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Rare Steakhouse Midtown

#117 of 3,168 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Central Business District
Steakhouse, Australian, Grill, Gluten Free Options
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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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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rare is upmarket and priced accordingly. Wine list is a little pretentious and expensive. The service is professional and friendly. Food is great. They know how to cook meat to perfection. The sides were tasty and generous. $350 for 4 people and worth every $ imo.

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

Hi David, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review of your visit and experience here with us at Rare Steakhouse. We're pleased to hear that an enjoyable evening was had by all. I'll be sure to pass on your comments and compliments onto our team. We're very popular with the business crowd and we're pleased to... More 

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393 reviews
344 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Booked here on TripAdvisor reviews. Mid-week business dinner for 6. Great range of steak options and excellent range of choice in wines. Our server (a Scottish lass) was very very good - a credit to the venue. Pricing was reasonable - in fact cheaper than many upmarket pubs where you queue to order and put up with standard pub wine... More 

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

Hi Peter, 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 and your guests enjoyed dining with us. I'll be sure to pass on your comments and compliments to our team and chefs. I've flagged your review with our senior management and directors,... More 

Sydney, Australia
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240 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is the best steak I've ever had in Australia. No need for for condiments. From the moment I bit into the arancini starter, I knew this was going be a cut above places like Kingsley in Sydney. The chips that come as a side looked incredible but I stupidly did the salad. As a non steak eater I walked... More 

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

Hi Mike S, Thanks for your feedback and review. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and steak and from what I can see had serious chip FOMO. I'm glad to hear that you rated us up there as best ever. That's not an honour we take lightly, and I'll be sure to pass that onto our chefs.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Was a great little find. I was absolutely impressed with menu options, drinks , service, quality and price. We also had a booking and were 30 mins late due to flights and getting a little lost and they still had our table ready and waiting. We order oysters for starters, a steak each and 2 cocktails at $25 each. Overall... More 

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

Thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review on your visit and experience here at Rare. I'm pleased to hear you made it despite the amazing race -esque adventure it seems you had prior. It sounds like you had a great night and I'll be sure to pass on your comments and compliments to our team. Thanks... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

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 

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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 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
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429 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

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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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 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.

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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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118 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 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
55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

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 

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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, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, 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: 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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