Student-Run Restaurant Opens to the Public for In-Person & Take-Out Dining


The FCC student-run restaurant, 200 Monroe, will soon re-open to the public for in-person dinner service on Thursdays for the first time since March 2020. The restaurant will also continue the take-out service it offered last year.
“This is a unique opportunity that allows the public to engage with our students and enjoy the results of the incredible cooking skills they have gained in our program,” said Elizabeth DeRose, program manager for the FCC Hospitality, Culinary, and Tourism Institute (HCTI). “We are offering in-person dining and take-out service to ensure all community members can enjoy this limited-time experience.”
The restaurant will be open on Thursday evenings now through December 9, with the exception of October 14 and November 25.
Diners receive a three-course meal. They can choose between a soup or salad, four entrée options, and three dessert options. Entrée options include:

  • Chicken piccata, Francese style – egg-battered and sautéed chicken breast with lemon caper butter and parmesan tomato orzo with sautéed asparagus
  • Cioppino – shrimp, scallops, mussels, and cod in white wine tomato garlic broth, served with garlic bread
  • Braised beef brisket – creamy polenta, roasted tomatoes, Calabrian peppers, natural jus
  • Wild mushroom Campanelle pasta – cremini, black trumpet, and chanterelle mushrooms, asparagus, white wine cream sauce, finished with truffle oil
HCTI students participate in the running of the restaurant as part of their capstone learning experience. Students rotate between preparing food in the kitchen and serving guests in the dining room.
The restaurant has received rave reviews from the Frederick News-Post and through OpenTable.
To make a reservation for in-person dining, click here.
To see the menu or to order take-out service, click here.
* Please note, carry out orders are accepted between the hours of 5:30 and 7:00 p.m.