The Red Horse

4.5
454 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
The Red Horse Steakhouse, a full service restaurant conveniently located off US 15 and Route 40. Professional wait staff serves the finest grilled steaks and traditional seafood in a comfortable, casually elegant, atmosphere. Steaks are hand cut and trimmed daily. Complete bar facilities including a diverse wine list able to accommodate all tastes. Private facilities are available for banquets, receptions and business dinners. Come enjoy an affordable quality Frederick dining tradition.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 454 people are saying
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KristineB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, a quiet atmosphere, and great service. :)

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MARKW
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our reservation was kept on time. our Server "Sierra" was prompt to our table to see to our needs. Sierra is an Excellent Waitress ! Our appetizers were brought out quickly,
we had the Escargot, and the Tuna Bites, VERY GOOD, NO REGRETS.
we had their Evening Special, which was the RIBEYE STEAK. EXCELLENT AS WELL.
CAN'T WAIT TO GO BACK AND TRY ANOTHER "CUT" OF MEAT.
had the Chocolate Lava Cake with Ice Cream; YUM YUM
MARK

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vipJosephB
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A very good place for steak and seafood. An old standby but still very good.

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vipMikeC442
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal

Rib eye was one of the best I've had in Frederick. Not too pricy - makes you wonder why people go to the chain steakhouse down the street for about the same money

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TristaneN
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

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sherry
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall1food3service4ambience3

most items on the short menu they was out of at 7pm , if have special menu dont think items on it should have , i know pandemic but it was 7pm and there was only 2 tables in the place. people said food was wonderful but everything we wanted was out of stock. upset it was 1year anniversary wanted nice meal.

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RandyD
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service for a reasonable price.

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KatieK
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Our server was amazing, food was excellent. I would definitely book again!

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PeterB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The steak was very tender and cooked just right. the dusk breast was also very good. The staff were helpful very friendly. The desert was average. I would go again.

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ChrisC
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unfortunately we went during COVID, so they h ad a limited menu and we were unable to get what we had wanted. We were able to get something else, which was very good. Service was good, quiet atmosphere. Good drinks. Great Service. Looking forward to going after this mess is over.

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TerryC
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want a really good steak then don't go to downtown Frederick. Go to the Red Horse Steak House at the entrance to the Golden Mile. I've never had a fillet at any other restaurant in Frederick that is anywhere near the quality for tenderness and taste that I've only had at the Red Horse. While others beef is acceptable. Beef at the Red Horse is spectacular! You can also count on tasty sides like the oven-roasted Brussel sprouts, green beans, et al.

The service is friendly, swift, and excellent. The Red Horse is very clean and sanitized. All staff were wearing masks and sufficiently spaced apart. We felt very safe throughout our dining experience.

The owner, Kenny Bromfield, always presents himself at your table to ensure that everything is to your liking. Kenny is usually on the premises taking care of his customers and ensuring the quality of your meal.

The Red Horse stocks a selection of fine wine and a full-service bar. I particularly enjoyed the Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley Oregon Vintage 2017 with my beautiful fillet mignon.

Treat yourself and enjoy dinner at the Red Horse Steak House.

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BarbaraO
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The steaks were fabulous. Melted in our mouths.

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Rockit
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Better service and attention to detail would have put the Red Horse over the top. Sadly the food far outpaced the wait staff.

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Doug
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Red Horse is our go to restaurant to celebrate! The food is always great and the staff is exceptional.

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Frederick
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Decent food, dated facility, too expensive for the quality

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Anakea
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a wonderful place for all ages. Staff friendly, efficient and the food is excellent. While we don't live close by geographically, we always stop here when we have the opportunity. Don't miss out on a great place!

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Johnh
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, wonderful service. We felt very special on our first visit to this Frederick landmark

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Bozo
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Service was great food was okay different menu than what's on the website

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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LauraG
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent dinner and wait staff. Look forward to the main dining room opening.

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JamieM
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, great service, little overpriced. Currently in-door dinning is downstairs only so not as nice as the upstairs.

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FDAchick
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The service is amazing. The restaurant is a bit older, as far as decor goes, but the food is pretty good. They have an extensive drink menu which looks like fun. They wouldn’t honor their Sunday specials they advertise online, so that was a bummer, but businesses are struggling during the COVID pandemic so we were understanding. Very casual dining experience. Is probably a fun place under normal conditions when they have live entertainment.

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MargaretS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is very good, well prepared. Great service.

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BobD
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Red horse is a gem. Our first time. Old style steak restaurant. The steak was really good. The service was exceptional. The dessert was huge and tasty (chocolate cake of course).

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TomNFam
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Red Horse executes a classic steak dinner with simplicity and perfection. This is the place you hope you find when you travel to a new town - I think us locals take it for granted. Generously sized steaks that are cooked exactly as you request them, nice sides that are included with the steak (unusual for a steak house), and desserts you’ll not only want to order, but finish (if you can). Our party kept it simple - each adult ordering a filet mignon, loaded baked potato, and asparagus. The child ordering a huge hamburger from the kids menu. We finished with chocolate lava cake and lemon meringue pie - our son was most happy with the lava cake, he refused to share. Overall, an excellent, old school steak house experience. The staff was excellent and they were great to my son — providing a great activity menu, smiles, laughs...and drinks with a lid. If you’re looking for a good steak at a fair value, skip the drive to the city and simply enjoy what’s in your backyard. You’ll be happy with your choice. I’m ready to give the old horse another run.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was fabulous. It was a birthday celebration and all five of us were thrilled with our meal and the service.

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viptnbrbz4
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Meal, ambiance and location were all very good. Kileen, our server was wonderful. Looking forward to next time we're in the area so we can stop in again.

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FunkyC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was quite busy as many people were celebrating Valentines Day. Having said that, the Duck breast with tart cherries was most excellent. Also, the desert menue was very good. We had no complaints with the food or service.

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vipUberMiaoMiao
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We actually were facing a date night disaster on Valentine’s Day. Our original restaurant was way over-booked. Needless to say, we won’t go back there again. But we were faced with the distinct possibility of having to do fast food. Then we found a spot at Red Horse so we jumped at it. My expectation was significantly tamped down given that it was late on such a busy night. To our surprise, our waitress Ruth was very upbeat and kind. She took the initiative to move us to a much better table. The steaks were good, perhaps not outstanding but we had a wonderful evening.

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TravisF
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

It took the server over 15 minutes to come to our table just to take our drink order. It took an hour and fifteen minutes to get our food and they sent us home with someone else’s leftovers!

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JanG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always delicious, served exactly as we asked, thank you master cooks! The bartender was busy, but awesome. The waitresses, waiter, hostess and helpers were right there to help keep the bartender hopping!

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Frederickdiner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Disaster from start to finish. I had a party of 8, made my reservations Jan 14 (confirmed) for 2/14 @ 7PM. Got a call from restaurant 10 minutes before we arrived stating they had to push our reservations back, said they had just received them the day before and didn't have room. The receptionist hung up on me. We were seated at 7:25 (only because of my complaining which affected my evening). Half hour to get drink order, an hour and half before entrees served. The 5 steaks were raw and sent back. Returned 15 minutes later. They were OK but not up to RH standard. They did give us 1/2 off but I'm never going back. The decor is dated, the presentation of food was lousy, the front staff skanky looking. And the service was not up to their standard. I understand holiday traffic but I made reservations a month in advance and expected better treatment. They need to close if they don't want to run a restaurant. I get better food/service at the MountainView Diner.

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Morgaine
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been coming to the Red Horse for many years - it's our "special occasion" restaurant. My wife loves your prime rib - so glad you had it for Valentine's Day. The wait staff is always attentive but not too in your face. We really love the Red Horse!

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LisaP
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good steaks and great service.

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RussellT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place to eat. You can always count on the quality. Best steaks around.

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AliciaD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I took my family to Red Horse for my husband's birthday and we were very pleased overall with the experience. Food was straight forward and simple, but well prepared. Atmosphere was appropriate for an intimate steakhouse, only comment there was that the music was not very good and at times two playlists could be heard simultaneously, probably one from the bar and one from the dinner room. Service was terrific. Could imagine returning for another special occasion.

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AmyH
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and ambiance our server was very attentive as well.

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LoriE
West Virginia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I had not been here in years and was skeptical after reading bad reviews. The service and the food was still as excellent as I remembered. We were on the bar side and it was New Years Eve so it was a little loud. Would like to see the decor updated, but leave the wood finishes.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience1

We had been here before a couple years ago and i don’t remember it being as bad as this time. We went for nye with the kids. First, one of the busboys was chewing on gum so loudly you could hear him across the restaurant. Our waitress seemed good at first but as soon as we got our food she disappeared! I ordered surf and turf and the only edible item was the lobster, the steak was too tough and fatty to even chew. My husband got the prime rib which was much better. As for the ambiance, it is an extremely dark restaurant. They only have small orange lights on the chandeliers above the table. We could hardly see the menus and the kids couldn’t even see to color their kids menu!

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KenS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Red Horse was fabulous service was great and the food was delicious. Will definitely go again Ken and his team always do a good job. Looking forward to 2020

FAQs

The Red Horse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (301) 663-3030.

The Red Horse is rated 4.5 stars by 454 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.