Cellar Door - Frederick

4.4
124 reviews
$31 to $50
American
Step off Market Street, down the stairs, and enter The Cellar Door, where great food meets great entertainment. Our lounge offers entertainment nightly, Tuesday and Wednesday, Karaoke Thursday, Featured DJ on Friday and Saturday, and a Sunday comedy show! Relax in our Modern-Industrial atmosphere, and sip classic and craft cocktails at Frederick's best downtown lounge. Saturday and Sunday brunch is available from 11am-3pm.


Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 124 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Had a good time. Food was good moderate priced.

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vipAryG
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Not business casual like stated on the website. Seat yourself concept and didn’t even ask if we had a reservation. Food was okay. It was pub food.

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RussellB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The Crab Dip appetizer is outstanding! Our meal was delicious as well . . . and the service was great! As an older couple, I think we got out of there just in time before the volume went up. If you're a younger couple arrive later in the evening rather than sooner. ;-)

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vipbrad76
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been coming here for years and couldn’t have been happier. The restaurant features comedians and karaoke, which in my opinion adds value to the place. If you’re just interested in dinner, this is a hidden gem. Highly recommend.

JG
JonathanG
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The hostess was very sweet. She very quickly seated us at our table, and instantly provided us with water. Our server never had the greatest attitude. Once we were sat, we had about 3 minutes until our server came and asked if we would like anything to start off. We asked for a couple of minutes to look over the menu (it was our first time visiting the restaurant). She did not look thrilled with the fact that we did not have any idea of what was on the menu, and within 2 minutes, came back to the table and asked if there was any update for her as to what we would like to start off the meal with.

We were rushed into ordering our drinks, and then when it came time to ordering our entrees, the service level declined once she realized we were not going to be ordering dessert.

Overall, the food was good (a little higher prices given what was actually provided), and we most likely will not be returning.

MB
vipMikeB
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

JC
JackieC
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We went for Sunday brunch. Bloody Mary's were good nut nothing special. Chicken and waffle was very good. We sat outside which was nice.

DB
DylanB
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Went for the comedy night and had a fantastic time.

CB
CaroleB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Recommend to everyone we know!

JA
JamA
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

First time there was a good experience. Service was good beginning with the hostess who sat us despite our being half an hour late. Cocktails were good but the bar is set high with several good cocktail bars downtown. Food was good. Need to try a few other things on the menu before feeling confident in judging the kitchen. Will definitely go again but will get out before 10P on the weekend when the dance music starts.

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rasp
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The atmosphere was great. The food was good. We had burgers and one brisket sandwich. The brisket was good but I was not expecting it to come out the way it did. It was a slab of brisket on a bun. While it did taste good I ended up shredding it and resembling it on the bun.

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JacquesdEnfield
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First experience at the Cellar Door was pleasant. Crab bisque excellent, brisket sandwich flavorful. Wine by the glass was a bit expensive, local beers and ales on tap tasty. Getting to and using the restrooms requires agility.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was good, steak was supposed to be medium, was very rare. Crab soup was fantastic though, as was the salmon.

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Tomfuz
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The oysters were mad wet. My date was a vegetarian but still ate the oysters. Successful night id say..

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vipSamyM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Steak frites doesn't come with French fries and the Steak was cooked Medium rare on the edges and Well done in the middle.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, atmosphere and service. Great music too!

TK
vipTomK
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

On this review when you are asked to rate the noise level it only gives you, quiet - moderate - energetic. It should give you quiet - moderate - loud. It was very hard to talk with someone who was only 3 feet from me because of all the bar noise. The food is overpriced and not all that good given the other options around. If it hadn't been for the 1,000 open table points they offered I would not have gone.

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vipTryingNewPlace
Baltimore
57 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. My first time back in a few years and was happily surprised. Will be back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cordial staff and chef. Great ambience with soft lighting and cozy setup

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WendyE
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The wings were bland, the tex mex didn’t specify there were mushrooms in it and my fiancée hates mushrooms, so he couldn’t even eat his. The crab dip was awesome though and the staff was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went the the Cellar Door for New Years Eve dinner, drinks and entertainment. The food was fantastic, the drinks were consistent and yummy and the entertainment was fun, however I wish the comedy show would have lasted a bit longer. Our servers were on top it and made us feel welcomed.

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vipHBPL
Baltimore
99 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was quite kind and hospitable. The food, especially the loaded brisket sandwich, gave us the energy we needed to keep up with everyone in their fancy Christmas sweaters. Please keep the chicken soup that has all sorts of veggies in it on the menu.

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vipRobertT
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We have just discovered brunch at The Celler Door and having just made our second visit we couldn’t be more pleased. The food and service excellent and we are looking forward to our next visit

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time there and we loved it. The staff are super friendly, attentive and the chef was very nice and came to the table to check how the food was. We loved every single thing about the restaurant!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Place was empty, musics was all over the place. Food was very slow to come out and it was burnt.

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vipRobertT
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was cozy and inviting, the food was excellent and included brunch favorites and some unexpected delights. The service was attentive and friendly and the seating was comfortable.

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Shorty
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our meal at the Cellar Door. Everyone were very friendly, the food was creative and amazing, and the decor was different but soothing and inviting.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Surprisingly after making a reservation for 6 pm on Saturday there was no one in the restaurant when we arrived. The service was quick and the food was ok. May return for the bar but nothing about dinner makes me want to go back.

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Yum3
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting with friends from out of town. Went for Sunday brunch; $5 mimosas and bloody mary's. Chicken and Waffles and eggs Benedict (see menu for correct name)....the cook caught me doing a happy dance while enjoying my food. Great bartender! Great waitress! Will definitely go back. Thanks for a great brunch!

CG
vipClaireG
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Dinner reservation at 730 and we were the only people eating. Everything was just ok.

TD
vipTimD
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Updated space, more open. Updated menu, great food.

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vipTrey
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is the first time visiting this Cellar Door was pleasantly surprised by the quality of food and ambiance.

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vipJeff
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Heard good things from the hotel but was very disappointed in the food, ambience and atmosphere. Not worth the money

EG
EmilieG
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Always enjoy the comedy show, and the menu changes.

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Smithk287
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food and great prices. Enjoyed a night out with family and friends.

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Review1
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The service was great, the food was not the best for what we paid for. The steak was dry, the sea food was ok, and the drinks were good. Dessert was good. Not sure if we’ll go back for a while since we’re going to experiment other restaurants in the area. Overall, not bad.

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ColleenS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We attended Comedy Night on Sunday with friends. The comedians were great - each one was so funny but with all comedy shows, this is not for the thin skinned! Food was very good. The waiter and server do great jobs - very hardworking and make good recommendations on the food. We thought the food was great - good selections, variety, tasty and good presentation. We will definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The avocado toast and southern boy bene were great. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great knowledgeable and attentive service! Drinks and food were excellently prepared!

We will return for sure!

FAQs

Cellar Door - Frederick offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (301) 695-8460.

Cellar Door - Frederick is rated 4.4 stars by 124 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.