Firestone's
Firestone's

Firestone's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.firestonesrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (301) 663-0330
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm

    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

    All reservations made on Open Table are for our second level dining area. If you need lower level reservations, please call the restaurant directly.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Gastro Pub
  • Executive Chef: Jack Walker
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Church St
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is a parking garage located on Church Street, less than half of a block from the restaurant
A word from Firestone's
Firestone's Culinary Tavern, opened in 1999, is located in downtown Frederick's picturesque Historic District. It is housed in a 1921 building that was initially the home of Shipley's Department Store. The restaurant combines outstanding cuisine with the casual atmosphere of a neighborhood tavern. The Washington Post says, "the atmosphere is prime...the food is, too!".
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Firestone's reviews from OpenTable diners
73 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (43)neighborhood gem (33)special occasion (31)vibrant bar scene (28)great for brunch (24)romantic (22)great for lunch (22)scenic view (21)notable wine list (14)hot spot (13)good for groups (12)kid-friendly (3)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Top Pick
    geniusVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    We had invited friends to visit Frederick from Silver Spring. Surprisingly they had not been here before. They were very impressed with the food and service of Firestone's and expressed a desire to return to Frederick. They had the beet and speck salad, the oysters as appetizers. For the main dish the short ribs and hang steak were a big success. This was our Top Pick for the evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Market Street Fun
    Eater
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Love the upper dining area. Views of bustling market street were great. New chef is doing something right. outside of the sweetness of the onion soup that my mom thought was a bit much ... the shrimp, pork shank, scallops, cheese plate were amazing!!!!!!! please put the bacon leek soup on the menu! Kris was an excellent sever as well.He did great guiding is through any questions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thank you...
    Carol
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Firestone's has always been at the top of my list for great food and service, no matter what meal I have eaten there. They are in my top go to places for a great place to dine. It is an inviting place with warm and friendly service all around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service is GREAT!
    jujones
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    I love visiting Frederick with its wonderful, varied shops, theater, and restaurants, and friendly people of all ages. Firestone's is one of my very favorites - very good food at reasonable prices, interesting, happy environment - and I can't say enough about the super service; everyone working there seems completely competent, observant, accommodating, and friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Intro to Firestone's
    mrbmistVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Firestone's is one of my favorites. I introduced a friend to the Oyster Po-Boy and Truffle Fries for brunch... It's now his favorite Restaraunt. He took his whole family that very night
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday celebration
    Karebear
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    We have gone to Firestones for three years now to celebrate our granddaughters birthday. The food and service are always outstanding! We hope to continue our tradition for many years to come.🍷
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful time.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The waitress really made the evening, friendly, helpful and personable. Wish I could know her name. Upstairs on 11/1' and a group of 5. Great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • luvfood
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We always enjoy dinner at Firestone's. The wait staff is knowledgeable and friendly. The food is great and the atmosphere is awesome!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a go to restaurant
    Frederickdiner
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Our reservations got crossed up as we planned a 7:15 pm dinner and the hostess called us at 5:45 asking if we were coming to our 5:30 dinner. Well to make a long story short they held our table for is as we quickly drove to town. Firestones is always crowde on the weekends and today was no exception. We were again happy with the food and service as always. We highly recommend Firestones.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great place to go!
    OliveMeVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    I love many things about going to this restaurant besides the always changing delicious food items. The wait staff is superb, the view of Market St. is awesome and they have great wine glasses!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LOVE the Stoney Tavern
    JRQuigley
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Firestones is great for daytime lunches and drinks, romantic dinners, and great nights out. Make a reservation for a window seat upstairs!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch
    barbe
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    We reserved a table for 4. 3 had eggs benedict: good, but some egg white cut off, too thin on bacon (Canadian?), and not enough Hollandaise sauce. Last few times it was better, so perhaps it was a different or new cook. Excellent fried potatoes and coffee. We all cleared our plates! Asked for a table at window and was accommodated.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Restaurant
    kayceeintulsaVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    First time at Firestones. Beautiful setting in old building. Dined on second floor overlooking street. Great for people watching! Thought menu was a bit limited but food selections we made were very good. Staff was friendly and efficient. Made you feel welcome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved every aspect
    grace9476
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Our table was ready ahead of schedule in my requested section at the window. Our server was entertaining, knowledgeable, and had excellent timing of our meals and following up. He was a refreshing improvement to service we've received in other restaurants, really great. The food was exceptional - crab dip, onion soup, burger, and scallops were all above par with some unique flavor combos (I.e., apple cider in the onion soup was incredible). Dessert was yummy and presented beautifully and drinks were mixed to our liking. From start to finish, it was a fantastic evening and meal. We felt special and very full leaving. We will most definitely return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sunday brunch
    TomInMD
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We love Firestone'so for Sunday brunch. Good food, fair prices.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meal
    Jfred11
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This is a cute place to go. The service is wonder and the food is excellent. Your glass is always full. Good operation overall.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wednesday night birthday
    BirthdayBlast
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We went to firestone's for my birthday. It was wonderful. The dining room is upstairs, and the floor is open to the bar below. It's both a good and a bad thing. The bar noise shoots straight up to the dining room. Food is delicious, waitstaff is attentive, overall a great experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful dining experience
    lovetoeat
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    We chose Firestone's to celebrate our friend's birthday, and we were very happy with our dining experience. Our server, Leslie was wonderful and the food was absolutely delicious. The Short Ribs were outstanding. It's one of my favorite restaurants in Frederick. Always enjoy our times there!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Still a treat
    Carol
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    I started going to Firestones when it first opened and have never been disappointed. The menu is much more ambitious now, but it is always a real treat to dine here. It can be relaxed and casual or a very formal celebration - the food, service and atmosphere never disappoint! I always take my out of town guests here and their reactions are always the same "When can I come back?"
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worst Birthday Ever
    NMFD
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Terrible Table and limited menu began my experience at Firestones. This escalated into a horrible experience when my steak salad was served to me full of grizzle. When I sent the salad back I was told I had to pick something else on the menu which made me think that the waiter just didn't believe me. I sat for one hour waiting for my meal, while my husband ate his dinner all to be presented with a bill at he end that charged me for the meal they had switched me to....complimentary desert and an ever growing boisterous bar scene did nothing to save the spirit of my birthday. The should be serving pub food in this kind of atmosphere, not charging extremely high prices for low quality food they are attempting to call fine dining.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food; Only Good Service
    RMalachow
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Food was excellent - interesting combinations and flavors - subtle twists on classics. Server was initially attentive, but after ordering food was not seen again until the check - e.g. Did not refill soft drinks or check on us.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • na
    nana
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    disappointed in the meal and noise level - heard dishes crashing several times
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for first date
    Date
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The menu is laking a large variety . Staff was amazing and very attentive had a amazing time
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed the lunch.
    helen
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Would love it if wine flights were offered. Also, mini desserts would be desirable.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent lunch
    PinkShirtGuyVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I had their 'famous' pastrami sandwich and my wife had the quiche. Both were amazing. Food being delivered to other tables looked great too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect evening
    Happydining
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    This was our first time at the restaurant....our experience was perfect. The place is lovely....a fun bar downstairs, a quiet restaurant upstairs. We ordered a deviled egg appetizer that was so delicious (and large) it could have been a meal. Our entrees were beautifully prepared and delicious. The service was first-rate. Our waiter delivered a birthday cake with candle without my husband noticing it coming.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great saturday dinner
    ChelswVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I made a last minute reservation at Firestones and it was no problem to fit my group of 4 in. The service was wonderful and the food was delicious as always. The upstairs has a beautiful window that I recommend sitting by!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood find
    mrbmistVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The Hangar Steak is incredible. With a Coffee Crème Brûlée to top off the evening...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent for lunch
    TomInMD
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Good food, good service. The hot pastrami sandwich is fabulous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as Always
    FANTASTIC
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Our first time for brunch. Asked for a table by the window and were pleasantly surprised to get a great table. We ordered the Summer Corn Chowder which had to be sent back to the kitchen twice to be heated to an acceptable temperature. It arrived the third time reasonably hot. They did not charge us. Good customer service!! We ordered the Three Deviled Egg appetizer that was OUTSTANDING. Two of our party ordered the Monte Cristo, one ordered the Oyster Sandwich, and I had the BLTA. All of were extremely happy with our choices.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Farm to Fork Week
    Nonna
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My husband and I had dinner here recently on a Saturday night. I was a little apprehensive at first when booking this reservation; thinking that its the busiest night of the week and it is Farm to Fork week. I thought that the food and the service would not be up to par, however, I was pleasantly surprised to find that the food was outstanding as always, the Rockfish I had was super fresh and my husbands homemade Kielbasi was tender and seasoned to perfection. Suffice to say, the service by Karen was excellent, even though it was a very busy evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Second Visit...Still Impressed
    MelissaU
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was the second visit to Firestones and I was just impressed with the food and service as the first time. We were there again for the Farm to Table week appetizers, meals, and dessert were all inclusive of ingredients from local producers. Service was friendly and knowledgeable about the food- we had reservations and were seated directly.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Birthday celebration
    Primsmom
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Went for a friend's birthday celebration. Had a great time. Wonderful food, wonderful service from Alice who was knowledgeable and just great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • lmcdevitt
    lmcdevitt
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I was visiting Frederick and Firestones was an amazing find. The food was incredible! The service excellent....friendly, smiles everywhere. If I lived in Frederick I would be at Firestones at least once a week.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappointed...
    bradkingsrVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We've been to Firestone's several times and this place always meets and exceeds expectations. It is a safe bet to impress visiting friends or business associates at a reasonable price. I just wish I lived a bit closer because it is a true "neighborhood gem"! The staff is friendly and ebullient - which always helps the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Charming setting and great food
    SeattleFoodie
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I recently lunched at Firestone's with three family members while I was vacationing in the area. It was my first visit to Firestone's, although it has long been a favorite meeting place for my sisters, who live in the region. It was a wonderful experience, from the historic ambience to the delicious food to the friendly and attentive service. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and hope to return to Firestone's on my next East Coast trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Open restaurant with bar downstairs and dining up...very loud.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    Mikeyx32
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Food was excellent, atmosphere was superb, the service from Alice (our member of the wait staff) was truly outstanding.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 35 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 725 reviews are from the Firestone's reviews archive.
  • Terrible Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We will not be going back to Firestones. It was terrible food and terrible service. We waited an hour after putting our order in to get our food.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch at Firestone's
    Pianolady
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    It was a Sunday afternoon and there was a jazz combo playing/singing live music, which was nice. However my friend and I requested a table on the opposite side of the restaurant, upstairs, where it was quieter. The noise level was very high, mostly from talking. Our waiter, Mike, was wonderful! Very attentive and helpful in our choice of entrees. We both ordered the Flank Steak Salad. The flavors of arugula, blueberry were a nice addition. The flank steak was tender, tasty and done to a "medium" perfection. Our desserts, Cookies and Cream Cheesecake and Coffee Crème Brulee, were over the top! Though the cheesecake was yummy, it was very filling and I could only eat 1/2. I would go with the Coffee Crème Brulee next time!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic