The Tasting Room
center cut, sauce b'arnaise, au gratin potatoes, side salad
Tr Lobster Chowder
roast corn, potatoes, amontillado sherry
Colorado Rack of Lamb
chickpea puree, tomato/veal glace, asparagus
Great place for lunch. The staff is friendly and attentive. The food creative. And the view of Market Street and lively Frederick, perfect.
This is by far one of the best restaurants we’ve been to in a while! From the service, the personal attention (thank you for the excellent mescal suggestion Jarrett!), the awesome decor, and the most perfect dinner! We had four different entrees and each one was excellent! Thank you! We cannot wait to visit Frederick & the Tasting Room soon again.
What a great dining experience! The service was great and the food was amazing - best octopus I've ever had! Will definitely go back. Highly recommend.
The experience was outstanding. Great service, food and wine. Enjoyed the new menu items - particularly the octopus appetizer. Pleasantly surprised that our visit was on wine Wednesday - half off bottles! The Tasting Room has never been anything but spectacular in our numerous visits.
Really always the best, whether just a night or or celebrating. This night we were actually celebrating and TTR didn't disappoint. As always, food and service were on point. The manager (Stan) also did a wonderful job stopping by and making sure our night of celebration went just right. It was a experience all around.
A very nice experience in Frederick, Maryland. The menu was creative and well executed. The waiter was both professional and charming.
We took our son and his girlfriend for dinner to celebrate both their birthdays. Our server was friendly and attentive. Food was great, atmosphere very nice. It is a bit noisy, but we knew that, and actually since tables are spread out more due to Covid, quieter than past visits. We always have a good experience at the Tasting Room, and though a bit pricey, well worth it for a special occasion.
As always fantastic experience! Had a window high top and could people watch. Food was to die for: veal ossobuco and ribeye with a side of the most delicious Caesar salad and Cabernet. Settled on molten butter cake and Huntsman for dessert.
We took a ride to Frederick on a nice Saturday in April. I went to the tasting room because I had been there before and remembered a great drink, “The Girl from Ipenema “
The drink was sweeter than I remember but still good. I had French toast which was excellent.
This was my first time at The Tasting Room, but will definitely not be my last. Everything was delicious and the service was perfect!
Wonderful as usual! Yummy food and great service!
I love this restaurant! Our out of town friends loved it too. Our waitress was great, the food delicious and the warm butter cake was out of this world!!
Never disappoints! Our first trip back after over a year. Excellent all the way around.
Service and food was outstanding! They offer some of the most delicious cocktails and you can’t go wrong with anything you order there. We had the scallop ceviche which was refreshing and the octopus had amazing flavor. I’m not normally a fish and chips person but they definitely made me a fan and a must dessert is the molten butter cake!
Our waitress was outstanding and the food was magnificent !
Great meal and wine selections. Their wine list always has wonderful choices and the food was perfect as usual.
This restaurant is bar none, one of our favorites! The staff is on point. They do not miss a beat. The managers are making rounds at the tables making sure we are having a great experience, which we were. The server never seems busy even though we saw her moving from table to table.
I had the lamb chops which were cooked to perfection and my wife’s mean was hearty and flavorful. She had to take it home.
We celebrate many of our special occasions here because we know we are going to get the best treatment and best prepared five star dining experience!
Five stars from beginning to end! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Food was terrific! Service was attentive but not intrusive. We'd definitely go back!
We always have a great experience when dining at The Tasting Room! Service is excellent and the food and drinks are the best! We will be back!
Amazing service. Delicious food and cocktails. This is one of my absolutely favorite restaurants!
Delicious, modern cuisine. Extensive wine menu. Creative cocktails. Service is supreme.
great menu. best in region. great staff. my wife spilled her cocktail twice & they refilled without charging. no questions asked.
The staff seated us at a horribly small table in the middle of the restaurant, we asked to be moved, they did to a larger table one away. Not great, that supposedly had a 4 top reserved, those people arrived as we were leaving.
The restaurant was loud but with the high ceilings, as most restaurants are today, it was expected. Our waitress was excellent and saw to all of our needs, even the strangest of them. lol
The food was good. So we have the octopus as our appetizer and it was excellent, the octopus was charged well but not over done, just enough to get the char marks, it was extremely tender and the romesco was nice and just spiced; the fregola, marcona almond, and pickled raisins was an excellent compliment to the dish.
My companion had the Lamb, she asked for it rare with the inside just warm. It arrived and the lamb was cold on the inside so she asked for it to be refired, to her specifications. The second time it was done to her liking; however, her lamb was served with hummus which made no sense at all; castelvetrano olive tapenade ditto; spinach which was cooked and processed to a reduction and was not good at all and a veal reduction which was tolerable. Oh well for the lamb dish.
I ordered the Filet, medium rare and it came out medium rare with an excellent crust on the outside. The steak was very good. It was served with potatoes au gratin and sauce béarnaise, the potatoes were sublime and I feel the highlight of my meal, the p béarnaise was very good. I also order the Seasonal Mushrooms, which lacked a bit of seasoning and were very oily but they good.
I would return to The Tasting Room for another meal.
Awesome lunch! Outstanding service! Great value. Remembered our Anniversary with a champagne toast.
Sangria delicious....poached eggs on crabcake and lobster omelet were amazing.
Going back soon.
Thanks to the Tasting Room
Atmosphere, Food, and Service all Excellent!!!!!!!
Thank you for always providing great service and food/drink. It’s our favorite Frederick restaurant.
Celebrating a birthday.
Definitely recommend!!! We will be visiting again!
The food was good as usual. 4 stars due to the size of the crab cake entree. This was our first time ordering it and unfortunately we were disappointed with the size for the price (more like tasting size) . Our waiter Jason was great!
I owe Open Table a huge debt of gratitude because I had never heard of The Tasting Room until they sent me an email about restaurants that had started using their service. I don't know how I missed them. We live in upper Montgomery, not Frederick, county, but I'm usually pretty knowledgeable about the restaurants there.
We had a superior meal there on Friday. Knowing I couldn't eat my dinner if I had an appetizer, I went without, but my husband got an excellent lobster chowder which put most lobster bisques to shame. I got a very good rack of lamb, but the star of the evening was definitely the crab cakes. Now, I was born and raised in Baltimore where we are very picky about our state dish, but my husband is a DC native, and he'll order crab cakes almost anywhere. (shudder) However, I hereby testify that the crab cakes at the Tasting Room are some of the best I've ever had, and probably the best I've had in many years. They weren't huge, mind you, but the two cakes were easily sufficient with the side dishes to satisfy my husband's large appetite. They were sweet, full of large chunks of backfin crab meat, and, whatever they use for filler was unnoticeable in both the taste and texture. We will definitely go back and, even with the limits for quarantining, we will not be going alone.
All vegetables were cold.
For the price, we hoped food portions were larger.
Wonderful meal as always!
The hostess was not very friendly the waitress was excellent the door says they open at eleven but they will not let you in until 11:30 the food is expensive but not outstanding the crab dip is good but the bread served with it is too hard French toast was ok main dishes took a little while overall I wouldn’t go back the parking is a headache you have to pay and walk a bit will try another place for the price
This restaurant is clean and the staff is very hospitable. The food is excellent every time we visit! On this occasion we learned the owner is a sommelier, the drinks are magnificent! We were celebrating our 11th yr anniversary, the staff provided complementary drinks (antique prosecco). I'm not a prosecco girl but after that experience, I am. You won't be disappointed this place is a gem.
What can i say, there is nothing there that is less then fabulous!!! Another delicious meal!
We made a reservation. The restaurant called to confirm that day around noon. We get to the restaurant and are seated. We gave our name and stated we had a reservation. 30 minutes later the restaurant called my cell phone asking where we were! I said seated in the restaurant. They did not apologise until I walked up front to talk with them. On the positive side wine flights were 3 ounce pours of 3 wines and the prime rib was excellent. Our server was top notch.
Great experience all around
The online menu was outdated. I chose this restaurant specifically for the menu that’s was advertised on open table. The high top stools are very uncomfortable.
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 2186 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.