Rustic Kitchen Bistro & Bar

Rustic Kitchen Bistro & Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.rustickitchen.biz/
  • Phone: (570) 824-6600
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Tom Holloway
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: We have the ability to service a wide variety of private party needs. Please contact us for more details about our private dining options.
    The Wine Cellar Room is perfect for any occasion from a birthday gathering to a business dinner.
    The Grande Dining Room can be reserved for larger groups & our Television Studio can be booked for private shows of "In The Kitchen".
  • Private Party Contact: Bridget Heck 5708246600

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Patrons can park with the casino valet or self park in the casino parking lot.
A word from Rustic Kitchen Bistro & Bar
Rustic Kitchen Bistro & Bar provides a unique award winning Italian, Mediterranean culinary experience. We offer seasonally inspired rustic cuisine, from artisan breads to hand crafted pastas, all prepared fresh daily in a warm, friendly & comfortable bistro style setting. Rustic Kitchen's extensive wine list has been the winner of 4 consecutive Wine Spectator Awards of Excellence. We also have a "State of the Art" Television Broadcast Kitchen Studio where we conduct live cooking shows, including "In The Kitchen".
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Rustic Kitchen Bistro & Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
124 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (76)good for groups (64)fit for foodies (61)romantic (44)great for lunch (34)hot spot (28)notable wine list (27)neighborhood gem (22)late-night find (14)great for brunch (12)vibrant bar scene (12)kid-friendly (9)scenic view (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Unfortunate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    It was unfortunate that the chefs and wait staff did such a poor job addressing food intolerances and issues. A $30 meal of plain food is not acceptable in a restaurant of such supposed quality.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food and service.
    NiteOut
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Our first time and won't be our last. From greeting to leaving was a great experience. Staff were all very out going, great service, amazing food... Highly recommend.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    we always enjoy our dinners at your restaurant, it's always crowded which means we are receiving great service.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome dining experience
    luveatingout
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    We go so often that when we make reservations we request our table by number! Have tried many dishes and have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awasome meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    As always the food was perfect. The atmosphere,the staff, very attentive. The managers always inquiring if all is good.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Restaurant
    gumpiegirl
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    This was our first trip to Rustic Kitchen. We brought our son and his finacee to celebrate their engagement. Our waitress was terrific- really knew the menu and was very personable! The food was incredible- it looked gorgeous and tasted wonderful! We were very pleased with the decor of the restaurant. It was a little noisy, but that was easily able to be overlooked. I can't wait to go back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    excellent dinner on Friday night, thank you. The steak was outstanding and the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • would recommend
    McMichael
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    The food was yummy, service was good but it was a little loud. I'll definitely be going back tho!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    This restaurant's food is good, but not exceptional. It is over priced compared to other places in the valley.
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • casino restaurant
    RichVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Rustic kitchen has great meatballs for an appetizer. Also, the spring rolls are quite tasty. The servers are very efficient.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food
    Smile
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    I was so glad to see their chocolate cake back on the dessert menu. My steak was cooked to perfection.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gluten Free Find
    Trish
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Celiac's take note, you will be safe here! Especially if Sara is your waitress. Though there is no "gluten free menu" many items are gluten free or may modified to be gluten free. Wish they had gluten free pasta or allowed you to bring your own.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Veal
    luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    I had the Veal Parmesan which was good but I don't think it was fresh veal that was freshly breaded for the meal. It's shape and consistency was of they type that is preformed. I asked if it was the typical prepackaged, but they said it was fresh. Other than that it was a good meal. The Sangria is very good and I recommend it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    itsbritx0h
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Romantic and classy decor with excellent food. The service was wonderful, and was served in a timely manner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Pizza
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This is my fourth visit and I have never been disappointed
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love this place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The food was FANTASTIC!!I the grilled hanger steak and it was cooked perfectly. Our waitress really knew the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • special birthday surprise dinner
    gigi
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I wanted to surprise my husband for his birthday. He was pleasantly surprised. The food was excellent and so was the wine. I requested a quite table and was accommodated. Thank you
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfection
    Uconnfan13
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The service, atmosphere were wonderful, but the food- amazing. This was our second visit, and we were hoping it would be as good as the first. We were thrilled that it was just as good, if not better. I highly recommend the Italian spring rolls. The mozzarella dipping sauce was excellent. Parmesan truffle encrusted fries, filet minion with garlic butter cooked to perfection. And the drinks, oh mt. They do a skittle infused vodka that was refreshing and the raspberry- ti I, garnished with big beautiful berries, wonderful. Can't wait to go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food
    tasty
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The presentation of the food is excellent! Salads and entrees are very tasty And the portions are large love the bean dip
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a Great Night!
    Larry
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We dined here many times. The service is always great, the food is always seasoned just right and the manager makes several visits to your table just to make sure everything is going as it should. Prices are good for the food you get. We will be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappoints
    Royals81
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Rustic Kitchen is always very good. Both the lunch and dinner menus offer many fine choices. Service is always great and the atmosphere is relaxing. Never a bad choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Doesn't get any better!
    AnnmarieH
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Another trip to the Rustic Kitchen was most excellent as usual. The steaks and pasta dishes are to die for. They offer a pretty good wine list. The staff is attentive. Warm bread and dip on the table and your drinks are served very quickly. I would suggest making reservations. A little expensive but well worth a great meal. thanks
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    The food was very good as usual, the only complaint we had we had was with the waitress. She was too busy talking with another waiter about their private life. We were seated about 10 feet from where they were talking so we could hear their conversation. I believe that she must have been new at Rustic Kitchen. Normally the wait staff is very attentive to the diners, this was the first time we encountered this problem in 2years.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    flyfish
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    it's always a pleasure to dine there. great service,food and people working there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very satisfied, will return.
    Yumyum
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Service very good, nice touch with manager Kay visiting table. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • thegirls
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    On our way to a show at Mohegan Sun Arena, thought Rustic Kitchen sounded nice and it met all of our expectations. Dinner arriving could have been a little more timely but would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Becca
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We booked here because of good yelp reviews and were happy to confirm they were correct. Food was great and well portioned ( we had the hanger steak and maple pork). Waitress was very nice and the ambiance/decor was nice too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Expected Excellence
    Royals81
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Another great dining experience at Rustic Kitchen. Veal and chicken dishes were excellent and service was above-average (as usual). We'll certainly return for another meal in the near future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious
    LovleeAD
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    This restaurant was perfect for date night. The food was amazing and the wine list was pleasing. The decor in the restaurant was beautiful. Would love to eat here again.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great crab cakes!
    markoMpa
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Fav Crab cakes were great! Along with Salad, & veggies! All Delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sammy
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The menu is consistent....watch out for the specials, they are a real treat!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Anniversary Dinner!
    Cag0916
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Wonderful restaurant, great service, great food and wonderful wine list. One of my favorite restaurantes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but not what I wanted it to be
    Mamma
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    My husband and I were looking for a new place to go to eat to celebrate our birthdays. We asked for a private table but were given a table overlooking the loud, noisy, busy casino. The waiter, Frank, was fabulous - very knowledgeable in wines and menu - personable but not overbearing. We were served homemade focaccia with dipping sauce which were both mediocre. My husband loved his dinner of chicken saltimbocca. My chicken parm was fair, didn't really care for the homemade pasta (undercooked) but the serving size was gigantic!! We did not try dessert, although the dessert menu looked inviting. All in all, I'd try it again, but not when hoping for a "romantic dinner."
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Ctmom
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The restaurant was excellent and the food was excellent. Our server was completely attentive and the manager of the restaurant also stopped by to make sure our meals were to our satisfaction. We did not do the live taping but we could enjoy watching it from our table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious and Classy
    Savannah
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We had dinner last night and were very pleased. We had reservations and were seated promptly. Our server was very pleasant. The food was great as always. The food came out in a timely manner and was hot and looked very appealing. It was delicious. We have come here quite often for lunch as well ad have enjoyed that too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SPORTVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    What can I say that I already haven't. My favorite place to eat at the Sands. Food is always hot and delicious. Love the different butter spreads every day. What a treat to eat here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 3sisters
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Enjoyed the great service, food and friendly staff. My seating request was perfect.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The salad choices are terrific.
    Smile
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I have tried the majority of their salads and added steak to them. Every salad is fresh and delicious. Their dessert menu is definitely the best I have seen in a long time. Each dessert is presented with class. The restaurant is definitely one of my favorites. Their menu is varied enough so you are not overwhelmed with choices. I love going back again and again.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Patricia
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Happy Hour was only at the bar and it was so crowded we were unable to get a seat or a table there. We carried our drinks to our dining table and were treated very well there. Our waitress (Danielle) was excellent. We will dine there again.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • plumberbob
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    great food and friendly service at a fair price.thank you
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet