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RARE The Restaurant

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Selim de Bostros | Ashrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon
+961 1 211 122
Today
12:00 - 15:30
19:30 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:30
19:30 - 23:30
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was introduced recently to this restaurant by a friend and i fell in love with it. It is a very cozy place, succulent food and presentation. They are very generous and the owner is a sweetheart. So i decided to have my school reunion dinner there. Everyone enjoyed the food and they were very attentive to our every need. It... More 

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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Best quality mussels in Lebanon!! Super fresh, fleshy, and huge!! sauce correct and generous portions. Cosy atmosphere and professional service. Strongly recommend this place for mussels lovers in particular and those who have a refined taste in food will enjoy every single meal.

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Thank Michelle E
Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

This place is fantastic..and cannot stop visiting it.. everything in the menu was rare and delicious.. The manager was very friendly and the waiter too.. My favorite starter is the fresh crab with grape fruit, fresh mushroom and avocado.. but.. I suggest to taste everything because you will never regret..

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Thank Aya E
Beirut, Lebanon
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121 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Rare is a great place to have a good steak, but it does not serve the best steak in town. The whole experience is however excellent, mainly because of the great staff and service they have. Visit on a cold winter evening to enjoy a good bottle of wine, a rare steak and delicious desserts!

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Thank Céline C
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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Warm ambiance, welcoming staff and great food, Rare is an appreciable restaurant. The side salads were delicious and fresh, the steaks were cooked to perfection and the deserts were very tasty. The only downside of this restaurant is its location as it is not practical to get there and park (as the valet wasn't always around). Overall we had an... More 

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Thank Ayanakouzi
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106 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

The only invobvenient with this restaurant is the location. Other than that the meat is delicious, salads and side dishes are with large variety and good taste. Overall quality is very good and prices are well studied

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Thank Christian N
w_haddad, Owner at RARE The Restaurant, responded to this review

thank you very much for taking the time to review us, as you noticed we are trying our best to delivered refined food and the lowest price possible so people can eat good food without paying a fortune! hope to see you again soon PS next time try our Tuna Tataki our new favorite dish :) More 

Beirut, Lebanon
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

It has become a habit to meet with friends many times per week at Rare. We love to sit at the bar that overlooks the street and savor fine cuisine with a glass of wine. Our evenings are filled with yummy food & a good laugh in a friendly atmosphere.

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Thank divachbeir
w_haddad, Manager at RARE The Restaurant, responded to this review

we love your visits as much as you love sitting on the bar, thanks for your review! see you again soon More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

I frequent Rare about once a week and it always impresses me with its infectuous ambience (especially on the bar area that overlooks the street) and its food / dishes. Try the goat cheese tart, the salmon tartare and the banoffee pie (as well as the freshly baked bread).

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Thank Ceemh
w_haddad, Manager at RARE The Restaurant, responded to this review

thank you for taking the time to review us and for your beautiful words! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

Cozy restaurant in Achrafieh! The goat cheese salad is divine! I've also tried several desserts and they are all delicious!

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Thank Natalie N
w_haddad, General Manager at RARE The Restaurant, responded to this review

happy you loved our food! thanks for taking the time to review us!! <3 More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

Cozy place, welcoming staff, superb menu, comprehensive wine list, very reasonable prices... A must eat in Beirut!

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w_haddad, Manager at RARE The Restaurant, responded to this review

thanks for this beautiful review! <3 More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 40
Cuisine
European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:30
19:30 - 23:30
Monday
12:00 - 15:30
19:30 - 23:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:30
19:30 - 23:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:30
19:30 - 23:30
Thursday
12:00 - 15:30
19:30 - 23:30
Friday
12:00 - 15:30
19:30 - 23:30
Saturday
12:00 - 15:30
19:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Selim de Bostros | Ashrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Location: Middle East  >  Lebanon  >  Beirut
  • Phone Number: +961 1 211 122
Description
Open in one of the oldest food establishment locations in Beirut, Rare features a menu prepared by one of the best local chefs who is known for her extreme passion towards food and her awesome engineering of flavors and creativity while creating a dish, a graduate of the famous Paul Bocuse Institute in Lyon France, delicious food and beautiful historic venue built in the early 1800s.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?