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AJ's on Hanover

4.2
4.2
70 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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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Menu

Small Bites

  • Brussels Sprouts$9.00

    Flash fried brussels sprouts topped with white balsamic vinaigrette

    • Spinach and Artichoke Dip$11.00

      Fresh mascarpone, cream cheese, artichokes and spinach served with flour tortilla chips

      • Flamin' Hot Mac Croquettes$11.00

        Mac and cheese with Flamin' Hot Cheeto crust served with Sriracha aioli

        • Loaded Meatballs$12.00

          Kielbasa Meatballs, goat cheese mousse and blackberry balsamic vinaigrette

          • Cheeseburger Egg Rolls$13.00

            Our delicious cheeseburger wrapped in wantons served with a side of AJ's secret sauce

            • Chicken Tenders$9.00

              Three house breaded tenders served with honey mustard

              • Go Buffalo Style with Ranch$10.00

            Large Bites

            • Truffle Fries$9.00

              Hand cut fries tossed in parsley, parmesan and truffle oil

              • Plain Hand Cut Fries$6.00
            • Poutine Fries$12.00

              Hand cut fries, homemade beef gravy, boursin cheese and parsley

              • Wings$12.00

                Wing of Destiny, Old Bay, Jalapeño Lime, Classic Hot, Honey Mustard served with bleu cheese or ranch dressing

                • Crab Dip$14.00

                  Maryland style crab dip served with pretzel braids

                  • Pulled Pork Nachos$13.00

                    House cut tortilla chips, BBQ smoked pulled pork, cole slaw, jalapeños, diced onions, tomatoes, and cheddar jack cheese

                    Soup

                    • Crab Corn Chowder

                      • Cup$6.00
                      • Bowl$8.00
                    • French Onion Soup

                      • Bowl$8.00

                    Sides

                    • Side Salad$5.00

                      • Side Caesar$5.00

                        • Jasmine Rice$5.00

                          • Smashed Red Potatoes$5.00

                            • Seasonal Vegetable$5.00

                              Greens +Grains

                              Add: Chicken $6 | Grilled Salmon $8 | Steak $8 | Crab Cake $14

                              • Cobb Salad$13.00

                                Iceberg lettuce, sweet corn, cucumber, bacon, bleu cheese crumbles, tomatoes, hard boiled egg and avocado. Served with Green Goddess dressing

                                • Roasted Beet Salad$12.00

                                  Arugula, whipped goat cheese and candied cashews. Served with white balsamic dressing

                                  • House Salad$9.00

                                    Romaine and iceberg lettuce, cherry tomatoes, shaved carrots and fresh cucumber. Served with balsamic vinaigrette

                                    • Caesar Salad$9.00

                                      Romaine lettuce, homemade croutons and parmesan reggiano. Served with caesar dressing

                                      Handhelds

                                      All handhelds served with hand cut fries. All bread from Stonemill Bakery

                                      • AJ's Salmon Wrap$15.00

                                        Grilled salmon, avocado, bacon, tomato, romaine lettuce and Sriracha aioli in a spinach wrap

                                        • Smoked Pork Sandwich$14.00

                                          BBQ smoked pulled pork, fried pickled shallots and homemade slaw on a brioche bun

                                          • Blackened Caesar Wrap$13.00

                                            Blackened chicken, romaine lettuce, parmesan cheese and caesar dressing in a spinach wrap

                                            • Maryland Crab Cake Sammy$21.00

                                              Maryland jumbo lump crab cake, shredded lettuce, tomato and AJ's Secret Sauce on a brioche bun

                                              • AJ's Cheesesteak$14.00

                                                Shaved sirloin steak, provolone cheese, peppers, onions and garlic pepper aioli on a toasted roll. Sub chicken No Charge

                                                • Street Tacos$14.00

                                                  Marinated carne asada OR blackened chicken, romaine, diced tomato, onion, cilantro chimichurri, queso fresco, on flour tortillas

                                                  • AJ's Burger$14.00

                                                    Two beef patties, aged cheddar, minced onions, lettuce, pickles and AJ's secret sauce on a brioche bun

                                                    • Short Rib Grilled Cheese$15.00

                                                      Braised short rib, bacon, aged cheddar and garlic herb cheese spread on sourdough bread

                                                      • French Dip$14.00

                                                        Slow roasted sirloin steak and provolone cheese on a toasted roll. Served with French beef au jus

                                                        • Buffalo Chicken Panini$15.00

                                                          Homemade breaded tenders tossed in Destiny sauce with cheddar cheese and bacon on sourdough bread

                                                          • Beyond Meat "Burger"$14.00

                                                            Beyond meat "burger" provolone cheese, avocado, lettuce and tomato on a brioche bun

                                                            Entrées

                                                            • Short Rib Ravioli$22.00

                                                              Homemade ravioli stuffed with braised short rib topped with a shitake mushroom demi glace

                                                              • Chicken Pot Pie$20.00

                                                                Buttermilk pie crust, stuffed with roasted chicken, mixed veggies and bechamel sauce

                                                                • Sirloin Crab Rockefeller$24.00

                                                                  Pan seared sirloin topped with crab rockefeller sauce. Served with jasmine rice and seasonal vegetable

                                                                  • Lobster Mac and Cheese$24.00

                                                                    Tortellini, gouda, gruyere and cheddar jack cheese sauce topped with a lobster tail

                                                                    • Steak Frites$23.00

                                                                      Pan seared sirloin sliced and topped with garlic thyme butter. Served with hand cut duck fat fries with parsley and lemon zest

                                                                      • Sweet Thai Salmon$22.00

                                                                        Pan seared salmon with a sweet thai chili glaze. Served with jasmine rice and seasonal vegetable

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                                                                        What 70 people are saying

                                                                        Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                        4.2
                                                                        4.2 based on recent ratings
                                                                        • 4.2Food
                                                                        • 4.0Service
                                                                        • 4.4Ambience
                                                                        • 4.2Value

                                                                        NoiseModerate

                                                                        79% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                                                                        1. KS

                                                                          KristenS

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          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.

                                                                        2. OT

                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                          6 reviews

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          6 reviews

                                                                          Dined on February 23, 2020

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          We miss the food, fun and fellowship... see you all soon

                                                                        3. NH

                                                                          NicoleH

                                                                          Baltimore

                                                                          6 reviews

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          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.

                                                                        4. f

                                                                          fedandr

                                                                          Baltimore

                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                          Dined on February 15, 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.

                                                                        5. OT

                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                          6 reviews

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          6 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.

                                                                        6. A

                                                                          Angelique

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          2.0

                                                                          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.

                                                                        7. GJ

                                                                          GlennJ

                                                                          Baltimore

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on January 19, 2020

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                        8. MK

                                                                          MichelleK

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          2.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on January 16, 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!

                                                                        9. EW

                                                                          EricaW

                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          vip
                                                                          1.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on January 16, 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.

                                                                        10. IG

                                                                          IGC726

                                                                          Baltimore

                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          1.0

                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                          Dined on January 16, 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.

                                                                        11. K

                                                                          Kitkat

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          4.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on January 15, 2020

                                                                          overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                                          Everything was good except my pasta which was the lobster carbonara

                                                                        12. NH

                                                                          NicoleH

                                                                          Baltimore

                                                                          6 reviews

                                                                          4.0

                                                                          6 reviews

                                                                          Dined on January 15, 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! )

                                                                        13. BM

                                                                          BridgetM

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          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!

                                                                        14. E

                                                                          Elma

                                                                          Baltimore

                                                                          9 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          4.0

                                                                          9 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!

                                                                        15. B

                                                                          Brizziebaby

                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                          6 reviews

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          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.

                                                                        16. OT

                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                          Baltimore

                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          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!

                                                                        17. b

                                                                          baltimoron

                                                                          Baltimore

                                                                          42 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          4.0

                                                                          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.

                                                                        18. KH

                                                                          KaitlynH

                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                          Dined on November 9, 2019

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                        19. P

                                                                          Potential

                                                                          Baltimore

                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                          2.0

                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                          Dined on October 27, 2019

                                                                          overall2food2service1ambience2

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

                                                                        20. KE

                                                                          KaitlinE

                                                                          Baltimore

                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                          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!

                                                                        21. OT

                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          1.0

                                                                          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.

                                                                        22. OT

                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                          Baltimore

                                                                          15 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          5.0

                                                                          15 reviews

                                                                          Dined on September 15, 2019

                                                                          overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                          My go to place before Ravens games

                                                                        23. CM

                                                                          CaroM

                                                                          Miami

                                                                          15 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          5.0

                                                                          15 reviews

                                                                          Dined on September 8, 2019

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                        24. TW

                                                                          TWJR

                                                                          Baltimore

                                                                          15 reviews

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          15 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.

                                                                        25. N

                                                                          Newkirk

                                                                          Baltimore

                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                          1.0

                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                          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

                                                                        26. R

                                                                          Rachel

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on August 9, 2019

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                        27. OT

                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          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

                                                                        28. D

                                                                          Dinnerguest

                                                                          Atlanta

                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          5.0

                                                                          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.

                                                                        29. E

                                                                          Elma

                                                                          Baltimore

                                                                          9 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          5.0

                                                                          9 reviews

                                                                          Dined on August 3, 2019

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                        30. A

                                                                          Anthony

                                                                          Baltimore

                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          3 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!

                                                                        31. OT

                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                          Baltimore

                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                          Dined on August 1, 2019

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                        32. E

                                                                          Ellie

                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          3.0

                                                                          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.

                                                                        33. OT

                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                          Baltimore

                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                          4.0

                                                                          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.

                                                                        34. OT

                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                          Baltimore

                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          5.0

                                                                          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

                                                                        35. JW

                                                                          JWMHH

                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                          26 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          5.0

                                                                          26 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!

                                                                        36. OT

                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                          Baltimore

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          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.

                                                                        37. m

                                                                          mariel

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                          4.0

                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                          Dined on June 2, 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.

                                                                        38. E

                                                                          Erin

                                                                          Baltimore

                                                                          7 reviews

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          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.

                                                                        39. BR

                                                                          BrookeR

                                                                          Baltimore

                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          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.

                                                                        40. NH

                                                                          NicoleH

                                                                          Baltimore

                                                                          6 reviews

                                                                          4.0

                                                                          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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                                                                        AJ's on Hanover is rated 4.2 stars by 70 OpenTable diners

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