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About Tersiguel's French Country Restaurant
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.
Ellicott City, MD 21043
French, Contemporary French / American
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday: 10:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Sunday, Tuesday-Thursday 4pm - 9pm; Friday & Saturday 4pm-10pm
Old Columbia Pike
$50 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Tersiguel's is famous for their tableside preparation of crepes suzette and chateaubriand.
Behind the restaurant their 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 behind The Wine Bin. On street parking is located on Ellicott Mills Drive and is free. Additional parking is available at the HoCo Circuit Courthouse.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Tersiguel's is known for their cooking classes with one hour demonstration by Chef Michel Tersiguel and followed by a 5 course lunch. Also featured are themed wine dinners where Chef Michel presents multiple inspired courses matched with exquisite wine selections.
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Tersiguel's offers six separate dinning rooms on three levels accommodating 150 guests. Tersiguel's offers several elegant banquet options for lunch and dinner. Menus are customized for each event.
Tersiguel's French Country Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Maitre’d was very welcoming and friendly as was the whole staff. Excellent food all around. We really enjoyed our meal and the experience of your restaurant. Elegant but casual. We have been there before but was our first time going with our daughter (5 years old) and we felt everyone was friendly to her too. It helped that at first we were alone and then when other tables filled, there was a lot of appropriately jovial and loud conversations.
My husband and I had dinner at Tersiguel's on Thanksgiving Day.
Service: The server was pleasant, friendly, and knowledgeable and struck that sometimes tricky balance of giving us just the right amount of attention without driving us crazy with too many interruptions. High marks for service!
Food: Because of the holiday, it was a prix fixe menu with three options. We chose the traditional turkey dinner. The first course was a Butternut Squash Soup that was truly a triumph. Creamy without being loaded with cream. In fact, if there was cream in the soup, it was only a touch. Don't get me wrong -- I see this as a good thing! Seasoned perfectly, it was remarkable how well-balanced the flavors were. That soup, some crusty bread, and a green salad, would make a perfect winter's meal. Speaking of crusty bread, servers came by regularly offering us bread. The bread was delicious but cold. It would have been lovely to have the bread served warm. The salad that came next was the only part of the meal that struck an off-note. I appreciate the creativity of cinnamon-dusted croutons and raw cranberries, but the sum total just didn't work for me. Lovely, disparate flavors, just did not come together to make a satisfying whole. The main course, turkey, cranberry sauce, and dressing, was superb. Some of the tastiest, moist, and tender turkey I've ever eaten. And they were not stingy with the portions: my plate was piled high! A side of broccolini was served family style in a small saucepan. It was perfectly cooked and finished with a silky coating of butter. What can I say about dessert? Pumpkin mousse with delightful raspberries buried underneath served in a chocolate cup. [pictured below] It was decadent perfection! And yes, I ate the whole thing including the chocolate cup!
Summary: With the exception of the salad, this was a superb meal... a meal to remember! Bravo, Tersiguel's!
We chose Tersiguel's for a family birthday celebration, and they responded in fine fashion. Clearly the family run enterprise takes great pride in its French roots and its culinary excellence. Every dish from the Coquilles St. Jacques to the Canard were meticulously prepared and presented, but what makes this kitchen excel in my opinion are the excellent sauces. Service is high-end, yet unpretentious - aimed at making sure our experience was the best. Our waiter seemed skilled at reading the mood and responding in kind. Set in a historic townhouse in quaint old Ellicott City, it's perfectly situated for a nice before or after dinner stroll through town. Desserts were likewise creative, covering a broad landscape from light creme broulee to dense chocolate and everything in between. The family takes great pride in their enterprise and it shows.
My wife and I went out for an early dinner before another function in Howard County. Our server Ed was warm and very helpful in allowing us to have a relaxed dinner and still make our evening event. We had two classics, foie gras and escargot, for our starters. And had the two fish special of the evening, both of which were delicious. Great dinner!
We celebrated our 13th wedding anniversary and had a wonderful night! The food and atmosphere was wonderful. We had a cozy table in the corner where we could talk but also people watch while we enjoyed our fabulous meal. The setting was warm and inviting and not stuffy at all. We would highly recommend to anyone for a great night out!
Absolutely fantastic meal for our anniversary. We had a beautiful Pomerol, and my husband and I went all out--I got a sauteed shrimp dish, he got a version of duck, we started with pate and a fantastic salad, and ended with a cheese plate and crepes Suzette. Just a perfect meal.
We'd received a gift card to Tersiguel's from our realtor when we moved into the area. Tersiguel's is an institution in Old Ellicott City and is authentically French cuisine and family-run. It is a restaurant of genuinely high standards - the kind of place you want to dress up to go to. I had one of their cocktails (a percentage was donated to hurricane relief) and my husband drank beer. Their beer menu is limited but adequate. For an appetizer, we enjoyed the scallops. Our entree's: The steak was fine but not terribly memorable while the lamb and risotto were delicious. Dessert was "chocolat" - a combo of flourless cake, mousse, cherries, and whipped cream that were delicious. I saw the cheese plate which looks appealing for another time. Service was excellent, friendly, and low-key. I most enjoyed the quiet, dignified ambiance.
I took my husband here for his birthday dinner on a sleepy Tuesday evening. The place itself is charming with very French vibes and impeccable service. We ordered the fish soup to start and it was honestly one of the best soups I have ever enjoyed! I am SO happy to have found this gem at my doorstep and can not wait to return!
We are returning customers; coming here for years. We've never been let down, always amazing. If you have the time, you should treat yourselves to the Chef's tasting with the wine paring. You won't be disappointed. Great way to really relax and enjoy a 2.5 - 3 hour experience!
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