Restaurant: Medium Rare

I went to Medium Rare with Florence and Peter after seeing the movie “Dunkirk” at the Uptown Theater.

As you enter there is a bar with 8 high stools. The restaurant seats 150 people at tables of 2, 4 and 6. The restaurant seems to be willing to move tables into various combinations to accommodate larger groups. The chairs are hard and less than comfortable.

There is a single set menu (except for brunch periods). The pre-fix menu is Artisan Rustic Bread, Mixed Green Salad and Culotte Steak & Hand-cut fries with a secret sauce. The steak is sliced and the initial portion is quite enough.

However, as our plates began to empty our server showed up with a large platter of steak and fries providing additional portions. (Frankly the initial serving was enough for me.)

The pre-fixe price of the main dinner costs $19.50 and the desserts are $8.00. Drinks are of course extra.

The menu includes various desserts. We ordered the Grandpa’s Apple Pie with vanilla bean ice cream and the Hot Fudge Sundae. We were served a very large piece of pie and a full scoop of ice cream. The ice cream sundae is piled in a dish which is the size of a large half cantaloupe.

Dinner is served daily from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. and on Friday and Saturday until 11 p.m. Reservations are available on Open Table or by phone Sunday thru Thursday. On Friday and Saturday reservations are not available but if you call a half hour before you show up you have a pretty good chance of getting a table without waiting too long. When we got there on a Friday night it was wide open but it was early in the evening.

The restaurant is open from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday. On Saturday it is open from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. On Sunday it is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

There are two unisex restrooms. The restroom is quite dark. The walls and floor are covered with large black tiles with a string-like decoration running through them. Along one wall is a black ceramic wash basin with a mirror, a black ceramic urinal and a little further along is a black ceramic commode.

Medium Rare
3500 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20008