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“Always good”
Review of Tasting Room

Tasting Room
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Ranked #10 of 404 Restaurants in Frederick
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Church Street
Maryland, USA
Level 6 Contributor
144 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Always good”
Reviewed September 24, 2013

I find this restaurant always good. Now, I've been about five times and I really like the lobster soup, cheese plate, filet mignon, and love the foie gras. I've never been displeased and when hamburgers are offered the kids love those. The tables are close, dislike that. Good wine menu by the glass. Prices are ok for the class of food you are ordering. Chances are you will like this restaurant. Usually you need a reservation.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank kisswells
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Newark DE
Level 6 Contributor
242 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Good food but lots of noise”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

Nice setting for lunch. Excellent service and interesting menu, or large but varied. Fabulous house salad. Will go again for dinner.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank SteveDELIWEAR
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Maryland
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Another wonderful meal!”
Reviewed September 11, 2013

My partner and I dined once again at The Tasting Room in downtown Frederick, MD on what is known as a First Saturday. The streets were filled with happy people, walking with their children and dogs (most of the shops are pet friendly). Our table was ready for us to occupy, and our cheerful waiter brought us cold water and delicious bread and butter right away. Although the menu had lots of interesting choices, we opted for crispy calamari (my favorite!) to start, along with salads and a green lentil soup (my partner, who is French and knows good food, said this was one of the best soups he had ever tasted). We later found out that the soup had just appeared for the first time on the menu; please make it a standard item! He then enjoyed a filet mignon and blueberry sorbet, which was frosty and tasted like frozen berries. Although The Tasting room is noisy, which does detract from the pleasure of dining, the food is consistently good, and we will continue to return.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Lynnemezzo
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Reston, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
117 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Farm to table in Frederick, MD”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

On a Monday when many other restaurantes (VOLT!) were closed, Tasting Room was a good choice for lunch. The decor is modern though the dining area is not very large. The menu is contemporary, short and featuring local ingredients. The wine list is reasonablet though only one rose was available (another available as half-bottle). Green gazpacho was refreshing and had just a hint of olive oil and cilantro, but summer salad was terrific: arugula, squash, green beans, heirloom tomatoes, and radishes - all local. Risotto with crab and corn was excellent, and a plate of shrimp and grits was garnished with wonderfully crisp kale. Pineapple bread pudding was also excellent, and the only flaw was espresso prepared with too much water (and taken off the bill when this was pointed out). Although this is not a cheap restaurant, the menu is interesting and very well prepared. Definitely a good choice in the center of Frederick.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank fredswartz
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cologne, Germany
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Salty... twice”
Reviewed August 29, 2013

I have been to the Tasting Room several times and had always been fairly satisfied despite the sometimes pretentious wait staff and the inflated prices. This week I invited six people for dinner there and four out of six dinners were so salty they were inedible. The wait staff were cooperative and resubmitted our order but the second time around it was more of the same salty fare. After this I was left speechless and embarrassed. They took $50 off of our bill but still that was very poor compensation for a ruined dining experience for six. Was good in the past, but I will pass on the Tasting Room next time....

  • Visited August 2013
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2 Thank Michael T
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