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The Rare Story

RARE Steakhouse and Tavern 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. The first Rare Steakhouse was opened in Madison, WI in May 2014 with a goal of recreating the nostalgia and romance of the classic steakhouse- where eating out was meant to be an experience. The second location in Milwaukee opened in 2016.


The Rare Difference

Our Steaks

A great steak is at the foundation of who we are. This begins with the craftsmanship dedicated to our dry-aging program. As an investment in better flavor for our diners, the extensive program offers a variety of cuts such as A5 Kobe Beef and New Frontier Bison Ribeye. Climate controlled aging rooms allow the cuts of meat to tenderize to perfection before they are butchered in-house and cooked precisely to order. 

Our Service

We strive to give every guest that dines at RARE more than a meal. We bring them into our home like family, offering a dining experience truly unmatched in the city. Leaning on our Midwest heritage our team leads each guest through the menu with smart, sophisticated service that has no pretense or snobbery. From hand-crafted cocktails to table-side preparations and decadent desserts, every sip and bite at RARE has a touch of personality that keeps you coming back for more.

Our Cellar

The wine cellars at RARE Steakhouse and Tavern have been carefully curated so every guest can find a glass of wine that perfectly pairs with their meal. Mixing the best of Old World and New World wines, offered by the glass or bottle, every varietal on the list is sure to please. Wine connoisseurs will revel in the well-rounded program while wine novices can find guidance in RARE's highly-educated waitstaff.