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Madison's RARE Steakhouse Offers a Premier Dining Experience

Created by Wisconsin natives for Wisconsin diners, RARE features USDA Prime steaks aged in-house, certified sommeliers to guide guests in choosing from a selection of more than 750 wines and truly remarkable service. 

With additional locations in Milwaukee, and Washington, D.C., RARE Steakhouse quickly established itself as one of the premier dining experiences right on Madison’s Capitol Square. The restaurant boasts a classic and cozy atmosphere, complete with private dining rooms and space equipped with technology for meeting and conference capabilities. Inspired by the old nostalgic romance of great American steakhouses, the restaurant’s founders took the best elements of steakhouses across the nation and added in a local flare to create the RARE Steakhouse experience.

RARE Steakhouse strives to bring the nostalgia and romance of the classic steakhouse to life, to a time when eating out was meant to be an experience. We look forward to serving you and your guests.


"There is nothing better than a true Wisconsin steakhouse. When I need that experience after being on the road for weeks, RARE Steakhouse is where I go. I need the right ambiance, drinks, wine and the best beef. It’s my second home!" 

 - Jerry Kelly, PGA Tour

"After a recent visit to the new steakhouse, I can say that the service is indeed elegant and uncommon. And it certainly makes for a memorable dining experience — that is, if you are comfortable being fussed over. The spectacular service is [also] matched by an exquisite dining room." 

- Samara Kalk Derby, Wisconsin State Journal

"There is no place I get more excited to go for dinner than RARE Steakhouse. Whether it’s with family or friends, out with recruits, or date night with my wife, I know I am in for a great meal and beautiful evening." 

- Tony Granato, UW Hockey Coach, 2018 US Olympic coach

"Rare is my go-to choice for Madison's best selection of high-quality steaks. The atmosphere and location are perfect for business meetings, dinner before an Overture show or a night out with family or friends. Mark and Adam Burish have hit a home run." 

- Kevin Conroy, CEO Exact Science