Rare Grill

Rare Grill

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Hours
Sun
18:00 - 22:00
Mon
18:00 - 22:00
Tue
18:00 - 22:00
Wed
18:00 - 22:00
Thu
18:00 - 22:00
Fri
18:00 - 22:00
Sat
18:00 - 22:00
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Ratings and reviews
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.3 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Steakhouse
Meals
Dinner
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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CUISINES
Steakhouse
Meals
Dinner
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles57 reviews
Excellent
32
Very good
13
Average
7
Poor
3
Terrible
2
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DavidBo48
Cape Town Central232 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 friends
It was my first visit but certainly not the last. It is very unassuming on arrival, small but buzzing. Needs a booking as limited tables….. warm welcome and very friendly service from the only waiter. Wine selection is on the chalkboard. I liked the limited menu just concentrating on steaks. There were specials that all sounded mouth-watering. We ordered the rumps and special peppered fillet. My fillet was as good as any I have enjoyed before. Had a taste of my wife’s rump and it was full of flavours. The crispy potato fries were were just that crispy and scrumptious. Thoroughly enjoyable evening out and will be recommending to my carnivore friends.
Written 16 September 2021
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ilze
Cape Town Central5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 couples
Highly recommended. Cozy atmosphere, excellent food, excellent service. Waiter made good suggestions. Will definitely be back in future.
Written 13 April 2024
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Mark G
Huddersfield306 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 business
Went on off chance. Was really pleased and surprised how good the food was abd reasonable prices. Good red wine. T bone was excellently cooked.
Written 19 March 2024
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Frostywasp999
Marlow230 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 couples
Very disappointed reflecting TripAdvisor and Lonely Planet reviews. Booked in advance for Saturday night slot only to find it was virtually empty! Had phoned in advance to check there was a range of non stake options for my partner, but when we got there these mainly failed to materialise. Also the wine was poor and we had to return one glass. Ordered large muscles only for a starter to be served! T-bone stake was good and well cooked, but did not make up for the overall poor performance for the meal as a whole. Pepper sauce was also not hot enough! Won’t be returning, and would recommence only going there if everyone is happy with steak. There is a poster on wall quoting Marco Pierre White “Perfection is a lot of things done right”. Restaurant failed on most. Only gave 2 stars because my stake was good, otherwise was 1 star.
Written 16 November 2022
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Kelsey Basson
Cape Town Central1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 couples
Such a lovely, quaint atmosphere! Our steaks were cooked to perfection and their fries are to die for! We mentioned it was my partners birthday and they went the extra mile to give us a delicious crème brûlée and chocolate sauce after our meal - as a birthday surprise! Ziyanda, our waitress, was wonderful as well. 10/10 experience!
Written 19 October 2022
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JonoBau7
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 couples
Greg Bax has created a small slice of heaven for the meat eaters, his grass fed beef is unbelievably tender and full of flavour. The service is so friendly and attentive. I will definitely be coming back
Written 22 January 2022
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Leonv1964
Lille62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 none
We have had one of the best steaks of our lives last Saturday 2 Jan 2021 at Greg’s fantastic steakhouse. Everything was perfect, the service from Lwazi, Greg as host (we also had to reschedule a couple of times and asked for a table outside in view of Covid and Greg was very flexible in all of it) and most of all the succulent blackened Hollandse biefstuk! You cannot find a better steak in South Africa.
Written 3 January 2021
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David C
Johannesburg54 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 couples
This could so easily been a 5 star. A couple of small issues though. The good - generally excellent food - good steak (the rump could be better trimmed and just a little tough) but very well cooked, excellent sauces (although a little small), good veg and great salad, nice fries and good overall ambience and service. The minuses - cold plates (just no good for a really well cooked medium-rare steak), cold onion rings, a little grit in the creamed spinach and cappuccinos that were excellent but only warm not hot. These things can be fixed simply and this becomes a 5-star excellent establishment every time. Pity we didn’t meet or see the owner as I would have taken him through the small issues and he deserves a better rating!! Oh and the complimentary chocolate vodka was much appreciated and delicious - particularly as we never take desserts but love a tiny sweet thing at the end!! Thanks and sure we will be back.
Written 9 December 2019
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Beeth0veen
South Africa226 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 business
The restaurant is really good, service is excellent, starters top draw and you have not reached the speciality yet, the steak. Creative, well prepared high quality meat. The place is alive with energy and lots of laughs. Good parking, exceptional service
Written 21 November 2019
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Adventurer672133
Pinelands1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 friends
A small intimate restaurant that ticks all the boxes! Atmosphere, Service and food so good you want to weep! Since my first visit a couple of months ago I have become a regular. Please don’t tell anyone how great they are as I don’t want to have to book months in advance for my fix! Compliments to the owner, manageress and all the support staff!
Written 20 August 2019
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Peter R
Brasov15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 family
Excellent meal. Great service. Well situated and popular restaurant. Must book. Reasonably priced meals and wine list
Written 16 August 2019
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Andy Miles
Camps Bay5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 friends
I am a member of a dinner club that has been going for over 10 years. Some 150 restaurants visited. The objective is to experience new venues. One of our members chose Rare Grill for tonight's dinner. Well it was rare. My girlfriend and I walked out because of the rudest waitress I have experienced in over 40 years of dining out in South Africa. First and foremost a restaurant should offer hospitality. The food may be wonderful but if the service and ambiance are unwelcoming then the whole point of going out for a dining experience is lost. That is exactly what happened at Rare Grill. To be spoken to in a condescending and derogatory manner when simply asking for clarification as to the apparently unique steaks offered by this venue is really inexcusable. An evening with old friends ruined by a misguided selfish person who represents the very worst of a youthful impetuousness that does not understand the value of customers. I will be dining elsewhere!!
Written 27 April 2019
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Hela S
Cape Town Central12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 couples
The steaks are great, the staff are friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. We’ve felt completely “at home” whenever we’ve been and the selection of wines and gins is great!
Written 7 April 2019
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norfolkwadey
Northampton60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 couples
lovely steaks and a rare chance to eat freshly roasted marrowbone! cool service, despite my wife have an emotional moment [!], sorry but this place thinks about its food and delivers as well - congrats!
Written 12 March 2019
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MarMont
Cape Town7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 family
It was our second visit in the last few months and like the first time, the food and service was superb again. The waitress is an expert, friendly and efficient. She does not need to write down orders. The food was again outstanding. I had a 200gr beef fillet with chocolate/chilli sauce. I knew choc sauce and red meat is a superb match, so I had to try it. It was fantastic and the meat cooked to perfection the way I like it. The onion rings were delicious and the chips were 'home made', nice and crispy (I don't like that fluffy stuff). Definitely no complaints as well from my wife and our daughter. I guess it is very hard to top their fillets. So also a big thank you to the kitchen staff!!! Definitely a top rating for the food and service. The wine list is very limited especially if you ask per glass. Better to BYO. But there is a reason why I can only give a 'very good'. The music is just too loud. It is difficult to have a decent conversation. I had to ask twice and got a funny but also snide remark for it. May be the reason to look for options next time we are in the mood for a a great piece of meat, we'll see. But sentiments aside, if your expectations in top meat are high, this place is a must.
Written 14 February 2019
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