The Tasting Room

4.8
2081 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.

What 2081 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.5
Value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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 5 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed the atmosphere and the bartender was very knowledgeable.

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MarrenP
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipBernadetteS
Baltimore
33 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were on point.

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JimH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 31 December 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 30 December 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 28 December 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 27 December 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.

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LisaS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing server impeccable service along with the food drink menu for the holidays was very unique and all over incredible experience as always especially during the pandemic felt safe and had an incredible meal

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mooregg
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time dining here since ownership change but found the menu, service and food to still be outstanding as it was in the past!

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vipAliceH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food and service!

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vipGustavo
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Went for brunch. Drove all the way from DC as a one day trip. Still a good place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always the best! Everything was perfect.

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queen
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

AMAZING FOOD AND STAFF! I would definitely be back to try the rest of the menu!

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AdamC
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Everything we ate was delicious but one of us left a bit hungry. Service was adequate but nothing special. The gin and juice cocktail wasn’t great either.

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ShawnG
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

awesome food and great service. the food came out fast and was outstanding

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julnm92
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Braised rib, scallops, rockfish all fantastic. Creme brulee awesome, butter cake slightly dry but flavor still spot on. Server seemed new, but we managed just fine. Handle gluten free needs with ease for our celiac. Cocktails average, but come here for the food. Really great restaurant.

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vipDavidT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Top-rank food, top-rank service

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Twyla
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. It’s our third time there in 6 months. Only wish is that the menu would change

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service were both exceptional. When the new owner took over I felt like the service and food were a bit shaky but we were also in the thick of covid. We haven’t been in a few months and I can say that both the food and service are back up to the standard they were at before with the previous owner. Tasting room is one of the best restaurants in frederick!

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vipLovingLucy
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sitting at the high table, watching the people of Frederick go by, was such a treat. The food was wonderful, as always. But don't miss the Rare Manhattan as an opening of the meal. And you must have the Molten Lemon Cake. It is to die for. My husband is not a dessert fan, and he always orders it.

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AlexanderU
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

For special occasions - perfect place - great food/wine and great service

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JamA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had another great meal, desert and cocktails at TR. Jason chose some good wine to go with the food. He's talented at this; and this wasn't the first time.

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J559
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

The food and waitress were excellent but on my reservation I indicated that it was my girlfriend's birthday and was surprised that it was not even acknowledged. I even ordered dessert in hopes that it would receive some recognition but no.

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JohnnyV
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great cocktails and the food, spare rib and rockfish dinners were delicious. Very nice, fresh salads and the Panko shrimp app was perfect. Our waiter, Jeff was terrific. Outstanding meal and service.

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vipMichael
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great food, great service, and great time. Thanks!

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BrendaM
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Menu had lots of choices but we had was wonderful.

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vipDandeut
Greensboro
11 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Megan was a great server. Food and Wine was fantastic. Will definitely be back.

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jmartin2095
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, great food, the restaurant itself is elegant but has some modern look. Waitresses were attentive but not overbearing. The food, quality and portions were perfect. Not a trough of food, but not small bites.

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jojo
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our favorite restaurant in Frederick. The scallops were delicious. The service was wonderful too.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Anniversary

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DianaC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service was phenomenal! My husband and I ordered something from each section of the menu and ordered the wine the bold red and fruity red flights. Our server was able to answer any question that we had regarding food and wine. We will definitely be going back someday soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent filet mignon and scalloped potatoes. The Tasting Room is one of our favorites.

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vipCapnJak
Phoenix
38 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An excellent choice in Frederick. Lots of strict observation of social distancing. Fried green tomatoes, Caesar salad, scallops , Lobster pasta amazing.

Scallops a wonderful fall dish. Fried green tomatoes amazing and I used to live in NOLA!!

Great atmosphere . For 2, I would recommend the high tops with a view outside located in the bar.

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AnthonyS
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent atmosphere and great food/drink. Will be eating here again for sure.

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DanielR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience all around. Are waiter was terrific. From the minute we walked in until we left a certifiable 10 out of 10 the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never disappointed for a lovely dinner out. We celebrated my husbands birthday. Everything was perfect!

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ArieR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was great. Everything we had was delicious

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KendallF
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

*Crab Dip is creamy and perfectly seasoned.
*Braised Octopus is just out of this world amazing! The texture was a pleasant surprise along with the sauce and couscous mix.
*Roasted Duck with collards, celeriac puree and pickled shallots was out of this world. The only thing about this dish I was not happy about was the serving size of the duck confit. We felt as though the portion could have been more.
*Filet Mignon served with au gratin along with sauce béarnaise. We thoroughly enjoyed this meal. The only issue with this was that I asked for medium well and got a well done Filet Mignon.
We also enjoyed some Passion Apple cocktails, I am not sure If I have the name of this correct but this drink is just perfect. The cocktail has a nice balance of sweet and sour with a beautiful edible apple crisp clipped on the side of the drink. I had 2 myself lol. We will be back again.

FAQs

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

The Tasting Room is rated 4.8 stars by 2081 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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