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Rare Steakhouse Downtown

€€ - €€€Steakhouse, ,
42-44 King St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9620 9888
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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CUISINES
Steakhouse, Australian, Grill, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
42-44 King St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

First time and not disappointed. Found our hostess most obliging with her helping to arrange a small birthday cake surprise for my wife. Steaks were excellent.More

1  Thank BHewe54
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Rare Steakhouse Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Hi BHewe54, 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 elected to celebrate such a special occasion here with us, and I'm glad to hear that our...More

Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

My husband and I were visiting Melbourne and we stumbled upon Rear Steakhouse! Wow, this was one of the best meals I have ever had. As I visit Melbourne every 3 months this will become one of my regular spots to eat. The service is...More

Thank Lisa W
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Rare Steakhouse Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017

Hi Lisa, Thanks for your feedback, and for taking the time to provide us and others with a review of your visit here at Rare. I'm glad that our staff were able to accommodate you, and great advice about making a booking. We can and...More

Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

I visit this steakhouse every time i am in Melbourne. The food and service is exceptional. Madeline served us today and friendly, effecient, and did everything with a smile. The steak was perfect wines suggestion great..the are three in the chain dowtown is where i...More

Thank Speecha
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Rare Steakhouse Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2017

Hi Speecha, Thanks for your kind words, feedback, review and recommendation. I'm pleased to hear that we're a must visit when you're in Melbourne. I'm pleased that Madeline took great care of you, and I'll be sure to pass on your thanks and feedback to...More

Reviewed 1 July 2017

The first waitress was rude to my friend as she didn't understand what she said (my friend is Japanese) she said sorry can you repeat so the waitress did but looking at me! I explained to my friend in front of the waitress who looked...More

Thank Nicnac23
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Rare Steakhouse Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2017

Hi Nicnac23, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review of your feedback and experience here at Rare. It's disappointing to hear that the experience you had was not the one we pride ourselves on, and that there were a few instances...More

Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Today I post this review after having my worst steak ever! Don't go here if you love steaks, you will stop trusting a chef with your steaks! I am a steak lover and willing to pay any amount for the best steak. I ordered a...More

Thank Madhav S
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Great steak with reasonable prices! Service was really good and fast. Portion is good. Definitely will return for more!More

Thank Daniel C
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Rare Steakhouse Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2017

Hi Daniel C, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review of your visit and experience here with us at Rare Steakhouse. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed dining, and that there were a variety of elements you enjoyed. I'll be...More

Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Didn't know what to expect but was pleasantly surprised by this place Service was great really friendly staff Menu has enough choices to satisfy everyone who loves a steak Sauces were beautiful and love that they are served in a side dish so you can...More

Thank caro082015
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Rare Steakhouse Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2017

Hi caro082015, Thanks for taking the time to provide us and others with a review of your visit and experience here at Rare. I'm pleased to hear that our team took great care of you, and that there was plenty on the menu for you...More

Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Went there with family members as my niece was craving for steaks. We were not disappointed, thoroughly enjoyed it. The wagyu scotch fillet steak was the best, tender, flavoursome & succulent, cooked on medium at waitress's advice. Second best was the rib eye on the...More

Thank perky p
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Rare Steakhouse Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2017

Hi perky p, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review of your visit and experience here at Rare. we're pleased to hear that you enjoyed a visit with your family, and that you enjoyed your visit here with us at Rare....More

Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Are here on a Friday night and was really surprised. I had no idea it existed even though I work around the corner. The steak was so tender, we also had the mars bar ice cream for dessert. Along with a.bittle of wine it was...More

Thank Russell D
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Rare Steakhouse Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2017

Hi Russell D, 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 that you discovered us. Given we're basically neighbours now, you'll have to stop...More

Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

We went here for a family catch up dinner and had a good night but with mixed results. Staff were friendly and professional, venue a bit loud but pleasant and the food was a mixture. Entrees were all beautiful, had garlic prawns, boeroworse and Coffin...More

Thank Glenn S
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Rare Steakhouse Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2017

Hi Glenn, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review of your visit and dining experience here at Rare Steakhouse. I'm pleased to hear that there were elements of your visit you enjoyed, and that our staff and team took great care...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$56
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
Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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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