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
Double Chocolate Fudge Layer Cake
le gateau aux deux chocolats
I love this restaurant. I just wish the personnel wore masks.
The whole experience was just . . . OK. I would not recommend for the price.
Great experience and fun too!
They do one thing and they do it well. Steak, special sauce, and fries. And then they bring more!
Have never had a bad meal. Always look forward to Medium Rare
Food was good, we didn’t realize you got a second serving which was a pleasant surprise! Service was good and prompt.
I came here for brunch and it was simply delicious! First off, the staff was so friendly and prompt. The coffee was fresh, the mimosas were strong and the food was awesome. It was a small brunch menu, but anything on there is gonna be great. I was visiting DC for the weekend and this was one of the many highlights. Would totally return!
Would have appreciated knowing it was a set menu. There was no indication that the full menu wasn’t available from the website.
Had reservations at 1:30 wasn’t greeted. We ended up leaving at 2 with no food or water still…
Great service and the food was delicious! Would recommend.
Birthday. Perfect from start to finish
Great food! Had a great dinner sitting outside!
I normally have had great service, but it took very long for a waiter to come and take our orders. Over popular to the ratio of workers. Food as always was great!!!
Food was ok. Service was bad. Had a dirty plate and then waiter poured wine into a dirty glass. Wasted some of our bottle of wine. Then one of the servers served our steak to another table so we had to wait a long time for our food. No apologies for the delay. On top of it all our food was not even hot. Sauce was cold. Not sure it would be worth a return trip.
It may be unfair to compare this restaurant to the Paris Relais d’Entrecote upon which it was originally based. Even recognizing we were not in Paris, the experience was disappointing.
Wait staff was excellent. Salad very good, as was the bread. Fries were an 8 out of 10, mostly due to being lukewarm.
The steaks and “secret sauce” were really poor and also lukewarm. Mediocre meat, although cooked to medium as ordered. The sauce was pretty uninspired, inedible. Best comparison might be a canned, weak beef gravy with no sense of freshness or seasonings.
Apple pie tasted grocery store bought - don’t order it.
My cappuccino was perfect.
The service and food are good. But the music was so loud, can’t hear oneself talk or carry a conversation with your companion. Wish they turned the music level down 3 notches.
We went for brunch and the food was excellent with the exception of the poached eggs (they were overcooked twice). The French toast is the best I've ever had!
Overall, a good experience. Keep in mind that the deserts are ridiculously sized and designed for two or three people. We also had to ask that the music be turned down or redirected. We will come again.
I expected more from a pre fixed menu and that's all they offer. The "secret sauce" wasn't very good.
First time visit, very nice experience. Food and service was excellent. Look forward to going back!
Very underwhelmed by the service - we waited 10 minutes or so
for someone to visit our table. Then they seemed more concerned with clearing our dishes. Enjoyed the food except dessert - chocolate cake was very dry.
OMFG!!!! What can you say, Medium Rare is amazing, if you’d like to take a trip to Europe, come here!!! Medium Rare reminded me of being in a wonderful little European bristo with phenomenal cocktails, the pre fix menu is perfect and the steak cooked to perfection. The “frites” are absolutely perfect, the “secrete sauce” will take you back to Germany or France! You can not go wrong with Medium Rare!!!
Dined under the tent and it was wonderful
This was our family's first time at the Arlington location. I do not think i would go back. None of the staff were masked and the service was very very slow. We have been to both Bethesda and D.C locations and definitely prefer them. food of course was great.
Medium Rare never fails! Highly recommend!
Delicious brunch and great outdoor seating. Good value too. The only issue was that they don't come by to ask about brunch beverages nearly enough. I would have liked to order a couple more mimosas.
Music was incredibly loud, we were celebrating a birthday and the guest of honor had to step outside for a break from the noise. Food was delicious though & the birthday candle was a fun surprise.
Great service and food quality.
Great spot for an outdoor weekend brunch with bottomless cocktails and the delicious steak frites and fries that Medium Rare is known for. Note that due to VA law, the brunch drinks are 25¢ each, with the brunch price discounted $1 from the DC/MD locations. We've been twice in the last couple of months and will definitely be back again.
Good food and value. Service was a bit slow. Very loud unless you opt for outdoor
Always a great meal. No regrets every time I dine there
Great steak, great fries, simple menu. Excellent value for the money. Generally easy parking in the area too.
Our waitress was the nicest waitress I’ve ever had. Wish I could remember her name but she knew exactly when to serve us, take plates, and refill our mimosa glasses! :-) It was everyone’s 1st time except mine and they loved it and would 100% go back for food, service, and quality of atmosphere!
Food as always was tasty and came out exactly as ordered. Service excellent. Wait staff so very friendly and happy! A great time was had by all. Oh and the cocktails were good as well!
Simple works when you do it well and Medium Rare manages to make it's one offering menu memorable. The steak frites are as good as I've had anywhere in Europe and the sauce is over the top! Add in a delightful salad, attentive staff and fabulous desserts and you have a winning combination! We will be back!
Been to Medium Rare 2 times now and you never go away hungry. One of the best steak houses ever and their secret sauce is so delightful!!! When in DC I will always visit.
This has become our go to place for family special events.
Service was very good. Steak was good though portion size was a little on the light side. My 'seconds' on the steak was not medium rare as the first portion was - I'm not sure why they didn't ask how we wanted our steak when we were served 'seconds'.
The food was good and a very good value in terms of your pocketbook. Overall, a very nice casual dining experience.
Medium Rare - Arlington does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Medium Rare - Arlington also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 243-2020.
Medium Rare - Arlington is rated 4.6 stars by 716 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.