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

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

89% 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)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 12, 2017

We were late for our 730 reservation. They held the table, but were slow at the time. Arrival experience very good, host friendly and helpful, friendly but not very attentive for a slow night. Wine list short and uninspired. Menu offerings very creative, ribeye tasty but not great quality. Sunday special meatloaf good, but not great. Key lime pie average at best, but pot de creme very good.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 5, 2017

My family and i really enjoyed this restaurant. Our waiter Jay was charming, efficient and fun. Food was very good and atmosphere is lovely.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 4, 2017

The food was good but not great, our server seemed like she was trying to rush us, and the decor of the restaurant was super outdated. I felt like I was out at a restaurant that was really cool like 15 years ago. I can think of a lot of other places that are way more worth the money.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Excellent time! food and drinks were wonderful and the service was great.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 3, 2017

Good overall, service a little off today. Ask for upstairs seating.

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 28, 2017

The food was very good, the service excellent, and we were thrilled that there was an interesting gluten-free, vegetarian option that wasn't just vegetables.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 28, 2017

More than just casual local Baltimore cuisine; crab cakes and oysters are on the menu but there are other delicious options. This restaurant never disappoints.

Tags: Casual, Outstanding Value, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 27, 2017

Very tasty flat bread pizza!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 25, 2017

arrived on a saturday for lunch but very few items being serves for this meal. mostly brunch items. wine was good though

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 24, 2017

A very popular bar/restaurant located in an elegant, historic building in center city Baltimore. It was very busy on the Thursday night I went there for dinner, but the staff was able to seat me quickly. I got butternut squash soup and french fries and a glass of wine; all delicious and reasonably priced. The waitress had to be reminded to bring my glass of wine, but in general the dinner went smoothly & I would certainly eat there again. Probably a bit noisy if you're wanting quiet conversation.

Tags: Fun, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Based on our experience, I'd recommend making a reservation for dinner, in order to avoid a long wait, and avoiding the brunch altogether.

Regarding the "panning" of the brunch: The food was okay, but the service was incredibly slow. It was more than 45 minutes before we got anything besides orange juice and coffee (not even ice water). Our server forgot things, every time we asked, and had to be reminded. Probably not the server's fault, however, because it was clear that basic preparation had not been taken care of. For example, there was no salt/pepper on any of the tables.

There were no such problems during the dinner service. The difference was, as they say, "like night and day." The only problem with their dinner menu is the notable limitation of menu choices.

They comped us for the brunch, which was a nice gesture. So someone "backstage" must have been aware of whatever problems had been causing the delays. These problems are unknown to us. We speculated as to whether the server had simply forgotten to enter our order. At any rate, until they can get their act together, the brunch (at least on Saturdays) is not a positive feature of the Hotel Monaco experience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Not only did we have an excellent meal but the staff was friendly and very accommodating. Great service and excellent overall experience - we'll be back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Detroit)·Dined on February 23, 2017

Food and service were very good

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 21, 2017

We had a very nice mid week meal, and the chicken was excellent . I would get it again

Tags: Business Meals, Healthy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 20, 2017

A very casual-yet-upscale place with an excellent bar and wonderful craft cocktail menu. The layout is unique, with large parties being seated in an upstairs deck, while the bar and smaller tables are on the first floor.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Food is amazing , beautiful Resturant, drinks are different but good will frequent again

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 16, 2017

Was looking for a restaurant in the area of Royal Farms Arena and we chose the B&O. We are glad because the food and service ( Caroline was our server) was outstanding. Home made pappardelle noodles and scallops were awesome. Nothing to not like about our dinner. Valet parked for dinner and the show, so conveniently located.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 16, 2017

I was pleasantly surprised with B&O, it was a delicious meal from appetizer to desert. I have been craving the wagyu burger ever since. I will be returning back very soon!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fun, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 14, 2017

This is the kind of place where everything on the menu sounds good, but the serving sizes are tiny... The atmosphere is great, love the historic building and the amazing cocktails. But I'm not sure it's the most filling. The prices aren't bad for a nice date night, but keep in mind you'll probably need to add on an appetizer and/or dessert.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Excellent meal, with knowledgeable, attentive -but not intrusive- service. Delicious food with exquisite presentation. Really nicely done. Made for a very nice Valentine's Day dinner.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Good to great food. Excellent service. Poor mixed drinks. Watered down. Poorly conceived. Vodka soda served in a high-ball with lots of ice. Moscow mule not served in coppper cup and made from a mix. Shoddy work.

Regular menu redeems experience.

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 14, 2017

I had reservations for a Valentine's Day dinner and I could not have made a poorer choice. The service was abysmal. There were only 3 tables occupied during our dinner and I had to flag down the Manager to get a server to our table Donald, the Manager was outstanding in his response and his service but everything else was horrible. The food quality was poor and the menu was very limited. This was a special occasion and I would recommend to everyone to avoid this restaurant at all costs. Its a shame that the Manager is the only good thing about the B&O Brasserie.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 13, 2017

We were going for Valentine's Day (a day early) but got Sat in the more informal bar like area. Not exactly the "nice" dinner ambience we were going for. But the food, as always, was excellent.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Very cool atmosphere.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Such a great spot! We had a wonderful experience! The general manager, James Williams, personally checked in on me and made me feel incredibly special.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Gluten Free Options, Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Local Ingredients
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 2, 2017

This was my second time in this restaurant with a long gap in between and the menu has become more interesting over that time. Everything was a bit unusual but delicious. The Wagyu tartare and lamb noisettes were excellent and accompanied by vegetables that complemented the meat.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2017

We were pleasantly surprised that the Baltimore Restaurant week menu was being offered. My wife and I both ordered from it and were very satisfied. The quality of the items was outstanding and the value terrific.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 24, 2017

Excellent food and excellent service. Restaurant was just the right level of crowded. Cocktails were excellent, wine list was solid, and though we had the price-fix restaurant week menu, everything was tasty and filling. Would definitely return. Our server was also excellent!

Tags: Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 19, 2017

I was disappointed with the food and look of the restaurant. The decor of the restaurant did not look as good as the online photos. Fish was good, rice was hard, tasted old. Food was not hot when it arrived to our table. Will not return.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 17, 2017

Great food. Service a little spotty, the waitress seemed a bit overwhelmed. Otherwise wonderful evening.

Tags: Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 17, 2017

Great food and we had very good service. We tried this during restaurant week and enjoyed the menu. Would recommend. Nice open atmosphere, interesting menu, good quality food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 13, 2017

After hearing so much about B & O, I decided to make a reservation for my husband's birthday. The space is gorgeous and I can see why people host private events here. Unfortunately, the food overall was unimpressive, which is especially disappointing considering the potential for this space to be gorgeous AND have great food. Hubby ordered from the restaurant week menu and I ordered from regular. Highlights included the toasted bread and honey ricotta (not the eggplant that was supposed to be the star of the dish-- oddly spiced and lacking in salt), hubby's vegetable pappardelle was good, and the potato flatbread could've been great had the potato been fully cooked. Dessert was unfortunately unimpressive as well. I wouldn't go again unless someone was hosting an event and I wasn't footing the bill. So much potential but the food left much to be desired. Service was decent as the eggplant dish was taken off our check and the dessert was switched out once we told our server that the dessert she recommended to us tasted like fruit cake screaming of candied orange peels (not the pear cake it's advertised to be). Unfortunately the flourless chocolate cake we got instead was reminiscent of a block of refrigerated fudge. To top it off, I'd mentioned when I was confirming the reservation that it was my husband's birthday and they said they'd add a candle to the dessert. No candle was on the dessert.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 10, 2017

Service was fantastic and so was the food and drinks.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 1, 2017

Enjoyed very much. The Sunday night meatloaf special was incredible. That, also with their ample selection of cocktails, is worth the visit at least once.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 1, 2017

Nothing was bad, but that's about it. Everything at brunch was just underwhelming and not consistent. We went in for their hangover brunch and our server was very uninformed about the specials menu as well as the regular cocktail menu. Our first course of the oxtail disco fries and monkey bread was really good, but the second course was only ehh. Two people at our table got the double patty melt and one persons only had 1 patty. Another person ordered an over easy egg to go with the chicken and waffle and it came out over hard, no big deal except it took over almost 10 minutes for the new one to come back out. We also got one of the cocktails for 2 people which is a cool idea, but the mason jar it came out in was rusty and there's no good way to pour it. Plus it is served with a large cube in each glass but comes out on the rocks which just doesn't make sense, all you get in your glass is ice (that's a bit nit picky but it was just another thing that left us unimpressed). I would love to come back for dinner to see if the menu is better and service is more attentive.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Let me start by saying we had the prefix 5 course New Year's Eve dinner for $100 each. A restaurant in a hotel always has to work for approval. My boyfriend and I unexpectedly ended up in Baltimore for NYE, and wanted to find a romantic spot for a quality dinner. This wasn't quite it, the ambiance was way too bright. I'd say the food was much better than the place looked like it would be, which isn't typically the case. The service was great, beautiful presentation. Some of the dishes reached a bit too far (foie gras) but you definitely got your bang for your buck with the main courses. The pheasant dish I had was perfectly cooked and very sizable. The signature cocktails were one if the best parts of the meal. I also really enjoyed the oysters with caviar! I noticed a few couples came in hoping to order a la carte and couldn't which turned them off and inevitably away. I think they reached too high to appeal to the small fraction willing to pay a premium on the fly on NYE. The chocolate mouse was devine, if only I'd been hungry enough to eat it at that point in the meal.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 31, 2016

My wife and I had not been to the B&O since our daughter got married at the Hotel Monaco several years ago. We went for e a pre-show New Year’s Eve dinner and we not disappointed. Our options were a 5 course meal of a 3 course meal. So glad we both chose the 3 course meal. We never could have finished 5 courses. The food was superb and cooked to perfection. The beef we both had for the main course melted in our mouths. It was a wonderful experience. I heartily recommend the B&O to all.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on December 30, 2016

A fun spot with good food and cocktails. Small selection but everything is well done.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 29, 2016

Service at the bar was the best! Thank you, Brendan! Fried catfish sandwich was out of this world, according to my dining companion. The flatbread of the day was rather boring. The cauliflower did not add anything - just boiled without seasoning. Grilled chicken was good and the crust was crispy just overall not memorable. I've had so many other dishes at B&O that are far better! All in all still a great lunch and we will be back!

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 28, 2016

nice dinner before a show at the Hippodrome. Great bar and food. Not our first time and we'll go back again

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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