Bygone

4.7
1459 Reviews
$50 and over
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.
What 1459 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.8
service
4.8
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
OT
OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful views, amazing food and service!!

S
Sarah
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great atmosphere, small tables if you don’t ask for a 4 top, they forgot about us when we were first seated but the rest of the service was wonderful to make up for it. Overall a great dining experience for a special occasion.

TG
ToriG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came to this restaurant for the view which is simply amazing. The drinks were great. The food was superb. The service was above and beyond.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We had high expectations and unfortunately they were not met. The drinks beforehand outside proved to be lovely. Then for dinner, our service was not at all timely and we were disappointed by the quality of our very expensive meal. Neither my husband nor myself felt that our dinners even tasted good. We feel as though we do not need to go back. Very sad.

CS
CecilyS
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Easter brunch as a group of 5 and had a wonderful time! We hadn’t been to Bygone since before Covid and we were so happy to be back. Drinks and food were great as always! It was not too crowded at all and we spent about 2.5 hours. Can’t wait to go back again!

AW
AshleyW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love this place! Portion size can be on the small side but overall awesome

OT
OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiancé and I had the most amazing dinner the night before our wedding at the bygone, just the two of us. Service was top notch, we felt so taken care of! They even gave us complimentary champagne to celebrate! The food was outstanding! The views were incredible! We can’t wait to come back and have drinks at the bar next time! Thank you for a memorable evening!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Great service.

AH
AllysonH
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, excellent entrees. Highly recommend the bourbon and rye selection.

TF
ThomasF
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

I was mad i couldnt get a window seat to enjoy the view which was one of my mai reasons to go, but everyone that came in after me did. Besides that the food was good.

KG
KimG
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My lobster was a bit bland tasting compared to other plates at our table, and a much smaller portion. However, the atmosphere and staff were excellent.

TC
TinaC
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food1service5ambience5

Food was not good it was spoiled. The decor was excellent. First and last time.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ann was amazing great recommendations food was outstanding. One of the best experiences we’ve ever had. Thank you Ann :)

OT
OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience5

The food is not good/tasty at all.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was my 40th birthday and my party was running late. The restaurant was accommodating to my time change and still worked out seating me late. The view was beautiful and I enjoyed the half chicken (yuummm). The food took a while to come to the table and the lamb portion that one of my friends had, was not comparable to the price. The place was very busy and noisy so it was hard to talk at the table but overall it was a good experience. The waiter was very nice and respectful but he was still a little off. Maybe it was because the restaurant was super busy. We ended up coming back later for the bar so overall I enjoyed myself.

AM
AlebelM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I planned a very special night for my boyfriend. Unfortunately, the 'special' part of our celebration was tuned out by a horrible waiter, inability to accommodate the simplest of requests, and the lack of any flexibility regarding the menu.

We thought our reservation would provide a great view of the harbor, but that wasn't a given.

The main concern we had was the minimal items on the menu for vegetarians. The waiter said don't worry at all and that he would pull out all the stops for us since it was a very special occasion and that he also was a vegetarian so he understood. We mentioned that there was only one entrée item for vegetarians and were there any other options. He said, outside of the appetizer option, that is all that they had. They changed the menu (where there were other vegetarian options) days before our arrival but after the reservation was made. We were trying to keep the mood light so we asked about the one vegetarian appetizer.
When he returned again, we put in our order for the only vegetarian entrée on the menu. I would have thought that the price of the meals here meant that they were able to whip up something basic for vegetarians but that wasn't the case and they were unyielding in trying to give any options whatsoever. Our food arrived and the vegetarian option, the only one, did not look appetizing at all. Basically was a bowl of vegetable soup, some hard noodles and vegetables, one egg cut in half, and two small pieces of tofu that were super salty. The half boiled egg was runny so I asked if they could provide a fully cooked egg... He said no, the meals were prepared in the morning and nothing could be done. I asked if they could just put it in the microwave or and he said no. I was baffled but ended up scooping the runny part- gross! So to fully understand, this place isn't any better than a normal chain restaurant who prepares meals that are warmed up vs capable chefs to make anything on the fly or fresh from the kitchen

AM
AndresM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice anniversary celebration. The food was very tasty and the service was on excellent. We enjoyed our dinner very much.

K
Koshertravels
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience5

They changed chefs and lost everything about it that made it special

E
vipsheEats
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. The food was good. Especially the scallops.

d
vipdwyc1223
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drinks, food,and view was amazing. I will definitely be back.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
36 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The quality of the ingredients really showed in the final dishes. Felt like our waiter was a little overwhelmed because as our meal went on we saw him less as more people were being seated. The Rockfish ceviche was too die for. Don’t know if our expectations were just too high, thought it was going to be a romantic dinner, but it was enjoyable and definitely worth trying, but won’t go back for dinner due to the noise level.

m
vipmaverick
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

New menu is not worth it anymore.

NC
NaomiC
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and server was outstanding.the garden salad was not worth very tiny size.overall everything else was perfect.will come back.

AA
AshleyAnne
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, server was amazing, great whiskey selection, mixed drinks on point. Definitely would go back for special occasions. It's definitely expensive but 100% worth it

IS
ISMR
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bygone was recommended by a family member. I was unable to get dinner reservations while in town so I opted for brunch and we were not disappointed. Our server Rachel was phenomenal and the view made the experience that much better.

F
Faye
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing Brunch and Birthday celebration. The Brunch menu was limited but items provided were well chosen. Beautiful ambiance, gorgeous cocktails and exquisite views. romantic tables for two and lounge like seating along the windows with group seating within the interior and outdoors (patio) all separated just so. Something for any 5 star occasion.

C
vipChirohag
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great everything! Our waitress Rachael was very accommodating and attentive. View from our table was amazing.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location great service me and my fiancé we enjoyed our dinner. Prices acceptable. Strongly recommend

OT
OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around excellence!

DG
DavidG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great place, great views, wait staff very nice, be back

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

The waiter was not attentive. Made us feel like our time, money and presence meant nothing. It was not a good experience. I expected better. I had friends in from Ohio, we were all disappointed in our service. We still tipped 20%, but it was NOT deserved.

JL
JanniceL
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent customer service. I would love to come back.

CW
CarinaW
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Honestly, the food was extremely bland. Nothing really had a significant taste to it. Not even the oysters. Very limited condiments. Very small menu. Beautiful Scenery but not worth the money.

TL
TruthLG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Honestly, when mistreatment happens to me personally, not to others, I rarely call it out, because I’ve realized it is part of America’s history and present story. I’ve learned to live with it unfortunately. However, after what I witnessed after taking my husband out for a birthday dinner and spending over $350.00 at Bygone, I thought it was at least worth writing a review to share with others who may have the same experience at here. I can’t BELIEVE the 4 seasons brand would allow blatant racism to exist in their own building.

I saw with my own eyes, the servers/waiters literally watch who the hostess sat down and they rolled their eyes and go back and forth with one another about who should get the table (if the group are African-Americans, or women, etc.) and if they are White or another ‘preferred’ group, they want that table.
While my husband and I were seated, our waitress hardly greeted us, did not go over the menu, rushed us to order, while I watched the table from across our way (with a white couple) have an outstanding greeting from an energetic waiter and 5-star service. It was truly heartbreaking. Then, two Black women came in and were sat in the back and I saw 5 servers arguing with one another about not wanting to take them as customers.

It was a horrible sight to see. However, simply because it was my husband’s birthday, I took a deep breath and tried to enjoy the evening. I asked the waitress to please review the menu and she finally did. I just observed the difference in how the people of color were treated in the restaurant. I’ve never witnessed anything like this. I still tipped the waitress over $70 however it was not earned from the treatment we received at dinner. It was disheartening. Needless to say, we will never return to Bygone. Bygone should BE GONE!

JK
JoeK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best view in all of baltimore! Service from Alex was incredible and the food and drinks were good. Portion sizes were on the smaller side so don’t come starving but delicious food on the new menu!

H
Hi27
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anil was out server, and he was amazing! The staff really ensures you have a great time, and the view is spectacular! I had a passionfruit mojito mocktail, and it was delicious! The house bread is fantastic as well, and my friend and I definitely took lots of pics

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drove up from Virginia to celebrate my Boyfriends birthday. Everyone we encountered said happy birthday to him. We were seated at the best table with an excellent view of the harbor. Our waitress was Rachel and she was excellent!!!!! Paid attention to every detail but gave us enough space to spent time alone together taking in the view. The food was over the top. Definitely one of my new favorite places to eat when we are in the area. As a physician I felt comfortable that the tables were spaced apart and COVID protocols were maintained. Thank you for making my boyfriends birthday memorable.

K
Kimberly
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance is rich- great view, low key music, candle lit tables, crushed velvet, lush curtains, and pretty furniture everywhere. The drinks are expensive but worth it, really delicious and thoughtfully made. The staff are well prepared to answer questions and are ready to offer suggestions based on your interests. Every single bite of food we had was just as good as the last one- flavorful, skillfully prepared, and very much worth the price.
I was looking for a romantic date night restaurant and was lucky enough to get a gorgeous window seat. We watched the sun setting over the harbor and Bygones view is unlike anywhere else- wow!
Basically, if you want quiet, chill, romantic vibes for a dinner but also exceptional food and drinks, this is your place. Come prepared to spend some money on dinner but know that its totally worth it. The table bread is a house made challah-like loaf (except denser and a little crustier) with a honey sea salt? Butter that is just magical. When all is done, step out onto the deck and check out the views from the outside. Bygone is a must!

LC
LaurenC
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Bygone was amazing! The only reason I didn’t give it 5 stars is because the menu was very small. However, everything that we did order was AMAZING! The venue was absolutely beautiful!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service
Great food
Great views

FAQs

Bygone is rated 4.7 stars by 1459 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.