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Medium Rare - Arlington

4.6
4.6
963 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 27 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steak, American, Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 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

    (703) 243-2020

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    For inquiries please give us a call.

  • Neighborhood

    Arlington

  • Cross street

    Nelson Street

  • Parking details

    We also provide free garage parking in our building

  • Public transit

    Virginia Square metro station across street

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 963 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. LH

    LoganH

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    This was the first time going to brunch at Medium Rare and probably the last time. The difference in dinner and brunch is like night and day with the food quality and amount of food. Little disappointed in brunch service.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The server was attentive the was perfectl cooked and delicious!
  3. CG

    ClaroG

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was very good and to our surprise, a 2nd portion of thr steak and fries. Will next try the brunch. Good service too.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent food and service. The music was so loud it was difficult to talk.
  5. C

    Courtney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Heard great things about medium rare and was not disappointed! Food was amazing, my boyfriend said it was the best steak he’s ever had! Even nicer that you get a second serving. So many cocktails to choose from, we went with the hibiscus margarita and we’re very happy! Will definitely come back!
  6. A

    Annie

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We went on the early side with a toddler. It was a great experience. It’s a good place for kids especially when you go early. The service was great - but almost too good? I say this because our plates were picked up so fast that we weren’t quite done with them. I completely understand that we were distracted and dealing with a kid so may have looked like we were done but would just recommend asking the table if we’re finished before taking plates. Thanks!
  7. JH

    JeffH

    Washington DC

    104 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    104 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Basic and really good! Love the fries!!!
  8. H

    Handsgirl

    New England

    49 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    I was super excited to visit this place again after returning to the area however it seems to have changed a bit. It was not the same great experience I had before. The service was quite shaky and the portion sizes were small except for the sundae which was filled with so much whipped cream that a 7 year old didn’t want it! We won’t return and and no longer recommend.
  9. L

    Live2dine

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, delicious food, clean restaurant.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Loved everything except the music is too loud that you have to yell to hear each other speak.
  11. KK

    KierstenK

    Stuttgart

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Sunday brunch was good not great, but fun, and the service was very good. The egg & meat dishes were a little undercooked and not hot all the way through, but the french toast was excellent. The $.25 drinks sound awesome, but if you're looking to walk away with a healthy buzz, probably not going to happen.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience3
    Food was very good. Steak cooked as requested.
  13. RM

    RayM

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We brought our dog and sat outside. The staff was so very accommodating and attentive to us & her! We love the food, wine and service here! Thank you again!
  14. A

    Abuzinadah

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    The service is not good
  15. CW

    CindyW

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were looking for a restaurant that was unique to this area. We were not sure if we would like Medium Rare since it is a prix fixe menu. I am so glad we decided to take a chance! This is an amazing place - from the ambience to the quality of each course. Make sure you save room for dessert. We will definitely be back when we are in the DC area.
  16. A

    Aabbcc

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice steak and fries place. Fries to die for. You get bread, salad, 2 servings of steak and fries for the price. I would come again.
  17. LM

    LaMarseillaise

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience2
    The food was excellent but for some reason the waiter didn’t offer the option of taking home leftover food. Wine list for reds is mediocre.
  18. JL

    JulienL

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    When the music is so loud that you hardly hear the waiter, that's a problem... Otherwise that's still a good deal.
  19. RW

    RobW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience2
    Ya gotta turn down the volume! Otherwise, everything was GREAT!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner and it was great. Our server was amazing and food was perfect.
  21. S

    Shaiza

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Music kept starting and stopping at varying volumes. Probably the owner's toddler was playing dj
  22. GD

    GaryD

    Birmingham

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food and restaurant but the music is much too loud. Very difficult to have a conversation.
  23. RG

    RGandJM

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The wait staff is some of the nicest I’ve ever met. Oh and the food was tasty and cooked to perfection. When you only serve two items on the menu, you better cook them to perfection, and they do. And that’s exactly why Medium Rare continues to thrive and be extremely popular.
  24. S

    Sayne

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent single menu. Good value for the quality of food as well. Service was prompt and attentive.
  25. H

    Holly

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience for a birthday brunch! Amazing food and great service
  26. KW

    KathieW

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We enjoyed our visit last night. Appreciated when the manager responded to my request to turn the music volume down. Totally unnecessary over dinner to have extreme blaring and bass music competing with our dinner conversation. It’s also an occupational hazard for the staff there. It’s not an ‘older person issue’. It’s a hearing for all issue!!! Manager even commented that the restaurant is not a night club!!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Food was great but tables were way too close together
  28. l

    luv2dinewthu

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    This was a great place to celebrate a birthday with family- the steak frites never disappoints- everyone was satisfied and no one needed to make a choice beyond how they wanted their steak cooked. Desserts were obscenely large (perfect for sharing between 3-4 people) and also tasty.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanks to all the staff for helping to make our kid’s birthday dinner so special! Much appreciated!!
  30. m

    matthewp

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A cant miss time, needs to be in everyone's monthly to do!
  31. GG

    GeoffreyG

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was good, small brunch menu but what they do they do very well. We would definitely go back.
  32. l

    local

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Everything was great, as always. Got dessert this time, which we don’t usually do. It was just ok.
  33. M

    Mark

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a fantastic experience at Medium Rare in Arlington! Sat outside on the patio, and enjoyed a wonderfully prepared dinner from the bread to the hot fudge sundae for dessert. The steak was cooked medium, hot off the grill, and topped with portobello mushrooms. Outstanding! Had the Pineapple Express cocktail…actually had two…very good! Service was impeccable. 3 cocktails, 2 dinners, mushrooms, hot fudge sundae.. $140.00 with the tip…. We will be back!
  34. F

    Foodie71

    Washington DC

    30 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The food was okay. Had to send steak back was cooked at right temperature. The service was great. Dennis was an awesome server with great customer service.
  35. a

    anonymous

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the sauce!
  36. m

    mander

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Delicious, dog friendly, great cocktails!
  37. KE

    KarenE

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    It was ok just not enough food
  38. l

    luv2dinewthu

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I’m not sure what I liked the most- the scrumptious, sumptuous steak sauce, that they refill (!!!) your plate when you finish your first serving, or the fact that the ONLY decision I had to make was what temperature I wanted my steak cooked… I can’t wait to go back!
  39. J

    Joanne

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The salad, steak, fries are outstanding! The service staff is attentive and knowledgeable. We ate outside, since it was one of those rare September evenings that was beautiful. Absolutely highly recommend!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Sooo they’re not bottomless and their menu hasn’t been updated. Mimosas are $1 each not $0.25 but still a good deal

FAQs

Medium Rare - Arlington does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Medium Rare - Arlington also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 243-2020.

Medium Rare - Arlington is rated 4.6 stars by 963 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 27 times today
Google Map for Medium Rare - Arlington

3601 Fairfax Dr, Arlington, VA 22201-2352

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Nelson Street

  • Neighborhood

    Arlington

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 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, Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    We also provide free garage parking in our building

  • Public transit

    Virginia Square metro station across street

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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