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.
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
Great food and the service was good. The servers were very friendly.
Enjoyed the service, food and atmosphere. Not that it's bad but it is a little noisy.
Noisy with head thumping music....food was cold and tasteless
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!
Nice atmosphere for dinner with friends. The staff were very accommodating on a very rainy and pretty quiet evening.
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.
the place was wonderful and pleasant. Atmosphere was incredible.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I went there for a dinner with my friend and everything was amazing. We ordered hummus and maramar for the appetizers, the best hummus I ever tried. For the main food I ordered sea food linguine and it was very good. The service was great.
Since my meal had to be prepared without milk, cheese, or yogurt, I can understand that it might have been less interesting than usual. But my dining companion said her meal was also boring, and she ordered two appetizers as her main course that both sounded intriguing. The service was attentive and friendly, and the management bent over backwards to correct for an unclear description on their menu. The food came reasonably fast and was hot. The dining room is a bit noisy but it has a comfortable, causal atmosphere. We just expect Mediterranean food to be more flavorful.
Went here with a small group of friends. Offerings ranged from small plates to full entree portions. The menu was varied so something for everyone, and everyone enjoyed their selections. This is a new favorite location! Service was friendly and efficient too.
I would go back. We all really enjoyed the service and food. This restaurant is great for vegetarians.
Picked Medaterra because it is a BYOB with no corkage fee - rare in the DC area. It was crowded and energetic, but as I had a reservation I got seated immediately. Noticed lots of people drinking GIANT frozen drinks and found out about their great happy hour deals. Service was good and the atmosphere (nothing fancy) is fine. The problem is the food. Or, I should say, some of it. Appetizers of shrimp scampi (ok) and roasted eggplant (NOT ok) were underwhelming. Steamed vegetables came out cold and still way too hard, with no - and I mean NO - seasoning whatsoever. The lamb chops, however, were delicious, really fine. The lamb shank was only slightly less wonderful. I may or may not go back again, but if I do, it's for the chops.