Medium Rare - Cleveland Park

4.6
1481 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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stuartM
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The staff were superb all trying to be of assistance. The only thing which out-did the staff was the food.

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EricaD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My best friend had the best birthday brunch ever! Thank you to the staff for making it special

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The team at Medium Rare was extremely accommodating and worked to make our evening very special. Shout out to Enrique our waiter.

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BWillis
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday dinner. Can always count on Medium Rare for great quality food.

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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

For what you pay you get a lot. A great bottomless brunch! However, despite having a reservation it took 30 minutes + to get seated and we were definitely forgotten about. Probably could’ve used another host for the busy weekend shift

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vipAndrea
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food was very good. The restaurant was very busy and there wasn’t enough staff. The staff that was there was nice but they were not very good. I saw a couple walk out. A woman who was working as a hostess/bartender was wonderful. She really knew what she was doing but the rest of the staff were not very good.

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YUMs
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The server had her mask below her nose. That’s not a great thing these days.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great time eating with my family. Good service overall.

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Maddy
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The value for their brunch is incredible, the waiters were friendly and engaging

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Tally
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy ate experience when we visit Medium Rate. Food is always great and service is top notch.

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vipMarkB
Tucson
74 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Went here for brunch and tried the bottomless option with steak frites. Even though the steak was cooked past medium, the sauce and flavor were still there. Bread with homemade butter was really good. Service was good.

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RafaelS
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Would have expected better quality since they are mainly focused in one plate (entrecote and french fries). It feels like they are rushing to serve you and rotate the table. Would have liked a more pleasant ambiance.
But in comparison to other meat/steak places in DC its affordable and fun

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StephenD
London
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The table service we very good. Our main issue is with the front of house and the restaurant policy. They don't let anyone sit down until a whole party has arrived despite our having a booking and arriving on time. Two of our guests were 5mins late. Anyway this means you have to stand around while there are empty tables everywhere. Pretty dumb since we would have bought a drink while we were waiting if it weren't for this policy and for the rude manner that the front of house dealt with our request (and the same from pretty much everyone else that arrived) to be seated since we had arrived. Seems to have the customer and the service idea the wrong way around. Will go somewhere else another time if the same person is there. Shame because the food is great!

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Susana
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, we love that Medium Rare has helped so many people during the pandemic. Thank you!

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vipCoachPaul202
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Medium Rare has become high quality fast food.

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vipRobert
Baltimore
66 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a great meal and great service. One of our favorite places in DC

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MichaelJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff, the atmosphere and the food were perfect.

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vipIraS
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. Simple menu but that was the point, wasn’t it? The service was seamless and we were shocked when our server brought around another helping of steak and frites. Definitely a place to remember.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dine here often and always have a great meal

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vipScottC
Charleston
36 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Went for brunch and it was good just not great. It’s clearly a very popular place.

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Terrence
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It’s not great sitting on a sewer grate, or feeling like you’re being rushed through dinner. The food was very good though, and so was the service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch deal is great and the food was amazing. Our server was awesome and so was the rest of the staff. Will absolutely be back all the time.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Mostly fine: pretty loud though for outside seating, decided to blast music halfway through our meal and I could not hear my partner. 25 dollar fixed price for steak of that quality is a bit much

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BusinessTraveler
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Never not amazing. Smelled pretty bad outside because of trash on street but they can’t help that.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Way too noisy. Mediocre food at best; inattentive service.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We went for brunch, had a nice time and enjoyed our experience. There are plenty of great brunch places in DC and Medium Rare is a decent choice.

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KayH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. Good service. Nice outdoor dining.

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JacquelineA
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Not sure if my server was new, but was not very attentive. Forgot to bring menus. Forgot our bread.
Forgot our eggs.

Our steak was cooked well done when asked for medium well.

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Xxxxxx
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I didn’t know it was a pre-set menu. It is insane to be that it was so limited and there were no options. I did not have the kind of meal I was hoping for. Not only did I not want to order the only food on the menu, I left still feeling hungry. It wasn’t nearly enough food. The whole set up with the pre-set menu and the writing on the table paper was all just very odd. I won’t be back.

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Chugs
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great environment and staff, The service was fast and quick. Good place for a brunch.

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vipDCGuy
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak and frites and the bloody Mary’s were amazing.

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vipMichaelG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
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 on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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David
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
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 on July 17, 2021
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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Medium Rare - Cleveland Park is rated 4.6 stars by 1481 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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