Just went to rustic Canyon recently, and although nothing was terrible, neither the service or the food justified the high prices.\r
We started with the sweet corn agnolotti, which was the only highlight of the food for the night - very tasty and sweet... however, the portion was TINY - literally about 3 bites each for the two of us. We also got the soft shell crab - the crab itself was very good, but the accompanying corn concoction was quite bland.\r
After waiting for about 15-20 minutes, we got our main courses - the lamb and steak. The lamb did seem like high quality meat, but had almost no salt or spicing, or anything to make it special at all. Also, my wife asked for medium rare on the medium side, and the lamb came RAW in the middle. They were nice about fixing it, and it came back cooked correctly, but it took a while.\r
The steak was a big letdown - although it was decent quality meat, and actually was salted unlike the lamb, it was again a very tiny portion for the price. Give me that same steak and a few spices and my $100 gas grill at home, and I could top Rustic Canyon's easily. The fries that came with the steak were not that great, and I would have expected a more inventive, tastier side dish at a restaurant that prides itself on its food.\r
Service was not up to par with the prices either... our waitress was very hasty and disappeared halfway through our meal - we had to flag down the hostess to get our check and then again to pay the check, and the waitress never apologized or said goodbye. The hostess was friendly, though, and gave us some free cookies - pretty much the only friendly thing that we experienced the whole night.
Pros: Good Location, Nice interior
Cons: Unspectacular food, poor service for the price