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Rustic Canyon

1119 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2011
+1 310-393-7050
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
1119 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2011
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51 - 60 of 154 reviews

Reviewed 3 September 2015

I visited here with friends, and we all shared appetizers, and a few mains. The appetizers all were very delicious, and we devoured them readily. However, the main courses were underwhelming, and lacked a lot of focus. There were elements that stood out, but overall...More

Thank winenutt
Reviewed 29 August 2015

We ate here last night for a birthday occasion. While we loved much of the food (more later) we were disappointed by the responsiveness of the front desk/reception. We had called ahead and said that we would bring by a bottle of champagne that was...More

1  Thank Tracy K
Reviewed 27 August 2015

The place is loud, its hard to hear the person across the table, but the food was great. we had caprese salad, beets and quinoa out of this world, muscles in salsa verde sauce with corn , would have went back the next day if...More

Thank Brett L
Reviewed 11 August 2015

The problem here isn't that the food is bad, just that it's nowhere near as good as the restaurant thinks it is. The menu is self consciously hip, looks interesting, exciting - but what ends up on the table really isn't, which simply makes the...More

1  Thank Simon H
Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

If you want to pay the best part of $50 for a burned burger served by surly staff, be my guest. Other use, common sense says avoid.

Thank TheMobileHatWearer
Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

Highly recommend this place. Had two of the small dishes and a glass of the local chardonnay which was fine for a full meal. The ricotta gnocchi in broth was delicious. Absolutely excellent.

Thank 888globetrotter_888
Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

Every bite of food that went into my mouth was a delight for my tastebuds. There were three people in our party. We shared the dishes in the attached photos and all of us walked out stuffed. The meal was approximately $500 including tax and...More

Thank Tammy L
Reviewed 12 July 2015

had to get a 6 PM booking to get into this well known spot but it was worth it. Food offerings and desserts were outstanding. Service was great. Wish they had an outdoor patio.

Thank mclay2015
Reviewed 4 July 2015

Rustic Canyon is a small restaurant and wine bar. It is about 10 blocks from the ocean on Wilshire. The food is consistently outstanding with perhaps the best roast chicken in Southern Calif. the noise level can be quite high but that is more a...More

Thank Srklaw7
Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

Yes it is noisy, yes the plates are small, yes it is hard to have conversation. But ... This food is inventive, tasty, light, divine. Wine list no cheap but complete and divine. Best meal in LA it doesn't come cheap but foodie paradise.

Thank Gilbert V
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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.73 km away
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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, 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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