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Rustico

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American, Bar, Pizza, Contemporary, Pub
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827 Slaters Ln, Alexandria, VA 22314-1219 (Potomac Greens)
The nearest metro stop is on the blue/yellow lines at Braddock Road.
703-224-5051
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 42
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Consistently decent

I actually love Rustico, I go there quite frequently. For mid-range food, they are pretty good and have a great atmosphere and beer menu!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
Melissa S
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Alexandria, Virginia
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Came here for the first time for happy hour with a co-worker. It's a popular spot in my office, and I'm not really sure why. Yes, it has a nice assortment of beers. I'm a Stout lover myself, and I think that day there was one on the menu. I tried it - it was just ok. But I prefer... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I actually love Rustico, I go there quite frequently. For mid-range food, they are pretty good and have a great atmosphere and beer menu!

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Smithfield, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

There are a few appetizers that are awesome otherwise the food is good. Carrot hummus and Cheese & Herb Risotto "Tots" are particularly good. A large selection of drafts from around the world change regularly so you never know if there will be many or few selections in your wheelhouse. The selections are extensive enough that there will ALWAYS be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Wife and I went there for a quick bite before a show in downtown DC, because our first choice was closed. We were pleased with the choice-though we were there on a Tuesday and before the big dinner rush--service and ambiance were great. Caleb, our waiter, especially attentive, but not too smothering; had a good anticipatory sense and poise. Food... More 

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woodstock, ga
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 via mobile

Delicious lunch/brunch and a great place to celebrate with family. They took reservations and seated us immediately. The service was a bit slow but the food was delish!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

First visit, i tried the pork schnitzel. Despite that I found the dish tasteless, I searched the internet for the recipe and realize the little condiments that involves the preparation. The dinning room is ample and with windows that allows view to the street. Parking nearby. Deserves a second visit.

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Waldorf, Maryland, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

awesome beer, awesome staff who is actually knowledgeable on beer (huge plus) and good food that keeps you coming back.

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Alexandria, Virginia, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I like the location and atmosphere here. The menu has unusual items, many of which I don't care for. The pizza is doughy and salads lack flavor. However, in my opinion they have the best burgers anywhere! The excellent burger is the reason I go to this restaurant and tolerate the bad service. My husband and I have been here... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

With hundreds of beer choices, Rustico is a great choice for fans of suds. The selection is vast, my recommendation is whatever cask ale they have that night. But who knows, you may prefer PBR in a can. The food on the other hand is average. Our mussles came out cold, and when returned hot, they didn't impress. The mushroom... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I always have high hopes for Rustico, but something seems to always get in the way. The service is spotty and the food is inconsistent, but overall it is good food. I always give it another chance.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 827 Slaters Ln, Alexandria, VA 22314-1219
    (Potomac Greens)
  • Public Transportation: The nearest metro stop is on the blue/yellow lines at Braddock Road.
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: 703-224-5051

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Bar, Pizza, Contemporary, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?