Medium Rare - Cleveland Park

4.8
1393 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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vipLaurenR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, friendly and attentive staff, a family favorite.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 11 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So delicious!

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MHC4
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

As always, excellent employees were professional, kind, humorous. Nice outdoor seating at this Cleveland Park location. Hopefully this expanded area can stay post-pandemic.

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vipEmmyL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I love Medium Rare. It's easy, delicious, the service is great, and they have lots of comfortable outdoor seating. Only downside is the cost. For two people, it's easily $100.

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vacationsnob
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had reservations for Mother’s Day brunch. It was busy but the staff did a great job in the chaos and managed a lack of coffee cups well. The food was smaller portions for something called a “brunch” but everyone seems satisfied enough. Learning French phrases over the speaker while in the restroom was fun.

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vipCynthia
Washington DC
70 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great customer service. Really good steaks.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Great food! Great atmosphere! Most definitely 10/10

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had an awesome brunch!

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vipSadafB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food and service was great, but I wish the music was not as loud especially with the restaurant being as small and cramped as it was (Cleveland Park location).

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CarterR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic dinner. Weather was perfect, so a great opportunity for outside dining. Had a great server who was friendly and helpful. Nice selection of wine. Didn’t expect a second round of steak and fries - but it’s always welcome!

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vipPierre
Washington DC
82 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We went to Medium rare for brunch and ate inside. The service was a bit flawed (they brought the wrong steak dish for my wife). It is still a good formula for brunch, with bottomless drinks, but it has also become more expensive.

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vipMatthewM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was incredible. The GM introduced himself and the wait staff was on it!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graduation

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RigobertoB
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place, good value, good food.
My only minus is the background canned music which is totally unnecessary.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, drinks and the service was excellent and

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Carl
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of your staff were friendly, attentive, and gracious. Your salad, steak frites, and bread really superb. We are passing the word, and you are now on our list of regulars. Thank you very much.
ps. We were a party of four: grandfather, grandmother, daughter, and granddaughter and you were extremely accomodating.

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vipNikkiredsauce
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maybe the best fries I’ve ever had. Steak was good, especially with the sauce.

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vipitalianfoodie
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Medium Rare has the best steak. Tender and really well-seasoned. The special sauce is excellent. But the bread, salad and fries are also top notch. Service is great. Truly a neighborhood gem.

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vipOzzy
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!

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vipJeremy
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, fantastic service and lots of fun for brunch!

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LiliH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it for meat and no need to think too much as a result of set menu.

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vipJanice
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday celebration at Medium Rare is even more special during Covid.

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JillK
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, delicious food... and a secret second serving! I’d definitely recommend it!

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AdamE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tasty steak served in two flights, so it didn't get cold!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot for Easter dinner, and loved by all ages (grade school, high school, college kids and adults). Delicious food, great cocktails, and outstanding service. Menu perfect - instead of spending time looking at menu we could all catch up and enjoy a great dinner. It was also my husband’s birthday and the whole restaurant seemed to celebrate. We loved our servers - Armelle and Gabi! Highly recommend at any time.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

sooo good. you gotta go. especially for brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere!

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vipFamilyguy
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Birthday great food great place for a family meal

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SOL45
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience1

The staff is very friendly, and I would recommend sitting inside. The majority of the tables outside are on a sidewalk grate and the tables will topple over and spill everything. It happened to my table and two other tables while we were there. The food is good for it to be a 27$ Inclusive meal but again the table knocked mimosa over on my steak.... so...

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vipKateInDC
Washington DC
189 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It may be simple -- no choice except how you want your steak cooked -- but it is delicious. From the warm bread and the tangy vinaigrette salad dressing to the perfectly done French fries and sliced beef with its great sauce all is as you would wish. It's a favorite for us, and we don't even have room for the (included) seconds they bring around!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Everything was great. However the music was too loud.

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GabrielaM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I was there for brunch, my food came out cold. There was also a table arguing next to us it just made the whole first experience kind of eh. Might try again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfect experience

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CHannah
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Medium Rare is a great spot and they are very accommodating to your specific needs! The one thing I wish was that our tables were ready upon arrival rather than having to wait outside, but overall an amazing time!

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vipPentCityDiner
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love Medium Rare! Brought our friends here for the first time and they loved the concept! We brought two bottles of our own wine (corkage is only $16). Our waitress was super attentive, she was extremely welcoming, and took great care of us. If she wasn’t around, a manager stopped by twice to make sure we had everything (BTW, thanks for the extra butter and sauce). There music playlist is always fun too! We had a great table in the bay window toward the back of the restaurant. We were by a door and I also saw a fancy air purifier at their wait station, which was an added peace of mind during Covid. Restaurant was clean as well as their bathrooms. Consistent and delicious as always, great carrot cake and espresso too!

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AndreaD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husbands Favorite place to eat! Pleased all 4 of us, we will be back!!!

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PeterS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Medium rare location I’ve ever been to. The service and food were incredible!

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ChelseaP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing staff, amazing atmosphere!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants. The food and service is always great for a great price

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Medium Rare - Cleveland Park does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Medium Rare - Cleveland Park is rated 4.8 stars by 1393 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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