Rare Form Delicatessen

Beer, cocktails, and indoor bocce are some of the nondeli components of this Jewish-deli inspired restaurant from Consortium Holdings. Like most of the group’s restaurants, the décor has been dialed up to 11. This one riffs on a midcentury library with a touch of high society gentlemen’s club. The kitchen turns out cured meats, hot dogs, deli sandwiches, and pickled vegetables — mostly stuff that inspires great thirst.

  • Prices: “Rare Form 44” sandwich (pastrami, braised sauerkraut, Swiss, “special sauce,” on grilled rye), $12; B(E)LT (pork belly, egg, tomato, butter lettuce, sourdough), $11; Saluminati: salami, mortadella, giardiniera (pickled veggies), olive tapenade and shaved lettuce, French roll ($10); Sicilian Fish sandwich (grilled swordfish, roasted tomatoes, chimichurri sauce, caper aioli), $10; Butcher’s Special (meats, pâtés, pickled veggies, baguette), $17; grilled-cheese sandwich, $7; knockwurst waffle sandwich, $9.

  • Kitchen Hours: 11am–11pm Sunday to Thursday; 11am–12pm Friday, Saturday

  • Buses: 3, 11, 901, 929

  • Nearest bus stops: 10th and Island (11, 901, 929 southbound); 11th and J (11, 901, 929 northbound); 8th and Market (3)

  • Trolleys: Blue Line, Orange Line

  • Nearest trolley stop: Park and Market


Day Hours
Sunday 11 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Monday 11 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Tuesday 11 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Wednesday 11 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Thursday 11 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Friday 11 a.m. to midnight
Saturday 11 a.m. to midnight

Restaurant Details

Detail Status
Cuisine Deli, European
Price range of entrées $8 - $15
Delivery No
Outdoor seating No
Party room Yes
Reservations accepted No
Kids menu No
Occasional live music No
Vegetarian friendly Yes
Payment Options Accepts credit cards

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