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Medium Rare - Arlington

4.6
4.6
1010 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 49 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Steak

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    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food5service1ambience3
    The customer service was not the best. Our waitress wasn’t able to check in on us because of a large party. As a result, we never even we an item we ordered and when we ordered something else and asked for ketchup, they brought us the check instead. Really odd. Unfortunately, I will not be returning to this location any time soon but I do hope this was just a one off experience.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service1ambience2
    Left pretty disappointed. I was super excited to try this place for my wife's birthday brunch, but it turned out to be just an alright experience. Not something I would call this a $30.99 brunch experience. Never saw our server - literally someone who wasn't our server ended up helping us out the whole time. So we spent quite a bit of time with nothing but empty glasses, no opportunity to add the second helping of steak, or anything that would've separated this experience from a cafeteria meal. Obviously, we appreciate the person who did help us, because she stepped up when our server abandoned us, but still felt like we were low priority, because it was someone else's table. Disappointed I took my wife and friends here for a birthday, especially as we saw other tables having birthdays recognized, our table was ignored.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, great music and a super fun time all around, bottomless brunch is dangerous!!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great veggie option, portabella mushrooms; and a warm cocktail for winter to ho with it.
  5. AG

    ArlingtonGal

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Love Medium Rare. Would only change the loudness of the music. Too loud.
  6. AD

    ADBAlexandria

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and sevice! It is one of the best “deals” in the beltway!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. Come hungry they give you two servings! Second serving could have been more generous tho
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fun brunch experience overall—great food, delicious bottomless drinks. A really good value.
  9. A

    Andrew

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant for the best Steak Frites in the DC metro area! Service is always great, ambiance is comfortable and modern, food quality is consistent, and a great value!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food3service4ambience2
    Long wat at the arlington location….. Hate that location personally but love medium rare no matter what, so.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    Everything was just “ok,” but for steak being the only thing on the menu I really expect a great steak.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Loved it, you Get two portions of steak and fries plus a salad and bread the drinks are a little bit expensive but the food is worth it
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    The food was great. But we made a 7:30 reservation, showed up 5 minutes early, and weren’t seated until after 8:00. It was very frustrating.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Lovely place. Good was amazing. But way too loud and food came too quickly.
  15. RR

    RoadRunner

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, and the food was great. I will definitely return.
  16. G

    Gail

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    We have been to other locations and never had anything but excellent service but it was just ok in Arlington. Dinner far exceeds the quality of the brunch foods and the noise level was ridiculous!!! We could barely hear one another and this it did not make a good impression on the one guest who was new to Medium Rare. I will not return to this location.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Great food and service strives to be excellent
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    It was really nice just really crowded. Food was good just very limited selection. I would return though food was superb.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    First time At Medium Rare. Food and service were very good. Being a Friday night it was very busy and very loud. Hard to hear conversation across the table. Would try again at a quieter time.
  20. LS

    LindaS

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attentive, excellent service! Everyone was kind and patient with our little group. The meal was delicious, as always! Everything was the perfect temp, frites crispy. Can’t wait to come back
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always love medium rare!
  22. FD

    FrequentDiner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    Unfortunately the service wasn’t as good as the other medium rares in DC and Bethesda but still good. Be prepared to yell across the table - the music was ridiculously loud!
  23. MM

    MelM

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    The advertisement said it was a New Years Day Pajama brunch but there was no one there in pajamas. It was advertised as running until 4pm but the server said brunch ended at 2:30 (30 min after we got there). The service was really slow, but the servers were very sweet (they were busy so understandable they were slow). The bread was amazing but the actual brunch food was cold and the scrambled eggs were soggy, watery, and mushy. Overall this was a very disappointing experience and we wont be back.
  24. P

    Path

    Washington DC

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Definitely will return. Crazy busy night (new year’s eve), staff was great.
  25. AL

    AnthonyL

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent News Years Eve dinner prix fixe menu. Very reasonably priced. Quality of food was outstanding.
  26. J

    Jeff

    Washington DC

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good choice for New Year’s Eve. Busy but well-managed. Excellent value. Very reasonable corkage charge.
  27. J

    Johnwayne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience5
    The was food was very bland. Not much to it. The steak tasted like dollar tree steak. Definitely not coming back.
  28. CG

    ClaroG

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Dinner is better than Brunch because you get 2 servings at dinner and only 1 during brunch even though brunch costs more. Makes no sense to me so I was very disappointed with brunch so I would NOT recommend it.
  29. A

    Arli

    Washington DC

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good steak, straight forward concept
  30. B

    Brie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The steak was excellent. It was perfectly cooked and melted in my mouth. The sauce was amazing and had a delicious umami flavor that I’m still craving today. My friend and I ordered food to go because we were so impressed. Wished more of these were in Baltimore but well worth the drive for an affordable and delicious meal.
  31. M

    Mark

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great meal at Medium Rare! Service was outstanding, and the food was outstanding! The restaurant was extremely busy for a Tuesday evening, and the wait staff did not miss a beat. Management was on the floor ensuring all was going well.
  32. EK

    ElizabethK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were just thrilled to experience this -- we have missed Ray's the Steaks but this is a great steakhouse in Arlington!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    They basically have one menu option, and it’s only just ok. Have had better meals at Outback.
  34. MK

    MatthewK

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They have not only the best, most tender steak but they also have the best fries I have ever eaten.
  35. MD

    MaryD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a great dinner! Food and atmosphere were perfect.
  36. GG

    GregoryG

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Great service and food. Excellent value. Perfect dinner for casual birthday dinner.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great place and food as always.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience2
    We had to wait 30 minutes after our reservation time that wr showed up early for. The put on the table next to the freezing door. Consideration next time.
  39. CF

    ConnorF

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Didn't realize it was just a fixed-price steak-frites place. Wasn't disappointed at all, this was a great place: efficient service and fantastic steak + fries. Both were incredibly savory and well-portioned.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The place to go if you want steak frites! Everything is delicious from the bread to the salad dressing to the mouthwatering brown butter sauce.

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 4.6 stars by 1010 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 49 times today
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

  • 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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