For all of Silicon Valley’s fresh sushi (including the wicked Flamin’ Hot Cheetos sushi rolls over at Sushi Confidential) and delicious California cuisine (we could eat macho salads at Los Altos Grill every day), it can be difficult to figure out where to head when you’re want east coast grub in the Bay Area. If it’s lunch time and you’re craving raw oysters, clam chowder or that New England staple that could practically be a symbol of summer in its own right… a good old lobster roll, Rustic House Oyster Bar & Grill in Los Altos, California can give you a quick hit of that east coast flavor you’ve been pining for.


Luscious chunks of lobster, mayo, celery and herbs are crammed into a traditional lobster roll at Rustic Oyster Bar & Grill restaurant in Los Altos, California. It's served with a side of slaw and large french fry potato wedges. Photo Courtesy of FoodWaterShoes
Aw, Snap! – A Traditional Lobster Roll Made With Mayo, Celery and Herbs at Rustic House Oyster Bar & Grill in Los Altos, California


Rustic House Oyster Bar & Grill swung open its doors in Los Altos for the first time earlier this year. It joins a slew of fabulous new hot spots (including Asa, Honcho, Morsey’s Farmhouse Kitchen and Voyageur du Temps) that all decided to call Los Altos home over the past few years.


In addition to Rustic House Oyster Bar & Grill, here’s a list of other neat little local spots we love across the Bay Area and Silicon Valley.


This crowd of new restaurant faces is helping create a fresh new foodie vibe that’s been a welcome addition to lovely downtown Los Altos.


Sautéed prawns top a bright green avocado salad at Rustic Oyster Bar & Grill restaurant in Los Altos, California. The avocado halves are topped with slaw and spicy ginger sauce. Photo Courtesy of FoodWaterShoes
Green Party – The Sautéed Prawn and Avocado Salad at Rustic House Oyster Bar & Grill in Los Altos, California


The Rustic House family is made up of four restaurants sprinkled across the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition to the Los Altos location they own three additional restaurants in San Carlos: another branch of the Rustic House Oyster Bar & Grill, The Office and 3 Pigs.


Wondering what the fork you should eat for dinner tonight? Curious about some of the other amazing grub spots we’ve tried around the globe? Here are some of our favorite restaurants around the world.


Bryan Godfrey is the general manager of the Los Altos location. He also used to manage one of our other favorite grub spots which is Scrambl’z in San Jose. We headed to Rustic House Oyster Bar & Grill on a sunny week day for lunch and found the service to be attentive and on point. Our lobster roll was a smashing success (the fries are delightful thick cut wedges) and the sautéed prawn and avocado salad was light, but filling. The next time we’re hankering for a staycation that gives us the flavor of a mini New England adventure, you’ll likely find us camped out on the patio at Rustic House Oyster Bar & Grill.


Rustic House Oyster Bar & Grill in Los Altos, California


Rustic House Oyster Bar & Grill
Address: 295 Main Street
Los Altos, California 94022
Hours: Sunday Through Thursday 11:00am to 10:00pm *Kitchen closes at 9:00pm. Friday and Saturday 11:00am to 11:00pm *Kitchen closes at 10:00pm.
Phone: (650) 935-2129
Pricing (All in USD): Lunch Menu – Starters $7.95 to $15.95, Raw Bar Items $12.95 to $14.95, Grilled Oysters – Three for $10.00 or Six for $18.00 or 12 for $32.00, Salads $8.95 to $26.95, Two Tacos $14.95 to $15.95, Sandwiches $15.95 to $26.95, Artisan Pizzas $21.95 to $24.95, Signature Dishes $16.95 to $32.95, Entrées $24.95 to $41.95, Desserts $6.95 to $10.95, Kids (12 and Under) $8.95, Soft Drinks $3.50, Signature Cocktails $12.00 to $14.00, Beers on Tap $8.00, Bottled Beers $5.00 to $8.00