Rare Steakhouse
Rare Steakhouse

Rare Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://raresteakhousemiami.com/
  • Phone: 3055327273
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Thursday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Friday: Closed; Saturday: 7:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Aryeh Goldenson
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Private Room

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Royal Palm Avenue
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Rare Steakhouse
Rare Steakhouse is a unique space that fuses contemporary dining in a non-traditional kosher restaurant setting. It crosses the lines to create a singular synergy, bringing kosher fine dining to a new level. From interiors to cuisine, Rare Steakhouse permeates trend. "In a city littered with "classic American steakhouses,' you have to cook and present yourself with a little chutzpah to stand out," says owner Baruch Sandhaus. The goal, to redefine the cookie-cutter approach to fine dining for its respective clientele; while introducing a new way of dining for Floridians and travelers alike – removing the association that kosher cuisine is exclusively about religion. At Rare Steakhouse you can find some of the most prestigious cuts of meats available on the market. Rare Steakhouse is the one of the newest and coolest restaurant in town. It is a RARE find in a HOT location, but well done on prices and food.
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Rare Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
7 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.4
  • Food3.9
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance2.9
    Noise LevelQuiet
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (2)kid-friendly (2)special occasion (1)scenic view (1)great for brunch (1)great for lunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)romantic (1)Show More
  • Hamburger Joint
    lovetoeat
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The website for this restaurant is dated; this is no longer a steakhouse. It is now a "bistro" with an entirely different menu. We came for a more formal dining experience, knowing we would be paying top dollar for a nice, thick, juicy kosher steak. When we got there the ambiance was very casual, the wine list was basically non-existent and the manager gave us lip service, in a joking tone, apologizing for the fact that the website was not updated or taken down. Should have offered some compensation for the fact we made the trip and didn't get what we came for. That being said, we did have hamburgers and they were great as were the sweet potato fries and their presentation.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Shame they made it kid friendly. Was better before.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative presentation
    elimarVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    This is a kosher restaurant which working with its limitation, presented dishes artfully. The dishes were served hot. The wait staff was well trained. Water glasses were filled and with a napkin wrapped around the pitcher so there were no drips. The 3 bean soup was hearty and had a bit of a bite which is rare for a three bean soup. The iceberg wedge was served in three sections with one served on a slice of red onion, one on a slice of red tomato and one on a slice of yellow tomato all garnished with crisp onion noodles. Had a hamburger on a moist, grilled bun, cooked as ordered and too big to finish most important was that the burger was almost without filler. Forget the religious context, food is good and portions can be shared.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 4 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance3
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 66 reviews are from the Rare Steakhouse reviews archive.
  • Excellent upscale kosher dining
    swrrlgrrl
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Rare is an excellent kosher restaurant for a special dinner. In fact, it's an excellent restaurant all around. I've been here multiple times and the food never fails to be delicious and well-presented. The steaks are delicious and expertly cooked. The staff is generally very helpful and attentive. My only wish is that they still had the ropa vieja appetizer on the menu. It was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience! Beautiful
    Harlene
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    Great experience! Beautiful decor but drapes need some work
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Almost there
    Drugadman
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    The Rare Steakhouse is a restaurant on the cusp of being great, but the food is just not quite there yet. The chef makes the mistake of assuming that every palate likes super sweet sides or excessively dressed and loads everything with sugar and covers everything with a gooey sauce. That sweetness and goo overwhelms the savory and simple elements of the food making it less than an ideal meal.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mixed bag, although mostly good
    Roohoo
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    We had terrific service at Rare, although the meal ended up going rather quickly. Our hamburger slider appetizers were so delicious that we would come back just for those. Our waiter suggested a particularly large rib-eye, which indeed was quite good. But the sweet potato and truffle fries we ordered with it were bad - completely unacceptable at any restaurant, but at these prices and at this type of restaurant, their sogginess wasn't excusable. Also, the room left a lot to be desired; it was simply too big and the lobby/entry way were a little off-putting.
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  • well prepared
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    we had a lovely meal meat was cooked to perfection the starter selection was ok the waiters it seemed a bit disorganised besides being a little pricey the all and all i would recommend this restaurant and i would come again
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Kosher Miami Food Ever
    Jayjay
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    I have been visiting the Miami Beach area for close to 35 years, Rare steakhouse is by far the best kosher food/dining I have ever had there, the management and all employees are extremely courteous and helpful, with a very hands on approach with customer service. During my stay last week I dined at the Rare twice, it was outstanding, from the food to the ambiance including the extensive wine selection, I had a special request which was handled in perfect manor, I would recommend Rare Steakhouse to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious but slow
    Mayer
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    Food was delicious, the Steak was really good but it took very long from start to finish, almost 2 hours
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The server was very friendly
    Anna
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    The server was very friendly and accommodating but the food was just ok. We ordered burgers and they took over an hour to be served. When they did come out, they gave us the wrong burger order; the manager was called to "fix" our order. This new order took another 20 minutes to be served. It was a negative experience.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good standard Kosher
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/5/2014
    Nice kosher meat restaurant in 41st Tower, Miami. I live in England, so glad to find a restaurant that is a proper restaurant and not just a kosher cafe. Good food and staff friendly.,
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very bad service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    Very expensive and very bad service The food very normal for the price
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  • Delicious Dines
    foodie
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    The food was amazing, expensive but very much worth it. I highly recommend the beef carpaccio and the sliders. Although everything on the menu is delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eat here. Wait staff was outstandin
    Miami4u
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Eat here. Wait staff was outstanding. Food quality and service were top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food- Terrible Service
    Moshe
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    After editing over 30 minutes, got a busboy to take our order. Waiter never came by to say anything. Wonderful food. Very poor management. Great restaurants have managers who stop by and see if things are ok. A shame because food is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rare that one has a good experience
    RPaxVIP
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    I have never in my entire life had a longer wait for a more mediocre meal in my entire life. Not only was the sushi tasteless, but it took an insane amount of time to receive the stingy tea cup of sauce that could have tried to save the meal. We, the Jews walked through the desert for forty years but once we were out it took another forty to get our spicy mayo.
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  • Disappointing and overpriced
    Foodster
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    tried to make a reservation 3 times and left voice messages . After being spilled on we moved.There was a lack of printed menus to the point that while ordering, the head waiter was gently pulling them from our hands.The spinach appetizer was bland, though the chicken poppers were good.Overpriced Angus steak was overly fatty and tasteless ($55!!!) and my daughter's "well done" steak was burnt on the outside and raw inside. We were not given steak knives until I asked 3 times. Someone ordered the salmon on a plank which was bland.When we were asked by the head waiter about our meal and were politely candid , we were told that it'll be better "next time" we come. Ha! By the way, they returned my phone call 2 days later..
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    A quality Kosher presentation as good as any other good restaurant. A for presentation A for quality A for taste A for price not cheap but which good restaurants are cheap Get what you pay for Would defiantly go again
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    Lovethebeach
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    Returned to Rare on our frist trip to South Beach in 3 years. The new location is much larger but the drapery gives each room the same intimate feel. The Food was better than we remembered. Our guests do not keep Kosher and thought the food was as good as any non-kosher steakhouse. We were there Christmas Eve and I'm guessing some of the regular staff was out as the waiters were not up to the same quality as the food. Entrees were delivered to the wrong table, steak knives were not brought out with the Steaks (the meat was so tender. 2 members of our party ordered the Rare Classic steak and each was delivered with different sides and sauces (again the sides and sauces were so good that it did not matter). Great Food, Great Evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highly recommend
    Appreciatesgoodfood
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    Outstanding service Friendly and food was out of this world Great flavor Great setting will be back for sure
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly Surprised
    Dave
    Dined on 12/2/2013
    Great food, very good atmosphere.....overall great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum
    Queensfan
    Dined on 11/17/2013
    We ate at Rare twice in one week. Excellent food both times. Service was outstanding once, slow the other time. Menu was varied and consistently top quality food, presentation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Little food for expensive price
    AK1003
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    We ate here on Sunday night 11/10/13. The appetizers and entrees were very small portions, and after a meal that cost 104.00, we were still hungry although the little food we received was delicious. The waiters were excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/13/2013
    Found this restaurant on open table. We were unaware this was a Kosher Restaurant prior to arrival. The food and service is excellent, the wine list is Kosher and we found them to be very good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner in a gym
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/11/2013
    The reviews we read before dining totally overstated the quality of the place, ambience of the restaurant felt like you were in a large gym in grade school eating hot lunch and steaks were way overcooked They should have taken the meal off the bill. Enough said.
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  • Wonderful Dining Experience
    904Alan
    Dined on 5/29/2013
    To begin, Julie, our waitress was superb. Her timing was perfect and respectful of our privacy and speed at which the food was served. Overall, very nice evening...will be back!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Very Bad Experience overall
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 4/28/2013
    My Wife and I were staying at a hotel nearby and chose this restaurant as we noticed it had good ratings but our experience was very disappointing. The wine list is very poor, the decoration is at it's minimum and very cheap, and the food was terrible. The tuna appetizer was fresh but flavorless, it got better after pouring a lot of salt and lime on it. My wife ordere a bone in Rib Eye whis was definitely not worth it's price and I had the chicken marsalla which I've had better ones at some regular diners. The only good experience was the service, very friendly.
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  • Service was Excellent and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/21/2013
    Service was Excellent and Food was excellent and promptly served. Great for special occaisions. Very Expensive, on the top end of kosher restaurant food pricing in the Miami area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food, bad place.
    pedro1949
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    The restaurant had good food and the waiter's attention. Over the atmosphere was terrible, too much noise, to our super small table, a cold by the door faces the months you are eating, horrible. The girls who work the front desk are not good at answering. Plus the food is excellent. I do not know if I would recommend this restaurant. Depending on each hit or not. 'll Come back or not, I think this has much restaurant as well or better than this, and the price $ 300.00 with two people of that money to go to a better restaurant. They still have to improve a lot.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • My husband and I were in South
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 2/13/2013
    My husband and I were in South Beach for a few days. Although there are good restaurants, Rare gave us an opportunity for a quiet, delicious , Kosher meal. The food was attractively presented and well- prepared, and the steak was fabulous. We are Kosher and never eat meat in a restaurant--what a treat! The service was great. Damon, the server was funny and attentive. I would highly recommend Rare to everyone--you don't have to be Kosher to eat in a good restaurant!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Enjoyed our meal. Server
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/30/2013
    Enjoyed our meal. Server was very knowledgeable and Friendly. Gave us good suggestions based on our preferences. Good for kosher and non-kosher dinners. Very high quality. Good single malt scotch selection as well.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great food pleasant ambience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 1/27/2013
    great food pleasant ambience. upscale kosher spot highlight of our miami vacation. so nice to have a place that is kosher, elegant, opulent and original. food is beautifully presented.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We order a sushi and a hamburger
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/24/2013
    We order a sushi and a hamburger and food took way to much time to come
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • The good and the bad...
    Shabs
    Dined on 1/22/2013
    Food and service very good, however very expensive. $400 for 3 people, which included a $90 bottle of wine (also overpriced)
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food is terrific and worth
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/20/2013
    Food is terrific and worth while the price Has a full bar and the service is excellent This restaurant moved form a nie location to a building that is a total turnoff. THe restaurant is one bog dinning room now, the valet parking is lousy.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • we had dinner, whole 9 of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/20/2013
    we had dinner, whole 9 of us, was just grand! chana
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyed immensly, fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/20/2013
    Enjoyed immensly, fantastic service, great food...quite pricey but I guess that's to be expected.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Expensive, slow but recommended.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/20/2013
    This was our 1st time dining at their new location at Tower 41. We had gone to the other location last January & loved it. They are still admittedly working out the kinks at their new diggs but the food was very good. The place was packed but we were seated immediately with our Open table reservation. When the food was taking quite a bit of time to come out of the kitchen, the waiter offered apologies, more bread, free wine for us and soda for the kids. Yeshiva break is always packed wherever you go so I will definitely come back on an " off" week again. Expensive but highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • If you balance it against
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/27/2012
    If you balance it against other kosher steakhouses, I would recommend. We went on a Saturday night and they did not have a bartender on staff and some of the food was not available. Frustrating.
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