Rare Chop House

4.8
490 Reviews
$30 and under
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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vipChipper
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to treat yourself, date night or dinner with friends. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Great bar with a pretty good selection of draft beers available. There also appears to be a large wine selection that is pretty popular. They have a limited menu but what they have is done expertly! Friday night prime rib is a favorite of mine but all the other dishes looked very good as well.

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ShelleyC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was as good as we expected having been here before, although my husband was a little disappointed in the portion size of his entree. (It would have been plenty for me.)
Two overhead lights nearest our table were out and it did become quite dark in our corner of the restaurant. I noticed several other lights out throughout the dining area.
The server was very attentive and polite.

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KimberlyK
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the food they serve is really delicious and excellent wine list to choose from

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BradC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere and good service. Food was excellent. Will definitely go back when I'm in town.

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JohnP
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food and service was excellent, as usual. Started with a great bottle of Orin Swift Eight Years in the Desert and an excellent cream broccoli-cheese soup. My wife had the ribeye; I had the New York Strip with mushrooms; both flavorful and cooked as ordered.
Tables distanced for safety and peace of mind. Yummy all the way around.

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lovegoodfood2
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff, awesome service. Russell was our waiter and returned to our table "not too little not too much". He gave good recommendations and was very helpful. The change up in menu was good. The salmon was cooked to perfection. The beast burger and fries was the bomb!

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PSterling
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New menu was delicious; enjoyed wine at their beautiful bar, followed by a caesar salad and filet. Really enjoyed both. Pleasant experience.

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BonnieM
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience1

Sat us in the dark corner. Server did not offer sauces or condiments with meal. Over priced. Steaks were perfectly cooked. Broccoli was delicious. Only one side with meal & no bread.

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bah123
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Food was very good but overpriced. Service was poor even though not crowded. Doubt we’ll go back.

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DocDan
Memphis/West TN
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very busy night which slowed service but quality excellent !

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Janet
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Reservation process was great and our table was ready when we arrived. Hostess and servers were friendly, efficient, and helpful. All staff wore masks and gloves. Due to Covid-19, the full menu was not available, but the choices were varied. All the food we ordered was prepared perfectly and was delicious. Wait time for the food to arrive was reasonable. Dining atmosphere was nice. Restaurant and restrooms were clean.

Only complaint is that, despite clear notices on the door that masks were required to enter and whenever interacting with staff or walking around, that was not enforced. Many diners did not wear masks when they came in and when they walked past our table. Posting the rule is great. Not enforcing it is a big problem.

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vipPatrick
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and even better service.

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HappyHoffmans
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, great service by Josh. Felt that Rare was very clean and following all the safety guidelines for COVID safe environment

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SuzieS
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The salmon is just wonderful! Chef recommends to medium and that's how we ordered it. Perfect!

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AshleyC
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The meal was just mediocre. I really wasn’t impressed at all.

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JerryA
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our experience and plan to return. The tables were far apart, waiters had mask on. The food was excellent. Our waiter was very efficient and friendly. We look forward to coming in again. Thank you

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BrianM
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
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
55 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
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 on August 6, 2020
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
30 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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vipFoodLover
Nashville
22 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
55 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
55 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

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

Rare Chop House is rated 4.8 stars by 490 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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