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Permanently Closed - Rustic Kitchen

1508 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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American, Italian
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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
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Phone number
(617) 423-5700
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Michael Kelly
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Private party facilities
We offer private function space. Please call for more information.
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Private party contact
Lauren Stellato: (617) 423-5700
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Parking details
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
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Public transit
MBTA Arlington
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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 @
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Special events & promotions
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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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4.1  based on all time ratings
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BobtheBuilder (New England)
3.0  Dined on June 11, 2016

I wasn't expecting much, me and a date went to dinner before a show at the Wilbur. The food was okay, typical of a chain restaurant.

Foodie22 (New England)
4.0  Dined on June 11, 2016

Went to Rustic for an early dinner. Dining room was very comfortable. Service was excellent. Food was very good. Try the pear martini!

BrianF (New England)
5.0  Dined on June 10, 2016

Awesome food, reasonable price, decent portions, low-key atmosphere, good location in theater/South End district. Highly Recommend!

vipOpenDJ (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on June 10, 2016

I went here to catch up with some friends over dinner, and the atmosphere was great for that. The tables were spaced fairly well and seemed to be built so that you didn't really notice who else was there. No need to worry that our private jokes would be overheard or misinterpreted.

The food was quite good (and cooked perfectly), though the menu is pretty limited and fairly traditional. The staff was attentive, but also good at giving us our space while we caught up. There's a pretty big bar area as well if you're looking to catch up over drinks.

vipsteveg (New England)
4.0  Dined on June 9, 2016

Went with out I of town friends. Food was very good ( ample portions) as was the service....... very friendly and accommodating. We had a combination of appetizers and entrees which were well prepared and seasoned

OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on June 6, 2016

Love all the entrees I have tried. Highly recommend and go there every time I am in town.

suewagn (New England)
5.0  Dined on June 3, 2016

Great food, nice cocktail menu and wine list, friendly and helpful servers. Plenty of menu options and lots of seating so definitely a good option for a group. We went before a show at the Wilbur and got our food in plenty of time to enjoy our meal (even though we'd cut it a bit close ourselves).

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on May 28, 2016

Ate dinner here in a trip to check out Boston and it was fantastic. Absolutely delicious meal and tasty cocktails made a wonderful addition to our evening.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on May 27, 2016

I reserved a spot at this restaurant before attending Boston Calling. I should have known better. My boyfriend and I grew up with Italian families, so it takes a lot to impress us if you're going to make a pasta based dish. I often don't even order these dishes out (nothing compares to my mom's sauce). The food was mediocre for the price paid. We honestly would've been better off going to a fast-food place. (We didn't grow up with fast food, so we're more likely to enjoy this!)

That said, I don't want to give Rustic Kitchen an entirely bad review. All of the wait staff was highly attentive. The decor was soothing yet unique. And the general atmosphere of the place was lovely.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on May 25, 2016

Everything was very good, my only complaint was that one person our party orded the Hanger steak and because she ordered it medium well it ended up being too chewy for her to eat more than a few bites At the end of the meal I did bring this to the attention of our server and she seemed to basically just consider it a learning opportunity on our part and offered us nothing beyond that little lesson

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on May 21, 2016

Food was excellent! Try the pear cocktail!

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on May 21, 2016

Rustic Kitchen is one of my favorite restaurants in Boston. The wait staff is always amazing and they are always so accommodating. The food is wonderful - especially the Mac and Cheese and just about every appetizer. The drink menu is fun and there is something for everybody.

Steineken (New England)
4.0  Dined on May 20, 2016

We visited Rustic Kitchen before a show and found it to be a very romantic spot with ample room between tables so as not to be disturbed by other diners. The staff were pleasant and the food was very good. The eggplant involtini and Caesar Salad and Sauce Bolognese was delicious. We didn't order dessert as we were so full after splitting the above mentioned. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

vipScott (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on May 20, 2016

Great food and service made for a wonderful evening before a show

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on May 18, 2016

Had a really excellent meal at Rustic Kitchen before a show that night. We told the waitress we were on a bit of a schedule and they were very attentive to us. The food was outstanding. We all ended up getting a different fish dish and all three were cooked perfectly and the presentations, flavors, accompanying vegetables, portion sizes, etc. were all just about perfect. I highly recommend Rustic Kitchen - we will be back.