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: 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 8555620695
  • 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: 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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Rare Bar and Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
44 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (16)fit for foodies (15)neighborhood gem (13)great for lunch (7)scenic view (6)late-night find (5)kid-friendly (4)hot spot (4)romantic (3)vibrant bar scene (3)great for brunch (2)special occasion (2)notable wine list (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • 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.
    • Food
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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
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
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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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 29 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 280 reviews are from the Rare Bar and Grill reviews archive.
  • 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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
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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.
  • Not great
    lmandel92
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    had a nice time, but the food really wasn't anything special for the price. Staff was very kind and helpful.
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  • Great Burgers
    Wendy
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    The burgers were great. The sweet potato fries were average. Our server seemed disinterested.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great burgers!!!
    RgrBen
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Steaks prepared as requested
    Peter
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loud but Fun
    CTVistors413
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A gem in midtown
    Mennim
    Dined on 12/11/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • slow for a saturday night
    c0rtVIP
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    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?
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • God time and flavors
    DinnerVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Service was excellent, food was flavorful and fun- Looking forward to going back !!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mostly a beef menu. If you
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 11/5/2013
    Mostly a beef menu. If you like burgers and steak, great choice. If not, perhaps better to go elsewhere.
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    • Noise LevelModerate