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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good food, nice atmosphere, slow service. We arrived during Happy Hour and got a good deal on the Oysters and the wine. Service was bit slow, even so not many guests. The quality of the dishes was good and we returned the next day.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed March 12, 2024 via mobile

Fresh good food oysters were very good and friendly bartender. The fish and clips were well above average. And the drinks were great

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed April 13, 2023

Poor service, food was cold. We waited ages for someone to even come over to our table then we were told we are busy so it will be awhile for your food. Food arrived cold and unappetizing.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed December 24, 2022

When we went to the Rustic House, there was an offer for a dozen raw oysters free if you spent $50. We got that once. I just got a notification that the offer is over. Noooooo! So raise it to $100. Or $150! When can...a party of 4 spend less?More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed November 6, 2022

I’ve lived in the Bay Area for 5 years, most of my life in LA, where the choice of food are plenty and amazing. Since moving to the Bay Area I haven’t found a restaurant at any price point better than the Rustic House in...Redwood City! During Covid it was wonderful to be able to sit outside at a table with a personal fire in the middle and eat amazing food without concern. The seafood is well done and the environment is relaxing and not pretentious which allows for a casual meal while eating amazing food. Thank-you Rustic House for your outstanding contribution to my families experience. I love to take my two sons for breakfast on the weekends.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed April 22, 2022

First visit here. Lots of free parking. Has a special. Cheesey bread is excellent. Service is very good. Will for sure return..

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed November 1, 2021

I had heard about the place and found it to be great. Our server was top notch, knew the menu, directed us to whatever we were looking for. The places key is their fresh seafood....Oysters, Gumbo, Cavier, fish tacos, etc. Plan to focus on that....Outdoors/Indoor both nice. Do prepare to drop some coin here, as fresh seafood can be expensive. BTW Brunch starts at 11am on weekends (the interweb stuff often sez 10am). So call before if unsure, always a recomended thing in the COVID era.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 16, 2021

Stumbled across this gem while staying in Redwood City. Ceviche was fresh and excellent and the Cioppino was top notch. Came back a couple weeks later and it was better than the first time. Staff was friendly and very knowledgeable especially when it come to...fish and seafood. If your looking for good food and a friendly environment I highly suggest stopping in, you won't be disappointed.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 10, 2021 via mobile

Overcooked and uninspired petrale sole dinner with young but unchewable asparagus spears atop a nondescript, bland potato cake. For a dinner entree costing almost 30 bucks, I was appalled. The oyster po' boy I had for lunch on a previous visit was much better. It...was disappointing in such an inviting venue . Charging full alcohol price for a virgin Mary was shameful price gouging. The last straw was being subjected to the screeching of heat lamps being dragged across the concrete while diners were still at their tables. A pitiful ending to an uninspired meal. One star for the mussels, calamari and scallops. Not recommending this place.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 2, 2020

My wife and I tried the Rustic House for the first time this week and had a thoroughly enjoyable dining experience. The food was superb and our server, "Chalk" was excellent. He was good-humored, courteous and professional, giving us both some good pointers on dinner...selection. I started off with 3 Fried Oysters with Anchovy, shallots, capers, garlic, butter & parsley (BAGNA CAUDA). We also had the opportunity to sample the Rustic House friend oysters, which came with Garlic, chives, butter, cayenne pepper & Parmigiano. Both of these choices were wonderful; the next time we come, I plan to order the larger, 6-oyster option. My wife had an order of the Steamed Mussels, another excellent appetizer option. For the main course, I tried the Lobster Ravioli dinner. All I can say is "Wow". Delicious, rich and covered in fresh New England lobster pieces, this was a great choice. Being British, my wife tried the Fish and Chips and found the 3 pieces of cod done to perfection (the fish was accompanied by some delicious fries). For dessert, the two of us split a piece of melt-in-your-mouth good Key Lime pie. A Bombay Sapphire Martini was my beverage of choice, while my wife tried one of their Rustic Cooler "Signature Cocktails". The seafood was very high quality and that was reflected in the prices. That said, the meal was well worth it and we plan to return soon to try some of the other intriguing-looking menu choices.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed June 28, 2020 via mobile

The Rustic House has now transformed their adjacent parking lot for outdoor dining with proper 6 foot distance between tables. Saturday night was a lovely evening to enjoy the Rustic House once again. We started with the calamari and a few oysters. I had the...grilled Mahi Mahi accompanied by roasted tiny potatoes and roasted cauliflower, the fish was grilled to perfection. Service was efficient and professional and met appropriate guidelines. Our family of 3 shared the s’mores and key lime pie for dessert. An outstanding meal and enjoyable outdoor atmosphere. Bring a jacket. Once the sun sets it gets chilly. I suggest making a reservation. As of yesterday, indoor dining currently isn’t an option here.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed March 17, 2020

Fresh ingredients and preparation and the cheesy garlic bread is the Best. Plus a great value during Happy Hour, however in these days of safe socialization get food to go!

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed January 25, 2020 via mobile

They have a back room with two long tables. Perfect for our party. We had the back room for good part of the evening. Another birthday took the other table later in the evening. We had calamari and oysters for the table. I had cioppino...which is okay with all sorts of fish, mussels half crab. My cohort had lobster roll which is okay. My other partner had sword fish which is okay. The services were good. The place is rustic just like its name.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed November 23, 2019 via mobile

I visited the Rustic House as I was staying at the LiA Hotel up the street and saw this restaurant as I drove by. I was greeted very warmly by the Hostess who sat me promptly. She explained the various Oyster selections that were on...the menu along with the nightly specials. The restaurant has a nice selection of wine, drinks and beer. O settled on the Anchor Steam Pale Ale which is a classic Pale Ale. I ordered the grilled artichoke which was grilled perfectly and then garlic lemon aioli was a perfect compliment. For my entree I ordered the shrimp tacos. Two tacos were served with black beans, tropical salsa and a great coleslaw. For dessert, I ordered the tiramisu as they were out of the chocolate bread pudding. The tiramisu was fine. The server was very nice and I would recommend this restaurant if you are in town and interested in seafood. They have a tremendous selection on the menu. I'll be back for it when I'm in town again.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed September 15, 2019

Popped in because driving past for three days the look and signage appealed to me. My mom and I took forever to decide on what to eat and enjoyed the best ceviche of our lives (not young by the way) while deciding on our meals....To walk into a new place and be delayed at the bar by great conversation with employees like being long time visitors is beyond relaxing after a few days in a strange town for a parents surgery. Our meal was spectacular and we have planned our next four meals for here since we will be in the area ten more days. A place to be enjoyed. A staff worth knowing and the type of service long forgotten. Conclusion: Food wonderful, staff super cool and value of meal well worth it. Try it, you will only regret it if you don’t.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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