Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to Main Content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. Wisconsin
  4. Madison
  5. Madison
Rare Steakhouse, Madison, WI

Rare Steakhouse

4.6
4.6
1643 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Dining and libations on Capitol Square with an incredible view of the Capitol, Rare combines craft cocktails, in-house dry aged steaks and attentive service in an unabashedly old-school steak house setting. Madison's downtown steakhouse features specialty cuts dry aged in-house, like the Rib Cap and the Delmonico as well as offering more traditional cuts like our filet and our rib eye. Rare is also one of the only purveyors of A5 Wagyu in Madison.

Complimenting our steaks and entrees is a specialty cocktail list and an extensive wine list with everything from wines for a big celebration to a weekday dinner.

If you're just looking for a drink after work, Rare offers discounted cocktails, wines and snacks at happy hour.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Happy Hour Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (608) 204-9000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Tj Borup

  • Catering

    Join us in one of our two private dining rooms. Whether you would like to have an intimate dinner, business dinner, or host a fun cocktail and appetizer event, Rare will accommodate! Please contact Mary for any inquiry regarding your next event at mary@raremadison.com.

  • Private party facilities

    Created by Wisconsin natives for Wisconsin diners, Rare Steakhouse features USDA Prime steaks aged in-house, certified sommeliers to guide guests in choosing from a selection of more than 400 wines, and truly remarkable service.

  • Private party contact

    Sarah Kuehn: (608) 204-9000

  • Neighborhood

    Madison

  • Cross street

    Near State Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

What 1,643 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Wisconsin

    Special Occasion

  • Madison

    Best Service

  • Madison

    Best Ambiance

  • Madison

    Fit for Foodies

  • Madison

    Notable Wine List

  • Madison

    Romantic

  • Madison

    Special Occasion

Sort by

Filters

  1. JL

    JuliaL

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal - they never disappoint.
  2. BY

    BradYelp27

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and the service are incredible. Pricey yes but you should know that going in. Had a special bone in filet ($131) that was fantastic. All the food and sides came out hot like they should - fantastic steakhouse!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was outstanding!
  4. BH

    BryonH

    Minneapolis

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brought a group to celebrate 21st birthdays. Cynthia was spectacular. The food was over the top good but the service even beat that. The wine was great, they were super helpful in selecting and picking rare finds. We are made to feel as if we were the only guests on site. This is a must visit!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Overall great experience. Waitress was super informative and knowledgeable. Only complaints would be the green beans (too much garlic and too crunchy), and twice we had silverware and dishes spilled on us by passing staff.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Was a wonderful experience the food was very very good only down fall was the price and wish the plates came out hotter food got cold
  7. d

    dhcdoc

    Milwaukee

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    While they still a 3 pound porterhouse they also have cut back the size of some dishes which is smart. Sorry but paying a good buck for a steak and taking half home to make a stew was really wasteful. The quality of all apps, soups, salads ,mains, sides, and deserts were even better than last visit. Generous drinks and a decent wine list. Service was impeccable. Kudos to Joe!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Luciana was the best!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    It was delicious food & our server was very nice. They were extremely busy & it took way too long to get food & drinks. It was not our waitresses fault. Just under staffed.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal. Our waitress was very knowledgeable and friendly. Will go back every time I visit Madison.
  12. GF

    GrantF

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The food was fine. I expected more given the over ambiance and service. I’d go elsewhere for a steak dinner next time.
  13. N

    None

    Columbus

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and atmosphere.
  14. P

    Pickyeater89

    Minneapolis

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service!
  15. SS

    SharonS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent steak and amazing service. We'll definitely return!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wisconsin sucks if you want a nice fancy experience but this is one of the few if not only restaurant that makes you feel like a
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good but not great. Service good food was just ok
  18. BJ

    BJS1

    Caribbean

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    Nice staff but clueless Waited forever. Food subpar for the outrageous prices 1 and done.
  19. BR

    BobR

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Pricey for portions. It’s comparable to Ruth Chris or Tony’s steakhouse.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Colleague and I both had one of the best steaks of our life's! Highly recommend
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere.
  22. H

    markH

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, drinks, and service was top notch. We really enjoy going to Rare before going to a show at the Overture Center.
  23. SJ

    SharonJ

    Milwaukee

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is very good and the service is excellent. We enjoy going here for dinner before a downtown event. We are very impressed with the wait staff--knowledgable, friendly and very helpful.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The service was terrible. We told our waiter we were going to a show and the show time, but we had only 10 minutes left before we had to leave and still no food. We had ordered drinks and a first course — my drink took 20-30 minutes. First course came out timely, but both the salad and soup were over salted. After finishing the first course, we sat with nothing to eat or drink and no one checked on us for 20-30 minutes. We finally had to get up and find the manger. Manager was apologetic, but we left with no dinner. Will not be returning.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Steaks were over cooked and the service was inattentive. It took a very long time to get our food and drink/water refills. Not worth the $600 bill.

    Rare SteakhouseResponded on August 16, 2022If you would be so kind to provide a few specific details of your visit, this would be a valid, constructive review. We want to be the best experience for all of our guests. What was ordered? Who was your server? What time was your reservation? Table where you were seated? All of this is on your receipt. Thank you in advance for helping us make future guests experiences better.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner for my boys bday food and service was next level
  27. m

    markr

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our anniversary evening at Rare Steakhouse. The food was Great & the service was outstanding. We will be recommending Rare Steakhouse to our friends.
  28. DM

    DanaM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best meal I have ever had in my life! Thank you!!!
  29. TF

    TerryF

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our 44th wedding anniversary at this very special restaurant was one we will never forget. Thanks to everyone, from the chef to the service staff. It was all perfect!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The people at Rare Steakhouse make each dining experience special! The steaks are out of this world. All other food and dessert items are amazing as well. It is always a real treat to have dinner at Rare!
  31. KS

    KelvinS

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience. My wife and I, enjoyed our Anniversary dinner.👏
  32. JM

    JanMike

    Naples

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The kitchen was out of baked potatoes (?) and a few of the meats. We had a 7:30 reservation on a Tuesday evening. That shortage was unexpected. The food and wine we ordered were satisfactory, served very nicely and presented well. I have been to Rare in DC and never been disappointed. This was not the same calibre.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, excellent food, excellent omniscience, definitely going back!😁
  34. WP

    WarrenP

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    The ambience of the restaurant and the quality of personal service were outstanding. The high price of the food and drink and the lack of organic wine and food options were disappointing. Organic wines produced by Davero, Frey, and many other organic wineries typically taste better and do not contain fungicides like Vinclosolin, that have been shown to have up to four generation effects in the male germline of experimental animals and may have zero or very, very low sulfites that many people are sensitive to. There was no indication of locally sourced foods raised without pesticides being available on the menu. The widespread use of Roundup, a killer of gut bacteria and recently shown to cross the blood brain barrier, is being sprayed on commercial grains and sugars a week before harvest to dry out the crop. Thus breads and desserts may not be free of these contaminants that in the low parts per billion can have effects on fundamental neurological, immune, hormonal and developmental functions of animals and people. All of this can easily be discovered using Google scholar or by going to the website of the national organization, Beyond Pesticides.
  35. DP

    DennisP

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for our 49 wedding anniversary and they went out of their way to help us celebrate with champagne and desert. They have always been a class act restaurant.
  36. OB

    OlanjiB

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food1service5ambience5
    The food was good but the mashed potatoes was salty and my salad was salty, never had a salad with salt added to it, please have all the staff try all the food to see if it is just me to see if there is too much salt, even my steak was salty
  37. JH

    JonH

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The service was impeccable and greatly appreciated. The food was not to a level I would expect with this level of restaurant. My wife had the filet and was very satisfied. I had the dry aged bone in rib eye and was extremely average as comparing it to other high end steakhouses I have been to. We will try Rate again in the future but might go a different direction in the menu.
  38. LS

    LukeS

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Relatively unimpressed by the food for the price. Have been to much better high end dining with much better food. Wife's steak was over cooked. Truffle butter was just butter. No flavor of truffle at all. Just not impressed. Service was good and the place is nice but expected better food when paying those prices.
  39. O

    Oceanaire

    Minneapolis

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was Kate and she was lovely!!! Glad to be back 😍
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dining experience with my family

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Rare Steakhouse using the Order Online button.

Rare Steakhouse is rated 4.6 stars by 1643 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
Google Map for Rare Steakhouse

14 W. Mifflin Street, Madison, WI 53703

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Near State Street

  • Neighborhood

    Madison

  • Hours of operation

    Happy Hour Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Tj Borup

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (608) 204-9000

  • Catering

    Join us in one of our two private dining rooms. Whether you would like to have an intimate dinner, business dinner, or host a fun cocktail and appetizer event, Rare will accommodate! Please contact Mary for any inquiry regarding your next event at mary@raremadison.com.

  • Private party facilities

    Created by Wisconsin natives for Wisconsin diners, Rare Steakhouse features USDA Prime steaks aged in-house, certified sommeliers to guide guests in choosing from a selection of more than 400 wines, and truly remarkable service.

  • Private party contact

    Sarah Kuehn: (608) 204-9000

Copyright © 2022 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 700, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking LogoPriceline LogoKAYAK LogoAgoda LogoRentalcars LogoOpenTable Logo