Published on February 24, 2016

19 Restaurants Hitting the Rustic Nail on the Head

From reclaimed wood tables to candlelit table settings, restaurants these days are warming up their dining rooms with the rustic accents reminiscent of our favorite outdoor retreat. Duck into one of these homey spots for some great food and drinks, or take a cue from the decor and bring the good vibes into your own space. Here are 19 restaurants from across the country doing rustic right:

19 Restaurants Hitting the Rustic Nail on the Head

1. RIBELLE (Boston)

Boston - Ribelle Photo provided by Ribelle

Gorgeous wooden chairs, tables and accents fill the interior of Brookline’s Italian gem, Ribelle.


Boston - Commonwealth Photo provided by Commonwealth

A mix of Belgian school chairs, exposed beams and raw wood walls, Commonwealth surrounds diners in unique, industrial-meets-rustic setting.


Chicago - Kinmont Photo provided by Kinmont Restaurant

Wood-planked walls, antique chandeliers and floral table accents give the rustic-chic restaurant a retro feel.

4. PARLA (Boston)

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Unfinished woods, copper accents and soft lighting decorate the intimate, speakeasy-inspired Parla.

5. CHURCH & STATE (Los Angeles)

LA - Church & State Photo provided by Church & State

Originally a 1925 bakery and Nabisco offices, Church & State adds a rustic feel to a classic bistro, with string lights, high ceilings and wood tables.

6. MK (Chicago)

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MK boasts an inviting, barn-like atmosphere with high wood ceilings, a skylight and exposed brick walls.

7. Nico (San Francisco)

SF - Nico Photo provided by Nico

Simple wood tables with delicate glassware and flowers complement the artfully plated dishes at French eatery Nico.

8. PEASANT (New York)

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The exposed brick interior and handmade wood-burning oven at Peasant bring a welcoming authenticity to the rustic Italian eatery.

9. THE SMILE (New York)

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Cozy, vegetable-forward spot The Smile boasts a charming, warm ambience with dim lighting, dark wood and lots of exposed brick.

10. BAR PRIMI (New York)

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A dining room fireplace, containers of dried pasta and wood floors create an inviting, rustic atmosphere at Bar Primi.


NYC - Blue Hill Stone Barns Photo provided by Blue Hill Stone Barns. Photo by Andre Baranowski

Escape the city to Blue Hill at Stone Barns for a dining experience that goes beyond its lovely interior to the great outdoors.

12. KING BEE (New York)

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The warm, simple dining room of King Bee is reminiscent of a country farmhouse with rustic wood accents and a homey vibe.

13. ZEPPOLI (Philadelphia)

Philly - Zeppoli Photo provided by Zeppoli. Photo by Samuel Markey.

An airy interior — with distressed wood finishings, vintage photos and old-school Italian details — creates an atmosphere that is both ancient and modern, intimate and vibrant at Zeppoli.


SF - Sparrow Bar and Kitchen Photo provided by Sparrow Bar and Kitchen

Sparrow Bar and Kitchen is a two-level neighborhood favorite with communal wood tables and a heated redwood patio deck lit by string lights.

15. YONA (Washington D.C.)

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The chic, minimalist decor at Yona mixes rustic with modern through its pale wood dining room and white-tiled open kitchen — all flooded with natural light.

16. EDI & THE WOLF (New York)

NYC - Edi & The Wolf Photo provided by Edi & The Wolf. Photo by Daniel Krieger.

Resembling an eclectic cottage with dried flowers and metal grate decor, Edi & the Wolf toes the (stylish) line between quaint and bohemian-chic.

17. LUCQUES (Los Angeles)

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Set in a refined carriage house, intimate brick-walled Lucques features comfy, pillow-lined wood banquettes and an ivy-covered patio.

18. TAR & ROSES (Los Angeles)

LA - Tar & Roses Photo provided by Tar & Roses

The smell of a wood burning oven completes the rustic feel at Spanish- and New American-inspired Tar & Roses, complete with exposed-brick.

19. THE MAIDEN (Boston)

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Dark wood tables, potted plants and rustic wall decor bring a bit of outdoor romance inside at The Maiden.

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