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Rare Steakhouse - Washington DC, Washington, DC

Rare Steakhouse - Washington DC

4.7
4.7
1078 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
  • Good for business meals
  • Good for groups
  • Charming
Centrally located in downtown Washington DC, RARE Steakhouse & Tavern (RARE) is a one-of-a-kind fine dining concept that brings together the best qualities of world-class dining venues with USDA prime, dry-aged steaks, exquisite wines and first-class service bolstered with Midwestern charm. Created by Wisconsin natives, RARE boasts a classic and elegant atmosphere, striving to bring the nostalgia and romance of the classic steakhouse to life, to a time when eating out was meant to be an experience.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 10 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–6:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (202) 800-9994
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Alejandro D. Vasquez
  • Catering
    We cater for both social and business occasions. Whether it is an office party or an at-home celebration, we can help with your next event. Please contact us for menus and pricing.
  • Private party facilities
    We have two fully private dining rooms as well as semi-private spaces for larger groups. We are available for full restaurant buyouts for up to 400 guests. Our gorgeous rooftop is perfect for weddings and corporate events.
  • Private party contact
    Rachael Bowmer - Director of Event Sales & Marketi: (202) 800-9994
  • Neighbourhood
    Downtown
  • Cross Street
    16th St. NW
  • Parking Details
    Street parking is available right outside of the restaurant's entrance. Two parking garages located within one block radius of the restaurant.
  • Public Transit
    McPherson Square, Farragut North, Farragut West
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Offers

  • Daily Happy Hour at RARE Tavern

    Multiple dates available
    Tue - Sat - 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    Enjoy Discounted Beer, Wines by the Glass, & Signature Cocktails between 5pm - 6:30pm daily.

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What 1,078 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • District of Columbia

    Steakhouse

1,078 Reviews
  1. Babybuny

    Newcastle

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Steaks excellent but sides not great. Bread was amazing. Service was very good however atmosphere was very lacking and it was very quiet for a Saturday evening. Much prefer capital grille and Ruth’s Chris.

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  2. CraigM

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for a steak in DC. Prompt and attentive service.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was an exceptional experience. The highlight of the night was undoubtedly the steak. Cooked to perfection, each bite was tender, flavorful, and melted in my mouth. The quality of the meat was top-notch, and the seasoning was spot-on, enhancing the natural flavors without overpowering them. In addition to the steaks, the side dishes and desserts were equally delightful. The wine selection was impressive, with various options to perfectly complement our meal. The sommelier was knowledgeable. However, I suggest updating the wine list online to include newer selections to keep it exciting for returning patrons. I highly recommend it and can't wait to return.

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  4. JamesK

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Attentive service and enjoyed quality steak & crabcakes

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was out of this world. The mushrooms and oysters were amazing!!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Not a bad place, but the food quality definitely did not match the price point

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I’ve been to many steakhouses and this has to be at the bottom. The service was mediocre. The steaks were just ok. Definitely not worth $250 for two people.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was incredible! They had a good wine selection as well.

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  9. MindyC

    New York City

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing from start to finish! Upstairs is nicer than downstairs!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the experience every time! All great service, food, and ambience! Can’t wait to return! A+

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Rare Steakhouse - Washington DC using the Order Online button. Rare Steakhouse - Washington DC also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 800-9994.

Rare Steakhouse - Washington DC is rated 4.7 stars by 1078 OpenTable diners.

Rare Steakhouse - Washington DC does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Rare Steakhouse - Washington DC

1595 I St NW, Washington, DC 20005

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    16th St. NW
  • Neighbourhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–6:30 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street parking is available right outside of the restaurant's entrance. Two parking garages located within one block radius of the restaurant.
  • Public Transit
    McPherson Square, Farragut North, Farragut West
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Alejandro D. Vasquez
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (202) 800-9994
  • Catering
    We cater for both social and business occasions. Whether it is an office party or an at-home celebration, we can help with your next event. Please contact us for menus and pricing.
  • Private party facilities
    We have two fully private dining rooms as well as semi-private spaces for larger groups. We are available for full restaurant buyouts for up to 400 guests. Our gorgeous rooftop is perfect for weddings and corporate events.
  • Private party contact
    Rachael Bowmer - Director of Event Sales & Marketi: (202) 800-9994
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