Medium Rare


12874465_10154051339383011_1826431666_oMedium Rare is a steakhouse (this may seem obvious, but my favorite game, “Steak House or Gay Bar?”, dispels that notion) located at 515 8th St SE and 3500 Connecticut Ave NW (the photos in this post are from the 8th St SE location, though I’ve been to both and both are equally good). For dinner, Medium Rare makes life easy by offering one option and one option only: a prix fixe for $20.95 that includes salad, bread and two portions of steak frites. This makes it a great place to bring a date- you know exactly what you’re getting yourself into. You don’t get to choose what kind of


It was St. Patty’s day so we ordered green kamikazes. The nice Canadian family (isn’t nice Canadian a redundant phrase) at the table next to us bought us our drinks.

steak to order (it arrives thinly-sliced with tasty steak sauce) but you don’t have to get it medium rare. The word on the street is that Donald Trump likes his steak well-done, which I think says all we need to know about the dimensions of a certain appendage of his. The steak and fries are very tasty


The steak and fries are very tasty, and the fact that they come out in two portions ensures that they stay hot and fresh. Service is quick and efficient. Don’t come here expecting a fancy Peter Luger-style experience. The steak is certainly not as bougie as that, the noise level is fairly loud, and dress is casual. It’s a solid, fun, and relatively affordable spot for dinner, though and attracts diners of all ages.