B&O American Brasserie - Hotel Monaco

4.2
1724 reviews
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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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B&O Weekday Happy Hour

Enjoy select beer & champagne for $3, wine for $4 and specialty cocktails for $5. Pair those with some of our culinary team's seasonally changing bar snacks and flatbreads for one incredible happy hour - one of Baltimore's most popular.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 26, 2019

Ends: February 27, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 4:30PM-6:30PM

Weekend Brunch- Flavored Mimosas

Join us for $15 unlimited flavored mimosas every Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am - 2:30pm.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 28, 2019

Ends: September 30, 2019

Availability: Sun 10:00AM-2:30PM
Sat 10:00AM-2:30PM

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Our primary server was very inattentive. One server argued with us-twice-when we asked for condiments. The restaurant was not overly busy and there was no apparent reason for the disappointing service level.

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JS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

I was very disappointed to find that there were several items on the menu, that specifically drew me to go there, not there when we arrived. We asked several people and no one knew why. Some were substituted for other items, others just weren't there. I feel like it was a bit pricey for a limited amount of food available. We had a great waiter though.

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Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

When we made a reservation, there was no mention of a brunch buffet on Easter, let alone not being able to order off the menu. Days before I noticed the Easter buffet, and it listed a crepe station including banana Nutella, fresh seafood including clams, deviled eggs and a few other things that were nowhere to be found. It also mentioned that beer and wine were included- they were not. Some of the food they had was good, but most not that much better than a free hotel breakfast. The omelette station was decent.
People were very friendly when we walked in, but it took a while for the server to come and then no one really explained how it worked or that some was upstairs and some down. The coffee was barely warm. After we found the dessert table, there were not enough serving pieces to pick things up. I asked who I thought was a manager, for something to put the pie on my plate. He took one that had been used for another kind of pie and put it in the pie that didn’t have one. That may be okay if you are home with family, but I was surprised that that was how the problem was solved. Also, we had a stack of plates on our table that was a foot tall before anyone removed them.
We chose this restaurant as we were visiting Baltimore and have enjoyed our local restaurant in the Kimpton Hotel and thought it might be as good. We were very disappointed with a pricey, subpar brunch.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

My boyfriend and I were staying at Hotel Monaco for the weekend. We ended our Saturday night at this bar & had a great experience - super chill atmosphere & very friendly bartender. Flash forward to the next morning when we’re trying to figure out brunch.... I wanted to go to Shirley’s but was afraid of a long wait as we didn’t have the time. We decided to just go to the B&O American Brassarie since it was in our hotel & no wait to get in. We got seated immediately as it was pretty empty. The hostess said something about serving ourselves and our waiter would be there for drinks. We were left confused but figured out eventually that it was a buffet style (disappointing). The buffet was pretty bland - mostly vegetables & 1 type of potatoes. The food seemed to be all over the place so I’m sure we missed stuff as no one explained to us where things were or even where to get plates! Halfway through our meal, a server finally comes over to take our drink order. My bf got a mimosa and water - I order a Bloody Mary & coffee which he then duplicates as if my bf didn’t just order his own drinks?! Since when do you have to order drinks in twos? I asked for cream with my coffee and the server finally brought it once my coffee was cold and my meal was long finished. I was already feeling so defeated bc brunch is my fav meal & I was so let down by this one, when our check arrived and we saw this “buffet” was $50/person!! 🤦🏽‍♀️ We ate nowhere near enough to justify that price & the food wasn’t nearly good enough to justify this price! Mostly I feel like someone should have explained the deal before seating us as we wouldn’t have stayed (knowing we weren’t going to eat that much). We even got questioned by the hostess why we were leaving... as if we weren’t there for an hour already! I honestly felt like I was in a Black Mirror episode or something! Very disappointing meal- from wait staff to food to price.

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NJ
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Overall this brunch was a big disappointment. We had a reservation for Sunday at 11:00am and were staying at the Monaco. We waited 5 minutes at the reception desk before someone showed up to seat us. It was not busy but they seemed understaffed. Our waiter was pleasant and got us water, but it took some time to get both regular and decaf coffee.
We placed our orders and waited. We ordered two Bloody Mary's and a grapefruit juice with our meals. Twenty minutes later nothing was out so we asked. 10 minutes later the waiter came back and said he didn't know what happened but our order never got placed, even though we saw him write everything down. Now he took the complete order again and 25 minutes after that we finally ate. The food was average, fine for breakfast but not worth the price.
I had hoped for a better experience from the Hotel Monaco, which is my go-to hotel in Baltimore.

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MS
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and atmosphere at B&O were both fabulous! Our server was very considerate of our time crunch, as well, and we had an overall fantastic experience!

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Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!

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BE
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was excellent, service pretty slow for lunch despite not being too crowded. Server very pleasant, but lunch service took over an hour.

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AL
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Slow service, food not cooked properly and did not look fresh. Expensive for quality level.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Overpriced. Food was mediocre at best. Service was very slow. Took forever for our food to come out.

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M
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

Have not been to B&O in a long time and was very disappointed. Baltimore has great restaurants, this isn't one of them. Overpriced with mediocre food. Had a pit beef lasagne with overly rich beef sauces on what was probably delicate think lasagna peers. Needed something - heat, parsley, herbs, something. Just 3 blocks North on N. Charles ST. and running north for about 8 blocks is a string of good places to eat that are less expensive and much more satisfying. I was with 2 others, and we all agreed that B & O caters to tourists.

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Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

A little over priced but that’s to be expected for the area
Our food wasn’t great and one person had a potato that wasn’t cooked and the other couple didn’t get their app until after their entree
They were short staffed

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DS
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a Birthday dinner and the food was amazing especially the lamb shank and pot roast. Our waitress was very attentive and I would definitely recommend the restaurant. The ambiance was just right for a intimate evening with family or friends!

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LS
Baltimore
63 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We came here on Saturday night before a show. At 5:30 pm, this place was already half full - the first good sign. We were seated upstairs at a quiet table overlooking the busier action by the bar on the first floor, which was perfect for us. Our server, Ben, was attentive, friendly and very knowledgeable about the menu. The cocktails that we started out with were excellent. I can see why the "Queen Bee" has been on the menu at B&O for many years! For dinner, we had caesar salad (real anchovies!) as an appetizer and the short rib and burger for entrees. The highlight was definitely the wagyu burger. The pacing of courses and service in general was wonderful. We even had a manager stop by to check on us a chat for a few. We live less than a mile away from here and given our experience, we will for sure come back again.

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GA
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Very limited menu, chicken under cooked and returned to kitchen twice, the host did take it off the bill.

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Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I will be back very soon. I had lunch here and I liked the place so much that I decided to have my fiancé’s birthday dinner here

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SW
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

The waiter was very pleasant and eager to please, the food was decidedly mediocre and way overpriced. The ambiance was a bit dreary, the decor "tired." I won't be going back.

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s
Baltimore
36 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

First off, Barnard did a great job. We told we had to be done in an hour as there was a meeting after lunch. He took our order right away, food came promptly, our leftovers were wrapped up and bill settled with a little time to spare.

I enjoy the atmosphere here. Nostalgic vibe, good space between tables, servers on point.

I had a chicken salad sandwich. It was fine, but had an identity crisis with a little too much going on. (onion/poppyseed bun, curry, mango chutney, raisins) The side salad was delicious. My companion had the 4 cheese flatbread, which was huge (for an individual lunch portion), gooey and delicious. She asked for a little bit of salad on the side and received an entire side salad (at a $7 charge). Pre-disclosure of the charge would have helped decision making.

I will definitely go back and try other lunch options.

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very nice time at brunch! The food was excellent and the server was outstanding. We were in for a bachelorette weekend and they brought over a round of champagne. The overall great experience was great. I would recommend.

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M
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I really like the food. The waiter we had for dinner upstairs was fantastic. The waiter downstairs in the bar area is slow and makes you feel that she shouldn't have to get stuff for you.

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Quickly seated, would have liked to see a wider brunch menu, I had the crab meat omelette which was very good, though not too many options for my partner who is vegetarian dairy intolerant.

Good mix of booths and tables. Pleasant staff.

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DH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife had a signature cocktail that was delicious and had a nice kick to it. We really enjoyed the French Onion soup; piping hot and cheesy. My steak was tasty but pretty small. My wife had the flatbread and said it was wonderful. The service was perfect; friendly, attentive but not overbearing. We had a nice chat with the manager who is from Ireland. We had just got back from a trip there and enjoyed his interest. It was a great evening. Certainly worth checking out when you are in Baltimore.

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C
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

In terms of food quality, there were some gems in the weekend brunch menu, such as the shimp & grits and the house made doughnuts. The atmosphere is pleasant. Service was somewhat slow, however, especially given that the restaurant did not seem busy. We had to ask about our entrees and rush through since we had an event to get to at the Hippodrome (walking distance if you don't mind a few blocks). We would return but keep in mind timing concerns in the future.

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FC
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The restaurant was quieter tonight because the bar scene was not loud and raucous. We were pleasantly greeted and given a table of our choice. The waiter, Dominic, did a wonderful job given his newness to the job. He worked hard to ensure that we were pleased .

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m
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was treating my mom to her birthday dinner and we had such an incredible experience! The service was impeccable and everyone made her feel special for her birthday. The food was delicious and the wine selection was great. Had such a lovely time and could not express my gratitude enough for everyone making my mom’s birthday so great!

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MH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came for dinner with friends before the show at the Hippodrome. Started with several appetizers, cheese & charcuterie, duck wings, & fire roasted octopus. All were excellent! For my meal I had the wagyu filet witch was very tender & cooked perfect. We also tried a varity of desserts that were all so yummy! Our server Yoon was great and took very good care of us, chef came out to check on us and make sure we were happy with our meals. Would definitely return. Didn't get to try the brick oven flatbread but it looked & smelled delicious.😊

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Valentines Day

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A+ food. Fantastic service. Great decision for Valentine’s Day.

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JC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were delighted with our dinner at B&O. My wife said the Caesar salad was the best she ever had. The bronziniwas magnificent and the desserts were delicious. The ambiance is relaxed and friendly. The service was efficient, with a very knowledgeable server who helped us make our selections. The price was very reasonable.

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great. Food was great. All in all a great experience. Coming back this weekend for an anniversary celebration.

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NL
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was a great experience and the service staff worked well together for a collaborative experience. I look forward to having a gathering there. We happened to go on a day when there was a day party and the music really livened up the place. Drinks made by Jay were phenomenal! My fiance' really enjoyed his birthday brunch!!!

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TL
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Cocktails were wonderful. Ambiance was terrific. Food was pricey and presentation was nice but taste was lacking. Mashed potatoes were lumpy. Seafood was over cooked. Duck wings were very tasty but dry. Would go back for the cocktails and ambiance.

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SB
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second visit and it was a phenomenal experience. We had Dominic as our server and he was very attentive. It’s difficult to find a highlight of the night because, truly, everything was amazing. The brussel sprouts salad was a salad I’m glad I got because it was very unique and flavorful. Speaking of unique, the buffalo fried oysters were a fun dish. Absolutely delicious too. I had the wagyu bistro filet and it was 10/10. I recommend saving room for dessert because the options all seem interesting and yummy. The portions are a little large so you’ll only want to eat one/share between two people. If you can sit upstairs, you really should. It’s a lot quieter and the setting is little more intimate and romantic. Especially in the booths. Overall, this was one of the best meals I’ve had in Baltimore and I’m very glad I have it a second chance.

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g
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

The restaurant was closing for a special event so they only offered half of the menu; a disappointment.
But our server, Alexis, went above and beyond in taking care of us. She was friendly and engaging and most helpful. Would that all wait people were like her!

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S
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Service was excellent. Menu was interesting. I had the tasting menu. Short rib empanada and chocolate cookie bread pudding were very good. The brick chicken and waffle was dry and the greens on them which were supposed to eliminate the dryness were not that good. The dish needed something sweet and or spicy. It was neither.

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Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Cocktails were good,

Food wasn't the quickest, apps were okay, French Onion soup was not. Entrees were good. Seats were upstairs and drafty from staff out on a smoke break. 🤷‍♂️

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s
Baltimore
37 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Stepped it up! I've been to B&O before and I enjoyed their food. I think they stepped up their game and prepared more elegant food. My friend and I had the soft pretzel bites w/rarebit sauce, pumpkin bisque, fried oyster po boy, apple & prosciutto flatbread.

The rarebit sauce was delicious! I took some home to my husband who enjoyed it w/some bread bites. The bisque was delicate and smooth, with a subtle pumpkin flavor, perfect for the very cold day we were there. The apple & prosciutto flatbread was the standout for me. The apples & arugula provided a nice freshness & tart flavor. The onions were sweet and the cheese savory. The prosciutto had been crisped and matched with the cracker like consistency of the crust. It was a large pizza, but I ate it all! The po boy my friend ordered came with wedge cut fries that were fairly ordinary, but perked up nicely with Old Bay. All of the sandwich components were fresh and tasty. The portion again, was quite large.

We will definitely go back to see what delicious offerings they have next. Shout out to Lee, our server, who was very attentive. He's been working there a while and knows the menu well.

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JP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! The creative cuisine, oh man the special touches. Just speechless. I have to return! This should be a must on any foodie list.

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Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great breakfast omelet....

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CR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The New Years Eve 4 course tasting menu was phenomenal. The food was delicious and service outstanding.

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