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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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Creative Cuisine (11)
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Business Meals (11)
Special Occasion (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Casual (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Seasonal (8)
Romantic (8)
Cozy (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Great Beer (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Authentic (3)
Fun (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Great for Lunch (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Vegan (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Healthy (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Though inside one of BALTIMORE's historical and architectural treasures- the Hotel Monaco (formerly national headquarters of the famed B&0 railroad), this restaurant is the very opposite of a Baltimore treasure. Upon arrival, there was grating, unpleasant loud music. There was only one other couple in the restaurant and we all agreed that we might have to leave because of it. Turns out it couldn't be changed just shut off, which they did. The manager we interacted with seemed like a teenager, a very childlike person--not very professional--with a white pearl nose stud. But she did turn off the music. For an upscale restaurant downtown, inside a magnificent hotel, we were surprised at how very highly tattooed our waitress was (arm totally tattooed), complete with nose ring. The incongruity was striking.

The food arrived. The crispy black seabass looked very unappetizing. Two pieces of fish floating in broth (undermining its crispiness). The first bite was full of bones and tasted very fishy. I told the manager I was unable to eat it. So it was swapped. The next dish, pasta, however was tasty. But I received it after my husband was finished eating. His main course was an assortment of meats served bizarrely on a baking pan. We were not asked if we wanted dessert. Chairs were remarkably uncomfortable. The bill had an item we didn't eat. The food was surprising expensive.

Go to look at the glorious hotel, but don't eat at the B&0 Brasserie. It's just a block of the densest collection of restaurants in Baltimore--the Harborplace.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 8, 2017

The menu is limited and some of the offerings were simply not appealing. For example, bad idea to use catfish for fish and chips. The flavor is too overpowering. There was one large thick filet to which the batter did not adhere. Plus the fish was undercooked. For a hotel restaurant that should have universallly appealing items on the menu, this was a fail.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Good food, great service. Attention is needed for noise abatement.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 2, 2017

drinks were great. eric the bartender was very knowledgeable and energetic about his spirits that were offered.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 31, 2017

This once was a real gem, great food, creative menu. Boy has it fallen on hard times. When you can't serve an edible steak for $33, why would anyone want to eat there?

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 27, 2017

We were taking my girlfriend out for her birthday and we wanted to go somewhere different. I had a burger, and it was by far the best burger I have ever had. The s'mores dessert was absolutely heavenly. Everything was excellent. We will be going back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 27, 2017

The food was very good even though a little pricey. But the cocktails are what I know I'll be returning for whenever possible! A very creative selection. Something else that was memorable... every seat was comfortable - the waiting area, the tables, the high tables, the bar. It was something small but very noticeable to me especially because of the number of terrible bar seats I've experienced. Overall a very comfortable, enjoyable experience with good food and great drinks.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on May 23, 2017

Only issue was they were out of Tuesday special at 8 that seemed a little odd but the rest of the night went well and the menu was good.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 21, 2017

We often stay in the Hotel Monaco and knowing that we dont have to leave the building to get a top notch dinner is great. Food is always good. Service is always good. We love it there. Thank you for making our anniversary great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2017

The appetizers were really good but wouldn't recommend ordering the white fish it had zero flavor and tasted like it was sitting in sink water. But the service was very good and the drinks were amazing

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 16, 2017

There wasn't enough staff to cover the guests so that made it difficult to manage our party of 8. 1 of my guest mentioned that our waitress Sue was rude when asked about entree recommendations. I'm pretty sure the manager and/or owner pitched in. In addition, the food was not seasoned very well, some main course items came out before appetizers and some items were forgotten all together (the waitress/waiter had to be reminded about what was missing). This was my birthday dinner so I was pretty disappointed.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 15, 2017

This is an excellent lunch place in downtown Baltimore if you're looking for a business lunch or take someone out as a favor. The food is always good. Service is also excellent.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 14, 2017

I could have made a better omelet. Sorry mom. Rough mother's day.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Awesome dining experience! Can't wait to go again

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 11, 2017

This was our second trip back to the B&O and we were really looking forward to it since it had been a year and a half since our first one. We were immediately disappointed that the brussel sprouts were no longer part of the menu. The gluten free options were also much more limited than I had remembered. I will say that the oysters were the most tasty I have ever had but geez - the market price was $28 for 6 of them. Other oysters were marketed at $3 each which is what I thought I was getting. Ours meals were just OK and the cocktail was not as good as I had remembered it being. The service was impeccable as expected but with one appetizer, 2 entrees, a drink and a glass of wine, the $128 check was not commensurate with the quality of the meal except for the oysters. I don't know if we'll go back again as there are so many lovely places to eat in Baltimore. Maybe if they bring the brussel sprouts back in the fall....

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 11, 2017

Delicious food and friendly efficient service. The scallops were excellent and the dessert very good.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 6, 2017

The food was exquisite, but you pay for what you get. Service and atmosphere were fine

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 30, 2017

I have never received worst service at a restaurant -- and we had a baby with us which usually gets some attention. No one came to get our order and when they did, it was done in a rude and rushing way. 3 of us got the crab and asparagus salad for brunch ($15) which turned out to be nothing more than bad-tasting potato salad -- the crab was imperceptible. I would NEVER go back or recommend this to anyone. The restaurant did volunteer to take 30% off the bill but this was a birthday party which was ruined by the neglectful attitude to service and the disappointment in the food. It was hard not to feel scammed. I can't believe the Hotel Monaco would want to be associated with such a substandard enterprise.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Great food with multiple options for brunch and dessert.mgood service.
Only problem was the noise level, elevated because of large parties and multiple children.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on April 29, 2017

We chose B&O as it was only blocks from the circus, but what a find! My wife and I shared 6 items from the small plate menu. Each was a success! The Jersey Quail &
gin braised lamb ribs were particularly succulent. Without prompting, the kitchen brought out our selections 2 at a time; a great way to enjoy each dish and a leisurely dinner.

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 27, 2017

We were visiting from out of town and celebrated my husband and sons birthday while staying at the hotel. I called ahead of time and the manager, Donald, was super accommodating and wonderful in general. I had my children and they put us upstairs away from the bar area. Donald was kind enough to send out desserts for the boys and made us feel very special. All the food was great. I highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Paleo Friendly, Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 24, 2017

I brought my clients here for dinner only because I was staying in the hotel and I assumed, based on my experience in other cities, a Monaco Hotel restaurant has to have its stuff together. I was dead wrong. Awful service which included a comment from our stressed-out-looking waitress (who looked like she was just handed a tray without training); "We have a big group upstairs so, I have no idea when your drinks or dinner will be ready. I have no control over the bar or the kitchen". Wow!! Really??
The food is decent for a quick bite and upstairs bar is perfect for an obnoxiously loud office staff happy hour.
Otherwise, avoid at all cost if your goal is to have a sophisticated dinner with a business associate.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 23, 2017

The server was barely present. We were a party of 7. 2 of my friends came about 10 minutes after we were seated and it took them 30 minutes to get water and utensils. After the server came over to take our order (30+ minutes), it took over 45 minutes for our food to come out. In the meantime, the server never came over to see how we were doing or explain the wait. My friend had to find her and inquire about the order twice! Highly disappointed in the service and the food didn't wow any of us. I expected more.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 22, 2017

We enjoyed this restaurant. Love that it is in a historic building. The atmosphere is lovely. Our food was good ,but not as good as it should have been for the price. $30 entries. Great place for specialty drinks. Service was also good. Not my favorite Baltimore restaurant, yet glad we tried it.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 22, 2017

This is a hidden gem in downtown Baltimore. They had nice cocktails and the food was delicious.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Was intimidated by the menu and even had to google some of the ingredients on the menu. Ended up with the wagyu burger and it was amazing! Highly recommend!

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 16, 2017

My daughter and I went to Easter brunch this past Sunday. They advertised as it being something special because of the holiday. The atmosphere was nothing special. It felt like a typical Sunday eating out. I would suggest offering a band or something holiday oriented to set the meal/experience apart from just another Sunday. Especially since the price was $40 per person for brunch.

The food was good and the service was good. Make B&O stand out! :-)

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Overpriced food, temperature issues in the main room and service was not the best.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Amazing ambiance and service was impeccable!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Looking for convenient and memorable dinner experience while visiting Baltimore's inner harbor for the evening. The choices in inner harbor were limited for us-too crowded with long wait times so this place seemed a better option. It's a short walk but worth it! Excellent food and service. The menu is limited for non-red meat eaters but kitchen is accommodating. We chose the flatbread with chicken sausage and the crab cake entree-plenty of food to share and excellent. Attention to detail, with delicious sauces. Loved it! Although we didn't drink any alcohol, the wine list is extensive and excellent. Mixed drinks sounded delicious! Would definitely come back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Fantastic food with an excellent wine list. The staff was professional and friendly. Their recommendation were spot on. We have been in Baltimore only 8 months, eat out often, and this may well have been the finest meal we've had. We will be back...often.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 9, 2017

food was very good. crab cake was excellent. the other people in my group all loved their food as well. My big issue was the ambience of the restaurant. No atmosphere what so ever. It was a Sunday night so it wasn't that busy but we all felt that the place looked run down and needed some upgrades . tables looked shabby. I hadn't been in several years but I've always felt that the food was good but the atmosphere was never quite right. They need to pay more attention to the actual restaurant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Good ambiance, excellent cocktails, attentive service, been multiple times and haven't yet been disappointed

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vip
 (Greensboro)·Dined on April 2, 2017

Food was delicious. Server was attentive but should have come by more often because we were her only table. Family with small screaming children were seated near which made for an unpleasant meal experience. Not the restaurants fault.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 30, 2017

Fantastic meal as always. Was visited by the manager and chef as well as the supervisor, making sure everything was up to standard, which of course it was. Love this place and the excellent staff. 5 stars all day.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 29, 2017

The food was poorly flavored, the gentleman behind the back counter was rude when I asked if he knew where the hostess was. The floor was understaffed.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 27, 2017

Casual dining and quick in and out for a business lunch. Service is ok. Menu is limiting and should have more salad options.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 26, 2017

great ambiance. Had NCAA game on a TV (nice surprise). Staff attentive and food good.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, People Watching, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Our group of 6 all enjoyed the food and drinks. We shared two small plates and got a flatbread pizza for an appetizer and then everyone tried different things from the menu for entree. Everyone was pleased with their meals. I had the scallops which were cooked perfectly and surrounded by root vegetables that were a really nice accompaniment. The Queen B cocktail was refreshing and was the perfect start. The servers were attentive, knew the menu and made good recommendations.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 21, 2017

Anyone who can make roasted squash and lentils taste that good deserves a solid review. And the desert was out of this world.

Tags: Casual
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