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Taste Gastropub

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$$$
American, International, Mediterranean, Gastropub
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3418 Olney Laytonsville Rd, Olney, MD 20832-1734 (Georgia Ave)
+1 301-774-2500
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Taste Gastropub provides high quality, freshly prepared food at reasonable...
Taste Gastropub provides high quality, freshly prepared food at reasonable prices, maintaining purveyors of local or organic produce, sustainable seafood, and humanely raised meat and poultry as often as possible. Taste Gastropub also goes further to provide a unique selection of beer, wine, and cocktails to enjoy alongside the food. We carries a vast selection of wines by the glass and by the bottle. Boutique wineries are sought out, to give the guests a chance to indulge in something they may have never tried before. On the cocktail side, Taste Gastropub has many unique offerings as well. Recipes developed by Taste’s own grace the bartop throughout the evening to create delicious cocktails in order to help elevate your experience.
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Good for:
Casual Dining
Bar scene

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Visitor rating
  • 100
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Love the new menu

My husband and I loved the former tapas-style menu, so we were hesitant to try the new menu. We finally went and completely regret not going sooner. The service was great and the food was fantastic. The house-made spinach artichoke soup was amazing. Had I known it was that good, I would have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
2kids2dogs
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Maryland
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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162 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
silver spring
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232 reviews 232 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The lamb meatballs were good, but that's the only nice thing I can say about this restaurant. The calamari were over-fired and without flavor. I informed our server of my onion allergy and ordered an ahi tuna burger with no onions anywhere on the plate. The tuna burger came loaded with onions. The server brought a new one fairly quickly,... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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86 reviews 86 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We have been here many times before the new menu and a couple of times since. Tonight's meal was such irregular service that the meal was far less than enjoyable. We tried to order a bottle of Prosecco to go with our tapas only to be told "we are out because of last Sunday's brunch"...but this was the following Friday... More 

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Maryland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

My husband and I loved the former tapas-style menu, so we were hesitant to try the new menu. We finally went and completely regret not going sooner. The service was great and the food was fantastic. The house-made spinach artichoke soup was amazing. Had I known it was that good, I would have ordered two bowls as a meal instead... More 

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Maryland
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96 reviews 96 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

My husband and I had a delicious meal here last night and brought home leftovers. We enjoyed the dip sampler with warm pita bread, roasted beet salad, mushroom risotto with scallops and the special that evening, Carolina grits with shrimp in chorizo gravy. So fresh and tasty. Service was attentive, and chocolate cake for dessert was yummy. great coffee. This... More 

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Bethesda, MD
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115 reviews 115 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Party of six, with a wide variety of tastes, all found something to love on the menu. From the opening cocktails, wines, and beers, to the smooth chocolate cake to finish up, we were quite pleased and plates were passed a lot. Started with the beet salad, lamb meatballs, and garlic shrimp - all of which had lots of flavor.... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Tiny portions ( not just small) for not so tiny prices. Food was good, but I can't justify the cost of a tablespoon of spaghetti or two wee scallops.

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Olney, Maryland
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We enjoyed the food. It had flavor and style. The many choices of specialty beer on tap boosted the rating from a three to a four star.

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Olney, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Have been coming here since it was Taste Mezze. Owners changed but the food remained excellent. atmosphere is nice. Appetizers and entrees are very good. Kids menu is excellent. Love the pork belly and the spicy feta dip! Also have a good selection of drafts and bottles. My only complaint is that a couple times we have attempted to go... More 

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Olney, Maryland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Used to go there more before the new owners, but we save it for a special night out because it's noisy and crowded - small place with a lot of tables.

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Bethesda
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The service was good, but we did not enjoy the food. The meat tasted off, and the falafel sandwich was more like hummus on a pita. We came to enjoy the Jazz brunch but were overrun by loud, rowdy college kids taking advantage of the bottomless mimosas.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3418 Olney Laytonsville Rd, Olney, MD 20832-1734
    (Georgia Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Olney
  • Phone Number: +1 301-774-2500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, International, Mediterranean, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

Taste Gastropub provides high quality, freshly prepared food at reasonable prices, maintaining purveyors of local or organic produce, sustainable seafood, and humanely raised meat and poultry as often as possible. Taste Gastropub also goes further to provide a unique selection of beer, wine, and cocktails to enjoy alongside the food. We carries a vast selection of wines by the glass and by the bottle. Boutique wineries are sought out, to give the guests a chance to indulge in something they may have never tried before. On the cocktail side, Taste Gastropub has many unique offerings as well. Recipes developed by Taste’s own grace the bartop throughout the evening to create delicious cocktails in order to help elevate your experience.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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