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Rare Steakhouse - Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

Rare Steakhouse - Milwaukee

4.4
4.4
981 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Happy Hour Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–7:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 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

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What 981 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Milwaukee

    Romantic

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  1. DD

    DrDennyM

    Indiana

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my second experience at Rare and it did not disappoint. The ambiance of this restaurant is traditional steak house ie dark woods, red leather but updated with a contemporary feel. The service here is second to none. The waiters know their product, can explain it well but are not at all pushy. The food is simply excellent. Chef Todd does an amazing job. How he sources the beef he gets is beyond me. For example, he has a Wagyu beef choice from a supplier in Japan that sources two beef cattle PER YEAR WORLDWIDE. And that’s not the top tier Wagyu at Rare. Bottom line, if you are ever in Milwaukee, this needs to be on your restaurant bucket list.
  2. JR

    JohnR

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    I ordered lobster bisque which was excellent, beef fat french fries also excellent, and a New York strip steak. The steak was the only average to below-average item we had. My wife had the sea bass , excellent, asparagus and a caesar salad also ecellent. The bread puff served with strawberry butter was also a treat that was excellent. For a full-price steak house, I would have expected a medium rare steak to be medium. It was closer to medium well and was very bland. The au jus did not cover up the dry texture of the steak.
  3. PS

    PeteS

    Milwaukee

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    70th birthday
  4. DS

    DonnaS

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely experience. Fantastic service (Casey), great food and cocktails, nice wine list. The ambiance is cozy and quiet…dark wood, muted lighting, high-sided leather booths. Oysters Rockefeller was delicious, the popovers unexpected, steaks made perfectly. As a winemaker, I enjoy a well-curated list of wines by the glass so I can pair white and red by course. The list does not need to be large, just well selected which it was. Highly recommend.
  5. BB

    BBbb

    Milwaukee

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Service (Peter) was great. Last night I had the bone in ribeye. I have been to Rare several times and have yet to have a good steak experience. Would pick other restaurants in Milwaukee for steak.
  6. JJ

    JenJen

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    There are more affordable options with similar quality. Service was amazing. Quiet but dated ambiance. More for corporate dining than for family & friends celebration due to dollar per plate cost.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Me and my weetie had yummy goodness and drank some tasty drinks it was awesomeness
  8. S

    Sheila

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the food and the atmosphere
  9. JB

    JacobB

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Decent league
  10. K

    Kimmy

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Personally didn't care for the pork belly appetizer, and the very chewy bone-in ribeye. Service was outstanding.
  11. L

    Livinglifegood

    Milwaukee

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    I ordered the dry aged ribeye, it was cooked perfectly but lacked any flavor. Waiter didn’t seem to have knowledge on wine and didn’t offer to get assistance. Ambiance was awesome but no way would I return to waste $378 on a meal for two that doesn’t leave some flavor in my mouth. I eat at a lot of upscale steak restaurants and this by far would be a last resort and I would order simple not expensive.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration was terrific. We will return.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience3
    Popover’s we’re not fresh and over cooked, steak was not seared in a pan and finished off in the oven as asked, it came with lots of juice and not to tasty, the baked potatoes was not fresh and very watery and not hot, the chocolate cake was too sweet if your chef is serving old food and not listening to costumer request for how they want there meat cooked your going to loose repeat clients!
  14. CW

    CourtneyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Worth every single dollar! Will be back again. Neil made our anniversary rememberable and a great experience!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  16. r

    rebeccag

    Milwaukee

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Went for a special birthday which was forgotten until we were paying bill. Tomohawk steak was great, a little fatty and slightly overdone. Very expensive.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Peter was excellent as always. Highly recommend the lobster bisque and/or adding a lobster tail to any steak.
  18. WM

    WilliamM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place, definitely plan on going back, beautiful atmosphere
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    50th birthday
  20. CH

    CharletteH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food1service1ambience5
    Our server was not inviting. He did not make me and my husband feel welcome. My food was cold and they bought out the wrong steak (SMH). My server needs more training. The last three times I have been here was awesome. I was so glad the manager came over to our table to talk to us that is what made me leave a tip.
  21. JM

    JohnMc

    Milwaukee

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The service and food were excellent. The overall ambience was good, but not as warm and inviting as other steakhouses we have visited. For a Saturday evening, the number of diners was somewhat low. Many high end steak choices on the menu. Our steaks were perfectly prepared and the sides were very good. Excellent wine list.
  22. KS

    KeithS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff , very informative. Awesome steaks perfectly cooked. Love the decor!
  23. K

    Kurt

    Milwaukee

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our sister had a phenomenal experience!!!! Thanks
  24. JV

    JieireV

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I try a different restaurant to eat twice a month. We love steak places and we absolutely loved Rare Steakhouse. Top 3 in the Milwaukee area in Ambience, Food and hospitality. Everything was made just the way we wanted it and the prices were extremely reasonable for the quality.
  25. JS

    JimS

    Milwaukee

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Peter was an excellent table captain as always, all food from apps to salads/soups to main course and bananas foster was spot on and DELICIOUS!! Excellent meal, we very much enjoyed our evening, top notch as always.
  26. SC

    SaraC

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing from the food and drinks to the service and ambiance. The wagyu beef is definitely a must try!
  27. TI

    TyraI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oysters Rockefeller were absolutely the best I've had. If go back for that alone. However, steaks were also amazing and cooked to perfection. Ambiance was nice and quiet even though most tables were filled. That was an added bonus. Definitely worth every dollar.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    Service was super slow and it was just us and one other table in the room we were seated. Asked when the soup might be served, waiter said there was a large group. Isn't just a ladle required for soup lol? My Fiance' ordered her steak medium, it arrived very rare. Asked the waiter if he thought it looked medium, he said he was color blind. Overall way overpriced and have had better elsewhere for less.
  29. DP

    DaveP

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was outstanding and Service from Neal was excellent....
  30. S

    Seniorsoutforfun

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This was the first time that my wife and I visited Rare. I would have given top stars except that the soup needed to be warmer. The taste and lobster was superb. In addition, the steak was a little on the cool side and not hot. I think the plates needed to be warmed. The popovers were a REAL treat. Thank you. MF/JF
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience3
    One OK steak, one yuck. Sides mediocre. Good wine in bar, restaurant list overpriced by 25%. A grudging nope. Wanted to love it.
  32. R

    Rodt

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    It was very good. I would go back there again and I would recommend it to other people
  33. PF

    PeterF

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    My first time there and out of four of us two of our steaks were maybe warm at best. The mushrooms were cold as well. I guess I am just disappointed in the experience because of that. I understand in this climate it is certainly more difficult for restaurants in general but that is why we chose Rare. I am sure this is not what you want to hear but I am sure you will appreciate the feedback.
  34. JP

    JennaP

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was phenomenal! We had a reservation and showed up a little early. We went to the bar while we waited and enjoyed that spot so much we stayed for dinner. Drinks were great! Steaks were perfectly cooked and charred. Sides were amazing!!! Such a good find!!!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter Justin was great! The food was excellent. The Rueben soup was delicious, and the steaks ere perfect. Overall, we had a great experience.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Lobster had very little flavor, service was amazing but yeah I’ll stick to the steak when I come back.
  37. GC

    GaryC

    Milwaukee

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Nice quiet place where you can carry on a conversation. Had to wait quite awhile for hostess to come up front and we just stood there with no acknowledgement for 8 minutes. Food is great
  38. RR

    RicoR

    Milwaukee

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Delicious food.
  39. s

    staylo

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything at Rare was great. Its an exceptional dining experience, the food is wonderful and the service was outstanding.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nice smaller steakhouse had us happy with the more intimate setting. Good wine list and was happy with all the service. Filet Oscar was amazing, but the KC DRY AGED strip was actually a little tough. Sides of Mac n cheese and Brussel sprouts were awesome! Would go back again but would stick with Filets all the way around:)

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 4.4 stars by 981 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 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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–Thu 4:30 pm–7:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • 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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