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Rustica Lounge Bar & Restaurant

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294 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 294 people are saying
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3.9
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4.3
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3.8
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall1food3service3ambience1

From the moment we walked in we were greeted by a angry valet service. Once inside we were greeted by the hostess told her we had a reservation. We asked if we could pls sit in a bigger table then 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. Otherwise everything was a waste of time and money never again.

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Kelsey
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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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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.

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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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vipTerriR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had always seen the restaurant on open table (the outside area always caught my attention). We ate inside and were not disappointed. The decor was modern and the food was fabulous. It stays on our list as a keeper which is saying a great deal given we are so close to NYC!

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RonaldE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Soon as we walked in we were greeted with great, relaxed and chill energy. Every table looks amazing, outside is beautiful with heaters. Food is phenomenal, drinks even better. One of the best restaurants in NJ. Servers are fun, and so down to earth.

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keithz
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my lady spent our anniversary dinner there and we love it more and more each time we go there
The food is top notch and the service makes you feel right at home
The drinks are also very good as well

If you get a chance I would definitely try Rustica and enjoy a night out

KM
vipKristinM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal under the tents outside. The food and the services were terrific, and we loved the whole setting! Everything also felt very covid-safe.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

I waited more then one hour for my food, which was overbooked. And took them another 2 hours to bring another plate of food. Horrible experience

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vipKavitar
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Our waitress was horrible. First she dropped water on 2 of us and then she never brought out the bread even though we asked 4 times. Luckily other waiters who weren’t ours did her job for her. The manager even came and asked what was wrong. Some people aren’t made for waiting. It wasn’t just us who had an issue. Same thing happened to the table next to us. Food and drinks were good.

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vipAnthony
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Very disappointed with this restaurant after the glowing reviews given by others. Make sure to check your receipt before paying as mistakes made by the waiter will remain ther unless brought to their attention. Even after pointing out that 1) we didn't order an appetizer being charged and 2) we didn't request bottled water they only removed 1 item and "gave us a cup of coffee on them". Also beware of the valet as they will ask if you wish to park in their VIP spots for $20 (extremely tacky) or force you to wait nearly 10 minutes to return your car from wherever it is they park people who do not wish to be VIPs. Finally - it's not always the best look when you're arguing with other customers and getting aggressive with them. It makes others around you uncomfortable and want to leave (but cannot because the waiter is no where to be found).

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I loved the Ambiance. My friend and I were seated in the Patio area and it was nice and quiet. Flowers, curtains and lights everywhere. The drinks were not much to my liking. We ordered two drinks and they were too strong for us. We communicated this to our server and she didn’t seem to care so we ended up ordering wine. The wine was good. I’m vegan and the selection is extremely limited. I ordered an appetizer (Brussels sprouts) it was delicious and a salad (Quinoa) it was great as well. My friend ordered calamari and she enjoyed it. My friend had pasta and asked if they had Vodka sauce, they don’t, we were a little taken aback by this since they have a bunch of Italian plates on their menu, so she settled for marinara sauce. The food was good. When it came down to dessert my friend had to ask if they had Tiramisu since the waiter didn’t give us the menu. I chose not to eat any dessert. I assumed they didn’t have anything vegan. There was plenty of street parking. They also have valet parking. The area felt safe. I don’t think I will return unless they introduce more vegan options to their menu. I chose this restaurant because it said “vegan” in their description. My bad for not checking the menu beforehand. My experience was very lukewarm. I believe it’s a good and chill place for ppl that don’t have any restrictions to their diet. The ambiance and decoration were my favorite part of the whole experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came for a nice brunch with my closest friends/family for a late birthday celebration. It was a great time. I love the aesthetic, especially the outdoors area. Food was great as well. I would definitely love to go back again!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a very nice evening in the outside dining section.

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Shannon
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good service at Rustica. Visar is always a pleasant host and our waitress, Sara was sweet and efficient

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MarissaM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I love this spot. We bring all of our friends here and especially love the jazz brunch! Drinks are always on point & aesthetic is so cozy yet posh.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Everything from the service (long wait for waiter) to the quality of food and drinks were subpar at best. I do not recommend this place and will not return.

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SimonaA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The ambient is great especially outside in the tent . Inside the restaurant is kinda too light for my taste .
Food was decent . They were very busy on a Saturday night so we had to wait a little bit for service , but the server and the waiter were very friendly and nice. Would definitely recommend, and we'll be back for sure .

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vipRIvervale4
New England
20 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and great food. COVID protocol excellent

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vipKathyp
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very pretty outdoor space decorated nicely. Food is very good,drinks are a bit expensive

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience1

We have gone to many times. Unfortunately
The last time went about a week ago gave us
A bad feeling . We had A 6:30 reservation
On a week night. We sat in the beautiful
Outside terrace. The service was poor .The
Food took way to long too come. 1 hour 1/2
To come . They offered us free dessert but
It was 10:00 pm by then. The husbands had
Work the next day...( all this was not the problem,
I made the mistake, ( after sitting so long ) of going to
The lady’s room. When I say LADYS ROOM) I wondered when I left! The doors couldn’t be
Closed..the place was dirty...sink sockets pulled
Out! If the health department had been called
It would have been closed. As much as we
Liked the Resturant in the Past..I hesitated to
Recommend it to friends because of the service
And shape of the BATHROOM!
Nancy and Rich Schiff
201-891-9949

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vipJustynaT
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it outside decorated so beautiful waiter was so pleasant

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time.

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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 294 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.