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Best Kosher Date Place Miami 2009 - Rare Steakhouse

Rare Steakhouse

Rare Steakhouse

4101 Pine Tree Drive

Miami Beach, FL 33140


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It's about time Miami had a seriously classy joint for kosher denizens to take their significant others for a night of respectable service and even more respectable steaks. Rare Steakhouse, down the street from the Forge but undeniably ensconced in the power hub of Miami Beach's Orthodox Jewish life, is just such a place. A polished wooden bar, handsome gray banquettes, and tasteful black-and-white photographs set the stage for this upscale meatery's offerings of all the fixings of a typical steak house — New York strip, rib eye, creamed spinach — but without the dairy or shellfish accouterments. A 14-ounce rib eye will set you back $34. A private glass-enclosed dining room on the second-floor loft offers additional privacy, in case you don't want the entire neighborhood yenta-ing about your latest squeeze.

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You can't go wrong eating here. The appetizers alone would be enough to make this restaurant a stand-out, but the steaks are dry-aged and excellent, the house wines are well chosen and inexpensive, and there's a variety of non-red meat items on the menu for the not-so-carnivorous, like the pomegranate chicken.