Medium Rare

3500 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington D.C. 20008

I never had a bad day that started with champagne. – Mike T. Dark

Last weekend, my husband and I ventured to the Cleveland Park neighborhood of D.C. for brunch. Neither of us has ever been to this neighborhood since our move to the DMV, so we were excited to venture into new territory and check out the brunch scene.

Choosing Medium Rare to enjoy our mid-day drinking session was an easy choice because 1. it has outdoor seating so we could enjoy the beautiful day and 2. in addition to Mimosas, they also offered screwdrivers as a bottomless drink option! This was a very important detail because my husband hates champagne! ::gasp:: 

What made Medium Rare also appealing was its brunch deal! For $24 you get bottomless Mimosas, Bloody Mary’s and Screwdrivers, a yogurt parfait or fruit to start, and choice of an entrée.

Screwdriver for him, mimosa for me! Everyone’s happy.

To start, we both chose the yogurt parfait. It was creamy, and refreshing and served in a cute wine glass. Those types of little touches get me every time, and they’re perfect for Instagram-worthy pictures.

For entrées,  I chose the Egg Frites and Sausage, and he chose a classic, Steak and Eggs. One thing to note about the menu at Medium Rare is that it’s definitely for meat lovers. There are only five entrées on the menu to choose from, and each includes either steak or sausage. This was not a problem for me, but a good thing to keep in mind if you are ever thinking of trying it out.

Egg Frites and Sausage
Egg Frites and Sausage

The Egg Frites and Sausage were delicious! The poached eggs, however, I thought were a little too soft. So I think next time I’ll go with the scrambled eggs instead. Despite that, the taste was great, it was filling, it made for a great egg porn shot, and it paired nicely with my never-ending glass of champagne and OJ!

I couldn’t snag a pic of the Steak and Eggs because “someone” started eating too fast, but I can report back that the steak was cooked perfectly and their “secret steak sauce” was a great addition. It was similar to a light gravy consistency.

For dessert, (of course, there had to be dessert), we settled on their Hot Fudge Sundae and Apple Pie A La Mode. Lawd have mercy; the dessert was the best part of the meal! It was also very hard to choose which ones to try. My sundae featured the classics: vanilla ice cream, hot fudge sauce, nuts and about a pound of whipped cream. I was in heaven.

Hot Fudge Sundae
Hot Fudge Sundae

The Apple Pie was also amazing. It was a decent slice, came out warm with a flaky crust, and was served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Overall, my experience at Medium Rare was a very positive one. The food was flavorful, the price was just right, and the servers were great at making sure our glasses were truly bottomless.

Medium Rare makes for the perfect weekend afternoon brunch with a loved one or friends. I can’t wait to go back!

Tip: Make sure to make a reservation, ask for a table outside and don’t leave until you’ve had the Hot Fudge Sundae. Thank me lata!

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