Medaterra

3.7
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95 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Egyptian
Come experience the unique and succulent flavors that mark the food of Medaterra. A neighborhood bistro that specializes in unique twists on familiar Mediterranean fare. We have an extensive menu that is sure to please whether you seek vegetarian fare, meat, or seafood.
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3.7based on all time ratings
3.7
food
4.0
service
3.4
ambience
3.8
value
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Doni
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience2

$25 entrees that were overloaded with overcooked starch. The lamb chops were caked in oil or fat (couldn't tell) and did not taste quite right. They were heaped high with rice and along with the meat tasted reheated. The chicken dish was loaded with greasy french fries. I was surprised that it had gotten such strong ratings (the reason I chose it). For sure not returning.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience, the all day happy hour is great for the law student budget 🥰🥰

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vipreviewer
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Had been excited to try an Egyptian restaurant after finding Medaterra on OpenTable. But upon walking in, we were told the restaurant had no drinking water available other than Pellegrino (but I don’t drink fizzy water). Ordered only appetizers, which were extremely small and not filling. Also wanted to try the pan seared filet mignon, as advertised on their website, but when we asked about it, we were told that they didn’t have that after all and that the website was not up-to-date. The servers were efficient and friendly, but unfortunately that’s not enough to convince us to go back for another date.

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TomW
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Slow service, very expensive for the quality of food. We ordered the appetizer player which came after main courses served. Convenient location and that’s it.

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TRacey
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor seating was great ! Amazing happy hour prices, good food and super friendly wait staff !

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DOC1
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Level of service also outstanding

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KeishaS
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Margaritas were just super sweet, but what do you expect for a dollar? Great deals on drinks. Friendly staff and calm environment. My friends and I will definitely be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super friendly and attentive staff! Can’t wait to go back!

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RichardL
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

You took my reservation and you were closed which caused my colleague and I to have to scramble.

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vipTJSS
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

This place was kind of gross. The food wasn’t all the way bad, but I couldn’t really enjoy it because there were flies everywhere. After a few bites, I just didn’t want anymore.

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AmandaD
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really wonderful night ... the staff were so friendly ... they just couldn’t do enough for you ... the food was great and fresh and home made ... the actual restaurant is basic but sooo lovely x and it was incredible value ... next time we are in DC we will be back and I will be recommending you to all of my clients.

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MarkR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food was horrible.
The portion size was ridiculously small (being a very petit eater).
The price for small tasteless food was outrageous.
The place was not clean.
The service was: who cares if you are dining here or not.
Can’t figure out how it has any five star ratings.
Dine at your own risk!

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vipRuthG
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Trying restaurants in the are and wanted to try this Mediterranean joint. We sat outside - noise and rush hour were interesting and distracting! Happy prices for select beverages was outstanding. Food was fantastic and price was reasonable. They were out lamb chops but Amina was awesome in helping my colleague find something on the menu that would make her just as happy and it did! All of staff were very friendly. Sangria was house made and one of the best I’ve had in my travels. We had lamb shank, Caesar salad, garlic shrimp and grape leaves! All were very good! Will be back!

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PabloM
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely family! And the rest of the team was lovely too. Thank you for a great meal!

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DonC
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Medaterra was absolutely fantastic. The food and drinks were affordable and delicious. The service was great, and the people who work there are very nice. Safe to say, this is my new favorite D.C. hangout!

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CarrieG
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were at a conference for the weekend had many different diets and many people. I did my research before going to DC and decided Medaterra was a perfect fit! The food was amazing, so many choices! The staff was so sweet and helpful! We had a wonderful time!!

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Marilyn
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was good. The waitstaff friendly. They seemed to have lost the order for 2 of the 3 people at the table. This was not recognized by the waitstaff, but had to be brought to their attention.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Consistent meal

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vipdancingqueenDC
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Tooted as "Best Happy Hours in DC" with any food purchase, including $3wings $5burgers, for $1-5 drinks $1 frozen margarita $2-3 shots tequila $4-5 house wine and DC's infamous $5 martinis choice of Stoli Vodka Gin Rum...apps under $10 mussels usually much better than tonight, fried calamari basket looking crispy, turkish seasoned lamb sausage or kabbabs are usually my faves. Full medi seafood surf and turf steak and pasta plates $12-25 are decent, and best bang for your buck in DC, especially pre-game partiers. Usually lively but rathrr quiet tonight with just local bar crawlers. During days and weekends there are many variety of tourists, mixed business and locals. $1-$5 still the best all day happy hours open to close. Maria bartender is pleasant, mgr Angie is the Best! Thx, bring back karaoke for our moXthly bday friday? During good weather, grab a seat outside or back patio for people watching. Private quieter dining room is inside. Her sons shark drawing on the wall of original currencies papering the bar's background. Lots of 80s music usually courtesy of our sweetheart Angie's ipod. Cheers in DC.

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ErikG
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Angela is the owner here and she always gives great service. Her staff is friendly as well. I went here for my Birthday and had fun! As always! Their frozen margaritas are AWESOME! The lime one is the strongest. Lol.

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KhrystianP
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was my first experience and it was great! Amina, our server, was incredibly fun and energetic. She made our night much better and she took great care of us too. The margs were pretty solid, the bartender, Maria made some pretty solid drinks for us as well. I will definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Not great. Poor quality over priced food. Feels more like a casual place.

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MaryP
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience ! Food was great plus the $2 tequila for happy hour was a bonus

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Phobeauxs
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Went on a Friday night. Service was awful, though I suspect they were down 1-2 staff. They could never decide who was waiting on us so we had a different person about every time we needed something (which was often when we could get something as we weren't being served well). Service was definitely poor and unattentive. The food was mediocre at best and nothing special. Risotto tasted old and just reheated. Salmon was reheated and overcooked. Hummus was good, but not great, and obviously just store bought with some chunk chicken put on top. I would not go again, nor would I recommend going here--ever.

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TaylorS
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a large group dinner here while attending a conference in the Woodley Park area. The service was great and the prices were reasonable especially for dinner in DC. Would definitely recommend for a quick bite or group dinner!

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BethT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped here during a conference for a Friday evening meal. Yummy food (the lamb skewers were AMAZING) and staff was attentive and conscientious.

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GabrielleD
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had s good time with my mom. It was exceptionally quiet for a Friday lunch. Staff was very nice.

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hmofidi
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THIS PLACE IS SO GOOD. The happy hour is literally amazing with $8 you can get a cheeseburger with fries and a double margarita. The food is good and high quality. The staff is nice and the ambiance is good.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Hummus with chicken is the best I’ve ever had. Sangria was great. My daughter got the chicken tenders and it was a very large serving, easily two meals. Hostess Princess was lovely and made sure we had a pleasurable experience. Would definitely return.

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Bethany
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Food was on par with what I could have scrambled together at home (and my culinary skills is very poor). Way overpriced for the poor quality food you get. Was very loud and not the experience I was looking for. Will not be back.

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DavidB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Friday night was very crowded and too noisy to have a good conversation. The background music just added to the loudness and sense of confusion. I had not been there for several years and the atmosphere has completely changed. The food was still good and moderately priced. The selection was limited. The wait staff was efficient and helpful. I might go back again, but not on a Friday night. Maybe better for a 20s something crowd.

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vipMsMamaKat
Washington DC
67 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall5food3service5ambience3

Service was fantastic! Food was just ok & the drink specials are highly popular.

Patio space is tight yet the friendly patrons made it worthwhile.

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BorisT
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience1

We just walked in and immediately walked out as the atmosphere and overall feeling of comfort and cleanliness left a lot to be desired.

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MichelleR
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit did not disappoint! Food was great, staff was super friendly, and don't miss the drinks; they are great as well!

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PamV
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was outstanding. There was something for everyone on the menu. Really liked the Medeterra platter with a sampling of different items.

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JulieB
New England
12 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The restaurant had an interesting selection of food, some vegetarian options. Atmosphere is very casual, and the staff were very attentive. They had a large group of students come in which made it very noisy.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2017
Overall5food3service5ambience4

We were a party of 10, where one needed no stairs, or bumps, wheelchair accessible.
The staff was more than accommodating - especially server "Princess".
The manager was excellent - directing us to their patio, accommodating the wheelchair and a slightly reduced sound level ( outside is actually quieter ).
The food was good - the appetizers being better than the entrees.
Eat the felafel, the hummus, & the calamari.
Dishes with eggplant ( all cold ) weren't to our group's liking - half onions.
The non- curried mussels we're outstanding.
The service is the star here.

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vipStacey
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this spot! Right next to the metro, so super convenient location. Service and food were impeccable! Of course tried pretty much every margarita, great prices. Will definitely go again!

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eatinggirl
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2017
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Medaterra serves relatively inexpensive, but routine, Mediterranean food when you need a meal near a convention hotel. The lamb was presented as one of the best options, but it was flavorless and visually unappealing when many small chunks of meat were scattered on top of a salad.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2017
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Food was crap

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Medaterra offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 797-0400.

Medaterra is rated 3.7 stars by 95 OpenTable diners.

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