Rare

401 Main St, Bradley Beach NJ 07720

$25 - $50 Recommended New Editor's Pick

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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  Events & Special Hours

Chef Neil's Daughter's Wedding
Sept. 21, 2021 - Sept. 28, 2021
Closed

  Business Hours

Reservations Available

Monday
Closed - Restaurant
Tuesday
Closed - Restaurant
Wednesday
Inside Dining - Wednesday 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.  
Thursday
Inside Dining - Thursday 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.  
Friday
Inside Dining - Friday 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.  
Saturday
Inside Dining - Saturday 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.  
Sunday
Inside Dining - Sunday 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.  

Customer Reviews & Ratings

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Jul 24, 2021
Toi C.
food was really good bit the apps were a bit over priced.

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Value: 8/10
Jul 11, 2021
Keith C.
Always delicious food, great service, great atmosphere!

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Jul 10, 2021
Angela H.
Great food, great service, cool ambience! Will definitely go back!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 09, 2021
Veronica D C.
First time visit. The food was very good. A surprise fining of fine dining on Jersey shore.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Jul 07, 2021
Rik H.
Another great dining experience.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 04, 2021
John D.
This is our second visit to Rare and it did not disappoint. Our waitress was super friendly and helpful. The Ribeye was amazing. We ordered the thick bacon appetizer which was phenomenal. Can’t wait to go back again!

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 18, 2021
Roger S.
Nick, our waiter, did a great job. He explained the menu well, was enthusiastic and efficient. We felt welcomed and appreciated as diners. Our food runner did a nice job, too (don’t remember his name…sorry.) We hadn’t been to Rare since before COVID so it was so good to get back and enjoy one of our favorite local spots. Only suggestion would be to “bring back the branzino!!” Thanks.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 10, 2021
Allison S.
Everything was amazing

Overall: 10/10
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May 29, 2021
Cindy B.
Food was excellent so was the service. Can’t wait to return thanks Rare for a fun night out in Bradley!

Overall: 10/10
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May 12, 2021
Leslie L.
As always RARE is amazing treat, great service, staff is extremely knowledgeable, professional and always making the dining experience one to remember. The specials are tasty and STEAKS grilled to perfection. We are so GLAD that RARE did not FOLD during the pandemic. If you have not been you should and then you will be a regular, truly a Bradley Beach GEM!

Overall: 10/10
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May 04, 2021
Mark M.
Nick the waiter and the entire staff were great. Food was delicious. We will be back.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 9/10
May 03, 2021
Mike G.
Food tasted excellent. Jeff was a great server. Liked the simple menu...just a few meat options, a couple seafood options and a couple vegetable and starch side options. We each had salads and a filet mignon. BYOB and parking across the street (down a side street).

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 21, 2021
Diane W.
Excellent! Our favorite place!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Apr 19, 2021
Samantha N.
The food was delicious and the ambiance was great for a nice night out. Highly recommend giving them a try!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Apr 17, 2021
Kathy N.
Service was great! Food was creative, well executed and delicious! We've all said we'll definitely go back.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 12, 2021
may l.
Our waiter Nick was awesome! Made the whole experience the best!

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 11, 2021
Beverly B.
Great waiter Great food (most on the heavy side with cream and cheeses ) Loved the shrimp and grits

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 29, 2021
Kathleen D.
Everything was outstanding!! Thank you Neil!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Mar 25, 2021
Rick W.
Fantastic place! Can't wait to go back!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 21, 2021
Ali T.
Absolutely phenomenal. Can’t wait to go back.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 11, 2020
Wendy S.
Fantastic service and food. Friendly wait staff, awesome experience!

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 03, 2020
jerilyn d.
The food was the best we have had in a long time. Rare is warm and inviting

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Nov 26, 2020
Paul F.
Great steakhouse -- one of the best in Monmouth County! Yes, it's pricey, but the food and service are outstanding!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 21, 2020
Kathy K.
Chef West is amazing, staff very attentive and knowledgeable. Highly recommend Rare!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 17, 2020
Lisa M.
Excellent steakhouse, great service and atmosphere

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 16, 2020
Kimberly C.
Food was amazing! Service excellent.I felt like I was eating in New York City!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 07, 2020
Jeff M.
We enjoyed every last bite! Our steaks were cooked to perfection. Can’t wait to dine there again.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 31, 2020
Susan K.
Loved every single thing about Rare! From the minute you walk in everyone makes you feel so welcome, so valued. The food is always perfect. I recommend to everyone I know a s everyone loves it.

Overall: 10/10
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Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Oct 26, 2020
Steven K.
Small unassuming BYOB steakhouse. Food and service was excellent. We had the Ribeye and Salmon. The coleslaw was unbelievably good.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 22, 2020
John R.
Had an amazing time! Food was incredible and so was the service. Can’t wait to go back!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 13, 2020
mary P.
Food was delicious!!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 9/10
Sep 30, 2020
Dina A.
Loved Rare Food was excellent!! Staff was courteous Cant wait to go back

Overall: 10/10
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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
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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
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Value: 10/10
Sep 18, 2020
Michael H.
Great spot for a great evening out.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
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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Value: 10/10
Aug 16, 2020
T.J. C.
Open inside before it gets cold. Please.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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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 14, 2020
Midge L.
We had a wonderful evening

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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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
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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
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Aug 07, 2020
Todd O.
Excellent dining experience all around! Superb steak

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 03, 2020
Frank G.
Always wonderful. Steaks are top of the line.

Overall: 10/10
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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 21, 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!!