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Rare Steakhouse Downtown

#128 of 3,333 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Central Business District
Steakhouse, Australian, Grill, Gluten Free Options
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42-44 King St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9620 9888
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12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Sydney
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165 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome steak so late at night! Great service and obliging for some dietary requirements. Mushrooms awesome also

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Thank Simon O
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Rare Steakhouse Downtown, responded to this review

Hi Simon, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review of your visit and experience here at Rare Steakhouse. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed dining and I'll be sure to pass on your comments and compliments to our chefs. Thanks for your kinds words and feedback, we appreciate along with the recommendation. We hope to... More 

Melbourne
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55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

everything was perfect from the steak to the dessert. Worth every cent as it is hard to have great service and a great meal :). we all had our steaks cooked differently and they all came out spot on. so delicious, can't wait to go again

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Thank donna V
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Rare Steakhouse Downtown, responded to this review

Hi Donna, Thanks for your review, comments, recommendation and feedback. I'm pleased to hear that it was a great visit all round and that our team gook exceptional care of you. I'll be sure to pass on your compliments to the chefs. Thanks for visiting and we most certainly can't wait for you to visit again either. Thanks, Chrissy More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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77 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Chips and steak lovely, no actually the steak and lamb rack were awesome. Jus on the lamb didn't quite hit the mark, salad with the steak was a bit ordinary. Service was excellent - thanks Bloody Mary did not quite hit the mark.

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Thank classicchch
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Rare Steakhouse Downtown, responded to this review

Hi classicchch, Thanks for your feedback, comments review and recommendation. I'm pleased to hear that there were elements of your visit you enjoyed and I'll be sure to pass on the comments where you feel we fell down onto our management team and staff. Thanks for visiting, and we hope to see you again, and we might get a 5... More 

Hangzhou, China
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked through dimmi. The place is downtown (per the name), easily accessible. The environment is cozy and we felt very comfortable having a romantic dinner but I could easily imagine this as a perfect place for a business meet. The staff was really good - attentive, friendly and quick - we wre well taken care of. We both ordered the... More 

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Thank Mikoraud
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Rare Steakhouse Downtown, responded to this review

Hi Mikoraud, Thanks for your kind words, review feedback and recommendation. We're pleased to hear that you and your wife enjoyed dining and I'll be sure to pass on your comments and compliments to our team. You're right, we are at the higher priced side of eating and dining out, but we like to think as many of our customers... More 

Phuket, Thailand
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73 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a good a steak with an excellent bottle of wine... The overall service was very good.... I would try " HandPicked" Shiraz...

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Thank Bret M
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Rare Steakhouse Downtown, responded to this review

Hi Bret, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review of your visit and experience here at Rare Steakhouse. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed your steak and the Handpicked Shiraz is a very good drop and incredibly popular too. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed, and I'm sure others who might be looking for... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very busy restaurant which, on the basis of one visit, appears very well managed. My meal here was a steak, cooked exactly as ordered and served by a charming waitress who had a smile fot everyone. The quality of my meal was excellent, as was the service, although I did feel a bit rushed.

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Thank Tony B
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Rare Steakhouse Downtown, responded to this review

Hi Tony, Thanks for taking the time to provide us and others with a review of your visit and experience here at Rare Steakhouse. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and that our team and chef's took care of you. I'll be sure to pass on your comments and compliments onto our team. On the same token,... More 

Townsville, Australia
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a long day and at the recommendation of the hotel concierge we ate a late dinner at Rare. Staff were very busy but attentive, food arrived in a very reasonable time and was amazingly tasty. Fresh salad which was not overdressed but the steak was cooked amazingly well. Rack of lamb was demolished and enjoyed immensely by my husband.... More 

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Thank TownsvilleTraveller5
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Rare Steakhouse Downtown, responded to this review

Dear TownsvilleTraveller5, Thanks for taking the time to provide us and others with a review of your visit and experience here at Rare Steakhouse. We're pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and meals and that our team took exceptional care of you. You're right we do get busy, and the team do work well to hustle during go time.... More 

Shanghai, China
Level Contributor
195 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was here with friends in Melbourne. Saw this place while walking around and read the reviews. Looks good and we are here. Cosy restaurant with great services. The waitresses were helpful and pleasant. Manager was also friendly. The beef menu was great. Ribeye was juicy and tender. We also had the chicken salad. The chicken was grilled very nicely. Dessert... More 

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Thank eywchan
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Rare Steakhouse Downtown, responded to this review

Hi eywchan, Thanks for your review and visiting us here at Rare. It sounds like you ordered and enjoyed a great variety of dishes and options from our menu. I'll be sure to pass on your comments and compliments to our team. Thanks for your review and recommendation, we're sure it will assist others who might be near by and... More 

Napier, New Zealand
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Read TA, took a stroll from my hotel, found R with no problems. On my own so will they/won't they be bothered to seat me. They were, I'm in! Wanted a plain but good simple steak. Menu seemed pricey but settled for a scotch filet, rare. Now will they really do rare...? Not only was my steak delectable looking, but... More 

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Thank Waggersting
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Rare Steakhouse Downtown, responded to this review

Hi Waggersting, Reading your review I wasn't quite sure how and if we'd be able to keep our name "Rare Steakhouse" as your review was very well written, and left me hanging to see how your steak and experience was. Pheww that our team on all fronts delivered an exceptional experience and that you were indeed pleased to be joining... More 

Gippsland, Australia
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed our meal. Great service. Atmosphere was good and busy. We had a cpl of hiccups during our time there. We were asked to move tables to a smaller one which I didn't mind as we didn't book and gives them a opportunity to offer the table to a bigger booking/walk ins and the staff/managers were great and super polite.... More 

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Thank nolygirl
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Rare Steakhouse Downtown, responded to this review

Hi nolygirl, Thanks for your review, feedback, recommendation and review. I'm pleased that our team were able to accommodate you as a walk in, as it can at times be hit or miss as we do get very busy. Our apologies that you were moved during your dining, it's not something that happens often, and I've raised it with our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$53
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Australian, Grill, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42-44 King St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9620 9888
Description
We are committed to serving premium quality produce and creating a welcoming environment where customers can savour the flavour of Australian beef at its very best. Our beef is sourced from across the country, ranging from Gippsland and Ballan in Victoria, Murray Bridge in South Australia and Rockhampton in Queensland, and is graded by Meat Standards of Australia for its cut and quality. Each cut is chosen for its distinct characteristics, flavour profile and eating quality, as well as its impact on the environment. Learn more about the different cuts of beef and sustainable farming practices.

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

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Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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