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 Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Monocacy Crossing reviews from OpenTable diners
104 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (62)great for outdoor dining (57)fit for foodies (53)neighborhood gem (44)romantic (39)notable wine list (28)good for groups (25)great for lunch (18)great for brunch (15)scenic view (5)late-night find (4)kid-friendly (3)vibrant bar scene (3)Show More
  • Great time and food!
    TravelingGourmet
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Upon our arrival for our reservation, we were immediately taken to our table without having to wait. Our server, Natalie, took great care of our party of 6. Even though your restaurant does not have a children's menu, she was prepared with offerings for our 8-year-old daughter. I appreciated the care Natalie took with my daughter. I tried two appetizers of Black Bean and Beef Chili soup and Deviled eggs with Crab meat. Both were delicious. I had a main course of Buttermilk crusted Chicken with Tasso Ham gravy, mashed potatoes, and string beans. The food was very good. Each dish was distinctive, fresh, and a delight to eat. After eating, I didn't have room for dessert. Maybe, I will try one during my next visit.
    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.
  • Pleasant impressions
    1inthesand
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The food was very tasty, the portions were just right, and the desserts were creative and different. We were pleasantly surprised to be able to buy a bottle of wine that we had tried with the meal and enjoyed very much. The service was friendly and personal from a very professional wait staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Dinner
    TheCog
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Staff was exceptional and had a special table for us. Food was excellent and service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    was in the area on business, and just did a google search for food in Frederick and came across Monocacy. Was a bit worried when I drove up because it seemed to be a bit remote. But dinner was very good, and recommended it to my parents later that night, who are local (Manassas - at least more so than me since I live in NC)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb as always
    Chessie
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Our go-to place for special occasions, in this case my birthday. The crab dip is amazing, with spinach and corn, and with perfectly crisp pita chips, loved it, in fact we sort of fought over it. :-) I loved the coho salmon special, it was perfectly cooked - rare yet served hot, how do they do that? And the famous coconut pound cake is as good as ever. A nice touch for birthdays is a delish puff pastry with candle. :-) Nice wine selection and the server offered me tastes of several reds to choose from.... we like to dine on the patio, weather permitting, and it was very nice. Overall, we have never been disappointed. Yay!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • please fix me
    trustme
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    This is a restaurant with excellent food, overly generous portions and genial efficient service. What a great place it would be with a serious redo. Please lose the panelling, the stove, the artificial greenery and the horrible carpeting. All the best food loses something in this dingy setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Diamond with rough edges
    Foodieforlife
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The food is very good. Very, very good. Gourmet quality in many respects. Interesting, balanced dishes with fresh ingredients, simple at times, complex at other times. The place has a worn feel that is charming for dinner. Oddly the patrons seem unimpressed, or at least they don't see any reason not to wear shorts, t-shirts and sneakers to dine. The service tries hard but there seem to be not enough waiters and too many servers. But I will be back!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Out of the ordinary
    Cslotkin
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    A delicious dining experience. Food is excellent, well prepared and tasteful. Service is ffriendly, helpful and personable. Second time we ate here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious meal
    2diners
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Monocacy Crossing is always a delicious meal and this was no exception. It is also a very nice romantic restaurant, but not stuffy at all. We ate indoors, which was very cozy, but when the weather is nice, we really enjoy the patio as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Really nice
    Qwest
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Wife and I haven't really been on a real date in 13 years with kids and careers. It was very nice to go to a place with no children and without our own. The food was great very limited menu so I would advise checking that out first. At first it appears to be stuffy but isn't at all. The staff was very friendly and the cocktails were awesome. They do have a pretty extensive wine list whichever wife absolutely loved. Nothing pretentious about the place at all. I also didn't find it expensive. 3 mixed drinks two hearty meals and an oversized appetizer for 97 bucks isn't bad at all. It was a great evening!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Flavorful Variety
    mytable
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Four of us ate here for the first time. We began with shared Whiskey/Duck nachos which the "other couple" had not intended to eat; however, the smell alone won them over. Not to worry about the change of minds as there were plenty of nachos for all. Three of the four us thought the duck tasted like pork. Entry wise we had: beef medallions; BBQ gulf shrimp with cheesy grits; pork tenderloin; and tagliatelle with cherry tomatoes, arugula, and calamari. Everyone commented on how each ingredient in his/her dish was cooked properly and the overall flavor was distinctive and satisfying. I had the tagliatelle and was very impressed with the freshness of the ingredients, the full flavor, and the overall lightness of the dish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lmr
    Luvfood
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Was an excellent night. Good was fantastic! Service was perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent as always!
    foodie4life
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply Splendid
    birthdaybuddy
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    My friend and I like to celebrate birthday occasions and we have chosen Monocacy Crossing for this for the past 3 years. We love everything about MC: the overall atmosphere, the creative menu, the wonderful food that is always elegantly presented, and the excellent service we always receive. MC truly makes our birthday celebrations special occasions of fine dining, which is why we come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
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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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.