Medium Rare - Capitol Hill
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Sun 8:30PM - 10:30PM
Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 5:45PM 8:30PM - 10:30PM
Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 5:45PM 9:00PM - 10:30PM
We made a reservation and got there early. When we walked in, the people of the restaurant acted completely shocked that we came in. We kept asking if they were closed and even though they weren’t, it still took 15+ minutes for a server to even come with our drinks. We had our 14 month old son and even though they had a stack of high chairs, they acted offended that we brought a baby into their completely empty restaurant. We were the only people there and it took us sooooo long to be served. The managers were extremely rude and both times I tried talking to them, they walked away. Even though things took forever, they got us our check and took it within two minutes. I’m completely disgusted by this service. We are visiting the city for a special event and heard some great things about this place and I can honestly say it was one of the very worst dining experiences we’ve ever had.
Unbelievable meal. I would call this fast formal. Your mail is predetermined, and you even get seconds. The service is spectacular and the value is exceptional.
Food was good. Service was horrible. It was as if our presence was an inconvenience to our waiter. He ended up leaving in the middle of our meal. Waitress that was left taking care of the entire dining room was sweet.
Service was lacking, especially for a quiet Sunday. But the food/drinks were delicious
Service and ambiance were lovely! Great music and drinks, the french toast was amazing. However, four orders of eggs came out undercooked and inedible.
Steak was made perfect and everything tasted amazing! Our server was so nice in explaining how it worked since we had never been there before. Great ambiance and value for our meal. Highly recommend!
I dont know what happened but when I was here a couple of years ago, the service was spectacular , and the refilling of the drinks was freeflowing and nonstop. But this time around, last weekend, my friend and I kept waiting and waiting to have our bottomless drinks refilled, to the point that at times we couldn't find our server and would have to stop the Hosts or other servers to be accommodated; it was like pulling teeth. Our server finally did come and address the situation saying that the Bartenders were not supplying them enough to be able to serve the customers. I dont know if I believe that or not, but to me it seemed like they were just being cheap with giving it out......
Was a great experience and great food! The staff is always fun and it makes the experience better!
Loved the food. Very fantastic everytime I go
Waiter was clearly high on marijuana the entire time and was very bad / forgetful in general. This was my first time at the Capitol Hill location, but I am a frequent visitor of the Cleveland Park location. The CP location is miles better than this one. Of the dozens of times I have been to the CP location, I have never had an experience as poor as this one. To top it all off, the restaurant was largely empty, which made the waiter's performance even more remarkable! I highly recommend going to the CP location over this one if you have the option. Medium Rare is usually great, but this location is clearly lacking.
Always outstanding. Never disappoints.
Loved its menu concept.
It was indeed the best steak meal Ive had in quite a long time.
Enjoyed the surprise seconds.
Would certainly reccomend it!
Brunch menu is a great deal. Food was good, price is average for DC brunch.
Party of 11 with kids... great as always!
We haven’t stopped talking about this meal. They keep it simple but they do it SO right. First place I’ll be going the next time I’m in DC.
Great first round of food, second round of steak came over cooked and tough. When asked the server said, the chef told him some cuts are just that way. Offered to pick up dessert (said no out of annoyance), no offer for a replacement order of steak when the first wasn’t touched. Disappointing service.
Great casual spot with friends!
Food was very good. Service was great. We were outdoors, and the table and chairs left something to be desired. That was really the only drawback.
Love the dinner. The brunch was mediocre and the drinks were weak. Service was good.
The food was great but I still like Cleveland Parks one better
Great steak and the sauce is fabulous!! We go here everytime we’re in DC.
It’s pretty good, but for brunch, go elsewhere. Nobody wants a mimosa that’s mostly OJ!
Great deal, great food, attentive and very nice service. My only complaint is that they definitely water down the mimosas
My friends and I made a large group reservation here to celebrate my birthday. The waitress was amazing and the kitchen staff were all very friendly. We will definitely be returning.
Favorite restaurant in Washington! The steak and the desserts are so incredible.
BF’s first time. Good food. Solid performance. Just a bit too loud for me.
Only one item to choose from on menu. Ordered 2 drinks and got them when our main course arrived. The bread came out during the main course. Such horrible service.
One word, disappointing. Bread good. Salad was minuscule and no choice of dressing. A stretch to call these "hand-cut" fries, more like fingerlings. The "steak" and fries came out on a bread plate sized plate and had room to spare. The steak was the size of a McDonald's hamburger and cut into thin slices. The secret sauce was a blend of Holidise sauce, brown gravy and a splash of steak sauce. They did come around with seconds but the serving was smaller than the first. On a positive note, the good tasted good but even after seconds, my 12 year old was still hungry and asked the waiter for thirds. We all had a good laugh. This was the same, host, waiter, bus boy who, when I asked for a Bourbon and Ginger, asked me "what do you mean ginger". Disappointing and not worth the price.
Our waitress barely checked on our section. We had to ask for bread. She only refilled our drinks twice which was a waste of getting the unlimited.
Best bang for your buck brunch in D.C. It never disappoints!
Love this place! Only problem they continue to have is keeping the music just a little louder than needed so you have to speak up to talk to the people you came with. Great place otherwise. Always come for my bday every year!
Medium Rare has really gone down in the years I’ve been going there. It was disappointing - very slow inattentive service, etc. used to be my kids favorite place to celebrate birthdays which is why we were there this time - will try to persuade them for other places now.
We used to live on D.C. and every time we come back we have to stop at Medium Rare! We can’t get enough! Best food in town.
Only one dinner item available but when you do only one thing, you’d better do it right. And they do!
The coulette steak with the special sauce was Devine. Perfectly cooked and served with fresh hot fries. We ate al fresco and it was very pleasant. They bring a second round of food for your plate so you aren’t eating cold meat by the time you are halfway through your meal.
Desserts such as the key lime pie, six layer carrot cake, and the four layer chocolate cake were enjoyed by my party.
This is a must try. Our best meal so far in DC.
A great deal well executed. VERY noisy, especially as they sat everyone upfront near wide open windows. Nonetheless, we had a great time and delicious meal. I didn't really think it through and they were serving brunch, but still got my steak frites.
We came for part of Father’s Day weekend. We’ve been many times, and the food and experience are consistently excellent. Service is always attentive but not rushed. My husband and son enjoy the Delirium beer (even inspired us to get a keg refrigerator at home and occasionally purchase this beer), and I like the selection of reds. We splurged on carrot cake as well this time, and it was moist and delicious.
An excellent brunch deal! The wait staff are attentive, the food is good and you get plenty of it, and your tables are always ready when you arrive.
Good portions of tasty steak and fries. Restaurant appears to be understaffed with slow service for drink orders. Waiter was average, but really did not check with table often enough. Salads were immediately served, drinks came to the table after a pretty long wait and just as the main entry was combing out.
The food and drinks were good but the server was slow (it was quiet in the restaurant) and I could barely hear the server speak.