The Tasting Room

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$31 to $50
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American
Established in 2001, The Tasting Room restaurant and wine bar has earned a reputation as a modern American force in the Frederick area. Combining the essence of Frederick and the modern styles of New York, The Tasting Room provides diners with an experience to remember. Situated in the heart of Frederick's historic district, The Tasting Room captures the energy of Market St. with floor to ceiling windows and a 180˚ panoramic view. Fresh local ingredients and unwavering consistency have been the benchmarks for this ultra-successful Michael Tauraso establishment.

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K
Richmond
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out server Jeff is outstanding. We traveled from Washington D.C. and Annapolis to enjoy Frederick and your restaurant. Due to an urgent family crisis; we had to depart early and Jeff facilitate our order from sit-in to carry out. He was very professional, understanding and accommodating. We will be back again and again. Thank you
Kt Reed, Colleen Buchanan and Sara Ballister

J
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience1

My husband & I came for our anniversary. The food was fantastic, but 2 things were unsat: our server Trey, addressed 99% of his questions to my husband, never me - really tacky imho & cost him a better tip - seriously, do engaged, socially conscious people still treat women as 2nd class citizens? The other thing that was unpleasant was that we were seated very near the bathrooms & there were constantly people going back & forth. We ate early enough that we should have just spoken up & picked another table, but it was annoying that this is where they chose to seat us in an empty dining room. If I was just recommending TR for the food, I would do it, however these other things overshadowed enough for me to NOT recommend.

OT
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Waited at our table for 12 minutes before our server acknowledged us & it was not busy! Afterwards, things were fine. This is a nice restaurant & we used to frequent it fairly often, but seems that the prices are getting a little high. Average price for a glass of wine is approximately $13 & the steak is good but didn’t think it was worth $50.

OT
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location and tasty food. Definitely on the more expensive side for Frederick, MD

CP
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we are any where near Frederick we make sure to go to the Tasting Room! The food is fabulous and the service is wonderful. The menu is also always changing, so it is great to return time after time!

P
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Has to be the favorite place in town for us so far. Good wines, good bourbon and scotch. The food is outstanding, had the Duck dish and the lamb, delicious 😋. Shrimp dish to start, ending with carrot cake! The dishes are the correct t size for you to enjoy and feel full. Wine tasting Good too. It was very busy without feeling so. Staff are professionals.

L
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Since my husband is a police officer in Baltimore city and has to work on Thanksgiving this was our chance to celebrate Thanksgiving as a family. As usual, TR does not disappoint. The most delicious food in all of Frederick county is served! It’s expensive but worth it! Can’t wait to go back for the lobster chowder, filet mignon, the cocktails and dessert. Delicious

d
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Yum. The food at the Tasting Room is to die for. Everything was delicious and the lobster mashed potatoes were simply heaven. Although it was pricey, it was worth every dime. I did think it was weird that they make this big deal about asking if you are there for a special occasion- we were- anniversary and then all the hostess said was "I hear you are for an anniversary, happy anniversary". That was it. Not that I was expecting much but maybe a glass of champagne? or little dessert? I don't know. I don't care but the fact is they ask??
Anyway, I love this place. I will be back again.

AB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As someone who is often limited in their meat options due to unavailability of halal meats, I thoroughly enjoyed the fact that NY strip (with meat from Creekstone Farms) offered me just that - it was very delicious and well-prepared. I can't wait to see other halal meat menu options during future visits!

v
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Food was great -- but it was s-l-o-w. It took more than an hour for plates to come out. This was at brunch in a relatively quiet restaurant -- maybe 15-20 or so people total in the place. Not up the restaurant's usual standards.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Dining room was extremely loud with a few clients literally yelling right behind me. I could hear my date talk at a normal volume.

OT
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time. The combination of drinks, food and service is the best in frederick. It’s a foodie town and this is the top of the list.

J
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food is prepared well so one enjoys the flavor and texture of the main ingredients, which are matched with interesting seasonings that enhance the dishes in stimulating ways. The service was impeccable, and added to the whole experience making the occasion delightful. We enjoy a variety of cuisines and types of restaurants, and The Tasting Room offers excellent value when compared to dining in larger cities where the competition makes value necessary for success. The Tasting Room is a good reason to go to Frederick and enjoy a great meal while enjoying a beautiful downtown that is a real pleasure to stroll.

OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!

KZ
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service as always.

Y
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great food in Frederick. Highly recommend.

S
Baltimore
37 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated 2 birthdays for our visit. Everyone enjoyed the experience. Food was delicious. Service was great. Recommend this while you’re in Frederick MD.

JS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant in the heart of downtown Frederick. Nice atmosphere, great service & the food was outstanding. Looking forward to my next visit.

GV
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing presentation and taste.

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CW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time celebrating our anniversary here. From the first interaction with the hostess to us leaving, we felt special and like the staff really cared about our time here. The halibut special was to die for, and we were so happy to see they had my favorite dessert, creme brulee, on the menu. Would recommend!!!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for my wife’s birthday. A little pricey for the special but the portions are generous and the food is incredible. Very good staff and a really nice ambience. Great place for a special occasion or an important date.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was quite attentive throughout the meal without interrupting our conversations.

LH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Service was extremely poor. Someone in my party had a dairy allergy and every plate that came out either had dairy on it or the waiter was unsure and had to take it back to the kitchen and check. By the time they brought out the correct main dish the rest of the tables was cold. The manager came over and made a off hand comment “how’s everything now that we finally got it right??” He did not offer any apology or discount on the meal. I expect a upscale restaurant such as the Tasting Room to take allergies more serious. UTTER DISAPPOINTMENT

k
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The monkfish with lobster over creamy mashed potatoes was one of the top 3 meals I have had. So delicious, I didn't want it to end. Attentive, professional servers and bartenders and a great view of Market St.

DO
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked a dinner reservation for my wife and I on a weekend trip to Frederick. The staff was great, the atmosphere was great, but most of all the food. It was amazing. We shared a small app, then both had wonderfully delicious entrees. We both enjoyed ourselves very much.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasting Room never disappoints! The service is outstanding and the food is phenomenal! We always enjoy our experience at TR!

ED
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great.
Service by Susan was perfect .
Enjoy everything.

DM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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L
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No one has better lobster chowder! Worth the drive from Bethesda to Frederick!

EW
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Tasting Room is my choice for my birthday, special occasions and date nights. The food is prepared perfectly and delicious every time. My only disappointment is that the delicious cocktails are expensive and very small.

ED
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marley , our waitress , was great, made the evening special.

Food was top quality, prepared perfectly.

h
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at the restaurant. Food, drinks, service was superb! Well worth the money!

m
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I have been going to the Tasting Room since it opened. The service has been better in the past, but the food is better than ever. David has done an amazing job with the staff and the wine selections. The food is interesting, tasty, filling and much of it is local. Many of the old favorites remain on the menu and Michael T. has done a great job of balancing the old with the new. Love this place.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best anniversary dinners we’ve had. We’ll be back!

OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service.

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The monkfish was phenomenal!

c
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for me and my wife's anniversary and Marley took the best care of us! Best food in Frederick!

GF
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reservations and table were ready for us and everything went perfectly!! Food was excellent. Service was great. Definitely will be returning.

t
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We come to dinner on a weeknight around 6:00pm. The restaurant was just starting to fill up, but we were seated in the back in a quiet area. Everything was delicious and the service was perfect. I ordered the filet which came with salad and potatoes. Steak was a little overdone for medium, but I managed to eat the whole thing! We didn't stay for dessert. I would recommend this restaurant.

LG
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Tasting Room is AMAZING. I have only been here a couple of times so far, but each time the experience has been uniquely wonderful. My husband and I will DEFINITELY be back.

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