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Tersiguel's French Country Restaurant, Ellicott City, MD

Tersiguel's French Country Restaurant

4.7
4.7
2284 Reviews
$50 and over
French
  • Good for special occasions
  • Great for fine wines
  • Romantic
**Our menu currently features a six course Chef's menu only.**


Our six course Chef's menu at Tersiguel's is a combination of authentic French-style cooking and rustic country fare reminiscent of cuisine found in Tersiguel's original home of Brittany, France. Tersiguel's cuisine is reflective of the seasons, with a garden that produces lettuces, herbs, vegetables, fruits and edible flowers. Tersiguel's is quintessential French Country "from the farm to your plate" cooking. Chef Tersiguel describes his food as "French soul food". The Tersiguel family has operated one of the regions best restaurants for over 45 years and continues this tradition with annual ratings of "Best French Restaurant" from the Zagat and Baltimore Magazine.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    French, Contemporary French
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (410) 465-4004
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Michel Tersiguel
  • Private party facilities
    Tersiguel's offers five separate dining rooms on two levels accommodating 120 guests. Tersiguel's offers a four course prix fixe menu.
  • Private party contact
    Cosmo Frascati: (410) 465-4004
  • Neighborhood
    Ellicott City
  • Cross street
    Old Columbia Pike
  • Parking details
    Behind the restaurant there is free parking lot , LOT D which is closest to us. There is parking in LOT E behind Ellicott Mills Brewing Company, parking in LOT F and G behind The Wine Bin. Additional parking is available at the HoCo Circuit Courthouse.
  • Entertainment
    Tersiguel's is famous for their tableside preparation of crepes suzette and chateaubriand.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 2,284 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Baltimore / Maryland

    Good for special occasions

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    Best Service

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    Best Ambiance

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    Great for fine wines

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    Romantic

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    Good for special occasions

2,222 Reviews
  1. HenryJ

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I like Tersiguel's for a special occasion, and they delivered again! Head waiter Charlie, a veteran of many decades, guided his staff to give us a great experience. Seated quickly and comfortably, excellent ambiance and attentive servers. the food, as always, was first rate. I especially enjoyed the fish course this time, a skillfully-cooked rockfish with a sauce of pureed mushrooms and a bit of cream. Their chef's menu is the only option, with an optional wine pairing, and I have been pleased every meal there. It is nice to be able to put myself in the chef's hands, to relax and enjoy my company and the evening. Tersiguel's delivers on that. I wish I could go more than a couple times a year, but I will take what I can get.

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  2. Zelda

    Baltimore

    32 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a special occasion restaurant and we were attending for a special occasion. I’ll start with the positive. The atmosphere and service definitely made it special. We knew going in that it was a prix fixe menu with 6 courses. However, other than asking for dietary restrictions or allergies, we not only had no choice at all but we also were not presented with a menu ahead of time of what we would be receiving for each course. So the only thing we stated was that my husband could not tolerate any heat spices. Starting with cocktails, I am still baffled that my Cosmo looked and tasted awful. They tried to remediate it but it just never tasted good. The first course of soup was fabulous. The second course featured spicy peppers as a primary element. For my husband they substituted hard boiled egg. However, had I known the MAIN feature would have been these peppers, I would have requested to substitute as well. They were too hot for me. The third course was soft-shelled crab. My husband loved it, which was a good thing since I gave him all of mine. It isn’t an allergy or restriction on my part, it just that I just don’t like them. Again, had I known in advance, I would have requested something different. Next course was Halibut which was marvelous. Then the venison which was perfectly prepared, but the sauce accompaniment was an awful looking grey sludge, which tasted like it looked. Finally, for dessert there was an olive oil cake with side of berry compote and whipped cream. While I appreciate the uniqueness of it, it just wasn’t the celebratory dessert I was looking forward to for this special occasion. While the restaurant is maintaining this prix fixe format, we won’t be going back.

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  3. MDNeighbor

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My dining experience was superb; this may very well be the best restaurant in Howard County, and unquestionably the best in Ellicott City. Tersiguel's has adopted a chef's-choice type of menu, which is to say no menu per se. Based upon preferences and restrictions you provide in advance, the chef cooks up an outstanding, semi-customized, multi-course dinner. As an omnivore I had a seafood course (soft-shell crab), a fish course (halibut), a venison course, and a veal filet course, in addition to soup and dessert. My dining companion, a pescatarian who also doesn't eat shellfish, was accommodated by substituting fish for meat. The wait staff was attentive but not intrusive, and we had an interesting conversation with the chef about the history of his restaurant, as well as about France and its food. The restaurant will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2026. Seating is spacious in the main dining room, and you may even luck out as we did and get a room all to yourselves. This is good for those of us who are COVID-cautious, and makes for a quiet environment, with a background of dining-appropriate classical music. Service and food like this do not come cheap--it's quite pricey but less than you would pay at most Michelin-star restaurants, which this restaurant rivals.

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  4. VictoriaV

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Tersiguel’s! From the ambience to the service to the food the attention to detail is spot on. Food is always excellent. Tersiguel’s the best local spot in town!

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  5. MariaP

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing overall experience: food is very well thought through and changes weekly, combination of ingredients and tastes is fascinating. The only thing I would improve is ambience: would love to hear some French music playing in the background. Will be coming back!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I went to Tersiguel's for my birthday and had a wonderful time. Everyone I interacted with kind and knowledgeable. I requested a vegetarian meal, and they followed up to make sure I didn't have any other specific dietary needs. The food was absolutely delicious, and they even brought put a candle on top of the dessert for my birthday. 10/10 experience.

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  7. CamilleB

    Washington DC

    53 reviews

    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Charlie is always so attentive. Food is always the best. Thank You!

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  8. GuyC

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing culinary experience as always. Charlie and Andrea are experts at their craft. Wonderful special occasion place. Come hungry

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  9. DateDiners

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Eating at Tersiguel’s is an experience - so many exquisite flavors, wonderful wines, attentive service, beautiful ambiance! Charlie the lead waiter is so engaging, like a tour guide on your culinary adventure!

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  10. Bill

    Baltimore

    167 reviews

    5.0

    167 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time to visit in several years, so I was unaware that they were only offering a fixed price menu which cost more than I had planned. That said, the six courses were terrific, the wine list was excellent and affordable and the service was great. So it was a pricey but fun evening for the four of us.

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Tersiguel's French Country Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 2284 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Tersiguel's French Country Restaurant

8293 Main Street, Ellicott City, MD 21043

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Old Columbia Pike
  • Neighborhood
    Ellicott City
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    French, Contemporary French
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Behind the restaurant there is free parking lot , LOT D which is closest to us. There is parking in LOT E behind Ellicott Mills Brewing Company, parking in LOT F and G behind The Wine Bin. Additional parking is available at the HoCo Circuit Courthouse.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Michel Tersiguel
  • Entertainment
    Tersiguel's is famous for their tableside preparation of crepes suzette and chateaubriand.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    (410) 465-4004
  • Private party facilities
    Tersiguel's offers five separate dining rooms on two levels accommodating 120 guests. Tersiguel's offers a four course prix fixe menu.
  • Private party contact
    Cosmo Frascati: (410) 465-4004
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