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Rare Bar & Grill

$$ - $$$
West Village
American, Bar
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228 Bleecker St, New York City, NY 10014-4420
+1 212-691-7273
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
7:30 am - 10:30 am
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Sun - Wed 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 10:30 am
Thu - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 7:30 am - 10:30 am
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

I've been to this restaurant on several different occasions over the past few years and I would defy anyone to find a better New York Strip Steak anywhere in Manhattan. The steaks are always a prime cut and cooked to perfection. Flawless!

Thank Bazz2011
London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed January 9, 2015

We dined here a couple of times during our recent trip to NYC, we were both impressed with the food I particularly liked the pulled pork burger. We had a couple of drinks on the roof top bar, not really our scene and a bit pretentious.

Thank grillock
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76 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2013

I took my daughter hear for dinner and we were disappointed. The wait staff was nice but they kept messing up the order. They didn't get our appetizers out, forgot the salad, and even messed up their signature "frickle" twice. I don't normally a give bad reviews especially when the people are nice, but I won't return.

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77 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 2013

I think they didn't like visitors. They were rude, they didn´t want us to be there i can tell. We had our bags and they made us faces when they see them. Plus, food was awful.

Thank Arturo C
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129 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed July 1, 2013

We have been here on every trip we've made to NY recently. Would still recommend it but...It seems to get darker every time we visit. The burgers were just OK, and not absolutely convinced that some of the variants offered are not the same thing, just with different price tags.Selection of beers was poor. Service was OK, but a little... More 

Thank NW6_Traveller
Piacenza, Italy
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

We were looking for a real steakhouse and found it following Tripadvisor's reviews. The atmosphere of this restaurant is pretty chic and the service is outstanding: we didn't have a reservaton, but found a table without problems during the week. We tried an homemade hamburger and a pepper filet, meat was well cooked as requested, and we were very satisfied.... More 

Thank bimbacoiricci
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed June 11, 2013

Great view, great prices, ok bathrooms. We went to a couple different rooftops and this was the funnest with good service, good music, good beverage prices compared to pubs and other pricey rooftops. We enjoyed our time here and think you should check it out as well.

Thank lgp112
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51 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed April 27, 2013 via mobile

Fun place and great staff. The bartenders were very nice and Caroline was fantastic but lets be honest, a burger was $25 dollars without a side. Really enjoyed, good food but like most things in Manhattan was well over priced.

Thank Johnathan B
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed March 8, 2013

We went for a meal here on our last night of weekemd in New York - it's attached to the hotel Affinia Shelburn so can get quite busy with guests at the bar. It's primarily a burger and steak place and the food is excellent - all well cooked and great meat.

Thank cbrown004
Somers, Wisconsin
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197 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed February 15, 2013

I had the opportunity to dine at Rare while staying at the Hilton in NYC's fashion district. It is definitely better than your average hotel bar/restaurant. It's full of action & life. There was a good beer selection on tap, I especially liked the Chosen IPA. The highlight of the restaurant was the Cobb salad on the menu. I really... More 

Thank GlobalMogul

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$12 - $30
American, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene
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: 228 Bleecker St, New York City, NY 10014-4420
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > West Village
  • Neighborhood: West Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-691-7273

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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