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Medium Rare - Cleveland Park, Washington, DC
Medium Rare - Cleveland Park, Washington, DC
Medium Rare - Cleveland Park, Washington, DC
Medium Rare - Cleveland Park, Washington, DC
Medium Rare - Cleveland Park, Washington, DC

Medium Rare - Cleveland Park

4.7
4.7
1970 Reviews
$30 and under
Steak
A Diner's Choice Award winner for the last 12 years! Legendary Medium Rare offers a unique $28.95 prix fixe dinning experience of artisan bread; a mixed green salad; prime, dry-aged steak; and hand-cut fries (Vegetarian option always available) in a relaxed, fun, environment. Please allow us 15 minutes to seat you after your full party has arrived and after checkin at our host stand. As we do only one thing, we do our best to make the food and experience exceptional and also a good value. We also serve brunch on Saturday and Sunday's with a great prix fixe including French Toast, Steak and Eggs, Eggs Benedict and bottomless Bloody Marys, Mimosas and Screwdrivers. WALK INS and CALL AHEAD seating are always welcomed.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 57 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Steak, American, French
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 2:30 pm–11:00 pm Sun 2:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (202) 237-1432
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Cleveland Park
  • Cross street
    Ordway Street NW
  • Parking details
    Small parking lot directly across the street
  • Public transit
    On the corner adjacent to the Metro red line, Cleveland Park entrance
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 1,970 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Steak

  • District of Columbia

    Best Value

  • District of Columbia

    Steak

1,970 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was honestly great! Value fir money is also great given the portions!

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  2. abc1220

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I've been going to Medium Rare for years and love the food and ambience!

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  3. nataliev

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a good experience. Service was great. Old fashioned drinks were made properly.

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  4. revaeats

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I LOVED THIS RESTAURANT!! 10/10 recommend to anyone. The French toast is delicious!

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  5. AndrewG

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Having never been before, we selected the position for our table. We were dis’s appointed that it wasn’t better accommodating against the cold damp night.

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  6. Faustulus

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great, as always. Our waiter was outstanding, and we had a good conversation with him. People like him make all the difference, and we are recommending MR to all of our friends. We will be back, soon.

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  7. MikeD

    New York City

    95 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    95 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    the single item menu is excellent,thought the Apple Pie should have been warm

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Usually 5 stars. This time the restaurant allowed the table next to us to allow their kids to watch videos on iPads without headsets. So we were treated to annoying and distracting sounds, rather than the music chosen by the restaurant for background. Would recommend that management handle these situations so that the majority of the guests in the room don’t have to.

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  9. JulieS

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s a fun concept with good food at a great price!

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  10. zsk0646

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great time! We enjoy the simplicity and great food.

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  11. SaraO

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great and the service was fantastic. It was very busy though and the space is small so it got pretty loud, but other than that we had a yummy experience.

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  12. Stevebo02

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this place. So simple but great every time.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic! Most certainly will come again on my next trip to DC

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  14. KateInDC

    Washington DC

    224 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    224 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Where else can you have a delicious meal and suddenly your server comes to the table to give you seconds? And then, too full to enjoy more there, they pack it up for you to take home! We love Medium Rare -- both the night we eat there and the night we enjoy the leftovers!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious BUT our server Annika was amazing :))

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  16. FoodieST

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We asked for outdoor seating as soon as we walked in because it was very noisy indoor.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you love steak & frites, this is the place for you. The chocolate cake was also great … and MASSIVE.

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  18. REDHAWK

    Cincinnati

    95 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    95 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice easy diner. The bread and salad were nice, steak and fries were good. The server was excellent and made it fun. This is a fun concept and worth trying!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    You get your money's worth here and food is delicious.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Awful dinner. We have been to Medium Rare many times and enjoyed the food and atmosphere but something’s changed. The music was loud and an out of character playlist. The food was sub par- I couldn’t eat the steak as it tasted old and was full of gristle. We passed on the second serving and could hardly wait to leave. I’m sorry to leave such a negative review but Medium Rate needs to up its game.

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  21. Peter

    Washington DC

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently delicious steak frites. Really good atmosphere. Ask for kids portions for kids. We come here often and will continue to.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Service was excellent. However, food was subpar at best for pricing of menu items. No value in Bottomless drinks due to drinks being ”watered down” in my opinion. I was fortunate to find a parking spot for my vehicle.

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  23. Formerfoodie22

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice and fun experience. Not special but good food.

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  24. MelissaH

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Enjoyed the service, the food was excellent and plentiful! We will definitely be back next time we visit DC.

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  25. Happydining

    Washington DC

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service at this restaurant is always good – – last night, despite how busy the place was, service was spectacular. Always enjoy my time there.

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  26. MariaM

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was attentive and pleasant. We were celebrating a birthday and they made it a lot of fun. It is a great place for celebrations and get togethers. The food is excellent and the service too.

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  27. Pierre

    Washington DC

    109 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    109 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We went to Medium rare for Saturday brunch. We sat outside, although it was a bit cool. I particularly enjoyed the Yogurt Parfait as appetizer. Service was fast and efficient.

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  28. ElisabethH

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First, our server, and the greeter were excellent! And the food was sublime. I love having one choice on the menu makes it so easy.! My husband and I enjoyed our wine and our boys enjoyed their lemonade so there’s plenty of beverage choice for everyone

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  29. MarkH

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a consistently good experience. We’ve been going there for years. Staff are super friendly.

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  30. ChristopherM

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Still not bad, but nowhere near as good as I remember it being.

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  31. SandyP

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is always great! Feels like the portions have gotten much smaller and slices were tiny but very flavorful!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    This is a great place for a steak dinner (with a lovely portobello mushroom offering for vegans). I was totally surprised when I found out that TWO portions are given to each client. Now I have something to take home to remind me of Medium Rare as well. I will definitely be returning--with Blanca as our waitress, too, I hope!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We had at 7:15 reservation and were seated at 8:00 PM. It was extremely frustrating as we kept being told “15 more minutes”

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  34. Cedarmesaman

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Everything was fast and delicious, but it is very loud there.

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  35. AshB

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice experience. Good service. Good food. Overall recommended

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Medium Rare is excellent. From the quality of the service to the food, nothing disappoints. I cannot recommend them highly enough.

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  37. MarcG

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Family Favorite for special events, even on a wet rainy night

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  38. 2leos

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Medium Rare is our go to restaurant when returning from a trip, having a bad day at the office, or needing someone else to do the cooking! Always delicious, filling and a reasonable check at the end. Staff are efficient, and nice people.

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  39. Mealsandmemories

    Washington DC

    68 reviews

    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food, great concept, very noisy!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner and experience. If you like steak and frites, no one does it better! Service was exceptional. Highly recommend

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FAQs

Medium Rare - Cleveland Park is rated 4.7 stars by 1970 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 57 times today
Google Map for Medium Rare - Cleveland Park

3500 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Ordway Street NW
  • Neighborhood
    Cleveland Park
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 2:30 pm–11:00 pm Sun 2:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Steak, American, French
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Small parking lot directly across the street
  • Public transit
    On the corner adjacent to the Metro red line, Cleveland Park entrance
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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