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Mrs. Ks Restaurant Review

About.com Rating 4 Star Rating
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The Bottom Line

Mrs. K’s Restaurant features upscale American cuisine in a country inn setting in Silver Spring, Maryland. The historic toll house features a variety of dining spaces including sun-filled dining rooms furnished with period antiques, a newly renovated wine cellar, and patio dining amidst beautiful gardens. The food is tasty and elegantly presented. This is a nice place to celebrate a special occasion.

Pros

  • Charming ambience, great for a special event
  • Good food and nice presentation
  • Large portions
  • Extensive wine list
  • Outdoor and private dining available

Cons

  • Expensive

Description

  • Address: 9201 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD
  • Phone: (301) 589-3500
  • Hours: Lunch and Dinner, Tues-Sun, Closed on Mondays, Brunch Buffet on Sun.
  • Prices: Lunch $4.50-$20, Dinner $6-38, Brunch $29.95 per adult, $15.95 per child
  • Reservations: Recommended

Guide Review - Mrs. Ks Restaurant Review

Mrs. Ks offers a cozy and unique setting, especially for the location - along the busy Colesville Road in Silver Spring, MD. The restaurant is set back off of the road and has an expansive butterfly and herb garden for diners to enjoy during the summer season. There are a variety of dining spaces with different atmospheres - sun-filled dining rooms, a newly renovated wine cellar, and patio dining.

The menu features a variety of starters and main courses including mostly seafood and beef dishes. As a starter, the Tuna Au Poivre, served over seaweed salad tossed with Japanese vinaigrette, pickled ginger and wasabi is tasty and there is plenty to share. We particularly enjoyed the Crab Cakes with Chipotle-remoulade sauce, mashed potatoes and asparagus. The rib-eye steak with blue cheese cream sauce was cooked just right. Although the restaurant is pricey for this area, the portions are very large and small plates are enough for a normal appetite and are reasonably priced.

Mrs. K’s recently renovated its basement, creating a 3,600-square-foot wine cellar that is reminiscent of a European castle with vintage brick floors and walls, wooden beams and paneling, custom ironwork, and exposed stone. The new cellar creates a tavern-like atmosphere with visible wine storage and an additional 94 seats of dining space and an expansive 12-seat bar. The wine cellar offers some private dining and is highly recommended. Ask to be seated in the corner near the stone fountain.

Reviewed May 2008 - Prices are subject to change

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User Reviews

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 5 out of 5
Service, Wine and Passion, Member FamilyNight

For years, I have been looking for a place to consider my home restaurant. I have found it with Mrs. K's Tollhouse. The staff is warm and welcoming. I like their food so much, that I struggle to imitate it in my home kitchen. Routinely, I visit the bar with my friends and the restaurant with my family. With a mixture of happy hour, and affordably priced, fantastic wine, they have made a guest for life. They have updated their wine regularly and now have a special section for wines which they have lowered the price on. The bottles were already priced better than average, but the specials make for a hard to pass item. When I don't finish my wine, I take it home and use it to remind myself the great meal from the night before.

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