The Tasting Room

4.7
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1946 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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 1946 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DHiker
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best meals I’ve had in a long time. Amazing food and outstanding service. I’ll be back

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Luvmybun313
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

For my daughter SOPHIE’S 10TH BIRTHDAY was spent at her favorite restaurant with her favorite filet mignon.

MM
MagdaM
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent lunch experience! Axel is the perfect server :-) TY Axel

JB
vipJeffreyB
Adelaide
28 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Greeted immediately and shown to our table. Everything went smoothly. The salmon cake eggs Benedict was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall1Food5Service1Ambience5

We had the worst server in the world.

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OMG1
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Food was good although very pricey. Long wait time between appetizer and entrée.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Professional staff with great service and food.

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vipGOOUTTOLUNCH
Washington DC
68 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We eat at Tasting Room every couple of months and are always pleased. Even though there are new owners and a new chef, the quality remains unchanged and our menu favorites are still offered.

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MichaelG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My Wife and I went for our Aniversity and the food was Great . We go to Baltimore and DC a lot for good dining but this restaurant ranks up there with anything we've had downtown Baltimore and DC.

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BenR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The salmon was perfect and the crab cakes were the best I have had at TR so far.

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vipMichael
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible dinner tonight! So glad we decided on TR to dine with our daughters. There is no question we will return soon!

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vipmactina
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2Food4Service3Ambience4

We had a reservation for 7:15 and were not seated until almost 8:30. When we were seated, we were squished at a table meant for 4 as a group of 5. They were out of items that were on their regular menu. While management was very apologetic, our service was not up to the usual excellent service that has been the norm when we have been there other times. They did discount our bill at the end which did make the experience less painful. However if this had been my first visit, it would have definitely been my last. The noise level was very high.

JM
JofromMD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our eighth time for our anniversary dinner. We order the same thing every time and it tastes exactly the same way (excellent) every time. Probably went overboard on wine, list could use some more reasonable choices but our selection was excellent.

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SamuelP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

I found the Tasting Room's ambiance and service to be excellent. The wine list was excellent as well, however, some of the bottles seemed over price...even for an upscale establishment. I had the New York strip steak and found it to be just "okay", it was nothing special and certainly not worth the $40. It was cooked perfectly, however, it was lacking seasoning and was very tough and chewie in certain spots. I would go back to the Tasting Room again but would not get the steak.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as always!

DK
DK28
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great place, great service and great food. A bit on the noise side.

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BoilerUp
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Very good meal, great service. Only issue is that I ordered the pork chop “chef medium rare” (135-140 degrees) and it was a bit overdone which made it a bit dry. BUT, the flavor overcame that. Not as juicy as it could have been, but very flavorful because of seasonings and sauce
Fantastic service!

JS
JohnS
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was fantastic, highly recommend dry aged ribeye. All food and drinks were awesome.

PO
vipPeterO
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the place, always great experience. Food and service is wonderful. highly recommend for anybody.

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vipdjmike0408
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Staff and food was excellent as usual. 😊

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always the best of the best in frederick! Thank you Dave and staff for everything. It’s the spot to be, we saw so many locals...as always.

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CherylF
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were excellent. We got there a bit early and one of our party had not yet arrived, but they graciously seated us and waited for our friend to arrive before taking our food orders. They gave us time to actually enjoy each other and our meal It was my first visit there and I will definitely go again!

MK
vipMichaelK
Baltimore
33 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food and service though burger overcooked probably not best option. Everything else delicious and great wine and cocktails

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Jasen
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was excellent. Great steak and service.

LP
LaurenP
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

My husband and I recently went to the Tasting Room. We had made reservations a week prior but still had to wait a good 20 minutes past our reservation time to be seated. When we were finally shown to our table, we were disappointed to be sat right next to the hostess stand, which is right next to the door and the area where people wait for tables. Every time the door opened we either got a gust of cold wind or the smell of smoke wafted towards us. Not to mention people waiting were so close to our table it was uncomfortable to engage in conversation. Regardless, we were excited for a night out and looking forward to ordering some delicious steaks. EXCEPT 2 minutes after seating us and giving us a menu, the hostess came around to 'switch out' our menu for the new menu as they had run out of certain dishes. By that I mean they ran out of every single steak/meat option. Every. Single. One. We ended up ordering crab cakes and as we were waiting, the table next to us was told they were out of the crab cakes. Now, we have been to the Tasting Room several times so we are familiar with the portion sizes and when our meal finally came out, we noticed the crab cakes seemed smaller than usual. I'm pretty sure they did not have enough for our two orders so they improvised by giving us smaller portions.

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vipIceman
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal and service. They Filets were cooked perfectly and service was attentive. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We really enjoyed everything about our meal and experience.

CM
vipCourtenayM
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another amazing meal at the Tasting Room, even though our favorite server Cynthia was off, we were still treated as royalty. The drinks were amazing and the entrees were so good. As usual we overindulged but it’s hard not to

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vipRobertT
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent as always and the service was above our expectations for such a busy night.

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Ktrc
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

always excellent the staff, the food, the drinks.
enjoy the changes on the menu to keep us coming back too try new dishes.

JD
JessicaD
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Our server Emily was delightful, attentive and a pleasure.

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KelliS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tasting room is amazing as always! The gentleman who helped me adjust my reservation last minute, our waitress, and the food- everything just perfect. We had the crab dip (LOVE), the buffalo chicken sandwich and the power lunch. Finished off with the chocolate fix for dessert. Couldn’t have had a more wonderful Valentines Day lunch. TR never disappoints.

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WendellC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Tasting Room was awesome. We had reservations for 2 at 7pm. When we arrived, we were promptly seated and our server was ready to take our drink orders. The appetizers were good and the food was excellent. My wife I enjoyed our early Valentines Day date night. I will definitely recommend the Tasting Room to my friends and family and I will return again for another date night.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for galentines day...but tasting room is a staple in frederick county. It’s one of the best restaurants around and it never disappoints. The food, drinks and service are always perfect.

RM
RoseM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfection as always! The food and the service never disappoint.

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Dinner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A lovely way to celebrate my daughter's 40th birthday. She had the hamburger and I had the luncheonette which consisted of a grilled cheese sandwich, tomato-basil soup, and a salad. Both were very nice. I had the coffee chocolate cheesecake and she had the chocolate chip bread pudding. Our server was EXCELLENT! So sorry i can't remember her name. Let us sit there and enjoy as long as we wanted, refilling my coffee happily. A great experience.

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vipREwing26
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

The drinks were great, wine list impressive but I just didn’t love the food for the amount of money spent. The NY strip was over cooked and the fish dish just didn’t have a great flavor.

MM
MagdaM
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience2

TR opens Mondays, a day of the week many other restaurants are "closed" and this is a bonus for locals. Food is flavorful and beautifully presented. Portions are healthy; they're not typical American-sized, diner-level portions! Brussels sprouts don't appear "roasted" although the menu claims they are; they're flavorful but soggy. Asparagus is crispy. The Spanish-style shrimp (app) and the salmon (entrée): AMAZING!

PW
vipPeeWee
Washington DC
58 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Great service. Great experience. We are looking forward to dining with you again

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Luv2run
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I would highly recommend the tasting room for any meal! Brunch was great! I got the chicken and waffle. And my husband got the crab cake Benedict. Great place for Sunday brunch!

FAQs

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

The Tasting Room is rated 4.7 stars by 1946 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.

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