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About Tersiguel's French Country Restaurant
The Tersiguel family have been serving their unique version of French food for over 40 years. The 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. When the Garden is not producing Chef Michel Tersiguel will personally go and hand pick all fruit and vegetables at the whole sale market in Jessup, Maryland. 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 40 years and continues this tradition with annual ratings of "Best French Restaurant" from the Zagat and Baltimore Magazine.
Ellicott City, MD 21043
French, Contemporary French / American
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday: 10:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Sunday, Tuesday-Thursday 4pm - 9pm; Friday & Saturday 4pm-10pm
Old Columbia Pike
$50 and over
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Tersiguel's is famous for their tableside preparation of crepes suzette and chateaubriand.
Behind the restaurant their 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 behind The Wine Bin. On street parking is located on Ellicott Mills Drive and is free. Additional parking is available at the HoCo Circuit Courthouse.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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Tersiguel's is known for their cooking classes with one hour demonstration by Chef Michel Tersiguel and followed by a 5 course lunch. Also featured are themed wine dinners where Chef Michel presents multiple inspired courses matched with exquisite wine selections.
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Tersiguel's offers six separate dinning rooms on three levels accommodating 150 guests. Tersiguel's offers several elegant banquet options for lunch and dinner. Menus are customized for each event.
Tersiguel's French Country Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
We'd received a gift card to Tersiguel's from our realtor when we moved into the area. Tersiguel's is an institution in Old Ellicott City and is authentically French cuisine and family-run. It is a restaurant of genuinely high standards - the kind of place you want to dress up to go to. I had one of their cocktails (a percentage was donated to hurricane relief) and my husband drank beer. Their beer menu is limited but adequate. For an appetizer, we enjoyed the scallops. Our entree's: The steak was fine but not terribly memorable while the lamb and risotto were delicious. Dessert was "chocolat" - a combo of flourless cake, mousse, cherries, and whipped cream that were delicious. I saw the cheese plate which looks appealing for another time. Service was excellent, friendly, and low-key. I most enjoyed the quiet, dignified ambiance.
I took my husband here for his birthday dinner on a sleepy Tuesday evening. The place itself is charming with very French vibes and impeccable service. We ordered the fish soup to start and it was honestly one of the best soups I have ever enjoyed! I am SO happy to have found this gem at my doorstep and can not wait to return!
We are returning customers; coming here for years. We've never been let down, always amazing. If you have the time, you should treat yourselves to the Chef's tasting with the wine paring. You won't be disappointed. Great way to really relax and enjoy a 2.5 - 3 hour experience!
I've eaten there before, and as always, the food was excellent. This is the first time I've been there since the 2016 flood in Elliott City, and I went with my mother, who was visiting for a few days. The staff was friendly and informative, from the maitre'd down to Ian the busboy who I only can describe as effervescent. The flood gave the restaurant a chance to update its look a bit. It was subtle, but apparent.
I had a haricot vert salad which was delicious, and the duck confit which was sublime. My mother had the salmon; I tried it, and had I didn't like duck so much, it was a meal I would have ordered. For dessert, I had the Creme Brûlée, which I also enjoyed. The portion size was such you didn't feel bloated after the meal. This is my favorite restaurant in Howard County, and I'm glad they are back on their feet.
We were delighted to that the menu included fairly lean as well as rich foods. We ordered the fish and the steak (which came in thin slices) well done and we were delighted with the results. My steak was still fairly juicy, buttery soft and flavorful. The chesse board after the entrees had a good variety and we enjoyed unusual but great cheeses. We enjoyed the quiet place and lighting and intimate setting.
We went out to Tersiguel's for our first wedding anniversary. It was great. The Canard duck was delicious. So was my wife Bœuf steak. The scallops appetizer was prepared perfectly. So very delicious. And the Odette’s chocolate mousse for dessert was delicious as well. The only complaint was our waiter didn't provide us anything for the special occasion even though we told him its our wedding anniversary. Anyway, we enjoyed the food and dessert. Strongly recommend.
Tersiguel's French Country Restaurant NEVER disappoints. A carefully prepared menu of gastronomic gems awaits you in this 19th century setting on Main Street in Ellicott City. Outstanding, friendly service and charm to spare!
Today we went for brunch. I had the Omelette Forestière, a French style omelet with Swiss cheese, shiitake mushrooms & demi-glace $17. Magnificent!
My husband had Crepe Paysanne, a Buckwheat crepe with oyster mushrooms, lardons, onions, leeks, and potatoes, topped with poached egg $18. He talked about it all the way home.
Do yourself a favor and try this wonderful restaurant!
I've eaten here many times and it never disappoints. Even with the adversity of losing months to a flood and the menu shortened, specials were amazing and staff as always was friendly and efficient. Truly a gem among restaurants always gets top marks from me for both food and service.
Food, wine, service -- what's not to love! Staff are friendly, ambience (and dress) is casual. French food is authentic, some veggies and herbs from their own garden. Wine choices are excellent, but not extensive. There's a small bar area where one can drink, wait, or both. Noise levels can be distracting, but small mini-dining rooms help. There's parking behind the restaurant; overflow is uphill about 100 yards away. But these are quibbles; Tersiguel's is easily one of the finest restaurants in Maryland.
We were very disappointed. Haven't been there in a number of years and probably won't return. First, the service was slow. Took a long time for water and asked for bread twice. The menu was awful--there were only 6 main course items on the menu. A steak(not a filet), duck, veal, lamb. Pretty much that's it. They had 2 fish specials. No choices for potatoes. Salads and other starters were available. The food was okay--nothing was great. I was looking forward to chateaubriand or at least a gorgeous filet with a fabulous Bernaise sauce. We were all surprised at the limited menu. They were out of the wine we ordered and got a different one.
On the plus side, atmosphere was lovely and the noise level was almost non-existent
Just not what I expected at a French restaurant
Delicious but expensive French food in a lovely old house in Old Ellicott City. Parking was difficult on a Saturday night so leave time to search. Service was personal and professional but unhurried, so it was perfect for a farewell dinner between long-time friends.
Tersiguel's was wonderful as always; one year after the flood, and the restaurant has rebounded nicely, after being closed for 3 months, and totally renovating all the damaged areas, with a nice fresh paint job on the interior. It was busy when we arrived, and they still offered excellent, personalized service, and great food.
Maitre D' Charlie has been there 30 years, and couldn't be nicer or more invested in your dining experience.
We promise to return more often!
The atmosphere and the attention of the wait staff were excellent. With a bill of $75 per person I would have expected my entree to be hot when it reached the table - it was at best warm. Either I had a dull knife or the veal was tough but it was not difficult to chew. To be in a place where adults talked in a moderate tone and no children were running around was a real treat. The major draw backs are the lack of parking - I'm over 70 and had to walk three blocks on an un-lighted side street after I parked my car; the restaurant's web site was not accurate with respect to menu items and the waiters' aprons were stained and not pressed. This restaurant has not recovered it superior ambiance since the flood - I have dined here on at least 6 occasions previously and found the experience wonderful. This recent trip did not live up to my memories.
The attentive service was top notch! My hat is off to Aaron who just turned 15! He was so polished and poised in attending to our table for bread, water, lime and anything we asked for! From the oysters, to the scallops, to the halibut and soft shell crab, and the salmon, and dessert; we savored the flavor of it all!!! Pricey, but it is worth saving for!!
I was looking for a good local French restaurant and ran across Tersiguel's on Google. I was not certain of what I was going to encounter but what I found was a lovely quaint restaurant with extremely friendly staff and amazing food and drinks. My wife and I loved our experience and our dinner there, You're not going to get a $50 meal for 2 here, but the quality of the food is simply amazing, and well worth the money you end up spending. The staff is just lovely and made me want to stay there after dinner just to talk to them. I highly suggest anyone who is curious to try a new french restaurant to give Tersiguel's a chance.
Went for anniversary dinner. We ordered the oyster appetizer, two duck entrees, and the flourless chocolate cake, and lemon curd. Wasn't impressed with the oysters as they just tasted like cucumber and vinegar. The duck was great and we enjoyed both desserts. Our first server was great but apparently our intended server was late and she took over and was not very good.
We were in a room by ourselves at the front of the building which was nice except the bar was there so there were constantly drinks being made. Almost felt like we were sitting in the kitchen. I'd sit somewhere else next time but we liked sitting at the window on the street.
All in all, French food isn't our style but we would go back.
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