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Rare by Drai's
Rare by Drai's

Rare by Drai's Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.drais.net
  • Email: info@drais.net
  • Phone: (310) 360-1525
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday-Wednesday: 6:00pm - 10pm, Thursday: 6pm-10:30pm Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:30pm. The bar & lounge opens everyday at 5pm. Closed Sunday.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Contemporary French / American
  • Executive Chef: Chef Patrick Florendo
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Contact
  • Private Party Contact: Gina Catapano (310) 360-1956
  • Entertainment: LIVE DJ
  • Special Events & Promotions: Contact

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet available
A word from Rare by Drai's
Rare by Drai’s is a modern, stylish and welcoming steakhouse by acclaimed restaurateur and nightlife impresario Victor Drai and international restaurant and hospitality group ESquared Hospitality. With the DJ setting the distinctive soundscape upon entry, a creative design aesthetic envisioned by Drai and an alluring bar and lounge, Rare by Drai’s offers just the right amount of excess to appeal to Drai’s Los Angeles-meets-Las Vegas sensibility. Rare is a new type of steakhouse with a French-inspired menu serving classics with a fresh, modern twist. Like all great steakhouses, meats and seafood take center stage, but in collaboration with Executive Chef Patrick Florendo, Drai has designed a menu that goes beyond the ordinary. Featuring signature dishes such as Whole Roasted Loup de Mer and Roasted Whole Range Free Chicken deconstructed and re-constructed for a shared table experience, the menu also includes all prime-aged steaks, butchered in house, and fresh seafood options.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We were celebrating my mother's birthday.The hostess were lovely and friendly.Showed us to a table right away. The restaurant itself is beautiful (red black and gold). Any table is a great table. We started off with Roderer Estate and had the amazing Spicy Tuna Tartar, Burrata, and Shrimp. As far as entrees...the Pepper Steak is a must. My mother had the succulent Lamb and I had the Wagyu Ribeye.... all excellent choice. As far as dessert.... Frozen Godiva Candy bar and Bread Pudding were to die for. All in all, a great romantic place for a date,a fun energetic spot for a group of friends.Great hand-crafted cocktails! PS.The management team were stellar as well.They all stopped by to check in on us and make sure we were having a great time."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I was most impressed with RARE. The staff, the service, the ambiance, the décor and, of course, the food were sublime. Before I left, I made a reservation for a friend's birthday (who is also a fine dining devotee)."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "The room is stunningly beautiful and very sexy. We had a cozy table for two. The 'vampire cocktail' was great. The service was o.k. and the food was nothing to write home about. Would I dine their again now... but maybe hang in the bar or on the patio. Something to see once."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Food was below average by any standard but the ambiance was nice good music and good drinks"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Great steaks good service beautiful restaurant but surprisingly had many older couples and not packed on a Thursday night."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "This restaurant is pleasant in spite of the very high sound level. The food is good, the service very attentive. However, our first choice of wine was unavailable. The second selection, a suggestion of the sommelier, had one bottle only. Our party of 4 therefore had to make a third selection. This is a sign of a poorly run cellar."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "This restaurant is awesome. From the moment you walk in the décor to the cool DJ sounds you feel like you are at a cool spot. The service is great not to mention the food. We are very picky about our steak and don’t like a lot of steakhouses, but this one took us by surprise. It’s now our favorite steakhouse. The drinks are great and so far everything we have tried from steak to sides have been really good. With so many choices in LA, this place hits a home run. If you want to go to a place that is chic and cool with great service and food then look no further then Rare!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "To remember: (in no particular order) 1) *Wagyu Hangar Beef 2) Interview with a Vampire & On Sunset (cocktails) 3) Godiva Bars with gold flecks on top 4) Lobster mashed potatoes 5) Peppercorn steak 6) Loup de mer 7) Creme brulee 8) Milk & cookies 9) Jess, our server 10) Coconut ice cream To forget: 1) Calimari 2) Mac & Cheese These were good, but probably more efficient to spend your calories in more memorable ways. *I wouldn't even let my family speak to me as I savored the wagyu."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "In LA for work with my wife. Rare was recommended by our bartender at the W Hotel. It was a great choice! The food was outstanding. We are from Tampa home of the would famous Bern's Steak House. Rare was a " Sexy " hip version of Bern's with the same attention to detail. I gave my wife the good seat overlooking the restaurant, when we return again I will ask for a better table. They could use some more reasonably priced California Cabernets in th $60-80 range. Overall a great experience."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Very disappointed...................very noisey, couldn't even here my lady> She knows Drai and she was upset. Bus boys were trying to take our plates before we were done....we left early and went someplace else for her Birthday Dinner!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I don't think I will be back. Conversation was nearly impossible as the volume from the DJ increased so did the level of talking at each table. Asked if it could be lowered as we had two hard of hearing, told no. Ordered the steak tartate. So much wasabi, not what I would add, to the meat that the flavor of the beef was lost. Caesar salads were tasty. Beef was very flavorful, but the sea bass rather bland. Creamed spinach was not creamed. Best part of the dinner was dessert. Very good chocolate chip cookies and creme brûlée. Wine ridiculously expensive. Wait staff were attentive and helpful. Sadly, I was disappointed. Ran in to friends when we left, they too will not be back. Celebrating a 21st b-day, thought they would do more."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Came in for an early dinner after work, not dressed for dinner but had the wagyu ribeye and was served the 10oz strip."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I came into dinner last week with a friend and was amazed! The restaurant was beautifully decorated with similar designs of the first Drai's on La Cienega. Service was great, we had Elise and she was very helpful. The Interview with a Vampire cocktail is a MUST try as well as the On Sunset. The Calamari was addicting but the Spice Tuna Tartare was my personal favorite! We had the lobster mac & cheese and peppersteak which was all cooked to perfection. Luckily we sat at the lounge and was able to take a glimpse of Ryan Seacrest & Al Pacino entering the same night. This is definitely a new spot on the Sunset Strip!"
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "This is definitely a hot spot place to be seen. Plenty of celebrities and industry people. Food is great but service was lacking. I would go back eventually when I feel like burning some cash."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "New, lavish, and very much over priced. From the pretentious $ 50.00 a bottle corkage charge to the over-all pricing of all of the dishes this is a restaurant you can skip. The "creamed spinach" was a poor excuse for a dish that I love. They presented a bunch of spinach leaves with some mediocre cream sauce. The cheese and mac, why reverse it? was dull, dull, dull. The steak was nothing special for $ 55.00. The only thing really worth anything was the buratta starter. This combination of persimmon, strawberries, grapes and candied walnuts was excellent--a great start with our martini's. The drink was nothing special for $ 16.00. Over-all this is not a restaurant to be excited about. Service was "OK" but again nothing special."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "We had the best filet mignon in town. I had the bone-in-filet, while my wife had boneless. Both were absolutely delicious melt-in-your-mouth medium rare delights. They also have the best Lobster Truffle Mac & Cheese. Both filets and mac & cheese are definitely better than Maetros (And I like Maestros a lot.) Service was also spot on. Never waited for a thing. Go and enjoy a special occasion or just treat yourself. You will not be disappointed."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "It's one of the best place to have a great dinner. We had the Wagyu steak and the sides (sautéed mushroom and mac & cheese) was done just right. Not to forget, the appetizer (shrimp) was delicious!!! Rena's service was very friendly and knowledgeable. The epitome of a great dining experience. One"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "This place far exceeded my expectations & was fabulous to say the least! Highly recommend and I do not have enough thumbs to give up!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "The room was sublime and felt like the old Drai's on La Cienega. The waiter, David, was incredible. The steak was cooked to perfection, tuna tartar incredible, the drinks delicious! The only slight negative was that the drinks were very expensive and very small. The glasses were so small, the ice cube large and there was only a few sips - for $16, they should give you a better sized cocktail!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Victor Drai has finally given Los Angeles the best steak in Los Angeles. Excellent food, excellent (if very young!) service, beautiful ambience. Overall, I give it a 10+. We had the T-bone for two - best ever. One small complaint: why not put the prices on the website menu? They're not so high as to frighten customers away! Also, cannot find the wine list on the website. Don't miss this very special experience."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Arrived 9.30 for 9.45 Res. Rude bartender - didn't greet us, wouldn't make us drinks. Had us ask another bartender for drinks. Hostesses never checked in with us. Checked in with them around 9.50 and then at 10.15. Finally were seated at 10.15. No apology or acknowledgement of wait time. Sat at the table for over 10 minutes. We didn't get greeted by a server in that time period. No water No bread. Finally saw a server when we stood up to leave. At that point we were over it. Hungry. Frustrated. What a joke of service all the way around! We are not sensitive people - my girlfriend works in the service industry so is more sympathetic when people are slammed. Place looks great and food looked like it was probably good. Just a bad experience."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Steaks tasteless Corkage $50 Desserts awful Nice and earnest service Deserted atmosphere Overpriced Go to BOA down the street for better everything"
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "The ambience was very nice. They don't serve Patron Silver tequila which is the only one I like, so that started the evening on a low. My husband and I are a bit old fashioned... There were 3 men and 2 women in our group. The waiter started to take a man's order first and then my husband stopped him. When the food came, 4 dishes at one time, they were given to the men first and then the women... However, overall, we had a nice evening."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "reservation honored promptly.....hooray! beautiful restaurant courteous attentive service fabulous food and cocktails not my favorite music but overall a fantastic experience"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Went with 3 friends. Love the ambiance and atmosphere! Food was great and the service was even better! Would return on another special occasion."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "Had some guests in from out of town. They really wanted to spend time on the Strip so I looked on opentable for a steakhouse on the Strip. We started with a handful of appetizers, all fantastic. Our entrees were perfectly prepared and our sides, served at the same time as the meats, were delicious. We finished the meal with a few desserts. I must say, try the banana bread pudding. Yum. Info plan to return and next time I'll bring more friends."
    Dined on 1/13/2014
  • "Boa, Mastros, Wolfgangs Steakhouse all much better. Quality of meat didn't justify high prices"
    Dined on 1/13/2014
  • "Really enjoyed the restaurant, the food and the very attentive staff. We had the artichoke salad which was great as was the scallop appetizer. My wife had the fish, Lu De Mer, which she said was amazing (as recommended by the waitress). It was served whole and did require a little effort (which some people will enjoy) but would be nice if offered as deboned prepared table side. While we didn't order any red meat (obviously a speciality of the restaurant), we saw numerous orders served, which looked great!"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Need anyone say more. A perfect West Hollywood restaurant."
    Dined on 1/7/2014
  • "I predict a nice hot place that will attract a good crowd..... Needs a better wine list....No French Wines. ? WHY"
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "The restaurant reminded me of a restaurant in Las Vegas. The service was great and the ipads were a cute idea to order cocktails from. Great drinks and food. The portions are perfect. I have already recommended this restaurant to friends of mine and can't wait to go back. I loved it."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Rare has hands down one of the cities best filets and NY rib eyes. Was absolutely amazing. The truffle lobster mash potatoes were also great as wel as the caesar salad. Our waiter was very friendly and we had great service. The decor was a bit odd, but overall i liked it. It was a bit quiet as they had only been open a week. Great date night place!"
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "Very very comfortable seating, the ambiance was warm and you didn't want to leave! The staff did "not" rush our group of 7 out which was impressive! The portions were large and delicious! Definitely will go back!!"
    Dined on 12/19/2013