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

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (31)
Special Occasion (30)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
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Casual (21)
Great for Brunch (20)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Fun (18)
Great for Lunch (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Romantic (16)
Cozy (15)
Business Meals (13)
People Watching (13)
Scenic View (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Happy Hour (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Authentic (11)
Bar Seating (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Healthy (9)
Seasonal (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Great Beer (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Tasting Menu (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Live Music (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Organic (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Sports (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Perfect choice for Valentine's Day dinner. Nice menu choices, exceptional service and thoughtfulness at every level. From the strawberry champagne to the delicious crab dip followed by palate-cleansing sorbet and capped off with delicious entrees, everything was delicious, carefully prepared, nicely presented and served with courtesy and class. Can you tell we enjoyed it tremendously?

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 (Miami)·Dined 3 days ago

YUM. This dinner was amazing. I had always heard good things about this restaurant and my experience lived up to the hype. I am still dreaming about the surf and turf I had 3 days ago. Although it's a little pricey, it's perfect for special occasions and worth it!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 4 days ago

Outstanding food combinations and presentation. The surf and turf was amazing as was the bone-in veal dinner. Thankfully the bar was not busy so it was much quieter than normal. GREAT restaurant!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, People Watching
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent service, food was creatively presented and delicious, a good value.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Always enjoy Firestones. Excellent food. Friendly staff. Wonderful service. We also dine at the bar on occasion and it is always very good. Evenings I would recommend reservations.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Casual, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

VERY loud!! Even upstairs. Food was good, not great. Felt it was over priced for the quality. Service also was good but not great.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Firestone's never disappoints. We were not hungry so we had the cheese plate, the gourmet mac and cheese and their basic hamburger. Food was tasty--well prepared and presented. It's a great place that most people might skip because it looks like a bar from the outside. However, if you dine here, you'll certainly be delighted that you've found another Frederick gem!

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Casual
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Food was very good. But EXTREMELY loud. Was not able to enjoy an evening w/ Mom and sister. Had to actually YELL - and so did all table around us. Very disappointed.

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Second time dining there & it won't be the last. Excellent the whole way around. Couldn't ask for a better meal or service.

Tags: Healthy, Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Took my girlfriend out for her birthday here, the food was amazing. Great service, they brought her a Crème brûlée with a candle, it was delicious. Will definitely be going back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

This is our go to place for consistent good food and impeccable service. We use open table to make reservations and request upstairs by the window if available. It is our perfect spot!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Love this place and the downtown Frederick location. Food is always very good. Chloe took care of us and she was great.

Tags: Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Really enjoyed their brunch. This is a classy place with amazing food and exceptional service. There is nothing I don't love about this place.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great food, great service, a bit expensive, a fun place to enjoy food and friends!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Outstanding food and service! They did absolutely everything to make our anniversary dinner very special and memorable.—‘Happy Anniversary’ and the date was printed on our menu, and dessert was on the house! The food was delicious, cooked to perfection and exquisitely presented. The service was excellent in every way. Would definitely go there again!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Great service! The menu has something for everyone. The food was very good. Having “Happy Birthday “ printed on the menu was a nice touch. We will certainly return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 14, 2018

I took my mother here for her birthday and it was a great birthday brunch. Our waiter, Tyler, was so friendly and helpful. Our food came out at a good pace. The Sunday we were there was great because of the live music and great view from the top. I will defiantly go there again in the future for another birthday, get together, date etc. Can't say enough how great their dinning experience was. My mother loved it and that made all the world to me. Would recommend to anyone who wants good food in a fun and vibrant place.

Tags: Scenic View, Casual, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Live Music, Organic, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Comfort Food, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Awesome service team!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great find! Our server was perfection - perfect timing and attention to detail, present but not overbearing.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We dined at Firestones to celebrate my husband's retirement. Everything was great, including the menu which had a special congratulations message to my husband.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Another great meal and outstanding service!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great time. Excellent service and staff interaction. Excellent food presentation.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Pastrami hash and or sandwich are awesome. Great crab dip, nice jazz combo on Sunday starting at noon.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Son s wishes before he leaves for west coast . We had to wait about 45 min for the table but the manager was kind enough to offer us drinks in the house while waiting. Service. Food and all that were great and we had a great time!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Always a great meal at Firestones. I still feel this is the best restaurant in Frederick. The food is top notch and the service is second to none.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 4, 2018

This is one of my favorites in Frederick, they never fail on service or good food.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had delicious food in a festive atmosphere. The Baked Onion Soup au Gratin was outstanding!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Always a great dining experience at Firestone's and our recent gathering was no exception!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

A cozy restaurant in the heart of Frederick with great food, great service, nice workers and an interesting menu. We'll definitely be back!

Tags: Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 26, 2017

I️ asked my server for a wine pairing suggestion for the lobster entree and he directed me to all of them. It wasn’t very helpful.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Excellent food and a great waiter.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great food. Noise level this night was extremely high.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The food was phenomenal; however, the service needs work. It was a special occassion we were celebrating and our server kept rushing us through our dinner service. I can only assume she was doing this because the restaurant was packed and they needed the table. But every time we were working on our meal she wanted to remove our plates before we were done. Same thing happened when we ordered our appetizers and entrees and even with the dessert. We really wanted to finish our meal as it was very delicious but overall the whole experience felt rushed. I wasn’t taking pica or anything with my phone to prolong my dinner my husband and I were just eating and I don’t even think we are that much slow eaters. If you want a quick rushed bite, this is the place for you but if you want to share the moment and have time for a conversation with someone and actually have time to finish your meal go elsewhere.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great food, excellent service. We had the prime rib and it was as tender as can be. Olivia is an excellent server.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Consistently good food with a "bistro flavor" coupled with great ambience.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 22, 2017

There were little options for gluten free. We ended up just getting the shrimp cocktail appetizer and going to Brewers Alley for lunch because they have a gluten free menu there. With so many restaurants offering GF options I was surprised Firestone’s had nothing to offer. Very disappointing.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Firestone’s is one of our favorites. Great food and excellent service. My only complaint is the noise. The bar is right below the tables and on a Friday or Saturday night the noise level can make it hard to have a conversation. We are going to try to go on weeknights from now on.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 19, 2017

The food was innovative and tasty, including a superb salad with pear slices and sweetened nuts. Service was motivated and friendly.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Casual, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Wonderful food. Great service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We dined after seeing a show at the Weinberg! Everything was delicious and the waiter made excellent recommendations. We were lucky enough to get a seat in the window upstairs -- the best seat in the house!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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