The Brewer's Art
The Brewer's Art

The Brewer's Art

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thebrewersart.com/
  • Phone: 4105476925x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday & Monday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Tuesday - Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Brewery
  • Executive Chef: Ray Kumm
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Chase
  • Public Transit: Light Rail: Cultural Center, 3 blocks west of us.
    Amtrak/MARC train: Penn Station, 5 blocks north of us.
    Bus stop(#3,11,61), Chase and Charles, 1/4 block south of us .
    Coming in 2010: Circulator Purple Line, Charles and Biddle, 1/2 block north of us.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking free after 6 PM.
    Attended garage at Belvedere Hotel, 1/2 block south of us.
A word from The Brewer's Art
Innovative cuisine in an historic mansion set in Baltimore's scenic Mt. Vernon neighborhood. Award-winning ales brewed on the premises, with carefully selected wines and spirits also available.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
The Brewer's Art reviews from OpenTable diners
143 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (95)vibrant bar scene (89)fit for foodies (88)special occasion (76)romantic (56)hot spot (47)good for groups (30)late-night find (18)notable wine list (17)scenic view (3)great for brunch (3)great for lunch (3)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Amazing Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I ordered the trout and my fiance ordered the quail. His meal was absolutely EXCELLENT. I liked it a lot better than mine, but the smoked trout on my entree was very good. We also ordered a variety of the house beers (Wit Trash, Resurrection, Ozzy, Odalisque) and all were enjoyable. My favorite was the Odalisque and his favorite was the Wit Trash. Our entrees were quite a while in coming (due, we found out, to a poor server accidentally dropping our plates), but the house gave us a complimentary heirloom tomato salad appetizer (which was SUPER yummy) along with a round of beers on the house. All in all, our experience at Brewer's Art was extremely enjoyable. We will definitely return soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great food and service
    Katie
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Noisy near the main bar area, but asked to be seated farther back and request was complied with graciously. Lil brother Dave was very excited that they "knew" to take female orders first? Didn't know that was a thing. Even when cooks took our foods out (rather than server), still knew who to give it to without asking. Pricey, but worth it. V. Impressive. "Romantic" and "special occasion" are rather understated for this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little pricey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The menue was quirky and original. The quail was a home-run, but the striped bass struck out. They make great beer and it's a really nice place. We'll definitely return for drinks and appetizers.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food!
    ksruns
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great deal for restaurant week! The dishes were creative and delicious. Highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • More than just great beer!
    bmorefoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My bf and I were looking for a dinner spot near the Charles Theater and this fit the bill. It was restaurant week and normally the RW menus are just ok but this one did not disappoint. Appetizer heirloom tomato salad was delicious; cheese spread was not anything special. Entrees though, wow! We tried the duck (sous vide) and stuffed quail and both were fantastic. Dessert was chocolate torte and peach cake - both great. Waitress was attentive and very nice. Overall a great meal. I forgot how great the food is - definitely a good date night spot that is more than just a great beer selection and fun bar scene!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing food and beer!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Brewer's art is the most unique place I have ever been to! The decor is beautiful upstairs and the basement has some unique seating areas. I will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • More Than a Brew Pub
    MMSGrandmaVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Our experience with most brew pubs is that the beer is usually quite good, but the food is not much more than bar food. However, Brewer's Art not only has the well crafted beer, but the food itself is excellent. It is food that you would expect at a fine dining restaurant.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A must visit
    espresso247
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Leading up to a weekend trip to Baltimore, my wife and I both received recommendations to try The Brewer's Art from independent sources. We were completely glad that we worked this gem into our schedule. The food and beer is outstanding, Our service was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good times, good beer, good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We went here for a special night out treat; we started the evening in the bar up front and had a good chance to speak with the bartenders about the different beers. We were not disappointed. We went to the dining room, where surprise, it was restaurant week. I have to say this is one of the best restaurant week experiences I've had. The food was absolutely amazing - not the kind of prepared in advance meals you often get during restaurant week. The combinations of flavors - I had the rockfish with cous cous and gazpacho, was incredible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beer lovers mecca
    foodiewhisperer
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This is obviously a new exciting place. A lot of energy. Try the coclels, they are a spicy treat. Swedish meatballs are excellent. We sampled the Ozzy and Resurrection beers. Ozzy was light and fruity and the resurrection was full bodied and bold. All a fantastic evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not just a nice great beer place!
    myheartisinmystomach
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We went for restaurant week and it was delicious! We enjoyed everything we ordered and the quail was superb! To mix things up we ordered a bottle of wine instead of beer (gasp!) and the recommendation from our waiter was spot on. The only pitfall was I felt rushed. Not overly so, the food was timely paced but there was a level of hurriedness from the staff that made me uncomfortable to actually stay and finish the bottle. Even though it should be said we were told to "take our time". Overall, the meal was fantastic, waiter attentive and knowledgeable, and another amazing time at Brewer's Art.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible dinner at a brewery
    stephanieerin
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I'm a big brewery fan and love to check out local places so I was very surprised and excited to see the menu for The Brewer's Art. It's not terribly common to get to combine delicious beer and high caliber food at the same place. Loved the local food choices and presentation. Plus, Brewer's Art beer is always top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good for restaurant week
    yumm
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Went there for the first time for restaurant week and the food was amazing. Service was friendly and quick as well. Menu had a lot of variety for being restaurant week and very unique that there is a bar downstairs and the restaurant is upstairs. Would want to go back to try their regular menu because of the beer and wine selection
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No skimping on Restaurant Week
    RiversideParker
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Went to Baltimore Restaurant week dinner this Monday and the place was hopping. The garlic-rosemary frites were as good as always, their house beer selection was tasty, and, almost surprisingly (happily) they were serving regular dinner-size entrees, sides, and salads on their Restaurant Week menu. Several offerings weren't on the online restaurant week menu, and everything was excellent: Heirloom tomato salad, smoked trout, striped bass, chocolate proletary cake and blueberry cobbler. All really good and a bargain at restaurant week prices. I'd definitely come back. The only drawback is the noise -- the dining room is open and very loud. Not deafening (go to the grotto-like basement for an after-dinner drink for that), but loud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • first time here
    Sean
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    This was my first time at The Brewer's Art. While I have enjoyed their beer for purchase I have not been to the restaurant and since they were participating in restaurant week I took an opportunity to try them out. The food was delicious and the presentation was very appealing to the eye. The timing for our 3 course meal was great. I would for sure go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant Week Wonder
    foodieK
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great choice for Restaurant Week with access to many of the same menu items on offer otherwise. Seasonal, beautifully presented and delicious. House beers and a killer chocolate torte complete the meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My husband and I went to the Brewer's Art during Restaurant Week. It was very crowded but we were seated immediately and the waitress was extremely attentive. She did a great job of walking us through the menu and the beer list. The food was excellent. Each course came out with perfect timing. Would definitely recommend this for anyone looking for a nice dinner out in a beautiful atmosphere as a couple or with friends. The crowd was very diverse and would be a great spot for before or after a show.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A gastronomic treat
    Bmorediner
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The Brewer's Art is, in my opinion, one of the very best places to go for Baltimore's restaurant week. Menu choices are many and varied; while it's just a tad too crowded to be romantic, the ornate high ceiling and Old World charm create a delightful ambiance. And the food is downright awesome. We both chose the heirloom tomato salad (delicious), and had the blueberry bread pudding for dessert (also excellent). But the standout was our entrees. Roasted duck breast with chanterelle mushrooms and a fresh green dressing... amazing. Smoked trout filet over a succotash of sweet corn, kohlrabi, baby limas and more: delightful. These choices,recommended by our excellent waitress, were also in line with our leanings, and we had no regrets. Kudos!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • unimpressed
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food was good as was the service . The noise level was way too loud and the tables are on top of each other.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and service
    maven
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Although we were there during Restaurant Week, Brewers Art served full portions and their best quality food, unlike some others. The Sea Bass had crispy skin and was cooked perfectly in a cold gezpacho soup. The steak frites was very good too. Desserts were awesome, especially the blueberry bread pudding. Wine is reasonably priced and the selection is quite good. Very nice service. Only issue: bar was very noisy early in evening (5pm). Fortunately most of them were out by 6pm.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautifiul building!
    VerneneVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The interior of this building is fantastic, with a history that blends. The outdoor front doors definitely need to be restored because they are actually disgusting and do the history of this fine building an injustice. The place is alive and well. However, I do not recommend the Restaurant Week menu. The regular menu's food is much better. Dessert was poor, in fact. The enthusiasm of the wait staff and the home brew are niceties. Currently, this location is ideal for visiting the theater and concert venues nearby i.e. Meyerhoff, Lyric, Theater Project, and UB. It is always a busy place!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner for two
    John
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We always look forward to our next trip to Brewer's Art and we always leave blown away!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Meal
    Brob
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    This restaurant is in a elegant old row house with fine dining upstairs and a cozy happening bar scene with simpler fare downstairs. Everyone loved what they ordered. The vegetarian main course was delicious. I find it hard to find really delicious and creative vegan fare and this was a treat. The cold smoked trout smelled delicious, stuffed quail and duck breast all unusual but said to be fabulous. The rosemary fries were so good I could have made a meal of just fries and salad. Highly recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Corey was awesome
    Oldschoolfoodie
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We sat in the back of the restaurant, 2 tops are very close together. Very Load 4 top behind us, and the acoustics are awful. Corey the waiter was awesome, very helpful. Appetizer, pork belly was so good, I should have ordered 2 more and 2 to go. The Rock fish tartar was OK, smoked roe ....not much flavor. Husband had hanger steak, cooked perfectly but rosemary fries served cool. My fish entree was good, crispy skin. But served with cooled peal pasta. I didn't get it. Tomato Salad was wonderful. I would try again but may wait until the fall menu is revealed. I will also sit in the bar.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Historic home ambience
    tbone
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We enjoyed a great dinner with excellent service - will visit again.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It is an art
    jackye
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    ... to provide food and service and a space this wonderful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rosemary garlic fried from heaven
    JessOVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Red meat and fries are the only thing I have ordered at this restaurant and they have never let me down. Service was a little slow but it was a Friday night and we ordered a weir amount of food. Great beer, good atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • feralkat
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Amazing as always. Best cocktails in town, and a dinner menu that never fails to feel special. We have been here for a few special occasion dinners and never regretted it. This time I had the quail and he had the duck, and we were both raving. The perfect amount of food, with the perfect balance of textures and flavors. Dessert this time was a strangely boring blueberry cake, but I would recommend the more rich and chocolatey dessert items hands down.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    What a lovely space, delicious brew, and a marvelous menu! My husband and I were there to celebrate his 69th birthday and enjoyed ourselves.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tina
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Food was great... ambiance cool. Service was pretty good. Very cool place with great food and great drinks!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great swordfish
    davieVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    my wife and I dined at this restaurant before a show at the Lyric. My swordfish loin was cooked to perfection.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • hgfact
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    I was with a group of three other women. I was the only one who had been to Brewer's Art. My co-diner we impressed with the atmosphere of the location. Our waiter was extremely knowledgeable about the the history and the architectural aspects of the building. Our waiter was also extremely with explaining the various dishes on the menu and helping us make our choices. Everyone in my group was happy with the taste and presentation of our meals. The two desserts we tried were also excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • diningreviews
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Loved the uniqueness of the building and design. Very relaxed bar and lounge area. Fabulous wine and very comprehensive beer menu! Very knowledgeable and professional wait staff. Had an amazing Anniversary dinner. Highly recommend the swordfish and flank steak!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and great service
    SallyBVkram
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Our server knew her stuff - she was able to promptly inform on menu selections and she knew the beer flavor profiles. (And in the off chance she didn't know the answer, she was able to find it quickly - AND she wasn't annoyed in doing so.) The restaurant itself is in an absolutely beautiful building and the decor is tasteful and classic. We loved it here and will come back for sure. We only shared appetizers so I can't comment on the entrees but I can tell you that the food and beer were quite good, and the service made the difference.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • herb
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    the appetizers were larger in size than the entrees; entrees are way too small for the price, however on this menu you will find things that you never see on other menus. "it's fun to experiment" seems to be the theme. dining room can be very noisy if crowded (no carpet). service was very attentive without being obstrusive. plan on $100 or more for two people with a drink each. don't fill up on the delicious bread offered before the food comes!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • DELISH food & brews
    stephaniecb
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I've been living in Baltimore for so long and just now finding my way to Brewer's Art. SO DELICIOUS! We opted for the dining room with a reservation and although more expensive, delicious food & beer! Would love to come and check out the bar area and food as well. I stepped out of my comfort zone and ordered the duck...delicious! GREAT date night before a show at the Lyric.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Pre-Theater Dinner
    xxxxVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    This was our first trip to the Brewer's Art. There is no sign on the door - so it was good that we had the address with us. You walk through a very busy bar to get to the restaurant which was a bit odd. Otherwise, no complaints. Our server was very nice and enthusiastic. My husband tried one of their beers which he really enjoyed. I had a nice Caesar salad for an appetizer, but my husband scored the jackpot by ordering the pork belly. It was phenomenal. We both had the Steak Frites and were very pleased with the taste, the portion size, and how they were prepared. I had the blueberry cake and my husband tried the ginger flan. Very good but nothing special. Would go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very cool & close to myerhoff.
    NoThanksVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    This will be our preconceptions destination from now on. Just a couple blocks from the Myerhoff or Lyric. Very interesting interior and food was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    My poor review of the food is not because the food wasn't good, it was because everything came out luke warm. I'm sure the food would have been great if it were hot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Pre Concert dinner
    TravelPopPop
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    My daughter in Law, son, and I were attending a concert at the Meyerhoff, and made pre concert plans at Brewer's Art. It never disappoints. Waiter was excellent, asked if we were attending a show so as to pace properly, and did an outstanding job. We shared the Mussels which were outstanding as well as an interesting pasta appetizer. Terrific! Fish dishes were fresh and creative, my sons pot roast tender and flavorful. Of course the beer selection was outstanding. A must visit if your in Baltimore.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.