Blue Hill Tavern
Blue Hill Tavern

Blue Hill Tavern

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bluehilltavern.com/
  • Phone: 443-388-9363
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 to 2:30
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday 4:00pm-9:00pm
    Bar opens daily at 4 pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Brett Lockard
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer a variety of options for both off site catering and in-house private events.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Dillon
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We offer complimentary valet service every night.
A word from Blue Hill Tavern
Casual fine dining at its best! Offering inventive cocktails, a lively crowd and the best New American menu on this side of Charm City.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Blue Hill Tavern reviews from OpenTable diners
182 reviews since May 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (101)fit for foodies (90)special occasion (85)romantic (71)great for outdoor dining (71)good for groups (43)vibrant bar scene (39)great for brunch (33)hot spot (24)great for lunch (22)scenic view (19)late-night find (19)notable wine list (18)kid-friendly (8)Show More
  • Never fails to satisfy
    Amyw
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I brought my culinary-trained daughter here after a show to celebrate her 32nd birthday. The server was pleasant and efficient. The food choices were good. My daughter-very picky- enjoyed everything we ordered. I would go back again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience
    MMiles
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We had a Groupon for Blue Hill and tried it out on a Friday night. I was surprised that they weren't that busy! The ambiance was a little strange, we didn't really know what the appropriate dress code was (my date felt out of place because he was wearing shorts). We could have called and I asked I suppose, but we didn't so that's on us. Despite this, the dining room is beautifully decorated. I wish we could have seen the upstairs patio as well. We both order mojitos, which were fabulous! To eat, he had the pork chop and I had the New York strip - both were nice dishes, but the pork was a little underwhelming. My date was quite jealous of my steak. Our server was super nice and made great recommendations. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Lovely surprise, name doesn't imply the fine finishes in the decor or the fine food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Deliscious
    Ricky
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Food is always great. Their specials are always worth a try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • rick
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We love everything about the blue hill and in fact we had a very nice birthday party there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expecting more
    harfordmom
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    My best friend raved about this place and insisted we go for her birthday. Our Mojitos and apps were great but the entrees weren't memorable.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, decent service
    Natalie
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This was mine and my husbands first time coming to Blue Hill and I have to say that we left a little disappointed. The food was pretty tasty but the service was sub-par. Our server wasn't overly friendly and he actually forgot our appetizer completely. The atmosphere is very nice and I would still recommend the restaurant but they definitely have room for improvement.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Neighborhood Place
    GoodFoodHonVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Always good food, good happy hour prices and an interesting menu selection.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My review
    Brock1914
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Overall, the restaurant was nice. The atmosphere was really interesting. We didn't plan to be in the area but finding Blue Hill Tavern was worth the search. The food was ok. I got the shrimp and grits. My wife ordered the salmon. Both dishes were just ok. The grits were not to my liking (shrimp was good). The salmon was good but the rest of the food on the plate were not. Overall the restaurant had a good feel to it. We'd go back but it'd be option C.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very nice local restaurant
    mdgirl27
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Went here on Sunday for early dinner. Great location with free valet and plenty of parking. The inside decor is very nice and the outdoor tables on the terrace were nice and romantic. I had bronzini and it was really good. Would definitely go back. The bar was very nice as as well.I would love to come here at night and see the view from the terrace. All the food and drinks were great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful again!
    Joycela
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We came here to dine before seeing Heart at Pier Six. It just so happened to be Restaurant Week and with a lot of restaurants that spells disaster (slow service, jammed, rushed, etc) but not so here. Three of us chose the Restaurant Week menu items and each of us had something different. Every item was outstanding. Only disappointment was that we weren't able to snag a "rooftop" table again but other than that, it was perfect.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good find during restaurant week
    esmith308
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We went to the Blue Hill Tavern based upon their restaurant week menu and were pleasantly surprised. Located inside what was once probably two row homes the interior is modern with interesting dining spaces. I had the red trout entree from their selections for that week. It, along with the sides were perfectly cooked. Our server, Nick, was attentive at just the right level. We will definitely head back another time to try other items on the regular menu.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time!
    Foody
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I had the beef short ribs and s'mores for dessert and was delicious. Everybody on the table was very happy with their food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Food was good, not outstanding (except the dessert, which certainly was!!!). Outside, upstairs seating was amazing!!!! The server, however, was not able to give recommendations; she was nice enough, but just said "everything is good." Places certainly do some things better than others, and when I go out for a nice dinner, I like to have a server who is familiar with the menu enough to be able to comment on it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Disappointment
    TheDiner1VIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Dined here many times over the years. The chef seems to love creative dishes that simply don't work. For example, mussels in a pickled bacon broth. Yuck!! Ordered a burger medium which came very well done and dry.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious as Always
    Shannon
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    As always, I had a great time at Blue Hill Tavern. The restaurant week menu was fantastic, particularly the tuna salad and the Korean ribs. I highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    It was AMAZING!! It was my first time being there and everything was perfect. The service and food was amazing. I will def be going back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Restaurant week 8/2014
    happynativenashvillian
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The dishes offered for Restaurant Week were outstanding! As return customers to Blue Hill Tavern, we feel we had terrific value in our 3 course meal and we were stuffed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved Blue Hill Tavern would return
    selfproclaimedfoodie
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This was my wife and I's first visit to Blue Hill Tavern. We loved it and would definitely return. The shrimp and grits are AWESOME! My wife had pork tenderloin with kale and potatoes. She thoroughly enjoyed it (I tried some and the pork was perfect) and said she would definitely order it again. Free valet parking is a nice amenity.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • the service here mars experience
    diner4everVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Menu is interesting and most of the food we ordered-branzino, wild boar pasta was good though mashed potatoes were too salty to eat but mac and cheese made up for it. Unfortunately, the service was horrendous. Inapt and inattentive-- a terrible combination that makes the thought of returning there doubtful.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food - slow service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Beatiful building, great food, but either poorly trained or insufficient staff. Don't go if you have theater tickets. Otherwise, linger and enjoy the food. My brie salad was delish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time, solid spot
    Ucffalcon
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    So, I must admit I'm a bit of a foodie so I hope I'm not being too harsh. But the food wasn't "blow me away amazing". It was good don't get me wrong, the pepper soup had a good amount of flavor however, all in all it kind of felt like it wasn't unique or rich enough to say it was amazing. The shrimp and grits had a decent portion and a good flavor overall. Again though it was just 'good', nothing blowing my mind. My intention here is not to say this restaurant was bad the service was in fact very good but I just would have a hard time explaining the prices based on nice looks and great service. I'll go back due to the convenience but it wouldn't be a place I'd take someone that loves food, more a first date kind of place.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Blue Hill Tavern always a good experience took a friend who had never been there and she is bringing her husband back
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Grabbed a couple drinks at the gorgeous bar then had a nice little birthday dinner with my wife. Highly recommend this place for special occasions. Happy hour was well priced with some $5 specialty drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice evening
    babs1VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Food was very good, nice service, nice atmosphere. A bit noisy and I would like to see more variety of choices on the menu- more fish and seafood choices in particular. Quality of the food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Average Food
    LarryVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    This was 3rd visit. Average food and disinterested service. On previous visits the food and drink were wonderful, which is why we returned to celebrate my daughter's birthday. The maitre'd was very helpful- we moved to the 1st floor to get away from the deafening noise and vulgar language on the 2nd floor.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • kenlevVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Blue Hill is one of our favorite restaurants, never been disappointed in service or food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bird
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We were a table of 4, each of us ordered something different, I had the roasted Chicken, broccoli, mac & Cheese (so good), my husband had the veal shank, daughter the salmon and son in law the pork tenderloin. All was ver good. We had the calamari and mussels for apps and the bread pudding for dessert. Outstanding! We had not been to the restaurant in months so nice to go back and see the same quality of food has not changed, only got better. The waiter was very nice and got our drinks and food to us at a nice pace.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but........
    stillhungryandpenniless
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    My main course was a bouillabaisse. Cost: $27. I received 5 mussels, one small piece of Monk Fish, and a few sliced pieces of onion. Hardly worth the price! I wouldn't dine there again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and outdoor atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I love the burger and fries. Very nice rooftop deck atmosphere when it's not too hot; they offers a nicely priced happy hour menu in the bar, on the roof and outside, from 5-10pm , if you just want to hang out, have some great good and not spend a lot of money. The bartenders and servers are very attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent dinner location
    BaltimoreFan
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Great food and outstanding service at a reasonable price, what more can you ask for? While I enjoyed the surf and turf, my wife absolutely fell in love with the cobbler. We will most definitely be eating at this restaurant again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another solid meal/performance
    Thunder
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Saturday dinner was quite good. Tuna app w/cantaloupe was good, not as good as waiter sold it. The chopped house salad was good, too much dressing was used. Perhaps serve with dressing on side or use less. Scallop entrée was very good. Surf and turf was also very good. No desert. Service was slow at times not crisp! Cocktails were tasty! Overall very good, will return.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food
    Charley
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Excellent food! Loved the Rabbit Empanda's. Pizza, scallops, and bruger were also great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect evening
    EnviroStan
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    From the free valet parking our guests were hooked that we selected such a fantastic place for their 30th wedding anniversary dinner. My wife and I are frequent visitors to our neighborhood Gem. But the night was exceptional. We have the chateau breon for two which was cooked to perfection, the sea scallops that had an amazing light cream sauce, and the wonderful mushroom Wellington. The treat of the night was the new recipe for the grilled octopus. The special bed of barley was so tasty and the octopus melted in your mouth. We absolutely love this place. While all of their deserts are from heaven we couldn't fit anything more in on this wonderful night.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Outstanding Experience
    HappyandFull
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    My partner and I celebrated our anniversary at Blue Hill Tavern. It was an exceptional experience. The service was great and the food was outstanding. Parking was easy. This is an A+ establishment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We heard the rooftop dining had incredible view. Unfortunately, the rooftop patio is small and the walls are so high, you have to standon bar chairs to look over, and barely glimpse the harbor. You're really looking into someone's house and rooftop deck. But it was outdoors in a fun neighborhood. Indoor ambiance wonderful. Food was good, inventive cocktails, good service. Noisy on the rooftop. Overall good experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is the reason to go
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    This was my 2nd visit to Blue Hill and the food was as wonderful as the first time. Flavors were. Exquisite and presentation perfect. Knowledgeable service too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed
    Bummer
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    From the moment we walked in, I knew this was not going to be a good experience. Outdoor patio closed for party, no salmon left ( this was at 6:30 pm), a terrible mojito ( which I was charged for) and very rushed service. It was a Sunday evening and I felt the staff didn't want to be there. I have been many times before but will not be back. Baltimore has too many great restaurants to waste my time.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Could be better
    jackbVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The whole experience is great, but while I can't complain about the food, it just seems to be the weakest link. Good food, great everything else.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Deserves the excellent reviews
    stubonedoc
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Somewhat limited but well-rounded menu, EVERY dish was beautifully cooked and presented. Food was fresh and delicious. Nice quiet dining room upstairs. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.