The Wine Kitchen on the Creek

4.7
2677 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 2677 people are saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipPhil
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We wanted to have a special lunch on our Anniversary and the lunches at the Wine Kitchen caught our eye, as did the rave reviews. It did not disappoint in any manner. Our server William B was exceedingly friendly and made us feel special. The restaurant delivered a Happy Anniversary card upon our being seated and then topped that with complimentary Champagne which was a surprise and was exceedingly good. My wife and I ordered the Mushroom Bisque to start which was excellent. I ordered the Grilled Cheese sandwich with thick bacon and a cheese combination which combined with the challah bread , was exceedingly good. My wife ordered the Mushroom Strudel which was heavenly- We exchanged bites of each dish and loved them both. The mixed salad accompaniment to both entrees was very good. Also of special mention is their home brewed Iced Tea- Complex in flavor it was very special Thank you for a great experience- we will return.

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AllaL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a very nice Father's Day brunch. Recommend Shrimp and Grits!

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EllenM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service. The Seared Tuna was wonderful. Small portion for the cost. Overall excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful attentive service!

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vipCherylP
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible food, unique wines and attentive service. I had the seared tuna and my husband had the braised short ribs. Both were exquisite. The wait staff were engaging and helpful. It was a wonderful dinner.

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KimberlyC
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great patio for business lunch; room enough to have a private conversation.

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vipLockfarm
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another outstanding meal in a beautiful Downtown Frederick setting. What is not to love!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing

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PegG
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 50th Anniversary with family at the Wine Kitchen. From beginning to end, the staff at all levels made us feel special and catered to our every need. On a regular day this would be outstanding. On this day, the 2nd day of the Fine Arts Festival and the third day of intermittent thunderstorms in Downtown Frederick, no one was flustered, no one seemed stressed and in fact the food, the staff, the ambiance and the patrons seated and those waiting to be seated were all extraordinary. They started our brunch with a personal card from TWK staff and a glass of Champagne. They ended our brunch with the recommended home made Blueberry Sorbet. A grand time was had by all! Thank you so much for a memorable celebration.

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LeeJ
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect night to have dinner on the creek. Service was excellent and the food was awesome as always....
Thanks for a great date night!

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Amanda
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic experience and wonderful food at The Wine Kitchen. We're repeat customers (and will be many more times!), and this is always a favorite!

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vipBetagirl
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, wonderful service and fun cocktails! Worth a visit.

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vipTommy
Dallas
37 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alway a pleasure to dine at the Wine Kitchen. Good cocktails, wine and a good selection of dinners all wrap up in a nice environment and good service.

JM
JasonM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfect. Love the food and the staff. They're the best!

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vipJamesSS
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eric was a fine server. The wine selections were varied and pleasant. My tuna dish was exquisite and my dining companion’s sweet potato dish was even better. Definitely DC’esq food and wine in Frederick.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food. A little loud inside. Overall a pleasent experience.

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Nonna
New England
13 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been to this restaurant many times in the past but this was our first night out to dinner in over a year and the food was amazing as always. Our server Nina was very cordial and extremely attentive to us.
Overall, our experience at the Wine Kitchen was truly phenomenal. Keep up the good work.

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Scorp
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was great. Food was great! It was a nice evening out!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was our birthday dinner out with my parents. The food and service were outstanding as always. What we didn’t expect was a card from the staff and some other goodies for our celebration.

Service and food at WK have always been great. They have a great team and you can tell that everyone there wants to be there and it comes through. Expect the best there and you’ll get it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Waygu ribeye special. My wife loved the scallops.

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PburgGirl
Savannah
10 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Poor coordination of wine and food timing. Wine for main course so late that we were mostly finished with dinner. Steak was great but crab cake was not.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The sweet wines are incredible. Inside is noisy and hot, but waiting for a table outside is a pain. Nobody knows approximately how long you'll be waiting. The servers are nice though!

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vipGMAC
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OUTSTANDING sums up our experience from the moment we walked through the door. As soon as someone (Eric) saw us waiting, he greeted us to say someone will take care of us shortly...then Justin greeted us and passed us to Caroline to be seated. All this attention by just walking through the door! Aria, our server, was on point! Professional (beer pouring skill that I've not witnessed but would love to replicate!) yet let her personality show and elevated the experience greatly! The food was wonderful - nice presentation and portions with fantastic flavor. This was our last night in Frederick and the team at The Wine Kitchen made it quite the bang of a memory!

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LindaG
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Wine Kitchen to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. This was our first restaurant outing since covid so it was nice to be out. The waiter surprised us with complimentary glasses of champagne - a very nice touch! I chose their special roast chicken which was done perfectly. My husband ordered rib-eye steak, also done perfectly. The waiter did an excellent job so it was an overall great experience!

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JeffO
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Brunch menu was the only thing available at 2:30. Great service, food was not really worth the money.

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vipThePaleChick
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've never had a bad meal here and was excited to introduce my friends to the delicious food and great service. They were impressed and still raving about it this morning.

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beachandbay
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The good news; the Wine Kitchen takes food seriously; the bad news: the service was disjointed thru no fault of our server.
A Kir Royale that was improperly mixed ( and returned), miss timed arrival of food ( before we finished our apperatives) and wine that was delivered late and at the wrong temperature.
The food was excellent in three of the four elements but the fourth element , pork belly, was charred and overly salty.
I recommend the Wine Kitchen and will return.

JB
JessicaB
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate on the creek promenade- it was beautiful! Food and service were great!

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SarahC
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a perfect dining experience! Everyone was helpful and the food and drinks were amazing!

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AliceM
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the Pork Belly is to die for! Awesome wine selection.

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LinP
Richmond
24 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first experience at The Wine Kitchen but definitely wont be out last! Great and unique food plus a great atmosphere. Very highly recommend for a pleasurable dining experience.

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JasonB
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful spot! So glad we found it to celebrate our anniversary. Sevice was very prompt, friendly and attentive. Ambiance was spectacular and the rustic, classy decor was very fitting. The meal was absolutely to die for. After 1 visit has become a new favorite spot for wife and I to getaway together for some time alone.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always. Our true favorite!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for our anniversary and we were greeted with a happy anniversary and also a card with a nice little note in it. Service was outstanding and the food was delicious. Highly recommend.

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vipDoctorB
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent service, pleasant atmosphere on a lovely early summer’s day. The beet salad was superb, the soft shell crab on sourdough toast was also good, but could have benefited from a remoulade or come-back sauce. A bit too delicate for my palate.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love The Wine Kitchen, it never disappoints. Food and wine are excellent with a great variety. Ambiance inside and in the patio are great, we love to bring our dog and sit outside during the summertime. Highly recommend this place!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food ran out but it was still a great experience and whatever was left over on the menu tasted super fab

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vipFrancesca
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Delicious meal, as always! Burger was a little on the salty side. But will definitely be back- drinks are fantastic!

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TheBigW
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The mushroom bisque and scallop and crab cake dishes were delicious. We ordered the bananafee for dessert. Very disappointing. It was served in a Mason jar of all things, which made it more difficult to dig in and eat. I would never recommend this dessert. Other than the chocolate layer, which was very thick and difficult to eat with a spoon, I'm not sure what the remaining layers were.

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SueC
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had lunch at The Wine Kitchen on 5/14/21 and it was excellent. They had many excellent options for $13 and the 3 of us thoroughly enjoyed our meal. We were able to sit on lower patio, right on the creek, and the atmosphere was perfect. I can't wait to do it again!

FAQs

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 2677 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.