Monocacy Crossing

4.8
2301 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit to Monocacy Crossing. Read very good reviews in the past. We were greeted by Matthew who confirmed our reservation and promptly seated us on the patio. Our waitress, Laura, came right out to our table and said you’re here for a birthday. She offered us a complementary glass of wine to celebrate. Laura was an excellent waitress, very attentive but not overbearing like some can be. Laura ensured our food selections were brought out on time and served at peak temperature. The food was excellently prepared. The deviled egg with crab was delightful. We also ordered the hanger steak and the Shrimp and scallops. But were cooked and served perfectly.
If you decide to go be sure to make a reservation as the restaurant fills very quickly at dinner time.
We will definitely be returning soon.

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NICKY
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our server was FABULOUS - I think her name was Alexa. Enthusiastic and offering ideas. We requested a drink that couldn't be made because they did not have one of the ingredients and she found a similar alternative for us that was so inviting and delicious other tables requested it. She offered meal alternatives as well.
The food is imaginative and delicious. I love to cook so it takes a lot to impress me, but it does every time!
We love the new outdoor seating. Much more comfortable than the old.
We really enjoyed our evening. Seems every time we go, it just keeps getting better.
We were also grateful for this restaurant's energetic and kind carry out service during the height of COVID.
Very glad this restaurant is so close to our home!

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MariaO
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was scrumptious and the waitress was spectacular!!!

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bill
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and drink are very good! This restaurant has very good professional wait staff.

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vipSherryS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been eating at Monocacy Crossing since 2002. This was our first time sitting down to eat inside since February 2020. If anything, it was better than ever! Always an enjoyable experience with experted prepared and served meals.

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vipRScheir01
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was great. Thank you.

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Punky
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lunch on their patio was delightful. The service was fine, and the desserts were fabulous. The salads were underwhelming, however, and the entrees were only okay. For the high prices, the food should have been outstanding. Still, we enjoyed the experience overall.

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vipSuburbdoc
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out home away from home never disappoints. The food was excellent, the service even better

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Audrey
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We love MC. Our dinner on the patio was delicious. The best part was our server. I believe her name was Megan (not 100% positive). She was sweet, accommodating, answered all our questions (and we had several). She gave us plenty of time but yet was attentive.

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Carolyn
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You guys have the most personable servers! We will be there often!!

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ForReal
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

We had a reservation for outdoor dining and it started raining. They had no inside tables available. We were outside and stayed since they had umbrellas. But the umbrella was on the side of the table, only covering 2 people of a table for 4. Rain dripped onto people and the table. There were no heaters. There is no excuse for them to have outdoor dining service and umbrellas that do not fit the tables properly. The food was tasty until it got wet from the rain that dripped down the umbrella into the food. After dinner we had to go find our waitress to get the check. Disappointing!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and Christine was exceptionally attentive! A truly fun night!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu, superb food. Had the mussels and steak salad. The service is fabulous. Everyone was so nice and everyone helped each other. Loved the experience. Definitely a favorite among my friends as well!

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Redrover3
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, great service. Specials were great.

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TonyM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere on the patio. Definitely recommend the bolognese and coconut pound cake.

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vipenzo
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it and will be back

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SidP
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every item we had was amazing. Drinks were heavy handed but not over the top where we couldn't enjoy it. Great spot for me to take my clients after house shopping.

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vipOHNA
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Wonderful meal. Hope they will have outside heaters or enclosed space as weather gets colder. Excellent service and meal. Lovely evening. Thank you!!

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vipOkay
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden gem near Frederick MD! Great food and wonderful service. Outdoor patio really nice!

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ScottK
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant
Great people great food and a v approachable wine list

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LoveSeafood
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was very good. Will definitely go back again

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CharlesR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food! It was a little far to go but well worth the drive.

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AmandaS
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to celebrate my husband’s 51st birthday! Food was top notch and atmosphere was delightful. We will definitely be back!

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vipAnnS
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent server and overall experience

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Carolyn
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outstanding food was not unmatched by our energetic and amiable server!! You cannot go wrong at Monica’s Crossing!!

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vipDavidJ
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

We started coming here regularly for dinner in the spring. Since then, I’ve noticed a definite trend downward in the service level. I’m not sure if they just don’t have enough servers, or here are other management troubles, but something is going on. The last few times we dined here, we waited several minutes for our server to appear, and then at least 10-15 minutes just to get our drinks. Food took another 20-25 minutes. The quality of the food is still quite good, but the experience was diminished I felt.

It’s still a beautiful spot for dinner, just be prepared to wait for everything.

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vipLindaL
Pittsburgh
26 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as usual. We moved away and come back to visit friends and always make it a point to eat here. Fantastic food, fantastic service (Mathew). If you go you must have the coconut pound cake for desert.

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tomxp
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Superb food with highly varied menu and excellent service. Only negative was high noise level which made conversation difficult.

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Mike
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting - great service and food - will definitely dine here again

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KathyC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite go to restaurants for any occasion. Food, service and ambiance always rate top 10 score.

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KBHC
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Maria was the best server! She's such a sweet person and was very attentive to us.

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vipGinaS
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. Great service. Very friendly. We were celebrating our anniversary. Will definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Great food, drinks, dessert and waitress. Unfortunately annoying, very loud drunks at the bar.

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BryanM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Very surprised and excited about location. Very nice looking outdoor seating but unfortunately had not reserved a table early enough. Seating inside was comfortable with plenty of room. Although close to the bar that is frequented by local patrons on there regular Saturday night out. Atmosphere was more like a loud rowdy bar than a eloquent dining experience. But overall very nice place staff friendly and on point and food very good and very much worth the 2hr round trip.

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DavidH
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience from the time we walked in until we left. Hostess was friendly and seemed to be waiting for us to come in. Our server was fantastic and very knowledgeable and helpful with my celiac food needs. The food was amazing and we will certainly be back!

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DonD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love going there! Brought new friends there on Sunday evening. Becca, our server last night and bartender for previous visits, is amazing! She is professional, an awesome server and bartender, always happy and smiling and a joy to see.

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vipAmyK
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, service was great. We ate outside and it was a lovely setting.

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AlvaroB
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excelente food and service.
The menu is limited for a brunch.

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vipStepherk
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I had a lovely dinner in the outside dining area of Monocacy Crossing. The food was excellent and the service was great.

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EMS1
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been fans of MC for years and brought another couple who had not been there for almost that long. After dinner, they thanked us for reawakening them to the beauty of the restaurant.

FAQs

Monocacy Crossing offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (301) 846-4204.

Monocacy Crossing is rated 4.8 stars by 2301 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.