About 200 Monroe
200 Monroe Restaurant provides Frederick Community College's culinary arts students a capstone learning experience to cook and serve the public as they near the completion of their degree. We invite you to come dine with us and indulge in a gourmet meal created and served by FCC's culinary students under the guidance of our Executive Chef and Maitre d' instructors. We think you will find the experience both delightful and affordable.
Frederick, MD 21701
Hours of Operation:
Restaurant is open from 11:30 am- 2 pm on Friday's during the spring semester. (March/April)
East Patrick Street
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access
Special Events & Promotions:
On May 5 we will be featuring a special Cinco de Mayo Buffet Menu. Reserve today!
200 Monroe Ratings and Reviews
Food was fantastic! We were encouraged to try some of everything offered and we did - even dessert. It was an exceptional meal for a pittance - a meal one usually only gets in a high class restaurant. The service was very good and it was enlightening to be able to talk with some of the students as well as the teachers. I can't wait to go again!
The food is delicious; service excellent. Dining at Open Table is a unique experience. I have been there twice. First time we ordered from the menu and the second time it was buffet. Loved everything no matter how it's served. I will return and will spread the word. See you all when you open for business again.
Truly enjoyed dining at 200 Monroe, where the FCC culinary students prepared and served a delicious and diverse menu. Our server Jared was very pleasant and efficient and gladly answered our numerous questions. The meal was better than some meals I have had at better restaurants. We look forward to going back next spring!! Kudos to the students, teachers and staff.
First time at restaurant but read all the reviews and was really excited for a great meal! Was not disappointed! Server, Jared, was friendly yet professional. Food was delicious! Dessert decadent! Wish it was open for dinner too! Looking forward to visiting Jared's Food Truck in Loudoun once he graduates in a few weeks!
Absolutely wonderful from beginning to end!! Our service was excellent and the food was fabulous!! We had the Alsatian Tart, Salad, Chicken Scallopini, Manicotti, and Beef Loin and they were all delicious! And then......came dessert! The flourless chocolate cake was to die for but the blackberry apple crisp with the homemade caramel ice cream was just incredible!! So very proud of our FCC students and staff and of course Elizabeth!! Hats off to all of you for a job well done!!!
I have thoroughly enjoyed my 2 visits to this dining room and look forward to my next one! I love the fact that it's a teaching/learning environment for students, while the quality of the food is excellent. I will continue to "show it off" and "talk it up" to friends!
The food was excellent and attractively presented. Being seated where we could watch the final steps of preparation and plating, as well as interaction between the students and instructor was a plus. Reservations essential since the period it is open is brief.
Had lunch at 200 Monroe for the first time the other day with some co-workers and it was outstanding!! We were greeted with friendly faces and shown to our table. Our waiter was awesome - very knowledgeable, professional, and friendly. The food was delicious!! Some of the best asparagus I have ever had - cooked perfectly! And the best part was we were supporting a great program - the FCC Hospitality, Culinary, and Tourism Institute. I would definitely recommend this for everyone!
My husband and I enjoyed our lunch at 200 Monroe which was run by the Senior Culinary Students from FCC. We enjoyed meeting our waiter, Jared. He was very enthusiastic and personable. We loved the first course soup and the onion tart. The main course of crusted tuna and manicotti were both original and delicious. For my part, would have liked more herbs/ seasoning in fresh tomato sauce. My husband thought the crusting over-powered the tuna flavor just a little. My lemon tart for dessert was" to die for" as was the chocolate cake. Happy to see gluten-free and vegetarian options. Great Job students!!
This venue is conducted entirely by Frederick Community College students who prepare and serve your three course meal. The students put their all into their work and make this a great place for a delicious repast, in a pleasant environment, at a minimal cost. Definitely worth checking out during their limited (springtime) availability.
We were very happy to have this leisurely meal with friends. No rush whatsoever.
The limited menu prepared and served by chefs in training was wonderful.
The faculty was a bit noisy but the pleasant staff counterbalanced.
The food was hot, presented and played well and was very delicious.
We will be back next session.
Amazing value for an open-kitchen experience, gourmet and beautifully presented food, and knowing that you are supporting community college students in their culinary endeavors. As the restaurant is located at the school and the waitstaff is made up of students who are not trained waiters, you should expect that the service is going to be imperfect and the ambiance institutional... however, the spectacular food (for an incredible value) and genuine enthusiasm of the students/staff made our experience truly enjoyable! The vegetarian options for each course were delicious.
I have been there twice and each time I was happy with my selections. Since there is choice of three, maybe I should go one more time to taste all three choices. The presentation of the courses were really good. Each course was delicious, especially the soup du jour. I would have ordered again the second time, but you were out, since we came at 1:30pm. The polenta was memorable. If I was younger, I would enroll, just for myself, so I could cook as well as your students. Our server was very efficient, helpful and friendly, adding to the delightful experience.
I plan to go again.
Awesome value! You get a three course meal and beverage for $15. The food was very good, specially the lemon chicken and polenta. The service was excellent and everyone is very friendly and relaxed. I will definitely return. The only draw back is the hours are very limited.
Not disappointed at all!, I was pleasantly surprized to come across 200 Monroe. The FOOD WAS WELL EXECUTED, and PLATED WITH FINESSE. THE BUTTER WAS HAND CHURNED AND BREAD FRESH BAKED. TRUELY THE BEST LEMONADE I HAVE EVER HAD IN FREDERICK. I ordered the onion tart, wild mushroom manicotti, and flour less chocolate cake. The tart was succulent sweet caramelized onions in a feather light puff pastry boat garnished with olive tapenade and crisp bacon cubes: Very delicious. The wild mushroom manicotti was filled to perfection with fluffy cheese and mushroom goodness , wrapped in a light crepe, that rested upon a creamy spinach mouse and finished with a fresh tomatoe confit. The basil garnish, takes the dish to a whole new level. Therefore, the dish could have used more basil. And I would have added some whole crisp roasted wild mushrooms for added depth of flavor, and interest in the garnish. Overall, it was a great dish. The flour less chocolate cake was amazing, from the chocolate ganache brush stoke bed to the chocolate whipped creme garnish. Indeed the richest chocolate desert I think I've ever tasted. A must for chocoholic. The service was attentive and prompt. All questions about Ingredients answered . We even discussed the preparation of the cake with the pastry chef. The atmosphere reminded me of French bistro. Cozy with table Cloth service. We will definitely be going back!, it is a great experience , 3 course chef menu for only 15.99. Beverage included.
all aspects of the meal were delicious and presentation was visually pleasing. Wait staff was courteous and attentive. Price for 3 course meal was a true bargain and portion size was ample for lunch. Enjoyed watching our meals being plated on the video monitor. I highly recommend you visit 200 Monroe for an economical and enjoyable meal.
Had a delicious lunch at 200 Monroe. Service was excellent and food was fresh and well prepared. I had steak and roasted root vegetables and the sparkling lemonade is def worth mentioning as well. Portions were appropriate for 3 courses. Lighting level, music level and table setting were all very comfortable. The students executed the experience well under the kind and watchful eye of their instructor. Had better service here than other dining establishments in Frederick.
This is a special venue where students get to practice their talents in a realistic restaurant environment. They go out of their way to ensure everything is perfect in this nicely done facility. Unfortunately, they are open only for a short period at the end of the spring semester and diners have to attempt to get reservations during the limited time they are open. Only wish there were some way to have this place open year around, at least one day per week, with the menu becoming more and more elaborate as the students progress through their curriculum.
I was excited to support the culinary program at FCC. I was so disappointed with how poorly trained the students were. They were enthusiastic and welcoming but our table was set with the utensils on the incorrect side of the playes-we showed our server how to set the table. He was very appreciative. Although friendly, the service was not attentive. The food was so-so. I won't be back. It's not the students who failed, but the instructors. This was the last night of the season, so being new wasn't the reason.
We had dinner here 2 nights a week apart. Since the menu is limited I had the dame meal twice with VERY different results. In April the Mac & Cheese muffin was dry and tasteless, the pork barely breaded and chewy and the kale unseasoned. In May the the Mac & Cheese muffin was runny...nit a muffin at all, but the pork chop was well breaded, tender and crisp on the outside. The kale was dekicious. As this is a 'learning' restaurant for the local Community College's Culinary Arts graduating students, perfection is not to be expected but the noticable improvement in some dishes was gratifying. The soup in April and the salad in May were awesome! Maybe appetizers are their forte.. Support the education of these future chefs and give it a try.....next April-May.
As this is Frederick Community College's Culinary Arts "lab", some mistakes and problems are expected and easily forgiven. But my group's reservation was for the first dinner seating on the first day of the week - yet they had already run out of the steak entree. The server wasn't aware of this and let 3 of us ordered steak, when only 1 steak was available. Subsequently 2 of us had to pick a second choice, which was difficult because of the limited number of entrees available. None of the other selections interested me and I ended up ordering something I didn't really want to eat.
Too bad this restaurant is only open a couple weeks a year.
The servers and wait staff are very eager to please, the food is prepared fresh, practically before your eyes, and quite tasty. The room is rather plain but the ambiance is low key an pleasant. We shared the appetizers: fried oysters, ham and cheese turnover and the Monroe salad. For dinner I had the skirt steak with roasted vegetables and was pleased to find parsnips in the mix. My companion had the pork steak with pepper gravy, rice and kale. We shared dessert, too; bread pudding and a raspberry sorbet.
a very pleasant evening
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