Rye Bar and Southern Kitchen Now Open on Fayetteville Street

As reported back in November, Rye Bar and Southern Kitchen is the new restaurant concept that took over and extensively renovated the former Posta location in the Downtown Raleigh Marriott (Marriott City Center) on Fayetteville Street.

Executive Chef and General Manager Michael F. Rigot was kind enough to give DTRNews.com a behind the scenes look at construction during November (pictures below) and I’m excited to report that the restaurant and bar is now open and accepting reservations on OpenTable.

The concept has already featured better than average entertainment and nightly features, including banjo performances every Tuesday through Friday.

Follow along the first month in business for Rye Raleigh online at:
http://www.ryeraleigh.com/ (not yet updated)

@ncsulilwolf and @johnniebud will be dining there tonight for the first time for @DTRaleighNews and will be sharing pictures on Instagram and Twitter.

Jan. 12 Update: As expected, Chef Rigot’s new southern menu is off to a great start and we look forward to returning to try more of the items, especially the large assortment of vegetable sides, that we didn’t get to on this first visit. And we may skip appetizers and go for dessert the next time. We thoroughly enjoyed our apps, but the dessert menu looked so tempting we hated not saving room for it. The only miss of our entire experience was service after our food was delivered (drinks ran dry, had to pay cash for our meal as the point of sale system went down) – the service seemed to be under-staffed and flustered, so hoping they iron this out in the first month of business. We will certainly return for a second visit. Pictures from our first meal at Rye are below.

The menu pictured is an introductory menu and the final menu is expected late January, early February. The restaurant will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and feature a southern breakfast buffet and nightly entertainment.


Lisa Jeffries

A good old-fashioned Southern girl - at home in the modern world.