I had heard great things about Rare for some time, and had a few cocktails in their bar on the east side, but I had never sat down for a meal. We went with a big group of people one night, so there was an assortment of food ordered.
We started with the french fry tasting basket which includes cottage fries, hand cut, and sweet potato fries. All were well cooked but nothing special.
I thought that the assortment of sauces/ketchups/mustards was clever. (I just love sampling)
We also tried the parmesan truffle fries. There is never anything bad about parmesan truffle fries, but I did want a bit more truffle.
We also tried th elollipop wings, which everyone liked. (I can’t weigh in because they had peppers)
We also tried the frickles (fried pickles) which were again good, but not great.
The greek salad was unlike any greek salad I had ever seen before! It was topped with full lamb chops and smelled delicious.
The steak also smelled great and came with a lovely slab of butter. (Why are the things that are SO good SO bad for us?)
I heard the burger was great, but I wanted to sample… so I got the Burger Trio, which is the chef’s selection of mini burgers. I believe I had a bacon cheddar burger, a short rib burger and something else. It was good, but I can’t say it was memorable. I wish I had tried the real burger to get a real sense of it.
Here is why I had burger envy…
They all looked great and everyone who ordered the burger was very pleased with their decision.
Overall, I enjoyed my meal at Rare but I didn’t feel like I had enough to really judge the meal by. Everything I ate was just so-so, but I don’t think I ordered well.
I will have to go back to give an official Nom rating.