Rustico Restaurant - Alexandria | Alexandria, Virginia
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Rustico Restaurant - Alexandria
Excellent based on 49 ratings
Type: Restaurant

827 Slaters Lane
Alexandria, Virginia United States 22314 [ print map ]
703 224 5051 | facebook | twitter

Hours: Tu-Su 11:30am-Midnight, Mo 4p-Midnight

Mayor: devman171 (7) | Taps: 30 | Bottles: ~250

Rustico Restaurant - Alexandria

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Off Color Dinoísmores 97, Maine Beer Lil One 98, Victory Hop Ranch Imperial India Pale Ale 99, Maine Beer a tiny beautiful something 95, Oskar Blues IceyPA 91, Miller Lite n/a, Oskar Blues / Sun King The Deuce 95, Birrificio del Ducato Kiss Me Lipsia 91, Tired Hands Deuce 66, AleWerks Brewmasters Reserve Bourbon Barrel Porter 99, Perennial Aria 81, Glazen Toren Canaster Zymatore (Belgian Owl Whiskey) 84, Great Lakes Chillwave Double IPA 100, Boulevard Single-Wide I.P.A. 94, Terrapin Side Project Mosaic 95, DC Brau Solar Abyss , Foothills Sexual Chocolate Imperial Stout 100, Bayerischer Bahnhof Pineus Gose 95, Wild Beer Modus Operandi (M.O.) 92, Devils Backbone 16 Point Imperial IPA 93
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49 reviews for Rustico Restaurant - Alexandria
 Ambiance  80%
 Service  77%
 Selection  84%
 Food  78%
 Value  67%
 Overall  81%
 Rating  92%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
devman171  (102) Annapolis , Maryland | August 2, 2013
This place is great! great snacks and pizza, great taps and casks! bartender gave me some free KBS before the release!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
SmashinSaxon  (20) Virginia | April 8, 2014
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 18/20
dabubbleboy  (6) Virginia | June 11, 2011
Great selection of beers and food. What else to you need.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Drink4Satan  (29) Washington, Washington DC | June 6, 2011
Another great place from the same owners as Churchkey in DC. High ceillings and comfortable climate with a suburban feel. There is a well selected bottle list at fairer prices than Churchkey, but certainly not as extensive. It feels less posh and more colloquial, which is good for getting people in the door. The staff is passionate, attentive and honest. The Pizza is all I tried here for food, and itís certainly tasty and reasonably priced. The draft sanitation is top-notch and the rotation of drafts is great as well. Two casks are on at all times and about 30 taps. I donít think they serve as accurately to temperature as Churchkey, but thatís not to big of a concern for me. As Dr. Steve Brule would suggest, "just warm it up with your hands, ya turkey!" The only problem with this place is the location if you are in the DC metro area. The cab fare is not cheap, as itís about 20 minutes out of the city. Either way, itís definitely worth a visit.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
climberbob  (17) Virginia | February 10, 2008
Great place with very good selection of beers, including local microís plus some obscure internationals. I went there for a farm to fork dinner event showcasing local farmers produce paired with local beers. The food was great, as were the beer pairings.
kmweaver  (116) Petaluma, California | February 8, 2008
Awesome, awesome place. I actually liked this better than Pizzeria Paradiso: cool ambiance (lots of original tilework, low lighting, young professional crowd thatís more pleasant than DC), lounge aspect is open and relaxing, outside patio for when the weather warms, easy parking, quick, knowledgeable and friendly service (even while the kitchen was about to close), and an awesome beer selection. I happened to time it right to pick up Victory Donnybrook Stout and St. Michaelsburg Kellerbier. They had Nugget Nectar on cask and Hopslam in bottles already. Up-to-date menu, nothing uber-rare or old, but any place that has 3+ Kolsches and 4+ Geuzes consistently is wonderful in my book. I could always fine something Iíd happily drink. Slightly overpriced on the larger-format bottles ($32 for Ommegeddon?). A comparable markup to what youíd see for wine, I guess, but still pretty high prices compared to other places in DC. Looking forward to trying the food.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
Goldorak  (114) Montreal, Quebec | April 6, 2008
Dťcor was pleasing, with wide open spaces and large chalkboards displaying upcoming events and specials. We had our meal in the restaurant section at first. I enjoyed my Beer and cheese soup, and the beef carpaccio was tasty and went well enough with the passable local Saison I had. My buddy seemed to have enjoyed his flat iron steak, especially with the Arrogant Bastard I suggested he paired it up with. We had our first post-dinner pint standing up, and eventually got to belly up at the bar. Great selection of brews from all over the place was on tap. Imperial Pilsner on Cask, some barleywines, tripels, and other high-octane stuff were in hearty supply. Any place with De Glazen Toren Beer on tap is worthy of high marks in my book. And I didnít even mention the bottle list too, that had plenty of great stuff, truly something for everyone. I liked the fact that you could buy Beer to go. Service was great all around, Greg was really nice and even though he was quite busy he still took the time to chat a bit. Highly recommended.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
handsomejn  (48) Arkansas | July 6, 2008| Updated June 29, 2012
I loved this place. The service was off the scale good. Fantastic beer selection, draft, bottle and reserve. The duck confit pizza is the best pizza Iíve ever had. The salad with duck ham was like something out of France. If you love beer and good food, go there. WOW.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 18/20
Pivoyager  (83) Gaithersburg, Maryland | September 25, 2009
Located in Alexandria (VA) in an up and coming part of town, Rustico is well out of the way, but well worth seeking out. One of the best beer bars in the area , hands down. Although the interior is somewhat funky, and the bar could be larger, this is a great establishment that serves great food and matches it with a superlative selection of beer, bottled and draft. I reccommend the flights offered.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Chaneybr  (3) Washington DC | August 18, 2013
Reviewed 9-18-10 This place is definitely a standard craft beer drinking establishment in the Northern Virginia of the Washington DC. Despite its name, there isnít much rustic about this place. It is very contemporary, with beautiful, yet weird glass architectural structures on the walls. The food menu may not be extensive, but the quality of the food they have there is stupendous! My wife and I ordered fries with ranch dressing. What they brought out were orgasmic golden, freshly cut potato strips, with tons of yummy spices, and tossed in high grade ranch. Our waiter knew a little bit about the beers. For instance, he knew that "Katherine the Great," while classified as a Russian Imperial Stout, is not exactly what one might expect from that style (more golden in color and fruity in taste). I was a bit disappointed in brew selection the particular night that we went. Some of the more popular drafts were out, including: Founders Breakfast Stout, New Holland Icabod, and a couple of others. Some of the rare gems: Bruery Mischief, Avery IPA, Founders Dirty Bastard, Bellís Two-Hearted, and a few others. They also have an extensive bottle selection. Iíve heard many say that they think the restaurant is overpriced. I disagree. My wife and I split a pretty good sized pizza for $14-15 bucks, a huge vat of fries $8, and two beers each. Since we went during happy hour, the beers were $2 off each. We walked away more than satisfied, even if our waistlines felt stretched afterwards. Highly recommended!

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