Rapture

4.3
123 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern
Rapture features playful, farm-to-table Southern cuisine in a swank-but-cozy atmosphere. We have outdoor dining, billiards tables, and live music several nights 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
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 123 people are saying
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4.2
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4.3
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kitty
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have amazing food and service at Rapture. Whether brunch or dinner, our meal is outstanding every time!

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RobynF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rapture is our favorite restaurant. They always take very good care of us and the food is wonderful.

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vipBLTW
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! Janet was our waitress and she provided excellent service. Gotta try the devil eggs. 🤗

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Tank
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe, great people and great food. Just a great place.

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NancyD
Tulsa
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

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.

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PaulA
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the fried brussel sprouts and the two eggs Benedict dishes; they were all amazing

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food and drink. A bit dated decor, but service and food make it a great experience.

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Lucille
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

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.

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MaggieL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was good, the staff was attentive, and the price was right!

KW
vipKeyWestLover
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

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.

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vipjisforJoe
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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DeeN
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was great and the outdoor seating was spacious. Just perfect for us!

LS
LanierS
Western NC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food at an affordable price. Friendly staff. Make you feel welcome.

BE
vipBhmEater
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great hole in the wall place. Fantastic and varied menu and outstanding staff.

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AshleyM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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GoldenLove
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Enjoyed the environment and service was very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

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!

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vipsierrak
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

I really enjoy having lunch at Rapture. The staff was really nice and the food was good. I would definitely come back again!

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JackW
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome setting near UVA. Friendly staff and a really cool vibe. The menu was uniquely southern with a twist - loved it!

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Vince
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience1

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bathrooms were absolutely disgusting. Like terribly gross. Our waitress was SUPERB!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
32 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Excellent service, good food, vegetarian options and near the Paramount Theatre on the Downtown Mall. We enjoy Rapture.

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JMAL
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They were a little short staffed but our waitress was lovely. Very friendly and attentive.

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vipPhantom2
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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...

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vipswirtRN
Richmond
67 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Gathering of friends. Great food. Pre-concert so things got busy, but a great time

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Miss Margret is the best server I have ever came across!!! She is phenomenal and made the experience fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
32 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Several vegetarian options. Nice location on the downtown pedestrian mall.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Awesome service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

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.

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Unbeatable
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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David
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Pleasant table on the Mail, should have ordered more regular food!

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Cathy
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and friendly staff!

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Beth
Richmond
21 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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.

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vipAdamW
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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TIME
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
25 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great brunch!

TC
TimC
Richmond
17 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

FAQs

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.

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