The Tasting Room
Great Food and serviceThe food was great and also the service was excellent overall we had a great time.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMTable 21: Simply AmazingWe have eaten at Volt several times, but this was our first time at Table 21. The food was fantastic: 21 courses of sheer ecstasy! Each plate was visually stunning and all courses were well balanced. There was a nice mix of vegetable, meat, pasta and seafood courses. All dessert courses were pieces of art. The only problem was that by the time desserts came, we were quite full and unable to enjoy them as much as we wanted.
We also did the wine pairing and we are glad we did. Again, a wide range of wines for around the world that complimented the dishes nicely.
We will return to Volt on our next visit to Frederick. Highly recommended!6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMNice and RomanticNice venue in the heart of Frederick, the ambiance was superb with just the right lighting, clean and the food was great! Will recommend to a friend!!!6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding dinnerMy partner and I wanted to return to the Tasting room for dinner after having lunch there a while back. We had to wait a few minutes for our table. but once we were seated we experienced a delicious meal! Our server David (I believe that was his name) took good care of us, providing excellent service. Our food was delicious; I enjoyed a Caesar salad and crispy calamari, and my partner had cold cauliflower soup, the crispy calimari, and crab cakes. We split a buttery crème caramel for dessert! We can't wait to return!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMSuper food in Downtown FrederickOur party of 5 enjoyed the food, presentation, and serivce during our lunch at The Tasting Room. We were all exclaiming how great our own choice was so we ended up tasting each other's food. Maybe that's how this excellent eatery got its name! The server was even nice enough to let my sister sample the cheese used to make the grilled cheese sandwich to make sure she liked it before ordering. We will definitely go back again and would highly recommend The Tasting Room - there's something for everyone!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMoutstanding experience. everyoutstanding experience. every item we selected exceeded expectations. the lobster chowder was sublime. great service and overall an outstanding restaurant.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been coming here sinceI have been coming here since it opened and have consistently been Wow'd.
Excellent meal and service, as always. Can't wait to come back!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect spot to meet friendsFrederick, MD is the middle ground for three of us that come from different states. Three times a year we plan a lunch together in Frederick and for the last two times it has been at The Tasting Room. We are planning to have our next lunch there too. The food, service and ambiance are prefect for our reunions.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMNice fancy placePros: This is a great place in the heart of downtown Frederick. Food and drinks are great! Service is excellent. It is fancy and perfect for celebrations. Worth the money if you have some to splurge.
Cons: It was a bit loud/packed for my taste. I felt a bit like a sardine and was hesitant about talking because I didnt want to interrupt the couples at the tables next to me.
Our Meal: I had the filet mignon. My wife had the salmon. The steak was presented Ron Swanson style. It came slapped on a hotplate by itself with no garnish. With a statement like that I was expecting something great but it was not so fantastic. It was cooked the way I wanted but just didn't have the wow factor. My wife loved the salmon and it was presented very well.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGraduation LunchWe had 9 people for lunch for my daughter's college graduation celebration. The staff were very attentive and the food was excellent. I would definitely go back for another celebration.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Menu and Outstanding FoodAfter flying back from a long week in Tampa, I needed to relax, take my wife to dinner, and catch up on the week in Frederick. I made the reservation through Open Table; my wife mentioned often that should would like dine at the Tasting Room. I have lived in Frederick for over 25 years, and we try to dine out each weekend -- this was my first dinner at the Tasting Room.
This was a pleasant surprise; our waiter was outstanding, very attentive. The appetizer was a lobster risotto -- surprising combination, very good. My wife ordered the filet mignon and I ordered the soft-shell crabs dusted with cornmeal over aspragus and shitaki mushrooms. The dinner was simply outstanding -- prepared very well and the taste was excellent.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMLove it!As usual, a great dinner at the Tasting Room. The food is fantastic and the service amazing.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat restaurant downtownGreat restaurant in downtown Frederick. The Spring menu is out. I had Opah for the first time (like a buttery tuna) the other night and was blown away. Fantastic Caesar salad too. Great place for lunch. Can't say enough good things about it. Can be loud at times due to the high ceilings.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMNevery fails to impress!Have always enjoyed whatever we have ordered. Service is excellent without a trace of pretentiousness. Good wine list, nice selection by the glass. Only criticism - can get very noisy when full (especially during happy hour). The bar is not isolated from the main dining room.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMNice for lunchIt's not too crowded at lunchtime and not as noisy as going there in the evening. The service was a bit slow for it not being too busy. However, the fish stew was amazing and was worth the wait. That was one of the best meals that I have had there.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMTasty and superb!Finally I took my wife to the Tasting Room. It was her birthday! The overall experience was outstanding! The food was pretty awesome and our waitress did a fantastic job! The cost was pretty high. I will say close to Volt's prices. They have a decent (not superb) wine selection but the prices are pretty high compare to other restaurants with similar wine lists. We had 2 soups, 2 entrees, 1 bottle of wine and 1 dessert for $176 with tip. Will I go again? Absolutely! When? For a very special occasion.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Mother's Day lunch!Service was attentive but not invasive. Place is fairly small and there isn't a lot of space between tables. Food was very good.
Good place to go for people-watching if you get a table by the window.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and excellent serviceWe booked our reservation via OpenTable and upon arrival were promptly seated. The food was excellent, full of flavor and the right combination of spices. The waiter was attentive and provided great recommendations. It was our first time there but we will definitely go back.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMtook my mom for mother's daytook my mom for mother's day - food was supberb, service was wonderful!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMTasting Perfection!I've been a long fan of the Tasting Room since it opened and their filet remains the BEST in the nation! It's just heaven on a plate coated in hot butter. It's THE standard of filet I weigh all others against and only Tom C's CRAFT in NY is equal to the one served here! All their food is flavorful and amazingly prepared. If I could eat there every week I would....and I'd get a filet every time! The servers are all so attentive and responsive. Many people come to Frederick to try VOLT, but if they're smart, they also visit THE TASTING ROOM as it's equally amazing! I love this place and it ranks as one of my all-time top five places to dine!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMFine food, pleasant atmosphereService is always professional at the Tasting Room--attentive, but not intrusive. Food is excellent and beautifully presented. Desserts are outstanding, made on site. I have never had anything less than a fine meal at the Tasting Room in the many years I have dined there. Highly recommended to discerning diners.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was fine exceptEverything was fine except the filet mignon. It was supposed to be medium rare and initially it was, however for some unknown reason they decided to serve it on an incredibly hot sizzling metal plate which ended up cooking the steak and it was well done by the time I had eaten half of it. Please tell them to stop doing that.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMLoud but satisfyingThe food was incredible and the service was very cordial however we were there during Cinco de Mayo and the streets and the restaurant were packed with party goers and they were loud. It was a happy crowd and I would do it again with no hesitation.. Did I say the food was great! I fully recommend this gem5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent experienceWent to celebrate my husbands birthday and although he was not feeling well so we only had appetizers, the staff was very friendly and the food was very good. We are looking forward to our next visit to enjoy a real dinner.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Tasting Room Rocks!We had an excellent lunch at the Tasting Room last week. The restaurant is beautiful, the food is impeccable, and the service was outstanding! I can't believe we waited 10 years to go!5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAn Excellent Dinner!!We dined at the Tasting Room on April 30th. We had been there years ago and honestly don't know why we haven't been back sooner. The food was excellent as was our server. We plan on coming back!!4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMA Bit Disappointed!Birthday Celebration--4 guests ----one steak not cooked to liking: on a Tues night, no more strip steaks. Offered a Filet which was done to perfection but the lag time for the guest was long, as everyone else ate. Tues night is 1/2 price on bottles of wine but be careful you know the price and check the bill to see the amount is right. A small dessert was given to the Birthday girl and the service was great as usual. This is a good Frederick downtown restaurant and you can people watch if you get a table by the window.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I have been goingMy wife and I have been going to the Tasting for our anniversary for the past 6 years. We love the food, ambiance and great service. It's a great location right in the heart of downtown Frederick. Menu might be a little pricey for some but I believe you get what you pay for. I have many friends who love the place as well. Cheers!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and service.Excellent food and service. One of our absolute favorites.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice restaurant; pricyVery nice restaurant; pricy of course but you get what you pay for.. An amazing meal. Great place for special occasions, I was very impressed.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMStill Love It!Second visit to the Tasting Room and still love it! I think this officially my "go-to" restaurant for special occasions. Delicious food and the entire staff is friendly and accommodating.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food. Great service. GreatGreat food. Great service. Great spot. There are several very good restaurants in Frederick, but this is by far our favorite. New menu items are being slowly rolled out for Spring. I had the newly added gnocchi for lunch on Saturday. It was very good.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMSince the bar and eating areasSince the bar and eating areas are collocated, the noise from the bar made it almost impossible to hear my diner partner. This was a sentiment echoed by the diners on both sides of our table. It is unfortunate, since it is a very nice place to eat. My filet was a little overdone and salty, but my wife's chicken was superb, even reheated the next day.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMBy far the best cocktailsBy far the best cocktails and food in town. Only downside is the noise...4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome as always and AaronAwesome as always and Aaron makes the best drinks ever - even with the steep pricetag!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a gem in Frederick.This is a gem in Frederick. The lobster chowder is so thick and creamy and there are pieces of lobster in every bite. Our server was wonderful--she waited until we were all finished before she cleared the table and she got one of our diners water without ice at her request. She was attentive, thoughtful and made the dining experience even nicer.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Tasting Room is the bestThe Tasting Room is the best restaurant in Frederick. The food is always outstanding.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMOne word: YumI had the most delicious steak here! I am a rare picky eater who doesn't eat seafood so I've gotten used to eating the standard turf plate, but this steak was out of this world! I couldn't wait to eat my leftovers the next day. The bar also had delicious drinks (the sangria was my favorite).4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWent here for wife' bday.Went here for wife' bday. Had the duck foie gras for starter. It was amazing. My new york strip was cooked perfectly to a medium rare. wife had the amish chicken. it was pretty good too. waitress brought a slice of cake and a candle for my wife even though i didnt mention it to her. I guess she got it from my note/special request i wrote on opentable when i made the reservation. we also ordered the raspberry torte for dessert. overall excellent food. service was pretty good.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMMemories made hereThis has become the new halfway meeting spot for old friends. The private room which seats eight comfortably is perfect for conversation. We also appreciated being able to control the volume of the background music.
The food is done to perfection and beautifully presented and the waiters are excellent, efficient, cordial and professional.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the very best in FrederickOne of the very best in Frederick - excellent food, ambiance, etc.
Not cheap: we had a full meal, wine and dessert for $65/person --
but great for special occasions.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe absolutely love The TastingWe absolutely love The Tasting Room! It is pricey, so it is a place we only go once in a great while...for a birthday or an anniversary, for example. Their filet mignon is out of this world...you will be spoiled after having it and will compare every other steak you ever eat to it! It is so tender it melts in your mouth. I also enjoyed the Amish chicken while I was there this past visit. It had a great truffle sauce with it and it was very different and tasty. Our waiter provided top-notch service, as is usual for this establishment. Highly recommend it!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWarm welcome, prompt, accommodatingWarm welcome, prompt, accommodating service, small portions - well-priced.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWe celebrated our birthdaysWe celebrated our birthdays and The Tasting Room was the perfect place to celebrate.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMEXCELLENT...!!!!!Excellent food & dining experience once again! The BEST STEAK in Frederick by far!! Sophisticated dining & an excellent choice for any "upscale" dining occasion. You will be very glad you chose to done at The Tasting Room. A true "gem" in Frederick, MD :)3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was absolutely fantasticThe food was absolutely fantastic and our waiter was attentive but not hovering around us. Our only complaint would be that we got there early and waited at the bar for our table. The bar tender was busy gossiping with the wait staff so the service lacked there. Our glasses were completely empty for a while before she asked if we wanted another drink, and the bar was not busy. Also, she did not try to engage us in conversation at all. We were invisible for the most part.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMTasting the Finer ThingsPromptly seated for a 19:00 reservation. Had the country pate for appetizer, which arrived quickly with drink order and quite tasty. Rockfish special for main - perfectly prepared with delicate seasoning that complemented the squeaky fresh fish. My wife had the smoked pork chop, which also was wonderful and cooked to perfection. Desserts of creme brule and hazelnut chocolate cake both were delicious. Our server was attentive without being intrusive, and I particularly liked that they waited until both of us were done with our courses before clearing plates. We aren't wine affectionados, so we appreciated the single malts and Flying Dog ales. Lots of glass reflects noise, but still could converse easily. Great evening out!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a very nice eveningWe had a very nice evening but it was very cold, had to wear my jacket.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMA sparkling corner in FrederickAs always, The Tasting Room provides warm ambiance, fine service, and excellent food with wonderful presentation.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMFOOD WAS OUTSTANDING! 2NDFOOD WAS OUTSTANDING! 2ND TIME THERE AND BOTH WERE GREAT! SERVICE WAS PERFECT. THERE WHEN YOU NEEDED THEM BUT, NOT HOVERING. NOISE WAS THE ONLY PROBLEM. VERY LOUD.2/14/2013 12:00:00 AM