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The Tasting Room

1290 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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American, Contemporary American, European
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Sunday 11:00am-3:00pm Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:45pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday 4:00pm-8:00pm,
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Phone number
(240) 379-7772
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Michael Tauraso
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Cross street
Church Street
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Parking details
There is a public lot across the street and ample off street parking
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1290 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7  based on recent ratings
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Excellent, but pricey. Be prepared to drop a load.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Food was very good....we went to Brunch. Service was good overall but hard on occasion to get the server's attention. The look of the place was clean and modern without a lot of personality and , as they were busy and even had a bridesmaids party going on, it was rather loud.
Overall, because of the food, I rate it very high and will go back.

Brunchman (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

one of the more enjoyable brunches I've experienced in the Frederick downtown area. I use a walker to get around and I was greeted and the door held open upon my arrival. I had asked previously if they would accommodate delivering a cake I had brought for my friends 65th birthday. They indicated they would for a $3 fee per person for outside food which I can understand. I was then escorted to a very accommodating for my circumstances table where my friend was already seated. It was at that point our waiter Jeff took over. He is probably one of the best waiters I've ever had. The food was cooked to order and delicious. A very wonderful brunch. Thank you Tasting Room!

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Great date night. Food was amazing and our waiter was on top of everything. Great recommendations and made sure never to keep us waiting too long. He was fantastic.

JonM (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined 5 days ago

Have eaten here several times and always had a great experience. While the Calimari appetizer was very good the entrees fell well short of what one would expect of a restaurant that costs so much. The filet ordered medium rare was medium well and a replacement came out rare with cold spots apparent while eating. The Seafood Stew was a linguini dish with a small piece of fish, a medium sized scallop, and several shrimp.

I won't be returning as in downtown Frederick there are many other choices that offer better quality for less cost.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

I loved everything about the tasting room. The food was great, the place is beautiful, and the service was very friendly. I probably wouldn’t go back, however, because I feel like there are many comparable restaurants in Frederick for a fraction of the price.

OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

Elegant atmosphere and we were really looking forward to our first dinner there. Unfortunately, the scallops that my wife ordered were undercooked and the was sick shortly thereafter. Kind of ruins all of the pluses for the evening.

Tobie (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Best restaurant in Frederick

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Delicious food. Great wine and beer selection. The server was “ok”. Our table wa

Rusty (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great food, sexy atmosphere. Expensive but totally worth the price tag. Don’t hold back and enjoy!!

vipjmethechef (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

All was ok. Not special. Service ok. Food ok. Not worth the money tonight.

StefanieR (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We did not have a positive experience this time. We were celebrating Valentine's Day, and thought since our reservation was very early, we would not encounter a slow kitchen and inattentive wait staff, but we did. We found our food to be mediocre at best, and our server to be rude. We have been here many times, and this was by far our worst experience. Our waitress seemed to be intentionally doing things we asked her not to. She kept reaching across the entire table to get items she was asked to leave (I am a slow eater and explained I was not finished), while leaving clearly finished discarded plates perched on the edge of table. Our food took a great deal of time and was not well prepared. The crab dip we have gotten numerous times did not have crab in it--it was cream cheese with old bay (way too much old bay), but no crab.

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines date with hubby

atasusan (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

This was my third visit. Love the Tasting Room for its tasty, imaginative menu offerings and great service. This is a must on Frederick.

ELEVENE (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

This is the best restaurant in all of Frederick! Excellent food and service. I've been here multiple times and the experience is always consistent. I love this downtown gem!