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
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

JT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful experience! Love the patio setting and delectable dishes

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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

J
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
29 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the dishes were fantastic and the service was excellent

M
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really one of our favorites!

A
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The waitress was a bit rude when we asked her about splitting the check. She informed us we should have told her in advance. We should have but her delivery of the matter was uncalled for.

BC
Washington DC
78 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Flavorful meal was nicely paced even though it was a busy evening. The Meatball and Polenta appetizer was unforgettable.

KB
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I'ave been here several times and the food is delicious. The noise level was a bit high and the service was a little slow but we were not in a hurry. I would definitely recommend this nice restaurant to a friend.

SB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every meal we have had at Monocacy Crossing has been great. We are regulars because of the excellent food, service, and ambiance.

TB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Over all the service was excellent the food was outstanding they need to keep the chef working with them at all times excellent, thats all I can say.👌🤗

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

This is one of our favorite places! We like the varied and often unusual menu items, from snacks and appetizers through the main dishes. I stay with my traditional comfort foods, and she tries new things that are always a hit. We brought my parents, who liked it so much they brought us back for Sunday brunch two days later.

c
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were celebrating our first anniversary and we were given a quiet table as requested. Our waitress was extremely helpful in assisting us through the menu selections. The food arrived very timely and was delicious as usual, from the tomato and prosciutto salad to the shrimp and scallops entree and the beef medallions ordered by my husband. When it was time for dessert we were hesitating as we were pretty full at that point but our waitress noted that since it was our anniversary we were entitled to a complimentary puff pastry dessert. It was delicious, perfect for sharing and hit the spot.
This is one of my favorite places for special occasion dining and looking forward to the next visit!

8
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and delicious food
Super strong drinks!!

d
Baltimore
237 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy the food there. It is consistently excellent. The building has been spruced up since we were there the last time. I wish that is were closer to where we live - 40 miles away.

M
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Disappointing..food was over salted and over cooked. Appetizer of deviled eggs was very good as were the desserts. Not a good value. Bar area is extremely loud. Service was good.

G
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great meal and great service at the best restaurant in Frederick. I would like to suggest that a new handcrafted cocktail be added to the menu. “Katie’s Stoli Cosmo” is too good to be kept to myself! Definitely going back for more 🍸🍸🍸

PS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy Monocacy Crossing. One of our favorite places

LG
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

The patio was nice and relaxing. We had a great family lunch.