About 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.

101 North Market Street
Frederick, MD 21701
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American, European

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,

Cross Street:
Church Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(240) 379-7772

Website:
http://www.thetastingroomrestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
There is a public lot across the street and ample off street parking

Executive Chef:
Michael Tauraso

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Please join us. Reservations book early. We are serving dinner 1pm-10pm.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

What better way to close out 2017 then dinner at TR? Reservations book early. We are serving dinner 1pm-11pm

The Tasting Room Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (38)
Good for Anniversaries (37)
Good for a Date (37)
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Fit for Foodies (29)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Worth the Drive (23)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Handcrafted Cocktails (21)
Happy Hour (20)
Romantic (20)
Great for Lunch (18)
Business Meals (18)
Notable Wine List (17)
Bar Seating (15)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Hot Spot (13)
People Watching (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Casual (11)
Fun (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
Cozy (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Tasting Menu (8)
Authentic (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Seasonal (7)
Late-night Find (4)
Scenic View (4)
Healthy (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Organic (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Been there 3 times - never disappointed. Great food, good choices, nice wine list, excellent service!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We had a great dining experience. The lobster bisque, Filet Mignon and Au Gratin potatoes were amazing as always. Only negative would be that every time I go, the serving size of the potatoes goes down.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Came to Frederick to use a Tasting Room gift card, and were pleasantly surprised with the quiet ambience and great food! Presentation and flavors were excellent.
Will definitely be back!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Always delicious with great pricing. We think this is the best restaurant in Frederick. Very loud though because of all the hard surfaces. Casual atmosphere.

Tags: Vegan, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Food was decent (not bad; not great). Definitely not worth the price paid. Decor was dated. Will not be returning.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The TASTING ROOM remains my favorite dining establishment in Frederick and pretty much the entire nation. We had 3 superb Filets (just go there and order it...it's the BEST ever!) with the Potatoes Au Gratin. Our waiter, Justin, remains my favorite waiter in the place as his wine suggestions are always on point and he just provides spectacular service. He's the type of waiter that others need to model in terms of professionalism and friendliness. He makes your night special! The food here is hands down the best value in town.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Very enjoyable spot to get together for a friend's birthday. I had anticipated an upscale experience and was not disappointed. Our server was very attentive without hovering. It was relatively empty when we first arrived at noon on a Saturday, so did not feel rushed. My friends from out of town said that it was worth the drive and we would definitely go back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Another excellent meal and service

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

The tasting Room is always a fun night out with friends. Food is exceptional. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

The food is awesome...

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

This is one of my favorite restaurants. Always worth the drive. The food is consistently excellent.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Loved the food and the staff. Very warm, welcoming and quaint. Perfect date night spot.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 25, 2017

This is the third time we've eaten at The Tasting Room. The two previous experiences were very good, which is why we came back again. The review above reflects a the fact that with the exception of the one steak entry we ordered, everything was really good, but the rib eye came our tepid, although the plate was hot, and over cooked. The waiter apologized and offered to have another one prepared, but we were already 1 1/2 into the meal and we didn't want to wait. So it really kind of ruined the dining experience. The waiter offered complimentary desert, which we split, but to be honest it would have been classier to have removed half or all of the cost of the $60 steak, given its poor preparation.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Excellent! New menu treats! Dave is the fantastic waiter!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Organic, Scenic View, Afternoon Coffee, Healthy, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

The food and service was amazing! I'm already looking forward to going back. The noise level, as many others have mentioned, is quite loud. If you don't mind the noise level, it's absolutely worth it!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Authentic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Was so loud couldn't hold a conversation left shortly after being seated

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We took my husband for his 50th birthday and had a great time. The food was very yummy and creative and we had good service. There was lots of time between courses, but since we were in no hurry and were enjoying just being, it was not a problem for us.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Friends from out of town

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

I had the cowboy ribeye and my wife had the ahi tuna special. Both were amazing. In all the years going to Tasing Room, we've never been disappointed. The wait staff was on point with every little detail too. Our tea light went out and within 10 seconds one grabbed it and someone else replaced it but you never felt like they were hovering. One of our favorite spots in Frederick

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 16, 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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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vip
 (Baltimore)·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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Awesome as usual

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 10, 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!

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (Richmond)·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.

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 (Baltimore)·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!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 3, 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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Casual, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Late-night Find
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 2, 2017

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

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 (San Francisco)·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.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 1, 2017

The food and service are amazing, however the noise level is so loud that it's hard to hold a conversation without almost shouting . It's unfortunate because it's a great location, we have never had a bad meal or bad service but the noise level will make us reconsider choosing this as a dinner option. The noise level is not so bad at lunch.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 28, 2017

First time at The Tasting Room - outstanding food, great service! No one was disappointed in their dinner choices, looking forward to my return visit!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Great Beer
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

As always, the Tasting Room delivered wonderful food.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 25, 2017

The food is always so fantastic!! Their Riesling is one of my favorites!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Excellent dining experience overall. Food was perfectly cooked. We did get dirty martinis which we did not ask for, but the second round was perfect. Highly recommended if you are visiting (or live in) Frederick, Maryland!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Delicious, Monk fish was perfect! Never disappoints!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 20, 2017

This was our 51st wedding anniversary. Across from us was a young couple celebrating their 1st anniversary. We bought them champaigne and they bought us dessert. What a hoot in a wonderful venue. Jeff, our waiter was superb.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

My wife and I get the Filet Mignon every time we go and it's amazing each time.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Once again we had an outstanding meal at The Tasting Room. The menu has a large enough selection so everyone can find something they will like. Amanda, our server, did a great job taking care of us and making us feel welcomed. Aaron, the manager, truly sticks by "customer first" philosophy. We made a request for a larger table near the A/C, and he quickly accommodated that request without hesitation. Thank you all for making this another wonderful dining experience. Try the Foie Gras/Pork Belly/Lobster Chowder/In bone pork chop - everything was excellent and cooked perfectly.

Tags: People Watching, Casual, Authentic, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 14, 2017

It was our 18th anniversary dinner and it was fantastic! A great restaurant with great service.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Seasonal
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Filet was outstanding. as was the lobster soup. Remainder of meal was average a disappointment

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