Regi's American Bistro
Regi's American Bistro

Regi's American Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.regisamericanbistro.com/
  • Phone: 410-539-7344x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast/Brunch: 9:30am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: For no fee we offer a 25 seat dining area for private parties and events. If requested we can provide a set menu which will sample some of our best dishes from the menu.
  • Private Party Contact: Alan Morstein 4105397344x
  • Special Events: Open Every Day For You Dining Needs.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: E. Hamburg
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Federal Hill provides plenty of parking on or around Light Street where we are located. Payment to meters is required Monday through Saturday 9 AM until 9 PM. After 9 PM and on Sunday, street parking is free.
A word from Regi's American Bistro
We feature roof-top & farm to fork. Our multiple award winning Crab Cakes & Brunch are the best in town. Enjoy our cuisine by the fireplace in our cozy dining room in the winter, or on our patio terrace in the warmer months. Join us for Brunch on both Saturday and Sunday.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Regi's American Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
88 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (61)great for outdoor dining (46)great for brunch (45)great for lunch (28)fit for foodies (28)good for groups (12)vibrant bar scene (11)special occasion (11)romantic (7)hot spot (6)kid-friendly (6)notable wine list (4)late-night find (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • $7 for a Heineken?
    ParkvilleDiner78
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We went here on a Sunday for brunch, before heading over to the American Visionary Art Museum. We'd made a reservation, and were sat in the very back of the restaurant, near the ladies' room. Shortly after, a loud party of 6 was seated next to us, which wasn't great in the close-quarters of the room we were in. The food is great, but pricey, probably because the portions are ridiculously huge. They could give half as much food and charge just a few dollars less, and I think customers would still feel like they were getting their money's worth. My biggest complaint is the price of drinks. $7 for a bottle of Heineken is ridiculous. The food was good, and the service was fine, but I don't think we'll be going back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Better and Better
    Fedhillliv2eatVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    In the five years in Federal Hill this restaurant continues to improve and is great for brunch, lunch and dinner
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A nice Sunday brunch
    MDFoodiesVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    A nice location, easy parking, reasonable prices, friendly staff, a range of brunch or lunch choices. The food was good and plentiful. Nice complimentary muffins instead of bread basket. A good solid brunch destination. Not gourmet but a darn good omelet!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service
    RPalmer45
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I've never had anything other than a great time at Regis. Excellent crab cakes as always and my girlfriend chose restaurant week, which had very generous portions, which you don't often see. The great food was matched by the service provided by our waiter Spencer, very knowledgable and friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The food was amazing! We had a male server and the service was good but I don't think he smiled one. Maybe he was just having a bad day but he seemed very grouchy/annoyed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • our visit
    JackVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Our second visit. Good food and fair pricing. Waiter was competent but should have upgraded his apparel/appearance to a level in keeping with the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Requested food not be burnt. Salmon burger was burnt on both sides and bread of sandwich was burnt on one side. After cutting off the burned parts the rest of the food was good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • krablady
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Always great to be at Regi's. Good service and consistently good food. Never disappoints. And not as pricey as some others in the area.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Acceptable (No gluten free options)
    Valentine
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The experience was not the best. Service was great, food was edible but not no gluten free option available, thanks to the server we arranged something I could eat. It was overpriced for what they give you.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too noisy
    pnjhVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    The food and service were good, but the ambient noise was WAY too high. Plus the only table for 5 was right next to the rest room. Very disappointing.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good, quiet, inexpensive
    MarylandCouple
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Food is consistently very good; service never bad but rarely exceptional. Always my number one restaurant in Federal Hill
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Of the 8 people, 6 people were served entrees. I could have perhaps been understanding if the server acknowledged us and explained a delay but instead she walked away. Several times after that, she or other servers came back to the area with food for surrounding tables. After 10 minutes of being ignored, I finally was able to grab the waitress's attention and ask what was going on. She shrugged it off as the kitchen being behind. I can understand if the kitchen is behind but to send out 6 of 8 entrees is not being behind, it is a mistake. I had to track down a manager as all 6 people were almost done eating and we had not received our meal. We finally got it 12 minutes after the rest of the group and my salad was not even correct.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food
    Toby
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Regi's is a wonderful place to have a nice, relaxed meal . The food is good and always consistent. They have a well stocked bar and the service is warm and friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome brunch
    shelr
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Would definitely go back to Regi's for brunch! The staff was very friendly & attentive. The food was really good. Didn't have to have the cronuts, but they were delish!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very accomodating
    olive
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Service was great, and they were very accomodating. We went for brunch, and my two young daughters split a meal. Very impressed that they brought it split already on two plates, and each was garnished.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Regis Bistro
    miishuz
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    From the moment we entered the restaurant, the evening was perfection ! Greeted by the owner, who was totally involved in making sure that everyone in the restaurant was having a great time and enjoying their meals. The food service was excellent and the food Fresh and Flavorful to say the least. We all had different meals and everyone enjoyed them to the Max! Will definitely be back to this restaurant !!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Neighborhood Secret
    janferg
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Don't tell anyone - this is one of the best little gems in the city. If word gets out, I wlll have trouble getting reservations The night I was there, they had WHALES Generous coctails, interesting menue, owner present, and a weekly must stop
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrible Service
    Bernie
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    My wife and I arrived at 5PM. We were the only diners in dining room. Was told by waitress (Carly) that wine is half price tonite. She brought my wifes gazpacho soup 15 minutes before my chicken (6) wings. Then when i am eating my 4th wing she brings out our entrees. Carly should know not to bring out entrees before the appetizers are finished and that the appetizers should be served together. I like to eat while my wife is eating. Not take turns eating our appetizers. When the check came the wine was full price. Carly failed to mention that it was house wine only that was half priced. I got the feeling that they cater to locals and treat visitors poorly. Anyway if you dine there make sure you don't have Carly as your waitress.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our go-To Place in Federal Hill
    baltimorebooklady
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Great menu with farm to table specialties. Alan and his staff do an excellent job and everything my wife and I have ordered off the menu has been outstanding. We have dined there multiple times and the food and service are consistently top level. Great martinis too! Be sure to try the tater-tot appetizer; yes that’s right, tater-tots. Homemade tater-tots with bacon and brie- outstanding!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never Disappoints
    BFitz
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Regi's is our favorite restaurant in Federal Hill. The food is always fresh and delicious. They have a diverse menu with offerings at many different price points. Guests can always find something on the menu that is appealing. I consider myself to be a crabcake aficionado, and believe that Regi's crabcake is one of the best in town. We had a luncheon after both our son and daughter's baptism at Regi's, and could not have been happier with the food and service. We highly recommend Regi's to anyone visiting Baltimore.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I have lived in the neighborhood for 13 years and Regi's never disappoints. They work hard to always deliver the best food and dining Experience. My soft shell crabs were excellent!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    FederalHillGOPVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We've been coming to Regi's for years and every time it is a wonderful experience. By far the best restaurant in Federal Hill.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Good food, pleasant atmosphere. Small but well done menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Why did it take so long to try ?
    eastBawlmerInBlood
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    soft crabs were outstanding. The homemade soups started the night out on an excellant note. I seen this place for 20 years but this was my first visit. I dont know why I took so long.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Federal Hill's Best
    FederalHillGOPVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Our go to restaurant when taking guests out from out of town. Great staff, great service, and great food...you can't go wrong.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A haven for adults in Federal Hill
    Fedhillliv2eatVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    An adult restaurant and bar with food and cocktails to match those needs A respite from the college bar scene that dominates the area
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Light Street Gem
    SouthBaltoBoy4606
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Watched the Cross Street Area for over 50 years. Worked in Cross St. Mkt. as teenager.... WOW how the neighborhood has changed, for the BETTER!! Regi's was recommended by family member living in the Key Highway complex.... a favorite place for me too, now !!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Federal Hill gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We loved Regi's and would highly recommend it. Great neighborhood bar and restaurant! Will definitely recommend it to friends. Loved the Federal Hill neighborhood in general and quick walk from Inner Harbor.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Relaibly good
    rolandparkneighborVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We love coming to Regi's! The food is always great, and the service is very good. We sat outside and had soft crabs and crab cakes that were excellent. Only downside was a table of screaming girls next to us who stepped only a few feet away to smoke.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great value!
    Stever
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    From the drinks, to the appetizers, to the dinners, our group of 5 was very satisfied with the overall experience. The sandwiches were very large and hearty, especially for the price. Their speciality drinks are a bit expensive, but full of flavor. Overall I'd definitely recommend with place, especially when you can get outside seating.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pre-Prom Dinner
    Chaperone
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    My boyfriend and I came here after being suggested by multiple people before we chaperoned the prom. It was a gorgeous night and our table was ready for us right as we arrived. Our waiter was very polite and the owner/manager himself came over to our table to make sure we were satisfied and made light conversation. Food was awesome and there is no doubt we would visit here again!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful spot after the game
    Beachpaws
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    After an Orioles game what a wonderful place to relax and enjoy a fabulous meal with friends.. A standout was the oyster appetizer with the Blue Cheese Cole slaw that was a real hit. The meals came quickly and we had a wonderful waiter in Spencer. If you are in the area this is a great find.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mother's Day Brunch at Regi's
    Rachel
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Made a reservation for Mother's Day brunch and requested outside seating which was honored no problem. Seating outside was tight, but nice all the same. Started off with a complimentary basket of warm poppy seed muffins/cornbread which were delicious. 1Litre of mimosa was pricey at $19, but this was the only real negative. Would highly recommend the biscuits and we all enjoyed the brunch options including the Chesapeake Eggs Benedict and the California Turkey & Egg Wrap. Overall, a good spot in Fed to brunch!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Terrific place for brunch. Mother's day specials were excellent. Portions are generous too.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We love Regis
    SallyAnnVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Neighborhood go to place! Foof consistently very good, good service, warm, cozy ambience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative cuisine in Federal Hill
    GT8MDVIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Third trip here, never disappointed. Our party of three had a mid week 9 PM reservation and found the place empty. Our waitress seemed happy to see us and delivered hot tasty food with no delay. we shared the Buffalo Oysters, smashed meatballs and crab dip apps all were generous, original and wowed my guests. Entrees were soft shell crabs on the special menu cooked to perfection and the short rib off the main menu presented in cowboy sized portion. We loved it!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 52 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 546 reviews are from the Regi's American Bistro reviews archive.
  • FederalHillGOPVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Regi's is our go to for Sunday brunch. Always friendly and charming service from Shelley, our favorite bartender in town. Alan, the proprietor, is the most friendly and engaging restaurateur around.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FederalHillGOPVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Regi's seems to everything right...good food, fantastic service, great atmosphere, and top notch staff. We've been going to regularly for 8 years and have never left disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OVERALL IT WAS GREAT
    GOURMET21
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    LOVED SITTING AT A ROUND TABLE WITH ALL MY FAMILY, LOVED TAKING THE LEFTOVERS HOME, ATE MY WHITE FISH AND SMOKED SALMON SANDWICH FOR BREAKFAST THE NEXT MORNING WITH A GOOD CUP OF COFFEE. LOVED IT !!! I ALWAYS RECOMMEND REGI'S TO MY PENNSYLVANIA FRIENDS WHO VISIT BALTIMORE. FOOD IS ALWAYS CONSISTENTLY DELICIOUS.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place to lunch outside
    Sigg
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Ate here with friends and our dog. The day was cool but the outdoor area was covered and comfortable, even if not scenic (since it's on the street which sometimes was noisy). The food came promptly and everyone in our party seemed satisfied with their order.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate