Rare Chop House

4.9
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$30 and under
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Steakhouse
Come and enjoy the region's most exquisite culinary experience, from our open kitchen, to our Wine Room with 1000+ wines from all over the world, to the unique culinary cuisine prepared by the one and only Chef James Rushing. Exceptional Food and even better service await your palate here at RARE Chophouse, just off the square in Mt. Vernon! Visit us online at www.rarechophouse.com.
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BrianM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu is small due to the coronavirus, but this seemed to help the chef and cooks. The smaller the menu the better it seems to be. I really enjoyed the ribeye with lobster topping. Absolutely delicious!

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vipChipper
Chicago
53 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We normally go on Friday nights but were unable this week. As luck would have it the Saturday night special was smoked prime rib! Amazing. The bar had a singer that was good and had a nice crowd. Best restaurant in town if you are looking to treat yourself to something other than chains.

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FFCustomer
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was great like always. Food was a little lacking this time, but with the pandemic, they might be struggling to get the same quality delivered like we normally expect. Still a great place and I hope it can survive these hard times and remain in Mt. Vernon.

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KandiceF
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time we have eaten out since all the shut downs started.
I was a bit apprehensive about going .
The greeter and all staff including our waiter exceeded my expectations. I felt very safe.
Andrew was our waiter and was very professional and attentive. We will be back.

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vipsonjau
New Orleans
28 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After reopening after the COVID, this restaurant has maintained a wonderful sense of class and fine service. Very clean and I felt more than comfortable eating there.

Had limited menu, much like everybody else, but what we had was delicious--Filets were cooked perfectly and husband love the Sticky Toffee Cake.

If in Mt. Vernon again, will be there for dinner.

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vipRobertM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Josh always gives us great service. Food is always excellent. Loved the music in the bar area.

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ChrisC
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Campo loves himself some Rare! They suvee their steaks to cook them perfectly!!!!

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CindyR
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bruschetti was delicious. Ribeye melted in my mouth.

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JohannaM
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Same great food and service as before Covid; very clean and safe.

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Hweenguru
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Limited menu for soft opening after covid but food was excellent. The only thing that wasn’t up to par was caprese salad. Tomatoes were terrible. Other than that, we enjoyed our meal immensely.

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vippatrick
Nashville
20 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a gem. Try it. Best choice in the area. We enjoy it every time.

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vipChipper
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Its their first week back open and everything was great! They have removed alot of their tables for social distancing so reservations are a good idea.

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ANGIEV
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We was celebrating 3 anniversaries and we all got complimentary desserts
We was pleasantly surprised
It was delicious

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vipChipper
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in town if you are looking to treat yourself to great service, food and bar choices. Prime rib Friday nights can't be beat but come hungry because its big!

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Roberto
Des Moines
12 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I went there with my colleague.
Excellent food and people are really friendly
Great place

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MattJ
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I visit RARE almost every year on our Annivesary. We love the delicious food, laid-back atmosphere, and attentive, courteous severs.

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homebodee
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food excellent, but pricey for the amount served. We think a meal should include a side in addition to the potato.
And bread would have been good.
Waitress was pleasant. Service from the kitchen was slow.

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MichaelK
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tiffany's service was particularly outstanding. She was prompt, helpful, attentive, and gave us a fantastic experience. The appetizer (lobster stuffed mushrooms), the house salads, the Chateaubriand, and the sticky cake was well prepared and delicious.

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cubboy70
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Food is always consistently good! My wife got ribeye, was very good. I got salmon, great flavor and cooked perfectly. It is pricey, but you pay for quality.

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EarlM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Overall everything was very good. Only negative was the New York strips had a lot of gristle and could have been more tender.

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ChrisS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. Perfect place to celebrate Valentine's day. The live music was so pleasant. We really enjoyed the lady singing.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were here for Valentines Day. We had Ivy as our server. She was very energetic and happy to have served us. 10+ for her. My spouse had the ribeye and it was cooked to perfection, I had the peach Maui-Maui and it was wonderfully tasteful and the rice was amazing.

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vipMelonieA
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice gem in Mt. Vernon. Excellent service from Andrew. Always look forward to dining here and they have a great wine list.

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vipChipper
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rare prime rib is a treat only served on Friday nights. Best in the area! Service is always friendly and helpful. Great Bar with interesting draft beer selections.

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Nick
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Our waitress did outstanding with the crowd that was there. Thank you for a wonderful experience and we enjoyed the band!

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vipCraigr208
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Excellent lunch with the team!

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GeorgeW
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great evening. We made a reservation on an extremely crowded night. Jeffery, the assistant manager made our evening very nice. Our server was also very accommodating.

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SheilaB
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family Christmas dinner celebration

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RichardZ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff was fantastic. Very polite and helpful. The food was outstanding.

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vipChipper
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good Lunch and dinner menu. Prime Rib is the special on Friday nights. If you like Prime Rib, this is the place to come. Staff is attentive without being a bother and are very knowledgeable about the menu should you have any questions. Nice bar and beer selections. They have a nice wine display but I'm not knowledgeable about this aspect of the restaurant. Best Restaurant in Mt Vernon if you want to treat yourself.

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ErikaT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! Our server was wonderful! Lobster stuffed mushrooms and buffalo cauliflower were delicious! I got filet mignon with a crab cake and jalapeño cheddar grits and ate every bite! I paired it with The Show which was a Cab and it was perfect! Finished with the warm brownie with ice cream. We all ate every bite! So worth it! Great experience !

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MSeng
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rare is a gem of a restaurant in Mt. Vernon. The food is always well prepared with the right amount of seasonings and perfectly portioned. Service is spot on, the servers are attentive to your table without being obtrusive.

I've had the pleasure of dining here on numerous occasions since Rare has been open and never miss an opportunity to bring guests here.

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TheCurmudgeon
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

food was superb - Friday is Prime Rib night, $30 for a 14-16 ounce cut with a side, fair value for the quality. Shrimp and grits was a great option, a bit small in the serving size so get an app if you're really hungry. Crab cake sandwich was great, but the bun takes away from the overall flavor of the crab cake, that diner said they would have as an entrée next time, but still very well flavored with NO cartilage pieces. Grits are phenomenal, the asparagus was the hands down favorite from our table though. Final diner had the 4oz filet, butterfly cut. Even though they had it Medium Well, the kitchen prepared it so that it was still moist!

We are not wine drinkers, so cannot comment on the wine list, but there is a VERY robust listing of wines. Their beer selections are a fair mix of mainstream and craft (a couple of local sourced).

Highly recommend this location!!

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vipDale1
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was awesome. We had salmon with bourbon sauce and it was the best. Greek salad was fabulous.. our service was exceptional.. Definitely would dine here again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipChipper
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Friday night is prime rib night and Rare does it exceptionally. Hand cut in the 14-16oz range and cooked to your preferred temperature. Friendly and knowledgeable staff is very helpful if you have any questions or concerns. Nice draft beer selections that rotate. Great bar if you are looking for a cocktail. While I am not a wine guy, the wine display looks very impressive. Great place to treat yourself!

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vipMary
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a treat. Friendly, helpful servers and a fresh, delicious meal. Steak cooked just as ordered. Excellent wine list and sommelier assistance!

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vipLenK
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and fantastic service

MB
MaureenB
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party loved the steaks. They were delicious grass fed steaks. The service was excellent as well. We had a top notch experience.

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Rare Chop House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (618) 244-7273.

Rare Chop House is rated 4.9 stars by 474 OpenTable diners.

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