The Rowhouse Grille
The Rowhouse Grille

The Rowhouse Grille

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://therowhousegrille.com/
  • Phone: 4434387289
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 2:00am, Saturday and Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Gastro Pub, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Tess Mosley
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Takeout
  • Special Events: Please ask us about our chef's table

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Charm City Circulator stops one block north of the Rowhouse (Ostend Street Stop).
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Non-permit parking available on select sections of Light Street. The West Street Parking Garage offers hourly parking options and is located two blocks north of The Rowhouse. Valet Friday and Saturdays Only!
A word from The Rowhouse Grille
The Rowhouse Grille is Federal Hill's neighborhood tavern with worldly offerings. Our two bars and dining rooms provide the perfect casual environment in which to enjoy Executive Chef Tess Mosley's creative execution of American cuisine. With 16 taps in the house, the draft beer selection is consistently varied and changing, featuring craft beers both local and otherwise. Our house specialty is mussels prepared in classic French Bistro fashion, but in a variety of ever-changing broths. If you enjoy mussels, you do not want to leave without having them here. A given week's specials draw inspiration from fresh seasonal ingredients and evolve as the seasons unfold. Daily specials include discounted mussels on Mondays (and the debut of at least one broth), Half price bottles of wine and a fresh seafood dish on Tuesday. Join us Monday through Sunday, and see what a great neighborhood tavern can really be. If inquiring about the tasting bar, please call the restaurant to confirm.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
The Rowhouse Grille reviews from OpenTable diners
29 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (22)fit for foodies (11)great for lunch (6)vibrant bar scene (6)late-night find (5)hot spot (5)good for groups (5)great for brunch (4)romantic (4)special occasion (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Always enjoy
    Diner2VIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The Rowhouse has become our favorite bar that serves fresh food in baltimore. I heard they are getting outside seating and live entertainment. Can't wait for that
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local FInd
    trynew
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We went for Restaurant Week. The food was excellent. I had the Sweet Chili Salmon and my wife had the Roseda Farms Sirloin. The Chocolate Terrine was good but very small (the size of 2 postage stamps). Don't know if the size of desert was modified for Restaurant Week.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious!
    Chad
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Salmon was amazing! Great Happy hour as well. We will be back next time we are in Baltimore.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Favorite Bar
    RavensFan8511
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    My wife and I love this place -- intimate, but with outstanding service and delicious food. It's our #1 destination before Ravens games because of the great brunch items and wide beer selection. Put it this way, we're suburbanites. But, I an strongly considering moving to FedHill just so I can visit this place every day!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We could not make up our minds regarding what we wanted to eat. Our waiter was so patient with us. He was attentive but not pushy nor making us feel rushed. We were ordering our food one dish at a time but he really did not seem to mind. We have been there several times and always have excellent service and food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy!
    wimpygirls
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The food was delicious and they had several interesting drinks - the Dark & Stormy was especially good. We went for dinner, but it looks like a great place to watch the game. Nice bar with windows opening right out into the street.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Specials
    Diner2VIP
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    We love the row house , and now they are starting to put more specials that are appealing to the regular customers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday lunch
    hungrybmoreguy
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    I enjoyed Saturday lunch there. I was hoping for brunch, but I didn't realize their brunch is only served on Sunday. Still, I enjoyed it and recommend it.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 21 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 156 reviews are from the The Rowhouse Grille reviews archive.
  • Rowhouse dinner
    Stephanie
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    The service was excellent, very accommodating as we changed our group size and they were very flexible. Several menu items were not available this particular time we visited. The orioles game was on so that we could watch from our seats which was very nice!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Comfortable and Reliable
    PhillyexpatsVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    We come here often and the food is always interesting and well prepared. Excellent salads. A cut above most of the other Federal Hill places. Noise level not bad on this visit, but it can be a problem with the wrong crowd.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good happy hour drink prices.
    BonsoVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Good happy hour drink prices. Happy hour food limited and tiny portions. Dinner was ok, service was good.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service
    Diner2VIP
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    We got the sweet chili salmon which was great and the steak special. Great chimmichurri sauce!!! Entrees were priced at $19/$20 which we thought was great for the quaility.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One bad shrimp dish spoils dinner
    tpetchy
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    We were traveling through Baltimore and decided to use my newly downloaded OpenTable cell phone app to find a place to eat because we were unfamiliar with the city. It is a nice friendly local bar and grill. The food was good tasting and the service was great but I have to down vote it because of one of my pet peeves. I dislike any food that has the shrimp half pealed especially, when it is covered with a sauce. It’s not bad when the shrimp is plain on the plate or hanging from a cocktail glass but when used in a recipe and covered in a sauce, it is just not right. How do you delicately take off the shell? Do you just cut it off and discard it? I ordered the Row Row Shrimp and every piece still had the shell firmly in place.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just OK
    J2014
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    Diner here while attending a conference. This is a nice neighborhood bar with dining room. Burgers were good but nothing special. Very small room to dine in as the upsatirs room was closed for painting.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service
    ostrdm
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    I always enjoy my dining experiences with The Rowhouse. The staff is very friendly and the other patrons always make it a comfortable atmosphere. This night was a little loud but we still had a nice time. I would recommend it to everyone.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly and attentive staff.
    KinsgirlVIP
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    Friendly and attentive staff. Really nice neighborhood bar with lots of charm. Two of each ordered a steak entree. The food was adequate at best. The happy hour was definitely worth it - great bargains and I would come back again to try some of the appetizers but I probably won't have dinner there.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Restaurant Week, 2014
    emc417
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    My boyfriend and I went for brunch expecting a Restaurant Week deal because $15 brunch was advertised online. Although this was apparently not the case and the waitstaff had not heard of the deal, the meal was still very good. I've never had crunchy french toast before, definitely worth the trek down south
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • restaurant week dinner
    willem
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    We had never heard of the restaurant but decided to try it out during restaurant week. We liked the idea there was valet parkingeven if we had to wait some time to get hold of the valet; it seemed to be a lot of work for just one guy. The waitress was wonderful and part of the reason we enjoyed the experience as much as we did was because of her. While she was very busy, she was also always very nice. The restaurant has a beautiful bar where you enter and we decided to check that one out sometimes in the not to distant future.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • first time there
    anoninfed
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    I was looking for a quiet little restaurant to have a dinner for 2. We were seated upstairs. The food was fantastic and the service was great too, but where we were seated wasn't what I was looking for. I had a clear view of the kitchen, which wouldn't be bad, but the overhead light was glaring back at me the whole time. And a group was seated near us that was really loud....especially for the seating area. I would absolutely go back though. Luck of the draw on the seats.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Went two nights in a row
    FranVIP
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    A friend invited me to dinner during restaurant week. It was so good I took my wife there the following night. It's Federal Hill, so parking can be a challenge. Orbit a few time then go to the parking garage on West Street.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Deaf group
    KeithVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Great Valentines Day event. Everyone in our group enjoyed every minute of the dining experience. The wild boar tenderloin was very good! We def will come back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • overall good but not val day
    susanmkVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I love Rowhouse. Mostly for their fantastic mussels. The absolute BEST. If you at all like them-- you'll love all the different ways they do it here. If you are going on Valentine's Day or any day they are busy and have a pre-fixe-- there will be NO mussels. Wha???? My request to management--- order as many mussels as possible on big holidays. If you run out--- OK. But why NO mussels on valentine's day? Also, I think we went here on new year's eve, same thing. It's like-- if we can't give it to everyone we'll give it to no one. I recommend this place all the time to people. I will never go on any holiday going forward, though, unless they change their policy of not having their absolute best primo dish available.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So-so food
    Cityslicker
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The food wasn't bad but it wasn't great. We dined there for valentines dinner. There was a prix fixe menu without any exceptions. My husband was late and I couldn't even order off the standard menu while I waited. Not even bread. My oysters were very good. But my lollipop lambchops were a little chewy and difficult to eat. My dessert unimpressive. With so few options you really expect the offerings to be exceptional.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    Linds
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    My friend and I had a lovely time catching up over good food and nice wine. We'll definitely be coming back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    WK1fanVIP
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    This was a great spot. They have valet parking on Friday and Saturday and that was a plus. Food was great! Will definitely eat there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pleasant and Relaxed
    cvdiner
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    The casual warmth of the Rowhouse Grill makes it a great place for a relaxing dinner. We had great rye Manhattans and our meals were ok - not great. The service was also ok but not great. That said it was very pleasant to be invited to stay as long as we liked once we were done eating. I'd go back for the pleasant atmosphere and reasonable prices (and that Manhattan!).
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were a little disappointed
    WmgldgVIP
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    We were a little disappointed to find a new menu. My husband had his heart set on the chili glazed salmon which is no longer offered. He got the salmon dish that was on the menu and said it was still good, but not as good as the chili glazed. The onion soup was excellent. I got the eggplant parmesan which was very good and very filling - even though it was described as an appetizer portion. My only real complaint was that it was very cold in the restaurant so as much as we enjoyed the food, I couldn't wait to finish and leave so I could finally get warm! This is still one of our favorite places, so we will definitely return. The wait staff as always were very friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great food, decent beer list.
    anon
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    great food, decent beer list. quiet upstairs with bar scene downstairs. would definitely go here again. great for a date night, family outting, or just to grab a few drinks
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Find
    TomLightVIP
    Dined on 12/5/2013
    This was our first time to Rowhouse Grill and we loved it. The food was great and the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice neighborhood "pub"
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/2/2013
    Staff was very friendly and the food was worth coming back, especially the seafood mac-n-cheese.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food, fun with friends, and value
    ProfessorK
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    Just a wonderful, cozy and reasonable place to have a tasty meal, a good drink and to have the wait staff truly listen to you.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great first time!
    Beth
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    We had a party of 12 and the service, food and atmosphere was great!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dinner for two
    Wyecrabber
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    Sangria was very good. Two entries were Jambalaya and salad plate. Both were very good. We cut ourselves short by only having a 90 minute window before the show at the hippodrome. This is the type of place where you want to relax and sit back. We were seated downstairs. Make sure you have reservations -- this placed filled up by 6:30. Will definitey go back again. Tory was our waitress and did a very job job taking care of us.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, good prices
    Shelingassis
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    We had a 6:30 Saturday night reservation and were seated on the upper level. The food was very good and well priced. When we arrived the bar downstairs was almost completely empty. When we left it was hopping. Our section in the front-upstairs was relatively quiet, so it was a nice place to have dinner. It can be louder in other sections. We would come here again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Leave room for dessert.
    visitor
    Dined on 11/13/2013
    Delicious burgers and don't miss the wonderful desserts ! (traditional caramel and vanilla croissant) Good (on tap) beer selections. Good place to eat and hang with a few friends. Great service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food and service
    LocalGal
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    Our meal was really excellent. We gave them a very good because the fish tacos had a bit too much rice but someone might like that. The eggplant appetizer was more than I expected for taste as well as amount, and the salad wedge was superb! Our seat was near the door though and it was a little chilly. If you go on a cold night ask for a table upstairs. Service was very friendly and accommodating. I noticed a couple people on dates as well as a few families with the youngest group member being over 21. Perhaps a college weekend break with mom and dad. We were gone by 7:30p so not sure what the bar scene is like. If you are looking for really good food in a cozy, affordable spot this is the place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I'd go back
    jenb30
    Dined on 11/5/2013
    We had a nice experience at the Rowhouse Grille and would definitely return. Despite reading some iffy reviews online, we gave it a shot. Everything we ordered was fresh and tasty. The service was fantastic - friendly and attentive yet not overbearing. I wish we had room left to try one of their "rownuts" for dessert! Next time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food here is first class.
    Farmerdms
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    The food here is first class. The food is creative and yet grounded. Fresh ingredients prepared with care. Great wine and drinks also prepared with care.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always good
    Mike28aVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2013
    The bar/tavern/bistro has become popular, especially in SoBo. RHG is one of the better one's from the food end. The drinks are nice, but the food is always good. Chicken and waffles on Thursday was our draw and we were happy. Recommended.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good neighborhood grill
    Dcpost21
    Dined on 10/24/2013
    This was our first time at the RHG. THe bar staff was very friendly and helpful in getting us oriented to the restaurant. I had the Steak special (Thursdays) and my wife had the Butternut Squash Soup and the Spicey Salmon entree; all were excellent. We finished off the meal with a Vanilla and Salted Caramel Rownut, which was unique and great tasting. We will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.