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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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CUISINES
Steakhouse, Australian, Grill, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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42-44 King St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first night in Melbourne and the taxi driver recommended this steakhouse called Rare. It must be said I think this is the best steak meal I've ever had. My daughter wanted hers rare and mine was medium well and they were both cooked to...More

Thank Bookieman86
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Rare Steakhouse Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Bookieman86, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review of your visit here. We're pleased to hear that you were given a hot tip by one of the cabbies out there. What a star. I'm glad to hear that you both...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dinner outing to Rare was excited by the exterior of the building but surprised when we walked in, interior was a bit of a mismatch.. After the initial wait to be seated the service was punctual and friendly. The menu there was a bit of...More

Thank Bo D
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Rare Steakhouse Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Bo D, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review of your visit and experience. We appreciate your comments and the venue on the exterior is heritage listed. A little older and part of old Melbourne, inside a bit more modern...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As always, we rang in advance and advised of a food allergy. The phone clarification was good so we proceeded with the booking. Upon arrival, 2 different waiters checked with the kitchen regarding our food and we were advised that we could only have plain...More

Thank Billy E
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Rare Steakhouse Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Billy E, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review of your visit and experience here at Rare. I really felt for you reading this one, as myself personally who suffers a severe food allergy can understand the stress, panic and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delighted to get a table without a booking on Friday evening. The choice of steaks was astounding and the waitress was very knowledgeable in helping us choose. Other dishes (lamb, chicken) looked really tempting too. Everything was cooked to perfection and the service was excellent....More

Thank Gerry B
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Rare Steakhouse Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Gerry B, Thanks for your kind words, feedback, review and recommendation. We're pleased to hear that our team were able to accommodate you without a booking and it can get very busy at times, so that's nice to hear you could dine with us....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great evening at the restaurant. The ambience very cool, the staff very nice. Not a big restaurant, but enough room for large groups. The steaks were awesome. The Rib-Eye on the bone was devine, and so were the Scott Fillet and Eye...More

Thank Miguel F
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Rare Steakhouse Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Miguel F, 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 dining with us and that our staff and team took great care of you. Our restaurant also...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dined with a group just before Christmas. My steak was perfectly cooked but others were not so happy - one a bit over and one a bit under, however they didn't tell the staff and I am sure it would have been fixed if they...More

Thank Michael F
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Rare Steakhouse Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Michael F, Thanks for your feedback, review and for getting in touch. We're pleased to hear that there were elements of your groups visit you enjoyed and appreciate the constructive feedback. I can 100% guarantee, that had our staff been alerted to the fact...More

Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

I came here for dinner with a friend, the steaks were cooked well and the overall atmosphere was pleasant. The only thing was we were asked if we could give a tip. That was awkward, I probably won't go there again.More

Thank Natalie M
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Rare Steakhouse Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Natalie M, Thanks for your feedback and for getting in touch. I'm pleased to hear that there were elements of your visit you enjoyed and I'll be sure to pass on your comments to our staff and team. In relation to the tip comment,...More

Reviewed 11 December 2017 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
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Rare Steakhouse Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2017

Hi Tegan Thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review of your visit here at Rare and we're pleased to hear that you're regular return diners. I'm not sure if you are already, but if you're a member of our VIP club...More

Reviewed 10 December 2017 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
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Rare Steakhouse Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2017

Hi Hari, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review of your visit here and we're pleased to hear that our staff are able to accomodate your wife with her allergies. A number of our team also suffer them, so we can...More

Reviewed 3 December 2017

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 4 December 2017

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 56
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, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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