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3500 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008 (Ordway Street NW)
On the corner adjacent to the Metro red line, Cleveland Park entrance
(202) 237-1432
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5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Reservations are not required. Contact us for large parties or special...
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.
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  • 57
    Very good
  • 14
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Steak, Not Nearly Enough

Went with some friends for brunch. It was packed and we were sat next to a door that kept opening and closing for the waiters. The steak and mimosas were fantastic but we ended up drinking a ton of those endless mimosas to make up for the fact that there wasn't enough on our plates. They also... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
Kaitlin S
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Arnold, Maryland
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Arnold, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Went with some friends for brunch. It was packed and we were sat next to a door that kept opening and closing for the waiters. The steak and mimosas were fantastic but we ended up drinking a ton of those endless mimosas to make up for the fact that there wasn't enough on our plates. They also basically tried to... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Went to burger king after cause the crew was still hungry! Tasty but not nearly enough food. You wind up drinking to fill up and you spend plenty till its over. Not for the hungry

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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101 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Look, the concept is good the food was good the service from our server was horrible. He was more interested in serving his friends than taking care of any other table. I counted several times as he walked by our table And he never stopped to ask us if we wanted anything else. When I finally got his attention and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I'm not sure there is a better deal for a steak dinner in DC. Understand that there is literally one menu option - steak. It is brought in two servings to insure it is hot. Both times you are brought some steak (sliced with gravy) and French fries. It is preceded by bread (exceptional) and salad. The servings are modest... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The steak at Medium Rare are excellent. Adults get two servings and kids get one. Even though the steak is only a flank steak, it is excellent. The shoestring fries are an excellent side dish.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This is an upbeat small resturant with a cozy food and great 80s music. Besides the great atmosphere the food is amazing and the service is great. The price is great for what you get.

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New Haven
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

At Medium Rare you pay $20 (before tax and tip) and get bread, salad, steak, and fries. The portions are generous, so that should be sufficient for most people. I often have trouble finding something in this price range in DC. It seems that so many restaurants cater to people looking for food on the go (too cheap) or out... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We visited Medium Rare for their fixed price brunch, which includes all you can drink mimosas or bloody mary, choice of a steak and egg dish, and a salad. It was crowded and a bit noisy, but the service was good. We had bloody marys (ies?) which were good but not great -- and the waiter kept coming back to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Every time we visit DC, we dine at Medium Rare. It is a top priority for us. We dined there last Saturday, and it was the fifth time that we dined there. Everything on the set menu is awesome! I enjoyed pairing with Bordeaux (Chateau Recougne). The key lime pie is awesome, too! The servers and the manager are very... More 

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Hernando, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Great place for Sunday Brunch, bottomless Bloodies, Mimosa's, and Screwdrivers. Limited breakfast selection of 4 items, but very good food. Great place for a Sunday morning.

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Additional Information about Medium Rare

Address: 3500 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008
Phone Number: (202) 237-1432
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 29 - 31
Cuisine: Steakhouse

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3500 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008
    (Ordway Street NW)
  • Public Transportation: On the corner adjacent to the Metro red line, Cleveland Park entrance
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: (202) 237-1432

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 - 31
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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