About The Wine Kitchen on the Creek

50 Carroll Creek Way
Frederick, MD 21701
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The Wine Kitchen on the Creek is a restaurant – wine bar featuring all that is good about food and wine, and specializing in what is great about sharing them together with friends and family. Our Seasonal American Bistro Menu prepared by chef Jeff Beard highlights the bountiful resources found in and around our region. Our mission is to search out the highest quality, freshest, most delicious ingredients, and prepare them in their most honest form. Eat, simply. We search high and low to find outstanding wines that are true representations of their place and varietal, then pour them for you. Drink, simply.
The Wine Kitchen on the Creek offers sublime ambiance in a relaxed and casual environment where we take our food and drink just seriously enough to make it fun for you the customer. We open our kitchen to you to come and enjoy our food and hospitality.

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Steak, Contemporary French / American

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Thursday: 11:30am - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 10:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm (Seriously Delicious Sunday Brunch form 11am - 3pm)

Cross Street:
Take a right off Market St. onto Carroll Creek Way

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(301) 663-6968

Website:
http://www.thewinekitchen.com/

Catering:
We are able to offer small-scale catering with appropriate notice. Please contact John McCain or Mary Downs at 301.663.6968 to inquire about potential catering opportunities.

Parking Details:
There is a parking garage at the end of Carroll Creek Way on the left hand side. Just before you take a left into the parking garage on Carroll Creek Way you will see two doors on your right below the number 50. Once you park use these doors to take the elevator up one floor, exit out the front of the lobby and take left and our door is directly on your left. There is also on street metered parking along Market St. and Patrick St. which are the two closest streets to our location.

Executive Chef:
Jeff Beard

Private Party Facilities:
We have a private dining room that will comfortably seat 22 guests. We offer a variety of menus for our Private Dining Room and can accommodate special guest requests.

Private Party Contact:
Mary Downs: 3016636968x

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Special Events & Promotions:
Winemaker's Dinners, Beer Dinners, Holiday Paired Menus, Local and Community Events.

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97% would recommend it to a friend

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Nice find in Fredrick

Dined on April 24, 2016

We havent ever been to Fredrick but wanted to take a nice Sunday drive for dinner. Found this place and took a chance. We were well rewarded. The downtown is very lovely and seems vibrant and on its way up. The restaurant is located beside the creek that runs through the town Ambience is casual with indoor and outdoor dining. The staff and service were very good and enthusiastic sbout the wines that are the heart of the experience. The food was very good I particularly liked the tuna tartare tacos as hors doerves. Prices were very reasonable. We had a nice walk through town before returning to Baltimore

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, notable wine list
food3
ambience5
service3
value3

Brunch...a little disappointing

Dined on April 24, 2016

TWK has lots of ambience. The food was a little disappointing. The portions are small. The prices are high. The hamburger wasn't cooked properly ( they did take it off the bill). We were disappointed because they were out of two things on the brunch menu by 1:30 pm. The service was adequate, although they very polite. Honestly, I don't think we will go back there, again.

Tags: scenic view
food3
ambience3
service2
value3

Not up to usual level

Dined on April 24, 2016

I recommended to a friend who had never dined here that we go here for a mother/daughter brunch. I've eaten here multiple times in the past and the food/service were always top-notch. Unfortunately my friend's "hangover helper" entree came out overcooked (she had asked for medium rare and it was clearly well done). Our server, who had been slow to take our initial order, finally stopped by to check in (my friend had already taken a few bites of her food). When he asked how things were and she said the meat was overcooked, he simply said "I'm sorry". No offer to replace it (although by that point the 3 others in the group were well into their entrees). No free dessert or drink. No offering to take it off the bill (which took forever to come and shortened the free time we had to shop before our 4pm Weinberg show). If I could have found a manager I would have explained this situation but no one seemed to be on duty.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

What a gem!

Dined on April 24, 2016

We went here for my birthday dinner. I really liked the way you could do a wine tasting with a set of three wines that are grouped together. Ambiance is nice and the food was fantastic! We were seated inside since it was still cold outside, but the seating outside overlooking the creek looked so nice. We will be back and maybe this time we will sit outside.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Very nice evening ....

Dined on April 24, 2016

We enjoyed our wedding anniversary ... They made us feel special. Gave us champagne while we waited to be seated ... server mentioned our "special occasion".

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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ambience3
service4
value2

Not all it's hyped to be

Dined on April 23, 2016

Steaks both under and overdone Portion size of scallops was small

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Worst meal On 10 years.

Dined on April 21, 2016

Worst meal I have had in at least 10 years. Took one hour to get main course. Roasted cauliflower not roasted. Portions tiny. Buckwheat gnocchi nearly inedible. Wine awesome. Ambience lovely but food downright awful and pricey. Focaccia was soft warm white bread with butter on (which we got because we were starving.) what a disappointment.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Ladies day out

Dined on April 21, 2016

Four of us dined here for lunch, and each was very pleased with the food, wine, service, location and and ambiance. They have another location in Leesburg which we are anxious to try. We were told that the wine selection and menu is totally different there.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience3
service5

The menu is varied and creative. Our mea ...

Dined on April 17, 2016

The menu is varied and creative. Our meals were delicious works of art. Servers are the best in Frederick. Expensive but worth it. Only wish they didn't run out of menu items so often.

food3
ambience3
service4
value2

The sirloin was not tender and the scall ...

Dined on April 16, 2016

The sirloin was not tender and the scallops should come with a side dish. The fried green tomatoes was good but could have added a couple more slices.

Tags: great for outdoor dining
food5
ambience5
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Restaurant was packed early at 6pm. It' ...

vip
Dined on April 12, 2016

Restaurant was packed early at 6pm. It's Tuesday Wine Flight like night for $9. Love the Roll Out the Red Carpet. Great happy hour too. Love the steak frites cooked to perfection. Tried the Nashville Hot Chicken Steak Buns and were a great appetizer!

food5
ambience5
service5
value4

We had a very nice evening.

Dined on April 9, 2016

This was the second time we were there and enjoyed it very much. We plan to go back often.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Food was excelent steak overdone but still delish

Dined on April 8, 2016

The food was fresh and delicious steak was over cooked but it was flavorful and juicy despite that. Have the charcuterie soo good. Did a good job adapting and advising on gluten free menu items. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
food2
ambience2
service2
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Disappointing First Visit

Dined on April 8, 2016

This was our first visit and the result was disappointing. The food was Ok tasting, but the portion sizes were minuscule and the quality and taste not commensurate with the high price. Overall value for our money was low.

Tags: special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Excellent Again!

Dined on April 1, 2016

Once again the Wine Kitchen was perfection. The menu always delights, the services was great, wines are always a winner. Nothing to fix. Go and Enjoy!!

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

Outstanding. We are regulars . Never had ...

Dined on March 31, 2016

Outstanding. We are regulars . Never had a bad meal here. Some are truely remarkable .the duck is to die for.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Captivating

Dined on March 30, 2016

This was my first dining experience at The Wine Kitchen ... it won't be my last! From the moment I walked in the door, I felt welcome. One of the servers greeted me and brought me a glass of water (unsolicited) while I waited for my date. I loved the ambiance -- simple but somehow chic. We were seated promptly and our server Tim took care of our every need for the next 3 hours. He provided us with a superb appetizer recommendation and was knowledgeable about all of the wines on the extensive wine list. My date and I both chose the rockfish over ravioli as the entree -- and we were both impressed by both the presentation and the flavor! There were many other appetizer and entree options that caught me eye -- I will be returning here soon to try them!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Anniversary dinner

Dined on March 29, 2016

My wife and I celebrated out 30th anniversary at the wine kitchen. We arrived early able to wait at the bar during happy hour. We will be back for that another time. We were promptly seated and showed the menus and told the days specials. I had the 16oz rib eye my wife the chef special 12oz N.Y. strip. Both were cooked to perfection,medium rare, the mashed potatoes and green beans were delicious as well. The wine selection I very good and reasonable priced.

Tags: special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service4
value3

Great wines.

Dined on March 26, 2016

Waitstaff was attentive and friendly. I asked for time between courses and this was honored.

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
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Awesome food! But most of all, we had a ...

Dined on March 23, 2016

Awesome food! But most of all, we had a total dining experience with Jason!

food5
ambience4
service5
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Great food and Staff

Dined on March 20, 2016

I would highly recommend the WK! They have a great staff and food ,wine and the sangria is delish...

Tags: great for brunch, special occasion, notable wine list
food4
ambience4
service5

Our server was outstanding. She explain ...

vip
Dined on March 19, 2016

Our server was outstanding. She explain every little nuance of the menu. And had a great sense of humor.

food5
ambience5
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value3

Amazing food

Dined on March 12, 2016

The service was impeccable! The food tasted amazing. The portions seemed small and left me wanting more because it was so delicious.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Great lunch!

Dined on March 12, 2016

Food tasty and creative! Our server and his crew were excellent!

Tags: fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food4
ambience3
service5
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Try the 'red carpet' tasting and go from there!

Dined on March 11, 2016

We've enjoyed eating outside there many times for just little bites. This time we met friends there on Friday night of restaurant week. The place was packed but we were lucky and found seats at the bar. Our friends were running late and the hostess cheerfully and professionally accommodated us, remarkable seeing how jammed they were and that our friends ended up being a half an hour late. We were seated 5 minutes after they arrived. At the bar I chose a glass of Sledgehammer Cabernet. Honestly, it was good but not great and at $10/glass I was hoping for a little bit more. (All the wines come with clever, funny little descriptions!) The 'red carpet' wine tasting I had with my meal was phenomenal. I should've had another glass of either the 2010 Italian Barbaresco Riserva or the 2010 Chateau de Callac Graves Merlot. Both were memorable! Highly recommend trying this! I also had the "Triple Bubble" tasting and that was fun but I would probably not do it again. Our meals were very good. The spicy nuts were popular at our table! I would order twice as many next time! The pork belly appetizer was excellent! My husband had steak which was very flavorful but he would've liked a bigger portion. I chose poorly and had the buckwheat gnocchi which was under seasoned and really just tasted like fried mashed potatoes and was served on top of chick peas which were too bland and crunch and the sauce was not great either. For dessert, the guys had cheesecake which they liked but was non-traditional and a small serving. I had a cheese plate that was just right! The service was maybe the best part of the meal! All the servers were top notch! Quick, efficient, professional and fun. Really smart choice on the part of The Wine Kitchen! I will come back to try different things and look forward to memorable wine and great service!

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
food4
ambience4
service4
value3

Great Meal

Dined on March 11, 2016

Ordered the fixed menu for restaurant week. Food was great. Upscale service with a casual feel.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service3

The food was amazing. Loved the wines an ...

Dined on March 11, 2016

The food was amazing. Loved the wines and the beautiful view of the creek. While we appreciated that we weren't rushed along, service could have been quicker. We waited a bit between glasses of wine, and at one point waited for more bread for our cheese tray for 10-15 minutes. Will definitely be back - will just remember to save the experience for when there is time for a leisurely lunch or evening out.

food5
ambience4
service2
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Responsiveness to diners was very disappointing.

Dined on March 9, 2016

Our food was fabulous but the service was very lacking. Our dinners were slow in coming but we did not mind. We had given ourselves 2 1/4 hours to eat. So, we did not mind the slowness. However we had chosen the restaurant week menu and dessert was part of the meal. We had 45 minutes before we had to leave for a show so we asked for the check with the dessert. We got and paid the check and asked how long before we could get the dessert because of the time crunch. They said it was almost ready. They asked if we wanted it to go but we said we should be ok. After another 20 minutes we asked again and got the same response. Did we want it to go, it would just be a few minutes. ( if they could box it couldn't they have served it). We figured we could not take the food into the show so we again said we would wait but now had only about 15 minutes. We never got the dessert and had to leave.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5

This has become our very favorite restau ...

vip
Dined on March 9, 2016

This has become our very favorite restaurant in Frederick! The food is amazing! We live about 50 minutes away and look forward to visiting every few months and always eating at The Wine Kitchen (the best part of our visit).

food4
ambience5
service5
value3

Great Food & Wine, for Frederick (MD)

vip
Dined on March 2, 2016

Arrived in town late one night and looking for a nice dinner. It was within walking distance from our B&B. What a surprise! The place had good wines and the food choices weres interesting. The waiter was excellent in helping us decide on both a wine and dinner. I'll be back, but there are so many other places to try in Frederick.

Tags: fit for foodies, late night find, scenic view, neighbourhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service4
value5

After a hiccup things were great

Dined on February 28, 2016

The restaurant has pleasant decor and comfortable chairs. They accommodated the walker that I need to use, providing a table that worked for the situation. Water was delivered upon seating and the waitress followed getting our drink order. Their were some hiccups with our order. No sweetner was brought with my unsweetened Ice Tea and it took a bit to get some. We placed our food order and I asked for the Pastrami eggs benedict. My companion ordered the special of the day a steak,garlic, onion and carrot quiche. Our appetizers were brought out first a maple glazed bacon and a hash brown. A very tasty way to start. When the order arrived the quiche looked appetizing and my friend said it was delicious. When my order arrived it had the look of eggs benedict with the poached eggs and hollandaise, but as I dug in I discovered it was the Maryland Crabcake eggs benedict instead. Just then the manager came over to ask how things were and I let him know of the situation. Of course he apologized profusely, the waitress came over and apologized that she had put the wrong order in and my replacement was quickly brought. It was delicious! The poached eggs were runny just like I asked and the combination mix was very tasty. We topped it off with desert ordering the chocolate terrine and black rice pudding dish. The chocolate dessert was very rich and oh so good. They also accommodated my request to acknowledge my friends birthday putting a candle on her dessert. I think I'll go back when the weather is a little warmer as they have outdoor seating available right on the creek. A pleasant way to spend a few hours.

Tags: great for brunch
food5
ambience2
service5
value3

Creative Culinary Treat on the Creek

vip
Dined on February 27, 2016

We were first time diners at the Wine Kitchen on a Saturday evening in February 2016. Our reservation was honored immediately and we were seated toward the back of the restaurant in a corner against a pole with no view and perhaps the most uncomfortable seating I have ever experienced in a fine dining setting. That said, our server, Laura, and our meals were both excellent. We began with the mushroom bisque and the mini tuna tartar tacos. The bisque was served piping hot and possessed a rich, earthy flavor and beautiful pieces of mushroom. The tacos were indeed 'mini' as billed and not really appropriate for sharing, but excellent nonetheless, with a bit of a kick thanks to some jalapeno. Our entrees included the Long Island duck breast and the vegetable pave. Hands down, this was the best duck we have ever had anywhere. Period. The duck was juicy, flavorful and served atop baby carrots and beets and finished with a cocoa cardamom crumb. Truly outstanding. The vegetable pave was reminiscent of lasagna without the Italian spices or sauce. Thin layers of potato and squash were filled with various vegetables (eggplant, mushroom, et al) and topped with broccolini and an amazing white sauce. Portion sizes were more than adequate, so were not in a position to try dessert. We also had the wine flights, which were fantastic and reasonably priced. The only thing that will keep us from rushing back is the ambiance. The restaurant is austere, the bench seating intolerably uncomfortable and there really is no nice 'view' unless you are seated near the front windows. We will definitely go back at some point, but next time we will insist on a better table with chairs vs. that hard wooden bench or sit outside, weather-permitting.

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Great wine selection and delicious food, too

vip
Dined on February 27, 2016

My wife pointed out that you want to be in the mood to sip from a delightful selection of wines if you are going to eat here. But the food complements the selection of wine. Everything we ate was delicious. The professionalism of our waitress made the meal even better. We will head back here again when we are in Frederick.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
food4
ambience3
service3
value3

The food was delicious. The service was ...

Dined on February 27, 2016

The food was delicious. The service was friendly, but each time we ordered drinks, we had to wait a long time to get them. It was also uncomfortably chilly in the restaurant.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

A gem in downtown Frederick

Dined on February 26, 2016

A great find in downtown Frederick, near the picturesque Carroll Creek area. Great wine list and fantastic food choices

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Always amazing food and incredible servi ...

vip
Dined on February 21, 2016

Always amazing food and incredible service. The goat cheese taters (and fried green tomatoes, when they're in season) are so good.

food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Yum

Dined on February 20, 2016

Excellent food... I had a very nice review mostly drafted when my iPad dumped it. Can't recreate it but LOVE, LOVE, the olives!! So light, so flavorful, I ate almost all of them myself. That lemon rind and e little black olives... wow! Go for the boar shank, you know you want to... And you will be so happy! The turbot special was excellent especially their magical cabbage accompaniment. Hints of thyme and I don't know what else, but that and the olives made my meal go from great to awesome. Weird, right? Trust me. Dessert was least favorite, the wake n cake... Crumb cake was to dry and heavy, but the coffee creme brûlée and Irish cream were delicious. Could I just get those two items? Excellent French press coffee capped the night, and I could only waddle to the Weinberg for Two Man show with Colin and Brad. We will have to find another excuse to come up to Fredrick from Fairfax just to eat here again. Noise level is my only complaint...and even then, the food made up for it! Way to go Wine Kitchen!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
food4
ambience3
service4
value3

We thought the food and wine were very g ...

Dined on February 20, 2016

We thought the food and wine were very good but the wine was expensive. The service was also very friendly and efficient. I ordered a pork chop that was very flavorful and large in size. My wife ordered the scallops which she really enjoyed but only received 3. The people sitting next to us ordered fish as well and their portions were also small. It was odd that there was such a discrepancy of portion sizes especially considering the prices. We certainly liked the restaurant but for $150.00 for two people and what we received, it was pricey.

Tags: neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Great place for dinner!

Dined on February 18, 2016

I had eaten at The Wine Kitchen before, in August 2015. It was just as good this time, which was a special dinner for my husband & me. The food, service, & ambiance were all great; I had the scallops & my husband had the roasted boar leg, & we were both very happy with our choices. Our waiter was attentive but not intrusive, & he helped us select a good wine flight, after which we decided to each have a glass of a California Cab. The dessert we had was the coffee-flavored creme brulee with coffee cake, & it was fabulous. Would definitely recommend The Wine Kitchen, & while we live in Arlington, we will definitely be back in the future.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

My favorite restaurant in Frederick, MD ...

vip
Dined on February 16, 2016

My favorite restaurant in Frederick, MD which has some nice ones to chose from. Tried the mushroom bisque and buttermilk fried calamari both for the first time and highly recommend! Tuesday is Wine Flight Night for $9. Always go with bold reds entitled Roll Out The Red Carpet! Changes but always three great tastings. Hanger steak frites excellent too. What's not to like and all personnel very personalable! Not always the case there. Highly recommend! !!

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