First Look: Rare Restaurant and Lounge

Rare Exterior1 LRby Joey Stewart

Rare, the long awaited Asian fusion Restaurant and Lounge, has opened in the Shops at Park Lane. While the “official” opening is not for another week or so, you can come by between 11am and 2pm for lunch, and 4pm to 2am for dinner and drinks during their soft opening.                

Dining Room

Upstairs Bar

Located on the southwest corner of The Shops at Park Lane, the space is enormous and encompasses two levels. Level one is the main dining area and has its own bar, as well as a waiting area comprised of oversized, tufted black leather chairs and sofas. Level Two is the “lounge” with plush, oversized banquettes and benches upholstered with textural fabrics in cool blue hues and arranged in intimate seating groups.

Overall the interiors feature metallic-accented plank tiles, sleek glass accents, shimmering countertops, and smooth, dark wood walls with sculptural, glowing niches to house a wide array of liquor and liqueurs. A state of the art sound system blasts cool tunes throughout.

Tuna Poke


Executive Chef Andy Tran (Nobu, Sushi Axiom) and the Rare team have created a diverse, eclectic menu with a focus on Sashimi, Sushi, Signature Rolls, small plates, and steak, as well as a signature cocktail list of over twenty selections. Interesting items like a “Foie-Stack”, Oysters, and “Ishiyaki” (various protiens cooked on a hot rock at your table) are also available.

Signature Cocktail

Salmon Sashimi

Rainbow Roll


Rare also plans to open a rooftop lounge with a pool in the coming months.

Rare Restaurant and Lounge | 8052 Park Lane, Dallas | 214 306 4490


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6 responses to “First Look: Rare Restaurant and Lounge

  1. big c

    Bill McRorey and his merry band of whatever still owe a lot of money to a lot of people around this town! The fact that he is able to even open a restaurant in this town with a liquor license is as maddening as anything I can think of in this industry!
    Look up the details about Republic and Republic Las Colinas for details about paid employees and TABC violations!

  2. Mancooking

    Probably setup as a single purpose entity. The place looks great! Let’s hope for the best for these employees.

  3. Willy

    I don’t know about all that stuff, but I went by tonight and had the best time I have had in dallas in a long time. Great food, loved the drinks. This place is sure to be a hit.

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  6. Jessica

    Rare is only open because it piggybacked off the revenue and stolen wages of employees from 4+ businesses over the past 2 years. I know this for a fact.

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