Rare Steak and Sushi
Rare Steak and Sushi

Rare Steak and Sushi

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.rarempls.com/
  • Phone: 6127529595x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Mon-Fri 7am-2pm, 3pm-10pm
    Sat-Sun 9am-1pm, 4pm-10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Steak, American
  • Executive Chef: Chano Bustamante (Sushi) Aaron Merrill (Kitchen)
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: 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
  • Catering: 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 6127529595x
  • Special Events: Multiple private spaces available. Able to accommodate groups up to 175 people. Contact us at 612.752.9595

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Bus stop directly in front of hotel.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: 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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Rare Steak and Sushi reviews from OpenTable diners
16 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelQuiet
66% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (6)special occasion (6)romantic (4)neighborhood gem (3)good for groups (3)fit for foodies (2)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Travelinggal
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This is my second time dining there. Both times food has been amazing. First time I went there during holiday season and it was crazy busy. This last time in September super dead. Not sure why. Food was great. Lovely atmosphere. Maybe advertise more- get a groupon going and a better sign on the street. You barely know it's there since it's in the upstairs of a hotel and there's no good signage. Have some louder music playing too. That's all I have to say! Great service and amazing sushi!
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    romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Sushi - Terrible service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    This was our first trip to Rare steak and sushi. We waited over 10 minutes for a server to greet us. We were then told we had 5. Minutes to order off the happy hour menu, only we didn't have a happy hour menu. They only gave us the all you can eat menu. The server said he couldn't guarantee getting us happy hour food "it was out of his hands" even though we waited 10 minutes for him. We literally had to hold our bill out and stop him so we could pay. The Sushi was some of the best I have ever had. However, I won't go back becaus the service was horrible.
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    romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great sushi and grass fed beef
    Spoiledbrat4
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Great service, great food and drink. Has a nice relaxing feel.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    RebekahVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Great service, delicious food. Followed delicious recommendations from our friendly server! The cheesecake with caramelized banana and pecans was amazing. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Great business lunch spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Good food & a quiet relaxed environment great for discussing business or getting together with friends.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First visit
    Renae
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    It was quiet and not very busy at 7:00 on a Saturday night. The waitress was helpful with suggestions. I enjoyed the duck. My husband was satisfied with #9½ sushi Roll, but not spicy, and he would try something different next time. I think the all-you-can-eat sushi bar might be the way to go. We'll try it again.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The worst. I walked out half way through dinner. They didn't make me pay which was nice but best call of weekend to leave.
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  • AYCE Sushi Tuesdays
    NYCFoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Stumbled upon this place on a Tuesday, which is their All You Can Eat sushi night. For $29 it's a steal. This was the second time back, and we were with a decent size group of work colleagues. Food was decent, however service was lacking. Slow, and just not on the ball. I'd go back, but just for the Tuesday special.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 8 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 325 reviews are from the Rare Steak and Sushi reviews archive.
  • Not Recommended
    ChristinaVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    First impression was that there was barely anyone in the restaurant. We got seated by a host that didn't even hand us our menus, but just left them in a pile on the table. It took probably quite a while for a server to even greet us - so long that we were considering walking out. We were planning to have dinner there, but got such a bad vibe that we decided to have appetizers and drinks and go somewhere else for dinner. We had a beef tataki appetizer and a Mexican sushi roll. The roll was very good, but the tataki was overcooked, tough, and dry as dirt - really awful - so that further reinforced our decision to go elsewhere for dinner. Service left a lot to be desired as well.
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  • They don't serve weekend lunch
    Moore
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Open table fail. I made an 11:30 am reservation on Saturday of Mother's Day weekend. They were only serving continental breakfast. Huge fail! Nowhere did they describe their offering for that time other than the normal menu. Nobody called me or sent me a message.
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  • AWFUL experience~
    kayleew
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    I brought a client to Rare and we ordered our lunches, 45 minutes into waiting, the server informed us she had forgotten to put in our lunch order, 20 minutes later the food came out, and my client's chicken was literally draining red it was so undercooked.....we split the sandwich I ordered, and the comped the lunch....but 2 hours and terrible attention by the server we were done. I will never go back.
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  • Great dinner
    Catt
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    The food is good and the service was excellent. Everything was cooked well, the water glass stayed full and the waitress checked multiple times to see if anything else was needed.
    Special Features:
    Late-Night Find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sushi
    countrydoc
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Henry and Angel prepared great sushi for my wife and I. We enjoyed the food immensely. The service was very good
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    Fit For Foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Food was good, service was poor. Steak sandwich was delicious. The best French fries I have had for a long time. Unfortunately our waitress was inattentive and slow.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant
    Lsfs
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    Best steak and sushi we have ever had. Worth the money, great service as well
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    ThatGuy
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    I am always in search of good, local, organic, pasture-raised foods, and this place is definitely it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable FAIL
    Frustrated
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    This site allowed me to make reservations for noon on Saturday, when the resteraunt does not open 'til 4 pm. It really sucked getting there and finding the place closed.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We ordered the sushi and it
    PIRAB
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    We ordered the sushi and it was fantastic. Loved the variety! Will be going back for more!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Food
    Dissapointed
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    The food was outstanding and the service was OK unique and strong menu
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst Hostess I've ever Encountered
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    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.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing Dinner
    VdayVillain
    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.
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  • Overall good
    jjfoodguy
    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
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service and Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentines night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Valentine's Day
    Stephen
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pretty good
    Dave
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place, good food.
    Brad
    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.
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    romantic, special occasion
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  • Good
    Cbone
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Meal!
    Steve
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    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.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Great
    facestuffer
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    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.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The service was great, unfortunatel
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    The service was great, unfortunately the sushi was sub-par. The appetizers and wine were very delicious.
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  • Trained staff needed
    mysterydinerVIP
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    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.
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  • Wonderful dinner!
    MattV
    Dined on 1/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Serving both steak and sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    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.
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  • We were one of 4 people in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    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.
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Swing and a miss
    decentseafoodforMSPVIP
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    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.
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  • Great food ... ok service
    GrassfedbeefloverVIP
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    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.
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  • 12/14 Dining
    asx2
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    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.
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    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy Romantic Night
    AvivaG
    Dined on 12/5/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate