Medium Rare - Cleveland Park

4.7
1454 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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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMichaelG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Erica
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Medium Rare never disappoints! So much fun, great food, and great service!

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David
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Really amazing food.

The restaurant is just way too loud. It’s honestly crazy how loud it was. We couldn’t hear the waitstaff.

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Drea
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed myself, food was great, energy was amazing.

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nwresident
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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katjaB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great service - steak was fabulous- we will be back

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vipTasteslikefakesteak
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Honestly, just not my place. I love steak frites, but the quality of beef was weak at best.

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vipJoanneP
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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.

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Precious
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

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.

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vipGregA
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was great as always.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I was disappointed by the steak. It was not great meat, not cooked great, not that flavorful.

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McKenna
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

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

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JamieM
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

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.

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ThomasR
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simple yet perfect..meat, potatoes and bread . Staff are excellent. It’s a must when in DC

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice brunch spot. Weird bathroom music though

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PhillyTransplant
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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.

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vipVictoria
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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

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gatech2000
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food is great, they give you two steaks!! However, the desert is somewhat sneakily not included, and it's a bit loud and rushed.

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beans
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The steak and fries were good but the service was excellent! Our server was really great and entertaining!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great all around and perfect for our family celebration dinner.
Thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Went out for brunch with a friend it was delicious. Mimosas was great not too much orange juice. Will definitely be back.

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ES26
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Fun environment with a wonderful staff including Paulos and Gabi!!

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MagdaH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance :)

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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KaraO
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service. Want to come back for the brunch soon

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BrianT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A simple concept executed extremely well. Great food and the expanded outdoor seating is great!

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vipTerryP
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Never a disappointment!!

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vipchewy
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

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 …

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Alondra
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The bartender was awesome

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JohnY
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

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

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Scott
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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KateS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had such a great birthday dinner here. Perfect restaurant to celebrate a fun occasion. The service was especially attentive and professional.

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Luisa
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday with a party of four. The wine and steak was excellent

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AidaH
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The first batch of potatoes were soggy
Otherwise, all was great

SL
vipStephanieL
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, fabulous service, as usual.

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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.

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