Cellar Door - Frederick

4.3
121 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.


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 121 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.4
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4.3
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipbrad76
Washington DC
11 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.

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JonathanG
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.

MB
vipMikeB
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

JC
JackieC
Washington DC
10 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.

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DylanB
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Went for the comedy night and had a fantastic time.

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CaroleB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Recommend to everyone we know!

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JamA
Washington DC
3 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.

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rasp
Washington DC
1 review
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.

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JacquesdEnfield
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
3 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.

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Tomfuz
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipSamyM
Washington DC
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, atmosphere and service. Great music too!

TK
vipTomK
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

On this review when you are asked to rate the noise level it only gives you, quiet - moderate - energetic. It should give you quiet - moderate - loud. It was very hard to talk with someone who was only 3 feet from me because of all the bar noise. The food is overpriced and not all that good given the other options around. If it hadn't been for the 1,000 open table points they offered I would not have gone.

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vipTryingNewPlace
Baltimore
56 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. My first time back in a few years and was happily surprised. Will be back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cordial staff and chef. Great ambience with soft lighting and cozy setup

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WendyE
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The wings were bland, the tex mex didn’t specify there were mushrooms in it and my fiancée hates mushrooms, so he couldn’t even eat his. The crab dip was awesome though and the staff was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went the the Cellar Door for New Years Eve dinner, drinks and entertainment. The food was fantastic, the drinks were consistent and yummy and the entertainment was fun, however I wish the comedy show would have lasted a bit longer. Our servers were on top it and made us feel welcomed.

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vipHBPL
Baltimore
99 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was quite kind and hospitable. The food, especially the loaded brisket sandwich, gave us the energy we needed to keep up with everyone in their fancy Christmas sweaters. Please keep the chicken soup that has all sorts of veggies in it on the menu.

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vipRobertT
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We have just discovered brunch at The Celler Door and having just made our second visit we couldn’t be more pleased. The food and service excellent and we are looking forward to our next visit

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time there and we loved it. The staff are super friendly, attentive and the chef was very nice and came to the table to check how the food was. We loved every single thing about the restaurant!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Place was empty, musics was all over the place. Food was very slow to come out and it was burnt.

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vipRobertT
Washington DC
37 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.

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Shorty
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
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.

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Yum3
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!

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vipClaireG
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

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

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

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

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vipTrey
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.

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vipJeff
Minneapolis
10 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

EG
EmilieG
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Always enjoy the comedy show, and the menu changes.

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Smithk287
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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

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Review1
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.

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ColleenS
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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
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!

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LAWL
Washington DC
2 reviews
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.

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TheOrange
Washington DC
13 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

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Becca
Baltimore
3 reviews
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!

FAQs

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

Cellar Door - Frederick is rated 4.3 stars by 121 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.