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Rustic Canyon

1119 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2011
+1 310-393-7050
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
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“pozole” (6 reviews)
“cheese plate” (4 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
1119 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2011
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 9 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 10 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

Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Shared dishes, some were too small to share. The food was all very good, but the service was below average, non existent. We brought our own wine, and waiter looked at the wine, checking it out, like it needed his approval. Never once came around...More

Thank Mendi S
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Had a celebratory dinner for my daughter and the food was very interesting and delicious. All dishes are shared and the wine list is extensive. My only complaint was the noise level (it was a Friday evening!). But it was fun and service was very...More

Thank DavidSilverSpring_MD
Reviewed 15 June 2017

I loved everything this restaurant does -- uses the whole plant, combines tastes and textures and flavors creatively, presents it beautifully, and provides very ample portions. We bought the new Jeremy Fox cookbook just to look up his recipes while we ate them! Especially loved...More

Thank Joy B
Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a
balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a
thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers,
roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the
famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles
weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa
Monica pier spins high above the water, while park
revelers scream with delight riding the roller
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 40
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
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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