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Rustica Lounge Bar & Restaurant

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313 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Rustica Is Now Serving At Newly Built Skylight Winter Garden. City Approved Strong Steel Structure with Beautiful Skylight Windows . With 150 People Capacity Suitable For Any Kind Of Events And Gatherings. Hospital Grade Hepa Filtered Ventilation And Air Circulation Fans. Infrared Heaters In Every Pergolas Addition To Newly Installed 170 K Btu Central Heating Unit. Insulated Privacy/Covid-19 Dividers Between Every Tables! Covid-19 Precautions In Place.

Skylight Winter Garden Operating hours :
Sun: 11 am -11pm ( Brunch ends at 3 pm ), Mon-Wed-Thur: 5pm -10 pm
Fri: 5pm-12am ,Sat: 11 am- 12 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 313 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The place was amazing, everything was on point. a little disappointed they didn’t have the tomahawk steak. But ok overall

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time,

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Veronica
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I don’t like to shame others, but unfortunately i came out very unsatisfied. This restaurant needs a lot a lot teamwork, & need to work on communication. I had issues with my table twice and It was not even busy. Food was great but money wise it wasn’t worth it. Otherwise, vibe was great & decoration looked amazing. It is a big shame.

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vipPauletteK
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wonderful service and good food. Loved the music. Will return.

EM
vipElizabethMur
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Ambiance is amazing. Drinks are great. We had grilled octopus for appetizer, it was delicious. By time we were done with it we realized that they never gave us a sauce that it comes with. My partner had duck which he said was delicious. Also ordered Parmesan fries, which was literally just fries with few shavings of Parmesan cheese drizzled on top. I on the other hand was severely disappointed with tuna steak. Tuna steak was sesame crusted, I ordered it rare so it was barely cooked as I like it, the issue was that sesame seeds were so charred and bitter they tasted like charcoal, I had to literally peel them off. The sauce for tuna was extremely bitter and unpleasant. It came with side of cous cous, and it was horrible. It was so dry and crispy and resembles dried up, chopped up hay; tasteless as well.
Two of the desserts we wanted were not available. The third option of the chocolate mousse was just meh and the slice was tiny. Overall the place is just ok. Ambiance and vibe is nice, drinks are nice but food is hit or miss.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They quickly accommodated my party of 7. Food was delicious! Portions are just right. Decently priced for an upscale type of restaurant. Will definitely recommend and return.

LG
LatifahG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great ambiance and atmosphere Tomas was a great host for my bday brunch

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vipMondaybrunch
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Brunching with friends

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vipLuv2eat
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

They were out of 3 items we wanted to order.

MA
MuriameA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

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vipSullynne
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Overpriced for average food unfortunately. Nice interior decor

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Tony
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

We both got multiple mosquito bites in the outdoor (enclosed) dining area. Tough to enjoy the dinner when you are on the menu yourself…

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

The service was horrible. Food came out iced cold twice.

KV
KaterynaV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great ambiance, wiater was amazing. But it was way to quiet. Jazz ended at 10pm and then it was just silence... would liek it more lively.

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RolandoP
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I have been in Rustica twice already in the past year during the pandemic and each time we felt safe and the service and food was excellent. We will come again and hopefully soon.

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vipRobert
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lamb chops were amazing drinks were spectacular but the staff is the key to this place on point all the time attentive and knowledgeable.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience3

Birthday celebration I didn’t a chance to sing Happy Birthday after I specify with directions. waitress kept taking long in waiting for our service .the place it’s beautiful but the service was very delay with our order and drinks

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LisaD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was very impressed with the interiors. The outside dining area was amazing, brightly colored. Our server was lovely and the food was very good and well prepared. Our cocktails were good, but a little pricey. Other than that, it was a lovely evening for us and we will be back again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brie was 😋😋😋

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience1

From the moment we walked in we were greeted by a angry valet service. As if we knew what to do , since the entrance was a bit confusing . Once inside we were greeted by the hostess, told her we had a reservation .We asked if we could please sit in a bigger table than the small ones they offer for two! The response was attitude followed by we cant seat you in a bigger table ( mind you the place was empty). Our server was the best part of the dinner as he was attentive and kind. To top it off our table was very tight fitted. Me and my husband could not move out a bit to have leg room .Otherwise everything was a waste of time and money never again.

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Kelsey
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ambiance !! Will definitely come back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my sisters birthday and it was such a nice experience. The lychee martini was amazing. The server was so nice and attentive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was good, but expensive and the ambiance very pleasant. The service became inattentive. It looked like a mistake was made in one of the desserts, but nobody was around to ask and we decided have it anyway. The dessert menu has no pricing, which seemed odd, plus it took a while to get dessert.

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Francescab
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lychee martini was delicious. Beautiful ambiance and the pasta was delicious!

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Jessicad
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I ate at Rustica for my birthday brunch. I was really looking forward to the Jazz performance,unfortunately from our outside seated area we were deprived of the music. There was a complaint made by a tenet at the building next door. Other than that I had a wonderful time.

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AmaW
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was so amazing. The staff seemed like they needed more servers. But Herbert was an amazing waiter!

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Beachpeach
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience5

The food and ambiance is outstanding. Our waitress made a lot of mistakes. I don't know if she was new or not, but if I go to Rustica's again I would request not to have her wait on us. She was a very sweet girl but not a good waitress.

I also think 8.00 for valet parking is outrageous!

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IvonneS
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time there, went for my daughter's graduation and I loved everything about this place. Food and cocktails were delicious. Will come back again and again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We waited almost an hour and 30 min Just to get our food. Place was NOT crowded. Food portions were very small

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We came here for Father's Day. We were seating inside only to be told that the ac was not functioning properly and welp by not functioning properly I mean it was 86 degrees in the restaurant. After multiple complaints not only from my family but other guests too we were finally seated outside. But as we sat at our table the service was really slow and we found ourself often with empty glasses no one would come refill not even our water. We talked to the manager about how unhappy we were yet there was no apology no free round of drinks or appetizer nothing. We spent 520 dollars on mediocre service and meh food.

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MariaelenaQ
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Second time coming to the restaurant I was here last year and I really enjoyed myself we sat outside and although it was a bit warm it was and it was really nice experience service was absolutely amazing food was Exquisite not sure what happened this time around . The restaurant itself is beautifully decorated it's very rustic however it was so hot !! it was impossible to eat comfortably. we decided to eat in doors on Father's Day seeing as the weather was so hot outside. we should have eaten outside - we would have been better off. the service was not great - I guess they were shorthanded. we had to return to meals to the kitchen because steak / tuna were overcooked. Again would have given better rating but AC NOT WORKING + FOOD WAS DISAPPOINTING

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AminataK
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome setting and food!! Great service 👏🏾 Would go back!

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vipLuv2eat
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Overall, the food and the service were good. However, they have installed a plastic cover in the outdoor space making the heat unbearable under the tent. It is more comfortable outside the tent.

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DianaK
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Very beautiful ambiance. Similar to a garden/Forrest. The service was fast and our waitress was very sweet and attentive. The menu I wish had better descriptions of each plate we ordered beef but it can in very thin raw slices which we didn’t expect. But other than that the rest of the food was very good and highly recommend for a girls brunch, birthday or first date.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Rustica!! The food is delicious and the service outstanding! The Hibiscus Martini is the prettiest drink, and super tasty. Saturday night live music is another plus.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I felt like I was being rushed during dinner. The waitress told us to order everything first and when we were eating apps the dinner came out. They put my steak under a heat lamp and it was dry and overcooked when I was ready for it. It wasn’t worth it for me

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience5

Our server had too many tables and you should really put on the menu all the things that come on a plate, I received three things with strawberries when I’m allergic.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Accomadated our whole group perfectly a little hot but overall fantastic service

OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy the restaurant and the ambiance

KB
vipKarenB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

So it was my first time there. We were a party of 5 for Mothers Day. When we first sat down we noticed how much the table reminded us of being on a cruise the way it rocked back and forth. It made us dizzy so the waiter got us another table, rather than moving us to a different table. That took a while. We finally ordered apps and then it took a while to order dinner. It was loud in there. And the ladies bathroom only has two stalls, so by 9pm, there was a line as if I were at a bar rather than a restaurant. On top of that, one of the wood stall doors fell completely off track and me and another girl were left holding it trying to put it back on before finally giving up. Kinda cheesy & dive bar like. The food was good but overpriced

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You can order delivery directly from Rustica Lounge Bar & Restaurant using the Order Online button. Rustica Lounge Bar & Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (201) 313-0802.

Rustica Lounge Bar & Restaurant is rated 4 stars by 313 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.