A $30 steak frites restaurant is coming to Lowest Greenville

Medium Rare is bringing its 3-course dinner to D-FW for the first time.

Washington D.C.-based restaurant Medium Rare is bringing its steak frites to Dallas' Lower...
Washington D.C.-based restaurant Medium Rare is bringing its steak frites to Dallas’ Lower Greenville neighborhood.(Courtesy of Medium Rare)

By Claire Ballor

12:32 PM on May 21, 2024

The former home of Standard Service on Lowest Greenville will soon be occupied by a D.C.-based restaurant that specializes in steak frites — and pretty much only steak frites.

Medium Rare will open May 29, 2024 at 5631 Alta Ave. with its notoriously minimalist prix fixe menu. For $30, diners get coulotte steak with secret sauce, fries, salad and bread. It’s a “one choice” restaurant where the only thing to choose is how you want your steak cooked. That is, unless you want seconds, which are included with the cost of the meal. The Dallas location will be Medium Rare’s first in Texas.

It’s a concept similar to French restaurant Le Relais de Venise L’Entrecôte, which drew lines hours-long lines after it reopened in Manhattan last year.

While steak is the star at Medium Rare, grilled portabella mushrooms with a red pepper sauce are available for the vegetarian crowd. There’s a dessert list as well, with chocolate cake, carrot cake and hot fudge sundaes.

The $35 weekend brunch menu is prix fixe, too, with bottomless drinks and steak in the form of eggs Benedict, steak and eggs, or a breakfast sandwich.

Along with the new restaurant location, the owners of Medium Rare are also bringing a Feed the Fridge program to Dallas. The program fights food insecurity with a network of community fridges that are filled daily with food provided by local restaurants.

“When we bring Medium Rare to a city, our promise is to bring Feed the Fridge with us,” Medium Rare co-owner Mark Bucher told D Magazine. “What we will look to do in Dallas is find partners where we can put fridges, where people that need access to meals can get them without signing up, without showing any ID, they can pull up in any car and walk in and grab a meal.”

Medium Rare will open May 29, 2024 at 5631 Alta Ave., Dallas. It will be open for dinner daily and for brunch on Saturday and Sunday. mediumrarerestaurant.com.

Claire Ballor, Staff Reporter. Since first starting her career at The Dallas Morning News in 2015, Claire has reported and written on a wide range of topics, covering breaking news, Dallas City Hall, criminal and civil courts and, most recently, food. Her work last year included the shooting at the Allen Premium Outlets and the fentanyl epidemic.cballor@dallasnews.com @claireballor