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Rustico Restaurant & Bar

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4.37/5
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93 Ratings
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PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

827 Slaters Ln
Alexandria, Virginia, 22314-1219
United States

(703) 224-5051 | map
rusticorestaurant.com

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Added by novabeerguy on 03-05-2006

PLACE STATS
Reviews:
70
Ratings:
93
pDev:
7.09%
 
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Ratings: 93 |  Reviews: 70
Reviews by dtivp:
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4.58/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Stopped by for lunch while in town for the SAVOR. Appears a lot of new development in the area, the Rustico is a newer building with a nice clean and modern atmosphere. Nice seating area outdoors, however, with the high temperatures decided to dine indoors. Bar area was not large, however, the seating area was very spacious.
Beer selection was very impressive, approximately 30 on tap and a 30 page beer menu. Some very nice beer flights were offered. The Servers were extremely friendly and our server was very knowledgeable on the beers served.
Nice food menu, decided on the chopped salad which was excellent, along with a nice Italian sausage pizza.
Very enjoyable experience and I hope to return soon.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of srw
4.23/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of BLebowski
4.63/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

OK, its my neighborhood drinking establishment and I love the idea that in five minutes I can be drinking a beer that I've never heard of before.

Happy hour is a good deal - $2 off drafts 4-7 p.m. everyday.

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Photo of deereless
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Boone757
4.31/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of brandoman63
4.5/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Craft_Imperial
3.89/5  rDev -11%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of VABA
4/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of djhowell
3.69/5  rDev -15.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Photo of kristougher
4.33/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Loveyourbeer
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of bigred89
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of reebtaerG
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of wisrarebeer
3.93/5  rDev -10.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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5/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of SteveBrew
5/5  rDev +14.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of cjgiant
4.34/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of Badger6
4.76/5  rDev +8.9%
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.

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Photo of seanchai
4.34/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

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Rustico Restaurant & Bar in Alexandria, VA
Place rating: 4.37 out of 5 with 93 ratings
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