If you love steakhouses and modern cuisine, you’ll love the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s Rare 120º, a combination of the two concepts. The newest restaurant from Dolce Group, Rare 120º boasts a sleek, contemporary design and a flair for fresh, simple ingredients served in style. Exotic wood floors, white leather furnishings, and dim lighting in bold colors accent the intimate restaurant, which is perfect for special occasions and romantic nights out. With Chef Jon Snyder at the helm, this new steakhouse has been serving a packed house every night.
Rare 120º emphasizes high-quality season ingredients in its menu, which features classic steakhouse dishes with a slightly modern twist. Its a la carte menu offers customers the freedom to build their ideal steak and choose from several tasty sides, such as Mushroom Pot Pie, White and Green Asparagus in a béarnaise sauce, and Rare 120º’s signature herbed fries, which are tastily dressed with chives, thymes, parsley, and rosemary. Rare 120º’s meats are all organic and farm raised, and the difference is evident in the Filet Mignon, New York Strip, Bone-in Rib-eye, and well-marbled Kobe Flat Iron.
If you’re in the mood for something from the sea, fear not – Rare 120º offers a variety of fish and shellfish dishes; the pan seared citrus scallops are particularly delicious, served with a lobster mash and orange basil reduction, as is the yellowfin tuna – perfectly cooked with a black pepper crust and topped with sweet soy butter sauce. And don’t forget to start your meal with one of the steakhouse’s excellent hot and cold starters. Diners rave about the Kobe Beef Carpaccio, drizzled with truffle and topped with parmesan and arugula, and the Mini Mini 3 is a trio of comfort food with a mini serving of tomato soup, corn bisque, and white cheddar grilled cheese bites.
Meals come to a sweet end at Rare 120º with one of the steakhouse’s rich desserts. The restaurant’s selections are nothing revolutionary, but they do the classics well with treats such as a Molten Brownie Sundae, Chocolate Fondue, and Doughnut Holes. The Crème Brulee trio is a particularly nice twist on a traditional dessert, with one Tahitian vanilla bean-flavored custard and two others in seasonal flavors.
Instead of dessert, diners can also opt for a sweet beverage – the steakhouse has a martini menu, a wine list, and a variety of creative cocktails like Sugar Sugar, made with Zaya rum, pineapple juice, and brown sugar. If the drink doesn’t dazzle you, Rare 120º’s bar certainly will – it’s backed by a psychedelic arrangement of panels that are colorful yet chic, much like the restaurant itself.