The Rye Tavern, located in the historic Wright Tavern, at the intersection of Old Tavern Trail and Old Sandwich Road, seats up to 50 patrons inside the newly renovated dining room, bar area, and another 30 guests on the heated outside patio area. We offer our guests a changing menu filled with classic dishes with a twist that reflect New England's four seasons with inspirations from our own 2100 square foot vegetable garden just outside the Tavern.
At Rye Tavern we are strong believers in bringing the freshest products to your plate and we aim to use our local resources for a number of reasons. The Farm to Table movement not only benefits our bellies but is also is good for the environment; we aren’t wasting gas nor polluting the air when shipping food around the globe. Eating locally is healthier because we’re not exposing your food to pesticides or chemicals. Lastly, it is beneficial to our community to support our local farmers. But more than anything else, we believe that seasonal New England produce is delicious and fresh.
Farms We Work Closely With
Click on the available links below to visit the farms' sites.
Andrew Swain has been with Rye Tavern since the doors opened, turning out farm fresh cuisine as Head Line Chef and adding his input to the seasonal menus. In spring of 2013 he moved into a Co-Sous position and lastly, assumed the role of Executive Chef in September of 2013.
Swain has worked in the restaurant business in every position from dishwasher on up, beginning at just fifteen years old. A Johnson & Wales graduate with an Associate's Degree in Culinary Arts and a Bachelor's in Food Science and Nutrition from the University of Rhode Island, Swain is a Cape Cod native with a passion for food and the experience of dining out. He is proud to uphold Rye Tavern's commitment to responsible, local sourcing and uses the freshest ingredients to create incredibly unique flavors. As a firm believer that learning never ends, he is always on the lookout for inspiration and original ideas.
Swain is also one of the founding partners and creators of Lazy Eight All-Natural Black Tea Vodka, which has been on the Tavern's bar from the first day it was made available for sale in Massachusetts.
If you would like to get to know Andrew Swain and ask him any questions, then feel free to send an email to Ryetavernkitchen@gmail.com.