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“A place for foodies”

Rapscallion Rogue Eatery
Ranked #8 of 1,351 Restaurants in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

It's a restaurant to go to for the food, not the decor. It's pretty bland both inside and outside, although the washrooms are clean and nicely decorated.

It's a small place dominated by the open kitchen along one wall.

The blackboard menu doesn't tell you much. What is "My German friend?". You have to ask and the wait staff will be delighted to explain. Turns out is a a small piece of pork tenderloin served with exactly four french fries. But golly, is it good! The pork belly with shrimp was in a fiery sauce, but it was great, too. The flaky pastry pizza was a bit odd and is a cold dish, but interesting. The grilled cheese is fried bread and cheese with a great bit of meat and chutney inside. I was not blown away by the bacon and chocolate dessert but my wife loved it.

They have a good selection of wine and three bottled beers. I had the one from Ottawa which was great. They do also now serve cocktails.

People here have frequently complained about the price to portion size ratio. The solution is to come on a Thursday when two can dine for $69. This is two alcoholic drinks, any four mains and one of two desserts. As all the items we chose were quite rich, and reasonably large portions for tapas, this was plenty enough food for us.

This is a very interesting and different restaurant which is worth a visit for its unusual and imnovative food and good service.

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Reviewed September 1, 2015

Had a great time at Rapscallion. The food was amazing and the staff/service was great.
I can see why reservations are recommended. This is a Tapas restaurant so if your not prepared for that it might not be what your expecting. We were there on a meatless Monday and although I am not a vegetarian I keep a very open mind when it comes to food and enjoyed everything that was served. Can't wait to go back on a regular night to sample some of their meat specialties.

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1  Thank canadakev
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Reviewed August 23, 2015

I visited Rapscallion on a "Meatless Monday" with a picky friend. They had a very large selection of vegetarian and vegan dishes, as well as a few meaty selections from the regular menu.
My friend was skeptical at first since she didn't know what many of the dishes were, but decided to just go with it and see what came out. Her favourite dish by far was the Zucchini Noodle "Pasta" with a tomato sauce. She absolutely raved about it! I did get a taste too and it was delicious. My favourite dish was the Mushroom Lasagnette. It had huge mushroom flavour and was so creamy. Our least favourite was the Roasted Cauliflower. The cauliflower had good roasted flavour, but the pomegranate sauce was too sweet. Dessert blew us away with their homemade chocolate bar!
I will definitely return to check out their full menu on another day of the week.

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Thank Kathy504
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Reviewed August 22, 2015

Creative, delicious food. Fun eating experience. Best to go with a few people so you can get a bunch of different dishes and share! Excellent wait staff. Delicious wine selections too!

Thank klr6
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Reviewed August 21, 2015

Beware...The portions are small and expensive (both food and wine). Tapas style is obviously time consuming for the kitchen so this is the cost to the consumer. If you'd like a meal this is not the place. Obviously some people have nothing better to spend their money on. The ambiance is sadly lacking and actually rather depressing. This place needs a facelift. Oh yes, the wait staff was totally unhelpful in either making you feel welcome or orienting you with the menu. They were not service oriented. Don't waste your time or money. This is not sour grapes, just honest experience.

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3  Thank Mark P
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