Bluegrass Tavern
Bluegrass Tavern

Bluegrass Tavern

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bluegrasstavern.com/
  • Phone: 4102445101x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Wednesday 5-10 PM; Thurs 4-10 PM, Fri 4-11 PM, Sat 11AM-11PM, Sun 10 AM-9 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Southern, French, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Chef Timothy Dyson
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Fort Ave
  • Public Transit: Charm City Circulator stop one block east at Fort & Charles Sts.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking Available All Days Starting at 5pm
A word from Bluegrass Tavern
Bluegrass is an informal fine dining experience dedicated to the perfect pairing of food and drink, with a special focus on the world’s finest bourbons. Our casual dining room features fold-away walls that provide a relaxing, social atmosphere that is open to the outdoors. Come by with your friends, or make some new ones at the Bluegrass tonight.
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Bluegrass Tavern reviews from OpenTable diners
77 reviews since May 6, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (53)fit for foodies (43)great for outdoor dining (27)special occasion (23)romantic (20)great for brunch (13)notable wine list (11)good for groups (11)great for lunch (9)kid-friendly (8)hot spot (7)late-night find (5)vibrant bar scene (3)Show More
  • Thanos
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    All 3 of us enjoyed our meals. Liked the hush puppies and dipping sauces a lot. Hamburgers were cooked as ordered (rare enough). Fried chicken was good, but the sauce was a little sweet and the portion too small. Service was friendly, observant and prompt.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Fried Chicken Ever
    PhilVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Crawfish Hushpuppies, fried chicken, and ribs are amazing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful find, delicious meals!
    lavinia
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Enjoyable first dining experience at Bluegrass tavern, delicious food (especially the crawfish hush puppies). My daughter enjoyed her Mac n cheese very much and the ribs are so tender that they melt in your mouth. The only problem with dining here is the parking situation. Valet starts at 5pm. We arrived at 4:35pm and circled around the blocks, found a parking space with a sign that your car will be towed during event time (Raverns game). Come after 5pm and use the valet is the best solution to eat here.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    SheDinesAroundVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The food was great. Our server seemed to have a slight attitude, which has never been our experience in the past. We will definitely not let this keep us from coming back--this is a quality place! I think the best seats are the bar tables when the windows are wide open--a must do during this unprecedented August weather!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Time Guest
    DrJohnson
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I was in town for the Orioles game and decide to take my wife and nieces to dinner before hand. Our server Matt was very helpful with menu suggestions and drink pairing. The timing was great and we were not rushed what so ever. All the staff was very attentive with our needs. Between the four of us, we were able to try many different menu items. My favorite was the fried chicken, the BLT salad and the crispy brussel sprouts. We will be back again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Monica
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We have eaten at Bluegrass several times and have had a great experience each time. This time we went during restaurant week. The food was definitely not the caliber we've had in the past. My husband and I each had one of the salad options, aside from his having bacon, both salads were very average. His appetizer, the crispy brussel sprouts were good; however, my chilled shrimp and tomato bruschetta was average at best. Our main entree had mixed reviews as well. I rarely return a plate put the strip steak frite was enedible. The strip was a flavorless, grisly piece of meat. Bluegrass did replace my entree with the burger option and did not charge me for my meal but I'd rather pay the full bill and fully enjoy my dining experience.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Treated like royalty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    There were 5 of us and we had a little it of everything. The next day, I took the hugest dump of my life and it had the redolent aroma of spiced pork. I tip my hat to Chef Tim.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow!
    Fantastic
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    From the service to the quality of the food, it was amazing. The care put into creating these dishes was clearly demonstrated in the freshness of the ingredients and the layers of flavor. Went during restaurant week to give it a try and we will be back monthly!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    Whycook
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I now have an answer for the question "what's the best thing you ever ate"......it's the Crispy Brussels Sprouts on their Small Plates menu! The combination of the smoked blue cheese, rich roasted brussels sprouts and the drizzle of walnut oil is perfection. We thoroughly enjoyed the rest of our meal as well! Our server was knowledgeable and attentive, as you would expect in a place like this. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the price
    boomer49VIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Although the service was ok, the food was not so good-The $28.00 single crab cake with green bean salad was on the poor side (especially for the price), the pimento cheese was very loose and the fries were very over salted.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bob007
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Menu offered a variety of choices, food was very good, and service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always amazing!
    spyderfan10VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My boyfriend and I regularly eat at Blue Grass. It is always incredible! Get the charcuterie plate with the Bacon Jam and ask for extra bread crisps. The fried chicken is my favorite, but the hamburger was voted Best in Baltimore a few years back and I am not surprised. It is also awesome! The service is also consistently timely and friendly. If you have questions about any items on the menu (...you probably will even if you are a foodie) ask! Servers are always happy to help and recommend dishes. A neighborhood favorite for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Success
    khargrove
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    My husband and I took my parents here for their 41st wedding anniversary. Although my husband and I had been here before and absolutely loved it, my parents had never even heard of it. Needless to say, they will be returning! The food was absolutely delicious!! I love that Bluegrass can take "normal" dishes and add just a simple twist that you might have never thought of, and it's delicious!! My mom and husband both had the fried chicken, and are both still raving about it 2 days later. Everything, from the appetizer to dessert, was divine and well worth the 40 minute drive to get there!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Very disappointed in food and service. Smoked fried chicken was tasteless. Ribs and burger good. Service forgetful and slow. Not nearly as good as two three previous occasions.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Laid back spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Overall, I liked this restaurant. The food was quite good in my opinion, but I happened to like their cocktail best! A little loud if eating outdoors depending on the time....but the service we had made up for that.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent
    Lhsmtran
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    If you go on a sunday make sure to sit inside the actual bar during 5-7. Substantially lower happy hour prices would have been nice to know
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great southern-inspired food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We started with the pickled vegetables, crispy brussel sprouts with blue cheese crumbles, and mac n' cheese - all of it was delicious. The smoked fried chicken was awesome too - just a hint of smoke and really good fried chicken. This place definitely hits the "comfort food" spot without being overly heavy. We loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall Nice Experience
    mikerVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Cool place, small cozy dining room, friendly service but waitress was too stretched serving all the tables so service was slow, menu was not very extensive but interesting and food was good. Need another server so that water and beverages are at least kept refreshed.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bluegrass1
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Appetizers were great. We would go again just for drinks and appetizers.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very pleasant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    My husband and I had dinner at Bluegrass. I had the grilled salmon with kale salad. The dressing on my salad was so good and the fish was great. The glass of wine was very generous so I didn't need a second glass. It was very quiet, not crowded, we were there on a Tuesday evening. The service was excellent, very attentive. We'd definitely go there again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delish!
    canadianfoodie
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    I have high expectations for farm to table restaurants. This place was fantastic. Our server was attentive, helpful and super nice. The quantity and quality for the price was spot on. The craft cocktails were also on par. The server recommended the burger which was quite possibly one of the best burgers I have had in Baltimore thus far. I will be going again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Local food
    jel20
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The selection of food was intriguing, interpreting, local and great! They also have a great white whiskey drink!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really good food
    normalperson
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I loved this place, everything we ordered was perfect. The interesting combinations of foods and the quality of the meats make it taste wonderful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch was meh
    MeMeVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Our first time at Bluegrass. The bacon was overly salty, and the sausage was too sweet. The gravy biscuit was disappointing. A split decision on the apple fritters. Maybe brunch just isn't their thing.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Yummy Comfort Food!
    MKD1
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The smoked chicken is delicious and the dish to get. Plentiful portions so you may want to share. The staff is warm and friendly. Overall, great experience. Plan on going back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Accomodating service. We were seated upstairs first near a large party; with the wood floors and moving chairs we could not hear the waiter explain the specials. We moved downstairs where it was more quiet. Smoked fried chcken was the best of our selections. The ribeye was so-so. Duck breast salad very good. Appetiziers including the crawfish fritters were excellent. Good selction of beer.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner Experience
    Choosy1
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Bluegrass Tavern is a great place overall...the food my company of 3 experienced was very good but not great The older (no longer available) larger southern menu with catfish (etc) on it would be better than the now limited food dishes offered...but I still recommend this establishment because the staff (including valet service) are top of the line :-)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot
    Drew
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    You can't go wrong, great food with some adventurous choices like rabbit. Fantastic bourbon selection
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good!
    newtoBmore
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    My man friend and I finally decided to try this restaurant since we live within walking distance, and are glad we trice it! Cute outdoor seating and a unique menu. He had the burger & handcut fries, which was great. I had the fried chicken, potato salad, and homemade pickles (which were amazing!). Will likely return and would recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Laker7
    Laker7VIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    A bit disappointed in our visit to Blue Grass. I do not think I have ever been told "sorry we ran out of that" more in a dining experience and we were eating at 7:00. First the wine, then 2 of the main courses. The meal itself was good not great. Definitely does not live up to the price tag. The service was good not great- the server seemed to be all over the place/rushing from table to table. Not sure we will return to this restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • DABAMVIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Make sure you try the burger and crawfish hushpuppies!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 46 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 6, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 439 reviews are from the Bluegrass Tavern reviews archive.
  • Great night out
    PerfectBiteHunter
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    I took my company's Board there for a night out. We are all well traveled foodies, and have been doing dinners together for about 8 years. Several remarked that this was the best combination of food (both creativity and preparation) and ambience that we have experienced together. I love the newer simplified menu. Great selections, yet not overwhelming. Intimate feel.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    BLowenthal
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    My second time at Bluegrass. Just a terrific ambiance and great service. I brought a birthday cake, and the server lit the candles and brought it out for my brother.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our cup of tea
    OtterVIP
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    We really enjoyed the rich, artisanal approach to southern cuisine. The dishes were creative, fresh and flavorful. The server was enthusiastically informative about the restaurant's true farm to table elements (they own a farm). A friend had been lukewarm on the place and some may not like such richly flavored food. But we loved it and have added it to our favorites rotation!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our new favorite place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Standard fare, done incredibly well- the farm to table meats and veggies are well prepared to bring out the natural flavor of the food. Handmade sausages and salami are mind blowing(bacon kielbasa. Yup.). Tim Dyson, the head chef, came to the table and was happy to answer our questions about the food and the processes they use. The environment is relaxed and casual, and the service was flawless. Can't wait to get back in, feels like a neighborhood version of some of the bigger places.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easter Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Great fried chicken! No really it was good. For you vegetarians or those just looking for a meatless meal like me, Kale and cheese omelet very good as well. I'm coming back. A little chilly to sit outside, but seating outside on side street looks like the place to be. Next time I guess. Folks working that morning were great. Check this place out, I'm glad I did.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always Amazing!
    Judy
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    The food is always so creative and delicious. The charcuterie selections were so interesting, from homemade head cheese to pate, and everything is sourced locally. Our server did a great job - not hovering, but there when we needed him. As a note, the brunch is also one of the best in Baltimore.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A pleasant surprise!
    Musicbear
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Stumbled across this gem on Open Table. Fantastic food. The crispy Brussels sprouts in walnut oil with blue cheese and radish slices was excellent. I had the heritage pork meatloaf with cheesy grits and grilled veggies and homage gravy, my wife had the fried chicken with hot potato salad and pickled veggies from the comfort food part of the menu. Both were outstanding. Will definitely return soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    Matt
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Bluegrass never disappoints! Phenomenal food, always something new and exciting, plus great beers, bourbons, and staff!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing brunch menu
    cherieireneVIP
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    Fun spot in the neighborhood with great bloody marys and wonderful service. Many great brunch choices...enjoyed the beignets, crawfish hush puppies and the biscuits and gravy. Friendly, cozy, well spaced tables make this a place you want to linger at and enjoy more. Can't wait to try for dinner. Go for brunch and nap later.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.