Rustico Restaurant - Alexandria | Alexandria, Virginia
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Rustico Restaurant - Alexandria
Excellent based on 51 ratings
Type: Restaurant

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

Hours: Mon 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM; Tue - Sun 11:30 AM - 12:00 AM

Mayor: GenDV138 (4) | Taps: 30 | Bottles: ~250

Rustico Restaurant - Alexandria

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Olivers Draft Punk 75, Dogfish Head Higher Math 39, Ardent IPA 87, Bruery Terreux Tonnellerie Rue 97, Rusty Beaver Roy’s Big Bad Brown Ale , Isley Stunt Dubbel , Strangeways Rot•In•Hell Pumpkin Sour , Heavy Seas Red Sky at Morning 89, Evil Twin Femme Fatale Kabosu 95, Hardywood Toasted Coconut Porter , Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPA (Coffee) , Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald (Cherries) , Great Lakes Holy Moses White Ale 74, Great Lakes Lawn Seat Kölsch 64, Tröegs Nugget Nectar Ale 99, Beavertown Black Betty 99, Birrificio del Ducato Beersel Morning 98, Zure van Tildonk 2014 89, Lagunitas ScareCity #2: Rye Cocoa Porter 96, Evil Twin Femme Fatale Yuzu Pale 98
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51 reviews for Rustico Restaurant - Alexandria
 Ambiance  81%
 Service  77%
 Selection  84%
 Food  78%
 Value  67%
 Overall  81%
 Rating  93%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus  (343) St. Louis, Missouri | August 4, 2013
I would say that this place is somewhat over-rated. The beer selection is very solid however, pales in comparison to Churchkey. however, they make up for with decent food and solid service. I had a burger and it was pretty tasty. Pretty modern decor at the corner of an up and coming neighborhood in Alexandria. Decent place but there are much better in the DC area.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
devman171  (164) 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 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Mooncattie  (60) Markham, Ontario | July 7, 2013
Visited July 1, 2013. It’s an impressive room with nice staff and an awesome selection of bottles to go with the double-sided page of taps. I decided to go with the Port City Brewing products from down the road and had, in order, the Essential Pale ale (5.5%), the Tartan Ale (same) and the Derecho (4.8%). Sadly, I was there too late to try the Cask version of the Derecho! All were tasty, and I found myself enjoying the darker Scottish ale the most. It’s a somewhat pricey thin-crust pizza place, and our table gobbled up the three we ordered, along with the lovely Tater Tots and some fried doughnuts for dessert. I’m told the burger is excellent, well the one at an adjacent table looked nice! I’d happily return here for those Tater Tots!! And next time I’ll tuck into the many IPAs on the menu. Highly Recommended.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
GT2  (667) Oceanside, California | November 22, 2012
Same owners as Churchkey, Neighborhood Restaurant Group, and comes across at Churchkey Lite with a big focus on beer but smaller tap list and smaller bottle list, but still huge compared to most beer bars. Interior is spacious, more like a corporate design inside rather than custom like CK. Tap list had much less bizzare stuff, only perhaps 1 or 2 beers I had never had before. Offers small pours of tap beers, which is nice. Pizzas were very nice. Loved the Greek pizza. Took my grandfather here actually and he enjoyed his pizza as well. Quick service. I liked it. Excellent place to stop by especially if picking up or dropping off someone at Reagan National that is only about a mile away. Only qualm is that the full menu is not available under 5pm or something so you are having the ’bar menu’ which is mostly sandwiches and pizzas. Thankfully the food was all very good.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Iphonephan  (251) McLean, Virginia | November 10, 2012| Updated December 21, 2012
Very good food, nice ambience and interesting beer menu. Many drafts with reasonably priced tastings. Bottle menu is impressive but with breathtaking prices.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 16/20
JoeinDahlem  (312) Berlin, Germany | August 31, 2012
Open and airy place with a modern feel, despite the name. Good pizza and other grub, with the diverse and interesting beer list we’ve come to expect from Greg Engert & Co. I appreciate the well-chosen mix of American craft and interesting imports. Wish it were more convenient to the Metro line, but it is walkable in fair weather.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
jcos  (63) Maryland | May 31, 2012
Stopped in with Ben4321, brunch was good and had a solid beer list, similar to Churchkey in setup but a solid place on it’s own.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
ben4321  (364) Hoboken, New Jersey | May 29, 2012
Swung in here for brunch and a brew when we were down in NOVA this past weekend on the way to Old Town, and I was rather impressed. The place had a really nice design/feel to it. The serer was friendly and attentive. The beer list was quite nice as well, with some interesting drafts and a huge bottle list. It was semi-reminiscent of Church Key (for obvious reasons), but it felt like its own place. My brunch was also outstanding, which is always a nice plus. I would definitely return if I was in the area. Not quite on the Church Key level for a purely beer perspective, but still an excellent place to visit.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
DiarmaidBHK  (760) Lewisburg, Pennsylvania | May 29, 2012
Located in a newish development outside of Alexandria. It was a very comfortable bar space with very nice chairs and bathrooms close to the staging area. Obviously there was a lot of thought to mood and the drinking experience. They had 25-30 taps plus 2 on cask. The prices were typical of the DC area although the price on the JW Lees Harvest Ale was very reasonable. I’ll definitely be back.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
magsinva  (147) Virginia | May 27, 2012
Great taps (30+), great bottle list (300+), bartender was knowledgeable. Great modern funky industrial feel with some great mosaic clearly delinitating the bar space from the restaurant which I like. Parking is terrible. We had trouble finding a spot at 11 PM on a Sunday! The taps range from $6-$10 per glass with happy hour specials. They keep 2 rotating casks (flying dog disobedience and lost rhino MIG when I went). This place is completely out of the way, but I’d definitely give it another visit as I didn’t try the food (kitchen closed at 10 PM).

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