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About Rare, the Steak House

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 day's work & commute. For exceptional dining so close to home, simply reserve your table, sit back & enjoy the Rare experience.

440 Main Street
Little Falls, NJ 07424
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood, Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner 7 days: Monday Thru Thursday - 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday and Saturday - 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Sunday - 3:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Happy Hour Monday Thru Friday 4 pm to 7:00 pm

Cross Street:
Route 23

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(973) 256-6699

Website:
http://www.rarestk.com/

Catering:
On and off premise available

Parking Details:
Valet parking is available Wednesday thru Saturday, along with our private lot.

Public Transit:
NJ Transit and Little Falls train station

Executive Chef:
Dino Suriano

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

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Rare, the Steak House Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (16)
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Bar Seating (12)
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Fit for Foodies (9)
Worth the Drive (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Casual (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Romantic (6)
Fun (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Authentic (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
People Watching (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Cozy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
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·Dined 7 days ago

It was a perfect evening with family from out of town. Great food

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2018

THESE GUYS AND GIRLS NEVER STOP IMPRESSING ME. FROM THE PRESENTATION OF THE MEATS TO THE ATMOSPHERE AT THE BAR. THE SEAFOOD TOWER AND THE SELECTIONS ARE THE BEST.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Always concerned when booking a restaurant for a holiday. Not at Rare, the Steak House. This is our 3rd year celebrating New Year's Eve here, and the food and service have always been outstanding. We were seated on time, the waiter was attentive, we were not rushed and our steaks were cooked to perfection. As good or better than a NY steakhouse. Rare is not just for holidays. They have the same standards any other day of the week or time of the year. It's always a treat to dine here and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a great meal!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Worth the trip. Neighborhood feel. Food has always been consistent and service is top notch. Must visit for anyone craving a good cut of beef, Seafood tower, and wine

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

A good selection of steaks .. my filet mignon was very tender ..good selection of drinks at the bar .. staff was friendly and helpful .. nice atmosphere.. food was good

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Rare always delivers fantastic service and great food! There’s no way to go wrong with any dish here.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Three friends got together at Rare for Christmas Eve dinner and were very glad that we did!
The food and service at Rare were top notch.
I was a tiny bit disappointed in the holiday decorations as they were a bit sparse. I didn't feel the "Holiday ambiance" I would have liked, but I would definitely recommend going to Rare anytime!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

I go to Rare often. It is my favorite restaurant. Great Steaks and Chops. Always delicious. Service is excellent too.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

As we walked in with a party of 10 on Christmas Eve, my expectations were, "It will be crowded and we will have to wait." That was not the case. The large bar was inviting to all of us, as we conversed and celebrated the night. Our table was ready and they did not rush us to sit down.
We sat at a round table which we requested but not promised, in the middle of the restaurant and it was perfect.
Now, the food. 2 big college boys, 3 millennial's awaiting steaks. Appy's were wonderful, crabmeat, clams, and bufata mozz that melted in your mouth. The huge steak for two, shared by my sons, was left with only the bone, shaved off of meat. Delicious, cooked to perfection. All steaks were perfect. Double rack of lamb was great. Sauces delicious. Sides such as mashed potatoes were yummy!!!
I will be back with friends for special occasions. Staff knowledgeable and helpful.
It is rare(pun intended) to have all plates cleaned, but we all were a part of the "clean plate club!"

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Love coming to Rare. The food and service are always a "10".
They honor the time of your reservation and that is important.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Overpriced. Steak was tender but unseasoned. Desserts bland. Got served caffeinated coffee instead of decaf. Not a great experience.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The best steak I've ever had.😊 Better than the NY steakhouses. Great atmosphere and service is top notch. Take your wife or girlfriend there, she will be very appreciative.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Due to traffic, we called & advised Diana we would be late but were enroute for 5:30 PM reservation. She assured us no problem. Upon our arrival 30 minutes late, we were greeted courteously by the gentleman host and seated almost immediately. We enjoyed our dinner, and the dessert cheesecake with strawberries was awesome & heavenly. As you go to your table, try not to be distracted, before selecting your meal, by the dessert cart with 10 scrumptious choices. Dinner was delicious, including complimentary breads & a small meatball/sauce appetizer. Great service from a very attentive waiter. Wonderful ambiance even with a crowded dining room. Great complimentary valet parking. Highly recommend the Rare Steakhouse...we will certainly go back again very soon,

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Scallops were phenomenal !

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We are regular customers. Lovely restaurant. Great value. Can’t have enough of it. Beats any NYC stake house hands down!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

reservations were honored Table wait service was very good Food was prepared and delivered as promised Tables too close to one amother Noise level was high as restaurant was almost full Food and service would have us return in the future Jim and Rose S

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Consistently delicious. Great service. Kid friendly options, both entreès and dessert. Our go to for a nice family dinner after Thanksgiving each year.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

As usual EXCELLENT

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Excellent food and excellent service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I have been to this restaurant one other time and it was great. But tonight for our one year anniversary they were way off. I ordered shrimp scampi which I know is a mistake at a steakhouse however I could not eat meat that night and it was unlike any other scampi I have ever seen. No Garlic, not butterflied, served on top of dry pasta! this was a bad choice. My husband had a fantastic filet mignon perfectly cooked I had to eat a couple pieces because I was starving and did not want to reorder another mistake... appetizer was calamari, very good and dessert was a pumpkin mousse tart which was great.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food and terrific service. Been there before and would absolutely go there again!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Rare has never been a disappointment. Excellent service and always perfect food.Our server Job was very attentive without hovering👍😁Highly recommended.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Always good. One of my favorites. Food and service consistent. If you want a good steak, this is it

Tags: Business Meals, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food was average for an expensive steak house. Solid meal but nothing blew me away. Good for a group of friends, but very loud in there.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This was our first time here. We were extremely disappointed in our seating. I had made this reservation over a month ago and 5 of us were crammed into a space for 4. Even the waiters had trouble serving us, pouring drinks etc. the entire dining area was like this. The restaurant is extremely loud and hectic. In addition it was so hot it was uncomfortable. The food was excellent and cooked to perfection. We all enjoyed our meals very much and that was top notch. The staff was very friendly and helpful but too rushed. We were celebrating a special anniversary and they over filled champagne glasses, took two of the glasses away before the bottle was finished and didn’t replace them, the explanation of meat cuts and what we were to actually get was vague. For the cost of the meal (very high) the experience was disappointing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Ordered a medium rare porterhouse for 2 and it was charred and medium. The service was great and they were very attentive, so attentive that they took my bread plate and butter knife before I was finished with it. They served a bowl of meatballs and cream sauce with the bread which was delicious and unique. Salad did not come with the $98 steak. Overall, I probably won’t go back.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

As usual, we had a fantastic dinner at Rare. It was a special occasion and we spent more than we normally would on a dinner night out, but it was well worth it. The food was outstanding and the service was incredible. We did not feel rushed; we had a leisurely dinner. The waiter checked on us often so we had our drinks refilled rapidly. They just do it right!

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Excellent service. The food was delicious! Would definitely go back for a special occasion a little expensive everything is ala carte but excellent!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Bar Seating, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Always great

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·Dined on October 3, 2017

Food was overpriced for what it was, not impressed with the service either.

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Fantastic food and great service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Nice restaurant with very good food - would recommend. Only downside is paying NYC prices for a steakhouse in Little Falls, NJ..

Tags: Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 21, 2017

We'very been here quite a few times but this particular evening my husband ordered the cowboy steak unfortunately this choice was very chewy, we should have sent it back and picked another cut but we are not like that. But the prices they charge we should have never given a cut that was so chewy. Could it be the chef is not aware of the quality of the meats? This last experience will make us think twice about going there again. Sad cause it'seems so close.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Never disappointed with the meal at Rare. It is a regular go to spot for a great steak! Highly recommend it if you have been thinking about trying it.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Heard good things about this restaurant.. We were all very disappointed. Steaks were not "steakhouse" quality at all. Mac & cheese tasted like Kraft with breadcrumbs on top. The signature steak sauce was uneatable. I know some places have off nights, however I wouldn't give this a second chance!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Felt we were being rushed. Food was good. Head manager good guy, food very very expensive. No value. Better steak places within 10 miles with better value

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Wonderful experience AGAIN !!!!'
Jose our waiter was very efficient as well as friendly, perfect

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 9, 2017

It was just ok. Didn't understand the hype. MEAL steakhouse in Nutley much better in price and quality ! Probably would not go back.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Outstanding as always!! Food, Service is always exceptional. Steven, is a true asset to the restaurant - always checking in with you as to how everything is..... A real gem

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great food and awesome service. Really enjoyed the experience.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion
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