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RARE

Al Awir Rd, Dubai 11971, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 323 8888
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (14 reviews)
“wagyu” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, Steakhouse, Seafood, Grill
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
Al Awir Rd, Dubai 11971, United Arab Emirates
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1 - 10 of 58 reviews

Reviewed 16 April 2017

Rare is a licensed, Latin American inspired, fine dining restaurant at the beautiful Desert Palm complex immediately past Dragon Mart, International City. Centrepiece of its kitchen is a woodfired grill and oven on-which the most amazing steaks are prepared. Rare in not just a steakhouse...More

Thank Ravenous-Xerxes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Given that we chose to visit Rare on a Monday night, the restaurant was quiet with attentive staff but very disappointing fare. Bland and uninteresting starter of burrata and figs, soggy sourdough bruschetta, and sea bass fillet that sat on a bare plate with a...More

Thank pwal2n
James R, General Manager at RARE, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2017

Dear pwal2n, Thank you for joining us in RARE recently and for taking the time to write your first review on TripAdvisor. Please accept our apologies that we were unable to meet your expectations. The team had felt it strange that there was a request...More

Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Popped in to look at the resort and stopped by in here for a drink. We found the service to be efficient yet unobtrusive, just how we like it. Great view of the polo field.

Thank 679richardo
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I have been going to Rare for the past 4 years and i'm sad to say that my last 2 visits have been very disappointing. The food remains excellent however the wine selection has gone down, the service and staff preparation has been disappointing compared...More

5  Thank Talal N
James R, General Manager at RARE, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2017

Dear Talal N, Thank you for your dining with us again at RARE and for your review. Rest assured that the wine list has not changed and it is still the same annually award winning selection of over 300 bins there has always been. The...More

Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

We have had dinner here before and took some friends to join us this time. They were blown away by the quality of the food and friendliness of the staff. We had drinks initially in Red, the adjoining bar and were allowed to transfer the...More

Thank Sbdubs
James R, General Manager at RARE, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2017

Dear Sbdubs, Thank you for dining with us at RARE and for your generous review of your experience. We are very happy to read that you had a wonderful time and that the team took great care of you. We look forward to seeing you...More

Reviewed 11 January 2017

Come here with my wife and visitors 2 - 3 times a year and it never fails to deliver. The brunch is superb with a buffet menu to cater for all food tastes. The quality of the food is amazing, with a high attention to...More

Thank Francis D
James R, General Manager at RARE, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2017

Dear Francis D, Thank you joining us for brunch once again and for your generous review. We hope that also enjoyed the newly renovated look of RARE and brunch layout; we believe it is a huge improvement over the old space. The RARE team look...More

Reviewed 5 November 2016

We had 2 lovely meals in Rare. The food is excellent, a very high standard and the service is great.

Thank AdrianShort
James R, General Manager at RARE, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2016

Dear Mr. Short, Thank you for your generous review of RARE and the service team. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon and to serving you again. Kind regards, James

Reviewed 1 November 2016

The chilled Saturday BBQ Brunch is a must!!!!! Especially if you like Asian cuisine. A good variety of Food and Drinks!!! The Gin Cocktails were Amazing!!!! Thank you Brandon. The Customer Service was also Amazing!!! - Friendly, Efficient and Professional Thank you Daphne and Rowel...More

Thank paulhN6724BE
James R, General Manager at RARE, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2016

Dear paulhN6724BE, Thank you for coming and experiencing the new RARE experience and for your great review! You were one of the first guests to try the new concept and we are happy to read that you thoroughly enjoyed it!. We look forward to seeing...More

Reviewed 15 May 2016

If you get the right table then it can be a very romantic experience indeed. The wagyu was the best I have experienced thus far. The desserts are superlative. Everything was perfect. Service is the usual high standard that you'd expect for Dubai.More

Thank AnOtherExpat2016
James R, General Manager at RARE, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2016

Dear AnOtherExpat2016, Thank you for dining with us at RARE and for your positive review, we are happy to read that you had a wonderful evening and that you were well looked after. We closed RARE over the summer and re-opened a few weeks ago...More

Reviewed 10 March 2016

great restaurant with great staff and stunning food! nothing is too difficult, my friend has many allergies and they catered for her beautifully for our last nights dinner in this hotel!More

Thank Debs H
James R, General Manager at RARE, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2016

Dear Debs H, Thank you for dining with us at RARE and for your review, it was a pleasure having you with us. We have since completed updated the restaurant and menu and look forward to welcoming you back. Thank you once again and kind...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Valet Parking, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
19:30 - 12:00
Tuesday
19:30 - 12:00
Wednesday
19:30 - 12:00
Thursday
19:30 - 12:00
Friday
19:30 - 12:00
12:30 - 16:00
19:30 - 01:00
Saturday
19:30 - 12:00
19:30 - 01:00
13:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Al Awir Rd, Dubai 11971, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai
  • Phone Number: +971 4 323 8888
  • E-mail
Description
Oak Wood Fire Grill. Carefully selected ingredients, passionately prepared and matched to produce flavorful and elegantly presented dishes.

Emphasis is placed on classic dishes with some modern twists as well as introducing some uncommon and interesting ingredients for guests to experience. Whether dining indoors or on the terrace, savor the view of the lush polo field and Dubai skyline beyond. Vintage Brunch is served on Fridays and Saturday's Two Chill Brunch is served on Saturdays.
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