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Rare 120

  • Night-lites

    Rare 120 closes its doors at Hard Rock

    By Jason Scavone

    Eve wasn’t the only casualty in the last couple of weeks. Hard Rock Hotel steak house Rare 120 saw its last day on July 10, and apparently operator Dolce Group wasn’t thrilled about that.

  • The Deal

    Books, buffets and beverages

    By Anthony Curtis

    Following are highlights from researching the May Las Vegas Advisor newsletter:

  • Dishing With Grace

    Mac & Cheese at Rare 120

    This sleek, contemporary take on the American steak house has become one of the Hard Rock Hotel’s premier dining spots. Among the classics on the menu is the Mac & Cheese, which features four cheeses, perfectly cooked pasta, plus smoked bacon and sautéed onions. You’re better off not knowing the calorie count. $12, in Hard Rock Hotel, 693-5000.

  • Rock Solid

    By Max Jacobson

    The maxim “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” evidently didn’t apply to AJ’s, the Hard Rock Hotel’s original steak house. Management felt it was time for change, and the space is now home to a new concept called Rare 120, a name referring to the temperature when steak is cooked rare. The original venue was sedate, cast in the classic Vegas mold. This place fairly throbs with ’80s bands such as U2 and Depeche Mode blasting away over the sound system, and soundless ’80s movies such as Top Gun, screened on clever plasma TVs mounted on the wall. I have to wonder if this crowd, mostly Gen X and Yers, is old enough to remember them.

  • Dishing With Grace

    Filet Mignon at Rare 120

    The 6- or 10-ounce filet, which is aged for 28 days, is drizzled with a little grape-seed oil and seasoned with kosher salt and a peppercorn blend.

  • Nightlife Profile

    Marc Anthony Longwith, 30

    Server at Rare 120

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