The Rusty Monk

a Belgian style gastropub

The Rusty Monk. Pouring a wide range of Belgian, German and US craft beers and a phenomenal wine list. A Whittier gastropub in a historic building with an eclectic, largely authentic, early 19th century decor and touches of Belgian/continental luxury in an establishment that honors a lively, modern frontier community! Enjoy an elegant, delicious but approachable dining experience of delectable, freshly made dishes. 
For reservations or catering inquiries, please call (562) 698-5553 and leave a detailed message and call-back number for confirmation!

  

 

Our wine LIST was curated with discernment & unbridled enthusiasm by Shauna Bryan.

Red

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Lava Cap Reserve 2010 

Cabernet Sauvignon
bottle $39  -  glass $10
Aromas of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and nutmeg. Plum, tart,
boysenberry, 
and a hint of black pepper on the palate.

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Neyers Conn Valley 2009

Cabernet Sauvignon
bottle $104
Layers of dried berry, loamy earth, cedar, and tobacco flavors. 
Rich tannins on the finish.

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Ketcham Estate Russian River 2009

PInot Noir
bottle $55  -  glass $14
Currants, strawberry, herbs, and minerality. Firm, balanced structure.

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Epiphany Cellars, Gypsy, 2009

Grenache
bottle $39  -  glass $10
A blend of Grenache, Mourvedre, Counoise, Cinsault. Medium-bodied.
Black cherry, strawberry, cinnamon, Herbs de Province, and cardamon
on the nose. Chocolate, strawberry, black cherry, and dried herbs on the palate.

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Peachy Canyon Westside 2010

Zinfandel
bottle $34  -  glass $9
Chocolate, mint, cloves, berries on the nose and palate. Smooth finish.

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Curran Syrah Black Oak 2006

Syrah
bottle $45  -  glass $12
Aromas of milk chocolate, cinnamon, and hints of nutmeg carry through 
on the palate along with dark cherry  and dusty plum.       

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Edna Valley Paragon San Luis Obispo 2010

Merlot
bottle $25  -  glass $7
Cocoa, anise, cherry, with a hint of leather. Bright acidity. 
Lingering caramel finish.

 

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Dessert Wines

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Golan Moscato 2012
bottle $31  -  glass $8
Aromatic with strong floral characteristics. Gentle sparkle. 
A light and refreshing white.

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Graham’s Six Grapes

Port
bottle $40  -  glass $14
Crafted in the style of a vintage Port. Full-bodied. Rich, opulent black 
fruit on the palate, with fragrant, brambly aromas.

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Graham’s Ten Year Old

Tawny Port
bottle $55  -  glass $16
Complex nutty aromas combined with notes of honey and figs. 
Rich mature fruit flavor. Mellow long finish.

 

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White

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Domaine Millet Freres 2012

Sancerre
bottle $47  -  glass $12
Dry, crisp, slightly grassy with a lemon squeeze.

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Domaine Georges Brunet Demi-Sec 2009

Vouvray
bottle $38  -  glass $10
Green apple, honey, chalk. Dry with a bright finish.

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Zocker Edna Valley 2011

Gruner Veltliner
bottle $35  -  glass $9
Rich, round, white pepper, ripe melon. Luscious mouthfeel.
Firm acidic structure. 

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Dodff & Irion Tradition 2011  

Gewurtztraminer
bottle $41
Rose aromas. Pineapple, mango, lychee. Well-balanced.

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C.H. Berres Impulse Estate 2010

Riesling
bottle $28  -  glass $7
Mineral, stone, focused. Pear and apple on the mid-palate.
Citrus zest on the finish.

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Badge Blue Steel Sierra Madre Vineyard 2010

Chardonnay
bottle $39  -  glass $10
Stainless steel fermented. Golden apple, pluot (cross between a plum
and apricot). Creamy texture. Well-balanced and lively.

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Brewer Clifton Chardonnay Santa Rita Hills 2010

Chardonnay
bottle $55  
Lemon, orange blossom, kiwi, ginger. 

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Au Bon Climat Pinot Blanc/Pinot Gris 2011

Pinot Gris
bottle $33  -  glass $9
Light citrus and apple on the palate. Aromas of stone fruits & pineapple.

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Sparkling

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Jacquart Brut Mosaique

bottle $73
Aromas of toast, freshly baked bread. Flavors of ripe orchard fruit. 
Soft elegant bubbles with a long finish.

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Jacquart Brut Rose

bottle $93
Delicate salmon-pink color with a fine stream of bubbles. 
Hints of cherry and strawberry on the nose and palate.
Long, subtle finish 
with a touch of apricot and peach.

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La Marca Prosecco

bottle $24  -  glass $8
Pale, golden Straw color with full textured bubbles.
Fresh citrus on the nose with hints of honey and wildflowers.
Light, crisp finish with hints of lemon, green apple, grapefruit, and minerality.