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Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.38mi
  2. Distance: 1.84mi
  3. Distance: 4.44mi
  4. Distance: 4.52mi
  1. Distance: 0.38mi
  2. Distance: 1.84mi
  3. Distance: 4.44mi
  4. Distance: 4.52mi

About Rustic Tavern

Executive Chef Gary Rust brings an exceptional level of culinary experince to the heart of Lafayette. A large focus on sustainable, organic and locally sourced ingredients are combined with a relaxed, casual, elegant atmosphere to offer an unmatched dining experience.With lunch offerings from unique salads, homemade pastas, organic chicken and the best burger in town to an incredible dinner menu featuring great starters, a grass fed New York Steak and fresh fish hand cut daily to ensure the highest quality........also, house made french fries!! Enjoy our full bar or let our staff take care of you on our spacious outdoor patio or in our comfortable dining room.

3576 Mount Diablo Blvd
Lafayette, CA 94549
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:



Lunch: Tu-Sat 11:30am-2:30pm

Dinner: Tu-Th 5:00pm-9:00pm

Dinner: Fr-Sa 5:00pm-10:00pm

Dinner: Su 5:00pm-9:00pm

Brunch: Su 10:00am-2:00pm

Cross Street:
Oak Hill Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(925) 385-0559

Website:
http://www.rustictavernlafayette.com/

Catering:
We will customize the menu and cater to your parties needs. From a 2-course meal to a 5 course chefs tasting with wine pairings.

Executive Chef:
Gary Rust

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Our patio is lovely for baby/wedding showers, birthday/engagement parties. Sit down dinners or wine/cocktail parties with passed appetizers. Or, reserve the entire restaurant for your special occasion and we will work closely with you to customize your event.

Rustic Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.0

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Business Meals (5)
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Neighborhood Gem (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Cozy (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Fun (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Good for Groups (2)
Organic (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
People Watching (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Explorer - I had lunch here with two friends. We each had a different large salad. I had a Caesar Salad with added chicken. It was very good, not outstanding. The service was excellent, timely, helpful, very courteous, and gracious. We also liked that they have a free parking lot right beside the place and outdoor seating in front in good weather. This is my second time there and yes, I intend to go back.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual
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service5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Creative Menu. Healthy options. Solid service. Parking lot is a plus for traffic and parking challenged Lafayette.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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food4
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Rustic Table NO LONGER USES Open Table. Although they were able to seat us they had no record of the open table reservation.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 11, 2017

A very nice neighbourhood restaurant

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Everything was OK. We all expected more.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Great casual dining spot with pretty upscale menu. The food was consistently good plus, with a particularly excellent lamb shank paired with a recommended red wine that was excellent.

Tags: Fun, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Great food and service. The Cubano sandwich was the best I have had. My friends all had the hamburger and all commented how happy they were that they were each cooked to order (medium rare) and delicious! The complimentary hot fudge sundae for the birthday guest was a special treat.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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food5
ambience5
service5
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 2, 2017

It was a very hot day and the a/c in the restaurant was not working well so the hostess suggested we take an outside table AND she comped our drinks! The service was excellent and food too. Two of us had Mary's chicken....outstanding! The sole was equally as good. We started with heirloom tomato salad at the recommendation of Tony, our waiter, and we were glad we ordered it. For dessert, we shared the chocolate creme brûlée. It was perfect. Highly recommend this neighborhood restaurant.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Our party was 7 in total and our waiter handled it like a pro. Very friendly. Always had good advise for our selections or choice comparisons. The food was AMAZING! I had the daily special of smoked boneless short rib which was outstanding. My wife had the Sole and she highly recommended it. Drinks were very good as well and the desert was good. Ambiance and service was the best part followed by really good food.

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, People Watching, Organic, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation
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food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Really enjoyed the food, but too noisey. Hard to hear as the acoustics are really bad. Loved the cocktails. Just a little too loud!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on July 27, 2017

My girlfriend & I came in to have my parents & her mother meet for the first time. We had wonderful service from the waitstaff as well as the owners. The ambiance was lovely & unpretentious. The food was prepared perfectly to order & everyone couldn't wait for the deserts. I cannot say how amazing the experience was. I can't wait to go back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Good food, but service was slow. Got our salads, then about 30 minute wait for main, then had to ask for our check after waiting another 20minutes after eating.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 22, 2017

We ALWAYS have a fantastic meal when we go there.

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·Dined on July 21, 2017

Still our favorite place east of the tunnel. Superb food, family-like caring staff. Quiet hidden gem.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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·Dined on July 21, 2017

My wife and I often/usually order their wonderful fettuccine as we did this time. In our past 4-5 visits, it was outstanding. This time we both agreed that it was soggy, pretty tasteless and shockingly disappointing, which sort of spoiled the experience.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Always a pleasure to bring family and/or friends here. Staff is top notch--friendly, informative, imaginative when the occasion calls for innovation.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Service is always friendly and the food and drinks are outstanding. One of the best in Lafayette.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Standard upscale "American" cuisine like burgers, salmon, and fettuccine carbonara. All well presented and tasty. Service was the highlight-friendly and prompt. Place has a little parking which is a big plus and an outdoor patio blocked off nicely from the sidewalk.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Live Sports, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 15, 2017

This was our second dining experience at the Rustic Tavern and we are sure glad we brought more people to enjoy our luncheon. My blackened salmon was done to perfection being flavorful and moist. My husband had the Rustic Tavern burger which was delicious and very plentiful. Salads were fresh and beautifully done and love the deserts . Homemade organic mint chip ice cream with chocolate sauce and we couldn't resist the crème Brule topped with a orange zest. Yum! Our server was excellent and quick. Thank you Chris.

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food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 14, 2017

We were celebrating our wedding anniversary. It was perfect! Food was amazing, our server was so friendly- we will be back and we definitely recommend it!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on July 14, 2017

The food and drink options were fantastic. Service was good overall though we could have used a couple more check-ins from the wait staff. The place was very warm inside.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Explorer - My husband and I met a friend for lunch. We first split a green salad which was delicious. Then we each had a sandwich. I had to take the pickled onions off my chicken sandwich but then it was quite good. We then shared a dessert which was also very good. Since it was a nice day there were more patrons sitting outside than in but we chose inside so it was very quiet. Yes, I would recommend it. The service was quite friendly and excellent.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Simply a marvelous dinner ... PEI mussels in an perfectly matched broth and petrale sole to die for served on rich/creamy polenta. Can't remember having such delightful dinner on a night that started with just, "Hey ... Want to go out for dinner?"

We dine out often in Walnut Creek, Danville, Oakland (Rockridge & Uptown), Berkeley and San Francisco and this Lafayette restaurant is right up there with the best of them.

Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 1, 2017

As usual, the drinks were awesome. The bartender was excellent! Our server was very interactive with our group. The shortribs we're off -the -hook delicious. We eat here frequently and are never disappointed with the amazing service or the quality of food.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Casual, Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Cute place. Menu sounded amazing but good was very underwhelming in comparison to prices. Probably won't go back.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 29, 2017

The food is always fantastic and well prepared however, it would be nice to see some changes to the menu besides the daily special.

Tags: Healthy, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 23, 2017

One of our favorite restaurants in the area. Always friendly, attentive, and the food was especially good last night!

Tags: Business Meals, Disabled Access, Live Sports
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Food is consistently good and healthy and on trend. Always get a satisfied meal. Very friendly hosts and servers. Love going here.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Organic, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Coffee, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Everything was wonderful but the air conditioning. Really too hot.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 18, 2017

I agree with the diner who said the place was boiling HOT!! Went for Father's Day (which was a very hot day) & they had zero air conditioning! The waiter gave a weak excuse that it's an old building. Ever heard of fixing the unit or perhaps it needs a new one? At any rate, will NOT go back during summer months unless they fix their air conditioner!

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Way too hot inside. Miserable...covered in sweat.

1 person found this review helpful.
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 17, 2017

This is our "go to" place for Birthdays and Anniversaries - everyone is extremely nice, they take just enough time for the food, service is unbelievably fantastic, food is amazing... seriously amazing!! My wife and I adore this place and will continue to build memories as we go again and again. ALSO, for our 8 year anniversary, they put a little card on our table and got us the best table in the house.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 15, 2017

Always enjoy dining at the tavern. Always busy yet more often than not I can get a table or bar seats to enjoy a spontaneous visit. Outdoor dining is great, and meals are always tasty and have a chef's touch. Quality mixed drinks by Bartender Z and a good wine list that steers away from the ordinary.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 15, 2017

Food was excellent, first time for guests and they thoroughly enjoyed dinner.
Jose was attentive and fun.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Such a great centrally located east bay restaurant to meet for business lunch. Great sandwiches, but all the lunch entrees are really good. They present a diverse and interesting menu.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 13, 2017

In June, Rustic Tavern features Brentwood corn. I had the corn chowder and smoked pork served over polenta and whole kernels of Brentwood corn. Both where delicious. I will definitely go back to Rustic Tavern again!

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Menu choices were minimal. Waitress seemed overwhelmed and took time to refill drinks. Cute place

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 (Columbus)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Rustic Tavern has good food and the ambiance is great. My only complaint is the condiments for Burgers. They do not have yellow mustard, which is a must for a burger, and they have a strange ketchup that is tastes more like barbecue sauce than ketchup. Otherwise, our waiter was fantastic as he was very attentive. I would highly recommend this place.

Tags: Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 8, 2017

We had two families with teenage boys (big appetites). Everyone enjoyed their meal. It was surprisingly (only because we hadn't known about this place) great!

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Disabled Access, Authentic, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 6, 2017

Everytime we've eaten there we've enjoyed the cuisine, libations and overall atmosphere. It's always an excellent place to enjoy, and definitely one that we'll continue to enjoy!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Live Sports
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