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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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Notable Wine List (62)
Special Occasion (50)
Good for a Date (48)
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Fit for Foodies (48)
Great for Outdoor Dining (48)
Creative Cuisine (44)
Waterfront (43)
Good for Anniversaries (38)
Local Ingredients (33)
Neighborhood Gem (32)
Worth the Drive (32)
Great for Lunch (31)
Romantic (30)
Good for Birthdays (30)
Scenic View (30)
Casual (28)
Business Meals (27)
Cozy (27)
Fun (25)
People Watching (24)
Handcrafted Cocktails (22)
Comfort Food (19)
Authentic (18)
Good for Groups (17)
Bar Seating (16)
Great for Brunch (16)
Healthy (16)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Seasonal (16)
Hot Spot (15)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Happy Hour (11)
Tasting Menu (11)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Disabled Access (6)
Great Beer (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Organic (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (2)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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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 (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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Love the outdoor seating. The quiche was fantastic!!!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Wine was excellent. Food was amazing. I had the cod and my husband had the waygu. Both delicious.

Tags: Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Wine kitchen was better than expected! Food was amazing, service was outstanding, and location was beautiful.

Tags: Disabled Access, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Everything was perfect! Our server was wonderful, the food was divine, and the presentation was beautiful.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We all enjoyed our visit to Wine Kitchen. The drinks and appetizers were delicious and imaginative and the oysters were clean and refreshingly good. The main courses were very good to great except for the seafood, not sure the chef knows how to prepare the seafood as well as all of the other entrees. This is the second time where the seafood dish was a disappointment. The beef entries were exceptional so stick with meat! If you can sit outside, do it, what a fun view.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Always a great time at the WK! Favorite restaurant in Frederick.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Romantic, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

Food was great and service was just as great. Food was worth the price. Some items are different from the norm but the flavors are outstanding.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We arrived 10 minutes late for our 5:30 reservation . The waitress asked if we were attending the show at the Weinberg we said “yes” and told her the show started at 7pm . At 6:45 I reminded the waitress we needed our food . No time to discuss this with a manager - the show started on time and we missed the first 5 minutes. Poor choice for pre-show dinner and bad service from a waitress who was informed of our time constraints .

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The Wine Kitchen on the Creek is a smashing restaurant: everything about it is special! For the Sunday brunch the menu is both imaginative and comforting. We were there for my daughter's birthday, during which she exclaimed several times how good the food was and what great service we received--all true. We enjoyed the Chesapeake crab cakes, the cornmeal pancakes, and the fabulous chocolate Napoleons. The table we were given was at the back, well out of the way of noise and foot traffic. All five of us agreed we had never had a better dining experience and cannot wait to return!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Organic, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Vegan, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Groups, Afternoon Tea, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 15, 2017

My wife and I went here for brunch on our anniversary. We were greeted at our table with a hand written note from the manager thanking us for dining at Wine Kitchen on our anniversary, so that was a very thoughtful touch. Our server also brought us two complimentary glasses of champagne to kick things off.

We both decided to do the three items for $26. I started with the fried green tomatoes, which were perfectly fried and tangy. I then had the quiche, which changes from week to week. The serving was pretty substantial and the presentation was great. It quiche itself was about five inches thick and contained steak and onions. The consistency was a littler looser than my preference but still delicious nonetheless. It was definitely filling as well. I ended with the tiramisu, which was fantastic. It was served with a mascarpone sorbet which perfectly complemented the dish.

Overall, the food was delicious, we both really enjoyed the overall experience. We look forward to our next visit.

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The dinner special, duck sausage, was bad. Nothing but sage. Overwhelming one-note taste. Couldn't finish it.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Joyous occasion... great food, wine was awesome ! The staff, especially manager made our evening very special!

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Amazing food! Amazing service!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Dinner was absolutely delightful. We had wine and apps, wine and dinner, dessert and cocktails. Service was attentive and non intrusive. Always good, this evening was exceptional. Going back this weekend for brunch.

Tags: Waterfront, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 12, 2017

A delightful dining experience and always something new to try in the way of an appetizer, cocktail or entree. The service is welcoming, appropriately attentive and there's the lovely, scenic Carroll Creek view.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Seasonal, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Need to add some acoustic materials to reduce background noise levels

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 10, 2017

We had lunch at The Wine Kitchen for a friendly get together, and we ended up in agreement that we picked the right place to catch up. Our food was cooked perfectly and everything was delicious. I think it was one of the best burgers I've ever had in my life. The manager, John, was very helpful in assisting our group in our wine pairings, and my Napa Cabernet was a match made in heaven with the burger. He mentioned they source locally when possible, and all their beef comes from a local farm in the Baltimore area. The service was great, and it seemed like we had several waiters working together so whenever we needed something we were taken care of. Great food, great service, we'll be back the next time we decide to catch back up over lunch!

Tags: Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Seasonal
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The wine kitchen has the best brunch in town! Can't go wrong with the shrimp and grits!

Tags: Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Venison was amazing!!!! Great service. Knowledgeable about gluten free - many options or modifications. Our choice for dining out.

Tags: Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Always imaginative menu, Chef Jeff B. and crew kitchen artists. Wonderful and attentive service. Great evening al fresco dining. Any time dinner always turns into a special occasion.

Tags: Scenic View, Authentic, Cozy, Healthy, Comfort Food
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