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Rustic Kitchen Park Square

210 Stuart Street, Boston, MA 02116 (Downtown)
617-423-5700
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Ranked #76 of 2,815 restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $35 - $45
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Transit: MBTA Arlington
Description: Rustic Kitchen is a lively award winning restaurant featuring New American cuisine in an Old World style bistro. All of our produce, fish and meats are delivered daily and each of our authentic Italian pastas are handmade. Executive Chef Michael Kelly creates seasonally inspired menus that always source locally fresh ingredients. In New England, we are home to "The Cooking Show" filmed each Friday night in our broadcast kitchen studio.
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  • Italian first
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English first
Osterville, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I came in solo and decided to have a drink at the bar. The bartender was amazing, she was friendly, personable and vibrant. My drink, a white Sangria was wonderful, it featured fresh fruit and was refreshing. I also tried a summer vegetable soup that was fresh and delicious. I will definitely be going back.

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Bondsville, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We did oysters and several entrees and enjoyed them as family style dining. I've been eating at Legal for 35 years. Love it!

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Defiance, Missouri
Top Contributor
381 reviews 381 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Its where the "Cooking Show" is filmed, nice decor, but the food seemed to lack, 'panache?' something missing in flavor and texture, good service.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My family was staying at the hotel next door and decided to venture over to Rustic Kitchen, which also is the kitchen that does room service for the hotel. My family of four ordered vastly different items, from pizza to fried oysters to salads and pasta. Every single dish was hot, tasted yummy, and had excellent presentation on the plate.... More

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Charlotte
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55 reviews 55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This small restaurant is wonderful. The food is ample but not excessive, and well prepared. The food is updated comfort food, enough of the basics for the fussy eaters, enough interesting items for those who are not. The vibe is relaxing -- no rushing about, low noise level, just couples and small groups enjoying good food and conversation. It is... More

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Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I asked the valet at a nearby hotel parking garage where I could get a great burger and he recommended Rustic Kitchen. The burger was really good, the vegetables were crips, the burger was correctly cooked and it had great flavor. Vegetables included your standard bevy (lettuce tomatoes). Two high points: 1. The burger onions were nicely sauteed red onions... More

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Grafton, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This was out second visit to The Cooking Show and will will surely go again. Liz is fabulous and so funny. The wine flowed freely, the lamb was superb. Can't wait to visit again!

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Brisbane, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

It was so cold when we were in Boston (considering it was may) that we really wanted some comforting food and and a warm, cosy restaurants. We found it here. We were seated near the pizza oven, but if we tried, it was easy to imagine it as an open fire. Our waitress was wonderful and the food was just... More

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newton
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We had the nice surprise, entering this restaurant, to find ourselves in a lovely interior where we could actually converse comfortably. So for starters, we were predisposed to enjoy our meal. And we did! The service was excellent and everyone thought the food was excellent. I highly recommend dining here. We will definitely return.

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Dallas, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We were famished after our flight. It was just past 2:00pm. The staff was enthusiastic and helpful. The calimari and the fresh seafood were just great. I had a well prepared Cobb salad and loved it.

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