The Tasting Room

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2039 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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ChristinaT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and the service was spectacular

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TGCU
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Teekee
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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

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JuddF
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place to taste wine and enjoy food. The server was wonderful.

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vipMollyK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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StephenE
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, nice atmosphere. I highly recommend.

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JLbean
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Allergy friendly. Gourmet dishes that do not disappoint. Great wine selection. Wonderful staff.

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AnneA
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasting Room never disappoints. Food and service are always top notch.

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MikeC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great night sitting outside great service and great food

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best filet I’ve ever had and it isn’t particularly close.

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CT2travel
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipCourtenayM
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipDwayne
Baltimore
82 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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.

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PushkarB
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was excellent suggested appetizer and wine

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vipsuzzanned
Baltimore
62 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional as always!

JC
JackandCassieMac
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipIceman
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Birthday celebration

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KevinC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great restaurant in heart of Frederick. loved it.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was top notch...absolutely impeccable! Dinks, apps, salad, dinner and dessert were all amazing!
Tasting Room never disappoints!

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JackieC
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Sunday Brunch during Frederick Restaurant Week. Everything was delicious. Service was excellent.

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vipunseen18
Washington DC
87 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipPhKaren
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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 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.

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