The Wine Kitchen on the Creek

4.8
2777 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Wine Kitchen on the Creek is a restaurant – wine bar featuring all that is good about food and wine, and specializing in what is great about sharing them together with friends and family. Our Seasonal American Bistro Menu prepared by chef Jeff Beard highlights the bountiful resources found in and around our region. Our mission is to search out the highest quality, freshest, most delicious ingredients, and prepare them in their most honest form. Eat, simply. We search high and low to find outstanding wines that are true representations of their place and varietal, then pour them for you. Drink, simply.
The Wine Kitchen on the Creek offers sublime ambiance in a relaxed and casual environment where we take our food and drink just seriously enough to make it fun for you the customer. We open our kitchen to you to come and enjoy our food and hospitality.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 31, 2021

We will be offering a very special a la cart menu all day with many new and favorite dishes

What 2777 people are saying
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vipScotBohaychyk
Cleveland
21 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place for a great dinner. Fantastic service and great food. I highly, highly recommend!

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RandyL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best meals my wife and I have had in a LONG time. Good wine selection too.

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SteveR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We ate lunch on a Thursday outside on a delightful, sunny Fall day. The service was excellent and the food was very good. This was return visit after a brunch there some years ago. Will go back more often.

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vipCobalt
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Wine Kitchen is a splendid respite from the bustle of downtown Frederick— facing Carroll Creek and offering superb and imaginative menus.

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DaleJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had outdoor seating with a beautiful view of the creek and its lovely flowers. The whole ambiance was extremely nice.
The food for brunch was very good. The service was also very good.

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vipcedar
Washington DC
217 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Delicious beef filet with very good mashed potatoes and string beans. Nice wine list and very good cocktails, too.

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Trixie
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere sitting by the Carroll Creek, the service provided by Jayden was attentive and friendly -- in a word, perfect. The tuna was with black rice was delicious as was the Wagyu burger. Finished the meal with salted brownie dessert, which had interesting pudding-like texture and nice chocolate taste.

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CathyW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect experience! Great food, great service

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JulieG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside which I highly recommend.

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LeslieM
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience sitting on the water, very delicious entree of the filet! Appetizers and wine selection were also very tasty! Trash cookie skillet and homemade ice cream was great.

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Debbie
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our dinner at The Wine Kitchen on the Creek. Although we were nervous to eat inside due to COVID, we were seated in a room with a few tables that were spread out and we were comfortable. The service was timely and friendly. We enjoyed our wine and food. They brought unique peppered bread to our table for starters which my husband loved as he is a pepper fanatic! We had some fried green tomatoes which were fine as well. I ordered the butternut "mignon"- it was terrific -what a unique item. My husband had the Wagyu beef burger and said it was the best burger he's had in a while. We wrapped up our meal with the trash cookie- delicious!

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John
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice retaurant with some creative chefs. We enjoyed our dining experience very much. Good for special occasions.

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JohnG
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fried green tomatoes appetizer and sauce that came with was very good. 4 big slices that although breaded and fried, were not too heavy. I had the 24hr braised short rib and my better half the filet w/ finished with gorgonzola butter for dinner. My wife is not a huge mashed potato fan but she raved about the Wine Kitchen version. Staff was very sweet and gave us a nice card and coupon for future visit as they knew we were celebrating our anniversary.

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CarlaL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Wine Kitchen never disappoints. Food was wonderful and the staff really knows how to make you feel welcome.

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vipjoy314
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Wine Kitchen never disappoints! Food that is innovative and unfailingly delicious and service that is relaxed, friendly, yet totally professional. We tried the new Corn and Coconut Bisque and we were totally blissed out by this silky, tasty and flavorful masterpiece!

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vipKatieR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I love eating here. The food is always delicious and the cocktails are also inventive and taste great. Brunch, lunch, or dinner The Wine Kitchen always delivers. I think the staff and ambience really set this place apart from other great places in Frederick. Everyone is always very helpful and friendly and the location is beautiful. It's a particular treat whenever we're able to dine outside. Looking forward to many more wonderful meals here!

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MaryM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious and delightful. Have eaten lunch here over the past few years, and have never been disappointed with the food or the service.

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WayneESr
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I had the ribeye, for the price, it was very tough, makes me wonder if I wanna go back...

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RobertP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All aspects of the restaurant were enjoyable, food, service, ambiance. Plus, strolling on the Carroll Creek was very relaxing and pleasant to do.

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RachelH
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Host & servers were very friendly and attentive. Food was excellent and atmosphere was relaxed and comfortable.

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JimmieD
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have had several meals over the years here. It's one of our favorite restaurants. Last night, everything just seemed exceptional - the food, the service, etc. You just get that feeling that the staff is there to make sure you have a fabulous experience. And they SUCCEED!!! We drive up from Baltimore just to eat here.

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BaltimoreAnna
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were super accommodating for our 7 guests. We tried to eat outside but that didn’t work out with the weather. They moved us inside and it worked out great. The restaurant has socially distanced tables , waiters that wear masks, and the restaurant is clean!! The food is excellent and served beautifully. The wines we ordered were excellent. Very nice experience!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! We went to dinner to celebrate the engagement of two of our friends, and our server provided us with complimentary glasses of champagne. The food and drinks were delicious. We will definitely be coming back!

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AP12
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious charcuterie to start, paired with the perfect wine--lovely dinner, great service & positive experience over-all!

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BrendanP
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic time and the burger was delicious.

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vipLockfarm
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fun experience and full or wonderful tastes Thank you!

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James
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The venison was amazing. My wife had grilled Tuna and it was awesome. They worked well with food allergies. Service was a bit spotty at times, but they were busy. Overall very good. Highly recommended

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MaureenH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed the brunch. The food was delicious and the portions were just right. We would definitely return!

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BradAndTaunya
Salt Lake City
7 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Took my sweetheart here for brunch on a Sunday morning around 11:00 am. The setting in the Carrol Creek Park downtown Frederick is awesome! We sat in the outdoor patio, so we could enjoy the people watching and the beautiful water flowers in Carrol Creek.

The staff was friendly, helpful and attentive from the beginning all the way through.
The food was fun and the drink menu looked fun too. We especially liked that they offer "flights" for both wine and whiskey. Their cocktail menu is full of interesting sounding drinks that we'd like to try someday.

We split the S'mores sticky buns, maple glazed bacon, strawberry cucumber tomato gazpacho and the Hangover Helper burger. All delish!

We will be back!

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SoraiaK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and amazing service! They have hand sanitizer on each table, staff wear masks and they are friendly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The wine flights are entertaining (the accompanying description cards) and the wine selections were very nice. The trout was fried to perfection. The lunch menu was a bit limited and the side salad a bit pricey for what you get. Overall a pleasant experience.

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Dilemma70
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was the third time this season that I had lunch here. The food is wonderful and one of my favorites is the fried green tomatoes. But I have never had a bad meal here. I have eaten inside and outside and had wanted an outside table this time but all they had were high tables with stool seating. I am fairly short so declined and went inside and had a delicious lunch of mushroom strudel.

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CeciliaP
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Really would like to see more gluten free options (there are almost none) especially more appetizers. There is almost nothing to eat for appetizers if you are gluten intolerant. So, I often have to order my dinner and wait for it to come before I have any food. Also, many of the side dishes for the entrees are gluten.

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TVChez73
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday Brunch
Everything was wonderful
Wine Kitchen has earned its way to or top three in a very restaurant-rich community

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SeniorFoody
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It's well worth a trip to Frederick. Menu is inviting, staff is well trained and gracious. Wine flight are fun. Price is right.

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SteveF
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Very understaffed to accommodate the initial lunch crowd upon opening at noon on a Saturday. A few tables, including us, waited 30-45 mins for service. The food made the wait worthwhile. I would suggest that you make your reservation for about 1pm instead.

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DaniF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a great place but there’s quite a number of ants on the outside tables

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience, delicious food and friendly staff!

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viptnbrbz4
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely place to have dinner by the creek. Referred there by a shop owner (Luke at Viniferous) while we were visiting. Thanks Luke! Server Shane was superb -Thanks WKotC for a lovely dinner.

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CoryH
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took great care of us on our anniversary with complimentary champagne and a card from the staff. Food and wine were fantastic.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Wine Kitchen on the Creek using the Order Online button. The Wine Kitchen on the Creek also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (301) 663-6968.

The Wine Kitchen on the Creek is rated 4.8 stars by 2777 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.