Rustic Kitchen Bistro & Bar

Rustic Kitchen Bistro & Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.rustickitchen.biz/
  • Phone: 5708246600
  • 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 Food
Rustic Kitchen Bistro & Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
141 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (90)fit for foodies (68)good for groups (68)romantic (51)great for lunch (47)notable wine list (34)hot spot (34)neighborhood gem (29)late-night find (18)great for brunch (15)vibrant bar scene (13)kid-friendly (9)scenic view (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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.
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very enjoyable!
    Rainygirl
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    This was our 2nd time dining at The Rustic Kitchen. Both times we found the food to be well prepared and delicious. The servers are very friendly as well as very professional. A very enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    Mariamlsmaria
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Food is wonderful, prices good considering it's in a casino. Service wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food was fabulous and the service was outstanding. I will definitely return again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner
    DateNightforParents
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Dinner was great. I had the pesto gnocchi, which were slightly crispy instead of mushy. Very good. My husband had a shrimp and pasta dish made with 5 large shrimp. The beer and wine list were adequate. The complimentary focaccia and white bean dip was tasty. The manager made regular rounds throughout the night. Only regret is that we should have eaten later si that we could have gotten a peak at the cooking show.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific Meal and Service
    TkjtdaVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    As so many others have stated, try the rigatoni and meatballs and you won't be sorry. You'll also have plenty to take him for the next day! The appetizers are excellent as well. Also worth mentioning are the fried risotto balls and spring rolls – both excellent! The bread that comes with your dinner is also very good. The waiter and hostess with very pleasant and accommodating. It was our first time there but we will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friendly
    Frank
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We have dined at Rustic Kitchen on several occasions. We were impressed with the fact that all of the servers remembered us and greeted us with friendly conversation.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Every time we dine at Rustic Kitchen the staff are always very attentive. Food arrives hot and well presented.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kudos...take a bow!
    Sylv
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    This was my first time and enjoyed it. Nice restaurant, good service, good food. Best crab bisque ever! Gnocchi was also very tasty. Would recommend Rustic Kitchen to friends and family. Good job!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't say enough good things!!!
    AnnmarieH
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    First and foremost- the minute you walk in your in awe! the staff meets you as you enter. The service was most excellent. The food is to die food. Well cooked and a chef who cares what he cooks and the presentation was pretty cool. I first went to the restaurant and just had to return again. I tried the hanger steak and I'll tell ya- done to perfection. My daughter had the salmon and loved it. My husband tried the NY strip, again simply PERFECT!. I have recommend this restuarant and will continue to do so. great wine list too and always a pretty cool recipe for a matini. Don't mind paying a bit higher price for a good meal. Oh! got to try the Tiramisu & espresso. Thx Rustic Kitchen. Can't wait for the next trip.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never Disappoints
    Anissa
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Food is always top notch and fresh. Stopped in for my birthday and had a great meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The kitchen is second to none
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The kitchen has been a favorite of my wife's for quite some time now. Whenever we are in the Pennsylvania location, we can always expect a meal that is second to none and have never been disappointed. All of the servers are top notch and ready to assist with any concerns you may have.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our regular spot
    TNweeksVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Love it! Food and service were excellent, as usual. It's our regular weekend spot and is in a wonderful location. Can't wait to go back again and again and again!!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reservation
    tlk610
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Our group did have to wait about 15 minutes to be seated. That was the only issue. Once seated everything was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New favorite casino restaurant!
    Reaaa1210
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    My friends treated me to dinner and drinks here for my birthday and I didn't expect much, but I was happily mistaken. The chicken Marsala was excellent (with big portions too) and the watermelon martini (the special) was delicious. The appetizers were the perfect size and were great for the table. Coming from a VERY picky Italian family, I was a little worries about trying anyone else's sauce, but when I tasted my friend's pasta dish, I was happy to see the sauce was acceptable - not too watery or sweet. I'm definitely going here again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.