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Diners' Choice: Good for special occasions restaurants in Maryland - DC Suburbs

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best special occasion restaurants in Maryland - DC Suburbs? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Monocacy Crossing restaurant
4.7
4.7 (3216)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Frederick
About the restaurant
Monocacy Crossing is located off the beaten path five miles south of Frederick. As soon as you walk through our door, you relax, you're comfortable, and at home. Our menu selections and extensive wine list will satisfy everyone in your party. So come, enjoy, be our guests!
Top review
ChelleD
Dined 4 days ago
Outside patio on a nice night... it is the place to be...
A photo of Fiorella Italian Kitchen restaurant
4.7
4.7 (436)
$30 and under
Italian
National Harbor
About the restaurant
Fiorella's appeal lies in our delicious food, natural warmth and effortless Italian charm. During spring and summer, the outdoor dining area creates a delightful al fresco experience; in the winter, the restaurant is a cozy retreat. And all year long we have wonderful views of the Potomac!
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on Apr 19, 2024
First time visit and loved it! We tried two pizza’s: the supreme and the mushroom-truffle and both were fantastic! (I couldn’t stop eating the mushroom one) Their pizza crust is one of the best we’ve ever had and the server was very attentive without being intrusive. Overall a 10+ visit and we’ll be back!
A photo of Portum Restaurant and Lounge restaurant
4.7
4.7 (303)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
National Harbor
About the restaurant
Portum is now OPEN and Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with Weekend Brunch and all week Happy Hour from 3pm-6pm. We are excited to showcase our New Talent of our diverse team, along with front of the house management and service staff. Come by and try one of our Signature Wagyu Portum Burger or Crab Cake
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iDine
Dined 7 days ago
This was my 5th visit to Portum and I have only wonderful things to say about my experiences. The customer service is above and beyond amazing! The Saturday jazz brunch is exceptionally well done. From the cuisine selections to the music to the staff and management. It’s a well oiled machine and the atmosphere is relaxing. I continue to return because my experience is that they value each and every one of their customers. Thank you Portum!
A photo of Il Piccolo Morso restaurant
4.7
4.7 (501)
$30 and under
Italian
Leonardtown
About the restaurant
Il Piccolo Morso - Serving delicious Italian food and cocktails in Leonardtown, Maryland. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Top review
NEILR
Dined on Jun 1, 2024
This is a wonderful restaurant with outstanding food and excellent service. Everything we ordered was delicious.
A photo of The Melting Pot - Gaithersburg restaurant
4.6
4.6 (2055)
$31 to $50
Fondue
Gaithersburg
About the restaurant
The Melting Pot offers an extraordinary dining experience that you won't find at any other restaurant. Here, you'll discover all the ingredients to a perfect evening, including a relaxed atmosphere, private tables, attentive service, fine wines & cocktails, as well as fabulous four-course fondue dinners. No matter what the occasion, from a romantic date to a get together with friends, meetings, or large groups, The Melting Pot always provides fun & lasting memories. Make reservations today & come dip into something different.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
This was my first time at The Melting Pot and it won’t be my last. I made the reservation to celebrate my wife’s birthday with a special intimate dinner, and The Melting Pot made that happen. Our waiter was kind and added to the wonderful experience. The manger even stopped by to check on us! Food was 10/10, Drinks were 10/10 as well! We will be back for sure?
A photo of Ela Mesa Taste of Greece restaurant
4.6
4.6 (189)
$31 to $50
Greek
Gaithersburg
About the restaurant
Inspired by the Greek philosophy of "philoxenia" we aim to extend the warmth of our home to the hearts of our guests. Our cuisine is centered on traditional fresh ingredients and contemporary dishes in a fine dining setting. Come discover our heritage of great food and uncomparable hospitality.
Top review
Koyangivip
Dined on Jun 7, 2024
Always scrumptious food with beautiful plating at a very reasonable price! A favorite for Greek food!
A photo of Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Frederick restaurant
4.6
4.6 (510)
$30 and under
American
Frederick
About the restaurant
Welcome to Firebirds Wood Fired Grill Frederick! We are an American Restaurant and Steakhouse known for our scratch kitchen, bold flavors and inviting atmosphere. Enjoy our signature menu items including hand-cut, aged steaks and fresh seafood or our specialty crafted cocktails and select wines. Join us for Brunch Saturday and Sunday starting at 11am and Happy Hour at the FIREBAR® or on the patio for drink specials and bar bites. We offer top-notch service and upscale dining at a modest price.
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kmullenvip
Dined 4 days ago
Great food, great service, and it was the busiest restaurant in the plaza, that says a lot
A photo of Morton's The Steakhouse - Bethesda restaurant
4.5
4.5 (2075)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Bethesda
About the restaurant
What began in Chicago in 1978 is now one of the most award-winning steakhouses around. For over 30 years, Morton's The Steakhouse has been on a mission to provide "The Best Steak… Anywhere." Focusing on quality, consistency and genuine hospitality, Morton's seeks to provide not only memorable cuisine, but a memorable experience. With fresh, succulent seafood and famed USDA prime-aged steak, it's no surprise that Morton's has thrilled diners all over the world. For a glimpse of a higher standard of steakhouse, come see the legendary Morton's experience for yourself.
Top review
fernvip
Dined 7 days ago
Delicious food and excellent service. The music could have been better. Didn’t seem to fit the atmosphere of the restaurant and it was too loud.
A photo of Cellar Door - Frederick restaurant
4.4
4.4 (190)
$31 to $50
American
Frederick
About the restaurant
Step off Market Street, down the stairs, and enter The Cellar Door, where great food meets great entertainment. Our lounge offers entertainment nightly, Tuesday and Wednesday, Karaoke Thursday, Featured DJ on Friday and Saturday, and a Sunday comedy show! Relax in our Modern-Industrial atmosphere, and sip classic and craft cocktails at Frederick's best downtown lounge. Saturday and Sunday brunch is available from 11am-3pm.


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Dinnerout
Dined on May 12, 2024
We had Mother’s Day brunch and it was fabulous! The staff was very attentive and we felt very welcomed and not rushed. A cellar gem!
A photo of The Comus Inn restaurant
4.4
4.4 (33)
$30 and under
American
Dickerson
About the restaurant
Originally known as the Johnson-Wolfe Farm, the Comus Inn today is a historic 1860s farmhouse situated on just over five acres of the Maryland Agricultural Reserve, three miles and a world away from the bustling I-270 travel corridor. A farm-centric American tavern; a family-friendly beer and wine garden; and unimpeded views of Sugarloaf Mountain, welcome travelers and neighbors alike to enjoy delicious food, top-notch drinks, and good company year-round.
Top review
Dinnerdate2
Dined 2 days ago
Very nice! Good Food, good views! Definitely go back!
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