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

Easter Sunday
April 4, 2021 - April 5, 2021
Closed
Easter Sunday-outside
April 4, 2021 - April 5, 2021
Closed

  Business Hours

Reservations Available

Monday
Closed - Restaurant
Tuesday
Closed - Restaurant
Wednesday
Outside Dining Wednesday 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.  
Valid between: March 18, 2021 - Dec. 31, 2099
Inside Dining - Wednesday 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.  
Valid between: March 18, 2021 - Dec. 31, 2099
Thursday
Outside Dining Thursday 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.  
Valid between: March 18, 2021 - Dec. 31, 2099
Inside Dining - Thursday 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.  
Valid between: March 18, 2021 - Sept. 11, 2099
Friday
Outside Dining Friday 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.  
Valid between: March 18, 2021 - Dec. 31, 2099
Inside Dining - Friday 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.  
Valid between: March 18, 2021 - Dec. 31, 2099
Saturday
Outside Dining Saturday 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.  
Valid between: March 18, 2021 - Dec. 31, 2099
Inside Dining - Saturday 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.  
Valid between: March 18, 2021 - Dec. 31, 2099
Sunday
Outside Dining Sunday 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.  
Valid between: March 18, 2021 - Dec. 31, 2099
Inside Dining - Sunday 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.  
Valid between: March 18, 2021 - Dec. 31, 2099

Customer Reviews & Ratings

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 11, 2020
Wendy S.

Fantastic service and food. Friendly wait staff, awesome experience!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
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 25, 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
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
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
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 16, 2020
Lisa M.

Excellent steakhouse, great service and atmosphere


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 15, 2020
Kimberly C.

Food was amazing! Service excellent.I felt like I was eating in New York City!


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

Awesome Food, Staff!!!!


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

Open inside before it gets cold. Please.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
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 14, 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
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
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
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 10, 2020
Michelle T.

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


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 10, 2020
Tom C.

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


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 07, 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
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
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
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
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: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Oct 26, 2020
Rocco C.

Our first time at RARE. The service was very good...from the waiter to the servers. The food was good...nothing overwhelming... portions were better than average. A limited menu-a steak house, so, mostly steaks. Not much choice for people who are not beef-eaters. Loved the background music and the chocolate chip / ice cream desert!


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.