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Rustic Canyon

1119 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2011
+1 310-393-7050
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  • Excellent50%
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  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
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“pozole” (7 reviews)
“cote de boeuf” (2 reviews)
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1119 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2011
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not quite sure how this fantastic upscale restaurant consider to be a fine dining restaurant. It's not. I'm sure it's better than your normal dining hall grub, but this place is stuffy, but a cool place for a fantastic California fare cuisine. Which it is...More

Thank Rightwaytoeat
Graham A, Owner at Rustic Canyon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us! We do our best to provide an atmosphere where all of our guests can come and enjoy great food! If you are ever in the area again, we hope that you will stop by! Thanks!

Reviewed 7 December 2017

They are set up for plates to be shared - I suppose you don't have to but we did. I wasn't sure how it would work out - but it was fun and we enjoyed having lots of tastes! We were a group of six...More

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Jeff O, Owner at Rustic Canyon, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Hi, we're so happy you enjoyed your dining experience with us and thanks for sharing your favorites! We're glad to hear you left feeling full and satisfied, and thank you for such a positive review! We look forward to seeing you next time!

Reviewed 18 November 2017

The more you have in your party, the more you can share. There were four of us so we had several dishes. We would have ordered the cote de boeuf but by the time we found out that it takes an hour and half, it...More

Thank Ann U
Jeff O, Owner at Rustic Canyon, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Ann, we love you sharing your experience with us, and thank you for such a positive review! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your time! We are sorry about the noise, however, on your next visit you should definitely ask for a quieter spot and...More

Reviewed 15 November 2017

One of our new favorites in the LA area. We simply loved the casual atmosphere where the food and service take center stage. Our server was fantastic in her ability to guide us through the menu and help us make an appropriate amount of food...More

Thank BellBoys60625
Jeff O, Owner at Rustic Canyon, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

We are thrilled to hear we are one of your new favorites in the LA area, and we're glad you loved our casual atmosphere, as well as our delicious menu items! You're right about our Yams with the burst of flavors, as we take pride...More

Reviewed 31 October 2017

We rely enjoyed this place. It was a weekday when the Dodgers were playing in the World Series, so we had our choice of seats. The waitress was a happy, knowledgable woman and she convinced me that the pozole verde, with mussels, hominy and tortilla...More

Thank CaTraveler7777
Jeff O, Owner at Rustic Canyon, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Hello, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed our restaurant so much! Ensuring all of our dishes are prepared with the best and delicious ingredients is what we aim for, and we look forward to welcoming you and your wife back soon.

Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Yes there are Sooo many restaurants to choose from in Santa Monica but this one is unique and well worth it. Here you will find wonderful house cocktails a very well thought out wine list that carefully takes into consideration what the chef is offering...More

Thank Penelopewms
Jeff O, Owner at Rustic Canyon, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2017

Hi Penelope, we appreciate your feedback, as we take pride in our ability to handcraft the most unique flavors for all of our cocktails, and we're glad you enjoyed our food so much! Please come back soon and try more of our other delicious menu...More

Reviewed 15 October 2017

When dining at Rustic Canyon it is very clear that the chef sources ingredients of the utmost quality and the kitchen team has the skills necessary to handle such items. My friend and I shared several small plates and each one was unique and delicious...More

Thank Karlobkk
Jeff O, Owner at Rustic Canyon, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Hi Karlobkk, we appreciate you sharing your feedback with us, as ensuring all of our guests have a wonderful experience is important to us! We're so happy to read you enjoyed our food, as well as our cocktails! We look forward to welcoming you back...More

Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Although a bit on the pricey side, Rustic Canyon chef prepares superbly balanced dishes from locally procured sources. Tomato + Pluots, and squid with squid ink cavatelli were delectable. Excellent wine list with several wines off the beaten path like Unfiltered Pinot from Donkey &...More

Thank Alper C
Jeff O, Owner at Rustic Canyon, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Thank you for such positive feedback, and we are happy to hear you enjoyed our delicious menu items so much! Please know that anything less than perfect service is not what we are known for and we do hope to welcome you back soon!

Reviewed 13 September 2017

California is known its excellent sources of fine produce. When combined with fresh fish, well raised poultry and meats all of the elements of fine dining exist. Rustic Canyon brings it all together to provide a satisfying experience in a low key relaxed setting.

Thank DavidWashingtonDC
Jeff O, Owner at Rustic Canyon, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

David, thank you for sharing such wonderful feedback! You are right about our food, as we commit ourselves to using the best and freshest ingredients, and we're happy to hear that you had such an excellent and satisfying experience! We hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 25 July 2017

The Gazpacho was amazing. The salmon appetizer was superb. The break and butter were great. The cote de boeuf was great. Even the parking was great. (The bartender was not.) It is noisy, so sit in a booth.More

Thank BGivner
Jeff O, Owner at Rustic Canyon, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

We are so glad to hear you loved the food and enjoyed your meal! Ensuring that our guests have a wonderful experience is our top priority so we are disappointed to hear that your interaction with the bartender did not meet up to the high...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1119 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2011
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-393-7050
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