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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (41)
Good for Birthdays (32)
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Good for Anniversaries (24)
Great for Lunch (24)
Business Meals (24)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Casual (19)
Pre/post Theatre (18)
Great for Outdoor Dining (17)
Cozy (16)
Great for Brunch (16)
Good for Groups (16)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Happy Hour (14)
Notable Wine List (14)
Romantic (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Fun (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)
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 31, 2013

We went to Barrett's on New Year's Eve -- one of the busiest nights of the year for restaurants, and the food and service were perfect, despite an overflowing crowd of diners. This restaurant ALWAYS does a wonderful job. Such a friendly staff. It was our fourth or fifth time there. Barrett's never disappoints us.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 28, 2013

The food was excellent and our server was outstanding.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 28, 2013

As usual one of the finest in service and consistently good food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 27, 2013

Our server went out of her way to make sure my 2 best friends had a great birthday. Food was delicious. Apple crumb dessert rocked! Thank you!

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 27, 2013

Excellent service and top notch food. Everyone loved the Crab & Roasted Corn Soup. All four of our entrees were top notch. The atmosphere was very nice and the staff pleasant and efficient. We will surely return soon!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 26, 2013

We were staying at an inn just down the road and the reviews convinced us to try it. The reviews were spot on. The food was wonderful. We had steak and the calamari appetizer. It was very hard to choose from all the delicious choices. Definitely will go again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 26, 2013

Our food was very good and the service was excellent! Our server was very friendly, very knowledgeable about the wines and the food. She made suggestions in both cases and we enjoyed them very much.
We will definitely go back!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 26, 2013

Consistently great food! chilean sea bass is marvelous

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 26, 2013

Barrett's is locally owned and operated and having great success. The management and staff are well trained. The staff works together very well helping each other to make sure all details are taken care of. The food is prepared with fresh ingredients and executed at a high level. We tried the restaurant week menu and were very impressed with all the food and wine pairings. The scallops with the wild bacon mushroom risotto was awesome. The filet was cooked to perfections and well seasoned. The fire cracker shrimp was a nice blend of spicy and sweet. We finished off our meal with the chocolate flourless cake. Amazing!!! topped with bourbon anglaise and a raspberry sauce and a scoop of ice cream. Very impressed and will return again

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 24, 2013

Because steak seems to be a specialty we each order a steak - - various cuts. All were perfectly prepared and delicious! Everything was very good despite it being a busy Christmas Eve night for the kitchen. Really outstanding!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 24, 2013

We were there on Christmas Eve at 6:30 and although every table was packed, the wait time for teh food was great and the staff were superb all helping one another out with each others table!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 24, 2013

The Lamb chops and the Pork Chop were especially delicious. The Grouper special was a bit bland. The Salmon entrée was good but nothing extraordinary. Michele our server was excellent, though. She accommodated all our requests, which made our dinner enjoyable.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 24, 2013

OUR SERVER WAS AMZING. BEING CHRISTMS eVE THEY WERE VERY BUSY. BUT HE TOOK WONDERFUL CARE OF US. THE FOOD WAS FABULOUS. WILL RETURN MANY TIME MORE.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 24, 2013

My family had a very nice dinner at Barrett's on Christmas Eve. We started with the calamari app-- crunchy, tender, and flavorful. The three seafood dishes we got-a grouper special , scallops risotto, and sea bass--all were perfectly cooked and delicious. We skipped dessert. Service was good and our waiter seemed knowledgeable about the food and drinks. Good evening.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 21, 2013

The prime rib was very good. Several vegetarian options as well. Server was extremely flexible and friendly.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 20, 2013

Numerous visits. Only gets better

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 19, 2013

We love this place. We especially enjoy the delicious grilled salmon, and the entrée salads. Very reasonable prices, attentive, professional service. We try to come on Thursday nights, as they have a great jazz trio playing. This is one of our favorite go-to restaurants.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 18, 2013

We have never had a bad meal at Barrett's. This is the perfect place to grab a movie at the Hunt Valley Towne Center and go next door and have some great food and service. If your tired of eating at restaurants that can't even polish their silverware try Barrett's. They deliver fresh consistent food and the service is top notch. Barrett's attention to detail is much appreciated a keeps us coming back. They also have a sister restaurant in Glyndon called the Glyndon Grill. We have been there several times and very happy with our food and service

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 16, 2013

We visited Barrett's Grill and had an excellent experience. The food was excellent and the service was a close match. We would definitely return as this restaurant is one of our favorites.

Tags: Romantic, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 16, 2013

Our waiter was very attentive without being intrusive. He was patient and pleasant while we waited for several guests.
The corn soup is always a treat. Tuna over a salad was not as cold as I would have liked it. Also I would have like a greater selection of salads. Overall everyone enjoyed their meal and service. Thank You & Happy Holidays!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 12, 2013

Consistently great food and service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 11, 2013

Food was great. Service fabulous. Hummus appetizer was very large. Crab cake and sea bass entree both delicious '

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 9, 2013

Excellent crab cakes and entree salads.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 6, 2013

Everything was pretty good as usual.
I got the vegetable stack for a second time because it had previously been delicious.
This time it was drenched in balsamic vinegar and so I was only able to have a few bites before it was too tart.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 5, 2013

really decent trio competing with piped in loud Christmas music.......couldn't hear either properly.....manager did turn it off when asked.....

food just OK.... said that anchovies were not available for Caesar salad, salmon entree served on cold dish, and brocolli mushy.

have been there for brunch, which was more enjoyable

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 5, 2013

ribeye steak not firm like a steak..mushy, bak potato excellent, duck was small pieces and very disapointing, service was fast and good , products were very mediocre overall.. will not return

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 5, 2013

There is nothing I can say that would do this place justice from service to the food - EXCELLENT!!! Chris (the GM), Zada (our server), and the Chef (sorry can't remember the name) were OUTSTANDING!!!

Took my Mom there for her birthday lunch, and mine as well. Appetizers were awesome! (Ahi and the Shrimp Cargot - a definite must try when you go!) When my duck was not as crispy as I like and a little lukewarm - when Zada was told she didn't blink an eye and recommended the Shrimp and Lobster roll (probably the best I have had outside of Boston!) - which the Chef personally brought out to me and asked about my duck - great service. Zada and Chris were apologetic and took care of everything. Dessert was bread pudding - too die for!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 2, 2013

Food and service was good. Prices were a bit high.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 1, 2013

Great food and wonderful service!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 29, 2013

We had a reservation which in retrospect seemed like a good idea b/c it looked like they were having some seating issues. Server was knowledgeable and competent, food was solid. Was surprised that it was so good because I typically find the restaurants in large shopping centers to be sub-par. Dessert was delicious too.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 28, 2013

The food was very good, We have been to the restaurant several times. However, the service was poor. The server did not attend to our table and we were ignored for long periods of time.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 28, 2013

The food was very good, portions were generous and our waiter was very attentive. The crab cakes and Vodka & crab were very good. The butternut squash soup was a bit spicy for our liking, but still very good. The carrot cake was excellent and served warm. A nice surprise. Mom said the bread pudding was some of the best she's ever had.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 28, 2013

Excellent food. Liked the choice of traditional and other options on the holiday. The turkey platter was outstanding!! Crab cakes and soups were quite good also. Prompt and efficient service. Wonderful option for those not cooking on holiday. Will try another time for a dinner out.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 27, 2013

One of the soups was cold and it took for ever before it was brought back to the table warm but not hot. Our waitress was less than attentive. Barrett's did not have my reservation.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2013

we reservations, but it was jam packed and we were still seated promptly. our waitress was amazing, knowledgeable and friendly. she gladly checked on ingredients for one of our friends who has food allergies and made substitutions with a smile. the food was outstanding!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Hot Spot
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 23, 2013

Everything was great! The waitress was amazing! The food was awesome! Loved everything.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 23, 2013

Food was excellent and the restaurant was very accommdating to my growing party.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 22, 2013

Been there several times and food has always been very good. Great place for Jazz on Tue and Thur nights.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2013

My friend and I have lunch here often since we really enjoy it. We have had dinner here with our husbands as well and it was very good.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 17, 2013

Great food and great service. Our dining experience was outstanding. Plan to visit again soon.

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