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Rare Steakhouse

14 W Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703-2576
+1 608-204-9000
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“caesar salad” (18 reviews)
“bananas foster” (14 reviews)
“filet” (18 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
14 W Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703-2576
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had been asked by a few people over the summer holidays about what the best steakhouse was in Madison and despite having been to the main ones, I wasn’t certain how to respond. Thus, I decided to give it a whirl and found great...More

Thank IndigoIce8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I gotta preface this by saying, I assist some of the best Chefs in the city teach cooking classes for the public. I decided to treat myself to lunch at Rare during restaurant week as I can't really afford it otherwise. I chose the Caesar...More

Thank WIsconsinTravelerToo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had dinner last night at Rare before attending a play at the Overture. We had never been there before, so I was looking forward to it. We were not disappointed! Didn't realize that it was Restaurant Week in Madison, which is good and bad. The...More

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first visit to Rare and we purposely went for dinner during RW since this is a pretty expensive place. But the food, the service and atmosphere was all wonderful! I started with the Lobster Bisque, entree was Broiled Filet Mignon which came...More

Thank mb2845
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

We ate here after a long day! The food was amazing but is costly! The ribeye I had was great and so was the soup and popovers. Our waiter was excellent was well.

Thank Clawler80
Reviewed 11 July 2018

We stopped at Rare for dinner after a day at the Capitol. It is right on the square, so park nearby and walk over. We did get right in on a Tuesday night and opted for outdoor seating. It was a nice night to be...More

Thank ReadRibbet
Reviewed 9 July 2018

I went here for Madison Restaurant Week and had an amazing steak. The best part was the accommodating service even though it was packed. I have been to other restaurants during Madison Restaurant week and the service was not as good.

Thank James H
Genevieve V, Manager at Rare Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Thanks for the kind words, James! So happy you could join us!

Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

The decor of a classic steakhouse. Perfectly located next to the Capitol. I loved the atmosphere. The staff were all friendly, engaging, and helpful with selections. The food was exceptional: the filet was a prepared perfect, as ordered; Easy to cut, tender, and delicious. My...More

Thank WTP1776
Brian H, General Manager at Rare Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Thank you so much for the kind words! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 4 June 2018

We had the most wonderful dinner last night at Rare. Our service was beyond amazing and we were treated so well. From a champagne toast to, the table side Caesar salad to the most amazing mixed drinks. The two highlights for me were the Bee's...More

1  Thank Ashley N
Brian H, General Manager at Rare Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Ashley, we are so happy you had a great night with us. It was our pleasure to help make your anniversary special and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 6 May 2018

The food is fantastic, overall, if not slightly overpriced. My table tried the crab cakes, filet, lobster, scallops, a dry aged steak, brussels sprouts, duck fat fries, drinks, and the chocolate cake. The crab cakes were especially overpriced, considering you only get 2 tiny cakes....More

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Scott P
30 October 2017|
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Response from Jessica B | Reviewed this property |
Jeans and a collared shirt is fine. No dress code. But business casual if typical.
10 August 2016|
Response from Ken H | Reviewed this property |
Hard to say, because there are different cuts of meat and the like. Their aged bone-in ribeye is $62, but it is big enough that many couples could just share it. Side portions are very large as well and are extra. Of... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
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17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 W Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703-2576
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-204-9000
Madison's Rare Steakhouse offers a premier dining experience. Created by Wisconsin natives for Wisconsin diners, Rare features USDA Prime steaks aged in-house, certified sommeliers to guide guests in choosing from a selection of more than 750 wines and truly remarkable service.
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