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Review of Medium Rare

Medium Rare
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Ranked #95 of 3,524 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$29 - US$31
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Ordway Street NW
Transit: On the corner adjacent to the Metro red line, Cleveland Park entrance
Description: Reservations are not required. Contact us for large parties or special events. Feel free to contact us regarding our seating policy. Yes, we do serve brunch/lunch on Sunday with a great prix fixe including French Toast, Steak and Eggs, Eggs Benedict and bottomless bloody Marys, mimosas and screwdrivers. 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. Please contact us to inquire.
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Love the food! Warning: there is a set menu, all you choose is the drink you want and how you like your steak. However on plus side, you get a second serving of food when you are finished! I loved the ambiance and everything. The manager was also very attentive ,trying to see if there's anything they can do to make your visit more pleasant. :)

Thank TayLore H
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

The simplicity of the concept is so clutch. Time saved over perusing a menu is put toward conversation with company, and any stress of missing out on a second dish you'd like to try is dashed at this place. The steak is fantastic, the fries are fantastic, the salad and the bread and the butter and the sauce are all fantastic. The service is friendly, and staff know how not to rush diners. The atmosphere is darker, featuring rustic break walls, wooden beams, and low lighting, while the energy and ambient noise are up. This place is very popular and gets packed quickly. No reservations Friday and Saturday nights except for giant parties, so plan ahead, show early, or be prepared for a wait. It's totally worth it all, though! Been here before, will DEFINITELY be back again!

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1  Thank PebleBeach7thGrn
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

The bottomless brunch is amazing! You have to wait until your whole reservation arrives before being seating but are able to order drinks at the bar that begin your bottomless brunch. The bartender at the bar refilled my friends mimosa before it was even empty - a true bottomless beverage! My Bloody Mary took a bit longer to be refilled (I actually had to ask) but it was delish! Once seated at the table, we noticed the premade mimosas and screwdrivers were a bit lower in alcohol content then the ones at the bar but when asked for a stronger mimosa, the waiter did oblige. Service for refills did get a bit slow but it was St Paddy’s so we weren’t overly surprised as the place was packed. The food was amazing. The crusty bread was so tasty and the steak and eggs that I ordered were so delicious. As a Canadian, I never had this before and would recommend it. However, poached egged kind of disintegrated so next time I would ask for the scrambled eggs with my steak. Overall, a great experience and would 100% return!

1  Thank IYamwhatiyam2014
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

A fixed price, fixed selection of steak, fries, salad, bread and butter. The only question is how you want your steak. A few wine selections by glass or bottle, a choice of 4 beers and desserts is all there is to it. As we were finishing the plate a waiter approached offering a second helping of steak, sauce and fries. We went for dessert of apple pie with ice cream and it was excellent. Service okay, music way too loud, Would go back.

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Thank bstdflsh
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

Dined here for brunch with friends and was excited as Medium Rare comes highly recommended. I'll start with the positive... Even though the brunch menu is limited, the food was very good and quite tasty! Plus, they offer bottomless Mimosa's all for a very reasonable price!
Our service however was horrible which accounts in part for my poor rating. Once seated we waited 20+ mins before even seeing a menu and that's solely due to us flagging down the manager as we whizzed by inquiring about who's our waiter. (Strike 1) Our waiter appeared to have an "attitude" behind this, either that or he was just having a bad day. We asked for more bread and butter which we never received (strike2). We asked for an extra accompaniment which we also never received (strike 3). The one consistency in service was the constant automatic Mimosa carafe refills. But, they are combining leftovers from various tables to fill one carafe. I saw this occur over and over again which is just unsanitary and gross! (Strike 4,5,& 6) Needless to say I lost my appetite and discontinued any Mimosa consumption!

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1  Thank Simona R
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