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

Special Occasion (23)
Good for a Date (22)
Creative Cuisine (21)
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Fit for Foodies (18)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Worth the Drive (15)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Casual (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
People Watching (13)
Fun (13)
Scenic View (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Romantic (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Cozy (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Authentic (10)
Great for Brunch (10)
Business Meals (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Healthy (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Great Beer (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Live Music (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tapas (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Sports (1)
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 4 days ago

Fabulous food, great service! Love it!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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·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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 (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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vip
 (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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 (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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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 8, 2017

As always, the menu which changes often based upon ingredients available, had many great options. The pastrami sandwich is superb, and great when paired with the heirloom tomato and burrata salad. Service first-rate always. Definitely a go-to place for me.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 30, 2017

First time, we will be back. The food offers unique twists on classics. The Mac and cheese was fantastic as was the crab cake and black bass my husband had. The chefs tasting and sorbet between courses was an elegant and delightful touch in a casual atmosphere.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 30, 2017

This was our fifth dinner at Firestone. Every meal has been superb. We drive up from northern Virginia and have been there for birthdays, anniversaries, and to meet OOT friends, all of whom were impressed. It's also easy to get to, easy to park, and beats driving into DC. Frederick is an attractive town, and Firestone is one of its best draws.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Been coming here for years - always good! The only suggestion is to put something white or lights horizontal on the black stairs - not good for people with poor depth perception and difficult to descend. Love this place, though!!

Tags: People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

Had a great date! The food and cocktails were excellent, and the service was outstanding. It did get a bit loud during peak dinner time, but that's the nature of the open space. Window tables offer fun people-watching on Market Street. The charcuterie plate was amazing! Local ingredients and a generous portion. Very fun!

Tags: Tapas, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Authentic, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

Very nice meal and good service. The crab cake with fried green tomatoes was a great summer meal.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Very good food and service as usual. Alice was very sweet and made some excellent recommendations from the menu. You can never go wrong here.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 19, 2017

When we visit Frederick from the DC area, we like to try new restaurants. Even though Firestone's has been around for awhile, this was our first visit. We had a table on the mezzanine and enjoyed watching the patrons below. We shared a tasty green salad but found the highlight of the meal was the entrees. My husband enjoyed the lamb roulade and I was delighted by my serving of seared halibut on pesto risotto. Each dish was composed of fresh ingredients and was attractively presented. The service was friendly and skillful. We will return to this restaurant!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 19, 2017

All around excellent as usual. A bit noisy but it depends on guests.

Tags: People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 18, 2017

Excellent food and service! We love watching people from the window.. The Firestones punch is always a great start!

Tags: Hot Spot, People Watching, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 18, 2017

The service the totally the pinnacle of the evening, our waiter Michael gave great suggestions and does a good cappuccino!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Firestone's has an eye to quality like few restaurants do these days. I ordered the lamb roulade for the second time and it was equally delicious each time, though the first time was slightly more tender, this may be due to the natural variation in meats. The deviled egg trio is always a fave and I enjoy their seasonal salads such as the watermelon and prosciutto or heirloom tomato which are always properly chilled. The truffle fries are a decadent indulgenre of carbs that border on comfort food when served hot n fresh. I prefer to come during quieter times because the bar area can get loud and echo throughout. My waiter Tyler was very attentive and helpful as has been another, Alice, previously. I rarely need to add salt or pepper to my food here which is a testament to how well they season it. Now for the sad news. The desserts are an afterthought and entirety forgettable. They sound good on paper but are not strongly executed. This is the case at most restaurants these days sadly. Overall, I am pleased to dine here and that says a lot as I am very particular. I will continue to visit often.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Disabled Access, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Great Beer, Tapas, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Great food and service. Excellent for a date night

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