The Rusty Face

4.7
29 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Mediterranean coastal fare showcasing bright, flavorful tapas prepared over charcoal and inventive craft cocktails. The Rusty Face features an abundance of plants to complement its rustic euro chic features and art walls.

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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 29 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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4.7
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4.6
ambience
4.5
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Noise · Moderate
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vipSalvatoreT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great new place in Williamsburg Brooklyn. This is my 2nd visit and it was great. Fantastic food. The steak was high quality meat.

I would highly recommend.

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Katymom
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nicely furnished, with a good menu including Tapas. The service was superb. We found the noise level too loud however management responded when we requested a lower level of music.

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Chrisk
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place was perfect for my first evening back in the city. I got the octopus which was perfectly cooked, the grilled seasonal vegetables, and the mushrooms. Everything was so good - the food was delicious and well portioned. The staff was very friendly and attentive. The entire experience was ideal. If I could afford to eat there every day I would. I will definitely be back.

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vipNinaR
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing!!! All of my coworkers were so pleased with everything they sampled. The service is amazing as well. Hands down one of my favorite places in Brooklyn!

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alishec
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Rusty Face never fails to deliver GREAT, fresh, made-from-scratch food. The service is amazing, and we ALWAYS feel personally acknowldeged and welcomed by the manager (or owner?) We love the Rusty Face.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Beirut/Lebanon
6 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks, order old fashion at the bar where you can watch. Great ambiance, food and service!

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NahiS
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Large variety of food. Delicious. Great service. Would definitely go again!

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RichM
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and there service was great. Would definitely recommend to others.

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JosephJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dined outside on a comfortable evening with heaters, very pleasant set up, good for talking

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MattH
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took great care of us for our anniversary. Thanks!

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KSin
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really fun vibes that just got amplified as the evening went on. We sat outside but it was bumping inside. Had the best server we’ve experienced in quite some time. She accommodated a vegan and was quick to make great recommendations. Will be back!

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GNYC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, great food and nice interior design. Cocktails are overpriced, very small deserts selection but definitely will back again.

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

Amazing tapas and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was amazing! The food was really good

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alishec
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is very straightforward, unfussy food that is prepared to perfection! With so many pretentious offerings in Williamsburgs, and so much overpriced, mediocre food, this place shines for its Mediterranean menu and astounding standards of great preparation. Everything came out super fresh, beautifully plated and absolutely delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a birthday celebration and sat outside. Great food and service

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vipCaitCait
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow we had such a phenomenal meal here! The food was amazing and the service was so lovely. We came with our two small children and everyone was so great to us. Our children eat octopus, squid, etc so this is a good spot for us, if your children don’t then be advised it’s more adult cuisine. Our daughter broke a glass as well and everyone was so nice about it. Can’t say enough wonderful things and we hope to come back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and good food . A little pricey.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Ok food and cocktails, but seriously overpriced for what it is. $19 cocktails in Brooklyn is borderline offensive. Tapas was average, but not amazing. With so many amazing places in the neighborhood I personally will not be returning. The venue needs to rethink its pricing.

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vipKelMoo
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Good: Delicious food at relatively great prices.

Bad: Really poor service and inattentive staff. No A/C… in New York… in the middle of summer.

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

The Rusty Face is one of a kind place, with great service, food and music! I will definitely go back soon!

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vipDiningForOne
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE this place. This is my second time here. But this time I brought my grandmother for a belated birthday lunch. Everything was amazing. She loved it. I’ll be back AGAIN! Very soon

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service!

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vipLucy
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can say a lot about The Rusty Face. Suffice to say I WILL BE BACK...OFTEN! There are a ton of great places to eat in Williamsburg. I eat at many of them often and have my favorites. The Rusty Face is now at the TOP OF THR LOST! Everything about the experience was great. I knew it was a newer restaurant so wasn’t expecting the perfection I experienced. Admittedly, I ordered almost every appetizer on the menu, and good thing because (well I’m enjoying leftovers as I write) I have lots dor which to evaluate. The food was perfectly seasoned. The char on the octopus was balanced well with acid. If I have to pick a favorite dish it is the octopus. The zucchini chips were crisp and NOT greasy. The calamari was not chewy and perfectly battered and fried. I also had the mushroom...the char on the mushrooms made for the perfect accompaniment or entree. I ordered a well-balanced cocktail that really made for a wonderful dining experience. The icing on the cake was the hospitality, I won’t say service because it was hospitality. We felt as though we were dining at a friends house who wanted to ensure we were comfortable, pleased and had everything we needed/wanted. I can’t believe I didn’t get our waiter’s name (yeah, I’m that person chatting up with folks).The bigger cherry, the host bought us an aperitif. It was the perfect punctuation to a fantastic dinner!!
The Rusty Face gets everything right!

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vipCARLOS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and amazing service. Try the dorado, mushrooms, ceviche, AND baklava! So good!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and drinks. Was very loud with the live band and the seats inside were very closely seated together.

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ChristaMarie
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shrimp saganaki was to die for!! Pretty decor inside and socially distanced tables.

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AmandaC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will definitely come back here! Great food & drinks and nice ambience. Fun music and kind staff.

FAQs

The Rusty Face offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (347) 335-0006.

The Rusty Face is rated 4.7 stars by 29 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.