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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.

8293 Main Street
Ellicott City, MD 21043
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French, Contemporary French / American

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday: 10:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Sunday, Tuesday-Thursday 4pm - 9pm; Friday & Saturday 4pm-10pm
Mondays (CLOSED)

Cross Street:
Old Columbia Pike

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 465-4004

Website:
http://www.tersiguels.com/

Entertainment:
Tersiguel's is famous for their tableside preparation of crepes suzette and chateaubriand.

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.

Executive Chef:
Michel Tersiguel

Additional:
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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Christmas Eve Four Course Chef's Menu only. $75
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Sun 8:30PM - 8:45PM

Tue 8:30PM - 8:45PM

Fri - Sat 9:00PM - 9:45PM

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Private Dining

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

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4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

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4.3

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97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (35)
Good for Anniversaries (29)
Romantic (28)
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Good for Birthdays (25)
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Worth the Drive (20)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Cozy (18)
Local Ingredients (18)
Notable Wine List (15)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Great for Brunch (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Seasonal (7)
Business Meals (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Healthy (4)
Organic (4)
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 3 days ago

Superb French Cuisine; beautiful ambiance; great service

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

we had the tasting menu, which included the most delicious scallops i’ve ever had. plus, the chef was fantastic about accommodating various dietary restrictions.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

My wife and I dined at Tersiguel's on Thanksgiving.

They had a prix fixe menu.

The soup was a bit thin, the salad was a joke, but the main course (turkey, ham, stuffing, etc.) made up for it all.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving with family

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 23, 2017

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!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Tersiguels is warm, charming, and the food is perfectly delicious! The wait staff is tremendous! Everything is lovely about this restaurant

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Authentic, Afternoon Tea, Cozy, Afternoon Coffee, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

A real treasure in Elliott City! Delicious food and incredible service. The bar is cozy and perfect for a drink and light meal and the dining rooms are so comfortable for any type of dinner gathering.

Tags: Late-night Find, Romantic, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Food was delicious, I found the portions to be a bit small. Wine selection was very good.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

As always, food, service, and atmosphere are perfection!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 15, 2017

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!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Belated birthday

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food is outstanding. The place is made for quiet celebrations in a casual/elegant country house. The food is wonderfully French and the explanations of the dishes were precise from our excellent and charming server.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food was very good. The room we were in was kind be of loud with others dining and talking. Cozy and warm atmosphere overall.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Very good rockfish and oysters. Husband had pork loin. Disappointed in apple tarts. Used to be better. Very expensive but worth it for special occasions

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Authentic French cuisine that is prepared with absolute perfection--delicately seasoned and cooked perfectly.

Howard County is fortunate to host this magnificent restaurant.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Tersiguel’s is our go-to place for special occasions. My wife and I go for our anniversary every year. Food, service, atmosphere are always flawless.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 21, 2017

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!

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 15, 2017

If there is better restaurant in the Baltimore area, I don't know it. Everything about this restaurant is wonderful. It is the opposite of a chain restaurant, and makes dining out a memorable experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 14, 2017

They had wonderful service. An excellent staff made us feel very welcome and answered all our questions about the menu. The food was excellent. We enjoyed everything we ordered.

Tags: Worth the Drive, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent service and outstanding cuisine! We have enjoyed going there for years for special occasions such as birthdays and anniversaries. Always a pleasant dining experience and a wonderful atmosphere.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 13, 2017

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.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

The food and service were exceptional. The chef is the best.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Organic, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Wonderful, as always. A favorite place. Food fresh, creative and really, really good. Great wines.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Healthy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

What a great restaurant with outstanding service, and authentic French cuisine!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Organic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Outstanding service and food. Hadn't been there since the flood. But will be going more often. There were 3 of us and we all loved the evening.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Cozy, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great location in Historic Ellicott City. Superb cuisine and well worth the visit. What a Howard County gem. Everything the chef makes is top notch. Homemade from his garden.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Always a pleasure dining at Tersiguel's. It's become an annual tradition for us. Our first date was at Tersiguel's and we are sure to return to once a year to commemorate (and more often, when we can)! Thanks, as always.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 30, 2017

always a wonderful experience and the food is always outstanding !!!
Charlie makes the event wonderful every time

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great service and knowledgeable staff. Courses were timed perfectly and food was fantastic; very clean and fresh tasting. We will definitely recommend AND return. A hidden gem in plain sight.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 27, 2017

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!

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Excellent food and service! Highly recommend! We enjoyed brunch on a Sunday morning.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Food is interesting and good. Service is a little snooty. Prices are way too high.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Excellent food and service. Did not disappoint.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 9, 2017

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!

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 9, 2017

This restaurant provides what is, for us, a perfect combination: really good food, neat staff and simple, but nice dining rooms.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

Charlie the bartender is exceptional! Every staff member demonstrated great care and hospitality for my best friend and I during our meal. I would definitely recommend a visit to this special place for the ambience, their cocktails and the cuisine .

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Organic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

I've eaten there before, and as always, the food was excellent. This is the first time I've been there since the 2016 flood in Elliott City, and I went with my mother, who was visiting for a few days. The staff was friendly and informative, from the maitre'd down to Ian the busboy who I only can describe as effervescent. The flood gave the restaurant a chance to update its look a bit. It was subtle, but apparent.

I had a haricot vert salad which was delicious, and the duck confit which was sublime. My mother had the salmon; I tried it, and had I didn't like duck so much, it was a meal I would have ordered. For dessert, I had the Creme Brûlée, which I also enjoyed. The portion size was such you didn't feel bloated after the meal. This is my favorite restaurant in Howard County, and I'm glad they are back on their feet.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 5, 2017

We were delighted to that the menu included fairly lean as well as rich foods. We ordered the fish and the steak (which came in thin slices) well done and we were delighted with the results. My steak was still fairly juicy, buttery soft and flavorful. The chesse board after the entrees had a good variety and we enjoyed unusual but great cheeses. We enjoyed the quiet place and lighting and intimate setting.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic
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