Medium Rare - Arlington

4.6
524 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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JoshG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Medium Rare continues to be the best combination of quality and value in NOVA.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The service was very good for brunch! I wish they had more food options but otherwise it was good!

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Russ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, with attentive wait staff. Gladly return

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christianb
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great brunch- steak is always just right

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vipLoriU
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Always great food and service! A dependable treat!

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ToniB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

They spaced everyone well for this pandemic. The staff was friendly and attentive. We really enjoyed our visit. Next time we will try dessert.

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vipABDUL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love coming to this place

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MaudS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Really good but prefer the Connecticut ave location for ambiance

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SydneyK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good go-to place for brunch. It’s reliable, decent prices, and always good service. No complaints

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KimA
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was fantastic, COVID protocols made us feel safe and the service was very good even on New Years Eve with lots of diners and takeout orders.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice location, friendly service and good food....great value!

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EricS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best bruch atmosphere in the area, solid food and bottomless mimosa and bloody Marys are the icing on the cake

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LarryB
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Went for brunch. Food was good, but the service was lacking. Even though the restaurant opened at 1015 and our reservation was for 1100, they were still setting up for service and take out. Waitress was not attentive and our party was one of two in the dining room.

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Simspj
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great concept well executed

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AnnieT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic deal for a boozy brunch! Delicious steak and great service. I am already going back next weekend!

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LarryD
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurant meals I've ever had...and I have eaten all over the world. Excellent, attentive service. I recommend this restaurant whole heartedly. NOTE: Arlington Count tax is execessive and a ripoff. Shame on them.

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vipBrian
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We enjoyed our dinner at Medium Rare Arlington and sat outside with the heaters and tent. The food, service was very good and prices reasonable. During Covid the restaurant has a limited menu.

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JKai
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food is very good. They offer a lot for the price. Definitely worth it!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around great experience. Love the outdoor dining and space heaters they have setup.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Went for sons birthday. They forgot the candle and charged us for dessert. Don’t care about the charge, but most places offer dessert for special occasion so more of an observation than a complaint. The oversight of the candle was unfortunate and we had to request it a second time. Made it hard to celebrate a special occasion.

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Paola
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great outdoor seating during Covid. Awesome brunch.

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vipGabi
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! And the waitress Nicole is awesome, she’s very nice and helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always know that medium rare is a place I can never go wrong for a date.

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DerekR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection as usual!

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Adelab17
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Ugly beef, sincerely i was hopping for something nice good quality steak

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LiLo
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and good service. It was also very covid safe. I hope you guys make it thru the next set of covid restrictions that start again nov 16.

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Georgia
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Medium Rare does what few brunch places are able to: give you an excellent deal without compromising service or taste. The waiters are attentive, and each food course is more delicious than the last. Every time I go to a new brunch place I've started to think "I should've just gone to Medium Rare." I can't recommend it enough.

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vipDeeDee
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite place

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience3

Loved our waiter! She was excellent

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JimB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Very Good food, nice outdoor seating, and good service. Price made it a good value.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous place for a boozy brunch! Incredible service! I will continue to return!

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JefferyG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had my birthday dinner here tonight under their tent. They care abiding by the COVID guidelines with social distancing and everyone wearing mask. For our drink we had the hot apple cider with a shot of brandy and it did not disappoint, it was very good. My steak was cook to perfection and the gravy on top was very good also. The fries were crisp and a great addition. It was great to get that second helping of everything. I had the chocolate cake for dessert and all I can say is don't pass on it. Definitely will eat here again.

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KathleenH
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining area! It was great to be able to enjoy a meal at a restaurant after many months of not venturing out. Thank you to the Medium Rare team for being so professional and keeping us safe while offering a great experience!

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XYZ123
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dined outside on beautiful Fall evening. Tables appropraitely distanced, propane burners running (not really needed), all precautions taken. Service was prompt and firendly without being intrusive. Food was excellent and generously portioned. Wine by the galss surprising good. Wonderful meal.

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AaronW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as usual!

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L3MN
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was good as always. Service wasn't as great as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside, and while it was a little windy, they had a heater and the sun was bright. The food was excellent, as were the brunch drinks. We’ll definitely go back.

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Quiarra
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great Service, Great Price, Great Vibe. Amazing time!

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MariaS
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were delicious. We will definitely come again.

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Delish
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal with attentive (but not overly attentive) wait staff. Thank you.

FAQs

Medium Rare - Arlington does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and 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 524 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.