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Tersiguel's French Country Restaurant

4.6
1837 reviews
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$50 and over
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French
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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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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, Contemporary French / American
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Sunday: 10:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Sunday, Tuesday-Thursday 4pm - 9pm; Friday & Saturday 4pm-10pm
Mondays (CLOSED)
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Phone number
(410) 465-4004
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Michel Tersiguel
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Old Columbia Pike
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Parking details
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.
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Entertainment
Tersiguel's is famous for their tableside preparation of crepes suzette and chateaubriand.
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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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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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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.

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Sun 8:30PM - 8:45PM
Tue 8:30PM - 8:45PM
Fri - Sat 9:00PM - 9:45PM

What 1837 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Staff was most courteous, professional, and attentive. The atmosphere is that of a French country home. The food was well prepared and presented. Everyone enjoyed their meal to include one pastry wrapped fish (John Dory), Risotto and vegetable dish, and duck confit. Sampled all three and found them quite delicious. $$ but worth it.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

Good food and service - but expensive for portions served, and Sunday brunch menu limited in selections

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

I found the escargot to be rather bland. Could use more garlic and more cheese. Scallops were extremely good! The service and ambiance were absolutely outstanding!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Dinner, drinks, dessert was superb!! Service was excellent!!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Terrific food and ambiance. Fine dining at its best.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

An update on the classic French restaurant. Fancy yet welcoming and comfortable. Delicious sauces without being too heavy. Not cheap, but the quality is always there.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Although it is pricey, Tersiguel's always delivers. In place of salad as our first course, we had the choice of fresh oysters, cold frenched green beans, and cold tomato soup, among others. The beans were a great change from salad, having complex favors. We chose the halibut special and also scallops. They were exquisitely prepared and tasted divine. Our server was knowledgeable and attentive but not obtrusive at all.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

I've been coming to Tuersigals for many years but Saturday night was absolutely amazing. This was perhaps the very best I have ever experienced. My fiance was delighted to meet Michel and Charlie. It was an absolute hit for our date night! Beautiful evening! Thanks Michel and Anjie.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Everything was delicious and Charlie was great. Definitely a special occasion kind of place for my husband and I. We enjoyed our visit.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Our dinner experience at Tersiguel's was amazing. Not only did the maître d' allow us to select our desired area to sit, he followed it up with incredible cocktails, and periodically checked to ensure we were enjoying our dinner. At one point, my fiance slightly varied his drink order, and Charlie double checked the drink that was made was correct as it was different than the first order. My family has been coming to Tersiguel's for years and I will always suggest it to friends looking for a nice place to have a meal or upscale date night. The food was divine, and we will definitely be going back again soon.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We had one of the most amazing dining experiences at Tersiguel’s. The cocktails and food was beyond amazing, but the staff was fabulous and made it a wonderful experience.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The pate fois gras was fantastic. Leek soup with oyster mushrooms was also very good. Service was attentive but not intrusive.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Top shelf in every way. The service was attentive but never intrusive. The food was excellent. French country cuisine done very well. The entrees were well prepared and beautifully plated. We're anxious to return on our next visit to Ellicott City.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Had not been here in almost a decade. Parking is a fiasco, and be forewarned be in decent shape to journey straight up hill to your car at the end-of-the-meal. Food was good (didn't agree with my wife), but our server was so disinterested in us, it was apparent, but she was so much better (regulars), with the table around us. I don't know what more we could have purchased, other than upgrading our Bottle of wine, from 100 to 200 dollars?

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Tersiguel's is our favorite spot for special occasions or a memorable dinner. Staff is always knowledgeable in the food offerings, attentive to needs, and extremely pleasant. The food is exceptional at every turn. Love this place!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

My spouse and I have been coming here for the past 8yrs and its always a pleasure for us both.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Always a lovely, personal experience with great food.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

There is good food, and then there is great food! This was probably one of the top two restaurants I have ever been to. A lady leaving as we entered said “the fillet is to DIE for”, so we took her word for it and she did not lie! We also enjoyed the wine and even tried escargot! Amazing!!! We will definitely be back! Bon appetit!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Tersiguel's was wonderful as always. The menu is superb and always has a unique and creative special or two, the service provides just the right level of attentiveness, and we were able to spend a long evening enjoying dinner, wine, and dessert.

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We have read such great reviews but ended up feeling that the restaurant was significantly over-rated. While the presentation was nice, my wife's rockfish tasted "fishy." I asked that my lamb be cooked medium rare - I guess the chef didn't agree, because it was served very rare. Now I've finally had Lamb Tartare! Back to Petit Louis Bistro!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Excellent dinner and great service. Lamb and rockfish entrees were great and the flourless chocolate cake was fantastic. Will return. Very comfortable setting.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Tersiguels restaurant seems to me a harmonious blend of great French cuisine set within the charm of an old, historic Ellicott City. There's nothing patently pretentious here, but that's what so ingratiating about the dining experience given that he mood is informal, yet the staff invariably wears tuxes - a nice touch. Although I've only frequented Tersiguels twice as of this writing (February 2018), each experience has been thoroughly satisfying with a rich, varied menu and impeccable service. Regrettably its been a while since I've been to Paris to experience the many fabulous no-star restaurants, but I could envision Tersiguels located in a somewhat off the beaten path section of the city. Only recommendation would include using Uber or Lyft for transportation since parking in historic Ellicott City can be frustrating during peak dining hours.

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2.0Dined on February 22, 2018

I found this place to be over priced and stuffy. Neither of us enjoyed our dish. Would not recommend to anyone, and will not return.

So disappointing. I had such high hopes that this place was going to be delicious. I would absolutely drive a little further to find a better restaurant.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Delicious meals, the wild lamb was superb, each bite was delightful, great suggestion for wine pairing, lovely setting ats usual.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Fantastic service and food

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

As always outstanding.

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Snarky servers, even with the Valentine’s Day crush, are never a plus.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

We had a wonderful time. The atmosphere (including the surrounding Old Ellicott City) and service were highlights. We went for Valentine's Day, and I suppose because of the busyness of it, their only option for the night was a four-course meal. It was a surprise not having a menu and not choosing the meal, but we actually prefer fewer options. The downside was, there was only one price (and it was high). Neither of us drink and sometimes we avoid dessert for whatever reason, so we wouldn't have minded the option to not do that.

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3.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Had Valentine's Dinner. Fixed menu was okay but I notified the restaurant about allergies. they accommodated on the day by substituting Confit of Duck for Fish but put the duck in the same cream sauce prepared for the duck - totally inappropriate. balance of meal was good though expensive.
Service was poor - Maitre D advised on wine (which was good) but after promising the name of the wine never saw him again. other servers very poorly trained... the $80+pp meal was served in less than an hour with no time between courses. utensils I used for may starter were replaced on the table for the next course. espresso was not available.
overall, while i like the restaurant and have been here before i will think twice before returning again. very disappointed.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great as always 😎

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine's day fixed menu. FANTASTIC experience!!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines dinner. Set menu. Staff had a good rhythm. Filet and wine was excellent. Service was spot on.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Everything was very nice.

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2.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Tersiguel's serves Baltimore city fare at NYC prices. Dinner consisted of an overly expensive chef's 'tasting menu' of just four courses, one of which was essentially a throw away as it was considered a palate cleanser for the dessert course. To say I was underwhelmed is putting it lightly. Spending ~$250 on a single meal (wine and tip included) should provide a memorable experience, and Tersiguel's was simply not up to the task. Save your money for Volt, the Charleston, or La Cuchara, local institutions that are truly worth the cost.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Outstanding French restaurant! I recommend Tersiguel to friends and family members. I have never had a mediocre meal there. The ambiance is great and the service is excellent.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Celebrated our anniversary. Have been enjoying this restaurant for over 20 years and have never been disappointed.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Service was outstanding. The food was excellent. The ambiance was terrific. A wonderful restaurant for special occasions.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Tersiguels was an unexpected find! We wanted to do an early Valentines Day and could not have made a better decision to eat here. Charlie, our waiter, was amazing! I’m also glad our reservations were earlier as we had more time to talk with Charlie, who is super knowledgeable about the restaurant. As the night went on they got busier and it got a little louder. The food was amazing! Perfect portion size and the flavors went so well together. We didn’t really order from the menu because the specials for the night sounded so good and we were definitely pleased. This is not a place to come to if you need to eat quickly, although they did ask if we had to be somewhere. We plan to make this our Valentines Day spot from now on!

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

A lovely experience with wonderful service. Our waiter was extremely knowledgable about all of the selections and made sure we had a relaxing meal. Nice ambience and a good change from our regular go-to spots. The rockfish was cooked to perfection!

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3.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Avoid restaurant week. The portions were small and we ordered additional dishes to taste. The fresh oysters were good but there were pieces of shell found in most of the dozen shucked oysters. We went to celebrate a Birthday and surprising the restaurant never acknowledged especially we put it in our Open table reservation.

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