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Rustic Canyon


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

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This acclaimed restaurant opened in December 2006 and grew from a series of dinners that founder Josh Loeb held inside his family’s beautiful tree house of a home nestled in Rustic Canyon. Every month lovers of quality food and wine gathered around a long, candlelit table to share the joy of a meal created with thought and passion. Rustic Canyon is an extension of this. We offer a regularly changing menu of farmers' market-inspired dishes with ingredients that come from local farmers, ranchers, and fishermen with sustainable practices. Executive Chef Andy Doubrava, along with James Beard-nominated Chef/Owner Jeremy Fox, bring their vision of seasonality, simplicity and quality to Rustic Canyon's
$31 - $40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Reservations, Seating, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome dining experience. Great food, lively ambience, professional staff. Nearly 2 hours well spent.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank douglasa457
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So disappointing. Absolutely nothing special. Plates of food. No care or attention. Service was inattentive and cool. And EXPENSIVE. A bite size of fish for $40. But, worst of all, it sounds like people are screaming so you cannot begin to have a conversation. We’ve...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Vibrate and lively atmosphere with fun and energetic wait staff. Food was delicious with a unique style.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank MBridges736
Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

Really loud, couldn’t hear my friend. Food was good, tasty, sparse it was luck that I had some snack before hand... Pretentious. I would expect a better service, like being able to eat at the same time as my friend and not having to wait...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed March 12, 2019 via mobile

First visit here, chose this because the chef is a James Beard award nominee so I came with high expectations on the experience. The food was good...although I am a little tired of the small plates concept. The rockfish was really well cooked. The service...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank karendU3998WG
Reviewed March 11, 2019 via mobile

Rustic canyon has very good food, but I can’t forgive a high-end restaurant whose waiters or bus people clear the plates of 3 people while the 4th is still eating. This happened tonight and sorry- but that’s a pretty basic no-no and we were all...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Nubiana2015
Reviewed February 19, 2019

This a popular place with the in crowd in the area, and it lives up to the expectation, delivering very good food, and lots of wine options as well. We had a bit of a wait, even though it was a weekday evening, but it...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank EvanBocaFL
Reviewed January 14, 2019 via mobile

Just wrapped a great meal here in Santa Monica. Service was first rate from the moment we stepped through the doors. Plates are intended to be “family style” and five were more than enough for two people (skipping dessert). Everything was good, including the hangar...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed January 13, 2019

The food was creative, perfectly seasoned, pace of our meal and service was great. Everything was so good and delicate it was truly special.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Kyle D
Reviewed December 30, 2018

Rustic Canyon sets a high bar for the quality of food experience. On a recent visit the menu had evolved quite a bit since our last visit, and the quality of the food was solid. The carpaccio was tasty, but the hangar steak had too...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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