Rare Steakhouse at Encore Boston Harbor redefines the classic steakhouse experience. Rare features the most uniquely curated steak program in New England, including exclusive Japanese cuts from Kobe and the Kagoshima prefecture, as well as American wagyu from Snake River Farms, Idaho and LaFrieda Meats.
One of less than 10 restaurants nationwide with true Kobe beef, Rare is the sole registered Kobe Beef Federation user in Massachusetts. Steaks are aged in our custom-built dry aging cabinet and served alongside a choice of creatively inspired side dishes. Additionally, a sommelier curated wine list, hard-to-find bourbons, scotch and cognac selections round out the menu for the perfect steakhouse experience.
A carefully curated 700-label wine list is a wine lovers’ playground with selections from around the world, focusing on renowned winemakers and coveted grapes from California and France. The list is a perfect complement to the offerings of expertly charred steaks, hard-to-find Japanese Wagyu, including Kobe beef from the Hyogo Prefecture and Sanuki olive beef from the Seto Inland Sea and fresh local seafood.
Named after the ideal temperature to enjoy steak, Rare’s elegant dining room showcases stunning views overlooking the Harborwalk and Mystic River. The gold-and-cream decor is a stunning departure from the dark-toned hues for which steakhouses are known. Contemporary chairs and spacious tables add to the chic and glamorous vibe. Floor-to-ceiling windows reveal an al fresco dining terrace. Rare’s intimate private dining room provides one of the most sought-after private dining experiences in the city.
Every Wednesday from 5–7 p.m., enjoy a three-course tasting menu showcasing Rare's signature items including Roasted Maine Lobster Bisque, Bay of Fundy Salmon and more. Learn more.
A prime rib dinner featuring your choice of the King or Princess cut served with roasted carrots, horseradish-whipped potatoes and accompanying sauces. The King cut is $65 and the Princess cut is $48. Learn more.
Every Sunday enjoy a 20 ounce peppercorn crusted dry-aged prime New York strip and a broiled 2 ½ pound Maine lobster prepared beurre blanc style to share for $250. Learn more.
“Rare sets itself apart from the other steakhouses in Boston with impeccable decor, an outstanding staff, and some of the best cuts of steak you'll ever have, including Kobe and Wagyu. The views are…outstanding and the bar is gorgeous.”
Rare Steakhouse is a captivating spot for both sea and land lovers. Fresh, local chilled shellfish, luxurious caviar, and day boat fish such as Atlantic cod are served as starters or as the main course. Organic pan-roasted chicken, rack of lamb or vegetarian ravioli offer steak-free meal options.
Ideal for sharing, the seafood spectacular is a celebration of Maine lobster, New England oysters, little neck clams, colossal shrimp, Alaskan king crab and seasonal crudo. Other popular appetizers include ‘a Taste of Bacon’ with bourbon glazed, Cajun seasoned, peppercorn crusted braised pork belly, house pickled tomatoes and bacon popcorn and the Jumbo Lump Crab Cake with Persian cucumbers, meyer lemon vinaigrette, and spicy remoulade. The ‘Bay of Fundy Salmon’ with maple miso glazed, ginger bok choy, roasted shiitake mushrooms and charred scallions and the ‘Georges Bank Scallops’ with butternut squash purée, apple fennel salad, spiced walnuts, chili apple glaze are a lighter complement to the last half of the menu.
Without question, even if you need to loosen your belt buckle. Choose the Warm Harvest Apple Cake with spiced apples, warm vegan butter cake, hazelnut streusel, chai oat milk ice cream or the Sticky Toffee Banana Pudding Cake with caramelized banana, warm toffee sauce, and local whiskey ice cream or the Black Forest Baked Alaska for Two with chocolate and bing cherry ice cream, chocolate sponge cake, Italian meringue flambé served table side. The best is truly saved for last.
The specialty cocktail list complements the creatively classic fare served at Rare Steakhouse with beverages such as “Secret Cinema,” “Pink Moon” and “Buena Vista.” But surely the most popular drink here is the “Lion’s Share” which is a spicy mix of Casamigo Reposado Tequila, Ancho Reyes Verde, guava nectar, house infused habanero agave and lime.
Resort elegant. Dressy attire preferred: Open-toed shoes and tank tops for men are not permitted. Baseball caps, sweatpants, swim wear, sheer, transparent clothing and bare mid-riffs are not permitted for all. Children under 5 are not permitted.