Taylor Swift recently treated herself and a group of close friends, including the wives and girlfriends of Kansas City Chiefs players, to a delightful evening of Midwestern comfort food at Rye restaurant in Leawood, Kansas, during the holiday season, as revealed exclusively to Page Six by Megan Garrelts, the co-owner of Rye.
Garrelts shared that the pop superstar arrived at the restaurant on December 30, accompanied by approximately eight women, all associated with the Chiefs, including Brittany Mahomes, the wife of quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
The connection between Rye and the Chiefs runs deep, with Travis Kelce, Swift’s boyfriend, being a frequent visitor to both the Leawood and Kansas City locations.
Describing Kelce as “awesome” and “super nice,” Garrelts highlighted his penchant for engaging with fellow diners.
Although he occasionally opts for a more private setting, he generally enjoys the main dining room with friends.
Swift’s visit, however, was initially kept under wraps from the restaurant owners until they received a call about a notable visitor, not realizing it was the Grammy-winning singer.
Upon Swift’s arrival at 7:30 p.m., the co-owners personally welcomed her and her entourage at a private entrance.
Swift, 34, displayed genuine warmth, and the group was discreetly ushered into a private dining area away from prying eyes, ensuring the singer’s privacy.
When it was time to order, Swift and her companions indulged in a selection of Rye’s delicious offerings.
The appetizers included goat cheese and a cheese plate, while most of the group opted for salmon as their main course.
Swift, however, opted for a delectable plate of pasta. Her drink of choice was a French Blonde, known to be her favorite cocktail.
The evening, described as a “lively girls night,” saw Swift and her friends enjoying cocktails and a meal filled with laughter.
The private nature of their gathering was maintained throughout, although Swift briefly caught the attention of other diners when she chose to use the restroom in the main dining area.
Later in the evening, the group enjoyed desserts, including Rye’s famous banana cream and lemon meringue pie.
Notably, Swift was familiar with Rye’s cinnamon rolls, a favorite of Travis Kelce, who had seemingly recommended them to her.
The dinner concluded around 10:30 p.m., with Swift graciously settling the bill, although the exact amount remains undisclosed.
Overall, Taylor Swift’s intimate evening at Rye provided a glimpse into the camaraderie among the Chiefs’ significant others and showcased the pop icon’s down-to-earth demeanor in the heart of the Midwest.