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Rare Bar & Grill

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We Are: Burger Obsessed. Burger Addicted. Burger Masters. A tavern-chic, NYC burger institution. Floor to ceilings windows, exposed brick, dark woods & Edison bulbs create an a rustic-friendly ambiance. Our burger bible AKA menu, has over 15 different burgers all ground in-house daily. The Flambéed & Steakhouse Burgers have burger cults flipping into a frenzy. However, we came to understand that life does exist beyond the burger, so we also mastered: The Frickle, Lollipop Wings, Buttermilk Chicken, Larceny Laced Ribs, Salads, Fries, Homemade Dips & Juicy Steaks. With an energetic bar scene, Rare also offers a seasonal cocktail menu & an extensive wines & beer list. So, if you are looking for
US$5 - US$30
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Pub, American, Bar, Grill
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to find in pleasant section of Midtown. Sits right under/next to Affinia Hotel. It's in a residential area so it felt like a neighborhood tavern. Bar is welcoming and inviting. Bartender couldn't have been more hospitable and informative and even made suggestions where else...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Dons5
Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

On my first New Years trip to NYC we came across this restaurant near our hotel. From a group of 5 we ordered a couple of burgers ( one with Roquefort cheese and the other Jameson whiskey), 2 steak au poivre and 1 palliard chicken....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 549nealg
Reviewed 19 December 2018 via mobile

We were very hungry and thirsty after walking all over Manhattan and they were not busy. We were not greeted by anyone, not the hostess not the server. I finally had to walk to the bartender to ask for service. Server said she was busy...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 16 December 2018 via mobile

Not noisy, pleasant relaxing ambiance and a great burger to boot. Nice greeting from the bartender. We will be back soon.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank rollerbladerny
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

I’ve been her quite a few times on my visits to NY, with family, with friends and even on my own and it never disappoints! Fabulous burgers and ribs ( and truffle Parmesan fries!!) portions are Anerican ( so pretty generous) so if you find...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Bobbyandforrie
Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile

Located within the entrance of the Affinia Shelburne where we were staying, easy access and a great ambience within. Popped in here a few times for burgers and fries, the cottage fries are fantastic as is the triple fries basket. Good selection of food and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank TheBrownsofMargate
Reviewed 22 November 2018

had a nice salad, a very good burger made as requested, the wine choice was limited, the bread-pudding was under-par. the place is crowded, you get to seat real close to the next table, but the atmosphere is good and the prices are reasonable, you...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank hannoch
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Went to sample a burger from this well recommended place whilst in NYC after staying just up the block we thought we’d go to the Lexington Avenue venue. Disappointed rooftop bar not open, but definitely not disappointed with the food. Amazing starter and fab filling...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Hayley W
Reviewed 3 October 2018

We ate here prior to attending a concert at MSG, and we first visited the roof top bar, had a couple of drinks, enjoyed the views, and then went downstairs for something to eat. We were slightly pressed for time, and they did an excellent...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 177MarkG177
Reviewed 22 September 2018

Fair service, noisy atmosphere good prices. Mostly burgers on the menu I wish they would allow the patron to make minor changes to their sliders.

Date of visit: September 2018
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14 August 2016|
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Response from Rarerestaurantgroup | Property representative |
Hi - you can smoke on the rooftop. We won't be open in March though. We are open from May-October. However, you can come up to the rooftop anytime to look at views.
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