1804 Verified Diner Reviews

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Total Score

8.6
1804 reviews
Recommended
(8.8)
Food
(8.6)
Service
(8.8)
Value for money
(8.0)
Atmosphere
(8.2)

dined on Mon, 29 Jul 2019

(8)
Very nice meeting place for business lunch
Thanks Richard for your kind words and feedback. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed dining with us for your business lunch. We'll be be sure to pass on your comments to our staff and team, and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon to Rare.
Restaurant Rare Downtown (King St) responded on Thu, 1 Aug 2019

dined on Mon, 22 Jul 2019

(3)
Below average food. Calamari was oily and came out alarmingly fast. Steak was tough, dry and overcooked - not ideal for a steakhouse!
Hi Ben, We're sorry to hear that this was the experience you had was not the one that we pride ourselves on. We're unsure if you mentioned this at the time of dining when our team checked in, as we'd have only been too happy to replace and remedy this for you. If you could please contact me on chrissy@creativelittlesoul.com.au to discuss, we would like to offer a voucher for you to return, so I can organise that for you. Hopefully we can welcome you back to have the experience you should have had in the first place. Thank you.
Chrissy Symeonakis - Marketing & Communications Manager responded on Thu, 25 Jul 2019

dined on Sat, 22 Jun 2019

(8)
Only issue this time was we were being charged for sparkling water without realising or being told we were. Waiter kept opening bottles and topping up some of us with sparkling without asking if we’d like more. So we wound up paying $40 for sparkling water we technically didn’t ask for. Aside from that it was great.
Hi Nick, Thanks for your feedback and review. We've spoken to the team member who took care of your group, who advised that the group when asked if they wanted water topped up when glasses were empty he was given the affirmative. It is listed on our menu that sparkling water has an associated cost, and it's industry standard that sparkling and still water where bottled are charged additionally. We are very transparent when conversing with out customers about this, and we're sorry that this was confusing or not clearly understood. In future if you prefer not to pay for water, let the server know that you would just like tap water and that should alleviate any issues or surprises. Thanks
Chrissy Symeonakis - Marketing & Communications Manager responded on Mon, 24 Jun 2019
Pierrette Charbel

dined on Fri, 21 Jun 2019

(10)
The ambience was warm and cosy. Despite how big this place is, it still felt intimate. the service was impecaable. Our waiter knew the menu and was extremely helpful
Hi Pierrette, Thanks for your feedback and review. Glad to hear that you enjoyed dining with us; and the food and service was perfect. I will let the team know of your compliments. We hope to see you again. Thanks
Restaurant Rare Downtown (King St) responded on Wed, 26 Jun 2019
Marcela Ugaz

dined on Fri, 3 May 2019

(10)
The service was amazing! I particularly didn’t like the base they use for the steaks, and as soon as I mentioned it they made me a new steak, and made a new one for my husband as well so we could eat our steaks at the same time. The food is good and the wine list is very decent. I would definitely recommend this place to my friends. And now I know about the base I would come back and ask for my steak without the base. Thanks for the superb service! 10 out of 10!
Thanks for your review Marcela. Glad to hear that we were able to provide you with great service so that your steak was cooked to your liking. Our base isn't for everyone, but it can be cooked without. I will let the team know of your compliments. We hope to see you again soon
Lauren Bennett, Rare Downtown (King St) responded on Tue, 7 May 2019
Ross OZ

dined on Mon, 15 Apr 2019

(10)
Awesome waiters, even one of them knew Auslan!
Thanks for your kind words, review, feedback and recommendation. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed our steaks and the service was to your liking. We hope to welcome you back again :)
Lauren Bennett, Rare Downtown (King St) responded on Wed, 17 Apr 2019

dined on Sat, 30 Mar 2019

(10)
The service is impeccable, hardest working staff I’ve seen anywhere, the food & wine is outstanding, it is my new favourite Steakhouse!👍🏾
Thanks Daniel for your review, we think our staff are pretty awesome too! We will be sure to let them know that their hard word is appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Lauren Bennett, Rare Downtown (King St) responded on Mon, 1 Apr 2019

dined on Fri, 29 Mar 2019

(7)
Long wait for food. Good food but if you have time then this is the place to go. Waited for about 45 minutes for our steaks to come out. The only disappointment from the restaurant.

dined on Sat, 23 Mar 2019

(10)
Food delicious, service is good, easy find the way to the restaurant, where we are stay at holiday inn felinder.
Hi Leo, thank you for your review and recommendation, it's excellent to hear that you had a wonderful experience with us, enjoyed your food and were looked after by our team. We hope that you will visit us again next time you are in town.
Lauren Bennett, Rare Downtown (King St) responded on Thu, 28 Mar 2019
Des Caulfield

dined on Fri, 16 Aug 2019

(9)
Great food. Good atmosphere
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About Rare Downtown (King St)

Rare King Street Craving a tender, juicy steak? Rare Steakhouse on King Street can help you out. With three locations in Melbourne’s business district, Rare specialises is pasture and grain fed beef, with a menu comprising of more than 15 different cuts - all free from hormones, antibiotic treatments and genetically modified organisms. With steaks as good as this, and service that’s always with a smile, Rare is the perfect location for a midweek meal on your way home from work. So sit back, relax and enjoy the quality cuisine in the stylish surrounds. Best dish: steak of course

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