On Saturday night, we met up with some friends for a double date to check out Medium Rare's Capitol Hill location in the now trendy Barracks Row in DC. I was actually at a tasting on Monday night and another blogger had been boasting about the great bottomless brunch that Medium Rare offers (only $23!), so I was pretty excited to check it out.
After a long day at work on Friday and then fighting the traffic to get IN to DC for our 7pm reservation, the last thing I wanted to do was sit down and read a 10 page menu of what my dinner options were. Medium Rare offers a $19.75 prix fixe set dinner menu including Artisan Rustic Bread, Mixed Green Salad, and Award-Winning Culotte Steak and Hand-Cut Fries with their secret sauce.
The waiter made it easy for us and said he only needed to know two things:
"What do you want to drink?" & "How do you like your steak cooked?" That makes it easy, eh?
About 10 minutes after our dinners were served, our waiter came back with a hot skillet of steak and fries to replenish our plates with a customary Medium Rare second serving.
My advice to you: request extra sauce and dip your fries in it. The sauce is top-secret information, with only the owners knowing exactly what’s in it. Also, you can order a secret "adult" sundae off the dessert menu with a 21+ sauce.
The atmosphere was relaxed and casual -- and the owner, Mark Bucher, was a top rated radio DJ and makes his own playlist for diners to listen to. The restaurant is geared towards hosting families and friends and will be will be hosting it's 2nd Annual Pajama Brunch Party on New Year’s Day -- bring the kiddos!
Fore more info, you can check out www.mediumrarerestaurant.com or tweet @MediumRareDC.
Thanks to the Medium Rare team for inviting us in!
Hi! my name is Andrea and I'm a not-so-average Northern Virginia blogger, mom, and transplant from the Midwest. I host Girls Night Out events, meet ups, and write about events and my adventures in the DC area. I love to travel, brunch, and drink wine with my neighbors! I'm known to live on the wild side and order Venti iced double shots at 5pm.
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