Our Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Reviews Located at the Raleigh Marriott City Center in the heart of Raleigh's vibrant downtown area, Rye Bar & Southern Kitchen will knock your culinary socks off. Savor a refined take on traditional Southern cuisine. Inspiring menu items include Gumbo Ya Ya, Pork Brisket, and Sweet Tea Chicken. The bar serves up regional craft beers, innovative cocktails, and premium wines. Get the full 411 by reading the following customer comments. Or, if you've dined here before, we invite you to add your own.