The Tasting Room

4.7
2060 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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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLovingLucy
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sitting at the high table, watching the people of Frederick go by, was such a treat. The food was wonderful, as always. But don't miss the Rare Manhattan as an opening of the meal. And you must have the Molten Lemon Cake. It is to die for. My husband is not a dessert fan, and he always orders it.

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AlexanderU
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For special occasions - perfect place - great food/wine and great service

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JamA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had another great meal, desert and cocktails at TR. Jason chose some good wine to go with the food. He's talented at this; and this wasn't the first time.

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J559
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food and waitress were excellent but on my reservation I indicated that it was my girlfriend's birthday and was surprised that it was not even acknowledged. I even ordered dessert in hopes that it would receive some recognition but no.

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JohnnyV
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great cocktails and the food, spare rib and rockfish dinners were delicious. Very nice, fresh salads and the Panko shrimp app was perfect. Our waiter, Jeff was terrific. Outstanding meal and service.

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vipMichael
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food, great service, and great time. Thanks!

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BrendaM
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Menu had lots of choices but we had was wonderful.

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vipDandeut
Greensboro
11 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Megan was a great server. Food and Wine was fantastic. Will definitely be back.

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jmartin2095
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, the restaurant itself is elegant but has some modern look. Waitresses were attentive but not overbearing. The food, quality and portions were perfect. Not a trough of food, but not small bites.

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jojo
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our favorite restaurant in Frederick. The scallops were delicious. The service was wonderful too.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Anniversary

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DianaC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was phenomenal! My husband and I ordered something from each section of the menu and ordered the wine the bold red and fruity red flights. Our server was able to answer any question that we had regarding food and wine. We will definitely be going back someday soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent filet mignon and scalloped potatoes. The Tasting Room is one of our favorites.

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vipCapnJak
Phoenix
38 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent choice in Frederick. Lots of strict observation of social distancing. Fried green tomatoes, Caesar salad, scallops , Lobster pasta amazing.

Scallops a wonderful fall dish. Fried green tomatoes amazing and I used to live in NOLA!!

Great atmosphere . For 2, I would recommend the high tops with a view outside located in the bar.

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AnthonyS
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere and great food/drink. Will be eating here again for sure.

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DanielR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience all around. Are waiter was terrific. From the minute we walked in until we left a certifiable 10 out of 10 the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed for a lovely dinner out. We celebrated my husbands birthday. Everything was perfect!

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ArieR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. Everything we had was delicious

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KendallF
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

*Crab Dip is creamy and perfectly seasoned.
*Braised Octopus is just out of this world amazing! The texture was a pleasant surprise along with the sauce and couscous mix.
*Roasted Duck with collards, celeriac puree and pickled shallots was out of this world. The only thing about this dish I was not happy about was the serving size of the duck confit. We felt as though the portion could have been more.
*Filet Mignon served with au gratin along with sauce béarnaise. We thoroughly enjoyed this meal. The only issue with this was that I asked for medium well and got a well done Filet Mignon.
We also enjoyed some Passion Apple cocktails, I am not sure If I have the name of this correct but this drink is just perfect. The cocktail has a nice balance of sweet and sour with a beautiful edible apple crisp clipped on the side of the drink. I had 2 myself lol. We will be back again.

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JustinH
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cocktails were delightful and our apps were delicious! We'll definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic. Had Short Ribs and Scallop entrees. Both were amazing. Best wine selection in town.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was perfectly attentive food couldn’t have been better!! Wonderful!!

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ChristinaT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and the service was spectacular

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TGCU
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Service was very good and we loved the waitress who worked with us. We were a little bummed the half bottle of wine we wanted to order was unavailable, but we quickly found another suitable drink. The lamb dish was not very good. When we first received it, it was literally cold and the meat was glistening. After sending it back, it was returned in good condition to be sure. Still, the sauce was thin and very uninspired. I would not recommend this dish to anyone. On the other hand, my partner's lobster pasta dish was fantastic. The crème brûlée and bread pudding desserts were outstanding. Overall, a good dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Let me start by saying for several years this has been our favorite place to go in Frederick.
The Beef Carpaccio was bland and uninteresting.
The Caesar salads that came with the entree were tasteless... essentially Romain with grated cheese (no discernible dressing) my wife’s included brown lettuce.
The entree was good... Sea scallops with pork belly.
The speciality cocktails were very good.
Sever was good, however didn’t question us sending the salads away after one bite, I’m sure it hadn’t been the first time she’s had that reaction.
Over-all very disappointing, this is the 2nd disappointing visit we’ve had in a row at the Tasting Room, it will be a long time before we try again.

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JimC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service outstanding !! Food was absolutely spot on...

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Teekee
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience. Tasty food and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for my Anniversary dinner and the food was amazing, our server Amanda was very professional and accommodating. They didn’t have cocktail sauce for the Panko Shrimp and we asked for ketchup and horseradish and they delivered!! We are definitely coming back!

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Gibbyluv
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful meal on a Friday night. Had to wait a bit for our table but it was no problem at all and totally understandable, given the reduced indoor dining. Staff was very attentive throughout. Food was great and uniquely done. Drinks were yum.

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ravenfn69
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A nice slice of sophistication in downtown Frederick. The quality of food and service is unmatched.

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Anais
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful experience! Everything was excellent! From the Crab Ravioli to my Sea Scallops and my son's Braised Short Rib! The sparkling Blanc de Blancs & the Pinot Noir from Oregon were both amazing! Cynthia was delightful and took really good care of us. We will be back soon!

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Eric
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very nice restaurant, had a very good time and the staff was very professional and personably

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really excellent meal, each course is to be savored. Flavors are layered and so satisfying. The staff service is excellent, very knowledgeable, anticipate needs and friendly. Highly recommend!

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JohnE
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for lunch, which was excellent. We will be back next for dinner!

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SamJones
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our go to in Frederick especially for special occasions. Great food, amazing service and wine list. Always good to make a reservation- they had champagne ready for us when we arrived for our anniversary. Great place to support especially during this time!

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AngeliceM
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It is a very nice place! The drinks are really good!

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JoelS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food. We met the owner and enjoyed talking with him. This is our new go to in Frederick

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Frederick. Consistently wonderful food. Drink selection is great. Service is outstanding,

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DonH
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very good and would go back again.

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vipFoodie
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at the tasting room

FAQs

The Tasting Room offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (240) 379-7772.

The Tasting Room is rated 4.7 stars by 2060 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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