The Red Horse
The Red Horse

The Red Horse

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.redhorseusa.com/
  • Phone: 3016633030
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Tim Van Hall
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The Red Horse Steak House specializes in banquets and weddings! Our facilities can accommodate up to 135 guests for served or buffet dining. Rooms for smaller parties are also available. Our menus are specially designed around the type of event you wish to host.
  • Private Party Contact: Ken or Roy Bromfield 3016633030

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Linden Ave
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Plenty of parking in a well lit private lot.
A word from The Red Horse
The Red Horse Steakhouse, a full service restaurant conveniently located off US 15 and Route 40. Professional wait staff serves the finest grilled steaks and traditional seafood in a comfortable, casually elegant, atmosphere. Steaks are hand cut and trimmed daily. Complete bar facilities including a diverse wine list able to accommodate all tastes. Private facilities are available for banquets, receptions and business dinners. Come enjoy an affordable quality Frederick dining tradition.
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The Red Horse reviews from OpenTable diners
28 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
76% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (14)romantic (8)good for groups (7)neighborhood gem (7)notable wine list (6)kid-friendly (5)fit for foodies (4)great for lunch (2)great for brunch (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Another Saturday Night....
    CASSVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Had a great dinner at the Red Horse last Saturday! Crab dip was excellent, along with the shrimp and salmon. The service was great with Chris. It was a fun, romantic, laid back dinner with good food and service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Super Filets
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    My wife and I visited for filet mignons for our anniversary. Excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We have heard nothing but great things about the Red Horse since moving to Frederick. We finally decided to go on my birthday. What a disappointment. The hostess seated my wife, 19 yr old daughter and I in the bar area, even though there were only four other couples split between the bar and main dining area. The air was stale and dank. My wife and daughter ordered scallops, which were still mushy and undercooked, as if straight from the freezer to a searing hot pan! My prime rib was tasteless, other than the salt on the outside. though it was rare, as I had ordered. The Ceaser salad was average but consisted mainly of limp greens and powdery croutons. The waiter was attentive and enthusiastic. I can't recommend the Red Horse.
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  • Old reliable
    DrZZ
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Nothing fancy or innovation, but really good steaks, good service, and a reasonable price for what you get.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • oscar1
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We always come to this restaurant when we want prime rib. As usual it was the best in town.
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  • Red Horse truly a classic
    Kdubswife
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    From the time you step in the door, you are treated with great service. The food was delicious from start to finish. We had a great time celebrating our wedding anniversary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Red Horse
    littleduke
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I have been a customer of the Red Horse for over thirty years and have never had a bad meal!! Service is great and you can't get a better Steak or Prime Rib.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • disappointed
    phantomdiner
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Many of the entrees are over 30 dollars and with that I had certain expectations which were not met in terms of the food quality. I had prime rib that was overcooked and my date had the crab cake meal which had little flavor and too much filler. The service however was quite good and the wine was good as well.
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  • Saturday Night Dining
    MissedAgain
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We decided to try the Red Horse since it was conveniently located to the Interstate and we were coming from different directions. I had the Petite Fillet which was tender and cooked to my liking. My friend had the Duck and it to was extremely tender and taste. The vegetables were a little tough, not bad though. Not crowded at all for a Saturday night which made for a nice casual atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Arg
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The appetizer ( calamari) was pretty bland so would not recommend ordering that however everyone's dinner was super. Prime rib was the best I've had in a long time. The desserts were a hit with my kids.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    JayJay
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Everything, as usual, was fabulous. Never any surprises, just great food, good service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bevy
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Food was, as always, excellent. Service was also excellent. The Red Horse is not fancy, but you can always count on good beef, good service and a pleasant dining experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible
    Anne
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    The food was bad and the service was bad. Avoid at all cost.
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  • Great service and good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Our waiter provided excellent service. He was attentive and very knowledgable. The food was excellent from the Marci gras oysters to the blackened pork chop to the blackberry peach pie. From start to finish it was a great dining experience
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • T'was alright.
    Fredneub
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    The decor is odd, the servers don't write down orders high resulted in my salad being forgotten although I was not charged for it :) ) the food is pricey but the scallops are absolutely delicious! I would definitely eat here on occassion.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Graduation dinner
    ThereseL
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We were a party of 13 people aged from 13 to 70 and everyone enjoyed an excellent meal. Service was attentive but not intrusive and we did not feel like we were rushed in any way, we relaxed for more than three hours over our meal. The two graduates received a dessert with candles without being asked. All in all a lovely evening.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Graduation Dinner
    CalifKid
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Two years ago we dined at the Red Horse to celebrate the beginning of our daughter's Master's studies at Hood College. This time we returned to celebrate her graduation. The food was great, the atmosphere was terrific.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Stick to steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Good go-to restaurant on a Friday night, last minute. Nice alternative to one of the many chains on the same road. Service professional and prompt. Server experienced, "mature", and personable. Oyster appetizer very good. Ample dinner salad. Warm bread loaf very notice with garlic butter and oil dipping sauce. Husband's steak just fine. Only disappointment was my mediocre (at best) crab cakes. A bit fishy, small, and bready. Not many nice white chunks like other restaurants close by (Duches', Monocacy). Way overpriced at $31 for 2. But it is a steakhouse. Nice change of pace restaurant on a busy boulevard
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  • Server
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Chris is the best waiter we have found since we moved to Maryland
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    We had a great dinner at The Red Horse to celebrate an anniversary. We ordered the filet and prime rib and both were fabulous. The service was great, complete with a visit from the owner! Love this place!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 8 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 189 reviews are from the The Red Horse reviews archive.
  • Family "Adult" Night
    Hacks
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We have a family of 8, including spouses. Once a year, we all gather at the Red Horse for a nice dinner, without the kids! Great food, great ambiance, always great service. A bit pricy for 8 to eat with drinks, dessert and coffee, but makes for a great night out.
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    Good for Groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My wife and I had a wonderful
    ChefJackpot
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    My wife and I had a wonderful meal. Drinks were great (pomegranate martini and half bottle Moscato) Fried asparagus for appetizer. Fresh tasting and crunchy coating made it a great choice. We each got a different cut of prime rib. One end cut which brought back wonderful childhood memories and was great and one regular cut which was huge and also wonderful. Our server was very knowledgeable and attentive (been there 22 years). Pretty expensive but a great special occasion dining spot.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner for brothers
    vmdigioia
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Three of us met for dinner and ordered red wine, bourbon, and the surf and turf -- cooked right, great wait service, and quiet.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The restaurant is lovely inside.
    Luv2dine2
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    The restaurant is lovely inside. Unfortunately, the bus personal were more personable and attentive to us than the waitress. Food was okay, overpriced for the quality. The coconut cake was delicious. We had been wondering about this restaurant for years, finally tried it and we were very disappointed.
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  • Service and food great. Only
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Service and food great. Only complaint was medium rare filet was over cooked.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good crowd on a Saturday.
    CASSVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Good crowd on a Saturday. A few specials besides the regular menu. The steaks were soooo good, the wine flowing, and the service was great. Just a good place for consistent food and service!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occasion
    JM1954
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    My family and I had a great evening at the Red Horse last Saturday celebrating my wife's birthday. The service was great and the food was delicious. Well be back as usual.
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    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favorite eatery in Frederick.
    Greg
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    My favorite eatery in Frederick. Consistently great food and service for the last 25 years. Best Oysters Rockefeller ever.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    Nannymc21
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    The Red Horse always provides a great steak experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent waiter!!! Very knowledgea
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Excellent waiter!!! Very knowledgeable and helpful.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sawdust Horse -- Pretty yet hollow
    LockesRabb
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Bad parking. Bad check in procedure. Even with a reservation, they mistakenly told us we didn't have one and nearly denied us a table. Good service for only first half of meal. Waiter becomes very inaccessible for second half. They failed to cook to specifications for my order. Even after being given the opportunity to fix, they undercooked the steak again. They misled us making us think the salad was included when it was not. Several waiters kept asking us if we were done, if we wanted the check. Keep in mind our plates were only half empty and we were still actively eating. Very pushy and anxious to get our table cleared away. Good atmosphere. Decent variety in food selection. Plates' cost averaged $40.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Red Horse
    jubobVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    The server was very upbeat and pleasant. I thought the food was overpriced for what you received. I would not go back.
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  • Fantastic
    JayJay
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    As always, The Red Horse far exceeded our expectations. Our wait staff was outstanding. The food was fabulous.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Red Horse always shows
    wvh1007
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    The Red Horse always shows well. This was a busy Saturday night due to the fact that there was a "spill-over" Valetine's Day crowd due to the weather, but the staff of the Red Horse handled this perfectly. My wife and I sat a the bar for a couple of minutes while our table was made ready. We asked the staff to surprise us with a bottle of wine to go with our meal and that was well done. My wife and I both had steaks and they were grilled perfectly. I highly recommend the Red Horse for a great meal for two or for a family reunion. A Great Night!
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    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what I expected
    NewToFrederick
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Brought my wife here hoping for a wonderful steak dinner. What we found was a restaurant that never left the 70s in its décor, to the point we started calling it grandma's rec room! This restaurant definitely needs a remodel, and then it needs to decide what it wants to be when it grows up. Fine dining it is NOT when you have big screen TVs mounted on the walls, although it's definitely not somewhere you'd want to go to watch a game. The service was mediocre at best, as if the waiter was doing us a favor to check on us and bring us our food. The steak was pretty good, but the mixed veggies that came with both of our dinners (vegetable du jour) were straight from the frozen packet they came in. This restaurant is a "one and done" for us.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Night Out
    Jkb1
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We went out last minute for our anniversary/birthday/valentine's celebration. We had been to the Red Horse before and really enjoyed it and we enjoyed it again. The food was excellent. The service was great. It has a nice cozy feel but is a little dated if you are hoping for trendy and modern. I actually like that is comfortable and homey with fires going and nice woodwork. The tables are nicely spaced too you don't feel you are right on top of other diners.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The service was awful. My
    PRchick
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    The service was awful. My salmon was raw, veggies cold. My husbans veggies also cold. My friend asked for mashed potatoes she got baked potato. She asked for well done she got medium well . Her husband asked for baked potatoes and got mashed potatoes. The waiter never came to ask if we were ok.Ah! My plate was chipped in one corner. The only good thing was the salad. I was just wondering since the restaurant is in Frederick and we are minorities. Naw! Well the waiter was the only minority that night. Just wondering.
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  • Great food
    wowtheman
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Don't let the location or building fool you. Inside this hide-away is a nice restaurant with good food and excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good and comfy
    lastminutevalentine
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My wife and I made a last minute decision to go out for Valentine's Day. Even though it was late the staff at the Red Horse gave us very good service and very good food. Although the atmosphere is a little more rustic than an upscale Steak House, it is inviting and comfy cozy. We have booked their banquet facility for a rehearsal dinner that is on the horizon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Has gone downhill
    jmethechefVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Filet was like a chuck roast. Terrible quality meat. When sent back, they brought same sides reheated to SUPER HOT in the microwave, and another steak that was just like the first. Tough, unattractive and taste like meat from a department store. Broccoli tasted like someone's musty basement. Not a good experience. Will never go back.
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