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The Tasting Room

4.8
4.8
2580 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Established in 2001, The Tasting Room restaurant and wine bar has earned a reputation as a modern American force in the Frederick area. Situated in the heart of Frederick's historic district, The Tasting Room captures the energy of Market St. with floor to ceiling windows and a 180˚ panoramic view. Fresh local ingredients, seasonal menu changes, Frederick's best wine & cocktail lists, friendly/professional service, and countless regional awards set the standard for dining in our beautiful little city.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (240) 379-7772

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Nate Johnson

  • Catering

    We offer our menu to-go, but do not offer offsite catering.

  • Private party facilities

    The largest party we are able to accommodate is 12 guests. Please call 240-379-7772 to make a reservation.

  • Neighborhood

    Frederick

  • Cross street

    Church Street

  • Parking details

    There is a large public lot only a block away (Church Street Garage) located at 17 East Church Street and ample off-street parking.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,580 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Contemporary American

  • Maryland - DC Suburbs

    Best Overall

  • Maryland - DC Suburbs

    Best Food

  • Maryland - DC Suburbs

    Best Service

  • Maryland - DC Suburbs

    Best Ambiance

  • Maryland - DC Suburbs

    Notable Wine List

  • Maryland - DC Suburbs

    Contemporary American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food3service4ambience4
    Felt rushed, food was over cooked
  2. LG

    LaurieG

    Jacksonville

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff were great and the food was even better! Great happy hour too.
  3. K

    Kosherchef

    New York Area

    98 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    98 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Although we had to wait for the table, it was worth it. The service was excellent. Our server was extremely knowledgeable about the food and the wine. My husband and I really enjoyed our meal.
  4. e

    eat2much

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was good but somewhat pricey. Our server was excellent
  5. A

    Antonio

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for brunch and the service, the food and atmosphere was amazing. Looking forward to coming back.
  6. SM

    SteveM

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional. Service to good. Could ask for nothing more.
  7. A

    Anna

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    excellent waiting staff. great food selection, I was looking forward to this event. However, the cook must me in love - food was good but too salty, even for me who loves salty!!!
  8. m

    michaelb

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food - always!! Good service, best drinks in town.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal. Great service.
  10. W

    Wouldcomebackinaminut3

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was outstanding, and our meal was delicious!
  11. RD

    RonDuck

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    From appetizers to main to desert the food was tasty -- and nicely presented. We eseocially liked the hamachi and octupus appetizers. Our server was terrific; she rocked it! Would have liked a few more selctions of heavier red wines by the glass.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food here is amazing, worth every penny. Service is excellent as well. What else can you ask for?
  13. g

    gmdinmd

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Enjoyed brunch experience at this restaurant, but we were not overly impressed with the dishes themselves. For the premium the food was unbalanced taste wise for a high end service. EG breakfast tacos came with sweet and peppery sauce, but the eggs in the taco were so peppery they didn't complement each other, and also the texture of the bacon came off as bacon bits. My wife said the best thing about her omelet dish was the side salad. Other dishes were similar, but the cinnamon roll was top notch, mimosas were great and service and ambiance excellent, so I'd give this place another go, just maybe not for brunch.
  14. WM

    WilliamM

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Always nice. Great vibe.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was wonderful. Went with my wife and we had a blast.
  16. JV

    JohnnyV

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Charred octopus appetizer was terrific. Very creative. Out server Emily was outstanding. Very attentive, knowledgeable and paced our food delivery perfectly.
  17. KR

    KevinR

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was an anniversary brunch for us the greeter, various staff and servers all acknowledged our special day. Food was great! Our server Zach was outstanding and the rest of the staff very good as well. We even received some complimentary Prosecco. Would happily recommend to anyone and even though we don’t live in Frederick I hope we will return soon.
  18. MO

    MargaretO

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great food!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I miss the beef carpaccio appetizer. The beef tartare was well prepared, but not outstanding. Entrees were all very good. The pork belly was amazing, but the vegetables were underwhelming. The desserts, the Black forest sundae and popcorn brûlée, were sublime. Our server was great! My only complaint is that we hadn’t yet gotten our first drinks when our appetizers arrived, even though they were ordered first, or at the same time. I don’t know if this was a delay by the bartender, or the server, but my wine should have come before our food. I do like the way the menu changes more frequently. Many of the new dishes have been great. I do wish a few of the original items had remained. I loved the option of being able to order the potato gratin as a side, as not all the entrees have an accompaniment other than veggies. I know the lobster whipped potatoes are popular, but not everyone wants seafood with their potatoes. The cocktails are perfect, as always. We love The Tasting Room, and happily supported it throughout the pandemic. Your take out packaging is by far the best in Frederick. We were able to re-create your plating at home for many special occasions when we were unable to dine in person. Nothing ruins a great meal more than finding it squashed and muddled in one big container, and The Tasting Room never did that. We were happy to still tip in full during that time, if it meant helping you stay afloat.
  20. DG

    DavidG

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were seated quickly even though we were early for our reservation. The food was good, we didn't wait long for it and the service was great. It was a very good time.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    I had high hopes for this place because of the many rave reviews I read. First, the server ordered the wrong dish for my friend then my Wagyu Flank steak was served well done. A new Steak was served but for all the hype, I will not be ordering again We were comped for a round of drinks and dessert but dinner experience was awful Very doubtful that I will be coming back
  22. DP

    DennisP

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food & service. Some work being done int restaurant.
  23. s

    squabbles4

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my birthday and we came for brunch at 11 AM. Our server Jessica was amazing and had a radiant smile. I had gotten together with some girlfriends I had not seen in 6 months. 5 hours later we got up to leave. Not once were we asked to leave or felt rushed. Wonderful experience. The food and drinks were memorable and worth the trip.
  24. C

    Clay

    Baltimore

    51 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent filet mignon, halibut was slightly overdone but still good. Both the wedge salad & greens salad were sizable & very tasty. Appetizers of crab dip & yellowfin tuna were good. Service was top notch & made the experience!
  25. JB

    JenniferB

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Service was excellent, steaks were over done but still tender, ambiance was loud.
  26. DH

    DebbieH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great food presented in a creative and tasty way. Maybe a little noisy if you want to visit while dining
  27. PJ

    PeterJ

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tasting Room is among the best restaurants in Maryland.
  28. CK

    CatherineK

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, cocktails and service were excellent. Would return in a heartbeat!
  29. BB

    BillBodine

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First visit to The Tasting Room since prior to the pandemic. Happy to say that it hasn't missed a beat. The service is top notch, the food is out of this world, and the drinks are great!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Engagement dinner
  31. Y

    Yummy

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tasting Room never disappoints! We bring all our family and friends when they are in town.
  32. SR

    ScottR

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I know when I go here the Filet will be cooked exactly as I want it to be, quality cannot be surpassed, Stephanie was spectacular this evening, and if I want it to be a special dinner, I can count on the Tasting Room. Excellent overall Enjoyed a Great dinner with my oldest Son this evening. Scott
  33. J

    Julian007

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and professional staff! A must place to eat if your in Frederick :) I’ll be back! Julian
  34. A

    Awesome

    Baltimore

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Excellent - highly recommend. Went there with my boss for a business meeting. Only annoyance was how many times the waitress came over to ask for our order when we clearly indicated we needed to chat for awhile.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were excellent.
  36. M

    Michele

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    my dad wanted to eat here for his birthday and was a little sad to see that you didn’t have the chip beef on biscuit as he had last time. Not sure if this is a seasonal item or a regular menu item but would love to see it again.
  37. ET

    ErinT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drinks were excellent along with out server. We were given complimentary small glasses of Prosecco to celebrate our anniversary which was a nice touch. We will be back!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Food was okay but a bit disappointing especially for the price. Drinks and dessert were good. Service was fine but entrees were slow.
  39. B

    Bill747saw

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service!
  40. I

    Iceman

    Washington DC

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal and service as usual. Some nice new menu items and Cynthia was on point as well!

FAQs

The Tasting Room offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (240) 379-7772.

The Tasting Room is rated 4.8 stars by 2580 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today
Google Map for The Tasting Room

101 North Market Street, Frederick, MD 21701

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Church Street

  • Neighborhood

    Frederick

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    There is a large public lot only a block away (Church Street Garage) located at 17 East Church Street and ample off-street parking.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Nate Johnson

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (240) 379-7772

  • Catering

    We offer our menu to-go, but do not offer offsite catering.

  • Private party facilities

    The largest party we are able to accommodate is 12 guests. Please call 240-379-7772 to make a reservation.

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