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Rare - 100 Reviews - 303 Lexington Ave (at 37th Street), New York, NY - American Restaurants Reviews - Phone (212) 481-1999


303 Lexington Ave (at 37th Street)
New York, NY 10016
(212) 481-1999
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Rare - New York, NY
Rare - New York, NY


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I'm a burger man, and thought I new a good burger, then I had one here. That was the 9 dollar buger....


Bottom line: 1) Burgers are mediocre at best. 2) Drinks are overpriced. 3) Service is slow. 4) Everything is overpriced.

nice burger 6/30/2010

trendy, a little tidy in terms of space, food is excellent. Burgers are decent, but the fries are fantastic, especially try the sweet potato fries with their house specialty sauce. more

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love the burgers here!! 7/18/2007

The food is amazing!! at great prices! The burgers are so yummy and the ambiance is great, the drinks are really good and they have a cool bar to be at before you get seated, overall great experience, I am definitely going to be back!! more

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Old fashioned yet upscale 2/22/2006

And they shoot and they score! They don't care who you are or what you wear, and the prices reflect that, although they could get away with charging more. It's basic tavern fare, but with upscale ingredients used to spice things up. However, they bring it back down to earth with their great milkshakes. Yes, milkshakes (with a shot of something stonger if you like -and are over 21). more

New York's Best Burger 6/19/2005

For the best burger in New York City (TimeOut New York said so in 2004) you must visit Rare. They serve beef burgers, turkey burgers, lamb burgers, tuna burgers and more. As a side order the french fry sampler. And do try my favorite dessert .... actually they're all my favorites ... but first amongst them all try the chocolate bread pudding (order one for two ... if not three people). Now that the summer months are here, also visit The Rare View. Rare's rooftop bar with fantastic views of the city. more
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Owner Message

  • "Rare's rose velvet banquettes and dark wood furnishings are set off by a multitude of red votives and red glass lampshades".

    "The Roquefort stuffed burger ($9.50) comes with tomato, onion, etc. but the big meat patty is the star! It is unbelievablely juicy....This is the BEST burger I have had in years." NY Press May 2003

    "An even better "burger" is the salmon burger ($14.50). The fillet is moist & tender, and the sushi-inspired preparation is now the only way I want to eat salmon". NY Press May 2003


  • The Scene
    The garden-party atmosphere on this 16th-floor deck of the Shelburne Murray Hill lends a breezy mood to after-work drinks. A mix of business casual and just plain casual guests unwind on the brick patio, seated beside palm fronds and hibiscus, reclining on pillowy beds or gathering in animated groups by the outdoor bar.

    The Draw
    Stunning views of the Empire State Building and Chrysler Building, both only blocks away, are the spot's most distinctive perk, adding a charge of exhilaration to the outdoor festivities. Less notable is the drink list, which centers on sugary concoctions such as the rum-based Strawberry Cooler, or the mango margarita with Cuervo Gold. Since drinks are all served in plastic cups, beer and sangria are a natural choice.

  • 9/26/2004 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon-Fri 7am-11am, 12pm-11pm; Sat-Sun 8am-11am, 12pm-11pm
  • Payments:

    Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover
  • Neighborhoods:

    Murray Hill, Midtown