Monocacy Crossing

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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
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience2

The service was not great. We hardly saw our table attendant all evening and she only refilled out water once at the end of the meal. The food was very good but the room was way too noisy.

DD
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and service. It’s one of our go to restaurants for everyday and special occasions.

S
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Never disappoints. Great food. Quaint setting. Good specials.

DM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

As first-time visitors, we were very impressed with the variety and uniqueness of menu options and the quality of food preparation. We thoroughly enjoyed the deviled eggs appetizer and the special fish offering: wolf fish from Iceland served in a phyllo dough, birds nest-type coating on a bed of delicious rice along with fresh green beans. The service was friendly and efficient. It's worth noting that wine bottles are $10 off all day on Sunday and, I believe, Thursday. If there was anything I would suggest is to amp up the decor a bit (e.g., recessed lighting, artwork, etc.) to enhance the ambiance of the dining room to match the elevated cuisine. We will return!

S
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great place for Sunday brunch. Good food and, service and atmosphere

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food and local neighborhood place for dinner. Great priced bottles of wine! Staff are terrific.

EZ
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, warm and inviting atmosphere, and great service. Would absolutely recommend and already planning our dinner back.

PG
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great resturant for meeting friends and catching up.

f
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

They supersized the Quiche form previous visits and its not nearly as good. Still one of our favporite restaurants and we will be back again and again.

HS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent!! The waitress recommended items. Great place to go!!

S
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

I somehow keep trying this place to see if it has gotten better and every time we eat here I leave disappointed. This time the service was terrible. We sat with empty water and soda glasses on a Wednesday night. I don’t understand why this restaurant gets such high marks, we’ve given it 4 tries and it’s mediocre at best.

SD
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent selection of beers & wines, starters, entrees, desserts. Excellent preparation & presentation. Very happy with experience & value.

MB
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Six of us, neighbors and friends, had lunch to spend some special time with a friend who is moving. We server was attentive but we were never rushed. The specials were explained well. There were many choices and the food was well prepared and was delicious. We had a great time in a warm and welcoming setting. I will return and the others said they would also. Highly recommended restaurant.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had reservations and our table was not ready. We chose a table in the bar area and decided to stay and have dinner there. It was amazing. A little loud but definitely doable.

l
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Consistently delicious with a broad menu that is fit for foodies and good 'ole fashion meat & potato lovers alike!

SM
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cheryl was a gem. She was helpful, courteous, knowledgeable, and very prompt. (19 years there)!
We had the duck nachos which were incredibly delicious and the deviled eggs with crab. So tasty and a must have if you go here. (Appetizers)
Entrees: Pork tenderloin with scalloped potatoes - heaven on a plate
Steak - made to perfection. Delicious
Halibut - Very good, not too spicy paired well with any sides
Seafood Medley - excellent!!!

R
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Excellent hot food well-prepared food from the kitchen. Wine by the glass excellent value. Service was pretty good, had to ask for bread, course timing was off, salad arrived before we were done with apps, entree arrived before done with salad.

Our table was in the traffic aisle, not the best table location. Mixed dress code by customers, baseball hat and t-shirt by a grandpa. Only saw one other man dressed.

SW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Monocacy Crossing is that rare restaurant where you always feel welcomed and you know you'll have a wonderful dining experience. The food is always delicious and the servers are friendly. Remember to save room for the coconut pound cake too!

BR
West Virginia
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, food and service are incredible. We just love this place))))))

JT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a fantastic meal! The scallops with the bacon vinaigrette are just phenomenal. I could eat the vinaigrette with a spoon it's so good. Since it was an anniversary meal, we were given the option of a glass of prosecco or dessert. We opted for the dessert (puff pastry with vanilla ice cream) and, as usual, were not disappointed. MC has always been one of my favorite places to dine.

BH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined here many times over the years and the food and drinks never fail to impress. The specials are often a pleasant surprise and on the night in question, my wife and I both got the chipotle braised short rib special which was one of the dishes we’ve ever had dining out. Love the renovations to the bar area too!

JN
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful experience! Love the patio setting and delectable dishes

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was very good but our TUNA steak was u see done it was not seared and was not medium. Other than that our server Cheryl is the best.

S
Baltimore
41 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

first time there, we were able to sit outside as it was a beautiful evening, that was very nice. enjoyed our meal.

S
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was great! We sat outside in the lovely patio area in the early evening. We enjoyed the Buffalo Cauliflower and Scallops for an appetizer and the Bacon wrapped Filet and Bacon wrapped Beef Tips. Bartender made a great Old Fashion. Our server must of been new. She messed up on the appetizer and wine, which they quickly fixed. We asked what came with our entree and she said nothing came with it, which didn’t seem right, so we ordered a salad too. When they brought out the entree’s they had fresh snow peas and delicious mashed potatoes. The beef was cooked a perfect medium rare. There was another waitress who kept coming over to check on us. Even with the mix ups it was still a very nice meal. I would definitely go back and recommend to my friends.

AB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I ordered tuna & was very clear I wanted it cooked to medium which I am sure waitress understood. It came very rare & waitress took it back. When returned first 2 pieces were good & rest still rare. Waitress was good & very helpful but did not come back to offer refills of coffee at end of meal.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Far better value and taste than the chain restaurants! You can definitely tell the difference when the food is done by a REAL Chef. Also, I appreciated have food served at the correct temperature. They think of everything!!

DL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family, friends, and I come in often. We’ve never had a bad experience. Cheryl is always amazing and Birdie was great. Thanks again!

LA
Washington DC
78 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely menu, great service, good food...we’ll be back soon!
Pork with scalloped potatoes were amazing!
Buffalo cauliflower was delicious!

JA
West Virginia
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

i specifically stated when I booked my reservation that we had a birthday in the party. The lady was from England and was leaving the next day to go back. We even again mentioned to the lady that sat us that evening. No time was the birthday acknowledged and as a matter of fact we were not even asked if we would like desert. We had to ask for a desert menu.

Also, the steaks that were ordered were very tough and not prepared as requested. The waitress was efficient but was not personable in the least.

G
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went in for lunch and had a wonderful meal. The food was amazing and the cost was no more than we would have paid for mediocre chain restaurant food. Excellent!

BW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food excellent, Staff friendly, fun and helpful as well as professional- very pleasant dining experience

DL
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good lunch to prepare for tour of battlefield. Service was very attentive.

J
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Place was packed and a bit loud. Hard to find a parking spot as well. The drinks were well made and delicious. The bread, appetizer (whiskey duck nachos), and entrees (seafood risotto special and Cajun shrimp) were amazing. Overall a great meal, definitely a special occasion place!

JL
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t beat outdoor dining on a beautiful summer night. Food was excellent! Had to have the crispy deviled egg with crab as an appetizer and the Parmesan seafood risotto with scallops and shrimp was lovely. The rice was not the main feature, so the seafood and broccoli just shined - really nice presentation.

r
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

New favorite... and Rosa was a fantastic server. Food was tasty at a decent price. We’ll be back w friends next!

OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A much better value and experience than anything in Bethesda. We enjoy it every time.

M
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Monocracy did not disappoint again, took my cousin and his wife from New York and had a wonderful early dinner. Deviled eggs were unique and great plus the ability to get half dishes was excellent.

RT
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the dishes were fantastic and the service was excellent

OT
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really one of our favorites!