The Wine Kitchen on the Creek

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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.

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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

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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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JB
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have been to The Wine Kitchen multiple times and have always enjoyed my dining experience. Great food, good wine and terrific service. One of the best restaurants in Frederick.

OD
New England
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Each course was extremely well prepared and presented, and quite delicious. Consistently good.

R
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants anywhere in the DC area. Great food, drinks and service.

TM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant in Frederick. Food, service and ambiance are always excellent!

SB
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner! The service was attentive and the food was wonderful.

S
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

We had been looking forwards to dining at The Wine Kitchen since we moved to Frederick.
The noise level in the restaurant is very loud. This made it difficult to hear.
My wife asked the waiter what size the pours were in the wine flights. He told her that they were 2 oz pours for a total of 6 oz for the flight. My wife said that the pours should be 3 oz each for a three wine flight for a total of 9 oz for a three wine flight. He did not take too well to this. He was grumpy for the rest of the night.
That being said the quality of the food was excellent. We had the Fried Green Tomatoes for an appetizer. I had the Lamb Saddle and my wife has a Cheese plate with Foie Gras for her entree. Very good meal.

All and all, we would go back for the food but would not go back because of the ambience. When the weather is warmer we will go to sit outside on the creek and have some wine but not sit inside.

CK
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beyond outstanding! Great food, exceptional service, interesting menu, lovely location.

BG
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always come away happy from dinner at The Wine Kitchen.

CH
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The food was very good, would have liked to seen more seafood items though. They had a lot of steak specials, but I'm not a red meat eater. I had the sword fish which was done very nicely. I'm sure if they had salmon on the menu it would have been great. The wine selection was also nice.

JR
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We frequent the wine kitchen often and bring friends and family whenever possible. A great place to relax and enjoy excellent freshly prepared food

AL
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The Wine Kitchen is the top of the list favorite in Frederick. Always a great menu and a great wine list. The food is without compare and the service is impeccable. I would recommend The Wine Kitchen on the Creek to anyone I know.

m
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Meh. Limited menu. We've been trying this place for several years and really trying to give it a chance. I think we're done. Our friends wanted to try it and we all were shrugging afterwards. There's too many superb options in downtown Frederick to waste time with WK. We go downtown every weekend as we're locals, and we know what we like. Maybe this will work for some, just not for us.

KP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve gotten the Wild Mushroom Strudel all 3 times I’ve been here. And I’ll probably get it again the next time! I don’t know what dressing is on the salad it comes with but I would drizzle that on yard leaves and eat them. So simple yet so delicious. I also enjoy the wine flights. I know nothing about wine, so I enjoy being able to just sample a couple.

o
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I attended the wine dinner with Storybook Vineyards, out of Napa Valley. As usual, excellent menu and pairings. And what really makes these dinners special is that somehow they're always able to get either the owner or winemaker (sometimes both) to attend and host the dinner. We've been coming to these wine dinners since they started doing them, and somehow they just keep getting better and better! Hats off to Chef Jeff and the entire Wine Kitchen service staff for flawless execution and perfect pairings. We can't wait to come to the next one!

S
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We participated in a wine tasting dinner sponsoring Storybook Winery wines paired with fabulous food from the Wine Kitchen - an appetizer, a five course dinner and a dessert. Each food-wine pairing was exotic. Our meal fell on National Zinfandel Day so five of the wines were zin or zin based.

My wife and I have dined at the Wine Kitchen multiple times and have always been impressed.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply wonderful. This was our fourth time at the Wine Kitchen on the Creek and the food was outstanding! Will definitely be back again!

RT
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I dined with four others and everyone enjoyed their meal and the service was superlative as always. However, on this occasion my ribeye was dry and mealy and overcooked, which was not much of a surprise because the steak was sliced so thin. Sadly it was the low point of the meal.

MM
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is one of the most consistently excellent restaurants we have been to. From the moment you enter the door and are greeted with a smile and escorted to your table, to the wait staff explaining the specials, to taking your order and bringing your drinks, it’s all simply friendly and professional . The real treat and experience is when they bring your food..... always creative and amazing. We have tried most of their menu items and yes we have our favorites but we have yet to find something we were not happy with. This place is a real gem, congrats to the outstanding chef, management and front line wait staff. You should try it and see if you agree!

c
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very interesting setting- convenient parking across from the garage. Very nice staff. The acoustics were a little loud- taking the distance between chairs into account. Something I would expect in a large city environment- not really in Frederick. The cocktails were excellent, wine list was nice (and they do flights- even mezcal flights). Ordered filet- which was cooked as ordered- medium rare- potatoes were great. My Hot date ordered a fish entrée and loved it- and the dessert was great as well. Would absolutely return.

l
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

We usually enjoy the food, service and ambiance at the WC but not this time. The last time we ate here we had the porterhouse which was excellent and cooked to perfection so we recommended to our friends we brought with us. The porterhouse was cooked how I asked but barely warm, so much so that the seasoned butter on top did not melt. I didn't like the seasoning that was used in the butter. It tasted a bit like lime which I didn't think enhanced the flavor of the meat. The mashed potatoes were tepid and the green beans were undercooked and cold. The house salad however was very good, simple greens with a light dressing that was delicious. The service was very good. The noise level was very loud even though we were seated next to the restrooms out of the mainstream. It was very difficult to have conversation across the table. I would recommend this restaurant because we usually have a good meal when we go there and anyone can have a bad night.

F
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for my husband's birthday and they filled my table request and wrote a handwritten note thanking us for celebrating with them and provided a $10 off coupon for our next visit, very nice surprise and great personal touch. Food and service were great.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food as always!

AS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding! Very friendly and attentive staff. The food was excellent. We enjoyed every bite.

PA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful presentation of delicious food and conscientious, friendly servers made our mid-week birthday dinner very enjoyable. I can't wait to go back!

H
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Wine Kitchen never disappoints! As usual the cocktails and food were incredible! The service was great! The atmosphere is wonderful. This is truly one of our favorite spots in downtown Frederick.

EK
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Although they have a great wine selection the food definitely fell short of my expectations. My dinner lacked the complexity I would expect from a restaurant in this price range.

JS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The swordfish was fishy and part of it was raw. I asked the waiter if it was safe to eat and he said yes. The raw and strong fishy smell ruined this meal. My wife would not send it back. On the otherhand, my food was excellent

T
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have visited with my husband a little while ago and really enjoyed our dinner and the service. Went with a friend a fee days ago and was again very pleased with our dinner. The server was friendly and knowledgeable. Wish the prices were a bit lower, but I would still recommend this lovely restaurant.

k
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant seating overlooking the canal.
The food great.Would eat here again.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had two wonderful meals here, and the people working there were fantastic! We will definately be going back next time we are in Frederick.

o
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wine Kitchen is our "go to" place in Frederick. We are never disappointed in chef Jeff's menu (which changes seasonally based on what he can get from local farmers), and the general manager, John, runs a great service team and keeps the wine list fun, interesting, and approachable. You can find everything from a value-driven Malbec to a single vineyard "blow your socks off" Barolo that might be the best wine you've ever tasted. Wine Kitchen gets bonus points because the servers take the time to get to you know you, and know us by name whenever we come. We'll be back very soon, thanks for another wonderful dinner!

DB
Baltimore
40 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food overall was pretty good, but dinner came out cold so I sent it back and it came back cold again. Wasn't going to send it back once more so I just kept it moving since it didn't taste bad it was just cold. Manager gave a free dessert because of the mistake so that was nice.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We’ve been many times and really enjoy this restaurant. Unfortunately this experience wasn’t quite up to par compared to our other dining experiences.

j
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Eat here. Mussels were fantastic. Duck breast dish was really tasty. Pumpkin pie outstanding. Service was excellent. We'll be back.

JS
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We've been coming to this Wine Kitchen location since it first opened and have never, ever been disappointed with the food and service. In fact, this is our true "Go To" spot in the Frederick area both for ourselves and when we have friends in town.

First off, the food is always creative and delicious without being overly fussy. The Wine list is ever changing but there is always something that goes with the food we order. An example would be two nights ago when dining here with friends and the food ordering crossed many different styles (Vegetarian, chicken fish and beef) and we still had no difficulty finding a bottle that went well with each dish. Kudos to a great wine program.

Finally, service has always been very good to outstanding. Although we are obviously 'regulars" we can't always count on a given server knowing us by sight. Yet, we have never had any issues.

Again, this place is well worth the visit. I can't imagine anyone being anything other than impressed. Bravo!

F
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A lovely evening with friends and a terrific staff (kitchen and front). I wish the noise level was a bit more controlled. Maybe some decorations that absorb sound would help?

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for the boyfriend. Incredible food even better service. Our table was perfect and everything was timed perfectly and we were never rushed. We did pick six, delicious! Grilled octopus which was outrageous and the butcher flight which the birthday boy loved. Topped it off with the triple bubbly flight and the red carpet flight for a perfect evening.

ME
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super dinner. Super environment. Super service. A wonderful evening.

OT
Washington DC
69 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Visited with a guest while in the area for a wedding. The staff was knowledgeable, professional, and responsive. There was something on the menu for everyone- vegetarian, seafood, beef, chicken all offeres with flavorful sides.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great bday meal at one of our favorite restaurants! Never disappoints! Our server Hadden was amazing!