The Tasting Room

4.7
1748 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
***Easter Sunday 4/21/19*** We will be open for dining from 11am until 8pm, serving a menu featuring light brunch and heavy dinner entree options along with sides and appetizers until 3pm, at which point we will switch to our full dinner entree menu until 8pm. Hope to see you then!!!

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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TF
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and the waiter Jeff was terrific. Thank you!

SW
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Zach was a wonderful waiter who took very good care of us. He was careful about allergies and gracious about preferences too. We will be back!

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the food - it’s a very special place

DW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and the service. Wonderful way to spend a Sunday morning. We would definitely recommend this to our friends and family.

h
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Out with friends from out of town and they love the restaurant. Only odd thing of night was we showed up for our reservations and walked past 2 window tables for 4 and they tried to seat us at an interior table. We asked for the window and got it but why do they do that? Otherwise we had a great time with good service and excellent food. Always a great place for a special event

SK
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and the service was excellent. I will recommend the tasting room to a friend anytime.

KG
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was pleasant and because it was our anniversay as our reservation said, we were wished a happy anniversay with two complimentary glasses of champagne to celebrate; that was really nice! The waitress definitely checked on us to make sure we were ok but was not overbearing. Our food was not rushed and that's a plus! The price is a little high but I guess it's the Tasting Room and that's the value of who they are; that God for gift cards :-). The only negative I have was the cooking of the thick steak...it's a very big and thick piece of meat so requesting it medium well left too much red in it so I had to take it home to cook some more. Other than that...the food was delicious and the atmosphere pleasant. We had a good experience. I found my ALMOST Italian seafood dish!

m
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant in the heart of downtown Frederick

IN
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite brunch locations in Frederick. The Bloody Mary’s are quite possibly the best (but spicy) that I’ve ever had. Chicken and waffles are a fave; I had the chilaquiles this time and loved them.

SK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional. Best restaurant in Frederick hands down. Try the filet, nuff said

TD
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food & wonderful service as it ALWAYS is. Thank you once again TR ☺️

OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Have been to the TR many times and always get the filet, which is the best in Maryland, however this time when our filets came both were overcooked and on the colder side. The plates, which normally are sizzling, were not even hot although we got the usual warning that the plates are 500 degrees. We did not send them back (although we should have) because our wives (we were 2 couples) had ordered lamb and crab cakes and they came at the same time. To correct the problem would have required recooking and their food would have been cold.
What probably happened was our steaks were ready well n advance of our wives food and sat on the 500 degree plate which caused them to overcook and the plate eventually cooled.
A very expensive meal that is usually worth it but definitely not this tine due to a bad case of food management.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for lunch for my mother’s 80th birthday. It was fantastic, as it has been each time we’ve been

OT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was agile and friendly. The hostess immediately acknowledge that it was my birthday. Food was delicious and the wine list impressive. Will definitely go again

m
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the first time for us and everything we had heard about the Tasting Room was spot on. The food was wonderful, the atmosphere was inviting and our waiter was wonderful. We will definitely be back and will recommend the Tasting Room to our friends.

MM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a fantastic experience for our anniversary, thank you Tasting Room!

B
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have a great experience at The Tasting Room and once again they met and exceeded our expectations. The service is always excellent and we're fortunate to have had Zach take care of us again on this visit. The food is always wonderful -- I had the baked seafood macaroni and my wife had the rockfish and both of us loved our meals. We always choose to go to The Tasting room for special occasions and we're always glad we did.

BS
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food, service were excellent as always. The noice level is high because of the harsh services and windows.

DT
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and the staff too! Make sure you try the lobster bisque!

KH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

It was fine. I just expected more than fine for the price. The waiter forgot our appetizer order and our main course order so it took a while for things to come out. The bus boy cleaning off the tables and delivering food seemed much more professional than the waiter. The crab dip was very watery when it finally came out. The experience is something I would expect from a chain like TGIF or Applebees, the food just looked and tasted a little better. I'd rather go back to Firestones or Dutches Daughter for our next special occasion dinner. To sum it up....meh.

TB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and drink were amazing as always. This is one of my favorite restaurants in the Frederick area.

DA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The steaks were very disappointing, didn’t not get bread service had to ask, every other time we have been at the TR, the bread service always came out without asking. The foie gras app was also disappointing I received the end cut .

PO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service are always excellent, drinks are good, but sometimes depends on bartender ))

C
Washington DC
54 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal. Great service.

MD
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

On Vacation & traveling through. Made it a date night with my husband.

FF
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual food was delicious. Service was a bit disappointing. Not typical for Tasting Room.

QB
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Small plates were great. Wine flight are great but stay on the aromatic whites not the bubbly whites. Service was good but all 4 plates came at the same time plus wine glasses was no space left on the little table. Couples , small groups place. Not kid friendly. Nice place for wine and delicious plates .

JS
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and the waiter was very friendly.

JR
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We wanted to go on a date and try something new and different. The tasting room was definitely that! We sat by the window and enjoyed a view of Downtown Frederick, and shared a few small plates. The food was great!

DB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Wonderful meal. Only down fall are the tables are too close together for our comfort. But otherwise a wonderful experience, excellent service and food!

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

If ordering a steak I recommend getting it served to you on a standard plate rather than the screeching hot pan/plate.

p
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wine flight was my favorite part. Cheese plate was very disappointing with just four minuscule/tiny crumbs of cheese.

W
Washington DC
119 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Superb food, excellent service!

PW
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal. Great food, great service. We will be coming back.

MS
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Manager was superb! Although I ordered my steak, "no bleeding on the plate and not like shoe leather" it came to me overdone. I have ordered such a steak many times at the Outback (YES)....and they get it right. I was a bit disappointed. My sister and daughter were quite pleased with their meals.

AD
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

This is a pricy place, which I normally dont mind. But my food, when it eventually came out, came out cold, I had to wait for a fork because I was not given one and the food was bland and tasteless. For the price point of this restaurant, it is wanting on all fronts except for ambiance.

VA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

I took my husband here for dinner to celebrate a special accomplishment he had achieved. We should have left as soon as we started interacting with our server, Kim, as she ruined any chance of our having an enjoyable evening. It was clear that she either was not knowledgeable of the wine and cocktails the restaurant had available, or she simply was not interested in providing hospitality. She was very flippant in her answers to us when we asked for additional information on them. Things did not improve when the food arrived. The salad appeared to have come from a bag like a grocery store sells. The steak had little flavor and the potatoes were served cold. Our server, nor any others, were anywhere around. It was only when she finally showed up to check on us, that she noticed she'd never brought us our wine. We declined her offer to bring it then because we were already halfway through our dinners. After we nicely explained the problem with the cold potatoes, she yanked the plate off the table, offering no apology. Nor was an apology given when she brought the second order. The potatoes had been warmed, but still had no flavor. We declined her offer for dessert. We didn't want to give her anymore opportunity to ruin our evening. Not surprisingly, she still did not offer any apologies when she brought the expensive bill. I'm appalled that they received good awards in their community. Save yourself from a ruined evening. Do not go to The Tasting Room.

S
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going for years.
Had a really good meal this time.
Very happy with the new menu.
It's our go to spot in Frederick.

OT
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Menu offerings are amazing and the meal presentation is what you would expect from an outstanding eatery!!! I highly recommend The Tasting Room for its consistent service professionalism and food quality. My No. 1 choice for downtown Frederick dining!!!

MT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went here for our anniversary and had a wonderful time. Food was amazing and the service was awesome! We will definitely return.

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