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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2017 Winner

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soup du jour
pumpkin & black bean hummus
herbed crostini
habeñero honey, bacon butter
roasted autumn olive farms pork belly & kimchi sliders
on king's hawaiian roll
pimento cheese-andouille croquettes
sweet mustard
deviled eggs
ask about today's preparation
chicken or veggie quesadilla
pico de gallo, lime-cilantro crema
hillbilly egg rolls
pulled pork, mad hatter hot sauce slaw, peanuts, goat cheese, & bbq sauc
pulled pork nachos
jalapeño-pepper jack cheese sauce, butternut "guac"
jumbo wings
sauces: rapture's classic crystal 'buffalo," voodoo sauce, calypso spice rub, spicy garlic, lemon pepper, or bbq
add grilled chicken, fried chicken tenders, white bean burger +$5; add blackened shrimp, burger patty, beyond meat patty +$8
raw greens salad
collards, kale, spinach, apples, golden raisins, bleu cheese, walnuts, cider vinaigrette
rapture caesar salad
romaine lettuce, parmesan,old bay biscuit croutons, classic caesar dressing
arugula salad
broccoli, pickled beets, goat cheese, carrots, roasted pumpkin seeds, carrot vinaigrette
spinach salad
roasted am fog mushrooms, peanuts, carrot, red onion, boiled egg, portobello "bacon" vinaigrette
all sandwiches come with a choice of side (soup +$1). gluten-free bread available upon request (+$2).
classic bacon cheese burger
locally pastured, dry-aged seven hills beef, bacon & cheddar, on a mariebette challah roll with lettuce, tomato, duke's may
hogwalla burger
8oz burger, pork belly, pimento cheese, alabama white sauce, caramelized onions, lettuce, bbq sauce, mariebette challah roll
papa legba burger
8 oz locally pastured beef, braised collards, cheddar, "voodoo" sauce, spicy bayou mayo, habañero honey
beyond meat burger
vegetarian patty on Mariebette challah roll with lettuce & duke's mayo
crab cake sandwich
ground mustard aioli, lettuce, on a marionette challah roll
seared rare tuna club
on toasted sunflower wheat bread with sliced avocado, applewood-smoked bacon, & wasabi-mayo
grilled cheese
pimento cheese, tomato-bacon jam, collards, grilled on potato bread
fried chicken sandwich
cheddar, chuck's horseradish aioli, lettuce on mariebette challah roll
philly steak & cheese
provolone, onions, & bell peppers on a sub roll.
white bean veggie burger
roasted red pepper aioli, lettuce, tomato, mariebette challah roll
blackened shrimp & grits
shaved brussels sprouts, parsnips, herbed tamari sauce, over creamy byrd's mill grits
beer-battered fish & chips
seared sea scallops
pea tendril pesto, coconut beurre blanc, curry rice
Mona Lisa pumpkin fettuccini Alfredo
kale, roasted am fog mushrooms
confit & fried chicken thighs
roasted sweet potato, collards
roasted autumn olive farm pork belly
kimchi mac 'n' cheese, peach hot sauce
AM Fog mushroom mac 'n' cheese
root beer braised short ribs
sweet potato polenta, braised collards, mr. pibb bbq sauce, fried onion straws
seven hills beef meatloaf
mashed potatoes, mushroom gravy, braised greens
side collards
stone-ground VA grits
house salad
roasted carrots & grilled asparagus
house calypso chips
cup soup
add $1 as side for sandwich
onion rings
macaroni salad
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
American, Bar, Pub
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed November 27, 2018

We were just going to have drinks here but the service and the appetizers were so good we stayed for dinner and were glad we did. We sat outside so it was a great place to people watch and had really, really good food. Our...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank TallTraveler2013
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

I was surprised by how mediocre it was . The menu looked great , the execution was terrible . I got 3 starters and nothing was above average . The pork belly and kimchi sliders , the the server recommended , were terrible . The...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank seriouslyi
Reviewed August 27, 2018

We had dinner outside on a busy Friday night. The service was slow, but understandable due to the crowd. The restaurant offers a nice variety of dishes with local ingredients. The food was mediocre - my chicken sandwich was overcooked and dry. The house salad...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank rick19348
Reviewed August 13, 2018

We ate at Rapture on the Friday evening of the first anniversary of the problems in Charlottesville. We had a table outside in the mall itself. A lot of local people eating there, a good, supportive and friendly atmosphere. The security guy at the booking...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank James O
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

Not a huge menu, but definitely some creative choices. Large scallops were perfectly cooked and tasty, although the extra side veggies I ordered were a little heavy on the salt and lite on the portion size for the price of $4. Loved the scallops! The...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Runesong
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

Based on a review which I read after we took a chance on Rapture I assume it has maybe seen better days. Food was mediocre at best. The short ribs were a particularly fatty cut, just a hint of root beer with no Mr Pibb...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank sophiep193
Reviewed February 12, 2018

Another delightful experience at Rapture last month. I called ahead to inquire if I could make some changes on their menu without offending the chef. I had the best fish and chips AND they allowed me to substitute the chips for the Poutine they were...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Jwgemini25
Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

The food was absolutely excellent. The waitress didn’t match up with the food quality. We felt very rushed by the waitress and not attended to. Had to ask for first refills on coffee after empty cups sat on the table the whole meal. We had...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank JEAskew
Reviewed February 7, 2018

We were hungry after seeing a movie and strolled up the mall looking for a bite. This place was closed and that place was closed and that other trendy place is an expensive joke so we were about to give up and head out of...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Jet_Lag_Tom
Reviewed November 26, 2017 via mobile

With every restaurant on the Downtown Mall full and with long waiting lists, we decided to try Rapture. It was empty and dark but open which was the tell tale sign. I last ate here years ago, but now the place is just creepy. It’s...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank JCArlington
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