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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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4.4

service

4.6

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4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

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Romantic (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Casual (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Fun (4)
Authentic (3)
Cozy (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Tapas (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
People Watching (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Healthy (2)
Disabled Access (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

As usual EXCELLENT

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

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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vip
 (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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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Visited this restaurant numerous times. The food and service is alway good

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 30, 2017

iam a very fussy about lobster tails, i always eat them down the shore in this one restaurant. well i tried it there OMG!!!!!!!! it was great . First time there and we are going back for the holidays. The service was great and it was very clean. The portions are also very good.We really dont care how much a meal is as long it is great!!! this was the best meal we had in new jersey for a all long time!! well worth the money. I should be a food critic. This place should open one secaucus we are need of a place like this!!!!!!! Like i wrote WELL WORTH IT!!!!!!!! ENJOY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Seasonal
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Very warm and attentive service, enjoyed a terrific bruschetta amuse bouche. I particularly liked the hostess who gave me directions to getting there and Nico, our server.

My only issues are that the "mushrooms and onions" side dish was more of "onions with a side of mushrooms" and that it took three efforts for them to cook my friend's steak the way he has asked.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Great steaks and also good choice for Italian food.

Tags: Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Romantic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Service is superb. Menu choices are excellent and their meat choices are exceptional .
Best steak in the area

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 10, 2017

The food was wonderful. Everyone was very nice and friendly.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Always awesome

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·Dined on July 28, 2017

Amazing the food was great wait staff was on top of their game. Overall a great dining experience I would recommend to everyone.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Excellent as always! The food is second to none. Service is spot on. There is no reason to ever visit another steak house.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Excellent food, would recommend to others

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 16, 2017

My husband and I went to Rare for my 60th birthday. We had a gift certificate and decided this was a good time to use it. We both ordered the clams casino, my husband said his were good, not great, mine were good. You get 6 on a plate, my 5th one tasted bad. I had to eat bread and butter afterwards to get the taste out of my mouth. I had steak and my husband had soft shell crab. He did not love the crab, I thought the steak was very good.

Service was very good. We ordered a bottle of wine, only drank half and asked the waiter for a bag to take the bottle home. He wrapped the bottle in aluminum foil and handed it back to us. Not very classy! Rare should go to the dollar store or the Christmas Tree Store and buy some wine bags - they are not expensive and the customers will appreciate them.

An hour after eating I got sick. The clam got me. I wouldn't say stay away from Rare, just stay away from the seafood at Rare.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Outstanding service. Food always good. One of my favorite restaurants!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2017

This is a great restaurant and the managers are aware of everything going on. We were seated promptly, served promptly and had our servers check in on us several times during our meal. I'm always happy here!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2017

They crew there is Amazing. The only thing that exceeds the staff is the food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Our reservation @ 7pm was honored. Service was excellent. Food was well-prepared. Prices are too high.

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Great steaks, but not cheap. Side dishes I found pricey at $8 each. Service was very good. Would go again, but only on special occasion or a business treat to a client of mine. Dinner and tip for two with little alcohol expect to pay $200 +.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 9, 2017

First, this is one of our favorite places to dine for special occasions. We have never had a bad meal or experience. The noise level varies from time to time, but not to where its a put off. Now, this has nothing to do with the food or service, again both outstanding, it was a computer issue with the restaurant system and OpenTable. When we arrived we were seated along with a couple of other parties and there was no access to the computer to check everyone in, didn't think twice about it. When we got home I received an email saying the reservation was canceled and i lost the 100 points and was worried about having my OpenTable account suspended. I sent emails to OpenTable and Rare, but was still worried about the suspension because I had one more reservation coming up. I called Rare about 1/2 hour later and spoke to the Mater D' and he had problems with the reservation system not working properly. Within 2 days OpenTable and Rare worked together and corrected the problem, satisfied my reservation 100 points and assured me that my account was still in good standing. I would like to give kudos to Steve the General Manager at Rare and the people at OpenTable on all that was done...Thank You to all.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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