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Tersiguel's French Country Restaurant, Ellicott City, MD
Tersiguel's French Country Restaurant, Ellicott City, MD
Tersiguel's French Country Restaurant, Ellicott City, MD
Tersiguel's French Country Restaurant, Ellicott City, MD
Tersiguel's French Country Restaurant, Ellicott City, MD

Tersiguel's French Country Restaurant

4.8
4.8
2269 Reviews
$50 and over
French
**Our menu currently features a six course Chef's menu only.**


Our six course Chef's 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. 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 45 years and continues this tradition with annual ratings of "Best French Restaurant" from the Zagat and Baltimore Magazine.

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2 people

7:00 PM


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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    French, Contemporary French
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (410) 465-4004
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Michel Tersiguel
  • Private party facilities
    Tersiguel's offers five separate dining rooms on two levels accommodating 120 guests. Tersiguel's offers a four course prix fixe menu.
  • Private party contact
    Cosmo Frascati: (410) 465-4004
  • Neighborhood
    Ellicott City
  • Cross street
    Old Columbia Pike
  • Parking details
    Behind the restaurant there is free parking lot , LOT D which is closest to us. There is parking in LOT E behind Ellicott Mills Brewing Company, parking in LOT F and G behind The Wine Bin. Additional parking is available at the HoCo Circuit Courthouse.
  • Entertainment
    Tersiguel's is famous for their tableside preparation of crepes suzette and chateaubriand.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 2,269 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Baltimore / Maryland

    Romantic

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    Best Overall

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    Best Food

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    Best Ambiance

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    Best Value

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    Great for fine wines

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    Romantic

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    Good for special occasions

2,269 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Charlie was great! He made the experience wonderful.

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  2. Andrew

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Very underwhelming. It was not 6 courses as advertised. They gave 3 shared appetizers and somehow counted those as 3 courses. I’m sorry but 2 snails per person does not count as a course. The scallops were dry and the soft shell crab was confusing. The saving grace of the night was the sauce that came with the steak. It really felt like 4.5 courses for $100+ per person and I honestly feel scammed. Either it was a bad night or this is the beginning of the end of this restaurant.

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  3. DanielB

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We had not been to Tersiguel in over a decade and unfortunately found it to have declined markedly and we were quite saddened by that. Service, led by long time pro Charlie was impeccable as always. Food issues: Coquille St. Jacques - cold and rubbery - had been sitting despite this being a seating based price fixe dinner. Calamari conversely were served hot and fresh and they were crisp yet the sauces were uninspired. Escargot were very good - another positive there. Filet Mignon au poivre was overcooked (past medium for most of our portions) and the delicious sounding sauce was not too flavorful. A highlight was diced potatoes - also piping hot, but not as yummy as had the sauce to mix them with that accompanied the filet been tastier. So overall had the execution and flavor been better so would be my rating for overall and value. But as it was, it was not worthy of more than 3 stars. Hope they can get back to the heights from our memories of years gone by!

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  4. Capt

    Baltimore

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best restaurants in Howard county , go now while it’s still around , a throwback to classic French cuisine , please support , they are as others are still recovering from effects of the floods and covid

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the new more intimate format at Tersiguels! Makes for a very special eating experience. Great for special occasions or an intimate dare. Only complaint might be that there's too much delicious food!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best restaurant in Ellicott City. Love the fixed menu and seasonal dishes. Servers are engaging, thoughtful, and kind. Can’t wait to go back.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely incredible experience. Chef’s tasting menu is superb as is the incredible service. Wonderful!

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  8. YoYo

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Romantic and intimate. It was a wonderful first experience.

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  9. LeeK

    London

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An amazing six course pre fixe dinner, I love that it takes you out of your comfort zone to try some different things. Bravo to chef Michel for an amazing meal. 

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  10. MeganC

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tersiguel's is equal parts perfect French country cuisine and an experiential dining event that you will likely not forget. Every course offered something new and exciting, and each detail of the sauces, stocks, and spices were complimentary to the meat, pasta, and vegetables. Tersiguel's chef takes immense care of the ingredients, presentation, and preparations. I also was happily surprised by the portion sizes. They were just the right amount. We left feeling full but not stuffed. They also had a fabulous wine menu and helpful staff to help you select the right one. Given the quality of ingredients, service, and ambiance, I find Tersiguel's to be an incredible value. What a gem! I can't wait to go back.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Have been wanting to come here for years but always in the throes of parenthood. Finally got away and it was a poor imitation of Petite Louis let alone anything in Paris. It was very bland and uninspired. It felt like the chef was tired and phoning it in. The staff asks “if you are still working on that” which is a horrible way to ask if the table can be serviced and crumbs are not scraped off between courses. No palate cleansers, wine glasses everywhere/not removed after each course, the bread is from somewhere else, the butter cold, no cheese course, the whole thing was just boring. Highlight of the evening was my cocktail and the mint tea I had with dessert which was just a crumpled mighty leaf tea bag. Even the dinnerware/table setting was uninspired. I think if you are older and used to fine dining in other cities this will be a disappointment sorry to say

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  12. CeciliaP

    Baltimore

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The 6 course meal was well thought out, perfectly prepared, and delicious. The service was excellent and the wine pairings thoughtful. We had a wonderful dinner and look forward to returning.

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  13. charless

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual another perfect dining experience. Innovative yet approachable. Everything was beyond delicious. Service and staff exceptional. Venue has an old world charm like nowhere else around here.

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  14. AlanK

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is truly a five star restaurant and it is the most delicious food I have had in a very long time. I highly recommend the wine paring. The courses have a flow to them from one to the next that makes for an integrated experience from start to finish. This is more than just a restaurant, and I’m very much looking forward to coming back soon!

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  15. Oldies

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were impressed with the food and the service at Tersiguel’s. The ambience was serene. The service was impeccable without being overly intrusive. They were willing to box up anything you could not eat at the sitting. We will go back again soon.

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  16. GracielaG

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a beautiful experience! The 6 course dinner with drink pairings were absolutely divine. Most definitely will return again soon.

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  17. LocalDiner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, ambiance and food. We will be back!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service! As always! Ambience is just lovely!

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  19. Greenore

    Baltimore

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An excellent six course chef’s menu. The root vegetable soup and rockfish with creamed cabbage were particularly noteworthy. Their ability to accommodate special needs was very welcome.

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  20. SharonS

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tersiguel's was magnifique this past Saturday. Charlie described the courses wonderfully and brought nice wine pairings. The fish soup, rabbit pate, trout, lamb, veal, and dessert were all divine. The contrasts between courses were perfect: sometimes mild, sometimes spicy, sometimes rich. The portions were just right and I was just a little too full by the end, probably because I ate too much bread. Charlie and the other wait staff were so polite and efficient. I hope we can return again soon!

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  21. GayleP

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My second visit to Tersiguel’s and it does not disappoint. Elevated fine dining with a diverse menu in Ellicott City, MD.

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  22. DennisG

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food coupled with the wine pairing was Outstanding. Every one of the six courses was superb. The ambience was wonderful as the tables were spaced far enough away from each other so that other diners conversations could not be overwhelming. It was a wonderful experience, again! Can’t wait until my next visit!

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  23. Thecure88

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The delicate courses were amazing. The steelhead trout ended up my favorite. You can taste the artistry and the thought behind every course. The balance was right on each course. I just want to also commend the waitress that walked us through each course. She was warm and very pleasant. We will be back! And many many more times!!! :-)

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nestled within the historic streets of Old Town Ellicott City, the local French restaurant embodies a timeless elegance that beckons diners to savor the essence of French cuisine in a charming setting. From the moment you step through its doors, you’re enveloped in an atmosphere that seamlessly combines old-world charm with modern hospitality. The restaurant’s commitment to excellence shines through in every aspect, starting with the warm and welcoming service that greets you at the door. Attentive staff members effortlessly anticipate your needs, ensuring that every dining experience is nothing short of exceptional. The ambiance is equally inviting, with cozy seating arrangements and soft lighting that create an intimate and inviting atmosphere. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply seeking a memorable dining experience, the restaurant’s ambiance sets the stage for moments of joy and connection.

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  25. Alyssa

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everyone at Tersiguel's makes sure it is an enjoyable and unforgettable experience. The chef's weekly menus are well thought out and exquisite. Charlie is a delight. The wine flight is delicious-- exciting pairings. Beautifully curated cocktail and beer list. With low lighting, relaxing classical music, and a sunroom area that boasts Charlie's well-tended rubber tree, the ambience is perfection. We love to go for a special occasion or just when we want to treat ourselves.

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  26. BDS88

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The six course dinner never fails to impress. The olive oil cake with currant mousse was a great way to cap off the meal. The wine pairings looked interesting, and we will likely give them a try next time as the courses vary making for some interesting opportunities to try new wines. As always, the service is outstanding.

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  27. lvwolfy

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved the chef menu and the choices to accommodate special diet needs. However the main server was nor too friendly

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  28. Rich

    Baltimore

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A good experience for our anniversary, The food was interesting the pairings were adequate but not exceptional. Not likely to go back . .

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  29. LanceZ

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tersiguel's is as good as it gets! Stellar gourmet cuisine by a master chef, delightful servers & service, and just a lovely dining atmosphere. We have been fans of Tersiguel's for years.

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  30. Thunderbolt

    Baltimore

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    6 course meal, food all great and delicious. Service to match with head waiter Charlie like none other! Our second visit after recently learning of them and what a find. Food as good if not better than Charleston here in Baltimore but the service is far better.

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  31. LauraD

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a delightful evening at Tersiguel’s. The food and wine were fantastic, as always.

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  32. Bonnie

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We appreciated the ambience of the room and the professionalism of the staff. Each course was expertly presented with description. Each course provided a different rewarding taste opportunity. It was a delightful evening.

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  33. KeithH

    Coastal Georgia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience. True fine dining at its best. This is a long time hidden gem in Ellicott City, those who know, know! By far my favorite restaurant experience time and time again.

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  34. AnnS

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I recently celebrated 2 birthdays of family members in their 80s in an atmosphere that was so unique in this day and age, it was quiet!! We so enjoyed the ambiance and relished that we could hear our conversation and the knowledgeable explanations of each of the 6 courses and cocktails served by Charlie. So often the noise level of restaurants detract from the overall enjoyment of dining. Kudos to Michel, the layered flavors of each of the dishes were sometimes surprising but always delicious. I highly recommend this dining experience⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My boyfriend and I had an AMAZING birthday dinner here last night. I cannot express how wonderful every course was, how attentive and friendly the staff was and how beautiful the decor is. We will most definitely be back for another special event. Thank you Tersiguel’s for such a memorable experience.

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  36. SavoyCrew

    Baltimore

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every course of this surprise menu was incredible! Things that we never would have considered (like beets) were flavorful but organically tasty and not riddled with fatty artificial ingredients. The wine tasting menu that accompanied our meal was simply perfect. Whether a date night, anniversary meal or special occasion of any kind…Tersiguel’s does not disappoint.

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  37. DavidR

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is delicious, unique and worthy of the price. We did feel rushed through the meal with the wine tasting as our seating started at 7:15 and abruptly ended at 10. Not quite enough time to feel relaxed while enjoying the end of the meal. We would suggest closing at 10:30 instead of 10.

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  38. Thunderbolt

    Baltimore

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was the BEST combination of outstanding food ( all 6 courses), great value, and untouched service by Charlie the head waiter. As good as the food was, having a server as accomplished, food knowledgeable, pleasant, and loving his job was tops. No better combination than great food and service!! So sorry we were not aware of this gem before last night.

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  39. SterlingM

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A delicious meal with great service in a very nicely replicated provincial French setting at a very reasonable price for the quality of the experience.

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  40. VictoriaV

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tersiguel’s is our favorite restaurant, and it never disappoints! The chef’s winter menu is a delight. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Thank you!

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Tersiguel's French Country Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 2269 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for Tersiguel's French Country Restaurant

8293 Main Street, Ellicott City, MD 21043

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Old Columbia Pike
  • Neighborhood
    Ellicott City
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    French, Contemporary French
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Behind the restaurant there is free parking lot , LOT D which is closest to us. There is parking in LOT E behind Ellicott Mills Brewing Company, parking in LOT F and G behind The Wine Bin. Additional parking is available at the HoCo Circuit Courthouse.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Michel Tersiguel
  • Entertainment
    Tersiguel's is famous for their tableside preparation of crepes suzette and chateaubriand.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    (410) 465-4004
  • Private party facilities
    Tersiguel's offers five separate dining rooms on two levels accommodating 120 guests. Tersiguel's offers a four course prix fixe menu.
  • Private party contact
    Cosmo Frascati: (410) 465-4004
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