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“Great meat in cosy surroundings”
Review of Rusticana

Rusticana
Ranked #86 of 3,793 Restaurants in Munich
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $69
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Steakhouse, Grill
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed December 4, 2012

I pre-booked this restaurant and couldn't get in on the Saturday night so had to accept a Sunday evening booking (good sign).

It's a bit of a trek outside the main tourist areas but if you're into your steak and ribs then it's worth a visit.

The welcome was a bit chaotic - 3 or 4 staff members running around working their socks off so we were left standing amongst it all for fair few minutes.

Once we were seated the service improved. Because the restaurant is so small, you may be seated fairly close / on the same table as strangers (this didn't bother me).

Two of the party ordered steaks (rump & fillet) and the gents ordered the famous ribs. We also ordered sides (recommend the tomato salad - very welcoming in a country that favours protein and carbs!).

The mains are served with a jacket potato doused with sour cream (take note guys - they don't do chips!). This was actually cooked to perfection and VERY tasty.

My rump steak was perfect (ordered rare and it was perfectly done). The meat was simply out of this world - cooked on an open grill at the back of the restaurant. My boyfriend really enjoyed his ribs meal too and couldn't finish the jacket potato as he was so full.

The wine was nice and the service improved as the night went on. I would definitely recommend this place if you enjoy your ribs/steak. Just make sure you book in advance....

To give you an idea of price, there were four of us and we had wine and beers (as well as a shot at the end of the meal). It worked out about 180 euros.

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Thank Parton30
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Reviewed November 17, 2012

We came here for the highly recommended spare ribs. But - to be honest - we have had better ribs indeed, in particular bearing the prices in mind... IMO, you can give it a try, but you don't miss much if you don't!

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Reviewed November 10, 2012

This place was great. I never write reviews, and this is my first, but I had to say that as an American, you gotta get your BBQ fix sometimes. This is the place to do it. I debated on the filet, saw several order and everyone was impressed and they looked amazing and perfectly cooked. I had to go for the ribs and was not disappointed. Great taste.

Oh, and when they ask if you want a bib...take the bib! And make sure to reserve a table in advance...

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Thank Nathan386
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Reviewed November 9, 2012

Enjoyed it so much last time we were here in 2011 we came back in 2012, this time without the kids ;) Best steak in Munich, ribs are excellent too. All in a 'cosy' bar - but be sure to RESERVE before your go. All staff speak excellent English so pick up the phone and ask "sprechen sie english"

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Reviewed November 7, 2012

Booking is essential for this place, they speak English in case you need to call, but you can also do it online.

They do ribs and steak, very, very well. Although the prices have increased in the last 6 months, it's still worth it for something special. The ribs are done over fire grill by the bar, and the BBQ sauce is homemade and will make you lick your fingers.

It's probably not a place for a first date, but you will fall in love here.

As for beers, try the Paulaner Urtyp when you are there, it's the best beer they have.
P.S. if you tell them it's your birthday they might even play that over their audio system for you !

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Thank paul_in_munich
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