The Tasting Room

4.7
2376 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.

Experiences

  • Christmas Eve at The Tasting Room

    Dec 24, 2021 only

    The Tasting Room will be open from 1pm to 9pm on Christmas Eve. We will be serving our dinner menu only. Menus are updated regularly on our website. Lunch items will not be available. Your table will be reserved for 2 hours. If you have any questions, please contact us at the restaurant 240-379-7772. Thank you and Happy Holidays!!
  • New Years Eve at The Tasting Room

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    The Tasting Room will be seating from 3pm to 11pm on New Years Eve. Guests are welcome to stay after midnight in the dining room and at our bar to celebrate the new year. We will be serving our dinner menu only. Menus are updated regularly on our website. Lunch items will not be available. Your table will be reserved for 2 hours. If you have any questions, please contact us at the restaurant 240-379-7772. Thank you and Happy Holidays!!
What 2376 People Are Saying
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4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
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vipSkipper
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wow! Wife and I celebrated 47th anniversary. Our server, Frankie ( thank you ) was extremely friendly, knowledgeable, efficient and unobtrusive. Filet cooked to perfection, likewise the rockfish. The Tasting Room is one of our favorites & well known in Frederick

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vipRichardS
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Have dined here in the past and also had great experiences. Drink menu is creative and dinner menu has a variety of options that don't disappoint.

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MdDiner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Dinner and drinks good, but not worth the high prices. I get that everything is going up, so not sure we are going to return for a while.

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LisaA
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful service and delicious food. We love to eat at the Tasting Room for special occasions.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hands down, best restaurant in Frederick.

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vipkdmeit
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious as usual. One of the best in Fredrick, MD. Jarrett and his team continue to offer a delightful dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

You can’t go wrong.

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CyndiR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

The service was outstanding, the food was good but not worth the price.

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viprambodadal
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We showed up early for our reservation and they were still able to accommodate us. The staff was gracious and helpful. The cocktails tasted better than we anticipated and the food was absolutely delicious. We had soup, fried green tomatoes, fish and chips and steak and eggs. Dessert was cappuccino and banana cream cheesecake! It was delectable. We have been here several times and we will continue to as everything is great every time.

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cavdev
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Not great if you are looking for an intimate setting. The seating is not very comfortable and the room is too loud. The food and service was fantastic.

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vipAlorinH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

please put steak back on the menu! The selection is good but kind of limited.

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vipAbbyDog
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Everything at the Tasting Room is pleasant and good, and the service was excellent.

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LindaM
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great experience overall. Service was great. Food was surprisingly good.

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KatieR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I often come to the Tasting Room when I am in town visiting a friend. The cocktails are always creative and delicious and the food never disappoints! Our server was very professional and friendly. I definitely recommend the Tasting Room

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vipJayI
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent. Finally an A+ meal across the board.

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vipScottNancy
Washington DC
92 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

To Whom It May Concern - My wife & I have enjoyed and hosted many lunches and dinners at The Tasting Room over the 6+ year period when we lived in the Frederick area. The restaurant was always the `Go-To' place to dine, and it's popularity spread to the DC Metro-area. We were glad to see that it continues to live up to it's high rating. We enjoyed a fabulous lunch with friends who reside in the Frederick-area recently, thanks to The Tasting Room's great (the best!) Maitre D'/Manager, the Chef, our server Tom, and the Staff who all outdid themselves. The food, the ambience, the active diners around us was really special! We were glad that we weren't disappointed. It was by far the best experience we've had dining in the Metro DC area in quite a while! Thanks Tasting Room for having us!

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IsabelleB
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Creative cocktails, many options for protein eaters, could use more for vegetarians/vegans. Server was friendly. A favorite restaurant in Frederick, MD.

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PatrickL
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and well prepared meal! Dessert was excellent. Probably the best upscale dinning in frederick without to expensive of a price.

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vipMichelleW
Pittsburgh
19 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The duck breast dish was fabulous. I also love the wine selection and deal on to-go bottles. One of the best restaurants in the area!

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vipSuperb
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An outstanding kitchen, a very pleasant and efficient service team and a lively light filled dinning room and bar and plenty of outdoor dinning enclosures make this THE place to dine (lunch, dinner, weekend brunch5) in Fredrick Maryland. Don’t miss it.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We took our out-of-town guests here for brunch. Everything about the experience was wonderful!

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MR21
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved our waiter and everyone was super attentive! We had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tom was an amazing waiter. Great food and excellent service!

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PeterJ
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service. Highly recommended.

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Kira
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So pleased that the Tasting Room has made it through the pandemic in one piece! Delightful spot with outstanding food and well-curated wines in a casual environment. I especially appreciate the selection of wines by the glass, which is short but includes things beyond the usual suspects.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Jess, as always, was a phenomenal waitress. The food was excellent, great wine selection (Wine Wednesday), and that pumpkin puff dessert! So good.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Did come away with a meal that was not up to the quality and quantity that I was expecting.

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Outstanding
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was fantastic and our waitress was outstanding!! I highly recommend!!

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vipLauraG
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food, service, and overall experience were excellent. The lobster chowder is very creamy with lots of lobster chunks. The fried green tomatoes in panko were fried to perfection. I was not so thrilled with the aioli sauce--too much mustard and not enough garlic for my taste. My friend had the mussels and artichokes which were superb. An overall delightful lunch. We loved staring out the window at the trompe l'oeil painting on the building across the street. The man looking out the window looks SO real.

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KarenC
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

TR is one of the best restaurants in Frederick. The cocktails are inventive and taste amazing. The food is consistently delicious. Thoughtful plating, balanced flavor, and not hurried. It is as if they want you to savor the experience as well as the food. It must also be a good place to work, because you recognize the staff. All of my dining experiences have been memorable.

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vipBarbaraN
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed everything about The Tasting Room. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. Our server (a woman) was friendly, knowledgeable, and gave us excellent service. She went out of her way to make sure we got what we ordered in a timely manner.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We’ve lived in Frederick for yeaes, however this was our first time at The Tasting Room. The food and service were phenomenal. Damon and the rest of the staff were always attentive and we never once felt rushed. I’d recommend this place to friends and family in a heartbeat.

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vipAndreaC
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service, food, and drinks were great as always!

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Spacks
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved that Open Table sent the menu the day before. Only issue is it wasn’t menu offered. Still loved our meal, Timothy, our server was great

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Delicious
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Delicious food and excellent service! We will return!

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LeeS
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

staff was not friendly they seemed annoyed to be at work, but food was good.

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terpfamily
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great brunch from drinks to first course, to entree, and then ending w/ a yummy cinamon roll. Service is the best we've had in a long time. We were seated outside so enjoyed people-watching! we'll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Top notch cooking and excellent service, as always. Ceviche, halibut, and wild mushroom pasta on this occasion. All beautiful and delicious. Love the urban vibe late on a Friday evening - busy bar, club music, waitstaff in black, mood lighting. We have a lot of good ones, but I think this is the best restaurant in Frederick.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was exceptionally provided by our server Tom!!!!!! Great food, great service, and great dining atmosphere!

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Rarelyafive
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Our second visit. The first was superb. This last time the mushroom carbonara wasn’t all that great. The duck breast was undercooked but when cooked further was delicious. The crab dip was outstanding. A bit pricey but overall worth it. We’re going back.

FAQs

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

The Tasting Room is rated 4.7 stars by 2376 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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