Fine & Rare

4.6
351 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Live Music
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  • Special Occasion
Fine & Rare is a spirit-focused restaurant that showcases an impressive collection of limited edition whiskey, scotch, tequila, mezcal, and rum. The ornate art deco style interior and live jazz entertainment provides a sophisticated ambiance while guests indulge in upscale American cuisine.

Live Jazz Schedule:
Monday- Thursday 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday-Saturday 5:30 PM- 8:30 PM / 9:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Sunday 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Daily 4:00 pm–2:00 am
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Phone number
(212) 725-3866
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
between Madison & 5th Ave
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4, 5, 6, 7, S to Grand Central 42nd Street
B, D, F, M, N, Q, R to 34th Street Herald Square
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Entertainment
Live Jazz Nightly
Live Jazz Brunch
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Special events & promotions
Private room and full venue space available.

Please email info@fineandrare.nyc for inquiries.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Private tastings, dinners, luncheons, and private events. Please contact us for inquiries.

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Sun 11:30AM - 2:00PM
Mon - Fri 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM
Sat 11:30AM - 2:00PM

Reviews from verified diners
351 reviews
4.6 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
69%
Very Good
21%
Good
7%
Fair
2%
Poor
1%
4.3
food
4.5
service
4.8
ambience
4.0
value
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
New York Area
5.0Dined 15 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food, service, and live jazz music was excellent! Would highly recommend.

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RB
New York Area
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A new favorite for me in a neighborhood that isn’t easy to find good places. The service was exceptional although perhaps too much...just as I was about to say things I couldn’t say the waiter kept hovering. Regardless, I loved so many things on the menu I ordered lots of stuff. We couldn’t eat it all, but it was all very good. We were too full for desert, so they gave us 4 mini tarts/cakes that were perfect. Just enough sweetness to end the meal without feeling like you were consuming too much. Same owners as the Flatiron Room - which is another favorite. I would have had some Old Elk Bourbon but they didn’t have it! 😱

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S
New York Area
5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful experience for my friend’s birthday. Soft live jazz playing on the stage while we had a terrific dinner. The paella for 2 was full of seafood and the rice was flavorful. I thought the “ by the glass” selection of Chardonnay was a bit pricy but when you consider the whole experience I guess it was worth it. You are not crammed in and the atmosphere is exceptional. The artichoke appetizer was great.

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T
4.0Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. Except that my strip wasn’t anything to celebrate (tough with a line of uneditable grizzle down the middle. I wasn’t going to spit it out after every bite lol. I did my best) And I was looking forward to a great steak. My date loved hers. So I may have just got unlucky. The service was awesome. From management to the server. And the atmosphere was very relaxing. Perfect date option.

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OT
4.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I went to Fine and Rare with a friend for his birthday and absolutely loved the ambience. The food was great and the server was very interactive, helpful and engaging. I would strongly recommend people to try this place out.

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OT
Vancouver
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and music.

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OT
New York Area
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and excellent music!

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k
4.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing is not enough to say how perfect everything was! Service outstanding, food really really good. Only one thing I didn’t love but not a big deal. The music was too loud. I recommend this place 100%!!! So worth it.

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OT
New York Area
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sasha and the team are always so hospitable and welcoming! Always feel like a VIP. Great food and music.

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JR
3.0Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Food was average. Drinks good but wife's blueberry gimlet was not to her liking. Straight martini was good. Beluga Gold vodka was good but overpriced at $30 for a drink. Ambience was very nice and staff was superb as was service but can't make up for average food at best. The baked alaska for desert was nice and presentation was cool where they poured flaming rum over merenge topping. Limited selection of appetizers mostly were heavy and overly salted. Burratta was good. Manager was very courteous as my wife did not like her soupy pasta (gnocchi) and she took it off the bill. However food was very salty and both our feet were blowing up after eating. Recommendation to chef, salt is not substitute for good balanced seasoning. Burger was $28 with fries initially being soggy. Waiter had them fried more to crisp up a bit. Technique for cooking was subpar. Frankly would recommend DB Bistro burger over this by 10 to 1 or if you are in mood for steak Benjamins is nearby as is Keens Chophouse.
Nice aspect of establishment was nice ambience, good music and great service.

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w
New York Area
3.0Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

let me start out by saying that we dine out often, inclusive of many high end restaurants, & have no issues paying $$ for a great meal w/great service. when i made reservations i stated "no banquette seating"& i requested a booth. when we arrived we were the first diners there (early pre-show), however, the hostess immediately took us to the banquette?!? i asked if she saw in the res that i stated no banquette & requested a booth? she said yes. hmmm -then why try to sit us at the banquette?? she said she couldn't sit us at a booth w/out the mgr's approval. she left to check w/the mgr, returned & walked to a booth & plopped the menus on the table & walked away -no comment,no smile, no "enjoy your dinner", no "yes,we would be happy to sit you at a booth"- clearly annoyed. but why?? (after we were seated she offered a booth to 2 other groups of 2?!?) our waiter quickly came to the table & he was extremely pleasant, attentive & impressively knowledgeable regarding their spirits. i was looking for a vodka martini. i dislike gin, however he had me taste something that was delicious-and it was "monkey 27gin"- who knew!! he suggested a cocktail w/said gin & it was incredible!! when the bill arrived the cocktail was $26.. yes, it was delicious, but not worth $26.. that's ok-whatever. anyway, now, on to our meals. two cold, store shelf, tasteless rolls arrived. we then had one beet & one arugula salad- they were okay. hubby ordered the strip steak which was cooked nicely, however, it was also just okay - nothing exceptional. i had the branzino, skin on. when fish is prepared w/skin on it needs to be crispy-it was not crispy at all. overall it was, once again ... just okay. we kind of lost our waiter except to order a cab & a beer w/entrees, as he never came back at all to ask how our meals were!? the music/entertainment was wonderful!! i got the impression that you have to be a regular here in order to receive overall top notch attention, seating, etc.

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KP
New York Area
4.0Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The restaurant is beautiful and I loved the jazz-y ambiance. The music was a bit too loud as our table was right in front of the stage and it was difficult to hear each other. the staff was great. loved the whiskey selection. the food was ok, nothing special. We shared the East coast oysters and Burrata salad. I had the salmon, which was ordinary. my friend had the Branzhino which she loved. We had the truffle fries. I'm not a big fan of truffle oil, but they were tasty.
Crème brulee and wine was great!

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MN
2.0Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

We came here for my boyfriends birthday(I’ve had put that in the reservation aswell). When we arrived the host was super unfriendly and the band wasn’t playing until we sat there for half an hour. We ordered the cheese platter, that was not worth the money at all! We had three tiny cheeses that did not taste nice. For the main we both had the chicken that was way too overcooked and dry and we had the truffle fries. The truffle fries were really nice and we wished that we only ordered that as we did not finished our chicken aswell as our cheese platter. In the mean time of our dinner the band left again eventhough they only played 3/4 songs.. they were really good but the drummer was way too loud and they could have played a bit longer, or a different band in the mean time would have been nice. Afterall we wanted to have dinner here because of the live music... The couple next to us were given a small birthday cake without asking for it while we had to look at it and wondering why my boyfriend did not get it. Afterall we spent $170 for the dinner. Positive side: the cocktails were really good!

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JK
New England
5.0Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely choice for a dinner with my daughter - loved the jazz trio.

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F
New York Area
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Waiter's recommendations for drinks were on point. Tell them what you like and they will bring you some new things to try that fall in that taste range. Music was swanky and fun. Great place to get together with friends over a nice drink.

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OT
Las Vegas
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The New York steak was the best I’ve ever had and the music was just perfect!

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CP
1.0Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Surly waiters and busboys,no attention to requests for ice or lemon with water.
Food was expensive, dry and missing ingredients listed on the menu.
Spare rib burger was small and dry, burratta had no oil or balsamic vinegar and watery.
Ambience totally sucked with super loud disco thumping everywhere. Live music, piano, bass &vocals were nice but mood was destroyed on their break with more loud disco!

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OT
New York Area
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a pleasant place! Good food, good music and outstanding service.

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L
London
2.0Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Staff were not happy that we did not order the "amazing cocktails" to start, and instead went for a glass of wine. Food was very average. Staff left us alone. Best part was the live music 'jazz' with brandi which was excellent. Sorry we will not be back.

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NY
New York Area
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went here for Father’s Day and had a great time. Our waiter, Cooper, was excellent and very knowledgeable about all the whiskey. Food was very good. The live jazz made the meal feel special. Definitely recommend this place for special occasions and get togethers with friends.

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FP
New York Area
5.0Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food great - music terrific
Love this place

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J
New York Area
4.0Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Interesting place one wouldn't expect in this neighborhood! Walk in to a beautiful fireplace and lovely wood area and some banquets. There is jazz at the restaurant some evenings and the fine and rare is due to their very extensive collection of whiskey and other liquor. Food was find but not outstanding. I would go back for jazz and drinks.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I recently went to Fine and Rare for my girlfriends birthday and we both loved it ! The cocktails were amazing (Death of a Ladies Man was my personal favorite) and our waiter Conner (and everyone from the hostess to the manager) was amazing as well. The music was perfect and the live band definitely put the experience over the top with their perfect musical sets. The food was also really good (she had the steak and truffle fries, while i had the surf and turf special that included steak and lobster tail). We have been raving about this place since we left and will definitely be visiting again soon !

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VG
New England
2.0Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

The atmosphere was good. Thee food was well below our expectation for the prices on the menu. The drinks were absolutely excessively overpriced. We had a server who misrepresented a meal. We expressed our displeasure and the manager went out of his way to make us happy. We appreciated his reaction. However the high end selection we made was not to the quality of similar high end restaurants for similar dishes.

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SC
Las Vegas
5.0Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food with very accommodating staff. We were there twice in one day and may go back again today it was so good

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TB
5.0Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall, great place! Will definitely be back again.

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OT
Richmond
5.0Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service. Jazz brunch is a hidden gem!

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OT
New York Area
4.0Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The athmosphere was great. Live music def is a great touch. The place looks like it just came out of the 50s which is awesome.
We tried the crab appetizer, however it came in a plate of salt. Some of the crab meat tipped over and when you are eating just salt it was terrible! 🤮
We also ordered the 28 ounce rib eye which was a little chewy not a lot of flavor , brussell sprout sides were great. The service was great. overall i would rate it a 7.

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SB
Dallas
3.0Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 1ambience 5

The service was terrible and I had to send my burger back after I gave very specific instructions to leave off the cucumbers and cheese.

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DO
Miami
3.0Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Our food was not great. Paella was bland. Steak undercooked and had to be sent back twice.

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MM
New York Area
5.0Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, music was great, food was great, cocktails too notch! Cooper was an amazing attentive server! Really loved the whole overall experience from entering to exiting! Highly recommend.

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OT
New England
5.0Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We try to go here whenever we are visiting NY. Went for the Sunday Jazz Brunch for the 2nd time. The food was delicious and the service was fantastic. The jazz trio was wonderful and weren’t too loud, so we were still able to have an enjoyable conversation. Would highly recommend

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AN
5.0Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great night with lively jazz and good food. Our waiter was fantastic with excellent recommendations on drinks and the wine list. We loved the live jazz music and the atmosphere. Will definitely recommend this for a fun night out.

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SJ
Indiana
3.0Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Underwhelming
Wine was super expensive, food was mediocre as was jazz. Dinner rolls were cold and cheap.

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OT
New York Area
4.0Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very pleasant. Only thing I could say needs change is to have more items in the menu. It’s limited especially in the appetizer selections.

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CL
Toronto
5.0Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first time in New York was such a fun experience dining at Fine and Rare. The ambiance was so cool with the jazz band, complex and delicious cocktails and a terrific menu. Our waiter was amazing and our cocktail lady made excellent suggestions from their huge cocktail menu. Great time had by all!

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OT
New York Area
5.0Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jazz trio was sublime, loved the cocktails & food, and it’s a beautiful space!

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OT
5.0Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment you walk in you sense that this is a good place. There is jazz music being played by a live Trio and a large fireplace sheds its flickering light across the room.
The menu is wonderful. I had the gnocchi and it was perfect. The seating was comfortable and we were offered our choice of the available tables when we entered. A particular highlight was the dessert - I think it's called 'the Globe'. delicious and very satisfying in every way.

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J
New York Area
5.0Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service, superb jazz trio and incredible scotch options. We went for dessert and drinks, the waiter recommended a perfect whisky combination with our sweet plates. Money welt spent!
Ps: we went for our anniversary and the waiter surprised us with a treat!

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C
New York Area
5.0Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We could not have been happier with our experience at Fine & Rare this weekend for my boyfriend's 30th birthday. Jane, the hostess, is AMAZING and made sure our night was perfect. The music was superb, the food was delicious - ESPECIALLY the Fine & Rare Sphere... oh my gosh, HEAVEN - and our waiter was fantastic. Do yourself a favor and check this place out immediately!

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