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Hotel Revival-Topside Restaurant

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136 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Topside is moving Outside! Beginning Wednesday, September 2nd, all service will occur outside at the 612 Cathedral St. address. Daily Happy Hour from 3pm-6pm with dinner service nightly until 9pm.
Overlooking Baltimore’s historic Mount Vernon neighborhood is Topside, a buzzing rooftop restaurant and garden bar celebrating the Chesapeake Bay and all of its bounty. Topside features a menu flowing with fresh-from-the-sea dishes designed to be paired with a rotating selection of craft beers from regional breweries. Home to locals and travelers alike, you’ll find Topside to be the perfect place for lively happy hours, weekend brunches, and intimate date nights.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.3
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4.5
ambience
4.0
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Noise · Moderate
82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Cheryl
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An amazing experience—the top floor is not open at the moment due to COVID-19 restrictions, so they set up outside in front of the hotel. The street doesn’t have a lot of traffic and there is an amazing street art piece on the ground where you sit—loved it! The staff was very friendly and attentive and the food was excellent!!! I tried the squid ink pasta, with a smoked gruyere sauce, I believe, truffle oil and lots of fresh crab meat. It was outstanding. Great craft cocktails, as well. Can’t wait to go back and try one of the other choices!

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karynR
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We really enjoyed the new outdoor space at Topside during happy hour. The food was great, drinks were nicely priced and the service was excellent.

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vipOnxy
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was looking forward to the rooftop restaurant but totally understand that it was only outside dining due to covid. Food and service were outstanding. The crab black ink pasta is fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall2food5service4ambience1

The dining was outside on the street in the sun with no shade. The food was amazing and service was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish my experience at Topside exceeded my expectations! The ambience and view was amazing! The food was delicious, my waitress Sue was attentive and friendly. The host and general manager both made it a point to stop by my table to check in with me. 10/10 would recommend this establishment! #SupportLocalBusinesses

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CharlesF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food1service2ambience4

The best thing about this restaurant was the view. Very disappointing meal, as the food we were served was cold.

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sharinas
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely loved the view of the city. The bartender and waitress were great. Amazing ambience. Will definitely be back ❤

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MaryR
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very pretty, with a terrific staff. The menu is a little limited, but the food is excellent. My go to neighborhood place.

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MichelleB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great breakfast and the server was very good. We will be back! I really enjoyed brunch and the views can't be beat!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Nice ambiance and views of the city.

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2DineFor
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great views. The new menu much better than the previous one. Great experience overall

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vipIzzyZ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

the food was just descent, but what a location! i loved the morning sun during breakfast and the fabulous Mount Vernon skyline and beyond. i’d come back just to sit there with some friends and good company.

the french toast was good quality food. the plating was excellent. The cola-infused short rib hash was incredibly sweet and unusual..

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AshVonne
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food, nice ambiance. Menu had a decent amount of seafood options. Pasta was sold out though. Where did the wings go? Overall great experience. I recommend this place to all of my friends. Needs some live music.

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masa
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the view was awesome as was the service. The service was also great

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MiguelA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Overall, the Topside is a great place to meet with friends and a relaxed meal. The big draw to this venue is THE VIEW !!!!!!!!! Wonderful uninterrupted views of the cityscape and being "eye-to-eye" with General Washington does not hurt either...;)
The menu is varied enough to satisfy all and the cocktail menu is satisfying.
Have had several meals here including one dinner, which, I must admit, was wonderful (full fried Red Snapper on the bone).
Would recommend without hesitance.

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TarynW
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, view and service were top notch but the noise was a little on the high side. Over all excellent!

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LindaE
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We had a great dinner experience at Topside! We were seated and waited on almost immediately. The food came out quickly as well. We had a long wait for our check (and they were not busy at all), but that was the only glitch. Looking forward to going back again!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food1service2ambience5

Brunch - ambience is nice. Food/Food Options not great.

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RHMarg
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went for brunch with family and friends and all of the food was delicious! Everyone loved everything ordered. The views of the city are great and the space is very fun and modern. The noise level was at times quite loud.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great view of the city! Love the mocktail menu and simple food menu.

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vipPaulD
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Food good, service excellent and has a lot of potential for the facility. Offers valet parking but you MUST go into the hotel to get the valet!

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tudy
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most beautiful view in the city for dinner. Cannot wait for summer when the lounge to have a drink and relax with friends will be open.

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James
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The view and atmosphere is the best part! The drinks took a long time, and the food was just pretty good, but we loved our waitress.

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vipOpenTableDiner
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

A beautiful view, good food, and friendly employees are all pluses for Topside. The noise level and high prices for a bar like atmosphere are the drawbacks. We went early this time to avoid the headache inducing noise level- no luck. There was a large celebration- which is wonderful! The acoustics are not wonderful - the sound seems to be amplified by the design of the restaurant. A hamburger, oysters, a salad and two glasses of wine cost us $70 before tip.

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Brian
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The best aspect of Topside is that it has a fabulous view of Baltimore. The service was a bit slow, but I suspect this was because there were not enough servers. The food we had was very tasty, but heavy — we suspect there was generous use of butter. The general vibe was relaxed and casual and it was not excessively noisy.

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CoreyH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

My wife and i came . it was a wonderful experience overall however the portions need to be reconsidered. Otherwise the flavor was great , timing was remarkable and service was pleasant.

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vipTerriM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and the service was even better. We also got great views of the city from all sides of where we were seated.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The view is always amazing, service was great,music selection was quite impressive, food was good with a few minor seasoning tweaks 😜

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JeffB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Amazing views and fun food. Great cocktails. I look forward to going back!

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ErinG
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I went here to celebrate my aunt's birthday, and we had a great time. The food was great, but the ambiance alone is enough to draw you in there. The view is awesome, especially at night. You get to see different parts of the Baltimore skyline depending on where you sit. I understand they change the menu up too and that is enough to keep me curious. I just hope they never remove the kale apple and fennel salad. That was delicious! #HappyDining

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ChelseaItalian
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience5

Love the vibe and ambiance of this restaurant but the food was not good. A few of our dishes came out cold and overall everything was bland. This is the second time we’ve been and the food was just ok. Love the place so I hope they can fix the food. Some updates to the menu would also be welcome or some weekend specials!

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vipKAM65
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Got there right before sunset - was a gorgeous to see city skyline and Mt Vernon’s Washington Mnt - POTUS1 - fun drink menu and small plate options too!

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Sweetcass
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience5

Great for pre or post dinner drinks. View is fantastic! The Brussels sprout appetizer was exceptional however the mussel/clam pot was under cooked and the fish and chips was under seasoned.

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theGreytlife
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience5

Beautiful, beautiful space with amazing views. Food was wonderful and very pretty when dishes arrived at table.

Only bad part was our server, who apparently forgot about us, but managed to have a cup of coffee while chatting with other waitstaff in full view. Hmmm. So coffee wasn't replenished, requested hot sauce was forgotten and when I asked for the dessert menu, was given the cocktail menu instead.

Would try this restaurant again but only if we had a different server.

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vipcewhis01
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Food was good but server was inattentive and seemed as if they were making up rules about their brunch deals and offers that contradicted the printed menu. Disappointed and don’t plan to return for brunch service.

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stationnorthdiner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ambience and fantastic food! Perfect for us before heading to a performance at Baltimore Concert Opera across the street!

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Jentri33
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

This restaurant is perfect for bottomless brunch with a view. The ambiance is very nice and perfect for date night, groups or dinner with girlfriends. Our waitress was not the most attentive, however, and we had to flag down other service staff to get refills of our mimosas.

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susan
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience1

There was a wedding taking place in the restaurant when we ate at the Topside. No one called to let us know that. It was so loud we had to shout at each other. The French fries were undercooked/raw. We waited 45 min for the valet service bring our car back. The view was gorgeous, but not worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

A wedding was going on and it was just a bit chaotic. The top floor view is amazing but it’s a very loud spot. I would say the noise level is the biggest downside. Still worth it but would not recommend as a place to get to know someone or catch up.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great encounter. Solid food, incredible customer service. I would have wished quicker unlimited mimosa refills however.

FAQs

Hotel Revival-Topside Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Hotel Revival-Topside Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 727-0065.

Hotel Revival-Topside Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 136 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.