Tersiguel's French Country Restaurant

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The Tersiguel family have been serving their unique version of French food for over 40 years. The menu at Tersiguel's is a combination of authentic French-style cooking and rustic country fare reminiscent of cuisine found in Tersiguel's original home of Brittany, France. Tersiguel's cuisine is reflective of the seasons, with a garden that produces lettuces, herbs, vegetables, fruits and edible flowers. When the Garden is not producing Chef Michel Tersiguel will personally go and hand pick all fruit and vegetables at the whole sale market in Jessup, Maryland. Tersiguel's is quintessential French Country "from the farm to your plate" cooking. Chef Tersiguel describes his food as "French soul food". The Tersiguel family has operated one of the regions best restaurants for over 40 years and continues this tradition with annual ratings of "Best French Restaurant" from the Zagat and Baltimore Magazine.
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Sun 8:30PM - 8:45PM
Tue 8:30PM - 8:45PM
Fri - Sat 9:00PM - 9:45PM

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing service - wonderful French wine selection - delicious dinner

OT
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience5

As much as we enjoyed the ambiance and location of this restaurant, the service was not up to par. Our drinks were watered down and not as expected. My husband ordered a Manhattan, and the drink was not consistent to the ingredients the drink requires. Also, my apple martini was also not consistent-as the drink was 'red' instead of 'green'. We enjoyed the environment too much to worry about such erroneous drinks served, so we continued with our dinner. Furthermore, 6.00$ for 1 cup of hit tea was a bit high, given the fact that it was only one tea bag and very little variety to choose from.
Lastly, the food was of good quality, however we would have liked to have a bigger selection to choose from. Our server was very knowledgeable and we appreciate the details she provided for us.

OT
Miami
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience from the moment we walked in to the moment we left . My guest and I were impressed with the service and the food was prepared to perfection . Will definitely return

CD
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I have celebrated Valentine’s Day here for the last three years and will continue to do so. We’ve had their special menu the last two years and it was exquisite. While it is definitely pricey, the food matches that price. The service is always wonderful. We recommend this place to everyone we know who wants a nice evening out.

GS
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have dined here for dinner previously and loved everything about our experience so we decided to check out brunch. We started with a bloody mary and mimosa, which were both superb, and enjoyed a half-dozen oysters on the half shell. Next was the main course of an omelette with fresh mushrooms and the french toast special with berry compote and fresh made whipped cream. The service was impeccable and both entrees were delicious! We wished we had room for dessert once we were finished, but we decided to save our afternoon from naps and instead finish with a cup of coffee. We can't wait to return!

s
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic experience as always! Charlie is an outstanding waiter and the food and wine were excellent.

OT
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a WONDERFUL restaurant, in the tradition before there were restaurant chains. We’ve never been disappointed. The food, the service, and the appearance of the restaurant are all impeccable. We first went to this restaurant probably 30-40 yrs ago (in a different location), and the experience is just as warm and inviting as ever.

MD
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

I know you're trying and as a small biz owner I look to support other small businesses but the pricing, ambience and value was really lacking on the Valentine's Weekend offerings and since ir was also my Anniversary it really hit a little harder. I do hope your restaurant is able to continue to improve your offerings and value proposition for customers going forward

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were helped with the wine selection and our server nailed it. Chef menu on point with options for bone seafood eaters.

OT
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

We went Feb 15th when they were still on their prix fixe menu and not the standard offerings. While the service was professional, the food was lackluster. Understanding on a fixed menu not everything is to your taste, but the food seemed tired or poorly paired. The shrimp starter didn’t pair well with the acidic base. The poached salmon was cold. The filet course was excellent if again a bit too cooled. The pear salad wasn’t tasty or exciting. The dessert was quite good.

I wouldn’t go again during their « rush » period and would question whether to go again anytime soon, regardless of the date.

AB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious 4-course prix fixe menu for Valentine's weekend with excellent service. Highly recommend.

SS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I was very pleased with this restaurant , the employees are really nice and make you feel welcomed .The poached salmon was my favorite , I would definitely recommend to check this place out.

NC
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First Tersiguel's is one of my favorite restaurants - thus, my comments are only meant to improve the experience. First, instead of some domestic sparking white you really should find an affordable French champagne to serve. They are just better. Second, I realize how Valentine's Day is chaotic but the dinner offerings could have been a little more expansive. The menu (while excellent) was fixed to one item per course. Finally, you really need to expand the wine list - the offerings while decent were lacking in at least premier crus. Nonetheless, Tersiguels remains a favorite "go to" restaurant. Cheers, NJCJR

OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place in the middle of Ellicot City. Fixed menu for Valentine's day was amazing! Atmosphere was great for our date, staff was very attentive, but also let us enjoy our night. Each course was delicious...salmon was our favorite. Thanks!

SM
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You are in good hands at Tersiguels’s — the chefs know what they are doing with classic french food, and the staff knows how to help you enjoy your time there. We had not enjoyed a dinner there in 15 years, but were pleased to return and find the same excellent food, ambiance and service.

l
Baltimore
72 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food2service3ambience2

I would not come back for any special event prix fix menu again. I will definitely recommend my friends and family to skip prix fix dining at Tersiguel's. For nearly $ 300 with a tip and wine, it is not worth it. The first course of shrimp was just okay, and the dessert was good, but the salmon was plain and had little flavor. The pear seemed and tasted like a last minute add on. Even more disappointing was the filet. It was cold and was tougher than expected. Wine was acceptable. Afterwards, I realized why there were tables available a day before the Valentine's day. I hope they start to up their game, and not rest on their long history. There are so many better options in the harbor east at a better price point.

CV
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great spot for Valentine's Date night. Menu was great (especially the shrimp appetizer and flourless chocolate cake). The pace felt a bit rushed (reservation was for 2 hours, and we were done eating in an hour and 15 minutes). Did not have a chance to enjoy our cocktails before the 1st course arrived. Also the steaks while cooked perfectly, came out cold (not warm, cold).

F
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

C’est Magnifique for Valentines Day

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PC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit, and a better Valentine's Day treat cannot be imagined. This was a prix fixe with five courses. Service was superb and each course was interesting and unique while still respecting the natural taste of the ingredients. Wine list is great, leaning heavily to a range of California wines covering all the price points. We had the Napa Faust Cabernet which was exquisite. looking forward to our next visit and an exploration of the menu.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend!

MA
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Americanized French. Not traditional escargot, a runny concoction, for example. Should drop the buckwheat crepe, tastes like straw. Chef needs to take the French chef course at the Cordon Bleu school in Paris.

PF
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food is creative and tasty. Service was pleasant but spotty, particularly in attention to details. For example, no spoon came with the soup, which was served without adequate heat to begin with, and was quite cold by the time we chased down a spoon. My erstwhile companion used his coffee spoon in the meanwhile. No replacement knife came with my entree. Salt was begrudgingly brought to the table for brunch dishes with eggs, and my food was doused with fresh ground pepper before I could get the waiter to stop. There was no attention to refill g cream or replenishing bread. Overall the service was amateurish for a restaurant of this caliber. Desserts are a no - while the main menu is above average, desserts are a letdown. The pound cake came toasted just like a piece of toast, thin and rather tasteless. The flourless chocolate cake was the best dessert offering but only average.

JT
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tersiguel's has been a fave restaurant of mine for a long time, but it had been years since I'd been there. Attending a concert at a nearby venue made Tersiguel's an easy choice for dinner after. Despite the late, post-concert hour, we were warmly welcomed and seated right away in the small front parlour room, which was intimate and cozy and which we had all to ourselves. Also, despite the late hour, the staff did not rush the process or the food. Everyone from the host to our server, Lisa, was amiable, engaging and hospitable. The food was absolutely outstanding. Tersiguels's has not lost its touch for fine, County French dining. The cardoon soup (a thistle similar to artichoke) was a fabulous starter. I had an excellent halibut and my dining companion had lamb. Both were perfectly prepared. We shared the cheesecake for dessert and were blown away by how good it was. Altogether, my most recent experience at Tersiguel's was just like my previous experiences: perfect in every way.

BN
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tersiguel's is the very best restaurant in the area with outstanding food selections, excellent service and a very pleasant setting. Every time we go we have the absolute best experience and we enthusiastically recommend this restaurant.

L
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service in a charming location.

NF
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent French cuisine with a lot of standards in setting of old (~1880s) home on Main Street in old Ellicott City. Very nice.

OT
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I have been here several times and sadly this time was not the best. The food was cooked perfectly temperature wise but didn’t have much flavor and the sauce still tasted like the flour used to thicken it.

d
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went during Restaurant Week. The food was delicious, as it has always been when we eat there.

WB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lives up to the reputation. Fantastic all around! The service was amazing and personal, and the food is decadent.

SB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great romantic night out. The food is delicious and the service can't be beat. We'll continue to come here for date night.

NK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Waitress was rude and talked down to us.
Refused gluten substitutes

OT
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tersiguels never fails to deliver. So nice to visit a civilized atmosphere where great food and service are not a lost art. Exceptionnel, Chef Michel

ML
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We returned for restaurant week and were delighted to find so many delicious choices. The duck and salmon entrees were outstanding, as was the service. Charles, the maitre d' is a class act and treats everyone like royalty.

S
Baltimore
89 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It felt great to be back in downtown Ellicott City patronizing a local establishment. Our meal had more highs than lows. The highs were the veal chop, the fish soup and the scallops with beet risotto. The steak was just okay. The salad seemed to be dressed in advance. The chocolate mousse was smooth and light; I prefer a little more chocolate richness. My Kir Royale was quite satisfying. The octopus was tasty, but slightly tough. I do enjoy going to Tersiguel's so I will be back!

CL
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Was OK. Our appetizers and dessert were AMAZING. Both entrees were so so. Service was top notch. The feel and decor were dated and brought down the overall feel of the place.

TW
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely experience every time we visit Tersiguel's! The service is impeccable and the food delicious. Wonderful ambience and it is reasonably quiet. We were a party of 3 and had different appetizers (escargot, saison, and soupe de poisson), as well as different entrees (canard, beef bourguignon, and poisson du jour), as well as a spectacular desert. We each had a drink prior to dinner, too. This was during the Howard County Restaurant week and the bill was ~$180.00, which we felt was great value for the whole experience.

CK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

If you are young at heart and enjoy rooms full of happy people, you will enjoy a visit to Tersiguel's. But bare wooden floors, and little else to cut the din, makes for a rather noisy ambiance. The food was very good and the service was impeccable.

n
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best birthday spot around

SL
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We had a lovely birthday brunch here. Our server was very knowledgeable, happy and pleasant. we never went without coffee or beverages. Everything was served in a timely manner between courses. very nice brunch!

KG
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Classic French restaurant. Small, quaint dining room in a historic home-style setting in old Ellicott City. They had a nice bottle on special for $57 which we enjoyed. The server had a great personality, was attentive and knowledgeable. White table cloth, tuxedo’s, and candles. An assistant was right on top of the bread and water. 2 apps, 5 entrees, and 4 desserts were all enjoyed. Everything was what you’d expect menu-wise - rich and delicious! Mushroom pasta appetizer was the best dish, and a goat cheese cheesecake was excellent. The duck confit was a little less crispy than I’d prefer (which is totally subjective.) Nothing of this class outside of DC or Baltimore City - worth a visit.

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