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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
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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
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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
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.
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!
Food is expertly executed, extremely flavorful, generally portioned well and a model for fine French cuisine. The atmosphere is perfect. Service is always noteworthy, though our waiter seemed a bit uncomfortable in his role. The menu seemed a little “compact” this visit. I really missed the mussels! Highly recommended!
Is Tersiguel's one of the best restaurants I've ever eaten in? Compared to the best restaurants in NY, Chicago, Milan, Hong Kong, Rome, Berlin, no. But it is very, very good. The room in which we sat (in the back of the house, room with atrium) was elegant, cozy and QUIET (we are sick of loud restaurants where normal conversation is nearly impossible). My wife had a shrimp appetizer that she declared to be "perfectly cooked" and the NY strip entree which she declared "a little bland, could use some salt." My pate appetizer and duck confit legs were excellent. Service was very good, a little slow to start but picked right up and was never intrusive. Pacing of the dinner was perfect. What we loved wasn't the individual parts, but the totality of the experience. Food, service, and atmosphere all came together to produce an utterly enjoyable evening. Really good westside suburb fine dining restaurants are hard to come by. I'm happy Tersiguel's exists within easy reach of our home.
The wine list is pricy as well as the menu. For just two of us we hit $200 quickly. The food was excellent - taste and presentation - and the service was wonderful. I started with the fish soup. It was very tasty. The presentation was in a large bowl and the soup was poured at the table. Great - except that the soup was then spread over a large area to a thin depth in a cold bowl. That combination made the soup cool very quickly. For the main course, I got the lamb. The initial shock was getting eight pieces of lamb that were each a little larger than a quarter in size. They were melt-in-your-mouth yummy and served on a bed of equally tasty garlic sauce. I had room for dessert. The crème caramel was some of the best I had ever tasted - very creamy - very good. I was comfortable when I left, but hungry by the time I got home. I guess that was better than feeling too stuffed.
Wonderful dining experience. We celebrated my birthday with a lovely romantic dinner for two. The food was amazing and the service was exceptional. The cocktail drink menu is delicious. Yu must try the pear martini. I had the beet salad and it was heavenly. We don't dine here often but always have a wonderful time when we do. This is a real Ellicott City gem.
We really enjoyed our return here after a long hiatus since it is quite a distance for us. We were greeted warmly on a cold night and had excellent service throughout from our main waitress and a waiter who assisted. Highlights were a special soup (creamy fennel, potato, and cress poured over roasted radicchio with a long crouton), a light and savory beet salad, a country-style pate, the lemon curd and blackberry dessert, and an excellent vanilla creme brulee. There is something for every taste on the menu and we appreciated having a nice crusty baguette to nibble throughout the meal. The wine list has a nice selection and by-the-glass offerings are plenty varied and quite good. The dining room is on the small side, but feels larger because of its high ceiling and long windows with floor-length drapes. Overall it was quiet, but being small, you could not help but hear what people were saying at other tables from time to time.
We celebrated New Years Eve with friends at Tersiguel's. The food was fabulous as always. The 5 course prefixe menu was a great value at $80.00. Though the service was attentive and proficient, it was a bit rushed (it was our NYE celebration after all and was meant to be enjoyed over time). We would definitely recommend it to friends.
We have had incredible experiences at Tersiguel’s along with regrettable experiences. When my out-of-town father asked where he could take our family for a New Years Eve celebration I suggested Tersiguel’s. I was never told it would be a prix fixe menu (keeping options limited for kitchen staff but guaranteeing a certain revenue for the restaurant). The service was slow to our third floor location and often arrived to the table over-talking the current conversation. Essentially the service and food did not match our expectations. We will return for a quiet Sunday afternoon when we can order from the full menu but we will avoid holidays in the future.
We have enjoyed Tersiguel's many times over the years, but this time it really fell flat - and on our 45th wedding anniversary! We were seated at a romantic table in the small and usually quiet bar area (recommended by reliable Charlie). Two drunks at the bar then began to argue loudly (and with profanity). Our champagne cocktails were very good, but we couldn't converse over the shouting at the bar. We asked to be moved. By then, our server had told us the day's specials, and I immediately had asked her to put in an order of the oysters to hold for me. She assured me that there would be no need - they had "plenty." By the time that our order was placed later, though, the oysters were sold out. I opted for the other special - a broccolini soup. No luck. Two pots, one containing hazelnut oil (I have a life-threatening allergy) had just been combined. I tasted my husband's soup from the regular menu. I'd had it before, but this batch had a peculiar, off-putting flavor. He also ordered foie gras, which he described as flavorless, with the texture of sweetbreads. I gave up on appetizers. Entrees: my rockfish special was good though not properly seasoned, and in presentation it wasn't especially attractive - just a log of beige in the middle of the plate. My husband's veal chop ($42), though, was unforgivable. Our server conveyed the chef's recommendation that it be ordered medium rare, and my husband agreed. It was served well done. My husband told me later that he didn't return it because the evening was already a disaster, and he just wanted to leave. In contrast to past meals, even the rustic bread was substandard in flavor and texture - a change in bakeries? Other omissions: the amuse bouche that Tersiguel's regularly serves between courses was missing (or forgotten), and no chardonnay (!) was available to order by the glass. Tersiguel's, what on earth has happened to you??? We are "foodies," and this experience was terrible.
The food was amazing. I had oysters, saumon, and creme brulee. The service was exceptional. Our server was attentive, but not intrusive. Everything was timed perfectly. Every room is absolutely adorable. We had a nice view of Main Street (decorated for the holidays) from our table. It was an absolutely perfect night out.
The last time we dined at Tersiguel's was a decade ago. We had fond memories of our dining experience there and since it was a special birthday celebration for me I suggested we return. We were extremely pleased with the food, service, ambience and will not wait another decade to return.
How many good things can you say about an iconic restaurant that has never failed to deliver a great experience? Dubonnet aperitif, delicious food, beautiful presentation, great service, lovely atmosphere. Worth every penny. We keep coming back because we always enjoy.
As usual, Tersiguel's never disappoints for a special occasion dinner. Charlie and the rest of the staff make the experience even more enjoyable. The food itself is magnificent - and if you want a special treat for dessert - I highly recommend the Crepes Suzette.
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