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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Monocacy Crossing reviews from OpenTable diners
95 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (55)fit for foodies (50)great for outdoor dining (47)neighborhood gem (45)romantic (38)notable wine list (28)good for groups (25)great for lunch (17)great for brunch (12)scenic view (4)kid-friendly (3)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (3)Show More
  • Interesting menu; excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/19/2009
    Interesting menu; excellent preparation and presentation - Consistently outstanding every time we go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT, AN EXCELLENT
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/12/2009
    ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT, AN EXCELLENT DINING EXPERIENCE FROM START TO FINISH!!!!!!! EVEN THOUGH IT IS AN HOUR DRIVE WE WILL BE BACK SOON!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Had lunch and the food and
    foodfan16
    Dined on 8/28/2009
    Had lunch and the food and service was very good - - a pleasureable dining experience! Try the artichoke appetizer - - delicious!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service & food were excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/21/2009
    Service & food were excellent! Attentive but not overbearing staff. Since it is in a cell-phone dead zone
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food...courteous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/15/2009
    Excellent food...courteous service...some interesting sides like "crispy spinach" that you won't find elsewhere...good for casual lunches or formal dinners...hidden gem status.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We bought wine by the glass.
    TomInMD
    Dined on 8/12/2009
    We bought wine by the glass. Never before have we been served by the waiter bringing the bottle to the table and giving us a taste before serving, just as if we were buying by the bottle. I wish more restaurants would do that. Both the shrimp and grits and the beef medallions were excellent. We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The pork was pink and the
    DaveNBettyVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2009
    The pork was pink and the steak was purple. Evidently, some like their food that way. Once it was cooked, it was excellent! A bit noisy. Waiter was attentive and there when needed.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • At first when we got there
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/5/2009
    At first when we got there I was very disappointed. Even annoyed. It was loud and sound was bouncing from every surface. The service was fine, but my glass was not kept full all the time. However, once I tasted the food it was amazing. The filet mignon I ordered may very well be the best steak I ever had.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a pleasure to try new
    soupiemacVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2009
    Always a pleasure to try new things from the ever-changing menu. Great service and amazing flavors. One of my favorite places in the area!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very enjoyable evening. Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/2/2009
    Very enjoyable evening. Great food and great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ihad dinner with a friend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/31/2009
    Ihad dinner with a friend to celebrate her birthday. What a wonderful time we had. Our waitress was pleasant, helpful and attentive. We started out with the 3 cheese tray and asked for a suggestion of wine to go with it. The chef suggested a sparkling wine, Kenwood, which was perfect with our cheese tray, we also were given a complimentary second wine to try. For dinner my friend got the eggplant and I got the crab cakes. Both were excellent. The crab cakes were the best I have ever had. So much lump crab meat and no filler, I was in heaven. I have been to Monocacy Crossing before and have always enjoyed. We really had a fine dining experience. I have another friend who has a birthday to celebrate and plan to bring her here
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent restaurant. The
    Cris
    Dined on 7/30/2009
    Excellent restaurant. The food was extraordianary, the surroundings casual and inviting and the servers attentive. The wine list is solid with reasonable mark-ups. The cost a bit on the higher side but well worth it. The type of local establishment that you recommend to others. I have been before and will return again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Went for Sunday Lunch/Brunch.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/19/2009
    Went for Sunday Lunch/Brunch. We sat outside on the patio which was very pleasant, surrounded by flowers. Just got the Carolina Barbeque and Buffalo Chicken sandwiches. You may think that sandwiches are just sandwiches but this was not the case. Both took the tastes to the next level. The Buffalo chicken was melt in your mouth good, with the gorgonzola cheese. They were awesome. I would recommend it highly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent eclectic menu, fresh
    lsfcmhVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2009
    excellent eclectic menu, fresh ingredients, attentive service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had a lovely dinner and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/12/2009
    We had a lovely dinner and everyone seemed to enjoy their entres. Mine, the pork tenderloin, had excellent flavoring (sage) which I enjoyed. Service was slower perhaps than we liked, but it was an lovely evening anyway.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything about this experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/12/2009
    Everything about this experience was great. The service was excellent, the waitress assisted with all questions going way beyond what is usual. She was totally attentive and encouraged the use of the table, again beyone what is usual. The food is excellant, the most tender tasty calamari, I have ever had. My friend and I had salads and appetizers, cannot say enough good things
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • The food was excellent as
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/10/2009
    The food was excellent as was te service. Terrific selections, innovative specials, and a wide variety of appetizers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dining at Monocacy Crossing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/1/2009
    Dining at Monocacy Crossing is always a pleasant experience... never had a bad meal. We always take out out-of-town guests to MC, and they always request to go back upon their return visits.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a lovely 40th anniversary
    LongbeachlindaVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2009
    We had a lovely 40th anniversary dinner with our best friends!!!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was good, but a bit overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 5/29/2009
    Food was good, but a bit overpriced. Service was excellent.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tucked away in the woods near
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/29/2009
    Tucked away in the woods near the Monocacy River, Monocacy Crossing is not to be missed!! It definitely makes my top 10 list (a very coveted list indeed that is populated by the likes of the Coronodo Hotel in San Diego and privately catered meals at the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles). I had the sauteed BBQ shrimp with lobster infused cheese grits. Nothing down-home about this specialty! The BBQ sauce was light, fragrant, and just a tiny bit sweet. The lobster infused cheese grits were literally to die for! A fresh garden veggie (that evening snow peas) accompanied the dish and was steamed to perfection. Their wine list is extensive and excellent. I would certainly go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent service and excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/10/2009
    Excellent service and excellent food. A really nice touch is that when you order wine by the glass, they will pour a taste of it first to make sure you find it to your liking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were there for brunch and
    Babs
    Dined on 5/10/2009
    We were there for brunch and sat outside, which was very pleasant on a nice day. The food was between good and very good. The service was nice -- complimentary "champaign" for mothers day. Inside looked pleasant. We'd go again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had lunch on a busy Sunday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/10/2009
    We had lunch on a busy Sunday indoors. The good news: Food was surprisingly well prepared and sized. The salads were meal-sized and fresh. Feeling full - we took half our lamb Shanks and NY Strip Steak meals home. Service was very good - appropriate and professional. Complementary bread basket contained a warm and fresh variety. Water glasses were topped off frequently. We requested a quiet table, but apparently there were none. It was too noisy for us. We were disappointed in the lack of a dress code. We were in our Sunday best among others sporting T-shirts, shorts, and flip-flops. Salad and dinner for three without dessert or drinks totaled well over $100.00.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had a lovely lunch and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/3/2009
    We had a lovely lunch and would go back in the future
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This restaurant had been recommende
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/24/2009
    This restaurant had been recommended by several friends. My husband & I went there for our 29th anniversary. We made a reservation with Open Table & it worked out fine. We were seated as soon as we arrived in the front room at a nice table for two. The service was great & the food was very good. I am a sort of picky eater, but I found the buttermilk chicken w/ham gravy very tasty. My husband had the beef medallions & said they tasted good. I had a Mango Cosmo Martini which I enjoyed & the dessert we had - the cake w/the coconut cream filling (which we shared) was very moist. We would absolutely recommend Monocacy Crossing to our friends, especially for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Decor is sort of historic
    sizial
    Dined on 4/23/2009
    Decor is sort of historic country tavern/inn. Not extremely quiet, but noise level tolerable. Thoughtful and well-timed service. Food a tad pricey, but creative and nicely presented. I had hangar steak special w/ chili sauce (doneness as requested!), served w/ sweet potato mashers tasty enough for a dessert, and perfectly cooked pea pods. Partner had the pork medallions in sage & cider glaze (YUMMY!!) w/ scalloped potatoes which were cheesy-delicious. Creative apps, too (artichoke beignets, whiskey duck nachos). Nice, homey dessert selection. Coconut pound cake was sinful, but served a little too hot. A very pleasant experience & I would definately go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food is terrific, with a Southweste
    BeatemBucsVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2009
    Food is terrific, with a Southwestern flair and great variety. Meals and wine are moderately priced. Friendly, casual service. An all-around excellent experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was a great restaurant,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/12/2009
    This was a great restaurant, quiet and off the beaten path. The waiters were excellent and very attentive. The food was absolutely delightful. It is not a very noisy restaurant, my family and I were able to have good conversation without being overwhelmed by the noise from other diners. It was such a delightful experience. I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Monocacy is a wonderful restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/12/2009
    Monocacy is a wonderful restaurant with great food and service. Love it! Been many times and am never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My experience was very good.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/11/2009
    My experience was very good. The food is great. Service was wonderful. Have dined there many yimes and will do so again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was quite good but not
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/11/2009
    Food was quite good but not truly exceptional. Staff was very friendly.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dining experience! We
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 4/4/2009
    Great dining experience! We both had the seared tuna with crispy spinach and it was fantastic. The cream brulee was delicious...thick, smooth, and full of flavor. Will definitely eat there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was excellent and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/1/2009
    The food was excellent and it was difficult to decide on what to try since everything sounded very appealing. No one was disapointed with any of their selections. The service was great and made for a very good experience. I'd have to say that I understand why they don't include interior pictures on their website as the decor while interesting is somewhat dated. I was also a little confused that the dress was noted as "Casual Elegent" but the wait staff was wearing jeans. Overall we had a great family dinner to celebrate my Birthday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience, very well
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/31/2009
    Great experience, very well looked after, food was wonderful. High recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Once we discovered Monocacy
    joyofeating
    Dined on 3/21/2009
    Once we discovered Monocacy Crossing several years ago, we have been back many times and are never disappointed. Don't be turned off by the outside appearance of this "country" restaurant. What's inside is what counts, and boy does it. The menu is adventurous, yet you can find something for anyone's taste. Come with an appetite; the portions are not skimpy and the food is delicious. It's pricier than you would expect from a rural restaurant outside Federick, but ocmparable to D.C. prices. And the food and service is as fine as you would find in the more pretenious D.C. dining spots. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • They had our table ready a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/21/2009
    They had our table ready a little earlier than our reservation which was great. The servers were friendly and ensured we were taken care of. The building is a bit small but that does add to its appeal. The only distraction was that by having small rooms the noise level can be high. On this occasion we were seated next to a table of 6-8 and they were loud. So we had to talk a bit louder to hear each other. My suggestion would be to put large tables or groups in the same location. It just detracted a bit from the dinner experience.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our server was funny and attentive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/14/2009
    Our server was funny and attentive and very knowledgeable about the menu. All and all it was a very pleasant dining experience and we will definately go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Monocacy Crossing is my favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/7/2009
    Monocacy Crossing is my favorite restaurant. It's a bit out of the way, but worth the trip. The food is consistently excellent, the service impeccable but not in the least stuffy, and the candlelit dining rooms give it a wonderful ambience. The wine list is extensive and affordable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The directions were clear;
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 2/28/2009
    The directions were clear; the drive was nice. The building was semi-hidden right on the road. The menu had some additions from what I had seen in making the reservations. Nonetheless, the waiter told us the updates, and provided guidance on our order. The appetizers were tasty; and expertly presented. The entrees were great. The Veal was well prepared. The Rockfish was good, too. The whole event was pleasant and well worth the price and drive. We will mention this to our friends and family and return again. The restaurant was hopping; and the bar scene was vibrant.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate