If you've tried to park near Lowest Greenville in the past six months, you know: This neighborhood is so hot it's almost hellish. But once you snag your spot, you'll be treated to one of Dallas' most exciting dining neighborhoods. Staples such as HG Sply Co., the Blind Butcher, Nora and Truck Yard are getting a new neighbor with new bistro Rapscallion.
The word "rapscallion" meant "scoundrel" long ago, if that tells you anything. The restaurant menu has a Southern edge but "will never be confused with classic southern cooking," according to a statement from the restaurant.
Rapscallion opened July 7 near Trader Joe's on Greenville Avenue. It comes from owners Brooks Anderson and Bradley Anderson (of Veritas Wine Room and Boulevardier) and chef Nathan Tate.
Tate will remain executive chef at Boulevardier in Dallas and will take on the executive chef title at Rapscallion, too.
Tate's Rapscallion menu includes cabrito (goat) kebabs, cornmeal-dusted catfish and a pimento cheese burger. Meats will be cooked over a wood grill, dry aged in-house or roasted on a rotisserie.
Rapscallion also has a raw bar, with cocktails made to pair with oysters.
With the owners' experience at Veritas Wine Room, they're rolling out a hefty wine program, with 60 bottles priced at $50 or below.
Take a look inside this happenin' new restaurant:
2023 Greenville Ave., Dallas. 469-291-5660. facebook.com/rapscalliondallas. Opens at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, closed Monday. Weekend brunch expected later.