Medium Rare - Cleveland Park

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Contact us for large parties or special events. During the evenings, Medium Rare offers a unique, prix fixe dinning experience of artisan bread; a mixed green salad; prime, dry-aged steak; and hand-cut fries in a relaxed, fun, neighborhood environment. As we do only one thing, we do our best to make the food and experience exceptional and also a good value. There are only a few wine, spirits, and draft beer choices, but each were selected specifically to accompany your meal. We offer an off-the-menu vegetarian option. Yes, we do serve brunch on Saturday and Sunday with a great prix fixe including French Toast, Steak and Eggs, Eggs Benedict and bottomless bloody Marys, mimosas and screwdrivers.Please contact us to inquire.

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Sun 8:30PM - 10:30PM
Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 5:45PM 8:30PM - 10:30PM
Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 5:45PM 9:00PM - 10:30PM

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great cotton candy for breast cancer awareness!

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An absolute must go to spot! Everything is cooked to perfection, fantastic service, can't wait for our next visit!!!

HE
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Returned once more as we always enjoy the meal here. Unfortunately the table allocation initially (after we had booked in advance) was not ideal - right opposite the kitchen pass even though there was space elsewhere - but we were immediately moved upon request to a less busy table. Service was efficient if not overly friendly, and the food was as good as ever. I daresay we'll be back again in a few months since we live in the neighborhood, although the table issue regrettably took a little bit of the shine off this visit.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Enjoyable and straight forward. I would definitely recommend

j
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our fav location! we love the food of course, the staff is super nice and the option to sit outside it aweseom. Love watching the hustle bustle of rush hour while relaxing eating delish steak.. :-) this time the mgr brought us one of the "flat stanley" medium rare men for fun! We loved the sudden surprise of pink cotton candy after dinner! brilliant marketing.. everyone was looking to see what it was on our tables! and my kid of course ate the whole thing.. lol

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat outside because the night was awesome. Service is so great and when I want steak I come here. Never dissapoints

1
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Chose this spot for after-movie birthday dinner.
We'd been here once before, years ago.
It's gone downhill. Dramatically.
Their marquee sauce was bland & grainy (flour not cooked?), and our guest called it "so inoffensive as to be offensive." He asked for a bottle of A1
The french fries were soggy (1st serving *and* the refills)
Despite ordering a bottle of champagne the minute we sat down & quickly adding a bottle of Pinot Noir to the tab, we were essentially ignored all evening.
FINALLY flagged down a floor manager to request coffee & let him know we felt "forgotten." (i.e., perfect opportunity to fix & adjust the tab -- nothing done)
It'll take a lot of positive write-ups & diner reviews to convince us to come here again.
Retrieved the water pitcher from the bus stand & refilled our own glasses.

BL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We love Medium Rare- it is a set menu, but is always great quality. I have only ever been to a dinner there so cannot speak on the brunch offerings, but have heard good things.

OT
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my friend’s 22nd and had a great time!

OT
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best brunches I’ve ever been too. The French toast was amazing.!!

YM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

we came in 30 seconds after the table next to us, same size, and they had their check when we were just getting our seconds. we were quite neglected.

AB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Medium Rare! The food is great and the value is outstanding. We took my parents for the first time and they are in love too. We had never had dessert before this visit and now we know we were missing out. It was outstanding.

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Very yummy and really fun!

HR
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great dining experience. Our waiter was very friendly and made sure we enjoyed everything. The food was DELICIOUS! We will definitely be back and take family and friends who visit us in the city.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, delicious food and super fun ambiance. Love medium rare!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Hostess failed to record my arrival for open table.

OT
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best Old fashioned I’ve probably ever had. Thank you Bartender!! Will be returning shortly!!

C
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Normally, I love Medium Rare though that has largely been at the dinner hour. At yesterday's Sunday brunch we were seated in the blazing sun while every table outside beside us was under the shade of an umbrella. I requested to move to another vacant table that was under an umbrella, but the staff felt it best to move an umbrella to our table. Fair enough. Well, it was a bit comical watching them trying to move one because they couldn't manage to get it out from underneath the patio lights and never thought to take the umbrella out of the stand to move both separately. They ultimately got it over to use though only have of the table was in the shade. Before we knew it, the large heavy umbrella keeled over in a slight breeze and it was surprising no pedestrians passing by were struck. We decided to take matter into our own hands and take of it ourselves. We grabbed another umbrella base that clearly looked heavier and lifted the umbrella out of the lightweight plastic one and moved both up closer to the table. Perfect, though annoying all the same. We thought to eat inside, but it is always so noisy because of the low ceiling. In the end, I ordered the steak and poached eggs and the poached egg white was so runny it put me off. Again, typically a favorite restaurant though the experience this time was lacking.

s
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a nice dinner here, but the gnats sitting outside were quite bad.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary was fantastic. They took amazing care of us and the food was excellent!

TC
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took clients to dinner and were shocked to see only 1 option for dinner. I should have done my homework. Much to my relief they had a vegetarian offering for one of my dinner guests . The entire group ended up loving the food. When the noise level got too loud inside we took our conversation outside to have coffee and desert. I will certainly be back.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's been 5 times that I come to this restaurant and every time, it's a real pleasure. The service is very good. The food is excellent. The place is very nice especially if you have the chance to dine on the terrace. On the other hand, it's quite noisy.

OT
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super nice staff.

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EE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super restaurant with outstanding service. They keep it simple and do it very well...excellent frites, tender thinly sliced steak with extra portions always served and a short but worthy wine and beer list. The manager, Paulis, was focused on service and was most welcoming.

D
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food is excellent but tables are so close together. Able to hear every word of conversation at table next to us. Very dark inside, as well.

DF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We have eaten here several times. Never disappoints!!

OT
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Medium rare is a wonderful place .

CO
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing food, great price, and wonderful service.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. Server allowed us time to chat and enjoy the day without making us feel rushed. Food great as as always.

AJ
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place, fantastic food, great atmosphere. I only wish they would give you more food for the price.

NF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite place for weekend brunch! NEVER disappoints!

JX
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite DC brunch experience to date, and I've been here since 2015.
The menu has JUST enough, but not too many choices, for a lazy Sunday morning when you don't have enough energy to make decisions.
Servers/staff were all so accommodating, generous with the bottomless, and hospitable.
We did not pressure us to leave as we enjoyed a four-hour conversation.

I had the steak frites, which was delicious, but everything on the menu was appealing.

Loved it so much I wrote a review.

OT
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Loved it!! I had heard great things about this place and it totally delivered tonight. I’ll come back to try the desserts for sure. Excellent value for DC foodies!!

MR
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome, love the flavors, #1 place for special occasions

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A great place for good steak and wonderful service at an excellent price

RP
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was fantastic. Couldn’t have been a better experience. Such a great value in the neighborhood. Definitely going back again and again.

AP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! Service was good and they did something special for my friends birthday.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just celebrated my husband's birthday with the wonderful people at MR. Thank you Ralph for making it a memorable event. You made him turn red and giggle like a little boy.

This was a special night, the first time we went to dinner in 15 months. You made me so happy I cried!

C
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Simplicity at it's best. Delicious food and prompt service.

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