4.1 rating over 4 reviews
Call 1119 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401-2011
Neighborhoods: Wilshire Montana

Cuisine: California, Alcohol, Local

Rustic Canyon Wine Bar is a California, Alcohol, and Local restaurant where most Menuism users came for fun with friends, paid more than $50, and tipped more than 18%.

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 Los Angeles, CA
Rustic Canyon Wine Bar 4.0
 

Rustic Goodness

After reading the reviews, I didn’t know if I should drop by, but my friend insisted since her mother recommended the place. We arrived and were told that there would be an hour-long wait. Instead, we opted to sit at the bar.

Our server was FANTASTIC! We read through the wine list and asked her if it was possible to get a small taste of the wines before getting a glass. She recommended a syrah, a merlot, and a champagne (for me). The glasses were about 2 oz., and we were quite happy with the samples, so we got full glasses. It really was awesome of our server to give us little tastes before having us commit!

We ordered three small plates: pizzeta, mussels, and blood orange salad. A cheese plate. And dessert: persimmon ice cream, cookie plate, and baked apple and pear crumble. The pizzeta was delicious – artichoke hearts! Mussels were great, and the piping hot broth was great with bread. I didn’t really care for the cheese plate. And the dessert was fantabulous.

Our servers were very prompt with our orders, friendly, and spot on with suggestions. Although it was a bit loud to hear our own conversations, the relaxed vibe was great for a night out. For all of that, our tab came up to be $160 for three. Not too bad.

Rustic Canyon Wine Bar 1
October 5, 2012
 

A bit on the fancy side, but well worth

A bit on the fancy side, but well worth the dinero! Friendly service, thoughtful wine list and a well designed menu perfect for pairing. Sit outside for prime people watching.
Rustic Canyon Wine Bar 1.0
February 3, 2011
 

Hey management, here's a $1 buy a clue......

" Will never go there again. After my husband gave the hostess $20 when he stopped in to make our dinner reservation in person earlier in the week (to try & get a good table for my birthday dinner), we were 10 minutes late in arriving at…
Rustic Canyon Wine Bar 1.0
October 4, 2010
 

executive decision "you're fired"

The food is fresh the wine is overpriced the staff is neither interested, helpful or professional. Who likes to feel insulted by the staff "specifically the hostess" with the competition out there "NOT ME" I will never bring business…

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California Takeout Good for groups
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  • Street parking is highly competitive--save time and use the affordable valet.
  • Three booths against the far wall offer the most privacy and sound cushioning (unless one of them is hosting a particularly loud group), while the airy window tables take in the night view of Wilshire outside.
  • Besides an ever-increasing list of small-production wines offered by bottle and glass, there's also a list of specialty sparkling cocktails made with artisan ingredients like lemongrass and ginger, organic cucumber juice, and muddled mint.
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Rustic Canyon Wine Bar and Seasonal Kitchen is a neighborhood restaurant and wine bar located in Santa Monica. The regularly changing menu consists of Farmers' Market-inspired dishes along with a unique selection of boutique wineries from around the world. Rustic Canyon offers twenty options by the glass that rotate on a regular basis and an expanding list of small production offerings by the bottle. Every time you visit there will be something new to try!

(For party reservations larger than 5 people please contact the restaurant directly)

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