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“always delicious” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rare

Rare
Atlantis Casino | Cupecoy, St Maarten-St Martin
1721 545 5714
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Ranked #102 of 204 Restaurants in Sint Maarten
Price range: $15 - $40
Cuisines: Sushi, Steakhouse, Tapas, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
New Jersey
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“always delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Rare (and sister restaurant Temptation) are consistently delicious and usually have great service. The lamb sliders are AMAZING! NEVER had a bad meal. Also, kitchen share btwn the two restaurants so you can ask for the other menu as well.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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Caribbean
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“A bit expensive but good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

I can't really say anything much negative; it is expensive but the ambiance and service were excellent. The aluminum or stainless steel plates however don't fit in the dining experience; they look like prison canteen issue..not that I have personal experience about this. I also do not like paying $8 per vegetable side. It is nice that you can order off the Temptation menu if you wish.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Durham, North Carolina
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52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Great steak house, great chef”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Rare is a top steak house, and the proprietor / chef, Dino, is a wonderful guy. That said, the prices at this restaurant seem a little high, even for SXM. However, if you want a top prime steak in the Maho / Cupecoy area, Rare is your place.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Steaks Par Excellence!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

This is a Top 10 restaurant in SXM for sure, if not a Top 5. I think the reason it doesn't get the credit it's due is because of the menu's limited variety - steak, steak, and more steak. If you want something a little more imaginative, go next door to their sister restaurant, Temptation. But if you want steak with some nice sides, this is the place. I've had the pleasure of eating at places like Peter Luger's in Brooklyn, the standard by which all other steakhouses are measured, and honestly, I think Rare is better. Dry aged US Prime cuts, expertly seasoned and cooked to order - need I say more? No, it is not cheap, but for the quality you get, it is a good value and worth every penny.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Best Steaks on Sint Maarten”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

If you want the best steak on Sint Maarten, look no further. This is the sister restaurant to Temptation, which I think is the BEST restaurant on the island. BUT, this is immediately behind as a restaurant and the best steaks you'll ever taste. It is the same owner as Temptation and you can tell from the impeccable presentation to the superb taste of its steak. However, if you don't want a steak, the other items on the menu are exceptional as well. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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