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How do you like your steak? Medium rare is the answer, especially at Medium Rare in Washington DC where America meets France in a steakhouse. At Medium Rare, the words steakhouse and affordable are combined in a relaxed and fun environment. Modeled after a steakhouse based in Paris, Medium Rare has three locations in the DC area - Bethesda, Cleveland Park and Capitol Hill. The concept is warm and friendly serving up tasty food in a relaxed, non-pretentious way. The music is turned up loud, making you lean in to talk, like you would if you were in a French bistro. The menu at Medium Rare is very simple. All you have to decide is how you want your meat cooked because the menu is a pre-fixe offering for $20.45.
Just as the summer started, Napa Valley Grille in Westwood Village reopened after a major renovation. And now that summer is underway, Napa Valley Grille is offering a special three course pre-fixe summer menu that will be available until the first of September. The theme of the summer menu is grilling. But the menu is not a bunch of grilled meats and vegetables. Various ingredients are grilled, resulting in charring which brings out different flavor profiles. For the first course, there is a choice between Summer Corn Soup and Grilled Octopus. The Summer Corn Soup with grilled baby corn, sesame crackers, blue croutons and micro cilantro tastes liked the corn is fresh off the grill. The char flavor of the corn is dominant and the soup is rather light but could have used a little more seasoning. Summer Corn Soup, grilled baby corn, sesame crackers, blue croutons, micro cilantro
While Vegas is known for gambling and all-night partying, it has also become a food mecca.  A weekend in Vegas can be spent eating your way through the Strip at a number of top restaurants from around the country, while burning a massive whole in your wallet. However, one of North America's best Greek restaurants, Estiatorio Milos, located on the quiet third floor of the Cosmopolitan Hotel, offers a pre-fixe lunch menu and a deal that can't be beat!  For $20.12, you get a 3 course menu featuring the fresh seafood and simple, delicate flavors from the main menu but for a price that won't break your budget.