Bygone

4.6
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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 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 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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4.6based on recent ratings
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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I had made a dinner reservation weeks in advance and since we had guests from out of town,I requested a window table.We were seats not by the window,but rather in a booth with no view.When I said something to the person seating us,she stated the window tables were reserved for VIP’s!I have been to your restaurant numerous times and have always had a window table.Spending over $700 on dinner that evening,with food that was good but not great(especially the prime rib),was a real turn off to hear we were not VIP’s!

KL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, view & service was wonderful. Worth the trip to Bmore

K
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful experience for all.

MW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service and overall experience was awesome! I would have liked to have a table right next to the window but we were still close. Maybe next time. Food was off the chart exquisite. Pricey but totally worth it!!! Our server was the B E S T! Seriously!!!

s
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience5

The views of the Bygone are stunning but truly that is about it. A lot of the food was standard fare. A suckling pig is impressive but it wasn't terribly moist or seasoned impressively. The West Coast oysters were full of shell shards, making it difficult to enjoy. The pasta station with lump crab? Not well seasoned, we needed salt to make it tasty and the veggies in the pasta were not cooked properly. I'd rather wait longer for my meal as opposed to biting down on still crunchy onions in my lump crab alfredo dish.

For a brunch that costs as much as it does, more of the dishes should be knockouts. Not to mention the dress code. I basically filled up on jumbo shrimp (which was delicious) but that isn't what makes a brunch. Plus you have to pay an additional $25 for bottomless drinks which is really high.

Our server was fantastic but for the price point, I expected much better quality food. It was basically a hotel brunch, tweaked, and was helped GREATLY by the amazing view. You can buy a drink at the bar and enjoy the view for far less than $60 a head, though.

MP
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food5service1ambience4

The food was excellent, but service was not what we expected. I would rather the server actually write the order down instead of coming back twice - asking again what we ordered, never getting the salad I ordered, and having another server actually get dessert when they saw us sitting there waiting so long.

After calling the next day - we were informed the server was terminated during our meal. He took our order - even announced it would be free due to my birthday celebration. There was no handoff to anyone else. Someone else eventually came to ask what we ordered, and dessert WAS on the check.

As good as the food was - I'm sorry to say this was the worst service for what you would expect from the price tag.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, so sexy and the views were spectacular. So I thought there would a sacrifice on the food, No way. My food was delicious. My husband and I really enjoyed our anniversary.

D
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience2

We were seated in an uncomfortable corner next to a pillar and a baby carriage. Our server had the sense to move us to a better table. Unfortunately my lobster entree was undercooked and not properly cleaned. For the prices this place charges, you would think they would know how to serve food that is safe to eat. I may return for drinks sometime but never for food.

SS
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic dining experience with modern twists and the best view in town. Where else can you get duck a la presse?

SB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am a real estate agent and my husband and I come here every time I close on a property. It is my favorite place to be... delicious food with menu selections that no other restaurant can compare to amazing view and excellent service. They even gave me a celebratory dessert for my closing!

t
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Nice venue. Food was only ok. Poor quality control. Was served a raw rack of lamb. You could tell just by looking at it, but the kitchen sent it out anyway. Convenient if you are staying at the hotel, but not worth a special trip

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very upscale, marvelous view, pleasant atmosphere, and the food was excellent!

CD
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fancy I would highly recommend. Great atmosphere and food was delicious

3
Baltimore
24 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Spectacular view, great service, very good food at an expensive price.

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always

TM
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

We arrived at the Bygone right in time for our reservation, only to be told that our table wasn't ready yet, and then we waited for 45 minutes. We were told that we could wait at the bar to wait for our table to be ready, but then, when our table was finally ready, no one came to get us. They texted my phone to tell me, but they hadn't explained that they would text me on my phone when the table was ready, so I wasn't on my phone to receive that text. They then seated me by a window, when I had requested to sit in the middle of the room when I made my reservation. Another BIG problem is that some of the dishes are for sharing and serve 2-3 people, and this is not indicated on the menu or explained by the wait staff. So we ended up ordering several dishes that were extremely expensive because of the large portions and WAY too much for one person to eat. My entree alone (the duck) could have served all of us. It makes no sense not to inform the customers about how many people a dish typically serves.

F
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It is a bit pricey but worth it. Food was excellent. Service could be better. Compared to Charleston, it falls short.

JE
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bygone is a great restaurant. Great service amazing view and just overall great place. Definitely going again

OT
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

We had to wait over 30 minutes for our table with a 6 year old. The appetizers were very good and the view spectacular. Service was barely adequate and the prime rib was a very thin piece of fatty meat. The beef Wellington was below average for $60 and no sides for that cost. Very disappointed in a restaurant that should have been better. If I ever return it would be for drinks only.

m
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous dinner. for Valentine's weekend, we had a lovely corner table, it was also my birthday and everything was great. we did not wait for our table, service was efficient but not in your face, food was excellent.

t
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was my brothers birthday so I treated my cousin and brother for dinner. I absolutely love the Bygone however tonight the waiter spilled water on the table and onto my brothers lap. It was a birthday he will not forget soon forget. The food is always on point and the view can not be beat!!

BJ
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service and nice views can’t wait to return in the summer. Out server Nakita was excellent we will be back !

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Birthday brunch.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great

TW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Bygone was beautiful. My husband made reservations for a Valentine’s Day dinner and it was perfect. We ate a lovely meal while overlooking the city of Baltimore and listening to the amazing sound of jazz music. On the other side, there was a bar and lounge area that played great music. It’s the best of both worlds. Such an awesome experience.

BW
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was beyond amazing, food was great, view was great the service was so good, we pretty much had 2 servers so we was always satisfied!!! Omg I can’t believe how great this experience was, I was so pleased I tipped both servers lol!!!!

LE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best crab cakes ever!

TT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Bygone has a classy vibe. The food was excellent. It is expensive but worth the price for the food that is prepared exceptionally well.

GD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the perfect "special night" location. Great views from the top of the Four Seasons (except for he Marriot Hotel). The inner harbor was beautiful as you looked through the warm fires on the balcony. Lighting was low and romantic. The place was packed for Valentine's weekend, so it was a little noisy, but overall, it was an excellent experience. I will have to save up to go again, but my wife and I will be going again.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food4service3ambience2

I requested a table by the window when I made the reservation but was told that there are NO RESERVED tables....all tables are first come first served.
When I arrived, however, we were seated in the middle of the restaurant even though there were over half a dozen open tables by the window. I spoke with the maitre d, who told me that they were reserved. I explained to her that I was told they didn’t reserve certain tables, she said they were for VIPs. —- When I called the next day to speak with the manager, he said that they the maitre d shouldn’t have told me that. —- I find it pretty unlikely that the hostess/maitre d went rogue and was not in some coordination with management. I think it’s pretty clear that they have one policy for the public (no reserved tables with a view) and another policy for the VIP’s who grease management’s palms.
Very Distasteful.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice place and great atmosphere. The view is heartbreaking.
I can’t really comment about menu because it was a fixed menu due to Valentine’s Day.
The bar is great, good drinks and great music.
Yes, it was crowded but what else do you expect? It was Friday night and Valentine’s Day.
The service was awesome, they ended out modifying my reservation to add some friends that we met up and they were standing at the bar due not having reservation that night.
They still sit us at a window table.
We can’t complaint. We had a great night and we will definitely coming back.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s was great. Food was amazing. Super excited about coming back to celebrate for my birthday. I’m dying to try the regular menu since I was only able to get the prefix for Valentine’s Day.

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was our second year anniversary and it did not disappoint. This is a great restaurant with great food and great ambiance. Ask for a window table... you will love the view!

J
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The Bygone offered a spectacular view of the city of Baltimore. The evening/night view redefines the beauty of the city.
The food presentation was good but less than impressive. We had a 6 course chef tasting that unfortunately left me 6 times disappointed. The food was extremely bland which made it difficult and taskful to complete.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. First time there and we enjoyed it. Will definitely be back.

CN
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Fine dining experience, the view, ambience and service was wonderful. But was not impressed with the food.... I will definitely go back but only for the drinks and view.....

EB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Food and service were excellent. Wine was overpriced, but I guess that is expected with Atlas. You pay for the view here. We were seated quite close to other groups who were loud and noisy. I would return to Bygone only as a special occasion restaurant.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice upscale location. The view ambiance was nice and Food was great. Better than I expected and the portion size was very Generous as well. We came here on a Tuesday so there were not a great amount of people there, which made it good for a nice quiet dining experience. If it is your first time I would recommend going between Monday-Thursday. This will mean you are more likely to get a seat with a great view and get to enjoy the view after your meal.

H
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience5

The food was not good. It was really baad. I tried the half amish chicken but it was sooooo salty. I had to ask them to take it back. But the place is amazing. I loved the view. I loved the way they have decorated the restaurant.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The staff could be a bit more friendly