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166 Brock St, Peterborough, Ontario K9H 2P4, Canada
+1 705-742-3737
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Small restaurant with very little parking. The steaks are outstanding! A great place for a romantic dinner. Would not be a good place to go with a group of 6 or more.

Thank Pauline O
Peterborough, Canada
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I have been to this place many times. It is one of my favourite places to go. Out of at least twenty five visits with friends and family. Only once was one of them disappointed with something she ordered. She said her fillet mignon was a little chewy. Everyone else loved it though. Aside from a great steak, this place... More 

Thank Dave W
Millbrook, Canada
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Good food but very expensive. Not worth a return by me but some think it is excellent. The wine is to costly and so are the steak selection

Thank wjenkins777
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91 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We went for dinner and had some amazing food. The tune poke appetizer was an amazing combination of flavours. The steaks were perfect and the mushroom risotto and twice baked potatoes were delicious. Great service and some good wine selections. ..my favourite in Peterborough!

1 Thank Dwight B
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Considering the price, one of the worst restaurants in Peterborough. It's not fine dining. The waiter was drunk when we went there. The food was terrible.

2 Thank Nathalied01
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 February 2017

My Husband and I love going to Rare for date night. Their menu is above all else in Peterborough. We look forward to the spectacular specials they offer. And the staff is professional and very friendly.

1 Thank Mary Judith R
Lindsay, Canada
Level Contributor
73 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

The steak is decent. Nicely prepared and cooked. Nothing extraordinary. For the price we paid, this restaurant is not ranked among the best values. Once in a while is OK.

1 Thank lindsaytraveller2016
Level Contributor
68 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We enjoyed our meal, had the marrow/escargot appetizer, it was unique and tasty. Also had the crab taters, they were mediocre. The steaks were done perfectly, the veggies were wonderful, my wife loved the mashed potatoes, I really enjoyed the mushroom risotto. The pork belly was excellent if steak is not your thing. Our waiter was very friendly, his assistant... More 

1 Thank chunjo
Haliburton, Ontario, Canada
Level Contributor
25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Took friends out for dinner and had a great time. Great service, our waitress was friendly, efficient and fun. The food was delicious, wine spectacular. I had New York Strip Loin and it was the best I have had in years - perfect. The caesar salad was also very delicious. We did find it expensive in regard to appetizers, salad... More 

1 Thank TravellingSoulSister
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

My fiancé and I went here to celebrate an anniversary and were blown away, yet again. Thank you Rare team for exceeding expectations as always!

1 Thank Luke H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$24 - US$95
Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 166 Brock St, Peterborough, Ontario K9H 2P4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Peterborough
  • Phone Number: +1 705-742-3737

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?