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Date-Night Destination

Rustico Wood Fired Grill & Wine Bar Offers Upscale, Intimate Dining Experience

Article by Stephanie Hasbrouck

Photography by Nick Allen Photography, Robert Ray Photography

Originally published in Cross Timbers Lifestyle

Rustico Wood Fired Grill & Wine Bar quietly opened its doors this past fall to a resounding response from the community. Since that time, Rustico has become a premier upscale dining venue in Flower Mound.

Rustico’s style strikes a balance of rustic elegance and contemporary, industrial charm. Alan Mann and Marty Bryan, co-own the restaurant. Marty also owns Marty B's in Bartonville. 

“We felt in Flower Mound the one thing that was missing was a nice, upscale restaurant,” Marty says. So he and Alan set out to create an intimate space largely focused on adult patrons seeking a fine-dining experience.

“We really did a good job of creating a nice, cozy, intimate space,” Marty says. Cozy, yes. Boring, no. Rustico boasts musical playlists to please all diners, but at a level that allows individuals to still hold conversations.

“It’s a warm, intimate, cozy environment with a lively atmosphere,” Marty says.

Rustico’s menu is as thoughtful as its environment. The restaurant is committed to serving only the highest quality food. All of the meats have zero antibiotics, are hormone-free, all-natural and have been humanely raised. Rustico partners with 44 farms and ranches to meet this high standard. In addition, all of the restaurant’s produce is organic, and Rustico has a wide variety of gluten-free and allergy-friendly options.

“We spare no expense on the food,” says Marty. However, he says he and Alan were extremely intentional when setting the prices.

“It’s moderate vs. expensive,” he says.

“For the quality of the food and the portions, the price point is fantastic,” Alan says.

In addition to Rustico’s top-notch menu, the restaurant offers an impressive wine, beer and cocktail list.

“We have 57 wines available,” Alan says. He and Marty say they researched best-selling wines and have included those which have broad appeal.

“We want to put on the menu what customers really want,” Marty says.

Unlike many other wine bars, Rustico offers high-end wines by the glass, as well, so customers have the flexibility to try fine wines without committing to a $100 bottle.

Rustico hosts happy hours from 4-6 p.m. each day, with additional happy hours from 10 p.m.-midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. The late happy hours offer locals a more elegant option for evening cocktails, Marty says. All menu items, except for entrees are available during the late happy hours.

Rustico is open 4-10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 4 p.m.-midnight on Friday; 3 p.m.-midnight on Saturday; 3-9 p.m. on Sunday; and closed Mondays. It is located at 3701 Justin Road.

For more information about Rustico, including a peek at the menu, visit