228 Bleecker St, New York, NY | Directions 1001440.730070 -74.002422
try the t bone burger to experience heaven – if there is anything you do before you die, try the T Bone burger at rare bar and grill! my waitress explained how its ground sirloin and strip which had me sold immediately. its wrapped in bacon and smothered with cheddar and crispy fried onions. aaamazing.
this place has some cool beers by the bottle as well and in the spirit of the holidays -- sam adams winter lager. you just cant go wrong!
if the food hasnt sold you -- their staff is friendly and know the menu in and out, as if they have tried everything on it (if i worked here, i definitly would) and theyve got a TV by the bar to keep up on the game
Cool spot. – Went there on my husband's birthday and we made reservations that we couldn't make and still received very quick seating when we finally made it to the restaurant. The drink menu is extremely limited so no excitement there but I fell in love with the choices of toppings and sauces for the GREAT onion rings and the burgers.. Next time, I will get a turkey burger because me and beef don't really work well together. LOL.
The only weird thing was that our bill came to $59 and I left a 20% tip and the waiter sort of frowned at me?? Was I wrong... when in NYC am I supposed to leave more? Anyways, I will definitely go back. Right in the heart of the West Village which is our fave spot in the city.
RARE is great! – Went the other night with my wife and daughter. We loved everything. Those fries are fantastic. My daughter doesn't eat much big people food. She is 1! She had her first sweet potatoe frie and then her second and so on. We had to order another plate. My wife and I both enjoyed our burgers and really had a great time.
YUM! Burger Heaven! and great – Rare on Bleecker and Rare Murray Hill are DA BOMB! The fries are great (all 3 varieties) the burgers ROCK
I think they won Best Burger, not sure, but Rare is definitely the Best Burger in my book! hands down.
the beer selection is extensive and I forgot to mention Rare has their own version of the "Harry's Salad" (similiar to Bobby Van's in Bridgehampton) Its amazing! The shrimp is super fresh, the green beans are crisp and ripe tomatos and a light vinegariette (I skip the bacon) One of the best salads around in my eyes!
tasty burgers – I stopped by Rare this past monday night to have some burgers with some friends after reading raving reviews on citysearch. We started with the lolipop buffalo wings which were shaved perfectly to the top. I had the burger trio because i couldnt decide on which burger i wanted from the excellent selection of gourmet toppings. Also we shared the fry sampler which had the excellent sweet potatoe and great sauces. This is a must when it comes to burgers.
Hands Down Worst Service – I love burgers and had been looking forward to going to RARE. We were able to sit right away, and someone came by and took our order, but then didn't show up to our table again until 40 mins later- and without our food! In fact, she asked IF we had gotten our appetizers yet and we hadn't. When our food finally had come, they served everything at once at a little table. I had to ask twice for sugar, and my friend had to wait nearly 10 mins for ketchup! I actually thought at one point that this has to be some kind of experimental study! I can't even comment on the food because the service alone forever turned me off from this place. There are plenty of other great places in NYC that have good service, don't waste your time here!
hmmm – The first time I ate here I was happy with my tasty burger on bed of greens (no bun) . perfect fries side of sauteed spinach. However when I ordered it for delivery my shoestring fries were hard as rocks & my spinach tasted fishy? Not sure if want to give them aother whirl...
Superb burgers – My husband and I just came back from Rare and were very impressed. The burgers are just spectacular. The toppings, including cheddar and bacon, were excellent, as well as sweet potato fries and onion rings. We particularly enjoyed the assortment of dips that accompanied our side dishes. Although this is perhaps one of the priciest burger places around (burgers are $10-25, excluding fries), it is definitely worth it.
While we can understand that burgers at Rare are more expensive due to the quality of ingredients, what's up with the astronomical price for sparkling water? $5 for a small 12 oz bottle, c'mon!?!
Nice Neighborhood Burger Joint – Been to Rare two times with kids. Once on a Friday night and once for brunch and they where always accomodating and attentive to the needs of our group. You wouldn't figure a place in the hottest strip on Bleecker street to be kid friendly but they really are. The burgers are a good size and always very juicy and tasty. You can actually taste the quality and flavor of the beef. The fries sampler is a sizeable portion and good for big groups. The service is always attentive. The live music during weekend brunch is a very nice touch. We had a great experience each time were there.
Great lunch spot – I was looking for a first-date lunch/brunch spot and this place was perfect. Breezy, light atmosphere. Great food (burger looked great--my date got it). And the mini jazz perfomances in the background really gave the place a unique charm. It was cozy yet not too small and romantic that it could make things awkward, you know? Don't know what it's like at night but I highly recommend it for brunch on the weekend!
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