The Wine Kitchen on the Creek

4.7
2583 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Wine Kitchen on the Creek is a restaurant – wine bar featuring all that is good about food and wine, and specializing in what is great about sharing them together with friends and family. Our Seasonal American Bistro Menu prepared by chef Jeff Beard highlights the bountiful resources found in and around our region. Our mission is to search out the highest quality, freshest, most delicious ingredients, and prepare them in their most honest form. Eat, simply. We search high and low to find outstanding wines that are true representations of their place and varietal, then pour them for you. Drink, simply.
The Wine Kitchen on the Creek offers sublime ambiance in a relaxed and casual environment where we take our food and drink just seriously enough to make it fun for you the customer. We open our kitchen to you to come and enjoy our food and hospitality.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 2583 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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4.4
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Taffy
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Food potions (pork belly) for the sides could be more ample. One guest was left without entree while others were almost finished.

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GeneMe
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We’d heard so many great things about this place but while we wanted to love it so much, perhaps to have the same shared experience as our friends, we thought the food was not on the same level as say, the Tasting Room. The Mac & Cheese was a standout, as was the sauce for the fried-green tomatoes.

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PietyGrl
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another amazing meal at WK!

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GregH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Wine Kitchen is by far the best restaurant in Frederick. The actually made me laugh from joy. Sounds over the top, but true!

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vipimpattyb
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Love their oysters. Sunday brunch is a super deal. Fabulous service. General manager/Sommelier is a sweetheart. Great location on the canal for outside service.

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vipKevinE
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service and food were very good.

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Mimi
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had happy hour on a Friday and service was fast and friendly. Food and drinks were delicious.

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Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!

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HarrietH
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sitting outside by the canal on a beautiful day, was a treat. The food was good, as was the service. I haven't been inside, but I would go back again to sit outside.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their Wagyu burger is AMAZING—definitely one of the reason why we continue to go back. New cocktail menu as well—try Leaves of Grass and Time in a Bottle...you won’t be disappointed!

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HeatherS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I were celebrating Easter. The meal , service & drinks were top notch and made our day special!

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SarahM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Excellent service, lovely view, generous portions for a great value.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Sunday brunch was amazing. We ate outside and the venue was perfect with the creek and beautiful trees. Service was impeccable.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent cocktails, service, and food

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome!! The food and the service was great!!

CJ
CJOHB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered the mushroom and goat cheese strudel with spring salad and it was delicious! Everyone in our group loved their meal and the outside ambiance was really beautiful for a clear spring day. We also had friendly, thoughtful service.

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vipdianad
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

love coming here...drinks are great...wish brunch was avail on Sat!

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vipfortheloveofbacon
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son LOVES the mac n' cheese. I do too. Food and service are always excellent.

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LynnTaylor
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous anniversary dinner!

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ctreshab
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girls night out and it was enjoyable. I was very impressed with the service at this restaurant. The entire staff was welcoming and very attentive. I definitely enjoyed the food; the vegetarian entree was delicious. The other two entrees were very good as well. There was not anything to complain about or to be corrected. Thank You for a pleasant experience.

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Jessica
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was excellent. Filet mignon was tender and the compound butter on top was amazing. Not a lot of atmosphere but there was ample outdoor seating which was nice.

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JessicaH
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything here is delicious. EVERYTHING. And the staff is delightful. You will not be disappointed!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am a kranky old lawyer and I have to say this place was awesome in every way!! Rare do you see a work ethic of "how can I do it better!" My experience was clearly an example of seeking and providing perfection.

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LynnM
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had lunch at a table on the creek. Beautiful setting, great food and wonderful libations. The service was perfect.

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Thequeenof505
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table was outside along the creek. Very relaxing. Tables were far apart and staff all wore masks. Duck sandwiches were superb and the Jailbreak IPA was excellent. The Wine Kitchen by the Creek has it all -- tasty menu and bar offerings, courteous service, and a really pleasant atmosphere.

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AliceH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and value! Love the seating by the creek!

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vipFrancesca
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Wine Kitchen is one of my favorite restaurants in the area. Everything is always en pointe and lovely! The food is amazing and the service is fantastic!

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CherylS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This was our first time out to dinner in a year due to Covid. We absolutely loved The Wine Kitchen. The service, drinks, and food were all outstanding. I gave a 4 for food because the dinner entres were a little limited. There wasn't enough of a selection. Perhaps add two more choices. The drink menu was superb across the board. We will go there again and again.

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Michael
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It's our go-to place for special occasions. The vibe is very casual evn though the food is more on the high-end side.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

We felt extremely rushed and couldn’t hear the waitress at all. This place was extremely covid-conscious to the point where that seemed to take over the meal and it made the experience unenjoyable. I had called in earlier and asked if we could bump up from 4 to 5 people and they told us no indicating it was packed, when in reality there was hardly anyone in the place. We could’ve easily added another person as no other party was even close to us. This was extremely frustrating, but they are just hurting themselves losing business. We will not be coming back.

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vipFrederickFoodie
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Outdoor, tented dining along the Carroll Creek felt clean, airy and safe. Our food was very tasty. Our waiter was good at checking in but did not hover. The menu offers something for everyone.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent!

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vipSandiM
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The Wine Kitchen is hands down my favorite restaurant in Frederick. When they have an off night, it’s very disappointing. My son and husband ordered Old Fashioneds. Neither drink was up to the normal standard. I said something to our server but my son refused to return it. The server should have insisted or taken the drink off the bill. My filet was perfect but I noticed the vegetable side was skimpy compared to normal. The service was slower than normal and it took a long time for our entrees to arrive.

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RobK
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Had “the sun is a morning star” cocktail and it was delicious! Best mashed potatoes ever! Pork belly and crab cake were fabulous. Brownie for dessert blew our minds 😋

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vipSean
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual. By far the most consistent and best food in Frederick. We always have great service and the food outshines every restaurant in Frederick that we’ve dined at.

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Rachel
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

very good food, service was fantastic! gave excellent recommendations and got our food out to us crazy fast, which is surprising for a brunch shift. we like to go through the Frederick area and try brunch at every restaurant, and we will definitely be returning.

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Polina
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals my husband and I ever had. Mussels, oysters, steaks, everything was great.

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JuanF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely outdoor seating! Food is wonderful especially the mussels appetizer

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sococo
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

I consider myself to have a fairly refined palate. Nothing I tasted on this menu was good. We even sent the first dessert back only to be disappointed with the second as well. The waitress seemed distracted and at the end of our meal seemed to be replaced by another without explanation. We were under the impression brunch was available and then told they were serving the lunch menu which was extremely limited. I've worked with many different chefs in many different kitchens and this one was all over the place. I understand needing to spread your creative wings but taste should be the ultimate goal. Not only did nothing blow me away, most of it was inedible. I drove over an hour to meet a friend who drove an hour and a half. We were extremely disappointed.

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You can order delivery directly from The Wine Kitchen on the Creek using the Order Online button. The Wine Kitchen on the Creek also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (301) 663-6968.

The Wine Kitchen on the Creek is rated 4.7 stars by 2583 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.