Rich & Rare
Tassis Group, the busy hospitality crew behind beloved venues Massimo Restaurant & Bar and Opa Bar + Mezze, doubled its presence at West Village in September 2023 with the opening of premium steak and seafood restaurant Rich & Rare. Blending traces of Manhattan’s metropolitan grandeur with West Village’s neighbourhood oasis appeal, the lavish 150-seat restaurant can be found facing Boundary Street and West Village’s subtropical greenery space. Clui Design, Kyson Commercial and Allo Creative have collaborated on the venue’s branding and visual personality, with contemporary opulence a major theme of the restaurant’s design. Rich & Rare boasts a state-of-the-art cylindrical glass walk-in dry-ageing room and a temperature-controlled walk-in cellar, as well as a bar housing an impressed-nod-worthy selection of local and international whiskies. In the kitchen, head chef Felipe De Souza Oliveira (formerly of Urbane and Greca) is overseeing a menu featuring oysters ‘opened on order’, live lobster, Mooloolaba swordfish steaks and a 15-strong selection of steaks – including a flame-seared tomahawk, which is carved table-side.