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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Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Notable Wine List (56)
Creative Cuisine (52)
Fit for Foodies (48)
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Good for a Date (47)
Special Occasion (45)
Good for Anniversaries (38)
Neighborhood Gem (38)
Worth the Drive (37)
Good for Birthdays (33)
Local Ingredients (29)
Waterfront (27)
Romantic (25)
Great for Outdoor Dining (24)
Fun (22)
Scenic View (22)
Casual (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Good for Groups (19)
Seasonal (18)
Business Meals (17)
Cozy (17)
Great for Lunch (17)
Authentic (16)
Great for Brunch (16)
Hot Spot (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Good Vegetarian Options (13)
Happy Hour (13)
People Watching (12)
Tasting Menu (12)
Organic (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Healthy (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Disabled Access (6)
Quick Bite (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Vegan (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great Beer (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

Four of went for brunch. The daily quiche special was good but the rest of the entrees were really blah.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

Our service was seriously slow. Our server rarely stopped by our table, so our drinks were empty often. We had to ask her to tell us the specials and for a dessert menu. I may have enjoyed it more also if the tables weren’t so crammed in next to each other. At one point the lady at the table next to us basically was in our conversation bc we were almost touching elbows. The flights of wines and spirits were unique and enjoyable though. The duck was amazing, but for the price point I’d rather have a quieter dinner elsewhere with better service and more personal space.

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 (Orange County)·Dined 3 days ago

Awesome service and food. Would definitely come back!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 3 days ago

Dinner and a show at the Weinberg began with a wonderful dinner at Wine Kitchen on the Canal. Have never had anything but delicious meals and excellent service!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

We've been here twice for dinner and once for brunch. Fantastic food and service every time! Anyone that gives The Wine Kitchen a bad review is probably just a miserable person anyway.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Perfect today on everyway@

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Decided on this restaurant based on friends commenting on the plethora of vegetarian options... Not so. Now, the menu could have been a special menu due to the holiday... But vegetarian spouses still want to be taken out for special occasions /holidays. One vegetarian entree... I stopped counting carnivore meals after I hit 20 options. Food however was excellent.

Service by the waitstaff was below average if you expect exceptional service for high dollar /high end cuisine. I do. Especially when you've paid over $70/person...that's not including tip. For about the same price per person, go to Founding Farmers. Exceptional service, food, and a nice relaxed ambience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Amazing- I have never had a bad meal or bad service here. The food from the Valentine’s prix fixe menu was melt in your mouth good!

Tags: Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 6 days ago

Everything was spectacular! From the salad to the steak flight the food was great, and the wine flights were awesome!

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Nashville)·Dined 7 days ago

We love going to Wine Kitchen... we've been a few times now from dates to just meeting up with friends. Unfortunately, our waitress just didn't do it for us. She was rude and very pushy. It just brought down the whole experience. Not sure if we'll be back for a while after this.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 7 days ago

Excellent Food and very nice staff. Our waiter was awesome.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Wonderful! Excellent service and even better food and wine.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

The meal was great, as always. The wine kitchen helped make out 1st anniversary special!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We are local. Often stop by for wine flite and appetizers but brunch menu also excellent

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We ALWAYS enjoy ourselves and have a wonderful dining experience when at The Wine Kitchen. We look forward to good weather again when we can enjoy eating outside by the canal!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Not too big or too small of a restaurant; just right. Vast selection of wines. The wine flights are really great. Also, I finally found a bourbon cocktail I liked and they call it “Ol’ Smokey”. Yum. Very popular location. We saw many “walk-ins” walk away because the placed was booked full. We were surprised at the noise level. I wouldn’t call it romantic because it was way too noisy and crowded. The food was very good and the selections were reasonable; not too many or too few choices. We will definitely return. We want to check it out during a non-holiday occasion.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We got the lunch special— a steak sandwich— which was flavorful but the steak pieces were too thick. The pavlova dessert was wonderful.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We enjoyed the menu and wine pairings. The Beet salad starter was very good. The Pappardelle and mushrooms was a bit salty.
The lobster entree was exceptional and the truffles with Port and Vin Santo was a very enjoyable dessert

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Wonderful birthday brunch! Delicious food! Loved the French toast, bacon, and mimosa.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2018

This is our favorite restaurant for Sunday brunch, since it’s a good distance from where we live we generally don’t go during the week. This past Sunday, the chef’s creativity really showed with his quiche creation. My wife thought she had tasted it all but he whipped up a Super Bowl inspired nacho quiche..... unbelievably good! Their quiche is probably the best we’ve tasted, anywhere. I had my usual Cobb Salad, Tuna Tartar Tacos and then added the Steak and Eggs. The first two are my staples then I usually mix up the entree. We would highly recommend Wine Kitchen on the Creek, you can’t go wrong with the food, the staff and the wine selection or the bar.,.. great place

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I love this place. One of my favorite restaurants in Frederick. Great food and wine. Terrific service. Excellent people watching.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Other than being very loud it was a wonderful experience and the wine & food is always top notch.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Waiter was awesome! Super professional and knowledgeable about all the offerings. The food was amazing. Just a great mix of the familiar and the exotic. We shared all the dishes with our friends because we had to try it all.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We travel to Frederick from Baltimore every few months and what we look forward to most....is dining at The Win Kitchen!! Our all around favorite!!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 3, 2018

As always, The Wine Kitchen is a perfect place to have a meal anytime. The food is wonderful. The ambiance is great and the service is excellent.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Great food and great service

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Lovely as always. Not a huge selection but everything offered is yummy sounding so hard to choose and nice to not have too many choices. Everything each of was beautifully prepared, well presented and had wonderful flavor. Wine offerings are always nice. A great Sangria. unique cocktails.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Paleo Friendly, Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

My favorite restaurant in Frederick!! Quality ingredients, amazing execution, attentive and friendly staff. Everything I've had has been incredible BUT THAT DINNER BURGER !!! Has to be the best burger in America.
If I had to choose my last meal on this earth, it would be that damn burger!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Wine Kitchen never disappoints, and this is twice as true for Sunday brunch. Best brunch in town!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Casual, People Watching, Fun, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Food was fantastic, service was even better. Definitely coming back.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Thank you for the great service and accommodating our party. We had the best time celebrating my sisters birthday and we will definitely be back! The food was very delicious everyone in our party (11 of us) were raving of how delicious the food was after the meal was complete.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Wow, will return!! Food is EXQUISITE as well as the employees. 5 star for me

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Waterfront, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Romantic, Bar Seating
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Came here for DC restaurant week on a Friday early evening. We all ordered the 3 course option. Everyone totally enjoyed every course and their flights of wine. Our wait staff was helpful and they served each course at a nice pace -not rushing us out. It was a great night out for the ladies.

Tags: Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

This place was so much fun! Delicious food, attentive service, clever wine cards, and tons of personality. My friends and I had a great time here.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 25, 2018

We enjoyed our dinner at Wine Kitchen overall. The appetizer was quite amazing but ordered the 3 types of steak main dish and it was disappointing. Had to send one of the steaks back as we ordered it medium rare and it came out rare. Even after they cooked it more it was borderline medium rare. And two of the three steaks were quite fatty. I guess we expected them to be better, but it depends on the cut to some extent. Also, the cauliflower side dish we ordered was quite salty. But the waiter was amazing and the timing was great. We probably will not order steaks there in the future, but I'm sure there are lots of other dishes to try that are great.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Everything was wonderful, from the service to the food. Our go to restaurant , whenever we can get a night out, that never disappoints.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Casual, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Disabled Access
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 21, 2018

My husband and I both had the Farm Burger. It was excellent! Usually, there's nothing all that spectacular about a hamburger but this was a real treat for the taste buds. Now, we're on the hunt for bacon jam... It was a great dinner.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Authentic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 21, 2018

My favorite brunch spot in Frederick. Wonderful attentive service and great atmosphere. Wine flights are interesting with informative and funny tasting notes.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Three of us went at 6 pm on a Sat night. to celebrate a birthday. The restaurant was full and the noise level made it hard to maintain a conversation. Our server Cat was great and friendly. We ordered Venison Ossu Bucco, Steak special and duck breast. The duck breast and Ossu Bucco were prefect and the steak was cooked as requested but the overwhelming taste was salt. Overall it was a good experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We dined in for our first visit to celebrate my friends 40th birthday. The table was situated right in the front window with a view which made the experience all the more special. The menu had so many delicious sounding options it was very hard to decide what to have. We both had the lobster and greatly enjoyed it, and we saw other patrons with the steaks that were our second choices and we agreed that we needed to return soon to try other menu selections. The sides/starters that we chose were the mixed olives and the fried green tomatoes (a first for me) both were enjoyable. We selected the special dessert sorbet with meringues & fresh berries and the tiramisu, both were amazing. We loved the ambiance, services was impeccable and we cannot wait to return.

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