Thursday, October 07, 2010

Bloomingdale's Rustik listed in ZagatDC !

Rustik listed in Zagat DC!!!!!

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Going Rustik in Bloomingdale
Published in Coming Soon

Courtesy of Rustic Tavern

Just-opened Bloomingdale arrival Rustik Tavern offers artisanal pizzas fired in a wood-burning oven, plus inexpensive designer sandwiches, small plates and plenty of craft brews and wines; the snazzy-looking digs feature a fanciful mural depicting an Albanian heritage village, windowside tables overlooking the street scene and, by next spring or sooner, a patio – a scarce amenity in this up-and-coming neighborhood.

84 T St. NW; 202-290-2936

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neighborly said...

ok, it's great all all that we have a bar that's getting so much notoriety.
now, can we please get one that will actually have available seating when i want to go? this place is just too busy, and more press won't chill that fire. good for them. bad for me.

Anonymous said...

@ neighborly - All the more reason why we need another 2-3 sitdown restaurants. The demand is obviously there, but the neighborhood critics don't understand simple supply/demand fundamentals, or the basic needs of the residents. Eh, we'll just keep fighting the fight!

Ms. Tehan said...

Hey, maybe we should get another dry cleaner in the area instead! Just kidding ;-)

neighborly said...

preach it. if it was in my blood ( and bank account) i'd try and open up a place.

Anonymous said...

I went into this place on tuesday. It's cute an all, but a bit pricey for a neighborhood spot. All I got was a glass of wine ($5.00) and a pizza ($9.00) after tax & tip, I ended up spending $18+ which sucks during happy hour pricing. The food was good, but the prices can be better. The location good, but I can go to Ella's during HH, and spend $10.00 for the same thing!!!!

Anonymous said...

I agree it is a little pricey but I guess that's what happens when you have a monopoly on sit down eateries in Bloomingdale.

Anonymous said...

Flagler PL NW Resident

It isn't cheap, but at least I don't have to get into my car and drive some where. Or take a taxi or bus... So to pay an additional $ or 2 for a pint it worth it for the time being in my opinion.

They have their kinks, but I know our expectations as a neighborhood are through the roof, since we have been dreaming of a place to eat and drink forever...

Anonymous said...

close by neighbor ...

had their pizza 3x - first 2 were great; the 3rd time, not so much. very pricey, why does the salad and pizza come at the same time. Also are they trying to be a bar or a restaurant? Not enough seating and WAY TOO LOUD to be a neighborhood place

Anonymous said...

lets be clear, this is a bar, not a restaurant.
this is the way it is licensed and named.

Scott Roberts of Bloomingdale said...

I stopped by Rustik last night for the first time. A few observations:

1) I had a great time. The vibe is perfect.
2) More than half of the patrons were African American.
3) More than half of the patrons were neighborhood residents.
4) I had the lamb pita, which I hightly recommend. The most popular pizza last night appeared to be the Ward 5 pizza.
5) Kudos to Diton and his team for choosing Bloomingdale for Rustik!

Anonymous said...

are they open for lunch/brunch yet?