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

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Chef Scott Hines has created a wonderful three-course, family-style holiday dinner for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We'll be serving up this festive feast for only $40 per person and Lead Bartender Brendan Dorr will be featuring custom cocktails to warm the soul. Dinner served 5-9pm

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Chef Scott Hines and Lead Bartender Brendan Dorr invite you to spend the holiday at B&O American Brasserie. Custom cocktails and a sumptuous 3-course dinner. Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Cap your year with a four- or six-course dinner and complimentary Chandon champagne toast! Reservations available 5pm-11:30pm.

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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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Overall Rating

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4.1

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Good for a Date (15)
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Bar Seating (10)
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Good for Anniversaries (9)
Cozy (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Casual (8)
Seasonal (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Great Beer (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Romantic (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Authentic (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Fun (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
Healthy (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

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 2, 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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·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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·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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·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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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We went there for Thanksgiving. The service was buffet style.
The food was nothing special. The turkey was good, but the salmon was dry. The greenbean casserole was cold. The mashed potatoes were lumpy and not hot. The sweet potatoes were okay and the cranberry sauce was bitter.
We used the valet service, but we had to go upstairs to reception to pay.
Overall not a very good experience.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Absolutely phenomenal in every way. From the decor to the seating to the food to the service. And omg the cocktails. Plan to stay for a couple hours. You'll spend some dough but it's worth every penny. 10/10 would recommend and will go again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great Beer, Vegan, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Spicy, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Romantic, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Paleo Friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Organic, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I want to qualify first that my husband is a chef in the restaurant. I came in for the new fall menu that was great. I had The Coffee Crusted Pork Chop and it was great. Regardless of him working there this is a great place to come for food a drink with friends and chill in the lounge.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Everything was so flavorful. We ate here three times during our stay at the Hotel Monaco and loved every time. Delicious and inventive cocktails. Very friendly and professional staff who took great care of us. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Over priced
Felt like I was in the lobby of a holiday inn, bar was nice but couldn't get a seat after dinner

Spent 135 and most like will never go back. Service was below average. So many options in Baltimore. Need to revamp the place

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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Scallops were perfect and delicious. Drinks were tasty and service was on point. The atmosphere is cozy and friendly. Absolutely love this place.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I went to B&O knowing they did not have any vegan items on the menu, but trusting that they would be able to accommodate me. Not only did they, I had a FANTASTIC meal. The chefs created a beautiful and filling and high quality stuffed acorn squash for my meal. Plus, my date was able to eat a really delicious coffee crusted pork chop. We both were able to have a high quality meal with both of our dining options catered to. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Had a wonderful meal. Ben, our server, was terrific, timely and helpful with the menu. Highly recommended given the limited options in the area. Worth a trip downtown.

Tags: Bar Seating, Authentic, Scenic View, Great Beer, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We went here for my wife's birthday. Everything we order was great. We got into a conversation with two other couples and they said all their food was great too. They have a very unique drink menu so we tried a few different ones. Ount of the 6 only didn't like 1 and they took it off the bill no problems. We will definitely be going back

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food and great service, from the bar staff to the table it's worth a try.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Great Beer
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Very convenient, especially if you're staying at the Hotel Monaco, or somewhere close by. Most of the staff were very friendly and accommodating, and we did not have to wait overly long to be served. The food was surprisingly good for a hotel dining room, and well worth making this place a destination on its own..

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

A pleasant surprise. B and O happened to be right around the corner from our hotel so we decided to try it. The food and service were excellent!!! You most try the duck wings and the crab cake!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We were staying at the Hotel Monaco, arrived tired and hungry, and were pleasantly surprised by the good food and good service we received at the restaurant adjoining the hotel. It's convenient, and a very good meal can be had with no traveling involved.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Best crab cake dinner, seasonally inspired I tried 2 different preparations on two visits and loved them both. Wonderful bartender, good strong drinks. Fun to eat at the bar.

Tags: Seasonal, Quick Bite, Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Cozy, Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

I came here the first night I was in Baltimore, because it had great reviews and it was super close to my hotel (I was not sure of the safety of walking about yet). In between I went to 3 wonderful restaurants (Phillips and La Scala) and wanted to go back so much I came back to B & O on my final night. Not because of convenience, food choice or any one thing (Baltimore Inner Harbor has 100's of great choices) but because my overall experience was outstanding the first time. The second time was equally wonderful. I highly recommend this restaurant for all the criteria I can think of. Special shout out to Dominic (Maitre'd) for his dessert recommendations.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Really disappointing meal. The wedge salad....wasn’t even a wedge. The fact it was served with ranch and not blue cheese was odd especially since it had blue cheese chunks added. The bacon was paper thin and practically non-existent. The balsamic was apparently infused in the dressing but I didn’t taste it. The tomatoes were apparently pulverized into a powder and sprinkled on the plate? Again, just odd. Didn’t care for this dish at all.

As for the main course, my cast iron crab cake was underwhelming. While there was plenty of lump crab within the cake itself, virtually one third of the cake was filler and that filler was located on one sliver of the cake. The presentation of the crab cake was also odd. On a pumpkin purée? Just because it’s October? The shredded carrot and celery was also a little weird all mashed together. Another disappointing dish.

My wife’s Wagu burger was good though. She enjoyed that and I wish I had ordered it too.

Good call having the Diamondbacks Green Machines on tap. Best thing there all night.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Had tickets to the Hippodrome a few blocks away so we had dinner here before the show. Since it was great weather we parked between and walked which was great.
Food was good, but limited. Only food I wasn't impressed with was the rolls, but I got the Sunday "special" of meatloaf which was great. Hubby was very happy with his burger (waygu) and got the roasted cauliflower instead of fries.
Service was very good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

We ate at 5pm and the restaurant was nearly empty. Very enjoyable experience. It never quite lost the vibe of a hotel-attached restaurant, but the hotel lobby was beautiful at least.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I was only in Baltimore for 3 nights so had to choose restaurants carefully. I'm so glad one of my dinners was at B&O! The service was outstanding, I loved the creative menu and the food was both beautifully presented and delicious. This restaurant will definitely be on my list on my next visit to Baltimore.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I ordered the chicken with grits and heirloom carrots. The chicken was so under cooked, blood ran out when I cut into the meat. Being concerned that under cooked chicken may be a health hazard, I immediately called my server and pointed it out prior to taking a single bite. She apologized and took the dish only to bring it back a few minutes later. It was clearly the same dish with the bloody, now cold grits, and burnt chicken. The cut mark I had made was still there but the chicken was actually charred black. Instead of making a new dish, they threw the chicken pieces, a leg and thigh, on the grill, burned it, then put it back on the dish.

I question the kitchen staff and the server who had to see the burnt meat meat and bloody grits and still served it to me?

This is an expensive restaurant, I certainly would expect better.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Exquisite food in a jaw-droppingly gorgeous atmosphere. Do not miss the duck wings.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The beer selection was great, and I enjoyed my hefewiezen. My husband liked the porter recommended by our server. The dinner rolls appeared to come out of a bag of Kings Hawaiian, which was disappointing for such a pricey restaurant. The entrees (pork chops, scallops) were very good, but not "$30 an entree" good. I received 3 scallops in my dish. They were wonderfully seared, very tender, with a crispy shell, but a tad oversalted and overbuttered. At $10 a scallop, I guess that I expected a little better. My husband enjoyed his chops. Not sure if we'd return.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 20, 2017

I used to frequent this restaurant on a much more regular basis when I worked in Baltimore. It was nice to see that it's still going strong more than five years later.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Friendly and knowledgeable waiter. Unfortunately the other waiters were busy and distracted from the ambiance by setting the dining area for the next day’s lunch. Guests were still having diner. Suggest this be done when the dining area is cleared of guests. Only 8:00 PM!
Thanks

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Wonderful food. Excellent service and reasonable prices for a meal at a city restaurant. Will return.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Food was good but not delicious for our taste. Nice ambiance, very friendly and attentive staff, nice bar.

Tags: Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 30, 2017

We had a fantastic experience! Would return in a heart beat! Food was delicious and drinks were perfect! Looking forward to going back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Got a reservation to celebrate a birthday for 9. Food was wonderful and it's conveniently located right next to the metro.

Tags: Great Beer, Romantic, Casual, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Fun, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Soo was a phenomenal server. It's been a long time since I've had service like that. She was on fleek working our table & the room like a champ. I booked this for b4 our Cirque show & didn't even realize there was a great Happy Hour there. The pit beef sliders are great & that corn pudding is life changing. It had been awhile since we had been there. The burger was just okay especially for $18. The $5 pours of Champagne were legit. Really wanted to try a few desserts but we were too full.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Seemed over priced for the very thin steak I got for $33...expected a more,substantial cut given it came with only potatoes and nothing else. I will not return

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·Dined on August 4, 2017

We went here for restaurant week with friends. As a group, we were disappointed in 4/4 of the appetizers and 3/4 entrees, and 2/4 desserts we ordered... the drinks were okay, but nothing to write home about.

We feel that restaurant week is really a restaurant's time to shine to new potential patrons.... they did a poor job with the offerings selected and I am sorry to say that Baltimore has many better options and we would likely not go back.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Restaurant week. We had a very good meal but didn't try the regular menu.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Very disappointing. Service was poor. Waitress couldn't answer simple questions concerning the food. After our order was taken no one came to our table unless we waved them down. My dish was serverd warm but barely. We had to find another waiter just to get water. We won't go back.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Restaurant was loud - was a little over priced but food was good and service was excellent

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