Last Look: The Rye Grill & Bar



So I stopped by the Rye Grill last night, just to get some snaps before they raze it. I just had some wine at the bar, so I don’t have any food shots to show you.

But one cool thing about even being at the bar — each time they ran out of something, that was it. They ran out of sauvignon blanc, so we had to switch to pinot blanc. While we were there, the Sam Adams keg kicked — and they weren’t replacing it.

Also, there were people coming in, saying: “This is the last hurrah,” or “Just had to come one last time.” It’s been a stalwart in Rye for a long time, and until it returns, it will be missed.

Anyway, here’s a last look at the Rye Grill.









And here’s a photo of the rendering of the new building. They’re going to bump out into the parking lot a little, add a porch with 10-foot decking, add a second story and move the kitchen to the back and the bar to the side. Should be great!



About Author

Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.


  1. Just wondering about that sign in the 4th photo. Is it legal in NY to have a minimum age requirement for an establishment that’s higher than the legal drinking age of 21?

  2. that is just the sign to enter the bar. u can drink there at 21 but not enter the bar.

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