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Rare Steakhouse

14 W Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703
+1 608-204-9000
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
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14 W Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I decided at the last minute to eat here before our show at the Overture, making reservations while driving downtown. My husband opted for the 7 oz filet mignon and I ordered the Pan Roasted Scottish Salmon. I requested ordering under the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 53589WI-Traveler
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not what it used to be. Marked quality decline since last year. Lobster bisque was “double salted”, hard to eat. Rib-eye, though cooked properly, wasn’t very flavorful and extremely fatty (more than rib eyes should be). The mashed potatoes were very weird—-soupy, and ironically, under...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank stevesh2158wz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been here twice and once to the one in Washington DC. A wonderful dining experience. Food is excellent - standouts include the steak tartare appetizer, the steaks and salmon entrees and the side dishes are tremendous. Big wine list with something for everyone...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Davidsm87
SarahK14M, General Manager at Rare Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, We are thrilled that you had a great experience here! We hope that we see you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere, outstanding service and food. I had the tomahawk steak. It was grilled to perfection. Can’t wait until we go again.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 845ericy
SarahK14M, General Manager at Rare Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Glad you had a great night! We look forward to serving you again!

Reviewed 5 December 2018

My husband and I celebrated my birthday with another couple last Saturday night. It's hard to decide which was better, the wonderful service or the great meal. Our table captain (Ryan Lockwood) and his assistant, Kirsten, were attentive but not solicitous and made sure that...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank XtremeGardener
GenevieveV81, General Manager at Rare Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2018

Thank you for this stellar review! We will be sure to pass along your kind words to Ryan L and Kirsten. We are thrilled that you had a great birthday dinner and we are looking forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 3 December 2018 via mobile

Had dinner on a Friday night on a Badger football weekend. I made reservations in advance and our table was ready when we arrivedp. The atmosphere is quite dark, but our server gave us a small flashlight to help with reading the menu. Portions are...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank DAJensen
GenevieveV81, General Manager at Rare Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2018

Hi DAJensen, The Oysters Rockefeller is one of our favorites too! Please let us know if there is anything we can do to make your experience exceptional the next time you come. We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 25 November 2018

Obviously a pricey establishment but had a great experience here. Food all the way from the popovers to the dessert was fantastic, service was great and the restaurant atmosphere was excellent. Definitely recommend if you are looking to splurge on a nice dinner. Tornado Room...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank BadgerFan47
GenevieveV81, General Manager at Rare Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2018

Hello, Thank you so much for your kind review! The popovers are one of our favorites too. We are thrilled that you had a great time with us and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 13 October 2018

The only positive thing I can identify was the steak. This is also expected from a steak house. Everything else was off target. The quality of side dishes, the attention of the serving staff, and ultimately the very high prices. White wine was forgotten, side...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Claus H
GenevieveV81, General Manager at Rare Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

Hi Claus, we truly appreciate your honesty. We always strive to give our guests the true "Rare" experience, so we hope that you'll give us another try soon so we can exceed your expectations.

Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

We are here on a Friday for a date night. The main course was very good. We ordered coffee and dessert afterwards. Our coffee arrived right away but we waited at least 25minutes for the dessert. I would have expected those two things to come...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank AnneClare24
GenevieveV81, General Manager at Rare Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Hi AnneClare24. Thank you so much for your feedback. We truly appreciate it. We hope that you stop by again soon!

Reviewed 2 October 2018

Family dinner here late this summer. Wonderful service and steaks that were prepared to perfection. Other than parking (which is terrible around Cap Square) this is maybe the top Steakhouse in Madison. Try it!!!!!!!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Peter L
GenevieveV81, General Manager at Rare Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Thank you so much for the great review, Peter. Your kind words made our day. We hope that you join us again soon!

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scottp989
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.
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cam115mad
10 August 2016|
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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
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 W Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-204-9000
Description
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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