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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4.1

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4.1

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3.7

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Moderate

77% would recommend it to a friend

Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
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Pre/post Theatre (10)
Seasonal (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Great for Brunch (9)
Cozy (8)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Romantic (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Great Beer (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Fun (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Vegan (3)
Authentic (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Spicy (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Organic (1)
Scenic View (1)
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined 3 days ago

This was a very disappointing experience. We went for Restaurant Week lunch and the restaurant was only serving its regular menu items, so no great deal. The ambiance was very outdated and a bit shopworn. The food was just OK.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 3 days ago

Was very good. Exceptional service. Our waitress was very good.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 2, 2018

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.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Romantic, People Watching
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Spicy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Restaurant was freezing. Food took 45 minutes to come out. Manager made it right and comped our meal and offered another time to stop in and have a free meal.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Food is just okay. Waitress was good. The Host seemed like he had other places he would rather be. Plus he was rude when we asked him questions.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Outstanding. The meal was fresh and delicious, and the service was impeccable.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Vegan, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Casual, Cozy, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Fun
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Service was slow and food was nothing special. Will probably not return.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Excellent Mocktails, excellent waygu burgers and fries...very good service

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Place was empty on a Sunday night. 2 tables but it was early 5ish. Service was great. Cocktail choices and server knowledge with recommendation appreciated.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Enjoyed a late night birthday drinks and dinner here. Service was impeccable, food was delicious and the drinks were strong. Five stars.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

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!

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Wonderful service! Tasteful food! Can’t wait to go back!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

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.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 23, 2017

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.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Absolutely phenomenal in every way. From the decor to the seating to the food to the service. And omg the cocktails. Plan to stay for a couple hours. You'll spend some dough but it's worth every penny. 10/10 would recommend and will go again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great Beer, Vegan, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Spicy, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Romantic, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Paleo Friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Organic, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Everything was so flavorful. We ate here three times during our stay at the Hotel Monaco and loved every time. Delicious and inventive cocktails. Very friendly and professional staff who took great care of us. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Over priced
Felt like I was in the lobby of a holiday inn, bar was nice but couldn't get a seat after dinner

Spent 135 and most like will never go back. Service was below average. So many options in Baltimore. Need to revamp the place

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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Scallops were perfect and delicious. Drinks were tasty and service was on point. The atmosphere is cozy and friendly. Absolutely love this place.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

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.

Tags: Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Had a wonderful meal. Ben, our server, was terrific, timely and helpful with the menu. Highly recommended given the limited options in the area. Worth a trip downtown.

Tags: Bar Seating, Authentic, Scenic View, Great Beer, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food and great service, from the bar staff to the table it's worth a try.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Great Beer
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

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..

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

A pleasant surprise. B and O happened to be right around the corner from our hotel so we decided to try it. The food and service were excellent!!! You most try the duck wings and the crab cake!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We were staying at the Hotel Monaco, arrived tired and hungry, and were pleasantly surprised by the good food and good service we received at the restaurant adjoining the hotel. It's convenient, and a very good meal can be had with no traveling involved.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Best crab cake dinner, seasonally inspired I tried 2 different preparations on two visits and loved them both. Wonderful bartender, good strong drinks. Fun to eat at the bar.

Tags: Seasonal, Quick Bite, Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Cozy, Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

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.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

We ate at 5pm and the restaurant was nearly empty. Very enjoyable experience. It never quite lost the vibe of a hotel-attached restaurant, but the hotel lobby was beautiful at least.

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