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Rare Steakhouse - Washington DC, Washington, DC
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Rare Steakhouse - Washington DC

4.6
4.6
1073 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Centrally located in downtown Washington DC, RARE Steakhouse & Tavern (RARE) is a one-of-a-kind fine dining concept that brings together the best qualities of world-class dining venues with USDA prime, dry-aged steaks, exquisite wines and first-class service bolstered with Midwestern charm. Created by Wisconsin natives, RARE boasts a classic and elegant atmosphere, striving to bring the nostalgia and romance of the classic steakhouse to life, to a time when eating out was meant to be an experience.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–6:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (202) 800-9994
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Alejandro D. Vasquez
  • Catering
    We cater for both social and business occasions. Whether it is an office party or an at-home celebration, we can help with your next event. Please contact us for menus and pricing.
  • Private party facilities
    We have two fully private dining rooms as well as semi-private spaces for larger groups. We are available for full restaurant buyouts for up to 400 guests. Our gorgeous rooftop is perfect for weddings and corporate events.
  • Private party contact
    Rachael Bowmer - Director of Event Sales & Marketi: (202) 800-9994
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Cross street
    16th St. NW
  • Parking details
    Street parking is available right outside of the restaurant's entrance. Two parking garages located within one block radius of the restaurant.
  • Public transit
    McPherson Square, Farragut North, Farragut West
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Offers

  • Daily Happy Hour at RARE Tavern

    Multiple dates available
    Tue - Sat - 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    Enjoy Discounted Beer, Wines by the Glass, & Signature Cocktails between 5pm - 6:30pm daily.
    Daily Happy Hour at RARE Tavern Photo

What 1,073 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Good for business meals

  • District of Columbia

    Good for business meals

  • District of Columbia

    Steakhouse

1,073 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Not a bad place, but the food quality definitely did not match the price point

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I’ve been to many steakhouses and this has to be at the bottom. The service was mediocre. The steaks were just ok. Definitely not worth $250 for two people.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was incredible! They had a good wine selection as well.

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  4. MindyC

    New York City

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing from start to finish! Upstairs is nicer than downstairs!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the experience every time! All great service, food, and ambience! Can’t wait to return! A+

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Salads, steaks, and sides were great. Shrimp Cocktail was so not worth it. It was a really good meal but really expensive

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  7. BC11111111111111111111111

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed our entire experience at the Rare. We will return next time in DC.

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  8. StephanieO

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place was incredible! Best steakhouse we’ve all been to in quite some time. Very attentive wait staff. Truly a great way to spend my birthday!

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  9. Raja

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Server was awesome! Drinks were good, but steaks were slightly overcooked. Overall, it was a good time with good food. But for a steakhouse - I expected better steak preparation.

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  10. Dotoreh

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food drinks and service was first class and exquisite. Overall, a great experience

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Rare Steakhouse - Washington DC using the Order Online button. Rare Steakhouse - Washington DC also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 800-9994.

Rare Steakhouse - Washington DC is rated 4.6 stars by 1073 OpenTable diners.

Rare Steakhouse - Washington DC does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Rare Steakhouse - Washington DC

1595 I St NW, Washington, DC 20005

Additional information

  • Cross street
    16th St. NW
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–6:30 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Street parking is available right outside of the restaurant's entrance. Two parking garages located within one block radius of the restaurant.
  • Public transit
    McPherson Square, Farragut North, Farragut West
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Alejandro D. Vasquez
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (202) 800-9994
  • Catering
    We cater for both social and business occasions. Whether it is an office party or an at-home celebration, we can help with your next event. Please contact us for menus and pricing.
  • Private party facilities
    We have two fully private dining rooms as well as semi-private spaces for larger groups. We are available for full restaurant buyouts for up to 400 guests. Our gorgeous rooftop is perfect for weddings and corporate events.
  • Private party contact
    Rachael Bowmer - Director of Event Sales & Marketi: (202) 800-9994
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