Firestone's

4.7
1581 reviews
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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!".
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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were awesome as always. My husband got the 18 oz ribeye steak; it is far better than any steakhouse. I had the scallops with mushroom risotto topped with a bacon tempura that is to-die-for! Their flavors are always spot on. We love coming here!

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RW
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a fantastic dining experience. We have been going to Firestones for over two decades, and it just keeps getting better. A must dining expereince.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always Love Firestone’s

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L
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall, an enjoyable meal. The broccoli rabe and vanilla bread pudding were my favorite parts. The apps were a little underwhelming (Better Avocado Toast and the Burrata).

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B
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the scallops and risotto - the best I've ever had!

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was still happy hour when we were there so it was still a little noisy from the bar area. Other than that the service and food was great as always.

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PS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Chris, our waiter was absolutely fantastic: great timing, nice rapport, kind, recommendations WHEN rhey were asked for, .....ALL good. Food was tasty as all get out! Scallops, shrimp and grits, covino and the crab cake were our 4 orders, and we were all over the moon about our entrees.

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C
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently fabulous

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and the service was excellent!!

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Memphis
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best food I have ever had. Wonderful experience.

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K
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

One of our favorite places in Frederick. Love the old very nicely set-up building. Service is always good, some staff are more likeable than others, but always very good. Food is also always great. Thought my pork was slightly over-done but this was the exception not the rule.

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MW
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Firestone's. The restaurant provides wonderful, unexpected "extras"-- we received a demi-tasse cup of lobster bisque prior to the meal and a fresh melon "amuse-buche" after our meal. My husband and I split a caesar salad and an entrée of scallops. Both were delicious and very satisfying (the salads each had a full anchovy draped over the top). All the wait staff were very friendly and efficient ... from accommodating our request to re-direct cold air away from our table to very professional serving.
We highly recommend this restaurant.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Foie Gras was phenomenal. I would definitely order it again. We had a lovely table by the front window upstairs. We had the Bone In Pork Chop and the Scallops. Service was outstanding and we enjoyed a visit from Chef Danny. Thank you Firestone for making my Husbands Fathers Day Dinner one to remember.

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Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great seat by the window overlooking the street. Excellent food. Liked the waiter, but he could have checked in more frequently.

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OT
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service, as always. Noise level a bit high, but given the design of the restaurant, it is to be expected. We will continue to dine at this great restaurant.

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m
Washington DC
55 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal & service!!

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating an anniversary! Atmosphere and food were great

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CS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday brunch was fantastic - from all the wonderful food, to the service, to the ambience (live music), to the view overlooking Market Street - we’ll definitely be back!

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GM
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

a little noisy for me but I have a bad ear. the drinks made it fine. Food and service was excellent

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AP
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very nice view from second floor

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CM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We have been here many times and always have had an excellent time. This last visit was no exception. Our server Alice was very professional and accommodating. Our orders were delivered to the table altogether and were correct. I had the bone in pork chop which was cooked perfectly along with the fava beans, scalloped potatoes, rhurbarb and charred broccoli rabe all in a savory prosciutto broth. The only
fault I had with my dish was that it was a bit on the salty side, this I attribute to the prosciutto broth. The Firestone is one of our favorite dining spots in Frederick.

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B
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

It is definitely a place to try in Frederick! The food is good but the service that day seemed rushed. Overall a good place to eat. I will probably go again in a year or so. It is also close to everything down town. The environment is good and if you get to sit by the window upstairs te a treat. The interior has a nice design and has a pretty good bar. Food is a little pricey but it is good. I recommend getting the MD crab dip as en appetizer.

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NB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband had the grilled venison and I had soft shell crab--both dishes were heavenly!! We shared a dozen of awesome oysters from their raw bar which were also heavenly!

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Y
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, efficient service, got our order just right, perfect table with reservation. Seafood pasta is to die for- they also change their specials daily and print fresh menus so you don’t have to ask. In addition, prices on alcohol are very reasonable- while serving good quality drinks. I feel like sometimes restaurants overprice spirits and it’ not the case here. Will be back.

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MM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

One of the best restaurants in downtown Frederick!

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SA
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food and service, but they could use a vegetarian option.

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TS
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The server and our table location really made the meal great. Fantastic pastrami! Delicious desserts! The Maryland Crab dip appetizer was delish!

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NY
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food and service in Frederick! Never had a disappointing meal and have been going for 6 years.

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C
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding. However,, the air conditioning was so cold that my colleague said that it cooled off his steak before he could finish it!
😂😂😂

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Overall our experience was disappointing. We had reservations and still had to wait 30 min to be seated. The noise was excessively loud with patrons yelling. We sat upstairs and still had trouble hearing each other. The food was good but the excessive noise level and long wait ruined the evening. If I am going to spend $100 for two people to eat, I want to at least be able to hear my guest.

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JM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is amazing! Original, creative and delicious!! We went with out of town guests who raved about the meal and the excellent, attentive service.

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DV
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Very good food, but the upper area can get very noisy if the bar area is hopping.

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MC
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter recommended Firestone for brunch after her graduation from Hood. It was a great location & had a nice atmosphere. I had a hard time choosing since several options looked good. We had crab dip & some drinks to start. Several of us picked breakfast items & the rest sandwiches. I had the cucumber salad as my side & it was amazing. Reminded me of my grandmothers recipe but better! Thanks for helping us to have a great celebration!

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MB
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Firestone made it a great night for me. I had never been out to this part of Frederick before but I felt welcome upon taking my first steps in. Food was amazing, service was great. Would come back again in a heartbeat.

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B
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a very nice restaurant with great food, but it should be noted that the great majority of tables are located up a set of stairs, and without an elevator.

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MB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was mostly outstanding, though the chef recommended medium rare duck came out very rare and difficult to cut through. Lovely old building. Good staff and service. Noise level was uncomfortable.

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VG
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service is always outstanding. It’s my “go to” restaurant in downtown Frederick.

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RM
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We've been celebrating family events with Firestone's for years. It's consistently delicious dishes and warm atmosphere make it a favorite spot in downtown Frederick.

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KK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I took my 90 year old Mom to Firestone’s for Mother’s Day. She loved it, ate her entire dinner, (which she never does in her continuing care facility) and even polished off most of her dessert! My appetizer (dinner for me), was equally delicious and we both enjoyed the service and the experience.

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Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My go-to place in Frederick. Wonderful food—have enjoyed brunch, lunch, dinner and drinks! Love the interior. Roomy yet cozy. Good service. Would be my weekly go-to if I lived closer than a 30 min drive.

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