Rust Bistrobar

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Free of the usual convention, Rust Bistrobar is an intimate, casual cool dining destination. Rust offers an elevated menu with a focus on fresh locally sourced ingredients highlighting the seasons; best, encapsulating the essence of cooking from the heart and soul.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience4

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.

DW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great neighborhood restaurant that has incredible staff, service & food!👏👏🍷😎

MZ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

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!

J
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing venue !! Highly recommend the Lamb!!

JW
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

DS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

MD
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Ordered risotto was really salty but other than that good meal Service and majority of food is excellent. Great local place.

A
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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.

JG
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favourite spots in Burlington. Always a terrific visit. Great staff, great food.

J
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The osso bucco was amazing!!! 3 from our party had it.

c
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food...nice place. Staff were lovely.... enjoyable night

k
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! The hurrata was excellent!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We sat at the counter overlooking the kitchen and the chef was great and interacted with us. Highly recommend

SF
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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+

TE
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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!!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious!

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K
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fabulous find! Fantastic food and outstanding service. We will be back. Would highly recommend the scallop risotto and burger.

LC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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!

KW
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

1
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

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.

SG
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. Friendly servers, great cocktails and delicious food. Possibly the best burger in Burlington!

JJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous time and the food was amazing!

RH
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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 .

LM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favourite place to eat!
Filet mignon was outstanding - everything was delicious. Xo

BR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience3

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.

PM
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Second time there and another wonderful evening. Easily one of the best spots in Burlington. Great food, vibe and service. Will definitely return.

C
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

OT
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Service was fast. Food was excellent. 5$ Mimosas!

JS
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fantastic service. We went for my wife’s birthday and had a great time. First time going but we will be back!

H
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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.

OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Highly recommend!

1
Naples
10 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sunday brunch is great. Good food, good value, good service. It can get a little noisy but overall a nice place to eat.

RW
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

JO
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

CL
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

in my top 3 restaurants in Burlington/oakville area. fantastic food and great friendly service. love it

SR
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Rust is perfection! The service is great as well! Rust never disappoints!

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. We are never disappointed!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love this restaurant!