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Rustico - Ballston

4.4
868 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
Rustico is the quintessential neighborhood pub in the heart of Ballston in Arlington, Virginia. The menu features seasonal, hearty American fare from a wood-fired oven and grill, including pizzas and rotisserie meats, along with other rustic cuisine using the freshest local ingredients available. There"s also no mistaking Rustico's love for barley & hops! The bar's focal point is a custom galvanized bar with 40 brilliant taps book-ended by two massive coolers holding more than 400 different types of ales, lagers, ciders and stouts.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm Happy Hour: Every day 4:00pm - 7:00pm
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Phone number
(571) 384-1820
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Alissa Jeffery
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Catering
For those who have enjoyed dining with us at Rustico and wish to have us cater your next event, we are pleased to partner with 550 Events & Provisions, a chef-driven, full-service catering and events company. As a member of the Neighborhood Restaurant Group’s family of award-winning restaurants, 550 possesses an unparalleled depth and breadth of experience, as well as culinary talent. For inquiries and more information, contact 550 Events & Provisions at inquiries@550events.com.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Randolph
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Parking details
On Street - Metered, Pay Garage located under building. Entrance off Randolph Street.
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Public transit
Ballston-MU Metrorail station;# ART routes serving Ballston- * ART 41 * ART 42 * ART 51 * ART 52 * ART 53 * ART 62 Metrobus routes serving Ballston, * 1BCDEFZ * 2ABCG * 10B * 22A * 23AC * 25A,C,D * 25B * 38B
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 868 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.2
service
4.2
ambience
4.0
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Delicious food and very good service. It was super loud in there, but our fault for sitting at a bar table! Love this place

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SJWilson 
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Rustico is a solid choice for a tasty brunch is a relaxing but inviting atmosphere. Our server was attentive but not overly so, and we lingered but never felt rushed.

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JLAB (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

We dined at Rustico for a friends get-together. Seating was comfortable and conducive to good conversation. The “lunch box” special was a very good deal. We enjoyed our lunch and will likely return

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Very nicely done! Greeted warmly ; the service and food were great. We’ll be back.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Food good. Service attentive and timely.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Rustico has unfortunately become a hit or miss place for both, quality and service.

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vipPickyfamily (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Great lunch menu- lots of choices. Try the lunch special: soup, half sandwich & small salad! Yum!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Coworker going away lunch

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AsianCuisine (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was not great

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TraceyY (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

I went with a group of 10of our friends and we had a lovely time. Great atmosphere and delicious food. They were very accommodating to our large group.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Have gone several times (lunch, bunch and dinner) and the food and service never disappoint. Th gnocchi and braised short ribs, this time was excellent. Great neigborhood restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Always a great place for meeting colleagues

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Went during restaurant week. Portions were huge and the service was terrific!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

My favorite thing about this place is the knowledgeable bartenders who know the beers and do an excellent job of explaining their tasting notes... and of course, the beers themselves!

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vipRoxeanne (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

A friend and I ate there a few nights ago and really enjoyed the food. I had the beet salad (larger size) which was excellent and definitely big enough for an entree. My friend had the chicken pizza which was outstanding and very large. He had to take most of it home. We also tried the carrot hummus (excellent) and the risotto tots (also quite good). All in all I would recommend it and definitely go back again.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Birthday dinner- great pizza, burgers, and beer.

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BallstonWorker (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

Easy Open Table reservation. Had flowers delivered for friend's birthday, handled/ presented perfectly. Food and happy hour service, selections, perfect. Excellent value. Very pleased.

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ballston12 (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 7, 2018

Good brunch. Shrimp and grits were awesome. The brunch burger was also a hit with our crew.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Always good.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

We have been here several times and are never disappointed. The beer list is huge, food is very good and they have good sized portions so you can split them and try several if with a crowd.

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