Thacher and Rye

4.7
5765 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 5765 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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PeterS
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around great. Our server Catherine is a big part of the experience and of course the food is worth the 120 mile round trip.

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vipSuzanneM
Pittsburgh
24 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am a huge fan of Chef Voltaggio from watching him compete on Top Chef and more recently on Tournament of Champions. I was thrilled to have the opportunity to dine at his restaurant. The food was superb. The service was great and the ambiance was elegant and comfortable at the same time. I love the way the menu is set up to be able to choose each of the courses and each one was cooked exceptionally well.

I highly recommend dining here. I cannot wait until my next visit

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CharlesB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for a special celebration. The food is amazing and the atmosphere great. Pricey but worth the experience. Great value and great memories.
We are indoors and had lots of space between tables.
Food and staff are amazing

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vipStevenP
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We ate outside, which was charming. Our server was outstanding. We started with a small plate lasagna that was perfect; For main courses, I had a pork loin, tender and excellent, and my partner had a hamburger, also delicious. We also ordered the special (and expensive) bread, which I would not recommend....not worth the price....but the free bread sticks were terrific.
Thacher and Rye is moderately expensive, but the ambience and food quality make it a good value.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am a huge fan of Bryan Voltaggio, and I couldn’t wait to try his new restaurant. It didn’t disappoint. The cocktails were great. I had an Old Fashioned and my husband had Sudden Realization. We split Spice Gulf Shrimp and Kale Spaccatelli for our appetizers. Then he had Black See Bass and I had the pork loin. For dessert we had the Chocolate and the Cheesecake. Everything was amazingly delicious. Can’t wait to go back!

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KatheA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal and terrific service! We ate outside which was really nice.

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vipRobertT
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff and service were impeccable. The food was delicious and creative without being pretentious. The portions were perfect and the menus had enough variety to make choosing dishes a struggle in a good way.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was absolutely some of the best food I have had in a long time. I got to watch the kitchen from where my table was, and that is something I absolutely love. My food was prepared perfectly and my waiter was exceptional. I would definitely go here again.

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Pete
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Good experience, the head waiter is always great, also the food. We do miss the formality of the restaurant before the new management took over. Parking space seemed more limited.

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vipBeth
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal! I am a chef myself and a self proclaimed foodie.
My husband, daughter and I drove specifically to dine here. I was blown away. Far exceeded my expectations. Beautiful restaurant, great covid-19 protocols, all the food was truly amazing and wonderful service. Would absolutely recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
26 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful brunch. We ate a lot of food and didn’t regret a single bite. Our server, Dustin, was smart and funny and helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner at Thatcher & Rye. We started with cocktails that were amazing. Then had wine with our 3 courses of dinner and dessert. The pasta course was my favorite. We had the lasagna and ravioli. The creamy potatoes side dish was possibly the best mashed potatoes I have ever had. Ans the rich goat cheese cheesecake paired perfectly with the tart sorbet. Gorgeous space and phenomenal service as well!

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KeithW
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I wanted to love Thatcher and Rye. Unfortunately, the food lacked seasoning, the chicken in the chicken and dumplings was over cooked and dry. The rest of the meal was also underwhelming.

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lisaz
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food1service5ambience5

First of all the waiter misguided us on the definition of 1st course, 2nd course. When asked if the portion size was enough for a meal he said that it depended on the person. Please, we ordered two items from both courses and they wouldn't have filled a fly.
Second, the black bass was not good. No flavor and tasted as if it had been steamed, somewhat mushy. Bring back Volt.

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vipCharmCityEats
Baltimore
35 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It’s a very hip restaurant. The first two courses and our cocktails were our favorites. The service was top notch. It was very loud in our dining room, at times it was hard to converse, so I’d recommend telling them if a quieter seat is preferred.

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TiffH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great flavors! Would recommend for both a special occasion or just a meal with original flavors.

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Jabgrone
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This restaurant is a pleasant surprise, which shouldn't be since the kitchen is run by the Voltaggio brothers. Didn't know what to expect since VOLT was closed. May seem expensive, but you enjoy will your money's worth. Highly recommend it!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was beyond our expectations. Will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time at a sit down restaurant in over a year. Wonderful food great evening

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JohnW
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had eaten her in the past when it was the "Volt". We found the atmosphere to be similar, service was very good as was the food. Exceeded expectations. The quality of the food and service seemed to be the same caliber as my previous visits without the price and larger portions. I was full before the 3rd entree course. Thats a good thing.

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible meal!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The service was great and the place was beautiful. Definitely disappointed by the food. It just wasn’t that good...

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vipMark
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The reimagining of the former Volt is much more accessible and affordable. I had a spicy but delicious puffer fish starter and a delicious rockfish entree with udon noodles and a light but flavorful broth. Wine and cocktail offerings are varied and creative. Be careful of price with wine by the glass, which can be as much as $20-plus, but less expensive options are available. We ate outside during the pandemic and it was lovely.

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NoraH
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We love this restaurant, and although some of the food was great, other dishes were not this time and left a couple of diners very disappointed (dried up or tasteless food, for example). For the prices you pay, this should not ever happen.

Service was great!

Bottom line, we hope this time was a single occurrence, and future visits will be as rewarding and previous ones, including those to Volt, which were exceptional.

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vipErinC
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Service was outstanding. We will be back.

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PatrickO
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was amazing, the picky eater I was it couldn't stop talking about it all day.

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vipimabloop
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed a birthday brunch on a Saturday before Easter sitting in their courtyard by a couple of heat lamps as it was still cold in the late afternoon. The main road on which the restaurant sits was very lively so there is definitely a lot of noise. Our waitress was great and always checking in to make sure everything is ok. Our coffee cup was always full :). We enjoyed all the dishes! We are big foodies and love to eat, so we ordered 2 items from each course totaling 6 dishes for our entire meal for 2 people! The standouts to us were their fresh oysters, served with two different sauces as well as their brisket lasagna and the chicken and dumplings! All the dishes are familiar yet done with a new twist making them actually lighter and even more enjoyable. If you are not very hungry, still order at least one item from each category so you don't miss out on all the unique interpretation of the classics as well as trying some new things!

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vipDeborahM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Rye bread with smoked trout was excellent. Shrimp first course was excellent. Goat cheese ravioli was excellent. Chicken and dumplings was seriously over salted. My mouth felt like I had just swallowed ocean water. Sticky toffee cake dessert was excellent.

Lovely evening. Please stop over salting. The food is delicious; it doesn’t need to be bathed in salt.

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MichelleL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a lovely dining experience at Thacher & Rye, as was it also at Volt. We love finishing our meals up at the bar with Josh & Jenny for "dessert" whether it's actual sweets or something delicious they've concocted- we're never dissatisfied.

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vipRudyG
Baltimore
26 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent choice. Food presentation along with taste are by far equal to the finest restaurants I have had the opportunity to visit. Was a little disappointed with waiting quite awhile with a reservation, however, our bar tab during the wait was complimentary. I highly recommend.

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vipunseen18
Washington DC
87 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a perfect brunch at Thatcher and Rye. He staff was very friendly and welcoming.
It was a lovely day and sitting outside was a very nice experience . I can’t say enough great things about the food!
We enjoyed most of the menu! They had a very good Orange wine which isn’t offered in a lot of places. The Old Fashion was
Excellent.
We thought the menu had much to offer. All of it being fabulous.
We’re looking forward to a repeat visit,
Thanks Thatcher and Rye for your wonderful food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time here and I will definitely return. The entire family was satisfied with the experience here. We ordered multiple dishes and entrees so we can taste more of their foods.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last night was our second time since it became Thatcher and Rye, and did not disappoint. Fantastic for and service.

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Tina
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! There is nothing that I would change about our food experience.

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KarenJ
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was excellent, great service.
Will return and highly recommend

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vipCCMM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent midday experience. COVID protocols extensive and reassuring. Food was delicious, service attentive and helpful.

JD
vipJeffreyD
Baltimore
39 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was phenomenal!

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vipMarty
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service. The meal was terrific; everything was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Food is just uninspired.

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Thacher and Rye is rated 4.7 stars by 5765 OpenTable diners.

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