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Rustica Lounge Bar & Restaurant

3.9
324 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 324 people are saying
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Angelo
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The food was surprisingly bland and thus overpriced. It was our first and definitely our last time at Rustica. One big positive is their outside seating area which is large and nicely decorated. A shame that the food could not live up to that. I am not one to give negative reviews especially at a time when restauranteurs are still trying to recover from this past year but bland food is inexcusable at their prices.

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RomarioJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Need more staff members, the wait for food and the drinks were insane especially when I had the bottomless mimosas. Had to ask at least 5 times. Also the bathrooms were all broken.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

It’s really sad to see how this restaurant has went down hill. I’ve been there twice in the last 2 months and prior to Covid. I understand that many businesses are understaffed right now so I expected the service to be a little slower but was not expecting the standards to have changed so drastically. The food took forever (this time and last) and last night there was only 3 tables inside the entire restaurant… no excuse for that. My husband got the lemon chicken… it was horrible. I can’t believe it was a $27 meal. The chicken was rubbery and the “lemon sauce” wasn’t lemony and was clumpy… it was like Campbells cream of soup or something. I couldn’t believe it. The fettuccine was bland. I had to put a lot of salt on it just to give it flavor. Where was the garlic? The rustica salad and the calamari was good. I went to the restroom. It was disgusting!!! It smelled, had the toilet Paper roll sitting on top of the toilet. There was a hole in the wall. It also looks like they were working on electrical but why is the box open where I can see wires? Two employee were in the bathroom around the same time as me… they had to smell the bathroom and see that it wasn’t clean… why did they not do something? Is the Mgr not setting high expectations, do the employees not care or is this the new standard at Rustica? Again this wasn’t because they were busy. The hostess stood up front on her phone the entire time as she only seated 2-4 people in the almost 2 hours we were there. The waiter was nice but didn’t check on us until our meals were almost gone. Well my husband actually didn’t eat much of his. The Mgr gave us dessert but I wasn’t looking for something free…. What I’m hoping for is that the mgrs pay attention to all areas of the restaurant; in and out and that they set higher expectations or they will lose their business slowly. If you want amazing food and great service… go to Haven. It’s fantastic and the food and experience is consistent.

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MonicaD
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to Rustica last night to celebrate my 48th birthday with a group of friends. They have a beautiful garden space in the back with live music ( we were there on a Saturday ). My best friend and I arrived a little early and they seated us right away, which was nice. Our waiter was very attentive, we were never hurried, and drinks were refilled without a wait. The food was delicious! I had the brie for an appetizer, and the lamb chops for my main meal, both were excellent. And for dessert they brought me out creme brulee with a candle in it and sang. All in all it was a fabulous evening and I"m looking forward to eating there again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Attentive wait staff and good food. Pasta cooked perfectly. Cost a bit high (shrimp cocktail $18 for 4 medium sized shrimp).

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vipRichardL
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visar is the best. He strives to make sure your experience as well as your meal is memorable. I highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My go to place. Just check my Open Table history. Amazing food and even better service!! Love it here!!! Inside & Out!!

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JoseP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We cannot wait to go back. Amazing service and food.

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anonymous
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

be prepared not to have pricing on list of drinks, whether cocktails or wines.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
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
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time!!!

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Cathy
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible experience. Took 1 hour to get entree's. The fish was old and over cooked. Sent it back and they took it off the bill.
Waitress was mortified, but what could she do. The place was over booked and obviously, the kitchen was not prepared.
Never will I return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time,

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Veronica
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
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.

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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.

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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.

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

Birthday dinner

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vipSullynne
New York Area
53 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.

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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
34 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 😋😋😋

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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.

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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

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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 3.9 stars by 324 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.