Monocacy Crossing

4.8
1485 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Monocacy Crossing is located off the beaten path five miles south of Frederick. As soon as you walk through our door, you relax, you're comfortable, and at home. Our menu selections and extensive wine list will satisfy everyone in your party. So come, enjoy, be our guests!
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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice place and I will go back. Service was spectacular and the food was very good.

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BG
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Four of us drove 1 1/2 hrs. to get there. It was worth the trip - will definitely go back. Not impressive from the road but the food was outstanding. Appetizers were awesome. The crispy deviled eggs and popcorn schrimp (big schrimp) were unique and delicious. The soup of the day - taco? was wonderful. The entrees also wonderful: beef medalions tasty and cooked perfectly and the schrimp not what we expected but unique and delicious. All four of us agreed to return. We all enjoyed our meals so much - it will be difficult to order different selections next time.

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KL
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I’m a regular here The food is always good, the service friendly and the pricing is fair On this reservations I got the lamb shank...can’t say enough good things. One of my favorites I didn’t get this time but generally so are the mussels I have not found anyone anywhere even on the eastern shore that does them better add their delicious bread and you have a WINNER ! Highly recommend

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were both exceptional!

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OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food- Great! First brunch experience, and it was just as impressive as dinner.

Service- Waited almost 10 minutes before the server arrived (not impatient customer time, real time on my watch). Server we had seemed to have a lot going on.

End of meal, check paid- CC slips just set on table in front of me to distribute, not even a “Thank you!” (Which she said in passing as we were gathering our items and leaving)

I have been here numerous times before, first uncomfortable service I’ve had. I’m hoping it was a one time thing.

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CS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We have eaten here twice now and loved it both times. They have great specials and wonderful fried deviled eggs! I always have the fish which has been prepared fabulously, but my husband is a beef eater and he claims it is not tender, and he's an expert at beef cuts. That's our only complaint.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Last minute reservation for NYE. Appetizers were excellent! The crispy

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TJ
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been here before and it's always a pleasant experience. A nice quiet New Year's Eve dinner. Good service, great food, nice variety.

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JS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious and the service exceptional. We have eaten here several times over the years and this restaurant has never failed to please.

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TS
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I have been there a number of times for lunch and dinner, and we finally had the chance to bring the whole family. The service, food and atmosphere were all fantastic. I recommend this wonderful restaurant to any and everyone. We have never had anything less than a great meal there.

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MK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve never had a bad meal here and it’s our go to place if we want to impress guests. It’s also our anniversary or date night destination.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great except they gave us a terrible seat. It was located in a thruway and appeared like they just set the table up because there was no more room. Besides that, it was great food, great service. Because it is small, it is loud, especially near the bar.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service, and atmosphere were awesome. Everything was delicious and the chocolate mousse was the best I’ve ever had! Will definitely go back!

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PL
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful birthday celebration with lovely food and a charming server.

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MC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant, terrific service food and menu. Very nice one of a kind entree’s.

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BT
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome crab appetizer. Great meal and awesome coconut cake for dessert! Always get a great meal here.

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M
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service as always. Can be a bit noisy on the weekend.

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GS
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent would go back and the service was great

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MN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants. Outdoor patio in warm months is amazing!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, great ambiance

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PE
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an outstanding meal at Monocacy crossing on December 8th. The food, service, and atmosphere were all outstanding! It was a very memorable evening.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best meal we ever had!

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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have a great time! Excellent meal!

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JH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So happy to see the Mustard Encrusted Salmon back on the menu. It was every bit as good as I remembered.

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DS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Favorite place. Best balance of food,value and feeling welcome

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JM
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Although we arrived very early for our reservation, we were seated quickly - the service all evening was attentive without hovering.
After a generous glass of wine, we ordered starters and dinners: the duck nachos, from the menu, arrived as a mountain of chips with the expected melted cheese and a good number of duck pieces interspersed; the cassoulet, that night's special, was very flavorful, with a good blend of meats and sausage among the white beans.
My companion's salad with grilled shrimps got a good report, and my short ribs (another special) proved tender and delicious. Served on a bed of mashed potatoes and accompanied by green beans - it was a dinner suitable for a quiet celebration, accompanied by a very nice glass of shiraz.
We did not want to over-do, so we did not sample the dessert tray that evening. Maybe next time - and there will be a next time.

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JS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for a Sunday Brunch with two other couples. The restaurant was not crowded so conversation was easy. The food was excellent and reasonably priced. Two people had the egg salad BLTS and said they were delicious. Two people had the salmon and really liked it. One person had the omelet and said it was one of the best. I had the fried chicken and waffles and they were delicious.

We have been to this restaurant several times over the years and it has never failed to impress!

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S
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Out with spouse for dinner. Excellent service and food! Short Ribs special was amazing! Nice portion and very full of flavor. Amy enjoined her short rib/pulled pork (?) burger and delicious fries! Just one wish was that there was Pinot Grigio available by the glass. Excellent evening at MC!

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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time but not last. Very good! Everyone staff member we interacted with was very friendly and polite. Everything we ate was fresh, delicious and perfectly prepared.

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MN
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great choice for my birthday dinner. I've been wanting to check it out for a while and it was great. My wife has food sensitivities and our waitress worked HARD to accommodate them. Other reviews said the interior was in need of updating, but I disagree. It was very comfortable, clean, no mustiness, etc. Very cozy, airy, clean, low noise level, high quality linens and table settings, food was delicious! Definitely will return.

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LB
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

More than a place for good food. Staff makes an effort to get to know you and you feel like you are a valued customer.

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RS
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Awesome as usual. Excited to go back! Will continue to make this a place we share with friends who come into town.

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TM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Usually food & service is fantastic. Server this visit was not up to their usual standards. Very slow, rushed away without getting all orders for drinks & coffee, & leaving dishes on the table for a while before clearing. Hope she improves!!!

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MC
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a wonderful restaurant, great atmosphere, food and service a perfect 10!!!

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J
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

First time visiting Monocacy Crossing, and was pleasantly surprised. Our server, Rob, was knowledgeable, friendly, and didn't rush us through dinner. My husband and I shared the crab dip which was warm and tasty, and both of us got the caesar salad which was nicely seasoned. I got the gnocchi with sweat potatoes and kale (absolutely wonderful), and my hubby got the strip steak and truffle fries. Dessert was grasshopper cheesecake and apple crumble, and be wary of the drinks - they are heavy handed on the alcohol (not a bad thing). We will definitely be back!

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Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We always love Monocacy Crossing and it did not let us down this time. My husband had a favorite, the beef medallions, which he said was excellent and I tried the sirloin salad, which was also excellent—both of us felt our steaks were cooked exactly to our order. Also, the service was top notch.

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LL
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Service was terrific. Everyone was very attentive to the table. The menu has a great selection. The food was interesting if not outstanding. The interior could use some sprucing up. We'll be back to try more options!

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MB
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service excellent.

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DP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding!

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