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“Excellent in every way” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Firestone's Culinary Tavern

Firestone's Culinary Tavern
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Ranked #10 of 398 Restaurants in Frederick
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $40
Cuisines: American, Bar, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Brunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Church St
Description: Firestone's Culinary Tavern, opened in 1999, is located in downtown Frederick's picturesque Historic District. It is housed in a 1921 building that was initially the home of Shipley's Department Store. The restaurant combines outstanding cuisine with the casual atmosphere of a neighborhood tavern. The Washington Post says, "the atmosphere is prime...the food is, too!".
atlanta, ga
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Excellent in every way”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2011

Got there mid afternoon when normally the worst service happens. Not here, though. Service was great, staff friendly and accommodating. All food was terrif. Burgers-actually medium rare, steak salads, mussels. Fries are amazing. Thanks for a really pleasant surprise. 5 of 5 of us loved it.

  • Visited September 2011
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2 Thank jeff f
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Meh...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2011

Food is underwhelming, waiter was slow and inattentive. Been here twice and same story. Ordered Osso bucco and couldn't get past the salt. Disgusting sauce tasted like dirt. Hard to eat without tableware. Hey waiter, where is my fork and knife? Hey waiter! HEY! How is my meal? I wouldn't know, I still don't have a fork. Although I imagine it's cold. Still waiting on my drink, too. Nice view of six or eight overflowing trashcans across the street while I wait though.

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1 Thank Tetragona
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Frederick, MD
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Fabulously fresh food.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2011

Firestone's is a Frederick favorite and we've never had a poor meal there.
This lunch began with a very cool appetizer of fresh watermelon (tradiditonal red and nifty yellow too) paired with yummy feta cheese, olives, and nuts with a lite oil and vinegar spritzed over it. Perfect for a summer's day.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ciaobla
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North Potomac, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
“Great ambiance!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2011

Went to dinner here with 2 friends. This place is near perfect. Tremendous atmosphere. Maybe the most popular place in downtown Frederick.

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2 Thank NorthPotomac
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Pennsylvania, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Fabulous dinner, service and dining experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2011

Had a wonderful experience at Firestone! The menu was inventive, which made choosing an entree a pleasant task! Starters and entrees were incredible as were the lovely "surprises" offered between courses. The building is beautiful, particularly the upstair dining room with tables overlooking the street below. It was a little loud but much, much less stuffy atmosphere than Volt. Wonderful night!

  • Visited April 2011
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