The Wine Kitchen on the Creek

4.7
2852 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
What 2852 people are saying
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vipFTWfoodie
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Didn’t realize the menu would be specific to New Year’s Eve. What a great surprise! Made an early start to celebrate. 24 hour short ribs were the best we’ve had in a long time. Wine list is great and love the option to do flights, tastes, by the glass or bottle. Spirit flights available too.

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Cm2022
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Very hot in there. Server would not let us order our steaks until our appetizer was cleared and the table was reset. So after eating our appetizer, we sat and waited 30 min for our food. I asked for some extra napkins, and for some reason that was a really big deal. The server was rude to me about it. The oysters and the steak were delicious. It is a shame that the other issues will keep us from going back.

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vipChristineM
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I went to Frederick to enjoy the holiday lights and do some post holiday shopping. We had a great lunch and service at the Wine Kitchen…burger and Mexican BLT…shared apple dessert. All were recommended by our waitress. Everything was delicious.

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vipScott
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch with Mom & Dad

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Lazarus
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am excited to see what the new look and menu bring!

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MariaV
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love the Wine Kitchen! Great food, wine and location!

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RobertT
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants we have ever been to. The service is superlative and the food is always perfectly cooked, presented and delicious

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food, ambiance

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BonnieE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Liked that they served according to our schedule, not theirs (didn’t bring main until we were finished with appetizers even though we were lingering/chatting over apps).

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DarrenL
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was a wonderful surprise - food was tip top and everything we had was excellent. Bearded server was experienced and knew his stuff. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were impeccable, and the wine was out of this world. They expertly curated their wine flights, and the servers are knowledgeable. The location on the water was romantic and we’ll definitely be back.

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PamelaD
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I have been here a few times. While the food has always been good, this time it was outstanding. Everything was tasty and well presented. Our waiter did a very good job of serving us. He was very attentive but not overly so. We love the wine flights. The homemade eggnog and Irish cream liqueur were both very good too.

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DawnS
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My moms 83rd birthday

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RobertW
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant, friendly staff, and enough social distancing to feel comfortable removing our masks to eat.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the mushroom strudel with the Daily Reds. My daughter had the salmon salad. The food was delicious and the service was top notch.

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BettyMay
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So much fun. A Christmas lunch. Great steak salad, fabulous apple dessert, and lots of wine!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was FANTASTIC!!! Food was delicious from start to finish. Drinks were beautiful and tasted just as good as they looked. We got the fried green tomatoes, mac n cheese, tuna tacos, charcuterie board, braised short rib, tuna entree, corn chowder soup, cookies and cream desert, apple desert, matcha ice cream… Everything was perfect for our little holiday dinner get-together. We will absolutely be back!!

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ErikaA
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish our experience was amazing! Marcus was great and couldn't have asked for a better server. We felt like we were the only ones there. Went to celebrate our 1 year wedding anniversary and was gifted a personal card and complimentary glasses of champagne. The food was even greater than we expected. The details The Wine Kitchen puts into their restaurant makes everything so special, down to the reason behind the name of my cocktail. We have not stopped talking about our night out and have already started recommending! Thank you so much!

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Jackie
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

We were really excited to try The Wine Kitchen. Unfortunately we did not even order dinner because the cosmo cocktail that I ordered was off. The taste was really bad and our appetizer of fried green tomatoes had a film on them and the breading seemed already fried and then fried again when we ordered. Our server was awesome. The restaurant however completely missed the mark.

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RichL
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and wine selections were innovative yet familiar. The flights were fun and the choices were well
Paired. The desert was different, intricate and good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was creative & so delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was attentive, the menu was interesting, the food was delicious, it was a fabulous experience all around.

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SusanR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, ambience, and service. Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Wine Kitchen never disappoints. The food and service are consistently excellent. I have dined here several times for business dinners & this was the first time dining with just my husband. This is the perfect spot for a date night. We had mussels & split the octopus salad. He had chicken & dumplings and I had rockfish. Everything was outstanding, but I highly recommend the octopus salad - bright flavors with a spicy finish.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Corn bisque amazing. Banh-mi pork sandwich was a combination of flavors exploding in your mouth. Delightful lunch, great service, outstanding food and thoughtful staff. Sophisticated eating in a casual upscale setting. Thank you!

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vipMDdiner
Washington DC
73 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Lovely location right on the creek.

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ejnorton
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday event. The Wine Kitchen is our favorite Frederick restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner, presentation and great service. Our waitress was fantastic. Definitely will dine again

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vipOHNA
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Extremely disappointed. Server did not how to open or pour a bottle of wine (explained was new); little to no attention during meal; way overpriced - other dining options available. Will not recommend or return. The holiday-lit boats on Carroll Creek were the best part of experience.

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Twyla
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious food with made with fresh ingredients. Just wish that they had a little more vegetarian/vegan options. And the wine is divine…of course

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AnnetteS
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Wine Kitchen on the creek never disappoints! Perfect date night especially this time of year to walk along the creek after an amazing meal and look at all of the boats. Highly recommend!

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Nancyd
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The restroom is in bad shape- not easy for anyone to access the toilet because it’s so low. And it really was not clean. Our waitress was nice but she kept playing with her ponytail when she was at our table. The frittata was dry, the wine glasses were not even filled half way and the French press coffee was bitter. Not easy for anyone who uses sugar to know how much to use when you don’t have actual sugar but simple syrup to pour. Overall we were disappointed spending $120. The $25 brunch special is a great deal if the food was better.

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vipFlyonthewall
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The food was good but the portions were too small. We had to wait for 40 minutes for our food and the waiter was unfriendly from the start even though we did not give him any reason to be that way. This used to be our “go to” place in Frederick but because of service, we will try a new place next time.

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vipDanK
New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The seat was great. The service was outstanding. The waitress was very helpful and the waiter who served the drinks was very attentive. We really enjoyed our experience.

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AustinC
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and ambience were great. Staff was friendly and helpful. Only knock is someone asked for a lemon twist with their drink and got a wedge instead (twice). Everything else was 12/10 and that’s not a big deal in grand scheme of things.

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LilD
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just amazing! The service was spectacular and the food was pure perfection. Thank you!!!

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RCLC
Phoenix
27 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Innovative, fresh menu, great wine selections, warm and efficient service. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my birthday! Love this restaurant and super friendly staff…can’t wait to go back.

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FishFoodie
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food and cocktails were fantastic. Service was fast and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service and food was very good. I think the price point is more $$$, not $$ as advertised. Only down side was two large, very loud parties, which definitely good away from our experience.

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 4.7 stars by 2852 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.