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Thu, 2/22
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The Tasting Room

1290 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Special Occasion (47)
  • Good for a Date (40)
  • Fit for Foodies (39)
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 (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on September 15, 2017

Every time I return to Frederick, I go here to eat. I generally get the same things, Panko shrimp and lobster mashed potatoes. They are outstanding.

This time my wife got the scallops and she raved about them. I tasted them and "oh my" where they good. The most telling evaluation came from my 9 year old grandson. The waiter explained that they make their own chicken fingers by cutting them from a tender chicken breast and their fries are hand cut from potatoes. When asked "how did you like your meal, he gave it a thumbs up.

I continue to be impressed, each time I dine there.

vipOpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
3.0  Dined on September 15, 2017

No vegetarian or vegan options, super expensive for what you get, tables so close it's uncomfortable and so loud you can't hear your date AT ALL. We won't be teturning.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on September 12, 2017

Awesome as usual

vipsashafoodie (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on September 9, 2017

I love The Tasting Room!! One of a kind, amazing food, service, and ambiance! Yes, worth the drive from Baltimore! And always consistently Fabulous for the past 13 years!

Mitch (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on September 6, 2017

Special family dinner before oldest moves to west coast. Food as usual was outstanding. Service from Trae was fantastic as it always is. The seafood stew is a fabulous dish. One son got the Tuna and loved it. Others got steaks. The hot plates helps make them so good. Daughter in Law loves the chocolate sorbet. It is fudge like. Very good. This has become our favorite place in Frederick and that is saying a lot as there are so many wonderful places.

vipRestrSW (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on September 5, 2017

We love the Tasting Room. My husband and I went for lunch on our way to Oakland and we like it so much we stopped again for dinner the next day on our way home. The lobster chowder was so good we split it both days! They put it in separate bowls for us. The filet and potatoes augratin were delicious! The seafood chowder was wonderful!

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on September 2, 2017

I always choose The Tasting Room for any occasion that is important to me whether it be business or pleasure. In this case I was celebrating the engagement of my son and his intended. As always, the service by Justin our server was impeccable, the food was superb and the wine was an excellent choice to complement our meal. When dining at The Tasting Room one may always count on the experience being exceptional.

OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on September 2, 2017

No complaints, excellent experience. Will definitely be coming back.

Mitch (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on September 2, 2017

Great dinner with friends. Food was outstanding. Service from Trey was dynamite.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 2, 2017

Food and service were some of the best I've had. Staff is well trained, and we were never lacking for anything. I highly recommend and we plan to be back.