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!



About US

Rusty Monk Interior, David Kiang

Rusty Monk Interior, David Kiang


Why the rusty monk?

It’s a question we get asked often.

A partnership between father and daughter almost since the beginning, it’s no surprise that this story starts with Colleen’s birthday. While Mrs. Koestner was giving birth, Kyle’s attention wandered from Lamaze coaching to the birthing room television, where Errol Flynn was swashbuckling as Robin Hood.

To him, the romantic heroics of Robin Hood were eclipsed by Friar Tuck’s lust for life.

Friar Tuck always ate a little too much, drank a little too much, talked, cursed, and fought a little too much. Kyle liked that contrast. Tuck was a man of the cloth; he was always trying to be good. He was just a little too rusty at it.

Of course, here at The Rusty Monk we celebrate the monks who brew stellar Belgian beers across the seas, as well as local beers and hearty food. Perhaps you, too, can eat a little too much, drink a little too much, and slow down to enjoy the dazzling company of your fine friends.

And now to the meat of the matter…

Why should you choose us?


If you're in search of... that’s made from the heart and speaks to the soul

...something for everyone- happy hour, kids menu, weekly specials, and fine food at affordable prices

...beers crafted with care for tradition or with ambitions to innovate affordable wine menu without parallel for the discerning palate

...on-site cicerone and worldly chef- here to help you explore new horizons from the comfort of Whittier

...A warm, inviting atmosphere in a historic building with an eclectic, largely authentic, early 19th century decor

...friendly service and an owner who cares about you! Colleen is here nearly every day and available to hear your thoughts. Our team wants to make your visit the best experience possible.