Showroom

4.2
166 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Showroom is a Modern American Casual Restaurant by Chef Bryan Voltaggio. Voltaggio found inspiration in a former Frederick car dealership showroom and transformed it into an open, airy space, with a long counter fronting an open kitchen. Showroom serves Brunch seven days a week from 8am until 3pm and Dinner until 8pm Sunday through Thursday and 9pm Friday & Saturday. Adult beverages include boozy milkshakes, 10 Maryland Craft Beera, wine, house cocktails. Signature dishes include Fried Chicken with Buttermilk Biscuits, Meatloaf, Chicken & Waffles, and Duck Fat Fried Potatoes.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 166 people are saying
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4.1
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vipMattWllms
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, as always!

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RebekahN
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent, as was service. Only slight hiccup was waiting a little for our bill, which we realized happened because our server was called outside to wait on a large party. And one other hiccup is that between the restaurant and Open Table it seems it was noted we were a no show, when we were definitely there. Hopefully that can get cleared up soon.

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KevinD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding dining experience. Food was excellent. Drink prices were very high.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Food was just ok. We had been before when it was Family meal, I noticed when making the reservation that the menu was pretty much the same as the previous restaurant. Food however was not up to par for what we were expecting. My scallop meal was incredibly salty, my friend got the shrimp and grits and commented hers was also very salty as she drank 3 glasses of water. We ordered tea to drink but it was so weak it should have been water. Probably will mark this one off the list.

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anneF
Tahoe
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server very attentive!
Outstanding expresso milkshake
Loved beet salad and heuvos ranchers
Dogs allowed on patio

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great!

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Tiffany
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was excellent! Staff was polite, prompt and attentive. The food was good. I liked their potatoes and biscuits. I didn’t like the taste of their syrup. Will definitely come back to try their chicken and waffles.

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JMarieW
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive service while dining on the outdoor patio. Enjoyed some new additions to the menu - whipped ricotta appetizer, scallops entree and desserts including sorbet trio and graham cracker ice cream sandwich - it was enough for two people to share. The meal portions were nicely sized and well prepared. This restaurant never disappoints, always a 5-star experience.

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RacquelC
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food! We thoroughly enjoyed our food and drinks!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

We sat outside and the band playing next door was so overwhelming I could barely speak to my wife. After we finished dinner and left we noticed there was another outside area to eat which was on the other side of the building and way less noisy, wish we were offered that by the staff.

The service was great and our waiter was helpful and pleasant. Our food “looked” amazing when it was presented but the taste fell very short once we tried everything. The Mac and cheese was bad with hints of cinnamon, the risotto was over cooked and missing a lot of the main component mushrooms. My shrimp and grits fell very short with almost no flavor. The shrimp Tasted as if they were boiled and plated the egg that came with it was over cooked as well. I never write reviews about places but for $120 I felt unsatisfied when I left. Hopefully this helps the next person out. We will not return

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JAT1206
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Went here for lunch with co-workers and had a great experience. Our server was good overall, but he missed a couple things like brining out app plates when our onion rings were served for the table. The food was great; the cheesesteak I had was one of the best I'd tried in a while, and the Nashville chicken sandwich that my friend got was also very good. This restaurant consistently pushes out quality food, and I look forward to returning.

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MelW
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was top notch with the exception of a delayed greeting upon arrival. The food was extremely good but slightly overpriced. I’m all about spending when it comes to great food but have limitations when comparing to similar establishments. Outdoor seating is nice and drinks were tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ate was so delicious and staff was so friendly

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MendeP
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was great as always but service wasn’t great and happy hour prices are no longer available unless you’re sitting at the “bar”. Took 20 min for my husband to get his drink and it was not crowded.

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vipDFfromDC
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Our favorite app from past visits--chicken pot pie fritters--had less chicken this time and was too deeply fried. A disappointment! Our server was friendly and charming, but twice forgot our drink orders and brought the check before asking if we'd like dessert. When served, the desserts arrived without utensils.
Overall, most of our food choices were tasty and well-executed. But the staff's serving skills put a damper on the experience. Perhaps better training would help?

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NJosette
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the beginning the atmosphere was very pleasant, we were greeted right away and very warmly. We were seated right away a little sooner than our reservation and we didn’t wait much at all for our food. The food was simply delicious with a very nice presentation. The servers were prompt, nice and not on top of you, just checking enough on you. The price does not break your wallet considering how good the food is and looks. Overall, we were very pleased with our first experience at Showroom and highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They accommodated outside because my daughter was under 12 and was not vaccinated.

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shiberator
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

I went in expecting an Upscale American Diner, and after following Brian V’s career for so long I expected much higher standards than I received. Waiter was completely untrained and couldn’t answer even basic questions about the menu or drink offerings, “supper” portions were nothing more than a tapas plate, the atmosphere was very clean and modern but I certainly wouldn’t say it was any kind of an original idea.

All in all, could’ve been just another chain diner anywhere.

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vipEric
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our first time at Showroom and overall a very good experience. We were seated quickly and didn't have to wait long for a server so seems like that has improved from some of the previous reviews. We ordered some drinks and chive biscuits which were delicious. I ordered the steak and cheese and my wife ordered the fried chicken. Steak and cheese a bit different but was one of the best I have had. Main difference was the type of cheese, not sure what it actually was but a mild white cheese. The steak was super tender and well seasoned with grilled onions. The chicken was tasty as well. We will be back.

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vipSteve
Baltimore
157 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This is a rebranded Family Meal. Every bit as good as the original. Fried chicken always excellent. Friendly staff. Plenty of free parking.

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Shil
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the ambience. The food and drinks were delicious! We will definitely be back.

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MattM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Service was absolutely terrible ; will not return

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Stella
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

The Restaurant Week menu was a great deal with a lot of food. I loved the gazpacho and swordfish. I was just ok on the deviled eggs but I'm fussy about them. I would definitely go back and try the regular menu.

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MelH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server (Grace) was phenomenal! Friendly, courteous, attentive and a true pleasure!

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vipPhilipC
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

If you ever want bad food and bad service this is the place for you. The crab cakes were mostly filler with only a hint of crab, the burger was so overcooked it may have been been on the grill for hours. The service couldn't be worse. Soup served with no spoon, waitress everywhere but attending to our table when only two other tables were occupied . Better off going hungry and saving your money than dining at Showroom.

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vipEllenO
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were fans of Family Meal, and this new iteration in the same space with a different menu but similar flavors and Tidewater inspiration was well worth the visit. The almost all-day brunch menu offers lots of choices. My brother loved his meatloaf. My sister her breakfast sandwich. We devoured the rich, delicious chicken pot pie fritters. I had the restaurant week menu of gazpacho and crab cake. Both were both classic and inventive at the same time.

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ArleneT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Everyone enjoyed their food. However, the service was really off -- several things had to be requested multiple times. There seemed to be plenty of staff working and it was not busy so we could not tell what the cause of these issues were. The worst of it was that we were there for my daughter's birthday, which the server knew. Her dessert never arrived even though we asked for it three times. Finally, it was taken off the bill and a take out version was given to her, but the take out container was a drinking cup with a lid which had a hole in it so it wasn't really a suitable container.

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DLELL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I wanted to love this Voltaggio restaurant, but the service and salt made it a little bit difficult. We made a reservation, specifically asking for indoor bar area. We were led outside, and asked if we could please be sat inside. The host made it feel like a complete imposition so I apologized and mentioned I’d requested the bar inside. He took a minute to look and tell me I was incorrect, then said you can go sit at the bar. When we went to the dining room, only 2 tables were occupied. Not a great start!

We found our way to the bar, where someone greeted us promptly with menus and water, thankfully! We asked a couple questions, got thoughtful answers and ordered. The apps were amazing- chicken pot pie fritters and biscuits. Carb overload and glorious! We ordered sandwiches, which were a bit disappointing. Both the steak sandwich and Nashville chicken sandwich were very heavily over salted. The duck fat fries were delicious though! We had a milkshake for the road, taking most of our entrees home. The shake was delicious!

Overall a meal of highs and lows, but I’d try Showcase again and order more carefully.

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Mark
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. The food was delicious and the service was great. It wasn't very busy when we got there at 1930. We will definitely go back.

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vipspeakeatsy
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Loved waiter Jordan! Super professional for being so young (?)
Not happy with the distance between tables outside. If we choose to sit outside due to COVID the tables should be spaced further apart. Food was amazing kudos to the chef! Loved the wings, scallops with creamed corn and shrimp with risotto! Surprised at the style of plates and glasses used for serving such great food. Plates seemed cafeteria style and maybe use flutes rather than banquet hall dessert glasses? The manager was super attentive to the level of service his staff was providing and coached them respectfully. Not five star review due to the outdoor seating experience.

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vipDateInFrederick
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time at showroom for dinner. Staff were very attentive and accommodating, and our waiter was great. The food was amazing, and would definitely recommend to anyone

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I made an 8pm reservation. No where on the opentable app nor the restaurants website said the bar was closing at 8pm (8pm!!!). The kitchen was also closing shortly after we sat down. I would have gone somewhere else. You shouldn’t be accepting 8pm reservations if that’s the case. We were hovered over by the waiter (who was really nice) but still felt very rushed. Will likely not be back. My trip to and from the restaurant were both longer than the amount of time we spent in the restaurant…

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JosephT
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the Bryan burger and duck fat fries and yes goodord yes do you need these in your life!

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SakinahG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I dined with my family. This our first visit to Frederick. The restaurant was hidden in plain sight with no signage from side where we entered the parking lot. Once we entered we were pleasantly surprised by the decor. They had our table ready for outdoor dining which I had not requested so we waited for them to add chairs to a table indoors. The way we were seated we had traffic running behind both sides of the table in a narrow passage. I asked for a different table and they moved us to one in front of the bathroom, the serving station and the entrance to outdoor dining. I considered leaving but instead took a deep breath awaited. A peppy young waitress with a trainee waitress greeted us and talked me out of my sour mood. All of the staff seemed young, energetic and pleasant.

The food was really good and well presented. We had cheddar biscuits and pimento cheese for appetizers. My children had Nashville chicken sandwiches which they said were not spicy but the mayonnaise that was served separately was very spicy. My parents had the 1/2 fried chicken which looked and tasted fantastic, especially with the hot honey sauce. I had the special, a lamb burger with a fried feta patty and fries. The special was served with an ale that was complex and tasted amazing. My whole family enjoyed the food immensely. I really appreciated the servers who made our visit enjoyable.

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KarenL
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious- large portions. Service was excellent!

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John
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The biscuits and gravy are amazing and the Bloody Mary is out of this world.

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JeffM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and great service!

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MelindaSW
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy brunch!

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Bobi
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience2

Our favorite from the Family Meal era was their fried chicken and meatloaf dinners. These dinners were flavorful and well seasoned.
The new Showroom ( still owned by Bryan ) was a true disappointment.
Our favorite dinners were tasteless. Just plain bland and greasy!
Save your money and buy Royal Farm chicken! It is the best! If Royal Farm made meatloaf it would be 1000% better.

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vipKdubswife
Baltimore
34 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Food and service was great. Interesting take
On some classic dishes. Duck fat fries and greens were delicious. Crab cake sandwich had different flare with coleslaw added, I preferred it without. Entrees came with pickle which was delicious

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You can order delivery directly from Showroom using the Order Online button.

Showroom is rated 4.2 stars by 166 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 reservations at the moment.