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Tersiguel's

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8293 Main St, Ellicott City, MD 21043-4648 (Old Columbia Pike)
(410) 465-4004
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 2:30 am
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue 11:30 am - 2:30 am
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 134
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Restaurant

Had dinner here 3 weekends ago and it was great. The food was not my cup of tea but it was good. I had the crab soup and a poutine like dish for an appetizer. The crab soup was great, the poutine was ok. For the entree, I had the filet minion which was great and then for dessert, I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jen H
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Gambrills, Maryland
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Baltimore, Maryland
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Expected more from a second generation French family owned French Restaurant. The food was missing flavor - I want to taste the shallot and herb blend that compliments rather than mask flavor of what you are actually eating. Now, , most of us likely love French bread if you are choosing to eat at a French restaurant; but it served... More 

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Thank Doctorlungs
Gambrills, Maryland
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123 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner here 3 weekends ago and it was great. The food was not my cup of tea but it was good. I had the crab soup and a poutine like dish for an appetizer. The crab soup was great, the poutine was ok. For the entree, I had the filet minion which was great and then for dessert, I... More 

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Thank Jen H
No. Virginia
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73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little restaurant, in business for over 20 years, offers French country dishes elevated to gourmet cuisine. This month my spouse and I had the weekend brunch at Tersiguel's for a second time. It was simply wonderful. My omelette was a blend of rustic foundation plus haute cuisine technique. Yes, it is not cheap. I would not be able to... More 

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Thank wyzefool
Ellicott City, Maryland
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our whole family, 6 and 9 year olds included, love Tersiguel's. The food is classic French, a touch on the decadent side, the service impeccable, and the atmosphere relaxing. Plan to linger over your meal for you will get the unhurried European dining style here. We have our favorites here (canard confit, cassoulet) but you can expect amazing flavor in... More 

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Thank Kristin S
Columbia, Maryland
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The overall experience was very positive. We had the chef menu and we particular enjoyed haddock and quail. In general the dishes were nicely done and presented. The staff was extremely attentive, efficient, and sufficiently trained. It is uneventful but there is also little surprises or excitement.

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Thank Annie S
Glenwood, Maryland
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127 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After the holiday craziness we were due for an evening out just as a couple. Tersiguel's provided a special and quality experience. The setting is lovely and truly feels classic country French. Upon arrival we were greeted promptly and escorted to our table upstairs overlooking Main Street. Our waitress was at the table in an instant asking for cocktail orders... More 

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Thank Guy S
Ellicott City, Maryland
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I have frequented Tersuguels for the last 15 years and it's maintained it's place as one of the best French restaurants i've ever been to. Their food is excellent, service is great, and ambiance is wonderful and quaint. Have had dinner and tried their brunch too. Both are excellent. The freshly grilled lamb chops (they grill it by your table).... More 

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Thank Raj L
Baltimore, Maryland
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54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

My wife and I have been going to Tersiguel's for years. We had dinner there last night with another couple. Everything from cocktails to dessert was fabulous. For appetizers we shared escargot, fromage (cheese)plate, and oysters on half shell with herb cured tuna atop. Very tasty and complimented with a bottle California Zif. Our entrees rack of lamb, duck confit,... More 

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Thank kenjiprice
Sykesville, Maryland
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

I really wanted to love Tersiguels, but the service was just awful. It was clear that the wait staff was having an off night, but at more than $80 per person before tax and tip (with one of the least expensive bottles of wine available) it is simply unacceptable to have such a poor service experience. The waitress had to... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

This is definitely our go to place for special occasions. The food at Tersiguel's is exquisite. All the food we ordered was fresh and tasty. The menu contains so many interesting items, there seems to be something for everyone. If you want to experience fine dining, this is the place to go to.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8293 Main St, Ellicott City, MD 21043-4648
    (Old Columbia Pike)
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ellicott City
  • Phone Number: (410) 465-4004

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50 - 50
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 2:30 am
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 am
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?