We dined here for the 2nd time recently. We were seated in front of the kitchen. One of the chefs ("Shattuck"), took time from his busy food preparation to answer several questions for us (including his favorite dish, which he said was the gnocchi). Our server was attentive, as well.
It has a small, cozy, bustling atmosphere like the cafes in Prague and Vienna. My husband was unfortunately seated in a spot that didn't allow him to slide his chair back and stretch his legs a bit as there was a pole immediately behind his chair.
Gosh, I cannot even remember what I ordered, but it was delish. My husband enjoyed his dinner, too. The food is a treat, as several of the dishes are unique to the Rustica menu.
We will be visiting again...
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