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308 W College Ave, Appleton, WI 54911-5829
+1 920-380-4745
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lobster roll” (2 reviews)
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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 September 29, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in for some drinks and quiet time and then decided on dinner and just loved it. It was a very special evening and we will be back

Thank Vicki A
Reviewed August 26, 2017

Dining at Rye is a unique experience. The lighting and the music set a comfortable tone that immediately takes you in. The food is spectacular, sockeye salmon is exceptional. Everything is homemade here, bread is baked to perfection. The servers are very friendly and engaging,...More

1  Thank krysea
Reviewed August 7, 2017 via mobile

Located just off the lobby of the Copper Leaf hotel, this is a great oasis in the middle of College Street. The food is wonderful. We had the lobster roll and the sesame chicken salad. Both tasted great although the lobster roll looked gigantic but...More

3  Thank Mike M
Reviewed July 26, 2017

I was much impressed by Rye. The food was fantastic and I ended up eating far more than I had planned for. The main dish - chicken piccata- was delicious, so much so that I stayed for dessert. The bartender recommended a donut made with...More

2  Thank Troy K
Reviewed June 28, 2017 via mobile

Wanted so badly to like this restaurant. I was sure this would be the exception to SE Wisconsin's marginal dining experience. But no. Salmon was overcooked and inedible. After sending it back, no acknowledgement by the wait staff of the poor preparation. And the Old...More

1  Thank Jon R
Reviewed June 21, 2017

My wife and I had dinner at Rye for our 27th wedding anniversary in May. The atmosphere is very comfortable, the service was great, and so was the food. I went with the Rib Eye which was very flavorful and tender. My wife had the...More

Thank Brettkort1
Reviewed June 14, 2017 via mobile

Really like the eclectic atmosphere of this place. Joined next to the boutique hotel it is worth the experience when downtown. Quality of food was very good with some unique choices. Service I found to be very efficient. My only reservation would be is that...More

Thank Tom P
Reviewed June 3, 2017

Rye has some interesting and imaginative items on their menu which include small, medium and large plates. I ordered the New England style lobster roll from the medium plate selection. The menu stated that it came with a New England roll and Rye's fries. When...More

Thank Joyce W
Reviewed May 29, 2017

Oysters were great. Loved the goat cheese curds as well. The main entrees were overpriced for a small town venue. I rarely pay that price in Chicago for a similar meal. Good quality, but not at the price point. Overall, recommend.

Thank 513scottr
Reviewed May 15, 2017

Steak ordered medium. Delivered---after a long wait--well done. Waiter disagreed it was well done. Talks to chef. Now they agreed. Tried again. Now rare. Still wrong. It's been two hours. Worthless fools. I'll go to Lombardi 's next time. At least I won't be insulted...More

1  Thank gregp422
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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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
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene, 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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