Rapscallion & Co.

4.9
279 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Contemporary Canadian
Rapscallion & Co. is a mischievous and vibrant part of Hamilton’s restaurant scene, dedicated to offering the city’s culinary connoisseurs a full nose-to-tail experience. We offer a regularly changing, meaty and creative blackboard menu in a laid-back setting. Our skilled and passionate chefs do it all, whether it’s curing, salting, boning, stuffing, wrapping, charring, braising, or just leaving the meat raw. Above all, we love to prepare food that pushes boundaries and pulls you outside of your comfort zone — just a little bit. We get tremendous joy out of food and offer items that you are unlikely to find another local restaurants. While we love meat more than some people love their firstborn, we are always happy to accommodate those who don’t. Vegetarians and vegans are always welcome, and our meatless menu is available seven days a week!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 279 people are saying
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RodneyM
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favourite restaurant in Hamilton by leaps and bounds. Sooooooo good every single time.

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Shay
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I looooove this place. Our server was absolutely wonderful, food was 11/10. Had 2 drinks (also so good!) and 4 dishes & we practically rolled out of the restaurant. Total was $125 and for the quality of food and drinks & service I feel like I should have paid more - not complaining though! Will be back again

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and atmosphere were all top notch. Absolutely amazing! We will definitely be going back.

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vipTiff1976
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and the service was exceptional!

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KyleS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had a lovely evening on their patio. The food was outstanding - the calamari and gnocchi are definite recommends. Our server (Sara) was top notch - very attentive and personable. She went out of her way to make our evening extra special. We'll definitely be back!

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CarlS
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dining experience. Heather our server was very professional and didn't miss a beat. Food is delicious with an artistic flair. Our table of 6 was inside surrounded by an eclectic ambiance. Will return.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible dining experience, excellent and attentive service with a modest bill. Amazing value and experience. Thank you Rapscallion / Other Bird.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal service and amazing food.

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Sarangan
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! The food was unreal

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MichaelB
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very upscale casual, with a focus on delicious food.

Could be just enjoying a drink after shopping, or celebrating a milestone anniversary dressed to the nines, you won’t feel out of place.

While intended as tapas style, many dishes could just be enjoyed as a meal on their own, though the chance to share some of the savoury dishes with your table mates gives a great opportunity to try more of the menu.

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Eric
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

great dining experience within Hamilton and will look forward to coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing service amazing food and amazing vibes

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SamanthaM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael was a really great server. Food delicious although rich. Love the menu and new location, cant wait to come back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! The whipped feta was the favourite. Our sever, Penny was so welcoming, efficient and personable. We had the best time celebrating a birthday. Thank you for a great night!

To the server who lent us her sharpie under strict conditions, we thank you!

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CharlesA
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the first time we’ve eaten at the new location and I was very pleased. The decor was nice and funky. The food was excellent as it was every other time we’ve eaten at your restaurant. All in all, it was a memorable experience. Keep up the good work.

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KimT
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. First time in a longtime that I enjoy food and service. I hope they don't change a thing!

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SonjaV
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place is awesome! We'd been to their old location and the ambiance wasn't what you went there for. The new place is gorgeous, you have to go and see it for yourself, so unique! The hostess was super nice when we arrived. Our server - Sarah, was great and genuinely friendly. We spent time chatting with her and never felt rushed. The food - delicious! Some very interesting offerings and very different. I highly recommend a visit to Rapscallion!!

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AdrianM
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great experience from start to finish. The host was very warm and inviting and took us to a lovely table on the patio. Our server Sara was super fun and funny while being informative and knowledgeable on all the food and drinks. She took a fun night and made it a memorable night that we can’t wait to share. We will definitely be back and be bringing friends.

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JehonthanP
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Excellent food. We enjoyed every bite
Will definitely come back!!!

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AlyssaN
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last night was hands down the best dining experience I’ve ever had. From the service to the food, to the wine being perfectly paired with our meal. It was unbelievable!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our only complaint was having to wait at least 15 mins for our waitress to introduce herself and take our drink order. Otherwise the service was exceptional and she was very attentive following her initial introduction.
We were sharing the plates but it was challenging to serve to each other as we weren’t provided any additional serving utensils - we had to ask for spoons to serve some of our items to each other.
Surprisingly we were seated in a private room and we were very grateful for this. What a nice surprise! Overall great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences in Hamilton. Every morsel like a symphony in my mouth!! I cannot say enough about how awesome the food is here.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food!!

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TerryG
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had booked the patio but due to weather we asked to be seated inside. Did not really like table offered and asked to sit in front of restaurant but was told they were all taken. While there,my friend and I used the facilities a couple of times and noted that most tables in front were not occupied the whole time we were there. I guess they were waiting for “special people.” The service was good and food very nice as we shared tapas. This is second time I've been there and disappointed that the deboned stuffed chicken wings were not on menu as stated online. I have emailed the GM about this. The overall experience was fine. I would recommend to a friend but also tell them to check with restaurant on day of reservation to make ask what they are serving as you may be disappointed if you saw something online that you really wanted. The GM did mention to me that they like to change things up on the menu. For me personally,I prefer my favourites at certain restaurants.

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vipLosieran
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for late night cocktails and eats!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matthew was amazing! Our group was thoroughly impressed and satisfied. Great dining experience.

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JeffD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Rapscallion and it was a an amazing experience! The decor and ambiance is a perfect romantic, cozy, casual atmosphere. The service was top notch, professional and friendly. The waiter accidentally poured a glass of our wine at another table (it was sitting on a side table) and immediately without us saying a word brought us another bottle..very classy! We shared 4 plates all of which had incredible flavours. Chef Matt Kershaw's presentation and use of ingredients just blew us away. Can't say enough good things about this place! Will definitely be back soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had one of the best dining experiences EVER!!! The food was out of this world and the service was great!!!!

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Senta
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious unique dishes to try. I love the tapas sharing-style here.

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Dorar
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolutely unmatched dining experience. My husband and I visited Rapscallion for the first time on Sunday September 5th at 7PM. We were celebrating what would have been our original wedding date (thanks to Covid, we eloped instead). From the time we were greeted to the time we left the restaurant, we experienced the most impeccable customer service that truly made our evening magical. We were sat in an intimate room with seating for two that overlooks the main room of the restaurant. The decor, the dim lighting, the entire vibe of the restaurant is incredibly romantic and perfect for any special occasion. Jason, our server was an absolute delight, he was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and so incredibly accommodating to our dietary restrictions (no pork). We ordered the: chicken liver brûlée, the salmon crudo, the crab cakes, the calamari, the steak tartare and the beef cheek (which was made without the sauce containing pork for us!). Everything was absolutely divine, but if we had to select the star of the show, I’d argue that the calamari came out on top, although every dish really made us WOW out loud. Jason made sure every dish came out one by one and that made the experience even more exciting and intimate for us. Everything was honestly such a hit. Several servers who delivered our food congratulated us and also were incredibly polite and really attentive to our dietary needs. At the end of the meal, Steven came to check in and see how our meal was- he was congratulatory and encouraged us to visit again and it was the perfect top off to our evening. Rapscallion really cares about their patrons and it shows, my husband and I are keen on visiting every Other Bird restaurant as our experience at this one was truly unforgettable.

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patrickf
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am not a meat eater so I had the Kale salad which was very nice - presentation and tasty. Kale can often taste like cardboard. My friends had a wild mushroom dish and a beef and potato dish which included an egg - and they both really enjoyed the meal. Very cool looking space. Had to figure out how to use the taps to was my hands. Nice fixture tho!

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ChristinaC
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This tapas style restaurant is perfect if you are looking for a unique menu that is full of flavour !!! We tried 4 entrees and by the end could not pick a favourite because they were all so amazing . Each dish was perfectly seasoned ! I am a picky eater but after eating at rapscallion I want to go back and try every menu item !!!

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JenniferK
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing shared style plates with North American flavour and influences from around the world. The feature was a brilliant combination of flavors and textures. The server did an amazing job supporting our gluten and diary allergies. Cannot encourage people enough to go.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delicious evening on the patio.Enjoyed very much.

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RS12345
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this dining experience. Excellent food and atmosphere. Great place to try the whole menu with a few friends.

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TheresaM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything at the restaurant is always so scrumptious. I can’t reproduce any of the tastes at home so I have to just keep going back . I have never had a dish I didn’t like .

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TanjaR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at the new location and it reminded me of why I love Rapscallion so….but bigger and brighter with a patio! My entire group couldn’t remember the last time we had a meal this good!

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AdrienneR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food with attention to detail. They were able to accommodate dietary restrictions with ease and little difference from the original dishes. Beautiful decor and an outstanding server.

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Jules
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Love the food here. Favourite dishes are the bone marrow and chicken liver brûlée, but the steak tartar and duck dumplings are delicious as well.

As far as service - When we got there, I booked the table for 4 but one of the servers said the booking on their end said two people. She was a little rude about it…Sorry that it was an inconvenience that she had to put out two more sets of utensils.

Our actual server for the night was great.

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RyanT
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rapscallion is artistic dining at its best
Every dish is painstakingly created and presented and is always as good as it looks. Had a great birthday dinner and can't wait to go back!

FAQs

Rapscallion & Co. offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (905) 522-0088.

Rapscallion & Co. is rated 4.9 stars by 279 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.