It is unfortunate that this restaurant has been, in my opinion, unfairly maligned by some reviewers on this site. One poor review was of a sandwich shop in Bedford, NH and not this establishment. Another reviewer was unhappy because the salads were not the same as the salads of another restaurant previously operating at this location (by the way, the Rustic Leaf has an extensive offering of salads). Even the picture of this establishment on Trip Advisor is incorrect. The location is a cozy, colonial style house.
The Rustic Leaf prides itself in offering fresh, locally sourced ingredients and meats from local farmers free of preservatives and administered hormones. The preparation can be slower than you may have experienced elsewhere because all meals are made from scratch.
My wife and I have dined here several times and have always been more than happy with our experience. The wait staff is professional and attentive, the dishes excellently prepared and the sauces superb. Whether you have the salmon with pineapple-mango salsa or the pork tenderloin with the shitake Marsala cream reduction sauce, I think you will be happy. What’s not to like about an establishment offering high end cuisine where dinner for two, drinks and tip will not damage your wallet?
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