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

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (53)
Great for Lunch (37)
Special Occasion (36)
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Good for Birthdays (35)
Casual (35)
Great for Outdoor Dining (34)
Neighborhood Gem (30)
Business Meals (28)
Good for Anniversaries (26)
Happy Hour (24)
Pre/post Theatre (22)
Worth the Drive (22)
Sunday Lunch (21)
Good for Groups (19)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Great for Brunch (16)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Comfort Food (15)
Healthy (15)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Notable Wine List (14)
Romantic (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Fun (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Live Music (11)
Quick Bite (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Cozy (8)
Authentic (7)
Hot Spot (7)
People Watching (7)
Disabled Access (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Seasonal (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Spicy (2)
Tapas (2)
Great Beer (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined 4 days ago

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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·Dined 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 7 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Service was very slow this particular Sunday. We waited 40-45 minutes for our Eggs Benedict order. Our waitress was responsible for both inside and outside dining, so she was constantly heading in or out the door. On a positive note, the manager came to our table after 40 minutes to apologize for the wait and gave us a card taking $20 off our order. A few minutes later he returned to tell us we’d also be receiving a free dessert. The food was very good, and the signature Napoleon dessert was spectacular. We would definitely return to Barrett’s because it is a lovely restaurant with great food, and we felt the management handled our long wait in the best way possible.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Very enjoyable dinner. Food was good and service was very good.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I liked it there.
There was a glitch. I made the reservations for 6:30 and the table was unavailable. Other guests were taken to tables before us. We waited patiently, an additional 10 minutes. The hostess seemed to not know what was going on nor could she explain the reason for the delay.
Not sure if I would go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Timothy was a great waiter. Loved the experience and my fiancé and I had a fantastic time. I would go back anytime. The food was better then I would have guessed. Recommend to anyone.

Tags: Special Occasion, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 15, 2017

My sister and I went to Barrett's for Sunday brunch to celebrate a birthday. We both really enjoyed the perfectly cooked Maryland Benedict and a side of maple sausage which was delicious. Lyonnaise potatoes were also excellent. Unfortunately, the service was not up to par. We waited at least 10 minutes to be acknowledged after being seated by the host, with no apology. (The place was not overly crowded, maybe about 10 other tables of groups of elderly women...what's that all about?) The server was unenthusiastic and he did not relay specials, as we heard being done by another server for a table next to us. The table was sticky. Although we enjoyed our food, attention to detail might have made us want to return again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Had an excellent time other than having to wait even though we placed a reservation in advance.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Casual
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Consistently good food and great service (thanks Tim!). But unfortunately this last time was a little disappointing. I sent my steak back because I wanted it a little more cooked - no problem. But when it returned to me the mashed potatoes were microwaved and looked and tasked like glue. My waiter apologized and bought me a nice glass of Butter Chardonnay. That was nice - but I expected a fresh scoop of mashed potatoes - not microwaved and looking like a big dump of Elmer's glue! I have never been disappointed before this last visit.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Friendly service all around. Great tasting meal for a reasonable price. We will come back again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Went there for dinner after a movie (theater located across the street) with two friends. I had grilled salmon, another friend had a mixed penne pasta dish, and another friend had 3 appetizers. All of the food was prepared as we wanted, we all had the Crab & Roasted Corn Chowder which was excellent, and the service was expedient and friendly. I'd go back in a heartbeat.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (México)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Jazz on Thursdays is great, not too loud

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Their food is excellent. The crab soup is an absolute must!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great friendly service and tasty food. We will be back soon.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Delicious food every time we visit. The crab cakes are full of lumps and tasty. Scallops risotto, salmon, prime rib and pork chops are also consistently good and reasonably priced. The salads are fresh, lightly dressed and great homemade cole slaw. Fair selection of reasonably priced wines. It's so nice to go have a nice evening with friends and everyone pleased with their dinners.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Very noisy due to live mysic and large crowd. We had to eat outside because of noise. My soup cooled quickly.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Food was good but they changed their menu and removed some of my favorites, especially the pasta dishes

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Barrett's is consistently wonderful; most recent visit was no exception. The food is outstanding, the room very conducive to a relaxing meal, and the service excellent. Our server, Dana, took great are of us. They have excellent specials, and the filet is terrific. Also love the Barrett's salad. Prices are exceptional given the quality of the food.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Friends wanted to take me out for my birthday and I suggested Barrett's Grill. I am in a wheelchair and have always had a good experience, was treated with respect (sadly not always the case at other restaurants) and the food is excellent. Once again I was not disappointed. My friends also shared my enthusiasm for the food, the service and the friendliness of the staff. It was a wonderful way to celebrate my birthday! Thank you to eveyone at Barrett's and keep up the great work. We all agreed that we will return soon.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Casual, Disabled Access, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Our server was friendly, and nice. The bar was backed up, and took forever for three fairly simple drinks to arrive. The appetizer had just been there for a few minutes, when the entree arrived. My mother asked for a side mashed potatoes, and we had to ask for it. I had put it was my mother's birthday, and there was no recognition of it. When I asked for a glass of wine upon the end of dinner, it took ten minutes. It wasn't very crowded, but the service sure did take a long time. Not sure what was going on, because there certainly was enough wait staff on hand. No drink should take as long as it did to arrive, twice.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 14, 2017

The food was great as usual. Last few visits we have noticed that wait staff is less attentive. waiting 10-15 minutes for water for example. Maybe they have been short staffed the last two visits but the waits were noticeable.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Great lobster roll, delicious Brussel sprouts as a side! Our waitress was delightful. We asked to move to an outside table as the air conditioning was very cold. She graciously transferred everything for us. It was a lovely night to sit outside! We've been to Barrett's at least 8 times now - we're always pleased.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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