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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Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Wonderful time - my only complaint was that the food was a little heavy with the butter and cream. I get it that it is channeling the classics, but not sure that is totally sustainable in the long run. For example, my scallops were sitting in pools of butter.

Wine list was great

R
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great lunch. We’ll be back and will try the brunch and dinner.

JP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an experience for the ages! Everything from the view to the food was amazing! Can’t wait to return.

KM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall we had an enjoyable time at Sunday brunch. Our server Alexis was great!!! Very attentive and pleasant. The staff as a whole were very professional and friendly. My food choices were delicious. Everything was very fresh. My only issue is with the price. I do feel there should have been more food options for $60 per person. Mimosas and Bellinis should've been included; not a separate price. I am going to visit again.... lunch or dinner.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Starting with the elevator ride up ....everything about the The Bygone is classy, fun, sexy, grown up and did I mention how delicious the food was😊🥂. Highly recommended....and you will love 💕 the views...especially at night.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant. Great food! Great place for a date night.

KL
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service and amazing views ! Definitely will be back .

SB
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best dinner experience ever. I would definitely go again and recommend to a friend. The view is spectacular and the wait staff is top notch. Food was fantastic but it is definitely more than a meal it is an experience.

MB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Reservation was at 6:30pm, was waiting in the bar area to be seated. However, we had to ask at 6:45 if our table was ready. It was.
The sun was a huge problem even with the defused window shade. Since it was impossible to read menu, had to use our hands to shield the sun.

KJ
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere/view is amazing. The customer service is A+. The food is an F. My date had to send her meal back not once but twice. Settled for a crab cake meal and it cost alittle more but nothing was offered monetary for the food issues. That was disappointing.

PA
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a date night! My husband and I could not have chosen a better place to spend our anniversary especially since Hurricane Dorian ruined our original plans. The service was impeccable and our waiter knew the menus (food & beverage) in great detail. The food was delicious and filling ... I can't stand going to restaurants that feed you baby portions. I highly recommend the baked Alaska as a dessert finisher!! On top of the food being great the view was amazing!! We will definitely return to try more of the delicious menu options and enjoy the fantastic Baltimore city view!

BW
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AWESOME FOOD, AWESOME SERVICE, AWESOME EXPERIENCE!.

a
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we were celebrating our 32nd anniversary the wait staff was exceptional we put our self into his hands and we were not disappointed from the appetizer through to the desert.

SB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience at The ByGone restaurant. The atmosphere was charming and we loved the music! We would like to comment on our breakfast server. She was a lovely young woman, friendly, efficient , with a delightful manner.

MR
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Service was impeccable. Our waiter, Ernie was professional, attentive, accomodating, and had a great sense of hospitality.
The food was delicious and in general, the ambiance was Beautiful.

b
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Fabulous bar/lounge. Restaurant is beautiful but misses the mark on food. If you charge outrageous prices you have to back it up with flawless fare and service. Love and frequent all their other properties. Will not return to this one.

JN
Charlotte
49 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful experience at Bygone. Food, service and ambience were off the charts. Only issue was poor service in bar which is a shame because of the world class view of the Baltimore inner harbor. We attempted to get a pre-dinner cocktail and after 15 minutes decided to just go to our table for dinner. Highly recommend truffle chicken - absolutely amazing! Highly recommend for a special occasion or first class night out.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Food was good and well displayed. Let's face it though, your paying for the ambiance at Bygone. With that said, it was a wonderful place to have Sunday brunch.

JM
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent service with a fantastic view.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

Champagne is not included as a bottomless option. Very disappointing for the price and caliber of the restaurant. Service was adequate. Would not recommend. Save yourself the time and money and go to the st Regis or four seasons in dc.

JK
London
30 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We were not told duck would take 45-60minutes because “we had been there before” so it was assumed we knew?! After we had been waiting 65 minutes.

Not what you would expect from such s high end restaurant.

s
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Well, I went back after saying I would not - because of the view. We tried to eat in bar but that didn't work out on a Saturday night. Same things still wrong - cold popovers and coffee. I had the small prime rib and was fine with it. We had a couple of appetizers - cauliflower and scallops that were good. the others said they like their meals - scallops and wagyu beef.

We had, in my opinion, the worst kind of service. Haughty, condescending and with no real knowledge. This place really should "up their game" but then I don't suppose they have to - because of the view.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing

TS
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow!!!! That is the exact word to describe the view from the 29th floor, personal service from the the whole staff, quality and presentation of food and the experience! It was my first time there and brought my two out of state college friends for a dual experience--fine dining and the view of Baltimore skyline and harbor all in one. The elevator ride was quick, the elevator staff was so entertaining. It is fine dining so it is pricey but we expected that. The table side type of menu was very entertaining as well. Our waiter was genuinely friendly and helpful. My friends had the best time! They were impressed! Both thumbs up from all of us!

RR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

View and service was great. Kept it safe and ordered the Amish chicken, taste was average.

2
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch outside - what a view! The food was great, cocktail menu interesting and delicious, and the service was excellent. We will definitely be back for dinner/drinks. What a great spot.

c
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The lounge music was blasting to the point that it interrupted the romantic evening i had planned

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Meh, very expensive - spectacular view, but the attitude in there was like making you feel like you’re lucky to be allowed there. Bartender (bald guy) very rude.

There’s better food around town, better value and better service. But a better view you won’t find, if that’s important.

QC
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

10th Wedding Anniversary. Outstanding everything was on point. Alex, our serve, and his team were very attentive. The food was delicious and innovative. The table side flambé added a great touch. We have been here now four times. It never changes, always a grown & sexy top notch affair.

DJ
Charlotte
17 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff were very friendly and pleasant. We had a table near a window wits great view of the city. The appetizer and salads were very good as was the dinner.

OT
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Had a reservation, got there 5 to 10 min before and wanted a window table. Asked to wait at the bar but ended up waiting for 30 min with no check in from host. Did not feel well attended to initially but service at dinner was good

B
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The hostess was exceptional. We had a difficult time choosing the perfect table and she was so accommodating and understanding. The waiter was also very professional. I love the ambience. The food was tasty but I think overly priced.

l
Washington DC
89 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with the best view in the city.

KC
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

So yesterday, I celebrated my birthday at this restaurant. The ambiance was amazing and the view of the city was breathtaking. The service was weird to me. We had multiple people assisting us throughout the night which I didn’t mind. However, only one of them introduced themselves which was the person who took our orders. Someone else bought the food out and at the end of the night another person gave us the check. The first server/ waiter did shake my hand and wish me a Happy Birthday. The food was pretty good. It wasn’t anything to jump up and down about. I ordered lamb and my fiancé ordered the red snapper. He was disappointed at the fact it was only crawfish and it was the smallest one they could find. Overall, I didn’t feel special dinning at this restaurant. I didn’t want the song and dance like Outback Steakhouse but I would have loved a small complementary dessert with a candle. A scoop of ice cream and a brownie goes a long way. I would definitely recommend going to restaurant for the ambiance, drinks and dancing in the bar area only.

DD
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I celebrated our four year anniversary. We had a wonderful experience. I wish we could’ve gotten a seat closer to the window, but we had a nice view where we were seated. Great food, service, and experience. We will be back.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The worst experience in my life. Awful service, waited for food for hours. Came to celebrate our marriage. Initially were given a bad table (but the reservation was made two months in advance with a note that the occasion is special). Such a disappointment. They ruined our special day. There is nothing more I can tell.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

David was an excellent waiter

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience!

CJ
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very upscale and classy . Will definitely come back again. The food was delicious.

MR
Baltimore
29 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superior dining and service. It gets no better...

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