444 E 3rd Ave, Eugene
We loved the food... its always creative and very delicious.
I'll start off by saying the service was AMAZING. Our servers name was Sarah, I believe, and she was one of the best servers I've ever had. But on the other hand.. the food was not pleasant whatsoever. The rice was undercooked, the salmon cakes were raw. I was told the cooks were new and being trained but still.. it was rough. But again, the service and our server especially were outstanding.
Lovely atmosphere, delicious fresh salmon, great wait staff. They are expensive. But they're paying their wait staff $18 an hour with health insurance and not requiring or expecting or accepting gratuities. They raised the salaries for their staff and everybody loves it.
Ranger is the best bartender ever! Sending lots of love to you from Baltimore, Maryland!!
lovely calm, not too much music, great food, fresh salmon was wonderful. Wait staff was very confident and kind. It's expensive but they don't accept gratuities. They pay their staff $18 an hour plus health benefits, so if that adds on to the price on the menu that's okay with me.
Will not recommend or go back. As someone who managed and ran restaurants for years, there is definitely something wrong in the kitchen.I ordered the top sirloin medium. Came to me seared and rare. I ate a few bites and cut into it to see that it was rare all the way through. I asked for the waiter and asked them to do it again.I wait a long time. My partner finished all of his food and I still had nothing (he says his shrimp was good, rice sucked). Then this poor waiter brought me my food again... I was appalled. They literally spent 10-15 minutes MICROWAVING my steak! All my vegetables were shriveled up and dried out. My steak was curled up chewy stump of meat. I didn't even take a bite. This was supposed to be a nice restaurant and they allowed their chef to microwave steak.They only get two stars because the young make waiter was super nice. Also totally a shame because I feel their pink chick cocktail is one of the best in the city. But you'll never catch me in there again.To the owner/s. I'm honestly embarrassed on behalf of the waiter that had to witness such laziness. Also the manager of the restaurant did not even come up to apologize. If I was in charge, that manager would be out and those chefs back into training.
One of the things that made me so excited to move to Eugene was the food scene here. However, I was quite disappointed in Rye. My GF ordered a steak, medium. It was delivered rare. She sent it back and they proceeded to microwave this beautiful steak along with all the carefully prepared veggies. It was a travesty. Our server was wonderful, however. The grilled shrimp I ordered was quite good, although the saffron rice was by far the poorest version I have ever had. I hope that the kitchen was just having a very off night and it's not normally like this. I will not be returning here.
Delicious lunch. The server could have been friendlier though.
The pink drink was delicious! The server mentioned it was vodka based, but other than that, the recipe is top secret ;) The goat cheese appetizer, caesar salad, and catch of the day (salmon) were also delicious. Highly recommend!
First time at this established. I went for a late birthday dinner. Needless to say the food was outstanding and the wine was to die for. I definitely loved the atmosphere. Although they ran out of a few things on the menu. It was still a good experience and I would definitely go back
Stumbled on this place, thank you Yelp. They made a terrific Negroni, up and cold! The saffron quinoa salad was a perfect light meal. Quite surprised they are a gratuity free zone. Delightful. An amazing place to visit again!!
Ok - had dinner here a couple of weeks ago and was unhappy with the service and at the same time had understanding of what was happening and how stressed the staff were being so short handed. And of course we tried them again. The difference was night and day. More staff, several of them familiar faces. Dinner was very good as were the special cocktails. Definitely getting back on track!
Dessert and the Rye selection steal the show at Rye. The housemate, shareable candies are SO delicious and lit us up with child-like wonder. Have some fun and try the Chef's Choice candy bar. Service was also impeccable and delightful. For dinner, we shared the Cesar salad, scallops, poutine, and pasta. The scallops and poutine were the winners for us. The scallops were cooked to perfection! The bolognes was tasty although the sauce was a bit on the thinner side. Solid dinner over all. Next time, we would probably come back for a drink and dessert.
We called to find out if to go cocktails were still available, the human on the other end of the line weighed out jars and got us our cocktails. Beyond phenomenal customer service and the food is equally as good
We wanted a small meal and this was the perfect place to find a delicious one. Waited just a few minutes for an outside table on a beautiful evening. Ordered scallops and mussels and both portions were just right. Food was beautifully prepared, service was great and we loved being able to just order a piece of wonderful handmade chocolate for dessert. This is a "no tipping" restaurant and we read about the restaurant's philosophy behind this model, which we found made perfect sense. It obviously has not affected the level of service, so bravo to Rye!
444 E 3rd Ave, Eugene, OR 97401