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  2. Distance: 0.68mi
  3. Distance: 0.70mi
  4. Distance: 0.73mi

About Rustic Canyon Wine Bar

Rustic Canyon Wine Bar and Seasonal Kitchen is a neighborhood restaurant and wine bar located in Santa Monica. The regularly changing menu consists of Farmers' Market-inspired dishes along with a unique selection of boutique wineries from around the world. Rustic Canyon offers twenty options by the glass that rotate on a regular basis and an expanding list of small production offerings by the bottle. Every time you visit there will be something new to try!

(For party reservations larger than 5 people please contact the restaurant directly)

1119 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Californian, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 5:30pm - 10:30pm Friday & Saturday 5:30pm - 11:30pm

Cross Street:
11th

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(310) 393-7050

Website:
http://www.rusticcanyonwinebar.com/

Parking Details:
Valet and street parking.

Executive Chef:
Jeremy Fox

Private Party Facilities:
Rustic Canyon can be rented out for special events and gatherings.

Private Party Contact:
Anastasia Smith: (310) 393-7050

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Rustic Canyon Wine Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

3.9

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Groups (372)
Vibrant Bar Scene (315)
Late-night Find (118)
Great for Lunch (89)
Kid-friendly (55)
Great for Outdoor Dining (46)
Local Ingredients (37)
Creative Cuisine (32)
Great for Brunch (31)
Good for a Date (23)
Seasonal (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Healthy (12)
Casual (11)
Authentic (10)
Organic (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Tapas (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Cozy (6)
Fun (6)
Scenic View (6)
Business Meals (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Great Beer (3)
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Sunday Lunch (3)
Vegan (3)
People Watching (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 18, 2017

The food was very good. We felt we were a bit misled about how much to order (too much). When it's all about sharing, some plates are more filling than others and the best servers do a good job of explaining that and helping with decisions. But I would go back now that I can judge for myself.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on January 12, 2017

I was At the restaurant a year ago and really enjoyed the food. Was disappointed this time wasn't impressed by the main coarse options.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 10, 2017

Everything was excellent except the fact they forgot it was my partners birthday after calling then twice to remind them 2 days prior.

Tags: Hot Spot, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2017

Gr at variety of dishes styles and flavors. Attentive service not intrusive. I ter sting cocktails and wines

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2017

the ricotta dumplings and the chicken were very good but the service was not as attentive for fine dining.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Had the pre-fix menu on New Years Eve. A perfect 8 course meal with wine pairing. Not a bad dish served and pairings were perfect. Favorite dishes were the Pâté, Poached Oysters, and Root Vegetable Au Gratin, and Bananas Foster.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Experience was top notch BUT we were there on NYE and I don't believe OpenTable communicated that it was a $125 Prix Fixe menu. The app DID require a credit card to hold the reservation so felt a bit lured in.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2016

A wondrous tasting menu on New Years Eve is what drew us in. We were celebrating our 25 anniversary and wished to do so quietly, thoughtfully and with flavor luxury. Rustic Canyon's service held us very gently, with kindness and care. The options on the menu were many and wondrous. And--bowing with thanks to the kitchen--despite being a tasting menu, servings were generous: fun and easy to share without feeling sad you're not getting enough yourself! Plus the wine pairings: inspired and helped us to meet some new things we haven't tried before, which is always fun. LOVE. THIS. PLACE. [PS: Pozole, Pozole, Pozole.]

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Excellent attention to detail in food, service and wine pairing. Highly recommended. A special, "night out" experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 28, 2016

Delicious food, but our server was terrible. Luckily, the other fellow servers picked up his slack.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2016

Wonderful food and service. Love the tapas-type menu.

Tags: Great Beer
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 22, 2016

Excellent menu. Service delay between mains was lengthly.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 22, 2016

Second time at Rustic Canyon, and it was as wonderful as the first. The menu is diverse and surprising, the food is exceptional--creative without being overly challenging. My friend chose a polenta dish that had the two of us swooning, and I'm no polenta fan. The staff is lovely: friendly, exceedingly helpful and enthusiastic, but never intrusive. It's a warm, relaxed and delicious experience, from start to finish.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 15, 2016

Food was generally good and unique , but noise level was out of control , it was hard to have a conversation with friends sitting across the table.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 13, 2016

Ordered the porky chop, probably the best I've eaten. Endive salad was excellent as well

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Seasonal
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 4, 2016

Great find in SM! We love it and will return

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 1, 2016

Every dish we ordered was absolutely perfect, the way an expensive dinner should be.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 30, 2016

Truly an exceptional meal. Our server was helpful and each course that came out was a blend of extraordinary flavors. The food was different and inventive and ever so tasty. Lovely, clean lined decor and plenty of space between tables. Wow!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 30, 2016

Gotta try the honeycomb "ice cream"! It's ethereal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 27, 2016

Perfect place to celebrate a birthday! Great food and service.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 26, 2016

Superb food. We loved the dumplings and the duck breast! Wonderful chicory salad. Excellent wine choices. Expensive, but worth it for an occasion.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 26, 2016

The entrees were next level cooking. In particular, the roasted chicken with creamy polenta was out of this world - savored every bite!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 23, 2016

Great food and service! We love it here. It's always tough choosing what to order because EVERYTHING is amazing!

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 (Boise)·Dined on November 20, 2016

Our dinners were amazing! Great experience

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 20, 2016

I always think of RC in the fall, as I (for some reason) think more about eating seasonally then, and they did not disappoint. After getting some suggestions from our friendly and helpful server, we split the lavender almonds, an endive salad, a delicious spicy chicken stew, the cauliflower (slightly overcooked but still tasty), the duck, and (for dessert) the griddled brioche, and we enjoyed it all. PS - The wooden chairs get a bit uncomfortable over time, so try to get a booth -- think those seats are cushioned.

Tags: Seasonal, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 18, 2016

Food was good as always.
Way too noisy--difficult to talk.
Tables in middle are not good when restaurant is crowded. Acoustics
Are bad. Only good on side, back
Or in booth. Could not carry on conversation.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 17, 2016

Everything was very good, but there was one thing that kind of spoiled the evening. IT WAS SO COLD. I told the to turn off the AC and they did (for 10 minutes, and then it was on again)
I had my jacket on the hole evening. I will probably not return again, I hate freezing.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 15, 2016

Noisy, but if your priority is outstanding food I highly recommend it. We were a party of four, and every single thing we ordered had us in awe.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 14, 2016

MY HUSBAND AND I WENT TO RUSTIC CANYON ON A LAST MIN DATE NIGHT!! THE SERVICE WAS SO GREAT! FOOD WAS AMAZING! SO UNIQUE AND EVERYTHING WAS FANTASTIC. THE WINE LIST IS WONDERFUL!! GREAT SPOT!!!

Tags: Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 14, 2016

The food was good, but very pricey. The portions were tiny.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 13, 2016

Delicious food, pleasant service, on the pricey side and really expensive glass of wine!

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Casual
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 11, 2016

Limited menu selection and very slow service.
We had a party of four - our first course came out 20 minutes after ordering AT DIFFERENT times. Two of us got our appetizers at the same time, then the 3rd one came 10 minutes later. The last appetizer was served after the 3 of us finished our food. Poor timing from the kitchen!!!
We waited for another 25 minutes before we got our main dish. The manager came by to apologize for the slow service...but did not do anything extra (e.g. complimentary dessert or side dish, etc.) to compensate for their inadequacy.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 10, 2016

It is a very nice restaurant, some of the dishes were very good and some not so much...
They had two dishes that were gone already by the time we've been there.
we came with vegetarian friends, so we ended up ordering all the vegetarian options in the menu (beside the cheese plate), for 4 people, we needed to repeat two dishes to satisfied our belly :)

Tags: Casual, Healthy
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 9, 2016

I hadn't been to Rustic Canyon in many months and had forgotten just how good it is. We went pretty deep on the menu and ate way too much but everything was expertly prepared. Still thinking of homemade pasta with mushrooms....

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2016

Overall very good! We had the focaccia with burrata, Pazole, duck, lamb sausage, polenta and a passion fruit tart dessert.
Only feedback Id say is the rice with the duck was too salty, and the lamb sausage wasnt that great. Otherwise I was a big fan!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 6, 2016

very disappointing and we tried 3 times but I have found the LA times restaurant critic unreliable

Tags: Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Best meal I have ever had - food was incredible - great service and nice ambiance - only drawback is that it is very loud - but the food is so good that it overcomes the noise factor. The broccoli and braised greens had an amazing and savory flavor - the salmon was cooked perfectly - the potato purée and snap peas were a wonderfully tasty combination. I loved it!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Great food and service in cool neighborly setting. I loved it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2016

So much better than I remember. Service and food were excellent. Quality of ingredients unmatched. Noise level is high, must shout to be heard.

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vip
 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on November 5, 2016

My husband and I ate at Rustic Canyon with some friends this last weekend. We shared the chicken, which was outstanding, the pork, a side of polenta, broccoli, the beet salad, and a bread and burrata dish. We shared the honeycomb ice cream and the macadamia nut brittle ice cream (also outstanding). Everything was delicious, the service was warm and prompt, and the ambiance was casual, woodsy, and welcoming.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem
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