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“Do not deny yourself.......”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Press Room

The Press Room
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Sharpsburg, Maryland
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Do not deny yourself.......”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2014

the overall delight of dining at the Press Room. I went for my 50th birthday, and didn't go back until my 55th, but it will never be that long between visits again. The prices are high enough to make it a fairly special treat, but not so astronomical that you should avoid it.
I got the gorgonzola custard on both visits, and it would be worth going back for that alone. I dithered between the scallops and the grilled duck, and finally landed on the side of the duck, since I rarely treat myself to it and I figured I had a good shot of having it done right at this place. And it was a terrific gamble. That was hands-down one of the best entrees I've ever had. My husband's linguini carbonara was also incredible, and a very generous portion. We shouldn't have been able to stuff down any dessert after all that cuisine-y goodness, but managed to put away a helping each of lavender creme brulee, which was to die for. And on top of this, really really terrific service and ambience. The Press Room is officially one of my favorite restaurants, period.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Suzanne H
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Stanardsville, Virginia
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Whoa, This restaurant is tops!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2014

What a surprise to find such a gem of a restaurant in Shepherdstown, Four of us each had different options and they were all great. The Pork Ribeye was delicious, sauced to perfection and perfectly cooked, the mussels were fresh and in a great wine reduction, the beef was perfect and cooked as ordered and the seafood was terrific. This restaurant could hold its own in NYC, DC, or London. It is great!

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Malou D
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Charles Town, West Virginia
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Service, Great food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2014

Both times I have visited The Press Room, the meals were wonderful! The food has been very good both times and the service was outstanding. There is a nice wine selection to pair with most any meal as well!

  • Visited March 2014
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77 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“In the heart of Shepherdstown”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful dining experience! We stopped in here during Memorial Day weekend and can not say enough positive compliments about this place. Our waiter was amazing and made wonderful recommendations. You can not go wrong with The Press Room for dinner.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Shorething85
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Washington DC
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Surprise in Shepherdstown”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2014

One does not often expect "big city" dining in a small town but occasionally there are exceptions. This place in Shepherdstown should not be overlooked. It is an exception worth trying!

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank MickDWashingtonDC
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