The menu selection is fairly
The menu selection is fairly diverse and it did not disappoint.
My only issue is that the entree portions were small. They were the size of appetizers in my opinion.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
First time and glad I found
First time and glad I found this place. Nice selection of food, wine, and beer.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
We've been to this restaurant
We've been to this restaurant before while using a groupon and decided to try it again for a post-Easter service brunch, We enjoyed the food and the friendliness of the the staff.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
New Ownership.But still very good
This was our second time here since the re-opening. We went for Lunch, and it was really good. We had several plates. all were exceptionally good, except their house cut fries. They were not as good as the previous times, they are no serving them in a bowl and that causes the fries to remain greasy. In the prior ownership, they served them on a plate, with Feta and they were delicious. But alas they only serve hand cut fries now. Their tapas plates are generally all good.
3/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food and friendly
Excellent food and friendly service. I will definitely come back again.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Awesome good, awesome staff,
Awesome good, awesome staff, extensive wine list, great selection of craft beers!
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Taste was great, simply put! Friendly, and attentive but not overbearing service. The food was outstanding. I had the perfectly cooked burger, which was juicy and flame grilled. My sisters had the steak and eggs, and fish and chips. Everyone cleaned their plates. My daughter had the pancakes and she loved it. Very cool to see a kid friendly menu, that is healthy and delicious. Bottomless mimosa's and Bloody Mary self serve bar with all the fixings including house made pickled veggies! What more can you ask for?? We will definitely be back! Great job Taste Gastropub!!!
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
The overall experience was
The overall experience was a great way to spend an evening with family and friends. Everything that we ordered was delicious from the dip sampler plate to the homemade linguini with clams. Any thing we ordered was delicious, we were not disappointed at all. The customer service from when we entered until when we left was perfect, that I would definitely recommend Taste Gastropub to others as well as come back with my husband for a special occasion or for a date night out.
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Give this a try now!
What a gem in Olney!
Taste is the perfect name for this place. The food was great and the carnival of taste sensations was an unexpected but pleasant surprise. The place is new (April opening), and I sincerely look forward to a long run for this restaurant.
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
This place looks awesome!! Great decor and ambience, not to mention the very nice looking bar and their 3 flat screen TVs.
They offer an extensive beer list and also great wines. The food was just phenomenal! We shared the Salmon chips and crab fritters. I had the Seafood salad and my husband had the catch of the day. The menu has something for every taste. Service was friendly from the minute we walked in to when we left. I will be back here soon and plan to have them cater my next event as well. Good job new owners!!!
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Taste is a " Neighborhood Gem"
My family has lived in Olney for over 30 years and we have dined at many restaurants through the years. Taste is a hidden gem. The service is fantastic and since the remodeling the bar is one of the most vibrant in town. Their gormet chef Lenny actually came out of the kitchen to meet us after the owner introduced himself and asked us how are evening was going. We told him that the food was fantastic and before we new it he had gone the extra mile and brought the chef out. The prices are more than reasonable and I like the fact it is family owned, the owners really seem to care about their customers. If you have nothing to do on a Sunday come in for Brunch, bottomless Mimosas and a Bloody Mary Bar I have not seen since Dewey Beach.
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious and well-prepared dishes!
Six of us celebrated my husband's birthday at Taste. We enjoyed appetizers of very fresh raw oysters, crab dip, grilled shrimp, and spanakopita--all excellent. Dinner entrees included cornish hens, shrimp and grits, seafood pasta, rockfish and a burger--again, all very tasty. We brought our own birthday cake and our server had no problem wisking it away to the kitchen and bringing it out after dinner with candles lit--and then sliced and served it--at no extra charge. From the food to the service, we were very pleased with the whole experience. (Based on a previous visit, I can also recommend the salmon BLT sandwich!)
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Thoroughly enjoyed the Pita
Thoroughly enjoyed the Pita Dipping Sampler and specialty drinks to get things started. The seafood special was excellent. The noise level was a bit high for us to sit and have an intimate conversation. Overall, it was a Taste-y meal.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, great service and a really creative menu.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mother's Day @ Taste
Several nice touches added to the great dining experience. Among these include the live music and the lovely african violets given away to the moms at every table. We will be back!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
New Restaurant with Excellent Food
I was told that they'd only been open for 8 weeks, but we received excellent service and the food was EXCELLENT!
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Not as good as :old TASTE"
It was an enjoyable experience, BUT not up to what we had experienced under the previous owner. The selection of "small plates" was more limited than before, and that detracted from our experience.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great local spot
Dinner at Taste was good! The service was great, food was yummy and my kids loved the food and choices! We will absolutely be returning!!
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time going to Taste Gastropub and we went to Brunch on a Sunday since we heard it was good. Didn't disappoint. Food was great. Service was great. Everyone in our party was very pleased. We will certainly be back for sure.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great small plates experience
While we didn't order any of their main dishes, we shared and thoroughly enjoyed several different small plates. The portions are perfect for ordering three or four dishes and splitting them between two people, and the food itself was delicious. I can't really speak to the quality of their main courses or their sandwiches, but I'm certainly going to eat here again.
6/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
We enjoyed sharing the small plates and the cheese and meat plates. The staff was very attentive and the atmosphere was fun.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our first trip to Taste was for brunch, so can't speak to their other food items. However, the brunch food was excellent - eggs cooked perfectly and the best breakfast potatoes I have had in a long time! Loved the "donut of the day" too!
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Place for Drinks and Food
The Food was pretty good, delicious even, but some people in my party complained that the food was too salty. Beyond that, the food was great! The service was awesome too! Tatianna is a very nice waiter who is attentive and the manager came around.
Sunday night, seems to be the night to go, there were two big parties of people, Mine and one other and just a few people in the bar. Other than that, the place was pretty quiet most of the night.
If you're looking for a place that has a great selection of wine, beer and other drinks, this is it. It's got a great selection of little plates, sausage and cheese you can snack on too.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
A step above most olney restaurants
Travel advisor rated this place #2 in olney. The menu was very interesting and intriguing. The beer list was great. Three of us had the lobster roll; lots of meat but the Sauce was bland. Served hot with butter would have improved it. Appetizers were great.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice evening and very good
Nice evening and very good food. Scallops were perfect!
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Recently changed owners. Food
Recently changed owners. Food still good but fewer of the small plates and went to more "pub" food.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good for Mount Airy
How you feel about Taste depends on your perspective. If you've driven up here from Bethesda, wow will you feel like a chump - so many places so much closer to your home do this type of restaurant so much better.
For those of us from points further north, this is an excellent choice: much better than anything north of 108, yet still close enough to home that you don't need to have a full tank of gas to go for dinner.
But on the whole, food was good, service was attentive enough and, yes, it was thankfully close to home.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
The appetizers are great. The main menu has a lot of seafood, which I don't prefer. But the ricotta gnocchi was delicious (portion looks small) and the chicken sandwich was pretty good. We had a couple mix drinks each, and they were great.
2 apps, 2 mains, 4 drinks = $89 + tip
Would go back: Probably
Recommend to others: Definitely (at least try it once)
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Will go back again.
Taste Gastro Pub was a nice night out. We went on a week night. The food and wine was great, but a bit pricy. 3out of 4 of us liked the oysters (I don't like them),want to go back when there isn't a large party using a third of the restaurant. We had 4 different seafood dishes and everyone liked them. My lobster roll was yummy. Worth checking out.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice little find
We were very happy with the experience overall. Beer selection was fun. Wine list by the glass is in need of a Zinfandel. Pour size on the wine seemed a little light, even though the server assured us it was 6 ozs. For appetizers, my husband had steak tartar and I had scallop ceviche. Portions are generous. The tartar was very good. The ceviche was a little strange, in that it looked more like soup. But the taste was very pleasant. For mains we had the ribeye and shrimp and grits. Ribeye was cooked perfectly and tasted great. The risotto was fabulous. Shrimp and grits were very good as well. We had a lot of leftovers to take home and enjoy the next day. We will definitely return.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, service needs work
Very good food but the service needs a little polish
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
A good option in Olney
The staff were polite, friendly, but obviously a bit inexperienced.
The food was all good; we had the oysters, scallops, rib eye, and salmon at our table; all of which were quite good and finished quickly. The onion soup was not a proper French onion, and was a bit overspiced, but overall quite good. The winner of the evening was an exceptional gnocchi- it was cooked perfectly and the flavors were well-balanced.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Too Good To Be Called Special
Taste has become our new "go to" place in Olney. We absolutely love the menu and the service was stellar. Last night my husband and I had their rock fish special. And to call it special is an understatement. It was by far the best rock fish we've had. The dish presented beautifully--starting with pureed cauliflower, layered with seasoned al dente green beans and crunchy rock fish all topped with an unbelievable bacon jam. Each layer complimented the other to perfection and each bite was an explosion of flavor. Another dish knocked out of the park at Taste.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food in Olney!
This little place is a gem and a surprise. The food is superb. The menu is innovative with many appealing choices. We tried about 8 different dishes at our table and all were superb. The management has also done an admirable job creating a beautiful and modern ambiance, which can be hard to do in an old strip-mall. However, we were seriously underwhelmed by the service. The servers are just not very professional, not up to par with the quality of the food and ambiance, which are nearly fine-dining caliber. They had problems with the timing of taking our order, bringing out courses, what utensils to bring with the dessert, and splitting the bill onto 2 credit cards, but the manager was gracious about fixing problems. We'll definitely return!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Couldn't have asked for a
Couldn't have asked for a better dining experience especially with a group of 8. Staff was beyond accomodating and I will be making the long drive for the food, service, and atmosphere. Bravo.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Never been here before, but food and service were great.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went here for dinner before
We went here for dinner before theater in Olney. Service was very prompt, as we requested. The food was tasty and artfully presented. The prices were much lower than for similar fare in DC--a good place to go if you are in Olney.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Frankly, when we walked in I was afraid we were going to be disappointed. I guess Gastropub is really a good name for the place. It looks like a pub, but the food is far from pub food--it is sophisticated and absolutely delicious.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Return after a couple of years
I had not been to Taste since it changed ownership and became a gastropub. The menu has kept a lot of the greek small dishes but added more American fare. We went on a Monday night and noted that the restaurant was fairly busy for a Monday. The service was great. I had a hamburger and my husband had some of the greek small plates. We were both happy with our food. I am happy that there are a now few good date night options for dinner in Olney.
10/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Pre theater dinner
We went early on a Sunday evening before going to Olney Theater. Other diners were doing the same. The service was the right amount of attentive and they realized that we couldn't linger. The charcuterie was excellent and I will definitely go back for more. Their fish was perfectly cooked and tasty and though I like cauliflower, there was too much to finish. Noise level was good as the bar was not particularly crowded. A good addition to Olney.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were there early on a Tuesday night, so it was quiet and rather empty. The food was outstanding, and creative. Would definitely go back there again to try more "tastes".
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Hi-Energy Friday Night
We usually eat a peaceful lunch at this pub, but we tried a Friday night instead. The place was hopping from families, to birthday parties to a girls night out, seemed everyone was there. Still our waiter was attentive and our food was superbly prepared and delivered at the right temperature without prolonged waiting. We'll be back!
12/12/2013 4:00:00 PM