About Barrett's Grill

Barrett's Grill was created to tempt your every sense with an unforgettable culinary experience. The dining room atmosphere is open and contemporary. Our chef has crafted a menu that offers memorable dishes – from innovative creations to your favorite comfort foods – prepared with care and artistry. Reservations are accepted for lunch and dinner. We offer 1/2 price bottled wine on Tuesday and Thursday's along with live jazz these evenings. Monday -Friday we offer 1/2 priced appetizers and drink features in our bar. Brunch is offered on Saturday & Sunday.

118 Shawan Rd.
Hunt Valley, MD 21030
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Seafood, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Friday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 11:00pm
Sunday: 10:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
York Road

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 527-0999

Website:
http://www.barrettsgrill.com/

Entertainment:
Live Jazz Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Executive Chef:
Alfredo Lopez

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Serving Brunch Saturday & Sunday 10am - 3pm

Live Jazz Tuesday & Thursday nights 6 pm - 9 pm

Happy Hour Monday - Friday 2pm-7pm
$2.00 off ALL Drinks

Tuesdays & Thursdays are "Half Priced Wine Night." All Bottles of wine are 50% OFF listed price.

Private Dining

At Barrett's Grill, it is our goal to make each private dining experience memorable and the booking process simple. We look forward to assisting you in planning your event!

Barrett's Grill Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (40)
Good for Birthdays (33)
Special Occasion (32)
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Good for Anniversaries (24)
Business Meals (24)
Great for Lunch (23)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Casual (19)
Pre/post Theatre (18)
Great for Brunch (17)
Cozy (16)
Great for Outdoor Dining (16)
Good for Groups (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Notable Wine List (14)
Romantic (14)
Happy Hour (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Comfort Food (12)
Fun (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Quiet Conversation (9)
People Watching (7)
Live Music (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Healthy (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Authentic (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

It is time to update the menu. The lobster roll is a keeper, but the crab corn chowder needs a reboot, maybe do lobster bisque or New England Clam Chowder over the winter. Also, when we were there for lunch, people around us were not wanting the jalopeno wrap. A nice club sandwich option would be welcome.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined 4 days ago

Waitress was very friends, drinks and food were brought to the table in a timely fashion, at the same time for all of us. Everything was delicious and special requests had been taken care of. We'll be back soon.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined 6 days ago

Great menu with good variety. Service was outstanding.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Food was excellent ! Love their Salmon. Service & food always good

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

This was our first time at Barrett's Grill and we will return. The food was superb, the service was great and we were not rushed at all. Excellent wine choices and entrée selections. Everything was well prepared and very tasty.

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We had a 6:15 reservation and were seated immediately! The table and room we were seated in were fantastic. The food was delicious!

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Fun, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 4, 2018

The music, wine, food,service and atmosphere are all exceptional!! A regular with us!! Mo and Dana

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The Barrett Grill deserves high praise for what it offers its clients. With so many restaurants quickly becoming a "jip" and mostly hype, this place retains a quiet and sterling quality of service, food and atmosphere without fanfare and the "smoke and mirrors" gimmicks of so many others. I trust they will retain the old-fashioned qualities that make it a splendid place for any meal with excellent service. I live an hour away and consider going there just for the food and service more than worth the effort of the drive. DO NOT CHANGE!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Casual, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great place to drop in after a movie. Variety of foods is just what you want -from light fare to a full dinner

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Naples)·Dined on December 30, 2017

More seafood selections including fin fish, combinations like broiled shrimp with scallops , crab stuffed fish and clams or mussels.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Always a treat to dine here. Great menu, great specials, attentive and capable servers. Pleasant ambience.

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Had a wonderful dinner have been there at least 4 times and always worth going back staff is awesome Thank you Bruce !

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, People Watching, Late-night Find, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Had a great time. Sat in the bar on Christmas Eve. Great service eventhough they were swamped. Always enjoy my meal there.

Tags: Quick Bite, Business Meals, Happy Hour
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The food was delicious as ever. However, the service was not up to par. The manager explained it as a miscommunication, I explain as poor service. Two of our party of four ordered side dishes to accompany our dinner entrees. The waitress thought we wanted them instead of the vegetable that came with the dinner. My Caesar salad was served on my dinner plate along with the entree( ugh) instead of a separate course. When we spoke to the manager about the error, his answer indicated the communication might have been our error as well, and did we want to take home a serving of the “haricot verts”. Are you kidding me? He finally gave us a 10% reduction on our bill.
It’s a good thing we love the food at Barrett’s so much, or we might not be back.

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Upon arrival, we were greeted by the manager/owner at the front desk and I shared with him that this was our visit there and we were celebrating my husband's birthday which happens to fall on Christmas Eve. He made it a point to make it a pleasurable experience which I truly appreciate and look forward to returning in the near future.

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Date night semi-disaster. Seamlessly, we were greeted and seated immediately for a 7pm Saturday reservation. Even with only a few empty tables in the restaurant, our server came to the table right away, took our drink orders, and the drinks were delivered without delay. We pretty much knew what we wanted to eat before arriving so when we ordered our appetizer, we were able to tell our server what our entree order was as well. Apparently, the course line was forgotten because as soon as the first delicious bite of buffalo calamari was being enjoyed, the entrees arrived. They arrived with so much fury that my ice water was knocked onto our food and my lap. But wait, there's more..... after wiping up the water, they forgot to fill my water back up and left the dishrag on the table for the duration of the meal. YUM! About halfway through trying to figure out a good pace on prime rib and buffalo calamari, our server arrived to ask if she could box up my food. We looked at the time and had only been there 25 minutes. Table turn much? My old fashioned, the complimentary creme brulee, and the company I was keeping were really what kept this from being a full-on disaster. Oh, and the overly abundant amount of checkbacks from the server were borderline annoying boutique sales clerk but not once did the manager check in on this Open Table reservation. No desire for a return visit from me.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Staff was very friendly. Our reservation was honored promptly and service was very good. I will book a return visit soon. Nice choice of appetizer and dinner options.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We had a wonderful Holiday dinner for 7. Everyone's dinner was wonderful. Dessert also very good.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

It was an overall nice time. Service was great, drinks were great. I was really disappointed in the mac and cheese. I expected more from how the restaurant presented itself. Plain penne with assorted cheeses clumped on top and then broiled. Boring. May I suggest that you at least make a roux? The meatloaf was great., the braised short ribs were great.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 18, 2017

We eat there several times a month and always a great meal. Great for dining or a quick bite. Best French dip in town! Excellent wine selection and wonderful desserts.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We love Barrett"s but yesterday things seemed to be a little off. Our waiter greeted us, provided drinks and took our order - then disappeared! No explaination was offered.
My husband's poached eggs were hard in the center, we advised the waiter, no response.
We were there to celebrate a birthday, as I noted on the reservation; no mention was
made of the event. It was not busy, a medium size crowd, although there was a gathering in the
back room. Just not up to the excellent food and service we have always enjoyed.

Tags: Great for Brunch, People Watching, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Great food and excellent service! Love the appetizers and sides

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 13, 2017

The menu is varied for both dining or a quick meal before or after a movie. They have a wide selection of beer and wine as well as good mix of prices for dinner meals. I'm partial to the salmon dish and the prime rib, when available is a cut above. The only downside is for a restaurant with a good wine list, the reds are always way, way too warm. For a restaurant known for its varied wine selection, one might think the temperature of a red would be cooler that ambient temperature. For this reason, I rarely order an expensive wine.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Food was excellent. Ordered chef’s special with roasted corn and crab soup. Delicious. Waitress was wonderful!

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 10, 2017

I have been to Barrett’s a number of times since it opened. The first few times were very satisfying with nice warm decor & a good menu. The thing is none has been refreshed since. I’v found it hard to really enjoy a meal there the last few times. The bar & dining area are tired and the menu is really tired. It hasn’t changed in all those years. If the food was outstanding I wouldn’t mind but the food just seems tired also. I have had the corn & crab soup a number of times & it is presented differently each time. Where is the consistency of a perfected recipe that has been on the menu for years? This time it wasn’t anything to get excited about...a few crab pieces with hard tiny corn kernels and a very thin soup. It seems to lose taste & any reason to be a recommended soup every time. I had the scallops entree & although the taste was good it’s just boring. Surprised no vegetable comes with it. I will say the service is friendly & the food was served in a timely manner & hot. Hopefully the owners will see a reason to update this restaurant sometime soon. It has gotten very boring.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Fantastic experience as per usual. My server, Chris, was attentive, well versed in the menu and extremely friendly. Meal was prepared exactly to my order and it tastes great!

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

My fiancé and I went there to have a nice date together. We had reservations and arrived late but there was no issue. We were seated immediately. The service was fantastic from start to finish. The food was incredible. Wait time was perfect. We will be dining there more frequently. Highly recommened this place to anyone!

Tags: Healthy, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Wonderful and delicious meal! Everything including dessert was perfect. Thank you!

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·Dined on December 6, 2017

Food was poorly prepared. Cold soup, uver cook items in my entre. Could of been a great meal. Despite a reservation, we were seated at a poor located table.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 6, 2017

The server may have been new but we did not feel up to par. He was pleasant for sure, however.

He Tried to remember our order but had to come back to table to verify.
Waited for more rolls and had to ask twice which came when we were almost done.
As it got busier he was hard to find to get check, ect.

Never got my doggie bag and forgot until I was home.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 6, 2017

I had been here a few years ago with a group of women for an early dinner, and we really enjoyed everything. My recent visit, however, with a different group of friends was very disappointing.

Our young male server was good- looking and polite enough, but not attentive to drink refills, offering bread, or bringing other needs/ offering dessert. Perhaps he was new at his job?

While the scallop appetizer was delicious, the price for JUST 3 was high. Almost $5 a piece is a bit pricy! The house specialty crab and corn soup, was mostly cream. A few small chunks of crab could be seen and very little corn.

Our entrees were very good and fairly priced, but the protein portion of the short ribs was very skimpy. The sautéed vegetable side was tasty and sufficient, as was the salmon.

Dessert was very pricy, except for the sorbet, so 2 out of 3 of us passed. I enjoyed the lemon sorbet he brought, even though he said it was raspberry when I ordered it, and told me about the change later. No coffee was offered, and we had to beg for refills on our teas and water throughout our 3 hr. stay.

We decided it was not worth the drive and we wouldn't come back.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Barrett’s Grill at 7:00 PM was insanely busy. Once seated, the service was fine and the food was excellent. But I wouldn’t go back. We had made reservations on Open Table. When we arrived, the hostess apologized and said they were unusually “backed up,” and put us in the bar with the queue of people waiting for tables. It was nearly an hour before we were seated. So, we conclude that claiming to permit people to make reservations is just a dishonest strategy to lure more into showing up.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Barrett's is one of our go-to places. Love the experience every time.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Very nice restaurant. I had an amazing steak dinner!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The food is better than average, the service was average at best. Regardless, we enjoyed our brunch and will not hesitate to go back when we want to see a movie which is right next door!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Went for Sunday Brunch. Delicious as always. Breakfast potatoes are great

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great food. Had to send back a couple of entrees because they were cold, but done quickly & efficiently. Very pleasant waitstaff.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Excellent food and ambiance

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Wow-this place has lost its charm. The menu is bare bones. The service was mediocre and the food lack luster. With so many fabulous restaurants and chefs in Baltimore, there is no need to come back.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Four of us went on Thanksgiving and had a fabulous meal. Even though it wasn't strictly traditional (though they did have turkey on offer) everything was excellent. Even our hard-to-please vegetarian was stuffed with a variety of fresh side dishes. Definitely recommend!

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene
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