The Tasting Room
center cut, sauce b'arnaise, au gratin potatoes, side salad
Tr Lobster Chowder
roast corn, potatoes, amontillado sherry
jumbo lump crabmeat, vermont cheddar, old bay dusting
Everything was delicious and the service was spectacular
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.
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.
Service outstanding !! Food was absolutely spot on...
Fantastic experience. Tasty food and great service.
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!
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.
A nice slice of sophistication in downtown Frederick. The quality of food and service is unmatched.
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!
very nice restaurant, had a very good time and the staff was very professional and personably
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!
Went for lunch, which was excellent. We will be back next for dinner!
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!
It is a very nice place! The drinks are really good!
Outstanding service and food. We met the owner and enjoyed talking with him. This is our new go to in Frederick
Best restaurant in Frederick. Consistently wonderful food. Drink selection is great. Service is outstanding,
Very good and would go back again.
Always a great experience at the tasting room
Excellent place to taste wine and enjoy food. The server was wonderful.
We were so impressed by the teamwork and attention of the Tasting Room staff! We are fans of this restaurant and it was our first time there in over a year. We will return soon and often!
Great place. We drove from Potomac to try it out. Was worth the drive. Great food. Lot of wine choice. I wish they could start a wine tasting menu. That would add to the options.
Great food, great service, nice atmosphere. I highly recommend.
Allergy friendly. Gourmet dishes that do not disappoint. Great wine selection. Wonderful staff.
Tasting Room never disappoints. Food and service are always top notch.
It was great night sitting outside great service and great food
The best filet I’ve ever had and it isn’t particularly close.
Went while on vacation for my birthday. Loved so much we went the next night too! Awesome food, drinks, & service! If back in Frederick will definitely dine here again!
They have come through the shutdown with a new chef and new ownership (he was the GM for years) and they are better than ever. Same amazing service and vibe with updated menu items and wine list. Still the best restaurant in Frederick, Frederick County, Montgomery County etc etc. Do not hesitate to book a table, you won’t be disappointed
We enjoyed our visit to The Tasting Room. The interior, with the its large windows, has a nice vibe. The menu selections, while somewhat limited, were nicely executed -- possibly, one of the best Tuna Tartars that I have had. My wife and I thought that there could have been just a touch more of salt added to all of the dishes -- but the flavors were present, definitely not bland. The service was adequate, but not exceptional. One example is that waitress asked my wife if she wanted more wine; my wife said, 'yes', and the waitress poured more wine. However, despite that my glass was almost empty, I was not asked if I wanted more wine in my glass. So, I ended-up pouring my own. This is not a big deal, but when you are spending several hundred dollars on the meals, and an additional several hundred dollars on a bottle of wine -- the small things matter. We will definitely give The Tasting Room another visit.
Server was excellent suggested appetizer and wine
We sat outside and had an amazing brunch. The cocktails were interesting and delicious. We tried the fried green tomatoes, shrimp and grits, braised greens and the hash. Cannot say enough good things about the food. Overall just a great afternoon.
Exceptional as always!
Overall great experience here. Highly recommend the lobster chowder (best I've ever had) and the filet mignon was also incredible. Nice location, great service, amazing food. They also had plenty of gluten-free options which my wife appreciated.
Great venue for amazing food and drinks. Great service and food was amazing as usual. We had the filet and halibut..both were spot on.
great restaurant in heart of Frederick. loved it.
Service was top notch...absolutely impeccable! Dinks, apps, salad, dinner and dessert were all amazing!
Tasting Room never disappoints!
We went for Sunday Brunch during Frederick Restaurant Week. Everything was delicious. Service was excellent.
Wonderful Brunch as always! The food and service were excellent. Nice social distancing. Made it a pleasure to dine in or outside And, thank you for making the restrooms unisex.!
Looking forward to a return visit
The evening at an outside table was fantastic. Enjoyed time and great food with friends. Loved the veal with beets and mushrooms, the creme bruleé was excellent.
The wine menu?! Wow!!! So many great choices. And watch out for the killer Black Martini. A perfect after dinner drink, if you can handle the alcohol. Yum.
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 2039 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.