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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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Overall Rating

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4.3

service

4.3

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4.4

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4.1

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86% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (33)
Romantic (31)
Good for a Date (29)
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Good for Anniversaries (27)
Quiet Conversation (25)
Cozy (20)
Business Meals (16)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Notable Wine List (14)
Worth the Drive (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Great for Brunch (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Scenic View (7)
Casual (6)
Fun (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Authentic (4)
People Watching (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

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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 (Baltimore)·Dined 4 days ago

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

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 5 days ago

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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 4, 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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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 3, 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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·Dined on December 3, 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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·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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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 21, 2017

I’ve been going to Harry Brown’s since 1980. Still a great place to eat.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great Sunday Brunch for the price. Bloody Mary's were a hit and the service was good and not rushed.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We went to Harry Browne's because we had a Groupon. We were very pleased with our meals and will definitely go back. The beet salad is incredible and my tuna was delicious

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Most excellent cuisine and service was impeccable.
Met with dear friend's and sirs filet mignon was a total hit. Crab cakes were sublime, even by Maryland standards.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (Fargo)·Dined on November 14, 2017

An excellent Annapolis restaurant located on State Circle. Well-prepared food, fine service and an excellent wine list.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We always go to Harry Browne’s for special occasions. This was our anniversary and although the service was excellent, the food was nearly tasteless. Disappointed. But we will go back and try again

Tags: Cozy, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We were visiting Annapolis and had an early concert that night. My husband's colleagues recommended this restaurant to us. We have eaten at a number of places before but somehow missed this one. The waiter informed us that the chef was Italian which you would not surmise from the name of the place. The restaurant has been there for 40 years. The food was very good, the service was excellent, they had a very nice wine list. We were too full for dessert but they had a great selection. We would recommend the place and we intend to eat there again in the future.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We enjoyed a terrific brunch at Harry Browne’s. It’s a favorite of ours whenever we’re in Annapolis

Tags: Comfort Food, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food and wonderful atmosphere.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Went there for our anniversary lunch. Very nice atmosphere, excellent service and food. Hope to go again.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Good thing the flavor of the food was very good because the temperature our hot food was warm. Yet our waiter was quite timely with serving our dishes, meaning we didn’t wait long for our food. The crab soup is delicious. The lamb lollipops would have been excellent, if served hot but they were good. The wine was very good and the price was excellent. I would go again.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We LOVE coming here! It is one of our favorite restaurants in Annapolis. It is close to everything downtown, service is impeccable and everything on the menu is good. They rotate the menu seasonally, but have different menus for lunch, dinner, brunch... We come at least monthly to keep on trying new items.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Very nice Saturday lunch - yummy food and great ambiance.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Service was poor bartender had no clue about wine
Waiter took forever to bring bread which we had to ask for
The crab cakes were very good
Would not go back

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 3, 2017

This was my second time here. First time was not so great but I had a living social coupon for $50 off dinner for 2. This experience was much better in the food department. Service was a bit slower than the last time, our waiter seemed more attentive to other tables than ours.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Perfect spot, outstanding service, excellent food.. Had a business dinner with several guests and it was everything a top quality restaurant should be

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Had a wonderful dinner. I had a steak perfectly cooked and my wife had crab cakes that were wonderful. 15 minutes after leaving the restaurant I received a call from the restaurant to let me know I had dropped $10.00 at the table. I remembered my wife had given me some tip money for our Left drive home and told them to please give it to the waiter. (Rickey) Was nice to know someone was looking out for us.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Located across State Circle from the Maryland State House, Harry Browne's is a great place for the view, people watching and just relaxing amidst the bustle of the town. The food is uniformly excellent and the variety fills the gap between comfort and fine dining. The specials are a must try. The happy Hour is among the best in the whole Annapolis area. Service is professional, quiet and always appropriate. Desserts are superb and worth the calories.

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching, Romantic, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Casual, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

What a wonderful evening we had. Their were six of us and nothing could have been better. Tony took care of us and the service was impeccable. The food was just perfection on all six plates. The table was ours for the evening. No rush no fuss. My husband and I wil return and also recommend this place to everyone.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

My wife and I came here years ago on our 5th anniversary and were glad to finally return. The food was fantastic, from the huge plate of oysters, to the salad we shared, my wife's ribeye, and my seafood risotto. The restaurant is beautiful and we felt fortunate to be seated at a table by the window, which looks out onto the state capitol building. Several minor complaints: first, when we arrived, we waited patiently for the hostess. Another couple came in after us and a man who I assume was the manager decided to help them first, having ignored us for a few minutes (as a side note that should be irrelevant, my wife and I had a reservation, were well dressed, and could not have been missed in the small doorway). Fortunately, the very kind hostess realized what was going on, which might explain how we ended up by the window. Second, our server was helpful with suggestions about food and wine, but he had a somewhat dismissive air about him. More than once he turned heel and walked away quickly without letting my wife or I finish a thought. Third, the upstairs bar was reserved for a party, and was so packed that it was nearly impossible to get to the restrooms. Fortunately, I'm young(ish) and remember the bar scene, so I didn't mind aggressively getting through the crowd with my wife following close behind, but it seemed like a poor setup.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food was great except my husband's brocoli which was unedible. The rest of the meal was fabulous though. Had drinks upstairs before dinner. Really liked the ambiance and bartending staff. Our dinner server was attentive and friendly. We have eaten here before and always been pleased. I do recommend it. A bit pricey so save for a special occasion.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We had a nice dinner this past Saturday at Harry Browne's. I love the fact that they have Chateau Montelena by the bottle and by the glass! The only real disappoint was the Crab Empenada. The crabmeat didn't taste fresh. I wouldn't recommend it. We both had the Caesar Salad, which was good. I had the Spinach Risotto with Shrimp and Scallops. It was fantastic! The Scallops were huge and perfectly cooked. The Risotto and Shrimp were excellent as well.
My husband had the Risotto Special with Crab, Shrimp and Lobster in a tomato sauce. It was ok, but we both agreed that the Spinach Risotto dish was much better. We split the Creme Brulee. It was good, but I thought it was a little runny --- I've had much better. Our waiter was a little pushy with ordering. We were in no rush, and repeatedly had to tell him that we were taking our time.
It was nice to by back to this neighborhood gem. With a few tweaks, it could really shine.

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Service was erratic. Guest plate was removed from the table prior to my dinner being finished. Server left table and it was difficult to obtain bill to settle.
Entree was not as good as described and price was not commensurate with presentation.
For the amount of money involved , a different restaurant should have been chosen.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Lovely food. Good quality. Good atmosphere. Everything We ordered was delicious. Our waiter was excellent. The only thing I felt was off putting was the hostess. She is so serious. Kinda looks you up and down and it's as if you aren't good enough to eat there. Sorry about that, but I have eaten there four times and did not find that lady friend lying. A nice smile and a nice greeting would be appreciated.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Romantic, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 5, 2017

The food and service were outstanding

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Incredible. A perfect evening.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We happened upon this quaint little spot while on a weekend getaway to Annapolis. It was quiet the night we visited, but still had a wonderful time people watching and enjoying dinner. We opted for a Charcuterie Plate to start, followed by a split Caesar Salad. The Charcuterie we found to be mundane. The Caesar was very good, and dressed perfectly. For entrees we selected the Pasta Bolognese and the Salmon. Both were outstanding. For dessert, we had the Crème Brule, also outstanding. We brought our own wine, but there seemed to be a bit of confusion about the policy, but they did open and serve our wine, adding a corkage fee. I would call to confirm the policy, as our server, who was very nice, seemed unsure. I would definitely return on my next visit, and suggest you do as well, if visiting Annapolis.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We celebrated a birthday & combined dinner at Harry Brown's with a play at the Colonial Players Theater. Overall a nice evening. We hadn't been to Harry Brown's in the past couple of years. Our selected foods were very good and we enjoyed our salads and main courses.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 28, 2017

My wife and have made Harry Browne's one of our favorite places for a special date night out. The food is always delicious and the ambiance is very special. Annapolis has many nice restaurants, but this is in my opinion one of the best.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Overall the reality is less than the hype. Crabcakes with oven roasted potatoes and crunchy asperagus was disappointing. Our visit four years ago was more impressive.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We were very pleased with the service and the food was excellent.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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