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Rare Chop House

224 S 10th St, Mount Vernon, IL 62864-4205
+1 618-244-7273
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Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“salad” (22 reviews)
“hanger steak” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Contemporary, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
224 S 10th St, Mount Vernon, IL 62864-4205
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1 - 10 of 184 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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.

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

Thank roba0001
Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

Took my family here for an excellent meal to celebrate being away from home. Superb meal, the cheese grits were amazeballs. All of our steaks were perfectly prepared. Terrific, and I will be back the next time I am in the area and I would...More

Thank Rodney A
Reviewed April 6, 2018

The portions are so tiny, a person has to grab something elsewhere after going here..you are buying atmosphere, and Prestige in this place..A dress up occasion that is going to cost in the hundreds but certainly NOT GOING TO SATISFY THE NORMAL WORKING PERSON'S APPETITE..FILLET...More

1  Thank 2017art
Reviewed March 16, 2018 via mobile

Average food not in concept but execution. The risotto was a little too hard. The steaks and prime rib were not the best quality for the price. Service was very good and try the cheese grits if you decide to go.

1  Thank Sorrell8615
Reviewed March 12, 2018

When I write a bad review, which is not very often, I like to start off with the positives about the restaurant. The setting is very nice, we had one of the private rooms that are available for 10 or more people, upon request. Our...More

2  Thank Lori H
Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

The food had a good flavor but it arrive cold and took over 90 minutes to get to the table. Side dishes arrived halfway through the meal and we were told to keep our salad forks because they were short on utensils. Price was exorbitant...More

1  Thank Renee V
Reviewed February 13, 2018

Mt. Vernon is very fortunate to have this fine dining establishment right in the heart of Southern Illinois. Perfect atmosphere for a business lunch, romantic dinner, or evening out with friends. Live music on Saturday evenings. Very clean and service is great. I would highly...More

Thank Grace M
Reviewed January 31, 2018 via mobile

I took several business associates out to lunch here and the food and service were fantastic. Every person there commented how good their meal was and they have a good selection. The fish tacos were great!

Thank Ckells07
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Sorry, they are closed on Sundays.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$33
Meals
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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday
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
Description
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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