Tark's Grill
Tark's Grill

Tark's Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.tarksgrill.com/
  • Phone: (410) 583-8275
  • 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
172 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (117)neighborhood gem (99)great for lunch (81)vibrant bar scene (56)fit for foodies (48)good for groups (40)special occasion (38)great for brunch (33)hot spot (32)notable wine list (28)romantic (12)late-night find (10)scenic view (6)kid-friendly (4)Show More
  • Usually happy, not this time
    Frequentdiner1VIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    We are regulars at Tarks. The food is consistantly good and the service professional. Not this time. Two orders were delicious and as ordered. The third order had a slight change in the description on the menu so my daughter inquired if it was only the one change and if the rest of the dish was as it had been when ordered previously. We were assured it was only a change in the potato side. We ordered eggs greenspring listed with the other eggs Benedict type choices. The description did say tenderloin tips which since we had inquired we expected to be grilled ( instead of the petit steak) and on a English muffin as we had asked about. We had also specifically asked if the hash browns were on the English muffin under the meat or on the side. What came out was chopped tenderloin tips in gravy on the plate with no muffin and a poached egg on top. We were told that if we wanted a muffin and grilled tenderloin tips ( an ingredient the server kept telling us was not in the kitchen and they would have to improvise) would be $6 additional. When the dish came out again it was delicious , of course the rest of the party had finished eating by then. Why this entre is listed with the " Benedict's" when it clearly was substantially changed, why the server told us at least 5 times she was unaware of the change and the kitchen didn't have the ingredients to make the dish even as my daughter was eating ,why it was $6 additional, and why after we had asked for our check the server asked if we wanted dessert as Tarks was offering us 1 complimentary dessert so my daughter could not only eat her lunch alone but also her dessert. We will go back because Tark's has always been consistantly good. But this time it really missed the mark. It wasn't a complimentary dessert that should have been offered it should have been the entre written off. It is a pet peave of mine that when a party comes to a restaurant together to eat together the food is not served together and correctly
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food But Pricey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The food was quite good; however, they need to update the on-line menu since some items are no longer offered. Our server was excellent -- very attentive and helpful. It is rather noisy (this was a busy Saturday night) and the tables are close together. We all enjoyed our meals, but found it to be a bit on the pricey side (especially considering the portion size).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and service outstanding
    Callow
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The Tark is an excellent place to have a marvelous taste of Maryland. If you are into shrimp or crab you can not beat the popcorn shrimp appetizer. This is not your usual popcorn shrimp, The shrimp are big and fried just right. You must try the crab cakes as well as either a sandwich or main dish. Not like the enormous tasteless crab cakes that are in some of the restaurants currently and we have no clue where the meat comes from. These are old fashion crab cakes that you can taste and appreciate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local find
    laine
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Tark's grill delivers consistency of food and customer service and atmosphere !
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice
    Jimmie
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    This was our first trip to Tarks and it will not be the last. Waitress was friendly and very attentive
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tark's Grille
    naneatsVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    First, love Tark's Grille, but other night, not happy w/change in humus - where were the black olives, red peppers and artichokes on top? New way is BLAND! Please go back to old humus offering!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Noisy, portion of my entree was skimpy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    came home actually hungry after spending a lot on a meal for 3 people over 140 bucks.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Always a favorite!
    OldBaltimoreDivaVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    I've said it before, and I'll say it again, Tark's is simply terrific, and the food is simply delicious. The friendly greeting from the charming hostesses, the excellent service, not to mention an always consistently more than satisfactory meal, all make Tark's one of my favorites.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • foodqueenVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    the place was empty (only 3 tables were active). the food was extremely bad and had to be returned (chicken had to be returned. French fries were rewarmed and were returned and fresh fries were served after meal was done.) service was extremely slow even though the place was virtually empty. I will not come back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    The pot pie was outstanding......service was perfect....not too much, not too little....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RouxVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Eating in the bar at lunch time is so much better than the main room, because the noise level is moderate
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't order the fried oysters!
    ZeldaVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The quality was just ordinary. The Maryland crab soup was very good. It was a good place to meet friends
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Tark's is doing a good job with the office crowd. I was afraid the service would suffer as it was quite crowded, but our waiter was prompt and knowledgeable. I would certainly go there again.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tark's Does It Again!
    OldBaltimoreDivaVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Tark's has a wonderful way with fish, and the other night my friend and I had a beautifully prepared rock fish. It could not have been better. I should have called this little review "Tark's Never Disappoints". It is more than nice to have a "go to" restaurant that always offers a good dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Easy to use
    Friendsniteout
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    I found OpenTable very convenient to use. Seems like a great way to make dining reservations I'm sure that I will be using you again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I want to like this place, but ...
    Poly64
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We were there early saturday evening when the restaurant was not busy. My wife and I ordered the plank salmon. Here meal was ok, my scalloped potatoes were undercooked (hard and raw). The server returned them to the kitchen where they were nuked, but still unsatisfactory. Additionally, I asked about the vegetable side that was being served with the entree and was told it would be spinach. What I got was a mix of mostly onions and bok choi. I can't eat onions because of a dietary restriction. The server was scarce and never stopped by to ask how our meal was even after I returned the potatoes.Like I say I really want to like this place and it can be very good, not sure how many more times i wish to go back and be disappointed.
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  • Consistently good
    Teapotstella
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    I especially like their California Cobb salad and the spectacular Rosada Beef burger.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    For the first time we were able to get seating outside. Then the rains came. Fortunately, there was plenty of seating inside so we were able to get a table right away. Very pleasant waitress. We finally had to ask for bread. As soon as it came so did dinner. We had a pleasant evening and the food was good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Our group had a fine time. The service was prompt and efficient, the food quite good, and all enjoyed the time spent at the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • christianVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Solid reliable choice close to home with good food. Servers are always friendly and the food is actually pretty good. I do wish they would update the menu or add a larger choice of specials. If you want to actually carry on a conversation, I would recommend asking for a table far from the bar area.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fair Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    My wife and I had a late dinner on a Friday night for her birthday. Food was Ok but was very pricey. When the bill is over $150 for 2 people, I expect more
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • eatoutoftenVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We had a party of six on a Friday night and had a nice round table which facilitated conversation. The service was attentive but not intrusive, our guests loved their food and the atmosphere was high energy. One of the best experiences we've had at Tark's.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surfer2
    Surfer2
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Love their chopped Lindsey salad. It is the best! We ate outside which was lovely as they had propane heaters. The guitar player was great. Our waiter was very efficient and not intrusive at all. Great place to go!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jojoVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Not as good as I am used to at Tarks. and for some reason I have to write a minimum of 50 characters so here they are.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Food- taste and presentation
    DrRMP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Been here before and unimpressed, but felt we needed to give it another chance. The food was poorly presented and unappetizing. Poor pacing of courses. Waitress was pleasant and tried hard but very busy. The appetizers were very slow to come out and then almost as soon as we put down the forks the entrees appeared. The "Thai" ribs were not tender, under-seasoned and simply brushed with Hoisin sauce but not broiled with sauce on, so both cold and unappetizing in appearance and taste. The soft shell crab was very small, poorly presented, and not flavorful. Prices were relatively high and food was not up to level of a good diner. Definitely not worth a visit, especially for dinner.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great venue
    phoneboyeats
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This was my first time. Service was nearly perfect. Food was excellent though the menu is not extensive. Restaurant and bar are popular so expect it to be noisy. Not a great place for a quiet, romantic dinner but perfect for a casual get together with family and friends. On the expensive side but food and service are worth the price. I'm not familiar with Happy Hour or bar specials but will have to check those out. Overall, highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently good
    Teapotstella
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Tarks is a great place for the basics: steaks, crab cakes, main course salads. Their burgers (local Rosada beef) are marvelous, as is their well-stocked, creative bar. Large outdoor garden dining room is lovely on a cool evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tark's is consistently good
    pikesvilledinerVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    No matter how often I go here, I am satisfied. Excellent, friendly and prompt service and delicious food. A bit pricey, but there is really no other match around. A friend and I enjoyed wine and tasty mussels - we were not disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great patio great evening!!
    Beachlover
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Our recent outing was wonderful! It was a beautiful night which we enjoyed sitting on the patio outside. The bar was quite noisy so it was nice to be in a quieter spot. The food was very good and we all enjoyed what was ordered. We are planning on coming back again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot for outdoor dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Fun place with a great buzz! Thankful that we were able to make a last minute reservation. The restaurant was very busy and the service was pretty slow. Once we were served, after waiting a very long time, we never saw our waitress again (she did not serve us). I wanted another drink but was not asked. It's a fun place, but they could use more wait staff.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reunion
    Susdem
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We needed a comfortable and "yummy" restaurant to meet for a "last minute" reunion dinner. A classmate came back to town for just a couple of night. This was very last minute. We requested a table in the back room. It was perfect. The service (Alice) was exceptional - she knew when to interrupt and when to just let us be as we laughed the entire night. The food was yummy - and not too much. We happened to sit a round in the back room - perfect for 7. it was easy for conversation. Overall a great evening!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Tarks is the best. I absolutely love the Lindsays chopped salad with blackened salmon. Mouth watering just thinking of it. Always a friendly greeting and outstanding service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brownfoodgroupie
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    There was no Zinfendal by the glass. The waiter brought me coffee but never returned with sweet n low. He never asked if we wanted to see a dessert menu. No bread was served or even offered to us.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week Delight
    OldBaltimoreDivaVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Tark's contribution to Restaurant Week was amazing. The diverse, delicious, and economic menu makes Restaurant Week at Tark's a gratifying and special experience. Thank you once again, TARK'S.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently excellent
    leetaylor242
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We dine here almost every week. It is always excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food north of the city
    Lynn
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Tark's is a perfect dining location when you don't want to travel downtown. Their menu had an extensive list of choices whether you want a traditional meal or a large salad accompanied with fish or meat. And everything is good! The biggest problem is there are too many good choices.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A fine lunch
    dinnerout
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We have been to Tarks for lunch at least 4 times and we keep coming back. I have had the soup and shrimp salad sandwich, and the hamburger. This time the hamburger was underdone but was quickly remedied. The service is friendly. The food is reliably good and we'll return again.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ArtyVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Always a favorite. They make you feel special and valued as a guest.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing evening
    Carol0324
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    My latest experience was disappointing. An extremely loud party in the back room where we were seated made it virtually impossible to carry on a conversation. At the time we were seated, the restaurant was full so there was no way to ask for another table. Another group in the same room became so annoyed that one of them began yelling at the larger party and were then moved to another room. At that time the large party was brought a bottle of champagne, compliments of the house, for having been yelled at. I have no problem with that, but it might have been a nice touch if someone had asked us if we were comfortable or if we would like to move as well. I dine here frequently and will continue to do so but it wasn't a pleasant evening.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Charming
    Hopie
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Tark's is a great restaurant. Our experience all the way around was wonderful. Interesting menu, delicious food, and great service in a lovely atmosphere. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate