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Rapscallion Seafood House & Bar
Rapscallion Seafood House & Bar

Rapscallion Seafood House & Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.rapscallion.com/
  • Email: therap@rapscallion.com
  • Phone: (775) 323-1211
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: M-F 11:30am-2:00pm

    Lunch: M-F 11:30am-4:00pm (bar)

    Dinner: M-Sa 5:00pm-Close

    Brunch: Su 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Mina Fong
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Rapscallion features live entertainment Thursdays and Fridays. Call for this weeks artist and times.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Vesta
  • Public Transit: There is a bus stop located just outside our building and a bike rack on our property for our pedaling friends.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Rapscallion offers a private parking lot adjacent to our building off of Vesta Street. We also own a lot across Vesta Street. It is clearly marked Rapscallion Parking and is located just south of our building.
A word from Rapscallion Seafood House & Bar
The Rapscallion Seafood House and Bar is like no other dining experience in Reno. For over 36 years this independently owned and operated Seafood House has been raising the bar for other restaurants in the biggest little city. With over 20 varieties of fresh fish daily, 35 wines by the glass, 300 selections by the bottle and a professional staff it is easy to see why. The bar is loaded with premium liquors and cordials and certified Angus Steaks share the menu with the seasons best aquatic offerings and locally grown organic produce. The lunch menus five specials change based on the mornings deliveries and is a favorite to both busy professionals and leisurely lunch goers. Whether your enjoying our Sunday Champagne Brunch with ten family members, our six day a week happy hour with a co-worker or an intimate dinner in one of our private cabins with that special someone, its easy to see why Rapscallion has been voted Reno"s best since 1977.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "We were seated by the service station, the only table there, even though we made this reservation 3 weeks earlier on Open Table. We were celebrating a romantic birthday. NOT. Soup and salad great, our wine was delivered after our curteousy reminder. Our server did bring a bit extra for the wait, which while a nice apology gesture, not an original quest for best-which was what we were after. After all this is Reno's finer dinner houses. The birthday boy had snapper and prawns-excellent... I had their signature scallops very undercooked. The offer to recook was made but I subscribe to never send something back where it was just up to the kitchen to determine "done-ness". It just makes artist chef scream. Complimentary mudpie very good. Justok"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Nice old-world ambience (Dark but nice). Private enclosed booth, excellent service (Fallon) and food (Tried only the seafood). Bring the Bank with you, as our dinner (2 non-drinking people) including tip, was just shy of $100.00. "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Staff was excellent and kept beverages filled; very accommodating otherwise. Food preparation was perfect--big test is the salmon and chef did that justice. Regret seared ahi tuna did not beat Outback for guest, but still very good."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The service by our waiter was excellent and he was delightful. The food to our table was over an hour, which wasn't a problem as we weren't trying to get somewhere by a certain time. I think there may have been a lack of chefs or something. Overall dining experience was great. The sand dabs and the sole that my husband and I ordered were spectacular!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This was an excellent Friday evening date nite without the kids. The recommendations from our waiter Mathew were spot on. Hard to find excellent service these days but the staff delivered a refreshing hope that great service still exists. Definitely recommend this to anyone seeking fresh seafood with a excellent choice of wines. Recommend reserving a booth rather than a table to add additional privacy and comfort."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The food was very good. It seemed there was a lot of choices that had cream/butter which makes the dish tasty but also very heavy. I'd love to see more olive oil and citrus in the dishes to lighten them up a bit. The cream reminded me of food from the 80-90's. Also, there were so many ingredients involved in so many entreés that keeping some of the dishes more simple would make them even more delicious. But, over all the food was very good. Just an opinion..."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Never disappointing. We always go there when we crave seafood and always thoroughly enjoy our meal. Simply the best overall seafood house in town."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I ordered the Calamari Steak, which was good, but I would have enjoyed a serving of vegetables on the side, as opposed to the boring pasta, which was served. One of our party ordered Halibut, which looked very good. The dessert sundae could have a real fudge topping, instead of the easily forgettable chocolate sauce.."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "My husband and I have gone to the restaurant in the past and have always found the food to be great. I had the braised scallops with cannelini beans, spinach and asparagus. It was so good that I'm going to try to fix it at home. My husband also had a great lunch of grilled swordfish on noodles with an asian-type sauce. The wine list includes some better wines by the glass which sometimes doesn't exist in other restaurants. All-in-all, we really enjoyed our lunch (as we always have in the past.)"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We always love Rapscallion for special occasions, as well as "just because". Our latest visit was to celebrate a birthday. Everything was fantastic.........from the food to the wine to the service. Thank you again for a wonderful experience."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "We enjoyed your restaurant very much! I had not been in 15-20yrs, so I was pleasantly surprised! It was a great food experience!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We had dinner with another couple, from out of town, before going to a show. We were so pleased with the atmosphere, food and service. We were given one of the booths for four. Private and comfortable. The food was fresh and delicious with a beautiful presentation. Our waitress was friendly and responsive. Couldn't have asked for more."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We were celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary with a Lobster dinner and it was wonderful. We were surprised with a free dessert for our anniversary. When we think of good seafood, we think of Rapscallions."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Everything about this restaurant was amazing. The food was fabulous and the service was exceptional. It was well worth the money."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The Reno area offers a diverse choice in franchised restaurants. And they have a role in our dining out experiences. But nothing is better than a locally owned restaurant with good old fashioned service and style. And the food at Rapscallion is not matched by any chain."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Great seafood (oysters!) in a straight from San Francisco atmosphere designed originally by famed restauranteur Pat Kuleto. Service attentive, food very good. Haven't been here in 20 years and it was even better this time!"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Enjoyed having husband 's birthday dinner. Great food & service. Thanks"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "As always, this wonderful restaurant surpassed our expectations, which is why we keep coming back."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "After enjoying a wonderful meal and cocktails there were no questions why they have remained in business for 37 years. The service was great and all the staff we interacted with had smiles on their faces and very knowledgeable about the menu.We had to change our reservation within 30 minutes of our arrival, which we did on line and were seated right when we arrived. So I recommend making reservations, there were people waiting to be seated when we arrived. Portion size was spot on, food arrived hot and flavorful. No sticker shock when the bill arrived."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Everything was fantastic! The food, service. the only part of the whole night was when they sat a family that brought in a child under 1 and not even half way thru there meal the baby started to cry and the father was getting aggrivated instead of walking out he was triing to firmly tell the the baby to be quiet. well that doesnt work for a baby. but the food, the service was great."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Andee was great felt she did a great job! My wife liked her meal my meal scallops had few granuels in them other then that dinner was pleasant."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "WE ALWAYS ENJOY THE FOOD, SERVICE AND AMBIENCE OF THIS COZY OLD-SCHOOL TYPE OF RESTAURANT. I ALSO TRY TO GET MY OUT OF TOWN BUSINESS PARTNERS TO MEET HERE, IT ALWAYS IMPRESSES."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "The ambiance is fitting for an upscale seafood restaurant but the food did not quite justify the price. Service was rather slow but the restaurant was busy so this may fluctuate from night to night. We ended up spending just over $90 dollars and while the food was not bad by any means I felt as if I was simply paying for the setting."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Very good. First problem was that I ordered my steak medium and my husband ordered his medium rare. They were definitely switched. I still liked my steak a lot, but my husband was not as happy with his, he felt it was a bit drier than it needed to be had they gotten the level correct. I had the Maitre'd butter on my steak and pretty much melted with every bite. Mashed potatoes also very good. One other note about the desserts, they were HUGE. My husband loves bread pudding but I'm not a big fan, so we ordered our own, and each only ate half. That was fine for him, leftovers, but I had the mud pie, mostly ice cream. Also, the crust on the mud pie, though very good, was too hard to cut with a spoon. I should have kept my steak knife!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "While the service was spot on . Not the same with the food . It took way to long for the main meal to hit the table. The meat was way under cooked. Ordered medium well prime rib And got a blood rare piece . They took it back and rushed out an over cooked End chunk of fat and grizzle . However the manager did not charge for the meal . For that he gets an A++++"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I can always depend on getting the same great food and service at Rapscallions. I am always confident that my guests will be pleased no mater what they order."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "swordfish was very fishy-manager came over and gave us a discount-very good customer service"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Decided to go out the night before valentines. A wise choice. Not crowed great service and delicious food. Always the go to place for seafood."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "I was a little upset when I was told, by the hostess, my rescheduled reservations wasn't honored because I was listed as a no show. I had called into the restaurant at around 5 pm and the gentleman who answered the telephone cheerfully said he would reschedule my original 6:30 pm reservation to 7:30 pm with no problems. Such was not the case when I arrived at 7:30 pm. However, I was accommodated with an available booth."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "Absolutely the best restaurant in Reno! We will definately be back anytime we are in Reno! Loved it!"
    Dined on 8/19/2013
  • "Had a wonderful dinner. Staff was responsive, respectful, and friendly. Food was delicious! Prices are on the high end but, for a special occasion, worth it."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "As new residents to Reno this restaurant was recommended by many. Very pleased with attending. Among the best in Reno. Good wine selection, service by Matthew was terrific, food."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "WHETHER WE STOP FOR A GLASS OF WINE AND APPETIZER, CLIENT LUNCH OR ROMANTIC DINNER, THE AMBIENCE, FOOD AND STAFF ARE OUTSTANDING."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Always great food, cozy atmosphere and wonderful, special service."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "We love Rapscallion because the food is consistently fantastic and the ambience is dark and romantic. The service is impeccable. It has a great bar too. Rapscallion is a Reno locals hotspot, not typically frequented by the tourist/ gaming crowd. Great for special occasions or a romantic night out. Food is fantastic whether it is delicious seafood dishes or a wide variety of steaks."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "All staff exceedingly freindly..knowledgible to menu items, prompt. Suggest portion options..some entrees too much..some not enough. Expenses could be cut if this put into play. All in all, our experience was pleasureable. hadn't been in somwe time, will be back more often and share experience...btw: the wee muffin in the bag at the end of the session was a nice jesture but un-necessary...even the birds weren't interested. Thanx for a lubly evening. Cheers!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "The visit to your restaurant was to celebrate a very special birthday. As always, every was fantastic. We will continue to celebrate our special occasions with you."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "A great spot with the private booths to conduct a business conversation. Broad menu items with great fish selections. Limited draft beer selection however. Would recommend!"
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "I have been to Rapscallion many many times for Happy Hour. They have 2 daily. What could be bad when they pour Bombay gin for the well gin? Lunch and Early Bird Dinners are wonderful, too."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "4 of us had dinner on Saturday night. The service was perfect. The food was incredible...everything from the salads to the entrees to dessert. VEry fresh, perfectly cooked. I had the horseradish halibut which was delicious. Others had the steak, which was delicious. The salads were all fantastic...light but with a lot of flavor. Desserts were delicious, especially the pecan tart."
    Dined on 1/11/2014