1825 Verified Diner Reviews

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Geoff Rogers

dined on Sat, 7 Sep 2019

We've dined here on several occasions with each time being totally enjoyable.
Thanks for your review Geoff. We're glad that you enjoyed dining with us, and thank you for your on-going support. I will share your compliments with the team, Hope to see you soon.
Restaurant Rare Downtown (King St) responded on Fri, 20 Sep 2019
Dean Green

dined on Sat, 31 Aug 2019

great atmosphere great service went there for the steaks, as you’d expect scallops entree great chicken wings average rib eye was super wagyu super meat, prefer cooked with way more charcoal (we all agreed at the table) great wine list worth a visit

dined on Mon, 29 Jul 2019

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

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 Thu, 18 Jul 2019

Portion maybe a little small, but food was well cook and prepared
Thanks for your review, Scott. Glad to hear that the food and service were to your liking. I will share your comments with the team. Hope to see you again soon.
Restaurant Rare Downtown (King St) responded on Thu, 19 Sep 2019

dined on Sat, 22 Jun 2019

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

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

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

dined on Mon, 14 Oct 2019

The meat quality was excellent, the service was very good and the wine list has some great wines at very reasonable prices. Overall, great value for money given the quality of food and service that is offered.

dined on Sat, 12 Oct 2019

My husband and I had a very enjoyable night. We certainly will be coming back and recommending this restaurant to our friends.
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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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