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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.
Baltimore, MD 21201
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
Guests can enjoy $7 valet parking
Metered street parking available
Charm City Circulator, Purple route: Fayette Street stop
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
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For private dining inquiries inside B&O American Brasserie please contact Director of Catering Randie Haber at email@example.com
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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..
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.
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.
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.
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