From deliciously inspired cuisine, to a sleek, upscale ambiance and lively bar scene, Rare650 is one of Long Island's premier steakhouses, offering a truly unique dining experience. The setting is a beautifully designed space that excites the senses on all levels.View Private Dining Details
Always a pleasure to dine there!! Food and wine and servers are first rate!!!
So we went for our anniversary. I got a NY Strip, cooked medium. It came out black & blue. So I sent it back, and two minutes later it came out, and it was still rare. Between rare and black & blue. So I sent it back again, asking for a completely new steak. At this point the manager came over to talk to me. I explained the situation. They brought me out a brand new steak, but again, rare. They said "this is our medium". Now, I'm sorry, but Medium is the most popular way to order a steak, and it has a defined look. It's not bordering on black & blue. I sent it back, again, and it came out close to medium. So as a warning, if you want a medium steak, you may need to order it medium well, in order for it to come out medium.
NOW...to be fair and complementary. The manager not only brought me out a new steak, not only brought me out a new baked potato so it would be hot with the steak, but he comped my steak, comped my baked potato, brought out a shrimp cocktail for me to eat while I waited (also comped) and because it was our anniversary, also comped me two desserts and coffee. So while it took some time to get a steak the way I wanted it, I give full credit to the manager and his staff for rectifying the situation and leaving me a more than satisfied customer. And the steak I finally got, was delicious. So there's that, too.
Yes, I would go back again.
Lobster tails n filet migon on the bone was to die for. Attentive and friendly waitstaff. A tad loud and a little warm in temperature but not overbearingly so. Long wait to get car back from valet. The food was worth any negatives.
Birthday dinner for my son
Service was good, Sommelier Shawn was outstanding
We go to Rare often. Mostly sit at the bar for dinner and drinks (Natalie makes great drinks :) )
The food is mostly outstanding. Highly recommend the crab cocktail, sushi, salads and although I have never had their steak, everyone I've ever gone with has said it's always cooked perfectly.
It's a little bit of a pricey place, but the food and drinks are always worth it.
Food is always excellent and keeps us coming back. If it wasn't my wife's birthday, would have walked out. Why would you sit a regular customer in the bar when the main dining room was nearly empty. Then, no waiter for 20 minutes. Complained to manager who said, I'll take care of you, but couldn't even acknowledge wife's birthday with desert when I notified restaurant through open table that it was a special occasion. As I said, food was excellent and service good after complaint
We were seated in the atrium which was so beautiful. The good was sooo good. We ordered the octopus app and the Kobe sliders. Delish!! I ordered the sea bass. Unreal. Hubby ordered skirt Stesk. Yummy. Service was great as well.
Went for a birthday dinner. Micheal and Nathaniel are an amazing team. Their suggestions and service was outstanding.
Tonight it took a little longer than usual for our dinner to come out but it was completely worth the wait, as usual. Steaks are always cooked perfectly. Cocktails are always fantastic. Sushi is delicious. We love eating here.
Great for business meetings.
Food, ambiance and service were all amazing. Absolute perfection!
My husbands birthday which was not acknowledged by the server or the restaurant
My wife and I each had the Rib Eye. They were excellent and cooked to perfection. The wait staff were friendly, attentive and helpful. The atmosphere was comfortable like being in a friends home for dinner. Certainly one of the premier restaurants on the island.
Disgustingly overpriced for the quality.
Food and service is Excellent. It's a little pricey but well worth it. Very attentive.
Great place for all kinds of occasions
I took my boyfriend for his birthday. Our waiter were awesome very real and honest. I’m a picky eater and they really helped me pick something I’d like and offered to take certain things out to not make it spicy or other accommodations. The dessert I was looking forward to having on their online menu was not on their restaurant menu- I was really disappointed until it was explained that it wasn’t great and gave me an alternative dessert which was amazing! It was more money then we would normally spend on dinner but the servings were huge and the food was great. Along with the amazing service from BOTH our waiters.
Birthday , it was awesome!!
Nice place... very pretty... but employees and servers all had an attitude. They weren't nice
Birthday celebration everything was nice the service at the bar wasn’t so good but everything else was amazing
Love Rare. best steak on Long Island. Service was fabulous as usual
I love this restaurant but always find that the service could be better. My wife and I went for our anniversary. When we arrived, I gave my name to the hostess and we were told to wait a couple of minutes to be seated. After about 5 min the same person came up to me asking if they could help me as if I just walked in. I had to explain that we were waiting for our table from the reservation we made and we were then asked to proceed to the bar area until our table was ready. After about 20 minutes the hostess calls us for our table and seats us next to the bar which was a heavy traffic area with lots of noise. Being that it was our wedding anniversary (Which I specified when making the reservation) and I had made the reservations about 2 weeks in advance I was a little disappointed and surprised to not be seated in the dining room, especially considering the cost I know we will spend on the meal. We then asked the waiter if it was possible to get a different table. They had us get up and wait another 10 minutes by the bar and then we were given a very nice table in the dining room. Once we were seated the service was very good. I guess I was just a little disappointed with the initial service from walking in.
We love Rare 650! The service is always amazing and the food is delicious. Highly recommend.
Meal was good. Porthouse for two. Cooked a good med rare. No complaints, just not wowed by the food, but I’d give if a second try. Good service. Great dirty martini 🍸
Always a pleasure great service Paul runs a tight ship
Charred oysters excellent, filet mignon delicious, charred on outside and medium as ordered inside.
We had ordered 2 baked potatoes and think wait staff should have said 1 is big enough for 2. Kurt, a maitre d’ brought over side of spinach which was good and it was nice talking to him.
No warm bread, coffee press was not left, not asked if we wanted anything else. We felt they wanted to get us in and out because we had the special Tuesday dinner. They brought our check before we asked for it.
Sign outside advertising steak special for $59 was really surprising for this restaurant.
Wait staff were apathetic and snotty.
Come to think of it, valets were not very friendly or welcoming either, maybe because we don’t have a fancy car.
Great food! Lots of vegetarian options! Delicious drinks!
food was excellent, we all had steak and lobster special, not a particularly good value price-wise as it turned out but food was very good.
Extremely dissatisfied with this steakhouse. First we told them this was our 20 year wedding anniversary. We were very nicely dressed they tried to seat us near the kitchen. We asked to move and they put us near a curtained area with a lot of very loud children who were having a party. We were moved again to a better location. Our waitstaff has zero personality. There were two. Neither one cracked a smile all evening as for our meal $18 for four shrimp cocktail. Come on. I’ve been to many five star restaurants but that was ridiculous. The porterhouse for two at $108 had zero flavor. They do not offer sauces like at many other places to accompany steak. Overall it’s very pretty but that’s where I️t ends. Will not go back. I’ve had better experience from three star steakhouses.
We went to RARE650 for my daughters birthday. The service and food were excellent. The restaurant is beautiful. I had never been there before that day but I have now recommended it to many people. It was almost an hour trip each way for us but I would gladly go back in a heartbeat.
Although we frequent many high end Steakhouse’s we haven’t been here in a couple of years.
I was extremely please with the quality of the food.
I do however have a couple of issues.
One was with the Valet parking system. Our reservation was at 8:00, and we arrived at 7:45. Unfortunately the line for the Valet was out of the parking lot and down Jericho Tpke. We wound up getting into the restaurant at 8:10. It was snowing, so that might have contributed to the backup.
My second issue was with the service later in the meal.
Upon sitting we were greeted promptly and ordered drinks from the bar.
After a while we ordered apps, and a bottle of wine.
That’s when the service started to become a little lax.
My wife ordered a different salad dressing the listed with the salad. When the salad arrived the listed dressing was included. No problem, she would just tell someone. Well no server came by for a while. Finally we were able to notify the waiter and he brought the right salad dressing out.
We ordered our main courses, and right before they came to the table we ordered another bottle of wine.
Well, the wine didn’t get to the table till we were just about finished with our main courses. Not used to that at a quality steakhouse.
With the excellent quality of the food, the issues with the valet and some of the service would not stop me from dining here again.
Not as good as usual
Menu has changed
Seating promptly at reservation time
The food was pretty good. We both had seafood dishes and the fish was excellent. Our only issue was how many times we were interrupted while we were eating our meals. Once or twice asking how everything was would suffice but after the fifth time we were a little annoyed. Not to far from our home so we would possibly give it another chance and try the steak which smelled really good. But for my money when it comes to steak nothing compares to Bryant & Coopers.
We sat in the glass room it was spectacular.
It was snowing.
Everything was delicious, service was great.
This visit was a bit disappointing.
Awesome awesome awesome
Long wait for dinner, about 40 mins after reservation time. Took an hour to get food after seating.