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
110 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (65)great for outdoor dining (60)fit for foodies (59)neighborhood gem (51)romantic (42)notable wine list (32)good for groups (28)great for lunch (18)great for brunch (15)scenic view (5)late-night find (4)kid-friendly (3)vibrant bar scene (3)Show More
  • 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
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
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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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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
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    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 58 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 640 reviews are from the Monocacy Crossing reviews archive.
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
  • Wonderful
    Kkbigd
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Everything was delightful and the food outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best food I've ever eaten
    PickyEater
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was great but...
    vron
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    The service was barely acceptable for the price of the meals. You walk into a bar where obvious locals look as if they're interrupted by your presence. Greeted by a passerby staff member that had no clue as to where to sit us and required additional help to seat us in a restaurant with only 4 other occupied tables on our arrival. Our waitress was great and kept beverages filled and seemed attentive and the food was absolutely phenomenal so applause to the Chef. Unfortunately, the initial appearance and greeting set the tone for a less than stellar experience one would expect from such a quaint, highly priced fine dining restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just awesome!
    gpiment
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    The food was superb! Every time the food is perfect.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyed it
    Laslo
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Great food, service and atmosphere. The coconut pound cake and cappuccino were an excellent end to our dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Mother's Day
    mspitts
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable experience
    foodpc
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My Quaint Cottege in the Woods
    outanabout
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great.
    MiddebVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome Mother's day
    Nittanydad
    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......
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WOW
    RowdaddyVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    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 .
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An excellent lunch
    davieVIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    This restaurant doesn't look like much from the outside, but the food and service were excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • mostly divine
    lookin4yummy
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprise with every bite
    ReneeVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Each bite from each dish we ate left a smile on our faces. Appetizer through dessert, we were satiated and happy. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Off the Beaten Track
    geniusVIP
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently Good
    enjoyfoods
    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!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, 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.
  • Enjoyable Evening Out
    blk02
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Monacacy Crossing
    Love2eat
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Haven't been in a while so it was on our list to get back. And they didn't disappoint! Whiskey duck nachos are TO DIE FOR and so was the rest of my dinner. Service great and friendly. Will always come back to MC.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    My husband I are huge foodies and usually frequent the restaurants in downtown Frederick for special occasions. For our anniversary we decided to try Monocacy Crossing, where we have never been before. Consequently, it was a great decision. Food was excellent, wine selection superb, and service wonderful. We will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Notable Wine List
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This place never dissappoints!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    This place never dissappoints! This is our favorite restaurant in Frederick- it's hard to stay away from. They cook an excellent steak and, if you can pull yourself away from them, everything else on the menu is well cooked and delicious. Desserts are good also- if you are able to leave room. Of course, I can't leave out that they mix up some spectacular dirty vodka martinis!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Date Night Dinner
    Pthomaslambert
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    This was our first time here for dinner at the Monocasy Crossing, From the outside, the restaurant looks more like someones home on the side of route 355, but when you enter the main entrance the first room looks more like a neighborhood bar. But after being seated at our table, the atmosphere change to a more inviting restaurant. Service was attentive but not annoying. The Steaks we ordered was not only perfectly cooked. Then there was desert, we had the coconut pound cake and all we can say was Oh My God. This chef has made perfection for desert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great time
    bill
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    My wife and I very happy with our experience at your restaurant. the food was fantastic,also the service was the best we have ever had.Heather,our server was fantastic.All the staff were great.Will recomend your restaurant to all our friends.Your wine list was very good.Thank You for a wonderfull time.We plan on another evening at your establishment in the near future.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I give Monocacy Crossing 5
    chocolate
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    I give Monocacy Crossing 5 stars, I LOVE this restaurant - their cheese tray appetizer is enough to share for 4 people! The food never disapoints, the menu changes just enough to keep it interesting - outdoor dining when it warms up is delightful! Try the coconut pound cake - even if you don't like coconut!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.