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Monocacy Crossing
Monocacy Crossing

Monocacy Crossing Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.monocacycrossing.com
  • Phone: (301) 846-4204
  • 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
Diner Reviews
  • "Best food in Frederick, portions are just right, quality is the highest, friendly and quaint."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Great place, great service, has a nice relaxed feel, great for a quiet romantic dinner. The NY Strip was excellent!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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!!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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."
    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!!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "One of our favorite places in Frederick - a bit off of the beaten path, but high quality food in a warm and friendly environment!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The food is always delicious and creative. We've always had wonderful food and great service."
    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!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We love this place! The service and food are always top notch. Look forward to returning soon!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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. "
    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!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Everything was delightful and the food outstanding. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "My husband and I are picky eaters, so we usually stick to the trusty chains - and while it's not EXCELLENT, it never disappoints. For our anniversary, we decided to branch out a bit. I pass by Monocacy Crossing every week on my way to dog training, and the parking lot is always full, so we decided to try it. The food is beyond delicious. I got NY strip steak (with mashed potatoes and the season veggie - snow peas), and I couldn't believe how amazing it was. My taste buds were crying for joy. My husband got bacon wrapped beef medallions with the same sides, and I could barely convince him to let me have a bite. They were amazing also. We don't drink, and our bill was $66. A bit pricey, but the portions are huge, and it was well worth it!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "The food was superb! Every time the food is perfect."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Great food, service and atmosphere. The coconut pound cake and cappuccino were an excellent end to our dining experience. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Our experience at Monocacy Crossing wonderful. Our waitress gave fabulous service and was very attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. The food was as outstanding as always. We will be back!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Great food, diverse menu. Our four entrees ran the gamut from seafood to beef. All were very well prepared and quite enjoyable. Our server provided the perfect level of attention and details. Good wine list. My in laws dine here frequently and I now know why. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The Monocacy Crossing is a wonderful place to go to relax, sit back and enjoy the wonderful food! It is an experience that you don't want to rush through and a great place to go for that special occasion. I just took my Mom back again to celebrate another Mother's Day with friends. The crab cakes are always delicious and the service makes is top rate! "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "My husband and I eat here weekly for lunch and have dinner here on special occasions. Allie is the BEST server! She is always smiling, friendly, knowledgeable about the menu, and very efficient. We most recently had dinner as a family on Mother's Day. As always, a great experience. We were seated immediately (unlike some restaurants who overbook on holidays and make you wait for your table despite reservations). The food was fresh, delicious, beautifully presented, and plentiful. They employ a pastry chef so desserts are always fresh and exceptional, too. Five of us ate here for $203 (not including tip) and that includes entrees, appetizers, wine, coffees and desserts! Try MC. You will be happy you did."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "we went to brunch on Mother's Day. The food was amazing, and the service was top notch. Since the day was amazing, we sat on the patio instead of inside. Would definitely be going back......"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We had a great experience for our first visit to Monocacy Crossing. Our server was very knowledgeable , friendly and patient. He took us through the menu answering all of our questions and offered suggestions when we asked. We started with the Spicy Spinach, Roasted Corn and Crab Dip with Crispy Pita Chips, it was great, maybe the best I have had. For entrees my wife got the BBQ Shrimp with smoked cheddar grits, my wife made me try the grits which I have never liked in the past but these were marvelous. I had the 8oz Filet Mignon over Truffled Cauliflower Puree and Shoestring Potatoes and I was totally pleased. My only regret was that I didn't get desert first because I had no room by the time came to order it. We will be back ."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "This restaurant doesn't look like much from the outside, but the food and service were excellent."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "loved the meal we got here! Whiskey duck nachos-awesome! horseradish green apple salmon over warm potato salad was superb- one of the best dishes I've ever had-and friend ordered beef medallions which were "perfectly cooked" and delicious. Very attractive presentation. Server was attentive and informed but a bit slow. Friend a little dismayed with wine choices but happy with the second choice since first wasn't available and it went well with the meal. Would return in a heartbeat! "
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Each bite from each dish we ate left a smile on our faces. Appetizer through dessert, we were satiated and happy. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Went out to celebrate my mothers birthday. Couldnt have had a better experience. We were early for our reservation and even the patrons at the bar were incredibly nice. Hands down it was a wonderful night and we will definitely be coming back. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Monocacy Crossing is an excellent choice for a good meal. It is in an old building that looks like it might have been a private residence at one time. The bar was busy when we were there. Actually the bar is has always been busy when ever we have been there. The prices are on the high end for Frederick, but the food is well worth it. "
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "My husband and I prefer Monocacy Crossing to any other restaurant in Frederick. The food is consistently good. You cannot get "bad" food here. I always get a cup of soup without even asking what the soup of the day is; it is that good and the coconut pound cake is to die for alondg with the Pomagranite martini The specials are exceptional and creative. The service is impeccable. Don't miss this one!"
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Monocacy Crossing is my "go to" restaurant when celebrating an event. The most recent was to celebrate a wedding anniversary. I had a lovely "after graduation" luncheon for my son last June, as well as holiday gathering for 10 of us in Dec., since the restaurant is very accommodating for various size groups. The food has always been very good and the service is top notch. There is a patio area that I still haven't been fortunate enough to sit at due to weather issues, but hopefully will get to this summer. Looking forward to going back."
    Dined on 4/26/2014