The Tasting Room

4.9
2143 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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4.9based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.9
service
4.8
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vipEllieC
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great experience when dining at The Tasting Room! Service is excellent and the food and drinks are the best! We will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service. Delicious food and cocktails. This is one of my absolutely favorite restaurants!

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KathyR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, modern cuisine. Extensive wine menu. Creative cocktails. Service is supreme.

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sensi
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

great menu. best in region. great staff. my wife spilled her cocktail twice & they refilled without charging. no questions asked.

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ThomasG
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience1

The staff seated us at a horribly small table in the middle of the restaurant, we asked to be moved, they did to a larger table one away. Not great, that supposedly had a 4 top reserved, those people arrived as we were leaving.

The restaurant was loud but with the high ceilings, as most restaurants are today, it was expected. Our waitress was excellent and saw to all of our needs, even the strangest of them. lol

The food was good. So we have the octopus as our appetizer and it was excellent, the octopus was charged well but not over done, just enough to get the char marks, it was extremely tender and the romesco was nice and just spiced; the fregola, marcona almond, and pickled raisins was an excellent compliment to the dish.

My companion had the Lamb, she asked for it rare with the inside just warm. It arrived and the lamb was cold on the inside so she asked for it to be refired, to her specifications. The second time it was done to her liking; however, her lamb was served with hummus which made no sense at all; castelvetrano olive tapenade ditto; spinach which was cooked and processed to a reduction and was not good at all and a veal reduction which was tolerable. Oh well for the lamb dish.

I ordered the Filet, medium rare and it came out medium rare with an excellent crust on the outside. The steak was very good. It was served with potatoes au gratin and sauce béarnaise, the potatoes were sublime and I feel the highlight of my meal, the p béarnaise was very good. I also order the Seasonal Mushrooms, which lacked a bit of seasoning and were very oily but they good.

I would return to The Tasting Room for another meal.

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SueD
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome lunch! Outstanding service! Great value. Remembered our Anniversary with a champagne toast.

Sangria delicious....poached eggs on crabcake and lobster omelet were amazing.

Going back soon.

Thanks to the Tasting Room

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KevinP
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere, Food, and Service all Excellent!!!!!!!

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FrederickFoodie
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for always providing great service and food/drink. It’s our favorite Frederick restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating a birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Easter! Wonderful

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NicoleH
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely recommend!!! We will be visiting again!

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FoodieChic
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was good as usual. 4 stars due to the size of the crab cake entree. This was our first time ordering it and unfortunately we were disappointed with the size for the price (more like tasting size) . Our waiter Jason was great!

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vipBigRube
Washington DC
143 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I owe Open Table a huge debt of gratitude because I had never heard of The Tasting Room until they sent me an email about restaurants that had started using their service. I don't know how I missed them. We live in upper Montgomery, not Frederick, county, but I'm usually pretty knowledgeable about the restaurants there.

We had a superior meal there on Friday. Knowing I couldn't eat my dinner if I had an appetizer, I went without, but my husband got an excellent lobster chowder which put most lobster bisques to shame. I got a very good rack of lamb, but the star of the evening was definitely the crab cakes. Now, I was born and raised in Baltimore where we are very picky about our state dish, but my husband is a DC native, and he'll order crab cakes almost anywhere. (shudder) However, I hereby testify that the crab cakes at the Tasting Room are some of the best I've ever had, and probably the best I've had in many years. They weren't huge, mind you, but the two cakes were easily sufficient with the side dishes to satisfy my husband's large appetite. They were sweet, full of large chunks of backfin crab meat, and, whatever they use for filler was unnoticeable in both the taste and texture. We will definitely go back and, even with the limits for quarantining, we will not be going alone.

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disappointed
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

All vegetables were cold.
For the price, we hoped food portions were larger.

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LisaM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal as always!

MJ
MelissaJ
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The hostess was not very friendly the waitress was excellent the door says they open at eleven but they will not let you in until 11:30 the food is expensive but not outstanding the crab dip is good but the bread served with it is too hard French toast was ok main dishes took a little while overall I wouldn’t go back the parking is a headache you have to pay and walk a bit will try another place for the price

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KendallF
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is clean and the staff is very hospitable. The food is excellent every time we visit! On this occasion we learned the owner is a sommelier, the drinks are magnificent! We were celebrating our 11th yr anniversary, the staff provided complementary drinks (antique prosecco). I'm not a prosecco girl but after that experience, I am. You won't be disappointed this place is a gem.

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Laurah
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What can i say, there is nothing there that is less then fabulous!!! Another delicious meal!

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vipSteve
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

We made a reservation. The restaurant called to confirm that day around noon. We get to the restaurant and are seated. We gave our name and stated we had a reservation. 30 minutes later the restaurant called my cell phone asking where we were! I said seated in the restaurant. They did not apologise until I walked up front to talk with them. On the positive side wine flights were 3 ounce pours of 3 wines and the prime rib was excellent. Our server was top notch.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience all around

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KellyR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The online menu was outdated. I chose this restaurant specifically for the menu that’s was advertised on open table. The high top stools are very uncomfortable.

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vipIceman
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another amazing meal and service. Was able to get wine recommendations from the owner who took the time to explain how the wines we ordered would compliment our entrees. Half price Wednesday allows you to try some premium wines at an attractive price point. This restaurant never disappoints, top shelf!

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YegorP
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was prompt and attentive, the cocktails were all delicious, and every menu item we ordered came out excellent. Absolutely recommend this restaurant, and you can't go wrong by choosing anything on the menu.

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JimW
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary dinner and we enjoyed ourselves with the lobster chowder and grilled octopus,

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KathiK
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a business lunch and the food and service was excellent.

JR
JasmineR
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for brunch for the first time. Thoroughly enjoyed the Chesapeake Benedict! Thought our server was attentive to our table.

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ChrisK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Wine list was excellent. My wife had filet which was great. I had cod that was served lukewarm. Service was just ok. Hear great things about this restaurant - so I was disappointed. I have had much better dining experiences next door at Firestone.

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JofromMD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come each year for our anniversary (tenth time?) and it has always been wonderful.

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vipStepherk
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a lovely Saturday afternoon sitting outside and eating lunch at the Tasting Room recently. The food was delicious - the three of us shared 3 appetizers, tried the wonderful craft cocktails, and shared a couple of salads. The waiter was attentive, careful, efficient, and great. It was such a nice time, and as usual, we had a great time dining at The Tasting Room.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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vipLovingLucy
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a wonderful meal. Excellent food, great service. Couldn't ask for more.

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vipEllieC
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding as always- great fried tomatoes!

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vipbrad76
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were no specials, the menu had more than enough on it. Food was fantastic: Berkshire pork chop with a side of potatoes au gratin, veal ossobuco with a side of lobster whipped potatoes, 2 side salads (Caesar), and a bottle of Pinot noir.
Ambiance was superb. Service very attentive and courteous.

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ReginaldC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I celebrated our 17 year anniversary at The Tasting Room on recommendation from friends. Boy did they hit it out the park! Great location! Great ambiance! Great food! Gave us complimentary glasses of champagne...5 star all the way! My wife is an awesome cook so she knows her food. She was impressed. Will definitely visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This restaurant was a home run. Steak, crabcakes and Short rib Bolognese were delicious. Great wine list. Dinner comes with a salad too. Service was great too, nice pace.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Tasting Room is our place to go for our anniversary and it never disappoints. Food was amazing, and I love my blood orange martinis.

BJ
BethJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great experience , everything was perfect. And For a Monday.. it was just what we needed .

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MariaN
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and our server, Marnie, was fantastic!!

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vipLaLa
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

3rd time’s the charm - It was our best experience there! Happy to see and hear some of the old Volt staff now work here, and the restaurant seems to be all the better for it! Stan is super accommodating, responsive, knowledgeable, and is so patient with his customers! The entire staff and our waitress were professionally friendly. We couldn’t stop eating the bread, it was so fresh! The Filet was fantastically delicious! The house made noodle was perfect! Must admit, both dishes were slightly on the saltier side; but nonetheless very yummy! The drinks were delicious and they took care of the one that didn’t sit well. I can’t wait to try timer mocktails one day! Thank you for the wonderful experience, and loved the birthday sorbet!

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vipMarcW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Fancy cocktails. Beautiful space and a helpful, friendly staff!

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

The Tasting Room is rated 4.9 stars by 2143 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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