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Rustic Canyon

Certificate of Excellence
Santa Monica
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1119 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2011 (11th)
+1 310-393-7050
17:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:30
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Malibu, California
1 review
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We made a reservation for this restaurant through Open Table 2 weeks prior. But when I called the restaurant the night before they had no record. The hostess informed me that they stopped taking Open Table reservations in January, but apparently they never told Open Table. After this potential disaster, the hostess found a table for us 30 minutes after... More 

Thank jtruby7
Hollister, California
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68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Visited my son and he wanted to take me a great place to eat a late dinner. We didn't call ahead of time because it was late and he thought it wouldn't be busy. We got there about 8:30 on a Thursday night and the place was full. It was incrediable. Anyways, we only waited a few minutes and they... More 

Thank Carol R
Santa Monica, California
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

My wife and I started eating at Rustic Canyon years ago when Evan Funke was rocking out the kitchen with some amazingly delicious seasonal menus. After Evan left we were admittedly disenchanted with the place as it went through a period of transition. But over the past couple of years, Jeremy Fox (the current chef) has brought new life to... More 

Thank Tim B
Mission Viejo, California
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

I was stunned by just how good this place was. I had heard it was good but had no idea.... every dish was delicious from the potato skin crisps with dill pickle powder... the steak tartar was beyond phenomenal both in terms of taste and presentation -- the ricotta dumplings were amazing and here is a tip... order their fresh... More 

1 Thank Mark B
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54 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Menu had a good variety - food came quick. Busy place, good ambience. Would go back again! Make sure you have desert.

Thank notafanofwinter1981
Chicago, Illinois
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1,253 reviews
598 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 613 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

I was in LA for business and met an LA-based colleague for dinner; at her recommendation, we went to Rustic Canyon. It was a real traffic fight to get there, but it was worth it! Staff was very nice throughout the meal; the pace was good and our waiter knew his stuff about the menu. We were seated right at... More 

1 Thank brmusicman
London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Good service. Great range of wines. Excellent choice of small portion dishes so you can share and try lots of different things.

Thank LiMcG
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Over-Rated and pretty pretentious. Food was hit or miss, alas when it hit, it was amazing. (even if it didn't match the menu description- pumpkin seeds and fall spices are not the same as garlic, capers, and anchovies). More deception than inception. Be careful. Wait staff was terrible.

Thank divinepenguin
Los Angeles, California, United States
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

We had reservations at 6:00, so thought everything would be nice and fast. But service was medium at best. Wine and food were overpriced. $15 for a small pour that would have been under 10 (for the bottle) at TJ. Two of our party ordered the tuna. We were told that it could only be prepared rare or semi-rare. We... More 

Thank katya3d
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We were on a girl's weekend and chose Rustic Canyon for dinner. The cheese plate and tomato with ricotta salad were lovely starters. One daughter ordered the duck which was wonderful. My sister and I ordered the flank steak which had an absolutely wonderful tasting jus and was on an onion soubise. But the absolute highlight of the dinner was... More 

Thank Vlpetersen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 40
American, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1119 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2011
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-393-7050

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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