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The Rustic Spoon - Pleasure House, Virginia Beach, VA

The Rustic Spoon - Pleasure House

4.8
4.8
593 Reviews
$30 and under
Comfort Food
Partners and long-time friends, Ryan Hines and Jay Kulas believe that the most important moments in life are about building relationships and usually involve a great meal. Maintaining a friendship for over fifteen years, the two shared a common approach when it came to opening a restaurant - to create a warm and comfortable atmosphere for friends and family to gather, curate experiences and build meaningful connections.

Stripping away the formalities of the typical dining experience, The Rustic Spoon is serving up breakfast, brunch and lunch while focusing on quality local ingredients, family recipes, warm service and a relaxed causal ambiance. Rooted in family, friends and food they offer diners a one of a kind atmosphere to enjoy comfort food recipes with a modern and local twist.

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Comfort Food, American, Breakfast
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Daily 8:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (757) 937-8930
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Jamie Griffin
  • Neighborhood
    Virginia Beach
  • Cross street
    Independence Blvd.
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 593 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia

    Great for brunch

  • Virginia

    Neighborhood gem

  • Norfolk / Virginia Beach

    Best Value

  • Norfolk / Virginia Beach

    Great for brunch

  • Norfolk / Virginia Beach

    Kid-friendly

  • Norfolk / Virginia Beach

    Neighborhood gem

  • Norfolk / Virginia Beach

    Great for outdoor dining

593 Reviews
  1. PatriciaE

    Richmond

    109 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    109 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server Claire was great. The food was good, but it was very loud, hard to listen/talk. I will come back, maybe earlier next time without the crowds.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was Easter, the joint was jumping! Nonetheless, we had great service, great food , just a bit of a wait for it, and managed fairly well with conversing along with the high noise level.

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  3. Golfer12

    Richmond

    59 reviews

    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food herenis absolutely fabulous. From the breakfast to the handhelds to the salads. Everything is great. itnis very loud when the place is full so hard to hear each other.

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  4. Isep

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food and staff friendly and professional. Breakfast menu is extensive with creative offerings. You can dine outside when weather is nice.

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  5. Local

    Richmond

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food, atmosphere, and service. Melly was delightful.

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  6. JaySo

    Central Texas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    THE BEST BRUNCH PLACE! Highly recommended. The atmosphere is very nice and energetic. The servers and hostess was very very nice. Our server made sure we had everything we needed at all times. The food came out so fast and all of the food was sooo good! Great portions as well. I will be back often! Highly recommend!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always great food and a great place! Love coming back each and every time

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good veggie omelette! Good is not too hot that you can't drink it. Good service

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  9. BarbaraK

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had Excellent service, and shared an outstanding meal!

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  10. RABP

    Nashville

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    We have ate here several times and always had good food and service this time was just as good with a couple exceptions. We asked for more Bernice sauce, and when we received it, it was cold. They also charged extra per small plastic ramekin about a tablespoon full. We mentioned that it was cold to the waitress, said she was sorry, but it still remained on the bill which we were never told that it would be extra charge.

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  11. Live2eat

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went to the Rustic Spoon for Sunday brunch. Due to making reservations, my party was immediately seated. We sat upstairs. The noise level seemed loud at first but we quickly adjusted and were able to hold a conversation at our table. We were pleasantly surprised at how affordable the brunch menu items were. Everything we ordered was tasty. Will definitely be back.

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  12. FrankM

    Richmond

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Rustic Spoon rarely disappoints. We had a very nice meal ad superb service. We both again had the potato encrusted salmon, which we have had before. For some reason, it tasted like a heavy hand with the spicy mustard. A little to much for our liking. Not bad enough to send it back but a little less mustard would have made the salmon better. Corn chowder remains a great starter!!

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  13. RobinB

    Richmond

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    My dish had to be sent back and even after the second time it was not cooked correctly and by the time I received it my husband had finished his meal.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and drinks were amazing. We will be back again

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A good place to have a quiet dinner. We sat upstairs so it was far from the bar and quieter. Excellent service, good food, hospitable staff. Highly recommend.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome as always had Marry Me Chicken and my wife had Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms as entrees. We had crab dip as an appetizer it was to die for. Outstanding food and atmosphere all around.

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  17. RABP

    Nashville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    As always our meal was delicious and cooked perfectly. We missed having our server Zoe as she adventured off to pursue her photography, the server we had was sweet and kind. It was Valentine’s Day’s and I would had thought the restaurant would have been decorated with the theme or at least red roses in the vase on each table but there wasn’t. There was a good Valentine’s drink special menu that was offered and I had the strawberry valentine martini is was super good however the Old Fashioned drink was not as good and it was a short pour. Overall we enjoyed our dinner and as always we we continue to go to the Rustic Spoon and tell everyone about it. Thank you

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  18. Local

    Richmond

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious meal celebrating a birthday with friends. Food was fabulous; service was excellent!

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  19. Brock

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    On this night, I was looking for comfort food. I ordered and savored a short rib risotto dish that exactly hit the spot. I was able to converse with my friend. Danielle was attentive without being intrusive, and she could take a joke. The experience exceeded the price.

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  20. 50shadesofwine

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We very much enjoyed our brunch. Our server, Molly, was outstanding. The mimosa's were excellent. I particularly like being able to make a reservation, especially when entertaining out of town guests. I highly recommend The Rustic Spoon!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere was nice. The service was great and the food was delicious. Went for restaurant week had the firecracker shrimp wish they gave u more then 3 left u wanting more. Entree was the salmon risotto and green beans, salmon cooked perfectly. Dessert was the bread pudding very nice sweet treat. Will definitely go back

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  22. Frenchvanilla34

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My first time dining at Rustic Spoon for restaurant week. The food was delicious and I will dine there again!

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  23. JimC

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Didn’t realize it was Restaurant week when booking the reservation. When we arrived there was a line out the door and a hour wait. We were shown our table upstairs quickly and even though it was crowded, the noise was not bad. The waitstaff were all very attentive and the food was excellent. This is a very well run restaurant and we will definitely eat there again.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always have great food and service at the Rustic Spoon. It is our favorite restaurant and it did not disappoint with Restaurant Week. We loved it and Ashley was on point.

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  25. PeggyT

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I frequent the Rustic Spoon about five or six times a year. It is always consistently good, from the food to the service to the lovely people who work there. You just can’t beat it! I have taken friends there who enjoy it as well.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Server was attentive and nice atmosphere. Food came out timely and was good.

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  27. Local

    Richmond

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service by Molly and all staff was excellent. Shrimp and grits and sweet potato biscuits were delicious. Lovely experience! 5 stars ⭐️+

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Diane was great! The food could use a little more seasoning but otherwise we had a blast! Drinks were amazing!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Love the Rustic Spoon. Have ALWAYS had a great meal and the ambience and energy is perfect.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Quick service! I even got my soufflé pancakes quicker than expected.

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  31. KathleenM

    Richmond

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always fresh, hot, and delicious. Avocado egg’s Benedict is amazing!

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  32. MoBrowne

    Richmond

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ate at bar, excellent Happy Hour food, Logan is a good bartender also.

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  33. JenJ

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Snickerdoodle crème brûlée favorite flavor yet. Dinner cooked perfectly. Loved the holiday vibes

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  34. AnnC

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never disappoints! Brunch choices are plentiful. Make reservations unless you’d like to stand and wait for a table.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We made an early reservation which reduced the noise level nicely. The menu is always interesting. The crispy Brussels sprouts were enough for 4 to share and almost melt in your mouth. Two of us ordered Gnocchi, one mushroom one Cajun, which means we can enjoy it again tonight! Blackened salmon was also first rate. Aside from learning the proper turns when entering the shopping center, and the sounds of lots of people having a really good time, as the evening progresses, we love this place!

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  36. Zamil6

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere of the restaurant was great. The food had a tremendous flavor it was really satisfying. This is one that we will come again and again.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Server was so sweet and welcoming. Food was tasty, too. Noise was “moderate” because of loud parties near us. Would go again if in the area.

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  38. Golfer12

    Richmond

    59 reviews

    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing, drinks were perfect and service was on point!

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  39. Sandi

    Richmond

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is consistently delicious! Attentive staff with kind and caring attitudes! Love going here with friends for a great meal: breakfast , lunch or dinner.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waitress was awesome and on point. Food was delicious, Cajun Gnocchi! Love this place and we keep coming back.

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FAQs

The Rustic Spoon - Pleasure House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (757) 937-8930.

The Rustic Spoon - Pleasure House is rated 4.8 stars by 593 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Rustic Spoon - Pleasure House

1658 Pleasure House Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23455

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Independence Blvd.
  • Neighborhood
    Virginia Beach
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Daily 8:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Comfort Food, American, Breakfast
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Jamie Griffin
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (757) 937-8930
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