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Rare, the Steak House

4.6
830 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasion
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Seafood, Italian
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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

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Phone number
(973) 256-6699
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Dino Suriano
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Catering
On and off premise available
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Route 23
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Parking details
Valet parking is available Wednesday thru Saturday, along with our private lot.
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Public transit
NJ Transit and Little Falls train station
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 830 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.3
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Food and Service was great! Only downside was that it was so loud we couldn’t hear the waiter let alone ourselves and it was only two of us!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

As always Rare does nothing less then impress. We took my dad for his 75th birthday. He had never been there and loved the steak presentation, the service the food. For a man who said he wasn't hungry, he ate his whole meal and the entire dessert of Strawberries with Grand Marine Cream. He couldn't wait to tell everyone how great Rare was and to send them on their way.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

First time going to Rare and definitely will not be the last time. Food was awesome, our service was not pushy at all and let us take our time with the menu. Had a very comfortable atmosphere .

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The food was excellent and the service was good. It just gets a little noisy at times. If you want a great steak or seafood was high quality sides, you can't do much better anywhere

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

This was my second visit to Rare and it’s a toss-up between Wolfgang‘s on Park Avenue (NYC) and Rare for top steakhouse. My first visit precedes my days as an Opentable user, and we ordered a porterhouse for four. On this visit, celebrating my mother‘s 60th, we shared a tomahawk ribeye for two. It was 60 ounces of epic beef!

We got a little saucy at happy hour before moving on to our table. The bartender made excellent dirty martini just the way I like it, without vermouth. Then we moved on to our table, and started with a dozen oysters from PEI and then on to our entrée. We got the Tomahawk 60 ouncer and two sides of onions and mushrooms and asparagus.

Prior to presentation they come out with a couple of warm to hot plates and they make sure that everybody seated before they bring out the main course. They perfectly carve up the steak and then present it as if it was the steak itself prior to cooking. It was cooked perfectly to medium rare, with a cool rate center a nice pink edges with a beautiful see her on the outside.

The asparagus was perfectly cooked and topped with a generous portion of Parmesan cheese. The mushrooms and onions, in my opinion, are the best natural complements to steak. Both sides were perfect, but I imagine any of their sides is going to be really well prepared. For dessert they brought out a fluffy as ever ricotta cheesecake and then espresso for me, they knew it was an occasion so cheesecake had a candle.

As said this is one of my top two full-time steak houses around the country. It has a really unsuspecting location and it’s kind of difficult to find the parking lot. When you walk in, it has a tavern us feel with low lighting. Within minutes of sitting they bring out their tray of meat selections and you are tempted to throughout the entire meal with very prompt and personalized attention.

At this restaurant will have a great experience.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The steak was outstanding. The decor was very dated. The desert was mediocre. Very noisy. For the price spent, I expected a much nicer experience.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Excellent as always

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3.0Dined on March 26, 2018

The steak was good but just as expensive as Rod’s and Strip House which offer better overall meals and more attentive service.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Good steak, and great service! Will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Amazing food, atmosphere, and service.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Service was excellent and food was delicious!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Always delicious food accompanied by excellent and professional service every time.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Steak was ok for the price. Great service. Nice atmosphere. Very pricy

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We had a fine meal reuniting with friends with whom we had not had such an occasion for many years. It being St Patrick's Day some guest were a tad loud but no bad behaviors. Great food beautifully prepared.
Wondering what you do with the cuts used to show what's on offer.

Will go again.

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Rare has a expanded menu and great steaks. We recently had the pleasure of sharing the tomahawk steak and loved it.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

I.T was awesome!!!

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Disappointed my steak filet mignon was dry and I ordered it medium rare and it was closer to medium. The broccoli was not done. The loaded baked potato was great so was the cheesecake. We selected Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon was excellent. My wife had spaghetti with tomato basil sauce she enjoyed it but for twenty dollars it was overpriced. The place was packed we were there from 6 to 8 pm and you couldn’t get a seat. The noise level was louder then a jet. It was a Saturday but really the line waiting for a table was outrageous.
This is our third visit here and our last. Even the waiters made an error with the bill twice. Just a bad experience on our Anniversary.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

The dinner was delicious beginning with the appetizers and dinner. Service was right on. Staff very professional and friendly and we're never far away. Very accommodating and friendly atmosphere. Will go back especially for my 30 the wedding anniversary.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Great place , steak perfect

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Never disappointed, food is delicious & top notch. Service is wonderful, Carlos thank you as always! Great wine & drinks too!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was delish and our waiter Tony was outstanding. Love it here

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Second time at Rare, food was excellent, service was excellent

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Celebrated Valentines Day with my husband and daughter. Sat downstairs which I felt was cold and loud. However, meal was delicious !

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Five of us went to Rare to celebrate my wife's birthday. Everyone, including our granddaughter,
found things we liked on the menu. We had three courses and all were excellent. A very pleasant evening.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent food. Top notch steaks!

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

The food and service was excellent!

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2018

Always a pleasant experience. Have never had a bad meal here. Great selection of wines by the glass and an excellent wine list. Top notch quality food and service

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2.0Dined on January 27, 2018

The restaurant is not worth revisiting, the food although looked great was far below standards and the taste and flavors were not there. The lamb chops a friend ordered medium rare was over cooked and when returned the new lamb chops were pretty much raw and cold in the center. I normally wouldn’t have mind but when the bill came and saw it was expensive ($600+) I quickly became disappointed with the quality that was served. I am fine with expensive dinners if the food lives up to the standard. I would have been happier and probably more satisfied with a whopper from Burger King.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

This was our first time dining here. The food was amazing and the service was top notch. I would highly recommend this restaurant and we can't wait to go back.!

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4.0Dined on January 22, 2018

Server was a little short with us. Food was great.

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 4, 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.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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!

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5.0Dined 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

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4.0Dined on December 29, 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

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5.0Dined on December 26, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 24, 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!

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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!"

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5.0Dined 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.

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