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“Rare IS rare”
Review of Rare Chophouse

Rare Chophouse
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Ranked #1 of 66 Restaurants in Mount Vernon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Come and enjoy the region's most exquisite culinary experience, from our open kitchen, to our Wine Room with 1000+ wines from all over the world, to the unique culinary cuisine prepared by the one and only Chef Joe Munds. Exceptional Food and even better service await your palate here at RARE Chophouse, just off the square in Mt. Vernon!
San Luis Obispo, California
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82 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Rare IS rare”
Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

Wow, what a rare treat to find not only a gorgeous environment, but also great food and amazing service.

The appetizers were ample and tasty, and se were very different. Their cocktails are good and fairly priced too.

We returned a few times. Last might they had live music on the horgeps bar. We look forward to another visit there. Pork belly tacos, soups, salads, chicken bacon sandwich for lunch was excellent

2 Thank SLL009
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English first
Fairfield, Illinois
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Not true to menu”
Reviewed February 3, 2014

Beautiful desing. Food is not what menu reads. Had pork belly appetizer and tasted more the cilantro than the pork belly. Pork belly was almost invisible. Ny strip salad reads arugula on menu and i couldnt fine one leaf of it. Ask for desserts and the waitress offer us two kinds of cheese cake and a chocolate brownie.

  • Visited February 2014
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2 Thank 1972jorge
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Mount Vernon, Illinois
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“New restaurant!”
Reviewed February 1, 2014

We loved our dinner. We had the Ribeye and chicken. Both were very good. It is on the pricey side, but a higher end restaurant was needed in Mt. Vernon. Very nice place- loved having coctails in the bar area listening to live music- intimate, not too loud. And the bathrooms are spectacular!

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank alitton5
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Louisville, Illinois
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great food and service!”
Reviewed January 24, 2014 via mobile

We were seated promptly. Our food took a little longer than usual, but it was well worth it. At the end of our meal we were offered free dessert for our extended wait. Over the top! Kourtnie was great.

Thank zabailey
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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192 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Wine tasting. ”
Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

Attended a wine and cheese pairing at Rare Chop House. Excellent service, amazing in-house cheeses, very good wine selection.
A Treasure for Southern Illinois.

1 Thank David M
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