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Thacher and Rye, Frederick, MD

Thacher and Rye

4.6
4.6
5759 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

8:00 PM


Booked 29 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 Wed, 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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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Maryland - DC Suburbs

    American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fantastic! We especially loved the scallop appetizer, tuna tartare appetizer, and the cheesecake.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thatcher and Rye is exceptional. The food is amazing and the unique combination of flavors will make you want to try everything. The service is what puts everything over the top. The attention to detail and knowledge that all the servers makes your meal spectacular.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    We had been looking forward to going to Thacher and Rye for weeks for my best friend’s 30th bday. The cocktails were delicious, notably the lawn dart and the after hours. The oysters were decent, slightly small, but likely due to season. Let’s begin with the first course. The tuna tartar was average. The scallops with the sweet potato purée were actually quite a surprising and pleasant flavor combination, I was impressed. For the second course, we had the ravioli. Again, I was so pleased. They were wonderful. The brown butter sauce was to die for. For the third course, we had the pork loin and the chicken. The chicken dish was reminiscent of chicken and dumplings and it was so good. The red pearl onions, the lions mane mushrooms…wonderful. The pork loin was so disappointing. The rice and beans were both severely undercooked and not seasoned at all. The pork was cooked fine, but the sauce lacked flavor and their simply was not enough of it. The fried okra was really sad…hard crusty batter with barely any okra to speak of. It tasted like it had been sitting for a long time. Overall, a very dry dish. I would expect a much higher level of cooking from a restaurant of this caliber and a $40 entree. We skipped dessert. The service was quite good, I believe our servers name was Kayla. She was great.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service !
  5. F

    Foodie125

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat outside in the courtyard. Lovely setting, food was amazing. I had the vegan pasta to start and then falafel. Everything was cooked very well and the flavors were delicious.
  6. AG

    AliciaG

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Unfortunately, we had a really negative experience here. We were there 90 minutes before our second course even came out, and we actually asked for our third course to be boxed up because we weren’t hungry anymore. Clearly there was an issue in the kitchen but our server didn’t say anything and instead someone from the foh kept bringing over complimentary snacks. There were also fruit flies all around our table (we were in the back with the open kitchen). I wouldn’t go back. Way too expensive for only mediocre food.
  7. L

    Leavemeoutofthis

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food is OK, service is OK, and atmosphere is OK - somewhat overpriced
  8. RD

    ReidD

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Our experience was uneven. Several dishes were outstanding - the hummus amuse bouche, ravioli, chicken, buttery potatoes, and sticky toffee cake. Some were quite good - lasagna, falafel, Parker House rolls, and cheesecake. Others were meh - shrimp and scallop appetizers, orecchiette, halibut, pork loin, and ice cream sandwich. The wine steward was superb - opinionated but based on great knowledge. The outdoor patio was charming, albeit with the occasional motorcycle street noise. Overall very good but quite expensive.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing! Food was off the charts, waiter was so kind & knowledgeable & the drinks were delicious
  10. RD

    RoyD

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal. I definitely did not come away hungry.
  11. S

    Skeet42

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was above excellent, thank you Anna G. Food and beverages also excellent and everything about the restaurant: atmosphere, ambiance, and decor were absolutely First Class. We felt welcomed and extremely comfortable. Our First visit but definitely will be repeated.
  12. c

    cedar

    Washington DC

    224 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    224 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a remarkable kitchen! My highlight was the ravioli - in my experience, it is unsurpassed! From the appetizers (tuna tartare) to the mains (pork chop) to dessert (chocolate) everything was wonderful!
  13. MM

    MichaelM

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff, great food. Excellent restaurant!
  14. P

    Patty

    Washington DC

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Another delightful meal on the patio at Thatcher & Rye. Every bite was delicious. Just one caution, the current chocolate dessert is decadently rich. We should have split it. It would benefit with more of the side ice cream to balance the richness.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Grateful. What an outstanding experience. Start to finish, every person involved seemed to contribute in a positive way. Steve pulled out all of the stops and made it look easy. The food, every bite, was exceptional and even surprising. Great food. Great service. A really great memory made.
  16. L

    Lvtodine

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Disappointing overall. Server was intrusive with her incessant chatter and questions.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food. A bit expensive so not affordable every day. It was our anniversary, so we decided to splurge.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved Volt and this was a better experience! The menu, the relaxed atmosphere, the great service, and amazing food made this a fantastic date night. Well done!
  19. MM

    MichelleM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding meal! Definitely suggest going. Next time we’re in the area we will be back!
  20. P

    Pandoraly

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was possibly the best meal I have had since moving to the DMV four years ago. From the perfectly chilled scallop 1st course to the melt-in-your-mouth short rib or the complex goat cheese & fig ravioli, every morsel was exceptional. While not inexpensive, considering the quality of the food this is also a reasonably priced restaurant. With attentive, but not stuffy, service and a gorgeous outdoor patio, this was the perfect location for a late-summer date.
  21. BM

    BryanM

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great atmosphere and great service. Highly recommend.
  22. Y

    Yamali

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Bad service, I was disappointed. The food is always good but I felt ignored.
  23. J

    Jmlc

    Baltimore

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Our meal was just ok. Our service was just ok. Not terrible, just not great either. I’m happy to spend money on eating out as we are very food centric people but I’m finding, especially since Covid, that I’m getting pretty tired of spending a substantial amount of money on a dinner that’s just fair. $550 for four of us (including tip). I know I can cook equally as well at home for so much less. Still happy to spend it for the right experience, this just wasn’t it. Wish them the best of luck. I think there are more and more of us that are having the same feelings about eating out. Especially those of us who know the difference.
  24. RZ

    RZStaub

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time to Thacher & Rye! It was our 45th anniversary, & it was perfect! Our server was so attentive & sweet. Can’t say enough about the food. It was by far the best food I’ve ever been served in a restaurant.
  25. PS

    PeterS

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We travel 90 minutes with awful traffic to come to T&R. Often.
  26. JH

    JandH

    Baltimore

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    For years, Thatcher and Rye (and previously the Volt) has remained arguably one of the three best places in Frederick, MD for culinary excellence, a bit of creativity, and presentation of food. But, alas, its service staff, most of them young, has remained unknowledgeable about menu items or wine selections and generally poorly dressed for the job. This was the case last Saturday and not atypical of the many times we have eaten there. The service staff, pretentious at best, knew nothing about menu items, did not handle food dishes properly, brought appetizers after the first two courses, etc. We still go there for food quality and preparation and are OK with the prices but remain disappointed in service.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service is as expected! Wonderful! The short rib was amazing and while I don’t enjoy paying for rolls, their parker house roles and accompanying condiments are worth it! Mr Voltaggio never disappoints
  28. J

    Jonathan

    Philadelphia

    121 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    121 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent brunch. All dishes were wonderful, and the Scallop Ceviche was just absolutely killer. Wonderful atmosphere and great service. Thanks for a wonderful meal.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All courses were excellent. Wait staff was knowledgeable and accommodating. The best short ribs I ever had.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a fabulous cocktail at the bar before moving to a table outside on the garden patio. Beautiful setting, great service, wonderful food.
  31. BG

    ButtonGirl

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Quality food.
  32. SM

    SamM

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can't beat the food and service, my favorite restaurant in Frederick!
  33. KM

    KevinM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my wife for our Anniversary. Everything from start to finish was outstanding! The staff was outstanding as well! Will definitely go back.
  34. JU

    JohnUSAF

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food. Great service. Only drawback was the noisy group in the room. They were so loud that we couldn’t hold a conversation.
  35. K

    Kosherchef

    New York Area

    100 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful. All our guests enjoyed their food immensely. The service was very good. Chef Brian always delivers the best food to the table. Thank you to Chef Brian and all those supporting him in the kitchen and dining room.
  36. T

    Twyla

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious fresh food . Every bite evenly seasoned and full of flavor. And the libations offered go perfectly with the menu. Highly recommend this place if looking for a relaxing and one of a kind dinner. Everything is fresh!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    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.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Woefully underwhelmed. Called ahead to confirm that the menu could be Celiac friendly and almost nothing was Celiac friendly. Worst part of the experience was that for the “bread” they brought the Celiac diner three thin slices of carrot and three thin slices of cucumber. To cap it off, all of the food was either under seasoned, over seasoned, or cooked to bell. This restaurant was a disgrace to the food industry.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    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.
  40. MR

    MichaelR

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

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

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 4.6 stars by 5759 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

8:00 PM


Booked 29 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 Wed, 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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