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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.
Lafayette, CA 94549
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
Oak Hill Road
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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