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About RARE650

Executive Chef Cesar Aguilar has created a contemporary menu that has something for everyone. RARE 650's menu is truly unique, combining tender prime dry-aged steaks with amazing sushi and seafood . Our international wine list offers over 700 selections, Sixty of which are available by the glass and is consistently awarded a two glass best of award from wine Spectator every year. Our magnificent wine room is the perfect setting for private events for up to 75 people. If you like the vibe and style of the Hamptons, you're going to love... RARE 650's posh, new Outdoor Dining and Lounge.

650 Jericho Turnpike
Syosset, NY 11791
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steak, Sushi, American

Hours of Operation:
Bar Hours: Opens everyday at 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Wednesday 5:00pm-10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday 5:00pm-11:00pm, Sunday 4:00pm-9:00pm

Cross Street:
South Oyster Bay Rd

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(516) 496-8000

Website:
http://www.rare650.com/

Entertainment:
Live Entertainment Wednesday nights and live DJ on Thursday nights.

Catering:
Catered Funtions from 20 to 250 people . Please call Meagan Arteca at 516.496.8000.

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet parking is available seven nights a week.

Public Transit:
LIRR Syosset station

Executive Chef:
Cesar Aguilar

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

RARE650 Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (46)
Good for Anniversaries (39)
Good for a Date (37)
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Good for Birthdays (32)
Romantic (29)
Hot Spot (28)
Notable Wine List (26)
Bar Seating (24)
Vibrant Bar Scene (23)
Good for Groups (20)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Fun (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Business Meals (16)
Happy Hour (13)
People Watching (13)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Casual (7)
Cozy (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Seasonal (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Live Music (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Authentic (4)
Healthy (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Scenic View (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Waterfront (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Absolutely outstanding! The food was top notch, impeccable service, ambiance was delightful. Pay good money for high quality everything.

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Good food and service! Everybody extremely friendly... A great overall evening!

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·Dined 6 days ago

Food was excellent , would definitely go back. Will let friends know

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

We celebrated a birthday mid week . Requested a quiet location yet seated in a busy main dining hall with several noisy parties in progress .
Meal was good and prompt. Over priced in comparison to top restaurants in LI .
Nice touch in compting desert for birthday .

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

i though the food was very good it was worth the money we paid for it.
If you have a reservation plan on waiting took us 45 minutes to get seated. I felt the place was very loud but the food was excellent

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The service was exceptional. We were very impressed with how attentive the staff was to all our needs. The porterhouse steak was cooked to perfection...the first time around too and all of the sides were delicious!
We really enjoyed our meal and will definitely go back again.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I gave two stars for service because they rushed our dinner. If spending over $300 I don’t want them rush my dinner.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Service was fabulous at table # 3!! The food beyond words...the Burrata special, the Surf and Turf and the Risotto was so good!

Tags: Romantic, Happy Hour, Healthy, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Wonderful restaurant for a high end steak restaurant . Food was absolutely delicious and the service even better . Pricey ! But a great choice for a special occasion

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

I thought rare 650 was delicious. My steak was great. It was a little busy for a Saturday night but service was still good.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The food and atmosphere was decent. However, it was way over priced! Not worth the money.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The food here is always good, professional staff every time that i have been here. There are no bargains here and be prepared to shell out a lot of money. Typically about $100 per person without drinks. the food will be good every time fish or steak is always good

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Excellent!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Dined on Thanksgiving and it was very good. The Food and Service on par with the other steakhouses on Long Island. Just one note - Sushi special roll very good but not worth the $40+ price and overall (steaks, sides, dessert & espresso)a little pricey than the competition.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner they offered 5 entrees including Turkey I ordered its was terrible Was not sliced real turkey it was like Turkey cold cuts from a deli . Terrible cold They offered sweet potatoe with the meal and stuffing green beans they was 1 spoonful of sweet potatoes. Terrible thanksgiving Dinner

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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Great time !! Definitely Recommend this restaurant ....

Tags: Good for Groups, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fun, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 22, 2017

All good for a neighborhood place. The meat did not taste like prime ages, but tasty.

Tags: Good for Groups, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

All I can say is wow… I’ve been coming to this restaurant for many years and Saturday will be my last time. My wife and I had planned a very special dinner for two friends of ours. We really wanted to sit in Rare’s atrium and we made the request on OpenTable when we booked the reservation. We booked a 6pm dinner knowing things do not really get going there until 7:30pm or so. Rare accommodated our request for the atrium seating.

The people at Rare put us at a table of four between two large parties which consisted of about 12 to 16 seats per table. Those guests hadn’t arrived yet but we knew it would get loud when they arrived and hoped to be done before they got there. After ordering our drinks, the workers started moving tables, bumping into my seat, lifting tables over my head and speaking loudly as if they were outside… not what one expects when having a dinner which ran over $600. There were three other diners in the entire atrium at the time but they decided to sit us in a military zone! We called the maître d over and asked to be moved to another table, they then moved us to a better table in the room. Why we weren’t sat there in the first place is amazing. FYI, I have never in my life had to ask to have my table moved.

From there on, everything was fine but we were served in less than an hour, appetizer and dinner. We decided not to have coffee or dessert.

In summary, I’ve been going to Rare since it opened and have noticed the gradual decline. How can you treat people in the manner described above when they charge the prices they do… it should be a dining experience, not a cafeteria. At no time did Rare offer to buy us drinks or dessert for our inconvenience, which would have been the right thing to do for a premium restaurant.

So, goodbye Rare… we’ll be spending our money elsewhere going forward!

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Our waiter recommended a number of dishes and specials and every one was excellent. The staff was upbeat and personable. We are sure to be back for the amazing food and the excellent service.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food as alwaysb

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food was great. Service was great A+++

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The lobster cocktail was actually a whole lobster cut in half length-wise so there was lots of cracking and digging to do and quite messy. A bit misleading on the menu.
The food was delicious and we were not rushed.
Overall we had a very enjoyable experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We were expecting a bit more from this steak house, since it has such a good reputation. The ambiance was nice, the waiters & staff were great but thats it.
The sushi and the sides were great but the steak was charred. Not impressed at all, could've had a better steak at J&Rs, and saved $400

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

This place is off the hook, great food music service and the Manger Paul is on point very hands on always making time to make sure everyone is happy. I never seen a person so dedicated to his job and customers.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, People Watching, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Live Music, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Fantastic in every way

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Overrated and overpriced
We were a party of six and orders large sushi platter.it was mediocre
Had better at our local takeout sushi . Steaks for main were delicious as was calamari. Ask othe chocolate cake for dessert was definitely worth the calories. But skip the Napoleon. Heavy cream and not very tasty

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Nice staff the food was very good. We will return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

This is my favorite restaurant in Nassau County. Best steak and sushi bar around. High quality food, ambiance and service.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Excellant service and food. The meal was great and our server was excellant.
Nathaniel and Mike served us. I am sure all others are great as well. Management has built a great restaurant there. Looking forweard to go back.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Such a great night! Our server Michael was awesome! He was completely on top of everything. The food was delicious and our steaks were cooked perfectly! The manager Paul couldn't be more accommodating. Can't wait to go back!

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food was under cooked and prices overdone. When i asked for the filet that i ordered, butterflied, welldone to be cooked a bit more because it was bleeding on my plate we waited a good 15 minutes for it to be done. When it was finally returned to me it was black and charred as if the chef vindictively burnt it to a crisp

Tags: Happy Hour
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Everything was exceptional!
All food was cooked perfectly, service was professional and management checked several times to see that everything was in order.
One of my favorite restaurants on Long Island.

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

I have found that I have been giving this restaurant a chance and a chance and a chance.
the BREAD has REALLY gone DOWN in both quality and taste. I remember when they had garlic twists and pumpernickel rolls with raisins...Now the bread is like cardboard.
It makes me feel like they are starting to CUT CORNERS!!!
The food is still Okay, but if you're going to pay THOSE prices, it shouldn't just be OKAY!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Meal was ok. Not terribly memorable. Service was good. Food meh.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Best muscles I ever had

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

From the minute we walked in to the minute we left, everything was amazing. We could not have had a better experience!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Rare650 is a great steakhouse. The staff was pleasant and accommodating when we asked for a different table because we were first seated near a large table having a party which was quite loud. Otherwise, the service is impeccable and the food is fantastic. Overall, it's a great restaurant for a special occasion or a nice night out.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I’ve been to a lot of amazing places but this is without a doubt one of, if not the best dining experiences I’ve ever had.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Fun, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

For the most part the food was good but not great. Noise level not good but great (very noisy). Service slow and average. Friday night jammed packed with customers and tables so close there was no "walking room" between them. My chair was actually in the "aisle" with customers and waiters actually brushing against my back when then walked by. All items on the menu were very high priced with some very average in quality. Enough said!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Restaurant was loud on a Friday night...although our steak was either medium or medium well, both were very, very dry. We waited almost an hour for our entree to arrive. We were disappointed because we had heard good reviews. The couple next to us was also disappointed with their meal and the wait time for their meal.

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