The Cellar Door - Frederick

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$31 to $50
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Step off Market Street, down the stairs, and enter The Cellar Door, where great food meets great entertainment. Our lounge offers entertainment nightly, including live music Tuesday and Wednesday, Karaoke Thursday, Featured DJ's on Friday and Saturday, and a Sunday comedy show! Relax in our Modern-Industrial atmosphere, and sip classic and craft cocktails at Frederick's best downtown lounge. Saturday and Sunday brunch is available from 11am-3pm.


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RT
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was cozy and inviting, the food was excellent and included brunch favorites and some unexpected delights. The service was attentive and friendly and the seating was comfortable.

S
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our meal at the Cellar Door. Everyone were very friendly, the food was creative and amazing, and the decor was different but soothing and inviting.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Surprisingly after making a reservation for 6 pm on Saturday there was no one in the restaurant when we arrived. The service was quick and the food was ok. May return for the bar but nothing about dinner makes me want to go back.

Y
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting with friends from out of town. Went for Sunday brunch; $5 mimosas and bloody mary's. Chicken and Waffles and eggs Benedict (see menu for correct name)....the cook caught me doing a happy dance while enjoying my food. Great bartender! Great waitress! Will definitely go back. Thanks for a great brunch!

OT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Dinner reservation at 730 and we were the only people eating. Everything was just ok.

TD
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Updated space, more open. Updated menu, great food.

T
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is the first time visiting this Cellar Door was pleasantly surprised by the quality of food and ambiance.

J
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Heard good things from the hotel but was very disappointed in the food, ambience and atmosphere. Not worth the money

S
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food and great prices. Enjoyed a night out with family and friends.

R
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The service was great, the food was not the best for what we paid for. The steak was dry, the sea food was ok, and the drinks were good. Dessert was good. Not sure if we’ll go back for a while since we’re going to experiment other restaurants in the area. Overall, not bad.

CS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We attended Comedy Night on Sunday with friends. The comedians were great - each one was so funny but with all comedy shows, this is not for the thin skinned! Food was very good. The waiter and server do great jobs - very hardworking and make good recommendations on the food. We thought the food was great - good selections, variety, tasty and good presentation. We will definitely be back!

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The avocado toast and southern boy bene were great. Highly recommend.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great knowledgeable and attentive service! Drinks and food were excellently prepared!

We will return for sure!

LW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Appetizers were very good, although the scallops were more of a fall dish. The Chesapeake empanadas were great. The mezcalita was also wonderful.

TO
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service! Got a little loud as the party crowd started to roll in, but would definitely return

OT
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, atmosphere, personnel, and music was awesome, as usual. The Cellar Door is your go to place for a great evening!

BC
Washington DC
78 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An especially accommodating, personable and gracious service provided by the service staff and chef made this a lovely Easter brunch. The innovative menu we tried was delicious and satisfying including Sweet Potato Pancake accompanied with Sausage Gravy and Fried Chicken, Avocado Toast with Tomatoes, Fried Oysters, Fries and Wings. A good variety of cocktails, wine, beer etc.

f
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We went on Comedy night and it was great fun. The comedians were outstanding.

JB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved this place. Great food, great service, great atmosphere. After 10:30, turns into a club, so be ready for that, but that was so fun!

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good meal. Scallop entree was a bit smaller than expected (3 scallops), but VERY good. It plus the goat cheese appetizer and peanut butter chocolate bread pudding for dessert... I was full and happy. I'll come back.

c
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I expected a little more food on my plate; however, it was very tasty. The wait staff were excellent. The bread pudding was not what we expected, but the brownie was soft and delicious. The atmosphere was relaxed.

P
Baltimore
24 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Service was very good. This place is noisy and busy, and not good for a quiet meal, but great for being out-on-the-town. Menu is more designed for a quick bit, or a few small plates. The Burger was tasty and the chesapeake chicken was really good. Fair beer selection, but no beer list to read.

DB
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall5food2service1ambience3

The Comedy was great but the place has changed and has lost its originality. The service is also horrible on comedy night so order everything you need before the show starts and be lucky if you get your drinks at all.

LW
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The Comedy part of the evening was fantastic. So funny! I’ve been there 3 times in the past year and the only real complaint I have is that there is never enough wait staff. We had to get our drinks at the bar and the bartender was our server. The bar and all the tables were covered by only 2 employees. The experience would be near perfect if there were more servers.

KH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was outstanding. We celebrated Valentine's Day there. Waitress Alyssa was attentive, didn't rush us in any way but was there immediately when we had any needs. A very nice romantic restaurant.

ES
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and quaint, very good music and atmosphere

F
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Great ambiance and service.
All of the food was really bland.
I could barely eat my Nashville Chicken. My friend's best quote about it was "I've finally tasted what "nothing" tastes like."

s
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hostess/waitress friendly and attentive. Newly remodeled atmosphere cool. Cant wait to return to maybe take in some of their live music one evening.

CW
Dallas
38 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I made reservations for our.girls night out, mom, my sister & I. Upon walking in it was pretty loud didn’t realize it was tavern atmosphere.

Gigi was very pleasant & sweet however did not write our order down & had to return to ask our mom what her side order was, & when I received my Crab Cake Sandwich I requested no bun just crackers. I received a crab cake with a bun & no sauce.

The cream of crab soup was cold & I had to send it back
to get it warmed up.

My sister ordered the Drunken Salmon and it did not arrive until the end of our meal.

Overall it was a disappointing experience and we will not return.

We do appreciate Gigi comping my soup & my sisters dinner however we would have prefer to have hot soup & dinner to be served all together & paid it for dinner.

P
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food is always great. The night we went the service was pretty slow. It took a while to get our meals

TB
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Salmon was good, just small portion. Undercooked veggies, reheated baked potato.
Nice tables, smaller environment helped with sound levels.

KU
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was amazing. Crabcake dinner entree with asparagus is to die for! Drinks were okay. Restroom needs to be renovated ASAP to match ambiance of main dining room. Overall, dining experience gets a 3.5 star.

m
Washington DC
59 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love coming here for Comedy Night on Sundays. Renovation looks great!!

v
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First time there. Staff super friendly and were very welcoming. Service was ok, our waiter was especially nice. He did a great job. Comedy show funny, fun to watch. A little on the raw side but they all were talented and funny. Overall great welcoming attitute with staff and fun place. Definitely would come back and recommend for an interesting fun night out with great food, great staff and funny comedy show. Thanks for offering comedy entertainment locally in Frederick v long drive to D.C etc. Yeah!!! Good time out locally with best burgers too!!!

WH
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice place to have a double date with and great place to hang out for good drinks and dinner ...

RT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Food was average, but over-priced for the quality/quantity you received. The service was absolutely terrible. It appeared the server was more interested in talking with the host, than taking care of customers. After we finished our appetizers, our dirty plates were not picked up timely. If the server was checking on us timely, the dirty dishes should have been picked up. We literally had to flag the server down to take the dirty plates, only a couple were picked up, we had to flag the server down again to get the rest. If you are dining, you shouldn't have to ask the server to remove dirty dishes. This should be a standard responsibility of the server to check on customers needs regularly and remove dirty dishes in a timely fashion. Unfortunately we won't be returning to the Cellar Door.

L
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall3food4service5ambience2

We enjoyed the food. Not the best brunch we've had in Frederick or even that memorable. We were one of two couples in the restaurant at noon on a Sunday. It's always unsettling when you're the only ones in the restaurant, despite that the good was good.

G
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Dark and damp smelling. Picture is very misleading--this is truly a cellar.

RS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience2

It was good but not great food, we had not been and thought it would be a little nicer inside but would be a good go grab a beer and hang out at the bar type place more than sit down restaurant.

m
Washington DC
59 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fun time. Comedy night is always fun. Good food.