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: 11:30am - 10:00pm,
Friday: 11:30am - 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, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 527-0999

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

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

Parking Details:
Now offering Valet for $5.00 a car. On Fridays and Saturdays after 5pm

Executive Chef:
Brian Harrison

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Chef's Table, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access

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.




Featuring a Prime Rib Dinner Friday & Saturday Nights from 4pm - close



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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (48)
Special Occasion (32)
Great for Outdoor Dining (28)
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Good for Birthdays (27)
Great for Lunch (24)
Casual (24)
Business Meals (23)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Sunday Lunch (21)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Worth the Drive (19)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Happy Hour (16)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Good for Groups (15)
Great for Brunch (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Fun (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Romantic (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Cozy (9)
Healthy (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Live Music (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Hot Spot (5)
People Watching (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Authentic (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Seasonal (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Spicy (2)
Great Beer (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined 2 days ago

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 4 days ago

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

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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 (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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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Food and service were excellent. I️ couldn’t stop talking about the food. Loved the scallops risotto, shrimp cargo, and berry Napoleon for dessert.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Savannah)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed a relaxing Thanksgiving dinner even though my husband had fantastic scallops risotto. I had the traditional Turkey dinner and everything was quite tasty but not as hot as I like. Excellent wine list with 50% off. Really enjoyed the Canelli Proseco and the coffee was excellent.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Fun
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Could not have asked for a better Thanksgiving meal. From the initial greeting, to the fantastic service, to the delicious meal, everything was exceptional. We would definitely recommend Barrett's Grill to anyone looking for exceptional service and incredible dining. We will definitely be visiting again. It was well worth the 1hr 40min drive.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Lovely meal for my Boyfriend's birthday dinner. High traffic area where we were seated. I would prefer a cozy nook for a romantic evening. People kept bumping into our extra chair and table. Food was great! Our server, Marcus, was amazing, pleasant, knowledgeable and professional! Kudos to Marcus!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Four of us had a great dinner Saturday night. The black bean soup was delicious. The prime rib was perfect! And the loaded potato was much appreciated. It is disappointing when a side is merely a garnish. The wines were good and the Irish coffee hit the spot!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Disabled Access, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We always love our visits to Barrett's Grill. We typically go on the weekends so that we can enjoy the Prime Rib. Love the mushroom bacon risotto. Last time we visited they had taken the risotto off of the "sides" menu - and we were told that we could not substitute it for the listed side which was very disappointing. This visit - the risotto was still not on the sides menu - but our wonderful server, Malaina (sp?) - said that we could substitute it for the loaded baked potato.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Always excellent food and service. We look forward to discovering the special offerings. Desserts, salads and appetizers are great, too.

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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 16, 2017

The menu online was different than the menu at the restaurant.
Noisy.
I dined alone as I was on a business trip and offered 2 of the worst located tables which I declined and requested a table in the ‘ main dining’ area.
Service SLOW not very friendly. Did not offer specials.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Very nice enjoyed the food Noisy because it was lunch time

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 14, 2017

We were there for anniversary dinner and it was quiet enough; however, there were several business dinners in larger groups that were getting a little bit loud. Otherwise the food was fantastic and the ambience very nice.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Dinner was very good. Prime rib now on menu every day, but unfortunately lamb chops are off menu

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Staff was very attentive. Wide variety for food selections. It appeared to have something for everyone. Prices were in-line for the area, not overly expensive. An enjoyable experience.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Fantastic experience. Couldn't have gone better. Jenai was a fantastic server and had the pleasure of a visit from the entire management team. Extremely accomadating and welcoming restaurant. My NY strip was cook perfectly.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This restaurant was beautifully decorated. Many different menu choices. Everything everyone ordered was great.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Casual
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

I couldn't have asked for more. Front line staff was terrific, pulling right alongside me, without complaint, as I asked for additional services on a (typical) busy Friday. Paul, the sommelier gave me several suggestions, but only when I requested. He never pushed, but shared valuable information and worked within my parameters. Paige, our server, was responsive and read us well. She appeared when needed, and yet was quite unobtrusive. can you tell the staffing experience was/is important to me? :) Reason? The food at Barrett's Grill is always without reproach. I appreciate the great hiring choices, from the back of the house to the front, that translate to a good dining experience for me.

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Barrett never disappoints. Love the music on Thursdays. Excellent food and service. We were seated next to a large loud table but that's the only downside.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Really like this restaurant. The food quality is consistent-familiar yet tasty. We were lucky to have our favorite waiter who was attentive but not rushing us. Both of us loved the appetizers of bacon wrapped scallops, our turkey club and chicken salad sandwiches, and of course, the creme brûlée. I even took 1/2 of my sandwich home. Since we came at the height of the lunch service, the restaurant was very noisy. Glad we made reservations. Highly recommend.

Tags: Casual, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food and service very good. Definitely will return

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 2, 2017

My husband and I came for the live jazz on a Thursday night and to our surprise (and delight) it was also half price bottle of wine night! The scallop appetizer and tortilla soup were excellent as was the burger. The short ribs were tasty but a little fatty. Overall, it was a great weekday night dinner. Go on Thursday if you like jazz and wine.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Food was excellent. We both got the mango salad with blackened shrimp. Delicious.

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

My wife and I were there to celebrate our anniversary. It was a great experience all around. We like the online reservation, we were seated right away upon arrival, the service was great, and the food was outstanding. It was also a great atmosphere. My wife said i did a great job picking the restaurant. I say the restaurant id a great job in helping me celebrate our anniversary. Thank you Barretts Grill and staff. I would recommend anyone to go.. Its worth it..

Thank you. Harry

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Casual, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Had a wonderful time with my friend. Had the scallops wrapped in bacon and the crab and roasted corn soup! Just delicious! My friend enjoyed the same.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 22, 2017

All four of us enjoyed our dinners, drinks, and wine. Tom, our server, was personable and attentive, checking back with us at appropriate times. Ambience is very nice. Barretts makes a real effort to make every dish special and they are successful almost all the time. Pricing is mid- range for most dishes. Appetizers and salads are excellent.

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