B&O American Brasserie - Hotel Monaco

4.3
1690 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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Sun 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Mon - Wed 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Thu - Sat 8:00PM - 10:00PM

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Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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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OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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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JP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 13, 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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OT
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
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
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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MR
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The food/menu is a desired taste, if you want want a meat & potatoes kind of meal then you are NOT IN THE RIGHT PLACE. Their service was out of this world, Patrick was polite, courteous, and was nice enough to inform us of exactly what kind of food we were actually going to digest. A little overpriced, but a great place to try new things and create a unique memory.

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DH
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overwhelmingly gracious. Food beyond beyond, but service and personal attention from Chef Austin and our server made it a night to remember!

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L
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Very nice restaurant the food took long to come out but overall great dining experience

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S
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

I feel bad for the servers, who brought real warmth to the delivery of lackluster food. This is hotel cuisine at its worst: a menu written by committee, featuring expensive ingredients which are then abused by clueless and/or careless line cooks. The filet was underseasoned. The "Hasselback" potato was a barely warm baked potato with a couple of notches cut in top. At least the cocktails were good.

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MC
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were greeted warmly as soon as we walked in. The host (I'm so sorry, I don't recall his name) was very welcoming and attentive. Our wait staff was friendly and nonintrusive. The food was excellent. I had their take on etouffee. It was spicy and very good. We sat upstairs. It was quiet enough to have a wonderful meal and great conversation.

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WC
Seattle
32 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff went out of their way to ensure our Anniversary dinner was amazing--from free champagne for the table to accommodations for allergies. The food was excellent and service was top shelf

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H
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

The food here is outstanding. The Chef, Austin is wonderful. He came to our table and deboned the fish even. We had a wonderful time dining here.

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D
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been frequenting this spot for many years and it still is one of my favorite places to dine. The food, the ambiance and impeccable service are all a cut above

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Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

The service was slow and snide. No eye contact. Walked away while we were talking/asking questions. A competent server it seemed, just did not care about our experience. Coffee served with dessert was cold. Hot coffee arrived when dessert was finished. No apology.

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AO
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had bite before heading to the Hippodrome. Unique options and all very tasty. Staff friendly and attentive and the food came out in a timely fashion.

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OT
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Our latest experience was disappointing. We had been there many times before, and always had a wonderful meal. We went there as a small group per our recommendation. The restaurant was not that busy, yet it took over an hour for the brick oven pizzas we ordered. Most of which were luke-warm when they arrived to the table. The only person satisfied ordered the burger.

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MJ
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We got seated right away, the staff was professional and friendly. The food choices were exciting! I got a flatbread that was definitely worth two meals. The food was delicious and a surprise cookie to go was a nice treat!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and great food!

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OT
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Slow service, apparently due to an event.

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BS
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic. Can’t wait to go back. The rosemary cocktail was delectable.

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MG
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food, cocktails and excellent attentive service. This was our second visit before attending a concert/show, and we were seated, served in a timely fashion

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G
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

A terrific pre-theatre dinner, delicious food! The French onion soup and the Wagyu burger are especially noteworthy

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

The host was amazingly friendly and funny, and our waitress sweet. But the food sadly let us down. The sweet potato gnocchi were tough, flavorless and arrived cold to our table. And the grilled shrimp too spicy and had a bizarre texture. Overall the food truly let us down, and I spent the majority of the night feeling ill.

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FV
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice food and outstanding service from the moment I came til I left.

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VM
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We waited almost five minutes before being greeted by hostess. When we asked bartender about hostess, he gave an attitude of annoyance. Description stated that they had ample vegetarian options, not so! Flatbread was greasy with minimal toppings. Dry Caesar salad. Other entrees were enjoyable, including: spare rib (tender and tasty), gnocchi, wagyu burger and brazino. Signature cocktails were great! FYI the on line menu doesn't reflect current offerings. No complaints about service, nothing to rave about either. There was confusion as to valet payment process, and it's not customer friendly. A lady who appeared to be in a management position told us to go down to hostess stand. Host told us to go to bar, where we were told that our waitress should have taken care of it. Bartender did however complete the transaction. The back and forth was not a great way to end a mediocre night. Despite great ambiance and mostly good tasting food, we won't be returning.

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a
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

I ordered fried oysters that don’t taste anything like oysters. My husband’s lamb shank was very salty. Too pricy for the quality of food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The fillet was delicious, my favorite side was the sma

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L
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Came to B & O for brunch after the Marathon. While we were all starving, our brunch was delicious and the staff was very friendly and efficient!!!!

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J
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was friendly, the food was great, and my cocktail was delicious!

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AM
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went here by myself the morning after a wedding and I was honestly not feeling great. The server was fabulous and brought me everything I needed (OJ, coffee, water) with a smile! He was very friendly and even though he seemed to be the only server, I never had to wait for anything! I had the Chesapeake omelet with home fries and a bagel. Will be back for sure :)

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GL
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our first time at the B&O American Brasserie and will most certainly go back. The flat bread and Pork chops were delicious, the cocktails were unique and excellent, and the smashed potatoes with goat cheese were out of this world. To top of it all, our server, Soo, was extremely attentive and pleasant. It was just a great dining experience. It is also close to the Hippodrome should you be attending an event there.

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NJ
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dominick was a great host and Patrick was a wondeful server! Overall a wonderful dinner and ambiance to enjoy an amazingly delicious dinner! I would recommend this place for a date night!

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n
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We were staying in the hotel, and are usually prepared for boring hotel food-- but this was a very good meal! Sunday night meatloaf special-- better than home! Great cocktails too. Service was friendly, attentive but not phoney. Same was true at breakfast. Thank you!

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m
Hawaii
28 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We made last minute reservations for a party of 8 and they were so friendly and accommodating! The food was tasty and the brunch bottomless mimosas were fun (although I’d prefer real juice). The house made donuts are a must!!!

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KD
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Had business lunch. Food was good, service started out well but after lunch had to wait a long time to for the check.

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s
Baltimore
31 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second visit to B&O. Met with an old friend. We both ordered steaks, medium rare, and both were cooked perfectly. Sides and drinks were also excellent. Eschewed dessert in favor of espresso, which was surprisingly good. Great service. Quiet venue, not too busy, though it was a Sunday. Would not hesitate to return.

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W
Baltimore
192 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

The lobby in the Hotel Monaco is worth seeing, but the restaurant is not. Even though the food was good, the atmosphere of the restaurant and the service was disappointing. The place was empty and dark when we walked in. Definitely not an inviting atmosphere. Our server was personable, but she was hard to find. There are so many great restaurants in Baltimore, I was disappointed I chose to try this one.

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PK
Washington DC
61 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my go-to place for brunch or dinner when I'm in Baltimore. You can't beat the food (they offered shirred eggs on the menu-- which I ordered and were delicious -- where do you find those in the US?) and the cocktail and wine program is outta sight. Oh, and a nice stable of local beers. Do yourself a favor and check out this place.

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AI
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

Food was a.bit underwhelming for the price. Good service nice ambiance

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