Bas Rouge

4.8
99 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary European
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Bas Rouge is a modern European restaurant offering an impeccable integration of fine dining, a world class wine list, and elegant service. The high style and gorgeous interior offer inspiration in one of the Eastern Seaboard's cultural and historic gems, Easton, Talbot County, Maryland. The dining experience is refined, and the dishes are characterized by their polished adaptation of traditional Viennese and European classics, with ingredients from the finest local purveyors and farms.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary European, Austrian
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Hours of operation
Breakfast/Lunch - Thursday & Friday, 11am-2pm

Prix-Fixe Dinner Service - Friday & Saturday, Reservations starting at 6pm
(4-5 course chef selected menu)

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Phone number
(410) 822-1637
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Harley Peet
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Parking details
We feature free street parking on Federal Street or in the municipal parking lot on West Street.
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Vancouver
30 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I really want to love this restaurant. The room is serene and beautiful. The food is high quality, delicious and well presented. The servers are all attractive and attentive. So what’s not to like? There is an air of pretension that just doesn’t fit downtown Easton. Feel like I should apologize for not ordering $100 bottle of wine (cheap end of the list). I’ll go back and enjoy it, but not often.

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d
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere, terrific staff and fabulous fiid

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DH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was the meal that we have in our visit in the area. The food was very good, the servise wa nice and the restaurant is a nice place

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F
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always our favorite spot! Everything is done so well.

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HG
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the hidden jewel on the Eastern Shore. My wife and I would looking for something new to try in Easton and found this online. The menu looked very interesting so we decided to give it a try on her birthday. We were stunned by the quality and presentation of each of the dishes. Our daughter lives in NYC and we dine there often and this was every bit as good as any meal we have had there. Definitely worth the expense.

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k
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous dinner (again). This time we opted for the 3 course. I had the lobster cavatelli, rockfish and cheese course. My husband had the truffle pasta for his main. Any seafood dish here is exceptional every time, by the way. Pasta courses are always excellent in terms of inventive flavors. Portion size for pastas can be uneven - sometimes a lot sometimes a moderate amount. Always enough food I just never quite know what the pasta portion will be. Soups are always exceptional. Cheese course is a nice addition to the dessert options. Wine list is very well thought out. We've never had anything but great wine here. The staff is so well trained and delightful. (Also when the bread comes around, get one of those cheddar biscuits.) We've taken a few trips this summer and included some high end restaurants along the way and each time, we are sitting there saying to each other, well it's good but it's not Bas Rouge.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A little gem in downtown Easton. Food, service, ambiance--all uncommonly good.

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JK
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a spectacular restaurant experience in the heart of Easton, MD. From the time you walk into the door until your coffee is poured, your are provided with a warm welcome, expert service, knowledgable staff, creative and delicious food all served in an intimate European styled dining room. We enjoy it for special occasions and getting together with friends who enjoy this type of elegant evening. It is worth the drive from wherever you live and worthy of the reputation that has been built over the past couple years. Treat your spouse and enjoy the magic of the evening.

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PM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Bas Rouge to celebrate an anniversary. Everything about the evening, atmosphere, food and service, was perfect. The evening reminded me of fine dining in Europe.

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WB
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner with friends as expected. Everything about Bas Rouge is planned and executed with precision and care. Truly an experience you shouldn't miss.

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ST
Washington DC
128 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was preparing for a very special Champagne dinner that night and the lunch menu was a bit limited. What we had was good, but not what we would have ordered given a normal lunch. Then service remains amazing. Thanks.

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MB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Am Ian even: It is a little stuffy.
Food is very good but menu is limited.
Desserts- How about a chocolate that is chocolate and not so busy with other stuff. Sometimes quality flavors are meant to be savored for what they are. Chocolate is one of them. ( I'm not a chocolate person!)

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K
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to the restaurant many times and are never disappointed. The most elegant dining on the Eastern Shore.

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SF
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant! The food, the presentation, the wine and the service, all top notch. You’ll feel like your dining at the Ritz in Paris.

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h
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waitress served us complimentary champagne to celebrate our anniversary. The food was excellent, the servings were nice sized and the service was impeccable.

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JB
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and meticulous presentation and service. Every menu option was enticing. The freshly baked, still hot from the oven petite madeleines after our desserts was a lovely finishing touch.

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super restaurant typically found in NYC

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T
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The entire experience was world class. The service was impeccable and the food was simply amazing. Bas Rouge rivals any of the fine dining restaurants we have frequented in any major city. It’s a must.

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ST
Washington DC
128 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A planned elegant start to the holiday weekend and we were not disappointed. As always, we were greeted warmly, shown to a beautiful table, served with friendly efficiency, enjoyed superb cuisine and wine, and once again said to each other “why don’t we do this more often?”

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J
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service - a bit pricey and not large portions but great for a special occasion (or everyday if you don't balk at a wine list with a median price north of $400/btl)

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S
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Totally awesome experience! It was our anniversary. We were greeted at the door by name with happy anniversary wishes and provided a complimentary champagne for toasting. All entrees were superb. Excellent staff and service.

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HM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best restaurants in the mid-Atlantic. Recommend it to any sophisticated consumer.

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JC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've never been to a restaurant in large metropolitan cities that are as well appointed, such impeccable service, so artistically and deliciously prepared meal! Its an amazing experience...you'd never know you were in Easton, MD!

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WK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

I was disappointed by the entré, rack of lamb. There were only two chops, on a bed of succotash that looked like it came from a can, all of which was only slightly warm. One would think that for a prix fixe of $85 per person, there might have been more than three courses, and at least three lamb chops. The service and ambiance are superb.

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B
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was fabulous!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesomeness!!!

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KT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, lovely atmosphere, superior service, with lots of little touches that left us feeling pampered.

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ST
Washington DC
128 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bas Rouge is the finest of fine dining in Easton! Everything from the friendly, efficient service to the lovely glassware to the kitchen's fine offerings to the great winelist, it ALL works!

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JP
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

"AMAZING!!"
We Will Be Back & Highly Recommend!!
Thank You!!

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A
Washington DC
103 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, the service and the ambiance were all exquisite. It was a lovely experience from start to finish!

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AG
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely dinner this Saturday evening. The food was impeccable and the service was first class. The ambiance was great, the decor was beautiful, and the service was professional and friendly. Our dishes were presented hot and the attention to detail was stunning. The food was so fresh and perfectly seasoned and prepared. From the asparagus soup amuse bouche, the delectable veal ravioli with poached egg yolk and white foam, to the buttery miso sole, to the almond nut cake- it was the best of the best at each course. The wine selection was impressive, and the complimentary warm cake bites at the end of our meal, and a piece of olive oil cake to take home, made the entire experience five star ⭐️! We will be back for another wonderful meal.

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DJ
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding evening. Finally a great restaurant on the eastern shore!,. Stay at the inn at Perry Cabin but eat here for high end New York Quality dining at very reasonable prices. Service perfect. Ambience lovely. They even prepared a vegan meal for one of us (needed advance notice). I can easily see this becoming a destination restaurant to build a weekend around for DC Baltimore Philadelphia foodies

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C
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The ambiance and service were excellent during our recent dinner. Very cozy and quiet for a special occasion. The food was very good, however in comparing the food and prices to other French restaurants in the DC metro area that we have enjoyed often, it wouldn't be my first choice. Bas Rouge adds positively to a good variety of restaurant offerings in Easton, though. Creative offerings for entrees and artistic presentation but portions could be a little more generous. We were offered bread by service only once at the beginning of the meal. We may visit again.

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JN
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a gem! Outstanding service and ambiance. The food has to be good too, and it is. Sauces are flavorful without being too heavy or rich. Seasonings were spot on, enough to accent the meal but not too much. It's at the upper end of what I want to pay but well worth it!

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OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Could not have been better. Portions were right size when having to order 3 courses wonderfully prepared. Was second visit. The first experience a year ago was not as good and was reluctant to go back given price point but so glad I have them a second chance. Would definitely go back as their menu is seasonal so want to try spring.

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LG
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I stumbled upon this gem when searching for restaurants near St. Michael's. My boyfriend and I spent Presidents Day weekend there and were first-time visitors. We came to this restaurant Friday evening - a bit of an uber drive from St. Michael's but well worth it! From the moment we walked in, we knew we were in for a treat. Spectacular service from entrance to exit.

We were brought a lovely veal sausage amuse bouche. I started with the veal ravioli which I am still dreaming about. Hands down one of the best things I have ever eaten. My boyfriend had the grilled lobster tail to start which was also heavenly. My main course was rack of lamb with a delicious succotash. My boyfriend had the miso black cod which he compared to some of the best he's had in Japan. The desserts were also lovely, but the starter and entree courses were fabulous.

A phenomenal wine list, we had a difficult time choosing but eventually went with a lovely Pinot Noir to complement both of our mains.

After leaving, we were presented with a freshly-baked olive oil cake which I snacked on with coffee at our hotel the next morning.

We talked about this restaurant all weekend and I will be sure to return on our next visit to St. Michaels!

If you're in the area for anything, don't miss it!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food an service

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DJ
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great choice for Valentine's Day or other special occasion. A bit pricey but really is worth it.

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K
Baltimore
36 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wunderbar! Fantastic tasting menu, and as always amazing food, wine and SERVICE. What a treat. As if NYC came to Easton.

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OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and great food. Still a bit pricy for everyday dining. Great wine list.

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