Showroom

4.1
129 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Showroom is a Modern American Casual Restaurant by Chef Bryan Voltaggio. Voltaggio found inspiration in a former Frederick car dealership showroom and transformed it into an open, airy space, with a long counter fronting an open kitchen. Showroom serves Brunch from 8am until 3pm and Dinner Wednesday through Sunday. Adult beverages include boozy milkshakes as well as wine, beer and cocktails. Signature dishes include Fried Chicken with Buttermilk Biscuits, Meatloaf and Duck Fat Fried Potatoes.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 129 people are saying
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4.1
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4.0
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3.8
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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John
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The biscuits and gravy are amazing and the Bloody Mary is out of this world.

JM
JeffM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and great service!

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Bobi
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience2

Our favorite from the Family Meal era was their fried chicken and meatloaf dinners. These dinners were flavorful and well seasoned.
The new Showroom ( still owned by Bryan ) was a true disappointment.
Our favorite dinners were tasteless. Just plain bland and greasy!
Save your money and buy Royal Farm chicken! It is the best! If Royal Farm made meatloaf it would be 1000% better.

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Kdubswife
Baltimore
32 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Food and service was great. Interesting take
On some classic dishes. Duck fat fries and greens were delicious. Crab cake sandwich had different flare with coleslaw added, I preferred it without. Entrees came with pickle which was delicious

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Anonymous
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

I understand the fact that most restaurants are understaffed these days, however, they should simply set the number of tables that they are able to handle. We sat outside and honestly felt "forgotten". We had multiple waiters that seemed confused about who was handling our table, and it took over 1 hour for us to receive our food. Just overall disappointing...

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, if a bit pricey. Love this place!

MD
MichaelD
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

I always wanted to try a restaurant by Bryan after seeing him on top chef multiple times bu there are definitely alot better options in downtown Frederick that are reasonably priced and offer better service. We sat at the bar assuming the service would be better but the server rarely asked if we needed anything and I had to stop him multiple times to get something whether a plate for the appetizers to share or another drink for my kids. The burger I had was overcooked, the steak was under cooked as well drowning in sauce, and the wings were just dry. In a nut shell I won't be eating there again given the inflated prices and just so-so food.

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BrandonFromBaltimore
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Amazing meatloaf and mash potatoes. The biggest chicken salad sandwich ever. Great coffee, great drinks, nice attentive staff. Will visit again, soon.

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KelyS
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was awesome. While staffing was new they made up in heart and was trying to ensure we were happy.

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SarahG
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

One thing that I noticed was that the servers never seemed to smile as they were walking around so they all looked really mean unless then came up to you directly, I also felt like a lot of them were giving very dirty looks.

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EricC
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Had the fried chicken. Mostly breading not a lot of meat. The beer was lukewarm and almost flat. But the service was excellent despite a slow kitchen

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Service was friendly and efficient. We loved it!

JM
JenM
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server, Nell, was great! All service was excellent, food was outstanding. It was a fun evening out with our 2 kids (16 and 11).

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Foodie
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

We really wanted to like this place but if we had to describe it in one word it would, “meh”. Service was good but the food was just blah. Meatloaf was watery, fried chicken was flavorless, and the biscuits were doughy yet dry. Needless to say we were disappointed with the overall experience and expected more.

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vipLauraM
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful menu, excellent service, fun vibe!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Looking for meatloaf or fried chicken this is the spot for you. Decent beer list, strong drinks and alright wine selection. Outdoor seating is good option for a cool evening meal.

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AndreaS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Cute place. Food is good but nothing specail. Lemon Cookies delicious!

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TonyaA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The food was wonderful. However, they might have been understaffed. One order came out incorrect, twice. Second time she just ate it as she was hungry. Took so long to get the correction, and kept getting bypassed by the waiter. The Busboy was a big help luckily. Had to send the check back since that was incorrect as well (way too low). First time the service has been this bad.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

One of the most disappointing meal experiences I’ve had in a long time. The only positive aspect was the food, but that was overshadowed by the rest of the experience. Server was very poor. Told us they were out of white wine and some cocktail mixers— then we saw the bartender serving others white wine. Ordered fries for the table, only to have them come out a while after the rest of the food. Operations in terms of flow of food was very poor. Appetizers and soup salad were delivered at the same time as the mains so we just had a dump of tons of food at our table. Beer was warm and flat. Server got the bill wrong and then told us he’d “see what he can do” to fix it. How about take it off the bill given it was your mistake, buddy? Given the affiliation of Showroom to Bryan Voltaggio, we were so looking forward to this meal and it was just an awful experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Fathers Day

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BILLD
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience1

Fried chicken not up to standard. Cooked too long so that meat was dry, skin was dry and hard.
Halibut was very good and cooked to perfection.
Affagato presentation not up to par and overpriced.

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vipKristin
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Value for money was fantastic as the prices are very reasonable. We ordered the cheddar chive biscuits for the table which were really good. The strawberry jam was a nice touch! For our meals, we ordered the waffle and the biscuits and gravy. Both were tasty and plentiful. The banana compote on the waffle was delicious. Would definitely recommend and return!

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Doug
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food was good but a la cart items were delivered well before main dish, not the best arrangement. Beer tap was non functional and drinks were over priced. Thought things might be different than Family Meal but not. Doubt I’ll be back.

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BarbA
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Excellent menu. Made it hard to choose what to eat. Will have to revisit.

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Stephen
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great upscale diner food. The duck fat fries and chicken pot pie fritters are awesome.

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BPHoch
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

This experience was a complete fail. The hostess was polite and seated us promptly. That was the highlight of the meal. Our server did not appear for 10 minutes. If he did not write something down he forgot about it. We asked several times about GF preparation and never got a response until the food was served. We ordered several apps and salads. The deviled eggs were very nice - the best part of the meal if you don't mind paying $10 for two eggs. The beet salad decent with fresh arugula. The shrimp was overcooked, bland and spongy. The wings were not as described, just dunked in standard buffalo sauce and served. The accompanying celery had wilted under the heat lamp and was inedible. Our waiter interrupted us multiple times to clear app plates before we finished. He did not offer for us to first taste the wine and did not serve the female diners in our group before the men. The halibut main course was way over-cooked and bland. We had to ask for lemon to season it three times before they brought some out. The scallops were average and the "croutons" were soggy. We skipped dessert. 4 appetizers, 1 salad and 3 main courses with their least expensive bottle of wine. The check was $190 plus tip and the service just plain terrible. If we had not been meeting friends we would have left.

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vipMelindaSW
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. A little pricey, but that's what to expect for good quality fresh ingredients. I wish the politics of the Voltagio brothers wasn't in the back of my mind when I eat there. I hate to think I am contributing to people that didn't pay their bills. But they were the only ones open for brunch when I was available.

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BruleeBandito
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Showroom is a great place with great food and staff. I’m still not sure about the owner— the scuttlebutt is that he engaged in some questionable practices when he shut down Family Meal and opened Showroom. It has basically the same menu- which is nice because I really like the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great food. The waitstaff was very nice and responsive but forgetful. I think they will get better over time. Food was awesome.

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oliverb
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great sport for Lunch or early dinner. Menu is pretty small but well executed.
Nice patio seating and plenty parking upfront!

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DanM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall1food2service4ambience3

Steak was over cooked and tough.

TK
vipTheKathryn
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

3rd try it was still terrible. Service was horrible no menus, waiter couldn't remember anything even though he said he wrote it down. Menu not up to date. Meal took 1 hrs, othing served together, served cold, waiter never checked back. Place was dirty!!! Never going back!! They were not busy....

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CherylT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food and staff were helpful with all tables, good team work!

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Sara
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We each got an omelette, mine had goat cheese and grilled onion, a really good combination, while my husband's sausage was unremarkable. While the texture of the potatoes and the fresh salad were great, most of the items under seasoned. Our waiter never asked us how our food was and I had to help myself to salt off the waiter stand. Also, the potatoes were crispy and creamy but rather dry and you couldn't taste the herbs. I recommend serving them with a sauce like a chimmichurri. Also, it would be great if they added some brunch cocktails to the menu.

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Jeanie
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

I really wanted to love this newly rebranded restaurant but it just was not great. Food was good but not as good as it should be for the price. The service was awful, the poor server was in the weeds the whole time, give your hard working staff more support!!
Ambiance was awkward, really loud music. The place was clean but we will not be back. Had a similar disappointing time when the place was Family Meal, but the food was much worse than. Wish you well! The food runners and bussers were the best thing, efficient, polite and on it. Promote those guys to servers ASAP! For reference we had dinner there on a Saturday around 530ish.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Contrary to other reviews, the service was great for us. We’ve been here many times over the years and 3x as showroom. House cocktail menu isn’t great. Kids burger is cooked medium which seems silly to me for a toddler.

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MarianM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

We ate there when it was the Family Diner and loved the food and ambience. After not eating at the restaurant for a few years, the interior looked a little worn, service was spotty, and the food didn't reflect the excellence that we had in previous years. Sadly, we won't be going back.

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LoopyBoz
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was delicious and the service was excellent. The manager, Sam, was very attentive. One of us had an allergy and Sam made sure they knew exactly what they could order without any problems. She was great.
And the cocktails were very good, especially the McClintock gin drink with ginger beer. Crab cake sandwich, Nashville Chicken sandwich, and the Hangar Steak were all delicious. And the appetizer which was these little fried chicken pot pie balls... yum! We’ll be back soon.

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EmeO
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Server forgot our coffee, we ended up drinking water till the food came. When we reminded them, it took forever (though freshly brewed), then we had to ask again for cream. Coffee is a priority for any weekend meal, pretty basic.
Otherwise, the food was excellent. Atmosphere was very comfortable and cool. Reservation went smoothly.

AF
AlexFoodie1987
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience2

The best part about this place is the food!! Everything we ate was really tasty but the service was horrible. The waiter was nice but either new or incompetent. What should have been maybe an hr lunch turned into 2.5 hrs. Everything took forever, he forgot things we ordered, rarely checked up on us. I would order to take home but probably won’t go back.

FAQs

Showroom offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (301) 835-7628.

Showroom is rated 4.1 stars by 129 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.