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
218 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (156)neighborhood gem (129)great for lunch (104)vibrant bar scene (73)special occasion (58)great for brunch (48)good for groups (48)fit for foodies (46)hot spot (44)notable wine list (36)romantic (30)late-night find (21)scenic view (14)kid-friendly (10)Show More
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Our waitress in the bar area was wonderful, the food was great. HOWEVER, when we arrived, we requested to sit at a booth in the restaurant side. All booths were available and we were told that we would have had to request a booth when making our reservation. I have NEVER heard that before. We went back and forth with the hostess and ultimately took a booth in the bar once we were told we could not have one of the 4 open tables. The hostess said that they needed to honor requests for the booths but couldn't tell us if they were reserved, nor did she bother to check. Just not a pleasant experience and when we finished our dinner, the booths were still open... it may be a bit before I head back here for dinner
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
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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.
    • Food
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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
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.