anxious to try out J.R.'s new restaurant and went there on a Thursday for lunch. Arrived at 12:20 and ordered at 12:30. Our meal came out at 1:15. If you're on your "lunch hour" and you only have an hour, you won't make...More

Date of visit: March 2015
1  Thank Voltaco
Reviewed March 18, 2015

I visited RYE on a business lunch, and although the restaurant was not very busy, our wait was rather lenghty. The prices are on the high end for Appleton - $13-15 for a sandwich or burger. The burger I had was amazing and so are...More

Date of visit: March 2015
2  Thank Betsy V
Reviewed March 17, 2015

We enjoyed a lovely date night at Rye. The cocktail menu is creative and the wine list impressive. Our server Dan was attentive and friendly. The raw oysters we had as an appetizer tasted so fresh, our seafood entrees did not disappoint. The atmosphere was...More

Date of visit: March 2015
Thank momini0485
Reviewed March 17, 2015

the meal was exquisite, the decoration is beautiful and the personnel was very kind and respectful. I had the scallops and my husband had the salmon....they both were to die for!

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Date of visit: February 2015
1  Thank alg2604
Reviewed March 1, 2015

We will return. A little on the expensive side but very good food and excellent drinks. We had the flat iron steak and lobster mac and cheese. I also had French onion soup and that was ok too much bread in it. The steak and...More

Date of visit: February 2015
1  Thank Skibby1
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 308 W College Ave, Appleton, WI 54911-5829
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Appleton
  • Phone Number: +1 920-380-4745
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The Restaurant J.R. Schoenfeld's most recent restaurant located in the Copperleaf Boutique Hotel in Appleton WI. Rye offers a refined comfort food menu served in a stylish urban / rustic setting. We serve breakfast every day of the week and lunch and dinner Monday thru Saturday. The Food Fresh, local and organic whenever possible! We carry our values into each location and train the staff to never cut any corner. Everything that comes out of our kitchen is made from scratch, from our dressings to our ice cream. Vegetables and fruits are hand picked from our very own garden located in Suamico. We make our own sausages. We bake our own bread. Our menu changes daily to reflect the season and mood of our chef. The Drinks Relax with an artisan cocktail created with homemade simple syrups, enjoy a glass of wine, or refresh your palate with local beer in our lounge. We offer a careful selection of seasonal drinks that pair with our menu to enhance your experience at Rye. The Chef Rye brings new talent to the area. Nick Morse is our Head Chef. Nick's passion for food blossomed several years ago. JR began taking Nick to work with him when Nick was 14 years old. He washed dishes, prepped food items, plated desserts and made pizzas. Since then, he has spent time as a Kitchen Manager, Line cook in Door County, Sous Chef at Chives Restaurant for 5 years and wanting to expand his knowledge of food, took a seasonal position for the summers of 2011 and 2012 at the Harbor View Hotel & Resort on Martha's Vineyard in Edgartown, Massachusetts. Nick returned to Green Bay and opened Bleu Restaurant in DePere. In early 2015, he made the transition to Head Chef at Rye bringing with him his wife, Charlotte, who is our Event Planner.
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