Tersiguel's French Country Restaurant

5
2142 Reviews
$50 and over
French
The Tersiguel family have been serving their unique version of French food for over 45 years. The prix fixe menu at Tersiguel's is a combination of authentic French-style cooking and rustic country fare reminiscent of cuisine found in Tersiguel's original home of Brittany, France. Tersiguel's cuisine is reflective of the seasons, with a garden that produces lettuces, herbs, vegetables, fruits and edible flowers. When the garden is not producing Chef Michel Tersiguel will personally go and hand pick all fruit and vegetables at the whole sale market in Jessup, Maryland. Tersiguel's is quintessential French Country "from the farm to your plate" cooking. Chef Tersiguel describes his food as "French soul food". The Tersiguel family has operated one of the regions best restaurants for over 45 years and continues this tradition with annual ratings of "Best French Restaurant" from the Zagat and Baltimore Magazine.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
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John
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tersigual is back! Excellent food, good wine, EXCELLENT service, the same lovely ambiance as always. The Chef visited the dining room three times to see how things were going. They have a price fix menu only now, but with many choices and I did not feel limited at all. A good wine list, not too fancy (or cheap) but excellent choices available including White Burgundy, a rare find in the area. It's pricey, but still a good value for money. Tersigual is a great place to go for a celebration of any kind - marriage, divorce, engagement, any holiday or just for the hell of it. Do make reservations and do go for a lovely evening.

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kymm
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great place to eat.. Great value for the price.

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Winn
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great that this restaurant has reopened. The food was creative, delicious and a very positive experience. We will be back!

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Henry
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Pre-Fix menu was awesome, with great selections. Best food, wine and service i have had. Will be going back soon.

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DavidP
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful server who made the experience all the more better. The duck was perfect!

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anonymous
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and ambience in funky Ellicott City

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GlennK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Expensive but worth it. Elegant but friendly. Cozy places available. Interesting Edwardian decor.

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PhoenixMark
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Limited seating leads to exceptional service. Servers were very knowledgeable about the menu. 4-course tasting menu with 4-5 selections for each. Escargot with poached egg, shrimp and risotto in scallop stock with monkfish liver sauce, venison, and the souffle were standouts on a very diverse menu. Chef checked on tables multiple times during the meal. Staff was delightful. Great experience.

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Lisa21102
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to be able to dine in again at Tersiguels!!!! It’s been way too long!!! Michel made a wonderful menu to choose from! Staff was fabulous as always!!! The food was delicious, especially the Mushroom Napoleon and the Apricot Soufflé!!!! We love this restaurant and the family❤️

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful to have Tersiguel’s back in business!

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roadwg
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was our first time and we happened to visit the last night before Bars and Restaurants were closed due to COVAD-19. Only 3 tables were occupied. The staff was small be very attentive. They encouraged us to take our time and ask questions. They provided a lot of information on the menu items.

The food was very good. Every item was cooked well. I especially liked the goat cheese cheese cake.

We plan to visit again and see how it compares with more patrons.

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vipKenL
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food and experience as always. We look forward to Tersiguel's repoening following the coronavirus.

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Sandy
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience, great service. Food was delicious! It’s our second time there and we will definitely be back.

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TonyB
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience
Charlie we love you 😍

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was French, not the usual, and very good. Its not the cheapest French restaurant in the area, but is very good.

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JamesF
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best lite fluffy moist omelet I've had in years! The Grav Lax finish was perfect and the accompanying water salad perfectly dressed for Spring. The blueberry cheese cake didn't disappoint either, a perfect balance of fruit and cream cheese topped with a quenelle of whipped cream without being overly sweet.

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vipPrudence
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a perfect night out. We enjoyed a lovely meal from beginning to end.

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joem
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our dinner at Tersiguel's. The restaurant is very old house on Main Street in Ellicott City. The downside is that parking can be an issue, but the restaurant quaint and charming and yet very efficient and functional. The service was fantastic, almost too much. The food was wonderful, so many unique flavors and options. My only concern was the price. $45 dollars for a filet and creamed spinach seems high to me. My meal was bay scallops and beet risotto, although it was delicious, not sure it was worth $39.

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RogerL
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service1ambience4

Our server was very nice but not competent at all. He made several mistakes. He brought my entree at the same time he brought our appetizers. He messed our bill up twice. We finally gave up on him getting it right. We were enjoying a leisurely meal with friends and the server kept asking us if we if we were ok. We decided we were his last table and he wanted to go home.

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JosephS
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a delightful and delicious experience it always is when we done at Tersiguels. This is such a consistently great experience! Thanks Michel.

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EllenE
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday brunch is the best value - same excellent food for significantly less money.

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Linda
Las Vegas
19 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tersigual's is always our special occasion favorite. Our food and drink selections were amazing! Our server Nicki was professional, attentive and friendly.

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JuliannaH
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and fantastic service. A perfect special occasion spot!

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doe1260
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tersiguel's is our 'go to' for special occasions and they never disappoint! Charlie and all the staff are excellent!

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WillieH
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Mardi Gras event was outstanding. The I hope they do it again next year!

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cherylb
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant and have never been disappointed...

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RichmonG
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We often go to support EC but we felt about neglected when a party of 6 came to brunch. I suppose they tip better or they knew the chef because the chef came to check on them 3 times and never asked us how the food was.The side dish I ordered was cold so I sent back although they didn't charge me I felt I bothered them. I'm not sure if I'll return.
Its a very quaint pleasant place. Food is a c+

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing service - wonderful French wine selection - delicious dinner

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience5

As much as we enjoyed the ambiance and location of this restaurant, the service was not up to par. Our drinks were watered down and not as expected. My husband ordered a Manhattan, and the drink was not consistent to the ingredients the drink requires. Also, my apple martini was also not consistent-as the drink was 'red' instead of 'green'. We enjoyed the environment too much to worry about such erroneous drinks served, so we continued with our dinner. Furthermore, 6.00$ for 1 cup of hit tea was a bit high, given the fact that it was only one tea bag and very little variety to choose from.
Lastly, the food was of good quality, however we would have liked to have a bigger selection to choose from. Our server was very knowledgeable and we appreciate the details she provided for us.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience from the moment we walked in to the moment we left . My guest and I were impressed with the service and the food was prepared to perfection . Will definitely return

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charlie is the most personable and knowledgeable waiter! And the duck confit is tops.

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ChristinaD
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I have celebrated Valentine’s Day here for the last three years and will continue to do so. We’ve had their special menu the last two years and it was exquisite. While it is definitely pricey, the food matches that price. The service is always wonderful. We recommend this place to everyone we know who wants a nice evening out.

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GaryS
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have dined here for dinner previously and loved everything about our experience so we decided to check out brunch. We started with a bloody mary and mimosa, which were both superb, and enjoyed a half-dozen oysters on the half shell. Next was the main course of an omelette with fresh mushrooms and the french toast special with berry compote and fresh made whipped cream. The service was impeccable and both entrees were delicious! We wished we had room for dessert once we were finished, but we decided to save our afternoon from naps and instead finish with a cup of coffee. We can't wait to return!

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shirleylou
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic experience as always! Charlie is an outstanding waiter and the food and wine were excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a WONDERFUL restaurant, in the tradition before there were restaurant chains. We’ve never been disappointed. The food, the service, and the appearance of the restaurant are all impeccable. We first went to this restaurant probably 30-40 yrs ago (in a different location), and the experience is just as warm and inviting as ever.

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MichaelD
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

I know you're trying and as a small biz owner I look to support other small businesses but the pricing, ambience and value was really lacking on the Valentine's Weekend offerings and since ir was also my Anniversary it really hit a little harder. I do hope your restaurant is able to continue to improve your offerings and value proposition for customers going forward

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were helped with the wine selection and our server nailed it. Chef menu on point with options for bone seafood eaters.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

We went Feb 15th when they were still on their prix fixe menu and not the standard offerings. While the service was professional, the food was lackluster. Understanding on a fixed menu not everything is to your taste, but the food seemed tired or poorly paired. The shrimp starter didn’t pair well with the acidic base. The poached salmon was cold. The filet course was excellent if again a bit too cooled. The pear salad wasn’t tasty or exciting. The dessert was quite good.

I wouldn’t go again during their « rush » period and would question whether to go again anytime soon, regardless of the date.

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ABCBethesda
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious 4-course prix fixe menu for Valentine's weekend with excellent service. Highly recommend.

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SedraSager1111
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I was very pleased with this restaurant , the employees are really nice and make you feel welcomed .The poached salmon was my favorite , I would definitely recommend to check this place out.

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Tersiguel's French Country Restaurant is rated 5 stars by 2142 OpenTable diners.

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