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Rare Steakhouse - Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

Rare Steakhouse - Milwaukee

4.2
4.2
1082 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Rare combines craft cocktails, in-house dry aged steaks and attentive service in an unabashedly old-school steak house setting. Milwaukee's downtown steakhouse features specialty cuts dry aged in-house, like the Rib Cap and the Bottleneck as well as offering more traditional cuts like our filet and our rib eye. Rare also carries the famed, and incredibly delicious A5 Wagyu, available by the ounce.

Complimenting our steaks and entrees is a specialty cocktail list and an extensive wine list with everything from wines for a big celebration to a weekday dinner.

Rare Milwaukee is one of the top business lunch destinations, but if you're just looking for a drink after work, Rare offers discounted cocktails, wines and snacks at happy hour.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (414) 273-7273
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Todd Leech
  • Private party facilities
    It’s not often that you get to celebrate a wedding, a retirement or a new job. These rare, special occasions deserve something more! Rare Steakhouse is pleased to offer several private dining opportunities for our guests.
  • Private party contact
    Pam Thow: (414) 273-7273
  • Neighborhood
    Milwaukee
  • Cross street
    Cass ST.
  • Parking details
    Valet is $6/carParking in the 833 building parking structure is available. Rare Steakhouse does not give vouchers for parking.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,082 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Milwaukee

    Romantic

1,082 Reviews
  1. JillG

    Milwaukee

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We have enjoyed Rare before and wanted to celebrate 2 birthdays so made it a point to come back. The meal was very good- steaks were done to our liking and cocktails were fantastic. The popovers were a bit overcooked unfortunately and our table was in the middle of the traffic pattern. Next time we will request something not in the middle.

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  2. ShannonO

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely amazing as was the service!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience. We were treated like special guests. Food was delicious with a nice presentation. Server was knowledgeable, professional and friendly.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The beets in my salad were very dark and seemed old. And it was very hard to get drinks refilled. Steak was mash potatoes were good, wasn’t a super fan of the asparagus. Wish they would have sat us in booth as they were open.

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  5. BryanF

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was very good, although I think in the past I rated the experience as outstanding.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Tomahawk was tough cold and way undercooked. Gulf shrimp were fishy and not good.

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  7. LuciaL

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and Atmosphere; food quality not worth the cost. Steak was dry, we had higher expectations for the price. Salmon good.

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  8. LizzieB

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    food was incredibly flavourful and many good options!! our server, Neil, was so nice!! we went for my birthday and he was incredibly kind about it. thank you for a wonderful birthday dinner!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Cold food. Overpriced. Lousy service. This used to be a good restaurant. Never again.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Timing of food delivery was poor, one guest getting their steak way after the others, and side of baked potato delivered even after that. The dining room was definitely not crowded. When questioned about the serving size of the Japanese Wagyu assurances were given that it was correct & had been verified several times. It was appreciated that a second serving was delivered, but interesting that this was equivalent in size to the original , seemed to be a different cut & cook. Overall not the experience expected.

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  11. WandaA

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about our experience was superb. Brook was an excellent sever. The food was phenomenal!!

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  12. RyanL

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great, our drinks, appetizers, soups and salads were great. Our steaks didn't taste quite as good as when we visited in 2021. We have held Rare Steakhouse as our standard since our visit in 2021 and were excited to go back, but left just a bit disappointed. Everything else was fantastic.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time dining with Rare. The staff was excellent and accommodating. The server identified my rare steak was actually very rare and took it back. The added lobster tails were large but unfortunately lacking flavor. They did bring out a slice of cake for a birthday we were celebrating and that was very nice. We had some issues with the other food we ordered as well but kept quiet due to the friendly atmosphere. Short of the $330 bill unfortunately. We tour many steakhouses across the country as my reviews will show. Hoping to continue on our journey. Thank you!

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  14. MamiZaddy

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Raj provided outstanding service and made us feel very special. We were there celebrating our anniversary. Thanks!

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  15. Katie

    Milwaukee

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always have exceptional service and food here. One of our favorite restaurants in Milwaukee.

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  16. ChristopherS

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Our steak was undercooked. When we asked for water they never came back to give us refills. We asked for butter for our potato and it never came. When we ordered more drinks those never came. Then we asked for drinks again and they still never came.

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  17. Patience

    Milwaukee

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    LOVE dining here. The food is always fresh and excellent quality. My absolute favorite thing is the cheese board…it’s the main reason I keep coming back. Service is great, everything is great.

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  18. DougW

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Way over priced for the cut of meats, flavor and service. I could have ate for a week what one dinner for 3 cost us. $14 for a SIDE of brussels sprouts! NO sides are included. If you want butter on the steak $5 extra. For those kinds of prices the food should have been out of this world delicious. I thought is was sub-par at best.

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  19. DHdh

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Dry aged steak was tough. Lacked seasoning. Filet cooked improperly. Food lacked flavor. $380 bill and I would have been happier eating Burger King. The chocolate cake was good. Seafood tower was not good.

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  20. AZTravelFan

    Milwaukee

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wait staff was attentive without being intrusive. They were friendly. Food was excellent. It was our third annual visit at this time of year. We’ll be back next year.

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  21. GabeB

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very cozy and warm once you walk in. The staff is very helpful, polite, and knowledgeable about all things they serve. Looking for a Top Tier service and steak this place does not miss on that mark...BULLEYES one of the best steaks I've ever had.

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  22. Katie

    Milwaukee

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always have the best experience, and Rare has become our top Steakhouse in Milwaukee. Raj our server was phenomenal, food was so good! We'll be back.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Underwhelming! Our first time dining out for Thanksgiving. We all ordered off the menu, food was good, not great. For the price, we expected so much more. Our server, Raj was good, not knowledgeable regarding wines. The manager came to help out with the wine list, not much better. The wine we ordered was not available so we were offered a mediocre California to replace a very good French wine. Overall, would very much NOT recommend. There are so many better restaurants in Milwaukee. Disappointed doesn’t describe enough.

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  24. JoshuaT

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great time went a little early and we had the whole place to ourselves on a monday night, very quiet, and romantic

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  25. ShannonW

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our first time at Rare and would definitely go back. The waitstaff were great and attentive. We enjoyed the pace between each course. It was great not feeling rushed like in most restaurants.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was excellent would definitely recommend

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  27. Ktowner

    Milwaukee

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great meal! Good martinis and very flavorful filets. Our Milwaukee favorite.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Tried two types of Japanese A5 Wagyu. It was a wonderful experience.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing. Brooke was our server and made our night of celebrating even better. I would recommend Rare to anyone.

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  30. DiannaO

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was just ok.... I would not go out of our way to go back or recommend.

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  31. JoshM

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was so good. Each course was better than the next. They have the highest quality steaks in the city and back it up with outstanding service. We had Brooke as a server, she was great. We'll be going back.

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  32. mikeE

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent place to eat, get there early it fills up fast.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and cocktails were great and our server Raj really made our experience special. Great steakhouse for a special occasion, we will definitely be back!

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  34. James

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our experience, the staff was very attentive especially our server Alex did a wonderful job. I have already told our friends about how much we enjoyed our evening. Thank You

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  35. Baird

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great service! the hostess greeted them where they felt so special

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  36. Margaret

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great experience! The food and service was excellent. The drinks were very good too.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Dinner was good. I had Chilean Seabass, sauce was a bit twangy..almost overwhelming. Fish was prepared well. Beet salad was ok..the beets were dry if can imagine that?

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  38. MarcM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Ive Eaten at many fine steakhouse's over my 51 years in many cities. The value at RARE is just not there. We walked in to find only one other couple dining at 7 P.M. on a Saturday night....first FLAG! Only one couple came in after us in our 2.5 hours experience. We ordered 4 steaks and they were all fine but nothing I haven't eaten at a local establishment like Matty's, the Steakout in Franklin, or other mid to low level steak meals. For what I paid I would have expected it to be on par with Gibson's of Chicago or Keen's in New York. I was hoping for a great meal. It was so so. The service was good but not great and the location was good but lots of construction noise outside right now, which can't be helped. We are NOT picky people and I've never written a food review...but for my $600 evening for 4 people, I would have expected more.

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  39. AndrewJ

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the steak and it tasted really good. The service was great too.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great night celebrating a promotion. The staff and service was amazing. Wagyu was the best part of the meal. Definitely get the banana foster for dessert.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Rare Steakhouse - Milwaukee using the Order Online button. Rare Steakhouse - Milwaukee also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (414) 273-7273.

Rare Steakhouse - Milwaukee is rated 4.2 stars by 1082 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Rare Steakhouse - Milwaukee

833 E Michigan Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Cass ST.
  • Neighborhood
    Milwaukee
  • Hours of operation
    Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet is $6/carParking in the 833 building parking structure is available. Rare Steakhouse does not give vouchers for parking.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Todd Leech
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (414) 273-7273
  • Private party facilities
    It’s not often that you get to celebrate a wedding, a retirement or a new job. These rare, special occasions deserve something more! Rare Steakhouse is pleased to offer several private dining opportunities for our guests.
  • Private party contact
    Pam Thow: (414) 273-7273
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