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. Our aged steaks and chops are procured from the finest Midwestern ranchers.
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.
Exclusive Rare Specials
Prime Rib Feature
Join us at Rare Steakhouse every Thursday for a special prime rib dinner featuring your choice of the full or signature cut served with roasted carrots, horseradish-whipped potatoes and accompanying sauces. The full cut is $65 and the signature cut is $48. Learn more.
Rare Sunday Selection
Join us every Sunday for a three-course tasting menu for $75 per guest featuring Prime Filet, Roasted Maine Lobster Bisque, Ora King Salmon, Apple Pecan Cheesecake and more. 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.”
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is Rare Steakhouse all about steak?
Rare Steakhouse is a captivating spot for both sea and land lovers. Fresh, local chilled shellfish, luxurious caviar, and day boat fish are served as starters or as the main course. Organic pan-roasted chicken and rack of lamb.
What are the other signature ‘don’t miss’ dishes at Rare Steakhouse?
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 ‘Steakhouse Wedge’ baby iceberg, black pepper bacon, cherry tomato, buttermilk blue cheese, crispy shallots and the Jumbo Lump Crab Cake with Persian cucumbers, meyer lemon vinaigrette, spicy remoulade . The ‘ora king salmon’ with maple miso glazed, ginger bok choy, roasted shiitake mushrooms and charred scallions and the 'Seared Scallops' with celery root risotto, caviar beurre blanc are a lighter complement to the last half of the menu.
Should I save room for dessert?
Without question, even if you need to loosen your belt buckle. Choose the Apple Pecan Cheesecake with caramelized pecans, poached apples, caramel or Citrus Rum Baba with citrus soaked rum baba, exotic fruit compote, whipped white chocolate ganache, or Coffee Whiskey Cigar with Jameson Whiskey Cremieux, dried apricot crunch, vanilla ice cream. The best is truly saved for last.
What about cocktails at Rare Steakhouse?
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 fresh lime.
What is the dress code at Rare Steakhouse?
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.