Photos from the Opening of Rye Grill


Sorry it’s taken me all week to get these up. Here are photos from last Friday’s opening party at the Rye Grill. Here’s a link to Tuesday’s story all about the opening this week, and here are photos from Friday night, when the first drinks were served and the first fried calamari was consumed!

The bar:

One of three fireplaces, this one in the bar area:

Another of three, this one upstairs:

The upstairs dining area. Eventually it will feel more lounge-y and the area by the railing will have couches and chairs. No kids are allowed up here:

Bar area upstairs:

The private room upstairs:

Looking over the railing to the cat bird’s seat:

Walking down back to the bar:

From the cat bird’s seat into the main dining room. Another fireplace is on the wall over there:

Don’t the curtains remind you of the old Rye Grill?

The wall in the auxiliary dining room:


Back to the bar:

Some of the food served at the party. Guac over corn salsa:


Turkey club:




And the famous fried calamari:


Opening night staff:

The 411 on Rye Grill.


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.

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