It’s no secret – Frederick has great food! While you can find many palatable items at almost all local restaurants, fine dining is certainly a treat and when spending hard earned money, you want to leave satisfied! Take a look at 3 of my favorite fine dining options in Downtown Frederick.
1. The Tasting Room
The Tasting Room is by far, one of my favorite restaurants. Why? Nothing more than consistency. The elements of fine dining don’t end at great food – it’s the entire experience. Innovative food and cocktails, a casual yet upscale atmosphere, and impeccable service makes this a must try spot! Whether stopping in for a special occasion or a late-night cocktail, you will not leave disappointed. The location is a perfect pairing after a day of local shopping and the glass lined exterior provides great views of a busy city and the beautiful, clustered spires! Also, if you are looking for wine experts – this is the place.
Yep! You guessed it - a direct relative of the Firestone tire family, brings upscale dining coupled with a welcoming “pub/speakeasy” atmosphere to Frederick, MD. Great drinks, a well-designed menu, and a great atmosphere make this restaurant a top choice in the area. A mezzanine allows for great views during Sunday brunch, while people traverse the streets in search of great finds. Cozy window seating is also a favorite amongst the late-night crowd and one of my favorites – their Hand Cut House Pastrami sandwich is fantastic!
3. Thacher & Rye
The newest rendition to the recently closed and well known, Volt – Thacher and Rye is still headed by Chef Bryan Voltaggio, keeping the location true to fine dining. Formerly more of a coursed meal restaurant, the transformation has offered a more selection-based dining experience. Admittedly, I don’t eat here as often as many other places - though, Thacher & Rye is located in one of the most architecturally renowned buildings in Downtown Frederick and incorporates a beautiful outdoor patio with lawn seating area, including an outdoor bar. It’s perfect for a fall night with great company, reminiscing the night away with a fine cocktail or wine selection. You can expect the bill to be a bit more than the other restaurants – but the space is well worth it, for the right type of occasion.