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Medium Rare - Baltimore, Baltimore, MD

Medium Rare - Baltimore

4.4
4.4
113 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
A Diner's Choice Award winner for the last 12 years! Legendary Medium Rare offers a unique $28.95 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 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Contemporary French / American
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 10:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:30 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (410) 900-3205
  • Dress code
    Business Casual

What 113 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Baltimore

    Innovative

113 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent choice . Great portions! Highly Recommend!

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  2. JimA

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love medium rare! They took a single concept and created a delicious meal. When you go to medium rare, you know you will be served a fresh salad, a delicious cut of meat, a secret bernaise sauce and crispy thin fries. Steak frites is a Parisian staple, and this restaurant captures it well. The service is always excellent, and if you enjoy a good steak, it is a perfect outing. if you are a vegetarian, they have portobello mushroom caps for you, and you will feel as if you are a guest in their home. I highly recommend it!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and food!! So happy that there is a location in Baltimore.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    No I do not recommend. Steak was ok but nothing to write home about. This was my first and last time here. Everything could have been better other than the service and the ambiance those two things were great!

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  5. Ryan

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I think this place has potential, but unfortunately we dined on Mother's Day. The wait staff and the kitchen could simply not keep up. I will say that our waiter was very polite and apologetic, which was appreciated. I noticed that there were a lot of 'to-go' orders being prepped and picked up [by 3rd party deliver drivers], which likely made the problem worse. If you can't keep up with orders for your in-house guests, why would you take to-go orders? And don't seat additional walk-in guests if you can't keep up. We saw several groups leave in frustration before the second flight of food. The steak was good, but my first serving came out almost cold. I would also recommend getting the gravy on the side. I typically like condiments with my steak but the gravy didn't do it for me. The portabella mushroom was great! Drink selections were fine, but I'd recommend adding some more red wine options given the only entree is steak. The cocktails were very good. Desserts were good (apple pie, hot fudge sundae), but I'd suggest more ice cream and less whipped cream in the sundae. We weren't in a hurry so I was OK with a 2 hour meal, but I figured their business model was more about a faster guest cycle given the simple menu. It was nice that we could draw on the table 'cloth' to keep ourselves busy while waiting. I don't know that I'd try it again unless I was going solo in the future to see if they've improved their pace.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and great drinks. They made Mother’s Day special

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  7. DennisS

    New York City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Did not honor the reservation making us wait 1 hr after our time. Walk-ins we’re seated well before us.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Waited 2hrs to be seated even though we had reservations. Food was horrible. Overbooked and understaffed. The worst Mother’s Day brunch ever!! Not worth it.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Reservation was for 12:45 arrived at 12:38 seated at 1:10 pm. Bread wasn’t served until 1:30. It was stale. Mimosas claimed to be bottomless but my refills were never to be found. Our food didn’t reach the table until 2:20. It was ice cold. The steak was dry and the fries were not palpable. 35$ for a small selection of food choices and portion sizes were tiny. Definitely will not be returning and your money is well spent else where.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a pretty bad experience. We came here with family for mothers day and took over a hour to get water served to us. It was an all-inclusive price with only 4 meal options and unlimited drinks like mimosas. We were here for over 2 hours and asked 3 times for a second round of drinks and it was never brought. They got my order wrong 3 different times and it took over 2 hours to get food. We had to ask for the bread to be brought out after a hour and a half of sitting there. After multiple attempts to get a waiter's attention for an extra plate, we had to go and get it ourselves. One of the meals was French toast with a sausage and they charged us extra for the sausage even though it was included with the French toast. The table behind us had the same problems as us and asked for the manager multiple times and they never came. They hardly apologized and simply said come back on a Thursday night and a drink will be on them.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food wasn’t very good. The steak and sauce was the best part but it wasn’t worth $35/pp… Somewhere you go once just to say you’ve been there.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great idea for a restaurant!! Would effectively go back

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time visiting and we will definitely be back!

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  14. GregS

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious. The restaurant was quiet. It was a very enjoyable evening.

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  15. Julie

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful time celebrating my husband's promotion! Big shoutout to our server Brandon who made our dinner special!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fresh our waiter was very professional and quick. Also I would try their new mushrooms their pretty popping.😋

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  17. IanLDot

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, and what topped it was the second servings of their delicious steak and frites. Would come again without hesitation!

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  18. Monty

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    2nd visit and thoroughly enjoyed it. I will return.

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  19. CarmenH

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was in a very nice area. Parking easy to find and free for the first 2 hours. Food came out far, and was delicious.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply delusions.

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  21. OnceinlovewithAmy

    Washington DC

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed a great brunch on a rainy Saturday, celebrating a birthday as well. Service was terrific! The prix fixe was perfect, and really reasonable considering the unlimited drinks and nice portions! Food was terrific! The bread with salty butter was addicting, beef was prepared exactly as ordered and they really do prepare a perfect poached egg! The portabella was deemed delicious for our one non- meat eater. Would definitely return!

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  22. George

    Baltimore

    88 reviews

    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First class attention with VERY thoughtful staff (at all levels). The "menu" is simple but consistently fine....you get what you expect in a place with this name. The quality is excellent, flavors are bright and the feeling is warm and inviting.

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  23. DrMelanie

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you don’t like not having more than 1 item to choose from the menu, you may not like the experience. Your full course meal ($30) will consist: artisan bread with butter, a garden salad w/vinaigrette dressing, steak slices, and french fries. The food is delicious! And, they have 6 assortment of desserts to choose. Oh! They do have a vegan option - portobello mushroom.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Medium Rare was a great experience overall. The servers were very attentive and friendly, they spoke highly of their job and we could tell they enjoyed working there. The food was great and each serving was filling. I would definitely go back for their brunch!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My first time was really good. I would be coming back

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    “We take care of everything.” That’s how the servers introduces themselves. You can order drinks of your choice, but then you get a salad. The salad is the same for everyone in the restaurant. Next steak and fries. You’ve only been asked how you would like your steak. It comes out half covered in gravy. The steak was rather good but the gravy ruined. I didn’t bother with dessert. The staff is fantastic! I just felt it was pricey for have a single offering for each course. The inventory/ overhead is so much less than a regular restaurant. I cannot recommend.

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  27. RandyC

    Baltimore

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time here and definitely it our last. Waitress was wonderful and all of her recommendations were spot on!

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  28. LawHoo

    Baltimore

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Medium Rare keeps it simple, steak & frites. If that is all you are going to do, then it better be good. Fortunately, Medium Rare delivers. The pre-fixe menu is bread, salad, and steak frites. We started the dinner with signature cocktails, that were yummy. The bread was excellent and butter was nicely soft (a great touch). Unfortunately, they do not have gluten-free bread (boo). The salad was served on a chilled plate and was tasty. The main course was spot on. The steak was cooked to perfection for everyone (Rare & Medium Rare+) and the fries were delicious. My one ding was the service, it took too long to get our drinks (cocktails and wine). I think they are still a bit short staffed. Overall, though, we'll be back and we know what we'll be having for dinner.

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  29. francie

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great value and very good food despite limited options. Will probably return, but the music sound level is incredibly loud and when the staff was asked about it, they indicated that the owner mandated a very loud music level. Usually this is the case with fast food restaurants where loud music encourages customers to eat quickly and move on. The music was so loud that it was hard to hear my companion. This in itself is reason enough to re-think returning. We are dining, not at a rock concert! Hope the owner reads this!

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  30. TMac

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The menu for brunch is fixed and doesn’t have a wide selection of items. The atmosphere was charming with lite music. I would have preferred home fries with my steak instead of French fries. And the French toast was very thick and fluffy for those who love that. The screwdriver drinks were flavorful but juicy. The mimosas drink was basic and cause have used vodka and grand marnier. I would return soon to see what the dinner menu items are like.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    A very pleasant dining experience for a coworker and I. We went for a Sunday brunch. Our waitress gave us the run down of the prix fixe menu. We each started with the mixed greens salad. She got the steak frites and I ordered the steak and eggs. Each came with fries. Everything was extremely flavorful and I will most certainly give it to the house sauce. The mimosas were the perfect bottomless portion for two (they provided a carafe). I didn’t realize, however how simple and almost limited the menu is. It’s almost like a double edged sword - because while everything was delicious, I didn’t wanna be the one to - order seconds? Or maybe that’s the goal? But anyway, the ambience is beautiful. Even on a cloudy day it was bright and welcoming. Honestly - it would be a remarkable spot for a lunch date for a *quick* bite.

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  32. TravisC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was amazing! Definitely a 10 out of 10 and will be going back real soon

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great looking forward to visiting again . Staff was very friendly

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  34. RexJ

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was very good. The environment is nice and quiet. Food is good. I like their sauce. But the steak frites were a bit over-salty. Hope they would adjust it next time.

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  35. SamanthaH

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The price is good, the food is good, drinks are okay, portions are okay. For $32 it's a good brunch but you will likely be hungry for dinner sooner than you expect. Drinks are what you would expect for a bottomless $32 brunch - some alcohol and not high quality. Good option for groups and for those with mediocre pallets.

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  36. FoodieGirlfromBaltimore

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service was great!! Good music, nice atmosphere!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I enjoyed our time. This was our first experience and we will be back. Great food, service and overall a great experience.

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  38. EileenC

    Baltimore

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I went for an early dinner, so dining room was quiet at that point. Bella was our server. She was very nice. Service was perfect. Salad crisp and fresh. Steak was perfection.Fries quite tasty.What was a pleasant surprise was that we were offered more steak and fries.No where on menu or website is this mentioned. We will definitely go back. And we want to try brunch too.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff was great and treated us to a couple of birthday surprises. Terrific food in a casual setting.

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  40. Savageflower97

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Medium Rare Restaurant did not disappoint. Their unique fixed menu includes the main (steak or mushroom), fries, salad and bread. The steak was divinely tender and the mushroom was cooked & seasoned to perfection 😋 May ask for their "special sauce" on the side next time. Their drink menu is limited/tailored to accompany the steak offering. My Red Sangria was a perfect pairing 🍷 Service was excellent as well. They have a fixed brunch menu as well that I can't wait to try😉

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FAQs

Medium Rare - Baltimore is rated 4.4 stars by 113 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 8 times today
Google Map for Medium Rare - Baltimore

727 W 40th St, Baltimore, MD 21211

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Hampden
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 10:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:30 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Contemporary French / American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
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