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Rustica Lounge Bar & Restaurant

4.3
174 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Announcing that 5000 sf Rustica Garden Patio is open now. Beautifully designed for the best outdoor dining experience. 100 seating capacity with social distancing rules practiced. Operating hours : Sun: 10 am -10pm ( Brunch ends at 3 pm ), Mon-Wed-Thur: 5pm -10 pm
Fri: 5pm-12am ,Sat: 11 am- 1 am ( Brunch ends at 3 pm)
Reservations are recommended.
With 20 years of experience cooking in the finest restaurants, our chefs are excited to present their vision to you and all our guests. Our caring and committed staff will ensure you have a fantastic experience with us.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 174 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.7
ambience
4.2
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipZuckie
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific venue. Excellent food, service and live music

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vipalina
New York Area
113 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Many items were not available
Birthday dinner with my family - not even 1 candle

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my third time here since august! I absolutely love this place. The vibe, the food, everything. This time I took my mom & my aunt (who are the pickiest or women!!) so I was very nervous. I had been here before so I wanted to make sure I took them to a place where i KNEW it was good. Thankfully they LOVED it too! My mom was raving all the way home about this restaurant. I’ll obviously be back 😊

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skynettev2
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambience, food and service were on point! Will surely be coming back.

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vipEnjoyEating
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely place with great food and excellent service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience3

This restaurant allowed a couple to come in with a dog that was not a service animal and was out in the open. The dog was allowed to sit at the table in one of the chairs. This was extremely unsanitary and it was quite frustrating considering on Yelp it says no dogs allowed. I will never go back to this restaurant.

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Alejandra
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love that they have a patio to dine away from the traffic and people in the street. Food and service is great. Will be back with friends soon!

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CISCOV
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The ambience is outstanding staff was attentive and welcoming. Presentation of the food was outstanding. Lemon chicken was outstanding calamari was fresh lite and delicious. Duck was fantastic. Overall great restaurant will come again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The outside dining has been done beautifully. I loved the jazz as well. Jason was a very attentive waiter. It was a very good experience overall.

JM
JemM
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place and would definitely go back. I went for a birthday and the waiter was so attentive and had a great personality. The ambiance makes you want to stay all night. Fantastic

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience5

We were informed that the kitchen was backed up, which caused our appetizers and entrees to be exponentially delayed. Drinks also took long to be delivered. Our server was apologetic and gave our table a pitcher of sangria and a dessert on the house as means to placate the situation.

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vipJodiNYC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the outdoor dining oasis they created!!! The food and service was superb, will definitely go back!

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vipFaithK
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall1food5service2ambience4

We wanted to sit outside but it was very chilly. There were no outdoor heaters so we chose to sit at the bar. 45 for tuna tartare and 45 for filet mignon. They were very disorganized like they just opened. Not a great experience at all.

MJ
MylaJ
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely place. Food was amazing. Had a great dinner with my friends. Excellent service too.

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vipRAMDfortlee
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food. Kitchen a little slow in delivering. Wonderful, friendly, accommodating waitstaff.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience5

We sat down and told the waiter that this was our first meal at Rustica. He recommended the seafood so we ordered the seafood tower which took almost an hour to reach our table. In fact, we had the seafood tower after we had eaten our entrees. I had to order my drink twice because the waiter forgot the first time. I ordered the Caesar salad which the menu said would contain baby romaine lettuce and we revived regular romaine lettuce. Nothing special about the seafood tower. The cocktail sauce was too sweet, tasted like it was fresh out of the jar from the supermarket. Doesn’t compare to Biggie’s.

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GinaD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous setting! They were able to accommodate our party of 8. Drinks were delicious and the food was great! It came out so quickly! Our waitress was very kind and attentive.

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Chang
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor seating and service were so good! Food was delicious and the overall ambience was great and I would definitely go there again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It was good but not what I expected. The server just tried to get you to buy the more expensive food item on the menu. It was also a friends birthday and we brought a cake. We were charged an addition $30.. ridiculous.

TD
TonyD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, great atmosphere and service. One of the nicest outdoor setups I have seen. The new bar area remodel is very cool.

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vipLuv2eat
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We went there for my husband’s birthday dinner. The food and service was great. The ambiance was good and social distancing was being followed. Overall, good experience will go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

We should have looked at the regular lunch menu , we did not care for the brunch that much but we loved the ambiance!! next time we will try the waffles or salads or other options... the Jazz was a nice touch and the drinks were gd!

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great courtyard, and lovely martinis.
Always a great spot.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience5

We had a wonderful evening my husband and I. The ambience was great outdoors and we enjoyed our date. The food was good but not great. We enjoyed drinking our bottle of wine and our time away from home.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular place. We felt at peace, very welcoming.

JK
vipJenniferK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and service at Rustica. I will definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Upon arrival I was impressed with their outdoor decor it was Great and trendy. Live instrumental was best touch to the restaurant. Food and service was 5 stars

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow Rustica! Well done on creating such a cozy setting! I’ve always been a fan of the decor, but I was so impressed with the thought put into creating an oasis away from the current situation! The service was great, our server did not rush us and was really nice. The food was fantastic. I’m glad I chose Rustica from my first dining experience in 5 months!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was very friendly and professional. Very attentive as well.

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vipIngridC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Rare & unpleasant smell in the seating area and food was mediocre, not great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great, highly recommended !!

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Rcastro52
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience! Food was good and service was fantastic.

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vipness8749
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The way they have transformed their outdoor dining to accommodate during these times is outstanding! Perfect place for a date night or any occasion.

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vipAmandaC
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Underwhelmed by the food. If you want a beautiful patio to spend time on, this is your place! If you want a delicious meal, consider going elsewhere!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The bottomless mimosas service and the food lend to an amazing brunch

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife’s birthday

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outside area is just beautiful. The live jazz at just the right level. The food is simply delicious and very high quality. Best filet mignon we ever ate it was cooked to perfection and like butter! The service was great and the cocktails were on point!

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TNDA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Rustica Lounge to celebrate my fiance's birthday. The outdoor dining was very nice and the food and drinks were delicious!

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MART
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved it....service was great- loved the jazz music- great night%!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food, small food portion size, I typically eat salads for dinner, but this salad was TINY! I had to order a side of fries afterwards since it was not filling, but at the same time, I’m not big on dessert. Ordered a side of shrimp with my salad and only 3 were served. Great service. They sat my party of 2 need to the kitchen door and the common walking area, was not very pleased with that, but at the same time I did not say anything either. I would suggest using that seating as a last resort, there were so many open tables and they sat me at the highest walking area. Over all good experience minus the seating location.

FAQs

Rustica Lounge Bar & Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (201) 313-0802.

Rustica Lounge Bar & Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 174 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.