Always a dependable and very
Always a dependable and very good eating experience at Bluegrass. Summer bring outdoor seating, which is a pleasant way to spend the cool of the evening. The bartenders know bourbon!
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
not just "great 4 south baltimore"
The real deal. Especially for those who have graduated from Cross Street, etc.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful Birthday Dinner
Went with my parents for my husband's birthday. It was our first visit and we will return. The food was terrific and I would classify ourselves as foodies and picky. I had the morel and fava pot pie. It was silky and really punched the flavor on the morels. My husband's ribeye was juicy, perfectly cooked and the sauce complimented the steak perfectly. My mother did not share her spring lamb stew and there was little left in her plate. My dad had the tile fish and did share the okra but only because he could not figure out what it was. The beer and wine lists are very nice. It is wonderful to find a place that has good craft beers AND good wine by the glass.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Aged pork chops were the best
Aged pork chops were the best we have ever had! We have eaten there many times and this was the best meal we have had to date. Great, friendly service and pleasant atmosphere.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
The atmosphere was relaxed
The atmosphere was relaxed with a warm, welcoming ambiance. The staff were all very friendly and the food was excellant. The menu choices were not "cookie cutter" and are changed frequently. Overall it was a great experience and this is definitley a"go-back-to" place.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food especially
Excellent food especially the fried chicken and the lamb. Excellent service and cozy. Difficult to park but they have valet for 5$
4/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
a pure delightful food adventure
The menu selection was unique and delicious. Blue Grass Tavern stands out in so many positive ways I may not be able to paint as vibrant a picture as our experience deserves. The restaurant's Federal Hill location is convenient to find but parking will be difficult. The solution was the resturants responsive and friendly valet service. The decor was a comfortable and rustic. Our waiter Kal was a super treat. He was so positive and energetic he has a passion for the menu and ingredients. He took the time to explain the dishes and how the chef would develop incredible flavors in each. Antelope Carpacci, Blackeyed Pea and Peanut soup delicious.....Goat Belly ( amazing ). Our entrée course was even better...this is a new favorite place.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Once again a fantastic dinner
Once again a fantastic dinner at bluegrass. I made a note that it was our anniversary and they made it very special. Highly recommended!
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had the best tasting cheeseburger
I had the best tasting cheeseburger ever. The ground beef was top notch and the cheese went excellent. It was a cheddar.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
I loved the ambiance. I rode
I loved the ambiance. I rode past this restaurant a couple of days before eating there, and I loved how the outside looked. The food was excellent!!!!! I will return with my spouse. . .I promise :-)
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place with great food.
Great place with great food. But they had a stupid happy hour rule: it was a beautiful evening and we chose a table outside. But the happy-hour drinks were only served at the bar. So we sat at the bar for 5 minutes, ordered drinks, closed out our tab then took our drinks to out outside table. we had a big laugh and had a good time; but it was stupid!
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
The valet parking makes this
The valet parking makes this restaurant easily accessible in a very crowded neighborhood. With that problem solved, the food is interesting and ranges from comfort to unusual, with prices that fit most budgets.
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food, ambience and service were all great. I would recommend the Bluegrass Tavern to my friends and plan on going again in the near future.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
First Time at Blue Grass
This was our first time at Blue Grass. It was recommended by a friend. We found the atmosphere, food and drink to be great. The date that I was with is a big bourbon drinker, so he was really excited when he saw the huge bourbon list. It gave him a chance to try different ones. We were both very impressed. The service is great, the food is great and the drinks are great. We were seated on the second floor, which was more quiet than the first floor. Very romantic setting on the second floor and it has its own bar.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of my favotite restaurants
One of my favotite restaurants in baltimore. food is delicious. drinks are great. great selection of bourbon and a really good bloody mary. Restaurant has really rustic feel and looks nice. also has one of the best brunches in bmore. never have to wait for a table.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food and service are outstanding.
Food and service are outstanding. Dishes were fresh and creative. We loved the antelope carpaccio, mushroom "toast", rabbit ravioli and lamb spare ribs. Where else can you get those dishes? Our experience was made more awesome by the great service and knowledgable waiter/sommelier. A great experience. Definately worth the trip to Federal Hill.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
We love everything we ordered
We love everything we ordered - lamb ribs, fried smoked chicken and burger - they were all fantastic! A neighbor gem especially for our son and his fiance who live a couple blocks away.
5/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for adventuress adult
Be bold and order the things on this menu you think sound "weird"
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Consistently delivers the
Consistently delivers the best dining experience in Baltimore.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fine dining at its best.
Chris, the wine somilier, told me about his Monday wine tasting and we thought Memorial Day would be a great time. Also, if you dined in, the wine tasting is free. Chris is a dynamic, energetic and very knowledgable somilier. His food pairing are spot on. Everything we ate was delicious. We had the southern fried chicken and the rhubarb set it off perfectly. If you love red velvet cake, you must stop by. Chris surprised us with wines to add to our deserts. My husband did not like his but Chris insisted he wait until the desert came I couldn't believe it.....the wine was wonderful WITH the desert. We are totally hooked. My sister is coming down from NY in August and we WILL stop by again and treat her palate as well.
5/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
I went for brunch on Sunday morning. The drinks were very unique, and the food was amazing! If you live in Baltimore, you should definitely go at least once.
6/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Southern Charm in Baltimore
Dining at Bluegrass Tavern was a special treat. The pimento cheese appetizer and fried fish and grits led me to recall my delightful and delectable trips to Charleston, SC. The Swiss chard salad was light (not too heavy or filling) and the dressing was divine. Other family members thoroughly enjoyed the pulled pork, potato salad (the best we've ever had) and home style mac 'n cheese. Entree portions were just right and side dishes were generous. Our server was pleasant and calmly efficient. Having frequented other restaurants nearby and struggled with city parking, we found the valet parking to be a very nice touch. We hope to return to Bluegrass Tavern soon and look forward to introducing it to our friends.
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always the right choice
Bluegrass has never let me down. From probably the best bar-food to one of the most adventurous omnivore menus to, quite possibly, the best unpretentious drink list in Baltimore, bluegrass hits the spot.
The thoughtfulness of every aspect of this place is exceptional, but it's the care in craftsmanship of drinks and entrees that brings me back. The house-made charcuterie is brilliant and constantly evolving. The small-farm-raised meats are gorgeously prepared and presented often alongside an equally beautiful vegetarian option(s). The wine list is carefully curated and represents unparalleled value. The drinks menu is fun and smart. And all of that comes in a casual environment with a staff that makes you feel at home.
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were suprised at your first visit - great service, food, and I'm hooked!
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
I ate here with a group of friends last Friday and had a wonderful meal! The service was excellent, the swordfish melted in your mouth, and the homemade coconut cream pie was
divine. We can't wait to go back!
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Since we were from out of town, we had no idea where to seek a great brunch spot. Fortunately, Open Table provided this amazing find, Bluegrass Tavern. The area is very trendy with small brownstones and small shops. We were greeted warmly and found the ambiance to fit the type of cuisine. The dishes had a southern influence and there was something on the menu for everyone from the vegetarians to the meat eaters. From the apple fritters to the delicious grits, there were no complaints among any of us. This was a great find!
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing Baltimore Gem!!
My experience was incredible!! The staff is very friendly and attentive. The space is intimate and has a warm feeling. The food was incredible. Appetizers-grilled clams, fried green tomatoes with a truffle spread were fantastic. Steak was cooked to perfection and the wine pairing was right on! The Executive Chef went to each table to make sure everything was perfect-and he was so gracious. I've been there for brunch before with the same great food, great ambience, and great service. A Baltimore Gem!
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time but not our last...
I met friends to catch up for a girls night out and Jenna, Chris and the rest of the staff at Bluegrass made our night just perfect. The service was impeccable, the pairings outstanding and the entire evening was delightful. We so appreciated the attentive staff and helpful recommendations, a dining experience worth repeating! Thank you Bluegrass!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
An amazing meal with delicious beer and... Since the heatwave had broken, a pleasant evening dining outside.
Tres petit Cochon is outstanding!
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
A+++++ would dine again!
Great restaurant! We have been here before for brunch, which has always been delicious, but this time we went for restaurant week. The food was very interesting and not for the picky. Everything was just as delicious as it sounded on the menu. Definitely go!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Different yet delicious cousine,
Different yet delicious cousine, excellent knowledgable and friendly staff - overall a wonderful dining experience. A must try in Baltimore.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always great, new Chef Tim
Always great, new Chef Tim Dyson is killing it! Love to eat here and will continue coming back to show our support! Eat all the offal, its so amazing!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved this restaurant! The service was excellent! The chef came by to check in after each course and asked us how we liked the food, which is something I've never experienced until I dined at this restaurant. A great date place!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bluegrass Tavern is a real gem. The food was imaginative, locally sourced, incredibly tasty and reasonably priced. I had a rabbit cassoulet with smoked rabbit sausage and a fried egg. It was wonderful. We are devout foodies (cooking, gardening, etc.) and we will definitely go back! My complements to the chef!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unusual Food, Unpolished Service
The food is an interesting mix of ingredients and flavors. I had rabbit and kidney corn dogs, which were much more refined than one might think. The overall sense is of fun and exploration in both food and wine. The only blemish was a server who kept asking if we wanted obviously unfinished place removed. She had probably been trained to do that but it came off as intrusive.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, mediocre service
We had a wonderful meal at bluegrass on a friday night. I had a stuffed eggplant and my wife had a salmon dish and both were great. The only problem we had was very slow service.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Small plates were each a meal themselves. Blue Grass Manhattan was great. Very limited desserts
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Service +
Great Service +
Outstanding Mac & Cheese +
Excellent Bourbon & Beer Selection = Awesome Date Night
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Superb service, atmosphere, food, and drink (and at a reasonable price) ... loved it!
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Baltimore Gem
This was our second trip to Baltimore that included Bluegrass Tavern and it was just as spectacular as the first two times! The food is always amazing, and the staff is easily the best we've ever encountered, anywhere. They all work together as a team to make sure each guest has a top-notch experience. Chef Dyson is amazing in the kitchen and made a point to come out and visit with us for a minute. The wine and cocktail list is not huge, but everything is excellent, and if you don't see a specific drink just ask they will make it for you. Bluegrass Tavern has become our special anniversary dinner spot and although we just went, we are looking forward to our next trip already. BTW we were there yesterday too!
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic neighborhood restaurant!
We had a wonderful meal at the Bluegrass Tavern. Our server was excellent and very patient with our inability to make a decision about what to order. We finally settled on the antelope meatballs and the chicken fried veal cutlets. Great choices!! The food was wonderfully cooked and presented. It is rare for me to see more than one thing I want on a menu, but this one was so interesting and varied that I could have had any of a number of things. We will definitely go back!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistently the best
Bluegrass continues to deliver creative food and knowledgeable, thoughtful service.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
A solid dining experience
A solid dining experience marked notably by the kitchens take on southern quisine, beverage selection, and understated decor. I would recommend the restaurant to any friend visiting from Kentucky.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved this place. What a surprise.
Loved this place. What a surprise. Lovely warm ambience on a cool clear Fall night. Great wait staff and the food was terrific. Deviled eg
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Whiskey Lovers Birthday
My wife and I went here for her birthday and were beyond happy. We are both whiskey lovers and really enjoyed finding a place that had such a nice selection including 4 we had not already enjoyed. For dinner she had the pork speical, and I had the butternut squash bisque and the trois petits couchon heritage pork meat loaf. The food was devine!!! hope to come back soon.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Super Awesome Choice!!
I was in Baltimore for one night and this restaurant was recommended to me! Boy it was a winner!! All six
people in my group raved about the meal and we said we would have to do it again!! Bear in mind I'm in California
so I'll have to make a really big trip back....but it would be worth it! We had small plate, comfort food, large plates and
specialty cocktails!! We were headed to the Illusions Magic show (great show!) so no time for dessert...but I'm
sure it would have been yummy as well!!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Server Saved the Day
I wouldn't say this is a great place to bring kids, but we had a 3-year old and our server went out of his way to make sure he was well taken care of. The place was busy as it usually is on a game day, but our waiter kept us apprised of our drinks, appetizers and meals -- brunch is supposed to be leisurely anyway. One of us had his meal delayed in the kitchen, and was comped a drink for the slight inconvenience, a mark of a professional server as well as good business sense on the part of the management. I would only say that the menu is smaller for brunch, and we missed some of the items on the previous menu. But a good time was had by all.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Surprisingly good for a vegetarian
I had the beets and brussel sprout small plates and I was more than full. My two guests also enjoyed their food. My husband had rabbit pot pie, and I'm pretty sure you're not finding that anywhere else. My friend and I gave gluten and wheat allergies and our server was knowledgeable about the ingredients, making this a very accommodating restaurant.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was my second time dining
It was my second time dining at Blue Grass and we loved it again. It's a casual place that serves excellent food especially the roasted brussel sprouts, deviled eggs and rabbit pot pie.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food is always great, but price is not stratospheric.
12/11/2013 4:00:00 PM