I’ve been to Rust a couple times. My first experience was awesome ie food was top notch and we loved our server; however, my second visit was not so good in terms of service. Our server was dismissive and was not very welcoming. We tried to engage in small talk, but he had no interest in having any interaction with us unless transactional. The restaurant was not busy, so it’s not like we were holding him up. Growing up in the restaurant business and having been a server myself for many years I know how important it is for patrons to enjoy their dining experience. The food is a big part of the experience, but in my opinion the service is equally important.
A great neighborhood restaurant that has incredible staff, service & food!👏👏🍷😎
Once a table was seated beside us our waiter completely forgot about us.. left the machine, had to rip my own copy of the receipt..no good bye or thank you have a nice evening, nothing. The female waitress we had last time was fantastic!
Such an amazing venue !! Highly recommend the Lamb!!
Everything at Rust was great. I made a reservation for two for Valentine's Day without seeing or dining their before. We were very pleased with our decision. The restaurant in located in a retail plaza but on the inside they do a good job transforming the space to feel like you're in a trendy downtown neighborhood. Our server was great and very professional. All the food was delicious we had a plank, scallops, osso bucco and lamb. Everything was great and plated very nicely.
Amazing food and service! Crab cakes were the best I’ve ever had! Great service from waitress who knew a lot about their products. Hidden gem in Burlington!
Ordered risotto was really salty but other than that good meal Service and majority of food is excellent. Great local place.
Only negative we were seated in right front of the washrooms, even with a reservation. Another couple came after us and based on observation they didnt seem to have a reservation and were seated at a better table. On a positives side was one of the best scallop appetizer and lamb dish we ever had.
One of our favourite spots in Burlington. Always a terrific visit. Great staff, great food.
The osso bucco was amazing!!! 3 from our party had it.
Great food...nice place. Staff were lovely.... enjoyable night
Great food and great service! The hurrata was excellent!
We sat at the counter overlooking the kitchen and the chef was great and interacted with us. Highly recommend
We sat at the kitchen bar for the first time and what a great experience! I truly enjoyed dining at Rust and will definitely recommend it to friends. Great atmosphere, wonderful cooking and very personable staff. A+
Amazing food, amazing service - highly recommended. Open style seating is a little loud though, so if you’re looking for quiet intimate conversation, save it for later. You’ll love the experience overall though!!!!
Will absolutely be back as soon as possible - 5 stars across the board.
I love the fact that this restaurant has taken a stance against using straws and this is why I chose to go here. Also I absolutely love the fact that they created such a unique vegetarian option!! It was such a nice change not to just have one option on the menu. I will be back!!
What a fabulous find! Fantastic food and outstanding service. We will be back. Would highly recommend the scallop risotto and burger.
Our table was close to the washroom, not ideal and every time the front door would open we would feel the draft of cool air across our feet.
Food was INCREDIBLE and the service was great.
Thank you and we will be back!
I take everybody I know to Rust. It's my favourite restaurant in Burlington. The food quality is impeccable and styling is innovative. Servers are all knowledgable and together it all combines for an amazing experience.
I (we) continue to enjoy Rust. I have commented on the noise issue in other reviews. Unfortunately it continues to be an issue. On Sunday the place was 1/2 full and still trying to carry on a conversation was extremely difficult. I recommend as I have in the past to bring in a sound engineer and have him install dampers/baffles to help lesson the noise level.
Love this restaurant. Friendly servers, great cocktails and delicious food. Possibly the best burger in Burlington!
We had a fabulous time and the food was amazing!
Rust continues to be a solid choice in Burlington but the menu needs a revamp. And quality doesn't seem to be the standard it once was.
Still better than most .
My new favourite place to eat!
Filet mignon was outstanding - everything was delicious. Xo
Have been here four times since it opened. Each visit the food has deteriorated to the point of even the pasta being under cooked. Excellent serving staf and all are polite and very pleasent. But at 25 to 50 a plate. perfection is manditory. yes they can remake meal but it distroys the dinning experience you are paying for. Aldo might be time to add some new dishes. Menue is limited which is ok but needs to change more often the the decade.
Second time there and another wonderful evening. Easily one of the best spots in Burlington. Great food, vibe and service. Will definitely return.
Love Rust - we live in Burlington and it's our favorite restaurant. Excellent staff, good food and on a Wednesday evening the restaurant was full. The news is out - go to Rust and see why it's a favorite place for locals.
Everything was great! Service was fast. Food was excellent. 5$ Mimosas!
Great food, fantastic service. We went for my wife’s birthday and had a great time. First time going but we will be back!
The restaurant was busy so quite noisy. Not the place to go for a quiet romantic dinner but if you’re looking for a lively atmosphere it’s a great choice. Food was excellently prepared and delicious.
Tuesday nite burger special was perfect. Love this restaurant. Always consistent with service and food. It’s our go to. So happy we found you.
Amazing food and service. Highly recommend!
Sunday brunch is great. Good food, good value, good service. It can get a little noisy but overall a nice place to eat.
Loved it!!!! My son and I are foodies. We love trying something different. This place has it all. I had the pepperdelle with wild boar ragu and my son had the rabbit. Both were fantastic. The service and ambience is amazing. Loved the open kitchen concept. The chef's prepare your food right in front of you. The fresh homemade pasta was being pulled through the pasta machine right in front of our eyes. They also have a wood pit for cooking steaks, burgers, etc. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS PLACE!!! This will surely be one of my favorite go to spots.
Excellent staff with a gourmet chef inspired experience in the north end of Burlington. Our friends are also foodies and were very impressed as well especially when the check arrived.
in my top 3 restaurants in Burlington/oakville area. fantastic food and great friendly service. love it
The food at Rust is perfection! The service is great as well! Rust never disappoints!
Great food. We are never disappointed!
We always love this restaurant!