The Tasting Room

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1697 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
***Easter Sunday 4/21/19*** We will be open for dining from 11am until 8pm, serving a menu featuring light brunch and heavy dinner entree options along with sides and appetizers until 3pm, at which point we will switch to our full dinner entree menu until 8pm. Hope to see you then!!!

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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Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently great food and service. This is one of those restaurants that makes dining out a real experience.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, delicious food, and all around a great experience. Will definitely be back.

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GB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, wine and service. Was our first time and we will be back! Cynthia you were awesome!

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New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

In the past couple years they have stepped up their seafood dishes. Excellent grouper dish and scallop dish.

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

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

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CM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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TS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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 !!!

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DE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Shrimp and grits are among the best we’ve had.

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LP
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 1

Overpriced and pretentious. Food was just a cut above average and the noise level created a sports bar like environment

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BG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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KD
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful experience- crab was exceptional. Enjoyable informative service. Very nice dining experience

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CM
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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SH
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

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.

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Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and people. Food is always top notch

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SA
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service, consistently. Our table had the salmon, the filet mignon, pork chop and lamb. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Clearly, the best restaurant in Frederick!

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Baltimore
43 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We were once regulars at The Tasting Room, though we live around 40 miles southeast of it. We haven't visited there for a few years, and, although the food was great (as expected), and our server was wonderful, we were quite surprised to find that each food item on the menu was $5-7 more expensive than restaurants that we frequent of comparable caliber to The Tasting Room. The wine list was splendid, and those offerings were within similar price ranges to other restaurants. Our dining experience was lovely and we did enjoyed our evening there very much!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was very polite. Food was amazing! Drinks were delicious. Place is a tad small so I highly recommend making a reservation.

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BL
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

This restaurant is a wine tasting venue. Unless you are going solely for the wine I recommend giving it a pass. The food is over priced and bland, I guess to not compete with the wines. The portion sizes were quite varied, without being able to tell from the menu how much you would get. I would suggest eating elsewhere and stopping here for drinks.

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AH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a sure thing! Outstanding service. Outstanding food.

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DA
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meal was excellent. That was likely the best Filet I've ever had at The Tasting Room. Service was good, friendly and attentive. Only suggestion I would make is a business casual dress code.

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W
Baltimore
222 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was exceptional. Everything about dining at the Tasting Room was wonderful.

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PW
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I've been to many restaurants in Frederick but The Tasting Room remains my favorite.
Consistently well prepared meals and excellent service. My family, friends and I will
keep coming back.

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BR
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always great and service is perfect. Love the place and will come back!

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JH
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated our anniversary here. Service, food and atmosphere was phenomenal.

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MK
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Both the Monkfish and Rockfish dishes were superb. I ordinarily choose their filet mignon which is always outstanding but wanted something different and was very pleased. Great service and wine selections are always present at this establishment.

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CD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

That place always provides a great meal. Best steaks in Frederick, but their seafood is amazing also!!!

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NB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, its the best food in Frederick. Is it cheap?? Nope, but its the only place that I can order anything on the menu and it is better than any other place. My wife and I hit this place up a few times a year and its perfect!!

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JM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Tasting Room continues to be our favorite and go to restaurant!

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KZ
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was really good as always. Spanish shrimp had a slightly different flavor. More smoke than sherry but still good. Mains were perfect.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my mom and my newborn baby girl here for Mothers Day Brunch and it was absolutely perfect. We got the Lobster whipped potatoes and shrimp and Grits and it was delicious! For desert we had the carrot cake and berry cheesecake and that did not disappoint either ♥️

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A
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Service was slow. Took 20 minutes to get a drink. Steak was over cooked, crab dip was bland. The Caesar salad was very good. The Positive is the 2nd round of drinks were free because it took so long. Not worth 50.00 for a steak. Plan on spending 200.00 not including tip for 2 people.

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

Good experience

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been dining at the Tasting Room for decades, and it has never disappointed. We had another wonderful dining experience there this past weekend. The lobster chowder alone is worth the trip—two hours drive for us!

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Son’s birthday.

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JN
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten here several times and the food and service are always outstanding. Love the varied menu and atmosphere and location are great.

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M
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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L
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Tasting Room has the best Happy Hour in town. Most unique cocktails! Our dinner was amazing! We both got New York strip, was absolutely delicious! Thumbs up!

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AJ
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I usually get the Filet, as it is usually "perfectomendo" can't miss option #1. This time I opted for the 22 ounce Cowboy bone in Ribeye ( a bit more medium than medium rare as ordered) and lobster whipped potatoes. Steak was good, rubbed in rosemary, but I am a bigger fan of the Filet. The lobster bisque is good too.
So my go to place for the best coldest Martini in frozen glass with blue cheese olives, Filet Mignon medium rare, awesome scalloped potato and house salad around $100+, add a Maryland crab cake on and you will not be dissapointed!
Tell 'em Airplane Jon sent you. Fly on...Tailwinds and good food to you.

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l
Atlantic City
30 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were wonderful.

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NB
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been coming here for a few years now and I'm never disappointed with the food the service can sometimes be impersonal. However our most recent dinner for our anniversary was delicious and amazing and our server was very engaging and friendly! Can't wait to come back

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