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“Sad in Frederick”
Review of Mick's New American Bistro - CLOSED

Mick's New American Bistro
Price range: $29 - $31
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Reviewed September 24, 2011


Unfortunately, the driving and culinary force is no longer there???

What happened to James???? There is so many rumors on the street that he was forced out and left holding the bag $$$$ :(

To James - if you see this, we miss you and your culinary expertise and creativity. Frederick has lost a great Chef and a Chef who supported the locals!

Keep the faith you will go far in all that you do!

Thank Monique E
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Reviewed August 4, 2011

I've been to Mick's several times and never been disappointed. The po' boy sandwich overflowing with delicately battered, deep-fried oysters was amazing! Pork butt roast--a big thick slab--was fork tender and smoky good. The charcuterie is as good as I've ever had in Europe. Service was attentive but not hovering. Also, waiters seem to really know the menu. Desserts sound fabulous, but we are always too full to try them. Bummer! Beer selection is excellent. I like the pub decor and the fireplace, but the wooden chairs and tight quarters in the booths with hard benches are drawbacks. I'd like to sit back and enjoy multiple courses over a couple of hours, but the furniture is just not that comfortable. So, spare your wallet, don't go to Volt, come to Mick's.

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1  Thank VaBene001
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Reviewed February 8, 2011

Mick's has been open since 2009, and not being on "restaurant row" in Frederick, that is on N.Market, it doesn't have the visibility of the other downtown restaurants. It is in the same location as the previous restaurant, Jennifer's on W.Patrick. The front looks like an town pub in England and the interior has a warm, fuzzy pub feel complete with WOOD burning fireplace, and nice simple decor. The servers are young, very friendly and efficient. I was seated very quickly on a fairly busy Saturday evening; reservations are recommended but not necessary. They have a well-stocked bar with several beers on tap, more exotics in the bottle and a very nice and varied wine list. Wine selections "by the glass" are limited however. The food is exactly as stated, New American. By that, I mean new twists on what most of us have become accustomed to calling American food. The leanings are heavy on the carnivorous side, so if your cholesterol levels are delicate, I'd suggest one of the salads. Chef James Strine, is amazingly creative and what he can do with for example, Meat Loaf is not what you'd expect; Sicilian Meatloaf was scrumptious, a mixture of meats well seasoned with haricot vert on top, satiny mash potatoes and spiced tomato sauce. My appetizer was fried oysters..out of this world. Check out their website for the menu and pictures of many of the dishes. There are specials listed on the Blackboard, which is easy to see when you enter the restaurant. The Burgers are enormous, and here again there is innovation to an old time American favorite dish. I didn't have room for dessert, but the Chef prepares some handcrafted ones, the description of which sounds tantalizing. This little place is such a breath of fresh air in a town with very limited culinary offerings, I can't wait to go back. It is also thankfully free of the loud Frederick bar crowd, in part because it is off the main drag, so it is also a great place for a relatively quiet evening with friends if you just want to have a drink at their nice bar. It is also very family and kid friendly. Moderate price range. I shall return!!

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1  Thank HugeGene
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