The Wine Kitchen on the Creek

4.6
2095 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
American
The Wine Kitchen on the Creek is a restaurant – wine bar featuring all that is good about food and wine, and specializing in what is great about sharing them together with friends and family. Our Seasonal American Bistro Menu prepared by chef Jeff Beard highlights the bountiful resources found in and around our region. Our mission is to search out the highest quality, freshest, most delicious ingredients, and prepare them in their most honest form. Eat, simply. We search high and low to find outstanding wines that are true representations of their place and varietal, then pour them for you. Drink, simply.
The Wine Kitchen on the Creek offers sublime ambiance in a relaxed and casual environment where we take our food and drink just seriously enough to make it fun for you the customer. We open our kitchen to you to come and enjoy our food and hospitality.

Specials

Instantly increase your points with dining rewards

See availability for bonus point tables

Sun 8:30PM - 8:45PM
Tue - Thu 4:30PM - 4:45PM 8:45PM - 8:45PM
Fri 4:30PM - 4:45PM 9:30PM - 9:45PM
Sat 9:30PM - 9:45PM

What 2095 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Filters
NK
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. This is our “go to” place in Frederick. Never disappoints!

Report
Helpful
KJ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I had a wonderful time celebrating my birthday at the Wine Kitchen as I do ever year. We usually eat outside but it was so beastly hot that we definitely chose to sit indoors. Unfortunately, this meant it was very loud and we had a hard time hearing our waitress and each other. Not sure what can be done about the noise level but the restaurant should look into find some way to absorb the sound better.

Also, I must say that the elimination of the fabulous beet salad that was a staple for so long was a terrible decision. I shared my displeasure with the waitress and another woman (perhaps a manager) who stopped by our table so hopefully this message will get to the chef. The new beet salad is good but simply can not compare to the old one. BRING IT BACK!!!!

Otherwise, I delightful and delicious dinner with top service. This is why I come back every year for my birthday. Hopefully next year the weather will cooperate and we can sit outside.

Report
Helpful
JR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The food was alright, the service wasn't great (they were not busy), but mostly the wine was way overpriced for everyday wine.

Report
Helpful
GB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great way to spend a birthday night out. My wife and I enjoyed our date night thanks to the wonderful efforts of the WK. Keep up the good work!

Report
Helpful
SS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We do all special occasions here because they go out of their way to make you feel special!!! My husband arrived to dinner for his birthday with a card from the chef and staff! Thank you Wine Kitchen staff for always going above and beyond!

Report
Helpful
OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good , great Anniversary dinner

Report
Helpful
l
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great restaurant Always a pleasure to eat there

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been here many times and the food and service is always impeccable.

Report
Helpful
g
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We had made a reservation and our table was in plain sight of the kitchen. We ordered mussels as a shared appetizer and the service team never brought any side plates - so we had to request them. Our server was not very attentive to any of our needs. Now onto the food.... we found all of the food over seasoned with salt. The mussels were cooked in a Thai Coconut Lime broth with lemongrass and the lemongrass was chopped up and mixed into the broth. If you have ever tried to eat lemongrass you know that we were constantly removing woody stalks from our mouth because they were completely inedible. Dessert selection was minimal to a point where we simply passed on dessert. Overall, don’t think we will be returning to this restaurant any time soon.

Report
Helpful
OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

We were seated promptly outside. Had to wait about five minutes before a server approached us. Ordered cocktails and an appetizer. The cocktails arrived after we finished our appetizer. Ordered glasses of wine with our entree and they arrived after being served our entrees. The food was delicious.
There was a major negative. When we checked in to the hostess stand, we were given an envelope containing a note from management congratulating us on our anniversary which we found strange as we didn’t mention that it was our anniversary. The next day, my sister-in-law texted asking us how we liked the bottle of wine she had ordered and paid for. We told her we didn’t get wine and she should call. It turns out they gave our bottle to another couple. They did refund her money and apologized but the damage was done. This was on a Tuesday evening and the restaurant was not very busy. I don’t understand how a mistake like this could have happened.

Report
Helpful
OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about it! The food was fantastic, the waiter was very friendly, the ambience is beautiful. Will definitely come back for future celebrations!

Report
Helpful
o
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best brunch in town! Food and service are always excellent, and we love the flowering canopies over the tables on the patio. If you haven't been to Wine Kitchen for brunch and taken advantage of their 3 items (including bloody marys) for $27 you're been missing out!

Report
Helpful
SG
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoy the wine Kitchen. Service is always great and the food is excellent. Some items are a little small on portuon for price and others are large for price. I would recommend for dinner or special occossions.

Report
Helpful
LH
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our party of eight had a spacious booth in the back of the restaurant, very private. Server Dave handled our many requests cheerfully. The starters and steaks were excellent, with a great selection of wines, beers and aperitifs for dessert. The Wine Kitchen always gets 5 Stars from me!

Report
Helpful
j
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The luncheon prix fixe menu is nicely structured to allow ordering exactly what you want and still benefiting from the discount built into the fixed menu. Portions were appropriate for lunch. Many interesting wine flights, but we could only try a few. If I were going to spend two hours there for lunch, multiple flights would have been very tempting.

Report
Helpful
LS
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We went to celebrate my birthday and everything was amazing. The oysters were a great surprise as we hand't had them there before and they were delicious! The Halibut and Filets were both cooked perfectly. The cocktails were wonderful - highly recommend the Frederick Mule to anyone who hasn't tried it (Bonus points for it being pink)! The sparkling wine flight also makes an excellent dessert. All around the food and experience were perfect.

Report
Helpful
LN
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Laura is amazing. She made sure we had everything we needed. The entire wait staff at the WK are so friendly and efficient. Sunday brunch was worth the drive from DC

Report
Helpful
KL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was fabulous. The food is delicious. I’d order the sea biscuit if I were you. And if weather permits you should sit outside. It’s gorgeous! We stayed at brunch for ever, never felt rushed and we were well taken care of the entire time. Favorite brunch spot in Frederick!!

Report
Helpful
o
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We can always count on the Wine Kitchen as our go to place when we have out of town guests. The food and service is consistently fantastic, and we can come as we are and get excellence without any stuffy pretentiousness that you might find with places that have the quality of food and level of service of fine dining. At the Wine Kitchen, you can go casual and receive exceptional everything. And if it's nice? Ask for the patio, it's a beautiful setting.

Report
Helpful
m
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Wine Kitchen and its staff are excellent, a first class organization, with the best menu in Frederick and the surround area. The service is always exceptional!

Report
Helpful
PL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

The entrees were salty but not bad enuf to send back. The spicey aioli overpowered the fried green tomatoes and had too much breading.

noisy table of 4 when we arrived,. Noise was appropriate after they left.

Loved all the wine and would come back for their afternoon service to sample a flight of wine and an appetizer

Report
Helpful
OT
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cocktails were exceptional and our waitor Dave was excellent. Food was amazing and cooked to perfection

Report
Helpful
OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

family BD celebration

Report
Helpful
IB
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious food and drinks. Beet carpaccio was a gorgeous plate of thinly sliced yellow beets with pickled fennel, pine nuts, blackberries and a blackberry-balsamic vinaigrette (omitted the Parmesan because I'm vegan). With a generous bowl of marinated olives and the Barely Legal cocktail made with mezcal, rum, juices and spices, I was thoroughly happy. My friends had the pastrami sandwich and burger; thumbs up. They also enjoyed the Banana Cream "Pie" and Chocolate Peanut Butter pie. Service was good but the poor server was also covering the outdoor terrace so his shirt was completely soaked through with sweat (not a good look outside of a gym). I definitely recommend the Wine Kitchen on the Creek to anyone coming to Frederick, MD.

Report
Helpful
OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food. Great service. Lovely ambiance. Sat and batted with girlfriends forever. Didn’t feel rushed at all. All he food dishes were a bit salty. Most of did t mind because we like salt, but interesting that we all thought very salty.

Report
Helpful
BM
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were celebrating a birthday, and they provided a nice hand-written card and a delicious free appetizer of fried green tomatoes. Everything we ordered — oysters on the half-shell, steamed mussels, pork belly, romaine salad — was beautifully presented and mouth-wateringly good.

Report
Helpful
r
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved this restaurant! Ate here two nights in a row!!
The staff was amazing!!

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great, I had a great time, service was amazing as well. The Halibut way very good.

Report
Helpful
CW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a wonderful dinner to celebrate my husband's birthday. The staff had a nice card on the table for him and a candle in the dessert we ordered. I really appreciated all of that - I would highly recommend anytime, but certainly for a special occasion.

Report
Helpful
GB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Being seated outdoors on the patio was very pleasant and the service was good in a relaxed way. The food was attractively presented and cooked well. The reason I rated it 3 stars rather than 4 was because it wasn't really that tasty. I won't say bland, but the flavors in the halibut dish I got and the monkfish dish my wife got just didn't seem to enhance the dishes overall. Since this was our first visit to The Wine Kitchen, I would marginally recommend it but we'll have to go again and try something different before I could possibly offer a more positive review.

Report
Helpful
RB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

This was my third visit to the Wine Kitchen. The first two occasions were delightful experiences with excellent food and outstanding service. Both took place during busy weekend evenings when the restaurant was "up and running." By contrast, my most recent sampling took place on a quiet Tuesday noon. The best word to describe the food and service is "indifferent." Based on that lacklustre event, I will not be in a hurry to make the 96-mile round-trip from Bethesda anytime soon.
Richard Baker

Report
Helpful
OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

This my first review and not something that I often do. That being said, the experience was very poor. My wife and I decided to try the Wine Kitchen for our first anniversary. We were sat at a table where there were dead flies on the window sill which greatly detracted from the beautiful view of the creek. I ordered a 45 dollar steak medium rare. It came out completely cooked through and looking well done. Also for the price I would have expected a thicker cut ad it would have been better to go to a chain like Mortons. The manager and server were very good in trying to make up for the mistake, but overall I thought the food did not meet the price point. There seemed to be a theme of overcomplicating dishes, for instance the Cobb salad. It looks good, but the taste was very lacking. In summary it was a disappointing first anniversary with average food at a high price point. Again, I would like to reiterate that the staff was very gracious and accommodating.

Report
Helpful
w
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastic evening out in Frederick with friends. The outdoor patio was amazing and very enjoyable. You can bring your dog so that was an added plus. The service was so perfect and the food well prepared.

Report
Helpful
M
Richmond
36 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

As usual, another great visit to the Wine Kitchen. Excellent food. Very courteous service. I think being out on the creek slows the service down a bit but the logistics of that have to be tough for the staff. Certainly not anything that would make us shy away. We will be back again soon!!

Report
Helpful
OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cousins coming together with the wives. We were able to get a patio table instead of the inside reservation on a perfect evening by the creek. The variety of the drinks was evident and the dishes were delicious. The pace of the meal was appropriate and the knowledge of the server was on point.

Report
Helpful
JS
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. My husband and I both had beef. It was cooked perfectly. I don't drink alcohol and the bartender made me a yummy mocktail. The service was wonderful. Attentive but not obtrusive. It was expensive but we celebrated our anniversary so it was worth it.

Report
Helpful
KN
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We had a nice dinner and our server was outstanding. That said, the prices are too high for what you get (food-wise).

Report
Helpful
OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside by the creek. Nice view. Service was outstanding!! Very friendly and on top of everything. Had an issue with a steak not cooked to the right temp. They took care of it right away! Manager even comped the steak even though I told them not to. Wonderful experience all around.

Report
Helpful
OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

Ingredients were very fresh but portions are small for the price. Service was hella slow. Food took 45min for lunch and the place wasn’t even crowded.

Report
Helpful
OT
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything here was perfect! I highly recommend this place to anyone traveling near this area. The food, the waterfront, the beverages, and the service was amazing!

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
53