Monocacy Crossing

4.8
1528 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
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is as wonderful as always and the newly renovated bar looks great!

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MA
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We went for my sons’ 26th birthday. He picked Monocacy Crossing because he had enjoyed our previous visit for Easter Brunch. The table bread was delicious. For dinner we had the
Sauteed Shrimp and Scallops over Tagliatelle Pasta with a Roasted Garlic and Herb Cream , Veal and Pork Bolognese over Fresh Pappardelle, Vesl medallions and the Beef medallions. The food was delicious. Only negative was we had sodas with dinner and the glasses were small and they were slow to refill. Will go back again.

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RH
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Would definitely return when we get a chance
such a lovely surprise of a restaurant.


starters were great, main was delicious and generous and the deserts - especially the coconut one....

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OU
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We love the food!

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RU
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

As usual, the food was quite good and the service impeccable. The redesigned front/bar area is beautiful, and there is significantly more room to sit and have a drink and/or bite to eat. It now has an open, bright and airy feel. Unfortunately, with the larger bar, there is less dining room seating and a significant amount of noise flows from the bar into the dining area. At peak hours, the noise is considerable and conversation is difficult, so gone is the relaxed and pleasant atmosphere. Also it is a shame that with a redesign of this magnitude the oldest rest room was neglected, and no improvements were made.

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BR
New England
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and food. Recently renovated too. We will go back)))))

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KY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding food, service was great. atmosphere was very conversational, which I love in a restaurant environment, but some folks may not like to hear everyone talking. Highly recommend the place, first time there, will definitely go back multiple times!

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LF
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is our third or fourth time and the experience is always wonderful. Great food, good wine selection and good service. The waitress told us upfront that they will be closed for a few weeks for remodeling so some of the wines weren't available. It wasn't a problem as they had one we wanted, and I always appreciate knowing the information up front.

Casual dress, good food and service in a homey environment.

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EB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My biggest issue was the noise - it was loud in the main dining hall. Steak was good but the french fries were quite soggy. Like the ambiance of the old house. The service was great and the food was delivered quickly! I have been to Monocacy Crossing many times and would recommend to anyone...

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WS
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a party of 6 with 2 vegans. After calling ahead the chef prepared a delicious meal for the vegans and everyone else enjoyed the regular menu and their meals. It was so nice of the restaurant to accommodate a different diet and the table was perfect for those with trouble hearing [another request]. They go out of their way to make one feel welcomed and cared for. Thanks Monocacy Crossing!

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H
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great server and good creative food. Loved the deviled eggs!

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LR
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was incredible! Even though the website says attire is business casual, quite a few people were wearing jeans. But everything was delicious!

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D
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had not been to Monocacy Crossing in quite a while but we were very happy to see it is still a quality restaurant. The atmosphere was very warm and comfortable, the service was great (the wait staff was very attentive but did not hover), and the food was excellent! Definitely a place we will come back to in t he future.

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SM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first experience at Monocacy Crossing. The food was amazing! Delicious homemade bread, my entree was completely perfect - ricotta gnocchi with sweet potatoes and crispy kale with mustard crusted salmon which the server suggested I add. There were so many great options on the menu so we will be back.

The ambiance was nice but not great. The tables were close together so we could hear our neighbor’s discussions unfortunately. The servers were great though. Attentive but not over bearing.

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OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 1

Valentines

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f
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

A longtime staple of Frederick and always consistent. Service and food met expectations as the staff was very courteous and special dietary requests were accommodated. The establishment has a very small lounge area and the restaurant as a whole is in dire need of updating from which I understand is supposed to happen this Spring. the rockfish special they had was very tasty and cooked to perfection. I also recommend the veal and pork bolognese.

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SP
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great fine dining restaurant. The place for special occasions when you're willing to spend a lot more than you normally would. Most entrees exceed $25.

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MK
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and the food was perfext

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Maryland, I travel and have visited many many restaurants throughout the state, if you want the best go here!

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JC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very fast service, amazing food. The NY strip is to die for

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M
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Valentine’s Day dinner was very nice here, food was delicious and atmosphere relaxing.

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TB
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was excellent. Steaks very tender. Portions are large so be prepared to take some home. Ambiance is pretty plain, but quality of food more than makes up for it.

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J
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is the go to spot for my wife and I, it's about five miles from our home and we go every chance we get. The food is always good and they make small changes to the menu from time to time. The price is a lot better than some of the larger places.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food with attentive service. Very welcoming atmosphere.

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KF
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed another dining experience at Monocacy Crossing. Food is always wonderful and service is attentive, but not invasive. The coconut pound cake is a perfect ending to a special meal! Monocacy Crossing is a gem!

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DM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoy our Sunday Brunch very much. Came with our children and grandchildren and everyone enjoyed the food, service and ambiance! We will be back!!

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FD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Our lively and sociable group had a great time at the restaurant, food was delish, server was attentive and accommodating. Three of the couples had not eaten at Monocacy Crossing before and they were impressed. More importantly, we had great fellowship time and didn't even realize that we had been there for 3 1/2 hours! Kudos to the staff for making it a memorable event for us.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was very relaxing and a good time.

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BH
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently excellent food, service, and drinks. A nicely varied menu which can accommodate a variety of tastes. The spicy margarita special was the best of many that I’ve tried and favorites such as the popcorn shrimp, pork tenderloin in sage cider sauce and the coconut pound cake always deliver!

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BW
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing food! Duck nachos were very tastey. Both steaks were cooked to exact specifications. Coconut cake was the best dessert I have had.

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P
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice friendly place, tasty food, good local flair for sure.

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JC
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We drive 45 min once a month to eat their, awesome food great price. We would go their more often if we lived closer. cant wait to go back thank for a wonderful night.

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JV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

We got seated right away, the waitress told us about the specials then asked if we were ready to order, we hadn’t gotten menus yet. She asked if we wanted bread we said yes it never came until we asked a different waitress for it same for our drinks. My fiancé ordered the salmon which was fine, I ordered the Strip steak which looked good but was not easy to cut and harder to chew, such a disappointment. The scallop potatoes were oily, just a sad experience overall. We canceled our Valentines reservation.

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J
Washington DC
101 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pork tenderloin and beef medallions were fantastic

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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food as always!!

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TJ
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. nice ambiance, great service and an interesting menu that always has little twists to it.

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N
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always great food - pricey. Love the venue but sometimes missing service.

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MS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food never lets you down here. The specials are always amazing

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BH
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Been to Monocacy Crossing many times and it never disappoints! They’ve added some new items to the menu (the pork and veal Bolognese over pasta was outstanding!) and they all look so good. Excellent service as well!

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MC
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal as always. Try the crispy deviled eggs!

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