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Rustic Canyon

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Santa Monica
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1119 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2011 (11th)
+1 310-393-7050
17:30 - 23:30
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:30
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280 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

Yes it is noisy, yes the plates are small, yes it is hard to have conversation. But ... This food is inventive, tasty, light, divine. Wine list no cheap but complete and divine. Best meal in LA it doesn't come cheap but foodie paradise.

Thank Gilbert V
Tenafly, New Jersey
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68 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

My son and I enjoyed a Father's Day dinner here and the selections were not only delicious but very interesting. For a small plate we had a beet, Rasbery and quinoa salad. along with a type of foccacia with burrata. The white fish we had as a main course was also very good. The selections are a little on the... More 

Thank smdubowsky
Dallas, Texas
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015

I husband and I have had a lot of delicious, fresh meals over the years. This was by far one of the best. Innovative, but un-fussy dishes that are fabulous. We will visit this resto every time we are in LA from now on! Cocktails, apps, salad, dinner and dessert were all excellent. The service was impeccable and the waitstaff... More 

Thank BrittLThibs
marysville ohio
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558 reviews
323 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2015

This is a beautiful place with a wonderful vibe. Great place to go for a great glass of wine, classic cocktail and share some wonderful small plates. The staff is great. The menu is interesting and everything was delicious. Highly recommend

Thank lindas286
Stockholm, Sweden
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535 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2015

The sound level at Rustic Cayon is really something. Extremely loud. Four people cannot have a normal conversation across a small table. Definitely not a place for 60plus people like ourselves. This is a farm to table restaurant with a menu that changes daily. Focused on small dishes that you can share. These small dishes are quite expensive but really... More 

Thank Olle O
Houston, Texas
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516 reviews
319 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015

Jonathan Gold of the LA Times has Rustic Canyon number 6 on his Top 100, and I just don't see it. And that is unusual because I do tend to find his reviews very helpful. Rustic Canyon is another small plates restaurant. There are really small plates, small plates and big plates. We split 6 small plates between 2 people... More 

Thank George Y
Atlanta, GA
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2015

Fresh, beautifully plated meals and small plates perfect for sharing. Innovative menu options and knowledgeable staff makes the meal accessible and not too fussy.

Thank CatheAtlanta_GA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2015

Vegetarians and vegans will be pleased with the number of choices. I had a fabulous cold asparagus soup with intense and unusual flavors. The burrata was tasty but there wasn't enough for the price. The ice cream was a knockout. Some of the best I've ever had. The wine list for red wines was arranged strangely and it made it... More 

Thank Dorothy S
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2015 via mobile

Fantastic selection of small and dinner plates- we thought it best as shared amongst the table. Nice list of wine and mixed drinks (a bit paltry on the tap list with 3 choices, but I'm a Portlanders so I'm used to more craft beer). Fun atmosphere, knowledgeable staff and friendly service. Highly recommended for either a date night or business... More 

Thank Anthony B
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2015 via mobile

We dropped in for dinner on a Satuday evening and the restaurant was full. However, we were offered a table outside, on the sidewalk. We were dubious, not the best setting but decided to go for it . There were heaters overhead, so once we got used to it, we were fine! So glad we stayed. Our server was amazing,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
American, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1119 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2011
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-393-7050

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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