By Reserve

Published on February 27, 2016

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Photography by DANIEL KRIEGER.

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.

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Photography by COMMONWEALTH

Commonwealth (Boston)

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

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Photography by PARLA

Parla (Boston)

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

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Photography by RIBELLE

Ribelle (Boston)

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

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Photography by KINMONT

Kinmont Restaurant (Chicago)

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

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Photography by MK

MK (Chicago)

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

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Photography by YONA

Yona (Washington D.C.)

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.

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Photography by CHURCH STATE

Church & State (Los Angeles)

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. 

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Photography by LUCQUES

Lucques (Los Angeles)

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

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Photography by TAR & ROSES

Tar & Roses (Los Angeles)

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

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Photography by BAR PRIMI

Bar Primi (New York)

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

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Photography by ANDRE BARANOWSKI

Blue Hill at Stone Barns (New York)

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

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Edi & The Wolf (New York)

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

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Photography by KING BEE

King Bee (New York)

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

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Photography by PEASANT

Peasant (New York)

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

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Photography by THE SMILE

The Smile – (New York)

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

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Photography by Samuel Markey

Zeppoli (Philadelphia)

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. 

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Photography by NICO

Nico (San Francisco)

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

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Photography by SPARROW BAR and KITCHEN

Sparrow Bar and Kitchen (San Francisco)

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

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Photography by THE MAIDEN

The Maiden (Boston)

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

Reserve was created to help diners find great restaurants, make a reservation and effortlessly pay the bill at the end of the meal. The Reserve team works with hundreds of the best restaurants in major cities across the country and makes it easy for locals and travelers alike to enjoy a casual bite or an amazing meal. 


Through the Reserve app, you can discover cool restaurants, book a table, chat with Reserve’s digital concierge to get restaurant recommendations and see different options if exactly what you want isn’t available. Paying or splitting the check is easy – after the meal the check can be billed to your card on file, including the preferred tip. 

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