Never DisappointsOne of our Lincoln Park favorites, Rustic House has never disappointed us. The food is excellent and the service is friendly and efficient. I gravitate toward the NY Strip Steak and it is among the best I've ever had. The Swordfish Chop, when available is equally good. A small, but moderately priced wine list with a handful of really nice wines.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our second time atThis was our second time at Rustic House and the food and wine were spectacular!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Neighborhood FindWas looking for a quaint, but not overly romantic spot with good food. The food was outstanding... started with the tuna tartare appetizer special... delicious! I had the scallops.. perfectly cooked with a lovely reduction. My date had the duck. He very much enjoyed it, I had a bite and it was cooked the way duck should be served. We enjoyed the ambiance and the service. I will be back.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversay DinnerMy husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary here and loved the entire experience! A corner table, complimentary champagne, excellent food, impeccable service and lovely ambiance helped create the most perfect setting for celebrating 32 years of marriage. THANK YOU, RUSTIC HOUSE, we will return!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMNice restaurant. Friendly,Nice restaurant. Friendly, efficient service. Very good food. Small room, and we had a table next to a wall which was confining and not especially comfortable. Nice ambience.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent! The food was fantasticExcellent! The food was fantastic with each course better than the last. Dining room was a bit on the noisy side but didn't detract from the experience. I would definitely return as well as recommend it to others.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMLove sitting near the fireplaceLove sitting near the fireplace when the weather gets nippy. Food is delicious and plentiful. Wide enough choices to appeal to all tastes. Close to Steppenwolf and waiter very attentive to our time constraints.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMA great dining experienceA great dining experience and a place I will return to soon. From the host staff friendliness to the food, everything was superb. The pork chop is something that should not be missed.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMOur meal was delicious, asOur meal was delicious, as was the wine and the dessert. Peter was our waiter and made excellent recommendations for the table. He was very personable and attentive without being overbearing. An overall wonderful experience.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMRustic Fouse, On our Go To list!One of our "Go To" restaurants in Chicago. Always consistent in every way for terrific Anerican Regional cuisine. Swordfish chop is outstanding and an unusual offering on Chicago menus, while not a steakhouse their NY strip ranks among the best in a city where the steakhouse is king. Had the rack of lamb accompanied by an arugula salad and creamed corn brûlée on Saturday evening - great meal. Several rotisserie offerings everyday, adequate wine list, god selection of scotch and bourbons. We often take out of town guests for a taste of neighborhood Chcago - they're always impressed and pleased. Hadn't been in awhile and left asking myself why... High marks on our list!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe left our car with the valetWe left our car with the valet and it was returned with the mirror ripped off and the restaurant was of little help.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is the second time I'veThis is the second time I've been to Rustic House, and it was terrific both times. Had the rotisserie pork this time, and it was as good as the chicken last time. The grilled octopus was outstanding again, and the wine carafes are such a good idea for trying out new wines. Would highly recommend this place.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMVery attentive staff who wereVery attentive staff who were on top of every detail.
Delicious, fresh food with incredible layers of flavor.
Highly recommend! We'll be back!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMDefinitely go again.Be prepared to valet park. Area is very congested but worth the effort. The front door is almost dangerous so careful with elderly or infirmed. That said the food, service friendliness were just great. Went because of Chef week and the price fixe meal options were great. While the had two options per category this enabled us to order one of each and swap tastes. Just great. Steak although not cooked as requested, my friend wanted med-well and got med-rare, was tasty to the max. Mt friend didn't even want to send it back it was that good. I had the fish and while just a tad over done, was as tasty as could be. The apple tart at the end with ice cream was just lovely. Can't comment about the wines because we are beer drinkers but th3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was very nice and the staffIt was very nice and the staff / service was outstanding. The food was very good.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was wonderful, asThe food was wonderful, as was the service. The space is a little cramped...especially a table for 2.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and ambiance atGreat food and ambiance at this neighborhood spot. One of the best cuts of fish I've ever had. The swordfish is a must. Great service and solid wine list.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat decor, fantastic food.Great decor, fantastic food. Everyone in our party loved their meal. My thought the next day, "when can I go back."2/23/2013 12:00:00 AM