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Medium Rare - Cleveland Park

4.7
4.7
1622 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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Booked 76 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

Popular dishes

Menu

Set Menu

Prix Fixe

  • Artisan Rustic Bread$22.95

    pain de campagne

    • Mixed Green Salad$22.95

      la salade verte

      • Award-Winning Culotte Steak & Hand-cut Fries$22.95

        with Secret Sauce steak culotte, frites et sauce secrète

        Desserts

        • Grandma's Apple Pie with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream$9.00

          tarte aux pommes grand-mère à la mode

          • House Specialty Hot Fudge Sundae*$9.00

            le sundae maison, sauce au chocolat chaud

            • Double Chocolate Fudge Layer Cake*$9.00

              le gâteau aux deux chocolats

              • Six Layer Carrot Cake**$9.00

                le gâteau à la carotte aux six étages

                • Key Lime Pie$9.00

                  tarte au citron vert des Pie Sisters

                  Drinks

                  • Coffee

                    • Tea

                      • Espresso

                        • Cappuccino

                          • Cafe Latte

                            Last updated: February 3, 2022

                            What 1,622 people are saying

                            Overall ratings and reviews

                            Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                            4.7
                            4.7 based on recent ratings
                            • 4.6Food
                            • 4.6Service
                            • 4.4Ambience
                            • 4.6Value

                            NoiseModerate

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                            • District of Columbia

                              Best Value

                            • District of Columbia

                              Steak

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                            1. M

                              Melissa

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined 1 day ago

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Wonderful and fun and excellent food and service.

                            2. j

                              jillm

                              1 review

                              2.0

                              1 review

                              Dined 2 days ago

                              overall2food2service1ambience3

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

                            3. JE

                              JordanE

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined 2 days ago

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Never disappoints. Great food, friendly staff. Great ambiance.

                            4. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Washington DC

                              3 reviews

                              5.0

                              3 reviews

                              Dined 3 days ago

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                            5. EO

                              EileenO

                              1 review

                              4.0

                              1 review

                              Dined 7 days ago

                              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!!!!

                            6. 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 ☹️

                            7. 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….

                            8. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Great Mother’s Day brunch!!!

                            9. A

                              Avalon

                              Washington DC

                              17 reviews

                              vip
                              4.0

                              17 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).

                            10. MF

                              MichaelF

                              Washington DC

                              11 reviews

                              5.0

                              11 reviews

                              Dined on May 1, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Perfect as always! Love the vibe!

                            11. BV

                              BusinessVisit

                              Washington DC

                              1 review

                              vip
                              4.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on April 30, 2022

                              overall4food5service4ambience4

                              Always delicious!!!

                            12. SA

                              SonyaA

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on April 30, 2022

                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                              Very nice place to eat. The servers were excellent. The seating was great. I will be back.

                            13. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Washington DC

                              7 reviews

                              5.0

                              7 reviews

                              Dined on April 29, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Very easy, quick, accommodating and TASTY! Grand kids loved it.

                            14. J

                              Jellis

                              Portland

                              4 reviews

                              5.0

                              4 reviews

                              Dined on April 27, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              It was good…

                            15. m

                              maryk

                              Baltimore

                              59 reviews

                              vip
                              3.0

                              59 reviews

                              Dined on April 27, 2022

                              overall3food3service4ambience3

                              Medium Rare is what is. They only have one meal on menu so could get boring if you went often. Very generous portions. Great service. If you want a good value for salad , steak and fries it is a deal.

                            16. LS

                              LSDC

                              Washington DC

                              3 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              3 reviews

                              Dined on April 26, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Great service. Great food. Fabulous chocolate cake.

                            17. T

                              Tony

                              Washington DC

                              8 reviews

                              3.0

                              8 reviews

                              Dined on April 24, 2022

                              overall3food3service3ambience2

                              I understand the current obsession with putting as many customers outdoors as possible, but having a table sitting DIRECTLY over the subway grate is not a great idea, to put it mildly. Props to the server for finding a new table for us after the hostess said nothing could be done.

                            18. b

                              bridgetn

                              Naples

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on April 24, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              We had a family dinner and we’re very pleased with everything

                            19. G

                              Great

                              Washington DC

                              3 reviews

                              2.0

                              3 reviews

                              Dined on April 24, 2022

                              overall2food3service1ambience2

                              I love the other medium rare locations but won't be back to this one. Service was incredibly slow even with few tables occupied. More than 15 minutes before anyone came to get drink orders. Ordered diet soda and got regular and when I (nicely) asked for diet and noted that I got regular, the server came back with another regular soda and said the bar was out of diet. So they knew it was wrong and instead of asking, just kept serving regular. Food came out more promptly, but never got the salt & pepper we asked for. After we finished we had to search for the server to get the check after another 15+ minute wait. (Again... while they were not busy.) Food was not quite on par with other locations, but overall was still good. Stick to Arlington & Bethesda though.

                            20. BE

                              BrianaE

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on April 24, 2022

                              overall5food5service4ambience5

                              It was delicious! I will definitely be back when I’m in the mood for a good steak.

                            21. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Washington DC

                              8 reviews

                              4.0

                              8 reviews

                              Dined on April 23, 2022

                              overall4food5service3ambience5

                              Server wasn’t very attentive. Not sure the second round has different temp meats for what each originally was served. Maybe it was but didn’t appear the server differentiated between medium, rare, etc. Everyone enjoyed our first visit to this restaurant. Will go back again.

                            22. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Washington DC

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on April 23, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              We literally go here every weekend we love it and the waiters are our best friends 💓

                            23. C

                              Caroline

                              Washington DC

                              1 review

                              vip
                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on April 23, 2022

                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                              Gabby and Cooper were great and there was a fun and exciting ambiance for all guests, which we appreciated :) Food was consistent and delicious as always, but the star of the show was the bottomless, which we loved.

                            24. PC

                              PhilipC

                              1 review

                              4.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on April 21, 2022

                              overall4food4service4ambience3

                              Everything was solid, nothing was spectacular. Good service until the end; didn't appreciate the last employee joking that my credit card had been declined. Didn't leave me with a good taste in my mouth, so to speak.

                            25. J

                              Jillian

                              Washington DC

                              1 review

                              vip
                              3.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on April 17, 2022

                              overall3food4service3ambience3

                              Love Medium Rare for dinner. The brunch experience wasn’t what I expected, as the crowd was mostly college-aged and the music was pretty loud inside. The staff was accommodating and very friendly, however, I don’t feel we got full advantage of the bottomless brunch deal because our waitress never checked on us until it was time to pay the bill. We had to flag down another server to ask for a second round of mimosas and waited about 20 minutes for the pitcher to come- at that rate we were just ready to pay the bill and leave. Overall, I still always enjoy Medium Rare and will be back again for dinner. I’m sure the inexpensive weekend brunch deal just attracts a lot of people and can be overwhelming for them.

                            26. MD

                              MichaelD

                              San Francisco

                              5 reviews

                              5.0

                              5 reviews

                              Dined on April 16, 2022

                              overall5food4service5ambience4

                              Super value and knows exactly what it is - efficient, fun, delicious m, making money on turning tables not charging huge $ for food. Was great fun and good food. We will be back!

                            27. F

                              Fufu03

                              New York Area

                              5 reviews

                              vip
                              3.0

                              5 reviews

                              Dined on April 16, 2022

                              overall3food2service2ambience2

                              Food portions were small Steak and eggs were cold when it was served to us The french toast was good

                            28. JW

                              JeffW

                              Atlanta

                              3 reviews

                              vip
                              3.0

                              3 reviews

                              Dined on April 10, 2022

                              overall3food3service4ambience3

                              The brunch food was very average, and the bottomless drinks were weak.

                            29. KP

                              KevinP

                              Chicago

                              42 reviews

                              vip
                              4.0

                              42 reviews

                              Dined on April 10, 2022

                              overall4food3service5ambience5

                              Great crowd and service, food was ok, just not my style. But worth a visit.

                            30. C

                              Chris

                              Charlotte

                              7 reviews

                              5.0

                              7 reviews

                              Dined on April 9, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Great Food, service, location, and fun. I didn’t know it was a fixed menu, but do they do that well. And then they bring a second round that is just as good! Wines, beverages were wonderful. First restaurant/bar I’ve been in that had Delirium Tremens on tap so we tested it and ordered a few more. And the desserts are more than enough for two. Would gladly go again.

                            31. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Washington DC

                              2 reviews

                              5.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined on April 9, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              THE BEST brunch in DC, hands down. Even if you don’t live in Cleveland Park it’s worth the trip for the food, price, and service,

                            32. CM

                              ChristopherM

                              Washington DC

                              1 review

                              vip
                              3.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on April 8, 2022

                              overall3food4service3ambience4

                              The service was not great. Restaurant was empty yet server didn't bother to come back and check on us for long stretches. Messed up our order, 2 of the 4 got the incorrect main plate, and there was zero apology. The attitude or frown filled face of at least 1 of the servers just made the whole thing worse. The main server finally came back and interrupted our conversation rudely. Some other folks got involved and were much nicer but just not enough to make up. I wish this place would get their act together. I have been here a lot and it's about 50% of the time that the service is not great.

                            33. CP

                              CoachPaul202

                              Washington DC

                              13 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              13 reviews

                              Dined on April 7, 2022

                              overall5food4service5ambience4

                              Server was amazing. Bread, salad and fries were outstanding!

                            34. AC

                              AnilC

                              Washington DC

                              6 reviews

                              4.0

                              6 reviews

                              Dined on March 31, 2022

                              overall4food4service4ambience2

                              Good restaurant for reasonable quality hanger steak with fries (excellent) an salad (good) and artisanal bread (excellent. Wine selection is good and reasonably priced. Service was excellent. Great place for an everyday meal rather than special occasion.

                            35. DH

                              DaylenH

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on March 31, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              When we got our meal we were a bit disappointed at the portion size. We were surprised to find out that they give a second portion! They don’t serve it all at once to keep everything hot and fresh! Great steak and loved the sauce and fries.

                            36. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Detroit

                              2 reviews

                              5.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined on March 31, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              We had a great meal and experience at Medium Rare. Our server was fantastic!

                            37. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Western KY

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on March 30, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Great experience

                            38. k

                              kennyg

                              San Francisco

                              3 reviews

                              5.0

                              3 reviews

                              Dined on March 29, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Best restaurant on my trip to DC hands down and one of the only places I would strongly recommend!

                            39. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Tampa

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on March 24, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                              Steak was amazing! We enjoyed the whole meal!

                            40. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on March 22, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              We were vacationing in D.C. and a friend said this place was a must. It was perfect and reasonably priced.

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                            Medium Rare - Cleveland Park is rated 4.7 stars by 1622 OpenTable diners.

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

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                            Booked 76 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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