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About Half Note Lounge

Half Note Lounge is found in Bowie, Maryland, and boasts a great menu and live entertainment. You can listen to jazz and R&B while you try the specialty dishes and have a drink with your friends. There is a karaoke night each Tuesday, and Sunday brings about a full brunch that anyone can enjoy.

Half Note Lounge offers VIP dining and bottle service for celebrations and events. The late-night menu has lots of favorite items, such as chicken sliders and Buffalo wings in various sauces. There are also Southern soul dishes at Half Note Lounge, allowing you to try shrimp and grits or crusted salmon.

4881 Glenn Dale Road
Bowie, MD 20720
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
(RESERVATIONS AVAILABLE DAILY UNTIL 8:00PM)
Monday; CLOSED
Tuesday: 4:00pm - 12:00am;
Wednesday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm;
Thursday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am
Sunday Brunch: 11:00pm - 4:00pm;

Cross Street:
MD Rt. 450

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(301) 809-6683

Website:
http://www.halfnotelounge.com/

Entertainment:
Tuesday - Karaoke Night
Wednesday - Dancing to R&B Oldies
Thursday, Friday & Saturday: Local R&B, Jazz concerts. Check website for dates and times - www.halfnotelounge.com

Parking Details:
Free, lighted parking available for all customers!

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Half Note Lounge Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

Overall Rating

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food

3.8

service

3.7

ambience

3.9

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (235)
Hot Spot (198)
Great for Brunch (195)
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Neighborhood Gem (181)
Vibrant Bar Scene (172)
Special Occasion (165)
Late-night Find (131)
Romantic (122)
Fit for Foodies (63)
Great for Lunch (61)
Kid-friendly (24)
Notable Wine List (17)
Scenic View (17)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 9, 2016

Went here for a birthday get together. There was a band playing and they were pretty good. Got a few appetizers. The wings were really good. I would go back again.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 6, 2016

The tables were too crowded together for Sunday Brunch, especially since it was a buffet brunch. To get up to get your food was very awkward, bumping into eating guests. Either reduce the number of tables or get a bigger room.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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food4
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service3
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 17, 2016

Great neighborhood gem. Brunch choices cooked well, plentiful and delicious.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 17, 2015

My husband and I was celebrating our 20th Wedding Anniversary. We were greeted at the door and allowed to choose our seat at the open table. The waitress was very attentive to our needs and the food arrived in a timely manner. The food was very good. I enjoyed the barbecue ribs, mash potatoes and broccoli dinner. We had a great time listening to the music and entertainment. It was Karaoke night and we enjoyed it very much. We definitely will return in the future.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2015

Took my hubby to the Half Note on a Wednesday evening to celebrate his birthday. Dinner was delicious; we started with the teriyaki chicken wings, he had the (colossal) fried shrimp, i had the crab cakes (w/ mac-n-cheese & collard greens). We also shared an order of corn bread. All of our food was hot and well seasoned.

The DJ was spinning until Be'la Dona Band too the stage @ 8 PM and rocked the house! They took old &neo sould and made nice mid-tempo danceable tunes out of em. We has a ball!

2 bottles of wine, 2 appetizers, 2 entrees, desert and great music for less than $120!
WE ENJOYED IT ALL!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 6, 2015

The food was good and the service was continuous the only problem was that they could not find our reservation on Open Table

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 20, 2015

For our first time going it was frustrating to be seated and not greeted again till about 10mins later. We we're somewhat lost as to what to expect and when someone finally came she was rude and they ended up switching her. It took for ever for the food to arrive and it was basically empty at the time we were there. It seems like a nice place but could be more customer oriented.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 19, 2015

This is a nice local place to hear good jazz. The service was great. The food was delicious; my husband is still raving about the fried chicken five days later. Lol. He wants to go back just for the chicken alone. It was our anniversary and from the door, the hostess, our server and even the band recognized our special day. They even dedicated a song to us. They went out of their way to make it a memorable night. We will go back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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food5
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service5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 16, 2015

Food was okay. Service should be better. Had to ask several times for the check that never came.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 2, 2015

The experience was enlightening with great atmosphere along with old classic songs to sing along to for a nice Sunday afternoon, food was surprisingly good , macaroni and cheese, collard greens and fish ; as well as the delicous crab legs. to top it off with some desert; assortment of cakes, from carrot to banana; as well as some good fresh fruit.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 26, 2015

Excellent!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 22, 2015

Jazz on Wednesdays is a really nice touch. Food was good. However my dinner companion's meal came out 20 minutes later than mine. Not good!

Tags: Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 19, 2015

First time attending the lounge for brunch; very nice.

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food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 28, 2015

Good Food choices - Nice vibe. My kids enjoy the Sunday brunch!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 14, 2015

Great food, wide selection included crab legs, fried chicken, shrimp, jambalaya, mac and cheese, cheese grits and much, much more. Oh and did I mention the complimentary mimosa that's included when you arrive at your table? I only wish it were a little less cramped. It makes it difficult for the servers and people to go to the buffet to be served. I've partied there many nights for their live band, but have NEVER eaten a full meal there. I will definitely be back and have recommended it do friends as well.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 25, 2015

Wanted a nice, quiet place to have dinner and some good music. Got there around 6:00 on Jazz Wednesday. Had dinner and some great conversation. Was a little disappointed with the food. It wasn't bad, just nothing special. When live music started it got a little noisy but not to the point where it was unbearable. Overall experience was positive and I would definitely go back again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 8, 2015

Good music good service good food

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 25, 2015

I always enjoy brunch and Half Note. I've been to Happy Hour once.. and it was nice as well. The waitress was very friendly- but did disappear a few times on us.. but no biggie. She more than made up for that with her warm hospitality. The Omelet and Waffle guys were great- very pleasant. If Half Note insists that their staff portion out the buffet food ( which I hate), then the staff should try to smile more. Nonetheless- the food was great and the portions were plentiful.. and the staff was more than willing to offer and extra serving. Nice job! I would rate this place a 9.5 ... only because the customer service is 99%.. ( I was really impressed how the hostess offered me a mimosa upon showing me to my seat- but when my cousin arrived- she didn't get the same service. I'm certain it was an oversight- but love is in the details and this place certainly has what it takes.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 10, 2014

Dined on a Wednesday evening during jazz night. The place was not crowded this particular night. The jazz group was very good. I ordered a salad with salmon which was quite good and reasonably priced. Good place if you like to dine and enjoy live music.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2014

Nice decor & the food was great There wasn't a live band which was the reason I attended brunch there so that was very disappointing & the music that was playing was quite low. So if you just want good food, I would recommend.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2014

On Nov.13, 2014 my wife and I took a family member to the Half-Note Lounge to celebrate her birthday and she loved it. They did NOT HAVE THE RESERVATION we made through Open Table but seated us with no problem. The female group performing did a great job and entertained the packed house. The waitress gave us great service and brought our drinks in a timely fashion. The food was a generous amount and prepared according to our tastes. Overall a GOOD NIGHT on the town in Bowie, Md.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 7, 2014

My cousins and I have visited Half Note on two occasions. Both times we enjoyed ourselves tremendously. Love the Secret Society Band!!!

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2014

Went with my bestie on Karoke night . great talent!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 2, 2014

I was quite impressed with this restaurant. The servers were professional and friendly and the food was very tasty. My friend was visiting from out of town and wanted to meet for brunch so I googled and found the Half Note Lounge. It was a pleasant find. I was impressed when the server presented us with an additional Mimosa at no extra charge because the previous one served to my friend had been poured in the "wrong glass for a Mimosa." My friend and I would never have known the difference, lol! When my friend and I asked another staffer to take our picture, she took several for us willingly and cheerfully. Will definitely visit again!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 12, 2014

The brunch was pretty good. The food was good and the staff was very pleasant. Any time the food was running low, the staff made sure to get fresh food out on the tables.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 28, 2014

I came here for brunch with a few friends. The food was very good and the ambiance was nice. They offered a variety of food for brunch (breakfast as well as dinner selections). I especially liked the omelet and waffle station. I will return for brunch and would to check out the jazz/happy hour..

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 25, 2014

The best experience in live entertainment. The food wait was minimal. The food was hot. The bar service was fabulous. Drinks were enjoyable. The crowd was presentable and respectful. We can't wait to revisit.

Tags: Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 24, 2014

We attended brunch at the Half Note Lounge and the food was really good and the selection was desirable. However, the wait staff was very inattentive. Although it was buffet style, when you needed a drink or anything else the entire wait staff just seemed to be standing around socializing. Also, with the cost of the brunch, unlimited mimosas should be included. Getting one "complimentary" and paying $8.00 for each additional is a bit ridiculous.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 19, 2014

I requested to be placed in one of the areas up front of the lounge two weeks prior to my party but was placed in the back...however, the food was fantastic and the server was very accommodating. Overall, my experience was pleasant and I would recommend The Half Note Lounge.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 17, 2014

A small group went there for birthday brunch celebration. The food was rationed out by unconcerned and robotic servers. Food was, in many cases. cold and not seasoned very well. Southern style breakfast food included all the usual fare, but nothing special The organization of the buffet was confusing and not customer friendly. Free Mimosas were poured and just sitting on a shelf in the window getting warm and flat. The place is not bad in terms of decor, but it is badly in need of someone who knows the food service industry and how to make dishes interesting. Also the place is called the Half Note, but no music was played during the brunch time frame. I will not go again.

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 17, 2014

I've visited Half Note on Friday for happy hour and the food, drinks and ambiance was very nice.
This was my first time attending the "Brunch". The food was ok, it wasn't hot/just room temperature. The Omelet station needs improvement ( the eggs were watered down to stretch them). All in all it was nice for my first time, and I do plan on trying it again.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 31, 2014

I really enjoyed myself. My friend and her friends had a wonderful time. We will return with more of our friends and family. The location is prefect, performance was awesome and food was excellent. The crowd was grown and sex (mature).

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 29, 2014

I think the food was seasoned very well, it tasted Great. I ordered Ribs (pork), macaroni and cheese, fried chicken and collard greens. Everything was excellent. I mean this food was soooooooo good, I was impressed. This location gets 5 stars from me, from the sevice to the music to that amazing food. That was my first time going and I will be back again soon with family and friends. I love, love, love this place.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 13, 2014

My husband and I went for brunch this past Sunday for the first time and had a pleasant experience. The hostesses and server were welcoming. The variety of food was well seasoned and cooked - very tasty. Would definitely go back for Sunday brunch. Looks like it could also be a fun place in the evening with the live music.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 29, 2014

My brunch experience was a little disappointing. The food was good but the servers seemed so aloof. I had to keep repeating myself as to what I wanted and the portion size was so small you had to keep coming back to the line. The waiter came to the table after about 15 min and after I had asked where was I waiter to take our drink orders.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 29, 2014

The buffet menu offers various food options. There is a salad and desert bar. There's also stations where you can create your personalized waffle and omelet

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 25, 2014

Jazz quartet was awesome! The ambience was so cozy and romantic. And the food was comfort food... reminding me of a Sunday dinner at grandmother's house. Truly a neighborhood gem!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 17, 2014

I wanted to take my mom out for an enjoyable dinner/evening and found this place on the web when looking up Jazz Clubs. Upon arriving I realized that years before I had been to this place before, I must say I had a good time on that visit as well. So it was Tuesday evening & people were getting on stage and singing (karaoke night) and most of those sung very well...:). We had a good evening, food was great tho I felt we had to wait longer than needed considering there were very few people eating dinner at 7:00. I recommended this place to co-workers as I found out Wednesday night is the "jazz nite"

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 5, 2014

We went for dinner and could not hold a conversation due to the noise level. Management was very immature and unprofessional and asked my date to leave because I refused to flirt with the guy....smdh.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 18, 2014

While the food was quite good and tasty, that atmosphere lacked sparkle and the buffet was actually limited. I wouldn't recommend this to someone wanting a nice brunch experience.

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