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About The Red Horse
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.
Frederick, MD 21703
Steak, Seafood, American
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:30pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Plenty of parking in a well lit private lot.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
The Red Horse Ratings and Reviews
We had our first meal at Red Horse for my husband’s birthday. The appetizers were amazing (seared ahi tuna bites and shrimp cocktail). My filet mignon was very tender and cooked just right but not as flavorful as I’d hoped. I’m from Texas, so I have high standards for good steak. This was close, but not as good as steakhouses back home. My husband felt the same about the crab cakes: good, but not fabulous. It was really nice that they gave my husband a free dessert for his birthday. Service was attentive and we liked the quiet retro ambiance, so we might go back and try other items.
I think you would have to go pretty far to get a better steak. Always a very pleasant place. The open ceiling with all the wood is not only attractive, but seems to keep the noise down and the fireplace is quite inviting. The service is always good, but this night the busboys were really exceptional. Very professional and attentive without being the least bit intrusive. It seems like little detail, but when even the little details are taken care of so well, it really makes for a very enjoyable meal.
Four of us had an early dinner there on a Saturday evening during the holidays. The oysters on the half shell were fresh and clean, the Caesar salads pretty average, the steaks and prime rib were declared very good. They were not busy when we were there so the servers were very attentive, the water glasses kept topped up, and the food came at an acceptable pace. The menu, while perhaps somewhat dated, provided tasty food and the service was friendly.
I will simply say that I'm sorry I waited so long to return to the Red Horse. From the time we walked in the front door to the time we left, we felt welcomed and appreciated. The service was outstanding and the food was equally as good. Everything was perfectly cooked from the tuna to the filets. We will certainly not wait as long to return. Thank you for a great evening.
Without question, this was the most expensive worst meal I have ever had. The calamari was undercooked and had no flavor. It came with an extremely watery substance in a cup that I assume was supposed to be some form of ranch dressing. They had serious guts uncharging the salads that came with the meals. They weren't edible even if they were free - especially the awful, awful "blue cheese" dressing that came with them. I have never in my life eaten blue cheese that didn't taste like blue cheese. My son's shrimp entree was atrocious. The shrimp, like the calamari, were undercooked and soggy. My prime rib came out on a plate by itself, swimming in a puddle of some sort of broth, and cold. The rib eyes other people in my party ordered were cooked well, but they had no flavor. Even the bread was flavorless. Truthfully, the only decent (not good) part of the entire meal were the french fries, and I'm guessing that's only because they were frozen from a bag and someone else was responsible for their flavor. The decor was dated and not appealing. I felt like I was in a run-down 1980s steakhouse with no redeemable nostalgia attached to it. Overall, a terrible meal that made me wish we had opted to get a sub to go at the WaWa across the street.
On the afternoon of November, 2 2017 my wife and I visited the Red Horse there was only one waitress working who apologized for being understaffed. We choose a window seat and regretted that choice because we spent the rest of our evening in the company of numerous flies and gnats. My wife and I both ordered steaks and baked potatoes.Both of our steaks were reasonably hot and cooked to order, but my potato was lukewarm and my steamed vegetables were actually cold. Including the tip we paid over $100.00 and drove an hour and a half each direction. I would have to say that after we considered everything we both agreed that the Red Horse did not live up to it's reputation. We will not be returning.
My folks and I were at the very well-known and historically excellent, Red Horse just this past week. We were there again this year, as we were last year at this time, to celebrate my birthday. My folks live in Rockville and were thrilled to go back to The Red Horse having had such a great experience the year prior. (It is hard to believe an entire year has flown by already.) Our server, Stephanie was excellent and extremely attentive to our needs and the evening with Mom and Dad was delightful. I have a funny feeling that we will be back there again next year :) Needless to say, we loved it! Thanks Red Horse for the carte blanche service!
The restaurant has a terrible odor when you walk in it smells like a funeral home they haven't updated anything in 40+ years selection of beer was ridiculous said we needed reservations but there wasn't a soul in there so we left and I would not recommend this to anyone the place needs to be shut down
I was traveling back home and choose this restaurant because it was close to route 70. I had know idea that it would be the greatest meal I have had in years. The bus boy was amazing. in fact he was better than the waiter. I have already recommend this place to several friends. on the con side, I am a lighting designer and the lighting need to be address.
It was my first time here (my companion's second) and I will definitely return. The interior is "rustic" and somewhat dated. Tables are well aligned for visibility. Each of us selected the prime rib as our entrees. Mine was supposed to be medium rare, but arrived medium well - no, I didn't send it back in case you are wondering. It tasted great. My companion had an end cut and remarked that her's wasn't seasoned enough. Vegetables du jour were crisp and the bread supply was endless. I've seen mixed reviews about The Red Horse so was a bit reluctant to try it... I'm glad I did.
We spent the weekend in Frederick, trying a few places, we read really good things about this place so we made a reservation, unfortunately the food was just "ok" there was nothing great/special or memorable about anything. We each had steak, 1 NY Strip and 1 Prime Rib, the portions were great, but there was very little flavor and one was slightly overcooked. I had lobster tail added, that was decent. Overall, just "ok", nothing to write home about, would not rush back.
Courteous reception and wait staff. Concern for your comfort displayed by all. Food selection was good. It was prepared properly and served promptly. Desert selection was good and each of our party enjoyed something different.
This was a good experience and we plan to return soon.
The food and service at throw restaurant was outstanding. The steaks, ceaser salad, escargot, cold crab cocktail were delicious. The French onion soup needs more flavor however. The restaurant is rustic and smelled like heavy smoke as soon as you walk in and sit down until you get us d to it. The molten lava cake was delicious and the service was outstanding!
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