The Tasting Room

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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 Michael Tauraso establishment.

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GF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reservations and table were ready for us and everything went perfectly!! Food was excellent. Service was great. Definitely will be returning.

t
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We come to dinner on a weeknight around 6:00pm. The restaurant was just starting to fill up, but we were seated in the back in a quiet area. Everything was delicious and the service was perfect. I ordered the filet which came with salad and potatoes. Steak was a little overdone for medium, but I managed to eat the whole thing! We didn't stay for dessert. I would recommend this restaurant.

LG
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Tasting Room is AMAZING. I have only been here a couple of times so far, but each time the experience has been uniquely wonderful. My husband and I will DEFINITELY be back.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Have dined here several times Today I was not a satisfied with my food. It wasn’t bad, just not up to the usual quality. I had the lobster chowder and the Caesar salad. Salad had way too much dressing.

j
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Restaurant is pleasantly located in downtown Frederick. Service was friendly. Has a more traditional feel - white tablecloths and servers in more formal attire, as opposed to the more modern vibe becoming more prevalent. Food was decent - the lamb chops were the highlight, delicious down to the bone; the fish was disappointing, heavily laden w a heavy sauce - but we found it quite expensive overall. If we are going to pay that much, we're typically looking for the next level.

L
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Tasting Room always delivers outstanding food and service.

JD
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the third time we have patronized The Tasting Room. We have had an excellent meal and great service all 3 times. Tim, our server was polite, knowledgeable, attentive and not overbearing. We will be back!

AF
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

My husbands scallops were out of this world. My duck was slightly flavorless but the mussels appetizer was also amazing. Everyone was polite and kind. When we arrived we had to wait slightly for our table, but we were well cared for at the bar and were able to seamlessly transition to our table.

We will definitely be returning.

KH
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Superb food. We arrived a bit early but they seated us right away and were happy to bring us bread and drinks while waiting for the rest of our party. We celebrated a birthday and they brought the birthday boy a dessert at the end of the meal, to our surprise! Each of the five of us ordered something different. Every meal was cooked to perfection and delicious. The filet was incredible, as always. We will definitely return. Well worth every penny. You must try the filet, but everything is great here.

M
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have not been in several years, but glad we made the reservation. Service was excellent (Thanks Tim!) Food & wine were delicious. Looking forward to our next visit to The Tasting Room.

r
Baltimore
28 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a pleasure! The food is delicious and the wait staff is always friendly and attentive.
We love this restaurant for the food and staff. We’ve taken friends and family here on numerous occasions and it has been a wonderful experience every time.

KW
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our go to spot for dining in Frederick!! The food is very consistent, the drinks are innovative and the staff is wonderful.

D
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

The food was excellent and our waitstaff was also very good. At 8:30 pm on Saturday night, however, the back of the restaurant was deafening (so much so that the person I went with had to move next to me, from across the table, so I could actually hear them talking). The table was also freezing and the waitress said the noise and cold air are particularly a problem at the table where we sat. The air blew so hard on the table that it repeatedly extinguished the candle. I would not recommend this as a spot for a romantic date because of the extreme noise level.

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

Great experience

ER
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Trey was a great server! He even brought over 2 tasting glasses of champagne because he heard it was our anniversary. And the food was incredible!

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

Anniversary

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always outstanding and innovative items on menu! Love the wine list too!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delish food and incredible service, will be back!

EC
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service is always top notch here. Restaurant is always neat and clean. Food is excellent! We drive over an hour to have brunch at The Tasting Room- it is a destination for us and has been worth the trip each and every time!

DZ
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vinny was great. Food was better than expected. Shiraz was on point.

RW
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Tasting Room is one of Frederick City's premier dining spots. I always recommend the Filet, one of the best in any restaurant I have ordered from. Then again, all dishes are superb. In addition they have an excellent wine selection. A must dine experience.

B
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a delightful experience! Great food and wait staff. Looking forward to next visit.

LP
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food from the appetizer to dessert! Great service!

BC
Washington DC
78 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delectable and flawless experience. The Swordfish was the best I've had with perfect accompaniments. Skilled, pleasant and knowledgeable staff, Cynthia was our server again.

BG
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Got here early for our reservation, great idea! Amazing happy hour deals at the bar, great selection of cocktails, wine, and beer. Once seated, nice selection of high end farm to table cuisine and I knew I was in the right place when they have Austin Hope as a house red wine...

TT
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good experience at the Tasting Room. We save it for special occasions because we know we won’t be disappointed!

RA
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My Aunts 90th Birthday

SS
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

I'm removing the Tasting Room from my list of favored restaurants. What used to be sophisticated, upper end restaurant is now an over priced doppelgänger. The wine prices are ridiculous and apparently set to fool the witless customer who confuses cost and quality. One bottle I compared was 30% more expensive that at Monocacy Crossing down the street. Another was 20% more than the same wine at L'Auberge Chez Francoise. Also gone are the bottomless brunch mimosas. The food is average and uninspired. Our last visit included Traditional Eggs Benedict, which came with tasteless Hollandaise sauce made obviously made from a package of Knorr. The Chiliquilles consisted of little more than a plate of formless slop. What was intended to be celebratory brunch ended quickly. These guys have lost their way. We won't be back.

c
Washington DC
197 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Very nice food and wonderful service. Very good value for the money! Some of the tables are too close together, IMHO.

LE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The lobster chowder, Cesar salad, filet mingon with scalloped potatoes, and rockfish were delicious! My husband and I shared all of these dishes and they split our plates prior to serving them. Additionally, I have a major gluten intolerance and when the serve greeted us he immediately asked if we had any food allergies or preferences that they should be aware of. This put my
mind at ease from the start. The service was slow between appetizer and entrees being served. We waited between 20-25 mins, but the tasty food instantly made up for the wait.

KT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing! The service is just as incredible as the food!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and wine was amazing! Definitely on the pricey side but you also get what you pay for. Overall great restaurant for special occasions.

DC
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, food and service exemplary! Trey always makes you feel special!

I
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always a great dining experience. The service was even better than usual and loved that the Manager was very attentive as well. Well done tasting room!

s
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food, great wine. Recommended to coworkers from out of town for dinner. They were pleasantly surprised. Our server was great - knew exactly when to check on us.

JW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had reservations but ended up seeing at the bar. Great bartender and you are able to get the full menu. The sauteed calamari is very good, I had the scallops and they were cooked perfectly. Wife had the Monkfish and it was gone before I could get a taste. Definitely going back

f
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Tasting Room never disappoints! Great service. Great food! Amazing desserts. We especially love their Sunday brunch. Go if you have never been. I recommend making a reservation.

PO
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always great experience. Food is great, service is great. Love the place

CP
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We LOVE this restaurant and whenever we come to Frederick we make a beeline for the Tasting Table!
The ambience is fun, the service is great and the food has never disappointed! We can highly recommend this lovely restaurant!

ST
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We recently enjoyed Sunday brunch at The Tasting Room before ending our overnight trip to Frederick. I had the chicken and waffles. Increasingly common on Sunday brunch menus, the waffle is often pre-made and, by the time it gets to your table, hard and dry. At The Tasting Room, the waffle was the star of the dish; fear not, the chicken strips play a strong supporting role. My dining partner ordered the classic eggs benedict. So well-prepared and tasty. The service was attentive and friendly.

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