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Rare Steakhouse Midtown

#109 of 3,207 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Central Business District
Steakhouse, Australian, Grill
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12 Goldie Pl, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9670 7317
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12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love a good steak, and Rare Midtown did not disappoint! We booked in advance, which was a good idea, as many walk in's were being turned away due to Rare being so busy. The entree's and steaks here were just incredible. They were cooked to perfection, just as you would expect at a great steakhouse. The service was good,... More 

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Thank Jasmine745
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Rare Steakhouse Midtown, responded to this review

Hi Jasmine, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review of your visit and experience here at Rare. We're pleased to hear you had a great experience and I'll be sure to pass on your comments and compliments onto our team. We can get incredibly busy as you mentioned, so great advice and tip to others about... More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I ate dinner there tonight. I must say off the bat that the food and staff were awesome. The only issue was worth the menu. The first page was the specials. When we went to order from the page we were told the specials were all sold out. (6pm sat night) my wife then went to order... More 

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Thank ReneeBen
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Rare Steakhouse Midtown, responded to this review

Hi Ben, Thanks for taking the time to provide us and others with a review of your visit and experience. I'm pleased to hear that there were elements of your visit and experience you enjoyed, and I'll be certain to pass on your comments and compliments to the team. I've spoken to the management team at the venue in relation... More 

Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
209 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you order before 6:30 and leave before 7:30 you can get a two course dinner for $40 AUS which on the menu would be about $55. It includes an appetizer and main or a dessert and main. The appetizers we selected were incredible.....a cheese stuffed Portobello Mushroom and the calamari....I usually am not a fan of calamari but this... More 

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Thank DJS1950
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Rare Steakhouse Midtown, responded to this review

Dear DJS1950, Thanks for taking the time to provide us and others with a review of your visit. There certainly is a benefit to dining and ordering early and you discovered it. Our set menu options are great value for groups, the diner that likes to eat early of if you're out and headed off to a game or a... More 

Warrnambool, Australia
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely atmosphere. Good location. Nice steak. Fantastic service. Maybe could do with a few more options for entrees as we don't eat seafood and we're having steak for main and didn't want beef skewers. Just a suggestion. All in all lovely meal.

Helpful?
Thank Juliek101045
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Rare Steakhouse Midtown, responded to this review

Hi Juliek101045, Thanks for your feedback and review of your visit here with us at Rare. I'm pleased to hear that there were elements of your visit you enjoyed, and the experience as well. We've 3 non meat/ seafood options on our entree menu (as well as some on our specials board). We've had others in the past, but unfortunately... More 

Sydney, Australia
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116 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here on a Saturday night & highly recommend Rare Steakhouse. Our waitress was friendly, funny & knowledgeable. The food & wine was good quality and delicious. We had scallops & a Wagyu rump (MS9+) off the specials menu and the garlic prawns & 200g pasture fed eye fillet with mash. We shared sides of roasted veg and... More 

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Thank PennyL2013
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Rare Steakhouse Midtown, responded to this review

Hi PennyL2013, Thanks for your review, feedback and sharing the photos with us and others too. I'm sure this review and the pics will prove most use-full for anyone considering a visit. I'm pleased to hear that our team took care of you and glad to hear that you shared a laugh and that it was a great experience. I'll... More 

Level Contributor
56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am a frequent diner at this restaurant and have been for many years. The two simple things that make this place this place great are food and service. The steaks and ribs here are consistently excellent and the service prompt. We ordered the 1kg of pork ribs ($69) to share among the four of us and then followed by... More 

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Thank 172ejc
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Rare Steakhouse Midtown, responded to this review

Dear 172ejc, Thanks for your kind words, feedback and ongoing support and custom here with us at Rare Steakhouse. I'm pleased to read that you're return guests and that you have favourite items and dishes on the menu, which are your go to. I'll be certain to pass on your comments and compliments onto our management team, and of course... More 

Level Contributor
16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a great steak that was cooked to perfection without too long a wait. Good service in stylish setting appropriate for a steak venue. If I had to be picky could be bit more generous with side dishes.

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Thank Richard G
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Rare Steakhouse Midtown, responded to this review

Hi Richard G, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review of your visit. We're pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable visit with us at Rare. Without knowing which sides you ordered, it's difficult for me to pass on feedback or action. If you're dining with us again in the future then at the beginning... More 

Cairns Region, Australia
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We booked, that was wise, had a steak each and the roast vegetables. Like this is the best piece of steak I have eaten all year. What's was even better my wife loved the rustic setting and the food. Listen to them and don't over cook the steak. The place was packed and deservedly so.

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Thank Mark W
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Rare Steakhouse Midtown, responded to this review

Hi Mark, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review of your visit and experience. I'm pleased to hear that both you and your wife had a lovely time. I'm pleased to hear that you had an awesome experience and are we're very humbled to hear that you enjoyed our steaks. I'll be sure to pass on... More 

Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Came here with a group of around 12 work colleagues and business partners, the waitresses were able to cope with some of the rowdy team members very well to get the orders in and get everything settled. I had the T-Bone myself which was excellent, all others seemed to be happy with their steaks as well, mostly eye fillets and... More 

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Thank Ari T
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Rare Steakhouse Midtown, responded to this review

Hi Ari T, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review of your visit. I'm pleased to hear that your team had a great time, and enjoyed your visit here at Rare Steakhouse. Our staff are pretty good natured so I'm sure they probably gave as good as they got from the rowdy members. We're pretty apt... More 

Level Contributor
28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

In short I had high hopes for a delicious steak from a well rated restaurant, I was left wondering how they could take a medium cooked steak to well done the outside to undercooked in the middle.... The odd thing was the steak was good, but not what I wanted however the quality of meat was there. The field mushroom... More 

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Thank Andrew M
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Rare Steakhouse Midtown, responded to this review

Hi Andrew M, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review of your visit and experience. It's unfortunate to hear that you didn't enjoy the steak and that it wasn't cooked to your liking. Had we been made aware on the evening, we'd have had no problem ensuring it was re made to your making. While our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$17 - US$53
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Australian, Grill
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, 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: 12 Goldie Pl, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9670 7317
Description
Rare Steakhouse is one of Melbourne's finest steakhouses, now offering three locations in Melbourne's CBD.
The Rare Steakhouse brand was conceived eight years ago by the crew at Squires Loft City Steakhouse(Goldie Place) - The owners recognised a need to provide the same "Squires Loft" experience to a more city-centric audience, offering an expanded menu, an intimate setting and with more attention to detail, all with the same great service and steaks already expected by Squires' guests. The idea behind Rare was to focus on offering premium quality Australian produce in the most welcoming environment and, of course,"to feed Melbourne amazing steaks". The concept was tested with the first Rare at Little Collins(Uptown) and grew to King Street(Downtown). Squires Loft Goldie Place have recently adopted the same expanded menu and atmosphere as Rare, however it was still branded under the Squires Loft name.
Until now.
Eight years on, Rare has now opened two locations in the city and Squires City Loft Goldie Place are having such success with the Rare offerings and atmosphere, felt it was time to bring the location into the Rare family as their Midtown location.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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