05/05/2010Provided by Citysearch -
We went to the Rustic Kitchen on a Friday night before a show at the Wang Theatre. It is very close to the theatre which is a good thing because we had to pay $20 for parking. The restaurant is located at the Radisson Hotel. The decor is nice. We arrived at about 6 pm and it was just starting to get busy. We didn't have a reservation, but were able to get seated right away. I would recommend a table away from the bar because the poor people sitting near the bar were surrounded by rude people who were waiting for a table. It took about 15 minutes for someone to take our drink order. The girl was very nice. Turns out she wasn't even our waitress. The red sangria I ordered was good. When the waitress finally showed up, we ordered the artichoke lobster dip which was very good. About 2 minutes prior to getting the appetizer, they gave us bread. It would have been nice to have gotten it sooner. We were all disappointed with our meals. My husband's filet mignon looked like it was cooked the day before and reheated a couple of times. He got another one which was barely cooked. It was raw instead of medium well. The waitress apologized and stated that she doesn't know much about meat, and that a lot of people complain about their meat not being cooked properly. (are you kidding me?) She should have offered to remove it from the bill or at least offer a free dessert. My swordfish did not look like swordfish. It was edible. I wouldn't order it again. The lobster mashed potatoes sounds better than it is. It is just their regular mashed potatoes with a couple of small pieces of lobster thrown on the side. We barely saw the waitress, but there were food runners and bus boys doing their jobs. I do not recommend this restaurant. If you do decide to go - just get drinks and appetizers. Beware though, they do charge you extra if you share your appetizer.