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Rustik Tavern

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, American
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471 Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205-4410 (Franklin & Kent Avenue)
+1 347-406-9700
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun 11:00 - 00:00
Tue - Wed 11:00 - 00:00
Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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236 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We decided to stop for dinner after a long day of work meetings. It was Wednesday, March 8, a day without a woman, so the service was quite slow. The bartender was waiting tables. My colleague mentioned the Day Without a Woman protest after he apologized for the delay and mentioned the waitresses didn't show up for work. She presumed... More 

Thank KatWomanNYC
Frantz M, Owner at Rustik Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks for coming to see us for dinner! Though the service was a bit slower than usual, we're glad you had such a great time with us, and we appreciate you reaching out here with your support. Can't wait to see what you think of the shrimp and grits on your next visit. All the best, Rustik Team More 

Brooklyn, New York
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Visited with a friend who wanted a quick bite. Reviewed this site previously. We had wing appetizers, burgers this time. Only problem was there was only one server that evening, and the place filled very quickly after our arrival. Will return.

Thank T L
Frantz M, Owner at Rustik Tavern, responded to this review

We're glad TripAdvisor steered you in our direction! Happy to hear your burger and wings were spot on, and we appreciate your patience during a busy time. Looking forward to having you back for another bite soon. All the best, Rustik Team More 

Brooklyn, New York
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Great experience: everything about this brunch was good. The waitress, the drinks, the food, the ambiance...i recommend you try this spot. Hopefully, you will have the same great experience I had.

Thank MrDujour
Frantz M, Owner at Rustik Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks for making our day! We're excited to have you back for another excellent experience. Cheers! -Rustik Team More 

Brooklyn, New York
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Rustik Tavern has a comfortable interior with a nice outdoor space though I don't like eating outside. The food was good, had the catfish and home fries, my friend had the quiche with salad. Both plates were cleared well, smile! The server was pleasant, overall a great venue. Will put this on my list.

Thank SisterSage718
Frantz M, Owner at Rustik Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping by with your sister! We're glad to hear our food, service, and vibe impressed you two enough to make you want to write such a kind review. Hope to see you for more catfish soon! Cheers! Rustik Team More 

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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

My friend had a surprise birthday brunch party here on a Sunday afternoon and everything was great. There was 15 of us and we were well taken of. We had an assortment of dishes and took advantage of the $30 unlimited mimosas, bellinis,and screwdrivers,everything was tasty. I had the steak and eggs and it was so good.The waiter was very... More 

1 Thank candygirl70
Frantz M, Owner at Rustik Tavern, responded to this review

A surprise birthday brunch is such a cool way to celebrate your friends! Thanks for letting us know how much fun you all had. We're glad we could soothe your soul with our bottomless drinks and laid-back vibes. We're just as excited for you to return, so don't forget to make your reservation! We'd hate to keep you waiting, girl.... More 

Salmon Arm, Canada
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

The chicken and waffles was great! Crispy but still juicy. The cinnamon waffle was soft and spongy but a bit crispy, just right. Also great syrup and hot sauce to mix and match. My sister had the Kent (chicken) Sandwich which was delicious and came with a fresh kale salad. The music inside was pretty loud so we sat outside... More 

1 Thank Emily G
Frantz M, Owner at Rustik Tavern, responded to this review

Emily, it sounds like you had the perfect seat outside for that meal! Delicious brunch in the springtime sun with chirping birds? We're ready for the weekend already. Thanks for letting us know what you loved -- we're really excited to have you back! Until next time, Rustik Team More 

Mobile, Alabama
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2016

We ate here on Christmas Eve and it was the perfect spot for our small group. The food was great and the drinks were especially potent. If you're looking for a place with great atmosphere, good food, excellent service and reasonable prices, this is it. It is not a large place, so there could be a wait during busier times.... More 

Thank Verve
Frantz M, Owner at Rustik Tavern, responded to this review

Holidays call for light spirits, heavy pours, and food that's just right. We're glad to hear we could make your holiday trip a memorable one. Please come back soon! Our brunch will have you singing carols in May. Take care! -Rustik Team More 

Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2015

Had a birthday brunch here and was totally disappointed. Had confirmed reservations for a large party of 15 a week in advanced and when we arrived where told we had to wait because people had arrived and they had to seat them. Needless to say the experience was not great. My party had to cram in a small table and... More 

Thank dayzhavoo
Frantz M, Owner at Rustik Tavern, responded to this review

We're so sorry about your reservation mix-up, and we hope you've returned since writing this review to see how truly accommodating we can be. While our space works very well for smaller groups, it can also be transformed for larger parties. We hope you'll give us another chance to show your party a really great time. Take care, Rustik Team More 

Staten Island, New York
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126 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2015

Friends and I went here for a Paint Night. We had an afternoon session so we were able to eat afterwards. I did make a reservation. They have a Saturday and Sunday brunch which goes till 4:00pm.. But the menu had salads,burgers and sandwiches. I had the chicken and waffle,which was fabulous. Friends had the steak and eggs,hamburger, and chicken... More 

Thank wopatwoman
Frantz M, Owner at Rustik Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write this review! It's a shame to hear you were missing that tea and decaf, but we're glad you loved those brunch drinks. The chicken and waffles are excellent with mimosas and coffee -- great choice! We hope you'll come back soon for more time with friends, coffee, waffles, and painting. Could you ask... More 

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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2014

My girlfriend and I stumbled upon Rustik by chance, and after eating and drinking there for a night it became our favourite place to be in NYC. The chicken, the salmon and the fries were next level, as were the cocktails. The staff couldn't be more welcoming and the DJ's music was the finest soul, jazz and hip-hop you could... More 

Thank NeilMacdonald
Frantz M, Owner at Rustik Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks for the review -- we love the music just as much as you! They really know the genres so well, and it brings the entire atmosphere together, doesn't it? Thanks for noticing, Neil. We're excited to have you back for more of what you love, and hopefully soon. Until next time, Rustik Team More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Bar, Pub, American
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 471 Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205-4410
    (Franklin & Kent Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: G train @ Classon Ave
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 347-406-9700
Whether you seek a weekly brunch spot or a night filled with libations, live beats, Rustik is your one stop shop for a good time. Simply put, Rustik's beer selection is outstanding. With IPA's, microbrews, rotating draft lines, and a large selection of bottle beer from around the world, you're sure to find a beer that pleases your palate. Set in Brooklyn's eclectic Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, blocks from Pratt University, Rustik Tavern offers something for everyone. Its plush couches, fireplace and brick wall laced with 70's music memorabilia creates a nostalgic atmosphere. Add our impressive bar selection and sophisticated American eats and you have a living room away from home. Our TV screens are always on your favorite game and our patio is open year round. Looking for a good happy hour? Check us on Tuesday - Friday from 4 - 8PM for special deals on cocktails, wine and draft beers. Lunch specials run 11AM - 4PM where you can get a burger and a beer for $12. "Live music weekly", is Rustik's mantra. Rustik hosts some of the best local talent that Brooklyn has to offer. Rustik pulls its live band pool from many different genres of music. Rock, R&B, jazz, folk, hip hop, reggae, and soul, Rustik has it all. So grab a seat and stay a while...slow sippers allowed.

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