Rapscallion & Co.
of Hamilton’s restaurant scene, dedicated to offering the city’s culinary
connoisseurs a full nose-to-tail experience. We offer a regularly changing,
meaty and creative menu in a laid-back setting. Our skilled and
passionate chefs do it all, whether it’s curing, salting, boning, stuffing,
wrapping, charring, braising, or just leaving the meat raw.
Above all, we love to prepare food that pushes boundaries and pulls you outside of your comfort zone — just a little bit. We get tremendous joy out of food and offer items that you are unlikely to find another local restaurants. While we love meat more than some people love their firstborn, we are always happy to accommodate those who don’t. Vegetarians and vegans are always welcome, options available by request.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
Excellent evening. Attention to service and food is consistently great
after 5 yrs of dining at Rapscallion! Great team in kitchen. Accolades to all staff!
Amazing! I go back every time I’m back in Canada and it never disappoints. The food was some of the best since I lived in Asia years ago.
One of my favourite restaurants in the city! The food never disappoints. We ordered the Japanese eggplant, salmon crudo and oysters to start and as our mains we had the lobster and shrimp mac and cheese and the risotto short rib. Everything was incredible. Service was good as well and atmosphere is warm and welcoming
Absolutely love this restaurant…food is delicious, decor gorgeous and phenomenal staff. Can’t say enough about it
We had the New Years Eve dinner late seating.
It was all very delicious the place had a great vibe.
The had the tables spaced super far apart to keep diners safe during covid.
Best restaurant in Hamilton! Ambiance, menu and service all outstanding.
This was a wonderful dining experience! The menu is enticing but the food itself was incredible and Mo, our server, was attentive without stifling. We particularly enjoyed the food sharing experience. Thank you!
Hi SusanS - I'm really glad to hear that you had a wonderful dining experience tonight! Really glad to hear that you enjoyed our feature menu this evening for New Years Eve! I will definitely pass along the message to Mo, thanks for your kind words and we'll see you on your next visit!
Great location for a date night or girls night out
Hi UrsM - I'm really glad to hear that you enjoyed everything during your last visit! Looking forward to seeing you and your group back!
A wonderful sharing experIence. You will not be disappointed!
Hi DSRS - I'm really glad to hear that you had a wonderful sharing experience! Looking forward to seeing you back on your next visit.
A very enjoyable meal, with an attentive and engaging server.
Hi Smitty - I'm very glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal the last time you dined with us. Looking forward to seeing you dine in with us again.
The Duck Schnitzel was very good and the Cocktails to die for. Lovely cozy ambience with subtle Felsgipfel music in the background. It was a feelgood experience!
Hi Anja - I'm really glad to hear that you enjoyed the Duck Schnitzel as well as our cocktails during your last visit! Also glad to hear that you enjoyed the music and the ambience as well!
This place has been a long time favourite in Hamilton. We’re so sad when it closed but it is back and better than ever! Delicious cocktails and food in warm, beautiful space. Loved it all.
Hi Canuckduck - So glad to hear that we've been a long time favourite for you. We appreciate your loyalty, and your patience with us re-opening at our new location. Thanks for your continued support, we look forward to seeing you on your next visit!
We had a wonderful evening at Rapscallion. Our server Martyna was delightful and attentive. She definitely added to our amazing experience. The restaurant is beautifully outfitted and the food is absolutely delicious. This restaurant, as well as the rest of 'the other bird' group is great for offering safe celiac options. Much appreciated! We will be back!
Hi Elizabeth - I'm very happy to hear that you had a wonderful evening during your last visit. I will be sure to pass those kind words along to Martyna! Looking forward to having you dine with us soon. We appreciate you, and will always do our best to accommodate you and your guests!
We had an excellent evening at Rapscallion. The service was impeccable. Attentive, personable and responsive. The food and drinks were delicious. Seated at the front booths is the only drawback to our night as many staff often congregated there, which took away from the ambiance. Shout out to our server Jason who was generous in trying to right that.
Hi Karen - I'm really glad to hear that you enjoyed your evening out at Rapscallion during your last visit. I will be sure to pass along your kind words to Jason. My apologies in regards to the staff congregating, we have taken your feedback and have used it as a learning opportunity to address it with our staff members. Looking forward to seeing you back on your next visit.
Absolutely loved our evening at Rapscallion. Food was superb
Hi Kelly - I'm really glad to hear that you enjoyed your evening with us during your last visit. Looking forward to seeing you back on your next visit!
The food, service and atmosphere there are never less than perfect but please don't go there because I like still being able to get a table at the best restaurant in the city.
Hi Julie - Thanks for the positive review, and your kind words. Not to worry at all , we will will always make room for you and have a table set aside for you! Kindly let us know. Looking forward to seeing you back on your next visit.
Amazing food and service! A beautiful restaurant, inside. Nice decor!
Hi Geordie - Really glad to hear that you enjoyed the food, service, as well as everything else in our restaurant. Looking forward to seeing you on your next visit!
Everything was delicious! The Japanese eggplant, steak tartare and the chicken liver brulée were our favourites but the gnocchi, salmon crudo and best grilled cheese were also spectacular!!
Hi Megan - I'm really glad to hear that you enjoyed your evening, as well as the dishes you ordered during your last visit. Looking forward to having you back so you can try all your favourites again!
Delicious food, fun drinks, and excellent service!
Hi Melanie - Thanks for the positive review. I'm really glad to hear that you enjoyed the food, drinks, and service. Looking forward to seeing you back on your next visit!
Love the atmosphere and the service. The food is above and beyond anything I would be able to make at home. Already planning another visit to try the menu items we haven't tried yet.
Hi Will - Thanks for the kind and positive review. Looking forward to seeing you back on your next visit. Did you know we also sell our very own Debauch cookbooks for you to try our very own recipes at home?
Amazing experience! We chose the guided chefs experience and it was truly incredible to be surprised every time a dish was brought out. The food was delicious. Great service from all as well - you can tell they all are passionate about the food they serve. Will be returning!
Hi Nicole - Thanks for the positive review. I'm really glad to hear that you went ahead and chose the chef's choice for the evening, and allowed us to guide you through our menu, and select the dishes for you that evening. Looking forward to seeing you back, and allowing us to choose for you again.
Love the 'Beatles Brunch'-great atmosphere, great food.
Hi Christoper - Glad to hear that you enjoyed our Beatles Brunch! What's not to love than the Beatles playing on a Sunday, accompanied by some great guests, and delicious food? Looking forward to seeing you on your next visit!
Great food and ambiance
Hi Lauren - Really glad to hear that you enjoyed the food and ambience. Looking forward to seeing you on your next visit.
Our new favourite restaurant! The bone marrow sooooo good!
Hi Julue - Thanks for choosing as and making us your new favourite restaurant. Really glad to hear that you enjoyed everything during your last visit, and look forward to seeing you back!
Fantastic atmosphere, great food, and even better service!
Hi there - Thanks for the kind words, and review!
Pleasant ambiance and good service. The Classic Cesar's salad was very nice, so it was the Steak au Poivre, This came with "frites" that were sprinkled with grated cheese which, I feel, was totally unnecessary. The Lobster and Shrimp Mac&Cheese was way too heavy, too cheesy, too greasy. I would have like to see more fish dishes as only a Salmon Crudo was available. All considered, we felt that the food was overpriced. I hope they make amendments as the location is great.
Amazing experience and will definitely be back again!
My friend and I went for dinner to celebrate her birthday. It was both of our first time dining in for dinner here. WOW, the food and service were incredible. Our server Mo made my friends birthday so special and amazing. Our new favourite restaurant. Thanks for a great night !
Amazing food! Good Service! Would totally recommend and totally come back!
Had a great evening here! We got sat at a table tucked into the corner so really couldn’t enjoy the rest of the restaurant but it looks super cool!
Definitely worth checking this place out
We went for industry night and we got everything on the menu and I’d it all again. Travis’ food is SO good 13/10 would recommend.
Family dinner celebrating our daughter's 20th. First time at the new location. Really nice and big. Food was good. So was the service. Had a couple of nice cocktails. A really nice evening overall.
Hi inthehammer - Really glad to hear that you chose our restaurant to celebrate your daughter's 20th birthday. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your evening for the first time at our location, and look forward to seeing you and your family on your next visit.
The restaurant is really unique with a lovely ambience, a combination of 5 or 6 different rooms. Service was excellent. Thank you Bryson.
We were there for Sunday Brunch. Bloody Caesars were overpowering with Worcestershire sauce. Boneless chicken wings - Presentation was lovely but they were texturally mushy & the mustard sauce was a strange taste with chicken. Eggs Bennys were great, other than the English Muffin either wasn't toasted or not toasted enough, so was soggy, no crunch.
Superb brunch, creative presentation and warm friendly service.
We loved our meal - every single bit of it! Excellent service, generous portions, delightful wine.
Fantastic restaurant. One of my favourites in the city hands down. Highly recommended- especially if you are looking for a place to go with a group!
Excellent service and attention to detail.
Food choices excellent- tapas style.
Food quality excellent.
Fantastic food and service. Our server helped us with food and drink selections and the kitchen prepared the dishes in the best order to eat them. We will definitely be back.
Excellent food and masterful table service. Little sound baffling so a little noisy made worse by loud group next to us (move unable to be accommodated). However group were wrapped up expeditiously by wait staff so issue was skilfully addressed. Found was very tasty and well proportioned. Would definitely recommend and go back. Nice to see an eatery from the past become so successful and add to the evolving James St South area of Hamilton. Just steps from GO train.
Great drinks, great food, great service. Need more Ontario wines
Rapscallion & Co. offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (905) 522-0088.
Rapscallion & Co. is rated 4.9 stars by 447 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.