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Rustic Canyon

1119 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2011
+1 310-393-7050
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“cote de boeuf” (2 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1119 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2011
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The way they cook vegetables in this restaurant is an inspiration. My wife and I have been several times and even though everything is excellent the vegetable dishes really stand out. Their berry and beets salad for example is incredible. I also love their snap...More

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Graham A, Owner at Rustic Canyon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Tom, it is our mission to serve the best dishes possible, and we're honored to see we have succeeded during your visit! While our menu is ever-changing, all of our produce and ingredients are sourced from local purveyors and the nearby Farmers' Market in...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rustic Canyon is EXCELLENT!!! The menu changes often and features organic, locally grown products in every dish. The vibe is cool and sophisticated and the food is amazing. When on the menu, I highly recommend the pork with sauerkraut. AWESOME. The drinks are amazing and...More

Thank Brian C
Graham A, Owner at Rustic Canyon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Brian, thank you for calling our restaurant excellent! It means so much to us to hear all the things that made your experience here at Rustic Canyon so amazing. You are definitely right about our food, as we source everything from the nearby Santa...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a glass of sarah from Santa Barbara and my date had a rose'. It was Saturday night and busy but we found a table in the bar. Restaurant was packed. It was about 9pm. Good atmosphere and attentive staff.More

Thank Tom R
Graham A, Owner at Rustic Canyon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Tom, thank you for taking the time to share with us such positive feedback! We are glad to hear you enjoyed the atmosphere of our restaurant, as ensuring our guests have a great experience is important to us. We hope to welcome you back...More

Reviewed 27 January 2018

This would have been a 5 star review if it hadn't been for the unbelievably high noise level. Ok, it was a Saturday night and the place was full, but still! Our server was great, very knowledgeable and gave us excellent advice on what and...More

Thank AYL038
Graham A, Owner at Rustic Canyon, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2018

Thank you for taking the time to share such a positive review! Our team is here to help guide you through the experience, and we're happy to see we have succeeded in doing so during your visit. We take pride in serving delicious food, and...More

Reviewed 26 January 2018

This is one busy place and is it load. Don't expect to hear anyone who is not right next to you. You are packed in with everyone shouting. Nonetheless the food is quite good. The food is interesting, varied and well prepared. Definitely worth checking...More

Thank Edmund1020
Graham A, Owner at Rustic Canyon, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2018

Edmund, thanks for sharing your feedback with us! Please know during peak times we can get busy, however, we do our best to ensure this does not affect our guest too much. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience, and we hope to...More

Reviewed 2 January 2018

Not quite sure how this fantastic upscale restaurant consider to be a fine dining restaurant. It's not. I'm sure it's better than your normal dining hall grub, but this place is stuffy, but a cool place for a fantastic California fare cuisine. Which it is...More

Thank Rightwaytoeat
Graham A, Owner at Rustic Canyon, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us! We do our best to provide an atmosphere where all of our guests can come and enjoy great food! If you are ever in the area again, we hope that you will stop by! Thanks!

Reviewed 7 December 2017

They are set up for plates to be shared - I suppose you don't have to but we did. I wasn't sure how it would work out - but it was fun and we enjoyed having lots of tastes! We were a group of six...More

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Jeff O, Owner at Rustic Canyon, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Hi, we're so happy you enjoyed your dining experience with us and thanks for sharing your favorites! We're glad to hear you left feeling full and satisfied, and thank you for such a positive review! We look forward to seeing you next time!

Reviewed 18 November 2017

The more you have in your party, the more you can share. There were four of us so we had several dishes. We would have ordered the cote de boeuf but by the time we found out that it takes an hour and half, it...More

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Jeff O, Owner at Rustic Canyon, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Ann, we love you sharing your experience with us, and thank you for such a positive review! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your time! We are sorry about the noise, however, on your next visit you should definitely ask for a quieter spot and...More

Reviewed 15 November 2017

One of our new favorites in the LA area. We simply loved the casual atmosphere where the food and service take center stage. Our server was fantastic in her ability to guide us through the menu and help us make an appropriate amount of food...More

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Jeff O, Owner at Rustic Canyon, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

We are thrilled to hear we are one of your new favorites in the LA area, and we're glad you loved our casual atmosphere, as well as our delicious menu items! You're right about our Yams with the burst of flavors, as we take pride...More

Reviewed 31 October 2017

We rely enjoyed this place. It was a weekday when the Dodgers were playing in the World Series, so we had our choice of seats. The waitress was a happy, knowledgable woman and she convinced me that the pozole verde, with mussels, hominy and tortilla...More

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Jeff O, Owner at Rustic Canyon, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Hello, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed our restaurant so much! Ensuring all of our dishes are prepared with the best and delicious ingredients is what we aim for, and we look forward to welcoming you and your wife back soon.

Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a
balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a
thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers,
roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the
famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles
weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa
Monica pier spins high above the water, while park
revelers scream with delight riding the roller
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 40
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
Rustic Canyon, the first award-winning restaurant within the RC Family, grew from a series of dinners that founder Josh Loeb held inside his family’s beautiful tree house of a home nestled in Rustic Canyon, an intimate neighborhood carved into the mountains of Santa Monica. Rustic Canyon offers a regularly changing menu of farmers’ market-inspired dishes with ingredients that come from local farmers, ranchers, and fishermen who practice sustainable agriculture. James Beard-nominated Chef Jeremy Fox brings his own vision of seasonality, simplicity and quality to the kitchen, resulting in a great neighborhood dining experience. All of the food at Rustic Canyon is made and plated with sharing in mind, so that you can order for the table and taste different dishes. Come with an open mind and empty stomach, knowing you are getting food of the highest quality and imagination.
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