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
View Larger Map

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

5
4
3
2
1

4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (39)
Special Occasion (37)
Fit for Foodies (35)
See All
Good for Anniversaries (33)
Worth the Drive (25)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Romantic (21)
Great for Lunch (20)
Happy Hour (19)
Business Meals (18)
Notable Wine List (17)
Fun (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
People Watching (15)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Hot Spot (13)
Casual (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Cozy (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Seasonal (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Authentic (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Scenic View (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Great Beer (2)
Healthy (2)
Organic (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Vegan (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
Waterfront (1)
Sort by
S
1221 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined 3 days ago

As the rating indicates, a solid Above Average experience. There was a slight problem with the temperature of some of the orders (4 people dining). Once pointed out, easily and gracefully handled.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food and service - the best filet mignon anywhere!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Food was fantastic! Server was great. It had been years since our last visit, but we will be back soon.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service5
value4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

The two of us sampled three of the Small Plates . All were imaginative and exceptionally delicious. Good service—friendly and not at all intrusibe. We had dessert and coffee too. Felt so at home here .

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Four of us went at lunchtime to celebrate a birthday. We had requested a table by the window, which was ready for us when we arrived at 11:30. Our server, Toni, was very helpful and responsive. She refilled our coffee frequently. Each of us enjoyed our meal and found the menu to be one we would like to revisit. We were too full for dessert, but Toni brought us a small chocolate sorbet with strawberries with a lit candle on top for the birthday girl. What a nice surprise. Four spoons came with it without asking!! Will definitely go there again. However, I got a dinner menu by accident, and I think I'll be going for lunch most often. The dinner menu is pretty pricey.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service5
value4

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 13, 2017

I always enjoy the TR. Food is consistently good as are the drinks. The table behind us were drinking and b came extremely loud.

But those darn chairs are uncomfortable. Please, please buy chairs that one can sit on longer than 15 minutes. I have not. Even to the Tasting Room in over a year because of the chairs even though I enjoy the restaurant.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service4
value3

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great meal overall. Our party of 12 turned into 10, we let the hostess know in case they wanted to pull 2 seats back. The evening was marred a bit by slow service at each step. All of the food was perfect.

Tags: Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service3
value4

 
·Dined on November 11, 2017

They didn't accommodate my special request to sit at a tall table by the window and didn't acknowledge my fiancé's birthday. The wine list was very limited unless you want to buy a bottle of wine that is more than $100.00. The waiter was creepy.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience2
service2
value2

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This outstanding restaurant is definitely worth the drive to Frederick! The menu choices, food & service are wonderful. A reservation is a must as the restaurant is on the small side and, especially on weekends, packed. The cost of a meal is within reason but not inexpensive. If a couple have appetizers, entrees & desserts expect to pay north of $100. Add drinks, tax & gratuity and the cost will be more but probably still under $200. We don't go there often but feel that we are getting are money's worth when we do go. An additional plus is that if the weather is pleasant, taking a walk on Frederick's main street of unique shops either before or after dining is an added bonus.

Tags: Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Birthday treat . Food was great and service was fine.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service3
value3

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Always a great meal at TR. Setting is intimate and food delightful & substitutions accepted.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Very attentive staff, creative menu. Tastes are exceptional and cooked perfectly. Pricey but excellent food. Great for a special occasion.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
·Dined on November 8, 2017

Our experience at the Tasting Room was quite lovely. The service was excellent and the food was well worth the price. It wasn't just a simple dinner it was enjoyable food adventure. Definitely looking forward to returning again in the future!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Many thanks to Aaron the GM and the entire staff at TTR for another great dining experience! Great fun and look forward to our next experience! Thanks again! Best, Scott & Nancy

Tags: Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Fun, Cozy, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Excellent meal and affordable dining. Smaller "tasting" portions, but ideal or sharing and trying multiple items.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Fun, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Tapas, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Casual, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

It has been years since we had eaten at the Tasting Room. We selected to return when we were in Frederick on Nov. 4, 2017. My husband and I were meeting my cousin, and her family there. We all agreed that it was a wonderful lunch! Nice menu, great service, and a good price point. Our server Toni was such a delight.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Hot Spot, Cozy, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Afternoon Coffee, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Seasonal, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Casual, Worth the Drive, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Love this place! Friendly staff and delicious food make this a perfect spot for special occasions or just regular dining.

Tags: Casual, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Food continues to be outstanding. Lobster chowder is to die for and the filet is the best in the metro area, including DC.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service3
value4

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Excellent experience, one of the best for lunch in Frederick. Will be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
·Dined on November 1, 2017

It was good. Not extraordinary. Not bad. It was good. For making a reservation for a special occasion, my hope was that they would have made some small gestures without be prompted. Overall, it was good.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service4
value3

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Both orders of filet mignon over cooked by mistake of kitchen not listening to server’s order. But manager didn’t charge for entire meal. Outstanding customer service as always.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 24, 2017

As always service and food was great!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Monk fish good but not outstanding. Apple crisp way too much dough! Chocolate dessert was excellent! Great service!

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service5
value5

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 18, 2017

TR never disappoints!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 18, 2017

You can’t never go wrong by choosing The Tasting Room! Perfect for romantic dinner!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
·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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service4
value5

vip
 (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.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience1
service3
value1

vip
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Another excellent meal and service

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined on September 30, 2017

The food is awesome...

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4

 
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 30, 2017

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

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (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.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service2
value2

vip
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.