The Rustic Spoon

4.9
243 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.
What 243 people are saying
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DebraD
Richmond
1 review
Dined 10 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a gem.

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AshleyH
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simple amazing! Awesome food and service. Loved the Ambience.

WB
vipWilliamB
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are always amazing.

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vipCRF1
Richmond
125 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great restaurant week visit

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KevinW
Richmond
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped by the Rustic Spoon last night with another couple for dinner. We ordered from the restaurant week menu. Wow - every appetizer, main course and dessert we ordered was fantastic! The staff and service was excellent. Highly recommend the Rustic Spoon.

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Judy
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the food--very good. Server was very friendly and took good care of us.

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ConnieAliceReview
Richmond
47 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Disappointing. Food was OK and while I under Covid staff shortages, we were seated for 25 minutes before anyone so much as said "your server will be with you shortly. " It got worse.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

First time there and enjoyed a nice brunch with my sisters. Def will come back.

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LarryW
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and friendly service!

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vipRoseH
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is so fresh and delicious! Our server Amanda was welcoming and helpful - such a fabulous restaurant!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot for me and my friends to get together relax and have good discussions over amazing food 10/10!

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vipAmyZ
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Lovely, rustic decor. Tables spaced apart. Upstairs loft is light and airy. I beautiful spot for dining. Overall experience was very nice. I think we came a bit late for lunch, and it showed a bit in the freshness of the food, but nothing was bad. It all had a good flavor. Just not the expected level. I really do love this restaurant, though. Our server was adorable and professional. The downstairs seating area, in particular was lively and energetic. People seemed happy and enjoying themselves.

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ToniT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My late husband took me to this restaurant for the first time for my bday last year so for his birthday today I went with friends in his honor. Food was delicious, mimosas were plentiful. I plan on having a group for brunch for my upcoming birthday in April!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Monte Cristo! Great service!

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ShereeM
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has become one of my favorite restaurants. The food, service and ambiance are A+. We will definitely be back soon.

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JessW
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were amazing! Definitely will come back my next time in Virginia!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 2nd time. Food was DELICIOUS and the SERVICE from Tony was GREAT. I mean WOW! Tony was knowledgeable, prompt, and cheerful. The menu was exciting and the food was extremely fresh. Cocktails did not disappoint either. Meal portions were perfect (on the larger side without being tooo big). Love that it’s local and family run. Keep up the great work guys! WE WILL BE BACK.

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vipcarolyno
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was superb. Shelley was an excellent server and the Monte Cristo and Scotch Egg were excellent. It was our first visit snd we will be back with our friends and family.

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BrandonHines
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff and food were amazing as always. No wait for a table and the food came out quickly. I’ll definitely be back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

just a little noisy, but everything was great. greg was an amazing server. the strawberry sorbet mimosa was amazing as well.

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KaterC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious brunch in a cozy, charming atmosphere. Good prices and substantial portions.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve dinner with friends! Service and food were on point ! Can’t wait to return !

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AprilS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always! The staff is friendly and accommodating. The food was spectacular 😋

OT
OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. We'll definitely be back.

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AndrewM
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. The gnocchi was to die for!

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FrankD
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Unfortunately they were out of several menu items, which i thought strange but…. I went with another item. Good news was that everything in the menu is good so it worked out.
Great service by Kat.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our evening was SO memorable!

Typically we would not go out to eat during the week, but decided to celebrate our Anniversary on a Wednesday evening.

The manager, waitress, and chef were all absolutely amazing! We love this little place! The atmosphere is so inviting and romantic. The food is to die for!

We can’t wait to go back! Thank you so much for making our Anniversary dinner unforgettable. You guys really do a great job! So thank you!

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Foodie
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun holiday drinks and absolutely scrumptious food! Top breakfast spot in Hampton Roads!!

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AshleyK
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend. Food and drinks were delicious. Service was fantastic as usual!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Will definitely be back.

JW
JWoo
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Busy Sunday so noise and what not was to be expected. Excellent food and drinks.

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Stella
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Avocado eggs Benedict the best!!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!! Good food and great drink menu

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vipCRF1
Richmond
125 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, attentive staff and excellent table service

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VictoriaG
Richmond
17 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food and service were fantastic. The only complaint is it was very loud.

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PeterB
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent meal and personalized touch as Nicholas (owner) visits tables and does everything he can to make the meal a pleasurable experience

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Ambiance was great, staff was pleasant but the food was surely worthy of the cost.

WB
vipWilliamB
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and always a friendly staff.

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ShanelB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated next to the fire, which was perfectly cozy for such a cold day. The variety of options for food was perfect. One of us wanted breakfast and the other lunch and we both had options! I will be back.

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LarryW
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time customer, lived up to the hype, nice selection of specials, very friendly staff. Portions were large! Will definitely be back soon!

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The Rustic Spoon is rated 4.9 stars by 243 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.