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“Lovely menu” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rustic Kitchen Park Square

Rustic Kitchen Park Square
210 Stuart Street, Boston, MA 02116
617-423-5700
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Ranked #84 of 2,835 Restaurants in Boston
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
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.
Sudbury, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
158 reviews 158 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Lovely menu”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

The menu covers all tastes, food very good and well cooked,. Staff attentive and friendly, good place to eat

Visited May 2013
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Not as expected”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

My friends from out of town wanted to eat here. The food was okay, but better food is available nearby and for less money. I wasn't impressed and most likely will not return.

Visited October 2012
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UK
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115 reviews 115 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
“Home of the cooking show....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Whilst we didnt witness the live cooking show we did do drinks and nibbles in what was a lively bar with good atmosphere which also doubles as a restaurant. You need to book early if you want to be part of the live cooking show on a Friday night that is broadcast on local cable tv.

Visited April 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Mediocre Food”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

I had the duck breast which was overcooked, yet somehow the skin still wasn't crispy or properly seared. I got the fettucine alfredo as a side and it was bland. The butterscotch budino for dessert wasn't rich - it was gelatinous like jello. Probably one of the worst meals I've had in Boston and I've tried over 150 restaurants in the city.

Also, you know a place is terrible when you can walk in with a group of 8 on a Friday night and can be seated right away because the restaurant is half empty.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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JimCafarelli, Owner at Rustic Kitchen Park Square, responded to this review, April 16, 2013
To our loyal guests & customers:

I find it unfortunate that this customer has left comments that are disingenuous. Several members of this party were denied service of alcoholic beverages upon their arrival in accordance with Massachusetts law. As a result, they became disruptive to our other diners and our staff.

We feel that our many 4 & 5 star reviews accurately reflect the standards and quality of our restaurant. We are proud to have been given an Award of Excellence by TripAdvisor and the AAA Four Diamond award.

Regards,
Owner Jim Cafarelli
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Boston
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“Wonderful meal - great evening”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Decided at the last minute to go out for dinner on a Saturday night. Was able to get a great table by the fire at 8:30 at night. Started with a raspberry tart-tini. To die for. The bread comes with a delicious white bean spread. As an appetizer we split the tuna tartar which is a bit spicy but heavenly. Our entrees were equally delicious. I went with the scallops which were accompanied by a moist and delicious spinach risotto. Based on the waitress' recommendation my husband went with the duck breast and he was not disappointed. The dessert menu was tempting but we were too full. We will definitely be back soon.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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