Southern Charm in BaltimoreDining at Bluegrass Tavern was a special treat. The pimento cheese appetizer and fried fish and grits led me to recall my delightful and delectable trips to Charleston, SC. The Swiss chard salad was light (not too heavy or filling) and the dressing was divine. Other family members thoroughly enjoyed the pulled pork, potato salad (the best we've ever had) and home style mac 'n cheese. Entree portions were just right and side dishes were generous. Our server was pleasant and calmly efficient. Having frequented other restaurants nearby and struggled with city parking, we found the valet parking to be a very nice touch. We hope to return to Bluegrass Tavern soon and look forward to introducing it to our friends.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious Brunch!I went for brunch on Sunday morning. The drinks were very unique, and the food was amazing! If you live in Baltimore, you should definitely go at least once.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMFine dining at its best.Chris, the wine somilier, told me about his Monday wine tasting and we thought Memorial Day would be a great time. Also, if you dined in, the wine tasting is free. Chris is a dynamic, energetic and very knowledgable somilier. His food pairing are spot on. Everything we ate was delicious. We had the southern fried chicken and the rhubarb set it off perfectly. If you love red velvet cake, you must stop by. Chris surprised us with wines to add to our deserts. My husband did not like his but Chris insisted he wait until the desert came I couldn't believe it.....the wine was wonderful WITH the desert. We are totally hooked. My sister is coming down from NY in August and we WILL stop by again and treat her palate as well.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently delivers theConsistently delivers the best dining experience in Baltimore.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for adventuress adultBe bold and order the things on this menu you think sound "weird"5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love everything we orderedWe love everything we ordered - lamb ribs, fried smoked chicken and burger - they were all fantastic! A neighbor gem especially for our son and his fiance who live a couple blocks away.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service are outstanding.Food and service are outstanding. Dishes were fresh and creative. We loved the antelope carpaccio, mushroom "toast", rabbit ravioli and lamb spare ribs. Where else can you get those dishes? Our experience was made more awesome by the great service and knowledgable waiter/sommelier. A great experience. Definately worth the trip to Federal Hill.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my favotite restaurantsOne of my favotite restaurants in baltimore. food is delicious. drinks are great. great selection of bourbon and a really good bloody mary. Restaurant has really rustic feel and looks nice. also has one of the best brunches in bmore. never have to wait for a table.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst Time at Blue GrassThis was our first time at Blue Grass. It was recommended by a friend. We found the atmosphere, food and drink to be great. The date that I was with is a big bourbon drinker, so he was really excited when he saw the huge bourbon list. It gave him a chance to try different ones. We were both very impressed. The service is great, the food is great and the drinks are great. We were seated on the second floor, which was more quiet than the first floor. Very romantic setting on the second floor and it has its own bar.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMNice eveningThe food, ambience and service were all great. I would recommend the Bluegrass Tavern to my friends and plan on going again in the near future.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThe valet parking makes thisThe valet parking makes this restaurant easily accessible in a very crowded neighborhood. With that problem solved, the food is interesting and ranges from comfort to unusual, with prices that fit most budgets.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place with great food.Great place with great food. But they had a stupid happy hour rule: it was a beautiful evening and we chose a table outside. But the happy-hour drinks were only served at the bar. So we sat at the bar for 5 minutes, ordered drinks, closed out our tab then took our drinks to out outside table. we had a big laugh and had a good time; but it was stupid!5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMI loved the ambiance. I rodeI loved the ambiance. I rode past this restaurant a couple of days before eating there, and I loved how the outside looked. The food was excellent!!!!! I will return with my spouse. . .I promise :-)4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMI had the best tasting cheeseburgerI had the best tasting cheeseburger ever. The ground beef was top notch and the cheese went excellent. It was a cheddar.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMOnce again a fantastic dinnerOnce again a fantastic dinner at bluegrass. I made a note that it was our anniversary and they made it very special. Highly recommended!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMa pure delightful food adventureThe menu selection was unique and delicious. Blue Grass Tavern stands out in so many positive ways I may not be able to paint as vibrant a picture as our experience deserves. The restaurant's Federal Hill location is convenient to find but parking will be difficult. The solution was the resturants responsive and friendly valet service. The decor was a comfortable and rustic. Our waiter Kal was a super treat. He was so positive and energetic he has a passion for the menu and ingredients. He took the time to explain the dishes and how the chef would develop incredible flavors in each. Antelope Carpacci, Blackeyed Pea and Peanut soup delicious.....Goat Belly ( amazing ). Our entrée course was even better...this is a new favorite place.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food especiallyExcellent food especially the fried chicken and the lamb. Excellent service and cozy. Difficult to park but they have valet for 5$4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThe atmosphere was relaxedThe atmosphere was relaxed with a warm, welcoming ambiance. The staff were all very friendly and the food was excellant. The menu choices were not "cookie cutter" and are changed frequently. Overall it was a great experience and this is definitley a"go-back-to" place.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAged pork chops were the bestAged pork chops were the best we have ever had! We have eaten there many times and this was the best meal we have had to date. Great, friendly service and pleasant atmosphere.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful Birthday DinnerWent with my parents for my husband's birthday. It was our first visit and we will return. The food was terrific and I would classify ourselves as foodies and picky. I had the morel and fava pot pie. It was silky and really punched the flavor on the morels. My husband's ribeye was juicy, perfectly cooked and the sauce complimented the steak perfectly. My mother did not share her spring lamb stew and there was little left in her plate. My dad had the tile fish and did share the okra but only because he could not figure out what it was. The beer and wine lists are very nice. It is wonderful to find a place that has good craft beers AND good wine by the glass.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMnot just "great 4 south baltimore"The real deal. Especially for those who have graduated from Cross Street, etc.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a dependable and veryAlways a dependable and very good eating experience at Bluegrass. Summer bring outdoor seating, which is a pleasant way to spend the cool of the evening. The bartenders know bourbon!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWas my first time. DefinitelyWas my first time. Definitely plan to go back. Eceryone very friendly and helpful Food was excellent and had a wonderful time.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMMy second visit and the foodMy second visit and the food was outstanding. Waiter was very attentive. Excellent choice of wines. Will be returning soon.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMBluegrass is located in aBluegrass is located in a residential street close to the busy cross street block but still away from the noisy crowds which is nice. It was too cold to eat outside but there were plenty of tables out for the warmer months. Seating is limited so I would recommend rsvping in advance. Keep in mind though that if you call, the restaurant doesn't open until 5pm so you should call at least the day before or use Opentable. Service was great, food was good. I had the burger and mac and cheese as an appetizer that was shared between three. Overall it was a good experience, but part of the draw was the exotic items on the menu that was somewhat lacking that night. Nothing particularly wowed me but I would go again.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food w/ a neighborhood price!Until Sunday, I had only been to Blue Grass once for a group outing even though Ive lived 4 blocks away for 2 years. We decided to give it a shot for Easter brunch and OH MAN have we been missing out. I always associated Blue Grass with fine dinning and high prices, WRONG!
The menu is amazing and completely affordable. We ordered 3 appetizers and 4 entrees. EVERYONE love EVERYTHING...and we can be a picky group. Smoked fried chicken sandwich and the salmon cake Benedict were the table favorites!
We will definitely be back :-)3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMFor the most part, a greatFor the most part, a great place for brunch.
Great biscuit, great sausage gravy, great hollandaise, awesome grits.
Here are the (few) negatives... Deviled eggs - very plain, kinda dull, wouldn't order again. Salad - overdressed (which for a mayo-based dressing is particularly heavy). Sausage that comes with platters - high quality but lacks brighter notes to counterbalance the heavy porky-ness. Beignets - 3/5, lacking in flavor and yeastiness, coffee-chocolate sauce lacks oomph.
Coffee - totally fine for Dunkin Donuts lovers.
A little tweaking, this place might actually hit greatness.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMMost creative chef and knowledgeablMost creative chef and knowledgeable servers in the city.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMDid not expect the brunchDid not expect the brunch to be so reasonable for the amount of food given. The biscuits and gravy are a must!!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed it. Excellent waiter.Enjoyed it. Excellent waiter. Food was good. Dining room was cozy not too noisy as in most restaurants these days3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMMy cousin and his daughtersMy cousin and his daughters were in Baltimore for the first time from Minnesota. They were very impressed with the brunch service, the overall ambiance, but most of all the food! My husband and I had the Country Breakfast, which was delicious - eggs just right, grits to die for, exceptional biscuits, wonderful bacon and sausage. Coffee was great. My cousin Bill had the swordfish steak and was highly impressed that it was cooked "to a tee" - saying that most places overcook it but his was moist and very tasty. His daughters were equally impressed with their biscuits and gravy.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was absolutely terrific.Food was absolutely terrific. Was like Woodbury Kitchen without the pretense.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMNewly redone menu was great.Newly redone menu was great. I had the fried chicken and my wife had the swordfish salad. Everything was fresh and tasted great. The chef (Tim?) even came out of the kitchen at one point and chatted with every table on the 2nd floor were we were eating. Per a previous reviewer commenting about how good their old fashioned was, I ordered one and was impressed. Red velvet cake for dessert was just OK but based on how everything else went in regards to the service, starters, and entrees, it was hard to care too much.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful client dinnerI recently took a business group to bluegrass tavern for diner. The drinks, appetizers, entrees and dessert were all delicious. The atmosphere was wonderful and very inviting.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMUnbelievable service and outstandinUnbelievable service and outstanding food. Best dining experience I've had in a while.2/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Bluegrass Tavern has wonderfulThe Bluegrass Tavern has wonderful comfort food (great boneless fried chicken over mustard potato salad; delicious blackened salmon; sweet but not too sweet pecan pie), tasty drinks, and friendly service. We had never dined here before and we were not disappointed. Decent wine list; very nice bartender and hostess.1/15/2013 12:00:00 AMwaiter was very attentivewaiter was very attentive and food was served right from the kitchen5/25/2012 12:00:00 AM