Excellent! We added lobster to our entree +18$ more and the lobster was the worse part of the meal. Fishy taste. Everything else was amazing !! Would definitely come back !
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was absolutely delicious
The food was absolutely delicious with a wonderfully varied and huge menu with so many terrific options.. The service was professional and lovely!
3/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice menu and good food.
Very nice menu and good food. My husband I went for lunch. I had the lobster club and he had a huge burger with fries. We're going back for dinner so my husband can try a steak.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
The NY strip was slightly
The NY strip was slightly more fatty than it should have been for that cut. Overall we have been there several times and it is always consistently good.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great grilled shrimp and the
Great grilled shrimp and the filet was cooked just right
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were very happy with the
We were very happy with the food and service at Rare. We would definitely go back. The steak was cooked perfectly. It was nice that my husband and I could actually talk to one another and hear each other.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great time at Rare
The food and service were great. It was my first time and we were told about the type meat they serve. I will definitely go back
5/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and drink. I was a little surprised there were no sirloin burgers or chopped steaks on the menu--especially at the bar.
5/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall had a nice dinner on a very busy Saturday night. We had 8:30 reservations but due to a couple of large parties we were not seated till around 9:15. We were ok with that but that could really annoy some folks. We had a drink at the bar while we waited, which was pleasant. We each had delicious steaks and the mac&cheese and fries side dishes and all the food was really good. Our waiter was sort of new and you could tell, nuff said there. I am glad we found this place because if you're in the mood for a steak dinner and don't want any chain steak places ( Morton's, Ruth Chris, Outback etc.) it's a great choice and the prices are pretty good too.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our Mothers Day dining was
Our Mothers Day dining was excellent and our waite staff exceptional. I always enjoy the Ceasar salad as the dressing is amazing.
My NY sirloin strip was well aged, tender and done just right. Other diner's entrees of osso bucco and shortribs was equally well prepared. The meat and dessert presentation cart is a nice touch. Every effort was made to make us feel special.
The decor could use updating. The restaurant has a very 70s beige feel about it.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Consistently Great Steak and Bacon
As a returning guest, it is always a pleasure to begin at the bar. Coctails are generous and reasonable. Began the traditional Steak Dinner with Iceberg, Roquefort, and Rare's Famous Bacon. Excellent as always. Rare filet was temerature hot, wonderful. Wrapped it all up with Profiterole and a Port, what can I say it doesn't get much better than that. My guest had a similar experience and we equally pleased choosing a different cut of steak. I have recommended Rare many times and have never heard of a disapointment. I highly recommend it to you!
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I enjoyed lunch
My wife and I enjoyed lunch at Rare. We had an excellent lunch with perfect portions. The staff was friendly and always present when needed and the manager walked to each table to thank the customers and ensure their meal was perfect. The scallops were the best I've tasted in a long time. Highly recommended.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
The restaurant was sweet and had the right combination of ambiance and character. The steak was amazing and our service was superb. It was a wonderful evening from the appetizers to the dessert.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
My First time to Rare. Outstanding
My First time to Rare. Outstanding independent Steakhouse. Old School as they bring the cuts right to your table. The food was fantastic, wine list fantastic. Service was fantastic. 5 Stars overall. Great for a client dinner. Easy valet parking. Great alternative to a Ruth's Chris or chain steakhouse.
6/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Night Out
Best steak and hot peppers I had in a very long time. We had a table of 5 and the dinner and service was awesome. Out server Adam was on top of his game.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Celebrating my husband's birthday at Rare made for a very happy occassion. We were greeted and treated like an old friend by Manager Steve. Glad to see him back. Our wait staff Adam provided fautless and cheerful service.
The care and attention for preparing our dinner was so evident. The suggested corn chowder was creamy, vibrant and delicious.
Hubby's Steak was as expected... tender and grilled to perfection with a wondeful char. My pasta with clam sauce was simple and just plain goodness...just the way I like it. We topped off the meal with an amazing banana cream pie. Not overly sweet and had just the right touch of chocolate. We won't wait for another birthday to return.
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
ORDERED A FILET CAME OUT JUST THE WAY I WANTED IT.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Well served, good food, great bar ...we had a really nice time and will go back
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went here last night for my anniversary and it was amazing. Appetizers were unbelievable delicious and the steaks are to die for. Staff was extremely knowledgeable and were there to answer any of our questions. Definitely would recommend to others.
7/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
We've veen here a few times now...absolutely wonderful. I can't find one complaint with this place.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We heard about Rare from a relative (we used to go to Il Tulipano and loved it) and thought we'd give Rare a try and were extremely glad we did, great food, service and atmosphere, will definitely be back soon!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great menu, great food
Finally got here and sorry it took so long. Emphasis is on steaks which are displayed to you by your waiter before you order, but there are many other selections available such as seafood and Italian dishes. Prices are reasonable considering the size and quality of the servings. We enjoyed and would recommend the lobster bisque, The figs with prosciutto, andthe filet mignon.
7/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Birthday dinner for my daughter!
Birthday dinner for my daughter! excellent service and food was awesome!!! veal milanese, surf and turf and filet - delicious!!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
All around great experience
My wife and I went there to celebrate our wedding anniversary. I've passed by the place a thousand times, but this was our first time going. We made reservations a couple hours prior using opentable, and were surprised when we got there that the place was packed! We must have gotten the last reservation. The maitre d sat us right away and our waiter was on top of everything. My wife started with the Endive salad and said it was the best she's ever had. She had filet mignon for dinner which was outstanding and I had the chicken margherita which was also excellent. All in all, a perfect dinner and we will definitely be returning.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Return to Rare
I have been out of state for several months and was very happy to return to Rare for an oustanding dinner. I was pleasantly surprised to see that Steven had returned as host. The food is also exceptionable as Chef Dino is simply one of the best in the area. Everything was so good that I returned the next night for dinner again! It's great to be back in NJ
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just keeps getting better!
Another RARE trip and yes, it just keeps getting better each time! Ordered the Filet Mignon "Giambota", and one more just the same. Very RAREly do I engross such great tasting meat with toppings, but I was feeling a bit more. Medium RARE and cooked perfectly. We began dinner with the Jersey tomato salad and a wedge salad with thick cut bacon. Died and gone to heaven. Delish start! Stuffed Olive Martini or two and a glass of Pinot Grigio and this one seals it for another trip. SOON!
Our waiter was professional, courteous and very personable. He stayed on top of every need, even though he was busy.
Our next trip we bring company!
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent steakhouse with very good Italian food; service excellent both servers and kitchen;always large amount of specials
8/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
RARE STEAKHOUSE is a rare find !!!
This was the second time at Rare, and it was better than the first time. The first ime it was fantastic and after the second time I can say that the kitchen and the serving staff know their stuff. The head server was extremely knowledgable and answered all of our question without hesitation. The secondary table servers were on time and cleared the table right along with the courses perfectly.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Steak Dinner, I chose
Great Steak Dinner, I chose the Filet Mignon 10 oz...OUTSTANDING, Tender and easy to slice..
Lobster Tails were great too.. I would recommend this Steak House to all.. Enjoy I did....
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistently A quality experience
A return diner, Enjoyed an evening with my wife and a guest. My guest and I had Porterhouse for two. It was excellent. Service was great as always and Management was attentive. Apps, Drinks, Entrees, Dessert, Coffee and After dinner drinks were all superb. Dinner is always better with a couple of strips of their special Bacon! Always a great meal at Rare.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Food Great Bar
If you happen to find yourself in Little Falls NJ, Rare is a good choice for a steak. The Smashed potatoes are a MUST. Steak is a good piece of meat properly prepared. The highlight is the bar staff, especially Lisa. A true GEM for any restaurant. A true professional who know how to make and pour a drink! Plus talk about great service...WOW! Sit at the bar, enjoy drinks and dinner, be pampered.
9/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent for Anniversary
Reason for visit: Brought my wife to Rare for our 1 year anniversary.
Price: Thankfully it was a special occassion because we spent over $100, without any drinks or dessert (two meat courses, one side dish (split the creamed spinach) and one appetizer).
Overall Experience: Wife and I very much enjoyed the food. I love meat, especially beef, so I got a filet. She got a chicken dish which she enjoyed.
Recommendation: I would certainly recommend Rare for a special occassion and I would also return for a special occassion in the future as well.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, very friendly staff, great variety of food choices.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
I haven't been to Rare since May and left disappointed. My recent visit was a great surprise. The food was good and well prepared. The service was terrific and friendly. I was very pleasantly surprised and will be back soon again.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
You Will Not Be Disappointed!
Food prepared perfectly to customers specifications and also presented well. Great service. Waiters are knowledgeable and willing to furnish full description of all dishes & steak variations. Owner is friendly & goes out of his way to ensure customers are comfortable. Price is reasonable; you are left feeling you got your money's worth. Also, valet parking available; attendants are friendly & respectful. Will definitely re-visit soon.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another RAVE for RARE
We were more than pleased with Rare. Service was excellent. We weren't rushed; the waiter was patient with questions and knowledgeable with his answers. Maitre'd was attentive to all of the customers. We definitely over-ordered - hubby and I each ordered an appetizer - calamari & steamed clams - both excellent. For our main course hubby and I both chose the "Cowboy" rib eye steaks. Mine was perfectly cooked to my medium rare specification. Hubby ordered the blue cheese & Portobello topping which he found to be a bit overpowering to the meat. Tasted by itself on the side I thought the topping delicious but could see how it could dominate over the steak. Truffle fries - yum! All in all it was a great meal and I would highly recommend Rare.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was great. Food was
Service was great. Food was very good. The maître d' made a point to congratulated us on our Wedding Anniversary when we arrived and made a point to come over when we were leaving congratulating us again and thanking us for spending our special occasion at the restaurant.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
You Can Steak Your Claim
One of the better steak houses around with quality beef, responsive service and awesome desserts. Why go to Manhattan and spend a fortune when you can have just as good a protein fix in Little Falls, Joisey. Highly reccommended.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We want to Rare to celebrate
We want to Rare to celebrate my husbands birthday. We wanted a steakhouse and this restaurant fit the bill. The food and the service were wonderful. We had an 8:15 reservation and didn't get seated until about 9 but I see why, no one wanted to leave.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall great experience
Our reservation was confirmed by phone, we were greated
At the door by the owner, let us pick our own table. He knew it was a
special occasion, and said Happy Birthday to my husband. The waiter Jose
was very attentive, friendly and knowledgable. The food was excellent, absol re best
steakhouse we've been to, and we've tried all the best. We can't wait to go back!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
You cant judge a book by it's cover
After just moving to the area one week ago, we were looking for a place to celebrate our anniversary. After reading reviews we thought we'd try Rare. It's in a little, nondescript building near a set of railroad tracks. Upon arriving we were wished happy anniversary by the maitre'd. I always type a note to the restaurant when making a reservation for a special occasion dinner and this is the first time my note has ever been acknowledged. Even though we were at a steakhouse, we both had seafood (swordfish and scallops) and were wowed. So many places have seafood & don't know how to cook it. Our desserts came adorned with candles and another wish for a happy anniversary. All in all we were pleasantly surprised and will definitely be back.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a wonderful experience. The food was all phenomenal and the waiter was superb.
We will definitely visit .
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the food and the atmosphere.
Loved the food and the atmosphere. Very comfortable noise level, made visiting with friends very easy. It was not as expensive as I thought it was going to be.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Date Night!
Always a great time. The service was impeccable, and the steak was cooked to perfection. The crab cake for appetizer was delicious! A wonderful dining experience, especially for a nice date night out!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Made reservation on line with a request for a quiet table,which was handled to a tee.Host explained that the table he had for me was just about done,waited a few more minutes and was seated at the perfect table.April our waitress was fantastic and helped us with the menu. Food was great ,all around a great evening.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food Romantic Ambiance
Anniversary night with my wife, I made my reservation on Open Table. The restaurant manager called to confirm my reservation and made arrangements to help make the night special. The waiter was knowledgeable and kind helping us to make our choices for the evening. We ordered the Porterhouse steak recommended for 2. It was very well prepared and wonderfully seasoned. I have only good things to say about my experience at Rare, I'd suggest trying it for yourself to get my full meaning.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had an excellent meal. Everything was delious & our waiter, Miguel was attentive. We love to come here.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoyed every minute of the evening from the friendly phone call to remind me of the time to be there.It started with a few treats from the kitchen yum. The apps were beautiful and very well plated. The salad I had was vey nice not over dressed.The cuts of beef were awesome with many choices to pick and the we're cooked to perfection.The sides were great choices to go with the cut of beef I got. Well done RARE 5 stars can't wait to go back with friends and family thank you for a wonderful evening.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Saturday Night Wild
Service was good, and the note on Open Table re putting a candle in a dessert for a birthday in our party of 7 was honored! Impressed that Rare does non-steak items as good as its steak entrees (crusty salmon and roasted chicken: both excellent), and though the tri-color salad was not as I'd remembered it, the Caesar salad was passable and the Irish soda bread was fantastic. We'll return, for sure, but not on a Saturday night.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
ALWAYS A TERRIFIC MEAL. STEAKS ARE DONE JUST RIGHT. THE ADDED TOUCH OF CHEF'S OFFERING OF BRUCHETTA AND MINI MEATBALLS WITH CREAM SAUCE WAS UNEXPECTED AND A PLUS.
THE MANAGER WAS TAKING A WELL DESERVED DAY OFF BUT STILL MANAGED TO TAKE CARE OF US.
LISA AND CHRISTA WERE TERRIFIC.
MADE FOR A MEMORABLE ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM