Rustic Canyon Wine Bar

★★★★★
  • 1119 Wilshire Blvd

    Santa Monica, CA 90401

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  • 310-393-7050

About Rustic Canyon Wine Bar

Hours
Sun - Thurs, 5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Fri - Sat, 5:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m

Food

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A bit on the fancy side, but well worth the dinero! Friendly service, thoughtful wine list and a well designed menu perfect for pairing. Sit outside for prime people watching.

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A bit on the fancy side, but well worth the dinero! Friendly service, thoughtful wine list and a well designed menu perfect for pairing. Sit outside for prime people watching.

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" Will never go there again. After my husband gave the hostess $20 when he stopped in to make our dinner reservation in person earlier in the week (to try & get a good table for my birthday dinner), we were 10 minutes late in arriving at

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" Will never go there again. After my husband gave the hostess $20 when he stopped in to make our dinner reservation in person earlier in the week (to try & get a good table for my birthday dinner), we were 10 minutes late in arriving at

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The food is fresh the wine is overpriced the staff is neither interested, helpful or professional. Who likes to feel insulted by the staff "specifically the hostess" with the competition out there "NOT ME" I will never bring business

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The food is fresh the wine is overpriced the staff is neither interested, helpful or professional. Who likes to feel insulted by the staff "specifically the hostess" with the competition out there "NOT ME" I will never bring business

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Very local neighborhood restaurant/bar. Nice decor inside and amazing service. It is a bit pricey but you also get great food, great drink, and great service.
And if you like wine this is the place to go. The wine list is endless. You have to try it..

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Very local neighborhood restaurant/bar. Nice decor inside and amazing service. It is a bit pricey but you also get great food, great drink, and great service.
And if you like wine this is the place to go. The wine list is endless. You have to try it..

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In the summer it was lush slices of crispy duck breast laid over a pool of sweet corn puree and roasted peaches. In early fall it was lamb meatballs with heirloom tomatoes, pickled chiles, green olives and mint. And in the winter it was

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In the summer it was lush slices of crispy duck breast laid over a pool of sweet corn puree and roasted peaches. In early fall it was lamb meatballs with heirloom tomatoes, pickled chiles, green olives and mint. And in the winter it was

Pros: Cheeseburger, impressive wine list, atmosphere

Cons: Expensive

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I had dinner here the other night. The ambiance in the restaurant is really nice, the lighting is perfect and the staff is very friendly. The food is average nothing special but it feels like fresh organic food which is nice. The wine list

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I had dinner here the other night. The ambiance in the restaurant is really nice, the lighting is perfect and the staff is very friendly. The food is average nothing special but it feels like fresh organic food which is nice. The wine list

Pros: nice ambiance

Cons: long and expensive wine list

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Mondays are specialty burger and artisinal beer nights. Tonight's highlight was a burrata burger with burrata and fresh tomatoes on top of a juicy patty. A cold beer is the perfect accomplice. Don't forget to try the donut holes with

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Mondays are specialty burger and artisinal beer nights. Tonight's highlight was a burrata burger with burrata and fresh tomatoes on top of a juicy patty. A cold beer is the perfect accomplice. Don't forget to try the donut holes with

Pros: Great food, rustic decor, good wine

Cons: Smaller menu, parking

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A friend of mine recently introduced me to this gem of a restaurant in Santa Monica. Since we had nothing planned for New Year's eve (the holiday is overrated anyway), we decided to celebrate at Rustic Canyon with a small group of our

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A friend of mine recently introduced me to this gem of a restaurant in Santa Monica. Since we had nothing planned for New Year's eve (the holiday is overrated anyway), we decided to celebrate at Rustic Canyon with a small group of our

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My cousins were visiting from manhattan with their two kids, ages 5 and 9. Quite the little foodies! Due to their busy schedules, we had only one night to spend together. As a proud, life-long westsider I wanted to share with them

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My cousins were visiting from manhattan with their two kids, ages 5 and 9. Quite the little foodies! Due to their busy schedules, we had only one night to spend together. As a proud, life-long westsider I wanted to share with them

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I used to be a regular at Rustic Canyon, but the place has really gone downhill since the old chef Samir left. The once great burger is now a sad excuse for a meal. The fries are soggy. McDonald's has better fries! Why did the new chef

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I used to be a regular at Rustic Canyon, but the place has really gone downhill since the old chef Samir left. The once great burger is now a sad excuse for a meal. The fries are soggy. McDonald's has better fries! Why did the new chef

Pros: great location, the desserts are still good

Cons: long wait, terrible food, incompetent staff

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This is my latest favorite Westside restaurant. Selections change often, food is fabulous, wine selection by the glass and bottle is great and the service is impressive. Listen to your wait staff, they know what to recommend . . .some

3
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This is my latest favorite Westside restaurant. Selections change often, food is fabulous, wine selection by the glass and bottle is great and the service is impressive. Listen to your wait staff, they know what to recommend . . .some

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I am probably the biggest homebody I know. I don't go to my friends - they come to me. So it's significant when something actually lures me out of my shoe box apartment. One of my biggest temptations is Rustic Canyon, where everybody knows

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I am probably the biggest homebody I know. I don't go to my friends - they come to me. So it's significant when something actually lures me out of my shoe box apartment. One of my biggest temptations is Rustic Canyon, where everybody knows

Pros: Farmers market fresh food, the friendly staff, solid dishes

Cons: Brunch only on Saturdays!

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Went to Rustic Canyon with a group of six last night. Food was AMAZING! I'm a Farmer's Market junkie, and I love that this really is a place that cooks from the market. The best dishes were a Butternut Squash pasta that I'm still

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Went to Rustic Canyon with a group of six last night. Food was AMAZING! I'm a Farmer's Market junkie, and I love that this really is a place that cooks from the market. The best dishes were a Butternut Squash pasta that I'm still

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They should call this place Rustic Coingone 'cuz your coin will be gone when you leave and you will feel gyped. The food is tiny, like that AMPM commercial where the couple goes out for a nice dinner and the food is for rabbits, and they

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They should call this place Rustic Coingone 'cuz your coin will be gone when you leave and you will feel gyped. The food is tiny, like that AMPM commercial where the couple goes out for a nice dinner and the food is for rabbits, and they

Pros: wine and organic ingredients

Cons: everything else

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Just went to rustic Canyon recently, and although nothing was terrible, neither the service or the food justified the high prices.\r
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We started with the sweet corn agnolotti, which was the only highlight of the food for the night - very

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Just went to rustic Canyon recently, and although nothing was terrible, neither the service or the food justified the high prices.\r
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We started with the sweet corn agnolotti, which was the only highlight of the food for the night - very

Pros: Good Location, Nice interior

Cons: Unspectacular food, poor service for the price

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I've been a semi-regular at Rustic Canyon since they've opened and have always been a big fan. The food is fresh, not overly fussy, and you can truly taste the quality of the ingredients. ( I'm a Farmer's Market junkie and see the Chef

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I've been a semi-regular at Rustic Canyon since they've opened and have always been a big fan. The food is fresh, not overly fussy, and you can truly taste the quality of the ingredients. ( I'm a Farmer's Market junkie and see the Chef

Pros: Amazing food, warm service, knowledgable staff

Cons: valet is 6.50, but I guess that's the norm now

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I have eaten here many times, before the first chef left. Back then, they had the best lamb I have ever had anywhere. I just went back this evening for my birthday dinner and the food was terrible. The lamb(a special tonight) was too

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I have eaten here many times, before the first chef left. Back then, they had the best lamb I have ever had anywhere. I just went back this evening for my birthday dinner and the food was terrible. The lamb(a special tonight) was too

Pros: Good wine selection

Cons: Food quality has declined as well as cliental

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I completely disagree about the food taking a turn for the worse since their new chef was hired. I live around the corner and have eaten there twice in the last month and thought it was just as good as ever. Last week, my husband and I

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I completely disagree about the food taking a turn for the worse since their new chef was hired. I live around the corner and have eaten there twice in the last month and thought it was just as good as ever. Last week, my husband and I

Pros: Food, Service, Romantic

Cons: A tad noisy

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Since replacing their original chef. The quality of the food has had a incredible decline in quality and flavor. Their once famed burger makes me want to drive to carls Jr. I'll never eat there again. I've eaten here many times since its

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Since replacing their original chef. The quality of the food has had a incredible decline in quality and flavor. Their once famed burger makes me want to drive to carls Jr. I'll never eat there again. I've eaten here many times since its

Pros: wine list

Cons: service, staff, food, valet, rude hostess..

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I've been going to Rustic Canyon for over a year and have always been pleased, but lately it's gone to another level. The food is really fantastic now. They have recently hired a new executive chef who makes some of the best pasta I have

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I've been going to Rustic Canyon for over a year and have always been pleased, but lately it's gone to another level. The food is really fantastic now. They have recently hired a new executive chef who makes some of the best pasta I have

Pros: Food

Cons: can be a little loud

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The doughnuts were so good and I would love some more of that strawberry rhubarb pie. Our waiter Gabe was the perfect amount of attentive and so charming. We had such a lovely time. Can't wait to go back!

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The doughnuts were so good and I would love some more of that strawberry rhubarb pie. Our waiter Gabe was the perfect amount of attentive and so charming. We had such a lovely time. Can't wait to go back!

Pros: great dessert

Cons: a little loud

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Rustic Cyn used to be one of my fav spots, NOT ANY MORE!\r
I went last night with a friend (Her 1st time) to Rustic. \r
After waiting 30 minutes, although we had a reservation, we finally got a seat in the corner near the restroom (Bad

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Rustic Cyn used to be one of my fav spots, NOT ANY MORE!\r
I went last night with a friend (Her 1st time) to Rustic. \r
After waiting 30 minutes, although we had a reservation, we finally got a seat in the corner near the restroom (Bad

Pros: good location

Cons: bad quality food

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This restaurant has a neighborhood feel to it. The servers are knowledgeable. The chef uses very fresh farmers market ingredients and they have interesting wine. They have a cool long community table. We have been there twice. The food was very good the first time, especially the sweet potato wedges and the burger. However, when we went back the second time both items were very sub par and we were very disappointed.

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This restaurant has a neighborhood feel to it. The servers are knowledgeable. The chef uses very fresh farmers market ingredients and they have interesting wine. They have a cool long community table. We have been there twice. The food was very good the first time, especially the sweet potato wedges and the burger. However, when we went back the second time both items were very sub par and we were very disappointed.

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I had dinner in this restaurant with some friends for the first time last Friday, and the food was descent; however the acoustics in the room were terrible. We could not speak without shouting. We changed our seating arrangement; women in

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I had dinner in this restaurant with some friends for the first time last Friday, and the food was descent; however the acoustics in the room were terrible. We could not speak without shouting. We changed our seating arrangement; women in

Pros: Fresh vegetables

Cons: Acoustics in the room

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My friends and I just had the best lunch here. We shared an incredible chopped salad, farro with carrots and peas and a great BLT with avocado on wonderful whole grain bread and to top it off we indulged in these melt in your mouth

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My friends and I just had the best lunch here. We shared an incredible chopped salad, farro with carrots and peas and a great BLT with avocado on wonderful whole grain bread and to top it off we indulged in these melt in your mouth

Pros: Fresh ingredients, friendly service, calm, cheeerful

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I've been going to Rustic Canyon for months. This is a wonderful place, friendly, casual and fun with very fresh seasonal food. AND THEY PUT UP SOUND PANELS SO THE NOISE IS NO PROBLEM AT ALL ANYMORE!!! Most important: The new chef

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I've been going to Rustic Canyon for months. This is a wonderful place, friendly, casual and fun with very fresh seasonal food. AND THEY PUT UP SOUND PANELS SO THE NOISE IS NO PROBLEM AT ALL ANYMORE!!! Most important: The new chef

Pros: Food, ambiance (lively and fun), friendly service

Cons: None since they fixed the noise issue

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It's a good concept - using seasonal veggies etc. - but their execution is lacking. We went once and we were not overly impressed. We tried to go a second time, but they were 'too busy' to give us a table and we were in a rush to see a

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It's a good concept - using seasonal veggies etc. - but their execution is lacking. We went once and we were not overly impressed. We tried to go a second time, but they were 'too busy' to give us a table and we were in a rush to see a

Pros: nice location

Cons: parking, nothing special

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I wish there were a negative rating option, as this place doesn't even deserve 1 star. I got a Chicken Paella dish and the chicken tasted like it was microwaved! It was dry and tough. Service was OK. This place is over-rated

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I wish there were a negative rating option, as this place doesn't even deserve 1 star. I got a Chicken Paella dish and the chicken tasted like it was microwaved! It was dry and tough. Service was OK. This place is over-rated

Pros: ambience

Cons: food, service

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We went out to Rustic Canyon for the first time tonight for our anniversary. It was wonderful. Great menu. Fair prices. Excellent service. Our recommendation is to go early if you can- we had a 6pm seating. The place was still quiet and we

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We went out to Rustic Canyon for the first time tonight for our anniversary. It was wonderful. Great menu. Fair prices. Excellent service. Our recommendation is to go early if you can- we had a 6pm seating. The place was still quiet and we

Pros: Attentive service and nice conversation with staff and woner

Cons: Food served a bot too hot, but that slows the courses down

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I loved the great atmosphere. Good food, too. I had the hamburger (tasty) and my friend had the veggie potpie which was the best potpie I've ever had. Good service and parking was no problem at all.

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I loved the great atmosphere. Good food, too. I had the hamburger (tasty) and my friend had the veggie potpie which was the best potpie I've ever had. Good service and parking was no problem at all.

Pros: Potpie!

Cons: Nada!

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We came here this past friday with a group of friends for the first time.We are surprised to see such an attitude at this place which barely opened few months ago.The food is nothing to rave about and neither is the wine list which way

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We came here this past friday with a group of friends for the first time.We are surprised to see such an attitude at this place which barely opened few months ago.The food is nothing to rave about and neither is the wine list which way

Pros: Nothing i can think of.

Cons: Bad wine prices and bad food which should not be even called food.

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First off over priced is the first thing that comes to mind the food is excellent but I believe the overpriced for anyones taste. Managment was rude I we waiting over 45 minutes to be seated when we already had reservations. Spoke to

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First off over priced is the first thing that comes to mind the food is excellent but I believe the overpriced for anyones taste. Managment was rude I we waiting over 45 minutes to be seated when we already had reservations. Spoke to

Pros: Lighting,valet,wait staff

Cons: Managment,food,seating

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This was a great find. The place is cosy with nice candle lighting. Everything we ordered was better then the one before it. The cheese plate was fantastic with three kinds of cheese, nuts and dried fruits. The fried tomatos are so good I

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This was a great find. The place is cosy with nice candle lighting. Everything we ordered was better then the one before it. The cheese plate was fantastic with three kinds of cheese, nuts and dried fruits. The fried tomatos are so good I

Pros: NICE PEOPLE, GREAT FOOD, GREAT FOR SMALL GROUPS, GREAT AMNBIENCE

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In search of a great wine bar in the Los Angeles area we made a reservation at Rustic Canyon without reading any reviews. Mistake! The ambiance is too dark, the wine list is not entirely impressive, the service is mediocre and the

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In search of a great wine bar in the Los Angeles area we made a reservation at Rustic Canyon without reading any reviews. Mistake! The ambiance is too dark, the wine list is not entirely impressive, the service is mediocre and the

Pros: if you're looking for wine, and only wine, they have it

Cons: by the glass wines and appetizers are overpriced and unexceptional

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There are only three seating at Rustic and we arrived exactly on time for our 9:15 seating. We got a drink at the small bar as we were told our table was just paying it's check. Thirty minutes later our table was still paying it's check.

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There are only three seating at Rustic and we arrived exactly on time for our 9:15 seating. We got a drink at the small bar as we were told our table was just paying it's check. Thirty minutes later our table was still paying it's check.

Pros: Ambience, wine, soft chell crab

Cons: hair in food, long wait for a table with a reservation, sloppy service

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Finally there's a reasonably priced great restaurant in Santa Monica! The menu seems to change every time I go, but I've never had anything but a great meal. They say ingredients are 90% of cooking, and you can tell here since they use

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Finally there's a reasonably priced great restaurant in Santa Monica! The menu seems to change every time I go, but I've never had anything but a great meal. They say ingredients are 90% of cooking, and you can tell here since they use

Pros: wine list, friendly staff, seasonal menu, great food

Cons: tough to get a reservation, can be noisy

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Unless you're prepared to watch the table that was seated after yours receive their entree's first, along with hearing the waiter tell you that "the chicken takes at least 20 minutes to make"- when in reality it took 45 minutes to arrive -

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Unless you're prepared to watch the table that was seated after yours receive their entree's first, along with hearing the waiter tell you that "the chicken takes at least 20 minutes to make"- when in reality it took 45 minutes to arrive -

Pros: Nice bar and host staff

Cons: noisy and overpriced for a not so hot experience

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I was going to the Temple Bar and parked in front of Rustic Canyon. I had heard of it so I decided to give it a shot. Unfortunately, the service was somewhat unfriendly (perhaps because I was casually dressed?) and the food was not as

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I was going to the Temple Bar and parked in front of Rustic Canyon. I had heard of it so I decided to give it a shot. Unfortunately, the service was somewhat unfriendly (perhaps because I was casually dressed?) and the food was not as

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A friend and I popped in late on Saturday evening for wine and a light dinner. Though we had not made reservations beforehand, we were very courteously waited upon by the hostess, who informed us of our wait-time (15-20 minutes) and

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A friend and I popped in late on Saturday evening for wine and a light dinner. Though we had not made reservations beforehand, we were very courteously waited upon by the hostess, who informed us of our wait-time (15-20 minutes) and

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I agree with everything Tostawife said, PLUS, we waited at least 30 minutes after our reservation time to be seated, despite having arrived perfectly on time (I think they just want people to spend money at the bar while you wait for a

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I agree with everything Tostawife said, PLUS, we waited at least 30 minutes after our reservation time to be seated, despite having arrived perfectly on time (I think they just want people to spend money at the bar while you wait for a

Cons: bad service, overpriced, incredibly loud, imbalanced dishes

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Though overpriced for both food and wine, I could have overlooked the expense had the service been half-way decent. When I asked if I could substitute veggies for the french fries that came with my $30 steak, I was told that they don't

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Though overpriced for both food and wine, I could have overlooked the expense had the service been half-way decent. When I asked if I could substitute veggies for the french fries that came with my $30 steak, I was told that they don't

Pros: Cool atmostphere

Cons: Horrible service, ok food, unaccommodating

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I've been excited to visit this restaurant since its opening and finally made the trip out tonight. The food and wine did not disappoint. The table started with a "small plate" of mussels with garlic bread for dipping and a small plate

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I've been excited to visit this restaurant since its opening and finally made the trip out tonight. The food and wine did not disappoint. The table started with a "small plate" of mussels with garlic bread for dipping and a small plate

Pros: Good food, interesting menu, great service

Cons: loud and a little cramped, menu items are priced fair to verging on a touch overpriced

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I came across this place just by chance while staying in Santa Monica on business. Everyone, from the moment I stepped in the door, was accommodating and pleasant, and the service was absolutely stellar. The menu is small but all the

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I came across this place just by chance while staying in Santa Monica on business. Everyone, from the moment I stepped in the door, was accommodating and pleasant, and the service was absolutely stellar. The menu is small but all the

Pros: Ambience, variety of wines, excellent service

Cons: Small menu

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AXE used to be my favorite restaurant. But now I have a new one down the street. I've been to Rustic Canyon about 6 times already, so i'd consider myself a biased local. it's really cozy and the portions are pretty good for sharing, so if

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AXE used to be my favorite restaurant. But now I have a new one down the street. I've been to Rustic Canyon about 6 times already, so i'd consider myself a biased local. it's really cozy and the portions are pretty good for sharing, so if

Pros: good vibe, friendly, customer service, wine list, seasonal food

Cons: parking, hard to get reservation last minute.

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Far too expensive for average food, dismal service and noise level that was beyond deafening. I would not recommend this place.

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Far too expensive for average food, dismal service and noise level that was beyond deafening. I would not recommend this place.

Cons: food, service, noise

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After waiting a mere 5 minutes to be seated I could tell by the vibrant vibe this was going to be a memorable experience. Our waiter was warm and personable. Not rushed as you find in most LA restaurants. Starting off with a phenomenal

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After waiting a mere 5 minutes to be seated I could tell by the vibrant vibe this was going to be a memorable experience. Our waiter was warm and personable. Not rushed as you find in most LA restaurants. Starting off with a phenomenal

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When the cheapest wine by the glass is $9, you know you're in for an expensive evening. I was only there for drinks, so I can't comment on the food. We ended up getting a $35 bottle because the same bottle by the glass was $72. And

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When the cheapest wine by the glass is $9, you know you're in for an expensive evening. I was only there for drinks, so I can't comment on the food. We ended up getting a $35 bottle because the same bottle by the glass was $72. And

Pros: None really. Typical trendy restaurant.

Cons: HIgh prices

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I went there for dinner this past weekend with my boyfriend. I'd be anxious to take him here b/c I hear the food was great. We had a reservation, and unlike all the other reviews we were promptly seated. The food was average. Wasn't

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I went there for dinner this past weekend with my boyfriend. I'd be anxious to take him here b/c I hear the food was great. We had a reservation, and unlike all the other reviews we were promptly seated. The food was average. Wasn't

Pros: Average food.

Cons: Small wine bar. Hard to get a reservation.

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i love the food & people were so nice !! come back this weekend. recomend to everyone.\r
price wasn;t bad at all compare to what i had !! yummy

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i love the food & people were so nice !! come back this weekend. recomend to everyone.\r
price wasn;t bad at all compare to what i had !! yummy

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Don't be misled by its name; dining at Rustic Canyon is not at all rustic. Owner Josh Loeb, after organizing regular wine dinners at his house in Rustic Canyon in Santa Monica, opened his own place so we can enjoy the wines he personally…

 

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