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!



Kyle Koestner is somewhat of a force to be reckoned with in Whittier, not only because he beat cancer but also because he’s the proprietor behind Whittier’s popular indy music venue-cum-juice bar-cum art gallery, Fenix 5-4. Now, he’s also the owner of the brand-new Belgian gastropub across the street from it, the Rusty Monk.
Kyle & Marie Koestner

Kyle & Marie Koestner

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11/06/13, By Merrill Shindler

The Rusty Monk joins Uptown Whittier’s growing craft beer movement

"This is a place to go for a Ploughman of cured meats and cheeses, a properly oversized burger, shepherd’s pie, fish ‘n frites and housemade sausages."

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Friday, December 6, 2013, by Amy McKeever

"Open in Whittier since August 2013, The Rusty Monk describes itself as a Belgian-style gastropub. As such, it unsurprisingly offers a Belgian-heavy list of draft and bottled beers that also includes craft beers from North Coast Brewing, Flying Dog Brewery, and beyond. Per Eater LA, The Rusty Monk also offers European wines and a pub menu with schnitzel, sausages, moules-frites, Bavarian pretzels, and more."