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Rustico Restaurant & Bar

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Rustico Restaurant & BarRustico Restaurant & Bar
BA SCORE
96
world-class

82 Ratings
Ratings: 82
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 6.85%
Taps: 32
Bottles: 250
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

827 Slaters Ln
Alexandria, Virginia, 22314-1219
United States
phone: (703) 224-5051

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @rusticoslaters

Notes:
None, yet.

(Place added by: novabeerguy on 03-05-2006)
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Reviews by Thorpe429:
Photo of Thorpe429
4.38/5  rDev 0%

My wife and I visit this location several times a month, and it never gets old. The atmosphere is really nice. It has a very modern feel with nice decor. It's usually crowded enough to not feel like a forgotten location, but is rarely excessively crowded, though admittedly we don't tend to go here on Friday or Saturday nights. The only place I take off points here is the lighting, which is almost non-existent in some areas of the bar.

The beer quality and selection are both fantastic. While the selection has dipped a bit since Churchkey opened up and presumably takes some of Rustico's allocation, this is still one of the prime spots in Northern Virginia to grab a beer. The tap list is filled with interesting offerings from here and abroad, and is frequently rotating.

The service is normally quite good. Some of the bartenders and servers are friendlier than others, but all tend to be very competent.

The food is quite good. The pizzas are my favorite, though the entrees tend to be very nice as well.

Overall, it is a bit on the pricey side, but not out of the norm for the area.

Thorpe429, Feb 16, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of bigred89
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

bigred89, Aug 23, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

reebtaerG, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of wisrarebeer
3.93/5  rDev -10.3%

I've stopped by Rustico numerous times and always enjoy the beer and food. On my last visit they had De Ranke XX ($8), Blvd Saisonbrett ($7), Jade IPA ($5), Spacewalker ($4) and several others. Not bad for a draft list.

One of our beers came out with a bit of foreign material floating in it (probably something from the beer line that dislodged) and our waitress exchanged it immediately. I wouldn't ding Rustico just because it does happen occasionally. We also were brought a beer that we didn't order and were told to keep it on the house.

Food is above average and include pizzas, hummus and other better bar food.

wisrarebeer, Aug 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Uf0T0fU, Jun 28, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

SteveBrew, Jun 17, 2014
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Saudereth, May 26, 2014
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Rustico Restaurant & Bar in Alexandria, VA
96 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.