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LOCATED ON THE SQUARE IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN NELSONVILLE

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Rhapsody Music & Dining

Rhapsody is a casual fine dining restaurant featuring Local Appalachian cuisine. Located in downtown Nelsonville, Ohio's beautiful Public Square, the Rhapsody is easy to get to and is centered in the arts district. 

These cutting-edge comfort foods use local fresh ingredients, including vine ripe tomatoes, garden grown basil, local Amish cheese, and house made cheese spreads. Our steaks, chops, and chicken are produced locally, free of growth hormones and antibiotics. Our salads are made with fresh Athens area greens and vegetables.

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FRESH, LOCALLY-SOURCED INGREDIENTS - THAT'S OUR PROMISE

 

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Brunch Menu
Sunday from 10 AM - 2 PM

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Pub Night Menu
Wednesday - Thursday from 5 PM - 9 PM

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Fine Dining Menu
Friday - Saturday from 5 PM - 10 PM

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Our Staff 

Certified Master Chef Alfonso Contrisciani
Executive Director / Master Chef
Culinary Operations and Promotions

Alfonso Contrisciani shares his Master Chef status with only 66 others in the United States. He currently serves as Executive Director of Culinary operations at Hocking College. He is the anchor tenant and manager of the Perry County Community Kitchen and Farm Store. He owns Plate Farm to Table Catering in Southeast Ohio and is Managing Director of Rhapsody Restaurant, Hocking College’s practicum restaurant. He also owns Oliver Farms, a local sustainable food and manufacturing company in Thornville, Ohio.

In 2004, Alfonso was named "Restaurateur of the Year" by the International Food and Beverage Forum. He has garnered over 75 National and International awards including 36 Gold medals as a member of Team USA in the International Culinary Olympics (1992, 1996, 2000), and has held numerous Vice President and Director positions in some of the countries leading hotels, restaurants, universities and food service companies.

As Vice President of Culinary Development for Centerplate, Alfonso oversaw several large convention centers in the US and orchestrated multiple presidential dinners in Washington DC including President Obama's Inaugural Ball. Alfonso is a member of OEFFA, the American Culinary Federation, World Master Chef Societies, Global Master Chef Society and the International Food and Beverage Forum.

Jennifer Yanity
Food and Beverage Director

Jennifer Yanity is a lifelong resident of Athens County and has worked at Hocking College for over 20 years. She began her career in the service industry as a teenager and has been working hard ever since. The majority of her career was spent working for locally renowned restaurateur, the late Stephen Messina, together providing quality food and service to the Athens area for over 30 years.

Jen’s passion for Hocking College is evident in her commitment to student life and academics, assisting with the awarding winning Hospitality Department, along with other various departments and programs at the College. As the new Director of Food and Beverage, she is excited by the opportunities that Dining Services will offer, as well as the soon-to-be-open Hocking College Workforce Development Training and Conference Center. Additionally, Jen manages the Catering Department, known for its quality and affordability.

If you are interested in learning more about Rhapsody Restaurant or the catering services offered through Hocking College, please contact Jen at (740) 753-7603.

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About Rhapsody

Rhapsody is run by the Hospitality & Culinary Professionals of Tomorrow from Hocking College and by Certified Master Chef Alfonso Constrisciani.

Students gain hands-on experience through industry participation and learn the fundamentals of culinary production as well as the management skills of the modern kitchen.

Hocking College’s Culinary Arts program was rated as one of the Top 10 Best Culinary Schools in Ohio by Best Choice Schools in 2017.

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The Rhapsody Restaurant
18 Public Square
Nelsonville, Ohio 43130

Hours
Monday & Tuesday: CLOSED
• Wednesday & Thursday: 5PM — 9PM
• Friday & Saturday: 5PM — 10PM
• Sunday: 10AM — 2PM

*Rhapsody will be CLOSED December 23-27 and December 31 for the holidays.