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About Permanently Closed - Rustic Kitchen
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Rustic Kitchen in Boston, Massachusetts is a bistro and bar that features locally sourced dishes, many of which are based on what is in season. You could begin with tuna tartare or oysters on the half shell, veal meatballs or lemoncello shrimp cocktail. A variety of salads is available as well.
Rustic Kitchen offers a selection of comfort food like the veal meat loaf, slow braised pork shank and a variety of pasta dishes like shrimp & artichoke spaghettini and egg noodles with savory meat sauce. Seafood lovers will enjoy dishes like the roasted mustard crusted salmon, maple mustard glazed halibut and pan seared diver scallops. You might also try a steak cooked to order or a hand-made pizza at Rustic Kitchen.
Boston, MA 02116
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
$30 and under
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Home of "The Cooking Show" airing now on Xfinity! Every Friday evening live from our broadcast kitchen studio, Chef Liz Bramwell hosts an intimate and lively live cooking show for 22 guests. Tickets must be bought in advance @ www.TheCookingShow.tv
There is valet as well as a parking garage on site at 200 Stuart St @ the Revere Hotel. Restaurant validation brings parking price down to $10.00
Private Party Facilities:
We offer private function space. Please call for more information.
Private Party Contact:
Lauren Stellato: (617) 423-5700
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Rustic Kitchen - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews
I was impressed with Rustic Kitchen and will definitely go back. When we arrived at the restaurant we were brought to our table but unfortunately our server was unaware that we were in her section. After 10-15 minutes we went to the hostess and asked about our server. She immediately came over to us and was very apologetic. They sent us two appetizers to us as an apology which was more than generous. Once the initial issue was solved, we had a great meal and the service was excellent. The fact that the management handled the minor issue in such a positive way demonstrates that they care about service and making sure they go above and beyond. I will be going again.
My husband ordered the fillet migon medium and it came with burn marks on the outside and severely overdone on inside. We had theater tickets so there was unfortunately no time to send it back. My wasabi mashed potatoes were green but had no spice or heat. The tuna appetizer was good and portions were large. My beverage wasn't filled but my nut allergy was accommodated well, but our servers knowledge of menu and specific ingredients lacked.
We loved this restaurant and it's no surprise it's rated so highly! The service was excellent and friendly, our waitress Jody made great recommendations. The food was so delicious and we loved the interesting drink list! You can't go wrong with anything you order. Looking forward to going back for more.
The man who called to confirm my reservation was gracious and very kind when I had to change times due to an unexpected work issue.
Just ordered appetizers and pizza. The calamari and veal meatball appetizers were outstanding. The brick oven pizza was perfect. Great looking menu. I would go back. It's casual and a great after theatre restaurant.
A happy find! No pressure...not too fancy....just really good food.
The Rustic Kitchen has a wonderful ambiance and seems classy and for lack of a better word, rustic. The food was mediocre and the menu did not give a complete description of what you were ordering. The bread was good, but cold and overall it was overpriced. There may be some good items on the menu, but I will most likely not go back there due to the expense and I live outside of Boston. It is conveniently close to some clubs if that is what you intend to do after dinner. Best of luck!
Great food, the handmade pasta was excellent and we enjoyed the eggplant appetizer. The short rib stroganoff was very good. I wasn't that fond of the shrimp & artichoke spaghettini, the capers and pickled artichoke give it a weird flavor. The chocolate mousse cake for dessert was also excellent. Service was also fantastic!
We ate here because we were wandering around the Revere Hotel and someone happened to be walking out of the restaurant. Otherwise, we probably would have missed a very delicious - and very hearty - dinner. We were sitting side by side in a banquet facing the bar, which gave a fun view of the goings on.
Lots of choices (the pastas are fresh) with a substantial wine list.
Our server was a little scattered but friendly.
We'd definitely come back and recommend Rustic Kitchen.
Food was outstanding from start to finish. Incredible roasted date salad (stuffed with blue cheese).. entrees were delicious with generous portions. I had enough stuffed Haddock for a whole other meal. Interesting drink menu. Sadly, we were too full to try dessert but next time, will make sure to save room.
We had a group of 6, and had a great time. Ordered a host appetizers and all were great. Main courses good. Wine list divided in 2: the affordable $25-50 a bottle (hadn't heard of hardly any on this list, but found a good one upon hostess recommendation), and a $80-$150 list...I knew all of these, and they were pretty much the typical restaurant price, not cheap, but not more expensive than other restaurants. Atmosphere was very fun and lively.
Arrived early to a friendly greeting. Although"our" table was ready, we were invited to sit at the bar to decompress. Liked a booth we saw in the lounge and requested it. Of course! It was ours. Service by Jodie was exceptional. She was knowledgeable, friendly, professional, and gave great recommendations. We did not feel rushed although we could have been, since it was a Saturday evening. Had a nice selection of wines and prices were reasonable. All in all, a great find. Will definitely return next time we're in Boston.
We have been to Rustic Kitchen many times and I believe that in the past it has been much better. We were a group of three and most of the dishes were quite good. However, the menu never seems to change and we were never told of any specials. I myself have a very limited diet so it is hard for me to judge. Our mussel appetizer was delicious however we asked if it was at all spicy and were told no. It was a bit spicy. My son enjoyed his steak. I didn't care for my Tuna entree, however like I said my diet is limited and I need to eliminate some parts of it. I don't have a lot of choices in this restaurant. My husband enjoyed his entree somewhat (a salad with fresh tuna, he also found the tuna somewhat bland). Dessert (chocolate cake) was great. I was a tad surprised when it took a very long to take our order and then a long wait for the appetizers. Before we could finish our appetizers however, the entrees were served. That was odd. The waitress was very nice, not sure what went wrong. It wasn't overly crowded.
Great spot for an older couple that wanted a reasonable place with a good bar and menu to have a relaxing dinner before going to the theater about two blocks away. My wife arrived early and ordered a drink at the bar. We then went into a cozy booth for dinner and had excellent service from a courteous waitress. Food was excellent and timely and we left in plenty of time for the opening curtain. Location tip: the entrance is just across the street from the old parking garage on Stuart Street that charges moderate rates.
We had been to the Rustic Kitchen once before and this experience was completely different than the last time. A member of our party told our waitress that she had a nut allergy. It wasn't until halfway through the appetizer that our waitress mentioned that the food may have nuts in it.
In this day and age how can any waitress or waiter neglect that fact? Fortunately our friend was ok.
The food was subpar. The steak was overly charred, the fish was bland and the rest of the food was under seasoned.
Nothing memorable about the food, service, or the ambiance. Proximity to the theatre district is probably why this place was crowded. The food isn't bad, but it isn't worth coming back for. Rather uninspired dishes that feel like they could be on the menu at the Cheesecake Factory.
Every year my family goes to the Holiday POPS and Rustic Kitchen for dinner afterwards. The service, food, and ambiance is PERFECT... not too loud, which I think is so important for a good dining experience. The staff is so attentive and kind. After asking a quick question on one of the specials I was given a small sample of the soup, which was beef stew. DELICIOUS to say the least. One in my party got the Beef Stroganoff, which he said it was the best he's every had. Can't wait to go back again... hopefully before the next holiday season!
We landed at The Rustic Kitchen because it was available and nearby. What a lucky coincidence. The caesar salad was spectacular - so full of garlic that I didn't even complain about no anchovies. It was large enough to share if you were having an entree, but next visit, I'll get it again with chicken or shrimp all for myself. Our sandwiches were good - nice bread and generously filled. Fries were tasty as well.
Our waiter was attentive and helpful. The only issue for us was the noise level, but we're old and like things a bit more quiet than most. There seemed to be lots of tables celebrating while we were there, so I'm guessing it's a good spot for a group year round.
Our party of four had dinner at the Rustic Kitchen before attending the theater nearby. The theater offered discounted parking in the 200 Stuart Street garage above the restaurant that was long enough to accommodate both our 5:30 dinner reservation and the show. Very convenient on a rainy night. The restaurant was busy with regular diners and holiday events, so the service could have been a little more attentive. But, we enjoyed our meals and the show.
Visited this restaurant mid-week and enjoyed the meal. Had the limoncello shrimp cocktail appetizer and still trying to figure out where the limoncello was used. Salads and entree's were good. Bartender may need to brush up on drink types and portion control - I ordered a vodka gimlet straight up and received a martini glass full of vodka with a lemon twist. Since I doubted returning it would result in a correct gimlet, I just ordered a cape codder with a twist of lime. The drink I received was slightly pink, so again too much vodka. My husbands' vodka with tonic was also mostly vodka. The atmosphere was funky enough and service was really good so we will probably give it another try but will stick to wine!
The food was very good. Stuffed haddock, ceasar salad and tagliatelle bolognese were ordered. Waitress was very nice but, not the most attentive. She may have been new. She did not know if there were specials, did not check back with us on our dinners and there were long spells between the times she came to the table. Asked for the check when we ordered dessert since we were concerned how long it would take to get the check when we were ready to leave. The restaurant was not busy, only 3 other tables occupied and two had a different waitress. Would definitely go back for the food.
We came for brunch before a matinee at the Cutler Majestic a short walk away. We have never been before. We chose Rustic Kitchen for its location, menu and great reviews, and it exceeded expectations. The Bloody Marys were seasoned just the way I like them (with ample horseradish). We ordered the po' boy and chicken club sandwiches and both were delicious. The green salad (included in the price) was fresh with a delicious, not too oily vinaigrette. My only minor criticism is that the service, though friendly and attentive, was a little slow and we didn't have time for coffee before we had to leave. But I highly recommend this restaurant and will be back.
We had a great time! The server was fantastic. He was friendly, helpful and attentive. Everything from the appetizers to dessert was fresh and delicious. And the atmosphere was comfortable and nicely done. This was my second time at the Rustic Kitchen and first at the Boston location. I would recommend the experience.
Food and service were underwhelming. Seated between two tables with several children. Waitress could barely crack a smile and maybe said a total of 50 words. When asked about the restaurant specialties she said "pasta" - which I ordered and was a gummy mess.
I have dined here before and knew the service and food would be consistent and excellent. This latest visit did not disappoint! Service was friendly and timely, food was beautifully prepared and presented. Really nice to have this place nearby. Glad it was open on a Monday, too. Not everyone opens on Monday.
We came down from Maine to Boston to go to the matinee ballet, and I was looking for a nice restaurant for lunch. Our reservation was on a Saturday at noon, we arrived early, and were promptly seated. I was surprised to be handed a brunch menu, as I had been expecting lunch and I had not seen a brunch menu on the open table website. They did offer my daughters a kids' lunch menu, which was great for my younger daughter who likes kid type foods. There were quite a number of young kids around, so the restaurant is good for that, and they give the kids a free ice cream with their meal.
The food was mediocre, nothing special. The kids' food came out very quickly, while hubby was still waiting for his oysters. Before he finished his oysters, his monte cristo came out, so he had no room for both plates. My husband did like his oysters, but I thought his monte cristo looked more like a grilled ham and cheese. Another table got a monte cristo, and it looked like a real monte cristo (on french toast looking bread), very different from what my husband got. I got an omelet and it was average. My daughter got the cheeseburger and she said it was "okay" not great, and this kid loves cheeseburgers.
Service was pretty poor. Waiter never refilled my club soda or asked about a refill. I had a decaf coffee while the kids had their ice cream, and I was also never asked about refills on that. Had to ask for the check and I felt like at least 3 times I was trying to get the waiter's attention. He never checked to see how we were doing.
We won't be back, because there is so much great food in Boston, this was disappointing.
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