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About Rapscallion Seafood House & Bar
The Rapscallion Seafood House and Bar is like no other dining experience in Reno. For over 40 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. Enjoy 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.
Reno, NV 89502
Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Happy Hour (Bar): Monday - Saturday: 4:00 - 6:30
Dinner: Monday - Saturday 5:00pm-Close
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Rapscallion features live entertainment Wednesdays and Fridays. Call for this weeks artist and times.
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.
There is a bus stop located just outside our building and a bike rack on our property for our pedaling friends.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Rapscallion Seafood House & Bar Ratings and Reviews
I have been to Rapscallion a few times in the past, however I wanted to take my wife here for her Birthday. We ordered the special Monk Fish and it was less than par, as it was dry and rubbery.
This is the first time I had a bad experience with the food for the entree. The appetizers were great and service was great, just do not feel we got our money's worth with the entree.
Surf & Turf was great but filet was really small like 3 oz. Over all Tui our waiter was fantastic.
The Bartender had to ask me what went into a Gold Cadillac (Galliano, Creme de Cocoa, & Cream) but she used Godiva chocolate liquor which made it taste different, on top of being unfriendly and being an unqualified bartender for such a high class place. All in all great place for a special occasion.
Third time my wife and I have been to this restaurant and always great. Mostly locals maybe that's why they've been around for 40 years. I had surf and turf (so good) and the wife had lingerie and clams that were perfect. Whenever we come through Reno we stop.
Awesome dinning experience from start to finish. Hostess was friendly and seated us upon arrival. Our waiter greeted us and took our drink order quickly. The Greygoose martinis were perfect. He answered our questions regarding the menu for the New Year's Eve dinner. I ordered the seared day boat scallops and they were so fresh and tender. My girl had the salmon and it was fresh and cooked perfectly. The side dishes complemented the plates.
There is so much more on the menu that I want to try so we'll be back. Compliments to the Chef and all the staff.
The food and service were very good. Had the seabass daily special with polenta. My wife had the pork platter. Everything tastes great. My main complaint was that the portions were very small. The entree comes with a single side, which in my case was three small triangles of polenta. Overall id say the portion is about half of what you would expect for the price. Fortunately we saw the portion sizes while we were waiting and orderer a margherita pizza as an appetizer otherwise we would have left hungry.
The other conplaint was that the pork platter my wife ordered was supposed to consist of pork loin, tenderloin, bacon and sausage. Apparently they ran out of sausage and replaced it with pulled pork but there was no mention or warning about this from the staff.
I have enjoyed fine meals at Rapscallion several times over the past couple of years, but my December 29, 2017 experience yielded the single worst fish preparation of which I can remember. I had the Horseradish Encrusted Halibut which was dry, chunky (not flaky) and totally lacking in flavor. The bed of mashed potatoes was anything but soft and creamy, as it broke into large chunks when approached by my fork. It resembled a leftover from three days prior. There was absolutely no hint of horseradish flavor anywhere to be found. One of my dining companions also had a bad preparation, but we chose to spend the evening's conversation on more pleasant subjects. Will never return.
We went here for the first time on Christmas Eve, hoping for a great meal. Unfortunately the service and food were terrible. Our fish was grossly over cooked (under the heat lamp too long?) and came only after a very long wait after our appetizers. We never got a chance to complain about the fish as the waiter never came by until he asked us about dessert. We couldn't even get our water glasses refilled. Our first and certainly last time here.
The service and ambience were excellent! We were a bit disappointed in the food, as every dish had a negative. I ordered my steak medium well with just a little pink. What I got was a medium rare steak and a tad overdone lobster tail. I also asked to have potatoes instead of the pilaf - I got pilaf. My husbands halibut was also overdone. We received my cheesecake, which was delicious but my husband received the wrong flavor of ice cream and I had almost finished my dessert when the waiter came by to discover that they never brought out the correct ice cream order. We had expected for the ice cream to at least be waived. This is the first time I've ever taken the time to write a review, but the meal was not cheap and I had expected more.
This was our first visit to Rapscallion and we were very happy with all phases of the meal. Our waiter was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. He was very fast with drinks and appetizers.
Next time we will spend more time and request a booth as they seemed as though you were in a separate room.
We have frequented Rapscallion's many times over the past 25 years. I choose Rapscallion's to celebrate a special event, my husband's birthday. The food though very good; was not outstanding. The entire evening was pretty much ruined due to the incredibly poor service. From beginning to end, our server was impolite, pompous and at times rude. It's amazing how an employee can negatively reflect a restaurant. I could list all of the issues we had, but it isn't worth my time. Suffice it to say that we will not return to Rapscallion's any time soon.
We've been coming to Rapscallion for years, and by that I really mean many years. In the past it's been our family's go-to place for special occasions. Sadly, our two previous outings have been less than impressive. Let me state that the waitstaff is helpful and the bar does it job as it should. What seems to be lacking is the skill or attentiveness of the kitchen itself. On our last outing the coconut shrimp had obviously spent too much time in the fryer and most of the rest of the food was similarly overcooked. What could have been a fabulous cut of halibut turned out dry to the point where it could have been any inferior cut of fish. The lobster tail was chewy , a real shame for a $36 plate. The vegetables and rice weren't awful, but they certainly didn't save the dishes. The general concensus amongst our guests (both times) is that the meals had missed the mark.
We're still pulling for Rapscallion because the atmosphere is warm and elegant, and also because it would be a shame to see the place fail. Hopefully they find their former stride.
What a great place to have a meal. Fantastic in fact, from eating incredibly delicious food (I recommend the diablo on horseback for app) to the wonderful staff (ask for Carlos he’ll take great care of you). This wonderful dining experience will be a favorite for a long time.
Two of our four dinners were outstanding. The other two were lacking. The appetizers were not served at the same time. My husband's steak was dry and overcooked, and my bacon wrapped scallops were small and tough nor were they served on croustini bread, as in the past, but rather on some soggy version of a flatbread. Definitely not up to Rapscallions' usual standards. We did not complain or request that the food be redone because the service was so slow we were afraid we would never see our dinner again.
We used to go here regularly for the good food, service and atmosphere. However in the last few months the quality of the food has, in our opinion, declined dramatically. We both had fish and one was overcooked and dry and the other so over-seasoned that the taste of the fish was lost. Not good for a restaurant specializing in seafood. to their credit they didn't charge us for the overcooked entree. We may give them one more chance, but if that isn't up to par they are off our list for good.
I grew up on the east and west coasts and am a seafood lover. Seafood is not the focus of most menus in our area (Genoa, Carson City, Reno) so we were thrilled to find Rapscallion. The restaurant has an extensive seafood offering and the ambiance and service is excellent. We dined at Rapscallion recently before seeing RENT at the Pioneer Center and both chose selections from the Evening Specials menu. My husband started with a Wedge Salad and chose the Seafood Pan Roast for his dinner. Both were excellent. I started with a Caesar salad -- which was very good -- and chose the creamy Parmesan Risotto with King Crab and Shrimp for my entree. The flavor of the Risotto was outstanding, and the shrimp were large and plump, but the King Crab was absent. We fished all around in the Risotto and found only one small piece. So I mentioned this to our waiter and he brought me a dish full of King Crab to add to my meal. This set things right, but I would have much preferred to have the Risotto served with the crab to begin with, as advertised. We'll return to Rapscallion and hopefully this mistake was a one-off.
Food was either overcooked or undercooked, and very salty. French Onion Soup was extremely salty that we had to return it. Both Horseradish Encrusted Halibut and Tuscan Grilled Swordfish were very salty and very dry. West Coast Cioppino was undercooked with mussels unopened and scallops half raw.
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