Rare, the Steak House

4.7
1417 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 a happy hour with tapas menu, 1/2 priced drinks, Monday thru Friday 4 to 7 pm, 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1417 people are saying
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vipOscar
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had another great experience at Rare! I ordered the veal chop Milanese and my wife ordered a NY strip. The food was cooked perfectly and the limoncello cake was a perfect desert!

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vipRich
New York Area
139 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Steaks are always perfectly cooked and high quality. Reliable!

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Zeakdraftpicks973
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time there. My server was top notch. Food was amazing as usual. Will be back this week for my brothers birthday dinner.

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StephanieD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food awesome service. Very diversity in guest.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive staff, clean, and well run establishment.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a gift card that our daughter gave us. We we’re so happy that we went because we had never even heard about it. Steaks were delicious, we both got filet mignon with the lobster tail. Delicious homemade chicken soup, clams and calamari/shrimp …all outstanding!! The mushrooms and onions for a side really made it great. Service is top notch. A little pricey for a weekly dinner spot, but we’ll worth a try!

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reig
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went last night for dinner and as usual the service was top shelf! The food was amazing and the drinks were the best! Never had a bad meal at Rare!!!

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CaroleA
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rare never disappoints! We go there usually once a year to celebrate a birthday or our anniversary!

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Valerie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Prices were reasonable.

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Gidget
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Our waiter was excellent. The drinks were good. The porter house steak for 2 was not good at all. I was very disappointed especially since Rare is famous for their steaks. It was very fatty, cold after a few minutes and it didn't have a good flavor. Normally a steak like that is served on a warm plate so it does not get cold halfway through eating it. I expected better for the price of the meal.

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Mike
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food & our server Tony was awesome! Will definitely be back!

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vipChaosk9
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time and awesome food!!

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vipmadelinem
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Dinner

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MariaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. The service was outstanding. A great place!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The Tomahawk steak was delicious! That was it. We were underwhelmed by the pork chops, the appetizers were so small for the price. I would go back for the steak and the ambiance.

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GerrickP
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was great my drink was great me and my wife loved it desert was amazing and the explanation on the steaks fantastic

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ThomasL
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food but did not like the group obnoxious drunks he sat near us-one in particular was bothersome.

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suem
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We are still in a pandemic due to Covid. All staff should be wearing masks,as they touch new dinner plates,used dinner plates. All in the same room, serving and clearing. With so many breakthrough cases, I was taken aback at the random masked staff. It was Christmas Eve, so dining out was a luxury for me and my wife. Perhaps we should have stayed home or expected this randomness. In my opinion,it would be wiser to cover up while serving food and beverages to the public.

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vippscozz702
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An unforgettable meal as always. For as busy of a night that it was the food was prepared as ordered and service was top notch. Return customers were treated as family as well as new customers. It was nice to be able to eat and feel relaxed on a holiday rather then ignored and rushed as some other restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food- great service

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vipmimi
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as usual. From cocktails to dessert! We will be back soon!

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SharminZ
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply amazing food was delicious service was so attentive and friendly from the valet to the servers everything was worth every penny!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We got sat at the worst table, by the kitchen. The food was pretty average. I’ve been to better steakhouses. Overall I’d give this 3 stars, but I wouldn’t recommend or go back.

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vipEugeneJ
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had romantic dinner before going to show. The food and service were outstanding! Had the 1/2 Lobster with crab app which was delicious and different. We each chose Med-Well Sirloins and they both came out of the kitchen juicy but done to perfection. Our server Anthony could not have been any better always checking on us and refilling whatever we needed. Will definitely be back.

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jays
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

delicious food---on the pricey side
wat staff very amicable and attentive
good and reliable

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LizJ
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about Rare is wonderful! Good, service, ambience…… very consistent… always a great experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We waited 20 just for a drink. And then another 30 to place appetizer and dinner order. No water refills. Very slow. Very disappointed I frequent there offer

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NJMike201
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Nothing beyond ordinary. Not as good as most steakhouses I go to. Reviews made me think this was top end but food and service didn't come through.

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Danielle
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were in town for the holidays and we’re lucky to get a reservation here! We ordered both steak and fish options and it was all delicious. Highly recommend

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LarryM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent steak & service

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Justin
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Girlfriend and I wanted a date night and nice steak dinner and got just that!

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josephg
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Steak was excellent and wine prices were reasonable with good selection.

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Billsbestbets
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Rare to celebrate the graduation of one of my teammates from our multi-year corporate training program. Split the porterhouse for two which was absolutely perfect and seemed to be a good value considering the size of the cut. Atmosphere there is a bit like the NY steakhouses and servers are well versed in the different cuts, sides, etc. also has a great bar scene, and the restaurant was packed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing. The service was out of this world. The food was absolutely delicious. It was our first time eating here & we loved it!

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EwaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

everything was very tasty, my crab cake , excellent texture, with horseradish sauce was great and of course the stake, delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great experience. Food was delish and the service was top notch. A little pricey but worth it.

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JoeC
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the steaks were fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good time at Rate! Food, drinks & service were impeccable on a very busy night.

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 1417 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.