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7:00 PM
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Rare Chop House

4.6
301 reviews
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$30 and under
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Steakhouse
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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 301 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Quiet
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AnnW 
1.0  Dined 3 days ago

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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OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

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

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WesleyW 
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

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

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RichardL 
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

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

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EarlM 
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

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

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susiejc (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 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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OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Took FOREVER to get fed.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined 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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vipMary (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 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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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 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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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

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

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vipJAJA (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 13, 2017

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

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AlMel78 (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 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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