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Medium Rare

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3500 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-6409
+1 202-237-1432
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (29 reviews)
“steak and fries” (84 reviews)
“salad” (130 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse
$$ - $$$
3500 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-6409
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited for dinner and enjoyed everything. The staff was welcoming, the location was cozy and relaxed. Everything on the simple, straight-froward menu was great and would recommend the key lime pie for dessert. And yes, the sauce is great.

Thank Raptortx1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very attentive wait staff. $30 for all your can drink bloodys, screwdrivers, and mimosas, as well as a brunch plate is excellent. I knocked them down a star because the Cap Hill Medium Rare made the mimosas in front of us at the bar and...More

Thank Beatbocks
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is our go to place to take out of town guests with older kids. The steak frites are always a hit, the sauce is DELICIOUS, and the pricing is very reasonable. Perhaps our favorite thing about this place is the service. The staff does...More

Thank chachoochoo
Reviewed May 11, 2018

What you see is what you get. They cook steak, salad, fries, and bread, with some ice cream dessert options. That's it, and they do it pretty well. The fries and salad are great. Sometimes I want to go just for the sides! The steak...More

1  Thank GourmetGirlfriends
Reviewed May 2, 2018

Sitting at one of the outside tables on a beautiful evening, watching the passing scene, is great. When it comes to the food, however, the results are mixed. The steak, which is the feature of the restaurant, is mediocre, the french fries and bread much...More

Thank Dilys & Peter L
Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant was a nice spot to hang out. The ambience is relaxed. The prix fixe menu is composed of bread, salad, and an entree: two servings of French fries and sirloin strips. The meal, which costs $20, is worth the price. I must say...More

1  Thank DoctorNurse2017
Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

The food and service were excellent! The staff are both friendly and accommodating - everyone seemed to work together and help out one another which made the entire night run smoothly. We had Alex as our server and he was knowledgeable, attentive and so nice!...More

1  Thank Casey C
Reviewed April 1, 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...More

Thank TayLore H
Reviewed March 30, 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...More

1  Thank PebleBeach7thGrn
Reviewed March 24, 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...More

1  Thank IYamwhatiyam2014
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Caroline H
December 26, 2015|
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Response from COLWF | Reviewed this property |
I took my kids there it was great. But kids meals are not cheap.
April 14, 2015|
Response from Bear48 | Reviewed this property |
You can order your steak any way you like. They recommend med-rare.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$29 - $31
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3500 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-6409
    (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: +1 202-237-1432
  • E-mail
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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