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Taste Gastropub
Taste Gastropub

Taste Gastropub Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.tastegastropub.com
  • Email: tastegastropub@gmail.com
  • Phone: (301) 774-2500
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 10:00am - 10:00pm

    Happy hour
    Monday-Friday from 3-6pm

    Brunch on Sundays from 10am-3pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Gastro Pub, International
  • Executive Chef: Lenard Robinson
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We do offer catering. Please call us for more information.
  • Private Party Facilities: Thank you for considering Taste Gastropub for your upcoming event. We look forward to creating a memorable experience for you and your guests.
    We can seat up to 75 guests for a seated dinner or more if you are having a cocktail-style event.
    Taste doesn't offer a private room but we do close for private events. For more informations please contact us directly.
  • Private Party Contact: Tom (443) 838-8224
  • Entertainment: We offer live music entertainment on a weekly basis. For more information please check our website or call us directly.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Taste offers special weekly and monthly events. For more information please check our website, www.tastegastropub.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Georgia Avenue
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking lot is available for the public at no charge.
A word from Taste Gastropub
Taste Gastropub provides high quality, freshly prepared food at reasonable prices, maintaining purveyors of local or organic produce, sustainable seafood, and humanely raised meat and poultry as often as possible.
Taste Gastropub also goes further to provide a unique selection of beer, wine, and cocktails to enjoy alongside the food.
We carries a vast selection of wines by the glass and by the bottle. Boutique wineries are sought out, to give the guests a chance to indulge in something they may have never tried before.
On the cocktail side, Taste Gastropub has many unique offerings as well. Recipes developed by Taste’s own grace the bartop throughout the evening to create delicious cocktails in order to help elevate your experience.

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Diner Reviews
  • "Informal, welcoming neighborhood pub. Prides itself on local, fresh fare. Oysters were great Service was a bit slow, but good. With TVs and talk, it was a bit noisy for us seniors, but overall nice. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "I brought 3 of my out of town friends to Taste Gastropub on Monday night. Each of us had a different dish. I loved my pumpkin ravioli and the others had fish and chips, scallops, and crab and corn soup. All of us raved about the food. The server was attentive and efficient which helped to make the evening especially enjoyable. This was my third time at Taste and have not been at all disappointed. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "We've eaten here several times and have liked it each time. We were there on the early side so it wasn't loud/crowded but it was definitely livening up by the time we left (there was music later, which I'm afraid we missed). The waiter was extremely nice and attentive but not annoying. Tasty food and a bumped-up atmosphere compared to a lot of places--feels like you went out for a nice dinner, not just a quick bite."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The restaurant doesn't stand out much from the outside since it's tucked into a strip mall, but it's decent enough once you get inside. There was a nice "make your own bloody Mary" bar on the day that my friend and I were there, and that was a nice change from the ordinary. The brunch menu is solid -- breakfast-type items (pancakes, etc.) as well as more lunch-type items (sandwiches, shrimp & grits, etc.), and drinks are large and well-made. There was live music on the Sunday that we were there, which was a nice touch, although it made it a bit hard to hear each other. All in all, a nice experience, and we'll probably be back."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We were looking for someplace new to try that would please both grown-ups and the 8-yr-old, and Taste was JUST the ticket! The food was excellent, the drinks were AMAZING, and the service was friendly and lovely. We will definitely be back soon!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Great food! New menu & look. Highly recommend checking it out!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Quite possibly the best fish dish I've ever eaten! Halibut special was amazing! Started with oysters and mussels which were delicious as well. This was our first visit to Taste, w ill definitely return!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Food is good Bar service pretty slow. Greeting takes too long when you arrive. 10 minutes just to get water. That means they are understaffed. Good local pub in general."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "at least for the times we have been to Taste Gastropub. Knowledgeable staff, menu always changing, drink ingredients that dare you to try something new. We have always been there for dinner and late night. I have to make it a point to get there for lunch."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Went there with family and friends for a casual dinner. Service was execellent and food was very good."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Had brunch here over the weekend. Though the restaurant was only 1/4 full, drinks took forever, our appetizer never arrived (we cancelled it when our brunch arrived), took twenty minutes for server to come back to tell us that one of the entrees we ordered was unavailable. We were given the wrong check at the end of our meal, and barely received a "sorry for the awful service". It is unfortunate, because the food was decent, so we may have returned in the future if service was reasonably good. There are definitely better choices in Olney than Taste."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Went to hear friends band play there and found that the food was excellent. Service was excellent and the server made sure that we got what we wanted, the way we wanted it. Took back my wife's tuna steak as soon as he noticed that it escaped the kitchen more rare than she requested. Loved the food. Very fresh and well prepared. Cocktails were very good but a taste of lemon in the Mojito was ...unusual. very good otherwise. Bread pudding was AWESOME. Hopefully it will remain on the menu for our next visit."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We had a very nice experience for our first time at the Gastropub. The waiter was friendly and fairly attentive. The two dishes we had were way above the usual gastropub food. The only negative was that my dish of spaghetti and crab was very spicy. There was no indication of this on the menu. When I asked the waiter about the heat he said that was not usually the case and that the cook must have put too much pepper flakes in the dish. My husband and I were on a tight schedule--we had a play to attend. Otherwise, I would have sent it back. I like spicy, but this was over the top. I would definitely return to the restaurant--just not order that dish again!!!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "1st time dining at this pub as a longtime attendee of Olney Theater productions was a really pleasant experience. Was part of a group of six - so I was glad to have made a reservation ahead on a Saturday evening as the place really filled in at dinner time. Really appreciated the nice array of brews available, though a couple of items on the menu (food and beverages) were not available at the time we dined there. Limited vegetarian options may keep this off our list of places to revisit - though my wife reported the pumpkin ravioli was quite good. So improvement by management in that end could be attractive."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I ordered the chicken dish, but it was more like a tapa. Extremely small portion and not very satisfying. My co-diners had to give me some of their food so I didn't leave hungry."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The food is very good--no question. We had been there once before, so we knew we'd be having a good eating experience. But, we made reservations through Open Table the day before--for two at 5:30--and we were not advised that we would be seated at a high table right next to the bar (and the big-screen TV). When we were led to our table, we asked to have it changed and were told that they were completely booked. There were a lot of empty tables at that time, but I assume that those making reservations for later knew to ask for the specific kind of table/location they wanted. In fairness, the volume of the music was turned down a little at our request, and we were offered a free first round of drinks."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Went with another couple on a busy Saturday night. The food was terrific from the striped bass special to the wagyu beef. Flourless chocolate cake with ice cream was unnecessary but very good too."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Food is good and can get small plates if looking for something lighter."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Dinner w/ mom, son and niece on a Friday night. The food was excellent - which pleased me since I had loved Taste in its original concept. Our server was attentive early in the meal, however not so much once we were finished. I think our empty plates sat on the table for at least 10 minutes, and our water glasses were empty for too long, in my opinion. I will definitely go again, since it's in my neighborhood, and I would recommend it to a friend."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "They forgot to put our order in so we had a ridiculously long wait. But the staff was very apologetic and offered us a round of drinks. They ended up giving us our whole meal free, and several staff came over to say how sorry they were. The food was very good, and they have lots of good drinks."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "I'm scratching my head at the negative reviews that have been previously published on Open Table about "Taste." They seem to focus on less than good service and all I can conclude is that on those occasions t the place must have been understaffed or unexpectedly slammed. Since we were very early evening (pre-theater) diners, there were only a few tables occupied, and more servers than needed, so we were attended promptly and well. The food arrived quickly. The portions were ample and the preparation excellent. Great fish of the day! We will definitely return the next time we plan to be in the neighborhood."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Everything I ate was delicious, including the arugula salad with roasted pumpkin, the cauliflower puree (I wish I hadn't agreed to share that), the blue crab spaghettini (though it wasn't well-described on the menu and had too much oil), and the sticky toffee bread pudding (more dry than typical bread pudding but still very tasty). Friends seemed very pleased with their dinners and drinks too. My friend's lobster risotto tasted great, and another friend's fries were very tempting. Our server was nice and knowledgeable enough, but perhaps had too many tables, as he forgot a few things until reminded and never thought to refill our water glasses until asked. I look forward to returning."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Have been to Taste a number of times...this may have been their best showing. Our entrees were both very good, my wife loved the lobster risotto and I thoroughly enjoyed the pumpkin ravioli. Place was hopping, but we sat right down (7:30p res on a Sat night) and enjoyed attentive service. Overall, a great night at a "go-to" local spot. Must note that friends we ran into there, had a less memorable experience. Still, we will be back. Would recommend Taste to others!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The Sunday Family Style dinner on Feb. 9, 2014 was superb. I would do it again in a minute & bring others with me!"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "First off, credit where it's due, our server was apologetic and seemed genuinely disappointed in the way the kitchen handled our order. The manager seemed apologetic as well, and they did what the could to "make it right." That said, our food simply never came. After we had been at the restaurant for about an hour (and 40 minutes after we ordered), we had only had appetizers. As we were tired, they packed up our food for us. It must have been a really off night. They did have a good and extensive beer list."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Been to this restaurant several times but food and service not as good as previous visits. Kitchen seemed overwhelmed and service slow. They have changed the menu somewhat moving more toward pub food. What we had was good but wait long and could have been hotter when served. Really liked this place before but this visit was a bit disappointing."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "9 People and ALL very happy with their brunch choices. The bloody mary bar is a fun addition."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Food was good and they had a great beer selection. But there were too many people packed into a small space!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Going to Taste was a last minute decision and I am glad we made it. Small plates were yummy and filling. Cheese plate had truly different tastes in the mix. Drinks from the bar were just right. Not too this and not too that. Wine selection worked out for both of us. Dinner had flavorful sauces and were seasoned properly. I will be back."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "this was the first time I went there. the photos online made it appear to be an upscale bar and restaurant. the reality was that it was slightly worn and average in appearance. I ordered oysters on the half shell and they were not even cut from the shell. we had three appetizers and several drinks each and the total bill was about $130. this was pretty pricey."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "This is the first time I'm back since the name change. I loved the old menu, staff and ambiance. Now it's just ok."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Everything was okay -- just okay. Probably wouldn't make a go-to restaurant but will give it another try if in the area to see if second experience is more positive."
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "Our previous visits always left us with the impression that this kitchen could do no wrong. Recently we experienced very tasty but actually cold (not even room temperature) soup, a more than 1/2 hr wait after the soup for scallop entrees (that were superb) accompanied by cold cauliflower puree that flowed right through the fork (no spoon provided), and tasteless roast pumpkin. Their version of sticky toffee bread pudding was seriously lacking toffee and was not really dry, but too firm and too bland. We'll be back, and hope that this was just an off night for the kitchen. Hate to think how it might be if they were busy. The waitress was extremely friendly and solicitous; she comped us one of the desserts after sensing our frustrations."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "We arrived at 1:00pm last Sunday. We were told that we could only order from the brunch menu. They were out of a few things on the menu. A few of us ordered the shrimp/crab salad. Portion was not very large and it was very average. The restaurant was dead. No ambience at lunch on a Sunday. I would not rush back. We were very disappointed."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "There was a large group at the bar getting louder and louder. Not enough space. Started crowding the table area. Understand that it is a small establishment but two things on menu were out when we arrived at 7 or so. Then the vegetable for the special was out too after we ordered. Chef came out and offered options which was nice. But the broccoli with stems substitute was very pithy and not edible. Fish was very good -- tender, moist and lightly crusted. The air conditioning kept coming on and off and blew a cold breeze down our backs. Almost slipped coming in the restaurant door -- it was greasy and slick. Same for the sidewalk in front going out. Do not plan to go again. Nice concept, but hard to execute in the small space."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "We made a last minute open table reservation here last Friday night based on the reviews on line. I've actually never researched eating places before locally. But wow! I was with a couple of "old" school friends. We all loved the place. The casual atmosphere actually adds to the beauty of it. You don't have to get dressed up to have five star food. It was the best local food I've had in a very long time. Excellent choices with something for everyone."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "I really want to like this place, but it is always somewhat uneven. The beef tartare was a tad bland, and I would have liked it if the carrot shavings that garnished it had been pickled lightly. The burger was a tad undercooked from what I asked, and the bun was more of a brioche that fell apart. On the other hand, the pork osso buco was superb, and the mussels were excellent. The service however, was slow. It took us 10 minutes to get our drinks ordered, then it took a while for them to serve a glass of wine and a bottle of beer. It was friendly however, and they seemed to be trying hard. I think there may be some glitches getting info back and forth to the kitchen since that appears to be one of the places where the hangups occur."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "2nd time here. Service was poor. A lot of items on the menu and beer list were not available. Asked for a taste of a wine and they poured in a regular glass!"
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/17/2013