315 MAIN AVENUE, MOORHEAD, MN

EATERY HOURS

TUESDAY - SATURDAY

Dining opens at 5pm

Happy Hour: 5-6pm

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TAVERN HOURS

TUESDAY - SATURDAY

Bar opens at 5pm

Happy Hour: 5-6pm & 9-11pm

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DINNER MENU

STARTERS

Spanish Style Meatballs ~10

sherry-mushroom cream sauce, crispy prosciutto, manchego cheese

Chile Braised Beef Tacos ~10

tomato relish, roasted garlic & cilantro-lime cream

Burrata Cheese & Marinated Grape Tomatoes (gf+r, v) ~14

toasted bread, Pesto, balsamic syrup

Seared Sea Scallop & Marinated Shrimp (gf) ~14

bamboo & mushroom risotto, coconut soubise, pickled fresno chile

Antipasto (gf+r) ~14

prosciutto, salami, olives, balsamic mushrooms, cheeses, toasted bread

Crispy Pork Belly (gf) ~12

avocado-basil salsa, sundried tomato pesto

Fingerling Potato Poutine with Mahon Cheese (gf+r) ~12

smoked bacon, chile-braised beef, roasted garlic, beef gravy

Bacon Wrapped Chorizo-Stuffed Dates (gf) ~10

chile aioli

Roasted Vegetables (gf+r, v) ~12

served chilled with hummus, sundried tomato pesto, spinach pesto, toasted bread

Buttermilk Fried Chicken ~14

green chile ranch, tomato preserves

Artisan Cheese Plate (gf+r, v) ~16

fresh fruit, cherry chutney, candied pecans, olives, cornichons, toasted bread

SALADS

Kale Caesar (gf+r) ~10

roasted garlic & tomato, herb croutons, lemon-parmesan dressing

Petite Greens (gf) ~10

roasted golden beets, goat cheese, bacon, pistachios, spiced honey vinaigrette

Baby Spinach & Fried Brie (gf+r) ~10

apple, candied pecans, bacon-balsamic dressing

House Salad (gf+r, v) ~8

roasted tomatoes & onions, artichokes, herb croutons, sherry vinaigrette

SOUPS

Today’s Creation ~8

ENTREES

Salisbury Steak with Broiled Portobello Mushroom (gf+r) ~23

fried egg, caramelized onions, parmesan mashed potatoes

Prosciutto-Wrapped Salmon Fillet (gf) ~29

saffron cavatelli, zucchini, tomato confit, roasted garlic, fresh herb salad

Beef Sirloin Steak with Lump Crab Meat (gf+r) ~30

polenta cake, roasted scallion, romesco sauce, micro radish

Roasted Breast of Chicken with Maple Cranberry Glaze (gf+r) ~23

sweet potato mash, candied bacon relish

Pastrami-Brined Duck Breast (gf+r) ~28

herb gnocchi, braised red cabbage, brussel sprouts, grain mustard sauce

Filet Mignon (gf+r) ~36

whole grain mustard mashed potatoes, cornmeal fried shallot, garlic herb butter, demi-glace, rosemary oil

Pork Loin Saltimbocca (gf) ~24

fried sage, prosciutto, rustic fritas, lemon-caper cream sauce

Black Pepper Crusted Walleye (gf) ~30

old bay fingerlings, garlic greens, almond brown butter, bell pepper relish

Buttermilk Fried Chicken with Garlic Greens ~22

griddled cornbread, mashed potatoes, bourbon-chicken gravy

The Rustica Burger (gf+r) ~16

mahon & cheddar cheese, caesar aioli, rustic fritas

Quinoa, Black Bean, & Chickpea Garden Burger (gf+r, vegan) ~16

cashew cheese, smoked paprika aioli, hummus, rustic fritas

Baked Mac & Cheese ~14

cavatappi pasta, cheddar, manchego cheese, herb bread crumbs
add chorizo 3 | chicken 3 | chile-braised beef 3

House Made Pastas ~18

tagliatelle pasta, chile-braised beef, roasted garlic, manchego cheese, spinach pesto, cream sauce, toasted bread
or
tagliatelle pasta, house-smoked salmon, artichokes, capers, sundried tomatoes, kalamata olives, cream sauce, toasted bread

DESSERTS

Chocolate Marquise ~9
pistachio, chianti macerated berries

Bourbon Pecan Tart ~8
maple caramel sauce, vanilla bean ice cream

Cinnamon Churros  ~7
chocolate sauce, fresh strawberry puree

S’mores Panna Cotta ~7
toasted meringue, graham cracker tuille

Raspberry Crème Brulee ~9
fresh lime, caramel shard

gf = gluten friendly |  v = vegetarian |  gf+r = gluten friendly upon request

 

*Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of food-borne illness.

* 20% gratuity will be added to all parties of 8 or more.

STARTERS

Spanish Style Meatballs ~10

sherry-mushroom cream sauce, crispy prosciutto, manchego cheese

Chile Braised Beef Tacos ~10

tomato relish, roasted garlic & cilantro-lime cream

Burrata Cheese & Marinated Grape Tomatoes (gf+r, v) ~14

toasted bread, Pesto, balsamic syrup

Seared Sea Scallop & Marinated Shrimp (gf) ~14

bamboo & mushroom risotto, coconut soubise, pickled fresno chile

Antipasto (gf+r) ~14

prosciutto, salami, olives, balsamic mushrooms, cheeses, toasted bread

Crispy Pork Belly (gf) ~12

avocado-basil salsa, sundried tomato pesto

Fingerling Potato Poutine with Mahon Cheese (gf+r) ~12

smoked bacon, chile-braised beef, roasted garlic, beef gravy

Bacon Wrapped Chorizo-Stuffed Dates (gf) ~10

chile aioli

Roasted Vegetables (gf+r, v) ~12

served chilled with hummus, sundried tomato pesto, spinach pesto, toasted bread

Buttermilk Fried Chicken ~14

green chile ranch, tomato preserves

Artisan Cheese Plate (gf+r, v) ~16

fresh fruit, cherry chutney, candied pecans, olives, cornichons, toasted bread

SALADS

Kale Caesar (gf+r) ~10

roasted garlic & tomato, herb croutons, lemon-parmesan dressing

Petite Greens (gf) ~10

roasted golden beets, goat cheese, bacon, pistachios, spiced honey vinaigrette

Baby Spinach & Fried Brie (gf+r) ~10

apple, candied pecans, bacon-balsamic dressing

House Salad (gf+r, v) ~8

roasted tomatoes & onions, artichokes, herb croutons, sherry vinaigrette

SOUPS

Today’s Creation ~8

ENTREES

Salisbury Steak with Broiled Portobello Mushroom (gf+r) ~23

fried egg, caramelized onions, parmesan mashed potatoes

Prosciutto-Wrapped Salmon Fillet (gf) ~29

saffron cavatelli, zucchini, tomato confit, roasted garlic, fresh herb salad

Beef Sirloin Steak with Lump Crab Meat (gf+r) ~30

polenta cake, roasted scallion, romesco sauce, micro radish

Roasted Breast of Chicken with Maple Cranberry Glaze (gf+r) ~23

sweet potato mash, candied bacon relish

Pastrami-Brined Duck Breast (gf+r) ~28

herb gnocchi, braised red cabbage, brussel sprouts, grain mustard sauce

Filet Mignon (gf+r) ~36

whole grain mustard mashed potatoes, cornmeal fried shallot, garlic herb butter, demi-glace, rosemary oil

Pork Loin Saltimbocca (gf) ~24

fried sage, prosciutto, rustic fritas, lemon-caper cream sauce

Black Pepper Crusted Walleye (gf) ~30

old bay fingerlings, garlic greens, almond brown butter, bell pepper relish

Buttermilk Fried Chicken with Garlic Greens ~22

griddled cornbread, mashed potatoes, bourbon-chicken gravy

The Rustica Burger (gf+r) ~16

mahon & cheddar cheese, caesar aioli, rustic fritas

Quinoa, Black Bean, & Chickpea Garden Burger (gf+r, vegan) ~16

cashew cheese, smoked paprika aioli, hummus, rustic fritas

Baked Mac & Cheese ~14

cavatappi pasta, cheddar, manchego cheese, herb bread crumbs
add chorizo 3 | chicken 3 | chile-braised beef 3

House Made Pastas ~18

tagliatelle pasta, chile-braised beef, roasted garlic, manchego cheese, spinach pesto, cream sauce, toasted bread
or
tagliatelle pasta, house-smoked salmon, artichokes, capers, sundried tomatoes, kalamata olives, cream sauce, toasted bread

DESSERTS

Chocolate Marquise ~9
pistachio, chianti macerated berries

Bourbon Pecan Tart ~8
maple caramel sauce, vanilla bean ice cream

Cinnamon Churros  ~7
chocolate sauce, fresh strawberry puree

S’mores Panna Cotta ~7
toasted meringue, graham cracker tuille

Raspberry Crème Brulee ~9
fresh lime, caramel shard

gf = gluten friendly |  v = vegetarian |  gf+r = gluten friendly upon request

 

*Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of food-borne illness.

* 20% gratuity will be added to all parties of 8 or more.

WOOD-FIRED PIZZAS

SIGNATURE 10`` PIZZAS

The Haole ~14

pork belly, pineapple, roasted jalapenos, mozzarella, provolone, tomato sauce

The Quixote ~14

chorizo, olives, rosemary, roasted tomatoes, grand queso

The Roman ~14

italian sausage, parmesan, ricotta, sweet onion, roasted tomato

French Farmer ~14

béchamel, wild mushroom, camembert, egg, spinach, truffle oil

Mr. Potato Head ~14

sour cream mashed potato, béchamel, caramelized onion, rosemary, gruyere

The Decoy ~14

duck confit, roasted grape, roasted garlic, goat cheese, basil, balsamic syrup

The Steadfast ~14

pepperoni, tomato sauce, mozzarella, parmesan

The Mediterranean ~14

roasted bell pepper, olive, caper, artichoke, sundried tomato, pine nuts

BBQ Chicken ~14

chicken, bbq sauce, provolone, mozzarella, sweet onions, roasted garlic

Margherita ~12

roasted tomato, mozzarella, basil

The Bambino ~10

tomato sauce, mozzarella

Build-Your-Own ~10

Your Choice of:
Sauce~ béchamel, tomato, spinach pesto, olive oil
Cheese~ fresh mozzarella, parmesan, ricotta, provolone, cashew
Meat~ italian sausage, chorizo, chicken, smoked bacon, pepperoni +2/meat
Vegetables~ roasted bell pepper, sundried tomato, roasted tomato, olives, capers, spinach, artichoke, sweet onion, roasted garlic, wild mushrooms +1/vegetable

SIGNATURE 10`` PIZZAS

The Haole ~14

pork belly, pineapple, roasted jalapenos, mozzarella, provolone, tomato sauce

The Quixote ~14

chorizo, olives, rosemary, roasted tomatoes, grand queso

The Roman ~14

italian sausage, parmesan, ricotta, sweet onion, roasted tomato

French Farmer ~14

béchamel, wild mushroom, camembert, egg, spinach, truffle oil

Mr. Potato Head ~14

sour cream mashed potato, béchamel, caramelized onion, rosemary, gruyere

The Decoy ~14

duck confit, roasted grape, roasted garlic, goat cheese, basil, balsamic syrup

The Steadfast ~14

pepperoni, tomato sauce, mozzarella, parmesan

The Mediterranean ~14

roasted bell pepper, olive, caper, artichoke, sundried tomato, pine nuts

BBQ Chicken ~14

chicken, bbq sauce, provolone, mozzarella, sweet onions, roasted garlic

Margherita ~12

roasted tomato, mozzarella, basil

The Bambino ~10

tomato sauce, mozzarella

Build-Your-Own ~10

Your Choice of:
Sauce~ béchamel, tomato, spinach pesto, olive oil
Cheese~ fresh mozzarella, parmesan, ricotta, provolone, cashew
Meat~ italian sausage, chorizo, chicken, smoked bacon, pepperoni +2/meat
Vegetables~ roasted bell pepper, sundried tomato, roasted tomato, olives, capers, spinach, artichoke, sweet onion, roasted garlic, wild mushrooms +1/vegetable

HAPPY HOUR

5-6pm & 9-11pm Tuesday through Saturday
in the Tavern

1/2 price starters and pizzas!

HAPPY HOUR LIBATIONS

Select Beer ~3

$1 off Glasses of Wine

HAPPY HOUR MENU

Spanish Style Meatballs ~10/5

sherry-mushroom cream sauce, crispy prosciutto, manchego cheese

Chile Braised Beef Tacos ~10/5

tomato relish, roasted garlic & cilantro-lime cream

Burrata Cheese & Marinated Grape Tomatoes (gf+r, v) ~14/7

toasted bread, Pesto, balsamic syrup

Seared Sea Scallop & Marinated Shrimp (gf) ~14/7

bamboo & mushroom risotto, coconut soubise, pickled fresno chile

Antipasto (gf+r) ~14/7

prosciutto, salami, olives, balsamic mushrooms, cheeses, toasted bread

Crispy Pork Belly (gf) ~12/6

avocado-basil salsa, sundried tomato pesto

Fingerling Potato Poutine with Mahon Cheese (gf+r) ~12/6

smoked bacon, chile-braised beef, roasted garlic, beef gravy

Bacon Wrapped Chorizo-Stuffed Dates (gf) ~10/5

chile aioli

Roasted Vegetables (gf+r, v) ~12/6

served chilled with hummus, sundried tomato pesto, spinach pesto, toasted bread

Buttermilk Fried Chicken ~14/7

green chile ranch, tomato preserves

The Rustica Burger (gf+r) ~16/8

mahon & cheddar cheese, caesar aioli, rustic fritas

Quinoa, Black Bean, & Chickpea Garden Burger (gf+r, vegan) ~16/8

cashew cheese, smoked paprika aioli, hummus, rustic fritas

Baked Mac & Cheese ~14/7

cavatappi pasta, cheddar, manchego cheese, herb bread crumbs
add chorizo 3 | chicken 3 | chile-braised beef 3

 

gf = gluten friendly |  v = vegetarian | gf+r = gluten friendly upon request

SALADS

Kale Caesar (gf+r) ~10/5

roasted garlic & tomato, herb croutons, lemon-parmesan dressing

Petite Greens (gf) ~10/5

roasted golden beets, goat cheese, bacon, pistachios, spiced honey vinaigrette

Baby Spinach & Fried Brie (gf+r) ~10/5

apple, candied pecans, bacon-balsamic dressing

House Salad (gf+r, v) ~8/4

roasted tomatoes & onions, artichokes, herb croutons, sherry vinaigrette

SOUPS

Today’s Creation ~ 8/4

CATERING SERVICES

Make your event more memorable with catering from Rustica, perfect for celebrations at your home, office, or our restaurant venue.

Off-site Catering

Platters are a convenient way of serving a variety of foods at your next gathering, party or business meeting. Our platters are beautifully arranged and garnished using only the freshest ingredients and can be picked up or delivered.

On-site Catering

Our restaurant provides the perfect setting for hosting your next event. We offer buffet style brunches, dinners and receptions. Our venue is available anytime on Sunday or Monday. The room is included with our catering services.  Please inquire for minimum sales price.

Rustica Eatery can accommodate 40 seated guests.

Rustica Tavern has space for 40 guests and is available for wood-fired pizza parties anytime on Sundays and Mondays.  We also offer private pizza lunches and meetings Tuesday through Saturday 10-3pm.

For more information, please contact us at 218.227.5388 or fill out the form below.

ABOUT

OUR RESTAURANT

RUSTICA Eatery & Tavern

Rustica is located in downtown Moorhead, MN. We boast a cozy neighborhood atmosphere in the historic 1898 Kassenborg Block building, just east of the Main Avenue bridge.

The Eatery features a rustic ambiance with exposed brick creating a warm, comfortable dining experience. Executive Chef Micah Leitel is dedicated to offering high quality, seasonally focused products and executes the diverse menu based on traditional American fare with European influences.

The Tavern’s wood burning pizza oven and copper beer taps spawn a more casual bar atmosphere. The innovative pizza menu is fun and the pizzas are exceptional.

Parking is available on the street, as well as in the parking ramp southwest of the building.

OUR TEAM

Anna Weisenburger | General Manager & Owner

Having spent nearly half of her life working in restaurants, ownership was the obvious next step for General Manager & Owner, Anna Weisenburger. Growing up on a farm near Spiritwood, North Dakota offered Anna an early introduction to the farm-to-table culinary concept. At one point while attending college in Valley City, she worked in three restaurants at once–and still ended up with student loan debt!–including her favorite job at an order-off-the-menu Chinese restaurant. After moving to Fargo in 2015 and managing a handful of F/M restaurants, Anna seized the opportunity to call Rustica home last spring in the role of Restaurant Manager. The service industry was supposed to be temporary employment, but food and beverage quickly turned into a passion which Anna focuses on the front of house at Rustica.

When not at Rustica, you can find Anna relaxing with her partner, Wolfgang, and their two cats, Bean and Zero. With an adventurous palate, she enjoys visiting the friends she’s made at many of the other local restaurants and sampling their creations. The sense of community Anna has found in the Fargo/Moorhead area was a driving factor in her decision to lay roots and share ownership of a business that she loves.

Micah Leitel | Executive Chef & Owner

Executive Chef & Owner, Micah Leitel, uses fresh, locally-sourced products whenever possible to execute a craft menu based on traditional American fare with European influences. As the head of our culinary team, Micah is dedicated to offering high quality seasonally focused menus with a strong emphasis on traditional food preparation that he has learned over the years. Micah’s main goal at Rustica is consistency in the kitchen, as he wants to provide the same experience to patrons as they have come to expect. He aims to offer guests the option to choose their own adventure—whether that be fast-casual in the Tavern or fine dining in the Eatery, the choice is theirs for the evening.

In his spare time, Micah enjoys scratching vinyl with guest appearances for local musicians and spending time with his three cats, Ming Ming, Scarf & Ruby. His passion for all things culinary also extends into his love of artisanal, handcrafted chef’s knives. You can follow Chef Micah Leitel’s inspired offerings on Instagram @dinerustica.

CONTACT

We are happy to provide you with more information on our dining, event rental and catering services. Please fill out the form below and one of our event experts will be in touch with you to answer your questions or assist in coordinating your event.

Rustica is located at 315 Main Avenue in Moorhead, Minnesota. View map. You may contact us by phone at 218.227.5388.