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Rare, the Steak House, Little Falls, NJ

Rare, the Steak House

4.7
4.7
1511 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Rated Best Steak House in New Jersey 4 years in a row! Treat yourself to a Rare experience, Established in 2007 at Rare, it's all about the steak. Select cuts of prime wet aged beef, cooked to your specifications presented with your choice of exceptional side dishes. For those who hunger for something other than steak, Rare's affiliation with Il Tulipano has some classic Italian dish's that have been added to the menu or choose from Colorado lamb, veal, poultry &; fresh seafood entrees that are expertly prepared & plated. Wine aficionados take note…Rare's cellar is home to just the right Glass or bottle of wine with which to accompany your meal. Rare boasts a generously sized bar, featuring Specialty Drinks, the perfect spot to unwind, socialize & network after a hard days work & commute. For exceptional dining so close to home, simply reserve your table, sit back & enjoy the Rare experience.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (973) 256-6699

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Dino Suriano

  • Catering

    On premise available

  • Private party facilities

    Private Rooms Available 6 days a week. Wine cellar and coach room upper level

  • Private party contact

    Steven Ng: (973) 256-6699

  • Neighborhood

    Little Falls, New Jersey

  • Cross street

    Route 23

  • Parking details

    private lot with Valet parking is available everyday

  • Public transit

    NJ Transit and Little Falls train station

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,511 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Jersey - North

    Steakhouse

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  1. C

    Chimpyboy

    New York Area

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Specials are off the chart ! Love this place...... Sunday dinner is always special..... The have GREAT CAKE !
  2. MD

    MaritzaD

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    First time at Rare...was very exited, the place is beautiful and great ambiance. Let's start with the drinks...I asked for a coconut martini...was ok...nothing to rave about. The appetizers were decent however the tuna was a little too dark for my taste...I ordered the 28oz rib eye to share wit my husband...we ordered medium and when we cut it in half was totally rare inside...we asked to be cook a little more...meanwhile no one else came to the table to ask if we needed water or if we liked our food or drinks...had to ask another waiter for the dessert menu and the check because we couldn't find our waiter...over all very disappointing dinner...specially for the money we paid. Will never go back
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome, among the best steaks I’ve had in NJ
  4. L

    Lovemyfoodandwine

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing dinner, all around, for our son’s 18th birthday. The service was professional and courteous.
  5. DF

    DavidF

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    When you walk in, you are greeted by a not so friendly hostess, who quickly ignores you before getting your answer on how are you tonight. She notices you see your party already seated and quickly walks away as does the Host or Maitre d. The server was very pleasant, but not excited to serve you. The "gimmick" of showing you the choices of meat and cuts wrapped in plastic, kind of loses something with the plastic. Don't know if that is a thing or not. The food was good, not great. I can pay a little less get great service and better tasting food at The Capital Grill. Rare is NOT worth the money. Important note: No one that works there appeared to be happy working there. No one smiles and cares to go above and beyond, which is lackadaisical at best. Not a place to enjoy a great steak, because they aren't great, at all. Noisey, impersonal and nor fun!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always energetic and fun, Rare’s food and sense of occasion are top notch. No wonder it’s always packed—and never disappoints!
  7. LA

    LAC21

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Outstanding in all aspects..
  8. F

    Foodies4eva

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food & great service ! Cocktails & wines top shelf….
  9. F

    Frania1

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always wonderful service and excellent food. Never disappoints.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was wonderful! Spent it celebrating my partners birthday (: will definitely come again !
  11. CR

    CarolR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rare is a great dining experience with very attentive waiters and personable staff. Some of the items on the menu are a little pricey, but for a special occasion it’s worth it. You won’t be disappointed with the service or the food.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food at Rare is delicious and the service devine. It always a special occasion at Rare!
  13. a

    angelicab

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was impressive.. food was delicious and very top quality steak. The ambiance is elegant but casual as well.. I took my son for his 20th birthday and it was a great special memory.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Everything was pretty good - service, food, ambience
  15. RM

    RachelM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great cocktails and steaks interesting menu fresh produce professional friendly service
  16. J

    Jenny

    New York Area

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and good service as always.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unbelievable attentiveness and service great food!
  18. SL

    SusanL

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The food was very good, however the tables were too close to one another.
  19. D

    Davidf

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Was quite impressed and we ate everything served.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday for my wife
  21. MG

    MGKMGK

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Service wasn't up to par, Noise level was not energetic but near intolerable. Main dining room AC was too drafty
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent !!!
  23. I

    Izzyalive25

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were put on the newer 2nd floor dining room. Very quiet, very intimate, very comforting. Food and service were excellent as always. Can’t complain about a $225 dollar meal for two with two bottles of wine and desserts. Would have been far more cost friendly and that is on us. A great dining and restaurant experience. Service is always tip top and personal. Staff here are great at what they do.
  24. AL

    AndreaL

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always have a delicious meal. Service was great. My filet was cooked to perfection and the carrot cake was a nice ending. My favorite steakhouse ❤️
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Food and service were excellent!
  27. GC

    GraduationCelebration

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We took our son here to celebrate his graduation from college. He loves steak, and this place has excellent steak! But for a steakhouse, it has an excellent selection of seafood and pasta dishes as well. Good cocktails. Service was excellent. Only minor downsides was the parking situation is tough if you don't want to do valet parking, and the prices for the dishes were quite high. OTOH, portions were generous and the food was excellent.
  28. I

    Isabel

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow! I was beyond impressed with everything at this restaurant. Great service, stellar food, drink menu was fabulous. Will definitely come back here again.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    The food was not what you expected for the price you paid…my steak I said med to med well and got it burnt and vodka pasta was not to par I mean look at the picture of my plate. The guy didn’t want to serve us and look like he had an attitude the entire time, drinks left empty with no refills either. Not where I would recommend taking your mother for mother day or anyone for a special occasion.
  30. TC

    TimothyC

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not a cheap place for sure but certainly a great choice when going to celebrate a special event.
  31. JB

    JulietaB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    The ambiance is poor, no windows it’s like being in a basement.
  32. VG

    VassilisG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience1
    The Stake was good, but not outstanding as the restaurant claims it is, not at least as good to justify the price. We were placed in the basement (not good) and the company next to us was literally yelling. Service was great. It would not be my first choice, I am sorry.
  33. T

    Torch500

    Orlando

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this restaurant. The food is always great!!!
  34. DR

    DanR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rare steakhouse is one of the best places i have eaten. the food was absolutley perfect. the service was outstanding. this place realy knows how to take care of its customers.we were a party of four. everyone raved about it. will definately return.
  35. FB

    FrankB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great dinner experience. Steve and the entire staff are personable and accommodating.
  36. R

    Ronnie

    New York Area

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant with an incredibly knowledgeable staff. I have always been impressed with the warm reception by the hostess and the attentiveness of the servers. It is always nice to be recognized as someone who visits the restaurant. The steaks, sides, deserts, cocktail and wine are always well prepared.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    The food was amazing. Our steaks were cooked perfectly and delicious. Rare makes my favorite crab cake. Service was not great which is generally my experience with this restaurant. Everyone’s polite but don’t be in a hurry. It’s still worth going to.
  38. PM

    PMO710

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience2
    Food very good, especially the apps, but it was quite loud and service was slow.
  39. NJ

    NJdiner

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Ordered appetizers; shrimp arrabbiata and tomato and onion salad which both were delicious.
  40. H

    Harvey

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The service was very good. The appetizers of bacon and the Shrimp were tasty. My colleague had the filet and I had the 14 oz Shell steak. Steaks were good , but frankly not the best In NJ. Prices compare to similar steak houses , It’s good but not outstanding

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Rare, the Steak House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 256-6699.

Rare, the Steak House is rated 4.7 stars by 1511 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 16 times today
Google Map for Rare, the Steak House

440 Main Street Little Falls, NJ 07424

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Route 23

  • Neighborhood

    Little Falls, New Jersey

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    private lot with Valet parking is available everyday

  • Public transit

    NJ Transit and Little Falls train station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Dino Suriano

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (973) 256-6699

  • Catering

    On premise available

  • Private party facilities

    Private Rooms Available 6 days a week. Wine cellar and coach room upper level

  • Private party contact

    Steven Ng: (973) 256-6699

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