Medium Rare - Cleveland Park

4.7
1531 Reviews
$30 and under
Steak
Medium Rare offers a unique, 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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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Manager and service were awesome.

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CourtneyM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable evening. Food was delicious. My family loves it.

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vipTaylorT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and the service was even better

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Brunch
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service. Extremely friendly servers who really paid attention to their customers. The food was solid. The mimosas and bloody Mary’s were also very good. The ambiance was pleasant. Overall the experience was very nice and left us with a smile on our faces.

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VelinaC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

we had a great time at brunch. highly recommend the steak and eggs.

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MWDC
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great meal, and great service. A neighborhood favorite. First time for brunch, which we enjoyed. Make a reservation.

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vipMikeR
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The cleveland park location has better service than Bethesda. The food was good and great atmosphere.

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Luvgoodfood
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving with family from out of town.

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Alexander
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good at what they do

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PamC
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We are new to DC. Wanted to have a nice comfortable steak dinner… not stuffy and over priced to celebrate our adult daughter’s birthday. This fit the bill. It was a very tasty steak and fries, pleasant atmosphere… nice!
We were there early so don’t know how noise level would be at peak time. We recommend it for an easy tasty night out.

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BillD
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Maeve was simply a terrible server. Had only four tables but her friends were at one of them. Spent most of her time talking to them. Including selfies with them. Had to ask for bread. The order wasn’t put in resulting in a delay in entrees. Not attentive on drink refills. Ruined an otherwise terrible experience.

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SoCalGal
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Stellar restaurant - consistently perfect fare, excellent value, and perhaps the best community partner in town. Firsttimers will love it and regulars will wonder why to bother going anywhere else. I wish all venues had the commitment to quality of Medium Rare!

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emmad
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great experience. The volume was high outside but in the best way possible. Everyone was very energetic and it brought a great ambience to the brunch experience.

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Allie
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall1food4service2ambience1

This is the noisiest restaurant I have ever been to in my life. Awful.

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Italiangirl
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious. Took some family from out of town and they loved it.

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DonnaG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family reunion and birthdays

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Lucy
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

The service here was terrible. I’ve been coming here for years now and it used to be top tier. I can see the service just getting poorer and poorer, the traffic for the restaurant getting lower. I can actually see the difference in who they are hiring. If it wasn’t for the chefs, this place wouldn’t be thought of as a recommendation for a place to eat. I walked in and was seated at 8pm. Wasn’t even greeted by the waiter, didn’t even get water until 8:45 and our bread and salad until 9. Even my close friend that works there was surprised we didn’t get our salads yet from the time I walked in and greeted him. This location used to be a go-to for every event I have. It’s sad, music is way too loud, I had to yell at the top of my lungs to get a fork. Every time I come in I have to ask for new glasses because they always come dirty and even when I asked for them to rinse it, the same ones are back, always dusty with a bit of stains. Food comes cold sometimes because waiters are too focused on one table. Ahh, plenty of more things to say but will not. This is not a review off of one visit. It’s coming from someone who’s been coming to your restaurant for years and almost every holiday and seeing the downfall. I would usually recommend to do your birthdays here, but please, not anymore. Your birthday will get ruined.

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EileenS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambiance. Definitely will be going back soon!

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DClocal2015
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Great food and service during brunch; but be warned it is extremely loud due to the music blasting and full of large drunk groups of the early 20s crowd. Not a place to go if you want to have a conversation.

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George
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Too noisy! Perhaps to compete with the screaming kids they turn the music up really loud? Sort of felt like a Chuck-E-Cheese atmosphere. This was the Cleveland Park location, perhaps other locations are less screaming kid oriented. The food was fine, you get exactly the set menu, salad, steak and frites. It's solid. Wouldn't go back though b/c of the noise. Our server was fantastic. Nice to have good service in DC.

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CJLNJ
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just go. It’s great. Fun and lively. Delicious. Key lime pie was killer.

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ReneeB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always great steak. Fun and easy atmosphere. Little loud, but a place I go back to over and over.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was great! Waiters were good and answered all of our questions. Food was delicious as well.

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MarkTheKeep
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was able to take my mom to dinner at Medium Rare for her Birthday. She's had never been previously. Gabbi, our waiter, took good care of her and made her experience memorable. She loved every moment of it. And that chocolate cake was AMAZING.

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Faustulus
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

in addition to the high quality of the food, the service was fantastic. you have a great group of people working there. And that is worth going to Medium Rare even if the food weren't so good.

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vipJena
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Music was way too loud even after asking for it to be turned down and we had to remind the waiter a few times for our drinks but other than that our experience was good.

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vipBenny
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fun atmosphere, two rounds of good food, and great desserts!

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vipLWinDC
Washington DC
72 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They have a great Prixe Fixe formula, and it works. Delicious steak, frites, salad!

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YANIRAG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

all very well, I will definitely come back. I love that I only have one dish available for dinner, it makes it simple and specialized

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johnp
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

have eaten here many times before. the only issue this time was we ate outside. so you get traffic noise. everything else about the visit was as good as always

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vipDAWS
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

The service was exceptionally poor. It was unlike any of the many times we have been there before.

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Madelen
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I went here for a Sunday Brunch. It was great service and food was okay. Not much options though on the brunch menu. The drinks and service were outstanding.

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JohanaM
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

I wish our waitress would have been more attentive, she barely checked on us. Also the first time I visited we got about 3 servings of steak and fries. This time we got 2 servings and it took forever for the second serving to come around. Other than that, the food was amazing!

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AndyB
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants I’ve been to in D.C. thus far. The food is very delicious, and the steaks were cooked perfectly. We were pleasantly surprised when they gave us another serving of steak and fries. It definitely helps to make a reservation as the restaurant was extremely busy.

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Mark
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Great concept and food was terrific. Very loud and difficult to talk to others at the table at times was the only negative.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

There were some hiccups with service and bill. The food and drinks were great as expected

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Belated birthday

JF
vipJakeFoodie
Washington DC
60 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My steak was cooked perfectly. The fries here are great -- thin and slightly crispy. The Bordeaux on their menu is an excellent wine . . . really good value.

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KM33
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One meal one price, and will visit again! Great service and enjoyed the spacious outdoor patio.

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vipShannonS
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious and service was great! Only complaint would be that the mimosas were a little too pulpy; but easy to overlook when everything else is great!

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Medium Rare - Cleveland Park is rated 4.7 stars by 1531 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.

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