Three of us had dinner on a Saturday evening. The wait staff was pleasant and accommodating. The cocktails were very good. Had a few special cocktails for St. Patricks Day. The food came to our table hot and at the same time. It was delicious as well. We enjoyed the quaint atmosphere and look forward to eating outside when weather permits. Good value for the money.
I’ve been there 3 times this week. So. Freaking good. Love the Cobb salad and add shrimp to it. The servers know me by name. 😳 shows how much I go there.
Wait staff was very good, enjoyed our meal and had a very good time with our friends. Would definitely come again.
They have a small, but unique dinner selection. My husband enjoyed his dish. I had the crab dip, which was horrible. More disappointing than the food was the service. Our waitress was impatient and rude. We definitely will not be going back.
We drive 25 miles to eat MC’s food, it’s always fresh, imaginatively prepared, and delicious to eat! The menu is diverse enough to please many. Tonight our party of four enjoyed the potato/ham soup special (delicious), the Caesar salad (one without and one with chicken, each good), calamari (dipping sauce was salty, calamari perfect), the pork chop special, the grilled salmon with lo Mein noodles (amazing), and the crab dip. The restaurant’s pound cake dessert was shared by 4.
Ignore the worn interior, dated wall hangings and sagging ceiling panels. Go for the great food, and good service; the food is fantastic, the waitstaff amiable and attentive.
We went to Monocacy Crossing for a birthday dinner. To begin with, everyone was super friendly, and we felt they really cared that we were there. We started with the hush puppies - absolutely to die for. The children with us didn't have time to get bored before the food came. Everyone's meal was delicious - beef medallions, steak, lamb shank, chicken breast, special of cioppino. I particularly liked the half portion of shrimp and scallops with pasta, which was the perfect size. The coconut cake for dessert was excellent, and the birthday boy was given a special treat too. I highly recommend this restaurant.
We live in Rockville, MD and have been coming to Monocacy Crossing for over 10 years. Delicious Farm to Table food, great service and relaxing environment no matter what time of year. Five stars plus.
We have been there several times and have yet to have a bad meal. The appetizer scallops are excellent.
As always great food. A creative menu well executed. Wait staff were helpful but not intrusive.
Overall a wonderful restaurant.
Excellent as always!
I have been dining at Monocacy Crossing for years. It is never a disappointment. The food is delicious, the service is great and it is also a good value.
We had a great time and the food was well prepared and very good. We had four different dishes and each one was excellent.
Meet our expectations very pleased. Will return and will use opentable again. Thank you
I've been coming here for over 20 years. The quality is always amazing. The chef is fantastic and the wait and bar staff are so friendly and genuine they are wonderful. Also let me tell you they know how to make a drink and how to pour one. The wine list is excellent and extensive but the house by the glass wines are wonderful too.
It is cozy and relaxing quality has increased not diminished over the last 20 years. a hidden gem!
this was our 3rd time at this restaurant and we have never ordered anything we didn't like.
The bartender, Fernando , on a Friday night really adds to this overall experience. He is very welcoming and works the bar as if he is the owner. Too bad that he is not the owner, as he is a natural and is very in tune to the customer base. The overall ambience is rather lacking in the dining rooms and really needs to be updated with perhaps better lighting and some greenery. The patio in the Spring is great but the chairs need to be updated. The wait staff in the dining areas is just adequate and lacks energy. These aspects are overlooked as the food is excellent and the drinks from the bar stellar. We go for these reasons and are hopeful that the owners will invest more energy going forward to attract the next generations wanting more whole foods, fresh vegetables, whole grain breads and wait staff who smile and are welcoming.
Monocacy Crossing is a hidden gem in a remote historic setting. Interesting, innovative menu with something great for everyone. Terrific ambiance and people. Love the multi room setup - allows privacy for those at dining tables and lets folks at the bar laugh and play without interfering with diners.
We were there for a special date and loved the service (Katie and Cathy), the wine list, the menu options.
However the 2 appetizers we ordered (crispy calamari and duck nachos) were so huge that we couldn’t eat an entree. Would have been great for 4 diners but not just for the 2 of us.
I’ve been to MC before and have always loved it. Will go there again and again for sure. Just bring a few more diners and order sparingly. We have to return for the shrimp & andouille dish we never got to!
Not fancy on outside but dining area is quaint, food was good, and service was very good. Good value for lunch. Good spot for business lunch meeting.
One of best meals I’ve had in long time
Never dissapointed...always the best. Bar is wonderful quite atmosphere
Excellent food, polite waitstaff. Would love to return. Highly recommended
The food was superb, the server excellent, and the drinks generous. Monocacy Crossing is not cheap, but quality never is. I appreciated that they gave us a corner table as I have hearing issues. In general, I was impressed with the moderate noise level. In most restaurants, patrons immediately start talking loudly - I don't know why - but that hasn't been the case the three times I've eaten at Monocacy. (There was a wailing baby, but luckily that stopped.) I recommend Monocacy Crossing enthusiastically.
It was the best! There was a large party next to us that were very loud. However everything else was wonderful! Best food ever.
Our 2nd time there. Food is exceptional and creative but not super foodie level so the average person looking for a great meal with items they know with unique combonations of flavors can experience a great meal.
My wife have found a unique combo of two appetizers: get the hush puppies (a must) and the scallops (also awesome), use the leftover bacon an sauteed sweet onions over the hush puppies... its really works.
The beef medallions for dinner are an A+.
YOU MUST HAVE THE WARM COCONUT CAKE FOR DESSERT!
If you don't get alcohol you can get out for under $100 for two with 2 apps, 2 meal and 2 desserts. It is the desserts that are on the pricey side but the apps are on the low side so pick you choices.
We will be back again.
Monocacy crossing is advertised as a historic fine-dining venue. Unfortunately, I took my girlfriend here for dinner to celebrate our 3 year anniversary. I found that it was very loud, far from romantic and the food was very sub-par for the price of "upscale" dining (coming from two non-picky eaters). 60%+ of the guests were obviously drunk and under dressed for the advertised establishment.
Always a treat and great place to meet friends. The fried chicken is special.
We ate at Monocacy for our anniversary because we love this restaurant. It was very busy the night we went and so a little on the slow side, but the food was totally worth the wait and the waitress was pretty good about letting us know what was up. The atmosphere is always nice but relaxed and it is always friendly. I had the pork tenderloin, which is excellent and my husband had the filet, which he also said was excellent, both served with sugar snap peas that were very good. My entree had scalloped potatoes, which are the reason I get that entree.
As I was traveling for work on Valentine’s Day we decide to head to Monocacy Crossing. While the Shrimp and Scallop tagliatelle was fine, we ordered the Surf and Turf special that was well past it’s prime. My guess is that they didn’t move enough Filet and Lobster tails on Wednesday so they were left out until Friday. The filet was tough and flavorless bedsides for the undisclosed (nearly tartar) sauce on top of it and the lobster tail. Also not mentioned by our waitress was that the Lobster tail would be deep fried and smothered by the same sauce as on the steak.
Very good meal, including the lamb shank and the filet mignon. Great service also, especially for Valentine’s Day.
Good food, good flavors nice presentation, excellent wine selection as usual and great pairing
My husband and I have been frequenting Monocacy Crossing for the last four or five years. The food is always outstanding - wonderful flavors, fresh, high-quality ingredients, creative and stimulating dishes. We have so many favorite dishes - the grilled NY strip steak w/truffle fries, the pork tenderloin w/sage cider sauce and scalloped potatoes (to die for!), the Braised Veal Cheeks w/ricotta gnocchi! The soups are amazing! The scallop appetizer - delectable. The pork taco appetizer is so flavorful! The sirloin salad for lunch - scrumptious! I could go on and on. I must mention the desserts, prepared in house by the pastry chef. There is always something on the dessert tray that will tempt you! Things such as Roasted Banana Cheesecake, Grilled Citrus Pound Cake w/Blood Orange Ice Cream and Berry Compote, Raspberry "Zinger" Cake! I must end by saying this restaurant has the most efficient, most accommodating, and nicest staff I've encountered in any restaurant. The owners have made this restaurant a true gem! Try it. You won't be disappointed.
Always one of our favorites. This is so unassuming from the road, but a gem inside. It's a "downtown restaurant" without the "downtown headache". We only make it out once every year or 18 months, but that just means there is time for the menu options to evolve. Much of what was on the menu this time seemed new, but they still had the never-disappointing NY Strip with Shallot Butter (have this with a Rioja - perfect pairing!). This time around, my wife and I shared the Sauté Dry Sea Scallops with Shallot and Bacon Vinaigrette appetizer. Scallops are one of my all-time favorites and this was one of the most rewarding plates I've had. For entrees, my wife had the BBQ Shrimp and Andouille Sausage with Sweet Corn Risotto (I tried some - WOW! - sweet with a kick - but not too much of a kick) and I had the Sauteed Shrimp and Scallops over Tagliatelle Pasta with a Roasted Garlic and Herb Cream (wonderfully rich with a tremendous depth of flavor and the scallops and shrimp were cooked perfectly).
We've celebrated our Anniversary here several times. This latest meal was a Valentine's Day Eve dinner. It's a great place for special occasions, but you shouldn't wait for a special occasion to try it out if you haven't been or to come back if you have. Price-wise, it's pricier than a "normal" night out with only two entrees under $20, but worth every penny. The service is always worth the extra 20+%, too. Like I said: Always one of our favorites.
We loved the food and service! Will definitely go back!
Disappointed with food. Calamari was underdone and served on a plate sitting in oil. Snow peas needed the tough string removed but were cooked perfectly. Others in my party were served some hot food, but main entre' was not hot all. Rushed thru dessert and misunderstood that they offered one specific complimentary dessert for birthday. Was hoping for a 2nd cup of coffee but waittress disappeared. Not anxious to return anytime soon.
Nice local place but food was just ok. Steak was tough and plates were surprisingly dirty. They exchanged right away and service was very good. Ambiance was very good.
This is a favorite of ours.
This was an anniversary dinner with my wife. I reserved a table, dropped off a single rose in advanced and had the waitress put a bottle of wine on the table. The table was set up waiting for our arrival. The food was very good, and the service was excellent! We will absolutely go back again!
Excellent food and service. This has moved to the top of our dining list. If you haven't been, it's worth a try. I'd recommend reservations.
As usual great service, great food and great wine. I've had veal cheeks before but this presentation was incredibly good. The Ricotta Gnocchi were a surprise; not just a pasta alternative but deep fried. An incredible alternative to everyday potatoes. They were soft and moist pillows of deliciousness. Kudos to the chef.