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THE RARE BIT

4.4
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212 reviews
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$30 and under
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Gastro Pub
The Rare Bit Gastropub has a bit of everything for everyone. Executive Chef Evan Kalogiannis serves up a diverse menu with a variety of comfort foods. From lighter fair including vegan and gluten free options, to more complex dishes, you are sure to find something that you love. Located in Dobbs Ferry, NY, hometown of owner/operator Scott Broccoli, this restaurant is a great addition to the Westchester food scene. Not only is the food a stand out, but the bar boasts a variety of specialty cocktails you won't want to miss. Enjoy a bit of food, a bit of booze and a bit of fun!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 212 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.5
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4.3
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipKathleenW
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic staff led by Liz and sat outside on one of the street tables that they will have until November. Very good GF fish and chips and the service was the best we have had in a long tine!!!

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AmandaW
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Really impressed by the level of service. Staff was absolutely amazing, kind, quick, and professional. The food was delicious. I especially liked the spicy duck fried rice. We got the scotch egg and hummus appetizer. Both very tasty and large portions. We also got the fish and chips and chicken tikka masalla, the chicken was spicier than we were expecting but it mellowed nicely as you ate it and was very flavorful. The fish had a slightly salty aftertaste but was balanced nicely with the homemade tarter sauce. Overall this is definitely someplace you should try if you like good and creative food. Due to having to eat on the small sidewalk due to the pandemic definitely detracted a bit from the dining experience but was no means any reflection of the restaurant, they made such an effort to still provide a nice dining experience and get major points for that.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome spot for great food, drinks and impeccable service! Thanks to hunter and Matthew!

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stewartm
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant. A proper gastro pub

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LindseyA
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

My husband and I went with another couple. We were sat in a booth which was VERY tight on space. Two of us had the fish and chips (gluten free/gluten free fryer) which was awesome. We had the pimento cheese dip appetizer and crawfish bisque special which were both very good. My husband had the crawfish mac and cheese and said it was good but lacking flavor. All in all I would go back! The gluten free options were pretty good!

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kenl
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The worst Welsh Rarebit I ever ate-bread overcooked, cheese was not hot and the rarebit concoction had an unpleasant taste. My wife had prime ribs which she said was very good but the yorkshire pudding was way overcooked and stuffed with carrots????

We had several drinks at the bar and after we sat at a table we waited 15 minutes before someone brought us a menu.

Had to park literally a half mile away-no nearby parking.

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AislingD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We went here when it first opened, we love it, and we went back this weekend, I was shocked, the food was really not good. I couldn't even finish mine. I would not recommend anymore.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! Loved the margaritas. The waiter was attentive, informative, and pleasant. The hostess was very nice. The ambiance was great for a causal evening out. Nice experience when the chef came out to greet us - he is awesome!!!

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vipDeMilo
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was very good. Enjoyed the tasty Ostrich Steak. Yummy!!! Our server, Luis was very knowledgeable and attentive.

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KenK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have no complaints

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vipbethc
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday brunch

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vipSteveC
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal. The ingredients and preparation were excellent. The owner and staff were very personable. The ambience allowed for pleasant conversation without straining to hear our table mates.

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KristenB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was my first time trying The Rare Bit. I enjoyed the decor inside kind of a turn of the century gothic vibe. The bar is awesome, would definitely come back to have a drink there. The menu has many different options and types of cuisine. I had the shrimp tacos and the Brussel sprout side. Both were delicious. The shrimp tacos were so fresh! Great service as well!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful We ♥️ it there!!

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Robbie
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is so unique. I love the ambiance. The staff is super friendly. Rocking drinks!

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vipSlim
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great spot for good comfort food and drinks. Service was attentive and courteous. Love the southern influence w/ the cuisine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great brunch. Lots of choices and everything was delicious Order the scotch eggs

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best!! From the drinks to the food. We always enjoy our time. Friendly staff and amazing bartenders.

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vipAndrewB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu is inventive and the food delicious. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. The staff is welcoming and efficient. It’s a great place.

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Lisac4
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We loved the food. Service was good- a little noisy as the night went on

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vipGyuKaku
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was delicious. The only problem is that I ordered the bottomless drinks, but when are tab was closed I was refused another drink even though we had only been there 2 hours (the limit is 3). However, when I pointed out that I had not asked for the tab to be closed I did get the drink.

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rostrand
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all loved the menu, food, service, ambiance and will be back. I have been to Rate Bit several times and it is consistent, a relaxed and inviting restaurant. Highly recommend any main dish or appetizer. It has a great bar as well.

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Meseros
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This was our first time here. Very noisy, we could not talk. Food was Ok. Nothing super special.

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Huskies2
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was really good and the service superb. Will definitely go back.

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vipmlvsigma
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience4

I'm a big fan of The Parlor and Eugene's Diner so I was excited to try The Rare Bit. The decor is great and definitely evokes an English restaurant and pub. The drinks and food were subpar and very disappointing. I had a spicy dirty martini that was way too spicy and my wife had a drink called Over the Greens that would be best described as a mess in the glass and almost impossible to drink because of the ice, limes and cucumbers. The food wasn't much better. We had the Rarebit which was good and the Brussel Sprout Salad which was extremely tart and not good. Our entrees were boring and too basic. The Farro Grain Bowl was in a bowl but deconstructed in a way that made it really hard to combine and eat like a bowl should be. The Falafel was five falafel balls and some chopped cabbage. Both dishes were completely uninspiring and not worthy of being served in a higher end restaurant. Perhaps the concept of an English restaurant was taken a little too seriously. Lastly, no Beyond Burger on the menu although its on the OpenTable website. We won't be going back.

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vipNYGroupinTO
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They had a very good Sonoma Cab on the menu as a Magnum that was fun to share. All of our meals were excellent with the short rib being a stand out. As an appetizer the tempura crusted rutabaga was unique and very tasty. Worth a return trip.

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Scott
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was our first time at this restaurant. We found the food to be very good. There were a couple of challenges. We asked for bread to have while waiting for our food to arrive. We were a party of 4. The server brought 2 slices of rye bread. We commented on the portion control and they brought 2 additional slices. Very strange. The other challenge was the pricing. Our bill came close to $200 which I felt was excessive. There was one glass of wine and 3 soft drinks on the order.

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vipStefania
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time here and it was delicious!! Service is very attentive and the food is absolutely delicious! Make your reservation now!!

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RitaK
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, food was delicious and excellent friendly service! Never disappoints!

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Fischen
London
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great British style gastro pub. Venison pie was to die for. As a Brit and a keen cook, I was prepared to be underwhelmed by by the roast prime rib and Yorkshire pudding (popover), but it was absolutely delicious. Good, reasonably priced cocktail menu and warm, friendly service. Will be back.

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Linda
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I like trying new foods so I tried the rarebit as an appetizer. It was delicious. The name is deceiving as you would have no idea what it was if you just went by the name. Once the waiter explained what it consisted of, I ordered it and loved it. My entree of cajun shrimp and cheesy grits was amazing, as well.

I will definitely go back to The Rarebit and recommend it to friends, as well.

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MonicaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Beautiful place, excellent wait staff! The duck rice was our favorite. The drinks are garbage. The dessert was awful. Not returning.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy ambience and amazing short ribs!

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TraceyW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Staff was pleasant and attentive. Food was good, though portions were small. Seating was quick and it was a nicely lit and friendly atmosphere. Unfortunately, gluten free options were very limited.

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vipdtmwtch
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The combination of food, decor and service are all some of the best anywhere. I will be back again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

It was very noisy on a Sat night but we were accommodated with a change of table. After 8/30 or so it quieted sown. Salad was excellent. Fish tacos were also.. I had trouble finding the fish. My friends enjoyed the brisket but I thought the bacon flavor was very strong. My husband like the pasta Bilik was but also said he prefers a more traditional meat sauce. Also in all it was good and we will prob return.

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vipStefania
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! What a delicious meal! The pork chop is amazing!! Also the fried chicken was excellent! Service is excellent and love love love the decor! Cannot wait to come back! Make your rez today!!

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vipGavin
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great, our waitress was very nice. We came here for the burger, but they were sold out. Still, all of the food we ordered was delicious. Will be back.

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vipMatthewP
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good spot overall. No complaints. Drinks are fun. Recommend.

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vipwzpd2chat
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good. Really enjoyed the menu.

FAQs

THE RARE BIT does offer delivery in partnership with Toast.

THE RARE BIT is rated 4.4 stars by 212 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.