The Tasting Room

4.8
2424 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.

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JerryW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Tasting Room is an absolute gem. It is a rare feat to find a spot where service, management, atmosphere, food and libations are SO in-tune and intertwined to provide a fully satisfying experience. The staff works as a team as they appear to be seriously vested in every table...not just their own. Not knowing me from Adam, they decided on their own our experience would be enhanced by providing a couple flutes of sparkling wine on the house without making a big deal. What an elegant touch that was greatly appreciated.

I VERY much look forward to returning. If my next visit is half as nice as last nights I would leave wonderfully satisfied.

Service: Very skilled and attentive. We never felt rushed nor wanting. Cutlery was placed and removed on schedule. Each has an innate ability of knowing when to infuse a little of their personality and how not to be intrusive on the evening.

Libations: A well-honed selection of whisky types and wines. They actually have Blanton's available as well as many varietals of wine by the glass all very reasonably priced.

Food: The Duck & Rack of Lamb were perfectly cooked and the broth for the mussels sufficiently reduced to provide bursts of flavor for crostini dunking.

Atmosphere: The room is comfortably calm but not too quiet. The staff is efficient and available but quietly blend in well among the surroundings. The tables are covered with white tablecloths..... glad to see some things haven't been forgotten and the restaurant is spotlessly clean from bar to bathrooms and restaurant.

If in Fredrick and in search of a great evening out.......look no further.

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TiffanyA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first experience and it was spectacular. Service was fantastic and the food was one of the best meals we’ve had in a very long time. It is most definitely a great spot in the heart of downtown.

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Lisa
Orange County
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of eight enjoyed an amazing time last night at the Tasting Room! The service, food, and adult drinks were fabulous. The staff made us feel safe with masks and table spacing as well! When my sisters and brother asked me where we could gather in Frederick after so many months of limiting our exposure to others, I knew the Tasting Room would not let us down. Everything about the Tasting Room is remarkable and reliable. Thank you for having us and allowing us to hang out way into the evening without hurrying us out!!!

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TonyM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

While I found the service and food outstanding, I believe the food is overpriced. I ordered scallops and received three good sized ones when I should have received at least 4. My plate was full of petit chou.

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JimD
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent and service outstanding. Had a wonderful lunch with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for a wonderful birthday celebration!

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vipbfastlunchdiner
Birmingham
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great dining experience :) The filet is the best in town.

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vipMomNiteOut
Baltimore
36 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as usual. Superior food & service.

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AshleyS
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and atmosphere! We will definitely be eating here again.

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vipAndrewP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Nice place

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CheyenneB
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing. Been wanting to go for a long time and finally made it. We had the steak and it was incredible, probably the best I’ve ever had. The cocktails were also great, very complex and tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Upon entrance we were greeted and taken to our reserved seating where a server was readily available to take or order. The overall food experience was great as well. Definitely will return and highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing night and food

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent as always. The scallops were so delicious, and the filet was cooked perfectly. The lobster whipped potatoes were amazing! Our waitress was fantastic, and on busy NYE night, our drinks were never empty and she was so nice. The staff was incredibly busy but all so nice. Wonderful experience!

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vipHugo
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasting Room is one of our top choices for a nice meal in DT Frederick. The food, wine and service are all excellent.

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MarieP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service is great and food is delicious just portions are too small for the price

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vipMichelle
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful NYE dinner of octopus, lamb & filet. Dessert was a chocolate special & the now infamous banana cheesecake. Cynthia was our server and she was great! Very knowledgeable when it came to helping us with our wine selection, had a nice chat with her too. The food is delectable, the cocktails are always fresh, delicious and creative. The wine is plenty! Great wine list. As for the prices- we think they match the service, the quality and our current climate. Everyone who works at TTR has always been pleasant to us and we like going there for any occasion or time of day. (Also one of the best places to go for dessert in downtown Frederick.)

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner, food was amazing, we had prime rib and a fried green tomato appetizer, all of it was amazing!!

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LeoM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Light lunch, server very pleasant & helpful, nice, clean restrooms

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve at the Tasting Room did not disappoint!!
Buddy the Elf was our server and he was on point. Food was impeccable as always. Scallops were to die for.

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Lizp
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience! Buddy the Elf, our server was terrific! Merry Christmas!

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Hooty
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

From the moment my wife and I walked in we were welcomed and make to feel right at home. Our president dinner cocktails were skillfully made and crafted to perfection. Our waitress was excellent an very attentive.
The wine steward was very good and the wine pairs excellent with our entrees of rack of lamb and short ribs.
The braised Kale with bacon and garlic as a side was very good. Overall our experience was excellent and we look forward to returning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a beautiful early Christmas date night and it was a perfect evening all around!

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foodiegirl
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating the holiday season with my family! It was the perfect setting with absolutely delicious food! All the different appetizers and entrées we sampled were delightful and featured such a variety of flavors and textures! The food was fabulous. Our cocktails and wine were excellent too! The service was impeccable as well!
We all agreed we wanted to return the next night…it was just all so good!!! A great way to kick off the holidays!

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MaddieK
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice lunch spot - hope to return for dinner and cocktails !

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LBabb
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere; best filet mignon anywhere.

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TaraM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Our server was awesome, very nice and on top of all of our wants. The food and cocktails were absolutely delicious. We drove an hour just to try this restaurant and it did not disappoint. We will definitely be back!

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DonF
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first visit to The Tasting Room and we were not disappointed. Our waitress was fantastic, the food was delicious, and the wine was excellent! Definitely looking forward to our next visit!

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Loulou
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

I wanted to take my fiancé out for a romantic dinner for his birthday. We hadn’t been to The Tasting Room together before and were excited to try it. The food and service were good, but it was very loud and dark. The ambiance was not what I was looking for.

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NancyD
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfectly prepared food; perfect portion sizes so you don't have a stomach-ache for the next 8 hours or have to take a huge box home. Lovely accommodations and fantastic service. The restaurant was VERY busy but everything was impeccable.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening celebrating his birthday! The food and service were off the hook as always! Thank you for a great experience!

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Travel
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great wine selection, welcoming environment, delicious food!

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KtRd
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent
We made reservations; got to the restaurant early (one hour); and were seated right away. Appreciated greatly.
Tom was our waiter and was spot on with his service.
We had a pleasant lunch; food was excellent as always.
We will be returning and referring your restaurant to our friends in Virginia, Annapolis and Pennsylvania.
Thank you

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vipjohng
Raleigh
64 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great place to eat. Extensive menu with a excellent beer selection. The food is usual and tasty, with twists.

We shall return. It is worth a visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress remembers our order from the last time we were there. It was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Complimentary champagne toast for our anniversary- was so nice!

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EugeneH
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great service. The server was on time. Staff is great. Thanks Open Table.

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vipBernadetteS
Baltimore
70 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food always A++. Thank you

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Anon
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It’s nice, that’s all…not outstanding…not worth the cost because it felt like an average dining experience.

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vipDeanS
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining at The Tasting Room as we were visiting from out of town. We were not disappointed. We found both the food and service to be excellent. The staff was very friendly and was very informative about the various wines. We would definitely dine there again.

FAQs

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

The Tasting Room is rated 4.8 stars by 2424 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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