Rare, the Steak House

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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
Treat yourself to a Rare experience, Established in 2007 at Rare, it's all about the steak. Select cuts of prime wet aged beef, cooked to your specifications presented with your choice of exceptional side dishes. For those who hunger for something other than steak, Rare's affiliation with Il Tulipano has some classic Italian dish's that have been added to the menu or choose from Colorado lamb, veal, poultry & fresh seafood entrees that are expertly prepared & plated. Wine aficionados take note…Rare's cellar is home to just the right Glass or bottle of wine with which to accompany your meal. Rare boasts a generously sized bar, featuring a happy hour with tapas menu, 1/2 priced drinks, Monday thru Friday 4 to 7 pm, the perfect spot to unwind, socialize & network after a hard day's work & commute. For exceptional dining so close to home, simply reserve your table, sit back & enjoy the Rare experience.
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FernandoS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was second to none.
Going back for sure

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MiggyC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very enjoyable visit, everything was well above average. My Porterhouse for 2 was good but slightly overdone and a little dry. Vine selection very good and reasonably priced!

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Frankie
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

An amazing please the food is amazing and also the service except for a little hiccup everything was amazing with help to surprise somebody

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure at Rare! Great food & service!

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ThomasK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have been going to Rare for a long time for all kinds of special occasions and we love it each time we go. Great place

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ChrisV
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rare never disappoints. Great food, great service, great atmosphere.
Love dining here.

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DennisS
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Dollar for Dollar the best steak house around for my money. I highly recommend Rare.

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vipJuanF
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and good service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing service, amazing steak house. The staff goes above and beyond to make sure the customers have the best experience possible.

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vipDanielH
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The steak was tasteless, seems like they didn’t season it at all with any salt or pepper. Didn’t seem like a good quality steak either. Appetizer was bland

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service from the moment we walked into the door. Hung was a great server. Perfect amount of attention and knew exactly when and when not to not approach the table.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good meal...stake was cooked a bit over for my liking when we ordered medium rare. The ambiance was a nice fun vibe but the bar was a bit crowded. All in all a very hood meal.

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JenA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was excellent. Great time!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rare is always a great experience. Awesome steaks, awesome sides, great wine selection and a great atmosphere. Steaks are always cooked perfectly, whether rare, or medium they always get it right.

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vipLive2eat
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Poor waiter service
Steak burnt from outside

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williamw
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was fantastic! Food was great and fairly priced.

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BrianW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Music was way too loud for dining in this lovely environment.
Service kept coming over to take our plates before we were finished.
Nice wine list

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vipAnthony
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible!!! Steak was ordered medium rare and it came well done. I told the manager whom I’ve never seen before. He basically told me he didn’t care. He never offered to make me another one or get me anything else for dinner. The waiter came over with a dessert menu!! Really! We never had dinner yet! I said no to the menu and the bill was dropped. I spoke again to the manager and expressed my anger. He told me he took the steak off the bill. He missed my whole point of not ever having dinner! I was also annoyed I was still charged for the two sides we didn’t eat either. I’ve dined here so many times but this will be my last!

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vipdrfrog
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great Service , Fish special was excellent,
The Sirloin was very tasty but a little tough
Value is excellent compared to NYC or Long Island

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endad
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Very friendly staff. Service was excellent. Restaurant decor/interior is ugly & dated but after 20 years living here I’ve learned that’s fairly typical for a NJ restaurant vs NYC. Experience was made better by a lively crowd. This is supposed to be a serious steakhouse, but the $45 fillet mignon was tasteless and over cooked. The Brussels sprouts with bacon and signature fries were pretty bland and tasteless too. Limited wine list.
Conclusion: give this place a miss.
Go to Outback Steakhouse for a FAR more flavorful meal at half the price

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It was the day after Valentine’s Day. Expected large numbers of people and difficult service. Staff did their best. Food was good.

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PeterG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Decent for a place on the tracks in Little Falls, but the entrees could have been better. The appetizers are creative and flavorful. We got grilled octopus, and it was cooked perfectly and tasted great. My wife ordered the scallops entree and got 5 undersized scallops on a plate with a mound spinach in the middle. I ordered a NY steak medium-rare, and got more of a medium-well with a charred, not seared, fairly tough cut of meat. The place looks great and the service was great. The wine list is very smartly compiled and priced well. I’ll probably be back with the hopes of getting a better steak.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere....service good and food awesome!!!

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dianadb
Adelaide
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent. I didn’t like my drink and the bartender replaced it. Our table was right next to another couple and was way too close. They moved us without a problem. Overall a great night, but a little pricey.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing again. Wine is a little on the $$$$ side but still worth it. Food was delicious. Must say one of the best waiters i have ever had is Tony. Thank you for making tonight even better for my wife and i.

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Melissa
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and it was absolutely amazing! The food was delicious, drinks were outstanding! Everything all around was great! The service was great! The waiter explained the cut of meat too!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant. My boyfriend took me for Valentine’s Day and the entire experience from start to finish was phenomenal. Will definitely be coming back.

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joser
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arrived about 10 minutes early on a busy Valentine’s Day and was seated right away. Very attentive staff and great food. Steak cooked perfectly.

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Anthony
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous! Great staff and food. Seated promptly as we arrived. It was Valentine's day and everything was handled so smoothly. We definitely will return.

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vipanthonya
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

steak was good

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vipMichaelE
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We went for our first time on Valentine day. They have a parking lot and valet service. It is convenient. The menu is surprisingly varied for what we thought was a steak house. The Caesar salad was average. The ribeye was excellent. The place is very large and they don’t crowd you
I will probably go back
Pet peeve: like many local area restaurants the tea selection is abysmal

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic, from the hosts, to the waiters. I’ll definitely visit again

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BriannaR
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I had always wanted to eat here, so for Valentine’s day we decided to go! The service was great and the food was even better. It was the first time I’ve ever been to a restaurant with such a lovely atmosphere, great service, and amazing food. Perfect place to go on a date :)

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LeeP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food , nice atmosphere, very attentive service !

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MichaelT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Service was fantastic. Quite pricey for the area. I would recommend.

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Totowa67
Atlantic City
12 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We have been going to Rare for quite some time now, usually we never have an issue but this time the only issue was it was my wife's birthday which I had made clear when I made the reservation and not one person wished her Happy Birthday or even gave her a free desert or anything. I thought that was strange.

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Margaret
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Rare is an average Steak House, and for the food served and for the service is definitely overpriced,

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great place . Awesome service . Will definitely go back .

JM
JoeM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Service and the food was outstanding. Highly recommend.

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RichardL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience3

I want to like this place! This is the 3rd time in a row that I have had a bone in rib eye and it was stringy and tough. The previous 5 times I had a porterhouse for 2 and had no issues with my steak. I told my server to tell the manager. I was not looking for it to be taken off my bill. I watched him and he never spoke to anyone which I thought he should have. The owners need to know if they are putting a steak out that was sub par at best. Im a steak person and go to every top steak restaurant in the NJ/NY area. Im not sure if Im going to torture myself and go back again. I do like the people and the rest of the food.

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Rare, the Steak House offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 256-6699.

Rare, the Steak House is rated 4.6 stars by 1147 OpenTable diners.

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