Permanently Closed - RARE Bar & Grill (Murray Hill)

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Known for our upscale burgers, RARE's menu has over 20 different burgers ground in house daily. Our ever so popular flambeed steakhouse burgers have New Yorkers & food editors buzzing with the "M&M Burger" being voted one of Time Out NY's best burgers in NYC. In addition to 20 juicy burgers, RARE offers unique starters like the "Frickle," and the "Lollipop Wings" also voted best in NYC. Thirsty?? Our creative, mixed cocktail menu which only uses seasonal fruits & fresh ingredients along with our vast wine & beer menu draws in a bustling, vibrant bar scene. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, weekend brunch & late night fun - RARE Murray Hill executes a foodie experience along with a fun, energetic & unpretentious atmosphere. A Bonus? Our seasonal rooftop bar, RARE View, that boasts 360-degree skyline views open from May 1 to October 1.
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elvireolive7244
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lots of burger options to choose from and great service and ambient!

I always go back when craving burger!

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CraigD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good service. Each of us ordered a burger and they were cooked to order. No issues.

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LisaT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I always enjoy this restaurant. This visit was on a quiet Wednesday night. Everything came as ordered. Lots of leftovers to take home.

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vipBethlehemFoodie
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Rare has awesome burgers! The portions are huge so I often skip the bun or eat half and take the other half to go. The pickles are fantastic as well.

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anthonyc
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great steak!! But cold fries.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Little too loud for a business meal

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CharlieA
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We both had the Jamison's burger with the shot. The burger was cooked perfectly. Service was great. My only issue arose after we left. I received an email from OpenTable inquiring why my party was a no show for the reservation. Well, because when we arrived and said we were there for our 6:30, then didn't bother checking. Bottom line - I'll go back to Rare, but next I'm calling in the reservation. I'm done with using OpenTable.

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vipHuhself
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

One of the worst meals i ever had in NYC. The fried chicken sandwish tasted like it was made a week ago. A woman at the next table even sent hers back. Service was bad/indifferent. Order was initially incorrect. We hesitated when we saw the “health grade pending” but we honored our reservation. Got home and looked up the inspection. I won’t recite the disgusting list of violations noted at the last 3 inspections. Suffice it to say we never would have eaten there if we had known

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Ronstar37
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Lobster burgers and loved the sample fries. Nice spot.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy visiting Rare Bar -- great staff, burgers and ribs are great topped with Apple pie for dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We made reservations for four on Xmas eve at 9:30. I received a call from the restaurant at 8:45 letting me know they decided to close at 10:00 and that we should get there ASAP if we wanted to eat. The meal was rushed and the food was very mediocre. We could tell they just wanted us to leave. Very disappointing.

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Lrosa
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything ordered by all 6 of us was delicious. A little noisy, but food and service made up for it. Would definitely return. I highly recommend the burger trio, especially since i could not make up my mind on what to order.

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KeithW
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic burgers. Good beer and friendly staff. Made a lunch reservation and seated right away

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience3

MUSIC WAY TOO LOUD, could not finish my meal at the restaurant as the music was blaring.

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SunnyC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thank you for a nice thanksgiving evening. The pumpkin apple soup was my absolute favorite.

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Greg
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great burger. Great thin cut truffle fries. Great lunch spot.

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tomaura1
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Quiet spot, good food, limited beer offering, excellent service

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vipKPLI
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good. Reasonably priced and good portions. They seem to rush you out that's my only complaint as they try to take your plate before you have finished.

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vipAlexT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

fries are amazing. if you are looking for a gourmet burger this is perfect

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StevenB
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience3

We went in for an evening meal for two and ordered a medium steak and a medium to well steak. Both came medium to rare. I’m okay with that but my wife isn’t. The steak was taken back and cooked for longer. By this time I had almost stopped eating all together so that I wouldn’t be finished by the time my wife’s meal came back out. When it did the outside was now black but the inside was the same.
At this point it was going back again but we didn’t want to see it again.
Our meal was comped as it was not an enjoyable meal for two that we had hoped for.
I’m sure on another day it would have been better but not on our visit.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My friend and I had a wonderful experience! Our server was pleasant and brunch was delicious. I would definitely recommend the restaurant to family and friends. : )

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MarkE
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Early evening dinner , good service and great food

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Forgetaboutit
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I went to lunch with 2 co-workers. We literally waited 2hrs for our food. When it did arrive my dish tasted nasty. The concierge gracely exchanged it to something else - which came 20mins later. By that time I was too discouraged and cancelled my order. I didn't pay for it. Very disappointed - I have been there 3 times prior and had no problem. Will not go back :(

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BobF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had drinks upstairs at rooftop Rare View then great burgers downstairs. I was disappointed that they were out of bison. But great overall.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Not over priced but good quality. Friendly staff. When we visit London we always enjoy our meal there.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made reservations through Glassdoor for lunch with a potential client. Arrived and told "we are closed for a private party". Not even so much as an apology or explanation for this mixup.

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OpenTable Diner
Berlin
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice food especially hamburger

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MarkP
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

food was delivered quickly, waiter was a bit overzealous, but I sensed he was new. The issue was that the AC was not on and it was downright uncomfortable. We would have stayed longer, (meaning more $ spent), but with no air circulation, it was not comfortable.

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HallieR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Everything was fine, except that apparently there was no air condition and they had only ONE fan (small) to cool off the restaurant. I would have appreciated a call telling me their air conditioning broke as I had a party of 6 and everyone was melting! We complained and were not even comped anything.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

In short, a fun pace, that provides great food, value and has wonderful servers. Minor issue is the AC isn't the best on a hot NYC day. Enjoy.

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Scott
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience1

Place has gone downhill. Both quality of food, win selection, and service were not what I remember from about 3 yrs ago

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LisaK
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Eh... it was average. My burger was more rare than medium, my daughter's steak was a little tough. Some salt on the meats while cooking would have brought out more flavors.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Disgrace. Not what was expected

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Loved the lobster burger was a little bummed I couldn’t swap the side of corn for fries.

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TheresaS
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and reasonable prices. Will be back next time we're in the area.

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vipChrisC
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great meal!

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vipGR8FUD
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Local spot. Great for a quick lunch. Order the Quickie lunch (burger and fries) for about $11. Upgrade to $14 you can add a select beer. Totally worth it.

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vipIWiz
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience3

We arrived for dinner (6 people).
The floor vibrates due to the hotel machinery, that causes constant nausea.
We waited 45minutes for hamburgers.
18% tip was pre entered to the bill without our consent.
Food grade is still pending (not A)

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The place was empty but the service was slow. Dirty. Hot.

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