The Tasting Room
Have dined here several times Today I was not a satisfied with my food. It wasn’t bad, just not up to the usual quality. I had the lobster chowder and the Caesar salad. Salad had way too much dressing.
The Tasting Room always delivers outstanding food and service.
This is the third time we have patronized The Tasting Room. We have had an excellent meal and great service all 3 times. Tim, our server was polite, knowledgeable, attentive and not overbearing. We will be back!
My husbands scallops were out of this world. My duck was slightly flavorless but the mussels appetizer was also amazing. Everyone was polite and kind. When we arrived we had to wait slightly for our table, but we were well cared for at the bar and were able to seamlessly transition to our table.
We will definitely be returning.
Superb food. We arrived a bit early but they seated us right away and were happy to bring us bread and drinks while waiting for the rest of our party. We celebrated a birthday and they brought the birthday boy a dessert at the end of the meal, to our surprise! Each of the five of us ordered something different. Every meal was cooked to perfection and delicious. The filet was incredible, as always. We will definitely return. Well worth every penny. You must try the filet, but everything is great here.
We have not been in several years, but glad we made the reservation. Service was excellent (Thanks Tim!) Food & wine were delicious. Looking forward to our next visit to The Tasting Room.
Always a pleasure! The food is delicious and the wait staff is always friendly and attentive.
We love this restaurant for the food and staff. We’ve taken friends and family here on numerous occasions and it has been a wonderful experience every time.
Our go to spot for dining in Frederick!! The food is very consistent, the drinks are innovative and the staff is wonderful.
The food was excellent and our waitstaff was also very good. At 8:30 pm on Saturday night, however, the back of the restaurant was deafening (so much so that the person I went with had to move next to me, from across the table, so I could actually hear them talking). The table was also freezing and the waitress said the noise and cold air are particularly a problem at the table where we sat. The air blew so hard on the table that it repeatedly extinguished the candle. I would not recommend this as a spot for a romantic date because of the extreme noise level.
Trey was a great server! He even brought over 2 tasting glasses of champagne because he heard it was our anniversary. And the food was incredible!
Always outstanding and innovative items on menu! Love the wine list too!
Delish food and incredible service, will be back!
Service is always top notch here. Restaurant is always neat and clean. Food is excellent! We drive over an hour to have brunch at The Tasting Room- it is a destination for us and has been worth the trip each and every time!
Vinny was great. Food was better than expected. Shiraz was on point.
The Tasting Room is one of Frederick City's premier dining spots. I always recommend the Filet, one of the best in any restaurant I have ordered from. Then again, all dishes are superb. In addition they have an excellent wine selection. A must dine experience.
Always a delightful experience! Great food and wait staff. Looking forward to next visit.
Amazing food from the appetizer to dessert! Great service!
Delectable and flawless experience. The Swordfish was the best I've had with perfect accompaniments. Skilled, pleasant and knowledgeable staff, Cynthia was our server again.
Got here early for our reservation, great idea! Amazing happy hour deals at the bar, great selection of cocktails, wine, and beer. Once seated, nice selection of high end farm to table cuisine and I knew I was in the right place when they have Austin Hope as a house red wine...
Always a good experience at the Tasting Room. We save it for special occasions because we know we won’t be disappointed!
My Aunts 90th Birthday
I'm removing the Tasting Room from my list of favored restaurants. What used to be sophisticated, upper end restaurant is now an over priced doppelgänger. The wine prices are ridiculous and apparently set to fool the witless customer who confuses cost and quality. One bottle I compared was 30% more expensive that at Monocacy Crossing down the street. Another was 20% more than the same wine at L'Auberge Chez Francoise. Also gone are the bottomless brunch mimosas. The food is average and uninspired. Our last visit included Traditional Eggs Benedict, which came with tasteless Hollandaise sauce made obviously made from a package of Knorr. The Chiliquilles consisted of little more than a plate of formless slop. What was intended to be celebratory brunch ended quickly. These guys have lost their way. We won't be back.
Very nice food and wonderful service. Very good value for the money! Some of the tables are too close together, IMHO.
The lobster chowder, Cesar salad, filet mingon with scalloped potatoes, and rockfish were delicious! My husband and I shared all of these dishes and they split our plates prior to serving them. Additionally, I have a major gluten intolerance and when the serve greeted us he immediately asked if we had any food allergies or preferences that they should be aware of. This put my
mind at ease from the start. The service was slow between appetizer and entrees being served. We waited between 20-25 mins, but the tasty food instantly made up for the wait.
Absolutely amazing! The service is just as incredible as the food!
The food and wine was amazing! Definitely on the pricey side but you also get what you pay for. Overall great restaurant for special occasions.
As usual, food and service exemplary! Trey always makes you feel special!
As always a great dining experience. The service was even better than usual and loved that the Manager was very attentive as well. Well done tasting room!
Great service, great food, great wine. Recommended to coworkers from out of town for dinner. They were pleasantly surprised. Our server was great - knew exactly when to check on us.
We had reservations but ended up seeing at the bar. Great bartender and you are able to get the full menu. The sauteed calamari is very good, I had the scallops and they were cooked perfectly. Wife had the Monkfish and it was gone before I could get a taste. Definitely going back
The Tasting Room never disappoints! Great service. Great food! Amazing desserts. We especially love their Sunday brunch. Go if you have never been. I recommend making a reservation.
always great experience. Food is great, service is great. Love the place
We LOVE this restaurant and whenever we come to Frederick we make a beeline for the Tasting Table!
The ambience is fun, the service is great and the food has never disappointed! We can highly recommend this lovely restaurant!
We recently enjoyed Sunday brunch at The Tasting Room before ending our overnight trip to Frederick. I had the chicken and waffles. Increasingly common on Sunday brunch menus, the waffle is often pre-made and, by the time it gets to your table, hard and dry. At The Tasting Room, the waffle was the star of the dish; fear not, the chicken strips play a strong supporting role. My dining partner ordered the classic eggs benedict. So well-prepared and tasty. The service was attentive and friendly.
When in town, we always dine at The Tasting Room! Best Salmon Cakes ever and the mimosa special drink of the day are the best! Service is top notch each and every time. Restaurant is always clean and so are the restrooms!
The Tasting Room is without a doubt a wonderful dining experience. There are always interesting cocktails, imaginative culinary creations by Michael Turasso, and great service. We have been dining there since it opened and take out of town guests there often. Everyone is able to find something enjoyable. The few family members who have issues with gluten and who are vegans have a bit of a difficult time so this is not the restaurant for them at this time. But for the rest of us - Bon Appétit!
Very good small plate menu and great wine list.
The lobster chowder is amazing! We split a bowl...
I had the Joe Donegan chopped salad-perfect.
My husband ordered the salmon cakes-his favorite.
Our servers, Trae and Leo were super.
Our out of town guests were very impressed.