Rare Steak and Sushi
Had a great time at RareWe had a reservation for Sat. evening at Rare and after reading the mixed reviews prior to coming in, I wasn't sure exactly what to expect. However, from the moment we walked in we were promptly seated and our server was with us almost immediately. She was very attentive throughout our entire meal and the food and drinks came quickly, so perhaps they have made some positive improvements, given the amount of reviews citing slow service. The food was excellent as well. I had a variety of sushi items and my husband had the NY strip steak. He thought the steak was tender and flavorful and cooked perfectly. The vegetable medley side with it was very good as well. The sushi was excellent and well priced. I would not hesitate to come back!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best filets I'veOne of the best filets I've had. Amazing Napoleon dessert. A must.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious!!!I really enjoyed our appetizers. We had the salmon cakes, calamari, seafood ceviche, and tuna tataki. My least favorite of them all were the seafood ceviche (kind of bland) however it was also next to one of the best calamari I have ever had (lightly breaded, thick tender pieces with excellent sauce), the salmon cakes were delicious as well, and the tuna tataki was wonderful (nothing extraordinary, but tuna tataki is always good). For dinner we had the crunchy spice salmon roll and the duck breast.
Our server was very nice and attentative. The only thing that I thought would make the night better is if they had some sort of outside seating but only because it was the first 70 degree day in Minnesota :)4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMSecond time back and everythingSecond time back and everything was great. Really loved the Beef Tataki Roll. Can't wait to have it again.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food here was CRAZY good!The food here was CRAZY good! The presentation was amazing and our waiter was friendly. I had steak that was cooked perfectly medium rare which is hard to get it seems. I would recommend this place to anybody looking for fine dining at a reasonable price.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAddictedExcellent sushi! If I could afford to I would eat off the sushi menu every day of my life, it is incredibly fresh tasting and I could keep going on and on but you just have to try it to understand. Make sure to eat all of your wasabi too, its the best!!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was pretty good, butFood was pretty good, but our server was outstanding! I think her name was Angela.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMCalamari and atmosphereCalamari. This place had the best calamari I have ever had. It was salty and spicy and perfect. The brussel sprouts were just okay, and I would not recommend them to someone who does not particularly like cabbage. Barbette's are much, much better. The sushi was good but not great. I would recommend other places like Kona Grill if that is the only item desired on the table.
However, Rare had a far superior atmosphere than most other places I have been to. For this reason alone, I would recommend it. They have great "flights" of drinks that, for me, made the night fun. You can easily get away with spending $20 for yourself, but if you go crazy, it is easy to spend $50 as well.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service and ambiance!Great service and ambiance! Food was spectacular and reasonably priced! Will definitely be dining here again in the near future!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGo for Happy Hour!!Go for Happy Hour....it was the best!! Fantastic food and wine in a beautiful atmosphere for super cheap! You can get Happy Hour prices in the whole restaurant (not just in the bar) and it goes until 6:30 PM....WOW! It was a little noisier in the main dining/bar area. But there is a quiet room at the back with about 10 tables that is super quiet and romantic. We just did sushi and it was very good. Service was just fine....didn't take forever as some have mentioned. We will definitely be back!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience. I will definitelyGreat experience. I will definitely go back. They have a great happy hour and the service was phenomenal.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAtmosphere was relaxed andAtmosphere was relaxed and friendly. Wait Staff were very friendly and eager to make our experience postive. Food was wonderful!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went for a small birthdayWe went for a small birthday party. We are sushi addicts but some in our party are not so it was nice for them to have steak and other options too. The sushi was good and fresh with some new rolls we had not tried before but the selection was pretty limited.
It was a Tuesday at 8pm and it was not crowded but one table in the corner made plenty of noise for all. People ranged from workout wear to suits and dresses.
The service was excellent from being seated all the way through the meal.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was pretty good,The food was pretty good, but the service was outstanding. A little expensive to go often, but reasonable for what it is. (Grass-fed steaks under $30?) Happy hour looked to be an excellent deal, though. Very quiet, although we were there early on a Monday.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went here with a GrouponWe went here with a Groupon and it was great! Drinks, appetizer (chicken potstickers), entree (filet mignon, ribeye), dessert (flourless chocolate cake) were all amazoing!!! The steaks had great flavor, I had the glazed carrots and my hubby had the brussel sprouts, and we both had the whip tatoes and everything was really good! The brussel sprouts were a little burnt on some sides from sauteing, but they were still good.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food takes awhile to come,The food takes awhile to come, but it was well worth it. The steak was very tasty and prepared just the way I like it. The waiter was nice to us, and suggested different dishes and types of sushi to try.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMRare is a rare gem!!!Rare not only has the best sushi but Rare's hangar steak is also amazing as is the sea bass and everything else. They make everything from scratch, including sauces. Great sushi chefs, great staff!! A favorite for good reason!!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat grass fed steak at aGreat grass fed steak at a reasonable price! Service is always friendly. This restaurant is in a hotel, and not always very busy. We go with our kids (ages 11 and 14) for special celebrations and they love it and are always treated well. Thursday nights are busier due to happy hour specials.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had an excellent meal withWe had an excellent meal with very friendly service - a great restaurant!3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMVery pleasant. A nice changeVery pleasant. A nice change where one can eat and actually have a conversation at the table. The waiter was very attentive, friendly and prompt.
The food was very good and the prices very reasonable. A good value.
We liked it and we would return.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWe truly had a wonderful experienceWe truly had a wonderful experience! Our server was very good. The sushi was so fresh. I went out of my box...and tried teh sea weed salad, so glad i did! Most of all, the steak was perfection. We have been to a number of steak places and have been disappointed over and over. We both prefer a rare steak and find it amazing that it is so difficult to find.
Thanks for the great time!3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service, food, andExcellent service, food, and presentation. The portions were a good size and moderately priced. Definitely a place to go for a special occasion without overspending.1/10/2013 12:00:00 AM