We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Rare Steakhouse Downtown

#120 of 3,334 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Central Business District
Steakhouse, Australian, Grill, Gluten Free Options
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Get directions
42-44 King St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9620 9888
Website
Today
17:30 - 22:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

251 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 229: English reviews
Canberra, Australia
Level Contributor
45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

had dinner with a group, the entrees were to die for -we had share plates- with mushrooms, prawns and sausage - the prawns were exquisite. steak was tender, cooked perfectly - definately coming back here

Helpful?
Thank RnS864
Vienna, Austria
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a nice evening with great steaks. The description of the available steak types helped me a lot with my decision. They also offer a great wine selection.

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

Dear Daenery, Thanks for taking the time to provide us and others with a review of your visit and experience here at Rare Steakhouse. We're pleased to heat that you enjoyed dining with us, and that both the menu and our team were able to assist and guide you. I'm glad you liked the wines, I'll be sure to pass... More 

Geelong, Australia
Level Contributor
63 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Now this is a 'Steakhouse'. The best steak I've ever eaten, and the Grilled Boerewors is a must try, as are the Crispy Fried Onions and their chips. I'll be back!!

Helpful?
Thank Shane M
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Rare Steakhouse Downtown, responded to this review

Hi Shane M, Thanks for taking the time to provide us and others with a review of your visit here at Rare. I'll be sure to pass on your comments and compliments to our chef and team. I'm glad to hear that the Boerewors was a winner, and it's incredibly popular here at Rare. Thanks for your recommendation, we appreciate... More 

Sydney
Level Contributor
85 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food here is amazing, one of the best steaks i have eaten in my life. Had a selection of cocktails to start the night well and a very good wine selection to accompany the steak. Finished with a nice sticky date pudding and a sticky. The restaurant was a little odd given it is spread over three floors, but... More 

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

Hi scottxes, 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 there are elements of your visit you enjoyed, and I'll be sure to pass on your comments and compliments to our chefs. It seems like there were some standout winners there you enjoyed.... More 

Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
105 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have always known you get what you pay for an sometimes when you want quality you have to go for a good steak at a place like this! First time I ever had my steak medium and baby step away from my medium well and I enjoyed it. The food was amazing came to the table quickly and was... More 

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

Hi ainsleeash, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with an amazingly constructive and well written review. I read likely 100's of reviews a week, and it's really refreshing and helpful to see one that actually provide us and our team with some great insight and feedback from you as the diner. I've passed your comments and review onto... More 

Sydney
Level Contributor
173 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Awesome steak so late at night! Great service and obliging for some dietary requirements. Mushrooms awesome also

Helpful?
Thank Simon O
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Rare Steakhouse Downtown, responded to this review

Hi Simon, 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 I'll be sure to pass on your comments and compliments to our chefs. Thanks for your kinds words and feedback, we appreciate along with the recommendation. We hope to... More 

Melbourne
Level Contributor
57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

everything was perfect from the steak to the dessert. Worth every cent as it is hard to have great service and a great meal :). we all had our steaks cooked differently and they all came out spot on. so delicious, can't wait to go again

Helpful?
Thank donna V
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Rare Steakhouse Downtown, responded to this review

Hi Donna, Thanks for your review, comments, recommendation and feedback. I'm pleased to hear that it was a great visit all round and that our team gook exceptional care of you. I'll be sure to pass on your compliments to the chefs. Thanks for visiting and we most certainly can't wait for you to visit again either. Thanks, Chrissy More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
Level Contributor
95 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Chips and steak lovely, no actually the steak and lamb rack were awesome. Jus on the lamb didn't quite hit the mark, salad with the steak was a bit ordinary. Service was excellent - thanks Bloody Mary did not quite hit the mark.

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

Hi classicchch, Thanks for your feedback, comments review and recommendation. I'm pleased to hear that there were elements of your visit you enjoyed and I'll be sure to pass on the comments where you feel we fell down onto our management team and staff. Thanks for visiting, and we hope to see you again, and we might get a 5... More 

Hangzhou, China
Level Contributor
49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Booked through dimmi. The place is downtown (per the name), easily accessible. The environment is cozy and we felt very comfortable having a romantic dinner but I could easily imagine this as a perfect place for a business meet. The staff was really good - attentive, friendly and quick - we wre well taken care of. We both ordered the... More 

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

Hi Mikoraud, Thanks for your kind words, review feedback and recommendation. We're pleased to hear that you and your wife enjoyed dining and I'll be sure to pass on your comments and compliments to our team. You're right, we are at the higher priced side of eating and dining out, but we like to think as many of our customers... More 

Phuket, Thailand
Level Contributor
74 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Had a good a steak with an excellent bottle of wine... The overall service was very good.... I would try " HandPicked" Shiraz...

Helpful?
Thank Bret M
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Rare Steakhouse Downtown, responded to this review

Hi Bret, 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 your steak and the Handpicked Shiraz is a very good drop and incredibly popular too. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed, and I'm sure others who might be looking for... More 

Travellers who viewed Rare Steakhouse Downtown also viewed

 

Been to Rare Steakhouse Downtown? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$52
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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: 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
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.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Rare Steakhouse Downtown staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Central Business District

Neighbourhood Profile
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.
Explore this neighbourhood