My steak was a little undercooked, but other than that the food was delicious! I would definitely recommend to a friend.
We frequently travel to Missouri from Nashville. This is a MUST visit dining experience almost every time we make the trip.
Overall great experience! The food was delicious, great choice of wine, and atmosphere was pleasant.
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 !!!!!!!
The filet was delicious. Also, go with the mashed potatos/cauliflower or the mac and cheese for a side. Very nice place!!
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.
Everything was great. The service was fantastic. I would recommend it to everybody.
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.
Stayed in Mount Vernon and like this place. Nice menu and full bar. Shared the crabcakes :)
Wonderful experience. The food is great! I hope to go back next year for our anniversary.
The food was awesome....my husband loved his steak! Was the best he has ever had! Service was excellent also! Will come back!
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.
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!
Great experience. Food and service was great. Great wine selection. Wine a little pricey.
Great food! Great drinks! Great service! We enjoyed the evening and will return regularly.
Rachel was a great server who made sure we were taken care of.
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.
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.
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
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.
Lovely evening topped off by great music in the Bar area after. Loved it!
Highly recommend RARE Chop House if you are in the Southern Illinois area. Great menu & atmosphere for lunch or dinner.
Excellent food, drink and service for an upscale meal out.
Great service. Tasty and well presented food/drink. Nice atmosphere. Well maintained.
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!!
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.
Took FOREVER to get fed.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
Really enjoyed the total experience. Atmosphere was great, food was outstanding and our waitress Jada was very polite and helpful.
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!
Service is impeccable. Food is delicious. Our favorite go to restaurant!!!
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!!
Rare has been a favorite since it opened and, I don't live in Mt. Vernon
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...
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.