Laurrapin Grille
  • Address:
    209 North Washington Street
    Havre De Grace, MD 21078
    Neighborhood:
    Havre De Grace
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Laurrapin Grille

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.laurrapin.com/
  • Phone: 4109394956
  • Hours of Operation:
    Tuesday - Thursday 11am to 10pm
    Friday - Saturday 11am to 12am
    Sunday - 12pm to 5 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Gastro Pub, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Bruce Clarke
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: No party is too big...No party is too small. The Laurrapin’s trained professional staff will handle all the details to make your event one you and your guests will truly enjoy. Let us meet with you to design a menu that will satisfy your palate and your budget. We are able to execute simple buffets and hors d"oeuvre receptions to custom multi-course plated dinners, backyard barbeques and theme parties.
  • Private Party Facilities: The Laurrapin Grille has space available in the restaurant to accommodate private parties up to 40 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Sherifa Clarke 4109394956
  • Entertainment: Live Music Friday and Saturday nights.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: St John Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Laurrapin Grille
Executive Chef and Owner Bruce Clarke presents New American/Northern California cuisine with a local Chesapeake flair. The menu reflects seasonally available ingredients, focusing on clean, simple flavors. The Laurrapin serves only the freshest organic products whenever possible as well as sustainable meat and seafood. We constantly seek out locally sourced ingredients, work with organic growers, and support sustainable processes and techniques. At the Laurrapin, it"s about finding the best ingredients from Harford and Cecil Counties and beyond. We're strong believers in knowing exactly where our food comes from, so that when you enter the Laurrapin, you'll know it too.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Laurrapin Grille reviews from OpenTable diners
96 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (57)fit for foodies (50)vibrant bar scene (33)special occasion (25)good for groups (21)great for lunch (19)hot spot (16)romantic (14)notable wine list (13)late-night find (12)kid-friendly (10)great for brunch (8)scenic view (6)Show More
  • Awesome spot!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Came here for the first time a couple nights ago - loved it! Was waiting for my boyfriend so grabbed a spot at the bar...great happy hour & a nice bartender! Was sat a bit before our reservation time which was great. Calamari was to die for! We both got sandwiches...Harford County french dip & the bison burger - both very good. The half price bottles of wine on Tuesdays are a plus too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Saturday Night
    Diane
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food was outstanding. The specials were very inspired and creative. Some fun flavors. Very eclectic decor. Wait staff very knowledgeable. Only drawback, very loud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Scallop special was a joke
    BeePeep
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We went to Laurrapin Grille during the course of a day trip to Havre de Grace. We were seated next to the hallway/bathroom and asked to be moved. We were told all the other tables were reserved, even though there was only one other couple in the dining room at the time. The hostess did return shortly and give us a better table. The cheese plate appetizer was good and my partner's chicken entree was very good. However, my entree was so disappointing that I would not return or recommend the restaurant. Imagine paying $22 for a total of three scallops and a quarter cup of rice. It was an appetizer priced and served as an entree. I emailed the restaurant to let them know of our experience, good and bad, but have not heard back from them yet.
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  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We love Laurrapin and frequent it often. The food is alway excellent and they can accommodate gluten free!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a gem!
    jmevball28
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We were recommended this restaurant by a co-worker, it was for a laid back birthday celebration and fit our plans perfectly. We sat in the lounge area with a nice view of the neighborhood and bar area without being right at the bar. The decor was inviting and updated. Our server was amazing, he made recommendations right off the bat and was able to answer all questions we had promptly. He said the drunken clams were great, he was right. He said the fig mojito was awesome, right again. Two of our party had the rock fish, which was amazing. My mother in law had the vegetable wellington which she loved. I had the pear Gorgonzola salad with blackened tuna which was perfect. It's not close by but will definitely be worth the return trip!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • hungry
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    we used to enjoy the food. Perhaps we felt negative due to the screaming child that was out of control. Will try to grille one more time.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food & atmosphere
    Saltlifemac
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We've eaten at Laurrapin Grille twice in one month and have yet to find anything "bad" about this place. Great food, great atmosphere, great service and a great price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sal4dining
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We travel nearly an hour to dine at Laurrapin Grille. Perhaps that alone says it all. The service always is outstanding. The food always is very good. The restaurant offers a variety of "moods" from the very casual bar, a casual dining area and the more formal (never stuffy) dining room. If we lived closer, we'd dine there regularly.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredibly loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    would have loved this place had it NOT been so incredibly LOUD. Not "energetic" as your choices allow. Too damn loud. Tiny table, hard chairs. Excellent menu selections. happened to be Steak &Wine night. As usual, my husband's first wine selection unavailable. Food prepared well, but NY strip not as good as TR/Frederick or LJs/hagerstown. Ossobuco excellent. I do business in town 1-2 days a week. Will have to expore other options before I return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful place!
    CPB1
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My husband, adult son and I had dinner at the Laurrapin Grille on Friday night when there was live music. It was our first time in Havre de Grace as well as the restaurant, and we had a wonderful meal. The service was friendly, the food was delicious and the band was enjoyable to listen to. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Interesting Menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    There is a variety of food choices on the menu which is very important to me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    This was our first meal there. The wait staff was very helpful and pleasant. The food was very good, with some creative selections that we enjoyed. Worth going back even though we are an hour away.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hard to say
    Charlie
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    6 of us dined. Half of us really liked our dishes, the rest thought food was just fair. Great service, desserts and specialty cocktails. Small touristy town, so for nicer dining this may be the best overall choice.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MacGrouse
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Enjoyed our visit and will definitely return when we are in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Steamer night...
    seisan
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We had a great dinner, whole red snapper with wild rice and swiss chard as well as the farm house pizza. We followed up with the crème brulee. The service was very good. The steamed mussels and oysters for appetizer were also fresh and delicious.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • never disappoints!
    outnabout
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    It's been way too long since we visited the Laurrapin! I was so excited to come back and enjoy their food, everything is fantastic and the service was top notch. It was so good we came back the next day for lunch. if you're in Havre de Grace or even close to it do yourself a favor and go to the Laurrapin, you'll will not regret it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice find!!
    ptdoc2pers
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Very pleasant atmosphere with a lot of local charm; decor and food with local touches. The food presentation and quality was exceptional as were the choices and the recommendations by the waitress.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hype was bigger than the bite
    AlchemistRangerVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We had heard a lot about the Laurrapin from friends and associates. Everyone we talked to raved about the food and the fact all of the meats and veggies are locally raised. We went on a Thursday, which is their steamer night and they offer a varied of steamed sea foods. However, our impression was that it was just OK. The food was good, but not outstanding. The wine list was OK, but nothing special. In the end we will probably go back, but it hasn't displaced our other local favorites.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Soms
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    A bit out of the way for my wife and I but the food was well worth the trip. We plan on returning there in the near future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food in a good location
    Aryix
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Had a good dinner here, with the Veggie Wellington bring something special. They had a live singer who was awesome himself.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Disappointed in that the Argentinean Pot Roast dinner was NOT taken off the menu. Supposably your restaurant stopped making the dish days ago and did not take it off the menu or the website. Poor management. You take keep expired items on the menu.
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  • Didn't live up to the hype
    MDVisitors
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Or perhaps we didn't order the best dishes. We went on the recommendation of a few people. The pear salad was fresh but very bland - did they forget the dressing? The ceasar salad was also bland but had too much dressing. The calamari was also bland and flavorless. As a main course, I had the small plate of shrimp and grits. That dish was very flavorful and I would definitely order that again. My husband had the tilapia and said it was very good. We both agreed, the salads and appetizer were very disappointing. For dessert, he had a bread pudding which was more like a bread pudding dense cake. Odd but tasty and he ate it all.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth visiting again!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Food was very good and served quickly. Waitress was spot on with recommendations and very nice. However, I was brought a drink I did not order, and had to wait a long time for a water refill. Restaurant was quite busy so I attribute these things to that.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • They try hard
    HalA
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The wait staff was very friendly and tried very hard to please us. But on the pre dinner drink orders they were out of one of the wines by the glass that we ordered, and out of one of the beers that we ordered. For dinner they were out of one of their best known dishes (the Rock fish). At dessert time they were out of the Strawberry pie. For an early Saturday night dinner, they were out of a lot of different items. On the plus side the dinners and desserts we did get were very good, and they did comp us for one dessert. Maybe you will have better luck on a Friday night!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a treat!
    HugeLaurrapinFanVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The Laurrapin is one of my favorite dining spots and each time I introduce someone new to the restaurant, they instantly fall in love as well. That's what happened on this visit, as I dined with a friend who hadn't been to the Laurrapin yet and he enjoyed each dish from Bruce's kitchen and each of Chris's mojitos (different flavors!). And the live entertainment was fantastic! Such a great night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved it
    foodicouple
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Went back twice while vacationing, great shrimp and grits, interesting menu, enjoyed terrific lamb shank and rockfish, highly recommend Laurarrapin, try it you won't be disappointed
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NightoutVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Amazing place! Excellent food and service! Really enjoyed our different dishes. Sat in the very back room with glass looking at bay and watched a storm roll through. It was quite enough for excellent conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining room closed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Went to have dinner but power was out. Disappointed because we were going to celebrate a birthday. Hopefully we can come again
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Laurrapin Grille!
    winofoodie1231VIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    This is the second time my good friend and I have dined here and once again we were wowed by the food and service. We started with an appetizer of scallops with avocado in a citrus oil sauce and a perfect wine pairing (thanks to our server's suggestion). The appetizer was like summertime in a dish, complemented beautifully by an aromatic, semi-sweet Riesling. For a main course we split a custom-made pizza. Amazing does not do the pizza justice in description. The crust was light and flavorful, all of the toppings were fresh, and, unlike other pizzas, the toppings were balanced throughout and extended to the edge of the crust. Spectacular all around and looking forward to our next visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service
    Scoops
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Ask for Melissa she is fantastic. She loves her job the recommendations that she made where spot on.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Food and Service Ever !!!!!!!!
    SarahH
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Food is always amazing!! I've been here at least 10 times and the service is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MaineRickVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Great place for dinner. The appetizer we shared was large and varied (hummus plate). We all had the Moroccan Beef at the suggestion of the waitress and enjoyed the meal. Will have to return to try her other suggestions.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • disappointed
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Crab cake was disappointing. I get much better crab cakes at the Eagle Hotel in Harrisburg, PA. The blackened shrimp were overcooked and hard.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Chefs
    Mikec
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The food was very well prepared. Rib eye steak was outstanding, as well all of the sides, also, outstanding salads. My wife and I are fans of the Chef, Christine. She develops dishes that are well thought out, inventive, with fresh ideas that are well executed. I think she is a chef that will develop a loyal group of followers. Each time we have visited the Laurrapin Grille we have also found great servers (Alex?) that are friendly and know there business. A pleasure to deal with.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Katie
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Food was excellent, our waitress was very informative and I liked that they use local farms for there ingredients
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good and Bad
    LindaH
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    We were met and seated right away. It was our first visit and had out of town guests with us, so it was nice to be seated at the window with a water view. The waiter came promptly and told us about the menu and took the drink order. I had a pear salad and the glazed Salmon, both of which were delicious. My husband had cream of crab soup and steak. The soup was very good, but the steak was only okay. One of the guests had the Rockfish, which was excellent and his wife had a salad and crabcake dinner. The salad was fine, but the crabcake was small and most definitely not lumb crabmeat and I'm not sure it was even backfin. We'll likely give the restaurant a second chance, because the good food was very good, as was the service.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Local Meat with Good Salads
    BostonTerrier
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    I took my wife to Laurrapin for her birthday. We know Laurrapin from our CSA with Flying Plow Farms. Very Good Food, Nice place, even got a table with a water view. Wine list needs some work to be local but Tuesday Steak Night was great and 1/2 price wine was a winner. Waitress service was poor. Server was knowledgeable of menu and certainly sold the upcoming restaurant events with enthusiasm. We will visit again, but ask for a different server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Steak But Won't Return
    JoppaGuy
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    We had a guest from out of town and had heard that Laurrapin was a good place to go. We went on a Tuesday, Steak and Wine Night. The place was packed; good thing we had reservations. It was so loud that we had trouble conversing; they need to put up some sort of noise baffles. Service was fair at best, possibly due to the large crowd. We waited a long while for our cocktails, which arrived with our salads. I prefer to finish my cocktail before starting dinner. The bottle of wine, which was excellent and half-price, didn't arrive until we were half-way done with our steaks, which were also excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    a flawless evening service was wonderful except for main course arriving before we had finished salads but they did take it back till we were finished and had sat a while. no sense of rush no sense of food being over cooked or reheated even coffee at tend of meal was perfect. best dinig experience in a while from here up to Newark
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lax weekend sidetrip
    family
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    My wife, daughter and I spent the weekend in Bel Air, Md at my daughters lacrosse tournament. We wanted to get away from the strip centers to explore the upper Chesapeake area and have a good Maryland meal. We found Laurrapin Grill in Havre de Grace, Md. We walked around town for a bit before going to the restaurant. Upon arrival for dining, we were promptly seated by a pleasant hostess and then greeted by our helpful waiter. The food was first rate. We dined on Rockfish and soft shell crabs. The food is locally sourced and apparently they grow their own vegetables. I would definitely make the one hour drive from Philly to go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.