Rustico Restaurant & Bar
Taps: 32 / Bottles: 250
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 79 | Reviews: 68 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by midaszero:
4.28/5 rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$
The Rustico is a very nice restaurant with over 300 bottles and a large tap selection plus one cask conditioned tap (on my visit is was Troegs Dead Reckoning which was extremely good) that they say is rotated out every 4 days.
I had the mac & cheese which tasted excellent but took forever to eat as it came straight out of the oven and was boiling when it arrived at the table. The price was a little steep. Lots of people seemed to be enjoying pizzas which seemed more reasonably priced and of excellent quality as well.
The service was pretty good but a tad slow with the place being mostly full but not totally packed and our waitress admitting to being kind of new.
Overall I would definitely go back to Rustico next time I am in DC. They have an excellent beer selection and good food.
Any bottle they have you can pick up to take home which worked out very well when I had room for 2 more bottles and they had some 2007 Weyerbacher Insanity.
The owner stopped by out table and saw me taking notes on the beer I was drinking and had a nice little chat. He said they were about to open another location in DC that would have over 500 beers and 5 casks.
10-09-2008 14:43:31 | More by midaszero
More User Reviews:
4.76/5 rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
I used to live around the corner from this place...I wish I still did, it is probably the best bar I've ever visited.
The food is unique, eclectic, and always tasty...just understand that you may see some stuff font he menu that will be a surprise, like Pizza Duck Confit. But, don't let that dissuade you, the food is always good, and well prepared. When busy, the presentation can suffer, and sometimes the food quality (which still remains exceptional) is not as good as when not busy. Favorite time to visit the place was late afternoon, right at the beginning of happy hour or early Sunday afternoon.
Service never suffers, but the busier it gets, the longer it will take to get a refill, but planning ahead, and you'll never see the bottom of the glass.
Selection. Nearly 40 taps, casked ales, and hundreds of bottle varietals. You will find something you like there...from PBR all the way to a $40 a bottle rarity. They have it, if they don't they either sold it out, or it is not at the distributor.
Easily a go to...like I said, wish I still lived around the corner.
01-22-2014 01:31:38 | More by Badger6
Rustico Restaurant & Bar in Alexandria, VA
96 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.