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The Tasting Room, Frederick, MD

The Tasting Room

4.8
4.8
2988 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Established in 2001, The Tasting Room restaurant and wine bar has earned a reputation as a modern American force in the Frederick area. 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, seasonal menu changes, Frederick's best wine & cocktail lists, friendly/professional service, and countless regional awards set the standard for dining in our beautiful little city.


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 31 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Cocktail Bar, Wine Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (240) 379-7772
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Shaun Fritts
  • Catering
    We offer our menu to-go, but do not offer offsite catering.
  • Private party facilities
    The largest party we are able to accommodate is 10 guests except for a full restaurant buyout. Please call 240-379-7772 for any reservation larger than 6 guests.
  • Neighborhood
    Frederick
  • Cross street
    Church Street
  • Parking details
    There is a large public lot only a block away (Church Street Garage) located at 17 East Church Street and ample off-street parking.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,988 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Contemporary American

  • Maryland - DC Suburbs

    Best Food

  • Maryland - DC Suburbs

    Best Service

  • Maryland - DC Suburbs

    Innovative

  • Maryland - DC Suburbs

    Hot spot

  • Maryland - DC Suburbs

    Great for fine wines

  • Maryland - DC Suburbs

    Contemporary American

2,988 Reviews
  1. FLgirl

    Portland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Was there for a birthday. I did share that information when I made the reservation. Most recognize by decorating a plate in a special way but the memo must have got lost along the way. I didn’t want to make a big deal about it as regardless the food was delicious.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lemonade was very sour.. but the food was delicious. Loved the crab dip!

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  3. av2001

    Indiana

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service at a central Frederick location

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  4. JeanetteC

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Delicious and innovative entree’s. Very good wine!

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  5. Matty

    Washington DC

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I went for a business lunch. Perfect environment and delicious food

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  6. Janie

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place to go for a milestone birthday or special occasion!

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  7. Skipper

    Washington DC

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wife and I dined outside in the pleasant ambience of a temperate evening. As always, we have found the food to be exceptional and our server, Brittany, was especially charming, informing, attentive and efficient. ** Another great evening with a charming date**.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was sub par for the exorbitant prices. Mussels appetizer was flavorless and burnt tasting. $60 ribeye tasted like burned plastic, broccolini and potato sides were plain as plain can be. I expected so much more from this restaurant and was very disappointed.

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  9. AnnabelS

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was fantastic! The space was a bit loud so it was harder to have conversations.

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  10. guiltypleasure

    Detroit

    115 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    115 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our party of four lunch date was a first time visit. First, the passion fruit moctail was sublime. The salmon caesar, crispy chicken (2) and fish and chips all very good; timing, serving temp and quality all great. Our server was attentive and efficient. We would all gladly return for lunch or try dinner at a future date. Nicely done.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every single dish (appetizer, main, side, dessert) was mind-blowingly amazing!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service And the food was outstanding, highly recommend

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  13. JenniferH

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated my husbands 60th Birthday! Great service - food delicious!

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  14. JimS

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Highly recommended for a wonderful meal.

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  15. NancyL

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic chef, great service, amazing food experience check it out :)

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  16. MatthewC

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently the best restaurant in the area. Food is always phenomenal. The service is top notch. Very friendly and professional without being pretentious. The cocktails are always creative and delicious.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this place, food and drinks are delicious. we have been many times there and never disappoint us at all. Will be back soon!

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  18. TravisK

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great space for a business meal. Very close to the downtown parking garage. Easy in and out of Frederick.

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  19. cedar

    Washington DC

    236 reviews

    5.0

    236 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My Scallops with Morel mushrooms was wonderful! It was also beautifully plated, and I enjoyed just looking at it.

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  20. DarinT

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The meal was great and our server was fantastic. Overall service and meal was second to none. We had a great anniversary meal. Thank you.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food and awesome service. Cannot wait to come back again!

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  22. mamazik

    Naples

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always my first choice to dine when I am in town! Never a disappointment.

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  23. Gregg

    Baltimore

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tasting Room is the consistently one of the best if not the best fine dining in Frederick. We have been coming here for decades. We are moving south and it’s heartbreaking to leave such great people and quality food.

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  24. Arlingtone

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was friendly and helpful, making suggestions. The food was very good and not overpriced. The cocktails, cozy sitting (?) and lily pad were excellent, as were the lamb chops. We ate late so the restaurant was not noisy. Bob Ross videos on over the bar were a nice touch.

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  25. Ginger

    Washington DC

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delightful! The Tasting Room is a gem. The setting, menu,wine list and warm service are all amazing. The filet is not to be missed and we paired it with the Mattihiasson Phoenix wine -perfect! The dessert selection is varied and all delicious. We celebrated a birthday and the special sweets were so appreciated. We highly recommend and will return again soon.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Perfect spot for a business lunch and the food was fantastic.

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  27. RobertW

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and dinner were excellent. Very much appreciated the welcome champagne for celebrating our anniversary.

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  28. Steveng

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful meal. Service was great. Been going for years. We will return.

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  29. Jams

    Tallahassee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great experience. Had the duck, short rib, mussels, and beef carpaccio. Everything was scrum-diddly-umptious. The mussels were the best we've had in a long while. We went for my partner's birthday and they gave her very nice candies as dessert. Their cocktails were fantastic too. Try the "Spill the Tea" and "Cabin in the Woods." The most complex flavors with the latter. We liked the gold paneled ceiling. This is a good place to get excellent food in Frederick.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience, delicious food and delightful wine list.

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  31. EricT

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food and service. Always consistent and lovely.

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  32. Eric

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Fantastic food. Fair service. I was probably just our server, as others seemed to be more attentive. We would definitely go again, though.

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  33. skigirl

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was just ok. Overdone, dry pork cutlet and mussels lackluster. Value for money continues to be a challenge. Service just ok. Servers disappear after the food arrives not checking if anything needed… salt, pepper etc.

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  34. MelL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious and the salads were the perfect lunch size. The Tasting Room is ideal for business meals, outings with family and friends and romantic dinners. Parking in the Church Street Garage is inexpensive and convenient .

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  35. MacD

    Baltimore

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My 3rd time eating here and it never disappoints. Menu is not to extensive where you can't decide on a dish. They do cater to meat lovers, seafood eaters, as well as vegetarians. Everything on the menu is very flavorful and tasty. Highly recommend!

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  36. MicheleS

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time in and everything was very tasty. Loved the lobster chowder. Our waitress was very delightful and helped me celebrate my husband’s birthday.

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  37. LisaC

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service. The staff was very attentive, the dishes were not your standard restaurant fair, and the portions were just right.

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  38. LeslieR

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best restaurants in Downtown Frederick. Excellent customer service and the food was incredible. The only downside is sitting so close to other diners, you really can't have a private conversation. But that's a small sacrifice for the overall appeal of this restaurant.

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  39. Nonna

    Greater Boston

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Had dinner on a Saturday night. The food was amazing as always. Our server Vinny could have been more attentive. I do feel the price of the food and drink increased considerably since I was there last. Overall a nice evening out.

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  40. MarcoD

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food! Amazing service, definitely a place that I will be back

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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 2988 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 31 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Tasting Room

101 North Market Street, Frederick, MD 21701

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Church Street
  • Neighborhood
    Frederick
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Cocktail Bar, Wine Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    There is a large public lot only a block away (Church Street Garage) located at 17 East Church Street and ample off-street parking.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Shaun Fritts
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (240) 379-7772
  • Catering
    We offer our menu to-go, but do not offer offsite catering.
  • Private party facilities
    The largest party we are able to accommodate is 10 guests except for a full restaurant buyout. Please call 240-379-7772 for any reservation larger than 6 guests.
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