Steam and Rye
Steam and Rye

Steam and Rye

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.steamandrye.com/
  • Phone: 020 7444 9960
  • Hours of Operation:
    OPENING HOURS
    Monday - Friday: 12pm - 3am
    Saturday:6pm-3am

    RESTAURANT HOURS
    Monday - Friday: 12pm - 9:45pm
    Saturday:6pm-9.45pm

    PRIVATE HIRE
    7 days - times on application
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, American, Steak
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Late Night, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Closer underground stations: Liverpool Street and Bank
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Steam and Rye

Steam and Rye, a late night Americana themed bar and restaurant, situated in the heart of the City opened to critical acclaim in November 2013. The menu features classic American crab-shack cuisine including USDA Grain-fed beef from Greater Omaha, BBQ spare ribs & tender, beautifully flavoured steaks cooked on the Josper Grill. Additionally, favourites such as crab cake, Lobster by the pound, and Smoked Pulled Pork, have attracted diners from far and wide.
The food is all prepared fresh on site, by a team led by celebrated chef Andrew McLeish (of Michelin starred Chapter One, Kent).
The 70 capacity restaurant is open for lunch and dinner on weekdays and for dinner from 6pm on Saturdays. All you can eat Ribs&Shrimp every Monday&Tuesday!!
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Steam and Rye reviews from OpenTable diners
250 reviews since 23 November 2013
Average Rating3.4
  • Food3.6
    Service3.4
  • Ambience3.5
    Value3.2
73% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
group bookings (121)special occasions (92)business meals (47)fit for foodies (39)outstanding value (23)romance (19)pre/post theatre (15)brunch (11)disabled access (8)sunday lunch (5)afternoon tea (3)outdoor eating (3)child friendly (1)Show More
  • Mixed feelings
    Vicky
    Dined on 20/11/2014
    I read the mixed reviews, some great some bad, and mine is indeed a bit of both. On first appearance, it's a fun place. It had a great live band, great music & entertainment dancers. The burgers were really good. BUT we had a poor bar experience with an extremely rude server, who took away glasses which weren't finished and strongly argued about it, not once but twice (so much for customer service). The new customer services manager was good however and did offer some drinks as a result. The table were were placed on was next to the dance floor - bad move - even when there were booths around where people weren't eating. All that happens is drunk city boys think it;s OK to use your chair as a perch and table for their beers when you're midst eating. It's really not nice. And unnecessary - food bookings should be placed in the booths on not on the dance floor tables, simple as. I also have to say I felt sympathy and guilt for the dancing girls. Pretty & sexy and doing a job they've chosen, yet leered at all night in a one-step away from Bangkok dressed-up go-go bar. Seriously, I hope the bar is responsible enough to look after their psychological well-being, otherwise face some real issues in time. Not one for you if you believe in equality, it's hardly a respective environment. Quite a 'bloke' place, so what was surprising was the lesbian contingent! All-in, superficially fun, but realistically unattractive and sordid. it needs a bit more class but with city bankers, will probably always degenerate. Shame the good food and music left a sour after-taste.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great drinks and food, fun night
    paolo
    Dined on 18/11/2014
    Amazing building, good fun atmosphere and really tasty food - great place to go for a fun night
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unlimited Ribs n Shrimp
    moregravyplease
    Dined on 18/11/2014
    Should be 'nuff said after the title but came her on Tuesday and had a great meal with my sister, only regret is that I didn't go for another bowl of shrimp and plate of ribs, but otherwise probably wouldn't have had such a pleasant journey home Went on Tuesday so wasn't very busy, just a few banker types / 18 year old girls looking to pick up banker types knocking around but managed to combine rib shack / drinking hole fairly well. Staff were attentive and brought food out quickly bill was very reasonable considering the drinks and amount of food. Will be coming again with a friend and hungrier sister to beat my record
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Needs a little work to be spot on
    Cassy88
    Dined on 15/11/2014
    The venue definitely has the wow impact. Drinks are amazing as is the food but..... Due to train delays some of our party were late. We said we'd happily order without them but were made to feel this was a big hassle for them. We understood there was a time limit for the table but as guest that were there, ordering food, drinking n paying we were made to feel if you are not all here then we can't be bothered with you. Food come over incorrectly and delayed. They took away all drinks menus, no napkins or cutlery, we had to ask repeatedly which meant our food was then cold. It was a real shame as like I said venue is fab, cocktails are beyond impressive. The service and the customer care really needs to match it. We did enjoy ourselves, how could you not with the music, dancers and general feel good vibe of the place. Such a disappointment that the whole evening didn't live up to the place.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 'Maize' balls
    LoWithLove
    Dined on 14/11/2014
    Had an amazing time celebrating my 25th birthday here. Will definitely be back. The whole experience was so much fun. And the service was outstanding. Brilliant atmosphere. My whole group enjoyed the night. Thanks a million Steam&Rye :)
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This was no restaurant.
    Foodielicious
    Dined on 13/11/2014
    It was tacky, loud and poorly executed. The staff were rude, the music was terrible, the atmosphere was more Wetherspoons on a Saturday night than high end eatery. We walked out while waiting, a long time, for our drinks. Although they were fairly complicated - an orange juice and a diet coke - perhaps it was the bottle of water that threw them off. It could be an amazing place, in the right hands, but it clearly isn't. I would return here... Dragged kicking and screaming by my hair.
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  • Eatdrinkandbemerry
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Whilst it had a generally good atmosphere, the food was tasty although my daughters salad was sadly lacking. The music was far too loud. We couldn't hear each other even shouting and basically gave up trying to communicate which spoilt the evening. Going to the bathrooms 3 other ladies were also complaint, my ears were ringing from the music it was so loud. A pity really as the singer had a good voice, but it was distorted by being so loud.
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  • Uncomfortable
    LoveHate249
    Dined on 31/10/2014
    I booked a table for the Halloween event on the 31st, to start with we didn't have to wait long to order or be seated which was great. The biggest downfall and what ruined the night for me and my friends was that the table we had been placed on was practically in the middle of the dance floor meaning we had people either leaning on our table and chairs or leaving their drinks on our table. We felt uncomfortable eating in such an open area where we had people staring at us, we didn't get to enjoy our food at all which meant we quickly asked for the bill and left without even finishing our food. Quite disappointed after all the reviews I had read.
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  • Pleasantly Surprised.
    gbird
    Dined on 30/10/2014
    Arrived for a girly eve out. Food was better than expected & the music was at a level where you could still talk. This level increases the further into the eve you get, so best to eat early, so you can then enjoy the music & head towards the bar or take a wander over the levels. The female dancers aren't sleazy & the band are good.
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  • Amazing place
    Char
    Dined on 23/10/2014
    Great drinks. Great atmosphere. Music choice absolutely right. Amazing shows and great live band. Best Thursday night Ive had in a long time. Food slightly dissapointing - mine was very very cold but the place was busy so cannot be helped sometimes Went for dinner. Left at half two! Have booked again already for my boyfriends birthday.
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  • Bad Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 20/10/2014
    The atmosphere and service here are bad during the weekday evenings... Staff are unattentive caused by the fact there are too many staff for the tables they are serving and it seemed as if the servers were just bored. There is a lack of organisation amongst the servers, it appeared as if nobody actually owned our table. We did not feel welcome or valued. Nobody had a smile on their face and were far more interested in talking to each other and boping to the music as they stood about with their hands behind their back than in noticing we needed more drinks or were missing condements from the table. The food was good, compliments to the chef, however your restaurant staff are letting you down chef! I would not recomend or return.
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  • could be good
    WilfjustWilf
    Dined on 15/10/2014
    Our group of six arrived at our booked time and were made to wait almost half an hour before being shown to our table. The table was very dirty and had not been cleaned after the previous diners. We were apologised to and told that someone would come and clean it for us. I had to ask again for it to be wiped down. The food however was very nice, and pretty good value with the waitress being friendly and attentive . We were seated in an upstairs section which was separate from the bar and live band downstairs. This was fine with us but if you wanted to enjoy the live band atmosphere ask to be seated downstairs. I've no idea what the band was like because we couldn't hear it but the atmosphere looked good from where we were sitting.
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  • Disappointed
    Becky
    Dined on 15/10/2014
    We had booked Steam and Rye for a friends leaving occasion and we had all heard great things about the place. We could barely read the menu and had to get a candle from a display to do so. The food & cocktails were great but soon after we finished our mains we were quickly given the dessert menu then told we only had 20 minutes until the table was taken by another booking. We were a little late which i did tell the lady who rang me on the phone and she said it would be fine! We were then given our last cocktails and a few moments later the bill was put down in front of us and then the server was straight over standing next to us with the card machine! Will not recommend to friends! Wasted trip.
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  • Bad food & service
    Nat33
    Dined on 15/10/2014
    Will not be going back. I had to return a basic salad twice! We were also overcharged on the bill and a collague was also charged twice when he reviewed his statement.
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  • Just terrible
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Please dont go here if you like food. A drink is all it is good for
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  • Unreal
    Putters90
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    I had heard a great deal about Steam and Rye and was intrigued as to how it would stack up to the reviews. My word it exceeded everything i had heard. The food is on another level. The fillet steak was out of this world and the lobster was so fresh you could still taste the saltiness of the sea water. Then came the cocktails. Over the top they are!!! Amazing they are!!!! The services was fantastic also. We were served complimentary cocktails after we paid the bill by out waitress which was a nice, unexpected touch. If you like good food, good drinks and good vibes this is the place to go.
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Non- Existent Service
    LoisPR11
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    When arriving to the restaurant we were seated 10 minutes early which was good. However when we sat down we waited 10 minutes to be asked if we'd like a drink! Food came, which was good, I ordered shrimp and my friend ordered the ribs... both very nice and tasty We then waited 15 minutes for them to clear our empty plates away, desserts were offered which we declined but asked to see the drinks menu again for more cocktails, it never arrived and we waited another 15 minutes before i was able to grab a waitresses attention and tell her that we had been abandoned. She did not apologise and instead told us that she thought we were 'ok'. We could of drank at least 2 more drinks in the time. No apology, bad service. Will never return again
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  • loud and expensive
    sandrad
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    VERY loud almost impossible to talk. Good atmosphere for a night out but would not recommend for a meal.
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  • Fancy and good value
    BangYamato
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    It is great for group meals or special occasions, as the ambience and menu style is catered to that. They have very fancy cocktails. Not the place to go for a quiet drink or romantic evening.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what was expected!
    Hols94
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    All my of friends raved on about this place for months so I thought Id give it a try for my birthday before seeing a show with my partner. We went early evening for dinner and drinks. Firstly we got put on a tiny table right next to be very loud group booking in the middle of the walkway.. Felt very squashed and in the way! we asked to move to another table/booth which were all free and the waiter said they was all booked. We was there for 2 hours and not one person came on any of the tables. we asked again he said he "didn't want to disturb' even though we had asked twice. They served the wrong starters which ended in us getting to the show later than originally expected. I would not recommend food but lively drinks venue.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Good atmosphere and themed restaurant however the food was quite poor and most things on the menu weould be deep fried
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  • Ribs Ribs Ribs
    JB9999
    Dined on 30/9/2014
    A group of 8 of us went to Steam and Rye to take advantage of it's Mon / Tue unlimited ribs offer... Needless to say they were excellent (as they always have been in the past), with the meat just falling off the bone. It took a little while for the first batch to come out, but the subsequent ones came out pretty quick. We all just about finished three rounds, and I can say I still felt full the next morning! Worth remembering it's basically a bar that does some great BBQ style food, so don't expect a quiet, relaxing experience. That being said, it was a lot more chilled out than it usually is on the Thursday's I've eaten in there before.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 30/9/2014
    We were really looking forward to this and it was extremely disappointing - average at best
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  • Poor service
    Crockers101VIP
    Dined on 30/9/2014
    Where do I start? Waited ages for them to take our drinks order. After ordering the food, we then waited a while, only for the mains to be brought before the starters. When they brought the mains back out later they claimed that they hadn't just kept them warm, but had made new plates. However, the dried sauce round the edge of the dish seemed to indicate otherwise. We also ordered a bottle of wine to go with the mains, but we had to ask for this three times before it eventually appeared half way through. The irony was that the food was pretty good, but the service ruined it. The only saving grace was that they at least knocked 20% of the bill and didn't charge us for our coffees. However, I won't be going back.
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  • Foodie90
    Dined on 26/9/2014
    I took my friend to celebrate her engagement. The atmosphere was great but it was very loud, we spent most of the night shouting at each other. It would be a great place to go for drinks but don't think I will be going for dinner again. Cocktails were amazing.
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  • Not What We Expected
    WillW123
    Dined on 26/9/2014
    We arrived as a couple for a romantic meal to celebrate our anniversary. Only to find it more of a bar than a restaurant. We arrived at 6:30pm on a Friday night and it wasn't a restaurant at all. It was a bar with a few tables and booths put to one side. The parting between people at the bar and the restaurant wasn't big enough and made it hard to hear each other. Overall the food was good and the service was ok but nothing special. I'm not quite sure if they know what they are yet but it certainly isn't a restaurant.
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  • American Style
    JoannaT
    Dined on 25/9/2014
    I had high hopes for Steam and Rye. The food is American style - steaks, burgers, chips, etc. I don't deny that these are tasty, but it's very simple food. Anything grilled will taste good. The drinks, on the other hand, are fantastic! There is a wide cocktail list, a choice for everyone. The Mount Rushmore is a show stopper - each president is a different cocktail and it's served in a 'Mount Rushmore'. I'd tell friends that Steam and Rye is good for a drink...
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Like a not-so-good TGI's
    holliebelle
    Dined on 24/9/2014
    The Serving staff are very slow and some can't understand your requests through their lack of English. The bar area is sectioned off from the eating tables with just a rope and if you're sitting on the main floor to eat then people standing over you in the bar area can be pretty uncomfortable. The food really isn't anything to write home about. it is like a not so good version of tgi's. We had the sharing platter and I have to say by the time we "finished" it looked just as full as when it arrived. The ribs were good however everything else had a microwaved feel to it. They offer 50% off on a Wednesday for ladies holding one of their member cards, however even with 50% off it wasn't worth returning.
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  • Dessert needs more thought
    Kkkk
    Dined on 23/9/2014
    Ordered the 'giant' sundae, but it was disappointing. £18 for the group of us. Looked spectacular, but lacked substance. Just one big blob of cream and banana. Very limited in texture. This could be amazing with a little thought.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place shame about the service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 19/9/2014
    Fantastic decor and styling. Good not bad. Sat in booth which was fun as made up to be part of old western train Problem was service. Took ages to get a drink even at the table. Have an alcoholic drink to a pregnant diner even when specifically ordered. Did not bring water requested and when asked for another round never came back! Service added ( discretionary ) so deducted it and left correct money. Went to downstairs empty bar where waiter told us when reserved people arrived we would need to move ( no problem - no sign). Asked what time - he didn't know! Then the waitress found us to say we hadn't paid correctly. I pointed out why she had that amount and she squirmed then left as did we!
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  • good food, chaotic service
    gms1
    Dined on 19/9/2014
    part pub/part restaurant, the food is good and served in large portions, unfortunately the service is very poor, waited ages to get drinks and then they got the order wrong, plenty of staff around but getting anys one attention was difficult, there seemed to a lot of other tables sending food back, really needs to be more focussed
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  • Not Great Lunch
    Aaron07
    Dined on 19/9/2014
    Eaten here a couple of times and was really impressed. However, this time around it was dreadful. The service is the one of the worst I have ever experienced. If we were not with a client, we would have left. The restaurant was not even busy. Then they had the the cheek to put 12.5% tip on the bill. Definitely won't be returning.
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  • Loud and Lairy
    Oldbutnotout
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Just took my 86 year old mother to dinner at Steam and Rye and at first I thought she would hate it as it was really noisy. Well I couldn't have been more wrong, she loved every bit of it. Loved the atmosphere, the wait staff were great and the food was excellent. We all had different meals and it arrived promptly and well presented. We were sat in the bar area and there were a couple of hen parties and a birthday party going on and I won't be able to listen to the Indiana Jones theme again without thinking of our meal there. I was so impressed I have re-booked for another evening out with some friends when we are next up in London. Would highly recommend, loved it.
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  • WOW
    BeeK
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    I have been looking to go to the Steam and Rye for a while now and it was above and beyond my expectations. The cocktails were lovely and so creative and the food was outstanding. I really want to go back! You must experience this restaurant its absolutely divine and the cocktails are out of this world.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner and cocktails
    Xx80
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Me and my boyfriend came for a meal and cocktails on a Saturday night, booked in for 9;15 but wasn't seated un till 9:45 because apparently they were still people on our table but we could see loads of empty ones, we were then seated right on the outside near the dance floor we're drunk people kept banging our table and we couldn't hear each other, there were numerous empty tables away which we could have been sat At instead. As soon as we finished eating we were asked to move when it specifies on the website the table Is booked for two hours, we had been sat down maybe 45 minutes . The staff were rude and slow
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  • Had a lovely time
    Claireross
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Have the steak or lobster it was yummy and a great atmosphere in there
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    I visited here with my partner for our anniversary on a recommendation from friends. I have to say i was not let down it was fab! The service was amazing the waiters and waitress couldn't do enough for you! The food was beautiful and the correct portions. The cocktails were the nicest cocktails i have ever tasted and we tried the lot, the live band was a perfect crowd pleaser and the DJ after had everyone on their feet, you couldn't fault it one bit! Defo recommended to all, ill defo be back :)
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meal for two
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 29/8/2014
    Best food I have had in a long time. Fabulous atmosphere. If you go.. The steak... Wow!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday night
    Oli10VIP
    Dined on 29/8/2014
    Been here a couple of times for lunch this was the first time for dinner. Knew what type of atmosphere to expect and wasn't disappointed. Great atmosphere, music and especially great food. Definitely come again.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a place to have a conversation
    LuLuLove
    Dined on 27/8/2014
    Firstly, we went on a wednesday for "Ladies night". Ask to sign up at the front desk as they won't mention it otherwise. Service was slow and beware of the rude waitresses. We shared the 1kg rib. Extremely meaty, falls off the bone and full of flavour. The cocktails are fun and quirky but not very nice. The final bill was definitely value for money although at full price, it would have been very pricey. Note, the live band is really loud. Great if you want to party, not so great if you want a good girly catch up.
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