Permanently Closed - AJ's on Hanover

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Here at AJ’s on Hanover we focus on good.food and a good.mood. A trendy collaboration of everyones favorites, inspired by our Chef John Thomas Wood, AJ’s will have you coming back for more!
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.0
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
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KristenS
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to go for good food and cocktails! Never disappoints and they’re very consistent. Love all the windows on the side that allow the natural light to come through making for a great ambiance.

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NicoleH
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was delicious! Everyone enjoyed their meal. It was super busy and they seemed to be down on staff so the service wasn’t great but they did their best and we didnt wait too long get our food.

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fedandr
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection of food for whatever you are looking for. Fairly priced drinks. Service that is casual and just attentive enough. We were seated by the window upstairs which was so nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was trip-worthy... the Short Rib Hash was phenomenal.... highly recommend you stop by anytime your in Baltimore.

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Angelique
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Our food took over an hour to be served for a 5 top when it was not very busy. I believe the server forgot to ring it in as he came by the table 30 minutes after we ordered to check what one person at the table actually ordered. We watched tables who came in after us get their food and eat before we got ours. It also felt like once we got our food the server was ready for us to go. The table next to us had been sitting before we got in and they had bottomless mimosas as well however they were still getting refills on their drinks when the server brought us our check and said thanks for coming in. It felt as though he had already messed up putting our food in so he would just rather get us out of there. Very disappointed with the service we received and the quality of the food. At least three of us barely touched what we ordered as a meal.

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GkennJ
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here, restaurant week. Wouldn’t change a thing. Great service, food, portions, beverages. We’ll be back

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MichelleK
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

It was restaurant week and the kitchen could not keep up with the orders and the wait staff had no idea who ordered what. First we were brought someone else's appetizers , little did I know it would be an hour before ours were actually brought to the table otherwise I would have taken them even though it wasn't our order. When our soup finally came out we had no spoons to eat it with and it took the waitress 20 minutes to get back with spoons. After our appetizers we were brought dessert even though we had not gotten our main course yet so we sent that back too. By the time we actually got our main course, which was about two hours in, I was to aggravated to even enjoy it. Very disappointing!

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vipEricaW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

First we waited 15 minutes to sit down to our reservation it was restaurant week and I understand they were busier than normal, however they should not seat more people than the kitchen can handle. Service was extremely slow. Chicken tacos were dry and tasteless. Chicken pot pie was literally soup. Dessert was put on the side of the table without even clearing dinner dishes first. Everything about the dining experience was terrible. The waiter was apologetic and took 10% plus the one glass of wine off the check. However this couldn’t even begin to make up for it.

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vipIGC726
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience4

We have been to AJ's on Hanover many times. Each time the food is delicious. Each time, the service is awful. This time was no different. It was during Restaurant week so they should have had extra staff on hand to handle the crowd--they did not. It took over 30 minutes for the server to take our order. It took over an hour for our food to arrive, after inquiring after it many times. We asked to speak with the manager and he never appeared until we asked a 2nd time. We told him it was terrible--and we were not going to pay. He had no arguments. I'm sad because we really like the food, and supporting a neighborhood place. I don't think we can give it another try though--to scared to waste the time.

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Kitkat
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Everything was good except my pasta which was the lobster carbonara

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NicoleH
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Most of the food was delicious. The appetizer my date got wasn’t that special and my chocolate cake was over cooked, but everything else for restaurant week was DELICIOUS (especially the Lobster carbonara! )

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BridgetM
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have had all good experience at AJ’s! We dinned there for dinner and took advantage of the Restaurant Week menu and everything was very smooth. The place was filled up but we received our dishes in a timely manner and our server was right on top of everything. We were very pleased with our food presentation, the taste and the portion sizes. I would recommend visiting them for a night out!

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ElMa
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My friends and I took advantage of Thursday Night specials: Happy Hour apps/drinks, 3 for $30 menu options. Brussels, french onion soup, salmon, lobster mac, steak frites were delicious!

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Brizziebaby
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food was delicious. This restaurant is perfect for group dining. They have a great menu with a variety of options that anyone would be able to find something good on.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the design of the dining room. Went for brunch and the food and drinks were delicious. Will definitely be going back!

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vipbaltimoron
Baltimore
42 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The brunch here is always so delicious! Definitely so glad this opened in Sobo/Fed Hill to have a great brunch restaurant.

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KaitlynH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and service was equally as awesome! Will be back :)

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Potential
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Nice addition to the neighborhood. Still needs to work out a few things.

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KaitlinE
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AJ's has quickly become one of my favorite dinner spots in Federal Hill. Great atmosphere and not the overwhelming bar scene!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Reviewed on September 19, 2019
Overall1foodserviceambience

Food was okay, service was terrible. Abrupt, arrogant waiter. Over 45 minutes to get our appetizer, which was fries. I was served a extremely small amount of wine in a lowball glass. When I mentioned it, the waiter returned and aggressively poured wine into the glass until it overflowed. He then said, "enjoy."
As a customer, I have never been treated worse.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My go to place before Ravens games

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vipCaroM
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the waiter she gave my friend a free 21th shot. Love our night

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TWJR
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience2

Generally wonderful meal ! The food was exceptional (unbelievable cream of crab soup !!!) There happened to be a VERY loud (and unruly) group near us for the first half of our meal, which made conversation problematic. Unfortunately, one of the servers (not ours) was a part of this noise issue. The high chairs were not comfortable, and I would have preferred a "normal" height chair / table : granted, we could have asked to move and did not. I am sure that we would have been moved, if we asked. Our server was very nice, helpful and informative. As the room filled with other customers, our server became harder to find and connect with. (The other earlier server had disappeared ?!) But when we DID connect with our server, she was delightful. I will definitely return, and look forward to trying other delicious items on their menu.

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LakeiaN
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Never actually got to the restaurant because I spent 25 minutes looking for parking and decided to go elsewhere perhaps you guys should get valet

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Rachel
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an awesome time. Great food, and service! Definitely coming back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar tables. It wasn’t very business so it wasn’t that loud. Played great music. Food was very good

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vipDinnerguest
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We made a last minute reservation for 15people. The staff happily greeted us and gave us the entire upstairs. We received excellent and attentive service. The food was great & the staff were able to accommodate food restrictions. Can not speak highly enough about the service we received.

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vipElMa
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, awesome brunch and bottomless bloody. Crab cake and short rib Benedict’s were delicious.

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Anthony
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service at AJ’s is amazing. Everyone there is very friendly and accommodating. For my last visit, we made a reservation for 10, but had more people than expected. The staff there was very helpful and happy help us make room for our party. I’ve been here numerous times and will continue to come back. Thanks again!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place, service was fantastic, food was bomb. Fun local atmosphere.

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Ellie
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Been here multiple times and it has always been great. However, tonight I had a server who cleared our place twice before we were done eating.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great little spot, stopped in with a party of 4 before Billy Joel concert. Food was great, K.P. (our server) was wonderful, overall great experience, will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

AJs is one of my absolute favorite new spots. I've been here quite a few times, and love it. My go-tos are the scallops, the chicken Chesapeake special, and the Destiny chicken sandwich. ALL amazing. There is a dining space in the back so that it's not too loud, as well as a few tables for outdoor seating. The space is very quaint, and the service is also great. Definitely worth checking out! I'll be back to try brunch soon

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vipmhh9
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch. We shared the Hanover French toast/ monkey bread, and I got the crabcakes benny and my friends got the smoked salmon bagel and the country breakfast. Food was excellent, will def be back to take advantage of the bottomless!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and drinks. Our server was very nice and hostess accommodated us by opening the wall of windows to help ease the chill of AC. We went there for brunch before heading over to Sagamore for an event. It’s less than a mile away. Would highly recommend. We didn’t have our kids with us, but seemed to be kid friendly.

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mariel
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

I was disappointed in the dish that I ordered and response from the server. This is a great neighborhood spot and I’ll return but will not be ordering the vegetable risotto again. The person I was dining with enjoyed their meal. It also took longer than expected to get our food.

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Erin
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our book club was thrilled with the excellent service--our server adeptly accomodated us as a party of eight and ensured we all had a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every meal at the table was delicious. The fried Brie was to die for. The service was superb. I will definitely be coming back here in the near future.

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NicoleH
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was delicious! The crabcake eggs Benedict was the best I’ve ever had. They had bottomless mimosa, bloodies and sangria which was great (you don’t have to stick to one kind). The one thing I would say that was strange was my first Bloody Mary came with a old bay rim plus a lime and lemon, then my friends came with just celery and then my next one came with just the drink. The drinks tasted great but there was not consistency with presentation.

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KennyM
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Nice neighborhood restaurant, parking is touch so be advised. One drawback, our server raved about how good their "crushes" were so we ordered two of them...they were anything but memorable and I wouldn't order them again. We ordered the brussels with the destiny sauce and they were delicious! We also had the cauliflower appetizer which was pretty good and we had the wings with the destiny sauce which were delicious and I would recommend them to anyone!

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Permanently Closed - AJ's on Hanover offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 800-2657.

Permanently Closed - AJ's on Hanover is rated 4.2 stars by 70 OpenTable diners.