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Rusty's Bistro

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1160 Gulf Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767
727-595-1611
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:30 am
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 11:30 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Our award-winning chef prepares a variety of scrumptious soups, exotic...
Our award-winning chef prepares a variety of scrumptious soups, exotic main dishes and delectable desserts. Rusty's Bistro dinner features a prime rib buffet with only the finest center cut tenderloin. If this isn't what you crave, indulge yourself in one of our nightly chef's creations. To accompany all of our dishes is a selection of over 30 wines. Available by the glass or by the bottle, pair up your award-winning dinner with favorites like: Francis Ford Coppola, Claret, 2001 and Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale, Ruffino, Italy, 2000 to name just a few. Further relax with good company as you enjoy our live jazz piano in the evenings. Rusty's is open for dinner daily starting at 6:00PM.
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  • 91
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
All Good, Nothing Exciting

Usually I’m dubious about hotel restaurants. But we’ve heard good things about Rusty’s for many years now. So we finally decided to try it out. We took another couple with us. The setting is a rather large, austere space and feels a bit stiffly formal—exactly what I figured a hotel restaurant... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Keith B
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Largo, Florida
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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Largo, Florida
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294 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Usually I’m dubious about hotel restaurants. But we’ve heard good things about Rusty’s for many years now. So we finally decided to try it out. We took another couple with us. The setting is a rather large, austere space and feels a bit stiffly formal—exactly what I figured a hotel restaurant would be like. The servers, however, were all welcoming... More 

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DNapoleon, Manager at Rusty's Bistro, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your dining experience in Rusty’s Bistro. Our servers are professional and welcoming. You are correct to experience Rusty’s Bistro you should order from the menu as we have an award winning and talented culinary staff. There are many great restaurants in the area, I do think if you experience us one more time... More 

Sao Paulo, SP
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64 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is our last day in this amazing city! Yes... We are loving it! As we're really tired of an entire week switching between beach, pool and shopping, we had decided to have dinner at the Rusty's Bistro at the Sheraton. I had the Kobe Burger and my wife the Stuffed Salmon and therefore I had the opportunity to try... More 

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DNapoleon, Guest Relations Manager at Rusty's Bistro, responded to this review

It is always great to hear you enjoyed visiting our area we have so much to offer. We were delighted that you did decide to enjoy a meal with us. Our shrimp and crab stuffed salmon, blood orange hollandaise and basmati quinoa blend has been on our menu as a favorite for several years. The Kobe burgers with the choice... More 

Bellingham, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We were able to order our favorite, Seared Scallops on Pork Belly. Amazing!!!! Service outstanding, and make sure to order their Bananas Foster for dessert!!!

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DNapoleon, Guest Relations Manager at Rusty's Bistro, responded to this review

We love hearing the word “Amazing” Our Executive Chef John Harris was pleased to add the jumbo sea scallops, pan seared, pork belly, cauliflower silk and micro greens finished with a lobster butter sauce as one of our menu options. The Bananas Foster is a local favorite also. We have a new menu coming out soon and look forward to... More 

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84 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We went to Rusty's twice during our trip to Clearwater/Sand Key. One night we had seafood and it was quite good. However, I recommend the Prime Rib buffet! The prime rib is delicious and cooked to perfection! The sides were sooooo good! And the price was definitely right at $23 per person. The hotel restaurant in the Sheraton Sand Keys... More 

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DNapoleon, Guest Relations Manager at Rusty's Bistro, responded to this review

I am pleased that you enjoyed our Hand Carved Prime Rib of Beef Buffet. We are lucky to have a wonderfully talented culinary staff which includes our very knowledgeable Sous Chef. We are a casual Beach Resort and nice casual attire is fine we do prefer no sleeveless shirts on men, bathing suits or beach cover-ups. We look forward to... More 

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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The food was excellent. Great tasting food with good size portions. We order seafood it was cooked perfectly.

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DNapoleon, Guest Relations Manager at Rusty's Bistro, responded to this review

We are always pleased when our guest's enjoy their dining experience. Our talented culinary staff only uses fresh local seafood. Tank you! More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Fantastic in the Sheraton, great food and atmosphere, very good service, fine dinning for all including well behaviour do children

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Rusty's serves a buffet or ala carte breakfast as well as dinner. I highly recommend the prix fixe dinner selection. You have a choice of several starters, three or four entrees and a dessert selection. This really showcases the chef's talents. Of course, if you order ala carte I suggest the creme brulee for dessert. YUM!

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Miami, Florida
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Excellent Dinning Restaurant and for the price you are paying which is very reasonable the quality of the food and the servers are just great. you are able if you visit their website, to make reservation online or by calling directly but they also accept walk-ins.

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Churubusco, Indiana
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We ate breakfast buffet EVERY morning.....alot of selection....fruit, cereal, potatoes, meats, eggs, pancakes.....muffins. Juice included with buffet. YUM

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

30 or so business group experience that Chef John Harris created and was amazing!!!! The tables prepare their own meals, with the guidance of the executive chef and his staff. For a company event, I can't recommend this experience enough. Just do it!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1160 Gulf Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Clearwater
  • Phone Number: 727-595-1611

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Large groups, Romantic

Description

Our award-winning chef prepares a variety of scrumptious soups, exotic main dishes and delectable desserts. Rusty's Bistro dinner features a prime rib buffet with only the finest center cut tenderloin. If this isn't what you crave, indulge yourself in one of our nightly chef's creations. To accompany all of our dishes is a selection of over 30 wines. Available by the glass or by the bottle, pair up your award-winning dinner with favorites like: Francis Ford Coppola, Claret, 2001 and Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale, Ruffino, Italy, 2000 to name just a few. Further relax with good company as you enjoy our live jazz piano in the evenings. Rusty's is open for dinner daily starting at 6:00PM.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:30 am
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:30 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:30 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:30 am
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:30 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:30 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?