Black Rock - Hagerstown - PRIORITY SEATING

4.5
82 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Welcome to Black Rock Bar & Grill, an award-winning steakhouse specializing in Certified Angus Beef ® steaks served and cooked to perfection by you on a 755-degree volcanic sizzling rock. Our concept ensures that every bite is just as hot and juicy as the first, and is always cooked just the way you like it! This method of cooking is the newest phenomenon in the culinary world. It creates a memorable dining experience, making Black Rock the ideal restaurant for special occasions, as well as for everyday dining with friends and family.
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Randy
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Only problem was having to wait over an Hour to be seated.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

New Year’s Eve dinner. Tabitha was a great server. Great chiice for our evening

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I chose the 8 oz. filet and my wife the jumbo shrimp. The steak has awesome marbling and was really tender. The experience of cooking your own steak is cool, but will only want to do it once in awhile. Our server was great. My only companies are the place was very cold and even with an advance reservations and early check-in, they did not seat us for over 15 minutes past the reservation and ignored my table type request. I have a bad back and do not do well with high top tables. Note that adding a note that it is your anniversary will have no affect, they did not even congratulate us.

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SteveR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was quick and food was great. Our time was for 5pm and we walked right on in.

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jbgirl3
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Black Rock is unique in that they bring you a 750 degree stone to cook your choice of meat on right at your table. The food is fresh,

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Ondela
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Priority seating still resulted in a 20 minute wait, with a seat right beside the door, where there was a constant draft... leaving me freezing the entire time. Food portions were not great nor did the come with the pre-warning of having to cook your own meat! Over all 3/5. Wouldn’t go again, but it was an experience.

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JanT
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Everything tasted fresh. Lobster was fresh, not 'fishy' tasting. Steaks were awesome. Our waitress, Vanessa, explained different meal ideas. She was very attentive and nice!

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MariaH
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my husband and I's first visit, as we just moved to the area. The atmosphere was quiet but still had music playing. The bar drinks were delicious! Our server was amazing and very helpful. We decided to try the Rib Eye steak on the volcanic rock. When I tell you it melted in your mouth, it melted in your mouth! It was a really neat experience!!

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LindsayJ
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was excellent as always! I ordered a house salad, sirloin steak and asparagus. Everything was fresh and delicious!

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LeannW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak was melt in your mouth....amazing! Loved the experience of cooking it as we ate. Great salad dressings too. Excellent service.

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DawnM
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place to eat but definitely not for someone on a budget. A great place to go for a treat to yourself, a friends birthday, or business dinners. I recommend as the food and service is excellent and that is what matters the most to me.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Dinner was delicious. Server could have been better, drop my fries on me, dropped the steak on the tray outside of my plate which is disgusting laughed said sorry and put it back on the grill. Focused on my needs and not my boyfriends never asked if he needed anything only me. He is African american and it made us feel some type of way.

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vipWendyf
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

The concept is interesting and fun to take clients to. I was Less than satisfied with the quality of service. Extremely poor. The waitress had no clue. She didn’t poor our wine , had no idea who ordered which entree, cleared our food before the entire table was done. When we ordered a huge sundae to share for dessert it was like pulling teeth to get plates and extra spoons. At NYC steakhouse prices you would expect at least quality service. At least when you are cooking your own food you know that that was done correctly

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MelisaL
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite the long wait everything was amazing. The food and service made up for it. Our server was perfect and our food tasted heavenly. Will definitely go back when I am in the area again.

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KerryS
New England
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great job while still being COVID-safe. Juanita is the best!

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Robin
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't speak highly enough about our experience! Everyone was very nice, food was fantastic, and it was fun using the rock to cook our own food. Often we go to a steak restaurant and they over cook the steak so it was nice to be in charge of our own meat. Also, the sweet potato fries are to die for!

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ArinJ
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The experience cooking our meat on a hot lava rock was awesome! The waitress was very attentive, made excellent recommendations, and was very pleasant! We will definitely be visiting again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, will be a return customer

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EricB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

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TBAcoustic
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Service was lousy, Food very overpriced, quality does not match the price point. Scallops were overcooked and rubbery. Shrimp was poor quality and the cook didn’t bother to devein. My dinner companion ordered a medium-rare steak that came out well done. Very disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

I was excited to get the priory seating for this new restaurant. My friend and I were right on time for our 8:00 seating. Went in to tell them we arrived and we were told by the hostess that it would be a 10 minute wait for out door seating and 20 if we wanted inside. We wanted to sit outside on this beautiful night. We waited 20 minutes, and then checked in again to be sure we were not overlooked because walk ins were being seated. Again at 40 minutes later. This time I was more upset because they originally told us 10 minutes now we have been waiting 45 minutes. The hostess definitely made a mistake. Because she did apologize to me over and over, but there was zero compensation for our inconvenience. This was the first time I used open table - so I am not sure if it was the restaurant or the app. Food was delicious and our server was very efficient and friendly.

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JessieC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite place to go on ohr monthly date nights without the kids!!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Very good for a franchise. Was a little upset they were out of a few things on the menu

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LisaW
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was wonderful. The wait was less than 10 minutes

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really really enjoyed the meal ! Everything we ordered was excellent. Staff was courteous and helpful from start to finish. We will definitely return soon

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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vipleewood22
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Interesting concept, Your food is being cooked right at your table, on volcano rock.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time having dinner here. We had a party of 5 and we all ordered steaks.

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TanyaB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Food took a long time and was cold. Manager was very nice and made it right.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Priority seating was easy and we were seated promptly. Our waitress was great and attentive. The food was flavorful and adequately portiined, except for the steaks, which I felt were overpriced for the portions and over salted.

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Alyssa
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

This is not a place to go for a date night. The atmosphere is equivalent to a sport's bar that attempts fine dining. We were initially seated at a high top table (though I requested standard seating online). The table, and chairs, we were seated at was extremely wobbly and we felt placing anything heavier than a plate on it would cause it to fall over. The steak comes out cooking on a stone (as well advertised on their website) however, the meat is not seasoned and was burning by the time it was placed on our table. My dish (salmon and rice) was served over-seasoned with sauce and cold rice (with hot spots), giving the impression and taste that it was microwaved. The floors were also sticky with unswept food on the floor between ours and the patrons seated next to us.

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vipPinda
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Atmosphere not becoming of the experience...boring! The floors need to be cleaned...slippery as kitchen is near restrooms and maybe the spray from the rock create issues when coming out of the kitchen. Food fantastic!! Loved the unique cooking method. Great quality. Waitress could have been more well versed. We asked several questions that she could not answer.

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LooW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our time at Black Rock! It was a great experience. I’m so glad I booked ahead of time because the wait would have been crazy long otherwise. But don’t get me wrong the wait would have been worth it.

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SteveR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine's Day and we walked right into our table. There was no wait at all! Service was quick and food was great!

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PatrickM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food5service5ambience3

When arriving at the restaurant we where approached in a very unprofessional way. still had to wait 35 minutes to be seated even there was about a 50 percent of the tables empty. When i approached the hostess to let her know we made priority reservations . it fell on deaf ears. Don't think I will revisit this establishment which is a shame because Hagerstown is in need of a good restaurant. Message to the host staff of Black Rock, if you don't like dealing with customers then there are other jobs. You lost a customer.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Spot lights were a little bright, the tables felt crowded and close together.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was excellent. Service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great place but the lack of reservation system makes the lobby very congested unnecessarily.

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BillL
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter had won a writing contest. Her first time there. Had a blast and Diamon, our waitress was top notch. Food was amazing!!!

FAQs

Black Rock - Hagerstown - PRIORITY SEATING offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (240) 850-3365.

Black Rock - Hagerstown - PRIORITY SEATING is rated 4.5 stars by 82 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.