As the name suggests, American spirits are the emphasis at this dark, sultry bar. Along with a selection of bourbons and ryes, there are gins, vodkas and rums, all distilled in the States. Using the homeland hooch, mixologists Jim Kearns and Lynnette Marrero shake and stir top-notch mixed drinks like the refreshing house punch made with arrack (a rumlike spirit) and chai-infused rye. The Creole Daiquiri combines New Orleans rum with chorizo-flavored mescal (it’s a bit like sipping a taco, which is a good thing). While the focus is clearly on drinking, there’s excellent upscale pub grub: We liked the fiery fried buffalo sweetbreads.
The Rye House menu draws influence from the varied regional cuisines found across the American landscape that have their heart in the immigrant cultures that helped to shape the American palette. Classic recipes from the Southeast, Southwest, Heartland and Rust Belt are combined with ethnic influences and are reinterpreted for a modern setting. The food showcases the best ingredients available with a commitment to local and sustainable sourcing.
From the reclaimed wood to the leather benches and the granite bar, Rye House is a place without pretense where you will find an old school mentality. From the spirits and beer that are served to the classic techniques with which the cocktails and food are prepared, everything that we believe in can be felt throughout an experience with us.
|Venue name:||Rye House||Contact:|
11 W 17th St
|Cross street:||between Fifth and Sixth Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri noon–2am; Brunch Sat & Sun 11am–4pm, 5pm–2am|
|Transport:||Subway: F to 14th St, 456 to Union Square, NRQW to Union Square, L to Sixth Ave|
|Price:||Average drink: $12. AmEx, MC, V|
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