Rustico Restaurant - Alexandria

4.65/5.0 52 reviews
restaurant
827 Slaters Ln
Alexandria, Virginia United States 22314

703 224 5051
  rusticorestaurant.com
Mon 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM; Tue - Sun 11:30 AM - 12:00 AM

Mayor: radagast83 (7) | Taps: 30 | Bottles: ~250
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Beers At Rustico Restaurant - Alexandria

NameABVEntered
Freigeist / Stillwater Atlantis Gose4.5%5/3/2016
Wild Beer Somerset Wild5%5/3/2016
Stone Pataskala Red IPA7.3%4/1/2016
Lickinghole Creek Goochland Quad9.5%3/31/2016
Flying Dog Brewhouse Rarities: Smoked Belgian Stout8.5%3/23/2016
Ocelot Frightened8.7%3/23/2016
Port City Maniacal8.5%3/23/2016
Lickinghole Creek Heir Apparent11.5%3/23/2016
Wild Beer / Burning Sky / Good George Shnoodlepip6.5%3/16/2016
Lickinghole Creek Redneck Wedding13.2%3/16/2016
Boulevard Smokestack Series - Chocolate Ale with Raspberry9.1%3/16/2016
Lickinghole Creek Coffee Obsession Imperial Chocolate Stout13.5%3/15/2016
Lickinghole Creek Chocolate Obsession Imperial Chocolate Stout11.5%3/15/2016
Maine Beer Mean Old Tom6.5%3/13/2016
Lickinghole Creek Citra Fresh6%3/12/2016
Lickinghole Creek Enlightened Despot11.3%3/12/2016
Flying Dog Heat Series: Oaked Chipotle Ale6.2%3/12/2016
Ocelot / Meridian Pint Talking Backwards10.8%2/24/2016
Stillwater / Dugges Förgĺs 4%2/24/2016
Evil Twin Aún Más Chili Jesús12%2/24/2016
Ocelot Marbles6.4%2/24/2016
Deschutes The Abyss11%1/27/2016
Evil Twin Blanca Biere de Table4.5%1/4/2016
Schneider Weisse Tap X Mein Cuvée Barrique9.5%1/4/2016
J.W. Lees Moonraker (Cask)6.5%12/31/2015
Old Bust Head Cherry Chocolate Gold Cup Russian Imperial Stout10%12/10/2015
Olivers Draft Punk7%11/19/2015
Dogfish Head Higher Math17%11/9/2015
Ardent IPA6.8%11/9/2015
Bruery Terreux Tonnellerie Rue8.5%11/9/2015
Rusty Beaver Roy’s Big Bad Brown Ale5.7%11/9/2015
Isley Stunt Dubbel7%11/9/2015
Strangeways Rot•In•Hell Pumpkin Sour5.4%11/9/2015
Heavy Seas Red Sky at Morning10%7/9/2015
Evil Twin Femme Fatale Kabosu6%6/11/2015
Hardywood Toasted Coconut Porter5.5%6/11/2015
Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPA (Coffee)7.7%6/11/2015
Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald (Cherries)5.8%6/11/2015
Great Lakes Holy Moses White Ale5.4%5/28/2015
Great Lakes Lawn Seat Kölsch4.8%5/28/2015


88
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis  (698) Sunnyvale, California | March 24, 2016
Place review #666. Interesting. This place is about 3 miles from where I come every spring for work, finally realized it in time to make it down for dinner. Nice looking place on the corner with loads of glass. Long bar, lots of tables as well as long community style bar tables. Service was initially a bit slow, but did fine once things got moving. They have a rather long tap list with lots of interesting options, and give you a booklet with the bottle list without even asking for it. The bottle list was pretty grate, actually. If I was not such a crazy trader I would have found 20+ bottles that would have been really exciting to see. Food was decent; the pizza was pretty greasy, but not bad by any means. Definitely a welcome beer spot in Alexandria.
78
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick  (822) Columbus, Ohio | September 28, 2014
(Visited 07/2014): Rustico’s Alexandria location is on Slaters Lane off the Jefferson Davis highway. There is a shared parking lot amongst the businesses in that area.

The brick building is tall and has a clock at the top of it. Inside opens to a table seating area, then the curved bar is in the back. Brick walls and hanging fans in the bar area, and large windows let in light. There is a large board on the far wall next to some artwork that lists the beers by categories of "Crisp", "Hop" and "Fruit & Spice". Behind the bar is a row of tap handles and a cooler with bottles.

The beer selection consists of around 30 beers on tap, with breweries like Perennial, Lost Rhino, 21st Amendment, Wild Wolf and DC Brau. There are a couple hundred bottles as well covering domestic and imported craft breweries.

Service at the bar on a weekday lunch as pretty good.The bartender was efficient and knowledgeable about the beers, and was kind with samples.

The food menu at Rustico is pretty robust. I opted for a burger and it was good.

Overall this is a nice spot for food with a solid beer selection outside of the DC/Arlington area.
92
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
HippieFee  (33) , | April 26, 2014
This is a great place to drink beer. There is a large selection, at least 20+, craft beers on tap that rotate regularly. They also have a rotating selection of two cask conditioned ales as well. Their bottle selection is probably close to 100 with a well thought out beer menu with everything that is available. The menu is designed to help you pick just the right beer. Don’t fall into the peristalsis by analysis and just pick something if you can’t decide, you wont be disappointed. Their staff is knowledgeable and are friendly to talk to. They have a large dining area and a great bar area with a first come first serve policy in the bar. As for the food, it is great as well. A limited menu but it changes often with the season. One thing that never changes is the pizza. A great crust with excellent ingredients.
92
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
SmashinSaxon  (20) Virginia | April 8, 2014
72
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk  (291) Washington D.C., Washington DC | March 18, 2014
Similar tap list to Smoke and Barrel or Churchkey, though more reduced. Lots of bottles - opened the menu and found it mind boggling. Burger was good and generally a good ambiance for a suburban place. Prices on par with Churchkey and Smoke and Barrel.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
GenDV138  (316) Falls Church, Virginia | January 25, 2014| Updated January 26, 2014
Been here about 3 times so far and have had an enjoyable time each visit. Medium size bar with comfortable bar seats. Haven’t sat in the dining areas but there looks to be a good amount of tables. Good selection of drafts along with two casks and a sizable bottle list. Draft and cask beers are available in full glass and 4 ounce pours, the latter of which come in a labeled flight/tasting tray if you order 4 at a time. Nice deals on happy hour available daily including $2 off full glasses of drafts/casks. Good food menu including snacks/appetizers, sandwiches, pizzas, and entrees. Enjoyed the deep fried deviled eggs, risotto tots, pork sliders, and pizzas, the last of which has a gluten free option with a chick pea crust. Free 3 hour parking in the back lot that fills up during peak hours, street parking otherwise. Closest metro is Braddock Road, not a convenient walk but still doable.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
kermis  (278) The Hague, Netherlands | November 9, 2013
Big place with a great selection of beer, good food, good service and a convenient location close to the airport. Crazy aircon at the time though, even the staff said it was too cold.
78
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 4/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
gsmitty80  (202) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | November 1, 2013
Very nice arm of Churchkey group Out in Alexandria stopped by after a work event. Great atmosphere. A little more sports bary feel that i enjoyed. Had a nice selection and good service. Will go back if i am around.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Huhzubendah  (35) Washington DC | September 12, 2013
One of my go to places when we’re out in the town and in the mood for a few good beers. I really enjoy the couches by the fireplace. If you get there early enough, you can secure a seat there. Fun art and tile work decorate the walls. Open and spacious feeling. Nice list of rotating drafts, offering a variety of styles, to include a few out of market beers. Two casks available. Decent bottle list, although some of the beers are marked up way too high. This isn’t a cheap place by any stretch. Great food. Far above average for a place that is seemingly focused on beer. Definitely worth a stop if you’re in the area.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
argo0  (247) Washington DC | September 12, 2013
Was back here last night, and I have to say that my original score was way too low. Excellent draft/cask/bottle list, and outstanding food. Our server was also very attentive (and knowledgeable) without getting in the way. The only "complaint" is that the place isn’t a bargain, but I certainly can’t say it’s overpriced either (FWIW, the HH beer discounts improve the price significantly).

(7/1/06) New place in Alexandria with good tap selections (Duchess, DFH, Left Hand, Dominion, Victory, etc.) and extensive bottle selection (nothing rare, but plenty of good stuff). Food was decent, and service was friendly though a bit slow (sat in the bar section). Beers are reasonably priced. Modern decor.

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