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Eating Out - December 7, 2018

Happiness on the half shell

Comforting seafood menu takes center stage at convivial Rustic House

by Monica Schreiber

It is Friday night at the year-old Rustic House Bar and Grill in downtown Los Altos. Couples sip cocktails next to parents grabbing a night out with their kids and nobody but me seems annoyed by the muted TV screens flashing frenetically around the massive, U-shaped bar at the center of the action. But aside from the screen overload and an uninspired dessert menu, Rustic House is a self-assured restaurant that makes few other missteps.

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Freelance writer Monica Schreiber can be emailed at monicahayde@yahoo.com. Rustic House Oyster Bar and Grill 295 Main St., Los Altos rustichouselosaltos.com Hours: Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Credit cards: Yes Reservations: Yes Catering: Yes Outdoor seating: Yes Parking: No Alcohol: Full bar Bathroom: Excellent Wheelchair access: Yes

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