The Tasting Room

4.8
2301 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Established in 2001, The Tasting Room restaurant and wine bar has earned a reputation as a modern American force in the Frederick area. Combining the essence of Frederick and the modern styles of New York, The Tasting Room provides diners with an experience to remember. Situated in the heart of Frederick's historic district, The Tasting Room captures the energy of Market St. with floor to ceiling windows and a 180˚ panoramic view. Fresh local ingredients and unwavering consistency have been the benchmarks for this ultra-successful establishment.

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4.8
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4.7
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipTamlaO
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Will definitely go back!

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vipLauren
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Everything was perfect except the biscuit and gravy had a ton of mushrooms in it but that ingredient was listed in the menu. I would have picked something else had I known.

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ThomasD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Filet is amazing. Going to JRAD would be the next best thing.

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vipChuck
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We went to The Tasting Room based on a recommendation by Tom Sietsema in
The Washington Post. We drove up from Fairfax to meet relatives who were transiting the area. It was certainly a worthwhile trip. We were all pleased with the presentation and taste of our selections. Kristine, our waitress, was very good as well.

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vipKarenB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding, great meal.

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Lenny
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was absolutely fantastic. We had the lobster ravioli appetizer which was exceptional. My wife had the halibut, and I had the scallops. Both dishes were among the best I've had. The service was prompt, attentive, and pleasant.

Only two small objections: the white wine wasn't chilled enough when served (which was easily remedied), and the expresso was not up to the standards of the food.

I would highly recommend the restaurant and would return in a heartbeat.

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debo
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious lunch with friends - excellent service. Nice menu and tasty food. Sensational desserts. Great place for an upscale lunch that was reasonably priced.

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vipGaryK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Recommend getting one of the high tables by the window for a pleasant experience.

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RhondaB
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious!! The portion sizes were large. I would definitely recommend to anyone!

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DebraS
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was exceptional and wait staff very courteous. Food was awesome. Will definitely be going back.

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POMPILIOG
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, beautiful place and better service

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vipChegs
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

One of the top spots in Frederick, MD. Would definitely eat here again

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Glenn
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was excellent, the food choices were also excellent. The food preparation and wine selection was superlative. I look forward to going back.

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Chrisilene
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipNancyF
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful service and incredible food

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vipLoungeLizard
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always superior food and service!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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vipViennaWeenee
Washington DC
108 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The food was generally good but not outstanding. There seemed to be an issue with ensuring coffee and entrees were hot. There was also an issue in getting one order right. That issue was fixed but a mistaken charge had to be removed from check. The service was friendly and ultimately helpful. Since we live an hour away, we will most likely stick to restaurants closer to home.

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vipMartinH
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and service! The lobster chowder is one of the best dishes anywhere in the Baltimore/DC area. Our server was superb -- knowledgeable, helpful, and patient. But the restaurant needs to do something about the ambient noise -- way, way too high when you have to shout at a two-person table to have a conversation. I don't mind a little background noise, but this has always been a problem at the Tasting Room with all the glass and mirrors and other hard surfaces. Always makes me think twice before booking a table.

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PamelaC
St. Louis
12 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall a great experience. The filet carpaccio was astounding. All of our drinks were as well. Only downside was I ordered the filet medium rare. It was brought out on a sizzling plate, so by the time it got to me and I started to eat it was medium, bordering on medium well for the edges. Wish the waitress had told me so I could have requested a cold plate, or that it was noted on the menu. Otherwise great experience and mood but but an over cooked filet at that price took some of the polish off.

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vipPRSan
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful afternoon sipping rosé and dining alfresco. Highly recommend!

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hillebee
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, delicious food, great value. A gem in Frederick!

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vipTommyC
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. A shining jewel in Frederick's thriving dining scene the food and drink here is first rate. There is not a bad dish on the menu.

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MirkaH
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We celebrated our 10 years wedding anniversary at Tasting Room our favored restaurant and we were not disappointed. The service was great. We had appetizer of Filet Mignon Carpaccio and Braised Spanish Squid. The Carpaccio was very good, but for me the squid was excellent, very nice surprise. For dinner my husband had the crab cake, which was great and I had chicken BLT very good. We also had dessert and vine, beer and drinks...
Wonderful dinner and celebration

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DorisJean
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was absolutely Stunning! They were extremely accommodating and very attentive. Although the lunch selections were limited, they allowed modifications, which was much appreciated. Prices were a tad high for lunch, but the preparations were well worth the additional costs. Wonderful to be back after such a long time during this pandemic.

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vipBarbRN
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely experience! Wait staff are impeccable! Our server, Frankie, remembered our son and his wife as customers weeks ago!
Wine flights are a nice touch, and reasonable. Menu is small but all offerings were excellent. Leave room for thoughtful dessert offerings.
Thanks for a wonderful time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server is what made the experience!!!!!

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JeanneB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding, but pricey. It was a bit tricky with a larger group to carry on a conversation due to the overall noise level within the restaurant. Definitely will be back for special occasions.

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vipMichaelP
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was not the first time we dined here, and we are never disappointed. The Tasting Room once again delivered an outstanding meal and experience. All courses exceeded expectation.

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PhKaren
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, drinks and food were great, as always. We stayed longer than we should have - catching up after la long separation. The patience of the staff was appreciated.

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vipLJfromBethesda
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I ordered the pappardelle with mushrooms and the shrimp ceviche to start. My dining partner had the pork chop and potatoes au gratin. We shared the lemon butter cake, which was outstanding. All told, we really enjoyed everything we ordered, and the service was helpful and friendly. Will be back!

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StephenP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful to be back after 16 months! Great brunch, perfect views of downtown Frederick from curtain windows, and attentive but unobtrusive service. All what makes TR my go-to place for consistently impeccable meals and service and sets the standard for other local restaurants.

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EllaF
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tasting room experience was impecable. Everything from the food to the dining staff to the overall ambiance of the restaurant. Everything is so modern and minimalist yet new and different. Every food suggestion we got was incredible. Could not have asked for a better way to celebrate my significant others birthday than a delicious brunch at the Tasting Room.

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AlexanderU
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always our go to for special occasions-great night!!

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PaulaS
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service excellent. Just a tad noisy for us.

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nr1234
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service from Jason was outstanding. Octopus and butter cake was our favorites! Highly recommend.

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leylar
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great. My second time. Great food. Great service.

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MeghanR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lobster chowder was outstanding. We come here several times a year and always enjoy!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Slow service and waited a while to be served. There was a shift in the staff so no one came until I asked the host. Noise level loud. Didn’t spread people out and there were many open tables. Food was good but not worth the price.

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EllenB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, presentation, and service...........so loud in the dining room however....difficult to hold a conversation at the table.

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kallen301
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food. The server recommended a good wine alternative that paired well with the food. A fantastic experience!

FAQs

The Tasting Room offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (240) 379-7772.

The Tasting Room is rated 4.8 stars by 2301 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.

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