Barrett's Grill

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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.
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JD
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crab cakes were amazing! All the items we tasted were made with care and celebrated the ingredients. Great wine selection. Would definitely go again!

PG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and attentive friendly employees. The French Dip Sandwich was extremely delicious with a very generous amount of meat. Willing to travel the 40 plus miles for The French Dip!

JK
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was bad, felt very rushed, just not good overall, will not be going back, ever, which is a shame, Barrett’s was always one of my favorite restaurants

Barrett's Grill
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Jackie, I'm very sorry about your last visit at Barrett's Grill. I would like to speak you to personally concerning your experience so if you could please call me at the restaurant i would great appreciate it. Kind Regards, Mike Buckner General Manager

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R
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience1

Disappointing!!!

My experience at Barrett's Grill on January 10, 2020, was a perfect storm. I arrived on time for my 12:45 p.m. reservation only to be told that I would have to wait twenty minutes for a table. When I explained that I had a reservation, the young lady at the hostess stand told me that the restaurant had a large number of reservations that afternoon. I stared at the computer screen which was right in front of me and saw that her statement was untrue. She then explained that there had been numerous walk-in customers. I asked why the restaurant accepted reservations if they were not going to be honored. Throughout the exchange, the hostess was pleasant enough. Suddenly, another woman who worked at the restaurant appeared and was extremely rude. I asked to talk with the manager, who was quite competent; he quickly identified and readied a table that had just emptied.

A server, a young man, appeared and took my order as well as the orders of two women who joined me. The server seemed distracted; I asked for sweeteners, which he forgot. I had to remind him. I ordered fries, which he forgot to bring. I had to ask the manager to check on them. (I should have tipped him in accordance with his performance. Shame on me! I tipped too much. How will he learn?)

I've dined at the restaurant on numerous occasions. This experience was an aberration of sorts. To be fair, the food there is consistently good. In spite of this positive, I doubt that I'll return at any point soon. I was extremely offended by the way that the second woman at the hostess stand talked to me.

Barrett's Grill
Responded 5 days ago

Hello, My apologies to you and your guest. If you could reach out to my personally at the restaurant I would like to speak you directly concerning you visit. Kind Regards, Mike Buckner-General Manager

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OF
Baltimore
60 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy they had halibut. It was delicious. Perfect place to gather with friends. Heather took good care of us.

s
Baltimore
28 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Took friend for birthday lunch.
Seated at spot looking directly at busy (noisy) kitchen entrance exit. Asked hostess to move & although she provided another table it was accomplished in as unpleasant an attitude as possible. Asked her if she had never had a patron ask to move a table before & she said NEVER!
At late lunch there’s appeared to be 3 waitresses (could have missed one) who were very busy (bussing own tables & setting up). However, it also appeared that they were helping each other so that service was attentive with refilling drinks and such. As an aside there were also two hostesses and another man opening the door. Strange allocation of resources.
Food was good; Brussels sprout side dish recipe may have changed. Couldn’t eat it, although have ordered and liked it on
previous visits. Kind of mushy not crisp as I recalled; possibly from yesterday.
Will be back probably as it is convenient to movie theater and prices are ok. Would not pick for a special evening out.

CB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

William was fantastic! My mother and I came for brunch as part of my Christmas gift to her. He was friendly, attentive, brought us samples of their popular cream of corn crab soup before our meals, and a delicious dessert on the house. The food was amazing too! Will definitely be back!

Barrett's Grill
Responded on January 8, 2020

Thank you, Courtney! We're so glad to hear that you joined us for brunch and that William took such good care of you. We will surely pass along your praise and kind review to him. We look forward to serving you again soon; don't stay away too long!

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DW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food great service love eating here

Barrett's Grill
Responded on January 8, 2020

Hi David! Thank you for the 5 star review! We appreciate it more than you know! Please come see us again soon!

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SM
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We shared a delicious app called Shrimp Cargot — served in an escargot dish with butter and cheese — as well as a bottle of Malbec (½ price bottles that day). The crab and toasted corn soup was wonderful, the wedge salad a bit large for a “small salad.”

Barrett's Grill
Responded on January 8, 2020

Hi Sarah! Thank you for taking the time to leave us such wonderful feedback! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us and we hope you'll come back again soon!

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Made reservations but still had to wait. The seating wasn’t the best. Say where my chair kept getting bumped by people walking by. Overall experience was good.

TK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Barrett's Grill is generally one of our favorites but fell short of our expectations on New Year's Eve. Our party of 4 was seated promptly at the time of our reservation and proceeded to order cocktails. After a considerable wait, we inquired as to the status our drinks and were told the bar was backed up. After additional time passed, we inquired again and were told by the server she would check. When our drinks finally made it to the table, the ice had completely melted causing us to question how long our drinks sat unattended.

Our Bacon wrapped scallops and Shrimp Cargot appetizers were outstanding, as were our main courses of Prime Rib and Filet.

Following coffees and dessert, we requested our bill and found a charge for an extra dessert that we didn't have. Our server went to correct it but returned with a subsequent bill that was still wrong. While the one erroneous dessert was removed, another was added. The apparent confusion was the result of one of our party ordering from the Prix Fixe menu, which included dessert. Rather than spend more time on New Year's eve discussing accounting, we paid the bill and moved on.

We have always been impressed by the quality of food and level of service at Barrett's, which influenced our choice in making our New Year's Eve dining reservations. Based upon our experience, staffing was inadequate to provide the level of service one reasonably expects on a special night.

Barrett's Grill
Responded on January 10, 2020

Hi Terry! Thank you for leaving us such a thorough review after your New Years Eve experience at Barrett's Grill. We're disappointed to hear that you were not completely satisfied with your visit. Customer satisfaction is always our number one priority and we would like the opportunity to make it right. If you would, please leave us your contact information and one of our owners will reach out to you directly to further discuss your experience.

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K
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were there on New Years Eve & had a reservation. We were seated immediately and the wait staff was right on point. Food was fabulous. The only complaint I had was the noise level. Of course, the restaurant was full & that made it loud, but I could have done without the cello & saxophone

Barrett's Grill
Responded on January 8, 2020

Thank you for the feedback! We're so glad to hear that you joined us on New Years Eve! We rely on guest feedback to know where we need to improve so we will surely take your feedback about the music into consideration for the future. Thanks again and we hope to serve you again very soon!

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RJ
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful. Scallops cooked perfectly. The 3-piece combo playing added a nice touch. Service was great.

Barrett's Grill
Responded on January 10, 2020

Hi Richard! Thank you for the feedback! We appreciate the 5 star rating and that you took the time to let us know that you had such a great visit with us. We sincerely hope that you will come back and see us again soon. Take care!

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j
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was New Years Eve. They had a special 3-course menu you could order from, or not and most of us took advantage of that. The food was delicious and the service was great. Everyone loved it.

Barrett's Grill
Responded on January 8, 2020

Thank you for your confidence in us for New Years Eve! We're glad you had such a great evening and we look forward to serving you again soon!

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SH
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been to quite a few restaurants and this was one of the best that I have eaten at. Food was fantastic

Barrett's Grill
Responded on January 8, 2020

Thank you so much for letting us know about your visit! We're glad to hear that you had a wonderful visit and we look forward to your return! Take care!

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal was very good. Server was excellent!

Barrett's Grill
Responded on January 2, 2020

Thank you for the 5 star feedback! We look forward to our next opportunity to serve you again. Take care!

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l
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I've had in years!

Barrett's Grill
Responded on January 2, 2020

Thank you Lisa! We're so glad to hear it! Please come see us again soon, take care!

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Our table wasn’t ready. Our service was great but our server was very busy.

Barrett's Grill
Responded on January 2, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave us some feedback after your recent visit to Barrett's Grill. We're disappointed to hear that your experience was anything less than 5 star worthy. If you would kindly leave us your contact information, one of our owners will contact you to further discuss your visit and personally invite you back. Thanks again!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect anniversary dinner with an attentive server, lovely atmosphere, jazz ensemble mood music, and meals extraordinare! Food and experience could not have been better.

Barrett's Grill
Responded on January 2, 2020

Thank you for choosing to celebrate your recent special occasion with us! We are thrilled to hear that your anniversary dinner was a great one and we wish you many, many more! Take care!

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MF
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Had 8:00 p.m. reservations. Upon arrival, told there would be a short wait, and informed hostess we would wait in the bar. Waited 30 minutes to be called -- decided at that time to eat in the bar. Told hostess upon leaving that we were disappointed we were never called for our reservation. She said the manager came into the bar looking for us -- bar area is extremely small, and feel it would have been impossible for the manager to have missed us. Food and bar service good, but would have preferred having our reservation honored.

Barrett's Grill
Responded on December 31, 2019

Hi Marlene! Thank you for leaving us a review after your recent to Barrett's Grill. Your complete satisfaction is of utmost importance to us and we would like to make it up to you. Please leave us your contact information and one of our owners will reach out to you directly. We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to hearing from you.

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k
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! It was xmas eve and large crowds. It was still a lovely occasion for myself and kids

Barrett's Grill
Responded on January 2, 2020

Thank you so much for leaving us this feedback! Please come see us again soon!

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, service, and value. This place is consistently good. The only issue is every time someone enters the restaurant there is a very bitter cold draft that runs straight through the seating area during the winter. I think that maybe adding a winter buffer to the front doors would help. We used to live in the upper Midwest and this type of entrance buffer was common place in the winter. May be worth a try.

Barrett's Grill
Responded on January 2, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us some feedback of your Barrett's Grill experience. We appreciate the 5 star rating and bringing to our attention the draft issue... we will definitely look into it! We hope to see you again soon, take care!

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B
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service at Barrett's is always excellent! My husband and I have eaten here many times and have always had a great time. If you like a quiet dinner atmosphere, go before 6PM.

Barrett's Grill
Responded 5 days ago

Wow- thank you so much for the outstanding review! We truly appreciate that you took the time to let us know hp we're doing and nothing makes us happier than to hear form another satisfied guest. Please come back and see us again very soon. Until next time, take care!

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Z
Baltimore
36 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great meal and service!

Barrett's Grill
Responded on December 29, 2019

Thank you for the feedback! We're looking forward to your next visit!

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SH
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Something seemed out of sync. Drinks were always behind the food and the cocktails were just ok. Not my best experience at this restaurant

Barrett's Grill
Responded on December 29, 2019

Hi Sarah! Thank you for your feedback! We're sorry to hear that your experience was anything less than 5 star worthy. Here at Barrett's Grill we pride our selves on providing top notch service above all else. We would love to discuss your visit further and personally invite you back. Would you kindly leave your contact information and one of our owners will reach out to you? We look forward to hearing from you.

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KP
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything at Barrett's was wonderful. The food was fabulous and our server was great. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Barrett's Grill
Responded on December 29, 2019

Hi Kim! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review after your recent visit. We appreciate your recomendation and look forward to your return! Take care!

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JR
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

That is one noisy restaurant! Food is good, especially the corn and crab chowder.

Barrett's Grill
Responded on December 23, 2019

Thank you so much for the feedback! We apologize if the noise level was louder then you prefer but we're glad to hear that you still enjoyed your meal. We sincerely hope that you will visit us again in the future. Take care!

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DR
Baltimore
321 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal at Barrett's Grill. Our server, Jenai, was excellent! Attentive and friendly - kept our drinks filled and anticipated every need. Our door was wonderful - delicious and perfectly prepared. One of our go-to restaurants!

Barrett's Grill
Responded on December 18, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a kind review after your recent visit to Barrett's Grill! We are so happy to hear that we've become your go-to restaurant... there is no higher honor. We look forward to many more visits in your future. Take care!

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OT
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. The grapefruit Paloma and the rack of lamb with shaved brussel sprouts are amazing!

Barrett's Grill
Responded on December 29, 2019

Thank you for leaving us such a kind review! We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us and we look forward to your return! Take care!

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WW
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Went there for our anniversary, it was ok but very loud and felt like our server was rushing us through. Didn’t ask about refills. The food was delicious just wish there was more for the price you paid.
Lamb and Steak was cooked perfectly and best part about the night.

Barrett's Grill
Responded on January 2, 2020

Thank you for choosing to dine with us recently! We sincerely appreciate the feedback from your visit and the recommendation however, we're concerned to hear that your visit was anything less than outstanding. We would like the opportunity to discuss your experience with you further and personally invite you back. If you will kindly leave us your email contact information, one of our owners will be in touch with you shortly.

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MF
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess wasn't friendly at all, but William our server made up for that. He was excellent in every way. I would want him to wait on us again.

Barrett's Grill
Responded on December 18, 2019

Hi Miriam! Thank you for the valuable feedback. We're so glad to hear that William took such good care of you during your recent visit. A 5 star guest experience begins the minute you walk in the door so we apologize if our hostess fell short in any way. We will address this with our hostess staff right away. We sincerely hope you will come see us again in the near future. Take care!

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l
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Barrett's Grill is a really nice informal place for lunch and dinner. I recently took 5 staff members for lunch. Service was very friendly but slow and, at times, confused. The food was good. The 6 of us had a wide variety of items from the menu and everyone enjoyed his/her food. The desserts were great.

Barrett's Grill
Responded on December 16, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review after your recent visit to Barrett's Grill! While we're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your meal, we're disappointed to hear that your visit was anything less than 5 stars. Providing top notch service is always our top priority and it concerns us to hear that service was lacking in any way during your visit. We will surely address this with our staff right away. We'd like the opportunity to earn back that 5th star next time!

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MB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was outstanding and food was, too.

Barrett's Grill
Responded on December 18, 2019

Thank you for the feedback, Mary! We're thankful for your patronage and look forward to serving you again soon. Take care!

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m
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We hadn't been for quite a while, but it was consistent with our memory of very good American cuisine with generous portions. A little noisy and difficult disability parking due to the proximity of the theater, but food and service very good.

Barrett's Grill
Responded on December 18, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us some feedback after your recent visit to dine with us. We're so happy to hear that you returned and enjoyed your meal. Our apologies about the noise level on the night you joined us but please know that is not usually the case. We hope you will join us again in the future. Take care!

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A
Baltimore
45 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for after the movies.

Barrett's Grill
Responded on December 11, 2019

Thank you for the feedback, Arty! We appreciate your patronage and look forward to your return!

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TP
Baltimore
24 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food ,an amazing staff , managers who work hand and hand with their servers! What more could a guest ask for! Many stars for a super restaurant!!! I’m

Barrett's Grill
Responded on December 11, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such an awesome review! Your kind words absolutely made our day. We take great pride in working together as a team for our guests and we're so glad that you noticed. We hope you'll come see us again soon, take care!

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a
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome from booking to leaving! Will be back

Barrett's Grill
Responded on December 9, 2019

Thank you for the review, Ashleyh! We appreciate the feedback and are thrilled to hear that you had such a great visit with us from start to finish. We look forward to your return- take care!

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BJ
New England
21 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Even though Barrett's Grill is adjacent to large mall, it's one of the few good places in the area. All of the staff was super nice and helpful. The ambiance is pretty quiet, but not library quiet - we could engage in conversation without yelling, plus we weren't so close to the next table that we got to hear their conversation. My food was pretty good. The starter salad with mixed greens, goat cheese and candied walnuts was tasty. I had the fish special, which was overcooked and too dry. The rest of the vegetables with it were fine. My friend had the salmon special which seemed cooked well, but not so overcooked. Overall, I would give it a try again.

Barrett's Grill
Responded on December 10, 2019

Hi Betty! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review after your recent visit to Barrett's Grill. We appreciate your kind words and recommendation more than you know and we look forward to your return! Take care!

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H
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food4service5ambience3

Ok, I know it was Thanksgiving, but nothing on the menu for a vegetarian? Nothing? It's been years since I went to a restaurant and couldn't find at least an appetizer or two, or a single entree. My choice was kale salad. And the special soup: butternut squash (which came with bacon, even after I mentioned I was a vegetarian.) I didn't want to make a special request because it was Thanksgiving and the place was packed, but I was very disappointed. (And hungry.)

Barrett's Grill
Responded on December 5, 2019

Thank you so much for the feedback. We sincerely appreciate that you trusted us with your Thanksgiving meal and would like to apologize if we fell short of providing you with a meal to suit your vegetarian lifestyle. Please know that we always want to include ALL our guests and it was not our intention for our vegetarian customers to feel left out. If you would, please leave us your contact information so that one of our owners can reach out and personally invite you back for another visit.

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MK
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very festive atmosphere on Thanksgiving, we had a great menu to choose from, and it was all quite good. Nice dessert presentation as well.

Barrett's Grill
Responded on December 6, 2019

Thank you for the 5 star rating, Mary! We're so glad to hear that you joined us for Thanksgiving and had a great meal. It was truly our pleasure. Please come back and see us again soon!

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