About The Wine Kitchen on the Creek

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.

50 Carroll Creek Way
Frederick, MD 21701
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Steak, Contemporary French / American

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Thursday: 11:30am - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 10:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm (Seriously Delicious Sunday Brunch form 11am - 3pm)

Cross Street:
Take a right off Market St. onto Carroll Creek Way

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(301) 663-6968

Website:
http://www.thewinekitchen.com/

Catering:
We are able to offer small-scale catering with appropriate notice. Please contact John McCain or Mary Downs at 301.663.6968 to inquire about potential catering opportunities.

Parking Details:
There is a parking garage at the end of Carroll Creek Way on the left hand side. Just before you take a left into the parking garage on Carroll Creek Way you will see two doors on your right below the number 50. Once you park use these doors to take the elevator up one floor, exit out the front of the lobby and take left and our door is directly on your left. There is also on street metered parking along Market St. and Patrick St. which are the two closest streets to our location.

Executive Chef:
Jeff Beard

Private Party Facilities:
We have a private dining room that will comfortably seat 22 guests. We offer a variety of menus for our Private Dining Room and can accommodate special guest requests.

Private Party Contact:
Mary Downs: (301) 663-6968

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Winemaker's Dinners, Beer Dinners, Holiday Paired Menus, Local and Community Events.

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The Wine Kitchen on the Creek Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

service

4.7

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4.5

value

4.3

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Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Notable Wine List (58)
Special Occasion (50)
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Fit for Foodies (45)
Good for Anniversaries (41)
Creative Cuisine (40)
Waterfront (40)
Great for Outdoor Dining (38)
Worth the Drive (33)
Neighborhood Gem (31)
Good for Birthdays (30)
Local Ingredients (30)
Great for Lunch (30)
Romantic (29)
Scenic View (29)
Cozy (26)
Fun (26)
Business Meals (25)
Handcrafted Cocktails (25)
Casual (24)
People Watching (21)
Good for Groups (19)
Comfort Food (18)
Seasonal (18)
Authentic (17)
Great for Brunch (17)
Hot Spot (17)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Healthy (13)
Happy Hour (12)
Tasting Menu (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Disabled Access (6)
Great Beer (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Organic (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Vegan (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Tapas (2)
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·Dined 2 days ago

The food was overpriced but decent tasting, or we were just that hungry. What was most upsetting is that they nickel and dime you on the drinks. We had three vodka sodas and they charged $1.00 per drink for the splash of soda water!!! A martini was $14! News flash - it's Frederick MD, not New York City!
Not sure but they probably charged us for the ketchup and use of napkins! Ridiculous! Will NEVER go back and would not recommend.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 4 days ago

Really great experience! The staff had a handwritten card waiting at our table and brought two flutes of complimentary Cava for us to toast. Excellent food, service was fantastic, and though it’s a bit of splurge for our budget, it’s well worth it!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Always outstanding.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was excellent, server was superb, however the kitchen lost our ticket and we waited about an hour for our brunch entrees. I would go back since it was basically a pleasant experience.

Tags: Vegan, Paleo Friendly, Local Ingredients, Organic, Worth the Drive
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 6 days ago

What a wonderful experience! This is the second time I've dined at The Wine Kitchen and once again I've left impressed. On our open table reservation I put that a guest had celiac and we were celebrating her birthday. Then once we got to the restaurant the waiter noted the gluten free items and said happy birthday when we sat down! Little things like that make all the difference. Food was perfect, drinks were great, and service was amazing. If you're reading this, go to the wine kitchen!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 6 days ago

Everything was exceptional except where our table was located. I do not like to be placed near the bathroom. Besides a lot of traffic it is not much to look at. I will be sure to say this when I dine there again.

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·Dined 6 days ago

As always, our visit to the Wine Kitchen was enjoyable!

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great place and location. Food was awesome...had a great conversation with the staff on wine based on our entrees. Selection was spot on. Going back!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The Wine Kitchen never disappoints. The brunch is a phenomenal value with their 3 items for $26 menu pairings and fabulous brunch cocktails. We go as often as we can. Service, location, food, and drinks can’t be beat!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Went to restaurant for an anniversary dinner. Was warmly welcomed upon arrival. On our table was a card from the restaurant congratulating us on our anniversary. The assistant manager brought us two drinks on the house. Nice touch and much appreciated. The meal was outstanding, everything came out hot and perfectly prepared. Absolutely going to go back!

Tags: Hot Spot, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Fantastic experience. Exe Chef visited our table and point out some unique abilities of the restaurant. We got a great discount on a bottle of wine to take home that we were able to try with our dinner. Food was exceptional and we love exploring every course.

I have added the The Wine kitchen on the Creek to my short list of great restaurants I have tried.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The Wine Kitchen never disappoints. Our wonderful waiter Shane took very good care of our table for four. We were seated right away (did make an early reservation) and served in a timely fashion. Everyone was in agreement that the wine flights, food, and dessert were perfect. We'll be back.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent food and service! Convenient public parking

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Another lovely evening at The Wine Kitchen. The food is not only delicious, creative, fresh and interesting; it actually transports you. The Duck Breast was done differently this time (various dishes do change seasonally) but always great. The Beet Salad, a stellar performance.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Fun, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 28, 2017

First time visit. The food was excellent! Our server was patient, attentive and pleasant. Despite it being more of a wine menu (for drinks at least), the cocktails were uniquely tasty.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 28, 2017

This was for my birthday and it didn’t disappoint.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Excellent as usual. One of our favorite places to go in Frederick. The wine flights are great. We also like the game recipes on the menu.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

While the food is outstanding, the service is even more profoundly excellent! Worked in the food service industry for years and have never seen such teamwork! Love everything about this place!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Amazing brunch. The 3 for $26 Sunday brunch option is well worth it. So much attention to detail in the dishes. Everything was presented beautifully and tasted delicious.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 24, 2017

My favorite Frederick restaurant. Food is exceptional and the staff is wonderful. Make reservations with family and friends often!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Cozy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Creative and varied options of wine flights. Excellent appetizer (oysters) and entrees (halibut and rockfish) and dessert options (including wonderful cheese board).

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Went there for a second time for the Wifey's birthday and it was fantastic. The food is excellent, the wine list is amazing, and the service was outstanding as usual. Had a bottle of Vueve Rose that MOST restaurants would not have on hand.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I have some dietary restrictions currently and our server was super easy to work with as was the chef in creating a delicious brunch meal that I could enjoy! My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed both of our meals and the ambiance of the restaurant. The menu was great and there was a variety of options to chose from so it was difficult for him to make a decision. We'll return next time we're in Frederick!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Quick Bite, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

I love the wine kitchen! Triple Bubble champagne flight and cheese and charcuterie are the way to go!! Very innovative parsnip "pate" with white chocolate "fat layer". Sounds funny? Well it's delicious! Goose liver pate is spot on, and all the condiments that go with the cheeses are surprisingly good fits. Service is always prompt and pleasant and you can even buy the wines/bubblies if you like them in bottles before you leave for 10% off. What's not to like?

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Key West)·Dined on November 12, 2017

As always, Just Perfect! The food, wine, service and ambiance are spectacular. The menu continues to amaze.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Casual, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

First time there and will definitely be back. Flights were delicious and the food was tasty

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

We had a great time, just a friend and I getting away from the kids and having some time to ourselves. I always prefer a dimmer light with red wine, but the lighting was unique and lots of people like it brighter. Otherwise wine was fantastic and so was the food and service!

Tags: People Watching, Fun, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Waterfront, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great as always. Love this restaurant for meeting one friend or dining with eight, special guests or just us. Love their support of local food producers, too. SUPER wine list.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Fun, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

A very enjoyable meal from start to finish. Great food, particularly the cheese/charcuterie appetizer and halibut, and even better service. I tried the s'more dessert which has dots of "campfire gel" on the plate. The campfire gel is a smoky flavor that overwhelms the entire dish. I'd suggest skipping it, unless you really, really like the flavor of smoke.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great food, great service. Nice wine selection (wine flights made it easy to try several) and custom drinks. A bit noisy but a fun, cozy atmosphere for our special occasion.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Our server was so attentive to small details that make it a pleasure to be served: she refolded my napkin while I was at the restroom so that it was easier to put on my lap when I returned. I made lunch reservations here specifically so I could try the wild boar I enjoyed for years in Asia without realizing the boat entree was on the dinner menu, not the lunch menu. Nonetheless, the chef graciously made the meal for me, and it was a combination of complimentary flavors and enough volume to satisfy my hearty appetite. I was so thrilled I tried dessert too, and was treated to a beautiful tiramisu with a distinctive garnishes and a soil I really enjoyed. A fabulous restaurant!

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

The duck and halibut was fantastic!

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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Really good food and lovely ambience. Only thing unfortunate was the noise; didn't expect it to be that loud for a Wednesday, but what can ya do!

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Our favorite restaurant! We come from Baltimore at least 5x a year and always take our meal here. Mary was an exceptional server!

Tags: Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Excellent food, service and comfortable background chatter. But I would like to have seen a more extensive menu.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Always exceptional. Favorite dinner in Frederick. Meals are always prepared to perfection.

Boar shank just added to menu was amazing!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

My wife and I were celebrating a wedding anniversary which was noted on our reservation. The staff remembered it well, and we arrived to a hand written congratulatory note and complimentary glass of Cava. Highly classy. The service, food, and wine program are all first rate. Our main courses of Wagyu beef and Glazed Short ribs were cooked to perfection. There are plenty of excellent wine options and our server was helpful in our selection. Kudos to the team at this eatery for delivering a memorable evening and special celebration. We will certainly return again soon.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Went for our Anniversary and were greeted with a card from the owner and staff and complimentary champagne which was a pleasant surprise. Our server, Shane, was very attentive and friendly. Overall a very enjoyable experience.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Made a reservation based on Google Maps rating without even being or knowing about the place. The good was excellent and the service was top notch. Shane was the server and a pleasant one at that. Food was deliverer quickly and the drinks as well.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Casual, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 22, 2017

My husband and I went for our wedding anniversary and were so surprised and pleased that they gave us a champagne toast! When they found out my husband doesn't drink, they let me have his champagne (score!) and they brought him sparkling pomegranate, which I thought was a lovely gesture. The food was fabulous ( I could have eaten a whole entree of the pappardelle appetizer) and the desserts were almost too beautiful to eat. We had great service from our waiter and a lovely evening all in all!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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