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Rustic Canyon Wine Bar and Seasonal Kitchen

Map & Directions 1119 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
  • Mediterranean, Wine Bar
  • Sun-Thu 5:30pm-10:30pm, Fri-Sat 5:30pm-11pm
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Takeout, Vegetarian Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Beer/Wine
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Recommended
  • Street Parking, Valet Parking


LA Weekly's Description

The menu at Josh Loeb and Zoe Nathan's Santa Monica wine bar may not look that different from other modern farm-to-table spots, but chef Jeremy Fox's light touch and masterful use of seasonal produce puts it way out ahead of the pack. A silky cream of sunchoke soup has its sweetness amplified with touches of coffee and fennel pollen; his clam and mussel pozole verde manages to sing a clear, bright note of acid while also being comforting and hearty. This is a chef who has attracted attention over the years for all sorts of reasons -- one gets the feeling that right now, in this moment, that attention is because he's finally doing exactly what he's best at, with no constraints.

Member Reviews

  • on 04/16/10

    They have this blueberry - oat bar. It's so great! I wish I had them every morning!

  • on 07/14/09

    One need only to notice the name of the executive chef at the base of the menu to understand why we enjoy this westside hot spot: Evan Funke. But any nepotism aside, the middle child of the Funke clan is a rising star in the culinary world, having incorporated his experience of years from deep within the kitchen of Spago Beverly Hills, and a long stint under the tutelage of... More >>

  • on 07/12/08

    The eclectic proficiency of executive chef Evan Funke is apparent in each meticulously prepared dish. I recommend any pasta dish here, the stuffed squash blossoms, and any of the pastries. This place is coming incredibly popular so make a reservation early! Or fight for a spot at the bar.

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Tips from foursquare

  • Eater on 07/28/11

    Moderately priced super seasonal eats straight from SM farmers markets served in a pleasant, tasteful space. Seasonal desserts come from neighbor bakery Huckleberry. [Eater 38 Member]

  • LA Weekly on 12/29/10

    Featured in LA Weekly's 99 Essential Restaurants!

  • Los Angeles Times on 06/07/13

    Under new chef Jeremy Fox, Rustic Canyon has jolted the superb produce into something resembling a cuisine; try the asparagus with fried pheasant egg and ultra-dense bone-marrow gravy.

  • LA Weekly on 10/04/11

    Basically a compendium of what happens to be on the farmers market A-list that week collated with artisanal cheeses, sustainable meats, and lovingly handcrafted pastas.

  • Meg L. on 08/19/11

    Niman Ranch Burger. Dish out the extra $3 (used to be $2, le sigh) for the fried egg. You're already going big by eating an $18 burger so why not get the works? Enjoy.


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