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Rare Chelsea

$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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152 W 26th St, New York City, NY 10001-6975 (6th and 7th Ave)
212 807 73273
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
07:30 - 10:30
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Sun - Wed 17:30 - 23:00
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
Mon - Fri 06:30 - 10:30
Thu - Sat 17:30 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 07:30 - 10:30
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good views in this bar and nice cocktails too. Didn't have food but looked good, would recommend a visit here.

Thank Marie B
Vaughn, Montana, United States
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217 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend wanted a steak our last night in New York. And we found out totally by accident about the wonderful restaurant they have hidden behind the elevators at the hotel. It was very quiet when we were there. The service was excellent and everyone was so helpful and really knew what they were doing. One of them even knew... More 

Thank Sheryl M
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85 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

visited here while I was staying at the Hilton, and was pretty impressed. So often, hotel venues are an attempt at having a middle-of-the-road eatery with a captive resident audience, but this place is done very well indeed! It's a proper bar and grill, without feeling even remotely that it's part of a hotel. I had a la carte breakfast... More 

Thank Dr_Engineer_Adelaide
York, Pennsylvania
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243 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

My wife and I enjoyed our visit to the RARE in the Hilton NY Fashion District Hotel in Chelsea. We started at the RARE View rooftop bar on 23rd floor and went back down for dinner. Great views of Uptown and casual environment at roof top bar. Back down to street level to enter restaurant at bar and surprisingly large... More 

Thank stevendale
New York, United States
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65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

This restaurant is located in the Hilton Hotel. We were very fortunate to have Adrian as our waiter! He was very attentive, funny, and personable. He made excellent menu suggestions which all turned out to exceed my expectations! The drinks were delicious too. I look forward to returning to Rare.

Thank SR46
New York City, New York
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Had dinner on 1/11 at Rare. It's not much from the outside, connected to the Hilton Hotel. There is a bar connected to the restaurant which was crowded with happy hour guests, corporate crowd. The restaurant is a flight of steps down and is really nice. The service was fantastic. I wish I could remember our waiters name. The prices... More 

Thank TheMaskedwriter
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Rare was recommended for great food. Loved our server and I literally died over my lobster burger! My friends enjoyed their burgers as well, The professionalism of the staff was great. The lobster burger was all tail no filler. I cannot say enough about this burger.

Thank Sarah G
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222 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

This was probably my 5th or 6th time eating at Rare. The food is always great. I usually order a burger because they make best burgers, cooked just right but this time around I went for the Cowboy steak and it was fantastic. The meat was cooked just the way I like it, medium was actually medium with just the... More 

Thank grlfrmnsk
Buffalo, NY
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205 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Had dinner here solo. like the menu choices and found the pricing fair for NYC. Ate in upper bar area but there is a sizeable downstairs dining room that is a little more comfortable. Try the homemade chicken vegetable soup

Thank RobBflo1
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Not only will you get good food but if you sit at the bar you will get a great drink and a fun bartender. Maurice is so funny and since I stay at the Hilton that is attached a few times a year; he even remembers me! You can't go wrong with either the bar downstairs or the fabulous rooftop... More 

Thank Heather G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
American, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 10:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 10:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 10:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 10:30
11:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 10:30
17:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 10:30
17:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 00:00
07:30 - 10:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 152 W 26th St, New York City, NY 10001-6975
    (6th and 7th Ave)
  • Public Transportation: 1 train to 28th Street
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chelsea
  • Neighbourhood: Chelsea
  • Phone Number: 212 807 73273
RARE Bar & Grill and our rooftop lounge RARE View in Chelsea at the Hilton New York Fashion District.RARE provides on-premise catering, room service, and lobby dining in addition to the rooftop lounge. This area, home of Chelsea's popular flower district, has blossomed with many exciting entertainment and dining venues.Steps from the Fashion Institute of Technology, Empire State Building, Herald Square's amazing shopping corridor, with Macy's flagship as the star, and of course, Madison Square Garden, home of the Knicks, Rangers and a continuous rotation of concerts and International events.Our menu boasts a palette of hamburger choices, as well as steaks, poultry, salads, great sides, and incredible desserts. The rooftop lounge, a favorite of those in--and out--of love.The Rare View Rooftop at Chelsea is a year round destination for drinks and amazing city views. It is also an ideal spot for intimate private gatherings and receptions.

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Staying in Chelsea

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Home to hundreds of art galleries, beautiful brownstones, and one of New York’s newest and most popular attractions, Chelsea is one of the city’s jewels when it comes to neighbourhood life. The contemporary art scene is an integral part of the neighbourhood’s identity, with gallery openings almost every night of the week and countless exhibits to explore. As a longtime hub of gay culture in New York City, it’s also a diverse district with a vibrant nightlife scene. The opening of the High Line, an abandoned elevated train track transformed into a world-class pedestrian park, gave this neighbourhood new life as a tourist destination. The High Line provides visitors with a tranquil, elevated space with incomparable views, providing an unparalleled way to experience the city.
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