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About Medium Rare - Cleveland Park
Contact us for large parties or special events. During the evenings, Medium Rare offers a unique, prix fixe dinning experience of artisan bread; a mixed green salad; prime, dry-aged steak; and hand-cut fries in a relaxed, fun, neighborhood environment. As we do only one thing, we do our best to make the food and experience exceptional and also a good value. There are only a few wine, spirits, and draft beer choices, but each were selected specifically to accompany your meal. We offer an off-the-menu vegetarian option. Yes, we do serve brunch on Saturday and Sunday with a great prix fixe including French Toast, Steak and Eggs, Eggs Benedict and bottomless bloody Marys, mimosas and screwdrivers.Please contact us to inquire.
Washington, DC 20008
Steak, American, French
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday and Sunday: 10:30am - 2:30 pm; Dinner: Saturday 2:30 pm - 11PM; Sunday 2:30pm - 10pm; Monday - Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday 5:00pm - 11:00
Ordway Street NW
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Small parking lot directly across the street
On the corner adjacent to the Metro red line, Cleveland Park entrance
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Medium Rare - Cleveland Park Ratings and Reviews
Medium Rare is amazing. The food is delicious and cocktails/wine is superb. Even on such a busy day our reservation held true, and we did not have to wait past our time. The busy-ness of the holiday did not take away from all the staff's demeanor and attitude. The wait staff is so incredibly friendly and has world class customer service. Our server Daniel was attentive, witty and courteous.
This is a good "bang for you buck." The steaks were cooked exactly how everyone in my party requested. We were not aware that there would be a second round of steak frites included in the dinner. It was delicious and we also tried their dessert menu. Be warned their portions are huge and we should have taken the waiters advice and ordered just one.
I've been here three times and I have loved it every time. This is a steak place, it is all they serve in terms of entrees. The waitstaff for the most part is amazing although some have friendlier personalities than others. The steak is always cooked to perfection and I love their secret sauce! It's a fairly simple meal but it is incredibly delicious. The price point is amazing at $20ish/person. And I love how they serve half your steak while they keep your other half warm until your ready to eat it. This is becoming our go-to date night. The only thing I don't like is that it has low ceilings which makes the place look small, and it is pretty loud with all the chatter from other diners.
This was my second time to medium rare and I have to say the first time was better. Though the food itself is fine, how it was done was not. Our steaks, though ordered medium rare, were very rare, and my boyfriend couldn't even eat his, even after sending it back to be cooked more. It was also paper thin, hardly any meat. Furthermore, we were handed our steaks before even getting our salads. It's a good place but careful when it's busy. Also the music was up wayyy too loud.
We had dined here before and this second time around was just as delightful as the first time. We have tried the same concept at a Newyork restaurant and was pleased to know that this local Medium a rare provided a better experience! The bread was crisp and fresh. The salad was simple, small portion but enjoyable. The steak was thinly sliced and perfectly cooked. Our server/manager Daniel was best in class! We will come back for sure!
This was our second trip to Medium Rare, and I definitely liked it better than the first time. The steak is good/good enough; the "Special Sauce" tasty if not special; the fries and bread truly outstanding; the salad good. At $20 and change for the prix fixe, it is truly a value.
Main problem is noise. This was a Thursday, not a hot night for dining out, and the noise level was ear-boggling; we had to either shout or lean over the table (and half-shout) to be heard. Not much the restaurant can do about that except add sound-deadening stuff or space out the tables, and I'm sure management does not want to do the latter.
Helps to treat the place as a Happening and go with the flow.
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