Fine & Rare

4.6
1232 Reviews
$50 and over
American
Fine and Rare embodies fine food and rare spirits.
Our Executive Chef has created a menu that exemplifies the Fine and Rare brand.
Fine and Rare restaurant showcases an impressive collection of limited edition whiskey, 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 performance schedule
Monday: 6:00 - 9:00
Tuesday: 6:00 - 9:00
Wednesday: 6:00 - 9:00
Thursday: 5:30 - 12:00
Friday: 5:30 - 12:00
Saturday: 5:30 - 12:00
Sunday: 6:00 - 9:00

Experiences

  • Christmas with Live Jazz!

    $115.00 per personPrepaid

    Dec 24 - Dec 25, 2021

    Join us for memorable experience of Fine&Rare Hospitality! Our Culinary Team created a special 3-course holiday menu that exemplifies the Fine & Rare brand. American classic dishes created with ingredients painstakingly sourced for their superior quality and freshness. Please visit our website to review the menu: https://fineandrare.nyc/ Prior to making reservation, please review our policies: * All sales are final * Live jazz performance is only indoors * Your table will be available for 2.5h * New York City Government requires you to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter indoor dining. Our hosts will be checking proof of vaccination upon guests arrival. * For additional questions please email dasha@goodnightgroup.nyc
  • New Year's Eve with Live Jazz!

    $135.00 per personPrepaid

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    Join us for memorable experience of Fine&Rare Hospitality! Our Culinary Team created a special 3-course holiday menu that exemplifies the Fine & Rare brand. American classic dishes created with ingredients painstakingly sourced for their superior quality and freshness. Please visit our website to review the menu: https://fineandrare.nyc/ Prior to making reservation, please review our policies: * All sales are final * Your table will be available until 9pm * New York City Government requires you to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter indoor dining. Our hosts will be checking proof of vaccination upon guests arrival. * For additional questions please email dasha@goodnightgroup.nyc
  • New Year's Eve Celebration with Live Jazz!

    $155.00 per personPrepaid

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    Join us for memorable experience of Fine&Rare Hospitality! Our Culinary Team created a special 3-course holiday menu that exemplifies the Fine & Rare brand. American classic dishes created with ingredients painstakingly sourced for their superior quality and freshness. Please visit our website to review the menu: https://fineandrare.nyc/ Prior to making reservation, please review our policies: * All sales are final *We cannot guarantee a specific table *New York City Government requires you to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter indoor dining. Our hosts will be checking proof of vaccination upon guests arrival. * For additional questions please email dasha@goodnightgroup.nyc

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1232 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, tasty and fairly priced food, fabulous cocktails and line of spirits

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vipMarcH
London
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

You gotta love it when you try a new place and the experience turns out wonderful.
Great food, service and ambience. Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful !

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Bosh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, wonderful live music and outstanding service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Absolutely superb! From the warm ambiance to the impeccable service to the amazing live music — this place has it all and we loved it!

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Mike
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and ambiance. Good value

SC
SarahC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Overall a good experience. Service was a bit slow at times, but to be expected on Thanksgiving. The portions were smaller than expected for a prix-fixe (for example, we got one plate of veggies to split, but they were small even for one person). The tables were very close together, which was maybe a bit surprising given COVID. That said, about what I had in mind and overall enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

They were very professional and courteous beyond belief.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We felt rushed and the food and atmosphere was ~ average at best. My wife and I picked this restaurant to celebrate our Anniversary. The reviews mentioned great food and live entertainment. However a few hours before we our reservation we received a call noting that the Live music would be ending at 9pm (our reservations were for 10PM following a show). We elected to stay with our reservation but were given the option to cancel without penalty - this would have been our first clue.

We arrived and were greeted warmly. With our drink order taken by a waiter that didn’t introduce himself, we were informed that he’d be leaving for the evening. Another person soon appeared and delivered our drinks and took our order. The menu was simple with only one steak listed and limited seafood options. The ambience was eclectic (not what we’d expected for a place offering live jazz music). Soon a 3rd person arrived with our food. My wife’s steak was average, a bit gristly and my crab cakes were good (not great, not bad).

About 20 minutes into our meal we were asked about desert and were told the kitchen would be closing soon - but “take your time”. We did have coffee but elected to get desert elsewhere- after all it’s New York and options were limitless.

In summary the words I’d use would be “average and rushed”. With all the options available, we’ll pick elsewhere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Celebrated my wife and I anniversary. Food was amazing and the ambiance was great, the jazz music really sets the mood for a nice night. Definitely a must go

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and whiskey list

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CliffW
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My girlfriend and I came up from Delaware to celebrate her birthday. I was on my own to research and find place that I thought would be fun, romantic, memorable, and not "over-the-top"expensive. I am 100% confident when I say Fine and Rare is all of those things! We had multiple cocktails, a glass of wine, a round of appetizers, great entrees, and a wonderful dessert to top off the evening. The live music gives you a wonderful experience and the way you feel in this rustic, American cuisine restaurant will set the tone for any good relationship. 10/10 would recommend!

Side note: as great as the food and environment was, the server was really nice but not as warm and welcoming as I think a restaurant such as this should be. When you're spending $250-300 for two people, I want my server to be prepared to put more of a front of having a good time with us at least, even if he/she is having a rough night. All in all, I would come back in a heartbeat and recommend this place to friends!!!

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Kr87
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The young lady that greeted me was not the most pleasant initially. When I was seated it was freezing where I was. I didn’t feel like there was a lot of great food options. The steak I ordered was good. Overall it okay and over priced

Fine & Rare
Responded 2 days ago

Hello, Your feedback is much appreciated, so thank you for taking the time to write to us. Fine and Rare is built on the highest of standards, so we’re very sorry to hear that those standards were unmet during your time at our business. We would cherish the opportunity to investigate your feedback, especially the temperature of the section you were sitting in, and discuss further. Please reach out to us at info@fineandrare.nyc and we will use your feedback to help us improve.

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vipHeidi
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I really loved this restaurant and didn't know what to expect! The cocktails are AMAZING and huge selection of wonderful spirits. The food is pretty casual but delicious and the live entertainment was fabulous. I would recommend a both front and center of the stage to take in the full experience!

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DavidD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking for a classy establishing with great service, live music, deliciously prepared food and crafted cocktails, look no further. You will shell out a little extra, but every penny is worth it. The cocktails to start were delicious, and so was the appetizers (Octopus, and the Salad), as well as the 32oz Tomahawk Steak my wife and I shared. Rare and Charred, for that I have no words. Want a classy night out? I definitely recommend this place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and loved it! Atmosphere was great. They’re Seabass it was exceptional. Also the smoky whiskey it was my favorite. Love the ambience in the jazz music. I will definitely visit went to New York again.

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Christine
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun and uptempo! Awesome place to go to on a Thursday evening with a date!

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SakibA
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

To keep it short and sweet, this place was worth visiting and I would most likely come back in the future.
The performance on stage is what made the visit special, and it set the tone/ambience of the time spent here.
The drinks were good.
My only minuscule down is that when we ordered the 32oz tomahawk steak and it came slightly more on the rare side opposed to medium rare, the waitress asked if we would have liked it to be cooked more, but we declined because it was still delicious.

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vipShawnH
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience from beginning to end. The ambiance, the food, the cocktails, the service all was impeccable!

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kerrid
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food2service4ambience5

Wonderful place to spend time with people. They need to improve the quality of food though. The music, ambiance, people were all excellent.

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Btbeal
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

When dining in Midtown, one always runs the risk of stumbling into a kitschy restaurant that happens to survive on tourists alone - this is one of those places. The food was inexcusable and when asked to walk us through some of the dishes, it took four servers to produce an answer (after ~15 minutes). We attempted to leave but were guilted into staying and were treated to a severely undercooked steak. The saving grace is that the whisky menu is exhaustive so... maybe go there for a drink with someone who would like the gimmicky ambiance.

Fine & Rare
Responded 2 days ago

Hello, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We’re sorry to hear that your food experience was very underwhelming. We take great pride in our food, whiskey, and overall service offering - so anything less than a 5-star experience for you does not sit right with us. Please reach out to us at info@fineandrare.nyc to discuss your experience further. We’d like to do right by you and hope for another opportunity to show you the first-class experience we’re consistently known for.

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NancyR
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine and Rare was everything I hoped it would be. The service was impeccable, the drinks and food divine. We enjoyed watching the bartender. She was an expert mixologist

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Francesca
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place to see jazz, true New York glam. Love seeing Brian Newman's band play here, the musicians are terrific, and the food, cocktails, ambiance are all top notch. Service is smooth and staff are total pros, never snooty. Always an excellent experience.

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Anna
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and good were amazing. The spirits were even better. Live music was on point.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I think my waiter’s name was Nesh, and was very attentive to our table and made sure we ordered before the kitchen was closed. It was my first time in New York and I’ll be recommending this place to all my friends and coworkers. Thank you so much and I’ll be back again next time I visit.

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FirstTimeNYvisitor
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

The food and ambiance in this restaurant we're great. However, the wait staff seemed cold and unfriendly. We were also sit less than 2ft from the table beside us which made it difficult to enter and exit the inner seat without bumping into the other table.

Fine & Rare
Responded on November 22, 2021

Hello, We're glad to hear that the food and atmosphere was to your liking. We strive to make every aspect of the Fine and Rare experience first-class, so it pains us to see that you were displeased with both the wait staff and the seating. A 5-star experience across the board is what our guests are used to receiving, so we would love nothing more than another opportunity to provide that to you. Please reach out to us at info@fineandrare.nyc to discuss your experience with us further.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review