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Thacher and Rye, Frederick, MD

Thacher and Rye

4.6
4.6
5724 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Thacher & Rye is located in historic Frederick, Maryland, where Chef Bryan Voltaggio's Mid Atlantic Cuisine is prepared with seasonal, local ingredients in a refined yet relaxed atmosphere. Thacher & Rye has been featured in The Washington Post and more. Chef Bryan Voltaggio is a James Beard Award finalist, a three-time finalist on Top Chef, and was named Chef of the Year by both the Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit Share Our Strength and the Restaurant Association of Maryland.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat 12:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 4:00 pm–6:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (240) 332-3186

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Bryan Voltaggio

  • Private party facilities

    Private dining and meeting space is available in our Conservatory as well as our Gallery. The Conservatory seats between 6 - 10 persons and the Gallery sits 20. We offer audio | visual capabilities for presentations.

  • Neighborhood

    Frederick

  • Cross street

    Between 2nd and 3rd Street

  • Parking details

    We offer complimentary parking starting at 5:00PM. Our lot is located adjacent to the front entrance to Thacher & Rye, off Market Street. Off-street parking is also available in the Church Street Deck - located at 17 E. Church Street.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Maryland - DC Suburbs

    American

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  1. RV

    RVMC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed excellent service and food. We will return.
  2. AT

    AmandaT

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We decided to try Thatcher and Rye for Frederick Restaurant week 2022 to take advantage of the special menu. We were not disappointed! The cocktails and food were excellent. The atmosphere is modern and welcoming. We will be back!!!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Appetizers—good. Main courses—mediocre. Desserts—one w honeydew—terrible; one mousse—good; one ice cream sandwich—meh!! Very high prices. Ate outside—-noise from the street(motorcycles, street drummer) deafening, although not the fault of the restaurant. Server was excellent & attentive. Not going back!!
  4. OT

    OTAORAO

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service from our waitress. All food was perfectly prepared.
  5. DD

    DatenightDandE

    Phoenix

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Hats off to the chef (s) at Thatcher & Rye for an amazing dinner on our 16th wedding anniversary. We ordered the oysters, shishito peppers, bass, and short ribs and they were all amazing. You do have to order everything up front for some reason which I didn’t like as I probably would’ve ordered a second due to the small sizes of the first (which you don’t know until you get them), but it left enough room to go to get local ice cream afterwards. The service was good between two waiters/helpers and I really like places that use teamwork with a a good attitude helping each other which benefits the customers instead of hogging the table for tip mentality which makes the customer less served. The building is cool looking and cozy. We live close so always wanted to try this place on a special occasion.
  6. V

    Velomanti

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    By far the best Frederick has to offer. Thoughtful and innovative food, simple setting and quiet, understated service.
  7. AR

    AmandaR

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly and professional service. Absolutely amazing, flavorful meals in good portion sizes. Cocktails were also well crafted and delicious.
  8. GG

    GonzoGirl

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved this restaurant! First time we visited, and we'll definitely return. We shared the shishito peppers and scallops first courses and had the ravioli and the beef for dinner. All dishes were fantastic. Our server, Paige, really made the meal even more enjoyable. She was personable, knowledgeable, and just plain fun! Highly recommend and can't wait to return.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to relax and enjoy family together time, over excellent food!
  10. j

    jbha

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Feels fancy in a cozy sort of way, great place for a first date
  11. SV

    SteveVT

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service.
  12. DC

    DCdiner

    Washington DC

    224 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    224 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful experience! The food, especially the flavors, was outstanding. The wait staff was extremely professional but personable. The ambiance was lovely with beautiful decor, art and sound. It was our first visit but definitely won’t be our last. We’ll done all!
  13. KP

    KarenP

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful. Got there early and they were able to seat us. Service professional and quick. Food delicious.
  14. TD

    TimD

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was exactly what we expected. Every course we ordered was absolutely delicious. The service was also great, somewhat hands off, but there almost immediately for anything needed.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The ham was a bit salty, but, overall, the food was excellent. The barbecue short rib could not have been any more tender or flavorful. The lasagne was terrific and the salad was the freshest I’ve ever had without picking it myself from a garden. Add to that the excellent service provided by Conner and I don’t think there could have been a better dinner for a date. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and plan on returning again soon.
  16. LA

    LAURA

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Noisy, but service was exceptional! Overall, the food was good. However, the orecchiette pasta’s sauce was too overwhelming and not good. Also, the toffee cake was a little on the dry side. The flavors though, were spot on. It’s on the pricey side (we spent around $400 for a party of 4) but it was worth the price. You can tell all ingredients used were the best available. My only recommendation is to fix the acoustics. The noise level was high. I couldn’t hear the person next to me.
  17. AB

    AmyB

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was outstanding! Some of the menu item descriptions didn't do the item justice! I will certainly be back.
  18. R

    Rater2

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent meal. Service was top notch. All courses were delicious, with the scallop, ravioli, and pork chop really standing out. Very accommodating as we had a younger guest with us. We were fortunate enough to meet Chef Voltaggio who was very gracious during a busy dinner service.
  19. BO

    BakedOnBroad

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    What a lovely dining experience in every way. Magnificent food, delectable cocktails and desserts, and primo accommodating service. It was an energetic environment—just slightly too noisy. Enjoy diverse, well prepared fare. Worth the trip to Frederick, a charming historic town and just far enough from the DC area to feel like a worthy getaway.
  20. CK

    CatherineK

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and excellent service. The only issue is that we had to wait a LONG time for our cocktails.
  21. PB

    PaulB

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food outstanding. Servers had to ask who had which dinner. Dessert went to the wrong table. So, work to be done with staff.
  22. R

    Rosmom

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was excellent. Service was very good We would recommend the restaurant as a great place to eat
  23. D

    Divine

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous space - several different rooms each with a special mood. Ours was bright and spacious - no other diners right next to us - contrasting to many fancy restaurants in DC. Every dish was outstanding - served promptly and sequenced to our wishes. What we liked was that they were totally receptive to requests. Our waiter was friendly and available. We will return as often as we can - we’ll worth the 50 Mo it’s drive from DC!
  24. F

    Flapsmom

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food overall was very good with appropriate portion sizes. There were several discrepancies between what sides/garnishes that were served compared to what was listed on the menu which did not bother us but could be problematic to other diners. We ordered the chocolate dessert and it was not to our tastes but the cheesecake was delicious. Our server was competent but we found several of the food runners to be more outgoing and friendly. Would dine here again.
  25. MS

    MichaelS

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is about an hour away from us but we have gone a couple of times now and I’m sure we will go again.
  26. HA

    HaliA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent! Great service and food! Love the patio!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Birthday dinner was a success
  28. SG

    ShawnG

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous place and the outdoor area is lovely. I want to go back and have dessert at the fire pit.
  29. L

    Ledgestone

    Baltimore

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    T&R was a delight on a lovely Sunday July evening. We made reservations for the quaint outdoor courtyard and our table was in the direct sun; they gladly moved us to a shaded table. I love attention to detail and a small (stone or maybe marble) knife rest just added an extra touch of elegance to the place setting. The menu is small which I alway feel should mean great attention is given to each dish, and T&R's selections did not disappoint. We were thrilled with our experience. The "Green Salad" is such a modest name for beautiful wreath shaped greens, with a little fresh fennel, and light buttermilk dressing, just fantastic. I had the pork chop, definitely one of the tastiest I've ever ordered, and was enough for 2 meals. I am a pea fan so the seasoned pea mash-like side was right up my alley. My husband had the salmon. He loved it and both looked like works of art! For dessert, we had the Honeydew, that is a must-have, in my opinion, for a refreshing summer dessert. It is perfectly balanced sweet and sour, we just loved it! I had a Kyiv Mule, tear the mint and stir it in, so good! I just had to have a second! I also made a note of the vodka used so I will purchase next trip to the spirits store. Service was extremely attentive, pleasant, humorous, and lightning fast, wow. I can't think of one minus. T&R has gotten it all right!

    Thacher and RyeResponded on July 14, 2022I am very happy to hear you had a lovely evening with us! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

  30. d

    dineoutfan

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious meal and excellent server.
  31. JW

    JoannieW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Like the ambiance better than VOLT, its predecessor - not as haughty but still special with exceptional food!
  32. J

    Jobee

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Service was very good. Initially we were seated in back near open kitchen the volume from that area was incredibly high ( terrible). The hostess was very helpful and moved us immediately. Food was just ok. My husband was satisfied with his steak…the potatoes were gluey ( awful ) I had duck. The presentation was terrible, plate was poorly prepared colors were off and generally not appetizing. Duc was too thickly cut and not at all tasty. Very disappointed. We will not return
  33. AG

    AshleighG

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was exceptional!! Everyone was attentive and personable. My husband and I enjoyed our dinner immensely.
  34. RS

    RS06

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Fantastic atmosphere, incredible service, mostly-delicious food. The current scallop first course is a cold ceviche, just a heads up. The first-course burrata is incredible, so tasty! It's safe to say the second course(s) are all great. The third-course burger was a miss for me. The burger was dripping everywhere with a soaked bun...basically, a recipe for a stomach ache. Definitely couldn't eat more than half of it and there are a handful of places in Frederick that do it better. The drinks are solid, the wines are plentiful, and again you can't really ask for better outdoor seating or service. Paige is a definite value-add to Thacher and Rye. We will be back and I'll update the review at that time.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was awesome.
  36. C

    Casey

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Love this place! Cannot miss out on the Parker house rolls!
  37. JB

    JenniferB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful ambiance and amazing cocktails and food.
  38. GH

    GlenH

    Washington DC

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there since the restaurant changed from Volt to its current name. We got the bucatini, eggs Benedict, sausage and gravity and fries and truly enjoyed our meal. The service was also top notch. Would definitely go back.
  40. CR

    CoryR

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful anniversary dinner with amazing food and ambiance.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Thacher and Rye is rated 4.6 stars by 5724 OpenTable diners.

Thacher and Rye does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today
Google Map for Thacher and Rye

228 North Market Street, Frederick, MD 21701

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between 2nd and 3rd Street

  • Neighborhood

    Frederick

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat 12:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 4:00 pm–6:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    We offer complimentary parking starting at 5:00PM. Our lot is located adjacent to the front entrance to Thacher & Rye, off Market Street. Off-street parking is also available in the Church Street Deck - located at 17 E. Church Street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Bryan Voltaggio

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (240) 332-3186

  • Private party facilities

    Private dining and meeting space is available in our Conservatory as well as our Gallery. The Conservatory seats between 6 - 10 persons and the Gallery sits 20. We offer audio | visual capabilities for presentations.

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