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“always delicious” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rare - CLOSED

Rare
Price range: $15 - $40
Cuisines: French, American, Japanese, Steakhouse, Sushi, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
New Jersey
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“always delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank EHS216
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  • English first
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English first
Caribbean
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179 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“A bit expensive but good”
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank natmicstef
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Durham, North Carolina
Level Contributor
66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great steak house, great chef”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 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 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Jonathan F
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Steaks Par Excellence!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
2 Thank john b
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Best Steaks on Sint Maarten”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
2 Thank WDC2012
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