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RARE650
RARE650

RARE650 Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.rare650.com/
  • Email: info@rare650.com
  • Phone: (516) 496-8000
  • Hours of Operation: Bar Hours: Opens everyday at 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Wednesday 5:00pm-10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday 5:00pm-11:00pm, Sunday 4:00pm-9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Sushi, American
  • Executive Chef: Sean Blakeslee
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catered Funtions from 20 people to 250. Please call Christine Walters at 516.496.8000
  • Entertainment: Live Jazz Wednesday and Friday nights and live DJ on Thursday nights.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: South Oyster Bay Rd
  • Public Transit: LIRR Syosset station
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet parking is available seven nights a week.
A word from RARE650
Executive Chef Sean Blakeslee has created a contemporary menu that has something for everyone. RARE 650 menu is is truly unique, combining tender prime dry-aged steaks with amazing sushi and seafood . Our international wine list offers over 700 selections, Sixty of which are available by the glass and recently awarded a two glass best of award from wine Spectator. Our magnificent wine room is the perfect setting for private events for up to 75 people. If you like the vibe and style of Hamptons, you're going to love... RARE 650's posh, new Outdoor Dining and Lounge. Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Diner Reviews
  • " RARE650, food amazing service amazing experience delightful"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "1st time here and was not disappointed at all. Very attentive staff and food was excellent. Everything you would expect for what you'll spend."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Worst steak ever! Sides were good but porterhouse for two was flavorless and tough. Big disappointment, with all the high end steak houses available we won't be going back."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Great food - excellent service. Even the deserts were great!! thoroughly enjoyed the evening.!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "From the food to the service to the atmosphere it's one of the best restaurants on Long Island"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "very good service and atmosphere. we were a party of six and we were seated in a nice area."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Food is fine, but asparagus and mashed potatoes that each cost as much as liquor? Give me a break! I've had $100 meals before, but at least they came with caviar. Don't waste your money here."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "i've been to them all and i keep coming back to Rare650 - food is always good, service is excellant - fantastic place to take clients - thanks Rare650"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Overall a fantastic place to enjoy from the wait staff to the great wines along with amazing food !!!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The service was great, but the food was much too pricey for what it was. Places in Manhattan have much better food for less, but it may be because there is more competition in the city than on Long Island."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Rare 650 is a fantastic restaurant. Pricey, but everything including the bread is delicious and worth every penny."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "My husband and I went here on Friday night and we were really not impressed. I have been here a couple times for work lunches and holiday parties so I expected better. The service was good but almost too attentive and when it came to paying the bill the waiters disappeared. The food was okay but not great and did not warrant the prices they charge. The steak was very fatty and not worth $59-for that price I rather go to Burton and Doyle or Bryant and Cooper and get a real quality cut of meat. My sushi was fairly good and the calamari/shrimp appetizer tasted like it came from a chain like Applebee's. The decor and ambiance is beautiful however and the bar scene seemed nice for those who enjoy that. I don't think we will be returning."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Service was awesome, just like the atmosphere. Food was great! I can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "The service was fantastic, Victoria was energetic, pleasant, and knowledgeable. She was able to make specific recommendations to make every bit of our meal compliment each other. Our steaks were cooked perfectly and the sides were just as delicious. I would recommend coming here for a nice night out or a special occasion."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Went with family for an early Saturday evening dinner....service was excellent all around and food was top-notch....my only minor complaint would be the high cost, but you should know this ahead of time....steak was very good, scallops even better and sides were great, especially the lobster-truffle mac and cheese.....delicious desserts as well....excellent overall meal!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "had a great time with my hubby and daughter. My daughter now says this is her favorite restaurant!!!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Met family for dinner Sat night. Food was good and our waitress was excellent. The wine list though extensive was just OK. The bar was very small and the dining room crowded. I much prefer their sister restaurant Blackstone in Mellville."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Fantastic from start to finish....Amazing service!"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "This was the best place to celebrate my 7th Valentines day Dinner with my boyfriend. It never fails to make me happy, sushi is FABUOLOUS!!!!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This dinner was a birthday celebration and the person loved everything about it."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "I always see everyone complaining about the prices of this restaurant, you're not just paying for the food you're paying for the entire experience. The decor of the place is jaw dropping, the service was unlike anything I've ever had. They were the most polite and fun servers I've ever had. LOVE Christian and Alex. The food and sushi we ordered was unbelievable, I can't wait to go back and try more. The ONLY con was the cigar smoking idiots outside, you can't enter or leave without walking through it."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "This was a great dining experience from the time the valet picked up my car to the time he returned it. Hostess was pleasant ... waiter was freindly and knowledgeable ... support staff team orientated and worked well together. I dined with a customer that was there for the first time. total experience wow'd him. Thank you all for making it another memeorable experience!! :)"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Excellent food and service. Perfect for a business dinner. Would definitely go back again."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Rare 650 is without a doubt one of the best restaurants in long island. The food is exceptional and service is always outstanding. They have great specials daily and a wine list that can suit everyone (50% off wines $100 or more on Monday great deal). If the rib eye spinalis is a special it is a MUST have."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Every course was delicious. Service was friendly, timely, and professional"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "As we've come to expect from the Scotto Restaurant "Chain?" the food was very good and the ambiance is in keeping with the times. The sterile and new feeling of the place is something that I personally don't enjoy, but understand that many people do. The menu was very interesting and cooked to perfection. The drink options were plentiful and the service was outstanding. As a sum total of all of those things, the bill was consistent (read: expensive.) If you are in the area and don't mind parting with a Franklin for dinner, this is a very nice spot. It is, however, very indistinguishable from all the other modern restaurants that are within the class (Jewel, Blackstone, Insignia, etc.) Happy Dining!"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Great restaurant. The food and service are both top notch!"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Loved everything the food, service, decor and ambience. Would highly recommend."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We were given a gift card to this restaurant, which is the main reason we went there. it is quite overpriced and the food in nothing outstanding or unusual. Our main server was not at all warm or friendly and seemed bothered when we asked to hear the specials again. The noise level was bordering on the loud range and we we just were not happy with the whole experience. it is not a place we will recommend or revisit to dine."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "So I came here with a group of people.Ordering wine was an interesting experience, The menu had indicated a 2010, but the waitress brought over a 2011. The manager had spoken with us and said they were out of the 2010 and had not offered a replacement, simply said this is what we have now. The waitress had some issues opening the wine... She had broke the cork and instead of bringing a new bottle she just proceeded to finish opening that one. For a 'Fine' Steakhouse, I think this sort of behavior/service is unacceptable. The food was okay, nothing too crazy. I've had better steaks at J.R. Steakhouse. Overall, if you're looking for a great steakhouse experience, this is not the place to go."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "My fiancé and I had such a wonderful meal at Rare650, that we booked our engagement party for this coming summer. The food was delicious - he had steak and I had the scallops. The sushi was fresh and delicious, and the creamed spinach and truffle Mac and cheese were great! Also, the wine list was very impressive and I had a delicious Riesling. The service was exceptional, and very knowledge and accommodating. I would recommend for any great meal or special occasion, as it was on the pricey side but completely worth every penny! The restaurant itself was also gorgeous, as was the outside seating area."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "I've been to this local restaurant a lot, and it used to be a "favorite" but no more. My husband ordered a filet mignon. We had our entrees delivered, and the sides were served by the wait staff. My husband cut into his "medium rare" steak and it was closer to medium well. Even the wait staff realize there was a problem and took the entire plate back, sides and all. When the replacement came, it was closer to rare than medium rare, but edible... except that there were no sides! The manager came over but his apology was more obnoxious that nice, and the bill didn't compensate for the sides that had been thrown out never to be eaten. My husband and I ate in shifts because my food was hot, and what else could I do. Not handled well."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Noise level very, very loud. Steaks great. A bit expensive."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "i love rare and go often. i would never write a bad review but i took a client tuesday night. everything is usually good there except tonight they were out of bone in filet and the wine that i ordered. they were out of the fish special for my client also. what happened to the assorted bread basket, they brought a few slices of regular bread..am i missing something? i know 1 bad shouldnt overtake 10 goods but just figured you would want to know..i'm still coming back !"
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Food was extremely good! We were sitting at a table near the bar and it was extremely noisy!! Our busboy was beyond annoying - he didn't even give us an opportunity to put our fork down and he was clearing the table - at one point he was actually lingering by our table waiting for us to finish! Crazy!! Food was very good but what a weird experience otherwise"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "The Scotto's know how to do it right. Very similar to their other place, Blackstone's but this is more of a nightlife scene. Went on a Thursday with a group of 6 the head waiter was somewhat knowledgeable. When I asked a specific question in regard to a steak all he did was give me the definition of what that cut of meat was until then after he repeated the definition he figured out what I was asking and addressed it somewhat. He knew enough to pass the test but not enough to use the information practically! Other than the fact that I had no fork when my entree hit, it was a great experience. All said and done, I would go back, the food was worth it. I would suggest sitting before 7 if you want the noise level to be acceptable."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "We were there on a Thursday night if your not into the singles meat market pick another night by the time we left the noise and crowd was out of control. Otherwise prior food and service was excellent"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "You can always count on Rare650 for great food and service. We love it there, always have and I expect always will."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "The food and service were spectacular! Very friendly staff..very accomodating to us for my husbands 40th birthday dinner. The steak..sauce..and fish were made perfect. A little pricey..but well worth for a special night out."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "We had the Sunday Special. It was delicious,the lobster was huge and done perfectly and the filet was also done perfectly,tender and juicy. We sat upstairs and it was quiet and intimate. The service was excellent. We enjoyed the evening."
    Dined on 2/16/2014