Medaterra

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84 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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MR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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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RG
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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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PM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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DC
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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CG
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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M
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

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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OT
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Consistent meal

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DC
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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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EG
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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KP
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

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

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MP
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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P
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

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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TS
Memphis
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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BT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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GD
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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h
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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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B
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

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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DB
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

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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MM
Washington DC
60 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 3

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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BT
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

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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MR
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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PV
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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JB
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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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OT
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2017
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

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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S
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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e
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

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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OT
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Food was crap

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Great food and the service was good. The servers were very friendly.

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MO
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the service, food and atmosphere. Not that it's bad but it is a little noisy.

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OT
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Noisy with head thumping music....food was cold and tasteless

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit. We are from WV and stayed at the Omni, and we wanted to go somewhere close. We love love love this place!! We will always go back!

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A
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Nice atmosphere for dinner with friends. The staff were very accommodating on a very rainy and pretty quiet evening.

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TC
West Virginia
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were pleasantly surprised with our dinner at Medaterra. It was conveniently located to our hotel and the price was less than a similar meal in Charleston, West Virginia (where we live). I would definitely eat there again.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the place was wonderful and pleasant. Atmosphere was incredible.

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MP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Staff couldn't have been more accommodating. They were all warm, friendly and helpful, creating a comfortable setting for a group of 6 friends to meet and dine.

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2016
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

The food was good for the price. The drinks were only ok (but really cheap). It was hot inside- like the AC was not really pumping air. Also, after multiple requests to add veggies to the hummus order (we had someone with food allergies), we never did receive the cucumber slices the server offered.

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L
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

Eat outside if you can stand the street noise.
Smells so bad inside..like stale beer.
Food is average and a bit on the high side for salads.

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e
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2016
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was good, and would go back, but this place is nothing special. Good outdoor dining, and happy hour specials are really good and apply all day, so it's a good place to meet up with friends if geography dictates this area. But would not choose to take an out of town friend here necessarily. There are far more interesting places for that kind of evening.

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