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Rare Chop House

4.6
321 reviews
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$30 and under
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Steakhouse
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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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Contemporary American, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation


Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm-9:00pm
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Phone number
(618) 244-7273
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
James Rushing
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Main Street
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Parking details
RARE Features a small parking lot on the South side of the building with handicap accessibility, 2 other parking facilities across Jordan Street, and across Broadway, as well as a City Parking Lot caddy-corner to RARE.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 321 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

My steak was a little undercooked, but other than that the food was delicious! I would definitely recommend to a friend.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We frequently travel to Missouri from Nashville. This is a MUST visit dining experience almost every time we make the trip.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Overall great experience! The food was delicious, great choice of wine, and atmosphere was pleasant.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

My family and I went here for dinner. We were very pleased with the decor of the restaurant. We stayed for a few hours and shared a full course meal from drinks to desserts. The easiest way to describe my experience is each time we took a bite of something each person moaned with delight. I heard the similar bragging how each persons food was so good. We each were sharing bites to compare the food. Katie was our waitress for the night and each of us were very impressed with her. So our over all experience was great. Yes I will return with my family again and we all look forward to another great meal at RARE !!!!!!!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The filet was delicious. Also, go with the mashed potatos/cauliflower or the mac and cheese for a side. Very nice place!!

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Our first time dining here was a great experience. The food and the service were both above average. We ate the braised beef short rib with cheddar jalapeno grits and the ribeye with Dutch potatoes, both were outstanding. Staff was knowledgeable and the food prepared in less than adequate time.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Everything was great. The service was fantastic. I would recommend it to everybody.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Restaurant looks like a hole in the wall from the outside, but never judge a book by its cover. The restaurant is artfully designed with modern taste and the food speaks for itself. I had a New York strip with brussel sprouts and Parmesan. Absolutely fantastic. Will eat there again.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Stayed in Mount Vernon and like this place. Nice menu and full bar. Shared the crabcakes :)

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Wonderful experience. The food is great! I hope to go back next year for our anniversary.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

The food was awesome....my husband loved his steak! Was the best he has ever had! Service was excellent also! Will come back!

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1.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The food had a good flavor but it arrive cold and took over 90 minutes to get to the table. Side dishes arrived halfway through the meal and we were told to keep our salad forks because they were short on utensils. Price was exorbitant for a cold steak.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Have been to Rare twice - cannot say enough about the creative menu, excellent service and superb wine list. We’ve had Rachael as our server both times, she’s understated and yet there exactly when you need her. Love the vibe here. We’ll be back!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Great experience. Food and service was great. Great wine selection. Wine a little pricey.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Great food! Great drinks! Great service! We enjoyed the evening and will return regularly.

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4.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Rachel was a great server who made sure we were taken care of.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Had a wonderful evening meal after a long day house hunting in MV. We will definitely go back and bring friends/family when they are in town visiting.

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

We pick Rare as our go to fine dining date night place a few times a year since we don't get out that much. Great service and wonderful menu. Love that we have a non-chain alternative in our area. Appetizers of shrimp were excellent. Side of brussel sprouts amazing. Crabcakes wonderful. Service was excellent. loved the house wine options. Tonight I tried the prime rib Friday night special instead of filet. About a quarter of the prime rib melted in your mouth, but the rest of it was inedible, too tough to eat, because perhaps under cooked for the large portion. wish I would have gone with the file instead. rare miss for us at rare. We'll be back but I will not order prime rib next time.

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2018

For you to have the menu you choose was sooo disappointing. We have been to Rate about 8 times and brought a couple with us. They will not be back.b should of stayed with regular menu. So upset after driving an hour for something special. Could of went to McDonald's. That's rating you

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

We were very happy with our food and service this time around. Everything was great! It has been about six months since we been to Rare Chop House due to last experience was very disappointing. We were not sure how this time would go. Our daughter wanted to go for her 15th birthday dinner celebration. We were happy that it was good experience and everything was good.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Lovely evening topped off by great music in the Bar area after. Loved it!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Highly recommend RARE Chop House if you are in the Southern Illinois area. Great menu & atmosphere for lunch or dinner.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent food, drink and service for an upscale meal out.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Great service. Tasty and well presented food/drink. Nice atmosphere. Well maintained.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Whenever we are in Mt. Vernon we make a point to go to Rare! Never disappoints. Always delicious truly a great restaurant!! Service was great! Good wine list!!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Rare is a restaurant with great food, ambience, & service. Becca was our waitress & absolutely delightful! She was attentive to drink refills & also had a warm smile & sense of humor.

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2.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Took FOREVER to get fed.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Excellent choice! Our party drove from Chicago, Atlanta and St Louis to dine together. The restaurant accommodations were fabulous. We asked for a quiet room and they delivered.
We’ll be back next year.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Absolutely fantastic steaks! Love the ambiance of this place, definitely great for eating with friends and for an anniversary. Will be back and highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

We often drive from Chicago to Memphis, staying the night in Mt. Vernon. RARE has become a habit! Great steaks, nice wine list, delicious sides and wonderful service. Truly a gem!

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

We love this restaurat. It can be pricey, but well worth it. Everything is made in house and perfect. Even the bar drinks are wonderful.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Enjoyed our evening out celebrating my husband's birthday. Food was amazing. Thanks to the waiter I was able to taste the grits even though I ordered the risotto.

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Rachael was our server and is our server most of the time we go. She is outstanding! The food is good, environment is good, service is great!

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Really enjoyed the total experience. Atmosphere was great, food was outstanding and our waitress Jada was very polite and helpful.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Love coming here. I am from out of town and still come here often. The staff is very friendly and helpful! Food is also very good! Thanks for a nice NYE!

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2017

Service is impeccable. Food is delicious. Our favorite go to restaurant!!!

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

An incredible fine in a small community. Upon returning from 5 days enjoying the fabulous restaurants of New York City, we were amazed at the great atmosphere, divine food and excellent service. The prices were very favorable and the portions were large enough to split. You will NOT regret your dining experience!!

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5.0Dined on December 13, 2017

Rare has been a favorite since it opened and, I don't live in Mt. Vernon

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4.0Dined on December 9, 2017

We were given a gift certificate by our children to celebrate our anniverary. The atmosphere was nice, quiet but not where you felt like you couldn't talk. Service was excellent and server very knowledgeable about specials and such...

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Brought my group for two birthday celebrations. The entire dining experience was fantastic. The meals were perfectly prepared and the wait staff was very polite and catered to our every need.

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