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Rustic Canyon

1119 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2011
+1 310-393-7050
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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1119 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2011
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Reviewed 15 February 2016

We loved Rustic Canyon. Every dish was superbly designed and flawlessly executed. We had two small plates and one main course. It was plenty of food. We had fun "dissecting" each plate, figuring out how the flavors combined into such a pleasing whole. With three...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 30 January 2016

Had a wonderful birthday dinner here. This is our 'go to' for special occasions. Would go more often but for the pricing...which is worth it so can't complain. Dishes are so interestingly put together flavor wise...unique and very, very good. Chef pulls in the seasonal...More

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Reviewed 23 January 2016

A fabulous evening at Rustic Canyon- everything was perfect. The service was prompt and efficient, without being overbearing. Cocktails, while very pricey, were different and delicious. Don't let the crowd noise ruin the meal- embrace the upbeat atmosphere, for this is fun food. The food-...More

Thank mrg128
Reviewed 7 January 2016

The food is sort of American eclectic with some Asian overtones, using fresh ingredients. The beet salad was outstanding. Chicken was moist and flavorful. The noise level can be uncomfortable, but that happens at many popular spots. It's right on Wilshire and easy to get...More

Thank davemh333
Reviewed 1 January 2016

We were in a great mood when we rolled into Rustic Canyon at 9pm on a Monday night for what we hoped would be a quiet nightcap and a light bite to eat. Expectations were high given the TripAdvisor reviews we had read. Well, forget...More

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Reviewed 29 December 2015

Our daughter chose this restaurant while we were visiting her over the Thanksgiving holiday week. The restaurant has a varied, unusual menu. It was too unusual for me but our daughter did like it. I found it somewhat difficult to choose something from the menu...More

Thank opieks
Reviewed 15 December 2015

A group of seven called to make a reservation and the restaurant indicated (almost punitively) that a group that large would have to order from a prix fixe menu. We almost backed out, because being limited in our selections didn't seem all that interesting. We...More

Thank frqyx
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Great vibe, Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. For those who have interest in interesting foods and combinations it's a great location!

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Reviewed 9 November 2015

i was 2 times in the restaurant 2014 november and now 2015 november ....the food lost a little the finesse in between ...but still for santa monica it is over average .... but we were sitting by the door and it was really cold ........More

Thank misterbix
Reviewed 5 November 2015

I know how good Californian wines are. Yet in Californian restaurants, French, Spanish or Italian wines are omnipresent. So imagine my surprise when I was suggested a Portuguese Douro Red "Papa Figos" at the Rustic Canyon. Made my day. Not only because it shows awareness...More

Thank Veiganor
Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a
balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a
thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers,
roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the
famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles
weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa
Monica pier spins high above the water, while park
revelers scream with delight riding the roller
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
Rustic Canyon, the first award-winning restaurant within the RC Family, 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, an intimate neighborhood carved into the mountains of Santa Monica. Rustic Canyon offers a regularly changing menu of farmers’ market-inspired dishes with ingredients that come from local farmers, ranchers, and fishermen who practice sustainable agriculture. James Beard-nominated Chef Jeremy Fox brings his own vision of seasonality, simplicity and quality to the kitchen, resulting in a great neighborhood dining experience. All of the food at Rustic Canyon is made and plated with sharing in mind, so that you can order for the table and taste different dishes. Come with an open mind and empty stomach, knowing you are getting food of the highest quality and imagination.
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