- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
2 poached eggs over canadian bacon & buttermilk biscuit or english muffin, topped with hollandaise and served with your choice of homefries or cheesy stone-ground virginia grits
shrimp & grits
blackened shrimp, grape tomatoes, brussels sprouts, bacon, lemon butter, smoked tomato broth, over goat cheese & thyme byrd's mill grits
house-made, using organic chicken tenders. choice of fries, tater tots, seasonal fruit, sweet potato fries
We had eggs benedict off the brunch menu which were very good. The grits were gritty (not sure if this is how they make them or if they were undercooked). We ate outside which was great. And the service was very good.
Excellent as always
Always have amazing food and service at Rapture. Whether brunch or dinner, our meal is outstanding every time!
Rapture is our favorite restaurant. They always take very good care of us and the food is wonderful.
The food was delicious! Janet was our waitress and she provided excellent service. Gotta try the devil eggs. 🤗
Great vibe, great people and great food. Just a great place.
The flavor of the gumbo was good but there was no shrimp, one piece of sausage, two pieces of chicken and lots of Okra. Not what I expected.
We had the fried brussel sprouts and the two eggs Benedict dishes; they were all amazing
Good food and drink. A bit dated decor, but service and food make it a great experience.
Service wasn’t the best. Despite having reservations we were greeted by someone who kept saying, “it’s going to be a while before we can seat anyone guys”. It took a while for someone to actually greet and seat us. We felt like we were being steered away due to how busy they were. Which is understandable, but you should still accommodate your reservations - we felt like a huge burden on the restaurant. The food was average.
The food was good, the staff was attentive, and the price was right!
The service was great--people very nice. The food was good but not spectacular. I'd return and recommend it but not for a special occasion as ours was.
One of my favorite places ever since I attended UVA in the early aughts. Pleased to report it’s just as excellent today. I’m not a grits guy but the shrimp and grits here are amazing.
Brunch was great and the outdoor seating was spacious. Just perfect for us!
Good food at an affordable price. Friendly staff. Make you feel welcome.
Great hole in the wall place. Fantastic and varied menu and outstanding staff.
A great experience! Our server was so accommodating for our large (and a little rowdy) birthday group in for brunch. She was wonderful, the food was great, and we will definitely be coming back!
Enjoyed the environment and service was very nice.
Service was awful for a restaurant that was not full. Wait staff was slow and did not respond when asked. Manager was equally bad. We had to take silverware from another table because they never brought us any when asked, ketchup never showed up, no menus provided when seated, etc. Several other couples left after being seated due to a lack of service. Food was good but not good enough to offset the extremely poor service. Shame on them!
I really enjoy having lunch at Rapture. The staff was really nice and the food was good. I would definitely come back again!
Awesome setting near UVA. Friendly staff and a really cool vibe. The menu was uniquely southern with a twist - loved it!
This is really more of a tavern/billiard hall than a restaurant, despite its nice appearance online. We were seated in a booth with a seat primarily constructed of black duct tape. My wife and I ordered drinks, and she received hers in a timely fashion. I ordered a beer, and the keg apparently kicked when they attempted to pour it. Instead of letting me know this, they simply brought my wife’s drink, said nothing, and left me without a drink until I asked about it about 10 mins later... a long enough time that my wife was ready for her second drink.
We each ordered the hanger steak, which was cooked medium in appearance per our order, but came out cold like it was rare. The sides were hot, so this might have been a timing problem in the kitchen. The seasoning was all good, and I suspect they probably have better nights than this, but based on this visit I wouldn’t return.
Stuffed acorn squash is one of my favorites on the menu. Even when the restaurant is relatively empty, the service sometimes needs a nudge (please fill my water glass). Some good, fairly priced wines by the glass. You can get in and out quickly and only park once if you are headed to a movie or the Paramount.
The bathrooms were absolutely disgusting. Like terribly gross. Our waitress was SUPERB!!!
Excellent service, good food, vegetarian options and near the Paramount Theatre on the Downtown Mall. We enjoy Rapture.
They were a little short staffed but our waitress was lovely. Very friendly and attentive.
VERY accommodating...initially hostess said we made our reservation too late....no tables would be avail .( made res. about an hour before we got there)...apparently something didn't close out on Open Table...or they didn't delete avail reservations. Anyway we were ready to leave and hostess had us hold on...she than took us to the back bar area with tables, which didn't have wait staff normally there,,,but they appointed a great waitress to come back and take care of us. Glad we could eat there everything great VERY reasonable...
Gathering of friends. Great food. Pre-concert so things got busy, but a great time
Miss Margret is the best server I have ever came across!!! She is phenomenal and made the experience fantastic.
Several vegetarian options. Nice location on the downtown pedestrian mall.
I have enjoyed many a meal here in the past. On this occasion, sadly, it was not to be. The risotto was unrecognizable as such: over-stirred to a sludge, lacking in any detectable flavor, and reminding one of very sad porridge.
The fried chicken thighs were possibly the best fried chicken I've had. Just the right sear on that chicken to make the outside crunchy and the inside moist -- literally falling off the bone. Bone-sucking optional, but recommended.
Pleasant table on the Mail, should have ordered more regular food!
Great meal and friendly staff!
We had a good experience overall. I wish our server would have cleaned the table between courses. The shrimp and grits were very good, the chicken sandwich was also very good, the fried chicken thighs were very small and not memorable. We all agreed we would try again.
It was an enjoyable meal, but I feel like the menu could be more innovative For a place that labels it self “farm to table”
Overall it was a very pleasurable experience and a good value for the price.
The pork belly was cooked to perfection. The macaroni and cheese and collards were seasoned and delicious. The summer squash and mushroom risotto was fabulous. Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner
On a busy Friday night Rapture was able to fit our 8-top pretty quickly, and we had an enjoyable meal. As the dinner crowd shifted into the bar crowd it got a bit noisy, but not enough to dampen our enthusiasm for the food, the service, or the ambience.
You can order delivery directly from Rapture using the Order Online button. Rapture also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (434) 293-9526.
Rapture is rated 4.3 stars by 123 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.