The Tasting Room

4.8
2250 Reviews
$31 to $50
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 establishment.

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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSullynne
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious dinner in a quaint and historic old town. Very good service though entree was slightly delayed. Nice ambiance with a view of the street scene.

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kimk
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lobster chowder, salad and mushroom pasta - all amazing. Great blood orange martini. Perfect special occasion restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing food and cocktails! Never disappointed!

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JeffW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent. Can't wait for the next time....

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PamJ
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite cuisine and presentation. Excellent service. Wonderful ambiance.

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LarryS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and a great experience. Server was very personable, accommodating and anticipated our needs.

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GuyB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When the first time is memorable and the second time lives up to it…well that’s terrific!!!

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MariaO
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good was fantastic and service was good but they removed plates when we were not all finished eating and it was not our waitress. She was awesome.

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vipRichard
Washington DC
113 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Haven’t been to the TR for a number of years. It was still as we remembered. Very good. Scallops and 12 oz Pork chop were excellent. Service was great. Enjoyed ourselves. First nice restaurant we have been to in awhile. Was a little loud, but not to the point we couldn’t carry on a conversation. Our server, Emily, brought us each a small glass of champagne to celebrate our anniversary at the end of our meal. It was a nice touch.

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JessicaH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The service was friendly and fast and the cocktail list was inventive. The food was alright, but not what I would expect for the price. We dined outside which was very noisy and it appeared there wasn't much done to make it nice outdoors for diners. Hoped for better.

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BruleeBandito
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was such a great experience! Thank you for making our anniversary feel special!

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Cucuburu
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience4

First time disappointed
My main was chicken BLT and I couldn’t believe what I was eating cost $32. I expected the usual amazing quality and

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food and service, but would have preferred a more intimate setting. We were at a table in the middle of the restaurant and it felt very active and noise level was quite high for what my expectations were based on the menu pricing. Food and service made it well worth it

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vipmactina
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was perfect, as was the service. A little pricey, but everything was great!

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SusanR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a birthday and had a wonderful time. Everything was delicious and our waitress was very polite. This has been one of our favorite restaurants for years and we are looking forward to returning.

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vipDCdiner
Washington DC
203 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food in a lovely atmosphere. The service was great, there when you needed them but not intrusive when you didn't. One of my favorite places outside of DC

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vipOpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Changed the menu, got rid of the best items. Don’t bother on the weekend, the brunch menu is so small and overpriced.

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Tbird
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had the lobster bisque and the fried green tomatoes. Both were excellent! The bowl of bisque could have been a little larger but it is from the starter portion of the menu so I guess that’s why it was small. My friends enjoyed their meals as well. I would definitely recommend it.

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EricL
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place for lunch! Friendly service and excellent food! Nice option for outdoor seating as well. We will be back!

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Thumper
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

The servers and bartenders are not as attentive and professional as they used to be, too casual for upscale dining . Staff seemed rushed when serving . Several bartenders
but they were congregating with one another. That is why I took 2 stars off the overall experience.

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vipJason
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always an excellent choice, it was great to eat at the Tasting Room again after a year plus hiatus. The food was excellent. Service was very good. Atmosphere is always inviting. It is consistently Frederick's best restaurant.

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Heatherg
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were amazing. The Tasting Room never disappoints!

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LeeS
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience. Great dining choices and wonderful service.

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JaniceL
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and service great. However $20 for a glass of house wine is ridiculous $160.00 for lunch for two that was a salad an a appetizer was too much. Won’t be back

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vipCJackiewicz
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First date out with hubby post pandemic

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izm314159
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the bay scallop sashimi starter and the colorado rack of lamb. The preparation was simply exquisite and artfully presented. Definitely worth the price. We will surely be back.

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vipMeredithR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I have been to TR many times, the service was not a great waiting to get a drink, waiting to be greeted. It was weird, I am such a fan and tell everyone to go there. Food was good the filet at lunch was not on a hot pan like at dinner, good just didn’t have right expectations I think. Hope this is a one off experience.

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vipDavidT
London
9 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Tasting Room is one of the best restaurants east of the Mississippi. First-class food, expertly prepared with fresh ingredients, and an imaginative menu, first-class cocktails, first-class service, and a consistently first-class experience every time we go there, which is often.

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LeviG
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service. Worth the $$$. Thank you, TR!

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ChrisC
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Tasting Room is probably the nicest restaurant in Frederick. It has elegant decor, a sophisticated menu and a decent wine list. The drink menu is creative as well. I frequent The Tasting Room so I know what it's capable of and see its shortcomings. The main problem I see is in the quality control of the cooking. I've been their twice in the past 10 days and persons in my party ordered a steak medium and both times they were very well done. Also, with the larger party they didn't keep all the dishes warm while the others were finishing to cook. I ordered the lamb and it was basically room temperature because it wasn't kept under a heat lamp. However, if it had been hot it would have been excellent because it was a fantastic dish. The wait staff is generally very good. One waiter was just fantastic and I'll get is name next time to call out his great service. As you can tell, I'll be back but I hope they are listening because an expensive restaurant should have better quality control.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

The waitress was too busy talking to the men at the bar. Do, she ignored the tables. Would never return.

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EllenN
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Was celebrating a birthday they were aware of but didn’t bring a dessert or offer it. One meal was incorrectly prepared and didn’t arrive until everyone else was finished. Been going for years and thought the menu was very limited.

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vipRlynng
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and great service. Lobster chowder was delicious!

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vipLauren
Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place to eat in Frederick! Great food, drinks, and people watching!

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rjfox
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Excellent food. We enjoyed ourselves immensely. I honestly cant find a thing to complain about...we will be back. Thank you

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vipDa1sy108
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Our server was creepy. His presence was a little too close for our comfort. Even my friend thought he was creepy. We mostly avoided eye contact because he made us feel uncomfortable. He was also the only server who did not wear a mask; other servers and staff wore a mask.

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vipmnkyboy
Washington DC
68 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food!!

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DeborahH
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

pleasantly supprised....by the foodand service...established 2001...first visit...located on Market st in charming Frederick Md...will return soon....

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vipzeldasayre
Washington DC
95 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Have not been there since the Pandemic limited our eating out in restaurants so we were looking forward to a wonderful lunch. The options were considerably more limited than prior to Pandemic so I had quite a lot to trouble finding something to have. When I settled on crab cake I requested cocktail sauce instead of tarter sauce and the waitress told me the chef didn't like making that so it was not available. Really, he can't mix ketchup and horseradish sauce? Just disappointed overall in the entire experience.

Also I mentioned that on the website it said the restaurant was closed during the week until 4 pm. (I had made a reservation on Open Table before then so we were about to go elsewhere when I called them). The host seemed unbothered by that - said he knew about it and they'd be changing it soon.

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staceyw
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BirthdayFor a 40th

FAQs

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 2250 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.

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