The Rusty Face

4.5
16 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean

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Mediterranean coastal fare showcasing bright, flavorful tapas prepared over charcoal and inventive craft cocktails. The Rusty Face features an abundance of plants to complement its rustic euro chic features and art walls.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 16 people are saying
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4.4
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4.3
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4.1
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was amazing! The food was really good

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alishec
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is very straightforward, unfussy food that is prepared to perfection! With so many pretentious offerings in Williamsburgs, and so much overpriced, mediocre food, this place shines for its Mediterranean menu and astounding standards of great preparation. Everything came out super fresh, beautifully plated and absolutely delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a birthday celebration and sat outside. Great food and service

CC
vipCaitCait
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow we had such a phenomenal meal here! The food was amazing and the service was so lovely. We came with our two small children and everyone was so great to us. Our children eat octopus, squid, etc so this is a good spot for us, if your children don’t then be advised it’s more adult cuisine. Our daughter broke a glass as well and everyone was so nice about it. Can’t say enough wonderful things and we hope to come back soon!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and good food . A little pricey.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Ok food and cocktails, but seriously overpriced for what it is. $19 cocktails in Brooklyn is borderline offensive. Tapas was average, but not amazing. With so many amazing places in the neighborhood I personally will not be returning. The venue needs to rethink its pricing.

KM
vipKelMoo
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Good: Delicious food at relatively great prices.

Bad: Really poor service and inattentive staff. No A/C… in New York… in the middle of summer.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Rusty Face is one of a kind place, with great service, food and music! I will definitely go back soon!

DF
DiningForOne
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE this place. This is my second time here. But this time I brought my grandmother for a belated birthday lunch. Everything was amazing. She loved it. I’ll be back AGAIN! Very soon

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service!

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vipLucy
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can say a lot about The Rusty Face. Suffice to say I WILL BE BACK...OFTEN! There are a ton of great places to eat in Williamsburg. I eat at many of them often and have my favorites. The Rusty Face is now at the TOP OF THR LOST! Everything about the experience was great. I knew it was a newer restaurant so wasn’t expecting the perfection I experienced. Admittedly, I ordered almost every appetizer on the menu, and good thing because (well I’m enjoying leftovers as I write) I have lots dor which to evaluate. The food was perfectly seasoned. The char on the octopus was balanced well with acid. If I have to pick a favorite dish it is the octopus. The zucchini chips were crisp and NOT greasy. The calamari was not chewy and perfectly battered and fried. I also had the mushroom...the char on the mushrooms made for the perfect accompaniment or entree. I ordered a well-balanced cocktail that really made for a wonderful dining experience. The icing on the cake was the hospitality, I won’t say service because it was hospitality. We felt as though we were dining at a friends house who wanted to ensure we were comfortable, pleased and had everything we needed/wanted. I can’t believe I didn’t get our waiter’s name (yeah, I’m that person chatting up with folks).The bigger cherry, the host bought us an aperitif. It was the perfect punctuation to a fantastic dinner!!
The Rusty Face gets everything right!

CA
vipCARLOS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and amazing service. Try the dorado, mushrooms, ceviche, AND baklava! So good!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and drinks. Was very loud with the live band and the seats inside were very closely seated together.

CM
ChristaMarie
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shrimp saganaki was to die for!! Pretty decor inside and socially distanced tables.

AC
AmandaC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will definitely come back here! Great food & drinks and nice ambience. Fun music and kind staff.

FAQs

The Rusty Face offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (347) 335-0006.

The Rusty Face is rated 4.5 stars by 16 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.