My friend and I met in Frederick for a visit and chose The Wine Kitchen for our meeting place. It is located on the lovely Carroll Creek Way in a pretty part of town. They offer outdoor seating but we decided due to temperatures that we'd be more comfortable inside. It is decorated nicely and very attractive.
My friend and I ordered the same...the triple mushroom quiche with Gruyere cheese which comes with a small salad. When it arrived, it was presented on an irregularly shaped, somewhat flat cutting board, which was impressive and looked beautiful, tho by the end of the meal, I was questioning myself as to how they actually clean and sanitize something that porous after each meal.
The quiche was absolutely out of this world! I had never had a quiche that was so creamy, almost custard like, and had so much flavor. I would order it every time, except it was the "of the day" selection. Our waitress was very nice and suggested the iced tea that comes with a hint of mint, and it was also wonderful. She took excellent care of us.
The only reason for the four stars was the questionable cleanliness of the cutting boards they were serving on, plus the unquestionable dirty fan blades and vents in the bar area that I noticed while waiting for my friend to arrive. They have very unique oscillating ceiling fans in the bar area, and all I would caution the owners with is this...if you have something so different that guests will notice and admire, it would be best to be sure they are kept very clean. Because of their uniqueness, I sat and watched them periodically as they oscillated, and oh my, there was quite a bit of dust build up. Once I noticed the condition of the blades, it made me look around wondering what else might be being neglected in the nightly cleaning schedule.
If you watch any of the reality restaurant shows, you'll remember hearing a certain British gentleman screaming at owners that the dirt on ceiling vents and fans can most certainly be falling into drinks and food. Not a pleasant thought. But enough of that, just wanted to let the owners know it was noticeable so they can take steps to correct it.
So back to the overall review...I definitely plan to return to The Wine Kitchen, because I did thoroughly enjoy the meal! And prepare your wait staff, because I probably will ask just how you clean those cutting boards...lol!