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Cafe Rustica

414 E Main St, Richmond, VA 23219-3822
+1 804-225-8811
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average2%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“short stack” (6 reviews)
“sauerbraten” (4 reviews)
“potatoes” (6 reviews)
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German, European
$$ - $$$
414 E Main St, Richmond, VA 23219-3822
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Small but homey setting for fabulously authentic German dishes, friendly staff and food prepared expertly and with care. There for dinner and my husband savored every taste of the bratwurst and sauerkraut which was the best I've ever tasted. Red cabbage, schnitzel and special bread...More

Thank Coyote414
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes, I realize there isn't much in the way of competition for German food in Richmond, but Cafe Rustika hits it out of the park. The service and food were excellent. The prices are very reasonable as well. I had the veal schnitzel and my...More

Thank JAWR
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to Cafe Rustica for the first time on Valentine's Day dinner special. Many of our friends told us about it, and we weren't disappointed. They had a prix fixe special for dinner - a 4 course - for an excellent price and still with...More

Thank tamoshanter1106
Reviewed 9 February 2018

This restaurant (now spelled Cafe Rustika) recently changed to an all German menu and advertises itself as a schnitzel bar. I am of German extraction and grew up eating excellent German food. I really wanted to try this this and had dinner with several friends...More

Thank Lois M
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Cafe Rustica is our favorite pre-symphony dining experience. Located a bit off the beaten path but just blocks from the Carpenter Center, it offers a first class dining experience in a small and intimate venue with a reasonable price tag. Don't let its size and...More

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

I love small restaurants that have unique menus of delicious offerings, and this is one for sure! My husband and I started off with a watermelon Caprese salad that was spectacular. Homemade breads were also served. The steak tips I ordered came with polenta and...More

Thank toniseid
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Has been one of our faves for several years. Set out for lunch and encountered huge traffic jam due to shooting incident in next block. Finally got there, nearly empty noonish on a Tuesday. Waiter says no white or rose wine at all, usually an...More

Thank bethanygirl51
Reviewed 24 April 2017

I was in Richmond by myself on business and staying at the nearby Holiday Inn Express and walked the two blocks to eat dinner here for the first time on Sunday April 23, 2017. It is easy to find and plenty of parking nearby. The...More

1  Thank ChamL
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We had lunch on a Monday at 11am, just as they opened. I am always grateful for the early lunch, and Monday opportunity! The Mediterranean Short Stack was extremely well prepared - just the right amount of food for lunch and the seafood incredibly full...More

1  Thank Markey2
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped in on a cold December night because I was looking for German comfort food. The place is small, the folks were friendly, the food was wonderful. I was a bit disappointed that they were out of spätzle. I would like it would be...More

1  Thank Angie S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 414 E Main St, Richmond, VA 23219-3822
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-225-8811
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