The Tasting Room

4.8
2188 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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vipLovingLucy
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for lunch. The staff is friendly and attentive. The food creative. And the view of Market Street and lively Frederick, perfect.

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vipKatherineL
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best of Frederick. We eat here often it never disappoints. If you luck out and get Marley as your server that’s icing on the cake ...which I definitely recommend the dessert to finish your night.

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Lara
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious distinctive food, knowledgeable, professional, very pleasant service

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is by far one of the best restaurants we’ve been to in a while! From the service, the personal attention (thank you for the excellent mescal suggestion Jarrett!), the awesome decor, and the most perfect dinner! We had four different entrees and each one was excellent! Thank you! We cannot wait to visit Frederick & the Tasting Room soon again.

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HeatherM
Naples
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great dining experience! The service was great and the food was amazing - best octopus I've ever had! Will definitely go back. Highly recommend.

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vipMarkK
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was outstanding. Great service, food and wine. Enjoyed the new menu items - particularly the octopus appetizer. Pleasantly surprised that our visit was on wine Wednesday - half off bottles! The Tasting Room has never been anything but spectacular in our numerous visits.

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vipadam
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really always the best, whether just a night or or celebrating. This night we were actually celebrating and TTR didn't disappoint. As always, food and service were on point. The manager (Stan) also did a wonderful job stopping by and making sure our night of celebration went just right. It was a experience all around.

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vipFred
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A very nice experience in Frederick, Maryland. The menu was creative and well executed. The waiter was both professional and charming.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We took our son and his girlfriend for dinner to celebrate both their birthdays. Our server was friendly and attentive. Food was great, atmosphere very nice. It is a bit noisy, but we knew that, and actually since tables are spread out more due to Covid, quieter than past visits. We always have a good experience at the Tasting Room, and though a bit pricey, well worth it for a special occasion.

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vipbrad76
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always fantastic experience! Had a window high top and could people watch. Food was to die for: veal ossobuco and ribeye with a side of the most delicious Caesar salad and Cabernet. Settled on molten butter cake and Huntsman for dessert.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
88 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We took a ride to Frederick on a nice Saturday in April. I went to the tasting room because I had been there before and remembered a great drink, “The Girl from Ipenema “

The drink was sweeter than I remember but still good. I had French toast which was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at The Tasting Room, but will definitely not be my last. Everything was delicious and the service was perfect!

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LisaP
Baltimore
24 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as usual! Yummy food and great service!

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GalaGal
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love this restaurant! Our out of town friends loved it too. Our waitress was great, the food delicious and the warm butter cake was out of this world!!

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Kwander6
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints! Our first trip back after over a year. Excellent all the way around.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was outstanding! They offer some of the most delicious cocktails and you can’t go wrong with anything you order there. We had the scallop ceviche which was refreshing and the octopus had amazing flavor. I’m not normally a fish and chips person but they definitely made me a fan and a must dessert is the molten butter cake!

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RalphR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was outstanding and the food was magnificent !

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vipIceman
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and wine selections. Their wine list always has wonderful choices and the food was perfect as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is bar none, one of our favorites! The staff is on point. They do not miss a beat. The managers are making rounds at the tables making sure we are having a great experience, which we were. The server never seems busy even though we saw her moving from table to table.
I had the lamb chops which were cooked to perfection and my wife’s mean was hearty and flavorful. She had to take it home.
We celebrate many of our special occasions here because we know we are going to get the best treatment and best prepared five star dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five stars from beginning to end! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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SandyS
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was terrific! Service was attentive but not intrusive. We'd definitely go back!

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vipEllieC
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great experience when dining at The Tasting Room! Service is excellent and the food and drinks are the best! We will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service. Delicious food and cocktails. This is one of my absolutely favorite restaurants!

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KathyR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, modern cuisine. Extensive wine menu. Creative cocktails. Service is supreme.

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sensi
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

great menu. best in region. great staff. my wife spilled her cocktail twice & they refilled without charging. no questions asked.

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ThomasG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience1

The staff seated us at a horribly small table in the middle of the restaurant, we asked to be moved, they did to a larger table one away. Not great, that supposedly had a 4 top reserved, those people arrived as we were leaving.

The restaurant was loud but with the high ceilings, as most restaurants are today, it was expected. Our waitress was excellent and saw to all of our needs, even the strangest of them. lol

The food was good. So we have the octopus as our appetizer and it was excellent, the octopus was charged well but not over done, just enough to get the char marks, it was extremely tender and the romesco was nice and just spiced; the fregola, marcona almond, and pickled raisins was an excellent compliment to the dish.

My companion had the Lamb, she asked for it rare with the inside just warm. It arrived and the lamb was cold on the inside so she asked for it to be refired, to her specifications. The second time it was done to her liking; however, her lamb was served with hummus which made no sense at all; castelvetrano olive tapenade ditto; spinach which was cooked and processed to a reduction and was not good at all and a veal reduction which was tolerable. Oh well for the lamb dish.

I ordered the Filet, medium rare and it came out medium rare with an excellent crust on the outside. The steak was very good. It was served with potatoes au gratin and sauce béarnaise, the potatoes were sublime and I feel the highlight of my meal, the p béarnaise was very good. I also order the Seasonal Mushrooms, which lacked a bit of seasoning and were very oily but they good.

I would return to The Tasting Room for another meal.

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SueD
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome lunch! Outstanding service! Great value. Remembered our Anniversary with a champagne toast.

Sangria delicious....poached eggs on crabcake and lobster omelet were amazing.

Going back soon.

Thanks to the Tasting Room

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KevinP
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere, Food, and Service all Excellent!!!!!!!

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FrederickFoodie
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for always providing great service and food/drink. It’s our favorite Frederick restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating a birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Easter! Wonderful

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NicoleH
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely recommend!!! We will be visiting again!

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FoodieChic
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was good as usual. 4 stars due to the size of the crab cake entree. This was our first time ordering it and unfortunately we were disappointed with the size for the price (more like tasting size) . Our waiter Jason was great!

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vipBigRube
Washington DC
145 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I owe Open Table a huge debt of gratitude because I had never heard of The Tasting Room until they sent me an email about restaurants that had started using their service. I don't know how I missed them. We live in upper Montgomery, not Frederick, county, but I'm usually pretty knowledgeable about the restaurants there.

We had a superior meal there on Friday. Knowing I couldn't eat my dinner if I had an appetizer, I went without, but my husband got an excellent lobster chowder which put most lobster bisques to shame. I got a very good rack of lamb, but the star of the evening was definitely the crab cakes. Now, I was born and raised in Baltimore where we are very picky about our state dish, but my husband is a DC native, and he'll order crab cakes almost anywhere. (shudder) However, I hereby testify that the crab cakes at the Tasting Room are some of the best I've ever had, and probably the best I've had in many years. They weren't huge, mind you, but the two cakes were easily sufficient with the side dishes to satisfy my husband's large appetite. They were sweet, full of large chunks of backfin crab meat, and, whatever they use for filler was unnoticeable in both the taste and texture. We will definitely go back and, even with the limits for quarantining, we will not be going alone.

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disappointed
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

All vegetables were cold.
For the price, we hoped food portions were larger.

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LisaM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal as always!

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MelissaJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The hostess was not very friendly the waitress was excellent the door says they open at eleven but they will not let you in until 11:30 the food is expensive but not outstanding the crab dip is good but the bread served with it is too hard French toast was ok main dishes took a little while overall I wouldn’t go back the parking is a headache you have to pay and walk a bit will try another place for the price

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KendallF
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is clean and the staff is very hospitable. The food is excellent every time we visit! On this occasion we learned the owner is a sommelier, the drinks are magnificent! We were celebrating our 11th yr anniversary, the staff provided complementary drinks (antique prosecco). I'm not a prosecco girl but after that experience, I am. You won't be disappointed this place is a gem.

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Laurah
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What can i say, there is nothing there that is less then fabulous!!! Another delicious meal!

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vipSteve
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

We made a reservation. The restaurant called to confirm that day around noon. We get to the restaurant and are seated. We gave our name and stated we had a reservation. 30 minutes later the restaurant called my cell phone asking where we were! I said seated in the restaurant. They did not apologise until I walked up front to talk with them. On the positive side wine flights were 3 ounce pours of 3 wines and the prime rib was excellent. Our server was top notch.

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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 2188 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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