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Rare Steakhouse Midtown

#102 of 3,322 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Central Business District
Steakhouse, Australian, Grill, Gluten Free Options
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12 Goldie Pl, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9670 7317
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12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Horsham, Australia
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210 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Rare has a lovely ambience and good sized tables. It has a fabulous menu for meat lovers and the food lived up to the description. Both the fillet steak and the lamb rack were perfectly cooked. Greens were fresh and delicious. Desserts, Creme brûlée and sticky date pudding were divine.

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Thank Robyn-Wendy
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Rare Steakhouse Midtown, responded to this review

Hi Robyn-Wendy, 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 lambs and ribs were a hit, and you're right that we're certainly mecca for those who live for and love meat. I"ll be sure to pass on your comments and compliments onto our... More 

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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can recommend this place to everyone. We have a dinner in this restaurant regularly and always happy with everything. Steaks here are the best in Melbourne, location is great, staff is always friendly and obliged. I would recommend to book your table in advance, especially during public holidays and weekends. Restaurant is always busy. It is not a cheap... More 

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Thank Yelena D
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Rare Steakhouse Midtown, responded to this review

Hi Yelena D, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review of your visit and experience here at Rare Midtown. We're pleased to hear that you're a returning diner and guest, so thank you for your continued support. I'll be sure to pass on your comments, feedback and compliments to Kate and the team there, and let... More 

London, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Been here twice for dinner and cannot complain about a thing. Service was excellent and food was well cooked and well presented. Great atmosphere. Great for small or large groups as they have an upstairs, so can accommodate quite a few guests. Highly recommended !

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Thank 400manda
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Rare Steakhouse Midtown, responded to this review

Hi 400manda, 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 a return diner, and that you had a lovely visit with us. I'll be sure to pass on your comments and compliments to our team, and you're spot on that we're suited... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We had our last dinner in Melbourne in this great steakhouse. They truly understand the art of grilling the perfect steak. Very friendly and professional service.

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Thank Doberman08
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Rare Steakhouse Midtown, responded to this review

Hi Doberman08, Thanks for taking the time to provide us and others with a review of your visit here at Rare. We're pleased to hear you enjoyed dining, and I'll be sure to pass on your comments and compliments to our chefs and grill masters. They'll be pleased. I'm glad that our staff took exceptional care of you and we... More 

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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We rang on the off chance of getting a table at the very last minute, and the manager was very accommodating. My wife and I were staying nearby, and this steakhouse was heartily recommended. You will not be disappointed! The service was excellent all the way from the first phone call, to the bar and the waiter. We only waited... More 

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Thank AdamLSmith
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Rare Steakhouse Midtown, responded to this review

Hi AdamLSmith, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review of your visit here at Rare. I'm very pleased to hear that our team took exceptional care of you, and that you both had a lovely night and evening here with us. Apologies about us running out of calamari. It is one of our most popular items,... More 

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100 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Yeah literally! Having been to a few in the city, this restaurant sits head and shoulders above the others on both quality and service. When we arrived we were greeted and sat down very quickly with the waiter returning after an appropriate amount of time. The selection of food items was about right. The food was delivered quickly and tasted... More 

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Thank Darren A
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Rare Steakhouse Midtown, responded to this review

Hi Darren A, 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 our team took exceptional care of you, and that you enjoyed your visit with us. I'll be certain to pass on your comments and compliments to our chefs and team, and we... More 

Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Best steak in Melbourne! My husband is the fussiest person when it comes to steak having grown up in Belgium and he agrees with me that it was delicious, sauce and all. Wine was superb too. Will go back tomorrow, everyday if I could.

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Thank Lour G
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Rare Steakhouse Midtown, responded to this review

Hi Lour G, Thanks for your kind words and review. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed dining with us, and that your husband gave us his approving nod :) When you grow up having the best, it certainly sets a precedent, and we're pleased to hear that we provided a great dining experience. I'll be sure to pass on... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Rare is upmarket and priced accordingly. Wine list is a little pretentious and expensive. The service is professional and friendly. Food is great. They know how to cook meat to perfection. The sides were tasty and generous. $350 for 4 people and worth every $ imo.

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Thank David R
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Rare Steakhouse Midtown, responded to this review

Hi David, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review of your visit and experience here with us at Rare Steakhouse. We're pleased to hear that an enjoyable evening was had by all. I'll be sure to pass on your comments and compliments onto our team. We're very popular with the business crowd and we're pleased to... More 

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423 reviews
363 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Booked here on TripAdvisor reviews. Mid-week business dinner for 6. Great range of steak options and excellent range of choice in wines. Our server (a Scottish lass) was very very good - a credit to the venue. Pricing was reasonable - in fact cheaper than many upmarket pubs where you queue to order and put up with standard pub wine... More 

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Thank Peter K
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Rare Steakhouse Midtown, responded to this review

Hi Peter, 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 and your guests enjoyed dining with us. I'll be sure to pass on your comments and compliments to our team and chefs. I've flagged your review with our senior management and directors,... More 

Sydney, Australia
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262 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is the best steak I've ever had in Australia. No need for for condiments. From the moment I bit into the arancini starter, I knew this was going be a cut above places like Kingsley in Sydney. The chips that come as a side looked incredible but I stupidly did the salad. As a non steak eater I walked... More 

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1 Thank Mike S
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Rare Steakhouse Midtown, responded to this review

Hi Mike S, Thanks for your feedback and review. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and steak and from what I can see had serious chip FOMO. I'm glad to hear that you rated us up there as best ever. That's not an honour we take lightly, and I'll be sure to pass that onto our chefs.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 16 - USD 52
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Goldie Pl, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9670 7317
Description
Rare Steakhouse is one of Melbourne's finest steakhouses, now offering three locations in Melbourne's CBD.
The Rare Steakhouse brand was conceived eight years ago by the crew at Squires Loft City Steakhouse(Goldie Place) - The owners recognised a need to provide the same "Squires Loft" experience to a more city-centric audience, offering an expanded menu, an intimate setting and with more attention to detail, all with the same great service and steaks already expected by Squires' guests. The idea behind Rare was to focus on offering premium quality Australian produce in the most welcoming environment and, of course,"to feed Melbourne amazing steaks". The concept was tested with the first Rare at Little Collins(Uptown) and grew to King Street(Downtown). Squires Loft Goldie Place have recently adopted the same expanded menu and atmosphere as Rare, however it was still branded under the Squires Loft name.
Until now.
Eight years on, Rare has now opened two locations in the city and Squires City Loft Goldie Place are having such success with the Rare offerings and atmosphere, felt it was time to bring the location into the Rare family as their Midtown location.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Central Business District
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