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Dining Pic - Cellar Door - Frederick, Frederick, MD

Cellar Door - Frederick

3.9
3.9
148 Reviews
$31 to $50
American

Step off Market Street, down the stairs, and enter The Cellar Door, where great food meets great entertainment. Our lounge offers entertainment nightly, Tuesday and Wednesday, Karaoke Thursday, Featured DJ 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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Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Burgers

  • Hours of operation

    Bar Thu 2:00 pm–12:00 am Fri 2:00 pm–1:30 am Sat 12:00 pm–1:30 am Sun 12:00 pm–1:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Thu 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–12:45 am Sun 3:00 pm–11:45 pm Happy Hour Thu, Fri 3:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (301) 695-8460

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    "Meeting all your event expectations " Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, The Cellar Door can accommodate all of your special event needs. Wedding Rehearsal Dinners Cocktails & Appetizer Parties Bachelorette Nights Bridal Brunches

  • Private party contact

    The Cellar Door Event Team: (844) 797-5694

  • Neighborhood

    Frederick

  • Cross street

    Market Street

  • Parking details

    Conveniently located next to the Church Parking DeckSundays Free Deck Parking until 2pm Free Street Parking All Day.Free Street after 5pm Every Day

  • Entertainment

    ComedyAcoustic GuitarOpen MicKaraoke DJs

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Menu

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What 148 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 3.6Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. E

    Ediblecredible

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5

    The restaurant week desserts were no good. The pasta was okay. The yam soup was excellent. Service was great.

  2. n

    nicoleleppert

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3

    Basically a large bar with mostly bar food on the menu. But tasty! Very good service, super friendly staff that felt like they took pride in the establishment.

  3. CC

    ChelseaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Our first time here from a Facebook recommendation. We had a blast and wasn’t expecting to enjoy 28 open mic comedians either! Jess did a great job attending to everyone there and we will definitely be back. Very well organized.

  4. A

    Aupairof4

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Loved the comedians!!! There was a lady named lisa that was very obnoxious! Everyone tried to quiet her, she made me feel bad for all the comedians! Other than her the visit was great! Will come again! Hopefully she wont be there!

  5. SA

    SusanA

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Placed reservations for 2/6 at 12pm for brunch arrived at 11:45 restaurant was closed. Waited till 12pm still closed and appeared no one was inside. Discovered later that they did not open till 5pm on Sundays. This was not reflected on the open table app or on restaurants website. Both need to update their info.

  6. W

    Wresak

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1

    This place is a mess. We walked in and the noise was halfway to deafening. After being seated by a confused looking manager we did not see a server until getting up and asking for one at the bar. After managing to get orders in, the soup was brought out cold, the appetizers never appeared, and the entrees were tiny portions and not worth anything like what we paid for them. We left hungry at the end of the meal. Also, they seem to have forgotten to put alcohol in our cocktails. And whatever you do, don't order the crab dip or crab soup. They are both full of shell fragments and will cut up your mouth.

  7. NV

    NatalieV

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2021

    overall2food4service1ambience3

    Good food, not too expensive, but poor service in my experience. Got seated and ordered promptly, then sat around 45 minutes before they bothered to tell us there was a delay in our food and they had to thaw meat to cook for us. Offered a free appetizer, but that took another 20 minutes to come out, ended up coming out almost the same time as our entree. Overall food was good but nothing special, ambiance was fine but not as fancy as we expected, and service was poor.

  8. SK

    SwKW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall3food2service2ambience4

    We waited 45 minutes for our entrees to come out. I had the cellar burger. Not that impressed. Thought there would be more grilled onions and mushrooms and blue cheese on it. The cheese steak was okay. When we paid our bill the waitress forgot to bring back the credit card we needed to ask for it back.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience2

    When making a reservation it was requested to not be seated in a high traffic area and to be in a quieter location. The hostess apparently didn't read the notes and attempted to seek the group right in the main walkway. When asked for a better seating arrangement; the hostess placed our group directly underneath a speaker. Merely, 4 ft from the original table. It's a small space and the noise is deafening. There were speakers mounted right next to the tables that played loud music and even that was nothing compared to the loud conversation that echord throughout. One of the entrees was chicken, and it was undercooked. To the restaurant's credit, they remade the entire entree, however everyone else's food got cold while waiting.

  10. M

    Marty

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience2

    The service was very good. We were within the Happy Hour so the drink prices were great. The soups were excellent. However, the Impossible Burger was tasteless and mushy. The dessert was not good.

  11. m

    michelleg

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    great experience! love it there as a date night and will definitely be going back!

  12. WG

    WilliamG

    Unspecified

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    overall3food5service2ambience4

    Food was very good and most of the staff were friendly and supportive.

  13. B

    Bill

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Service was good. Food average, a little disappointing. The problem was that we were actually asked to leave as soon as we finished dinner, so that they could turn the table over to new customers. That's the first time I've experienced that, but it means it's the last time I'll be back to this restaurant.

  14. J

    Jailove

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    The food was ok, and the servers were just ok. They weren’t super friendly and did not do anything extra that would cause them to smile. I’m going to say maybe we came on the wrong day.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience2

    The food was good…not enough options on the brunch menu. The floor was disgustingly sticky. When that’s the first thing i encounter, it puts a pall on the rest of my visit. And there was no one to greet us for 3 min at the stand. Even though the place was empty.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    I should have paid more attention to the menu prior to booking our reservation. Only three entrées the rest was bar food style. I was looking for a more intimate “high end” evening with a cool atmosphere, but this ended up basically being a bar that I took my wife to on our anniversary. Before we even sat down my wife noted that the floor was very sticky and it bothered her all evening. The stereo system was very loud and made it difficult to have a conversation. It was also extremely cold and the low ceiling made it so the air was always blowing on you. All this said none of it was really the fault of the business and given different circumstances I would go there again and I see how the place defiantly could cater to a younger crowd (personally I’m 35). Instead of having a nice meal we settled for splitting some apps and had a few beers.

  17. MM

    MonicaM

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2021

    overall1food1service2ambience3

    None of the staff wore a mask!!! The appetizer took forever. The Buffalo chicken salad was with iceberg and overload of blue cheese. The brisket entree was like rubber and looked and tasted bad.

  18. CS

    ChristopherS

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We got there for an early meal and a drink and the ambiance was great. Real cellar feel. The staff was accommodating and friendly. The food was great, especially the shrimp appetizer, so good.

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    Deborahr

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2021

    overall1food2service1ambience2

    Really disappointing. We were the only group in the restaurant on a Sunday at 12:30. It took over an hour for the first meal to come out, and then long pauses between the next set of meals. The food was ok, but the wait time was awful. Will not return.

  20. CC

    CooperChristmas

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2021

    overall2food4service1ambience3

    We were seated quickly but anything we asked for (drinks, menus, etc) took minimum 15-20 minutes to receive. We ordered our food, appetizer, and dessert all at once about 25 min into our seating. The appetizer took 2 hours to get to us, and our dinner 2 hours 45 minutes. The dessert came quickly and another 30 for the check. Our waters were always full but our cocktails empty at least 25 minutes before being checked on. It seemed like there was a problem in the kitchen since *no one* was getting their food. At least, when it came out it was hot and good quality.

  21. NU

    NotUsuallyFussy

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2021

    overall1food2service2ambience4

    Place was packed on a Sat. Tables were pre-COVID distance apart. My watch warned me that noise level was above 90 db. Reservation 6:30. Sat at 6:45. Server first arrived 7:05 and had no fewer than 7 tables. Appetizer arrived 8:15. I mean, it was a lettuce wedge. Entree featured fishy-smelling rockfish, sautéed spinach, and scalloped potatoes that were molded and noticeably cold in the middle. Apple empanadas were good at least. Ladies’ room door is a beeline view down the bar, so close the door tightly, ladies! I will not be back.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    We were ignored for the first 30 minutes we were there, managed to order a round of drinks and appetizers and then 2 hours after we sat down, still had not received our food. We ended up leaving without eating with barely an apology let alone acknowledgement of the horrendous service from the manager.

  23. CP

    CindyP

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    My fiancé and I went for restaurant week and was excited to check out this place after looking at the menu to be offered. I started with the goat cheese fritters Served with apple compote. These were good but nothing I would go out of my way to recommend. For my entree, I ordered the brisket which was way too salty and was full of fat that made the pieces extremely chewy. I could not eat more than one small slice. The potatoes had potential but were cold when served. For the third course, I ordered the apple empanadas. The empanadas again had potential but were scarcely filled and the dough lacked flavor. My fiancé had a more positive experience. He order the cream of crab soup which he did really enjoy. For the entree, he ordered the rockfish that was served with bruschetta and commented that the pairing worked real well however again, nothing he would go out of his way to brag about. For the third course he orders the cheesecake, which was delicious. I would like to complement the host and hostess. The staff were very friendly and were attentive to our table without being obtrusive. Perhaps I just ordered wrong as my fiancé liked his dinner better than I did.

  24. R

    Rweek2020

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2021

    overall2food1service4ambience3

    We have had great food in the past. Unfortunately our meal during restaurant week was a disappointment. The soup was like warm, rockfish was very fishy tasting and dry. My husband’s meal presentation was good, but mine was not. I had to ask about one of the sides, which was a type of potato augrauten. Unfortunately it was burnt. Over all the meal was very bland.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2021

    overall4food3service3ambience3

    Had a good time. Food was good moderate priced.

  26. AG

    AryG

    Baltimore

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience2

    Not business casual like stated on the website. Seat yourself concept and didn’t even ask if we had a reservation. Food was okay. It was pub food.

  27. RB

    RussellB

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    The Crab Dip appetizer is outstanding! Our meal was delicious as well . . . and the service was great! As an older couple, I think we got out of there just in time before the volume went up. If you're a younger couple arrive later in the evening rather than sooner. ;-)

  28. b

    brad76

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Have been coming here for years and couldn’t have been happier. The restaurant features comedians and karaoke, which in my opinion adds value to the place. If you’re just interested in dinner, this is a hidden gem. Highly recommend.

  29. JG

    JonathanG

    Austin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2020

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    The hostess was very sweet. She very quickly seated us at our table, and instantly provided us with water. Our server never had the greatest attitude. Once we were sat, we had about 3 minutes until our server came and asked if we would like anything to start off. We asked for a couple of minutes to look over the menu (it was our first time visiting the restaurant). She did not look thrilled with the fact that we did not have any idea of what was on the menu, and within 2 minutes, came back to the table and asked if there was any update for her as to what we would like to start off the meal with. We were rushed into ordering our drinks, and then when it came time to ordering our entrees, the service level declined once she realized we were not going to be ordering dessert. Overall, the food was good (a little higher prices given what was actually provided), and we most likely will not be returning.

  30. MB

    MikeB

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service!

  31. JC

    JackieC

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    We went for Sunday brunch. Bloody Mary's were good nut nothing special. Chicken and waffle was very good. We sat outside which was nice.

  32. DB

    DylanB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Went for the comedy night and had a fantastic time.

  33. CB

    CaroleB

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service. Recommend to everyone we know!

  34. JA

    JamA

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    First time there was a good experience. Service was good beginning with the hostess who sat us despite our being half an hour late. Cocktails were good but the bar is set high with several good cocktail bars downtown. Food was good. Need to try a few other things on the menu before feeling confident in judging the kitchen. Will definitely go again but will get out before 10P on the weekend when the dance music starts.

  35. r

    rasp

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    The atmosphere was great. The food was good. We had burgers and one brisket sandwich. The brisket was good but I was not expecting it to come out the way it did. It was a slab of brisket on a bun. While it did taste good I ended up shredding it and resembling it on the bun.

  36. JE

    JacquesdEnfield

    Pittsburgh

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    First experience at the Cellar Door was pleasant. Crab bisque excellent, brisket sandwich flavorful. Wine by the glass was a bit expensive, local beers and ales on tap tasty. Getting to and using the restrooms requires agility.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Service was good, steak was supposed to be medium, was very rare. Crab soup was fantastic though, as was the salmon.

  38. T

    Tomfuz

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The oysters were mad wet. My date was a vegetarian but still ate the oysters. Successful night id say..

  39. SM

    SamyM

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Steak frites doesn't come with French fries and the Steak was cooked Medium rare on the edges and Well done in the middle.

  40. D

    Diana

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, atmosphere and service. Great music too!

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
  • 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

FAQs

Cellar Door - Frederick offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (301) 695-8460.

Cellar Door - Frederick is rated 3.9 stars by 148 OpenTable diners.

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

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Google Map for Cellar Door - Frederick

5 E Church St Frederick, MD 21701

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Market Street

  • Neighborhood

    Frederick

  • Hours of operation

    Bar Thu 2:00 pm–12:00 am Fri 2:00 pm–1:30 am Sat 12:00 pm–1:30 am Sun 12:00 pm–1:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Thu 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–12:45 am Sun 3:00 pm–11:45 pm Happy Hour Thu, Fri 3:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Burgers

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Conveniently located next to the Church Parking DeckSundays Free Deck Parking until 2pm Free Street Parking All Day.Free Street after 5pm Every Day

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    ComedyAcoustic GuitarOpen MicKaraoke DJs

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (301) 695-8460

  • Private party facilities

    "Meeting all your event expectations " Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, The Cellar Door can accommodate all of your special event needs. Wedding Rehearsal Dinners Cocktails & Appetizer Parties Bachelorette Nights Bridal Brunches

  • Private party contact

    The Cellar Door Event Team: (844) 797-5694

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