Medium Rare, a restaurant that serves steak meals on a set menu, is opening Wednesday in Bethesda.
The restaurant at 4904 Fairmont Ave. will serve its first diners starting at 5 p.m., said owner Mark Bucher, the restaurateur who also owns adjacent Community.
The Medium Rare staff was working quickly to complete the final setup for the restaurant at 4 p.m.
There are two other locations of Medium Rare, both in Washington, D.C. The Bethesda location serves the same menu and has a maximum occupancy of 114 people.
Medium Rare offers a prix fixe $20.95 dinner menu of artisan rustic bread, mixed green salad and culotte steak with hand-cut fries. Desserts including hot fudge sundaes and Key lime pie are available for $8. Wine is also available by the glass or bottle.
The restaurant serves a weekend brunch at $25, with options including steak frites and French toast with sausage and drinks including bottomless Bloody Marys and mimosas.
Medium Rare is open from 5 to 10 p.m. daily and until 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. It’s also open for brunch Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Interior photos of Medium Rare Wednesday afternoon. Credit: Joe Zimmermann