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Le Garage Beer Bar & Frites
Le Garage Beer Bar & Frites

Le Garage Beer Bar & Frites Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.legaragebaltimore.com
  • Phone: (410) 243-6300
  • Hours of Operation: Tuesday to Thursday 5 p.m. to Midnight (late night menu only after 10)

    Friday and Saturday 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. (late night menu only after 11)

    Sunday 5 p.m. to Midnight (late night menu only after 10)
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: Sarah Acconcia
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Roland Avenue
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Guests may access our FREE parking lot by taking Roland Avenue just past 36th and left into the alley where our lot is located.
A word from Le Garage Beer Bar & Frites
Le Garage Beer Bar and Frites, a hardworking little neighborhood bar & restaurant in Hampden serving approachable French cuisine including savory frites with a multitude of creative dipping sauces, and an eclectic list of 14 draft beers focusing on French, Belgian and local craft breweries. Parking available.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
Diner Reviews
  • "The food is very good. Wife had the grouper...excellent and I had the duck confit...very good though a little salty. The frites were outstanding though I found the aoli a little bland. Would like to see a peanut based sauce as a option for the frites. The noise was deafening though the server told us that the restaurant will be installing acoustical tiles..badly needed. We sat along the wall which was very nice though the dimness of the light meant we either needed a flash light or table candle to read the menus. Great selection of beer. Service was very good. Will be going again. It is a real plus to the restaurant choices in Hampden."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Beer and Frites. Go to Le Garage for the beer and frites. Everything else was unremarkable. My grilled caesar salad was over-grilled. One of the burgers was over-cooked. The steak was under-cooked. I'd recommend just getting multiple orders of fries and a bunch of sauces. The lemon one was surprisingly good because it was almost dessert-like. I think that the spicy sauces could be spicier. Since this spot is new, they might just still be finding their groove. Or this could have been just an off night."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "The food was mediocre; the service confused and inexperienced; the noise level uncomfortable for talking. Waitress was unsure if bar had type of drinks we ordered (nothing unique or unusual)."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Nice try to make it French but everything was over cooked. The staff is friendly but know nothing about the food. Don't even think about ordering an open faced sandwich. You couldn't cut it with a saw."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "We had another great night at Le Garage. We shared Beef Tartar, a beet-cured fish salad, a bavette steak, and green gazpacho, with a side of frites to share (naturellement!). Everything was delicious, and our server was very attentive. We topped it off with the croissant bread pudding and the chocolate mousse -- fabulous (I recommend the profiteroles as well) -- the chef adds her own twist to all the classics, and it's all good. Will look forward to going again soon. It was particularly lively, and we had to raise our voices in the first part of the evening, but things quieted down, and by the time we left, we could talk at normal volume."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Tartines (ratatouille and heirloom tomato croque madame were excellent as was reasonable malbec, green gazpacho, fish special and pappardelle dish. The latter was delish! Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We went on a Wednesday evening, not a particularly busy night for most restaurants, but Le Garage was quite busy. That meant that the service, which had been perfect for half of our meal, was pretty slow at the end. I don't like to have to beg to pay our bill. Since the space was once a movie theater, it was also quite loud by the end of the evening. That being said, the food was excellent. We had a bit of everything. I'd say the high points were the green gazpacho soup and of course the frites were perfect. Crispy, not at all greasy, and nice and creamy inside. The beer menu is extensive but very heavy on ales. A couple lager choices would help. The prices were very reasonable for the quality of the food. We will go back."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "A welcome addition to the Hampden dining scene, and one of my favorite restaurants in all of Baltimore!!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Clever use of decor added to ambience. Cozy, comfortable and spacious. Plenty of seating arrangements for any number in your party, yet spacious enough to allow servers to wait tables and spacious enough to allow dinner conversation without other patrons being too close. The separate bar area is beautiful. Subtly lit, warm dark wood, with plenty of bar seating makes it a great place to catch up with friends or meet a date. Signature cocktails are fresh and inventive. The food is outstanding! I especially love the green tomato gazpacho, with its tangy creaminess. The zucchini bread with goat cheese and ricotta dip is wonderful as appetizer or dessert . A wide variety of menu items will have you coming back time and again."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "LeGarage is serving solid dishes, intelligently put together with fresh ingredients, cooked perfectly. The night I was there I had the grilled trout special. The trout was fileted, and had slices of onion, jalapeno, and cucumber inside. The flesh took on those flavors and was light and tender. The corn and tomato relish, fingerling potatoes, and grilled watermelon slice served with it just screamed summer, and made for a great Saturday night meal in July. Couple that with pleasing decor and lighting, professional service, and a good wine and beer list."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Had a good dinner - good, not great. Waitress didn't give great recommendations. Everything we ordered that was not a recommendation was great though. Strange, I know. Drinks were refreshing and tasty. Beef was good, but way undercooked for medium rare. All of the fish dishes were great. Frites (what the restaurant is known for) were crispy and seasoned well. Good variety of dipping sauces - all delicious. Dessert was very good. The honey lavender ice cream was fantastic. Our waitress was nice, but a little out of touch with our table. The restaurant was extremely loud - acoustics were a product of the decor and the space. We would go back. All in all, it was a fun evening."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Genuine and super friendly staff, excellent food. Sent a birthday dessert on them which was delicious. Great atmosphere. Will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Stick with the beer and the frites, the burger is OK but nothing to write home about. Our friends entrees were OK but we all loved the frites and the beer selection."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Burger was overdone and covered with unappetizing pickles; Belgian fries were tasteless; bread pudding was burnt. Need more be said?"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Had a spectacular time. My husband and I celebrated our 4 year anniversary here and the food was extremely good. We loved everything from the Frites to the dessert. The $30 pre fix was a steal for the high level of food that came out of the kitchen. We are already setting a date to come back with friends and have spread the word of this neighborhood gem to friends and family."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "totally solid. nice staff. great food. balanced interesting menu."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Two visits here and happy with both. The bar area is terrific, easy - good neighborhood spot for burgers. The dining room is hip/modern (although the far side away from the bar is impossibly dark - too dark to read the menu). There were six of us for this visit with various orders, everyone enjoyed their meals. Frites are good although thick (perhaps to hold up to the sauces offered), burger is excellent. Nothing remotely comparable to Heinz Ketchup on the menu."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "The drinks are amazing. Big beer selection & house made cocktails. Their version of a mule was fantastic. We ordered frites, frisée salad & whole trout to share. Everything was good but the fish for $28 was not big enuf to split which we were used to doing at Petit Louis.friendsordered burgers & 1 came out way overcooked. The waiter knew & agreed & he didn't do anything which was odd. I would go back but stick to the basics or try their late night menu."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The vibe in the restaurant was ok. Beer list was perfect. However, the food was not good. A limited menu may deter picky eaters. I had the the grilled steak salad and it was inedible. The grilled romaine was doused in oil and turned my stomach. Fries were pretty good, but the dipping sauces weren't as fabulous as they wanted them to be. For example, the kimchee ketchup tasted like tomato paste. We expected a little more than that. The mussels were OK, but not any better than what we've had from other restaurants. We won't be coming back to this restaurant. Possibly would come back just for drinks."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our meal here (we'd recommend the steak frites and the mussels), and the beer list is fantastic. We joke we were seated in the "kids' room," since we were kind of surprised to find an older crowd when we walked in, but we were seated in a back, separate room that seemed (I'm sure coincidentally) to be the spot for younger patrons. The main dining room was a bit noisy, but the back room was less so. Great service, too! We'll be back."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I thought the food was overpriced and the portions small. I would not go back"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Food was about average and for a French restaurant expected nicer presentation. Staff was friendly and efficient."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Service was very good. Once again Open Table only allowed very early seating even though we sat in empty restaurant. Soup too salty. My frites were burnt with no "white meat" remaining. Not a few, the entire basket. Nothing special to drive me back."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This was our second visit, and it was considerably better than our first visit. Grouper on a celery root puree was prepared to perfection, as was a fellow diner's steak. Living in Belgium I wan't sure what to expect with the frites. Many, even most, Belgian restaurants now serve flavorless, frozen fries (think Wendy's) so it was a most pleasant surprise that the frites were prepared to perfection. Service was attentive but never obtrusive. Two complaints: 1) Bare cement floors and little to absorb sound make for a noise level that makes conversation at the table at times difficult; 2) Good selection of cheese plates for desserts, but with few to no appropriate choices of wines or beers to pair with the cheeses. Something so fixable."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We tried the $30 menu and one of us tried the flight of matched beers. The carefully planned menu was perfect with the good beers. Starting with a celeriac and arugula salad, mussels and frites for one of us, and a perfectly prepared pork chop for me. Interesting dressings and sauces. For dessert the chocolate stack of 1mm thin pancakes was a bit solid but surprisingly delicious with tne paired chocolate stout. My husband had a creamy orange molded dessert. The menu changes at the chefs inspiration and we will definitely return."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Our initial encounter with the wait staff was first rate and the service continued to be excellent throughout the meal. I'm not fond of a one large room restaurant b/c it tends to be noisy, but we noticed a small room at the back when we left. Next time we will ask for that room! I oam a genuine foodie and the food was excellent, especially the celery root remoulade, which you almost never find on restaurant menus. The chef's signature friend chicken is the best we had anywhere. Eat your heart out KFC! Lois Schenck"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Visiting my son on the weekend and thought we'd try this new restaurant. The atmosphere was busy and vibrant, bug suited to fine dining. Had a drink at the bar, and then were seated. Wait staff was professional, knowledgable and attentive. We shafted a Tartine which was excellent. My son had the mussels and frites, I went with steak frites. Both were top notch. My son sampled a very nice cheesed plate to finish,, while I sampled the lemon basil sorbet!! Wow. A great finish to a relaxing well prepared and served dinner. Highly recommend. We'll be back."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The ambience was beautiful and everything felt more classy than "peasant-like" like I'd seen in some descriptions. The bavette steak was tough even though the chef cooked it just as I had asked. The server was pleasant and accommodating but she had trouble describing some of the dishes. All in all, it was a good experience- I hope they have much success."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Food was fantastic, suggestions were spot-on. Everyone should go somewhere else so we can get a table."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Dinner meal. Wife order: Croque Madame w side of frites - Excellent. My Order: 3 course prix fixe: App: Arctic Char, Entree: 30 mussels (nice presentation) w Frites; Desert: Chocolate Crepe Cake (outstanding layered crepes with chocolate mousse). Excellent meal. One cocktail. Great service. Price: 52 before tip. The Frites are excellent and probably unlike any "french fry" you'll find around Baltimore. Small carryout above restaurant level serves them exclusively to patrons at 4.50 per, probably good value given the portion size. Service was excellent, but server was probably at her limit for tables."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "In typical French fashion, portions were 'brief' and 'rich'. Excellent selection of draft beers (14): The Saison DuPont Cuvee was stellar. Nice décor: Battleship gray floor color segues to blue trim and cubic shelving room divider; nice use of glass shelving on recessed brick wall adorned with complementing knickknacks."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "First time at Le garage. Looks even more like a dungeon now than in its Dagwood days. Terrible acoustics. My dinner - spring salad, a rock fish special, and a chocolate crepe cake, was delicious. My wife was very disappointed in the mussels - too small for their supposed signature dish. (A gentleman seated next to us had the same complaint). Menu was quite limited, not alot of choices. I can see this as a neighborhood place to get beer and burgers, but I won't be traveling to it - way more interesting menus right on 36th Avenue!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Good service. Bad noisy, dark underground dinning that seemed more like a pub during a futbol match rather than a 3$ sign restaurant. Food was overpriced especially considering the small portion size. I had the smallest (smaller than little finger nail) mussels I had ever seen (the shells were average size) . Frites were just salt. No sauce when served with entree. Everything was taken to the extreme, It is not classic French. Paid $71 for two apps and entrees (no drinks) and left unsatisfied and disappointed after reading the good reviews. Read the menu on their website and make sure that is what you want. I will not return."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Bison meat balls were excellent as was the bread pudding. The room was noisy."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Not impressed. Too much money for soup and sandwich and not even a good sandwich. My soup needed seasoning which I had to ask for since it wasn't on any table. I realize that upsets chefs but maybe he/she should have tasted it. The omion soup on the other hand was too salty, should have tasted that one too. The bill was over a hundred dollars for four people with only two drinks. Can't recommend this place."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Our first visit to Le Garage was a hit! We were a bit confused when we first arrived because we didn't see the door that leads downstairs into the restaurant. We immediately grinned ear to ear when we got inside. It was a surprisingly large, well-decorated space that seemed to have come out of nowhere. The music was tasteful and the bathrooms were very clean. The food was fantastic. My wife got deviled eggs, and frites with a special garlic sauce. I got frites with a homemade ketchup, a burger, and a beer. We finished off with Taharka Brothers' ice cream. My only qualm (a small one at that) is that the bun for the burger seems disproportionately thick. We'll return and we'll bring friends."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Food was mediocre but the desert - croissant bread pudding and strawberry jam shortcake - was EXCELLENT."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Good beers on tap. Fantastic service! Really great people."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Went to Le Garage for the first time and will be going back. The meal was very good and reasonably priced. I have told a number of friends to go. It is a nice addition to the area and especially with the late night hours."
    Dined on 6/10/2014