Firestone's

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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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SC
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for Sunday brunch with live music and delicious food & drinks!

PO
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

love Firestone for Sunday brunch. One of my favorite place in town

NL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

Food was good, but there could have been more options. The service was great, but the noise level was too loud.

DF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

I wasn’t impressed with our meal, but they have had better food in the past. Great service.

T
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is wonderful. The service was amazing, we especially loved the gifts from the chef between courses. We enjoyed oysters on the half shell, delicious entrees and espresso martinis to finish our meal. The space is small but you don’t feel cramped. We had a corner of the restaurant on the top floor to ourselves so it felt very intimate even though the place was dull and bustling.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service...always a good experience in there.

JR
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good, unique food! Great bar with variety of gins. Fantastic server and great window view.

MG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My 14 year old son wanted to go for his birthday lunch. My wife son and I have been here several times over the last few years. As always everything was outstanding! Our server Alice was awesome! The food was superb. Love this place, wish I lived closer!

S
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The steak and eggs here is kind of a joke. It is more Egg, and Potato’s with a few small pieces of steak. The quantity of steak that comes with this order says 4oz, but that is pushing it.

When my plate came out, the eggs and potato’s actually covered the steak, that’s how small the portion of meat was. Not worth the money by any means; especially when you can go to a bunch of other local places and have a higher quality cut of meat, more volume and the same cost.

Disappointing.

KB
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal here and it is in a great location. Love the decor of the space. We had a special request to be seated downstairs and it was easily accomodated. Service was excellent and the food was very good.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Four stars is really good from me - 5 stars only bestest meals I’ve ever had during my 46 winters on this planet. Firestone’s is a great place regardless. Diverse brunch menu with tasty twists on traditional American fare. Loved avocado toast and truffle fries for apps. Wife loved burger, son indulged on eggs benedict, and I really liked spicy tuna sandwich. Restaurant spacious, modern, and spotless. Service was outstanding. Will be back soon.

D
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A friend of mine recommended Firestone's. I was not disappointed. Food was delicious!

GB
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place does everything right, we loved our experience and will recommend to friends. Our waiter Chris has that unique timing to be there at the right time for every need.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a very nice experience and outstanding dinner.

t
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous as always. Members of our party had the Scallops, Icelandic Cod an Venison. All were delicous. Excellent attentive service and great atmosphere!! Our FAVORITE in FREDERICK. We will miss Firestones when we move to FL at the end of the year

PJ
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Staff exceptionally good. Food good. But, eggs benedict muffin not properly toasted. This is a big deal. It's the foundation of the choice.

HC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Choose upstairs seating. Ambiance is much better. Food was good, as was the service.

m
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lucky enough to draw a window table. The food was delicious and the service by Kelly was outstanding

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and staff were incredible and very personable.

NY
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant but noise level from the bar can be overwhelming, by not controlling the noise at the bar makes this fine dining restaurant at time less than desirable.

NO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We did not oder alcohol tonight and I believe this is why we were ignored. It took 90min to receive our dinner.

OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Pleasant brunch spot !

JD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took family here to dinner one evening and we tried an asirtbebt if raw appetizers (oysters, tuna, hurrays, and ceviche), cooked foods (flatbread, pastrami sandwich, burger, and steak salad), and a few cocktails too. All 6 of us were pleasantly surprised by how delicious everything was! The pastrami sandwich was by far my favorite, and I never eat pastrami, but WOW. We saw how highly rated/reviewed it was, which is why we tried it. I will definitely be going back here!

TD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went there for our 12 year wedding anniversary. We indicated it would be our anniversary and were very pleased when we found our reservation was on the upper level right next to the window. Although there were diners around us, we could easily converse while we people-watched on the street. The food was great -- I had shrimp and grits, but the grits were chicken-fried (creamy cheesy grits on the inside), but battered and deep fried when frozen so they have that yummy flaky coating from the outside of a fried chicken. There were lots of little in-between course single bits to add variety and surprise to the meal. And, they provided a free dessert to celebrate our anniversary. We like to try out lots of places and this was good value for the money in our experience.

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

Great brunch!

JS
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great service. A super-friendly atmosphere. Creative menu.

DE
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We were promptly seated at the table of our choice and my drink arrived soon afterwards. it was just ok; a bloody mary with way too much black pepper. The crab dip ordered for the table was ok too. Perhaps the menu, or our very attentive wait person should have told us it is only enough for two, not four people. And I did say "crab dip for the table". The entrees were fine, with the exception of a salad that was ala carte. The greens were dripping with a sour house dressing that rendered them inedible. Last, although my friends ice tea, and our water was refilled many times, my coffee was not refilled even once. The size of the cup was stingy, not more than five ounces. No one wanted dessert. The restaurant needs more vegetarian options, maybe a soup? And for heaven sake, somebody clean the globes on the light fixtures!!

V
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating my birthday. We shared the Fried Green Tomato appetizer, excellent. My son-in-law and I had the crab cake and a regular side of fries. My daughter had the shrimp and grits and the siracha fries. And we had the corn ice cream!!! It was all excellent! Service was also excellent. Definitely will go again, soon!!! Thank you, Firestone's for a lovely evening!

l
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a family group of 5. We started with crab dip for the table, then ordered a variety of entree’s. The entree’s were a bit slow in coming, but we were in no hurry and it was First Saturday in Frederick, and the restaurant was full. So we made allowances. I ordered scallops, which turned out to be a generous serving and cooked just right. We’ve dined at Firestone’s before and love the food and the little extra’s from the chef. If you want quiet dining, Firestones on a Saturday evening may not be your place. But we love the food, the service, and the lively atmosphere.

PT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

We had a wonderful dinner with friends. Great location and wonderful service. The food was well prepared and presented really well. We had 6 different dishes and everyone liked them. The steak dishes were cooked perfectly and tender. The scallops were so large and seasoned well. The mushroom risotto was yummy! We were also treated to a cauliflower bisque and we all enjoyed the fruit and cheese plate. Desserts were good but not great. Sorbet was incredible chocolate cake and creme brulee were well done but the smores dessert was too much nutella soup and not enough crunch, mixed more Graham cracker butt the homemade marshmallow was so good but so sweet. Fun night but at 7 30 to 9 was very very loud. 9 to 10 30 less loud but still hard to hear across the table.

DC
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I think I expected a little more but overall it was a nice experience. Was in the city for a couple a days so glad I went.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food, bar was too loud.

NB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal was phenomenal, which it always is when we dine at this fine restaurant! The best wait staff ever works here--shout out to Chris!

A
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing menu and food. Beautiful atmosphere. Smiling people who know a lot about what is offered. Highly recommended.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Firestone never fails to deliver. In my opinion, one of the best restaurants in the area. Everything is always fresh and cooked to perfection.

t
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Another flawless meal at Firestone's. Excellent wait staff ( Olivia), amazing menu selections. Superb wine and spirits list. Food is delicious!! One of the places we will miss when we leave Frederick at the end of the year. A restaurant like Firestone's is hard to find and to top!

C
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good food. Nice atmosphere.

I
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal and service as usual

BW
Baltimore
28 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. We live in Annapolis and meet friends who live in Winchester - perfect in between spot. The bar has a wide-ranging selection, the menu is varied, tasty, and interesting. Topping it all off is attentive but not intrusive service. We were given lots of time to chat and enjoy ourselves. Of all the places we've met up in Frederick, this is definitely our "go to" place.

C
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

After 20 perfect meals cinnamon roll, changed to bread pudding style or just a mistake, Eggs Benedict, including hard eye ball eggs, ham I needed to trim, muffin that was cold and hard.

Servers said cinnamon roll changed two weeks ago. NOT - we were there last weekend and all perfect.

Server said chef left 6 months ago. Hard to believe since it was this week that everything changed, including putting half a glass of ice cubs in Orange Juice

Between food and misinformation from servers and no attempt to correct anything for 6 disappointed people we are not coming back.

It's too bad, it was one of our favorites for 2 years.

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