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Frederick best restaurant (dinner for a group)

dcbbq Feb 28, 2011 02:34 PM

I have a long lead time on dinner for a group of about 14, give or take a few. I've only eaten at Volt theradn enjoyed it, but have real doubts about the place for a large group -- getting in , getting served all at once (which is a problem anywhere). I hear the Tasting Room is very good, and from my downtown stroll it certainly looks like there are alot of interesting places. What are the best options?

Tasting Room
101 N Market St, Frederick, MD 21701

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    laststandchili RE: dcbbq Mar 2, 2011 07:52 AM


    Had dinner there the night after a meal at Volt a few months ago. It's definitely more of a traditional menu, but very well done. Could probably accomodate a large group and there is a very nice bar area downstairs that looks like it would be a nice place to hang out.

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      flavrmeistr RE: dcbbq Mar 2, 2011 11:34 AM

      The Tasting Room is excellent and they have a back room that could accomodate 14. Best to call ahead. The old John Hagan Tavern on Alt. 40 has just reopened as the Silver Maple. Beautiful old place with a 200 year-old bar and plenty of room. My wife and a carload of her expensive wino girlfriends went there for the "soft opening" last Friday and tumbled out shreiking their praises. Check out the menu at www.SilverMapleRestaurant.com.

      Tasting Room
      101 N Market St, Frederick, MD 21701

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        BlueRidgePro RE: dcbbq Mar 3, 2011 03:10 PM

        Try Monocasy Crossing.


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          dcbbq RE: dcbbq Apr 5, 2011 07:50 AM

          There seem to be some lower reviews for the Tasting Room onopentables, etc. Moncacy Crossing is being rated very highly. Has anyone compared the 2 recently?

          Tasting Room
          101 N Market St, Frederick, MD 21701

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            small fry RE: dcbbq Apr 5, 2011 05:04 PM

            The Tasting Room isn't on opentable, so I'm not sure which reviews you're referring to. We go to Monocacy Crossing more frequently than the Tasting Room and the two restaurants are pretty different. The Tasting Room has more refined cooking (in my opinion) while Monocacy Crossing tends to lean more toward comfort foods done well. They're both good in their own right, it just depends on what kind of food and atmosphere you're looking for that night. The Tasting Room is very loud with tables close together,but we like that when we feel like having a more "lively" night out.

            The only way the Tasting Room could accommodate a group of 14 is in their private room. Monocacy Crossing has more options for seating large parties.

            Tasting Room
            101 N Market St, Frederick, MD 21701

            Monocacy Crossing
            4424 Urbana Pike # A, Frederick, MD 21704

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            Hue RE: dcbbq Apr 5, 2011 12:12 PM

            Old South Mountain Inn???

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              flavrmeistr RE: Hue Apr 7, 2011 05:48 PM

              Only if you're into salt, and lots of it. I would recommend The Braddock Inn over South Mountain Inn. The food is much better and less expensive. They would have no problem accommodating a large group.

              Braddock Inn
              4830 Schley Avenue, Frederick, MD 21714

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