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Rustic Canyon

1119 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2011
+1 310-393-7050
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
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“cheese plate” (4 reviews)
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1119 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2011
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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
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...More

1  Thank brmusicman
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
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...More

Thank divinepenguin
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...More

Thank katya3d
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...More

Thank Vlpetersen
Reviewed 22 September 2016

The food is deceptively simple: a bowl of almonds...with lavender, fries with a twist, delicious just-baked bread, the very fresh-tasting salads. My favorite was the stew: it has to be ordered ~40 minutes in advance, but is totally worth it: the meat was really sweet...More

Thank Traveler21century
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We stick to the small plates and with 4 in our party we eat all over this curious, inventive and beautifully prepared menu! Most recent visit had us swooning over fish (amber jack) caught by the chef himself (wow). And every visit leads to meeting...More

Thank Akimbeau
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Perfect. So good and so special that I had to review the second I left. The service and cocktails are superb. The food is some of the best I have ever had... Pig ear app = soooo delicious. Mussels app = wow so unique and...More

Thank Jsg373
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We went back twice in a week long trip to Santa Monica. Both nights same - great wine list and cocktails, interesting menu, fresh food with real flavour and thought, good food to share. Great staff - attentive without being pushy or over the top,...More

Thank Michael E
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, 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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