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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (26)
Special Occasion (26)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
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Fun (18)
Worth the Drive (17)
Casual (16)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Great for Brunch (15)
Great for Lunch (14)
Romantic (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Creative Cuisine (13)
People Watching (12)
Business Meals (11)
Cozy (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Authentic (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Scenic View (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Seasonal (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Great Beer (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Healthy (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Live Music (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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·Dined on January 7, 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 January 1, 2018

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

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 31, 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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 (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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·Dined on December 27, 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 27, 2017

Excellent food and a great waiter.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great food. Noise level this night was extremely high.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 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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 (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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·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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 (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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·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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Four friends gather before attending a concert. The meal was delicious, especially the creme brulee we all had for dessert. Our server Tyler great, friendly, informative and responsive. And bonus was the jazz trio on the lower level in the bar area and we enjoyed the view of Market Street from the upper level table.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great meal and service.

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Food was fantastic! Waiter (Tyler? I can't quite remember, something like that) was wonderful. Great experience!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 14, 2017

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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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Always enjoy Firestone's! Need to remember that late dinners are noisy due to bar. Earlier dinners are better for conversation.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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. You can’t go wrong choosing Firestone’s for lunch or dinner.

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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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