Medium Rare - Cleveland Park

4.7
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
1136 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Steak
Contact us for large parties or special events. During the evenings, Medium Rare offers a unique, prix fixe dinning experience of artisan bread; a mixed green salad; prime, dry-aged steak; and hand-cut fries in a relaxed, fun, neighborhood environment. As we do only one thing, we do our best to make the food and experience exceptional and also a good value. There are only a few wine, spirits, and draft beer choices, but each were selected specifically to accompany your meal. We offer an off-the-menu vegetarian option. Yes, we do serve brunch on Saturday and Sunday with a great prix fixe including French Toast, Steak and Eggs, Eggs Benedict and bottomless bloody Marys, mimosas and screwdrivers.Please contact us to inquire.

Specials

Instantly increase your points with dining rewards

See availability for bonus point tables

Sun 9:00PM - 10:30PM
Mon - Sat 5:00PM - 5:45PM 9:00PM - 10:30PM

What 1136 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.6
value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Filters
JM
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Awesome food and desserts.

ND
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Okay food. Not worth the repeat trip.

DM
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience! We went for our 4 year anniversary and the food was incredible. What really made it for us was our server! We looked at the dessert menu and weren’t going to get anything because we had cake at home. Our server decided to surprise us with a vanilla ice cream with a huge sparkler sticking out of it!! It was on him, and he wished us a wonderful anniversary. It was memorable and so so sweet of him. It made our night. Definitely will be coming back soon!!

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fun! Always yummy! Great service. Great vibes! A go to family favorite!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal with great service. It’s our kids’ favorite restaurant in DC!

TR
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Medium Rare is always a favorite. Good Drinks and Food at a Good Price. Our server wasn't very attentive but other workers made up for it.

FD
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing! He knew the allergens in everything and would pre warn me and bring me substitutes without my having to ask! We were served quickly, wait staff was very attentive!

s
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great value for the food. Service is outstanding! We had multiple servers, with great attitudes, checking in on us!

N
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a birthday, and it was, as usual, outstanding.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly service.

n
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience2

We love the food at Medium Rare and go there fairly often. We usually go on the early side and, it turns out, for good reason. Most recently, we had a reservation and when we got there on time, we were offered a choice of two very bad tables, right next to where others waiting were milling around and the main travel path. We left.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food3service1ambience3

Server seemed to be new. Only came to the table 3 times over 1.5 hours (when we sat down, one hour later to open another bottle of wine, and to bring me the check)! Parts of the meal had to be ordered through another waitress making the experience very choppy.

This establishment usually had good servers, but this time ours made the meal more of a “process” than an experience.

JS
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Much better than usual. We were early in the evening and they hadn’t gotten slammed with customers yet.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Delicious food. Really enjoyable.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Hostess is so sweet

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The music was too loud and the waiter couldn’t get it turned down so other diners were screaming to be heard. Couldn’t wait to leave.

d
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals in DC, in my opinion. The steak is always cooked perfectly and that secret sauce in unbelievably good.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cotton candy for breast cancer awareness!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolute must go to spot! Everything is cooked to perfection, fantastic service, can't wait for our next visit!!!

HE
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Returned once more as we always enjoy the meal here. Unfortunately the table allocation initially (after we had booked in advance) was not ideal - right opposite the kitchen pass even though there was space elsewhere - but we were immediately moved upon request to a less busy table. Service was efficient if not overly friendly, and the food was as good as ever. I daresay we'll be back again in a few months since we live in the neighborhood, although the table issue regrettably took a little bit of the shine off this visit.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Enjoyable and straight forward. I would definitely recommend

j
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our fav location! we love the food of course, the staff is super nice and the option to sit outside it aweseom. Love watching the hustle bustle of rush hour while relaxing eating delish steak.. :-) this time the mgr brought us one of the "flat stanley" medium rare men for fun! We loved the sudden surprise of pink cotton candy after dinner! brilliant marketing.. everyone was looking to see what it was on our tables! and my kid of course ate the whole thing.. lol

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside because the night was awesome. Service is so great and when I want steak I come here. Never dissapoints

1
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Chose this spot for after-movie birthday dinner.
We'd been here once before, years ago.
It's gone downhill. Dramatically.
Their marquee sauce was bland & grainy (flour not cooked?), and our guest called it "so inoffensive as to be offensive." He asked for a bottle of A1
The french fries were soggy (1st serving *and* the refills)
Despite ordering a bottle of champagne the minute we sat down & quickly adding a bottle of Pinot Noir to the tab, we were essentially ignored all evening.
FINALLY flagged down a floor manager to request coffee & let him know we felt "forgotten." (i.e., perfect opportunity to fix & adjust the tab -- nothing done)
It'll take a lot of positive write-ups & diner reviews to convince us to come here again.
Retrieved the water pitcher from the bus stand & refilled our own glasses.

BL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love Medium Rare- it is a set menu, but is always great quality. I have only ever been to a dinner there so cannot speak on the brunch offerings, but have heard good things.

OT
Naples
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversaries

Report
OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my friend’s 22nd and had a great time!

OT
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best brunches I’ve ever been too. The French toast was amazing.!!

YM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

we came in 30 seconds after the table next to us, same size, and they had their check when we were just getting our seconds. we were quite neglected.

AB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Medium Rare! The food is great and the value is outstanding. We took my parents for the first time and they are in love too. We had never had dessert before this visit and now we know we were missing out. It was outstanding.

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very yummy and really fun!

HR
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great dining experience. Our waiter was very friendly and made sure we enjoyed everything. The food was DELICIOUS! We will definitely be back and take family and friends who visit us in the city.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food and super fun ambiance. Love medium rare!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Hostess failed to record my arrival for open table.

OT
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Old fashioned I’ve probably ever had. Thank you Bartender!! Will be returning shortly!!

C
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Normally, I love Medium Rare though that has largely been at the dinner hour. At yesterday's Sunday brunch we were seated in the blazing sun while every table outside beside us was under the shade of an umbrella. I requested to move to another vacant table that was under an umbrella, but the staff felt it best to move an umbrella to our table. Fair enough. Well, it was a bit comical watching them trying to move one because they couldn't manage to get it out from underneath the patio lights and never thought to take the umbrella out of the stand to move both separately. They ultimately got it over to use though only have of the table was in the shade. Before we knew it, the large heavy umbrella keeled over in a slight breeze and it was surprising no pedestrians passing by were struck. We decided to take matter into our own hands and take of it ourselves. We grabbed another umbrella base that clearly looked heavier and lifted the umbrella out of the lightweight plastic one and moved both up closer to the table. Perfect, though annoying all the same. We thought to eat inside, but it is always so noisy because of the low ceiling. In the end, I ordered the steak and poached eggs and the poached egg white was so runny it put me off. Again, typically a favorite restaurant though the experience this time was lacking.

s
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a nice dinner here, but the gnats sitting outside were quite bad.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary was fantastic. They took amazing care of us and the food was excellent!

TC
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took clients to dinner and were shocked to see only 1 option for dinner. I should have done my homework. Much to my relief they had a vegetarian offering for one of my dinner guests . The entire group ended up loving the food. When the noise level got too loud inside we took our conversation outside to have coffee and desert. I will certainly be back.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's been 5 times that I come to this restaurant and every time, it's a real pleasure. The service is very good. The food is excellent. The place is very nice especially if you have the chance to dine on the terrace. On the other hand, it's quite noisy.

Tweets by Medium Rare - Cleveland Park