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!



Bill of Fare


Tomato Basil  (7)

Soupe du Jour  (7)

Belgium Style Pommes Frites
half order (3),  full order (6)

Goat Cheese Tart  (10)
arugula, shaved fennel, marinated tomatoes

Marinated Olives  (12)
burrata cheese, arugula, grilled bread

Soft Bavarian Pretzel  (6)
w side of mustard. add beer cheese (2)

Shrimp Cocktail  (13)
marinated shrimp, avocado, cilantro, lemon

Pork Belly  (12)
creamy polenta, sauteed mushrooms

Artisanal Cheese Plate  (15)
chef's selection

from the garden

Caesar Salad   (8)
crisp romaine, parmesan, croutons, caesar dressing

Braised Beet Salad  (9)
mixed greens, orange segments, shaved fennel, goat cheese, citrus vinaigrette

Manchego Cheese Salad  (8) 
apples, dates, candied pecans, watermelon, citrus vinaigrette

sandwiches & burgers

Grilled Cheese & Tomato Basil Soup  (10)

Crab Salad Croissant  (16)
lump crab meat, avocado, greens, tomato, herb remoulade

The Monk  (14)
premium beef, Irish cheddar, mixed greens, tomato, grilled onions, garlic aioli

Spiced Lamb Burger  (14)
arugula, feta, roasted tomato, grilled onion, mint aioli

Thai-Spiced Turkey Burger  (13)
pineapple thai-basil chutney, lettuce, tomato, lemon-ginger aioli

Beer Braised Bratwurst  (12)
sauerkraut, Irish cheddar, spicy mustard, in a pretzel roll

Fire-Grilled Ribeye Steak Sandwich  (16)
roasted peppers, grilled onion, irish cheddar, chipotle aioli, on ciabatta


Flat Iron Steak  (19)
8oz fire-grilled steak, blue cheese fries

16oz Choice Ribeye  (36) 
pommes aligot, sauteed spinach, truffle butter

Vegetarian Stack  (14) 
portabella, roasted peppers, eggplant, sauteed spinach, zucchini, tomato fennel fondue

Shepherds Pie  (16)
lamb, red wine, celery, carrots, onions, peas, potatoes

Schnitzel  (16)
lemon & herbs, broccolini, garlic whipped potatoes

Crab Cakes  (22)
basil potato puree, roasted corn, avocado salsa  

Moules  Frites  (18) 
mussels, white wine, shallots, herbs, grilled bread, bernaise


Seasonal Cronut  (8)
mascarpone cheese, thyme, vanilla ice cream

Carrot Cake  (8)
whipped mascarpone & cream cheese frosting, candied pecans

Bread Pudding  (8)
creme anglaise


Coke / Diet Coke / Sprite  (2.5) 
Old Fashioned Lemonade / Iced Tea  (2.5)
Ginger Beer / Abita Root Beer  (3)
Coffee / Hot Tea  (3)