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Rare Steakhouse - Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

Rare Steakhouse - Milwaukee

4.1
4.1
1094 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 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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 1,094 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Wisconsin

    Romantic

  • Milwaukee

    Romantic

1,094 Reviews
  1. Stumps

    Milwaukee

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was terrible. Steak was over done, took forever for food, 22 min for dessert. Felt like staff were waiting to be closed down. They said kitchen was backed up and they only had 2 customers in the bar, and 6 tables. The rest of the restaurant was empty. On a sat. During prime time. Wouldn't go back

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Was excited but ended up a bit disappointed. Wanted booth but non avail, should’ve stayed on my reservation. Then wanted their famous tomahawk steak but they were sold out. Food was good but left a bit disappointed.

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  3. BillyShears

    Milwaukee

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    This one was a bummer because the food was sooooo good. Everything was cooked to perfection and tasted amazing. If that's all you're looking for then you'll be ecstatic. That being said, we sat at our booth for 10 mins before we got water from one of the runners and it was another 5 mins before our waitress came to the table. The service was ok. But that's it, just ok. For a place that I'm about to drop $300 bucks on a meal, my expectation is MUCH higher on the service side. And yes, that is part of the experience I'm expecting at a place like this. I also ended the night with no water refills for the last half hour, which didn't surprise me. Top end the night on just the most expected note, there was no one at the front when we left, so we waited for 5 mins (as staff walked right by us) before just digging in the coat closet ourselves for our jackets. Overall a disappointment, especially considering how incredible the food was.

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  4. CarlC

    Milwaukee

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food at a great steakhouse. Many choices on the menu. Steaks were done to perfection. Lobster bisque was very tasty, and the Caesar salad was delicious. We really enjoyed the bone marrow appetizer. Raj helped to make our experience enjoyable.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Raj was a great server and helped make our special night better. The food was great as always, the atmosphere was perfect and the photographer (also Raj!) was great! Another perfect dinner at Rare!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The meal was just outstanding! This was our first time at Rare, but it won’t be our last. Our server, Roj, took excellent care of us. Highly recommend

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  7. Karmali

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Was very much looking forward to this for my 40th bday dinner. Unfortunately it wasn’t on par for a high end steakhouse. The celebration was noted in the reso- never acknowledged by our server until we had to remind them half way through our meal. Restaurant was pretty dead but service was hit or miss, our pre app drinks took a very long time for a dead bar and restaurant, had to ask for a wine menu after sitting idle for 15min. Food quality was outstanding, no question. Price is slightly over priced. I would choose Carnevor every time over Rare but willing to give it another shot

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  8. MarquitaM

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, Great service, nice atmosphere, great place for any occasion.

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  9. SeanW

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall it was a good experience. Went there to celebrate a birthday and sadly there was no mention of that or a desert for the person whose birthday it was. Service was a little slow, but that allowed more discussion. Our steaks and sides were really good with lots of flavor.

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  10. TashaNR

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service. Our server Alicia was great! I will be back!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Steak and Brussel sprouts were good. Everything else. Very mediocre for the money. Seabass was so fishy, I could not eat it. Disappointed, as I was lookin g forward to it.

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  12. ScottB

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    It has been a while since we have been there. The food was ok but nothing special. I had made a reservation, and they have a space for any special reason for coming that night and I had put down a special occasion. Normally the host would ask what the event was that we were celebrating, and she didn't ask what the event was. The evening was ok but it was not as good from service to the food as good as we have had in the past.

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  13. docdan

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing! Every bite of the steak was perfection

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  14. JillG

    Milwaukee

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    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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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    7 reviews

    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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 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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  27. 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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  28. Katie

    Milwaukee

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 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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  29. 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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  30. Patience

    Milwaukee

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 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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  31. 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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  32. DHdh

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. Katie

    Milwaukee

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 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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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    16 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    16 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. Ktowner

    Milwaukee

    11 reviews

    vip
    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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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 4.1 stars by 1094 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 2 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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