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Medium Rare - Cleveland Park

4.5
4.5
1738 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 57 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steak, American, French

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 2:30 pm–11:00 pm Sun 2:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 237-1432

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Cleveland Park

  • Cross street

    Ordway Street NW

  • Parking details

    Small parking lot directly across the street

  • Public transit

    On the corner adjacent to the Metro red line, Cleveland Park entrance

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 1,738 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • District of Columbia

    Best Value

  • District of Columbia

    Steak

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  1. MR

    MariaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always . The meal was on point. The server very attentive and helpful.
  2. R

    Robert

    Baltimore

    75 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    This used to be one of our favorite spots in DC. No longer. It has become awful since Covid with staff changes and is now a place we will avoid and you all should too. Stay away.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  4. S

    Susan

    Washington DC

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We chose Medium Rare based on the concept: Only one item on the menu (prix fixe salad followed by steak and fries. I had the mushroom instead of steak, which was delicious. We finished with an ice cream sundae for my son, who was celebrating his birthday. Good choice of wine, full restaurant despite it being the day after Thanksgiving. I highly recommend.
  5. B

    Boomer

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, atmosphere, and service. We’ll be back!!
  6. L

    Lyralou

    New England

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great tasting steak, plentiful servings, great place to feed hungry teens!
  7. KI

    KateInDC

    Washington DC

    209 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    209 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Simple food, simply delicious. And generous portions with seconds included! (We often take home enough for dinner again the next night!)
  8. JW

    JohnW

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience4
    Love Medium Rare! However, the service seems to be getting a little slipshod and disjointed, which is weird, since this would be one of the city's easiest establishments in which to provide timely service. Repeat after me: First, bring bread and water. Take drink orders. Serve drinks. Take dinner orders, including wine. Serve wine and dinner at the same time.
  9. NK

    NorbertK

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous!!!!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    I feel like an old person (I’m only 40!) but the last few times we’ve gone here I can barely hear anyone. Even the waiters were struggling to communicate.
  11. DC

    DCeater

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Regular customer. Not sure if they’ve rearranged but tables were so closely packed it was honestly hard to get in and out from our seats to use the restroom without making another table’s guests move. Or for our waiters to reach us. Food was solid, as usual, but fries were a little cold and steak was a little underdone. Overall fine experience but usually better. And they should really take out a few tables so it is not quite so tightly packed.
  12. KC

    KarenC

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Beautiful festive gem. We were welcomed immediately upon arrival, seated quickly, and served graciously. We miss our Capitol Hill location but are grateful to still have you here in DC. Portions from bread to salad to steak and frites, to cake were all substantial and delicious! A beautiful night for us
  13. KC

    KatieC

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service and very accommodating of a food allergy and a baby.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Huge bummer overall. Got cut off at barely an hour even thought it’s a 90 minute experience. We were super respectful and reasonable and at the top of the hour, the entire staff started being really rude and standoffish. Huge departure from our normal experience and extremely unprofessional. Didn’t communicate with us at all and basically silently cut us off. Will not be returning.
  15. L

    Lauren

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Medium Rare! Excellent service, delicious food, and an inviting atmosphere. 11/10 recommend
  16. A

    Alex

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience3
    Several adjacent tables received prompt service and meals while we waited 10 minutes for a server to ask if we wanted cocktails and how we wanted our steak frittes cooked. We raised this issue with the server but nothing was done to fix it beyond a verbal apology. No manager came to check in. Food quality was good.
  17. KA

    KateAllie

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love to go to Medium Rare in Cleveland Park! The food and service are always top-tier.
  18. m

    mizgen

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Such a friendly place. Perfect for a family dinner. Love the outdoor seating and attentive (but no too attentive--we never felt rushed) service. Great value. We'll be back.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite places in the world to eat.
  20. MR

    MaRosa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great concept; well executed. Our server was excellent. The food was delicious-- some of the best fries I've had in recent memory.
  21. PL

    PaulaL

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always Amazing! Great food, Great service.. we always go back!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Girl’s Brunch was good the food lacked a bit of flavor but the service and ambience was very good.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dennis was an amazing server!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Dennis was very attentive and kind. Service was quick and food was just great!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    The service is so cold lately, no one is smiling. This used to be such a reliable place to bring guests for a good time but now it feels very sterile and awkward. We weren’t even offered dessert and it was our friends bday, they just tossed the check.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food great price
  27. PE

    PamE

    Nashville

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was great
  28. EF

    ElisabethF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My friends and I go there often, as we live on the block. The food is great, the staff is excellent, and it never disappoints. Sometimes the music is a tad loud, but they’ll turn it down if asked. And seriously: Get rid of the Pepe LePew voice in the restrooms. So creepy. Otherwise, one of my faves!
  29. F

    Formerfoodie22

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Enjoyed our meal. Music is alway too loud. The second round of steak was rare, not medium. Server corrected the problem
  30. NH

    NatalieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best brunch deal ever!! Fire food fire service great mimosas
  31. MB

    MaiB

    Nashville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    They were definitely overbooked. We booked a table inside and we’re only offered two outside tables. The hostess was very nice but was doing way too many jobs. Once we were sat, our table was wobbly and small. The food was good- decent steak and amazing fries. The dessert was pretty bad, though. They all tasted frozen.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my anniversary but nothing special was done.
  33. LP

    LeonaP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    It is not worth the trip. I was very excited to go but ended up very disappointing.
  34. p

    paulw

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We arrived on time on a Friday for dinner but did have to wait a little. It was a balmy night. Everyone was out. No big deal. The ladies running reception were working very hard and doing a great job! Tons of people arriving. People lingering at tables. The food was excellent and served without delays. When we finished we were surprised by a server who brought "seconds" on a hot skillet. Fantastic! There were 4 of us for a birthday. 3 bottles of wine and practically 2 meals each and we were done. The wait staff was attentive and didn't interrupt and when it we were done, got us the check quickly. Smooth experience. Great concept keeps the quality of the food consistent and service prompt. I recommend giving it a try. Close to the Cleveland Park metro.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Very enjoyable, service team was very helpful.
  36. d

    dinerwiner

    Washington DC

    44 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    This restaurant was highly recommended to us. I found it to be ok. The meat was not as soft as I would have like it to be. The quantity was very good with the second serving. People in the restaurant were very loud.
  37. L

    Lyralou

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful steak frites, abundant portions and cozy atmosphere. Will definitely return!
  38. CP

    CarenP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience1
    The noise is intolerable + loud music. Food quite good, wait staff superior and very attentive. But turn off the music and do some sound proofing, PLEASE!
  39. m

    msmdc

    Washington DC

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappoints! Can’t wait to go back.
  40. b

    bocabroker

    Miami

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Unique Concept! Food was good and a fun experience!

FAQs

Medium Rare - Cleveland Park is rated 4.5 stars by 1738 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 57 times today
Google Map for Medium Rare - Cleveland Park

3500 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Ordway Street NW

  • Neighborhood

    Cleveland Park

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 2:30 pm–11:00 pm Sun 2:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steak, American, French

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Small parking lot directly across the street

  • Public transit

    On the corner adjacent to the Metro red line, Cleveland Park entrance

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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