$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.
It was a great experience, the all day happy hour is great for the law student budget 🥰🥰
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.
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.
Outdoor seating was great ! Amazing happy hour prices, good food and super friendly wait staff !
Excellent food and service. Level of service also outstanding
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.
Super friendly and attentive staff! Can’t wait to go back!
You took my reservation and you were closed which caused my colleague and I to have to scramble.
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.
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.
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!
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!
What a lovely family! And the rest of the team was lovely too. Thank you for a great meal!
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!
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Not great. Poor quality over priced food. Feels more like a casual place.
Excellent experience ! Food was great plus the $2 tequila for happy hour was a bonus
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.
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!
Stopped here during a conference for a Friday evening meal. Yummy food (the lamb skewers were AMAZING) and staff was attentive and conscientious.
I had s good time with my mom. It was exceptionally quiet for a Friday lunch. Staff was very nice.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Service was fantastic! Food was just ok & the drink specials are highly popular.
Patio space is tight yet the friendly patrons made it worthwhile.
We just walked in and immediately walked out as the atmosphere and overall feeling of comfort and cleanliness left a lot to be desired.
First time visit did not disappoint! Food was great, staff was super friendly, and don't miss the drinks; they are great as well!
The food was outstanding. There was something for everyone on the menu. Really liked the Medeterra platter with a sampling of different items.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Food was crap
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.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.