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Thacher and Rye, Frederick, MD

Thacher and Rye

4.7
4.7
5736 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Thacher & Rye is located in historic Frederick, Maryland, where Chef Bryan Voltaggio's Mid Atlantic Cuisine is prepared with seasonal, local ingredients in a refined yet relaxed atmosphere. Thacher & Rye has been featured in The Washington Post and more. Chef Bryan Voltaggio is a James Beard Award finalist, a three-time finalist on Top Chef, and was named Chef of the Year by both the Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit Share Our Strength and the Restaurant Association of Maryland.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 45 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat 12:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 4:00 pm–6:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (240) 332-3186

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Bryan Voltaggio

  • Private party facilities

    Private dining and meeting space is available in our Conservatory as well as our Gallery. The Conservatory seats between 6 - 10 persons and the Gallery sits 20. We offer audio | visual capabilities for presentations.

  • Neighborhood

    Frederick

  • Cross street

    Between 2nd and 3rd Street

  • Parking details

    We offer complimentary parking starting at 5:00PM. Our lot is located adjacent to the front entrance to Thacher & Rye, off Market Street. Off-street parking is also available in the Church Street Deck - located at 17 E. Church Street.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Maryland - DC Suburbs

    American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    It was restaurant week, so included in the offer was appetizer, entree and dessert. Everything else was a la carte which was fine except that one of the four appetizers chosen by 3 of the 4 in our party was out. We were ordering at 6 pm so very early in the evening. We were offered one of the three others, and when we asked if we could substitute from the list of dishes for the table, we were told no. The salads came, one with a ring of salad with a pool of dressing in the middle, and the other had 4 slices of roast beets covered by a mound of not-so fresh cabbage with some spinach thrown in. The entree of falafel had three falafel balls over a bed of grain salad. The salmon entree was nice but rather ordinary. Desserts were delicious and beautifully presented. The meal was hardly worth the drive to Frederick particularly because, except for dessert, we could have replicated the meal at home.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outdoor dining. Cocktails. Restaurant week 3-course menu. 1 bottle of wine. Great value and a beautiful setting. Menu continues to impress. Festive atmosphere outside with the shed patrons and the firepit and string lighting. See you again soon.
  3. MR

    MichaelR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    High expectations were met. Outstanding food matched by incredible service.
  4. SL

    SherryL

    Baltimore

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We sat at the high top table since we could not get a regular table. Service was excellent and the food was delicious. We would definitely visit again!
  5. JP

    JeanPierre

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We picked the 3 course menu and found it excellent in terms of refinement, quantity, taste and presentation. The only surprise was the scallops which turned out to be a ceviche (raw scallops) but the menu doesn’t say a word about raw scallops. It was delicious but we expected cooked scallops. Ambiance in the kitchen is lively but to us a bit too noisy.
  6. S

    Shari

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous meal. Creative cuisine. Marvelous wait staff. Perfect evening!
  7. BW

    BethW

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and drinks at Thacher & Rye are incredible! The flavors in all of the dishes were just impeccable. I never liked raw oysters until now! The scallop corn pudding first course and the salmon entree were perfect and the cheesecake is to die for! It is a little pricey but well worth it.
  8. KC

    KaraC

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Our waiter was extremely nice but the food was hit and miss. My salmon entree was Luke warm (I admit I like my food served piping hot). The scallops were served cold but I wasn’t aware of that. Had it been served hot it would have been amazing as the sauce was extremely good. My husband enjoyed the shrimp appetizer, the Parker house rolls were delicious. Desert was … ok. Nothing to write home about but not bad. I probably won’t return.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was absolutely incredible. We sat in the kitchen area and it was very cool to watch the chefs preparing food. Our server was fantastic. We live about an hour away from Frederick and will absolutely be back.
  10. A

    Anne

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food was OK - amuse bouche was mediocre. Dish of the night was the first course scallops. Beet salad not noteworthy. Entrees were good but not nothing special.. All courses were not explained. Dessert again was unremarkable. Expected a bit more from a Voltaggio restaurant. I understand more casual style but quality of food and service was sacrificed.
  11. CG

    CG76

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stopped in for restaurant week and definitely wasn't disappointed. Was my second visit, and decided on the Parker House rolls, Badger Flame Beets Salad, the Orecchiette, Burger, and Sticky Toffee Cake. Of those, the standout was the Orecchiette - warm, smokey and delicious. Everything was good and I was definitely full at the end. I wasn't disappointed picking the burger as my entree even though it was a tough choice from the other picks on the menu - it was an exceptional burger and I forget how sometimes chefs can forget that the meat needs to be the star in a burger, not the various toppings. T&R definitely did not forget that principle. The smoked trout that came with the rolls was also amazing.
  12. K

    Katelynne

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dining time was truly an experience. From the ambiance, to the food, to the service. Everything was exceptional! We were seated in the kitchen which was amazing to watch. Overall everything was amazing and we will definitely be back.
  13. RV

    RVMC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed excellent service and food. We will return.
  14. AT

    AmandaT

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We decided to try Thatcher and Rye for Frederick Restaurant week 2022 to take advantage of the special menu. We were not disappointed! The cocktails and food were excellent. The atmosphere is modern and welcoming. We will be back!!!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Appetizers—good. Main courses—mediocre. Desserts—one w honeydew—terrible; one mousse—good; one ice cream sandwich—meh!! Very high prices. Ate outside—-noise from the street(motorcycles, street drummer) deafening, although not the fault of the restaurant. Server was excellent & attentive. Not going back!!
  16. OT

    OTAORAO

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service from our waitress. All food was perfectly prepared.
  17. DD

    DatenightDandE

    Phoenix

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Hats off to the chef (s) at Thatcher & Rye for an amazing dinner on our 16th wedding anniversary. We ordered the oysters, shishito peppers, bass, and short ribs and they were all amazing. You do have to order everything up front for some reason which I didn’t like as I probably would’ve ordered a second due to the small sizes of the first (which you don’t know until you get them), but it left enough room to go to get local ice cream afterwards. The service was good between two waiters/helpers and I really like places that use teamwork with a a good attitude helping each other which benefits the customers instead of hogging the table for tip mentality which makes the customer less served. The building is cool looking and cozy. We live close so always wanted to try this place on a special occasion.
  18. V

    Velomanti

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    By far the best Frederick has to offer. Thoughtful and innovative food, simple setting and quiet, understated service.
  19. AR

    AmandaR

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly and professional service. Absolutely amazing, flavorful meals in good portion sizes. Cocktails were also well crafted and delicious.
  20. GG

    GonzoGirl

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved this restaurant! First time we visited, and we'll definitely return. We shared the shishito peppers and scallops first courses and had the ravioli and the beef for dinner. All dishes were fantastic. Our server, Paige, really made the meal even more enjoyable. She was personable, knowledgeable, and just plain fun! Highly recommend and can't wait to return.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to relax and enjoy family together time, over excellent food!
  22. j

    jbha

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Feels fancy in a cozy sort of way, great place for a first date
  23. SV

    SteveVT

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service.
  24. DC

    DCdiner

    Washington DC

    225 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    225 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful experience! The food, especially the flavors, was outstanding. The wait staff was extremely professional but personable. The ambiance was lovely with beautiful decor, art and sound. It was our first visit but definitely won’t be our last. We’ll done all!
  25. KP

    KarenP

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful. Got there early and they were able to seat us. Service professional and quick. Food delicious.
  26. TD

    TimD

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was exactly what we expected. Every course we ordered was absolutely delicious. The service was also great, somewhat hands off, but there almost immediately for anything needed.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The ham was a bit salty, but, overall, the food was excellent. The barbecue short rib could not have been any more tender or flavorful. The lasagne was terrific and the salad was the freshest I’ve ever had without picking it myself from a garden. Add to that the excellent service provided by Conner and I don’t think there could have been a better dinner for a date. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and plan on returning again soon.
  28. LA

    LAURA

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Noisy, but service was exceptional! Overall, the food was good. However, the orecchiette pasta’s sauce was too overwhelming and not good. Also, the toffee cake was a little on the dry side. The flavors though, were spot on. It’s on the pricey side (we spent around $400 for a party of 4) but it was worth the price. You can tell all ingredients used were the best available. My only recommendation is to fix the acoustics. The noise level was high. I couldn’t hear the person next to me.
  29. AB

    AmyB

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was outstanding! Some of the menu item descriptions didn't do the item justice! I will certainly be back.
  30. R

    Rater2

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent meal. Service was top notch. All courses were delicious, with the scallop, ravioli, and pork chop really standing out. Very accommodating as we had a younger guest with us. We were fortunate enough to meet Chef Voltaggio who was very gracious during a busy dinner service.
  31. BO

    BakedOnBroad

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    What a lovely dining experience in every way. Magnificent food, delectable cocktails and desserts, and primo accommodating service. It was an energetic environment—just slightly too noisy. Enjoy diverse, well prepared fare. Worth the trip to Frederick, a charming historic town and just far enough from the DC area to feel like a worthy getaway.
  32. CK

    CatherineK

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and excellent service. The only issue is that we had to wait a LONG time for our cocktails.
  33. PB

    PaulB

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food outstanding. Servers had to ask who had which dinner. Dessert went to the wrong table. So, work to be done with staff.
  34. R

    Rosmom

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was excellent. Service was very good We would recommend the restaurant as a great place to eat
  35. D

    Divine

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous space - several different rooms each with a special mood. Ours was bright and spacious - no other diners right next to us - contrasting to many fancy restaurants in DC. Every dish was outstanding - served promptly and sequenced to our wishes. What we liked was that they were totally receptive to requests. Our waiter was friendly and available. We will return as often as we can - we’ll worth the 50 Mo it’s drive from DC!
  36. F

    Flapsmom

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food overall was very good with appropriate portion sizes. There were several discrepancies between what sides/garnishes that were served compared to what was listed on the menu which did not bother us but could be problematic to other diners. We ordered the chocolate dessert and it was not to our tastes but the cheesecake was delicious. Our server was competent but we found several of the food runners to be more outgoing and friendly. Would dine here again.
  37. MS

    MichaelS

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is about an hour away from us but we have gone a couple of times now and I’m sure we will go again.
  38. HA

    HaliA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent! Great service and food! Love the patio!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Birthday dinner was a success
  40. SG

    ShawnG

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous place and the outdoor area is lovely. I want to go back and have dessert at the fire pit.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Thacher and Rye is rated 4.7 stars by 5736 OpenTable diners.

Thacher and Rye does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 45 times today
Google Map for Thacher and Rye

228 North Market Street, Frederick, MD 21701

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between 2nd and 3rd Street

  • Neighborhood

    Frederick

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat 12:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 4:00 pm–6:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    We offer complimentary parking starting at 5:00PM. Our lot is located adjacent to the front entrance to Thacher & Rye, off Market Street. Off-street parking is also available in the Church Street Deck - located at 17 E. Church Street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Bryan Voltaggio

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (240) 332-3186

  • Private party facilities

    Private dining and meeting space is available in our Conservatory as well as our Gallery. The Conservatory seats between 6 - 10 persons and the Gallery sits 20. We offer audio | visual capabilities for presentations.

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