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Rare Chop House

224 S 10th St, Mount Vernon, IL 62864-4205
+1 618-244-7273
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Contemporary, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
224 S 10th St, Mount Vernon, IL 62864-4205
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The food was about the best I’ve ever eaten second only to a seafood restaurant in Hawaii. The hot food was piping hot. The cold food was cold. The server was attentive but not obtrusive.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Linda L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered the Filet. It was delivered charred on the bottom. I had the roasted potatoes and it was obvious they were not paying attention because they were charred too! For the amount of money you pay... definitely not worth it.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jesusloml
Reviewed October 21, 2018

Once again, I relied on TripAdvisor to show me the way - and I'm glad I did. I highly recommend this restaurant - service and food were excellent. The wine selections were extensive, with something for everyone - and to pair with every food choice....More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank David F
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

Visited with my mother for mother’s day. We were seated and sat for thirty minutes without being visited by a waitress or waiter until we grabbed someone after thirty minutes of sitting who had no idea who our server was even supposed to be. Typically...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Kortney26
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

A pleasant surprise while traveling through Mount Vernon. Fantastic wine list. Specially the South African wine. Kind bartender and waitress (we ate at the bar). Delicious steak and Halibut. We had a great time after 12 hours of driving from Houston .

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank FinleyFamily
Reviewed August 27, 2018

We enjoyed a lovely dinner of great flavors and chose a dessert. Creme Brulee arrived as ingredients (deConstructed) on two plates. That's different.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank oscarpalacios2659
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

Visited for the first time last night for a business meeting. Appetizers were so yummy. Bourbons salmon was the best salmon I have EVER had! Don’t skip dessert! Carmel cheesecake was excellent. Beautiful choices of wines and the waiter was attentive and extremely knowledgeable. Loved...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank ILimplant
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

Had the best dinner tonight at RARE. We had the NY strip and bourbon salmon. Both were fantastic! Then the “sticky toffee cake” dessert came out. OMGosh!!! Best ever. Kudos to the chef!! And Rachel, our server took perfect care of us. Best meal in...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank dcurd
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

We love this place. We don't take the kids here and only go on special occasions because it is expensive! Foods always been excellent and the atmospheres great.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Love2travel618
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

I have eaten at some of the best restaurants in the country. Big town, small town, and in between. For a town of 20,000 I have not had a better meal. The physical layout is appealing. The menu is diverse. Most importantly the food is...More

Date of visit: April 2018
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Response from SandraA51 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, they are closed on Sundays.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$33
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Private Dining, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 224 S 10th St, Mount Vernon, IL 62864-4205
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Mount Vernon
  • Phone Number: +1 618-244-7273
Come and enjoy the region's most exquisite culinary experience. Executive Chef James "Buddy" Rushing has designed a unique menu with all of the chop house staples and a constantly evolving special menu featuring the freshest local ingredients. Our restaurant also features a full bar with a wide bourbon selection, a craft beer selection featuring national favorites and ambitious local breweries, and a beautiful wine room stocked with wine from all over the world.
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