About B&O American Brasserie - Hotel Monaco

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.

2 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American, Organic

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday, 7:00am - 10:30am
Lunch: Monday - Friday, 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 8:00am - 2:30pm
Happy Hour: Monday-Friday, 4:30pm-6:30pm

Cross Street:
West Baltimore

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(443) 692-6172

Website:
http://www.bandorestaurant.com/

Catering:
The B&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.
Please contact our Director of Catering Randie Haber for details at
Randie.haber@hotelmonaco.com

Parking Details:
Guests can enjoy $7 valet parking
Metered street parking available

Public Transit:
Charm City Circulator, Purple route: Fayette Street stop

Executive Chef:
Scott Hines

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
For private dining inquiries inside B&O American Brasserie please contact Director of Catering Randie Haber at randie.haber@hotelmonaco.com

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Details
Sun 5:00PM - 6:00PM

Mon - Wed 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM

Thu - Sat 8:00PM - 10:00PM

Private Dining

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.

B&O American Brasserie - Hotel Monaco Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

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4.2

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4.1

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3.8

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75% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Groups (9)
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Good for Anniversaries (8)
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 (Baltimore)·Dined a day ago

The duck wings are amazing!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 4 days ago

Had a wonderful Valentine's evening with my friend and her kids. The pre fix menu was delicious and exciting. I had the fois creme brulee as a starter and it was wonderful. The steak was cooked to perfection and the chili chocolate mousse was decadent and light. By far one of my favorite dinners of late.

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent hospitality and service; delicious and creative cuisine selections. Great atmosphere; convenient location.

Tags: Healthy, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Enjoyed a pre-theatre brunch at the B&O American bistro. Food was good, but we were disappointed that at 11:00 am on a Sunday they were out of chicken and waffles and the quinoa bowl. Overall, the menu has many choices for brunch including traditional breakfasts and a nice entree selection. Service was friendly, but not overbearing. We had the Chesapeake omelet, the american breakfast and the eggs florentine flatbread. Everything was delicious and the breakfast potatoes were especially tasty.

Tags: Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Very disappointing. Crab cake sandwich had more cake than crab - not very Baltimore - and was tiny. The other entrees were uninspiring. I wanted to show off Baltimore cuisine to people from out-of-town, avoid the string of Inner Harbor places, and left apologizing. Now I am shipping them crab cakes as a way to make up for what made me look uninteresting. Chose this place because of other reviews and reputation, but won't return.

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

We went for my mom's birthday. We were seated immediately (10am Sat). The host and server were both very nice and attentive. It was a bit odd when my sister ordered the deviled eggs and we assumed it would be 4 pieces (2 eggs) and the server confirmed it but when she brought it out, it was only 3 pieces. So she explains it as it depends on who is cooking that day on how it's made. That's a horrible reason, she should have just apologized and said she was incorrect. You should never receive different items depending on who's cooking.

My mom and I both had the sunrise wrap, the base flavor was fine but mine was tepid and hers was bordering on room temp. My sister said my nephew's pancakes were bad but he ate most of them. My daughter seemed to like her chicken & waffles. My husband said his biscuits and gravy was over seasoned.

None of us would go back, partly based on the distance from our houses (none of us live in Baltimore) but also the lackluster quality of the food for the price.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Impeccable service and delightful entrees. The cauliflower side is a definite hit. Endive salad with shaved beets was a treat! Portion size is just right and the Queen Bee cocktail a terrific start to a wonderful dinner.

Tags: Seasonal, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 31, 2018

This is a great pre-theater option for the Hippodrome or the Baltimore Arena. Service was great the menu has something for everyone.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 29, 2018

We were greeted by incredibly friendly hosts and our server was fantastic. Kind, professional, and warm. Although my dining companion enjoyed her options, I was rather disappointed with my choices.

I started off with a well made manhattan that was served in what unfortunately could best be described as an oversized thimble. In all of my experiences in Baltimore, this had to be the smallest cocktail served "up" that I have ever received.

I had the rarebit fondue with housemade chips. The chips were rather tasty although some were less than crisp. The fondue was not overly flavorful, but was rescued somewhat by caramelized onions.

I had the trout with crab rice for the main course. The fish was served without adornment and consisted of 4 small skin-on pieces that were rather dry. The crab rice also suffered from a lack of moisture. The promised smoked carrot espuma definitely imparted a smoky flavor to the dish, but did not alleviate the overall dryness or lack of cohesiveness to unite the fish with the other elements of the plate.

Roasted cauliflower was quite nice.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Came in for the final night of restaurant week and loved it! My friend and I shared the meatball appetizer and the kale salad to start. Both were flavorful and well balanced. I ordered the bison pot pie and he had the catfish etouffee...just perfect. I loved every bite...the desserts were also angelic. The carrot cake was perfectly moist and not too heavy or dense. My friend had the marscapone and it was perfect. Smooth, creamy, delicate and just overall heavenly taste.

Shout out to the chef and manager for checking in throughout the meal and to our server Ben for being so attentive throughout service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We had a fine time and a good meal. The roasted cauliflower was memorable, truly. The sweet tea chicken was terrific. The mushroom risotto was delicious. Good selection of wines.
Feel kind of agnostic about this place--didn't love it more than other faves.
Our server was terrific--just the right amount of friendly and attentive and knowledgeable about the menu.
The atmosphere was pleasant--it was a Sunday eve and very quiet.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Wonderful brunch menu! Good quick service before a show at the Hippodrome!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great staff and service. Bartender makes some really good drinks!

Tags: Late-night Find, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We celebrated our five year anniversary at the B & O. Our meal was delicious. The chef stopped by our table to ask after the food, he was great. The service was wonderful. We will be back again soon.

Tags: Fun, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 21, 2018

This restaurant is one of my favorites in the city. As long as it's not a holiday or a weekend you can get a table pretty quickly and even when it's busy they can usually still accommodate. The service is impeccable and the food is delicious (try the duck wings!). The bar is lead by friendly and competent bartenders who put care and attention into their cocktail menu. It is apparent everyone who works here enjoys their job and it shines through in every aspect of the restaurant.

Tags: Good for Groups, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Being in Baltimore for the weekend and being unfamiliar with the area and choice of restaurants, we chose this one. We were very well pleased. Food was great. Service was super. Had fun with the waiter trying to guess his name. He played along. Thanks, Ben!😀

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Casual, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Cozy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great place. I've been here many times since they first opened. The menu changes often enough that you don't need to worry about being tired of the same old choices. This last visit was during restaurant week, so it was a special menu. Great choices. Great food. The staff is fun, polite, and knows their stuff. I'll definitely be back.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great Beer, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Seasonal, Business Meals, Afternoon Coffee, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We found this restaurant on the Restaurant Week list, and may not have gotten there otherwise. The cocktails were really fun, with lots of options featuring bitter liquers. I'm a sucker for a giant ice cube. The dishes were all slightly unexpected version of classics- for example, the pot pie was more like stew with a slice of puff pastry on the side. We were seated near the bar, which felt a little gray, and I wonder if the experience would have felt warmer if we had been seated up in the dining room. But it was fun, and if I were in the neighborhood I can see eating (or at least getting drinks) there again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 13, 2018

This was a very disappointing experience. We went for Restaurant Week lunch and the restaurant was only serving its regular menu items, so no great deal. The ambiance was very outdated and a bit shopworn. The food was just OK.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Was very good. Exceptional service. Our waitress was very good.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We got there with a group of 6 for brunch and they were able to accommodate us. Had a perfectly fine time. The heat was broken, but there was someone there to fix it. Even though it was January there were some fruit flies around which was a little gross. The brunch menu was fine with enough variation to satiate most peoples brunch cravings.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Painfully slow service. Food was ok but we had to wait so long to order and eat, we didn’t bother ordering past an appetizer and cocktail, although we sat long enough it could have been a full dinner and dessert.

The couples’ seating area is uncomfortably close to the couples on either side of you- you end up hearing every word of each other’s conversation- including the couple that was excessively drunk (drinks before arriving, as they had poor service as well) and loudly yelled four-letter-word hateful phrases to each other. No manager showed to ask them to quiet down and we were torn between interjecting or leaving.

I hope it was an off night with slow staff, but please improve the seating arrangement.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Romantic, People Watching
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

I enjoyed eating at the Brasserie. Their brunch was good and the overall quality of the food and drink was great. They had an awesome selection of beers and cocktails. However we went there on New Years and it would have been nice to have additional menu options. Because of the special menu in use that night, which were not interested in, we had few options and no time to go anywhere else. The wait staff was courteous and the setting was nice, but again, my only real complaint was that we had to choose between a 4/5 course meal or an appetizer.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Spicy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Restaurant was freezing. Food took 45 minutes to come out. Manager made it right and comped our meal and offered another time to stop in and have a free meal.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Mediocre food, terrible service. We barely saw our server and had to ask the manager to bring out our dessert. It wasn’t just our table; we overheard several people complaining to the manager about service. The manager was very apologetic but this is the worst service I have ever had at a restaurant. The food was disappointing too, especially for the price.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Granted, it was New Year's Eve, so the staff probably wasn't prepared for the prix fixe menu, but...we arrived at 7pm for dinner. We, and the three couples sitting near us, informed the waiter that we had a 9:30 show to make nearby. Not a problem, we were all told. Well...it was.

Each course was brought out in the wrong order (couple next to us got their amuse bouche after their main course, another couple got their main course twice and dessert before the appetizer), and it took way too long between courses. By 9:00, we had been served just 2 of the 5 courses. We had to leave, so we calmly mentioned our situation to the manager, asking that our drinks be comped. To his credit, he comped everything. Yes, it was just half a meal and a few drinks, but he handled it well.

Keep in mind that all of this happened without there being a full house. It wasn't empty, but the waitstaff weren't swamped. It was almost comical how inept they were, and I have to say--if you're not prepared to tutor the staff on a change in menu/service, as a prix fixe requires a competent restaurant to do, then don't attempt the changes.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Food is just okay. Waitress was good. The Host seemed like he had other places he would rather be. Plus he was rude when we asked him questions.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Outstanding. The meal was fresh and delicious, and the service was impeccable.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 24, 2017

I've always had great experiences at B&O but this Christmas Eve meal turned me off. Service was slow- especially having our order taken and fulfilled (drinks took a while). The food wasn't great. The apps had way too much sauce on them (the fruit and brussels were DRENCHED). The meat was overcooked. I'm unsure if I will return, even as a regular customer.

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 22, 2017

The food was very good, we especially liked the duck wing appetizer. Our server, Kevin, was friendly, patient (one of us was on an extended business phone call), helpful with menu, and fun! Nice atmosphere, it was quiet mainly because we were having a late afternoon lunch and there were few others in the restaurant eating at the same time.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Vegan, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Casual, Cozy, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Fun
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Service was slow and food was nothing special. Will probably not return.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The decor was disappointing. Restaurant is said to be in a beautiful old building; dining room gives no hint of that. When my granddaughter asked for a glass of water (which had not been brought automatically when we were seated) the waitress asked her if she wanted a clean glass. The waitress was about to pour it into the glass that had held her orange juice. My grits were very runny and my place had not been set with a spoon, so I had to ask for one. Not what I expected. A manager did come around and ask how we were doing, and I did not say anything about these issues as we were celebrating my granddaughter's birthday before going to see the Nutcracker. No one suggested an elevator; up steps to the restaurant, up a flight of stairs to where my guests were seated. After lunch, down steps to get our valet parking ticket stamped, then up a flight of stairs to the lobby to pay for the parking. I would go again to have dinner, but except for the location, I did not find much to recommend it.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Excellent Mocktails, excellent waygu burgers and fries...very good service

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Place was empty on a Sunday night. 2 tables but it was early 5ish. Service was great. Cocktail choices and server knowledge with recommendation appreciated.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Enjoyed a late night birthday drinks and dinner here. Service was impeccable, food was delicious and the drinks were strong. Five stars.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Food was good . Our server was non existent at times and had to ask other staff for water refills . The kicker was when we valeted our car , they wanted to charge me $40.00 for 3 hours . Needless to say words were said to both the valet and restaurant . Both were non responsive . Will not go back

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 1, 2017

It was noisy and cold I was right in draft from main door! The menu is over complicated and trying too hard my crab cake was spoiled by a bed of mushy spicy bean stuff that wasn’t listed on menu the veg were great perfectly cooked. Best thing was the juniper & ginger non alcoholic cocktail gorgeous!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Wonderful service! Tasteful food! Can’t wait to go back!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Went for a Thanksgiving buffet. The food was not very impressive nor was the service but I wouldn't want to judge the restaurant based on service on a holiday where most people are home cooking. I wouldn't be opposed to trying it again though I wouldn't seek it out. The ambiance was nice and the drink I had was yummy.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Wanted to try something different, dining out for Thanksgiving... Bad choice. The menu looked ok, but the food was cold and the flavor was just okay. We had reservations but arrived about 20 minutes early. We told the guy at arrival that we were a little early for our reservation, but we could just have drinks until it was time. We watched others come in and be seated but figured they were on time or a little late. We sat, talked, and enjoyed our drinks only to realize that our time to be seated had come and gone by about 15 minutes. We approached the gentleman that signed us in and asked him about our table, he remarked that he thought we were fine where we were but promptly sat us. When he escorted us to the second floor dining area, we realized that there was plenty of seating available for us the whole time. We were very disappointed in the food and service for the price. However, the bartender was very nice. He waited on us in the waiting areas and personally served us. The drinks were tasty. This, sadly, was the best part of our experience at B&O.

Tags: Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual
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