They recently started serving brunch on the weekends, and have breakfast options the six days a week that they are open (closed Tuesdays). Previous to opening Rustic Kitchen in December of 2015, Chef Noelle had a long resume in the catering world, including her and her husband, John Farnaris’ own annual Lobster Festival every fall. They know how to feed and entertain the masses, no doubt about that!

Rustic Kitchen Market + Café + Wine Bar-

If you’ve ever checked out our
Bottle vs. Bottle feature, the name Rustic Kitchen should sound pretty familiar to you, especially given the fact we’ve held all five of our battles there!  However, in addition to that, it also happens to be one of our favorite food and wine bars in Los Angeles. The menu offers a large variety of fresh ingredient dishes, all courtesy of Chef Noelle Fanaris. You can find pretty much anything on the menu, from sandwiches and salads, to salmon, and short ribs!  The menu is seasonal, and the daily specials may vary.

location). Truly there’s so much they have to offer; I highly suggest you check it out. 

You can learn more by visiting their website.

The location itself consists of a quaint outdoor patio, a good sized bar with seating and bar tables, and a main dining area. Food service for weekday breakfast and lunches are “fast casual,” ordering at the counter, and then seating yourself; the food will then be delivered to you. Evenings and weekends they provide full table service. I should note that they are available for private events, such as parties and corporate lunches, as well as deliverable catered lunches (subject to

In addition to the fresh cuisine, Rustic Kitchen also has a hefty wine list, including over 40 wines by the glass and wine flights, courtesy of owner/sommelier, John Fanaris...and for you Craft Beer lovers, he hasn’t forgotten about you! There is an impressively composed list of beers, sure to satisfy any hipster or non-hipster’s tastes.  He is also in charge of their new "Winemaker Dinners," which are now a monthly event.


Basically, it’s a food and wine pairing dinner, where the winemaker walks you through each dinner course with a pre-chosen paired wine. John, Noelle, and the winemakers work together to create a cohesive menu of small plates and wine flights.  We went to the first one, which featured Aaron Walker from Pail Wine Co. The dinner consisted of a 5-course meal; plus dessert. The paired wines were: a Chardonnay; three different Pinots; and a Cabernet Sauvignon. The place was packed, and it was a lot of fun!!

Rustic Kitchen is located at: 3523 S Centinela Avenue.  Los Angeles, CA. 90066   (310) 390-1500.

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