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“Great Meal, Great Service” 4 of 5 stars
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, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Ohio
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great Meal, Great Service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Arrived in St. Maarten yesterday-first dinner out at Rare. Couldn't have been a better choice. Some unique menu choices, good service. Right next to Atlantis Casino. Enjoy a good meal and walk over to the casino for some fun!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Food
Helpful?
Thank MstrBankr
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77 reviews from our community

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Rating summary
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  • English first
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English first
New Jersey
Level Contributor
54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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
Helpful?
Thank EHS216
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Caribbean
Level Contributor
171 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 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
Helpful?
Thank natmicstef
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Durham, North Carolina
Level Contributor
59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great steak house, great chef”
5 of 5 stars 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 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Jonathan F
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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
Helpful?
2 Thank john b
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