Thacher and Rye

4.7
5705 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Thacher & Rye located historic Frederick, Maryland, where Chef Bryan Voltaggio's Mid Atlantic Cuisine is prepared with seasonal, local ingredients in a refined yet relaxed atmosphere.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 5705 people are saying
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4.7
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4.7
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tcbpapa
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We enjoyed lunch on a Saturday afternoon during Restaurant Week in Frederick. The food was excellent! The service was attentive and the ambiance was comfortable if a bit noisy.

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JessH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service! Get the tuna as your first course- it is phenomenal! And the chicken and dumplings were superb!

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vipNeverTravelEnough
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Excellent food
Very good service
Place was loud and hard to hold
Conversation
Will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
West Virginia
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will remember this for a long time! We came here when it was Volt, and while many things have changed, the food is still absolutely remarkable. Highly recommend!!!

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PaulG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal in a very well designed outdoor space. Service was top-notch.

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CindyB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Great outdoor patio and tent perfect for Covid dining.

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Comedor
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

This is my second time, both with friends and we sat under the tent. It's a reason we/I go there, for the moment.

The drinks and service are very good. The food is fine in presentation but uneven in taste. The appetizers were very good: duck breast pate and oysters, But both times, I've had the Sea Bass. While cooked as I specified, the chef needs to consider either an herb bath or a sauce that brings out the flavor. It was rather bland. Plus, it is overpriced. At $32, I could have bought half of a Sea Bass at the local organic food store I go to. Finally, I understand that there is a ramp to get into the building, but if a disabled person has to go from the outdoor area to the restroom, he/she is out of luck because of the steps and a very heavy door to get into the main area. Not good.

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vipScottCarson
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always. Love to every time we go.

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ASAPR
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What an outstanding meal! Creative without being overdone. I had the tilapia with a side of collard greens with turkey neck and my husband had the pork belly with the cole slaw side. Both were literally just perfect. And the dessert - the chocolate mouse/flan is one we will remember forever. We made a reservation for a high top in the bar but wound up in the kitchen - fun but LOUD. Choose a dining room for a more intimate experience. BTW the COVID care was excellent. We felt safe.

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bmorebabe
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

O.K. service, food and atmosphere. Not worth the prices - absolutely nothing about this place WOW'd us. We were particularly disappointed in the short ribs. It was apparent that they were cooked fast and at a high temperature because they were so tough that we struggled to cut them, even with steak knives. Overall, a YAWN of a menu that tries to impress with things like "seafood tower" and sprinkling Old Bay on breadsticks and french fries.

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AsliC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful outdoor dining with heated lamps in a beautiful brick patio. Excellent service. The little gem salad was exquisite and plentiful. The halibut came on a delicious broth and the homemade warm rye bread was a winner! Thank you for a great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

All courses were great except for dessert. The cheesecake taste like it went bad.

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vipProc914
Charleston
17 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dinner at Thatcher and Rye...we were sad when Volt closed...but Thatcher and Rye has continued the outstanding food, service and recommendations! We were so thrilled with everything we ate and ventured out of our normal selections at the suggestions of our waitress and she made the best suggestions. Had the most awesome wine recommended! Highly recommend a visit! Support these local restaurants! Plenty of safety protocols and spacing - felt perfectly fine!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular! Wonderful service, delicious food. And the ambience is great. I would go again for sure. Don't forget to order the lasagna which is made with smoked brisket vs the usual ground beef.

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KatieR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a birthday celebration. Staff was wonderful and made it special!

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GingyS
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was good. Enjoyable. The cocktails were exceptional but everything else was good...not great.

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Pumpkin
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food, wonderful atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We couldn’t believe that this was the old Volt restaurant!! Same owner and chef and we were truly not let down. We had eaten at Volt many times in the last and this new reformation of the restaurant is perfect for today’s lifestyle! Thanks so much for an amazing night filled with great conversations and equally fabulous food!!!

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MatthewS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow a truly incredible meal
We were blown away
The scallops, uni rice, and striped bass were all on point for sure
We were lucky enough to get a table looking in to the kitchen

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KeithH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

While the food tasted incredible, I was not prepared and did not like having to order three courses of food all at once because "that is what the chef wants". For me it made tgings feel rushed. Host crew did great with special accommodations that we needed.

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AmyK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food!! Lucky to have restaurant like this in Frederick!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved Thacher & Rye! The service was excellent - always there without being overbearing.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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Chiqy
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This place is awesome! Me and my family always dine here all the time. All courses are absolutely delicious!

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Review76
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Overall a great meal. The 14 oz ribeye was lacking in quality I would expect from this restaurant. We will be back though.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Been wanting to try this place since it was Volt! Made reservations for Valentine’s weekend and I was impressed with the check-in process, spacing of tables for COViD, and the pace of our meal! Cocktails were on point as was each course! I ordered the 14oz strip steak medium and it was perfect. My wife ordered the chicken & dumplings which were great as well. We didn’t have room for dessert but can only imagine it’s wonderful.
Tip#1 Get the mashed potatoes - YUMMMMM!!!
Tip#2 Get the “Doctor’s Order” cocktail - delish!!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Well plated,flavorful, and portions are a good size. Best upscale restaurant in Frederick in my opinion. Perfect for special occasions and date nights.

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vipCarlos
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! This definitely should be a one or two star rated Michelin restaurant. It is an experience both “worth a stop and worth a detour.” Much better than a “Bib Gourmand” experience.

We had the burger, with fries, the corn bread, the spiced shrimp cocktail, and Virginia cured ham. Also the cheesecake (which was a miss, unfortunately).

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vipSusanK
Washington DC
59 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very enjoyable dinner. I loved the uni with the lobster claw. The courses were beautiful. Service was excellent. The drive from Washington DC was definitively worth it.

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Rob1985
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The food was good. I’d say showroom is better. Our waiter seemed rushed (at least with us vs watching him with other tables). The food was tasty but on the smaller portion side.

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JamesW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. The food was really awesome and what I’d expect for the prices. The appetizer bread sticks were boring, would rather have fresh bread. I added that it was my wife’s birthday and even verified it when the restaurant called me to verify my reservation. She said there was complimentary “bubbly” or dessert if you don’t drink. No one said anything, nor did they offer that. I didn’t want to ruin the dinner and my wife had no idea anyway so I just let it go. I’m glad those were my only tiny issues and it’s still a 5 star. I’d want to know that if I was the owner though. We’ll be back definitely.

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vipMaureenH
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal. Everything we ordered was very good. If you are dinning with someone who is not very adventurous with their dinner choices, you might want to review the menu online before going. Although our server informed us the menu changes very frequently, we didn't feel there was an abundance of choices. The price point is also on the higher side.

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vipDebbyH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second wonderful brunch at Thacher and Rye. The food was delicious, our server was fantastic, and we felt very comfortable eating in the covered patio.

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CarinG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful drinks and food. The service was delightful.

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Scolly
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can't tell you how happy I am that Brian Voltaggio decided to open a new restaurant in Frederick. He's such a treasure for such a small community to have!

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DouglasR
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was unbelievable!! Service was impeccable!! Atmosphere very romantic/cozy! My new favorite restaurant!It reminds me of the restaurant at the Inn at Little Washington with respects to the food quality.
The chef is a genius. Can’t wait to go again.

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vipSkinsFan
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints! We were there for my husbands birthday. The food, staff, environment were all top notch! Definitely recommend and plan on going back

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CollBoll
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a great time! The food and drinks were interesting and delicious. The music and atmosphere were lively. Service was well paced but besides that nothing special. A little pricey but we left satisfied. We would definitely dine here again.

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vipRori
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Domingo was an amazing server, cocktails were outstanding, and the food was to die for...especially desserts. We tried all three! The outdoor patio was adorable - warm and inviting. I will be back.

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DavidO
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best food I’ve ever eaten. Just perfect.

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You can order delivery directly from Thacher and Rye using the Order Online button. Thacher and Rye also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (240) 332-3186.

Thacher and Rye is rated 4.7 stars by 5705 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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