Rustico Restaurant - Ballston | Arlington, Virginia
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Rustico Restaurant - Ballston
Excellent based on 17 ratings
Type: Restaurant

4075 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, Virginia United States 22203 [ print map ]
571 384 1820 | facebook | twitter

Hours: Mon 4 - Midnight; Tue - Sun 11:30 - Midnight

Mayor: Iphonephan (3) | Affiliated user(s) here rusticoslaters, rusticoVA | Taps: 40 | Bottles: 400

Rustico Restaurant - Ballston

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Sly Fox Tettnang Keller Pils , Sly Fox Keller Pils 95, Sweetwater Happy Ending Imperial Stout 98, Sweetwater Dank Tank Ghoulash 97, Sly Fox Prometheus 96, Sweetwater Spinnerbait 54, Goose Island Festivity Brown Ale 69, Perennial / Solemn Oath Stefon 84, Birra del Borgo Hoppy Cat 96, TrŲegs Blizzard of Hops 96, Left Hand Beer Week Sauce 97, Hitachino Nest Yuzu Saison , OEC Artista Zynergia: Artamas 59, Goose Island 312 Urban Pale Ale 48, Local Option Exorcist 88, Local Option Walk Ov Shame 75, Birra del Borgo BdbBi(g)BodyIbu 90, Dominion The Dream: 25th Anniversary , Local Option die KŲnigin 87, Avery Barrel-Aged Series 22 - 5 Monks 99
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17 reviews for Rustico Restaurant - Ballston
 Ambiance  83%
 Service  74%
 Selection  87%
 Food  80%
 Value  66%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  92%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis  (461) Sunnyvale, California | October 27, 2014| Updated October 28, 2014
Pretty solid place. Busy on a Monday night, in part surely because the Skins were on MNF, but still. Bartendress was nice and knew her beer, but she was far more interested in the game than her customers. Pretty solid taplist, but it is a measure of my beer geekiness that I had rated about 25-30 of them already. Bottle list was pretty solid - two beers on my wants list were consumed. Pizza was good, not great. All in all a place I would go back to if I were in the area.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 17/20
conway  (66) , | October 24, 2014
Definite upscale vibe which leads to a very mixed crowd. Service is generally friendly. Tap and bottle selection is very comparable to Church Key in my opinion. Prices are similarly inflated but thatís to be expected for the area. Having eaten here many times, the food ranges from mediocre to outstanding depending on what you order. The pizza is usually a pretty solid bet. To me this place is a pretty good alternative to Church Key minus some of the special events.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk  (197) Washington D.C., Washington DC | August 29, 2014
Wonderful beer selection much the same as Churchkey and the other Rustico. I probably prefer the Atmosphere of the Alexandria location though. Huge tap list, and prices on par with the others. Sample 4 oz pours available of everything. Didnít even look at the bottle list, as tap list had so much stuff I hadnít tried.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
devman171  (149) Annapolis , Maryland | June 4, 2014
Went here for the DB huna tap, lots of great events, solid food, samples availabe
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 18/20
Drake  (562) Free Union, Virginia | May 8, 2014
Stopped by during the SAVOR week festivities. Street parking, so I imagine that totally sucks after business hours, as there are several restaurants around here. Smart looking place, upscale, but not terribly interesting. Nicely shaded outdoor patio. The bartenders were nice enough despite being insanely busy. Those not working the bar were pretty friendly. World class draft list with rarities. Definitely American focused during my visit, but that was due to a takeover event and I imagine they have a more eclectic selection normally, as they did have some rarer foreign selections on tap. I didnít look at a bottle list, but they did have an extensive bottle selection in coolers behind the bar, and I did see another customer drinking Perennial Abraxas, which is neat. Prices are not terrible. 9 four ounce tasters cost me $31 but some of those were for some very rare selections. I did not try the food. It was so busy I didnít even try. Definitely a solid place to stop.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138  (226) Falls Church, Virginia | May 8, 2014
Nice option for food and drinks just a five or so minute walk from Ballston Metro. Visited during the Hardywood/Cigar City SAVOR event. Decent sized curved bar with tables around and a dining area. Service was ok, spotty at times. Food was good, tried the brisket cheesesteak with fries. Solid varied tap list, didnít check out the bottle list. Good option if happen to be around Ballston and want a solid bar to visit.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
Case  (21) , Germany | May 4, 2014
This place is a dream come true. Fantastic tap and bottle selection, including expensive rarities, coupled with exceptionally good food. Had a hell of a great time.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 17/20
DCLawyer  (96) Falls Church, Virginia | October 7, 2013| Updated March 27, 2015
Excellent well-thought-out beer list, both draft and bottles. Always have many rarities, and know how to serve them. Good food. You pay for it, though. Service at the bar can be atrocious.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
BierMaedchen  (2) | September 29, 2013
Very nice location, with a pretty great atmosphere. Iíve been there 3-4 times so far. Unfortunately my last time was kinda lackluster (didnít get app, waitress didnít know much of anything about the beer, plastic in my dessert). I still like the place, though.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 17/20
t0rin0  (1470) Do Not Resuscitate, California | September 11, 2013
Visited 7/10/2011.

Visited on recommendation from one of my Reserve Society people. Walked in around 10:30 pm and the bartender informed me that it was going to be last call in a few minutes. The website says theyíre open until midnight but I guess since it was slow they were closing early. The place is pretty big, seperated between a dining room and a bar room that has some more tables. There are a number of fridges full of bottles, some of which are reasonably priced, most of which are not.

Since there werenít many patrons (if any, I think the other people hanging out were employees) the service was great and helpful. It was very quiet. Not a whole lot to say really other than they had a good tap and bottle selection and the staff was friendly. I didnít get to eat there but the menu looks really good.

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