Tark's Grill
Tark's Grill

Tark's Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.tarksgrill.com/
  • Phone: 4105838275x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday: Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00am, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Christopher Golder
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking available on either side of the restaurant in public lots.
A word from Tark's Grill
Upscale Casual American Grill serving lunch and dinner daily.
Voted Best Patio in Baltimore County 5 Years in a Row.
Voted Best Crab Cakes in Baltimore County by Baltimore Magazine.
Featuring a Menu Designed with the Freshest Cuts of Seafood & Meats
and Customizable Salad Combinations.
Two Small Private Dining Rooms Available by Reservation.
Seasonal Cocktail Menus Available in Bar & Lounge Area.
Great Place for an elegant dinner out, cocktails with friends,
& Casual Family Meals.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Tark's Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
213 reviews since April 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (147)neighborhood gem (122)great for lunch (97)vibrant bar scene (70)special occasion (55)good for groups (46)great for brunch (44)fit for foodies (44)hot spot (44)notable wine list (35)romantic (29)late-night find (21)scenic view (15)kid-friendly (10)Show More
  • pleasant outdoor dining
    tomfVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    very nice, but not special. good for a casual evening out, especially in the courtyard.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice Meal
    5twodine
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We recently visited Tarks with our three teenagers and enjoyed a nice evening although our meals were inconsistent in quality. The mussel appetizer was very good, as was the Scottish salmon entree, sea bass and chopped salad. The whipped potatoes got two thumbs up! The chicken pot pie lacked flavor and the pork ribs were so-so. Our service was excellent and the feel of the interior was comfy, upscale. We would definitely return and continue to try out the varied menu.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week
    IAmWhoIAm
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Dined here on restaurant week menu of duck breast. Weather was lovely and we were able to eat on the patio, which was very pleasant. Food was just okay. The veggie side dish of roasted brussel sprouts was seriously over cooked to the point of some of the sprouts being burnt and hard. The lentil side dish was also flavorless. The duck breast was better. One of us has a martini which was served without olives or a lemon twist. I had a glass of wine which was good, but I was surpised at the smallish selection of wines by the glass. Our water was pleasant and friendly, but he kept forgetting to bring us forks. I cannot really comment on noise level, since we ate outside. I also cannot comment on their ususal non-restaurant week menu.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ArtyVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We keep coming back because Tarks always gives a good value. Good table service, friendly wait staff and good food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mark
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Sat outside with my wife and adult son. Charming courtyard with lovely flowers. Food was terrific and generoius portions. Oyster starter was enough for a meal when joined with a salad. Bartending was a bit suspect. Getting a good Pimm's cup was a challenge. However, the waiter kept trying and finally it was OK. In contrast to the last time I was here when the waiter was really inappropriate. Will be back. Best outdoor seating around.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great patio for al fresco dining!
    BookDiva
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I haven't been to Tark's for dinner in a while and was not disappointed. The food was excellent, the service was very good (and we didn't feel rushed) and the patio is lovely. The patio is very popular in nice weather, so it can be a little crowded and noisy. Don't go there if you want a quiet meal, but otherwise you'll enjoy it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All around delicious
    catboynick
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Tark's was most enjoyable, from the lovely setting to the delicious food. Lots of choices and the wait staff was attentive and knowledgeable. Prices were in line with the quality and quantity of food. All in all a very lovely evening.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ArtyVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Tarks is always reliable for a great dining experience. We love eating outside in the nice weather. Saturday night they had a musician and that added to our experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always consistent
    MGM714
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Dollar to Dollar great deal always. We had great choices and great service. I have never had a bad meal there. Thankyou
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fit4food
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Disappointing. Tempura Monkfish special was highly recommended by our server. It was a soggy mess. We gave feedback that it was soggy ... no adjustments to the check. The caesar salad was anemic - romaine was more yellow than green. Margarita pizza as a nice little app to share? Don't think so. Picture a thick crust frozen pizza with extra cheese ... not extra sliced mozzarella ... just a lot of shredded cheese. Unlikely to return.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • my experience at Tark's
    finediner11
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    went there for a birthday lunch and was able to sit at the table that straddled the inside and outside, so I could get a little a.c. service was too slow and my medium hamburger was well done. waiter was also not attentive enough. everyone else's food was okay or fine. salad was prepared beautifully. another mixed experience at Tark's, so it is not in my top restaurants to patronize.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We were delighted with our dinner. Luckily we were served by the same person, Kevin, who tries his best to assist us enjoying our entire time at Tark's. We look forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Alquisine
    Alquisine
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    The fried oyster are exceptional. Hamburgers very good. The Chilean sea bass and salad were good but was nothing to write home about, especially at the price. Ambience is good but tables are close together. A good restaurant, but at the prices charged it should be excellent. Therefore, I would not recommend Tark's Grill to relatives or friends.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unbelievable great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    this was our first time dinning at Tark's, but it certainly won't be our last. food, service and atmosphere was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice place
    Polti
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Ate outside for lunch. Very good!! Will return when I am in the area. Nice that it isn't a chain restaurant!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Yummy
    OperaFanVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We always come for the Tuna, Shrimp and NY Strip. But I also love halibut which was a special Saturday night with lime and cilantro and it was absolutely delicious. I am hoping it becomes a regular item or at least a frequent special. They are also now having nice dinner music outside on Saturdays which was a treat. So nice to have a local restaurant that is so consistent in high quality food and service with such a nice variety as well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    bergacls
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I love Tark's for their great food, but I don't like how they cram so many tables into so little space. If you're looking for some place to have a quiet, romantic dinner, this isn't the spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ArtyVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Brought friends from out of town and they were thrilled to find soft crabs.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service Needs Improvement
    ATwoWho
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Management should spend more time training servers. Our dessert arrived and the server stood across from us (3 people) and handed our plates to us. Don't care much for a restaurant that pictures itself as a classic white-table-cloth establishment and doesn't take the time to understand what good service actually encompasses.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrible service
    bethVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    It was my birthday dinner which was mentioned in our reservation nothing was said on top of that horrible service and very noisy. The menu online is completely different than in the resturant so I chose this for my birthday dinner due to the one online and was completely let down.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely setting outside
    QuitaVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We had a Sunday lunch/brunch on a beautiful day. We sat outside and had good food (interesting salads and soups as well as pancakes). Both the company and the setting made the occasion a special one.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sharla1
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We have dined there many times and are usually pleased with the food and the service. The noise level is, at times, too loud to encourage conversation at our table. All things considered, we will return there due to the convenience of location in addition to the above (food and service).
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Grat place for dinner
    Nicko
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Weather was perfect for dining al fresco. Very busy on Friday night, but service was able to keep up Recommend the Lindsay salad, paired well with house chardonnay and crab cake.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Three times is a charm
    babsdining
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    My 3 girlfriends from elementary school and I had a wonderful get-together. Food was good and full of flavor -a bit pricey for my more frugal friends. Crab cakes were good - not Baltimore great - though, service is always great. The bar area was full and lively. We got a booth - my preference.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good restaurant
    LainieVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    This is a very popular restaurant, and they do a good job with food quality and preparation. Due to the weather we didn't get to dine outside. The smaller room we were seated in was very cold, but they did try to remedy that. Our meals were fine, but we couldn't finish our lunches, so we took "doggy" bags to go. All in all, they still do a decent job of bringing patrons in for lunch, as well as dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too dim
    TOBY
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    The food was excellent, if pricey. Our only complaint was the lighting which was so dim it made it impossible to read the menu. We mentioned this to the waiter and he said he would share this with the management. Honestly, I mistook a serving of potato for the sea bass which was presented on a blackened plank. Delicious but who knew what I was eating until I tasted!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't go for the food!
    Songbird404
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I took my dad to Tark's for Father's Day. We were seated at a great table for two on the patio. Everything from that point went down hill; From the service to the meal. Basically I paid for the table. The one thing that stood out was this...I asked if the orange juice was fresh squeezed and the waiter looked right at me and said "oh absolutely". Well...it wasn't. I told him it was not fresh, his response to me after lying about it was..."oh okay". I said..."but you told me before I ordered it that it was", he said " oh, well it is fresh squeezed somewhere else and then they ship it here". DUUUH!!!!! I guess he meant at the tropicana plant, before they put it in the carton.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • New menu very good!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The fish choices were very good! Also, the presentation was well done.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too busy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    We had reservations for 4 had to wait at least 15 min t be seated. Service was slow and not very attentive. Appetizers were forgotten till after entrees served. This was a Wednesday 7 pm reservation.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    totally unsatisfactory experience--but management did adjust our bill as a result of our comments to him and our server. Been many times, and this must have simply been an off day. We will return and hope that all is well next time.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impressive
    mpowers
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Our first time at Tark's. Relaxing attractive atmosphere and food was excellent. Noticeably fresh. Nice variety. Staff was friendly and helpful. Wine was excellent. We were there for a light lunch. If you like shrimp salad theirs is sweet and fresh. The blueberry cobbler was perfect too. They had a interesting hummus appetizer. Looking forward to trying the brunch too. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect for any meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Folks there was very accommodating after we missed our reservation time. Lunch was lovely, great salads!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Selective food
    Help
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    We have been at Tark's twice. The first time we enjoyed the outside area for drinks. For dinner we had steak, which was good. They have a limited menu and "not so good" appetizers. The second time we had soft shell crabs which were surprisingly terrible. How can that be in Baltimore? A more extensive menu prepared by an experienced chef would make this restaurant a gem!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    It was my first time there and I took a friend who wants to recommend it to her friends. I might even go there for dinner tomorrow. I live in the area and can't believe that I never thought to go there before.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    C1965
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    3rd time should be a charm, but sadly not in this case. First time we tried lunch, they either have a sub par lunch staff, Sunday staff or a bad day. Food was barely adequate- strange because it is normal very good. Service was a step above a chain restaurant- also strange because evening service is the best we've had in a long time. Sad
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food But Expensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Had a very good dinner, excellent margarita, and great calamari but we all thought the prices for the entrees were pretty high. $30-33 range for fish, scallops etc. Everything was great but would go for light faire or save for special occassion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always count on Tark's
    likes2eatoutVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Tark's is a great choice for a business lunch as well as for nice dining with friends. It is conveniently located in Baltimore County and attracts people who want a pleasant dining experience; good food; and an attractive atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never a bad meal
    Shoogie
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Never had less than a great meal here with friendly and helpful staff.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    Good food--good service--relaxing--enjoyable--will go again
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Disappointing Meal
    Disappointed
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    My meal was very disappointing. I had the shrimp in wine sauce with fettuccine. The flavor was mediocre . The noodles tasted like they came out of a bag bought in a grocery store. When you pay $24 for an entre , you expect much more. Tarks has a great atmosphere and the good service. But good food is important.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate