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Chateaubriand for Two: eye fillet, chips, roasted field mushrooms, feta, beans, broccolini, beurre noisette and choice of sauce.

About Rare Steakhouse Downtown

Residing on King Street in downtown Melbourne City, sits Rare Steakhouse - the third sister establishment to the brand, now also offering locations on Little Collins Street and Goldie Place. Not just your average steakhouse, Rare provides a modern vibe of exposed brick, timber tables, ambient lighting and an open wine cellar, setting a relaxed scene to enjoy a meal shared over a bottle of Merlot, with your own Rare glasses and steak knives available for purchase to take home. Start with garlic prawns, in white wine and garlic butter sauce, served with Turkish bread; before delving into a rib-eye tomahawk steak for two – cooked to your liking, with fried onions, garden salad and choice of sauce. Be sure to save room for a dessert of sticky date pudding, butterscotch sauce and ice cream.

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A few words from Rare Steakhouse Downtown

Committed to serving premium quality produce in a welcoming environment, come experience premium graded beef basted and grilled to perfection, at three restaurants in Melbourne's CBD: Rare Downtown, Rare Midtown, Rare Uptown.

Location & Map

42 King Street, Melbourne CBD 3000 VIC - See Map

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Features & Facilities

Payments Accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Diners, Amex, Eftpos, JCB, UnionPay

Seats: 100  


Opening Hours

Mon  12:00:PM - 3:00:PM
Mon  6:00:PM - 9:30:PM
Tue  12:00:PM - 3:00:PM
Tue  6:00:PM - 9:30:PM
Wed  12:00:PM - 3:00:PM
Wed  6:00:PM - 9:30:PM
Thu  12:00:PM - 3:00:PM
Thu  6:00:PM - 9:30:PM
Fri  12:00:PM - 3:00:PM
Sat  12:00:PM - 3:00:PM
Sat  6:00:PM - 9:30:PM
Sun  12:00:PM - 3:00:PM
Sun  6:00:PM - 9:30:PM

Groups & Functions

With three striking venues to choose from, each located in the heart of Melbourne, at Rare Steakhouse you can design your ideal function. Whether you're sharing a meal with colleagues, family or friends, we cater for any occasion from corporate lunches to intimate gatherings to large celebrations. Our experienced function manager works with you to create a package tailored to your event. Call or visit our website for more details.

  • Up to 30 Guests
  • Birthday Party
  • Christmas Party
  • Corporate Function
  • Dinner Party
  • Hens & Bucks Night
  • Degustation
  • Set Menu

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Member Reviews (7)



Been many times and not one complaint. The service and quality of a high standard. Definitely recommend to all steak lovers and vegetarian.


Very nice ambience, great friendly service & great wine. Entrées of lamb cutlets and garlic prawns were delicious. The steaks were cooked perfectly (medium). The sides of peas, mint & bacon were so tasty - perfect again! The food service was very quick, too quick, not enough time left between entrées & mains but overall, an excellent experience. Would definitely dine here again next time we're in Melbourne.


Finally a decent rare!


Absolutley outstanding steak! Best by a long shot and always have the best wine to match! To dine out means "to experience one of life's little pleasures of delicious food and drink with your friends and family, leaving exceptionally satisfied by the service and food...with no leftovers' - Rare Steakehouse/s is the place to dine.


It was a rare occasion to find myself in that part of Melbourne, nonetheless, it was a delight to discover Rare Steakhouse and enjoy some of its many delights. First impressions were; the ambience is warm and inviting, the staff are friendly and attentive without being intrusive and the menu is interesting and varied. With white table cloths and comfortable furniture, Rare has a sense of class without being ostentatious. The wine list has been given a lot of thought and the recommendations were spot on. My friend and I ordered steaks of course, being in steakhouse, both of which were cooked to perfection. Steak is not the only fare on offer at Rare, and all the meals, including the devilish desserts, are prepared with great ingredients and lots of care. For your taste buds, the essence of Rare is their selection of mouth-watering sauces to accompany your meal - which, I understand are a particular passion of the management. Overall, an outstanding experience, a memorable evening and a restaurant that is now on my all time favourites list of things to do in Melbourne.


This gem of a restaurant is not to be missed. Both my guest and I selected the steaks on the recommendation of the manager: the portions were generous and mouth-wateringly good. The selection of wines was excellent and the staff friendly and knowledgeable. I have resolved to return as many times as it takes to try everything on the menu. With its grilled boerewors, or farmer's sausage (a South African specialty) this restaurant is a refreshing example of the quality and diversity of food available in a city spoiled for choice.