Medium Rare - Cleveland Park

4.7
1427 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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4.7
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere for all kinds of occasions. We just came in for a dinner and it turned into a celebration. My kids said it was the best meal of their lives! Lol

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KaraO
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service. Want to come back for the brunch soon

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BrianT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A simple concept executed extremely well. Great food and the expanded outdoor seating is great!

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vipTerryP
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Never a disappointment!!

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vipchewy
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Asked for salt twice. Finally got up and went inside to ask and instead of oh I’m sorry here it is I was told how one of the people we’d asked had asked someone else… then there was no sugar with the coffee so we asked. When it came we then had to point out we also needed spoons to stir the coffee …

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Alondra
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The server was nice
The food wasn’t what I expected.
It lacked flavor and the pouched egg looked for like soup to me. Looked a little under cooked

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The bartender was awesome

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JohnY
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Medium rare is my favorite place in DC and I had dinner there at least 15 times. However the quality was meh last night. They used to serve more french fries and we asked for a medium rare steak, it came as rare

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Scott
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were exceptional. We particularly appreciated the attention of the servers, who were always observant and on the spot, without being obtrusive.
This was our first restaurant meal in a year and a half. We could not have been more impressed.
Our only suggestion would be to keep the background music slightly less loud.

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KateS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had such a great birthday dinner here. Perfect restaurant to celebrate a fun occasion. The service was especially attentive and professional.

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Luisa
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the vibe! Everyone was happy and the food was excellent! The team worked well together and their timing was perfect. It was my daughter’s birthday and they made it so special. I really appreciate it!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday with a party of four. The wine and steak was excellent

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AidaH
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The first batch of potatoes were soggy
Otherwise, all was great

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StephanieL
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, fabulous service, as usual.

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JeffL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, service was awesome and price very reasonable. I will definitely be returning.

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MichelleC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is really good and the place is cool. Is a good experience

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was decent, brunch is made worth it by bottomless drinks of your choice
Our server was very kind but the overall ambiance of the restaurant left something to desire as it felt a little too dark / cramped with the music being a little too loud to really hear the person a couple seats down from you

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Great food for the price, nice simple menu. Portions are pretty good for the main courses, not too heavy and not too light. The deserts are gigantic, definitely meant to be shared. Quick and efficient service. Drinks were pretty strong too. Definitely a nice place for a date night or occasional outing

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JackieK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service could not have been better. Everything was perfect - and with free second helpings! The only problem was the noise level of the music; it was difficult to carry on a conversation. So I recommend eating outdoors.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Rude waitress, loud music

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AnnalisaV
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints! We love this place!

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vipKendallH
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! This spot is amazing. The service is the friendliest and most thorough. Everything comes out delicious and in a jiffy! My bottomless screwdriver really was bottomless. I would have a new drink before my other one was even finished! Now that’s what I call service. Lovely outdoor spot. The steak & eggs are to die for (and the secret sauce!!) Highly recommend!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome outdoor seating, great waiter, food was delightful!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Server was not very attentive and we had to ask several times to remind her. Music was loud and difficult to talk over.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food

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vipKatie
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Absolutely horrible. We had to beg for a glass of water, only got one mimosa despite being “bottomless” and the food was cold from having sit out too long (took 45 mins between courses and that’s a long time without any drinks!). Plus, they didn’t let us order dessert even though we told them it was a birthday celebration. They were severely understaffed but also overbooked - DC is only supposed to be at 50% but every table was taken.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Great food & breakfast deal but service was exceptionally slow & we didn’t get seated until 25 minutes after our reservation time

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DavidP
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for “get away” dinner alone, and the best place to celebrate birthday with friends!

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vipCatherineR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When we sat down here, having been away from DC for nearly a year, we felt like we’d come back home to a friendly face. Never a bad meal at Medium Rare. It was a perfect day to enjoy their outdoor seating, and our waitperson Kasey was a delight. I look forward to returning when we get back to town next; after all, I still have some French pickup lines to learn from the recordings in the rest rooms.

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vipNicole
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

I enjoyed sitting on the added outdoor seating area. However my latest experience made me feel the restaurant was not staffed to support the added outdoor and indoor tables.

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vipLaurenR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, friendly and attentive staff, a family favorite.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So delicious!

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MHC4
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

As always, excellent employees were professional, kind, humorous. Nice outdoor seating at this Cleveland Park location. Hopefully this expanded area can stay post-pandemic.

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vipEmmyL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I love Medium Rare. It's easy, delicious, the service is great, and they have lots of comfortable outdoor seating. Only downside is the cost. For two people, it's easily $100.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, delicious food!

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vacationsnob
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had reservations for Mother’s Day brunch. It was busy but the staff did a great job in the chaos and managed a lack of coffee cups well. The food was smaller portions for something called a “brunch” but everyone seems satisfied enough. Learning French phrases over the speaker while in the restroom was fun.

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vipCynthia
Washington DC
71 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great customer service. Really good steaks.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Great food! Great atmosphere! Most definitely 10/10

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had an awesome brunch!

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vipSadafB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food and service was great, but I wish the music was not as loud especially with the restaurant being as small and cramped as it was (Cleveland Park location).

FAQs

Medium Rare - Cleveland Park does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Medium Rare - Cleveland Park is rated 4.7 stars by 1427 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 bookings at the moment.

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