The Tasting Room

4.7
1626 reviews
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American
****The Tasting Room will be offering a 3-course Prix Fixe Menu for lunch, brunch, and dinner starting March 4th and ending on March 10th. Please make a reservation to ensure availability during those times.****

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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Baltimore
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another 5 star experience! Staff here is always professional and so friendly. The food is fabulous and never disappoints! One of our favorite places to go in Frederick. We went 2 weeks in a row :-)

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BC
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The food was very good but very pricey for what we ordered. Portions were not very large, but what we had was very good.

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ML
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Spent 130 and left hungry because the food portions are extremely to small. I spent 45 dollars on 4 lamb chops meat was the width of a half dollar. I got three pieces of asparagus as a side. What’s up with that??

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Y
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Always great to see David

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L
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For the second year in a row for my daughter’s 9th birthday we were greeted like family and well taken care of. The cuisine as usual was magnificent! The service was impeccable. My family and I love the Tasting Room!!’

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great quality and service every time!!

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service to match!

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CM
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal at The Tasting Room. The new French onion soup was very good and just the perfect start to lunch. The shrimp and grits are among the best I’ve ever had including in New Orleans. I only wish they were available on the dinner menu. Service was exceptional as it always is.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are frequent customers at The Tasting Room. This occasion was for my sons 18th birthday. It was excellent as usual!

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L
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took our daughter to the Tasting Room (our family’s favorite restaurant in Frederick!). We had a great table, excellent service, and as usual a fantastic meal. The shrimp scampi appetizer was delicious, and my daughter’s favorite filet and potatoes was great. Thank you!

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BC
Washington DC
62 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A well paced and helpful dining experience was provided by Cynthia and her trainee in clean, contemporary elegance. The Lobster chowder was stellar and Beef Carpaccio, Filet Mignon, Pork Chop and Carrot Cake were perfection.

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PC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A really fun and nicely executed evening food was spot on and the wine list interesting window seats made the changing conversation fun

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TM
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose this place for our anniversary and we were not disappointed. As soon as we sat down we were greeted with a happy anniversary and a small glass of champagne. The waiter was very knowledgeable and suggested many of the outstanding items we tried. The food, especially the filet mignon, was great. I would recommend this place for its great food, service and ambiance.

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DR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best filet mignon ever. Blown away. Friendly staff, quick service, everything we had was remarkable.

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JU
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We went for a birthday brunch at 11:15am. There was only 1 other table filled. It was very quiet and the four of us got to talk with yelling at each other. We tried 2 appetizers, both were exceptional. Everyone got something different and we were all very satisfied. We were all so full from the appetizers three of us brought home a bag. Drinks were great. We all enjoyed ourselves and will definitely go back. White tableclothes, candles. Great for a special evening. The wait staff was very attentive too.

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b
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were amazing!! Tables are very close together and noise level is very high.

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RW
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The Tasting Room is one of the best restaurants in Frederick MD. I have dined there many times, and the the food is awlays wonderfully prepared. The Filet Mignon is one of the best I have ever had, and the Beef Carpaccio is awesome as an appetizer. One of my guests had the Rack of Lamb, and another the Scallops.....no one was disappointed. However, my only issue was the service. The young waitress was very friendly and prompt, but did not have the skills I normally expect from staff at the Tasting Room. This is not an inexpensive place to dine, and I expect the service at a level commensurate with the food. I am hoping this was a one time issue. In any case, I fully recommend this establishment!

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RS
Baltimore
68 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We each got the lobster chowder, it is the best I've ever had. The beef carpaccio was so perfect and I appreciate the ample crunchy bread that comes with it. My husband raved about his monkfish. The Tasting Room is maintaining the high quality dishes that we love!

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K
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best filet mignon in the country. Great food and drinks

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K
Charlotte
37 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

I have brought business customers here often, always a hit always good food. One of the best restaurants in Frederick.

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RD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Try the Filet Mignon with small potatoes, & the muscles which are out of this world! Forget the Escargot, it's not done the traditional way (in the shell with a butter, finely chopped parsley & minced garlic in the butter) so if you like it the way it's served in Europe, you won't get it here. But for a special occasion, this is a nice upscale eatery. My rating on noise is accurate. I would suggest that the establishment hang some large 4' x 8' cork sound deadening material from the very high ceiling (they do have several large horizontally placed pieces of cloth but they need more). Still, you won't be disappointed if you go! Overall, it was wonderful.

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W
Washington DC
115 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service, a bit noisy

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K
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first visit to the Tasting Room. It was a Saturday night (so very crowded) but we had a reservation (which I highly recommend anytime but definitely on a weekend). The food was amazing! I had the New York Strip and my husband got the Salmon. I could only eat half my steak so I had a very nice lunch the following day! The steak was simply amazing. I don't know what they did to it but it was tender and delicious! I asked for it medium and it was the perfect pink in the middle. I will definitely come back for another dinner. It is pricey. I did think the cheese plate appetizer was a bit expensive for what you got but still quite delicious. Great meal, great ambience! The staff listened to my request on Open Table and gave us a quiet table near a window. We sat in the back of the restaurant at a window facing the side street (Church Street). Simply perfect! Can't wait to visit again!

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MM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent and just the right amount, it is great to leave a restaurant having enjoyed the meal but not stuffed. The service was also excellent, the server knew a lot about the different dishes and wine and made good recommendations. We were not rushed, perfect pace. Would definitely go back there and recommend to others.

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BZ
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best NY Strip Steak in Frederick. The new Spanish Shrimp starter was awesome. Love this restaurant.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food was good but the service was shockingly slow. Perhaps it was a one-off thing. I hope so! :)

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

This is my favorite restaurant downtown.
Dave greeted us led us to our high top window table.
He also helped us with choosing a bottle of wine, he was right on the money with his recommendation.
Our waiter may have been somewhat new. He forgot both of our orders and had to come out after about 10 minutes and be reminded. We were not in a hurry so that was not an issue.
The lobster bisque is exceptional!!
I ordered the special wh was monkfish with cauliflower risotto and topped with crab and a light lemony cream sauce, it was delicious. My friend ordered the veal Parmesan. The sauce was incredible yet it wasn’t enough sauce to her liking.
We shared the coffee cheesecake wh was good. I ordered a dinner to-go for my husband. He had the lamb and loved it. The waiter forgot the au gratin potatoes wh was a total bummer.
Love this restaurant.

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BH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Steaks in the area! Service is great. It is a nice upbeat restaurant worthy for a special occasion.

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M
Richmond
35 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Strip steak was perfectly Medium Rare. Plate was hot as a firecracker which made every bite great. Service from Trae was outstanding

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TR
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, fantastic service, can’t wait to go back!

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LB
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The foods were delicious even though they were very pricy. The services were great too! We will go back when we have a reason to celebrate!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a birthday dinner with my family, and was pleasantly surprised! The food was heavenly end of the service was very friendly. Also don’t skip dessert, the bread putting is fantastic!

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JP
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for a combo Birthday and Valentine’s Day dinner with my husband! Did not disappoint, great location and wonderful ambiance. Food and cocktails were amazing!!!! Our server was really helpful and sweet as well. Overall great experience.

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CS
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, excellent service and incredibly delicious food!

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RD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great place to meet friends for Saturday lunch. Had the swordfish entree, which was delicious. Service was very good. Our server didn't interrupt our conversation with questions like "How is everything" but instead let us enjoy lunch. Highly recommended.

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NT
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Smallish and a bit loud, good food and good service, limited menu

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LS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food! Atmosphere was ok. Just a little loud. Prices for the entree were fair. The cheese plate price was way too high.

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DM
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dirty Martini's were perfection. Calamari was tender and the Rack of lamb was out of this world!

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W
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Shrimp was great. Crab cakes lacked flavor. Small tables

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h
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The food was delicious except for the bread pudding dessert. Will definitely come again.

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