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Isabella's Taverna & Tapas Bar

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44 N Market St, Fl 1, Frederick, MD 21701-5471
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8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: We welcome you to visit and enjoy our restaurant in downtown historic...
We welcome you to visit and enjoy our restaurant in downtown historic Frederick located in the Hendrickson Building. We have selected the finest Spanish cuisine complemented with an exclusive wine list. In the heart of historic Frederick, Maryland, Isabella"s has become a favorite destination for local residents and worldwide travelers alike in search of a truly Mediterranean dining experience.
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  • 78
    Excellent
  • 76
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fun place to hang out with friends

My wife and I have been on a couple of date nights at Isabella's. Isabella's is in the center of downtown Frederick. There is a relatively cheap public parking garage right around the corner. The food has always been good and because the plates are small, you can experience several tapas dishes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
AttentiveGadabout
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Charles Town, West Virginia
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Charles Town, West Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My wife and I have been on a couple of date nights at Isabella's. Isabella's is in the center of downtown Frederick. There is a relatively cheap public parking garage right around the corner. The food has always been good and because the plates are small, you can experience several tapas dishes. My wife and I order several selections and... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We typically eat at Isabella's several times a year, however, this is our first visit this year. They have great food and their base tapas are great. A typical meal for us runs around $60 without drinks. It's worth having lunch if you never had tapas before or Sangria. Enjoy!

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Mount Airy, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Isabella's has been a go-to place for my boyfriend and me for several years now. The food is delicious and consistent. The specials are fresh and creative. The wait staff has always been very helpful when trying to make decisions for which dish to try next. The bacon-wrapped chorizo-stuffed dates are a MUST!! :-)

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Isabella's is a great tapas restaurant, the food is delicious and unique, the waitstaff is always very friendly and helpful. This is one of my go to restaurants in Frederick. I would definitely recommend.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Read an ad about it as having a happy hour - what a find. Had a small set -up but the appetizers/tapas were first rate. The fried asparagus has got to be one of a kind. Also enjoyed the bacon wrapped salmon. Bartenders Jason and Rick were cordial and helpful. This will be a regular stop when in Frederick

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Frederick, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Once again we enjoyed our meal and the amazing service we received at Isabella's. My sister and I shared a tapas special (10.99, three tapas choices). The highlight of course being the Asparagus Fries. But loved the other two as well. My sister was so pleased when the waiter brought simple syrup for her ice tea sweeter. Brilliant! My granddaughters... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I went with several friends for a girls' night out. the server was very accommodating and suggested options from menu. They were great.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Delightful building and exterior. Best Bloody Mary in Frederick County. Exceptional server but the place was so busy orders were a little slow. Definitely worth another visit soon

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Burtonsville, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We have been here many times. The kitchen should not have to be told that the food prep is not satisfactory more than once. We were there for lunch in March. I ordered the asparagus in the aioli. This is a really nice tapas. The last 2 times we had it the spears were too thick--coarse, chewy. Awful. We mentioned... More 

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Jaime E, Manager at Isabella's Taverna & Tapas Bar, responded to this review

We are very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience at Isabella's. We take all constructive criticism very seriously. Please feel free to email our General Manager, Arthur at arthur@isabellas-tavern.com with any comments or concerns and we hope that you decide to give us another try. More 

Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Isabella's makes a great brunch! Dishes are made to order. Diners can choose from tapas or traditional menu items.

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Jaime E, Manager at Isabella's Taverna & Tapas Bar, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the wonderful FIVE star review, we are so happy that you enjoyed our brunch so much! We hope to see you again very soon. More 

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Additional Information about Isabella's Taverna & Tapas Bar

Address: 44 N Market St, Fl 1, Frederick, MD 21701-5471
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Frederick
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish, Greek, Tapas

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 44 N Market St, Fl 1, Frederick, MD 21701-5471
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Frederick

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish, Greek, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions

Description

We welcome you to visit and enjoy our restaurant in downtown historic Frederick located in the Hendrickson Building. We have selected the finest Spanish cuisine complemented with an exclusive wine list. In the heart of historic Frederick, Maryland, Isabella"s has become a favorite destination for local residents and worldwide travelers alike in search of a truly Mediterranean dining experience.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm

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