About Rare Chop House
Come and enjoy the region's most exquisite culinary experience, from our open kitchen, to our Wine Room with 1000+ wines from all over the world, to the unique culinary cuisine prepared by the one and only Chef James Rushing. Exceptional Food and even better service await your palate here at RARE Chophouse, just off the square in Mt. Vernon! Visit us online at www.rarechophouse.com.
Steakhouse, Contemporary American, Wine Bar
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm-9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
RARE Features a small parking lot on the South side of the building with handicap accessibility, 2 other parking facilities across Jordan Street, and across Broadway, as well as a City Parking Lot caddy-corner to RARE.
Private Party Facilities:
We feature several private dining opportunities for your meetings, parties, showers, celebrations, and everything in between.
We feature a Semi-Private dining area adjacent to the main dining floor behind frosted glass that can hold larger parties of 20-25. For your private needs we have the "LJB Room" complete with a Board Room table that seats 12 comfortably, a media center that plugs directly into our 60' Big Screen TV on the wall, a private entrance, and beautiful Art from all over the world. RARE requires only a minimum purchase of $500 to reserve the LJB Room. Call us directly for availability.
Private Party Contact:
Brandon Bullard: 6182447273x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Rare Chop House Ratings and Reviews
It took over an hour to be served our en ...
It took over an hour to be served our entree. My wife cannot eat olive oil or canola oil. Told server. Very few options on the menu for that restriction. However, ordered a filet with no sauce. After about an hour of waiting, server said kitchen messed up and made filet with the sauce. Had to redo. Waited again. Eventually dinner for both was served about 1 hr 10 min or so after order. Dinner good and didn't charge us for the filet. Ordered desert an coffee but that took some time also and finally cancelled it. Left about 1-1/2 after arriving
Been there a couple of times before when travelling through the area. Done with it . Server was good.
Excellent filet - literally cut it with ...
Excellent filet - literally cut it with a fork and melt in your mouth. The salad was awesome, feta was really good (I am Greek so I get critical about feta). I really had a great time with my date. We loved it - even the after dinner music in the bar area. The guy was classy and very good musically - excellent voice. 100% class with this place - I was very impressed - drove 1.5 hours to go there!
My wine guy, Bradley, new his wines, and ...
My wine guy, Bradley, new his wines, and wine presentation, the sever, Karessa, was at her best, aways asking what else can I do, yet knew when to allow me to drink my Cab, and eat my meal. She new that my meal is an event, not something to get over.
Food was delicious, was disappointed to ...
Food was delicious, was disappointed to get there and find out that the crab cakes are no longer on the menu. It was stated on the on line menu that was the main reason we went.
Had one of the best steaks I have eaten in the USA. Its hard to beat the steak we get in South America!
We used to love to go to Rare for the wo ...
We used to love to go to Rare for the wonderful bread that they served with oil and grated Parmesan cheese. They got rid of that and now only offer bread as an appetizer for purchase, but it's not the good bread they used to have.
We arrived about 15 minutes early for ou ...
We arrived about 15 minutes early for our reservation and were seated and greeted by the server right away. It took about 15 minutes before she came back and took an order for a group of 5 that came in after us. We then ordered and it took a good 20 minutes for the appetizer to get to the table. Then about a half hour for our salads. When the steaks finally arrived 2 hours had passed. The manager came to our table right after the steaks arrived and asked how they were. This was his first visit to our table. I told him I haven't cut into it yet but it has taken 2 hours for us to get them. He shrugged his shoulders and walked away without saying anything. The steaks were burnt and the baked potato over cooked. Since we were hungry from waiting for 2 hours we went ahead and tried to eat them anyway. When we paid the check the server apologized for the wait and asked us to give them another try. I doubt that we will. We were using a $50 gift certificate given to us as a wedding gift from friends. We still ended up paying $40 or so for the remainder of the bill. We couldn't wait to get out of there.
Taking a friend for first time She was ...
Taking a friend for first time She was very impressed. The three of us had a enjoyable evening. Staff was great,kitchen was slow BUT they let us know and made up for the delay. Food was outstanding. Things can happen and this was not their norm. We will go back.
We were celebrating our anniversary and ...
We were celebrating our anniversary and had heard many great things about Rare and decided to give it a try. We were certainly not disappointed! Our server was outstanding and was very accommodating with a special request. The steak and pork chop lived up to the perfection we had been led to expect. The dessert was excellent! We will definitely recommend it and will return.
We absolutely loved our dinner and the a ...
We absolutely loved our dinner and the ambiance. We were here on business and were so impressed with this restaurant. It was also nice to know that National Railway was owner of this fine restaurant. We were there to visit with them. Thanks for the excellent wine selection as well. We will be back when we visit the area
Excellent dining experience, will return no doubt.
Our first visit the the restaurant, we had top twenty dining cards, but it was a good value for the quality of food and experience if we had paid full. My entire family has birthdays within a couple of weeks together, so we chose this place for something different (travelling from Carbondale). Our server was not up to speed on the nuances of the menu as she was returning from leave, but she was very attentive and the suggestions she had (or obtained after conferral with the chef) were spot on. The portions and food quality exceeded expectations (and we were all expecting something good, heh). As we perused the other tables during our meal, we noticed delicious looking options we hope to try on return visits. Evidently, bruschetta is the go to app, everyone but us had it for the table and it looked great. My father got the Caprese salad and soup as an appetizer, but shared the salad, it was a delicious and cost-effective option to add something to share if you don't want a full appetizer as the entrees were all copious. The strip steak itself I had was as good as the one I had at Mary's a couple weeks prior (although the one at Mary's was topped Oscar style, I suspect given the seafood and asparagus options from other dishes that the chef could have similarly prepared the steak here if I had asked ). I can't think of anything to complain about. It seems it's a good place for happy hour too, if it were closer to home.
Not our best experience at Rare
Our visit to Rare was unexpectedly lackluster. The steak was good, but the appetizer (stuffed mushrooms) was overcooked and chewy. In fairness, the staff did take it off our bill. The speed of the service was extremely slow. Our food was put in wrong, so they had to rush my wife's filet and it ended up under cooked.
We've been to Rare before and found it to be exquisite. Perhaps this was just an off night. We will go again, but hopefully will receive a better experience.
The restaurant interior is very nice. Th ...
The restaurant interior is very nice. The service was very good.
I wish the menu had a few more options. The food is high priced for the area so I expected the food to be better than it was. Probably won't come back except for happy hour.
Always a great Evening
Food is always great. New menu in place so if you haven't been back in a while, it might be time to drop in. Meal can run $100 for two during dinner with drinks and appetizer but its a great place to go when a situation calls for something special.
Best Filet EVER
Clean, quiet, excellent service, best filet ever, friendly and helpful staff. 5 STAR
It may be priced a bit higher than others in the area but you get what you pay for....... And
RARE CHOP HOUSE is worth paying for.
We were ready to go back the next day.
Valentine's Day dinner
My girlfriend and I visited Rare for our Valentine's dinner. The ambience was great and was to food and drink. Our waiter wasn't quite as friendly as I expect at a place of this caliber. Our only other complaint was even though the restaurant wasn't very busy they claimed to be "making more bread" the entire time we were there but never had any finished. We were there for over an hour. Bread doesn't take that long. Other than that it was great and we will definitely be back.
Nice night at Rare
Had a really nice evening meal at Rare. Food was very good, and it was a little quieter than the last time. Not sure if it was a waiter or kitchen mix-up, but our salads didn't come until after our entrees were served. Waiter was very shocked when we asked for our salads, but took full responsibility whether it was his or not.
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