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“Not close to what we expected”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Rustic Kitchen Park Square - CLOSED

Rustic Kitchen Park Square
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $35 - $45
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Transit: MBTA Arlington
Description: Rustic Kitchen is a lively award winning restaurant featuring locally sourced, seasonally inspired New American cuisine. All of our produce, fish and meats are delivered daily and each of our authentic pastas are handmade. In New England, we are home to "The Cooking Show" filmed each Friday night in our sister venue, "The Studio Kitchen"
Champlain, NY
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Not close to what we expected”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2014

Stopped here for a drink Sunday evening. Bartender was so helpful we decided to stay for dinner. Menu looked great. I ordered the ziti and veal meatballs which was served in a cast iron frying pan of some sort. As a result the ziti kept cooking until it was too dry to eat. My wife ordered bolognese with thin spagetti. Her's came with fettucinni. When she made the waitress aware of the miscue the waitress explained to us that all noodles were made the same way. Made me wonder why any restaurant would bother to offer different noodles when it appeared that one would suffice. When the replacement arrived my wife tried to pick up a mouthful and the whole plateful of noodles and sauce came off the plate with her fork. It was so dry not one bit of sauce was visible. Needless to say the positive experience with the bartender did not translate to the same experience in the dining room.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank paul3874
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Birkerød
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82 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Lobster Fettucine”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2014

Stayed at the Hotel Revere and didn't really feel like walking the streets to find a place to eat - and good thing that I did not. The Rustic Kitchen was great, loved Lobster Fettucine and a glass of chardonnay - and sitting at the bar, all alone - was intrigued by the interesting selection on tap.
Tried the Dogfish 60 minute IPA, which was the perfect one for the road ...

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank alfalund
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maine
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Weekend in Boston”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

Nice upscale restaurant with great appatisers great Italian food very good service mice relaxing atmosphere its right in the theatre district so its an easy walk from the theatre

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Thank chrisinmaine10
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New Hampshire
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Excellent ambiance, food, and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2014

The decor in this restaurant is warm and inviting. The service, and food are the best! We were a party of 10, so we had a large table in a private room! The chairs were leather and so comfortable, the decor made us feel like we were dining in a wine cellar. Since there were two heavy doors that could be closed, we were able to hear the conversations going on, something you usually can't do with such a large party on the open floor. The food was mouth watering! I highly recommend that you visit this restaurant. I know I will be back!

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank LVYKBCH
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Boston, Massachusetts
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158 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Always a treat”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Whether for lunch or dinner this restaurant is among our top choices. The food is great and reasonably priced. Groups are accommodated very easily. It is also worth driving in town over the weekend to eat here.

Visited March 2014
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Thank mizzelle
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