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Monocacy Crossing

4424 Urbana Pike, Frederick, MD 21704ยท301-846-4204

Reviews (63)

Woody

Without a doubt, my favorite restaurant near Urbana. You may drive by a hundred times wondering what's inside. Try it ... you will definitely like it.

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November 2, 2010

KC

We love this place! The food is fabulous and service is outstanding. We enjoy the wine tasting dinners, too!

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December 28, 2009

Andy

The Chef is an imaginative and energetic young CIA grad. His wine dinners are exciting and superb! The service staff are young and very eager to please. Overall, a wonderful French Auberge style restaurant in the middle of the Maryland countryside. We've moved to Asia but still miss those wine dinners. Highly recommended!

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August 17, 2009

Deb

I particulary like the pace that they serve their wonderful meals... course by course, without rushing you. Whatever you may order, it's just a delightful and delicious place to go.

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April 23, 2009

Joe

I went here for my anniversary and was disappointed. The waitress showed up with a chipped wine glass & took over 10 minutes to bring new one. My wife's entree was seafood pasta & a white wine was paired with it - we were both surprised when the dish showed up with a red sauce (not in the description). There are better places in Frederick to dine.

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April 17, 2009

michael

This is the best food I have ever eaten. I went away full and content. Very rarely does that happen... this is truely a case of value for the dollar without the stuffyness of most restaurants with this caliber of food. I have been lots of times and everytime the entrees are outstanding, I even ate at the bar one night and the "cheers" like atmosphere made me laugh and feel like a regular. Obviously the bartender and the regulars have fun jeering each other and I couldnt help but get involved in the conversation and had a blast with everyone. If you cant get in eat at the bar you wont be disappointed.

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March 2, 2009

Douglas

No question that this is the best restaurant in the Frderick area, highly recommend it.

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November 18, 2008

The Starving Bear

Monocacy Crossing is an all around good restaurant; the food is varied and of high quality, as is the service. I've dined there a few times, normally with a few friends and though it is "a good restaurant" it could use some improvements though the menu is varied, it does not focus on one type of cuisine, though this can be seen as a good thing, it can also be seen as the opposite. On one of the occasions i visited Monocacy crossing, i ordered a rac of lamb and a tuna tartare. the tartare was amazing, and the wildly different lamb was drab and a bit cold when brought out. Perhaps it was only my lack of experience with the menu or atmosphere (situated next to the main fan)

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November 7, 2008

gail

great food and great service!

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October 1, 2008

Kathi & Chuck

Our favorite restaurant and the wine pairing is excellent.

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May 27, 2008

Debbie

I don't understand how this restaurant doesn't have a perfect 5 stars, you can't compare some of the other restaurants with the same score. This is a stand out dining experience beyond compare!

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May 23, 2008

Jo

This is one of my favorite restaurants! The atmosphere is comfy and romantic. The food is always fresh and delicious. The service is always quick and friendly. I also love their drinks - they have a nice selection of martinis and their fuzzy navals are made with fresh squeezed orange juice. I have had several private functions that I have booked their and each party got rave reviews from the guests. Owners Rich and Kelly were also very friendly and accomedating for the functions.

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May 18, 2008

Dolores Gorgone

I don't usually take the time to comment on a restaurant but Monocacy Crossing merits the effort. Food, Service, atmosphere - all wonderful.

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April 21, 2008

Deborah

What a meal! This is by far the finest Frederick restaurant. Especially impressed that you can enjoy each course without being rushed. We were completely done with our appetizer when the salad was served. This continued on for the main course and dessert. The food is great! Beyond great!

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January 29, 2008

Dugan

The bartender on Friday night is the best Mixologist in Central MD.

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January 26, 2008

Anonymous

We had our rehersal dinner there and went back for our anniversary. It was wonderful and everything was splendid. From the starter bread right down to the coconut pound cake, everything was superb. My husband had the steak and mashed potaots and I had the Open ravioli, both were delicious. My favorite part, was the coconut pound cake. It was so, so moist, almost wet! I'm searching for a recepie that will be close to that cake.

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August 15, 2007

Georganne Linthicum

My friend and I had a great experience at Monocacy. The food presentation was very attractive, our server was very knowledgeable, accommodating and efficient. The meal was absolutely delicious. I had the spinach salad and it was supurb. The homemade breads and desserts were delicious. As you can guess, I really enjoyed my lunch and will definitely be back. We will have to try the dinner menu.

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August 6, 2007

Deb

Unreal, totally unreal!!!! Where is the sixth star for this restaurant!

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August 3, 2007

Long-time Frederick Resident

This restaurant should be at the top of your Frederick city restaurant choices to eat - fine dining in a calming atmosphere - 5*s. We consistently have received excellent meals and service.

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July 23, 2007

DK

We went early in the week and the place was full. I can imagine the line on weekends. Be sure to make reservations ahead of time. The food and service was great but the dining area is cramped and anything but private.

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July 20, 2007

Rick Wolfe

You read that the place has good food, well its true. Stopped there for lunch on a spur of the moment. No regrets at all with the food or service. We had halibut with an orange sauce, prepared perfectly. The patio outside was crowded, so we went inside. Nice and cozy. The well prepared food should bring in the folks for memorable evening meals. Definitely will go back again.

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July 19, 2007

Onk

Simply the best food in town.

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July 12, 2007

TK

The restaurant I name to prove that there is fine dining outside of DC and Bethesda. I can feel as comfortable celebrating an anniversary, having a lunch meeting or grabbing dinner with my family (toddlers included). The staff is unusually aware of your needs, and will be as helpful or invisible as you'd want them to be. I've never been dissapointed and am usually surprised. A true gem.

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July 10, 2007

Michael

My wife took me there (a 75 minute drive from our home)for my birthday and I was not that impressed. The interior is as plain as imaginable even though they apparently just underwent a renovation? The entrance is thru the smokey bar (weird)and the mens room is tiny. The hostess/server greeted us pleasantly and we were seated at a table obviously reserved for us (we had called ahead)which was nice albeit cold as winter in there. The server was knowledgable even tho she pronounced a "blanc" sauce "blank" and after viewing the menu on line and being eager to try their highly touted spicy chicken and blue cheese wonton appetizer it was not on the menu any longer nor was the superb shiraz I saw on the websites list as well. I advise calling ahead if you see an item on the web that makes your mind up to go there. The steaks (filet and NY) were cooked perfectly but the gorgonzola and onions were far too heavy and overpowered the filet. A smattering of the same blend would be perfect so scrape it off and add a bit with an occasional bite. The beef quality was excellent as were the garlic skin on mashed potatoes. The Foppiano Petite Sirah is a steal at 30.00 and the desserts are pretty darn good too. Service was much better than average although I'd prefer not to have my knife removed from my app plate and put on my butter plate to reuse for an under dressed grilled romaine salad - which was good but would have been terrific with a bit more dressing. When making reservations we were told business causual although the servers were wearing faded blue jeans and 1/2 of the patrons were in shorts. OVerall a decent experience but not one I'd travel an hour plus for again.

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July 6, 2007

Debbie

If ever Frederick had a five star restaurant, this is it. Until you have been there you don't know what your missing. It's the best meal I have ever had in Frederick my entire life.

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June 13, 2007

zammis

Don't judge by the outside. This is wonderful food in an intimate casual atmosphere. Service is wonderful and you won't feel underdressed in business casual attire. A hidden gem.

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May 9, 2007

Anonymous

Took my mother there for her 84th birthday and everything was wonderful!

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February 23, 2007

anonymous

A terrific experience. Wine selections vary every so often. Our waitress (Susan) was very knowledgable with recommendations....the wine selection with the food was top notch.The chef has great specials. We had the rack of lamb and the tuna. Both to die for.The desert tray was ubanable to resist.We were so pleased that the weather did not affect Valentines Day.We also love to dine on the patio in the warmer months.Great addition to Frederick!!!

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February 14, 2007

Marilynn Anderson

Frederick needs a great, comfortable restaurant with wonderful food. Monocacy Crossing accomodates that. Food is excellent, service is also excellent.

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February 1, 2007

pantherfan

First off, the food was absolutely incredible! Both my wife and i stuffed ourselves all the way through to dessert and coffee. We both HIGHLY RECOMEND the Grilled Romain Heart Ceasear salad, it is ridiculously awesome. The food is definitely Fine Dining food. The atmosphere is more casual than fine dining and the staff were more on the casual side, dress wise and proffesionalism. If it weren't for the staff and atmosphere being a little too casual, it would have been 5 stars.

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January 27, 2007

Michael Campbell

Simply the best and my favorite restaurant in all of Frederick and Montgomery County. The best staff, friendly and accommodating owners and food that is superb with a wide variety. You have to try the Asian ribs and my favorite the scallop entree.

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November 9, 2006

Jeff Richardson

Excellent service, atmosphere, and food. A good location south of Frederick. About an hour drive from the DC area, and worth it in every way.

The wait staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. The corn chowder/chutney served with the popcorn shrimp appetizer is amazing. Most lunck items are under $12. Take the trip and see for yourself. You won't be disappointed.

*****
five stars for sure

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November 4, 2006

Anonymous

Love, love, love this restaurant! Highly recommended to anyone who wants high quality food at reasonable prices and an awesome atmosphere!

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November 1, 2006

Anonymous

Simply the best!

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September 13, 2006

Anonymous

I absolutely loved this restaraunt. The Waiters, waitresses, hostesses, and bartenders were completely fascinating! Very nice, very fast, very charming. I loved this and it was only my first time there. I dined on the Crabcakes and those were better than 5 stars. Compliments to the chef!

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September 6, 2006

Nina

Monocacy Crossing is one of our favorite restaurants, and we always look forward to a meal there. Make no mistake, their chef is terrific, and knows his business. The Oyster Stew (wonderful comfort food on a Fall day)is the best I have ever eaten, and I have never been disappointed in an entree, appetizer, or dessert. They recently added Shrimp and Grits to their lunch appetizer menu, and it is to die for. The atmosphere is laid back, the menu eclectic, the service is excellent, and their patio is wonderful. we cannot say enough good things about this place! You will NOT be disappointed.

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August 20, 2006

Phyllis

Superb food, service and atmosphere. This is one of our favorite restaurants.

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July 25, 2006

Anonymous

Wow! The 8oz Steak was the best I have tasted
in a very long time. The potatoes and green beans tasted just as good. This was a very well prepared meal, expectations were set and met.

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July 20, 2006

Anita&Glen

We love Monocacy Crossing--one of our favorite romantic spots. The food never fails to thrill us and we were captivated by their new martini menu! Always a special treat for us--and did I mention romantic?

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July 10, 2006

ilovegoodfood

We have eaten both in the dining room and on the patio. We prefer the patio, as the dining room is a little bit crowded.
Each visit we have had excellent staff.
We have had rockfish, gnocci, crabcake, steak, and they are all good. Good bread too! The only time we have had a less than 4 or 5-star meal is when we got a tuna steak drizzled in wasabi sauce and hot sauce. The sauces WAY overpowered the taste of the tuna.

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July 2, 2006

Anonymous

Food is wonderful. Service is exceptional!!! Would highly reccommend getting dessert. Ask for Allie as your server, she is great!

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July 1, 2006

Anonymous

Wonderful atmosphere on the Patio. Wait staff especially Allie, was great. Try the Popcorn shrimp. It is out of this world.

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June 13, 2006

annonymous

We went here for a nice meal last evening and were not disappointed! Our waitress, Allie, was wonderful. The food was delicious and we would highly reccomend this restaurant. We will definately be returning soon.

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May 28, 2006

Anonymous

High quality ingredients and cooked to utter perfection. You will not be disappointed here.

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May 25, 2006

Jenny S.

My absolute favorite restaurant. It is always a number one pick for special occasions. We love the Applewood Smoked Bacon wrapped Beef Medalions and the Filet with Onions and Blue Cheese...wonderful! It's really hard not to pick one of the specials of the day though cause they are always excellent!

Would definitely recommend!

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May 18, 2006

Anonymous

Lunch was very nice. A good halibut dish with excellent greenbeans. Excellent portobello mushrooms.

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April 23, 2006

BHorton

We have been to this restaurant time and time again for lunch AND dinner. We have NEVER been disappointed. In the past I would have recommended the coconut pound cake for dessert but they haven't had that recently...we've made a request for its return. Seek out this restaurant.

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April 3, 2006

Anonymous

The food is consistently excellent. Always fresh ingredients prepared in a very unique way. The tuna is on par with the finest restaurants. We love our regular outings at Monocacy Crossing. You will not be dissapointed.

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March 19, 2006

Anna

This place is so neat and the food is incredible. The service is great and we love the patio. Make reservations or get there early!

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March 10, 2006

Christian

The food is excellent. We love the patio!

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February 13, 2006

BillnJanet

We love this place! It is out of the way, a converted biker bar, don't let the exterior fool you. The chef really knows his stuff and I have to agree the pork in rum sauce is the best. Get reservations.

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February 10, 2006

Matt

Perhaps, honestly without exaggeration, some of the best food I have ever eaten in my twenty-one years. Well prepared, warm food. Unique options (I had Applewood Smoked Bacon Wrapped Steak Tenderloins with an Herb and Garlic Sauce, my girlfriend had a Smoked Pork Chop stuffed with Blue Cheese). Delicious crispy fresh green beans, great homemade potatoes, delicious deserts and appetizers. The service is friendly and quite expedient for the complexity of some of the dishes... and the atmosphere is quaint, romantic, and very pleasant. Definitely a place that should not be passed up if you get the opportunity!

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February 10, 2006

Anonymous

Best crabcakes ever!!! Dutch's Daughters doesn't hold a candle to them. They are much bigger and you get two for the price you would pay for one at DD. We also love the pork tenderloin and salmon.

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September 14, 2005

Lisa

The best restaurant in Frederick County...Gourmet food that isn't "wierd", will please even finicky eaters. You'll feel at home in jeans & a polo shirt or dressed up for a night out. I call it fine dining in a casual atmosphere.

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August 1, 2005

Pamela

I Love coming here, the food is Incredible. The Fish entree's are my favorite, the "Tuna" is cooked to perfection. I love the popcorn shrimp with corn chutney. What a wine selection. Not to forget the Desserts, never pass on these. The Owners and Staff are some of the most Friendly People you could wish to spend time with.

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June 9, 2005

Stacey

The first experience I had here was for my parent's surprise 40th wedding anniversary and it was wonderful! I took my husband there for his 30th birthday earier this month and had another wonderful experience. The quality of the food, the presentation and the atomshpere was everything that anyone could hope for.

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May 20, 2005

Anonymous

Best Quality Food and Portion Sizes in Frederick

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March 28, 2005

Yolanda

Excellent food. Fresh baked bread. My husband had pork tenderloin in rum sauce, and I had the sweetest fish I have ever eaten. It was completely booked so reservations are a good idea. There was a spare table in the bar where we dined (and I do mean dined). It's a return trip for us.

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February 15, 2005

Lisa

Comments on this restaurant? Wonderful. We kept passing the restaurant on 355 on our way to Frederick and overlooking it because of the exterior. Finally, we stopped in for a late lunch and discovered what we were overlooking. We have now sampled most of the menu, and have not been disappointed in anything. The popcorn shrimp with corn chutney is not what you would expect, given the simple name - it's wonderful. The best thing on the menu, my repeat favorite, is the pork tenderloin with dark rum sauce. We held a large reception there in March (they actually have a very large back meeting room) - people are still telling us that it was the best reception food they've ever had. We agree.

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July 26, 2004

Julie Paulson

Comments on this restaurant? The well-trained, upbeat staff made eating here a charming experience. The many choices on the menu made selecting only a few things a fun challenge, and everything was prepared and presented perfectly. This excellent restaurant is head and shoulders above all others in Frederick!

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April 21, 2004

Anonymous

Very small, but exquisite restaurant!

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March 28, 2004

Anonymous

Service was friendly, helpful but unobtrusive. Food was excellent - we had four in our party and we each had a different entree and found all expertly prepared and presented. We also enjoyed the martini menu - the Cosmopolitan was definitely superior! We are looking forward to a return visit soon.

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February 25, 2004

Anonymous

A wonderful meal in an otherwise overlookable location. Great staff and atmosphere with a very casual clientel. Try getting there early for patio dining!

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November 6, 2003
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