Rare

401 Main St, Bradley Beach NJ 07720
$$ Steak 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.

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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: Personal Wines Allowed, BYOB,
  • Occasion: Business Dining, Special Occasion, Trendy / Hip, Date Night,

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Events & Special Hours

Christmas Day
Dec. 25, 2022 Closed

Business Hours

Reservations Available
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.75 out of 5 stars based on 968 votes

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Apr 15, 2022
Brian L.
We had a very lovely evening at Rare, The food was very good, my filet was cooked to perfection. My wife thoroughly enjoyed her meal as well. Our server Nick was outstanding. Attentive and engaging. We look forward to our next dinner with you all! Thanks to all for making it a Great night.

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Mar 29, 2022
Phil C.
great food and our sever Nick was outstanding!! Highly recommend this place!!

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Mar 06, 2022
Debbie M.
Food was delicious and priced as a special so a great value. Service was prompt and courteous!

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Mar 06, 2022
Elizabeth B.
Quality service & fantastic food!

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Feb 27, 2022
Ursula A.
Rare was so delicious we went twice in a week. Every entree we had was amazing! And Jeff, our server, was fabulous!

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Jan 27, 2022
Lauren K.
Excellent excellent restaurant in beautiful Bradley Beach. The food and service were top class. Highly recommended!

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Jan 25, 2022
CindyLou W.
I have had the privilege to dine at Prime twice now and both times the experience was wonderdul. The food is top notch, the service is top notch, and the anmosphere is cozy and elegant. Also a nice touch that the owner, Neil takes the time to come out to meet and chat with you to make sure your experience is what you would want it to be. I will highly recommend it and will certainly be back.

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Jan 16, 2022
Paula M.
Rates food was excellent. The staff was super friendly and efficient. Perfect

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Jan 11, 2022
Joan D.
We had a great NYE dinner at RARE. Everything was perfect. A group of 8 & everyone was very pleased with the experience all around - delicious food & great service. If I had one comment beyond "praise all around" would be lighting...a bit bright. But really, that's it! Thank you!

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Jan 09, 2022
Dianne A.
Rare was excellent. Quality steaks and very good device.

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Jan 08, 2022
John S.
Great atmosphere, friendly service, and a fantastic meal from apps all the way through to desserts! Thank you Neil West!

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Dec 27, 2021
Bruce M.
Our best meal at Rare. Food was exceptional. Service was sharp and attentive and pleasant. Enjoyed our meal.

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Dec 27, 2021
Janet P.
We have a wonderful Christmas Eve Dinner. Everything was great!

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Dec 21, 2021
Sal A.
Everything was perfect.. Staff was amazing and chefs cooking was perfect. Looking forward to seeing you all soon.

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Dec 04, 2021
Camille T.
I made the reservation on line. It was easy to do. Rare called the day of to confirm the reservation. When we got to the restaurant we were seated right away. The food was fantastic. And the service was very good. Can’t wait to go back.

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Nov 15, 2021
Rik H.
Our server Michele made for an exceptional experience. Happy to see the meatloaf back on the menu. Missed the flatbread with the tapenade though...

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Nov 13, 2021
Vincent G.
Always a delicious meal anytime we are dining there.

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Nov 13, 2021
Claire D.
The food, as always at Rare was great, the service impeccable. I love the small menu, sticking to what they do best without overwhelming choices. Always a good option for us.

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Nov 09, 2021
Rick W.
Service is outstanding, Jeff is very good Food was superb Ambiance- perfect

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Nov 04, 2021
Andrew B.
Appetizers were great and service was outstanding

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Oct 19, 2021
BJ G.
Great food! Great service! Nick our server is the best!

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Oct 14, 2021
Marilyn K.
A hidden gem. Such good steak in an intimate setting close to home.

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Oct 11, 2021
John M.
Excellent food and service--we had a wonderful time.

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Sep 07, 2021
Rick W.
Always an excellent experience here!

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Sep 05, 2021
Virginia P.
Best ribeye ever!!!!!!

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Aug 31, 2021
Patty N.
Food was delicious the service was great

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Aug 21, 2021
Todd K.
Food and sevice was excellent.I would definately recommend Rare to anyine visiting the Jersey Shore.

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Aug 20, 2021
Alissa P.
DELICIOUS!

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Aug 15, 2021
Jenn M.
Super nice staff and delicious food! The creamed spinach amazed once again!

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Jul 24, 2021
Toi C.
food was really good bit the apps were a bit over priced.

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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!

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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.

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Jul 07, 2021
Rik H.
Another great dining experience.

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Jul 03, 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!

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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.

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Jun 10, 2021
Allison S.
Everything was amazing

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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!

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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!

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May 03, 2021
Mark M.
Nick the waiter and the entire staff were great. Food was delicious. We will be back.

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May 02, 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).

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Apr 21, 2021
Diane W.
Excellent! Our favorite place!

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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!

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Apr 16, 2021
Kathy N.
Service was great! Food was creative, well executed and delicious! We've all said we'll definitely go back.

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

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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

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Mar 29, 2021
Kathleen D.
Everything was outstanding!! Thank you Neil!

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Mar 25, 2021
Rick W.
Fantastic place! Can't wait to go back!

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

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