What

What

Where

Where

Rare Downtown (King St)

Average price $70
8.8/10
443 reviews

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Restaurant menu

Average price $70 Special request

The chef recommends...

Steaks are served with your choice of chips, mashed potatoes or a garden salad
EYE FILLET - 200 grams - Pasture Fed
$39.5
EYE FILLET - 300 grams - Pasture Fed
$52

Dietary options

Gluten free,

Ratings & Reviews

Fabulous
8.8/10
based on 443 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :8.9/10
Service :9/10
Setting :8.6/10
  1. Dale C.
    Dale C.
    • one review
    10/10

    Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the rare steakhouse downtown. The oysters were succulent and very tasty, especially the natural ones. Great selection of wine and the Wagyu rump was one of the best steaks I have tasted. Ended the evening with a flight of whisky and cheese board and oh what a cheese board. First time ever I've sent crackers back because there were more than the cheese. Hate restaurants that put half a dozen cracker biscuits on a cheese platter. I'll definitely be returning when in Melbourne next and looking for a great steak. Well done to the staff and management.

    Rare Downtown (King St)

    Thanks for your review and recommendation, Dale. Appreciate all the compliments, glad to hear that you enjoyed dining with us. I think that is the first we have heard that with our cheese board, but we liked to make sure that you get enough of everything with our meals. I will share your compliments with the team. Hope to see you again soon.

  2. Evangelene R.
    Evangelene R.
    • 7 reviews
    10/10

    Great food and great service

    Rare Downtown (King St)

    Thanks for your review and recommendation, Evangelene. Glad to hear that you enjoyed dining with us and that food and service were to your liking. I will share your compliments with the team. Hope to see you again soon.

  3. Lew M.
    Lew M.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Lovely waiting staff who were very attentive, everyone was smiling and genuinely seemed to enjoy what they were doing. Food was a high standard and the selection was good. They even had a vegetarian and vegan option which is very considerate for a steak place. We will be coming again.

    Rare Downtown (King St)

    Thanks for your review and recommendation, Lewis. Glad to hear that you enjoyed dining with us and that noticed all our dietary options. We want everyone to be able to enjoy our restaurant, not just for the meat-eaters. I will share your compliments with the team. Hope to see you again soon.

  4. Christian W.
    Christian W.
    • one review
    8.5/10

    Great waitress, made the night go from good to great. Food was good and well priced, good wine selection and the sticky toffee pudding was epic. All in all a great experience.

    Rare Downtown (King St)

    Thanks for your review and recommendation, Christian. Glad to hear that you enjoyed dining with us and the food and wine selection was perfect. Thanks for mentioning our service, we pride ourselves on this, so glad you noticed. Glad to hear that you left room for dessert. I will share your compliments with the team. Hope to see you again soon.

  5. Sherry S.
    Sherry S.
    • one review
    8.5/10

    I order rib eye fillet tender grill in a smoky flavour. The arachini is interesting with pesto. However the decorating lamp need to clean up or revamp or else it will collect unnecessary dust

    Rare Downtown (King St)

    Thanks for your review and recommendation, Sherry. Thanks for all the compliments and we are glad to hear that you enjoyed our Rib eye. I will share your compliments with the team. Hope to see you again soon.

  6. 유민 최.
    유민 최.
    • one review
    10/10

    This restrant is great place and service. I really want to come back here next time. I had great time with my girlfriend and we had great and wonderful meet. Thanks

    Rare Downtown (King St)

    Thanks for your review and recommendation. Thanks for all the compliments and we are glad to hear that you and your girlfriends enjoyed dining with us. Hope to see you again soon.

  7. Colin R.
    Colin R.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent food with excellent service. Will definitely be back again. Well done Rare!

    Rare Downtown (King St)

    Thanks for your review and recommendation, Colin. thanks for all the compliments and we are glad to hear that you enjoyed dining with us. I will share your compliments with the team. Hope to see you again soon.

  8. Michelle H.
    Michelle H.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Tasty, simple, delicious, service was excellent, food was devine, wine flowed ,waitress always there for a top up . Great portions, would go again .

    Rare Downtown (King St)

    Thanks for your review and recommendation Michelle. Glad to hear that you enjoyed dining with us and that the food and service were to your liking. I will share your compliments with the team. Hope to see you again soon.

  9. Peter G.
    Peter G.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    My favourite restaurant in Melbourne. If you like Oysters, Mushrooms, Ribs, Steaks, Chips, Beers and Wine, in an awesome setting and friendly staff, this place is for you.

    Rare Downtown (King St)

    Thanks for your review and recommendation Peter. Glad to hear that you had a great visit with us and that the food and service were to your liking. I will share the feedback with the team. Hope to see you again at Rare.

  10. Marco D.
    Marco D.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Service, experience and food always second to none! Can be a little loud during peak times, however, they're always accommodating to customer needs and requirements. Thanks again and keep up the great customer service!

    Rare Downtown (King St)

    Thanks for your review and recommendation Marco. Glad to hear that you had a great visit with us and that the food and service were to your liking. I will share the feedback with the team. Hope to see you again at Rare.

  11. Azusa K.
    Azusa K.
    • one review
    8/10

    Thank you for your service.

    Rare Downtown (King St)

    Thanks for your review and recommendation. Glad to hear that you had a great visit with us. I will share the feedback with the team. Hope to see you again at Rare.

  12. Janine H.
    Janine H.
    • 4 reviews
    5.5/10

    The restaurant was crowded and very loud. The staff overall friendly. The food not bad, but for the price not good and warm enough. The food we ordered was wrong or even got forgotten, so we had to remember the staff several times. We expected more!

  13. Scott Y.
    Scott Y.
    • 3 reviews
    8/10

    Good service and the quality of the food served (steak particular) was pretty good. Pricing decent, but would be better if portions were slightly bigger. Central location means it’s a good place for business lunches or dinners.

    Rare Downtown (King St)

    Thanks for your review and recommendation Scott. Glad to hear that you had a great visit with us and that the food and service were to your liking. I will share the feedback with the team. Hope to see you again at Rare.

  14. Tarik K.
    Tarik K.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    A nice place to enjoy a good meal in a nice atmosphere. Friendly staff and good food. Go and enjoy. Quality food has its price so the price is fair.

    Rare Downtown (King St)

    Thanks for your review and recommendation Tarik. Glad to hear that you had a great visit with us. I will share the feedback with the team. Hope to see you again at Rare.

  15. Aaron E.
    Aaron E.
    • 8 reviews
    7/10

    Rare King St has been my go to for many years when dining with partners, friends, family etc. It is generally fantastic however the last 2 dining experiences havent been great. Service etc on point as always, but i feel the meat quality has dropped... I also think maybe the chefs have changed as in the past the style (med) has been more on the rare/med side. Next time i go, i will need to make my own enquiries with the wait staff

  16. John U.
    John U.
    • one review
    9.75/10

    Excellent food great wine great atmosphere great night we are from the country so it was excellent

    Rare Downtown (King St)

    Thanks for your review and recommendation John. We're glad to hear that you were able to visit us and that the food and atmosphere was to your liking. I will share your compliments with the team. Hope to see you again soon

  17. A A.
    A A.
    • 290 reviews
    9.25/10

    Good. Steak done well

    Rare Downtown (King St)

    Thanks for your review and recommendation. We're glad to hear enjoyed dining with us and the steak was cooked perfectly for you. I will share the compliments with the team. Hope to see you again.

  18. Evan C.
    Evan C.
    • 2 reviews
    8.5/10

    Excellent dining

    Rare Downtown (King St)

    Thanks for your review and recommendation Evan. Glad to hear that you had a great visit with us. I will share the feedback with the team. Hope to see you again at Rare.

  19. Raymond L.
    Raymond L.
    • 13 reviews
    6.5/10

    The steak were very much overcooked for all 5 of us. Really unexpected from a steak house. Also, the steak were close to tasteless.

  20. Brock M.
    Brock M.
    • 3 reviews
    8/10

    Always provides consistent high quality steaks and wine.

    Rare Downtown (King St)

    Thanks for your review and recommendation Brock. Glad to hear that you had a great visit with us and that our quality wasn't unnoticed. I will share the feedback with the team. Hope to see you again at Rare.

More information

Opening time

OPEN LUNCH MONDAY TO FRIDAY 12pm - 3pm

OPEN DINNER MONDAY TO SATURDAY 5:30pm - 10pm

CLOSED SUNDAYS & MOST PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

How to get to the restaurant

42-44 King St, 3000, Melbourne, Australia

Directions to get there

Melbourne CBD, Melbourne City

About the restaurant

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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