Monocacy Crossing
Monocacy Crossing

Monocacy Crossing

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.monocacycrossing.com/
  • Phone: 301-846-4204x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Tuesday - Thursday: 11:30am - 9:00pm, Friday: 11:30am - 10:00pm, Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Monocacy Crossing
Monocacy Crossing is located off the beaten path five miles south of Frederick. As soon as you walk through our door, you relax, you're comfortable, and at home. Our menu selections and extensive wine list will satisfy everyone in your party. So come, enjoy, be our guests!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Monocacy Crossing reviews from OpenTable diners
113 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (71)great for outdoor dining (66)neighborhood gem (50)fit for foodies (49)romantic (41)notable wine list (29)good for groups (27)great for lunch (27)great for brunch (25)late-night find (6)kid-friendly (6)scenic view (6)hot spot (2)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • A Must Try
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    A lovely place to have a great dinner. Food amazing!! Great outdoor space.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent as always!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I have dined here many times over the past years and this restaurant never disappoints! The food is excellent and service is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Our server was excellent - very friendly and attentive. The food however was very disappointing. The fried calamari appetizer was a bit undercooked while the fish and chips lunch was overcooked. The biggest disappointment was the flounder special. It was bad enough that the chef burnt the breading (which definitely flavored the fish), but the server actually brought it to our table. We sent the dish back and when the replacement meal was brought out, the fish was slightly undercooked. Really??? At that point we accepted the meal because we didn't want to deal with sending it back yet again. I could understand these things happening if the restaurant was busy, but we were the ONLY patrons in the dining room at that time.
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  • Monocacy Crossing
    TomS
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Monocacy Crossing is one of our favorite restaurants for special occasions. Our expectations for a wonderful meal and celebration are always met. The food is prepared very well and the variety of choices is wide. The prices of the appetizers, salads, entrees, and desserts are ALL very reasonable. We thoroughly enjoyed are 44th anniversary celebration at MC :-)
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Monocacy Crossing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    One of my favorite restaurants of all time. The service was great and the food exceptional. What a wonderful time celebrating out Anniversary!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cindy
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    My bread plate had dried egg on it and the food was mediocre at best.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    Walkersvillediner
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    A group went for lunch and sat out on the patio on a really nice day. The service was excellent, the food good (as always). This was my first experience dining outside at this restaurant and I will definitely look for another nice day to have a repeat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Monocacy Crossing
    monocacyrules
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We go to Monocacy Crossing several times a year and are never disappointed. The qualify of food and service is consistent. Very relaxed environment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We've never been disappointed in a meal over the past 10 years. Highly recommend dining at Monocacy Crossing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good, but not as good as last visit
    IrnieVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This was our second visit to Monacacy Crossing this summer. Our first visit was outstanding, but this time the menu selections were relatively limited. The duck Nachos appetizer is a winner.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great variety and unique
    local
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We pass the restaurant daily and the place is always busy, however, it is pricey. We go for special occasions and love the food choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not bad
    bkmech
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I say not bad because I've eaten at many Fine dining restaurants. This one also is listed as such. I feel for the quality of food and prices a little higher than they should be I probably won't be back. Everything was Ok but could have been better for a Fine dining expereance
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kozmic76
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Experience was great as usual. Monocacy Crossing has become my favorite local restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Favorite
    Michelle
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The best restaurant in Frederick! Love the scallops and bacon!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    CarolMVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    As other reviewers noted this does not look like much from the outside, but the parking lot was full which is usually a good sign. The menu has a variety of choices from appetizers through dessert with preparations I would expect from a high end restaurant. We were served an excellent meal in a pleasant indoor dining area that appeared to be a room of a converted house. Would definitely return if in the area.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love It!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This is one of our favorite places. Food is fresh and presented wonderfully. Addicted to Whiskey Duck nachos. Had two individuals in our party that had food allergies. The waitress did not even blink an eye at all the crazy questions. She maintained a huge smile and double-checked with the chef. In addition to the fabulous food this keeps us coming back. Love the outside seating. Also like that you can have a relaxing dinner without being rushed out.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently great food
    Crocker
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Best food in Frederick, portions are just right, quality is the highest, friendly and quaint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliably good.
    Mike
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Monocasy Crossing has maintained its high quality over the years. The down-home standards on the menu are always prepared with creative flair like a cream/clam sauce on grilled salmon. And this kitchen really knows how to prepare fish. You can always rely on an excellent piece of fish that isn't over-cooked. Portions are more than ample.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner at Monocacy Crossing
    WingsFan
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Monocacy Crossing is in an old house that was converted into a restaurant with a lot of character. Décor was upscale; white, linen table cloths, waitstaff dressed up. Went there for dinner on a Sunday and the room was quite quiet. Both my wife and I had the Beef Medallions. Ordered them medium and they came a little closer to what we would consider medium-rare, but they were very well prepared. Excellent Crème Brulee for dessert. Nice wine list, excellent service. They also have an outdoor section that looks a little more casual. My only disappointment was that they apparently did not get the OpenTable note about it being the anniversary for the couple we were with.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • never disappointed
    ilovefoodVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    So, I've been to Monocacy Crossing many, many times and have never been disappointed. It's one of my favorite places! The warm coconut pound cake is legendary. In fact we call ahead to make sure they have it before we come.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • James
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Great place, great service, has a nice relaxed feel, great for a quiet romantic dinner. The NY Strip was excellent!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • SpiceVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Monocacy is one of our favorites. The food is top shelf and the service impeccable. Over the years we have tried nearly every entree with no disappointments. With nightly specials, the menu never gets stale. The scallop appetizer and Duck nachos are favorites as well as the Buttermilk Chicken with ham Tasso gravy and pork tenderloin entrees. You can't go wrong for a special night out!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food good service
    ArtB
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The food was very good and the service was great. The only concern was as the place got crowded the noise level went up, but great bar scene and nice out door dining which we will have to try the next time
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go often
    willgoback
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Monocacy Crossing's food and service never disappoints. My wife especially loves the BBQ grilled shrimp over smoked cheddar grits. Excellent wine list, a limited but well chosen single glass selections. Only drawback - building should have a renovation. Nothing terrible but does detract from the overall experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An Exceptional Restaurant
    4datenight
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We celebrated our 15th anniversary with our first dinner at Monocacy Crossing and we were so pleased with the exceptional food and service. We dined outside in their lovely patio area, and it could not have been more pleasant. The food was prepared and timed perfectly. Definitely will be going back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JW
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    One of our favorite places in Frederick - a bit off of the beaten path, but high quality food in a warm and friendly environment!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Father's Day
    Roxie
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Service was great! The staff was attentive and friendly. Our meals were excellent. The crab cakes were filled with crabmeat prepared perfectly! A favorite special occasion restaurant!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • freida
    freida
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The food is always delicious and creative. We've always had wonderful food and great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Date Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    My husband and I have been here many times for our "date nights". The food never disappoints! They consistently have great food and service. We normally go for a steak entree and they are always amazing. Beef medallions wrapped in bacon were incredible! This is our favorite Frederick restaurant!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A nice date night
    Passthewinepls
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    My boyfriend and I went for the first time on a Friday night. It was rainy outside, so I think it was quiter than it probably is normally at 7:30 on Friday. We had a absolutely great waitress! Personable and catered to all our needs without being asked. Food came out in perfect timing from one course to the next. Found out about the history of the place and the couple that owns it. We both had steak and it was cooked perfectly. The calamari was wonderful :) all around, great experience! We will be back, for sure!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Once Again!
    bellasmom
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    We love this place! The service and food are always top notch. Look forward to returning soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner at Monocacy Crossing
    Catseye
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    After getting lost using a faulty GPS, we found Monocacy Crossing and really enjoyed the food, the wait staff and the welcome. The food was excellent. Our crab appetizer and the pita bread to mop up the crab was more than sufficient for two meals for two people. The hangar steak and the beef tips were prepared according to our wishes and the red Austrian wine went well with the beef. The sides complimented the meal perfectly. Thanks to our happy server we enjoyed a great meal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find!
    FridayDinnerClub
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We eat out with friends every weekend, and are always looking for a new place to share some good food and wine. Loved Monocacy Crossing! For appetizers we had the scallops and the crab fritter special. Both were delicious and the scallops were perfectly prepared. My Shrimp and Grits were among the best I have ever had. Our group also had the Beef Medallions, the Pork Tenderloin and the Jambalaya, all of which were delicious. We have put Monocacy Crossing on our "re-do" list, and could see it becoming a go-to place for special occasions - the food was that good! Thank you for great food, and service that matched the quality of the food. Wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    "Frederick's best kept secret" is true. Food was incredible, service excellent; the owner even came by our table to say hello. Atmosphere was just the right blend of relaxed yet upscale. We recommend the duck nachos--really!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Never disappoints and has quickly become the favorite dining spot for me and my wife! A can't miss dining experience and the chef is amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints!
    MiddebVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    On our most recent visit to MC for lunch, my husband and I decided to sit outside on the patio. It's great. Due to the fact that the umbrellas are wide, with all of them open the area is shady like a covered porch. Nice. This time I had the BLT with cheddar and cup of chicken corn chowder. Let me tell you, that is one delicious sandwich! The soup was delicious, too. ALL the soups here are fantastic. My hubby opted for the pulled pork sandwich, which must have half a pound of pork on it with a tasty Cole slaw on the side. I've had this before and it is awesome. 5 stars for both Katie and Allie, who my husband and I can't compliment enough as lovely young women and excellent servers in every way.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Frederick's hidden foodie gem
    wcelliot
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Monocacy Crossing is a small family owned restaurant where the food takes center stage: innovative, locally sourced, and expertly prepared without being pretentious. The wine list is also notable for both breadth and depth with surprise finds on every page and a wide range of unique wines available by the glass. While the dinner menu is the star, the lunch menu is arguably the best in the area making it a great value for business lunches. And service is impeccable with a very tenured and attentive team. Head and shoulders my favorite spot in Frederick.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Monocacy Crossing
    Dave
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    My wife and I have been going to this restaurant for years. The food and service are always excellent. A fine dining experience in a casual setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    siobhan
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We have been to monocacy crossing many times and always have a great meal. Service is excellent! We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at Monocacy Crossing
    Kozmic76
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We were meeting friends for dinner and they wanted to try somewhere where they had not eaten before. My husband and I have had lunch there before and were always pleased with the food and the service, so we decided to go to Monocacy Crossing. We all agreed our meals were excellent and the service was superb. It was a pleasant evening, so we sat at a table on the patio. The entire evening was a lovely experience!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.