Medium Rare - Arlington

4.6
734 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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4.4
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4.4
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4.5
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vipPlainJane
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We felt very comfortable with both the warmth and the social distancing in the outdoor tent. The portions are very generous, the steak and fries are very good, the salad is surprisingly superb, and the warm cider with bourbon is not to be missed! We didn't have room for dessert, but the ones which other diners ordered looked tempting and delicious.

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Magoo
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brunch was great. Service was great. Was a little loud but overall great experience

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Ashley
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delish! Did the pre-fixe brunch, ordered the Medium Rare’s Famous Benedict. It was nice size portion and it comes with fries! Also included bottomless mimosa! I had the cranberry mimosa. Also had yogurt parfait with dried fruit and granola, and rustic bread with butter. Ambiance is very nice and contemporary. Noise level was decent during quiet times, but it got a bit louder during busy hours. Overall, would eat there again!

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vipNancyC
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delightful!!

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richardw
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent steak and service. Would recommend having heaters turned on during evening outdoor seating.

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ChrisS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent steak and fries but the limited menu (only steak and fries) gives limited options for families with varied diets.

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PrimeRibber
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

The tables inside were a little close to each other and the music way too loud but the food was delicious.

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DougW
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent service!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food

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JaredC
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing as always! One of our favorite spots in Arlington.

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GetInMyBelly
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food, drinks and service were all great. Love the simplicity - bread, salad and steak (added some mushrooms). We didn't have dessert (too full), but saw others that did, with big smiles on their faces. Well done!

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vipGreg
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great little place for a Sunday brunch. Great service, solid food and the restaurant does some amazing things for the community.

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patj
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

It was an interesting place. Nice atmosphere. The steak was good, but we didn't like the bread! (My husband actually rates a place on it's bread. Weird, I know.) I wish I had gotten the sauce on the side. It was good, but a little too much of it.

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RickD
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the simple menu. Food was delicious

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Like the food and service at medium rare. The only complaint is the music is so loud, one can hardly hear the waitstaff asked any questions or carry on a conversation. Wish they will turn down g the volume of the music then it’s a perfect place to visit.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Easy no fuss dining
I always recommend it

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LarryB
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Gave them a second chance. Last time was very underwhelming. Service was much improved. Food was good, plentiful, and hot when delivered to the table.

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Hasan
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is very tasty and reasonably priced, desserts are highly suggested too. One of my favorite places in DC area.

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vipjomurray
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this restaurant. I just wish the personnel wore masks.

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vipSandy
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great stuff

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ShelbyC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

The whole experience was just . . . OK. I would not recommend for the price.

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MeetMeInMemphis
Memphis
19 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great experience and fun too!

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SteveD
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

They do one thing and they do it well. Steak, special sauce, and fries. And then they bring more!

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ChristopherW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Have never had a bad meal. Always look forward to Medium Rare

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KristinC
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was good, we didn’t realize you got a second serving which was a pleasant surprise! Service was good and prompt.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I came here for brunch and it was simply delicious! First off, the staff was so friendly and prompt. The coffee was fresh, the mimosas were strong and the food was awesome. It was a small brunch menu, but anything on there is gonna be great. I was visiting DC for the weekend and this was one of the many highlights. Would totally return!

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vipJillF
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Would have appreciated knowing it was a set menu. There was no indication that the full menu wasn’t available from the website.

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NeeNee
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Had reservations at 1:30 wasn’t greeted. We ended up leaving at 2 with no food or water still…

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EllaV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and the food was delicious! Would recommend.

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MarkL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday. Perfect from start to finish

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vipKelseyZ
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food! Had a great dinner sitting outside!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

I normally have had great service, but it took very long for a waiter to come and take our orders. Over popular to the ratio of workers. Food as always was great!!!

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Momof3
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience3

Food was ok. Service was bad. Had a dirty plate and then waiter poured wine into a dirty glass. Wasted some of our bottle of wine. Then one of the servers served our steak to another table so we had to wait a long time for our food. No apologies for the delay. On top of it all our food was not even hot. Sauce was cold. Not sure it would be worth a return trip.

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vipSPMcQ
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

It may be unfair to compare this restaurant to the Paris Relais d’Entrecote upon which it was originally based. Even recognizing we were not in Paris, the experience was disappointing.
Wait staff was excellent. Salad very good, as was the bread. Fries were an 8 out of 10, mostly due to being lukewarm.
The steaks and “secret sauce” were really poor and also lukewarm. Mediocre meat, although cooked to medium as ordered. The sauce was pretty uninspired, inedible. Best comparison might be a canned, weak beef gravy with no sense of freshness or seasonings.
Apple pie tasted grocery store bought - don’t order it.
My cappuccino was perfect.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience2

The service and food are good. But the music was so loud, can’t hear oneself talk or carry a conversation with your companion. Wish they turned the music level down 3 notches.

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vipTMCsquared
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We went for brunch and the food was excellent with the exception of the poached eggs (they were overcooked twice). The French toast is the best I've ever had!

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InvisibleHand
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Overall, a good experience. Keep in mind that the deserts are ridiculously sized and designed for two or three people. We also had to ask that the music be turned down or redirected. We will come again.

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Milissa
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

I expected more from a pre fixed menu and that's all they offer. The "secret sauce" wasn't very good.

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BarbaraK
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time visit, very nice experience. Food and service was excellent. Look forward to going back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Very underwhelmed by the service - we waited 10 minutes or so
for someone to visit our table. Then they seemed more concerned with clearing our dishes. Enjoyed the food except dessert - chocolate cake was very dry.

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 734 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.