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Rare Bar and Grill
Rare Bar and Grill

Rare Bar and Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.rarebarandgrill.com
  • Phone: (212) 807-7273
  • 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: Burgers, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, American
  • Executive Chef: Eddie 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 perfect venues including a team of experts on hand to create an unforgettable event. We offer a special private party & catering menu that we can customize to your desire.
  • Private Party Contact: Erin Kerrigan (855) 562-0695
  • Entertainment: RARE Bar & Grill & RARE View Rooftop host NFL tailgating parties on game days on the roof, main bar, & new pub room. With tons of flat screens, exclusive NFL Menu & pitchers, Game Days are action packed at RARE.
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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
RARE Bar And Grill Chelsea has satisfied the diverse palates of New Yorkers by offering an unprecedented variety of burgers. We offer our very popular M&M Burger, Louie Burger and the vegetarian favorite Portobello Burger. RARE Bar and Grill also has a year-round rooftop bar & lounge on the 23rd floor. RARE View brings New Yorkers one of the hottest rooftops in the city. With a retractable roof, unique cocktails, music that never stops & iconic NYC skyline views, RARE View Rooftop is the ideal spot for cocktails under the stars.

On behalf of all us at RARE we invite you to partake in the RARE dining & rooftop experience. You will leave happy, full and definitely "raring" to return!
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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Going to the rooftop bar above was a great way to see the Empire State Building view!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Great food inside of the Hilton. A great find. Went back twice."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Had a great time here for an early dinner...good, attentive service, delicious drink and food, and a fun bar scene! Would highly recommend"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Everyone was so nice and personable which we truly appreciated. The food and views on the roof were delicious. I will be back."
    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."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Good place to meet near Penn. Reasonably priced, good food and nice ambiance. Service was ok. Would return."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Brought my team out for lunch, we all had really great entrees. Burger were yummy & the lobster burger was amazing!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Good hamburgers. Mac and cheese not enough flavor. "
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The food was good, some variety but nothing spectacular."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Food was good as always. Our server was very attentive."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "This service was so good. The food was so good!!!!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "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.)"
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "I am a regular there and always bring my clients- guaranteed great food!"
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "had a nice time, but the food really wasn't anything special for the price. Staff was very kind and helpful."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "The burgers were great. The sweet potato fries were average. Our server seemed disinterested."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "The burgers were quite amazing. I had the artisan burger and it was mouthwatering delicious. The Parmesan truffle oil fries are sown of the best I've tasted in the city. A little pricey but well worth it. I had Rocco as my waiter and he was in his game!! The manager was very attentive as well always making sure the food and service was up to par."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Was looking for a quick but nice dinner in lower midtown. While associated w/ the Hilton, was very good restaurant, very attentive but not smothering service, and energetic bar on entry level. Main dining downstairs in open room w/ nice stairway. Not too pricey for NYC."
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "My boyfriend and I went on a Friday while visiting the city. The place was hoping at 8:30. Great food but it was a little hard to hear each other. Probably not a good idea for first dates."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "This was our first visit and it won't be the last , the food was to dream of, staff friendly and hard working. Modern restaurant . The only sad thing this was our last night and we will have to wait until our next visit. If your in New York and you don't visit here your trip is not complete."
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "we were attending a theater performance next door and had a limited time for dinner, and service was fast in response to our need for speed. food was hearty and tasty - we had the fries (3 types, 4 sauces) and burgers. enjoyed the cocktails, which were well balanced. service was attentive (perhaps overly at times). place was quite slow for some reason - perhaps as it's in the hilton hotel which keeps people away?"
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Service was excellent, food was flavorful and fun- Looking forward to going back !!!!"
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "Mostly a beef menu. If you like burgers and steak, great choice. If not, perhaps better to go elsewhere."
    Dined on 11/5/2013