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Medium Rare - Arlington, Arlington, VA
Medium Rare - Arlington, Arlington, VA
Medium Rare - Arlington, Arlington, VA
Medium Rare - Arlington, Arlington, VA
Medium Rare - Arlington, Arlington, VA

Medium Rare - Arlington

4.7
4.7
1227 Reviews
$30 and under
Steak
A Diner's Choice Award winner for the last 12 years! Legendary 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 41 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Steak, American, Steakhouse
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–2:30 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
    (703) 243-2020
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Private party facilities
    For inquiries please give us a call.
  • Neighborhood
    Arlington
  • Cross street
    Nelson Street
  • Parking details
    We also provide free garage parking in our building
  • Public transit
    Virginia Square metro station across street
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,227 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Steak

1,227 Reviews
  1. NancyC

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food & drinks, fun atmosphere, very generous portions!

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  2. AllSens

    Washington DC

    32 reviews

    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great steak and even better fries. Young crowd... a Saturday brunch was packed and pretty noisy. Nice bar counter seating if you are solo, lots of large group tables, and a few deuces if you are a couple. No real "quiet" areas but the staff did its best to give us a reasonably quiet table. Nice attentive service. And the bottomless Bloody Marys and Screwdrivers....tasty! The fixed price brunch is a terrific value. Just a small criticism on the poached eggs served with the steak and fries at brunch... The eggs are likely made in advance and kept ready to plate...they looked beautiful - even perfect - but were barely lukewarm (not hot as they should have been) and the yolk was the texture of gelatin (not runny). If perfectly poached eggs are important to you...suggest you insist on freshly prepared eggs upon placing your order.

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  3. Robert

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food. They do one thing and they do it well. I would have liked a cocktail menu.

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  4. SusanH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an excellent birthday dinner at Medium Rare. Food and wine were great as was the staff and service. It was very loud for us, but everyone was having a great time, so it didn't matter. Not a place for an intimate first date if you're trying to get to know someone. Other than the noise level, it was terrific! Highly recommend! P.S. The desserts tend to be HUGE, so be careful what you order. :)

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  5. BruceR

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great evening at Medium Rare. Food was great and the service is always on point.

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  6. Jenn

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    A good option for the traditional Parisian steak frites - bread, salad, steak, fries. Quick service. I really enjoyed my meal. But…the fries were a bit soggy, and the second round of steak they brought the server mixed up my rare with my friend’s medium (that’s a big difference!) and even though I mentioned it to her (she didn’t seem to understand or care) and to our main server (who also didn’t care), they didn’t do anything about it. So I didn’t actually get my second serving, tho my friend then ended up with three. A bit disappointed with that, especially when it’s an easy fix.

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  7. Tate

    Raleigh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and our waiter were fantastic. However, we (party of 2) made a reservation and upon arriving were told that there would be a 10-15 minute wait for our seats. Not a big deal given it was a holiday weekend, except for the fact that we watched three groups that walked in right before us and put their names on the waitlist get seated before us. We ended up waiting 30 minutes for our reservation that clearly didn’t mean anything.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a wonderful experience, and our second trip there, back to back weekends!

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  9. SierraW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great customer service, fast service nice vibe on valentine day food was tasty and hot. waiter was friendly and nice made my visit easy yes I would come back. My bf was really not so thrilled about the menu being one thing. But he end in enjoying his meal and service.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. This was my first Valentines Day by myself since my husbands passing and it was great atmosphere.

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  11. Aabbcc

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great price, great location. Can’t beat that!

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  12. Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Medium Rare is delicious and an amazing value! The service was fantastic!

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  13. GigiW

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite dinner spot and a great place to celebrate our sons birthday!! Tonight was amazing!

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  14. VernonC

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We had five for a birthday brunch. Our servers were great and kept us informed of the menu items, availability, etc. The birthday sundae with the massive firework top was exciting to the birthday girl, and no one was harmed in the celebration of her birthday. We were able to adjust menu selections based on preferences, (and one Vegan) and thoroughly enjoyed the food and the sitting

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  15. CareyG

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent concept restaurant. Wish they’d bring it to the San Francisco Bay Area.

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  16. Doug

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My wife and I were very pleased with the food, service, and value. The meal and desserts were delicious. Having a reservation is a must. It was a bit loud and cramped for our liking but we still plan on going back because it was that good.

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  17. PatrickB

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had not been here before and didn’t fully realize how limited the menu is, really just different ways of cooking steak. The poached eggs were undercooked, very runny and barely above warm. We like a bit more of a selection when we go out to brunch or dinner.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Worth checking out but nothing I’m dying to try again anytime soon.

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  19. anon

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Server was awesome and gave my boyfriend and i glasses of champagne for our anniversary! He was very kind and provided great service.

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  20. Shawny

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Very crowded and loud, people standing over you while you eat! Made reservations, still had to wait over 30 min. Food was just okay, should be amazing for just having 1 item on the menu.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a party of 7 for my friend's birthday. It was easy to make a reservation. We went on Saturday night at 7pm, some of our party had to wait 10 minutes to be seated despite having a reservation. Our waiter told us it was more packed than usual. The salad was light enough that it wouldn't spoil the main meal. Everyone loved the food and we were so surprised when they gave us more food (we were unaware). The sauce was amazing and we had cake afterwards and the slices were huge. We shared 2, but we could've done one since not everyone was eating the cake. Overall we would come back again, the price was great. We were able to find street parking and it was free (metered) however there is also a parking garage nearby.

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  22. CarolS

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Steak is good, not great, but French fries and salad are excellent! Nice ambience, but tables are really close together and very loud.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time here. Order the steak medium rare. Love the frites.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Medium Rarev is an amazing bargain. The steak is super tender and flavorful. The location was pretty loud but it was a Friday night so not much to be done about that. Will definitely be back.

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  25. MuleDiner

    Washington DC

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Only one menu option here. Steak Frites. Cooked perfectly. Comes with a delicious tossed green salad and wonderful bread. We sat outside during a weirdly warm spell in JAN. Highly recommended!

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  26. EvetteD

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A wonderful local restaurant with an interesting idea, serve one thing and do it well. Plus the steak sauce is amazing!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and staff were great. Tasty steak and the staff were attentive.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sat at the bar and the bartender was quick and hospitable. I dined solo and enjoyed my dinner. Food was delicious and filling.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great time! They did something for my birthday without me asking and it was very sweet.

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  30. DCFoodie

    Washington DC

    45 reviews

    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Reliably delicious. You go there for one thing, sliced steak and fries with amazing sauce. No frills but very satisfying. A family favorite.

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  31. AngieN

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was perfect! It was my birthday and I had been wanting to try Medium Rare for a long time. It did not disappoint. I loved the simple menu and the fact they have a vegetarian option for my wife. The food was excellent and the service was outstanding. Great vibe too. Can't wait to go back! Thank you Medium Rare, great job!

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  32. JudyD

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love the food, service and value This was our second visit to Medium Rare and cant wait to return. We also ordered the bread and secret sauce on line and had it delivered to our home in PA for the holidays

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  33. nicholjo

    Baltimore

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place was just as I remembered the former Barracks Row location. They even noticed my birthday is soon and provided a nice treat.

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  34. JacquelineR

    Richmond

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommend Medium Rare. Great food and service

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  35. LauraR

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great thanks so much. Delicious food and great ambiance !

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I came here with some friends - we’ve come a lot over the years. We felt rushed out of the restaurant as soon as we paid our check. I understand that the restaurant was busy (and we weren’t trying to stay) but the waitstaff abruptly grabbed all our waters and it felt like we were being pushed out hastily.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My new favorite restaurant. Great food and service. It is a little noisy, though.

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  38. BrianTheBuilder

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    How many places have you ever gone that only has one thing on the menu? This is one of those places and the dinner is fantastic. They may only have one thing on the menu, but they do it very well Plus the dessert options are over the top…. I shared a piece of chocolate cake with my wife, and it was so big that the two of us couldn’t finish it. On top of that, the prices were reasonable Highly recommended

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  39. MichaelM

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great and the additional servings were a surprise - we didn't know it was all you can eat at first! The music was a bit loud, especially when the restaurant filled up and everyone had to talk over it. Service was good once all our party arrived. The gravy for the steak was delicious, but the dressing on the salad was a bit bland. And the desserts were WAY too big - and very expensive. You could have served half the portions at half the price and they would have been fine.

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  40. CorieC

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as always! Well paced and everyone in our group loved the food!

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FAQs

Medium Rare - Arlington does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Medium Rare - Arlington also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 243-2020.

Medium Rare - Arlington is rated 4.7 stars by 1227 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 41 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Medium Rare - Arlington

3601 Fairfax Dr, Arlington, VA 22201-2352

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Nelson Street
  • Neighborhood
    Arlington
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–2:30 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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Steak, American, Steakhouse
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    We also provide free garage parking in our building
  • Public transit
    Virginia Square metro station across street
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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