Tersiguel's French Country Restaurant

4.7
1967 reviews
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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
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food and nice atmosphere. Relatively pricey-entrees in $40 dollar range.

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LS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful! Food was rich and tasty. Will def be back!

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B
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was friendly and the staff knowledgeable, observant and thoughtful. Little things like asking about what we wanted for dinner to help recommend appetizers, and watching our conversation to ensure they weren’t interrupting while checking on us, as well as a thorough understanding of the cuisine really illustrate how they consider the type of service they want to give. The food was wonderful from first to last, presentation was beatiful. I was sad to finish each course. Several days since, my wife and I still are reminiscing about everything. I highly recommend dining here.

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

I have been to Tersiguel's over a dozen times in the last 30 years and have always been happy with the food and the service. One of my favorite restaurants for fine dining and special occasions. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to others (and I haven't).

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S
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely setting, excellent service. We were not rushed and enjoyed elegant and leisurely dining. Food well prepared. Enjoyed the restaurant week menu.

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r
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, perfect service. Expensive but worth it.

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MO
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Atmosphere and service were great. The food was average.

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

The food is always exceptional here. We got Restaurant Weeks PriFixe Menu items which was an amazing value! Charlie (server) who has been there 30+ years is the BEST SERVER on the planet, bar none!

While Terisguel's is not inexpensive for sure, I think it is a good value for quality and creativity of the dishes. I strongly recommend this restaurant.

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BB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

It was too expensive and the food was not worth it. I ordered Salmon and it was a big piece and was raw. Never have I ever been served raw salmon except with sushi. The waitress did not inform me this is the way they do it and It delayed my dinner for it to be cooked more and even then it was still partially raw. The escargot was very bland which everyone who ordered it at our table said the same.

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T
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The overall atmosphere and service was excellant. Definitely for a special event. Very quaint and quiet.
The food was ok. It was uniquely served. The tomato soup was probably campbells. It was served in a special soup bowl with herbs and croutons. The presentation by the waiter is all that seperated it from just plain soup. Again, it was the atmoshpere that set it apart from other restaraunts. 2 people and just a small dinner with wine-$150.00
It was a special dinner for my princess though. Hind sight, I could have done a spirit dinner cruise in the harbor at the same cost.

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F
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yes, without reservation. This was truly one of the best dining experiences I've had......the food was perfectly prepared and proportioned; the staff very attentive without being obtrusive; the maitre de knowledgeable, friendly, and very professional. I fully intend to dine there again.

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BB
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as usual. I am only sorry they don't do lunch most days of the week anymore.

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BS
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Great experience. We had salmon and a dish that was simply beautiful in both color and taste; legumes. The bread was plentiful and delicious. The Bloody Mary was the best one ever.

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H
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service lacking atmosphere, very crowded and noisy for a pricey restaurant

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j
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The waiter as good but overworked. I ordered a specific wine it did not arrive for 30 minutes. He said it had to be chilled. I would have changed to another wine if I had known. The plate cleared etc were nice but untrained. Schoolkids I think . nice but not attuned to service work. Food was very nice and we'll presented. We enjoyed the evening. Just a few black marks.

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

Everything was fantastic. The service was among the best I've experienced. The food was delicious. I highly recommend.

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ET
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment I walked in......the welcome, the service, the delicious food. Two thumbs way up.

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CB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tersiguel is a dining treasure for Ellicott City and the Baltimore Washington area. Keep up the excellent work. We need to get the word out more that this is the place for a high quality meal with great ambiance in EC/Howard county. Dinner at Tersiguel can be a wonderful little evening excursion from miles around.

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CA
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been coming here for 20 years and am always delighted in the creative new items that Chef Michel puts on his menus. Fantastic raw oysters with a refreshing mignonette garnished with carrot salad, paired with a new Chardonnay they recommended. Perfection! From appetizer to dessert, everything was exquisitely wonderful. Thanks, Chef! As always, you are the best!

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JM
Louisville
26 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

As always, an excellent meal! And excellent service. We appreciate being recognized as regular patrons with friendly banter and choice seating.

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AF
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We went here on our anniversary. It was not a busy night. We had a lot of attention from the staff. We enjoyed cocktails and my husband really liked his coquilles Saint Jacques. I had a wonderful fish soup as a first course but was not as pleased with the rockfish entree.

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P
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again, a perfect meal. Menu choices were interesting and beautifully executed. The ideal blend of classic French cuisine in a casually elegant setting. Worth the drive from NYC.

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L
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Has an excellent dinner at Tersiguel's on a Tuesday night. The waiter immediately greeted us and offered to take our coats then proceeded to show us different seating options. The staff was professional and eager to help throughout the night. The food was excellent and served in good portion sizing. The combination of lighting, classical music, and overall decor makes for an intimate dining experience. I would highly recommend Tersiguel's for a date night or special occasion.

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s
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quaint restaurant in Ellicott City. The food was delicious - the foie gras melted in your mouth, the escargot flavorful, the wrapped rock fish - unique texture - superb with mushroom sauce (so flavorful!) and risotto with corn and asparagus. The desserts were a great way to wrap up the dinner - a rich, decadent flourless chocolate cake and traditional creme brulee - once critique is to add more fresh fruit to the creme brulee. The waiter was attentive and his descriptions vivid and recommendations point on. We will definitely be returning in the future!

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

Service could be better for this type of restaurant, but still very good.

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SB
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Tersiguel's French Restaurant is always wonderful. Food was great and wait staff are always attentive.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Anniversary and New Years Eve

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PK
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an awesome experience!! This is one of my favorite places to Dine!

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MI
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food served up by Chef Michel - always scrumptious!

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CC
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our New Years Eve dinner was fantastic!

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JF
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Charming ambience, good service and food.

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KO
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our anniversary with dinner at Tersiguel's. The food, service, wine and ambiance continue to be fantastic. The only thing that would have made it perfect would have been fellow diners who didn't feel the need to practically shout at each other across a table for 8. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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PB
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Without question, this is the best restaurant among many great ones we've experienced in the Washington / Baltimore region.

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m
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I celebrated our thirteenth Anniversary here. Wonderful experience all around. Excellent service equaled by excellent food.

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DP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

French County restaurant. First time there. Prix Fixe menu on Christmas Eve (which is our anniversary). Excellent food overall although the risotto wasn't that great. My wife is vegetarian and they even had a veggie/vegan course available to accommodate. Excellent decor. Downtown Ellicott City has been devastated twice by floods including this place and you'd never know it. Staff is very good and attentive. For fine dining and/or special occasions I would highly recommend.

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BD
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, charming ambiance, impeccable service. Tersiguel’s never disappoints.

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BG
Baltimore
33 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely ambiance, lovely service, wonderful food, wonderful lunch.

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MR
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Great service. Food was not great, except for dessert.

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OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints. Always our go to for special occasions or just to celebrate being together. Ambiance is perfect and service unparalleled. Food was amazing - from starters to dessert everything was presented beautifully and tasted amazing. Love this place.

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f
Baltimore
36 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tersiguel's is a lovely restaurant with excellent food and service. We enjoyed our recent evening there and plan on returning for our next special occasion.

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