Medium Rare - Cleveland Park
Award-Winning Culotte Steak & Hand-cut Fries
with Secret Sauce steak culotte, frites et sauce secrète
Steak & eggs*
With "the perfect poached egg" or our house scrambled eggs and hand-cut fries
Mixed Green Salad
la salade verte
Medium Rare is my go-to in Cleveland Park. Amazing vibe, great food - every detail is well thought out. Salad dressing is perfect, bread just the right crust to soft, steak sauce delicious. Highly recommend!
Medium Rare never disappoints! So much fun, great food, and great service!
Really amazing food.
The restaurant is just way too loud. It’s honestly crazy how loud it was. We couldn’t hear the waitstaff.
Really enjoyed myself, food was great, energy was amazing.
Love this neighborhood gem. Always reliably good steak, frites, salad and artisan break for a great price. Spacious outdoor seating (covered and uncovered) and great playlist of music playing.
Great service - steak was fabulous- we will be back
Honestly, just not my place. I love steak frites, but the quality of beef was weak at best.
The food, as always, was delicious - from the bread to the salad to the main course and to dessert. Service was excellent! Always fun and delicious to go to Medium Rare!
New server and no one listen to the food Allergy. Very disappointed and the fries were over cooked. It seems that the quality of food is not were it used to be. We used to love Medium Rare.
Our waitress never came to refill our "bottomless" drinks after the first carafe. We had to ask the bartender for another. The value makes it a decent spot, but I'd still rather pay a more for a quicker service and eggs that are powdered.
Food was great as always.
I was disappointed by the steak. It was not great meat, not cooked great, not that flavorful.
We just moved here and I was super excited to try. Came in for brunch and my bf and I ordered the exact same thing-salad and steak. First a single steak was brought out, then they came back with one salad and we waited for the second. Then one steak came out and had to wait for the second one to come out. About five minutes later our server came to check on us and gave a quick apology that he messed up our order.
I get it, I’ve been a server for years so a messed up order doesn’t really bother me. But the fact that four different people were at our table trying to fix it before our server sucked.
As far as service though, our drinks were empty the whole time, at which point I watched our server look at the empty glasses and leave them infilled to flirt with the girls at the table next to us, even with a full pitcher of water while ours were empty. Probably walked in and out five or six times before I had to ask for refills.
Honestly pretty terrible service all around. I promise I’m not super picky and it’s not easy to make me upset when going out to eat, but come on
Set menu which is garbage, small menu for drinks, would only come here for dessert, set menu includes: Bread, salad, steak. The menu is garbage but the service was good.
Simple yet perfect..meat, potatoes and bread . Staff are excellent. It’s a must when in DC
I went to Medium Rare, Cleveland Park, for Sunday brunch with two friends. We sat outside in a well-shaded area where the tables had a moderate amount of distance between them. The servers were helpful and friendly, offering us the "children's meal" when we opted out of bottomless drinks. No one batted an eye at the guide dog in our party, which was also a plus for my blind friend who sometimes has to give lengthy explanations about his service animal. The French toast was incredible, and the eggs Benedict was also delicious. What a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon!
Nice brunch spot. Weird bathroom music though
First time going to Medium Rare. Went during Sunday Brunch and sat outside on the patio. Ambience was nice even though you're sitting right on Connecticut Ave and above a huge storm / subway grate. The food was average with the caveat that I'm not a huge red meat fan. The value was good - brunch inclusive of a starter and entree with bottomless drinks for under $30. The service was acceptable - not great, not bad. Servers seemed very green but that may be a "post-Covid" reality. Will likely go back but won't lose sleep if I don't.
Love medium rare for lunch & dinner! Went during brunch hours and was disappointed. Higher price even if u dont want to drink, and only one serving. Wish you could opt for mimosa or double serving :/ asked for some extra fries and didnt realize it would cost so much. Skip brunch and go later! Amazing place amazing service amazing food every time. Perfect for every occasion
Food is great, they give you two steaks!! However, the desert is somewhat sneakily not included, and it's a bit loud and rushed.
The steak and fries were good but the service was excellent! Our server was really great and entertaining!
Great all around and perfect for our family celebration dinner.
Went out for brunch with a friend it was delicious. Mimosas was great not too much orange juice. Will definitely be back.
Horrible service! One person promised us a certain table, while another one gave it away to someone else while we were waiting for it to be cleaned. After we were finally seated, nobody brought us a menu, after like 10-15 minutes we had to ask for it. We never received our bread that is included in the meal. When we mentioned this, the only very rude response we received was "You want bread? The waiter consistently forgot our drink orders. The music was uncomfortably loud.
The food is still delicious, but the portions seemed somewhat smaller than on my previous visits. Also, there are no menu options without meat, so I can not take any friends that don't eat red meat. With the growing number of people choosing to go the meatless, restaurants should have at least one option on the menu so people can go out with a a group of friends.
I will not be back for brunch.
Great food. Fun environment with a wonderful staff including Paulos and Gabi!!
Great ambiance :)
Great atmosphere for all kinds of occasions. We just came in for a dinner and it turned into a celebration. My kids said it was the best meal of their lives! Lol
Great food and great service. Want to come back for the brunch soon
A simple concept executed extremely well. Great food and the expanded outdoor seating is great!
Never a disappointment!!
Asked for salt twice. Finally got up and went inside to ask and instead of oh I’m sorry here it is I was told how one of the people we’d asked had asked someone else… then there was no sugar with the coffee so we asked. When it came we then had to point out we also needed spoons to stir the coffee …
The server was nice
The food wasn’t what I expected.
It lacked flavor and the pouched egg looked for like soup to me. Looked a little under cooked
The bartender was awesome
Medium rare is my favorite place in DC and I had dinner there at least 15 times. However the quality was meh last night. They used to serve more french fries and we asked for a medium rare steak, it came as rare
Food and service were exceptional. We particularly appreciated the attention of the servers, who were always observant and on the spot, without being obtrusive.
This was our first restaurant meal in a year and a half. We could not have been more impressed.
Our only suggestion would be to keep the background music slightly less loud.
We had such a great birthday dinner here. Perfect restaurant to celebrate a fun occasion. The service was especially attentive and professional.
We loved the vibe! Everyone was happy and the food was excellent! The team worked well together and their timing was perfect. It was my daughter’s birthday and they made it so special. I really appreciate it!
Birthday with a party of four. The wine and steak was excellent
The first batch of potatoes were soggy
Otherwise, all was great
Fantastic food, fabulous service, as usual.
Medium Rare - Cleveland Park does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.
Medium Rare - Cleveland Park is rated 4.7 stars by 1454 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.