Rare Steakhouse - Milwaukee
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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
8-Oz. Wet Aged Manhattan Filet, Duck Fat Frites, Demi Aioli 2
Maine Lobster Tempura, Creme Fraiche, Chive
Service was top notch, lobster great ,oysters super fresh. The steak was awful. $66 for a New York strip I could have gotten better from Walmart. Don't think we will return.
First visit. Valet parking. Began with excellent drinks at the bar. (Ginger pear martini.). Highly recommend the lobster bisque! One steak and one salmon dish - both excellent and nicely seasoned. Nice bottle of wine (under $50). Also a complimentary birthday creme brûlée. Very delicate, crunchy topping. Attentive, friendly service. Back to the bar for coffee. A new favorite place for special occasions!
Buns are soooo good!!!
While the steaks were prepared to perfect temperature, I don’t know that we would order three accompaniments next time. Way too much food and no way to have room for dessert!
We suffered through the Door County Cherry Cheesecake.
It was my 5 year wedding anniversary. Took my wife Laura there used open table which I use all the time and when we got there our reservation wasn’t in the system ? When RARE called us at 2 confirmation I called back and confirmed so the open table app must have not relay the message back to RaRE etc other then tht hiccup the service from Quinn our waitress was 10-10 she was amazing it was one of the first times me and my wife have had dinner and been down town since the epidemic hit and we have always wanted to try but never got a chance! We were so happy with the the steaks we orders and the wine she recommended me a wine hater I loved the bottle and had some. Don’t let Quinn leave she ask for a raise give it to her she will one day be a manager or own a restaurant she was the most attentive most knowledgeable person to have ever served us we eat all over the world Mexico Dominican etc thank you make sure you tell her show her how happy we were thank you
We were greeted in the bar area where we had a private table for two. It was beautiful - had never been there. The professional, warm, kind bartender let us take time to acquaint ourselves with the menu. We got our drinks and shortly thereafter, and appetizer - excellent calamari! It might be a steak house, but it is hard to get great fish all over, so we chose the Chilean Sea Bass, a phenomenal choice. I will surely try a steak next run, but I've never had Sea Bass as perfect as this was, served in a delicious bed of spinach. I will be back, and hopefully OFTEN!
I spent $160 on the worst steak I’ve ever had. The wagyu was cold and slimy. We ordered our ribeye medium and it came out neon red and cold. We would never go back. I never write reviews I just can’t get over this one
The food was wonderful. The staff was very pleasant. Great ambiance.
Wonderful atmosphere & food. Had a great time
Terrible beginning to end
We had phenomenal service from Neal. We were unfortunately very disappointed in our steak. For $70 a steak we felt our food came out very fast and realized that our steaks were very rare inside. One was supposed to be medium rare and one medium and both were completely rare inside. We didn’t want to send them back so we just packed them up and took them home but we did expect a better steak from the restaurant and we don’t think we will back. The banana fosters was delicious though!
Lobster bisque didn’t have any lobster in it.
Top-notch service for this birthday dinner. We started with drinks at the bar and the bartender was very engaging and clearly experienced. Dinner was spectacular as always. Our waiter, Casey, brought the right balance of casual and professional to the table.
Great food, service and Friday night wine special!
The food, ambience and wait staff (Chase) were amazing! If you want a top notch meal in MKE, this is it!! Wow!!
I brought two coworkers here on a business dinner. I’ve been to many fine steakhouses and can say this was easily the worst. The lone bright spot was the crab cake which was really wonderful. Our waiter was very nice as well, but clearly inexperienced.
1) our waiter literally read the entire menu to us. This lasted five minutes. I understand going over the highlights but this was over the top.
2) the sides (Mac n cheese and Brussels) were... meh
3) the steaks tasted like they were from pick n save. For $70 a steak, I was expecting far more.
For being the most expensive steakhouse in the city, you need to up your game.
The steak really blew me away. We got a dry aged porterhouse and it might have been one of the best steaks I have ever had. Incredible flavor and texture. All else with the food was great - salads, crabcake, sides and dessert. Highly recommend it as a place for steak.
I chose this restaurant to celebrate my birthday, that was not the best decision. The waiter did not make me feel welcomed nor was the food to my liking. The lobster bisque was horrible, the was a heavy tomato flavor and the bisque was not creamy. My brussel sprouts were extremely burnt. I can’t say that I would ever return to this establishment.
Husband's steak was once again outstanding, I had the Chilean Sea bass and while good it was a little bland tasting; however, was cooked perfectly
Amazing steaks and wonderful server!
Have been to Rare several times. This was a big let down in the experience that I’m used to. We had reservations and seated right away but it took about 10 minutes for anyone to come talk to us and get our drink order. Popovers came and there was a hair baked into one of them (“fixed” by a free desert). The olive wagyu special was a waste of money ($60/ounce) in comparison to the regular wagyu ($35/2 ounces). Would’ve been better off with the traditional filet. The quality here has gone down since my last several visits. Disappointing.
Our celebration meal at Rare was outstanding. The food was wonderful. But most important, the service by Peter was phenomenal. He deserves many kudos attention paid to every detail. I highly recommend Rare for any occasion. You will not be disappointed!
Great foods and great service. Lobster bisque is a must have
Love this place! The staff is exceptional!
The food was superb. What made it better was the phenomenal service. Justin was very attentive and informative. His knowledge for the menu and wine list shined when we were ordering. He explained the menu very well. He answered our questions. He suggested wine pairings for each meal. He was not just a server he was a professional server. He was there like a ninja. He was not intrusive or hovering at all.
We had a wonderful time on our date. The food was excellent, our waitress(christy) was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. She offered multiple delicious options as well as accommodated my date with her dairy allergy. 10/10 would recommend.
We had a great experience. Food was amazing as was the service.
Although the restaurant ambience was beautiful, the food was ok but not that great for the price we paid for ($378!!). The Tomohawk steaks we ordered, one was too dry and the other was not medium rare as order. The baked potatoes were dry as well. The vegatables and drinks were good. I must say our waiter Tanner was excellent! We took care of all of our needs and exceeded above and beyond customer excellence! Overall, the restaurant I thought was a bit too pricy and overrated.
Excellent food and service.
Justin was our server and he was top notch. He was warm and engaging. His knowledge of the menu was excellent. He was very professional and prompt and was a wonderful server. He was very attentive and we did want for anything during this meal! It was an exceptional evening out! Everything was wonderful.
very very good. it is pricey but worth it for a special occasion