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Rare Steak and Sushi

347 reviews
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$30 and under
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Rare Steak and Sushi in Downtown/North Loop area of Minneapolis serves a combination of steak dinners and classic Japanese dishes. The kitchen serves premium grass-fed beef and sustainably caught seafood and other fresh, local ingredients whenever possible. The atmosphere at Rare Steak and Sushi is causal and cozy with a full bar and extensive wine and sake list.

The menu at Rare Steak and Sushi includes plenty of small plates and large ones. Appetizers include potstickers, beef Carpaccio, soups like miso and beef and cabbage and entr�es like hangar steak, rib eye and sirloin. There is also a range of traditional and modern sushi rolls and maki.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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American, Steak, Sushi
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Hours of operation
Mon-Fri 7am-2pm, 3pm-10pm
Sat-Sun 9am-1pm, 4pm-10pm
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Phone number
(612) 752-9595
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chano Bustamante (Sushi) Aaron Merrill (Kitchen)
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We are willing to deliver to many local businesses in the Downtown Mpls area. Please contact us at 612.752.9595 for more details
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Parking details
Northstar Ramp located directly across the street in the Crowne Plaza is validated for $3 after 4pm on Weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday. Just ask inside the restaurant for a validation ticket.
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Public transit
Bus stop directly in front of hotel.
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Special events & promotions
Multiple private spaces available. Able to accommodate groups up to 175 people. Contact us at 612.752.9595
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.8  based on all time ratings
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
3.0  Dined on October 6, 2014

there is one price for a Continental Plus breakfast and it is HIGH, then....add another $4 for eggs, etc. Coffee was good. Fruit was average, toast was average

David11011 (Minneapolis)
3.0  Dined on September 20, 2014

Food was meh. There are definitely many better alternatives for a steak in Mpls

viptimdrake (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on September 19, 2014

The sushi was not fresh and my steak was overcooked.

vipkimb (Minneapolis)
3.0  Dined on September 17, 2014

The service was slow. The sushi was nothing special. The atmosphere was underwhelming. The prices were fair. I would not recommend and I will likely not return.

Travelinggal (Naples)
4.0  Dined on September 12, 2014

This is my second time dining there. Both times food has been amazing. First time I went there during holiday season and it was crazy busy. This last time in September super dead. Not sure why. Food was great. Lovely atmosphere. Maybe advertise more- get a groupon going and a better sign on the street. You barely know it's there since it's in the upstairs of a hotel and there's no good signage. Have some louder music playing too. That's all I have to say!

Great service and amazing sushi!

hlynne6682 (Minneapolis)
3.0  Dined on September 6, 2014

Our small group visited Rare on a Saturday night before a play downtown-- I was surprised at how empty Rare was. I suppose that's to be expected from a downtown restaurant that's not particularly close to the "theater district," but still. We didn't even need reservations; the sign at the door asked us to seat ourselves and there were plenty of options. Our wait staff was nice but not overly attentive. My steak was great and perfectly done, and the sides were delicious.

vipOpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on August 12, 2014

This was our first trip to Rare steak and sushi. We waited over 10 minutes for a server to greet us. We were then told we had 5. Minutes to order off the happy hour menu, only we didn't have a happy hour menu. They only gave us the all you can eat menu. The server said he couldn't guarantee getting us happy hour food "it was out of his hands" even though we waited 10 minutes for him. We literally had to hold our bill out and stop him so we could pay.

The Sushi was some of the best I have ever had. However, I won't go back becaus the service was horrible.

Spoiledbrat4 (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on August 1, 2014

Great service, great food and drink. Has a nice relaxing feel.

vipRebekah (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on July 24, 2014

Great service, delicious food. Followed delicious recommendations from our friendly server! The cheesecake with caramelized banana and pecans was amazing. Will definitely return.

Hylor (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on July 24, 2014

Good food & a quiet relaxed environment great for discussing business or getting together with friends.

Renae (Minneapolis)
3.0  Dined on July 5, 2014

It was quiet and not very busy at 7:00 on a Saturday night. The waitress was helpful with suggestions. I enjoyed the duck. My husband was satisfied with #9½ sushi Roll, but not spicy, and he would try something different next time. I think the all-you-can-eat sushi bar might be the way to go. We'll try it again.

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
2.0  Dined on June 27, 2014

The worst. I walked out half way through dinner. They didn't make me pay which was nice but best call of weekend to leave.

vipNYCFoodie (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on June 17, 2014

Stumbled upon this place on a Tuesday, which is their All You Can Eat sushi night. For $29 it's a steal. This was the second time back, and we were with a decent size group of work colleagues. Food was decent, however service was lacking. Slow, and just not on the ball. I'd go back, but just for the Tuesday special.

vipChristina (Minneapolis)
1.0  Dined on May 16, 2014

First impression was that there was barely anyone in the restaurant. We got seated by a host that didn't even hand us our menus, but just left them in a pile on the table. It took probably quite a while for a server to even greet us - so long that we were considering walking out. We were planning to have dinner there, but got such a bad vibe that we decided to have appetizers and drinks and go somewhere else for dinner. We had a beef tataki appetizer and a Mexican sushi roll. The roll was very good, but the tataki was overcooked, tough, and dry as dirt - really awful - so that further reinforced our decision to go elsewhere for dinner. Service left a lot to be desired as well.

Moore (Minneapolis)
1.0  Dined on May 10, 2014

Open table fail. I made an 11:30 am reservation on Saturday of Mother's Day weekend. They were only serving continental breakfast. Huge fail! Nowhere did they describe their offering for that time other than the normal menu. Nobody called me or sent me a message.