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Isabella's - Frederick

4.7
1100 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
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We welcome you to visit and enjoy our restaurant in downtown historic Frederick located in the Hendrickson Building. We have selected the finest Spanish cuisine complemented with an exclusive wine list. In the heart of historic Frederick, Maryland, Isabella"s has become a favorite destination for local residents and worldwide travelers alike in search of a truly Mediterranean dining experience.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish
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Hours of operation
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 11:30am-10pm
Wednesday: 11:30am-10pm
Thursday: 11:30am-10pm
Friday: 11:30am-11pm
Saturday: Brunch 8am-3pm, Tapas 11:00am-11:pm
Sunday: Brunch 8am-3pm, Tapas 11:00am-8:00pm
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Phone number
(301) 698-8922
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Mario Sanchez
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Catering
Let Isabella’s do your next event with our exclusive Paella Parties or our a la carte drop-off catering. Drop off catering is available within 48 hours notice and delivered straight to your party destination.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
East Church Street
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Parking details
With a Municipal Parking Garage one block from Isabella's, we have ample and accessible parking for you and your guests.
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Special events & promotions
Providing a small slice of Spain in Downtown Frederick, Isabella’s offers the perfect spot for special events with a private room adjoining our back bar. Please contact the restaurant for more information on pricing, and menu items.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1100 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great evening. Enjoyed the food. Service was prompt and friendly. Good value.

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GarryE 
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Took my wife out for date night. The place was amazing. It’s now in our top 3 places to go. Food and drinks were yummy and reasonably priced. Had our waiter who has been there 19 years order for us, was the best idea as we were not disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Very impressed. Our server was friendly and very helpful. The food was delicious. They were great about modifying dishes to make them vegetarian. I look forward to my next visit.

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DateNightWithWife (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

The service and food were amazing. We arrived shortly before our reservation time and were seated promptly. I'm a big fan of the tapas/small plate concept because you can try a bunch of different items if you wish. Nothing we ordered disappointed. Everything was delicious. They have a variety of meat, seafood and vegetable options so there seemed to be choices for most people.

If you are a fan of chorizo then be sure to try all the chorizo dishes (I had 3 different ones). You won't regret it.

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Mpool 
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed the tapas and the restaurant was relaxed and enjoyable for my husband and I to have a great dinner date!!

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familydining (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

We enjoyed everything. Food, beverage, dessert, ambience, and service were great. Everything that open table told us it would be. We plan on going back in the spring pr summer so we can stroll around downtown after dinner.

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vipWordsrfun (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

We had so much fun eating at Isabella’s. Our server was delightful. The food was wonderful, and the ambiance was great. Isabella’s is one of my favorite places to go to for lunch, dinner or happy hour. I am always happy when I chose to go to Isabella’s for any occasion!

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vipNancy (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We thought that the paella was the best we had had in this country, which is saying a lot! The service was quite good, and the whole evening was fun. We will go back, for sure!

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Relaxed atmosphere, great tapas and excellent service!

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TaylorE (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Went to Isabella's to celebrate our engagement. Food was incredibly delicious, wait staff were fantastic. I cannot recommend this restaurant enough, everything was amazing.

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FanInColumbia (Salt Lake City)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food in a friendly environment. We will definitely visit again!!

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OpenTable Diner (Columbus)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

We came for my wife’s birthday and had her family visiting from Puerto Rico waiting in surprise in the back of the restaurant. The host staff did an amazing job of keeping the surprise as well as filming with one of our cameras. Overall, this was above and beyond what we could’ve expected and it set the stage for a great dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
2.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

As usual, food was top notch, if a little pricey. Service was very poor - we were essentially ignored, and it wasn’t because they were understaffed. We also weren’t the only ones, and at least one couple walked out. I recommend sitting at the bar instead of a table - service was great the last time we did that.

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vipJdsmms (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Love Isabella’s! The food is excellent, the choices are varied and the service was excellent! We were there on a very busy Saturday. We were seated immediately despite being early for our reservation. Over 2 hours later we were still there. Never did we feel rushed or hurried. We ate and drank at our own pace, the food was delivered at perfect intervals. A must if you’re in Frederick!

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Nessisity (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Trip from Baltimore to enjoy First Saturday and a great dinner with friends. It’s fun to try lots of different dishes, sip some homemade sangria and laugh, a lot!

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Whoever (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Love to come back.

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slrohrbaugh (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Love the atmosphere and variety of great food.

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AutumnG (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

We went to Isabellas for our 11 year dating anniversary. The hostess seated us at a small cramped table against the wall. I requested a booth, she said they were all taken. several booths appeared empty the whole time. I have been to this restaurant several times. Both visits they served the tapas after the entree. The service lacks. The food is great. I just wish the service was more organized. I was also told my omlet came with an english muffin or toast, then I was charged separately for the english muffin. I was very disappointed that
I informed them when the reservation was made that this was my anniversary, but nothing was complimentary no discounts were applied to the check, AND I WAS OVER CHARGED!!!! I was embarassed that Id choosen so poorly for an anniversary meal. I might dine here again, but I will not recommend this place for a special occasion or an anniversary. Choose a different restaurant!!!!!

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PrincessatLarge (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Great brunch at Isabella's...as always. The specialty Mimosa with blood orange liqueur was superb and staff there so professional, yet friendly!

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

This was our second visit to Isabellas. We have found our new favorite place! We were there for brunch on Sunday and totally enjoyed the great service and food.

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1happyjhugraduate (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent Tapas and Server. Delicious, creative cuisine

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anniversary (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

We had the spinach, mushroom, and mahi mahi tapas and the Dorado special. All were very good, especially the Dorado.
It was a bit loud were we sat and there was a bit of a draft but the other side of the same table was fine. We were seated in the outer corner of the room behind the bar area.
The service was good and the dishes came out hit and fairly quickly.
Overall, we enjoyed the experience and the options for healthy and tasty food.

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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Haven't been there in a few years & wondered why since the food is fabulous. Will be back much sooner now.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

For this particular visit, our Waiter was quite surly. Hovered and seemed annoyed in general. Quite noisy inside — hard to converse at regular volume level. Food was good, though fried asparagus was over cooked and batter very dark. Went on a Sunday for brunch and everything was great

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jans (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

There is something for everyone at this tapas restaurant. Paella is always a hit but note there is about a 25 minute lead time for this. Must try the asparagus spears at a minimum. There is enough variation to order multiple small plates to share with the table. Small plates are large enough to share with one or two. One surprise with desert when ordering ice cream - this came out as 6 almost 'normal' sized scoops of different (wonderful) flavored ice creams. It was a lot to finish after having a few small plates for entrees. High class problem to have...the three of us managed to finish most of it :-D

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

Great food great atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Another lovely meal! We took out of town guests to Isabella's and we all really enjoyed the variety of food selections available. Even though the building is older, wheelchair access was easy and the staff had prepared a table that was easily reachable.

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Excellent food!! Service was awesome as well. We were a group of 12 and Joe treated us great!

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Great. Seated immediately when there would have been a 90 minute wait without a reservation.

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PianoGal (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Our waitress recommended wonderful tapas and we loved everything we ordered! The service was top notch. The paella is good. We were seated a little close to the tables next to us, but otherwise it was awesome. We’ll be going to Isabella’s again!

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