The Tasting Room
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.
On Vacation & traveling through. Made it a date night with my husband.
As usual food was delicious. Service was a bit disappointing. Not typical for Tasting Room.
Small plates were great. Wine flight are great but stay on the aromatic whites not the bubbly whites. Service was good but all 4 plates came at the same time plus wine glasses was no space left on the little table. Couples , small groups place. Not kid friendly. Nice place for wine and delicious plates .
Food was great and the waiter was very friendly.
We wanted to go on a date and try something new and different. The tasting room was definitely that! We sat by the window and enjoyed a view of Downtown Frederick, and shared a few small plates. The food was great!
Wonderful meal. Only down fall are the tables are too close together for our comfort. But otherwise a wonderful experience, excellent service and food!
If ordering a steak I recommend getting it served to you on a standard plate rather than the screeching hot pan/plate.
Wine flight was my favorite part. Cheese plate was very disappointing with just four minuscule/tiny crumbs of cheese.
Superb food, excellent service!
We had a wonderful meal. Great food, great service. We will be coming back.
Manager was superb! Although I ordered my steak, "no bleeding on the plate and not like shoe leather" it came to me overdone. I have ordered such a steak many times at the Outback (YES)....and they get it right. I was a bit disappointed. My sister and daughter were quite pleased with their meals.
This is a pricy place, which I normally dont mind. But my food, when it eventually came out, came out cold, I had to wait for a fork because I was not given one and the food was bland and tasteless. For the price point of this restaurant, it is wanting on all fronts except for ambiance.
I took my husband here for dinner to celebrate a special accomplishment he had achieved. We should have left as soon as we started interacting with our server, Kim, as she ruined any chance of our having an enjoyable evening. It was clear that she either was not knowledgeable of the wine and cocktails the restaurant had available, or she simply was not interested in providing hospitality. She was very flippant in her answers to us when we asked for additional information on them. Things did not improve when the food arrived. The salad appeared to have come from a bag like a grocery store sells. The steak had little flavor and the potatoes were served cold. Our server, nor any others, were anywhere around. It was only when she finally showed up to check on us, that she noticed she'd never brought us our wine. We declined her offer to bring it then because we were already halfway through our dinners. After we nicely explained the problem with the cold potatoes, she yanked the plate off the table, offering no apology. Nor was an apology given when she brought the second order. The potatoes had been warmed, but still had no flavor. We declined her offer for dessert. We didn't want to give her anymore opportunity to ruin our evening. Not surprisingly, she still did not offer any apologies when she brought the expensive bill. I'm appalled that they received good awards in their community. Save yourself from a ruined evening. Do not go to The Tasting Room.
We have been going for years.
Had a really good meal this time.
Very happy with the new menu.
It's our go to spot in Frederick.
Menu offerings are amazing and the meal presentation is what you would expect from an outstanding eatery!!! I highly recommend The Tasting Room for its consistent service professionalism and food quality. My No. 1 choice for downtown Frederick dining!!!
We went here for our anniversary and had a wonderful time. Food was amazing and the service was awesome! We will definitely return.
The Tasting Room is always a delicious and pleasant experience! Regardless if it is a week delayed Father’s Day lunch for five or just one or two of us dropping by for a bite, it is one of our favorite go-to places in Frederick.
Delicious food. Wasn’t sure what to expect since it was our first time there. Our waiter Matthew did a great job. Shrimp appetizer was delicious. Love the key lime dessert to. Can’t wait go back
Tasting Room is an outstanding dining spot. Each visit reinforces that opinion. On a Friday night, my friend and I opted for a few small plates to share, a wonderful soup each, and a lovely dessert. Of course the wine list was extensive and pleasing with a range of prices as well as styles and tastes. We are eager to return and try other menu items.
Too loud to talk easily because of the acoustics. But the drinks and food were really fantastic.
Service was not very attentive. We sat almost a half hour before our order was taken. Food was good, but overall it was a disappointing visit.
We have dined here many times over the past 15 yr, for lunches and dinners, and like this time for dinner, have never been disappointed. The value at lunch is especially outstanding.
I’ve dined at the Tasting Room many times and normally the experience is an “A.” Monday night was a “C” at best. Service was inattentive and hurried. Food prep took extra long and then the steak was over cooked. The replacement steak was then under cooked to balance it out. I was dining with my nephew who is a Chef for Mai Pop, a top 10 NOLA restaurant. Overall disappointing.
Consistently great food and service. This is one of those restaurants that makes dining out a real experience.
We had an excellent waiter, who added to the ambiance of the evening
Father’s Day celebration, I recommend the filets and was not Disappointed best steak ever.
Excellent service, delicious food, and all around a great experience. Will definitely be back.
We had a great meal and the service was excellent. Our waiter was very attentive and gave great suggestions and recommendations throughout our visit. We will go back.
Good food, wine and service. Was our first time and we will be back! Cynthia you were awesome!
In the past couple years they have stepped up their seafood dishes. Excellent grouper dish and scallop dish.
You just can’t beat the filet at The Tasting Room, always perfectly prepared and just amazing. The scallops were just as amazing! Always worth the trip, never a disappointment
As usual our dinning experience was excellent. From the preparation of the food to the attentive service everything was without fault. Our server Gail was very attentive, she did not rush us. The Tasting Room is a class operation, it’s one of the reasons it’s our go to restaurant for special occasions and when out of town guests are visiting.
My husband and I drove in from Pittsburgh to eat here! Why? Because this was where we had our first date 15 years ago in June. It was every bit as amazing now as it was then. I wish we lived closer so that we could send more friends there.
The only critique I have is that the candles should have been lit. It took a little away from the atmosphere. And the cheese board had good cheese, but I would’ve preferred to know what cheese I was getting before hand. And it could have been a little more put together. Perhaps some walnuts, or honey help with the great cheeses that were on the board. And while the bread with it was great, I don’t feel like it went with the cheese.
We will certainly be back for another anniversary dinner !!!
Shrimp and grits are among the best we’ve had.
Overpriced and pretentious. Food was just a cut above average and the noise level created a sports bar like environment
This was my 5th time dining at this establishment & the food, wine & Service were excellent. I had to get the pork Milanese because it was so good when I’d had it months ago. It was excellent. We shared the lobster potatoes as a side & it was delicious. The wine was a Cab from Paso Robles (Austin Hope 2016). The let us sample it & it was so delicious that we ordered a bottle instead of a glass. I cannot wait to return to this gem in Frederick.
I have been to The Tasting Room many times and am never disappointed in the quality food preparation and the excellent service. It's one of my favorite restaurants in Frederick.
Wonderful experience- crab was exceptional. Enjoyable informative service. Very nice dining experience
Had an amazing evening for my wife’s birthday dinner. The food is always delicious but the atmosphere and the service are second to none
The service is always outstanding. The manager is extremely kind and professional. We were celebrating our anniversary and were given a complimentary champagne to celebrate. The only thing that was disappointing was that our steak was cooked well and we ordered medium.