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Explorers, an American Gastropub

3.6
3.6
137 Reviews
$30 and under
American
An American gastro-pub located on the 2nd floor of Royal Sonesta Harbor Court overlooks the scenic inner harbor. Explorers has a marriage of high-end food with a casual dining experience. Through the use of locally sourced farms as well as Maryland staples such as the traditional crab cake and a pan seared rockfish. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner or late night, the menu includes traditional classics and regional favorites as well as distinctive dishes sure to please every palate.
Try the signature Honey Wings prepared with product harvested from the hotel's own apiary. Did you know we have 50,000 honey bees on our 7th floor apiary? The excess honey is harvested for use in our Chef’s creative recipes and our "Bee's Knees" cocktail which are un-BEE-lievable! Lastly, the bar’s focus point is the barrel aged whiskey using local and national whiskeys aged right on location and join us for Happy Hour, Monday – Friday.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Thu, Sat 6:30 am–11:00 am Fri, Sun 6:30 am–12:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sat, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (410) 234-0550 ext. 3728
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    William Reed
  • Catering
    Please call the 410-234-0550 ext:3728 for private events and functions.
  • Private party facilities
    Bask in the elegance and opulence of the 4-star; 4-diamond Royal Sonesta Harbor Court’s private dining experience. Several of our elegantly appointed private dining spaces offer floor to ceiling picture windows, providing unobstructed views of Baltimore’s picturesque Inner Harbor.
  • Private party contact
    Cassandra Green: (401) 234-0550 ext. 3422
  • Neighborhood
    Pikesville
  • Cross street
    Lee Street
  • Parking details
    $5 valet with meal.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 137 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.6
3.6 based on all time ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 3.5Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 0.7Value

NoiseModerate

131 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I made a reservation on OpenTable for a business lunch. I was flying in to town to meet a client staying at the hotel. When I arrived, I was informed they weren’t serving lunch that day. I’m not sure if they ever serve lunch or if it was just that day. I asked why I was able to make a reservation. They indicated they tried to call, but couldn’t reach me. I was on a plane flying in that morning. Since I made the reservation on Sunday and flew in on Tuesday, I would have thought it would have not been that last minute. I was short with the staff because I had to scramble to find another place for lunch without knowing the area. However, I will say the staff was friendly under the circumstances. It was not their fault & I would imagine they would have been great service providers had I actually eaten there. Just check with the hotel before making reservations here.

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  2. DavidS

    Baltimore

    46 reviews

    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Unexpectedly great dinner.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    27 reviews

    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We were staying at the Sonesta (which is charming and very hospitable) so we decided to try their restaurant. Explorers wasn’t crowded when we arrived but quickly filled up. We were given menus and ordered water and the Brussels sprout appetizer. Both arrived promptly, the appetizer was tasty but would have benefited from being cooked a little longer. After that the waitress had little interest in assisting us. After multiple tries we were finally able to make eye contact so she could no longer avoid taking our order. Our food came correctly and in a reasonable amount of time. The burgers were good as was the crab flatbread (a topping of arugula would be delicious). We tried to order drinks both from the waitress and the bar and that also proved difficult. Hoping that the waitress was just having a bad day. Would try Explorers again.

    1 person found this helpful

  4. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Requested table by the window. Did not get it. Waited over an hour for food - did not arrive. We left without eating. Terrible service.

    1 person found this helpful

  5. JCMBB

    Philadelphia

    29 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Explorers is a hotel restaurant that seems to exist because hotels are supposed to have restaurants. We were staying in the hotel on July 4th so we had dinner there because we didn’t want to battle the Inner Harbor crowds. The food was okay, but it took about 40 minutes for it to come out. Our waiter also appeared to be the only server in the entire restaurant and, at times, seemed to also be the host, bartender, and bus boy. We witnessed a number of groups walk into the restaurant and stand there not knowing what to do because there was no one there to greet them or seat them.

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  6. ForestB

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Felt like we were at an IHOP course the gentleman waiting on us was working by himself took forever to take her order or give us a glass of water just not very good but OK for probably a hotel breakfast was very disappointed

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  7. VNB99

    Washington DC

    67 reviews

    2.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The space was light-filled and comfortable. The food was mediocre and it took an incredibly long time for it to arrive. Shayla, our server, was responsive and very nice.

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  8. Tiffany

    Greater Boston

    18 reviews

    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Very overpriced for mediocrity. $28 for a single crab cake with a flavorless plating. Other item included a turkey BLT with turkey shaped like the container it came from.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We were seated right away, party of 8 with a reservation. We had 3 small children under 3 years old with us that was very hungry. It was over an hour before our food arrived!! There was only one other table seated. We never saw our server except for 3 times. My sister ordered the turkey club and was very surprised to be served a lunch meat sandwich that could have been made at home. I ordered the spinach goat cheese beet salad, I went looking for the goat cheese to find only 2 small globs hidden at the bottom. Overall a very disappointing experience

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very hard to find. The GPS brought us to a side street and we ended up parking in a lot when we wanted to valet. It was like going through a maze trying to find the restaurant from the parking lot. Better signage would have been appreciated. No complaints once we got into the restaurant.

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550 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Lee Street
  • Neighborhood
    Pikesville
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Thu, Sat 6:30 am–11:00 am Fri, Sun 6:30 am–12:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sat, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    $5 valet with meal.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    William Reed
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (410) 234-0550 ext. 3728
  • Catering
    Please call the 410-234-0550 ext:3728 for private events and functions.
  • Private party facilities
    Bask in the elegance and opulence of the 4-star; 4-diamond Royal Sonesta Harbor Court’s private dining experience. Several of our elegantly appointed private dining spaces offer floor to ceiling picture windows, providing unobstructed views of Baltimore’s picturesque Inner Harbor.
  • Private party contact
    Cassandra Green: (401) 234-0550 ext. 3422
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