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“Best steak ever!”
Review of Rare Chelsea

Rare Chelsea
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Ranked #1,317 of 14,430 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$30
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Bar
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Good for: Bar Scene, View
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: Chelsea
Cross street: 6th and 7th Ave
Transit: 1 train to 28th Street
Description: RARE Bar & Grill and our rooftop lounge RARE View in Chelsea at the Hilton New York Fashion District.RARE provides on-premise catering, room service, and lobby dining in addition to the rooftop lounge. This area, home of Chelsea's popular flower district, has blossomed with many exciting entertainment and dining venues.Steps from the Fashion Institute of Technology, Empire State Building, Herald Square's amazing shopping corridor, with Macy's flagship as the star, and of course, Madison Square Garden, home of the Knicks, Rangers and a continuous rotation of concerts and International events.Our menu boasts a palette of hamburger choices, as well as steaks, poultry, salads, great sides, and incredible desserts. The rooftop lounge, a favorite of those in--and out--of love.The Rare View Rooftop at Chelsea is a year round destination for drinks and amazing city views. It is also an ideal spot for intimate private gatherings and receptions.
Reviewed 6 August 2014

Chose this restaurant because it was a part of our hotel. I was quite sceptical because we don't normally eat in hotel restaurants. The food was delicious and reasonably priced for what you get. Portions were big and the NY strip steak was amazing!

Thank Nia W
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

I've been to Rare for both the restaurant and rooftop portions on several occasions. Food and drinks are generally spot on. However, I attended a work get together at the rooftop recently and there are definitely a few things that could be done to improve the experience. There was no food available on the rooftop, which lead to a good portion of our leaving early as nobody wanted to stay and socialize with drink in hand while on an empty stomach. Granted, the restaurant is right downstairs, but it beats the purpose of socializing if you have to leave to eat. Second, in order to have a tab open, the restaurant requires to hold onto both your ID and credit card. I can understand that they want to ensure there are no fraud issues or prevent passing out the wrong card - but this made several people in our group uneasy (myself included). Overall, a beautiful view, friendly service and delicious food and drink - definitely worth visiting!

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Thank Wendy F
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

Close to hotel and good service. On my own due to colleagues being caught in storms. Enjoyed the cheesecake in particular.

Thank lifeandsoul
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Reviewed 19 July 2014

We stayed at the Hotel and it was our first meal in New York. Turned out to be our best meal while we were there. The food was great. We had a burger the lobster roll and the macaroni and cheese. It was all great and the staff was great.

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Thank Donna C
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

Unfortunately, we decided to spend our 4th of July at Rare's rooftop restaurant in Murray Hill atop the Affinia Shelburne. Even though we were staying at the Affinia - same building as street level and rooftop restaurants - the restaurant and hotel staff kindly let us know that we'd have to pay to go up to the roof on the 4th to see fireworks. They even advised that our son could only stay for the fireworks and would not be allowed on the rooftop past the end of the fireworks show but that it would be a great place to watch.

We shelled out $50 bucks for 'tickets' to the rooftop ($20 per adult and $10 per kiddo) and bought food and drinks (more $$) and waited with about 200 others for the big show. The restaurant was sorely understaffed - had to wait awhile for waitress and for food and refills required a walk up to the bar to wait in long lines.

Well, no big show... no show at all. The only fireworks to be seen were on the flat screen TV and televised by NBC. No apologies, no offers of refunded tickets or comped food/bev. Staff at restaurant and hotel claimed they had no idea we would not be able to see the fireworks but had no problem advertising and selling tickets.

As visitors to NY, we couldn't have known any better but there were some locals there who assumed these guys were on the up-and-up and were none too pleased. I felt especially bad for the families who were there from Australia and India.

Not a great way to spend the 4th, especially since we travelled from Texas to spend the holiday in NY.

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Thank Christie_K1
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