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“What an excellent restaurant”
Review of Rare 650

Rare 650
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Ranked #4 of 74 Restaurants in Syosset
Price range: $40 - $100
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Sushi
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: South Oyster Bay Rd
Transit: LIRR Syosset station
Oyster Bay, New York
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81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“What an excellent restaurant”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

What an incredible restaurant that combines all of the best elements for a superb meal. First, the ambience and decor are perfect for a romantic night out; each area of the restaurant is set up to make it seem as if it doesn't seat as many people as it actually does, lending a feeling of a more intimate setting. We chose to sit at the bar for a cocktail and the higher vantage point of the bar stool, so we could survey the surroundings for our next meal plans. There is plenty of outdoor seating available and although it was too cold to eat outside, it looked very inviting and look forward to coming back in the warmer months. The drinks provided by Brian, our bartender were spot on; "cool as a cucumber martini" for my girlfriend- excellent presentation complete with shredded pieces of cucumber made for a crisp and refreshing drink. As for me, if I can order a Belvedere martini, I will- and did. It was also spot -on and I'm always pleased when I don't regret ordering my favorite drink.
Not being terribly hungry, we took the advice of our bartender and ordered a crock of french onion soup for her and a bowl of the lobster bisque for me (pictures added) Both arrived hot and delicious and being pretty much staples in better restaurants, we thought the two soups were excellent, even compared to other very good restaurants in the area. We had been advised that the sushi here was as good as anywhere on the island so ordered the Rare650 classic roll. The presentation was perfect and the taste was really, and I mean REALLY, great.
For dessert we were promised the glazed doughnuts and profiteroles were sure to satisfy and they did! (pictures added as well) Our coffee was brought out hot and delicious and although i would have preferred my chambord in a snifter, EVERYTHING was all in line for a Really Perfect Meal. Don't wonder if we will back because I'm very eager to return- and soon.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Royman32
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English first
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“Very good, but don't sit near the bar.”
Reviewed December 31, 2012 via mobile

We had reservations since we were a party of 8. We were seated in a nice quiet area in the back. Those that were seated near the bar didn't seem to pleased. The bar can get very loud, with Botox as far as the eye can see. Quite the show, but if you want to hear the person next to you, be sure to ask for a seat in the back. The steak was very good, wine selection is fantastic, the seafood tower was very good, and you can tell it was fresh. Only 1 person ordered the sushi, which he said was very good. The rest of us got steak. Everything is Ala cart, so be prepared to spend about 100.00 per person, but it's probably the best steak that I've had on Ling Island.

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1 Thank L10016
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new york
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“thursday night is cougar night... its some sight... a sad sight, but some sight.”
Reviewed November 24, 2012

overall, the restaurant is your fairly good steak house...full priced, but decent food none the less.... of course there are at least 20 other similiar steak houses here on long island, so if not this one, then try the others....

Visited November 2012
1 Thank daryn w
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Levittown, New York
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86 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed November 11, 2012

We came here with the family for our last dinner with our son before he left to his station in the USCG. The staff was friendly, our waiter KEITH was amazing, sweet, nice, explained the specails and what it conisted of more then once to us. Our group had lots of questions and Keith had all the answers. The food was overall the BEST STEAK my family & I have ever had. We will be returning to this restaurant for sure and highly recommend it to everyone!

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank ClaudiaG1972
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Our Favorite!”
Reviewed October 17, 2012

Has not disappointed yet. They have the best steaks in a area cows fear to tread. The side dishes/veggies are great too.
We've been here several times, just the 2 of us up to a party of 12. Never a complaint or concern.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank JOrenstein
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