About Firestone's

Firestone's Culinary Tavern, opened in 1999, is located in downtown Frederick's picturesque Historic District. It is housed in a 1921 building that was initially the home of Shipley's Department Store. The restaurant combines outstanding cuisine with the casual atmosphere of a neighborhood tavern. The Washington Post says, "the atmosphere is prime...the food is, too!".

105 N Market St
Frederick, MD 21701
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Gastro Pub

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

All reservations made on Open Table are for our second level dining area. If you need lower level reservations, please call the restaurant directly.

Cross Street:
Church St

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(301) 663-0330

Website:
http://www.firestonesrestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
There is a parking garage located on Church Street, less than half of a block from the restaurant

Executive Chef:
Andrew Mayers

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Firestone's Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (23)
Special Occasion (21)
Creative Cuisine (19)
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Good for Anniversaries (18)
Casual (17)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Fun (14)
Romantic (14)
Business Meals (14)
People Watching (13)
Great for Lunch (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Great for Brunch (12)
Scenic View (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Happy Hour (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Authentic (9)
Bar Seating (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Cozy (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Great Beer (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Healthy (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Seasonal (6)
Late-night Find (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Live Music (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Tapas (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Sports (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Only found this restaurant in the last year, but this place is a real gem. The wait staff is friendly and knowledgeable, the ambiance is amazing, and the food is exceptional. Seriously, the quality, the presentation, the flavors - this is a great dining experience. And the menu runs the full gamut - from salads and sandwiches to an amazing cowboy steak. These are the best chefs in Frederick. I love this place!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for a Date, Fun, Healthy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

We love Firestones. It's the perfect blend of casual and elegant. Wonderful, creative food that's not overdone. Great wine list. Be sure to go early for an aperitif and some oysters at their little raw bar next door to the restaurant, and stop by their gourmet shop afterward to get something lovely to take home.

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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined 7 days ago

Firestone’s is one of my favorites in Frederick. I have been here many times and the menu is always wonderful. Service is excellent and the food is fresh and cooked well. Tastes are terrific.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Great Beer, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Very good dinner. All plates were great and service was wonderful. They are eager to accomadate gluten free without impact to your meal.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Had a wonderful meal here. Made reservations to sit in the upstairs window. With the Christmas Lights in the trees, it was very festive. Would recommend making sure you get one of those tables for extra ambiance. Server was friendly. Loved the asparagus soup given as a taste before the meal came out. Very nice touch. I ordered the Duo of Duck, and it was the best duck dish I have had. Both versions of the duck were tasty without being gamey at all. The polenta and celeriac complemented the duck perfectly. The brussel sprouts however were a little underdone for my liking. Overall very delicious though. Wife had the tomato and goat cheese gnocchi. The gnocchi were so soft and light. Melted in your mouth with a wonderful complementing sauce. Very romantic evening. Will absolutely return.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Romantic, Business Meals
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 7, 2017

I love going to Firestones. The food and ambiance is always exceptional. It is a favorite.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Lovely view of old-town from the upstairs tables! I had the BBQ pulled pork sandwich and was surprised how amazingly tasty it was- not too sweet like regular BBQ, and very tender and moist pork. Also the fries were top-notch, which is So important! I went with a friend and can't wait to take my husband back there! Also thanks to the patient staff who kept our table even though we were running late. Staff were very attentive and friendly.

Tags: Casual, People Watching, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great food but the wine list could be better.
If you get a seat near the window the views of Market Street are very nice.
When the place is packed it gets very noisy.
We like to eat here but try to choose times when it isn't quite so busy.

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 30, 2017

High-end restaurant so very pricey and small quantities of food but very good.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Once a year, my group of childhood friends meets for lunch. We always look for a restaurant with a good menu, ambience and a quiet corner where we can converse and linger over our meal. Firestone fit the bill. We had a great time and the food was delicious.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

As has been the case for many years, Firestone's is always a great place.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Excellent food, excellent service! A seat at the window gives a bird's eye view of the action on the street below.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, People Watching
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Fabulous food, great service! Love it!!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Firestone's is always reliable for great food and service. The chef is constantly trying new ideas, while holding on to menu favorites. Both fish and meats are expertly cooked. Three of us on this visit had Wagyu flat iron steaks that were wonderful. The availability of some fresh seafood (eg: oysters, ceviche, tuna) from the next door Raw Bar is a bonus, as is the very nice fairly-priced wine list.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Haven't been to Firestone's for several years. Decided to meet some friends for dinner on a Friday night. Table was ready immediately, wait staff came to the table with water and menus as soon as seated. Great table upstairs right by the window with a view to the street below. However, immediately noticed the noise from the bar below and remembered that was one of the reasons we don't typically dine here. At one point, it was so loud I felt like we were screaming to our friends to have a conversation. That being said, the food to amazing. We had the rockfish, scallops, bone-in pork shank, and duck breast for the 4 entrees --each one beautifully presented and perfectly prepared. Our waiter was attentive but overly so.
We shared a dessert - yummy creme brulee. Would definitely eat here again, but would probably avoid a busy Friday night at 7:30pm.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 14, 2017

First time here. I felt like I had walked back in time to the farmhouse of my youth - heavy wood, pressed tin ceiling, large banister stairs, and squeaky floors. I instantly fell in love with the low lit memory. I was escorted upstairs and shown to a table by the window overlooking the street. I deeply hoped that the food matched the mood. I was not disappointed.

Along with a very dry glass of Riesling, I enjoyed fresh-baked herb-crusted bread (very light) and a small crock of potato soup. The main course was four dollar-sized scallops on a bed of quinoa and asparagus with a mildly spicy sauce to keep it interesting. On the side was a surprise slice of fried prosciutto.

That little tidbit showed up again with my creme brulee, making a fascinating sweet and sour combo that I would definitely go back for.

It's a bit pricey compared to other restaurants in town but the chef's inventions are worth it. Portion size also is quite favorable. So I will definitely be back for another adventure soon.

My server was knowledgeable, attentive, friendly, and very well trained.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Everything was excellent, highly recommend.

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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Thank you very much ...i love this place I will come back !!!!!!

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

We went for my boyfriends birthday. Everything was excellent from the atmosphere to the food.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I am becoming a regular at Firestone's and have found both the food and the service to be exceptional. The quality of the cuisine (and the drinks!), the extensive beer and wine list, and the comfortable atmosphere have made it a definite go-to place in Frederick for me. The staff is also top-notch, from the maître d' to the service staff, and all are friendly and welcoming without being over-the-top or cloying. If you haven't dined there yet, put it on your list!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

We were celebrating my daughter's 21 st birthday . We were seated promptly at 5 pm . My daughter was thrilled to find that her menu had been personalized . It read" Happy 21st birthday " . What a fantastic pleasant surprises . Our sever was fantastic . He was funny , polite , he had amazing timing and made us feel speacial . I would recommend celebrating your birthday @ Firestones

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Noteworthy restaurant clearly outstanding in every category!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Great Beer
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

It is so rare when an established eatery tries harder. FIRESTONE'S is one of that rare breed. Wonderful presentation of every menu item. Loved their current hangar steak and pan-seared scallops. Only criticism...something has happened to the bread...dry and tasteless on our most recent visit. Service was outstanding.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Birthday dinner for husband. Ordered a chicken Caesar salad which I didn’t eat, but maybe 3 forkfuls (if that). Salad was not good & believe me, I’ve had my share of Caesar salads, but none that have tasted this bad. Husband order a burger that he liked.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great meal, great advise from our waiter on how to get the steak cooked

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Sunday brunch of Eggs Benedict was excellent and the service was friendly and efficient. We enjoyed seats upstairs by the window viewing charming Frederick. The live jazz music could be heard from downstairs but not too loud, just enchanting!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Staff makes you feel welcome, waitress exceptional and attentive, food is always good. We are repeat customers and I always look forward to coming back. Plus, I love sitting upstairs in the front window.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Authentic, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Firestone's hasn't let us down yet. Always good food and good service.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Live Music, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Fantastic restaurant. The food was amazing, but a little slow to come out. Absolutely worth it though.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The food here is shockingly great. I may never eat anywhere else while in Frederick.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Fun, Tapas
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The staff was very accommodating to our needs and very attentive. The food was great!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined on September 29, 2017

The menu was terrific and the service was good. Only negative was a snafu in the kitchen that caused our entrees to be late and dried out. The management comped our first round of drinks as an apology, but it was a damper on the evening. We would try them again if we were in the area. Maybe for lunch instead though.

Tags: Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Always reliable food and service. Ask for Michael, he's the best: attentive, fun and a real gentleman.

Ambiance is marked three stars only because of the noise level: real tin ceiling, masonry walls, jazz trio make conversation difficult during Sunday brunch. Disclosure: I have a hearing impairment.

New on the bruch menu: Eggs Cooper. Think Eggs Benedict but with sausage ragout on a homemade biscuit. I was doubtful, but was pleasantly surprised.

Tags: Late-night Find, Authentic, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Had a very good lunch despite somewhat cheeky waiter; would have been even better with dessert, but after bringing dessert menus, waiter failed to return for very long time. We had decided on two desserts, but after waiting 10 minutes, we decided to split one, and after another 5-10 minutes, we decided to just get the check and leave. Ironic that server spent more time flirting with young women at nearby tables than being attentive to older diners who probably would have left a much better tip with good service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 22, 2017

We loved everything about our meal from the starter to dessert. This is our new favorite place!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Romantic, People Watching, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 21, 2017

I had made my reservation through Open Table and asked for a table overlooking Market Street. The table was just what I had asked for. We met friends there and were not rushed to put in our order while we reconnected. The food was tasty and the service was great. Have been to Firestone's several times and have never been disappointed.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 19, 2017

I had indicated that it was my birthday, but I had not reminded them and when I did finally remind them they said it was too late because I had already received my check. On the menu it said one and a half pound lobster which is what I ordered and when it came I said this is not a one and A half pound lobster, and she said that's the way we serve it. It was very tasty, but it was not a one and a half pound lobster. I complained again and she asked if I wanted to see the sous chef, and I said yes. When he came out he said I should've said something earlier and they could've given me something else to eat and that they weigh them when they come in . I told him that I eat lobster often and that this was definitely not a one and a half pound lobster. He asked if I wanted something else. I had already eaten, but I told him I didn't think it was right for them to have one description on the menu and another when the actual food came. Their attitude left much to be desired, And I would not return to that restaurant.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Very good service and food once again, there was a small delay in the kitchen but was handled well by staff.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The service at Firestone's was excellent. We asked for a change in a dish and the waiter made sure it happened. Very good food. Quite noisy, but a good place to take kids. Nice view of the street.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

We went to Firestones for our first date night out after having a baby, we were late as people with newborns tend to be but they were very accommodating and understanding to our late arrival for our reservation. Very attentive server who answered all our questions about the menu and wine. We received a complimentary small bite and palate cleansing sorbet between courses. Our entrees were delicious my husband had the lobster and I had the braised lamb. Not a bite left on either plate! While plates were promptly cleared from our table at no point did I feel rushed. It was a lovely Friday evening and meal.

Tags: People Watching, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals
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