Back in July, popular Rapscallions closed quietly, and Mosquito Grill and Bar took its place.
"We are open during the changeover" the sign outside read a few weeks prior. At the time, it wasn't clear what the changeover meant.
It wasn't until the new Mosquito sign went up that most folks know Rapscallions was gone for good.
And Rapscallions had some faithful followers. I loved going there on special ocassions, sitting outside on the deck and bribing my young children to behave with the promise of a string of beads on the way out.
Patch reader A. T. Burke commented on a previous story that the new restaurant has "good, old-fashioned service we remember well from the 1950s and '60s. ... with accommodating staff and well-prepared food."
But a friend of mine took her family and said the service was horrendous and the food mediocre.
So I haven't been by Mosquito yet. The range of reviews has me a little nervous. I don't want to be disappointed. I loved Raps.
I would love to hear from more of you about your own experiences at the new eatery.