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“Excellent meal good service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rare

Rare
166 Brock St, Peterborough, Ontario K9H 2P4, Canada
705-742-3737
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Ranked #3 of 272 Restaurants in Peterborough
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $24 - $95
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Excellent meal good service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

We were the first three to arrive at the restaurant when it first opened at five pm. We were meeting our nephew whom we had not seen in two years. We told the waiter we did not want to be rushed. He was very accommodating. We three had soup,salad main course and desert. The filets were excellent, the vegetables nice and hot. I am not a desert person but iI took tastes. I would say they were average. I would definitely recommend this restaurant. We stayed for quite a while after paying for our dinner and felt comfortable doing so.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“great food/average atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

The food at Rare is very good. Everything is so tasty. However, it's expensive, and I found the portions a bit small (you could always order an extra side dish) so be sure to go for apps too if you have a good appetite.
The only thing that sways us from going to Rare, is that its such a small dinning room, that it can feel cramped, and lacks atmosphere.

Visited June 2011
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peterborough
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155 reviews 155 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
“Very expensive”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2012

For Peterborough the food is good, but not great. The chef is the owner, and was the chef a few years ago at the Irwin Inn (which is not good either).

We went as a group and the service is just ok as they should have had more than one person serving us. So the food was slow coming and yes I ordered steak that was recomended by the server. I could not chew through it as others that were with me ordered the same thing and it was all tough, tough, tough, Sent it back, they did not even offer a replacement and still charged us full fair.

Would never go back.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Ontario, Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
“Pricey, but great.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

Visited with a group of 8 – great Cesar Salad, Ribeye with Creamed Spinach and Mushrooms, which was delicious, and thoroughly enjoyed the S’mores dessert!

Prices were on the high side, but food was great, so while it won’t be a regular stop for us, we would definitely recommend it to others, and hope to visit again in the future.

  • Visited March 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Peterborough, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“As good as it gets for a steak dinner!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

The rib eye and strip loin steaks were tender, flavor full and cooked to perfection. The service was attentive and well paced. It would be difficlult to find a better tasting and presented meal at any higher end restauant in any major city.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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