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Rare Steak and Sushi
615 2nd Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55402
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Rare Steak and Sushi Details
Hours of Operation:
Mon-Fri 7am-2pm, 3pm-10pm
Sat-Sun 9am-1pm, 4pm-10pm
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
American, Steak, Sushi
Chano Bustamante (Sushi) Aaron Merrill (Kitchen)
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
We are willing to deliver to many local businesses in the Downtown Mpls area. Please contact us at 612.752.9595 for more details
Private Party Facilities:
Multiple options including space for as many as 175 or as few as you would like.
Private Party Contact:
Jason Cooney (612) 752-9595
Special Events & Promotions:
Multiple private spaces available. Able to accommodate groups up to 175 people. Contact us at 612.752.9595
Bus stop directly in front of hotel.
Northstar Ramp located directly across the street in the Crowne Plaza is validated for $3 after 4pm on Weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday. Just ask inside the restaurant for a validation ticket.
A word from Rare Steak and Sushi
Premium grass-fed beef and sustainably sourced sushi. Food that tastes as good as it makes you feel. And a casual, yet upscale dining experience.
It’s rare. But you can find it here.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
Diners' Choice Winner
We ordered the sushi and it was
fantastic. Loved the variety! Will be going back for more!"
Dined on 3/3/2014
We had a reservation here on
Saturday, 2-22. We walked in and the hostess was talking to a gentleman that appeared to be from the hotel. She didn't greet us, so we waited nearby to be seated. She looked at us several times but did not once acknowledge us. We were worried if we sat ourselves we would sit in an area inconvenient to the server or at a table that may have been reserved for another party, so we waited and waited and waited. After about 5 minutes of standing at the entrance of a practically empty restaurant we sat ourselves. The hostess never came over to us to say anything and repeatedly stared at us. Throughout the entire meal she stared at us, which was invasive and annoying. She basically failed at every aspect of her job."
Dined on 2/22/2014
The food was outstanding and the
service was OK unique and strong menu"
Dined on 2/22/2014
David was our server and did an
excellent job. He was very attentive and made sure to meet all of our needs. Our food was delicious and we will definitely be back."
Dined on 2/16/2014
Sushi was great and fresh. We got
the hanger steak and it was really good. My wife loved the steak and I thought it was pretty good. The steak and potatos wasn't very well season or not at all seasoned but that's ok because I think that's what the chef was going for and it was still tasty. The Mexican roll was my absolute favorite. Would get two net time! Deene brûlée was amazing as well. Double points for having anchor steam beer available. Service was perfect."
Dined on 2/14/2014
Dined at Rare Steak and Sushi for
Valentine's dinner. Food was good. Service from kitchen extremely slow. Definitely needs to be more selections for dessert."
Dined on 2/14/2014
We love Rare and it is typically
fantastic. This time was Absolutely terrible. They had a fixed-price menu for Vday. Sounded great. Don't get it. The salad was put together haphazardly. It literally looked like someone took a handful of salad and plopped it on the plate. Zero presentation. Next was the soup. Well it had been sitting out for a while and was lukewarm at best. Next we got the filet, only it was pre-cut and sized to save a step so we would get out of there asap. The steak was cooked to our liking, but the damage was already done. The dessert was mediocre. We were literally in and out under 80 minutes and couldn't even enjoy our evening. Needless to say we won't be going back anytime soon."
Dined on 2/14/2014
Dinner was good. My date was
greeted with a flower from the restaurant and we were seated right away. Food was good. Service was a bit slow especially since the restaurant wasn't that busy. Our waitress was good, and I think the problem probably came from the kitchen. We had a four course dinner with wine pairings. The problem was the food took so long to get to the table that we had our wine finished by the time the food it was supposed to be paired with arrived."
Dined on 2/14/2014
Surprised by how good it was after
seeing a reservation available for Valentjne's Day at 6pm! I thought that might reflect on the quality of the food, but it was great! My girlfriend and I both had steak, and they were both cooked perfectly and had great taste! I would recommend it!"
Dined on 2/14/2014
Had valentines day dinner there.
It was very romantic with candles at every table, customer service at the front desk was very friendly and nice, they even gave a flower to my girlfriend. The service of the waitress was mediocre, meaning it was took awhile to get our food and order but it doesnt bother me because Im engaged in conversation with my girlfriend. The food: sushi was not very good, gas station quality... but the steaks were very good, I got the bison steak and she got the hanger steak and they both were delicious, i just wish they had A1 sauce.. the fries my girlfriend got were pretty good too along with the vegetables and whip potatoes we ordered. The price was worth the special occasion but other than that it was a good night"
Dined on 2/14/2014
I have been to rare twice now,
once for lunch and again for a Valentine's Day dinner. Each time I had a rib eye steak. The first steak was great but the second one was a bit disappointing because it have a little to much seasoning. The restaurant is very nice, atmosphere is good and the service was good, though a bit slow."
Dined on 2/14/2014
The food was really good and our
waitress was attentive. Only bad thing is that the restaurant has two sides and they put us on the bar side so it was a little noisy."
Dined on 2/14/2014
Stopped in to have dinner before a
show. Servers were prompt and very personable, and they even took a few minutes extra to make sure our experience was nice. Because we were in early, we caught the after work crowd, so the place was packed and high energy. Never even had to mention that we were needing to be at a show. Great experience for us. We had some items from both sides of the menu, and it was all very good."
Dined on 2/7/2014
My husband and I went to Rare as
part of our honeymoon. It was perfect. The sushi was beautiful and delicious, the steak was perfectly prepared. The side vegetables were seasonal, colorful, and rich in flavor. The service was constant yet not intrusive. Our server was particularly knowledgeable and patient with a couple of newly-weds who were taking their time. My husband enjoyed his cocktail. Our only regret was not having room for dessert."
Dined on 2/2/2014
The service was great,
unfortunately the sushi was sub-par. The appetizers and wine were very delicious."
Dined on 1/31/2014
Arrived prior to 11:30am
reservation at about 11:15am. After the group of 6 was seated we were left without anyone to approach the table until 11:45-11:50. After taking orders, we sat until 12:45pm without any lunch. We had to ask for it all to go since the group I was with had meetings. the server only approached our table twice during our entire service and consistently avoided eye contact as we looked to her to find out what the hold up was on our food. No one apologized or even addressed with us what happened in our over 1 hour lunch wait. The food here is good but the service continues to get worse and worse. It is clear that if you are on a large party in the special party room you get great service, everything else seems to suffer."
Dined on 11/20/2013
We dined at Rare Steak and Sushi
for my birthday. Unfortunately as we entered the restaurant there was a medical situation. We walked past and were seated. Our server didn't know the menu and couldn't answer my questions. She did admit to being new which explained that but still no excuse. Find the answers or send someone over to assist. The manager was apologizing to each table and told us to ask if we needed anything. What was she offering? A free cocktail? Maybe an appetizer? Unclear and we didn't receive anything. The food was good. We may go back but unlikely considering there are many other options. I'm the most disappointed because we were staying downtown for the night and we had our pick of spots and we chose the wrong one."
Dined on 1/17/2014
We went for all you can eat sushi
on Tuesday night. This is a much better quality than your typical AYCE setup. While you don't have access to their full sushi menu, they do have a ton of great options. The rolls were big, the pieces of fish were big, and the flavor was outstanding. I've had some so/so servers here in the past, but our server this week was one of the best I've ever had! Definitely come check out this restaurant."
Dined on 1/14/2014
Serving both steak and sushi this
is a good place if you just can't decide. Sushi as an appetizer and steak as your main course. If you are set on one or the other there are better places in the city, but this is a good choice if you just can't decide. I would return to give this place another try and hope that the service is a little better."
Dined on 12/31/2013
We were one of 4 people in the
place so it was quiet, but it does have an open atmosphere so I could see where it could get loud. Our waiter was great and the food was delicious. Their drinks were appropriately priced and good. I will defintely be going back."
Dined on 12/22/2013
Great atmosphere, but the food was
MORE than bland. Same as I'd get at Ground Round. Very disappointing. Sushi was very sub-par as well, on keel with the prepackaged stuff at Target. This place is an AVOID on our list now."
Dined on 12/21/2013
We enjoy going to Rare because hit
is tough to find Grassfed Steak at many restaurants. The experience is consistenly mediocre. We were late to arrive due to traffic. The table we were seated at was next to a holiday party (although there were tables available everywhere esle) and it was very small for four people. The host brought us to the table with only three seats and did not bring a fourth until asked. We have been here a few times. This is the best server we have has since coming there. The sushi was great! The filets were good but a little over cooked. The beets were not the same as last time (although were listed the same was on the menu) and the brussel sprouts were very bitter."
Dined on 12/19/2013
I went to this restaurant with my
boyfriend before a show on Saturday night. We were seated at 6:30, and no one even spoke to us until after 6:45. Eventually the bartender came over to give us water, and I asked if we could order drinks from him, as we hadn't had a waitress stop, though one kept walking by. The restaurant was basically empty - I would say maybe 10 tables were filled tops, so there is no reason that it should have taken that long to receive service. The bartender ended up waiting on us. His service was very good, and the food was delicious. It took a while to come out - about 40 minutes, but it was good, so I suppose it was worth the wait."
Dined on 12/14/2013
My boyfriend and I went to Rare
for our two year anniversary and it was DELICIOUS! We shared several sushi rolls and they were absolutely wonderful. The waiter was helpful and attentive. We were there near the end of happy hour and had ordered drinks, and I remember the waiter coming and asking if we would like more drinks before the happy hour specials ended (which is always appreciated). Overall the ambiance is great and the noise level is quiet enough to have a conversation, but not awkwardly quiet to the point that I felt like I was eavesdropping on the table next to me. I would recommend Rare to anyone looking for a nice, fun night out!"
Dined on 12/5/2013
We recently at here for a date
night! It was great! We had to wait a little while to be seated (in a near empty restaurant) but that was the only issue. Once seated our services was fantastic, the food was delicious (hard to go wrong with steak and sushi). Our waitress was one of the best servers I've had. The meal can be a bit pricy, so I recommend keeping this a special occasion go-to, but I would absolutely go back."
Dined on 11/23/2013
I ordered the bison and it was
like chewing gum. I mentioned it to the waitress and she said, "Sorry I didn't tell you that in advance. I usually let customers know." My colleagues filet minon looked like a hockey puck. They weren't that busy and the waitress didn't check in with us early enough to request re-makes so our lunch wouldn't turn into a 2 hour affair. On the flip side, the tempura french fries were good and the seasoned vegetables were yummy. They weren't that busy so no reservations are required."
Dined on 11/14/2013
Worst service I've ever had! We
saw our waiter maybe 5 times over the 2 hours we were there. We sat and waited at least 5 minutes to order our drinks. Then our waiter came back around 15-20 minutes later and took our food order, which arrived 20-30 minutes later. We waited multiple times with empty beverages. Our food was decent, we ordered the New York strip and the filet. The New York strip was very fatty and several ounces were lost. The filet was very nice, it was cooked perfectly. The environment was very loud, not what we expected. We were overall disappointed and will not be recommending this restaurant to our friends, nor going back."
Dined on 11/15/2013
Don't go for the All you can Eat
menu, it was really bad and fresh"
Dined on 11/5/2013
My wife and I decided to treat her
mom to a nice dinner. They got the filet and I got the ny strip. We all split the rare salad and potstickers. We all finished. Excellent meal. Definite stop next time in mn."
Dined on 10/20/2013
This is a nice place to get a
tasty grass fed steak at a good price. Steaks are high quality and meals are well portioned. I strayed froms teak this time, and had the duck. All in all, a very nice dinner."
Dined on 10/29/2013
Went to Rare to enjoy a grass-fed
steak during a stay at the Grand Hotel in Minneapolis. I had the bone-in ribeye. Unbelievably good!"
Dined on 9/2/2013
We had a group of 12 adults and
children. Rare was sure to help us accommodate the children and their eating needs. Bringing their dinners out first, without us even asking. This was great for the kids and the parents. The adults thoroughly enjoyed the sushi and steaks. Some of the best we have ever had! We will definitely all be back!"
Dined on 9/21/2013
I had lunch reservations for 12pm
noon for two of us. Service is horrible! It was 12:48pm and our food hadn't arrived yet. I finally had to get up and go mention it to the hostess as our waitress never stopped by to give us an update or anything! It was not even busy! I will NEVER EVER recommend this place to anyone for lunch or dinner. I go to Rare often for Happy Hour and it is fine."
Dined on 9/6/2013
Food was great would go back in a
heartbeat! Only complaint was that it was a little too dark in there."
Dined on 9/1/2013
Had both the beef and tuna tataki.
Both were excellent."
Dined on 8/16/2013
Noise level category is
inadequate. The acoustics were poor and caused some difficulty in hearing because of all the clatter and voices bouncing around. This issue needs to be addressed in this and most restaurants. I am part of the aging population that has some hearing loss/issues and wears hearing aids. We avoid loud restaurants like this just for that reason, despite the fact that we like everything else."
Dined on 8/6/2013
Service is great, food is great,
and the drinks are well made. I appreciate the variety of spirits available, they have everything. My favorite part of Rare is the FLIGHTS. I do hope they never lose these or up the price!"
Dined on 8/3/2013
We thought the food was very good.
The steak was excellent, the salmon was bit mushy but good flavor. The sushi was excellent. There were very few people in the restaurant for a Saturday night which was surprising. The waitress was attentive and we had mentioned when we made our reservation that we were celebrating a birthday so the hostess and the waitress wished our son a happy birthday. They even gave him his dessert free and they put a lit birthday candle in the dessert - nice touch! We will definitely come back at some point. Good value too."
Dined on 7/28/2013
Nice place, almost no one was
there, however it was a Sunday night so it might just be a slow night, but was surprised that it was basically empty. Service was good, and location is actually unlike others in twin cities, kind of different (in a good way) to be on second level of Grand Hotel as it is elevated off the street with pretty decent views out of the windows."
Dined on 7/29/2013
Filet, hangar steak, sushi rolls -
all were outstanding as was the service tonight at Rare!!! As always!!"
Dined on 7/7/2013
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