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About Harry Browne's

Rusty Romo, your host, invites you to experience truly fine dining in historic Annapolis, renowned since colonial times for its southern hospitality. Innovative cuisine featuring traditional Chesapeake fare, American, fusion and an exciting variety of seasonal items and regional specialties await you. Critically acclaimed since 1979 and overlooking the beautiful Maryland State House, we also offer elegant and distinctive catering.

66 State Circle
Annapolis, MD 21401
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
American, Seafood, Fusion / Eclectic

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am-3:00pm Sunday Brunch: 10:00am-3:00pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30-10:00pm, Saturday: 5:30-11:00pm, Sunday: 4:30-9:00pm

Cross Street:
Maryland Ave.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 263-4332

Website:
http://www.harrybrownes.com/

Entertainment:
Tuesdays, 8:30-Midnight, Irish folksinger and humorist Seamus Kennedy (Bar & Lounge non-smoking Tuesday nights) See Harry Browne's website for schedule, www.harrybrownes.com

Catering:
Elegant and distinctive dining and catering since 1979. Private rooms include The Gallery, The Capital View Room, The Grill Room and The Wine Cellar. Specializing in events and meetings for groups of 10-100. Also, The Gallery and/or The Capital View Room can be combined with the Bar & Lounge area on the second floor.

Parking Details:
Complementary valet Friday and Saturday nights. Street parking is also available along with nearyby parking garages.

Executive Chef:
James Turner

Private Party Facilities:
Special menus available for large parties. Please call for details.

Private Party Contact:
Leanne Murray: (410) 263-4332

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
In addition to seasonal wine tastings in conjunction with our Wine Cellar Club, we regularly provide breakfast, lunch and dinner meetings as well as cocktail receptions, buffets and formal seated catered events (on and off premise). Typical groups include local and Fortune 500 businesss, VIP's, legislative events, Naval Academy groups and rehearsal dinners.

Harry Browne's Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

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92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (27)
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Good for Anniversaries (23)
Quiet Conversation (22)
Cozy (19)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Business Meals (14)
Worth the Drive (13)
Notable Wine List (12)
Great for Brunch (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Authentic (8)
Great for Lunch (7)
Scenic View (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Casual (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Fun (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Seasonal (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined 9 hours ago

Train wreck! 9:00 pm lights out , music off ! We were pretty much told it was time to leave! Big disappointment !

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·Dined 2 days ago

Best cream of crab soup in Annapolis. The filet was perfect. Service was excellent. Highly recommended, and we will definitely be going back.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Food and service were excellent. Had a drink at bar upstairs after dinner, environment was very cozy & bartender very friendly

Tags: Tapas, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Valentines. Two weeks before only had 8:30 available. But when arrived, there were many empty tables. Unfriendly greeting when entered. Waitress nice, efficient. But cleared done dishes before I was finished eating. As we ate, the staff moved tables and chairs to set up for next day. Will not return there.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

The Food was excellent. They may ne under new management. The service, though not bad, was not the best. We were seated by the dior as better seats went unused. Took a while to get service, we were not guven a wine list at first. Normally on Valentines, and we’ve been going for iver ten years, my wife gets a rose. No rose this time. Still, the food was better than ever!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent all around experience. The only slight disappointment was that there was no notice on Open Table or otherwise that there was a special Valentine ‘s Day menu. Nevertheless, everything was great!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 4, 2018

My Favorite table .. fabulous Tina taking care of us.. my favorite spot for Sunday Brunch in Annapolis . Delicious omelet .. perfect spot on a dreary rainy Sunday .. joyful delicious corner in best Annapolis location.. thank you Rusty Romo

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Very polite waiter. Food was memorable

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Our server was tremendous...very caring and friendly. The food was excellent and the ambiance great. Highly recommend!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Harry Brownes is a class act. Love the classic cruise-ship decor and dark wood. The warm ambience and starched- white tablecloths, well-dressed waitstaff and priority treatment make you feel special. No hurry here. Sit back and enjoy. It's hard to decide exactly what to try but I can definitely recommend the perfectly prepared tender, juicy mussels, or calamari, the exquisite lamb rack, or super fresh salmon and the steak Diane. Cream of crab soup is to die for as is the handle and vanilla ice cream or specialty dessert after dinner coffees. Love this place. Now get some more California wines on your menu! Thank you!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We went for sunday brunch. The service was great, the food was excellent. Especially the crab soup. Will return next time i am in annapolis.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great choice for a last minute get together with friends. First time in the main dining room. Food was excellent, loved the crab cakes and cream of crab soup. Server was friendly and attentive. Will dine here again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 20, 2018

My husband and I rarely get out without the kids. This use to be or favorite restaurant. We had reservations and when we arrived we were promptly seated. We then sat for 10 minutes before our waiter stopped by and said he’d be with us soon. Five minutes later he came back. Not a good first impression. We ordered the beet salad to split. That took awhile to get to us. It was good. Then came our ribeye steaks. We both ordered them medium rare. They were medium to medium well. Mine was a nice cut and my husband’s was full of gristle. Because we waited so long we never sent them back and the waiter never came to check to see how our steaks were cooked. We finished our meal and my husband barely ate any of his steak. I gave him some of mine. I ran out of water and never got a refill. The waiter came and took our plates and was about to walk away without asking how our meal was. I stopped him and said “ just so you know, both our steaks were over cooked and my husband did not have a good cut of meat.” He said okay and walked away. He came back with our check and said he didn’t charge us for my husband’s steak. He also said 1 in 6 people don’t like the ribeye. Then maybe it should be on the menu. Unfortunately, we did not enjoy our night out and will not be returning to Harry Brown’s again in the future.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The food and service was good, but I was expecting excellent and it never rose to that level.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We had a great experience at Harry Browns's. The food was excellent, prepared exactly how we wanted. The service was also great. The waitress was very attentive. We will certainty be back.
Thank you . George

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Service and food was very good as usual. Should have valet parking as there wasn't anywhere to park today.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 9, 2018

We were seated immediately and at the requested location. Service was responsive and patient. Entrees of filet mignon and rack of lamb were both excellent and cooked to order. Bar orders were provided and nicely complemented the meal. Wait staff were attentive without rushing and good humored. The atmosphere was relaxed and comfortable, so thoroughly enjoyable dinner.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We celebrated an anniversary there on Jan 5, 2018. Ricky was our server and did an excellent job, especially making after dinner coffee drinks. Our steak dinners were cooked superbly. Harry Browne's is our upper end go-to place in Annapolis.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Nice lunch. Don’t miss the crab cakes. Calamari appetizer was excellent.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Harry Browne's can always be found on Annapolis Maryland's top ten restaurants, usually at the top. My wife and I love Harry Browne's for two reasons. First they have great food and a great wine list. We started off with a truly wonderful appetizer, small Nantucket scallops, available for few weeks each year. Those scallops were divine. My wife ordered their fabulous crab cakes which were served with a warm potato salad with a ground mustard sauce. While I dined on the Kona Rubbed Ribeye steak with spinach, blue cheese and bacon potato, just my kind of meal. From the extensive wine list, I selected the Latour Chardonnay since my wife ordered seafood, the gentlemanly thing to do since it was our 38th wedding anniversary.
The other reason we love Harry Browne's is because they have a sophisticated ambient interior. This isn't true of most restaurants in Annapolis, which have rather stark interiors with unfinished brick walls and ceilings with exposed beams and round heating ducts hanging down. I'm sure you know what I mean. Not Harry Browne's, they have an authentic late 1800's decorative gold tin ceiling, lit by several large unusual globe type chandeliers which display the signs of the zodiac a la the planet Saturn. In between the elevated sections of the main dining room, they feature beautiful cut and frosted glass partitions framed in dark mahogany mill work. These attractive partitions act as a divider between seating adding to the privacy to their tables. The dark green walls are ordained with large mirrors framed in beautiful gold acanthus leaf molding, each separated by large candle sconces. At the back of the main dining room is a large built-in curio, also constructed of dark mahogany mill work, glass and mirrors. If you don't think the interior design of a restaurant adds to your dining experience, then you have never been to Harry Browne's. Eating is more that just a treat for the palate, it can also be a treat for your eyes.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Gluten Free Options
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Had dinner on a Wednesday evening. Tuna and Lamb Chops were excellent. Very good, non-intrusive service. Not inexpensive but worth the price.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Had a wonderful Christmas lunch with the family. It was like a 3D Hallmark movie experience without all the stilted dialogue. The cream of crab soup lived up to its legend-dairy status. Service was spectacular.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Used to be better. Could never recommend this restaurant anymore. So many better choices in Annapolis.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Good service, good food, good location in downtown Annapolis.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Went there for my birthday, and the food was ok., most of the menu I didn't understand, plus you couldn't get just a regular baked potato.,

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Very nice. Haven't been there in years. Multiple gluten-free options. Don't forget to valet at the Historic Inns of Annapolis... Otherwise parking can be a challenge. A great "date night" out with my wife.

Tags: Romantic, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 14, 2017

There was no bread to serve with the salads. This is inexcusable for a table cloth restaurant.
This is not a restaurant if you are on a tight schedule. The service is typically slow. The grilled chicken for the salad was not grilled but partially cooked and refrigerated and heated in the microwave - this is what you get at Subway. It's hit and miss with with food. Some menu items are good others are a disappointment.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 13, 2017

We celebrated December birthdays and the restaurant was beautifully decorated , our server was knowledgeable and the food delicious. What more can you get? I recommend you try this restaurant today!

Tags: Healthy, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Regrettably, the service was very slow. Our dinner for 4 took over 2 1/2 hours from start to finish. The restaurant was not crowded. There were several empty tables. Not everyone ordered 3 courses and no one ordered drinks or a complicated dish. The long wait did impact negatively our enjoyment of the food itself which was okay.

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Parking is a pain, especially in bad weather. Found out after the fact that valet parking for the Historical Inn two doors away is available for $15 for Harry Browne’s customers

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The ambiance is warm and inviting. The service is professional. The food is very good and worth the drive into Annapolis (unless you're lucky enough to live within walking distance). The menu offers a good variety of options, though the hands-down winner is the best cream of crab soup in the state of Maryland, so at that point one might as well say the best in the world.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Seasonal
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 7, 2017

A disappointment . Service was slow! Food was ok/ nothing special.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Pretty place decorated for Christmas. Food was good and service excellent. Nice table in window. Lovely time

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 4, 2017

We made our reservation in advance and arrive precisely on time. Instead of getting the table we reserved in the front of the restaurant by the window we were placed in the back of the place. We were told that the table we requested was unavailable, reserved for a couple who was celebrating their anniversary. THAT was US, or a serious disappointment since we were never informed of the table's unavailabilitty before arriving. The table we requested for our anniversary remained unfilled and was given to a person who arrived more than a half hour after we arrived. The meal-tuna dish I received was drab and overcook -a sad dish. The side dishes were unappetizing, on the greasy side. The only bright side was that our waiter who was attentive, helpful and very professional.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Harry Browne's seemed tired. The food was OK but I expect better than that from a resteraunt. Especially for steak which my wife had, go elsewhere. The squab that I had was interesting and well cooked. Service was excellent setting up the tables around us for lunch the next day should have waited until we left.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We have been several times and its usually a 3.5-4. Tonight the server Tony was rude and unwelcoming, not that uncommon for Harry Browns but he really laid it on thick. He never brought or offered bread and when we requested it, we received cold/dry bread. We each ordered 30+ dollar steaks, Tony never checked to see if they were cooked correctly and pretty much ignored us (it was not busy so cant be bc of that). My filet was drenched in a flavorless bbq sauce (thats not what the menu described but that is what it was) and my husbands rib eye was diner quality, really thin with no marbling. The empanada app crabmeat was really over mixed and was not lump (yes I know it Maryland but some places still try to get away with it) which made the crabmeat stringy and it just wasn’t good. The cream of crab soup is usually amazing but we didn’t get it this time which I regret since this will be the last time going there with so many other better options. I guess that is what you get when you make a last minute reservation and this was all that was available (for obvious reasons:-).

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I have been a weekly lunch time customer bringing my clients for over 4 years. Loved the food and service. However Saturday Dec 2nd we had a dinner reservation for 6:30 made a week in advance to celebrate a special occasion with close friends. We arrived at 6:30 only to be told there were no tables despite our reservation and to go upstairs to the bar and they would call us when they had a table. The bar was packed, no seating. After 20 minutes we were able to flag a server that helped us get a drink. We waited over an hour for our reserved table. Once seated at 7:45 we had no waiter for 15 minutes. At 8:05 feeling embarrassed I went looking for someone to assist. I found the owner (Rusty?) shared my concerns and he assured me someone would be by soon. Waiter showed up asked for drinks and bread. Drinks arrived late at different times, never got the bread. Entrees were very late and mediocre. Owner never checked in to see how we were doing. Bill was close to $400 as expected. But never dreamed we would be treated so poorly at what was always one of our favorites. Client lunches will never be there again. Kathy Davis

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

When we arrived on time for our 6:30 reservation, we were told by the hostess that they were "running late" and she sent us upstairs to the crowded and extremely loud bar. The two bartenders were very busy and it took forever to get our drinks. We finally were brought down to our table at 7:30. The table was nice and the server was first rate. We had salads, crab cakes and the chicken with a nice bottle of wine. The food and atmosphere in the dining room were excellent, so the night ended up much better than it started.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 28, 2017

We had an excellent meal downstairs for dinner. Then we went upstairs to the bar to listen to Seamus Kennedy. An Great time and a lot of fun !

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We had a delightful Thanksgiving Dinner at Harry Browne's. The staff was cheerful and attentive even though they were working on the Holiday. We elected to order the turkey dinner to maintain tradition even though there were other limited choices on the menu. The dinner was excellent and we were not cooking all day in preparation.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Romantic
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