The high-end steakhouse (from Madison-based owners) offers dry-aged beef and a wine list of more than 400 selections in a classic, elegant setting.
Rare Steakhouse is set to open on Saturday, June 4 (with dinner service starting at 5 p.m.), in the new, 17-floor 833 East (Michigan) office building. The steakhouse (which has a sister location in downtown Madison) is known for serving USDA Prime steaks from Chicago’s Meats by Linz and sommelier-guided wine service (more than 400 wine selections). The Milwaukee location is similar to Madison’s “classic, romantic” setting featuring leather chairs, elegant chandeliers and lots of dark wood. Unlike Madison, the Milwaukee restaurant is open for lunch – Mon-Fri 11 a.m.-4 p.m. It also offers outdoor seating.
The menu is upscale steakhouse, all the way. Among the apps, there’s filet mignon tartar, oysters Rockefeller, ahi tuna poke, crab cakes and others ($14-$27). The steaks – some of which are dry-aged in-house – range from 16-ounce New York strip and 24-ounce Tomahawk chop to 10-ounce filet and 22-ounce bone-in ribeye (steak prices are $38 and up). Seafood includes day-boat scallops and broiled swordfish steak ($36-$39). Hash browns, lobster mac and cheese, duck fat fries, and creamed spinach are on the list of side dishes. Weekly hours: L Mon-Fri 11 a.m.-4 p.m. D Mon-Thurs 5-10 p.m.; Fri-Sat 5-11 p.m.; Sun 5-9 p.m. For reservations, call 414-273-7273.