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Medium Rare - Cleveland Park

4.6
4.6
1650 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steak, American, French

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–3:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 2:30 pm–11:00 pm Sun 2:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 237-1432

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Cleveland Park

  • Cross street

    Ordway Street NW

  • Parking details

    Small parking lot directly across the street

  • Public transit

    On the corner adjacent to the Metro red line, Cleveland Park entrance

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 1,650 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • District of Columbia

    Best Value

  • District of Columbia

    Steak

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  1. AM

    AraceliM

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    The inside was way too loud so we sat outside. The steak was very thin and chewy. Not very good. The sauce was very chalky. However, the French fries were the best part of the meal. The bread was not edible, it was so hard and the salad was just ok. I definitely will not be returning and do not recommend. It was also impossible to track down our waiter as he was texting pretty much the whole time and not paying attention to his tables. The staff seemed really young so maybe that has something to do with it.
  2. R

    Rosab

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food5service1ambience2
    we were still working on the lettuce and they wanted the meat already on the table, I say well if you don't mind you can wait half an hour. 5 min from the lettuce, the meat was on the table, we were finished within an hour 😓
  3. D

    Deebs

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    2.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    The steak was poor quality and was undercooked
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Father’s Day meal!
  5. MM

    MMSS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Went there for brunch. The music inside was very loud so we chose to sit outside. Ordered 3 dishes from the menu. The starters were served quickly but it took long time for the main dishes to arrive. Two of the dishes were cold when we finally got them. French toast and sausage: The sausage was good but was small and got only one, The french toast was gigantic and you get three pieces. Steak and fries: The steak was thin, small and dry. The fries looked sad. Almost cold when we got them Egg benedict This was the best dish of the three we tried despite being almost cold. Would be a great one if served warm. Our staff were polite and patient.
  6. SN

    StickyNicky

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wait for it…they bring a second helping. We didn’t see that coming. Great value.
  7. SP

    SandyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food, lovely evening. Medium Rare never disappoints!
  8. SL

    SaraL

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently delicious food in a casual atmosphere.
  9. DS

    DominicS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simple and delicious. I wish more restaurants in the States adopted their model.
  10. PB

    PaulB

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely excellent dinner, the food was outstanding and the service could not have been better. Highly recommend stopping in for dinner and dessert.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We’ve been going for years, but hadn’t gone for a while. The food was the same quality and the servers were very nice and attentive. However, in this post pandemic world, the restaurant itself has clearly pivoted to take out and delivery. The upshot is that we watched dozens of bags being made to go while we waited and waited for our food. I’m not sure if it was off night, but it certainly leant to the impression that the people in the restaurant were at the back of the line in terms of food prep and that the online ordering was prioritized. You shouldn’t have to wait half an hour between salad and entree. Particularly in a place that does one thing (well) and used to get the food out fast.
  12. E

    Erica

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect way to spend one of my last nights in DC! Thank you for a wonderful evening!
  13. EP

    EdwardP

    Washington DC

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the brunch at MR - the food & staff are great and they serve the best Bloody Mary in town👍🏻❤️
  14. r

    rynrynryn

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    It was a great bar energy place. The only downside was how loud everything was, even asked to have the music turned down a little and it was turned down for a few minutes and went right back up even louder after.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food great service!
  16. KB

    KojoB

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Food was a disappointment, egg was probably from A mix. Overall value poor. Mimosas were weak.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    I went here for brunch with my sister. There was a table of college aged girls right next to us who were VERY loud. Not the restaurants fault, but the restaurant was playing loud clubbing music, and it was around 1 in the afternoon. Not the vibe we were going for. The service was very subpar. I’m not sure if this restaurant does something weird with the servers, but after our server took our order, we never saw him again. We both got mimosas, and they were easily 85% orange juice, hardly any alcohol. We both ordered the “world famous” eggs benedict; while the fries that came with it were fantastic, our eggs were undercooked (clear bits in the white part). Our server never came to check on us, so we never could express this to the staff. We tried to catch our servers eye for 20 minutes, but he kept avoiding us. Eventually, a different server checked us out (he was very nice and apologized for the wait). Other than him, the entire staff is very young, and gave the impression that they did not care about your experience. Overall, I would never eat here again. Don’t waste your time or money here.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always!!!
  19. RB

    RigobertoB

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience2
    The food was good as usual. The service had a lot to be desired. We had to ask twice for our salads which should not have been the case as the restaurant was not too busy. Over all I would rate the service as quite basic, certainly not engaging.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    The ambiance was very, very loud and rowdy. I would not recommend for family occasions.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent! No choices but that was not a problem. Just when you thought you were done, they bring you another serving of steak and fries.
  22. G

    G0909282

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food. We will be back soon.
  23. PG

    PGISADG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love a visit to Medium Rare when in the DMV. Perfect for groups and especially for dinner with our son and 6 housemates! Service is friendly and swift. If your into a value pre-fixe dinner, this is the spot!!! Be prepared to bring leftovers home!
  24. t

    thomas

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Fun focus on sirloin tip and fries with reasonable wine selection followed by playful sharable desserts.
  25. P

    Peter

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    This was a fantastic experience overall. Medium Rare's bottomless mimosa brunch is the best brunch deal in DC, period. And the food is good! Our waiter was fine, but he wasn't great. Forgot a couple of our things, and would let me have a screwdriver because we already had mimosas on the table. Overall though, another great brunch experience at Medium Rare.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great service.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good…
  28. MF

    MichaelF

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always GREAT!!!
  29. M

    Melissa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful and fun and excellent food and service.
  30. j

    jillm

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Terrible service. Good music and vibe. Got our order wrong 3x. Manager was very rude
  31. JE

    JordanE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappoints. Great food, friendly staff. Great ambiance.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great experience. Staff was absolutely wonderful and very quick.
  33. EO

    EileenO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious was very busy took about 45 minutes to get our seat but once we did service was great food was delicious!!!!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    I made a 5:45 reservation for Mother’s Day dinner with my mom and two kids (5 and 1) and wasn’t seated until almost 7:00. No manager ever apologized. Nothing comped. Nobody even tried to explain why this would happen. My 1 year old passed out in his high chair before he even got a chance to eat. Totally unacceptable experience for someone who actually had a reservation, not to mention two moms on Mother’s Day ☹️
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, good price point,excellent food and a lot of Fun. However, the music was just a bit loud. I want every dinner outing to be this awesome….
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Mother’s Day brunch!!!
  37. HS

    HighStandardsBethesda

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great bread-great service - only thing is we had res and had to still wait over 30 mins for table - food really really good!
  38. A

    Avalon

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    Service was very friendly and attentive, and food delicious. But the music was too loud and not suitable for a sit-down restaurant. It would be fine for a bar with high top tables and chicken wings, but not Medium Rare. We couldn't have a conversation at times. The choice of music was not suitable and inconsistent (too dance-oriented, too many guitars, and tired rock music from the '70s).
  39. MF

    MichaelF

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect as always! Love the vibe!
  40. BV

    BusinessVisit

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Always delicious!!!

FAQs

Medium Rare - Cleveland Park is rated 4.6 stars by 1650 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today
Google Map for Medium Rare - Cleveland Park

3500 Connecticut Ave NW Washington, DC 20008

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Ordway Street NW

  • Neighborhood

    Cleveland Park

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–3:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 2:30 pm–11:00 pm Sun 2:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steak, American, French

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Small parking lot directly across the street

  • Public transit

    On the corner adjacent to the Metro red line, Cleveland Park entrance

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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