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.