Medium Rare - Arlington
Steak & Eggs
With "the perfect poached egg" or our house scrambled eggs
Six Layer Carrot Cake
le gateau á la carotte aux six étages
Great value. Food was great and we were pleasantly surprised when they brought out a second portion. As the name says have it cooked medium rare!!!!
My 16 years olds birthday dinner
I cannot believe I've never been here before. Decided to go on a whim with a fellow economist, and was excited by the simplicity of the menu. I suppose if you're going to do just one thing, it should be no surprise that it's well done. What did surprise me was the number of servings we got! I might have given it one less star, if I'd known to expect at least one more serving that I could take home, but I wasn't aware of that until I got home and spoke to a friend who'd dined there before. Outside of that minor detail, I thought it was excellent, and definitely look forward to going back!
To loud. If you’re going to do one thing you ought to do it very well. Flat Iron Steak? I think they could pick a better cut of meat
Food was very good! We don't quite agree that as vegetarians we have to pay the same price for the mushrooms as the meat-eaters pay. Portobellos are a fraction of the meat price.
Lisa was amazing
Went there after learning about this place from an acquaintance
Having the extremely simple menu means they've got it down to a science and has always been great every time we come here
Great time for my birthday
The steak, gravy, fries, rustic bread and salad are all delicious! The service was excellent. We also really liked their cabernet, holiday sangria, and desserts. We had the key lime pie, hot fudge Sunday and carrot cake. Personally, I can highly recommend the carrot cake. Finally, the numerous strands of little white lights hanging down in front of the windows really made the space cheerful and bright. I highly recommend Medium Rare.
Wonderful experience as always. Irineto was a wonderful server!
Service was a bit slow due to what seemed like a lack of staff and a very busy evening. Food was still great both in value and taste. It was very noisy though.
Absolutely horrible. Understaffed. Over-booked. It felt like I was trying to get into a dupont circle night club. Hostess was overwhelmed and had to bus tables herself to get people seated. Very nice though and clearly working her best. As a result there was a line of 20+ people all stuffed in the entrance waiting to check in. We arrived at our 7:15 reservation time and didn’t even speak to hostess until 7:45. When walked to our table, it was still dirty and the hostess had to clean it as we stood there and waited. It took over 15 minutes for the waitress to arrive at our table. She was very nice and it’s not her fault as they were severely under staffed. This is my second horrible experience at the arlington location and I will not be coming back, although I will give the Cleveland park location more chances as it seems much better managed. Food was good and same as always, even though I received wrong order at first due to making a modification to (no sauce, salad instead of fries). I rarely write negative reviews but management clearly needs a wake up call here as it’s insulting the way people were made to wait. One party of 3 was stuffed at a 2 person table and ended up walking out due to embarrassment!
Everything was fantastic, we keep coming back to this place!
Medium Rare does one thing and does it very well: steak and frites. We enjoyed our Friday night meal in their heated outdoor tent. Pet friendly.
Food was perfectly prepared, great value
The wait staff was most eager to turn the table over and were aggravated when we ordered dessert. Not a great customer service experience, but the food is very good!
I ate there twice while on my business trip. Absolutely phenomenal. I told many coworkers and they had the same experience when they went. Outstanding food, service, and ambiance.
Service was just OK considering they only have 1 thing on the menu.
Great food, great service
We have always had a great experience at Medium Rare. Great food and service.
Reliably well-prepared meal made of quality ingredients. Delicious!
As always … excellent!
We felt very comfortable with both the warmth and the social distancing in the outdoor tent. The portions are very generous, the steak and fries are very good, the salad is surprisingly superb, and the warm cider with bourbon is not to be missed! We didn't have room for dessert, but the ones which other diners ordered looked tempting and delicious.
Brunch was great. Service was great. Was a little loud but overall great experience
Food was delish! Did the pre-fixe brunch, ordered the Medium Rare’s Famous Benedict. It was nice size portion and it comes with fries! Also included bottomless mimosa! I had the cranberry mimosa. Also had yogurt parfait with dried fruit and granola, and rustic bread with butter. Ambiance is very nice and contemporary. Noise level was decent during quiet times, but it got a bit louder during busy hours. Overall, would eat there again!
Excellent steak and service. Would recommend having heaters turned on during evening outdoor seating.
Excellent steak and fries but the limited menu (only steak and fries) gives limited options for families with varied diets.
The tables inside were a little close to each other and the music way too loud but the food was delicious.
Amazing as always! One of our favorite spots in Arlington.
Food, drinks and service were all great. Love the simplicity - bread, salad and steak (added some mushrooms). We didn't have dessert (too full), but saw others that did, with big smiles on their faces. Well done!
Great little place for a Sunday brunch. Great service, solid food and the restaurant does some amazing things for the community.
It was an interesting place. Nice atmosphere. The steak was good, but we didn't like the bread! (My husband actually rates a place on it's bread. Weird, I know.) I wish I had gotten the sauce on the side. It was good, but a little too much of it.
Loved the simple menu. Food was delicious
Like the food and service at medium rare. The only complaint is the music is so loud, one can hardly hear the waitstaff asked any questions or carry on a conversation. Wish they will turn down g the volume of the music then it’s a perfect place to visit.
Easy no fuss dining
I always recommend it
Gave them a second chance. Last time was very underwhelming. Service was much improved. Food was good, plentiful, and hot when delivered to the table.
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 757 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.