The Tasting Room
center cut, sauce b'arnaise, au gratin potatoes, side salad
Tr Lobster Chowder
roast corn, potatoes, amontillado sherry
Colorado Rack of Lamb
chickpea puree, tomato/veal glace, asparagus
Great food. Great service. Filet is amazing. Going to JRAD would be the next best thing.
We went to The Tasting Room based on a recommendation by Tom Sietsema in
The Washington Post. We drove up from Fairfax to meet relatives who were transiting the area. It was certainly a worthwhile trip. We were all pleased with the presentation and taste of our selections. Kristine, our waitress, was very good as well.
Food was outstanding, great meal.
The food was absolutely fantastic. We had the lobster ravioli appetizer which was exceptional. My wife had the halibut, and I had the scallops. Both dishes were among the best I've had. The service was prompt, attentive, and pleasant.
Only two small objections: the white wine wasn't chilled enough when served (which was easily remedied), and the expresso was not up to the standards of the food.
I would highly recommend the restaurant and would return in a heartbeat.
Delicious lunch with friends - excellent service. Nice menu and tasty food. Sensational desserts. Great place for an upscale lunch that was reasonably priced.
Recommend getting one of the high tables by the window for a pleasant experience.
The food was delicious!! The portion sizes were large. I would definitely recommend to anyone!
Service was exceptional and wait staff very courteous. Food was awesome. Will definitely be going back.
Delicious food, beautiful place and better service
One of the top spots in Frederick, MD. Would definitely eat here again
The service was excellent, the food choices were also excellent. The food preparation and wine selection was superlative. I look forward to going back.
Delightful service and incredible food
Always superior food and service!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The food was generally good but not outstanding. There seemed to be an issue with ensuring coffee and entrees were hot. There was also an issue in getting one order right. That issue was fixed but a mistaken charge had to be removed from check. The service was friendly and ultimately helpful. Since we live an hour away, we will most likely stick to restaurants closer to home.
Excellent food and service! The lobster chowder is one of the best dishes anywhere in the Baltimore/DC area. Our server was superb -- knowledgeable, helpful, and patient. But the restaurant needs to do something about the ambient noise -- way, way too high when you have to shout at a two-person table to have a conversation. I don't mind a little background noise, but this has always been a problem at the Tasting Room with all the glass and mirrors and other hard surfaces. Always makes me think twice before booking a table.
Overall a great experience. The filet carpaccio was astounding. All of our drinks were as well. Only downside was I ordered the filet medium rare. It was brought out on a sizzling plate, so by the time it got to me and I started to eat it was medium, bordering on medium well for the edges. Wish the waitress had told me so I could have requested a cold plate, or that it was noted on the menu. Otherwise great experience and mood but but an over cooked filet at that price took some of the polish off.
We had a wonderful afternoon sipping rosé and dining alfresco. Highly recommend!
Outstanding service, delicious food, great value. A gem in Frederick!
I love this restaurant. A shining jewel in Frederick's thriving dining scene the food and drink here is first rate. There is not a bad dish on the menu.
We celebrated our 10 years wedding anniversary at Tasting Room our favored restaurant and we were not disappointed. The service was great. We had appetizer of Filet Mignon Carpaccio and Braised Spanish Squid. The Carpaccio was very good, but for me the squid was excellent, very nice surprise. For dinner my husband had the crab cake, which was great and I had chicken BLT very good. We also had dessert and vine, beer and drinks...
Wonderful dinner and celebration
Staff was absolutely Stunning! They were extremely accommodating and very attentive. Although the lunch selections were limited, they allowed modifications, which was much appreciated. Prices were a tad high for lunch, but the preparations were well worth the additional costs. Wonderful to be back after such a long time during this pandemic.
Lovely experience! Wait staff are impeccable! Our server, Frankie, remembered our son and his wife as customers weeks ago!
Wine flights are a nice touch, and reasonable. Menu is small but all offerings were excellent. Leave room for thoughtful dessert offerings.
Thanks for a wonderful time.
Our server is what made the experience!!!!!
Food was outstanding, but pricey. It was a bit tricky with a larger group to carry on a conversation due to the overall noise level within the restaurant. Definitely will be back for special occasions.
This was not the first time we dined here, and we are never disappointed. The Tasting Room once again delivered an outstanding meal and experience. All courses exceeded expectation.
The service, drinks and food were great, as always. We stayed longer than we should have - catching up after la long separation. The patience of the staff was appreciated.
I ordered the pappardelle with mushrooms and the shrimp ceviche to start. My dining partner had the pork chop and potatoes au gratin. We shared the lemon butter cake, which was outstanding. All told, we really enjoyed everything we ordered, and the service was helpful and friendly. Will be back!
Wonderful to be back after 16 months! Great brunch, perfect views of downtown Frederick from curtain windows, and attentive but unobtrusive service. All what makes TR my go-to place for consistently impeccable meals and service and sets the standard for other local restaurants.
The tasting room experience was impecable. Everything from the food to the dining staff to the overall ambiance of the restaurant. Everything is so modern and minimalist yet new and different. Every food suggestion we got was incredible. Could not have asked for a better way to celebrate my significant others birthday than a delicious brunch at the Tasting Room.
Always our go to for special occasions-great night!!
Food and service excellent. Just a tad noisy for us.
Food and service from Jason was outstanding. Octopus and butter cake was our favorites! Highly recommend.
Really great. My second time. Great food. Great service.
Lobster chowder was outstanding. We come here several times a year and always enjoy!
Slow service and waited a while to be served. There was a shift in the staff so no one came until I asked the host. Noise level loud. Didn’t spread people out and there were many open tables. Food was good but not worth the price.
Excellent food, presentation, and service...........so loud in the dining room however....difficult to hold a conversation at the table.
Great service and great food. The server recommended a good wine alternative that paired well with the food. A fantastic experience!
Our server, Tom, was great! This was a catch up on things lunch with my daughter, and we felt comfortable and un-rushed, enjoyed the food and 1/2 price wine!
The Tasting Room is my favorite restaurant in Frederick (so far)! The food is absolutely fantastic. The service is impeccable. While I find it a bit loud for an intimate dinner, the ambience, food, and service more than make up for it.
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 2299 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.