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“Wonderful!!”
Review of Rustico at the Log Cabin - CLOSED

Rustico at the Log Cabin
Price range: $7 - $34
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed November 2, 2012

I went to this restaurant with my dog, and they set up with a table all by myself on the back patio! I had the veal with truffles or something and it was amazing!! They have some beer, and I was served a Peroni in a wine glass :) It was a nice fancy place, and you can spend some money here. And it's totally worth it!!

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Reviewed October 27, 2012

The one positive take from this new Highlands restaurant is the quality of the food. We had the Veal Chops and the Chicken and Sausage plates. All Three components were of high quality. And they should be given the price. What was unfortunate was the sauces they were in. To say average would be a complement. The red sauce in the Chicken and Sausage tasted like a can of Heinz and the mushroom sauce on the veal chop was exceptionally close to William and Sonoma's. Too bad, definitely expected more!

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1  Thank FrankSandy
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

The ambience was wonderful. It was a lovely experience. Not rushed. Dining at its best. Able to hear each other as we sat by the fire & enjoyed getting to know each other. Hope to come back again & again!

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1  Thank M P
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Reviewed October 5, 2012

Our meals were good but a little inconsistent.. Two of us had the lasagna, which was one of the daily specials. It was excellent and they would do well to have it on the menu every day. Lobster ravioli stuffed full of lobster meat but the tomato sauce acidic and bland. Sword fish was fresh but the fennel sauce seemed an odd choice.

My salad, promodoro brutti, was really good. Stacked tomato, some slices fried with mozzarella was a unique and tasty starter. The others in our party enjoyed their salads but my wife's eggplant rolatini was just OK. Again, the tomato sauce is lacking something.

The wine choices are decent and they are priced fairly. Service was friendly and good but a little slow. I think Rustico's is a work in progress. They are off to a good start and with some tweaking can evolve into a major player in Highlands. From the size of the crowd last night, they are getting there very quickly.

Oh, and their moderate pricing makes them considerably less expensive than Paoletti's , Lakeside or Madison's . For us, since we like the food here, it's reason enough to include Rustico as one of our regulars.

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Thank racar22
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Reviewed September 21, 2012

We were seated immediately and the service was very good from start to finish. If you are familiar with Highlands, this is not Paoletti's. The food is not as good and the atmosphere is altogether different. Rustico is in a landmark Joe Webb Log Cabin in the woods behind the Hampton Inn. This is not a bad thing by any measure, but Paoletti's is on Main Street across from the Old Edwards Inn and more cosmopolitan and upscale. Paoletti's is fine dining, more expensive and one of Highland's best restaurants for decades.

The food this Friday night was good, but not great. The veal chops were enormous and very well prepared and seemed to be a stand out entrée . The pasta bolognese was average. The sauce was lacking and the pasta bland. The salmon was overcooked and a bit dry. The apps and salads were very good. The restaurant was packed. Lots of waiters and service support and several checking to see if our meal was to our liking, topping the water glasses and asking if we wanted more bread. Upon leaving, the owner thanked us and gave us his business card.

The food is reasonably priced. Everyone in the restaurant made us feel at home and they went out of their way to make our meal and visit enjoyable. To sum it up, I would say that Rustico is good but not great and certainly not in the same class or price range as Paoletti's which is a Highlands mainstay. It is early days for Rustico and I am hopeful it will continue to improve.

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2  Thank HighTimbers
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