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B&O American Brasserie - Hotel Monaco

3.7
3.7
1733 Reviews
$30 and under
American

Housed in the historic B&O Building and named after the Baltimore & Ohio railroad, B&O American Brasserie features an approachable menu of brasserie fare. Guests can sip on hand crafted classic cocktails while enjoying top notch service. The eclectic menu features hand cut steaks, sustainable fish and many vegetarian options. The experience includes a bustling bar, an inviting lounge; an open kitchen all housed a beautiful dining room that evokes modern sophistication.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Sat, Sun 8:00 am–12:00 pm Happy Hour Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (443) 692-6172

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    The B&amp;O chef team caters all Hotel Monaco - Baltimore events. The Hotel Monaco has space that can accomodate groups 10-250 ppl. The Hotel Monaco is perfect for that private business meeting or a dream wedding. <br />Please contact our Director of Catering Randie Haber for details at<br />randie.haber@monaco-baltimore.com

  • Private party facilities

    Perfect for business events or social gatherings, B&O American Brasserie features an intimate lounge area downstairs for more of a relaxed experience along with a mezzanine level dining room for semi-private events.

  • Private party contact

    Randie Haber: (866) 945-0143

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    West Baltimore

  • Parking details

    Guests can enjoy $11 valet parking or Metered street parking available

  • Public transit

    Charm City Circulator, Purple route: Fayette Street stop

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Firsts

  • Chefs Selection Charcuterie and Cheese$20.00

    fruit preserve, honeycomb, crostini

    • Truffled Parmesan Fries$11.00

      • Crispy Duck Drumettes$21.00

        black garlic bbq lacquer

        • Coquille Aguachile$19.00

          red onion, serrano chile, lime, evoo, agave, maldon salt, crisp plantain

          • Boston Bibb Salad$19.00

            roasted corn, blue crab, heirloom grape tomato, smoked pepitas, miso-honey vinaigrette

            • Watermelon Feta Salad$14.00

              kalamata fig vinegar

              Mains

              • Crab Cake Sandwich$26.00

                classic maryland style crab cake, old bay remoulade, brioche roll, seasoned french fries

                • Brasserie Burger$18.00

                  8 oz. angus, brisket, short rib, chuck blend, charred red onions, applewood smoked bacon, horseradish cheddar, brioche roll, seasoned french fries

                  • Pan Fried Skate Wing$31.00

                    saffron rice, lemon caper butter

                    • Heritage Pork Porterhouse$30.00

                      16 oz. pan seared, crisp sweet fingerling potato, balsamic honey grilled peaches

                      • Classic Maryland Crab Cakes$49.00

                        old bay remoulade, seasoned french fries

                        • USDA Prime Local Angus 14 oz. Strip Steak$45.00

                          fingerling parmesan potatoes, black garlic butter

                          • Lexington Market Pan Roasted Chicken$27.00

                            crisp fingerling parmesan potatoes, aji amarillo aioli

                            Last updated: May 21, 2022

                            What 1,733 people are saying

                            Overall ratings and reviews

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                            3.7
                            3.7 based on recent ratings
                            • 3.7Food
                            • 4.1Service
                            • 3.7Ambience
                            • 3.2Value

                            NoiseModerate

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                            1. SF

                              StevenF

                              New England

                              1 review

                              4.0

                              1 review

                              Dined 3 days ago

                              overall4food5service5ambience3

                              Mr Dominic is an awesome waiter

                            2. AT

                              AmyTH

                              Washington DC

                              26 reviews

                              vip
                              3.0

                              26 reviews

                              Dined on May 7, 2022

                              overall3food3service3ambience3

                              Reserved for dinner ahead of event at Hippodrome theatre. Menu has been severely reduced since my last visit. Cocktails and burgers were fine. Would have liked to watched something other than ESPN but it appeared there were issues with broadcast stations.

                            3. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Baltimore

                              3 reviews

                              vip
                              2.0

                              3 reviews

                              Dined on March 16, 2022

                              overall2food2service3ambience3

                              Calamari was terrible. So rubbery and chewy. Crab toast had lots of jumbo lump crab but was bland. Fries were okay. Crab soup was good! Salmon and chicken on the kale salads was not good. Menu was sooo tiny (burger, crab cake, fettuccine were the only entree choices!). We ordered a bottle of rosé which posed a challenge as they only had one type of bottle of rosé which was listed by the glass… this caused confusion for the server and apparently the bar. They agreed to “let” us buy the bottle for the price of 4x the glasses. Usually when you buy a bottle of wine it is less than the 4x glass cost! Overall really disappointing and nothing like pre-pandemic B&O experiences.

                            4. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Washington DC

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on March 12, 2022

                              overall5food5service4ambience5

                              Nice ambiance.

                            5. DM

                              DevonM

                              Baltimore

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on March 12, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                              Small menu ergo a lot of attention paid to each dish. All of the food was just wonderful, high quality ingredients, and fresh. Their crème brûlée was hands down the best I have ever had. The tiramisu gave it a run for its money.

                            6. ER

                              ElizabethR

                              Baltimore

                              8 reviews

                              vip
                              2.0

                              8 reviews

                              Dined on February 20, 2022

                              overall2food2service4ambience3

                              While the wait staff was very enthusiastic and helpful, I have to say that $18 for the burger I received was not a good value. The burger was very small and thin - like a burger from Five Guys or something. The toppings and the bun were great, but the burger itself got lost in the bun and toppings.

                            7. JH

                              JonathanH

                              Baltimore

                              14 reviews

                              vip
                              2.0

                              14 reviews

                              Dined on February 18, 2022

                              overall2food2service4ambience2

                              Longtime customers before the Pandemic. Unfortunately, it now is not a place we would return to after this experience. Food was poorly prepared and the ambiance was spartan. The service was good though.

                            8. HB

                              HeatherB

                              Stuttgart

                              6 reviews

                              4.0

                              6 reviews

                              Dined on February 17, 2022

                              overall4food5service5ambience4

                              Met a friend here for dinner. Had an excellent crab cake, almost no filler just big pieces of crab. Highly recommend the espresso crème brûlée it was outstanding. Nice ambience, although the music was loud and made it hard to carry on a conversation. Good service overall. Be prepared to pay $11 for valet parking if you decide to go that route.

                            9. DJ

                              DameyaJ

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on February 15, 2022

                              overall5food2service5ambience4

                              I truly enjoyed the mood here and and the service, however, the food could of been better. My friend ordered a steak meal and it looked very burnt. Not even appealing. She sent that back and they bought her out a crab cake meal but it was burnt. The crab cake meal I had was made just right. The appetizer was burnt as well. Overall the experience was nice. The server was very pleasant.

                            10. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on January 14, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                              The server and the bartender was amazing, they had great recommendations, and made the experience next level!

                            11. KC

                              KristenC

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on January 1, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Small menu but everything on it is amazing. Server was friendly and seemed happy to be there. Hosts were very gracious. Really creative and delicious cocktails too!

                            12. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Washington DC

                              35 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              35 reviews

                              Dined on December 31, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              The grilled salmon was extraordinary and the hanger steak special was just as outstanding. Service and ambiance topped off a very fine evening.

                            13. T

                              Tastytravels

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on December 29, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Great service, delicious food and adherence to COVID safety regulations. Had a wonderful evening!

                            14. MS

                              MelanieS

                              Baltimore

                              9 reviews

                              5.0

                              9 reviews

                              Dined on December 24, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              It's so nice to have the B&O Brasserie back! The menu and hours are very limited right now, but the food and service are great. I'm glad to be able to come back to a Baltimore favorite.

                            15. P

                              Paula

                              Baltimore

                              3 reviews

                              5.0

                              3 reviews

                              Dined on December 24, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Quaint, romantic, it does the trick. We celebrated our anniversary here, and although we didn't have the famous duck wings, the food choices were delicious!

                            16. L

                              Lovediningout

                              Baltimore

                              6 reviews

                              5.0

                              6 reviews

                              Dined on December 3, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Very limited menu, no doubt due to Covid issues. The Jake salad was excellent, as was the fettuccine.

                            17. MB

                              MonsterBear10

                              Baltimore

                              10 reviews

                              3.0

                              10 reviews

                              Dined on November 26, 2021

                              overall3food4service4ambience2

                              The menu was very limited but everything we ordered was good. We sat upstairs and it was VERY warm! Our waiter was pleasant and very enthusiastic about the food!

                            18. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Baltimore

                              2 reviews

                              5.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined on November 21, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Outstanding meal! Limited menu but they accommodated my request to substitute kale with romaine. Maryland Crab Soup incredible as was the burger my husband ate and the salad topped with salmon. Salad had pomegranate seeds, sliced almonds, and some mandarin oranges.

                            19. VS

                              VictoriaS

                              San Francisco

                              11 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              11 reviews

                              Dined on November 21, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              New Yorker in town on business meeting friend from DC for first time since covid. Great restaurant. Wonderful dinner, delicious, great service, lovely welcoming staff. Five stars!

                            20. S

                              Samuels

                              Washington DC

                              3 reviews

                              vip
                              3.0

                              3 reviews

                              Dined on October 21, 2021

                              overall3food4service2ambience3

                              The portions were much bigger than expected. The specialty drinks were also interesting. However, it wasn't that crowded, but the service was extremely slow.

                            21. BJ

                              BethJ

                              New Orleans

                              5 reviews

                              5.0

                              5 reviews

                              Dined on October 13, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              The kale salad with salmon was really great.

                            22. SL

                              SusanL

                              Baltimore

                              1 review

                              2.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on October 9, 2021

                              overall2food2service1ambience3

                              I want to preface my review to say, I think they were short-staffed -- like every place these days. Really small menu -- again, probably because of staffing issues. There were four of us -- food came out at different times; two that had salads came out first; then 10 minutes later a sandwich; and then 10 minutes later my burger came out. Food was okay. I'd try it again, but not for a while.

                            23. G

                              Gottaride64

                              New York Area

                              4 reviews

                              3.0

                              4 reviews

                              Dined on September 25, 2021

                              overall3food3service4ambience4

                              Limited menu but potential for so much more. COVID has strained food options but service was attentive and we enjoyed our food.

                            24. Z

                              Zack

                              New York Area

                              6 reviews

                              3.0

                              6 reviews

                              Dined on July 23, 2021

                              overall3food3service5ambience2

                              My issue is that the menu that is online does not match what is at the restaurant. We would not have even made the reservation had we known those menu items weren’t listed. It’s a very small menu and limited I understand the pandemic but menu should be updated online it’s false advertisement none of the items on the menu online are at the restaurant. The service was great that’s all I can really say. Management needs to fix that your setting the staff up for failure the waiter said that multiple customers brought up my issue as well. So why isn’t it fixed?

                            25. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Baltimore

                              2 reviews

                              5.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined on June 12, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Nice small menu

                            26. JB

                              JohnB

                              Charleston

                              11 reviews

                              vip
                              4.0

                              11 reviews

                              Dined on May 22, 2021

                              overall4food4service4ambience5

                              Sadly, the menus online aren’t accurate at the moment. It’s presumably due to the pandemic, but it would’ve been nice to know in advance that their current menu is so limited. That being said, the crab cake sandwich was solid, and the caesar solid ROCKED. My cocktail was nice. It was pretty empty when we came in, but as it got later the dining room filled up, and service suffered from there. Not to say our server wasn’t friendly or anything, he just wasn’t around much.

                            27. PE

                              PickyEater

                              Baltimore

                              28 reviews

                              5.0

                              28 reviews

                              Dined on March 8, 2020

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              My daughter and I came for brunch before going to see “Wicked.” And I’d stayed at the Kimpton Monaco hotel in Seattle the week before; wanted to give the company my business. Everything about our experience was impeccable: The service was excellent and so was the food. Prices were extremely reasonable and the portions were huge! My daughter had a breakfast sandwich and I had the Chesapeake omelette which had crab, bacon, asparagus and cheese, topped with hollandaise. The roasted potatoes served with our meals were delicious. Even the toast that came with my omelette was over the top! We also enjoyed our Bloody Marys. I can’t wait to go back!!!

                            28. B

                              Buckerine

                              Charleston

                              22 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              22 reviews

                              Dined on March 8, 2020

                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                              Nice place to eat. Service was excellent. What was billed as a "filet mignon" special tasted more like a flank steak in slices, I believe. Still tasty. Crispy mushroom side is outstanding.

                            29. MF

                              MarkF

                              Baltimore

                              33 reviews

                              4.0

                              33 reviews

                              Dined on February 29, 2020

                              overall4food4service5ambience3

                              Our server Dominic made this experience wonderful. He was very personable and knowledgeable about menu items and very welcoming and friendly. We had the charcuterie plate and on his recommendation I tried the catfish and grits which was melt-in-the-mouth flavorful just a hint of heat as he had extolled it. My dining companion had the steak frites and the steak was perfectly done with plenty of frites to go around. The raspberry sorbet was a perfect dessert to finish off with and bursting with raspberry flavor. We ate upstairs which was warmer and a bit quieter than the bar area downstairs

                            30. RK

                              RKNYC

                              New York Area

                              21 reviews

                              vip
                              3.0

                              21 reviews

                              Dined on February 23, 2020

                              overall3food3service2ambience2

                              Unremarkable brunch options at above-average prices. Service was pleasant but sparse. A bit of delay in getting seated at the time the table was reserved. The location is very convenient to the Baltimore Convention Center, though, making it a good option for anyone who doesn't want to take taxis long distances.

                            31. DR

                              DaveR

                              Atlanta

                              11 reviews

                              4.0

                              11 reviews

                              Dined on February 22, 2020

                              overall4food3service4ambience5

                              My dinner was delicious but my wife had the Prime Rib and said it was cold. Plus, it took forever to get our food. Wonder if the kitchen was backed up. We arrived early for our reservation and were told our table would be ready but I think they forgot about us because our friends showed up and the hostess said we had already been seated. Not sure if I will go back. Too many hiccups. I put Yes that I would recommend but with reservations.

                            32. AD

                              AshleyD

                              1 review

                              2.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on February 22, 2020

                              overall2food3service1ambience4

                              Plan to spend 3 hours on dinner, not because you ordered 5 courses but because the service is extremely slow. Make sure you know what you want before the server comes or good luck getting him back. Food was good but not worth the wait.

                            33. KD

                              KathrynD

                              Baltimore

                              22 reviews

                              vip
                              2.0

                              22 reviews

                              Dined on February 22, 2020

                              overall2food2service2ambience1

                              We ordered wine by the glass and at $15.00 per glass the glass was less than 1/2 full. I ordered steak and fries the steak was very tough. We had to track the waiter down for salt and pepper. Several years ago we ate upstairs and this time we were seated down stairs, what a stark difference in atmosphere, which was dark, cold and open. I felt like we were eating in an unfinished basement.

                            34. MF

                              MyrnaF

                              New York Area

                              12 reviews

                              2.0

                              12 reviews

                              Dined on February 22, 2020

                              overall2food2service2ambience2

                              Conveniently located near the Baltimore Convention Center in a charming historic hotel, this restaurant falls short. Most importantly, the food is thoroughly mediocre. We were there for brunch; you needed imagination to taste the crab meat in their signature chesapeake omelette - -it was dry and boring, and the coffee was notably bad. The service was friendly but not easy to get despite the restaurant being quite empty; the server was gracious in responding to our request to lower the volume of the music.

                            35. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Baltimore

                              1 review

                              2.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on February 20, 2020

                              overall2food3service2ambience4

                              Drinks and dinner came quickly but dinner was luke warm (probably pulled from a warmer or microwaved). Dessert order took forever and we had to reject it took so long it we would be late for our show. Overall a disappointing and pricey experience.

                            36. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              1 review

                              3.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on February 20, 2020

                              overall3food3service5ambience4

                              Service was great. Happy hour drink specials good. Food was just okay and overpriced.

                            37. TH

                              TonyaH

                              Baltimore

                              4 reviews

                              5.0

                              4 reviews

                              Dined on February 16, 2020

                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                              We were seated quickly and did not have a long wait for our food. The food was delicious. The hostess and other wait staff were attentive and personable. I would dine here again.

                            38. AG

                              AnnieG

                              Baltimore

                              13 reviews

                              3.0

                              13 reviews

                              Dined on February 16, 2020

                              overall3food4service2ambience2

                              I'd like to write a more enthusiastic review for this restaurant, but our experience there this past weekend was a mixed bag. Our server was attentive, but it seemed like the kitchen was rather slow. We waited 45 minutes for our soup and salad, and it wasn't a particularly busy night. All of the food we had was good to very good, and arrived hot, but the pace of service could have been faster. The layout of the restaurant is not ideal if you are seated on the lower level , as the front door lets cold air in on most of the tables. Our meals were solid, and we'd return to the restaurant, but it's not our top choice.

                            39. AM

                              AMichalDBest

                              New York Area

                              17 reviews

                              vip
                              3.0

                              17 reviews

                              Dined on February 15, 2020

                              overall3food4service2ambience2

                              The restaurant was understaffed and cold on the morning after Valentine’s Day. Seems like the majority of their staff called in sick. It was drafty however the food was right what it needed to be.

                            40. EB

                              ElizabethB

                              1 review

                              3.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on February 15, 2020

                              overall3food3service3ambience3

                              Pricey, the food was good but they garnished everything with shaved rock salt which ruined the taste of my fillet. Other then that the food would have been excellent.

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                            Google Map for B&O American Brasserie - Hotel Monaco

                            2 North Charles Street Baltimore, MD 21201

                            Additional information

                            • Cross street

                              West Baltimore

                            • Neighborhood

                              Downtown

                            • Hours of operation

                              Breakfast Sat, Sun 8:00 am–12:00 pm Happy Hour Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

                            • Cuisines

                              American, Contemporary American, Seafood

                            • Dining style

                              Casual Dining

                            • Dress code

                              Casual Dress

                            • Parking details

                              Guests can enjoy $11 valet parking or Metered street parking available

                            • Public transit

                              Charm City Circulator, Purple route: Fayette Street stop

                            • Payment options

                              AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                            • Additional

                              Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                            • Phone number

                              (443) 692-6172

                            • Catering

                              The B&amp;O chef team caters all Hotel Monaco - Baltimore events. The Hotel Monaco has space that can accomodate groups 10-250 ppl. The Hotel Monaco is perfect for that private business meeting or a dream wedding. <br />Please contact our Director of Catering Randie Haber for details at<br />randie.haber@monaco-baltimore.com

                            • Private party facilities

                              Perfect for business events or social gatherings, B&O American Brasserie features an intimate lounge area downstairs for more of a relaxed experience along with a mezzanine level dining room for semi-private events.

                            • Private party contact

                              Randie Haber: (866) 945-0143

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