Bygone

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$50 and over
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American
A fusion of the old, the new and the best of Baltimore. We’re an American gastro bistro that represents historic, vibrant, authentic Baltimore. We blend modern energy with a classic feel, celebrating luxury, excitement & an elevated dining experience. Plus, we’ve got some unbeatable views of our beautiful city!
Bygone’s warm & welcoming atmosphere is reminiscent of an old-school social club, while our open rotisserie grill, whiskey bar & craft cocktails add a flair that is undoubtedly contemporary.

DRESS CODE
•Collared shirts required for men
•No tee-shirts
•No designer sneakers, tennis shoes, backless sandals or flip flops
•Men may not wear hats of any kind
•Ladies may not wear baseball caps or beanies
•No active wear, gym clothes, sweatpants, hooded sweatshirts
•No work-type boots or hunting gear
•No clothing with vulgar language
•No excessively ripped clothing
•No jerseys or sleeveless shirts for men
•No camouflage except for active duty military uniforms,thank you for your service
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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good experience. Food was great and service was great also. Will return!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really was woow-ed loll I had an amazing night & Alex was the best

B
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food4service3ambience1

The service and food were ok. The seating was terrible. We went for the views and they attempted to seat us in the back corner next to the kitchen. When we asked for another table the hostess was annoyed and moved us to a table in the corner with no outside view...although the fake plant next to us was great. It would have been understandable if the tables next to the windows were taken but no one was seated there the entire time we ate.
While we understood that we were in a nice hotel and access to the guest floors presents a challenge, it was annoying to have to wait in line in the lobby for 10 minutes waiting for the only elevator that goes to the restaurant. They could do better...especially for the price. Do yourself a favor and go to Fleming’s or Azumi, both next door.

SH
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eric the sommelier made wine selection easy and fun. The wait staff was top drawer. Lots of helpful recommendation. View was superb.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, honestly the experience from having a private elevator to seeing the city of Baltimore from the 29th floor was amazing.

OT
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If I could give 10 stars I would - we went for the 25th anniversary of our engagement, and everything was exceptional from the very beginning until the end of our visit. The best view in the city, impeccable service, with excellent cuisine and a great atmosphere. We can’t wait to go back again!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just amazing!!! No words

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere, food and service were fantastic. It was a little pricey but was worth the money. We definitely will be back.

D
New England
29 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and views

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was nice, kinda loud but overall worth it

C
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place will forever be a part of us because they made the evening beautiful. I proposed to my girlfriend on their balcony overlooking the gorgeous harbor east and she said yes ❤❤❤! The food was delicious, the service was superb and the view was breathtaking, we can't wait to return!

L
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met long-time friend from PA and we were able to catch up with our recent trips in special place. Thank you, Bygone!

MG
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

LO
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Bar service was slow. Table staff excellent. Food overly fancy. Basic lobster dishes were overly fancy and not real good. Overly priced for quality.

JD
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our first wedding anniversary. The Bygone was an incredible experience. The bartender, Britney, was attentive and made some great cocktails. Our server Nick was very knowledgeable about the menu and made some incredible recommendations to us to try a few things we wouldn’t have (try the duck pressed agnolotti). The atmosphere was great, I couldn’t recommend the restaurant enough. The view was amazing, while we were in the bar there was a fireworks show in the harbor below us and we were amazed at the view from above the show. Looking down at the fireworks was surreal. If you haven’t tried the Bygone, you should.

SM
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and Service were great. My only complaint was that I had requested a window table as it was my anniversary and we were seated a row in. There was a table for 2 that just cleared right next to us at the window as we were being seated and I requested to have that table instead and was told no that there were other reservations. Felt like my reservation was not viewed as important and the table remained empty for almost 20 minutes. Just felt like the couple coming behind me could have been seated where we were since we arrived first and had made a special request when making the reservation. Other than that the drinks and food were great.

B
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Wonderful view.

AL
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Bygone customer service is truly top notch. I mentioned in my reservation that my husband and I were celebrating an anniversary. Upon arrival, the hostess wished us a Happy Anniversary, gave us an anniversary card and our waiter made us feel special throughout our whole dining experience. After our meal and before the bill came, our waiter gave us complimentary glasses of champagne and chocolates. The restaurant also honored my request of sitting by the window to fully enjoy the beautiful views. Attention to detail and customer service are key elements for return customers and I will gladly revisit the Bygone! The food was delish too. Loved our appetizers and family style side dishes. My filet was very good-not the best I've ever had but I would order it again. A wonderful experience from start to finish. We will be back!

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Red snapper was delicious

G
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was good from parking the car with the gentlemen waiting in the lobby and the ride on the elevator. The view was great with the setting sun and the food outstanding. Will come back again.

Stan and Fran

VN
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Order the lamb. It was serve with beans and squash.
The squash was great, but the lamb and beans were too salty.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food took a long time to get and it was not warm enough.

P
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience4

The server was very disconnected. We had to call the manager over. I was disappointed. The food was great.

W
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We truly enjoyed the service, food, drinks and view. It wasn't cheap, but it was a perfect experience. You get what you pay for... By the way, my date was very, very happy. Well worth it.

MJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent customer service food was great the atmosphere was amazing. The view was beautiful and I must say I will surely tell my friends about it so they can come.

JB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a treat and amazing to see Baltimore from the roof. Our waiter was absolutely the best. We came back for brunch in the morning. The Bygone even gave us a handwritten note and complimentary glasses of champagne to celebrate our anniversary. Would highly recommend to to anyone thinking about going. The cocktails were top-notch, as was pretty much everything else about the place. We'd definitely love to come back.

s
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The overall view is outstanding, and worth the cost of the drinks. The service was some of the best we've ever had. The food, not even close.
Enjoyed drinks at the bar and the amazing sunset and views of the city.
We were seated and our server was absolutely wonderful, thought of everything.
Every course we had, was average at best.
$20+ for 4 shrimp
$70 for an overcooked steak
$12 for average broccolini, which you had to order because for $70 all you got was an over cooked steak on a plate.
We spent $400 on our meal and drinks and left feeling like we could have gotten a much better meal elsewhere.
Again, I cannot stress enough how beautiful it is, and how wonderful the service was, but they HAVE to step up their menu and execution to compete in the area. The food was a total disappointment at every stage.

OT
Baltimore
27 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Bygone continues to maintain a high level of service and quality food, with of course a great view. Their wine list (bottle) is on the expensive side even for non exceptional wines and by the glass remains unnecessarily pricey ($20) if you want a good wine. Our waiter Paul was very good and made our evening all the more enjoyable. The restaurant could definitely use a real french patissier to bring desserts up on par with the rest of the menu. A nice touch from the restaurant was a complementary dessert and a card for our celebration.

OT
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

I’m not a regular reviewer - usually just when a restaurant is extraordinary and they deserve praise or if it was less than a good experience. My observations...my server Rich was kind and unbelievably talkative and spoke so fast I couldn’t catch what he was saying. The hostess walked by my table at least 20 times, incessantly clicking her shoes on the laminate floor. A manager or host stopped by every table in my area to ask how everything was and not mine. Woman dining alone - a coincidence. The $17 cocktail was about 3.5 ounces of simple sugar syrup. The toast with the steak tartare was burnt and obviously so to the server. He said “don’t worry, I won’t tell them until you’re gone”. What does that mean? I also commented that the Sweet Gem salad was swimming in dressing. He was unimpressed. $80 later, not including tip....not good. And there are only great views if they seat you by a window, which I requested but didn’t get. I went to the spa in the same hotel -4 Seasons and had a way better time.

C
Greensboro
21 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were celebrating our marriage on a wonderful Tuesday evening. We were fortunate to get a window seat with a great view. They served us a complimentary glass of champagne to celebrate our occasion. Overall it was an outstanding experience with two minor disappointments. First, we ordered two glasses of wine to go with our dinner. Unfortunately they were not brought out until we were almost finished after waiting for our server to return to the table after placing our entrees down. We looked for him but he seemed to have "disappeared". Not major but disappointing. The other was the order of oysters we placed for an appetizer. There was no indication of how many we were to receive...and we did not ask (mistake)...when they arrived there were three...yes three...not 4...not 6...but three. Since the server was aware we were only ordering a single appetizer it might have been helpful had he mentioned there were only three. He did not...and we did not ask...but it seems odd that there would only be three and that it is not mentioned on the menu. I suggest you ask how many when ordering to be sure. They might consider stating 3 and offering an upcharge for a half dozen or an even amount if sharing an app.

All in all a wonderful experience. Ask for a window view of the harbor and downtown if possible. The beef Wellington may have been the finest piece of beef I have ever had...that includes Ruth Chris, Fleming's Sullivan's...while it is a pricey establishment, it is definitely worth every penny. We are already planning our return.

GS
Baltimore
209 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is only one word to describe our culinary and dining experience the other night at BYGONE and that word is SUPERB! Every detail was perfection guided and executed by our excellent and most caring server, JEFFERY. My guests and I were beyond pleased.

Whenever I have the occasion to entertain special guests, BYGONE is indeed my first choice. Thank you for being one of Baltimore's finest restaurants.

C
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is definitely a special occasion place. Impeccable food, ambiance and service. Quite pricey.

H
Baltimore
32 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, a great view, and excellent service.

V
Baltimore
32 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! This is the best restaurant in Baltimore, with none that can compete. Our server, Jeffrey, was outstanding. The flaming duck for two was an illuminating spectacle, the carving table was a showstopper, the windows (walls) provided a magical appearing City, and all personnel were most delightful. This is THE
Lace to see and be seen, believe me! Thanks for a marvelous evening on the 29th floor!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff made my 30th birthday one I will never forget as well as my partner whom we both share the same birthday. The food was amazing and the total experience was beautiful and more than I imagined.

S
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday experience, will definitely be returning!

BA
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It was great the only reason I did not give 5 start across was because we did not or could not sit by the window. I didn’t bother to ask to change seats I should have and they probably would have been accommodating. We were there for our “Newlywed dinner” they gave us a complimentary glass of champagne which was nice didn’t even ask for that. Over all the place was gorgeous. The food was great. The service puts this place over the top.

PD
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Admittedly, I've been spoiled by the many brunches I've experienced at the Four Seasons in Georgetown (Washington, DC), but aside from the view, this restaurant is a bit underwhelming. The main problem is the lack of higher end offerings, such as crab, smoked hams, specialty desserts, etc. The coffee is not even served hot at your table -- it's the tepid self-serve variety found at Comfort Inn and other such establishments. Also, the dress code was not adhered to, giving the place a déclassé atmosphere.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful venue. Beautiful views.

W
Baltimore
41 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful dining experience but music from bar is a little loud after 9