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Rare Steakhouse Downtown

$$ - $$$Steakhouse, ,
42-44 King St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9620 9888
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak” (167 reviews)
“baked potato” (10 reviews)
“ribs” (17 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 pm - 10:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
Steakhouse, Australian, Grill, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
42-44 King St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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1 - 10 of 256 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Always thoroughly enjoy coming here for a meal. Generally our once or twice a year occasion due to kids & also the $$. The steak is amazing, and just melts in your mouth. We also had oysters & garlic bread for entree. Partner said the...More

Thank Tegan W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great food! Great service (my wife has a serious food allergy and they always look after her), but if you have 6 hungry mouths/bellies, you expect 1.2 kgs of meat (700 grams pork ribs, 500 grams beef ribs) to 'look overwhelming'. It wasn't, and we...More

Thank Hari M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fantastic dinner with delicious food and great wine and not only that, but the service was excellent. When you want a fine dinner, than this is the place to be.More

Thank Cor1905
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Rare Steakhouse Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Cor1905, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review of your visit here at Rare. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed dinner and that the food and drinks were a hit. I'll be sure to pass on your comments and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was very good and I would go back. $650 for 6 people. I want say it again the food was very good but for the review I will focus on the negatives. It was Very noisy, not the place for intimate dinning. We...More

Thank David F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

That was a great steak. Got a scotch filet medium rare and black pepper sauce. The streak was one of the best I have ever had. Finished by sharing the flourless chocolate cake which was devine.More

Thank Troy M
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Rare Steakhouse Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Troy, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review of your visit here at Rare. I'll be sure to pass on your comments and compliments onto our chef's and team. The scotch fillet is a favourite and very popular cut of...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a day in "conference " rewarded myself with a steak dinner. Have been here once before on previous Melbourne trip. Easy to find and attractive layout. The service was excellent. And the food just as good: I had a garlic prawns entree, and eye...More

Thank bjlethb
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Rare Steakhouse Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi bjlethb, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review of your visit and experience here at Rare Steakhouse. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed dining with us, and it sounds like the perfect treat post conference. It sounds like you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For meatlovers - meat selection on menu is extensive and taste is very good. Nice service and smiling faces. Can get loudy but it has nice relaxed atmosphere, and can see both private and business people.More

Thank JRa70
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Rare Steakhouse Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi JRa70, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review of your visit and experience here at Rare Steakhouse. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed dining with us, and I'll be sure to pass on your comments and compliments onto our...More

Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Steak was an absolute divine. Cooked to perfection (medium rare). Garlic bread is a must! Staff were wonderful and courteous.More

Thank Patrickitis
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Rare Steakhouse Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Patrickitis, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review of your visit and experience here at Rare Steakhouse. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed dining with us, and that the steak was a hit. I'll be sure to pass on...More

Reviewed 31 October 2017

The entire experience at Rare Downtown was amazing. The ambiance with the darker lighting, the smallness of the restaurant, and the upstairs area made the dining experience even better. The eye filltet and the ribeye just melted in our mouths. The Oysters in Tequila and...More

Thank RandRMM
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Rare Steakhouse Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Hi RandRMM, Thanks for your kind words, feedback, review and recommendation. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed dining with us and it seems you selected a few stand out items from the menu. I'll be sure to pass on your comments and compliments onto...More

Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

We went their on our 2nd night in Melbourne by reading reviews in trip advisor and we were not disappointed . Their steaks and ribs were to die for . I would love to visit them againMore

Thank 187069Emma
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Rare Steakhouse Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

Hi 187069Emma, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review of your visit here at Rare Steakhouse. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed visiting and thanks for your kind words and recommendation. I'll be sure to pass on your compliments to...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 19 - USD 53
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Australian, Grill, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42-44 King St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9620 9888
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Description
We are committed to serving premium quality produce and creating a welcoming environment where customers can savour the flavour of Australian beef at its very best. Our beef is sourced from across the country, ranging from Gippsland and Ballan in Victoria, Murray Bridge in South Australia and Rockhampton in Queensland, and is graded by Meat Standards of Australia for its cut and quality. Each cut is chosen for its distinct characteristics, flavour profile and eating quality, as well as its impact on the environment. Learn more about the different cuts of beef and sustainable farming practices.
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