t at The General Store

4.7
311 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
We offer a local farm-to-table menu. Best described as American cuisine with a healthy twist, we prepare our dishes fresh daily. We use no added salt, bringing tea infusion as a flavor and spice. We have a full bar with hand-crafted cocktail specials. Located inside the historic Royal Oak General Store, you will find a fun, modern decor.
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OT
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious dinner!

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C
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Valentine’s Day dinner.

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TN
Atlantic City
11 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Food was excellent , but pity disappointed no specials , or specials as advertised on web site ,atmosphere needs improving .
But it was nice.

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P
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, we had an excellent time. We brought friends who had never been there and they loved it as well. The only disappointment was that the only cab on the wine list was not available and the Pinot we picked just wasn't that nice. Hopefully the next time we go, they will have a couple more Cabs on the wine list.

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S
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had amazing food w awesome service! Best duck I’ve ever had!

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MT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Food is excellent but service is often spotty at T, especially if the bar is full, as the servers have to double as bartenders. The place really needs a dedicated bartender on weekend nights.

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M
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food and service. Mixed drinks are pricey.

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RW
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for early dinner on a Saturday. We hadn't been to the General Store before and were pleasantly surprised. At 5:00 it wasn't crowded. The server was attentive, the food was good and we enjoyed the wine. We will definitely go back.

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LF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time. Service was excellent and the food divine!

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SJ
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Sunday brunch was so good I knew I'd be back. Dinner was delicious and the staff superb. A new go to spot.

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TB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always good food and pleasant service. Locally sourced cuisine that is served with a flair but not fussy. BYOB makes it possible to bring great wine, though their list is just fine. Ample portions

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G
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is cooked to order -- no dried out chicken or overcooked veggies. They are friendly and welcoming and I have never had a bad meal there. Saturday and Sunday brunch are also great fun!

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f
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Healthy food that is delicious.

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OC
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous farm to table food prepared with care and served in a relaxing warm environment. Everyone loved their meal!!!

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JZ
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible meal! A hidden gem, highly recommend for locals and tourists. We expect this to become a frequent favorite for us

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M
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was invited to t at the General Store for my birthday dinner. I had lamb chops with polenta, and it was delicious. We split the brownie sundae for dessert, and it was incredibly scrumptious. Great place!

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TB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful farm/boat to table cuisine, thoughtfully prepared. Chowder was sublime, seared ahi tuna perfect. Nice wine list and full bar but BYOB is a terrific option for wine snobs.

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OT
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a great place to dine with friends. Order different things so everyone can try some...loved the chicken pot pie and the sweet potato bread pudding specials!

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SM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is amazing. The Ahi Tuna apetizer is to die for. Beth did an excellent job with regards to service in spite of it being her first day. The duck that we had orgered was cooked to perfection but had gristle all around which made it hard to chew. They changed it out and got us something else. Excellent service!!

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EK
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Sunday brunch was good. Very friendly place. Food was good but menu somewhat limited.

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R
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We discovered this restaurant 3 years ago during an Anniversary trip to the Eastern Shore. To celebrate our 15th Anniversary, we decided to return. The food was just as delicious as before and the ambiance was lovely. It is nice to not have been to a restaurant in 3 years and to come back and the quality still remained!

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v
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the second time we ate here, and loved it both times. The oyster stew was perfect (just a little bit of heat) and my pork chop was perfectly cooked. My husband had a steak with an amazing chimichurri (not sure I spelled that right!) sauce which he let me taste (he didn't share his steak!) The warm apple cake with caramel sauce, whipped cream to die for and ice cream finished us off. We waddled home having enjoyed every minute of our visit. We plan to go back and take some local friends who have not made it there yet.

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CB
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Glad I made a reservation! Oyster Stew was delicious. Need bigger water glasses.

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OT
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the staples, but can always expect something unexpected. This time it was a house made chicken pot pie. Soooooo delicious. Finished with a brownie sundae for dessert. Perfect comfort on a chill fall evening!

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DH
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We we're looking for a new place to try and came upon The General Store. Since the chef is hands on, the menu has less items, but are made to order and wonderful. We had the special of the day which was Chicken Pot Pie and the Steak with chimichurri. Both were amazing and displayed beautifully. Tea is infused into the handcrafted cocktails which adds a lovely touch. For dessert we had the creme brulee and the home made lemon curd with fruit. Again, the taste was off the charts. This restaurant will be our new go to when we are near Easton. Worth the trip to visit, you won't be disappointed!

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IM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

PROS-A delicious find if you are foodies like we are! Fresh, beautifully prepared, very delicious and worth the drive. . CONS-There is a stinging weakness in the restaurant design that affects the bottom line since the place is rarely full and with the fabulous food-it should be.
As a designer of restaurants -From 3 star michelin rated restaurants to local small town pub and grub-no matter how great the food -the environment can be a deal maker even when a patron can not name it; an opportunity missed.
While a community table can be friendly-to locate it up front in this space-limiting the only other seating options-to two tables of 4 is a mistake-sending most diners to the back of the room, with little ambiance. Not once since we have been there has anyone selected that enormous community table. On any budget-even the tightest-it would be easy to make design selections that better reflect the design experience diners would delight in-filling the space nightly happily each night it is open .The bones of the existing space could be a fantastic beginning yet is lost by what appears to be too many random, confusing ideas thrown together with what feels like no real plan. Uncomfortable with cheap looking,feeling chairs that would work in an elementary school setting. While we live in a time with Wayfair and other furniture options there are way better options out there in any budget.
The restaurant also claims to be a Tea Bar-yet we can not figure how that weighs in or why it should. The food should be heralded was the clear star it is. The idea of Tea pub is confusing at best-growing pains perhaps.
"T-at the General Store" offers elements to become an ace in the hole- with a rising chef, a young staff that is willing . However, the restaurant interior no doubt is a factor that keeps diners from filling the space full. Too bad, because the food deserves a packed venue on it's own. First impressions are lasting , why not make it unforgettable in every way ?

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A
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was really good! The brownie and ice cream were AMAZING!!! This was a gem off the beat and path.

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OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner experience as always!

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BP
Baltimore
46 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We had a delicious meal at T at the General Store tonight. Everything was well presented -perfectly seasoned and healthy. The ahi tuna was great-just spicy enough. Both my husband and I had the chicken entree and were both satisfied with a well prepared meal. Dessert-wine- an additional appetizer-and the tab was under $100. We will definitely return.

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J
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Understaffed. Salad and soup took 40 minutes to come out.

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JB
Baltimore
86 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This restaurant is absolutely worth the drive in its off the beaten track location, This was a second visit and I was wowed once again. I had the duck breast with brussels sprouts and a bed of sweet mashed potatoes and my husband had a lovely salmon with spinach risotto. We shared a butternut squash soup and had rose wine by the glass. The place was very busy on a Saturday night. Portions are generous and so there was no need for dessert. Service was relaxed and efficient. The atmosphere is pleasant but the back part where we were seated was a bit drab away from the front windows. Wines by the glass could be more abundant in options.

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SR
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very happy experience as always! Thank you very much. S.Ross

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r
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I are locals, always looking bbn g for a new place. T at the General Store might be a new favorite! Lovely food, perfect service, and a really homey, cozy feel. We are looking forward to spending a lot of time here, especially over the winter.

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C
Jacksonville
24 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch!! Food is fresh, local and innovative. Great service!

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TC
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was my first visit here and I was impressed with the food and the service. Our server, Ashley, was very personable, knowledgeable of the menu, and attentive to our every need. The special of the day was a delicious German-style dinner--pork schnitzel, sauerkraut, and spaetzel--a unique find on Maryland's Eastern Shore!

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e
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

T at the General Store is a neighborhood gem. It has an exceptional Sunday brunch. The Bloody Mary's are the best I have ever had anywhere. Delectable pancakes, creative eggs benedict, BLT - you can't go wrong. Local ingredients and lovely service. It is worth the trip. Go there for dinner, too.

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OT
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved dining in the window! It was a rainy night in Saint Michaels and the comfort of the corn chowder, shrimp and polenta, and a brownie sundae hit the spot. Friends had a Caesar salad and steak with chimichuri. Compliments all around to the chef. Everyone should experience the all around perfection of this place! Highly recommend.

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SR
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Place. Good time good food very good waitress, Pleasent all in all.
SR

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GS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great ambiance, wonderful food, terrific staff. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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NM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I have had many excellent meals at T, but this one was the very best. Every course was delicious and beautifully prepared.

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