Rare

401 Main St, Bradley Beach NJ 07720

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BECAUSE QUALITY SHOULDN’T BE RARE. Located on the shore in Bradley Beach, New Jersey, Rare provides a dining experience you won’t forget. Chef Neil West uses premium fresh ingredients, handled with care and passion. We source the top 2% of as USDA beef. We also source locally when it makes sense. That’s what makes us RARE.

Reservations


  Business Info

  • Address: 401 Main St, Bradley Beach NJ 07720
  • Cross Street: 4th Ave
  • Cuisine: American | Seafood | Steak |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Upscale Casual
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Dinner |
  • Parking: Street |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Cash | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: (732) 775-7465
  • Features: BYOB,
  • Occasion: Business Dining, People Watching, Trendy / Hip, Date Night,

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  Business Hours

Reservations Available

Monday
Restaurant | Closed
Tuesday
Restaurant | Closed
Wednesday
Restaurant | Dinner 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.  
Thursday
Restaurant | Dinner 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.  
Friday
Restaurant | Dinner 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.  
Saturday
Restaurant | Dinner 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.  
Sunday
Restaurant | Dinner 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.  

Customer Reviews & Ratings

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 12, 2020
mary P.

Food was delicious!!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 30, 2020
Dina A.

Loved Rare Food was excellent!! Staff was courteous Cant wait to go back


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 26, 2020
Ron W.

Awesome Food, Staff!!!!


Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 21, 2020
Leslie L.

Rare - what can i say Bradley Beach's awesome Steak House and more, so happy that they were able to open especially with COVID19, the staff with spot on service, food that is so incredible, go enjoy a great evening out, you will not be let down.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 19, 2020
Ed D.

Chef Neil West , and his staff always brings their best , His food is well prepared and is outstanding and is at the top if not the best of any NJ NY restaurant's or chefs .


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 18, 2020
Michael H.

Great spot for a great evening out.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Aug 22, 2020
Alissa P.

Food is always amazing! It’s our go to place


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Aug 17, 2020
Cory D.

The best steak house in the area. None can compare.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Aug 16, 2020
T.J. C.

Open inside before it gets cold. Please.


Overall: 10/10
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Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 14, 2020
Anne Marie L.

Everything from service, appetizers, entrées, sides and desserts was phenomenal! I was with a party of eight and we all agreed it was one of our best meals in a while. Can’t wait to return!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 6/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 13, 2020
Midge L.

We had a wonderful evening


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 09, 2020
Bridget P.

We loved everything!!! Food was out of this world! Great quality, flavor, and everything was cooked to perfection! Service was great too. We will definitely be back!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 08, 2020
Bruce M.

Outdoor dining was very well done. Food is always exceptional- tasty, cooked properly, excellent presentation. Service was attentive and responsive. Desserts were special.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 6/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 08, 2020
Don A.

It was a joy.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 07, 2020
Rik H.

Another great experience at Rare. Our steaks were amazing. The Mac & cheese and brussel sprouts were the perfect sides. The berry biscuit desert was light and refreshing . Our server Ally took great care of us. She was very attentive without being annoying. Looking forward to our next visit.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 07, 2020
Todd O.

Excellent dining experience all around! Superb steak


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 03, 2020
Frank G.

Always wonderful. Steaks are top of the line.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 28, 2020
Frank N.

This was our 2nd visit to this restaurant . It has been a great experience both times. Good service and excellent food. Our only small complaint this time (outdoor dining due to state regulations) was that tables were definitely not 6 feet apart.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 20, 2020
Catherine W.

Never disappoints, every entree is top notch, service is excellent.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 20, 2020
Astrid F.

We had Ali she was fantastic!! What service and passion!! Food excellent..I would have loved to eat indoors but with virus still here it was outside..overall very very good!!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Jul 10, 2020
Michelle T.

Excellent steaks and seafood! Would recommend to anyone looking for a great meal!


Overall: 10/10
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Jul 10, 2020
Tom C.

Service was great and the food was the best I've tasted!


Overall: 10/10
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Value: 9/10
Jul 06, 2020
Joe Z.

Was excellent my third time there


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 05, 2020
Lyndsey K.

My boyfriend and I knew the second we talked to the hostess, we knew we were going to have an amazing dinner. The service was outstanding, asking if we needed anything etc. we got the maple bacon special, the scallops and a 16 oz steak. Every bit was better than the previous once. This was our first time at rare and will definitely not be the last!! Highly highly highly recommend


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Jul 05, 2020
Karin F.

Great food, did a nice job with outdoor seating. Our fourth time and definitely will be back


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 03, 2020
Spencer P.

With things how they currently are they pulled off a great atmosphere, first time out for a real meal in months. Great food quality


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 03, 2020
Dawn B.

We loved it. Can't wait to dine inside someday.


Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 02, 2020
Desiree L.

Love the food, and service at RARE. Very happy to have it opened back up. Had the steak, the macaroni & cheese, onion rings and strawberry shortcake. Everything was wonderful.


Overall: 10/10
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Jun 29, 2020
Tom H.

Great Food ... very very polite staff ... eating on the Main Street side walk was a different and unique experience !! Well Done !


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 28, 2020
Loren S.

Great staff, great food, great restaurant experience!!!


Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Oct 02, 2020
James M.

"Ambiance rating really isn't fair. Had to dine outdoors due to COVID. Prefer indoors but it was actually nice. Only criticism is the lack of baked potato from the menu. Filet mignon was perfect and spinach was great.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 21, 2020
Jerry D.

Everything was very goog


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 21, 2020
Caroline S.

Food was delicious, service was wonderful and it’s a BYOB. Bacon Appetizer was mouthwatering, Petite filet was cooked perfectly and dessert was so good. PS order the Mac and cheese!


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 6/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 09, 2020
Bill M.

Great food with great service. Ambiance is a little tough to rate since you’re basically sitting on the street. However, they are working with what is available and within guidelines.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 5/10
Value: 6/10
Jul 18, 2020
Peter M.

Excellent service and delicious food. Outdoor seating wasn’t great, but they did their best with covid.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 13, 2020
Robert S.

We had a great meal, food was outstanding an enjoyable evening at RARE.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 28, 2020
Robert W.

Great food. Always a good time at Rare.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 6/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 19, 2020
Cheryl F.

Food was excellent but service was slow. We were seated for a while before anyone offered water or opened our wine. There was a lull between the soup/salad and the entrees and our sides came out when our entrees were pretty much done. We were comped our dessert but service still needs some improvement.


Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Oct 15, 2020
Lenore p.

Best ceasar salad I've had in a long time! Steak was good fries were soggy.


Overall: 7/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 7/10
Ambiance: 6/10
Value: 7/10
Oct 12, 2020
Leslie M.

Food was very good - should not have to add a side to entree it should come with a side for the price .