Rare Bar and Grill
Rare Bar and Grill

Rare Bar and Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.rarebarandgrill.com/
  • Phone: 2128077273x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 10:00am, Saturday - Sunday: 7:30am - 10:30am

    Lunch Daily: 11:30am - 2:30pm;

    Dinner: Sunday-Wednesday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
    Thursday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, American, Burgers
  • Executive Chef: Edguardo Hernandez
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: RARE Bar & Grill caters events onsite and offsite. Our catering menu can be tailored to your liking. The combination of our catering menu, beautiful display & friendly staff is the recipe to making your event, meeting or celebration a memorable one.
  • Private Party Facilities: Between our Year-Round Rooftop & Brand New
    Private Pub Room we have the prime venues to host a memorable private vent. With a team of experts in design, food, cocktails & music, we offer a the ability to customize your events to your needs!
  • Private Party Contact: Erin Kerrigan 8555620695
  • Entertainment: Are you a football fanatic too? If so, be sure to join us every Sunday for game days on our year-round rooftop. We are serving a special NFL menu: think lollipop wings, burgers, nachos & more. We also have NFL drink specials. Come rain or shine because we have the retractable roof - so no matter what the game will go on!

    To book large football reservations email ekerrigan@rarebarandgrill.com
  • Special Events: Between our year-round RARE View Rooftop & the brand new
    RARE Private Pub Room we have indoor and outdoor venues (including our sister location in Murray Hill) to accommodate your needs.

    We offer a special private party menu catered to your desire & offer the ability to personalize menus and cocktails that add a fun element to your event.

    We host everything from holiday parties, corporate events, weddings, rehearsal dinners, birthdays, movie premieres and more! We look forward to helping you throw a RARE private party that your guests will be buzzing about for years to come.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 6th and 7th Ave
  • Public Transit: 1 train to 28th Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Rare Bar and Grill
Known for their upscale burgers, RARE's menu has over 20 different burgers made in house. The ever so popular flambeed & steakhouse burgers, have New Yorkers & food editors buzzing with the "M&M Burger" being voted one of Time Out NY Magazine's best burger of 2014. Along with a juicy menu, RARE Bar & Grill serves a seasonal cocktail menu along with a unique variety of wines & draft beers.

RARE has also become the prime spot for Football Season with the opening of their new Sports Pub Room adjacent to the dining room & their "Tailgate Sundays" which they host on their year-round Rooftop Bar 23 floors above the restaurant!
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Rare Bar and Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
37 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (17)fit for foodies (14)neighborhood gem (12)hot spot (8)vibrant bar scene (6)great for lunch (6)scenic view (6)late-night find (5)kid-friendly (4)romantic (2)great for brunch (1)notable wine list (1)special occasion (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • davidlansVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Both burgers were ordered medium well and came very rare. The burgers were small and not distinctive. Fries have to be ordered extra. With all the choices in the neighborhood, are you kidding? We won't be back
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  • Burgers pickles and salmon too!
    LaurieposVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Don't just think of Rare for great burgers...the salads are yum too. Check out the salad with three pieces of salmon on top..delicious
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Burger haven
    jackwrong
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    If you are looking for a good old fashion meaty, juicey burger this is your place. I did not know it was next to the hilton, but no matter, for the price and the quality of food, a true good time. One thing i might suggest is a few more beer choices on tap might not hurt.
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  • Superb service
    ChrisVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Went here for the first time this week. Our waitress and busboys were extremely friendly. Water was refilled continuously. We had the fry appetizer and organic burgers with fixings. They even cooked my medium well burger to juicy perfection. On the way out, we had a fun chat with the manager. Really nice guy. We'll definitely be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    A good spot to meet friends or family for drinks and / or dinner. Service providers were attentive. The food quality was very good. I especially liked my Rare classic burger. Drink selections were more than adequate.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good. Not great.
    goodandquick
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Food was good. Not great. Entire staff was very helpful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time
    Lovedit
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We had a great time at Rare and dinner was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Burger delight
    DeliciousNewYorkVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The restaurant is in a Hilton hotel- it is pretty bland, the entry way is sports bar on steroids- but the restaurant itself, in a pseudo Texas style, relatively unoffensive. I went for the Lobster Burger, and I would go back for the lobster burger. Great idea, well done. In contrast to a lobster roll, which is looser and summer breezy-ier, the lobster burger is hardy, being on the dock at the end of the season, when they bring the last of the pots in, and there is a chill in the air...
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  • Good food but slow service
    ScottVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My party of 3 ordered sliders, Mexican burger, and chef special. All were very tasty, but we waited at least 30 minutes to get them. A little too much. Manager had to intervene to get us our meals faster.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was efficient and awesome!
    Tracyr123
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Going to the rooftop bar above was a great way to see the Empire State Building view!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    First time visit and we will be back. Food was excellent with unusual presentations. Prices very reasonable for this level of sophistication. Nice, casual dining with very friendly and accommodating service. We loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Empire State of Mind!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Great view of the Empire State Building. Nice selection of drinks and unique space that never gets over crowded unlike many other rooftop bars in the area. I like the seating area and the fact that you can hang out by the bar or grab a table too. I've been here numerous times over the summer and they also have football specials etc. Good crowds of young professionals and a nice spot to bring a date!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • perfect for the kids
    RedTeeceVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    We were looking for someplace easy for the whole family to enjoy (niece and nephew coming in from NJ), close to Penn Station with a lound enough atmosphere for us to be noisy and no feel quieted. Plus, we are always looking for great burgers. And we found everything we were looking for in Rare. The service was excellent (she anticipated our every move). Burger, Salad, Spinach Dip and RIBS!!! were delicious. Tip: Keep in mind this is in a hotel, so the upstairs has a corporate feel, but the downstairs is all good times.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrific food and drinks!
    jtj1968VIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We had a great evening for 8 with all age ranges. The burger and ribs are delicious and their original cocktails are as well. We would definitely return
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing Service
    Mitra
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    I am never a fan of a server that hands you the check before you ask for it. Even more so if they don't ask if you'd like another drink, dessert or coffee...bad bad bad
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • PJC15VIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    I hadn't been to Rare in a while; I ordered the tuna burger, which was tasty but I was sooo disappointed it was served on thin, toasted white bread....really??!!!??? The last time I ordered it came on a brioche type roll, which was delicious and worth the carb splurge! My friend had the chicken paillard special, which looked delicious, and she said she really enjoyed it. We ordered a side of grilled asparagus which was cooked perfectly and seasoned lightly, which I prefer. I would go back, but maybe stick to what you should be ordering here, any number of their beef burger offerings.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great NY steak
    interesting
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Great food inside of the Hilton. A great find. Went back twice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 20 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 287 reviews are from the Rare Bar and Grill reviews archive.
  • Fun and good food!
    Idontevengohere
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Had a great time here for an early dinner...good, attentive service, delicious drink and food, and a fun bar scene! Would highly recommend
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Check your bill
    JLRevVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Went to Rare Saturday with the friends. Food and drinks were good and tasty. Service was slow. When we received the bill, there was a $3 delivery charge. Since when do restaurants charge to bring to your table? That is the purpose of a restaurant. My husband had them take it off, but definitely left a sour taste in my mouth. It's just wrong to be sneaky and dishonest. You aren't delivering room service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • most delicious lobster burger
    auntgidgetVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    All the food we tasted was great, but the lobster burger is amazing. It's all lobster and out of this world!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasty Burgers! Great for families
    missmolly
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    The food was very good. The French Fry sampler was fun and delicious - three kinds of crispy fries with a creative assortment of sauces. The burgers were creative and high quality. While the restaurant is upscale in decor, it was very kid friendly as well.
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    kid-friendly
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  • A standard for after work meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    I work right up the block and can always count on Rare for a good meal and a drink for meeting a friend. It's burgers and fries for the most part, reliable and good. friendly service.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lojo
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Everyone was so nice and personable which we truly appreciated. The food and views on the roof were delicious. I will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awful Service - Stay away!
    JasonVIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    After an hour of waiting for our food and multiple assurances that it would come soon, the manager tried to explain to us that a well done burger and a turkey burger took 25+ minutes to create. We stayed another 15 minutes because we were assured our food would absolutely be out in 10 minutes, but when a tray of food did come out it was for someone else.
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  • Breakfast at Rare
    opeltzVIP
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Good place to meet near Penn. Reasonably priced, good food and nice ambiance. Service was ok. Would return.
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  • great lunch, will def. be back soon
    rossamaVIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Brought my team out for lunch, we all had really great entrees. Burger were yummy & the lobster burger was amazing!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just OK
    NY2ATL
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    We may have made a mistake in ordering something other than a burger and fries. The steaks were sub-par. The service was uneven. They forgot to bring any sides for my one guest.
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  • Comfortable spot
    DonU
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    Food was very good... our party of 3 did a burger, a salad and the chicken entree. All three were well prepared. Service was friendly, efficient, and there when we needed, not over-bearing. I found it on MenuPages and when I arrived was worried because it seemed part of the Hilton. In the end it didn't matter because the experience was terrific. We will go back
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Grtburger
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Good hamburgers. Mac and cheese not enough flavor.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Late-Night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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  • Made reservations in order
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Made reservations in order to access the rooftop bar, however it was closed off. Had to wait a considerable amount of time for the check. Asked if they did anything special for birthdays and they brought out something and charged us for it. Isn't a small birthday treat complimentary anymore? Complete rip-off! Ordered regular burger 'medium' and came out fairly rare. Unless the rooftop bar is open I would not recommend this place.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food.
    KsGrp
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    The food was good, some variety but nothing spectacular.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    FrequentDinerVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    We've lived a few blocks away from here for years and just discovered Rare. The shredded brisket quesadilla was incredible, as was the ribeye mac and cheese. The burgers were also exceptional. We were all pleasantly surprised by just how good the food was here.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner for 6
    Foodie
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    This is a really good place. We were here in the winter so we did not go up to the roof. We ate in the downstairs restaurant. I liked it because there are so many times you go to a place with a bunch of people and you can't hear anyone talking. We were all able to hear each other with normal conversation perfectly. The food is good too. Even just the burger at $9.50 with a few extra bucks for fixings was a good value. You can always go big with a steak dinner too (my husband had this). No complaints at all. I would return.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Valentines Date!
    JJaimeVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I've been here for my birthday before and had a fantastic time. The organic burger is delicious and my boyfriend loved his steak. It's a great spot for a girls night out or for date night, great energy and our waitress was just the best. We just so happened to have the same waitress twice and she remembered us & so did we because she was so sweet and attentive!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent service
    MKW2013
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    Food was good as always. Our server was very attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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  • Amazing
    AB59
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    This service was so good. The food was so good!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The service was excellent,
    Excellent
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    The service was excellent, staff kept on filling the glass of water, the waiter was always there to make sure everything was fine. We had the Burger trio and the M&M burger, both tasted very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Burger
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Great service and a delicious meal. Very cool vibe. Looking forward to going back and checking out the rooftop bar. It was only a 7 minute walk from Penn Station. Great pick for a nice meal before the game we saw at Madison Square Garden.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • What a burger!
    NativeNYer
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    Outside of NYC I tend to shy away from restaurants attached to chain hotels but, in NYC it's another story. Rare does not disappoint, the burgers are great! and there is even the perfect Ladies lunch burger the "Louie" which is 9oz and soooooo delicious! So, definately go as all your burger cravings will be satified. (Next time I am going to have the Lobster burger which I almost stared off the plate of the diner at the next table.)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The "go to" restaurant for clients
    Luv4foodVIP
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    I am a regular there and always bring my clients- guaranteed great food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.