The Tasting Room

4.8
2112 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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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!!

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vipBernadetteS
Baltimore
36 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were off the charts!!! Exceptional! Thank you everyone for making my husbands birthday so special!

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vipPeeWee
Washington DC
60 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and service. We look forward to returning!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Disappointing -
The overall experience was average. The service was 5 out of 10 - waitress didn't take our food order until 35 mins after our arrival. The 16 oz. bone in ribeye steak which was ordered medium rare came to the table slightly dry, overcooked and at room temperature. The brussel sprouts were not well seasoned but the mashed potatoes shined as a side. The cocktails were above average (I ordered the rare manhattan). The price was comparable to Ruth's Chris, Del Frisco's or Mortons, but overall neither the food or drinks were near their level of quality. We would not go back

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Greenfieldfred
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening as a the four of us celebrated the birthday a very special friend. As usual, the dinners were outstanding. The service was perfect - just right to give us a chance to enjoy the evening.

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roman
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food quality was outstanding somewhat pricey though $100 for the two of us to eat dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the food was on point. Filet was the requested temperature. Lovely meal.

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MikeB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Consistently incredible with great service and a broad offering.

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KimS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always - food, service, and drinks are always super yummy. Big fan of the braised octopus and rack of lamb.

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Luv2run
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place to go for brunch or anytime! I had the french toast and my husband had crab Benedict.

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Sorrentini
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Delicious food. We had a lovely afternoon.

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CESAR
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall service and food are the perfect choice for a romantic dinner.

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vipGlobal1
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place to eat regardless of the occasion. The chef always has something new to taste on the menu. A must on the dessert menu is the Molten Butter Cake.
The bartender is creative and makes excellent cocktails. Not your typical restaurant cocktails.

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LBoyer
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had just eloped that morning and went to TR for a special lunch after—everyone was wonderful to us and made it very special!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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RBBB
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! From Octopus, chowder to steak. Cooked perfectly and temperatures on everything just right. The wine excellent-Reisling! Just loved it!

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Jamerz
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The filet mignon was amazing! Service was great too!

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vipIceman
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal and service! We had the Filet and the Veal Ossobucco both were wonderful

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vipAkbjh
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for lunch, the menu was nice with very healthy options available. The food is good.

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vipGinger
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WOW! The Chef at the Tasting Room prepares the best Filet we have found anywhere!
The greeting, the decor, the table service and especially the food is wonderful. We highly recommend. (We have visited 4 times in the last 6 weeks!)

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JamieH
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Western Maryland and possibly the entire state.

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ThomasD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and great service... Recommend highly...

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vipLovingLucy
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I have enjoyed many many meals at the Tasting Room since we moved to Frederick over twelve years ago. This meal was different. I was alone. It was my husband's 70th birthday, but he had just moved from three weeks in the ICU to a rehab facility to regain his strength. I texted him a picture of each course so that he could "celebrate with me." When the owner of TR, Jared, came to talk, he wondered why I was alone. He was shocked when I told him the story of nearly losing my husband. I certainly did not feel alone during my dinner. Then, when it came time to pay my bill, my server, another friend, told me that the couple at the next table had already settled my account. That is how wonderful the Tasting Room is. That is how wonderful Frederick is. It is a small community that cares for each other.

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JessicaG
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch service and the most tasty cocktails and food options! My husband and I ordered 3 entrees because everything sounded so good and we couldn’t choose just one for ourselves.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for brunch

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic brunch. We were very well taken care of, and the food was excellent. We will be back.

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JordanD
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very relaxed and professional restaurant. My lady & I had a wonderful dinner. Highly recommended for a fancy night downtown!

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GloryF
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am never disappointed when I dine at The Tasting Room, everything is always top notch.

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MarkF
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The servers and host were not very friendly. I was a bit surprised.

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ginasilvertree
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice! I'd recommend it to anyone visiting Frederick.

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MiMI
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved..lovedddd my experience. And yes, I put it was quiet. For me that was wonderful. Its more of an intimate setting.. LOVE EVERY BIT OF IT!! Food is delicious❤❤. Service was on point.. I have nothing bit great things to say. Will return VERY soon. Thank you😘

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, lobster chowder, crab cakes, octopus, was outstanding. Cocktails were perfection, and the service excellent. We are never disappointed here.

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vipMarkK
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved celebrating our anniversary at The Tasting Room. Fantastic food, awesome service, romantic ambience and very safe dining experience with COVID. Always a 5 star experience.

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vipAshleyp
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the atmosphere and the bartender was very knowledgeable.

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MarrenP
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, drinks and food were all amazing. Blew away all expectations

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vipBernadetteS
Baltimore
37 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were on point.

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JimH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our food was excellent as always, but the service by the waitress was not stellar, the rest of the wait staff otherwise was exceptional. When you commit to the expense of a upscale restaurant it should not matter where you sit, but the only reservation available was at the high tables. I will not do that again as the constant back and forth of carry out deliveries was a detriment to our dining experience. Still our go to for special diners though!

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Milly
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here as always ! Best drinks and happy hour is a steal.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful dinner. Jeff did a great job with service. Perfect spot to celebrate the holidays for a nice but not overly fancy dinner. Great wine selections and cocktails too!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. My wife and I drive from Bethesda to Frederick every now and then just to come to the Tasting Room.

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 2112 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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