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Rare Chelsea

152 W 26th St, New York City, NY 10001-6975
212 807 73273
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good44%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
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“burger” (105 reviews)
“fries” (28 reviews)
“ribs” (6 reviews)
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American, Bar
$$ - $$$
152 W 26th St, New York City, NY 10001-6975
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the hotel nearby and had a dinner at the Rare Chelsea. There were few other guest when we arrived but the atmosphere improved after a while. The food was very nice and the fries with parmesan was stunning. The waiter forgot to...More

Thank Paul_Norway_3420
Reviewed 6 March 2018

We recently had breakfast at Rare two times during a recent stay in NYC. On one occasion we ordered a light breakfast of oatmeal and coffee. On the second occasion we each tried an omelette. Service tended toward "laid-back" rather than the speedy "crank-them-in-and-out-efficiency" of...More

Thank Dreamer21361
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Booked a table of ten at Rare. Called twice in advance, spoke to two different people, both who assured me that we could sit in their :lounge" area so we could watch the NFL games while we ate. Arrived there on time, and was seated...More

Thank HandsomePete
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Due to a flight delay we had to cancel our reservation at another restaurant so we tried this gem. Plus it was next to our hotel. Order a buttermilk fried chicken sandwich and partner ordered the lobster burger. Omg! Killer and delicious. The chicken sandwich...More

Thank Joseph K
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

I had dinner at Rare Chelsea on Nov 27th, charged to my hotel rooms and subsequently found out that Rare had directly debited my card. As I did not have an itemized receipt, I could not get this business trip reimbursed. I called them 4...More

Thank polo4122
Reviewed 17 November 2017

I've been twice and never again. Both times went for dinner before a concert at the garden and both times the place was empty. This last time, the calamari was over cooked and tasteless and the chipolte sauce tasted like red mayo. Burgers were ordered...More

Thank Juliedad
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

You pretty much make your own burgers here and they can turn into 16-20 dollar burgers really quickly, but what I had was really good. There fries and Mac and cheese were good as well and ask for all their special dipping sauces as those...More

Thank hart277
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Needed a place to meet and discuss business. But wanted a more casual location. This worked but it was just a little too noisy. However service was friendly and effective, and the food was good. Burger was done to request, and steak too. On my...More

Thank CTPreview
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Was in NY for work and stopped to have a drink on the roof. Was good but they don't do a happy hour special. Views were great. Had dinner down in rhee lobby restaurant. Burger and regular fries were excellent. Service at the bar was...More

Thank eventgallb
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

After 4 years of enjoying this truly secret of a wonderful restaurant in midtown NY, it is time to share this secret. Rare servers ribs, steaks and burgers and great starters, that are half priced than other restaurants around the block, yet as if not...More

Thank Gideon D
Home to hundreds of art galleries, beautiful
brownstones, and one of New York’s newest and most
popular attractions, Chelsea is one of the city’s
jewels when it comes to neighbourhood life. The
contemporary art scene is an integral part of the
neighbourhood’s identity, with gallery openings almost
every night of the week and countless exhibits to
explore. As a longtime hub of gay culture in New York
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 30
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 am - 10:30 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 am - 10:30 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
7:30 am - 10:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 152 W 26th St, New York City, NY 10001-6975
    (6th and 7th Ave)
  • Public Transportation: 1 train to 28th Street
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chelsea
  • Neighbourhood: Chelsea
  • Phone Number: 212 807 73273
  • E-mail
RARE Bar & Grill and our rooftop lounge RARE View in Chelsea at the Hilton New York Fashion District.RARE provides on-premise catering, room service, and lobby dining in addition to the rooftop lounge. This area, home of Chelsea's popular flower district, has blossomed with many exciting entertainment and dining venues.Steps from the Fashion Institute of Technology, Empire State Building, Herald Square's amazing shopping corridor, with Macy's flagship as the star, and of course, Madison Square Garden, home of the Knicks, Rangers and a continuous rotation of concerts and International events.Our menu boasts a palette of hamburger choices, as well as steaks, poultry, salads, great sides, and incredible desserts. The rooftop lounge, a favorite of those in--and out--of love.The Rare View Rooftop at Chelsea is a year round destination for drinks and amazing city views. It is also an ideal spot for intimate private gatherings and receptions.
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