Tersiguel's French Country Restaurant

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1946 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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New York Area
33 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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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
13 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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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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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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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
2 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
34 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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MB
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We hadn’t been back since they reopened, and realized how much we had been missing. Easily, the best restaurant in Howard County. Service from Charlie is always a joy, he never steers you wrong. All of our choices were delicious and inventive. Just being there was a combination of festive and comforting.

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EM
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent holiday meal with friends. The food was fresh and tasty and the wine was outstanding. The lobster dish was amazing. I had Rockfish which unfortunately, was a little fishy and dry, but everything else we ate was top notch. We loved our waiter, Charlie. He was very informative and did an excellent job helping us select meal choices. He certainly helped to create a fun experience that night.

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Baltimore
31 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Tersiguels has been around for a very long time, but they are still keeping up their standards. Food quality is high. It is expensive, and the menu is greatly reduced from the past, but the quality is still there.

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L
Baltimore
27 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family, which has been going here for Christmas brunch for at least 20 years, thinks this is the best French restaurant in the area. It is inspired by the Chesapeake Bay, which makes it only more special. We loved the oysters on the half shell but missed the tuna tartare from last year (the carrot topping was okay by me, but not by my sister and daughter.) We had: the Gravlaz, the Rillettes, Foie Gras Saute, Ris de Veau, Omelette de Crabe, Saumon Hash (special), Homard ( my sister thought it was chewy)....really everything was a winner. You cannot go wrong at this place! Tersiguel's son, Michel, has done a marvelous job of upgrading the menu to more modern tastes. And the service could not be more professional and friendly.

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PS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Greeted at the door, coats taken care of, perfect setting. Great staff from beginning to end.

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VC
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was outstanding. The space is a little odd, but hey it's an old building, so you kind of expect that. The service was very good. Our server knew the menu like the back of her hand and was super helpful with making selections. Did I mention the food was amazing? If you're looking for classic French cuisine, prepared perfectly this is your spot. Their wine list has been destroyed by several floods over the past couple of years, so they are not the wine lovers haven they once were, but they are working hard to improve the list, but still offer a respectable selection of wines. I would recommend asking not to be seated in the front room on a cold night. We were, and it was super cold when we went. Not really their fault, but when people would come in the front door it made for a bit of a draft. All in all we will absolutely go back and would recommend to anyone.

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KM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ours was a holiday gathering of 18 friends and Tersiguels was the perfect spot. We had our own room and even as our head count fluctuated, the staff was responsive and flexible. The food was fantastic and our own private dining room was festive and cozy. Genuine French country with a wonderful wine list and outstanding desserts. This is an Ellicott City gem. It is great for dates, gatherings with friends and we also have brought our young son here in the past.

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A
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food is fantastic and the ambiance. Charlie waited on us, and of course, we got the best service !

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome classic French restaurant

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TT
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful country French food in a refined setting. Our waiter, Charley, was a joy and very sweet. The food was impeccable. The monkfish in brick pastry was perfectly cooked and the cherry reduction with foie gras was the best thing on the table.

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EW
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Each course was delicious. Our server was great. And the service was very attentive. Was the perfect place to celebrate our engagement! We will be back.

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b
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. Great spot for a date that loves French food. I had Icelandic lamb loin and my guest had the Quebec veal chop. We tried the chilled foie gras and it was excellent. Servers were attentive and friendly.

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J
Washington DC
59 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tersiguel's imaginative menu is matched by perfectly executed food. It is great that Howard County has such a gem.

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g
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

charming french restaurant in the heart of historic ellicott city...... everything was prepared perfectly and the house sparkling is very good

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KT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We've been to Tersiguel's a few times and have always been pleased. This Thanksgiving menu was not up to their typical standards - the potato leek soup was very "starchy" without much flavor, the turkey dark meat was tough and overcooked, however this problem was immediately remediated as our waiter brought us a side dish of delicious dark meat. The ambience was lovely, the wait staff impeccable - we enjoyed our champagne cocktails as well as the wine. The mousse desserts were delicious. Overall a good time despite the minor disappointments.

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a
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Superior restaurant for Thanksgiving with choices in addition to turkey. Food was special and flavors complimentary. Service was outstanding for a busy day.

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a
Baltimore
101 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We came for Thanksgiving dinner and sat upstairs for the first time. The staff was very friendly and attentive and the place seemed to be full, buzzing with happy customers. We love this place and want it to succeed after the multiple weather challenges. The menu choices were rich and varied: traditional turkey & ham, beef beaujolais, salmon and a vegetarian dish, the soup, salad plate, and dessert selections were imaginative and fabulous! Well done!

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SH
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanksgiving dinner at Tersiguel’s is always a treat! Great combo of great food, service & ambiance make it a great dining experience. Decent, not great value at $59.95 per person for the prix fixe meal.

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ST
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed T-day there, great visit for the holiday. Had the 4- course beef dish & my wife had the traditional tirkey...

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c
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

We had our Thanksgiving dinner at Tersiguels. The restaurant is broken up into small, charming rooms with white tablecloths and outstanding service. Unfortunately, the food arrived barely lukewarm, which I expect was due to them trying to manage a full house. Our meal was at 2pm. Disappointing for the price.

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s
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the restaurant - it has a welcoming, friendly french country style. The staff were a joy. We enjoyed our Thanksgiving meal.

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