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Rare Steakhouse Downtown

) #127 of 3,375 Restaurants in Melbourne $$ - $$$ Steakhouse, ,
42-44 King St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9620 9888
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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CUISINES
Steakhouse, Australian, Grill, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Food
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LOCATION
42-44 King St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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1 - 10 of 263 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 18 May 2017

We had a business lunch on their special lunch menu. The steak was very average, so you get what you pay for. There are better places for lunch but their dinner might be better.More

Thank alanshu
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Rare Steakhouse Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2017

Hi alanshu, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review of your visit and experience. It's disappointing to hear that you didn't enjoy dining and that you felt the meals were not great value for money. We have hundreds of people weekly...More

Reviewed 16 May 2017

The restaurant is well located. The food very good, so too the wine list. However, of the 4 items ordered 2 were wrong and the third never arrived. The only item that was correct was the bottle of wine. The supervisor, once alerted to the...More

Thank Geddes_7
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Rare Steakhouse Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Geddes_7, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with us with some feedback on your visit and experience here at Rare Steakhouse. My apologies that there was some confusion in relation to the service aspect of your viist. We're currently training some new...More

Reviewed 14 May 2017

Walk-in without appointment for a steak dinner last Saturday. The manager was kind to take us on condition that we would finish in an hour. The restaurant was accomodative consider to walk in on a saturday evening. We had nice Medium Scotch filet and Proterhouse...More

Thank tangoinda
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Rare Steakhouse Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Hi tangoinda, 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 our staff were able to assist you and took great care of you on the night. I'm pleased...More

Reviewed 7 May 2017

We treated ourselves on the last night of our Melbourne trip. The food and wine was top class and priced accordingly. I would love to be able to dine at this level all the time but it was great to have done it. I ordered...More

Thank Tony M
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Rare Steakhouse Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2017

Hi Tony, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review of your your visit here at Rare Steakhouse. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed dining with us, and we wish you lived closer so you could come all the time too...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, 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
  • 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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