About Tersiguel's French Country Restaurant
Ellicott City, MD 21043
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.
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.
We have public parking on the street, 2 hour parking limit during the daytime hours and unlimited after 6:00pm. Also behind the restaurant their is free parking lot of about 260 spaces. Ellicott City also has 6 other parking lots off of Main Street.
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
Loved the dining experience at Tersiguel ...
Loved the dining experience at Tersiguel's as a whole. Our waiter was attentive and charming. The food was good, but not excellent. I was disappointed in the potato soup with bone marrow. It was a sawed off piece of bone over which was poured a gravy like beige fluid with very little taste. No potato chunks. The lamb neck was better, and I enjoyed that. The French bread was the best thing I ate all evening. The wine recommended was excellent, as were the cocktails beforehand. The pear dessert was ok. It was made special for us with the addition of lighted candles, a nice touch. I am inspired to return to Tersiguel's and try something else.
It had been many years since we had been ...
It had been many years since we had been at this restaurant and decided to support the return of Old Ellicott City. Our experience was disappointing . We were seated in a room where the air was filled with grease. The menu selection was limited if you did not want to experience some form of organ meat or marrow. The menu posted on open table included a beef bourguignon but it was not found on the menu that evening and one of my husband's favorites.
Basically, nothing we ordered was exceptional. I had a bland colorless beet salad with tough shaved fennel . My salmon was on a bed of lentils with no real tie to the the fish and a sweet juice that made no sense in composition. My husband's pork was dry and when he queried me to taste his greens since they were were tough, they were not only it was tough but full of gritty sand. We did not stay for dessert. I am sorry to say I have no desire to go back.
Great place and good service. Hard to fi ...
Great place and good service. Hard to find a good place to dine between D.C. & Baltimore and this is one of the few. When meeting friends from Baltimore, this is one of the only choices. Only negative is, it's just too expensive. We are used to high prices being from the D.C., but this is extreme. $32.00 for a simple vegetarian entree is crazy. For a few $ more you can get Lobster. We probably will not return even though we like the restraunt and the town.
I had not been here in some time but we ...
I had not been here in some time but we decided to go for Restaurant Week. The staff was wonderful and the service excellent. We had the garlic soup and pate for appetizers and they were both excellent. We both had the duck confit which was also very good. The portions were quite generous. For dessert, which was not on the Restaurant Week menu, we had the Bosch pear in a wine reduction and a wonderful apple pastry dessert with a delicious cinnamon sauce. Loved the food, staff and service. Nothing negative to say! Highly recommend.
Our first visit since the Ellicott City ...
Our first visit since the Ellicott City flood. Service was atrocious. Over 30 minutes waiting for service and drinks after seating. Table was not prepared lacking napkins & silverware. Had to ask another server for water. Requested a black napkin to prevent transfer of white napkin onto a black dress. Not available. When the food finally arrived it was accompanied by cold French bread. Ask the server to warm and she said it's always served at room temperature. After insisting she finally brought warm bread. Extremely disappointed in the service.
The food was good but the portion size o ...
The food was good but the portion size on the tuna dish was so tiny. My husband left there hungry. For the price, there should have been more tuna and risotto. The service was good but we did feel the restaurant was way overpriced for what you get.
Since the reopening after the flood this ...
Since the reopening after the flood this summer chef has been changing menu item every few weeks. He hit a homerun again with the current menu. Pasta and lobster in a saffron cream and the pulled lamp neck with diced olives was outstanding.
I was so excited to go to Tersiguel's. H ...
I was so excited to go to Tersiguel's. Hadn't been there for ages. Had wonderful memories. We were seated rapidly. Table two away was seated just after. Its noone's fault that they were so loud. Of course there is hardwood flooring, hard walls and hard ceilings to magnify the sound. We eventually were given menus, only after we asked. It was restaurant week. We were not given restaurant week menus. We were not informed that there were restaurant week menus or that the restaurant participated in restaurant week. I knew they did from their website and asked. I really shouldn't have had to. We got bread eventually - if was great. Wine list is excellent. Crab claw appetizer tasted fishy, and we typically really like crab. They were nice to take it off of the check. Potato and roasted garlic soup was only OK. Steak was terrific as was the duck confit. Love that they have half bottles of wine. Sadly I was evidently the third person to send back what I ordered because it had turned to vinegar. Waitress was very nice and very overwhelmed. Overall, some good, some not so good. Three stars. But not acknowledging restaurant week - that's just not right. Two stars.
It is great to see Tersiguel's back in b ...
It is great to see Tersiguel's back in business. The food remains excellent and the service impeccable. The menu is significantly shorter than before the Ellicott City flooding, but well worth the special occasion visit.
food was good-I was very surprised that ...
food was good-I was very surprised that they would not have coffee, only espresso, for Sunday brunch at a French restaurant-i feel that an accommodation should have been made for a broken coffee maker. The dessert was no up to par for that type of restaurant-it seemed that an apple pastry would be appropriate for place and time but the apples were almost non-existent and the hazelnut accompaniment I can't really describe but it was overpowering. I love the idea of Tersiguel's and I had fun with my guests but was somewhat disappointed in the overall outcome.
My wife and I have been to this restaura ...
My wife and I have been to this restaurant several times and have not been disappointed yet. There was a prefix menu (for New Year's Eve) and all courses were great. Service was a little harried but okay. It is certainly a pricey place, but in my opinion worth it.
I just love the cozy, historic ambiance ...
I just love the cozy, historic ambiance of this restaurant. Terrific, authentic French cuisine perfectly prepared and professionally presented. I consider this restaurant a special gem in Howard County, a true dining experience.
Although only one of us had realized pri ...
Although only one of us had realized prior to our visit that there was only a special chef's tasting menu available for New year's Eve, we knew we were in capable hands after previous visits. The restaurant was crowded and quite warm, but service was efficient and friendly despite the bustle. Chef's tasting menu was outstanding; even the pickiest of our party liked nearly everything. Began with pear apertif, a light leek and potato soup, then scallops over risotto and a delicious sauce. The filet mignons were all perfectly medium rare and scrumptious. The palate-cleansing salad of celery, radicchio and fennel was not to everyone's taste, but appropriate. I just wish there had been more chocolate mousse; sigh. Delightful blend of flavors and textures which left us all satisfied but not stuffed, the way a meal should be.
Waiter forgot to bring us our salad befo ...
Waiter forgot to bring us our salad before serving our dessert. We weren't offered coffee or tea with dessert and for $80 per person I think that should have been included. There were a lot of folks working that night, but they still forgot about us.
This place was wonderful. My French teac ...
This place was wonderful. My French teacher recommended this place form me and I went with my family. It was very fancy and quiet and the service was great! The food was delicious and it was nice to try something new since I've never had French food before. I would definitely recommend this place and I certainly will go back soon! Thank you for the amazing experience!
We had a group of 10 for Christmas Eve d ...
We had a group of 10 for Christmas Eve dinner. We had our own room which was great. Servers were attentive and knowledgeable. We didn't realize that it was a set menu for the holiday but it was delicious. A fun evening.
Strange that there was no lunch menu wit ...
Strange that there was no lunch menu with crepes and such but perhaps that was a brunch menu I am remembering from last year. The menu was for dinner even though it was noon so it was very expensive. Food was delicious. We didn't get the good fun waiter but he did make our cocktails. Our waiter was stoic. I am so glad that Tersiguel's is back!
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