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8293 Main St. (Forrest St.) Send to Phone
410-465-4004 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
The French country cooking of the Tersiguel family finds a picturesque home in this historic flagstone house on Ellicott City's main drag.

Lunch & Dinner Tues.-Sun., Brunch Sun.

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Tersiguel's, Ellicott City, MD

Tersiguel's Restaurant Review

: The dining rooms within this historic flagstone house on Ellicott City’s Main Street are quite congenial. The front room has a cozy, familial feel, complete with a china-laden hutch, while the back room is part greenhouse, part drawing room hung with hunting prints. Chef Michel Tersiguel --- who bought the restaurant from his Breton-born parents, Fernand and Odette --- brings a lot of love to his country-French cooking, gathering herbs and greens from his own garden and smoking his own trout. The dishes that stick closest to the family’s roots --- seafood chowder, charcuterie, grilled mini rack of veal with a stew of braised sweetbreads, pork belly and roasted portobello --- are most satisfying. For dessert, do indulge in the crêpes Suzette.


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