Red Maple - Baltimore
Red Maple - Baltimore

Red Maple - Baltimore

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.930redmaple.com/
  • Phone: 4105470149
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday: kitchen CLOSED/ lounge opens 8pm, Tuesday: 5pm - 10pm, Wednesday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Saturday: 6:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm; Lounge open until 2:00am every day
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Chef Colin Innes
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only)
  • Private Party Facilities: Red Maple is available for private functions such as parties, happy hours, meetings, corporate events, luncheons, wedding receptions, bar mitzvahs, and more.
  • Private Party Contact: Leonard Clarke 4103850520
  • Special Events: New Year's Eve 2013...for full details visit www.930redmaple.com

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: There are a number of private lots within a block radius. (average parking fee is $5) Additional street parking is available throughout Mt. Vernon
A word from Red Maple - Baltimore
Since opening in December 2001, red maple has become the place in Baltimore to experience the modern lounge vibe. Exotic cocktails, artisanal small plates and mod-lounge sounds echoing off of a unique retro-modern architecture are the products of our passion for creating this vibe. Located in the historic and cultural district of Mt. Vernon, red maple offers a critically acclaimed fare, resident and guest djs and an atmosphere that will lounge you deep into the night.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
Red Maple - Baltimore reviews from OpenTable diners
26 reviews since April 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.2
    Noise LevelModerate
66% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
late-night find (13)fit for foodies (11)romantic (7)vibrant bar scene (7)good for groups (6)hot spot (6)neighborhood gem (6)special occasion (2)Show More
  • great food. great fun
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My husband and I had dinner at Red Maple for the first time recently and really enjoyed it. Friends of mine had told me the food was amazing, and they weren't kidding! It's quite the hidden gem! It is a lounge so plates are small (tapas) and shareable. Being a rare night without the kids, husband and I had a great time and stayed for a lot longer than we expected, sharing dishes and chatting. The staff was great. Nothing but accommodating. Favorites: mountain bird cocktail, white fish, ceviche and the scallops. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant Week menu!
    VanessaVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I usually combine my dinners at Red Maple with a late night get-together with friends but this time we headed downtown for an early dinner. The Restaurant Week menu gives some really nice choices (to vegetarians as well!!). The watermelon salad is outstanding, and everything on the Surf&Turf plate was cooked to perfection. My friends were very happy with the white fish and the stuffed portabello. Only two desserts to choose from, but if you are a chocolate-addict (like me) you will not be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lafos
    Lafos
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    I was somewhat surprised by the PORTIONS. I would NEVER go to that restaurant if I did not have the coupon. I was the only patron at the time I visited.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ambience
    JayT
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    The environment was very visually appealing. The food was pallet pleasing and the service was awesome. The music however was too loud for dinner, we had to scream to hear each other while sitting side by side.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fun dance spot, decent tapas
    bmorestuarantbratini
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    on a Thursday night, it seemed more like an empty club with a quiet happy hour..however, the bar tender had good recommendations and the tapas were better than we expected. Had I not been feeing so old, i would have stayed and gotten a few rounds and danced awhile.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best for late-night
    MECC
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We got dinner here before a show, so very early at 5:30pm. As a result, we were the first people there and the service was great and attentive, the bartender even gave us free glasses of sangria that he was mixing for that evening and the waiter was very nice. The food was pretty good- great tenderloin, lamb burger, and spanikopita. A couple mediocre tapas dishes (crab samosa and lychee salad) but all in all a tasty meal. However, the place is definitely best experienced with dim lights and more people-- otherwise you notice the somewhat dingy decor including slightly ratty benches and burn marks on the tables.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So much food!
    vandp
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We had the tapas for four and loved it! There were so many dishes to sample and we we had more than enough food. Loved it and will go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    It was very good. Living Social deal was a great value. The second bottle of wine was only $11.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The good and the bad
    GandB
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    The Good: Terrific food. Good service. Great Happy Hour prices. The Bad: Way too dark--can't even see the menu. Uncomfortable seating (half seats have no backs). Have to lean over the low tables to eat--not a pretty picture!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WTF? this place could be more..
    Baltimore68
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The place needs a major refresh. Service in nice and friendly. Food is good but dated. The interior is god awful. Needs a major refresh.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • QuickBiteBeforeBSO
    MusicAndFood
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Friday night at 6:30 was great, because service was extra fast and the concert was at 8. We tried 5 or 6 small plates and enjoyed them all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, great experience
    eatstreet
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Go here for the experience of a nice ambience - dim lighting, fireplaces at each table, comfy cushy seating and even better food. I've been here several times, mainly for the food (lamb burgers anyone?), but also to get a nice chill spot to relax with my hubby. I addition to the lamb burgers, we had the seared duck, fried goat cheese, pork flatbread, and something else I can't remember but it was delicious. We finished off with the crème brulee dessert. Also very yummy. It took a while to get waited on bc our server was very busy at other tables as well. So this place could benefit from having more servers especially on a busy night. But that didn't ruin our experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tables and chairs
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Tables and chairs have burn marks all over them, apparantly from Hookah night. Waiter brough all 6 tapas ordered by 2 people at the same time.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Late-Night Find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dinerVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    The food was good and well presented. The atmosphere was lacking as it is set up to be a night club. Furnishings were less than desirable and well used.
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 12 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.5
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 305 reviews are from the Red Maple - Baltimore reviews archive.
  • Meh.
    TravelingTexanVIP
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Very uncomfortable seating w/ upholstered benches that are tattered & worn. Food was pretty good. Poor selection of wines. Not a comfortable place to relax & enjoy wine with tapas.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not Impressed...
    DineOnADime14
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    The menu selections were limited. The small plate and entrée were about the same regarding portions but the entrée cost more. I took my boyfriend there to celebrate his birthday and was embarrassed throughout the entire evening. The tables were very low, making eating awkward and the food was overcooked and overpriced. Our waitress was great but he could only do but so much. There was nothing special about my event at Red Maple. Overall experience, I wasn’t impressed and would never return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice relaxing Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Had a really great time for a middle of the week happy hour. Food really good, service outstanding, and very relaxing. Value for the money and lots of neat menu items to try. I will visit again and hope you give the place a try if you like new things and not your run of the mill sit down dinner experience. Stepping out of the traditional confort zone was worth the visit to Red Maple
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cozy and great food
    FoodDude
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    This place is a little nondescript on the outside, but inside it looks great. The place feels really hip and modern. The food is great too. We got the apricot salad,scallop grits, and duck breast. It was all delicious.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Jennifer
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Went here for dinner around 6:30 on a Friday-- it was basically empty. By contrast, walking by on a Sunday evening, the place was packed. The grilled apricot salad was absolutely amazing. Not impressed by the cheese plate. Cocktails were well balanced and offered a variety of unique flavors.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Once of the last standing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    The kitchen at RM has the tapas down. Lots of variety, high quality and an acceptable price range. That said, i might not dine there again because the once Mediterranean European lounge flair gave way to a hip hop night.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • l love the place...everything
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    l love the place...everything was great, except they could benefit from having additional wait staff. It would be nice if they had a tad bit more lighting! !!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebration turned disappointment!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Highly recommend by my Son and excited to try Red Maple. Attractive place, good bar service but once seated our experience soured. While the waiter was polite, he was spread thin and spent the evening in the weeds. Food was OK but when we were finished and ready to move on to the next venue, it took forever to get a check and then I had to track our server down 3 times in order to get him to take payment, run my card and still had to search him out to sign and get my card back the whole time our limo waited patiently, running up $$. 45 minutes later we finally get out but missed our show! Wasted tickets & more $s but more importantly "Harshed my Mellow"!! Bartender was great the one positive, should have ordered dinner from the bar.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 30th Birthday Celebration
    TopShelf
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Overall, the resturant is a good hot spot for those in their late 20s to early 50s. The staff were friendly and accomodating. The food was the best i've had in Baltimore honestly. My ownly gripe is that the place has a weird smell. It's like the carpet needs to be taken up and replaced. It's also a little difficult to hear if you're having conversations with people sitting across from you at the table. I'd definitely recommend the place. I'll be back for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just ok
    Alison
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Food - We ordered the chef's menu for 6 people to feed 3 guys and 1 girl. It was enough food and it was fairly good, but most of it was fried. Maybe if we had just picked the tapas we would have liked our food more, otherwise only the steak and lamb burgers were good. Ambiance/noise -The overall restaurant was nice, however, the benches in the back were hard to sit on and a little unstable. The noise though was extremely loud for a 7:30 dinner. I know this place turns into a night club after, but beforehand the music does not need to be blaring. I couldnt really carry on a conversation because the music was so loud. Service - our waitress was good, pretty attentive. Overall - I could go back, but definitly not for a full dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awkward
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    We first thought the restaurant was hard to find; there is no outdoor signage. We arrived and were only the second couple there at nearly 7pm. The ambiance is awkward- low lighting, empty, no tables and chairs. Seating is lounge-style with low tables, which makes eating difficult. Our first few plates were great: lamb burger, mushroom and leek ball, and steak. The plates we ordered after were a major disappointment. By the time we left, we were the only diners in the restaurant- and this is at nearly 8pm. The service was OK, our waitress brought our food and drinks but did not go above and beyond for anything. Despite being one of only two tables filled, they reported us as a "no show" to open table, which is worth mentioning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not just for dance parties!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    On the Bmore food spectrum, RM is definitely on the upper half, especially considering it's rep. as a dance/lounge bar. For tapas, the portions are large and filling so lots of bang for your buck. We appreciated service that was friendly and attentive to my friend's dietary needs. House bottle of red was an easy-drinking, bright red fruity Spanish Barolo. Again, a lot of bang for your buck. Flare bartending was an added benefit since we got there before the late night scene picked up. Once it did, we had a blast! Ladies night plus dancing and great people all around! Design/layout was stylish and impressive. Looking forward to the courtyard-esque area in warmer weather! Will repeat and do recommend.[Note: potential bias b/c groupon]
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food
    VanessaVIP
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Delicious food, excellent service. Had my birthday party there, with a group of friends. LOVE their fireplaces, so good for a Happy Hour get-together. And they have an outdoor patio, perfect for the warmer spring evenings. Will definitely go back, very soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fun food
    wnail
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    The food was very good and our server was great. He was very informative, made great suggestions, and was on top of things. As far as tapas goes, the plates are small, but the prices are good too so it averages out. The taste is great! I recommend going on a weeknight if you want a more quiet and romantic style meal as there are fewer people and less noise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great variety
    Mutemo
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Food was delicious, we sat on padded benches next to Fireplace- it would have been nice if they had pillows or rests behind us as all of our backs hurt after a while. But all in all a great experience- good for groups- warning- small plates are SMALL- may want to order 2 or 3 of the same if everyone wants a bite
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The seating was the most uncomforta
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    The seating was the most uncomfortable I have ever sat in.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not worth your time for dinner
    unsatisfied
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Great place for drinks, but poor choice for dinner. Food and ambiance was inappropriate for dinner, which we had at 8pm, too early for the loud house music and dim lighting that was present. Food portions were very small and not well prepared.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food. Not so good atmosphere.
    marketingmad
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    I went on a Friday at 6 p.m. during Baltimore's Restaurant Week 2014. The place was fairly empty and quite, a good setting for conversations. I really enjoyed the food. Sadly, because the place doesn't have traditional tables and chairs and it's very dark, I wouldn't go back. You dine off of a table that is as low as your knees while sitting on benches and stools, making it very uncomfortable to eat the food because you're constantly hunched over your meal plate. It's very dark; I had to read my menu with the help of the little mood light on the table, and I have pretty good vision - I don't wear glasses.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a reservation for Valentine'
    Nothappy
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We had a reservation for Valentine's Day. Got a call from Red Maple at 6:00pm stating they were closed due to water maion break. They didnt offere any incentive for us to come back. We had to find another restaurant on a very busy night. ended up eating at a bar!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Diverse with Great Food
    samantha2161
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    The dinner and night atmosphere are completely different but were equally enjoyable. It started as just 3 of us for dinner and our table was ready as soon as we walked in. It was a little too dark, but was intimate without being too romantic due to the bench/non-wall seating arrangement. We ordered 3 tapas and they were decently priced and just the right amount of food for 3 girls. The dirty martinis was good EXCEPT the olives tasted like cardboard. The cheese tray is a must with exotic cheeses and homemade jam. We moved onto bottle service and staff accommodated. Once 11 hits the place becomes a night club, but not an obnoxious one, a more up-scale diverse dance scene. Very enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Better service needed.
    Sophia
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    We had a reservation for 6 people for 8 pm. When I was seated I was told that we only had the table until 11 pm. However, several times througout the night, our waitress kept trying get us to leave early even though we were still ordering drinks and/or food. She kept asking if we were staying and kept trying to bring us our bill (even when we hadn't asked for it). Around 10 a hostess came over and said we could get a larger table by the fireplace at 11 if we wanted to buy a one bottle minimum for $125. Later we figured out that this might be a bottle of hard liquor and note wine but nothing was really explained. We felt rushed so we decided to take our money elsewhere and went to another club when we were done.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for happy hour, or meet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Great for happy hour, or meet and greet atmosphere. Food is absolutely excellent. Seems a little hard to find even though it is exactly at the address advertised. It does look like a finished restaurant from the street. I would go back, really enjoyed my experience there with my friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting, fresh flavors
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    We tried 5 different tapas and enjoyed the flavors of each. Good use of herbs.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Yes, we're open for business!
    CharmCityEaterVIP
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    The lower "dining room" looks like a hotel lobby - a really nice hotel lobby, but a little weird for a restaurant. Seating is on large ottomans in front of low tables - not comfortable for the three members of my party of 4 who are over 50. It was empty when we arrived for a pre-theater meal at 6:00 pm, which lead me to believe the "main"dining room was upstairs. A quick glance up the steps disabused me of that notion (more low tables and couches) so we stayed put. The service was very friendly and efficient, though there was a lag between the food drops - and not because it's shared plates. Two dishes were served when ready and several minutes later the other two dishes arrived. Good food, great concept, mediocre execution.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for pre-theater
    FineFoodD
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    My friend and I go here before the theater when we want to treat ourselves. The food and drinks are great - priced right for the exceptional, unique small plates. As with most small plate servings, you won't fill up but the taste is worth it and we get enough that we're not hungry later in the evening. This is a great, quiet place with wonderful ambiance and great service (at least early in the evening.) I've not been after 9 pm so it may be a different scene then. Ask your waiter for recommendations on "one must have" plate - you won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Modern vibe with poor food
    datenightdining
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    My husband & I enjoy tapas style and were excited to try out Red Maple prior to a show at Meyerhoff. Entering (Thursday night, 6:30) we found a quiet atmosphere, modern design & decor and friendly, helpful staff. We were seated by a fireplace on their oversized ottomans. Their "by the glass" wine selection contains only 4 reds but no standard Cabernet. A nice menu selection for food; ordered pumpkin risotto (tasty), calamari with seasoning that left an aftertaste like we just ate someones leather shoe (not the texture, the taste), the orange chicken was so dried out and tough we avoided the last piece even though we were still hungry. Unfortunately, I would not recommend this place to a friend based on the quality of the food.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet