Sascha's
Sascha's

Sascha's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.saschas.com/
  • Phone: 4105398880
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: no reservations taken; Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Thursday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Global, International
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wine
  • Catering: We have been a premier quality caterer in the Baltimore Washington area for over 25 years.
  • Entertainment: Sascha's presents live jazz every Thursday and Friday nights with exciting local talent. Blend the look and feel of the space with sensual musical performances and you will find your night completed.

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Sascha's
Sascha's 527 Cafe is the creation of Sascha Wolhandler and Steve Suser. After more than 20 years as Baltimore's stylish boutique caterer, they have taken a charming 19th century Mt. Vernon townhouse topped with an antique crystal chandelier, dramatic 16' ceilings, warm lighting and candlelit tables and presented a look and a feel that Style Magazine has called "drop dead sexy". Sascha's menu is a comfortable blend of great flavors, both local and global. Organic and natural ingredients are used extensively to bring only the best and healthiest to the table. Small plates, called taste plates, offer a wide selection of grilled, pan seared and lightly fried foods, from bison to lobster, Mediterranean to Deep South. Large plates, from Free Range to Filet and freshly created and prepared specials of the day, compliment the dinner menu. It's a feast for the senses.
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Sascha's reviews from OpenTable diners
57 reviews since April 29, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
73% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (32)fit for foodies (23)romantic (18)special occasion (17)good for groups (13)great for lunch (7)great for brunch (3)great for outdoor dining (3)late-night find (3)notable wine list (3)hot spot (2)vibrant bar scene (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • everything on the rest week menu
    jlhpartyof2
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Was tasty. We had a party of three so it was a chance to try everything. Nothing disappointed. Restaurant seemed to close a bit early but aside from that there were no issues. Very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and service very disappointing
    KAGilroy
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I expected an experience fit for foodies, but was very disappointed in the quality of the food. Specifically - Shrimp and Grits: Shrimp was great, grits were bland; salmon tatake: salmon didn't taste fresh and the peanut sauce was a terrible combination with this fish. There were pink round tings on the plate that tasted rotten. The tomato feta dish was okay - just very plain in the presentation and taste - and very over priced for what you got. Overall, I expected a great meal (considering Sascha's reputation as one of the top local restauranteurs), but the taste, presentation and price of the food were all very disappointing. And, there was only one server for the entire restaurant on a Saturday night, so the service was slow.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, better service
    EllieB
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I like Sasha's food a lot and the service is fantastic. It's pretty expensive and the portions are slightly smaller than some similar restaurants near by in the same price range. So for us, Sasha's is a once every few years place (maybe during restaurant week) but not a favorite in a city with so much great dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Each time is great
    ADECatonsvilleMD
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We live in Catonsville, in Baltimore County, and have been coming to Sascha's for many years. The menu has changed (in good ways) over the years, and each time we thoroughly enjoy ourselves.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sascha's is always a hot pick
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My friends and I look for this restaurant every Restaurant Week. It has gained popularity since we first visited them, so we try to book early. I'm love that the chef tries new things on a regualar basis, but they do keep some tried and true favs on the list. The bartender is EXCELLENT! The orange sangria was to die for! I had to recommend it to a table of other guests who were trying to decide which cocktail to try. Delish!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant Week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    My daughters and I had a girls night out for Restaurant week and wanted to try some place new to us. We all had a different choice of the menu and all the dinners where wonderful.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved this place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Great food, wine, and service! First time here was for restaurant week and decided to do the wine pairing add-on. Totally worth it. The wines were spot on and the food was amazing. Recommend the shrimp and grits appetizer and steak entree. All the desserts were delicious too. Beautiful restaurant as well. Would definitely return here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Linda
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Restaurant week was fab. Don't usually participate, but glad we did. Thanks so much
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    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • If this is their best, don't bother
    PickyDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We went during "restaurant week"; they only served the prix fixe menu. Dishes ordered (4 people) were: Polenta (really salad w/polenta cubes for croutons), shrimp w/grits, short ribs, filet mignon, cioppino w/tagliatelle, salted caramel budino, carrot cupcake, chocolate 3 ways, fruit tart (called "fresh" but made with lemon curd). No bad dish, but none anything to write home about, either. 1 steak sent back (ordered medium rare, arrived quite cold inside). Cioppino full of seafood but not very flavorful. Nobody liked the potato hash served w/the steaks. Desserts ranged ok to good. Service intrusive (how many times can the waitress say "I hate to interrupt you" w/o figuring out that she should NOT be interrupting?) Room quite noisy.
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  • Great Find!
    jka1104
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I booked a reservation because of their awesome restaurant week menu. They had so many options that I was sure everyone would be satisfied. The food, ambiance, and service were just as wonderful as I had hoped. The shrimp and grits appetizer was amazing, as were the salmon and filet entrees. I highly recommend the carrot cake for dessert. We will definitely be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Food & Service
    Sedso
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We really enjoyed the variety and quality of the small plates. Our server did an amazing job despite some very large parties in the restaurant around the same time. The only negative was the high noise level. It's a pretty dining room but there really isn't much to absorb sound.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Surprised
    LisaS186
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    My date and I were looking for something different and we decided on Sascha's. The food was very good (I wasn't a fan of my short rib sliders) and the service was outstanding. The waitress at one point came over and told me that they overcooked my chicken and without skipping a beat she said they were cooking a new one and the meal was on the house. All I can say is that is was worth the wait. We would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Experience
    MaureenVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We had a 6:00 reservation proceeding tickets to the BSO. Due to horrific traffic on the Beltway and JFX, we were 40 minutes late. The restaurant held our reservation (although they weren't busy that evening). We told our waitress we had BSO tickets and she was amazing about getting our dinners out in time. She was the consumate waitress. She was friendly, courteous, attended to ur needs but did not hover. Our food was absolutely delicious. The only negative is the grilled Caesar salad is a bit difficult to cut up, but it was dressed beautifully and was fabulous otherwise.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Wed. evening filet special!
    ATown
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Great filet and martini special for $18! Delicious!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Big Changes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    The menu that listed the wonderful food choices was different that advertised on opentable. There entertainment was none existence compared to what was advertised and there service was mediocre.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Fied zuchini appetizer. It was a little greasy but overall it had good flavor. Burger entree. It seems challenging for most restaurants so once again i asked for medium well, and i received it well, but it was flavorful. My wife had a shrimp/mussel on linguini dish. It had good flavor but many of the noodles were not done. The carrot cake desert was pretty dry. I had my sights set on a burger that i saw on their website, however, when i got to the restaurant the menu was not the same. The server said that they had just made the menu change but didn't update their website yet. I find that to be very unprofessional. Our server and other staff was excellent. Very attentive. Overall the food was ok, but i probably won't go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Delicious food and great decor. Our server was nice but didn't seem to really engage our group.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DCFtWorthVIP
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Excellent. Great servier , Stacey! Thank you. Baltimore gem!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Disappointing experience
    stationnorthdiner
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    While the decor was very cool and cute, the food and the service sub-par. I had crab cake sliders - the brioche buns were so dry I couldn't finish them. The fried pickles were mushy and tasteless (more like fried cucumbers) and the bread sticks on the table were stale. Then, our party of 6 was charged an automatic gratuity of about 22%!! Automatic gratutity is fine, but I like to be alerted and instead a number was just scribbled on the top of the check. Not itemized and clearly over 20%, because that number was already printed a the bottom! She charged our card quickly even when we asked her to hold off on the tip so we could take another look at the number. We left upset and won't return. Too many better restaurants in the area.
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  • Great Food and Service
    foodloverVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    We dined at Sascha's on a Wednesday night and all had their fillet special which was magnificent. Our waitress was very attentive despite a busy restaurant in which she was the only waitress. The meal was terrific!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable Pre-theater Dinner
    MikeHikeEatVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We ordered the following: Steak and Egg Ramen, LOBSTER CORN BISQUE, and Shrimp and Grits Jambalaya were great, Short Rib Pastrami was flavorful but a little dry.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 36 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 640 reviews are from the Sascha's reviews archive.
  • Great Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Food and service was excellent. Highly recommend.
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    Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • neighborhood gem indeed
    billmart
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    A newly revised and wallet-friendly menu is attractive. Special kudos for pricing many items with two sized and prices - appeals to the budget and weight conscious. Friendly staff, sensible wine list. A good place to be if you are in Mt. Vernon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Things are changing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Sometimes, Sascha disappoints...lamb sliders were not warm and hard as a rock...salad wilted...service attentive and good...there are times when the kitchen seems to not pay attention...
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  • Had a great time. The food
    BradVIP
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    Had a great time. The food was a little underwhelming but the dishes were still new. We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Excellent all around
    Bdub
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    I had a great experience at this restaurant. First time I had been there. We went for restaurant week, and the menu was incredible. Had the short rib, chicken breast and apple/pear crisp.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food and Service!
    dkdang
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    My friends and I came for restaurant week and really enjoyed the food and the service. The ambiance was nice and casual and it wasn't very crowded, which was nice. I will definitely return for their normal menu and I highly recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Caterer Shopping
    Stephen
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Looking for a wedding caterer. Tried the restaurant week menu. Food had complexity. Our friend is dairy free and they accommodated him nicely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was great and the service
    Mike
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    Food was great and the service was as well. The shrimp and grits are a hit. The carrot cake was moist, but it was missing something. Other than that, it was a very nice place. I will definitely be going back.
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    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    Ginger
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    Great from beginning to end! Great service and great food!
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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  • Go food & ambiance, not the service
    MichaelBVIP
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    Delicious food, beautifully prepared, in a gorgeous setting w/ perfect music playing in the background. However, I was surprised that the service was so "rough around the edges" -- especially for such a nice restaurant!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week
    kimba
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    I town to visit our daughter we dined on the first night of restaurant week, Sunday. The menu was varied. Appetizers were good, especially the shrimp and grits; ravioli filling was delicious, the pasta was either too thick or simply underdone; beet salad was very good. Main courses were lamb shank, best of the night, filet, well cooked but potato pancake was over salted. Scallops were well cooked but the cabbage with orzo was bland and not seasoned at all and not worth eating. All three desserts were delicious, banana bourbon cake was the stand out for me but my husband preferred his carrot cake and we also had the flourless chocolate cake, thick and dense. Generally, an enjoyable meal. Apps and lamb standout.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The restaurant is right down
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    The restaurant is right down the street from Sotto Sopra so I was hoping for the same type of quality- unfortunately not. Typically restaurant week is for trying higher end restaurants at a cheaper price. I feel like the money was not worth this food. While the food looks nice and eloquent it was cold and salty. My filet came out cold and the sides were all way too salty. Desserts were bland. Other in my party got the lamb and ahi tuna- both very salty. For the price you would expect more of a fine dining experience but I would have rather went to Outback.
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  • Not as nice as I had expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Not as nice as I had expected for the location. Felt cheap.
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  • wish the food had been better...
    ProfessorK
    Dined on 2/3/2014
    We have been here before and like it. The Manager/Bar tender is great, but the two different dishes we tried were mediocre, at best. Service was good and the ambiance is fine. We miss their chopped salad.
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    notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pre-theatre dining
    scott
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    We had unfashionably early reservations in order to make our 8 p.m. curtain, but that did not diminish a thoroughly enjoyable meal with family. Service was excellent and the food was delicious with reasonably sized portions. Our waitress warned us that the carrot cake that my wife and I both ordered for dessert was generous and she was quite right as we split the order between us.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • the new menu was hard to figure
    finches46VIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    the new menu was hard to figure out and both my meal-i had pastrami sliders meat was dry and bread fell apart- and my wife, a vegetarian had limited choices since she does not like goat cheese
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  • Dinner with Friends
    Bunchabangles
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    The service was excellent and the food was delicious. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazingly awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    I went here from the recommendation of my brother. On a first date, let me just say it was everything and more. The hostess greeted me right away and was very pleasant. Our waitress was very accommodating and uber friendly! The overall place was warm and personal. Lots of art on the wall, very stimulating to the eye without being too much. The wine I had, Riesling, was excellent. I had the scallops with mushrooms and greens, the fried calamari, mussels, shrimp cesar and the cone of fries. All of which was great. The scallops especially were delightful and flavorful. For dessert we tried this banana bread pudding. Oh my word phenomenal. Wasn't too sweet, nice and warm and topped with vanilla ice cream. I highly recommend. I will return!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Stan
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    We had a great time. Food was delicious and atmosphere was delightful. We wished that we had enough time to order dessert.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.