click to enlarge Rappahannock is set to reopen after a fire shut it down a month ago.

Scott Elmquist

Rappahannock is set to reopen after a fire shut it down a month ago.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Rappahannock to Reopen This Week

Time to fire up the grill.

Posted By on Thu, Apr 13, 2017 at 2:19 PM

Although the fire was limited to the hood over the stove in the kitchen area, the smoke and water damage wasn’t. Rappahannock on East Grace Street closed a month ago to clean up and repair the restaurant’s space. Fortunately, its next-door sibling, Rapp Session, was able to stay open. And Mayor Levar Stoney and the city's director of planning, Mark Olinger, checked in regularly, co-owner Ryan Croxton says.

Now, that’s all in the past, or it’s about to be — Rappahannock will reopen on Thursday, April 20. That day, you can celebrate along with the owners and staff while sliding a few half-price oysters in your mouth.

"The outpouring has been truly touching, and we couldn’t be more grateful,” says Croxton.

Rapp Session’s menu has also received a makeover — or, more properly, an expansion. The closure next door gave the staff time to come up with a few new things: grab-and-go items for breakfast and lunch, including the Crabbie ($4) — baked crab and cheese on an English muffin, extensively tested by the owners, Croxton says — plus a poke bowl ($10), seafood salad ($3.50), and sandwiches ($7-$8).

Open Table is already taking reservations at Rapphannock, and Rapp Session will debut its new offerings the same day that the restaurant reopens next door.

“We’re proud to say,” Croxton says, “[all of our staff] will be back this Thursday, ready to serve.”

Readers also liked…

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Latest in Short Order Blog

  • Re: Ribbon-Cutting at Hardywood West Creek

    • Do you need loan to pay your bills? Do you need Personal or business loan?…

    • on October 17, 2018
  • Re: Budweiser to Change Its Name to America — Until the November Election

    • Private Lender Bentex Funding Group Ltd. Greetings to you by (BFGL). We are a France-Paris…

    • on October 17, 2018
  • Re: Ribbon-Cutting at Hardywood West Creek

    • Good-Day, This is to inform you that the Havills Loan Firm now also offers loans…

    • on October 16, 2018
  • More »
  • Copyright © 2018 Style Weekly
    Richmond's alternative for news, arts, culture and opinion
    All rights reserved
    Powered by Foundation