Hotel Revival-Topside Restaurant

4.8
164 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 164 people are saying
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4.8
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing, as always, food is incredible, as usual, no matter what you order. View is also the best in the city, which is only one of the reasons why I not only come back regularly with my other friends who are also regulars, but also bring any family and friends from out of town! Thank you for always providing a wonderful experience for us!

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JacobP
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A nice place for Sunday lunch, great views, attentive staff and quick service, and a simple tasty brunch menu. I would definitely go again. Good place for tourists to see across to Butcher’s Hill.

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BatteryKing
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small menu, but food is top quality. I highly recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Topside was incredible! We got there a little early, hoping to just have a drink at the bar, and we got seated right away. When you walk in to the dining room you’re immediately blown away by the view from every angle. The drinks were fantastic- my husband and I got the waiter’s recommendations, which were spot on. Our food came out promptly after we ordered and was amazingggg. Easily one of my top 5 meals. We hope to be back!

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ReggaeMama
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Ambiance with a view. Very accommodating given the difficult circumstance of no more than 6 to a table - we had 7. Menu was simple but, delicious.

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atetoomuch
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We are guests at the hotel and went for brunch. The view is amazing and the food was great. The menu was limited due to them just reopening. Normal restaurant prices even though it's in a hotel.

JB
vipJasmineB
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was perfection!

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Reina
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We arrived at 1:45pm for our reservation only to be told that we only had 15 minutes until the end of brunch so we decided not to eat here. This needs to be made clear on the website or even during confirmation calls.

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Crowe
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for Brunch. Great view. Clean and safe seating

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Pixee
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing view, great food, great service. Will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a birthday dinner and great experience

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

The overall experience was amazing. The food was delicious, our server was so nice and helpful, and the view was to die for! There was only 1 negative to my experience. I was allowed to make a reservation for 1:45 but the kitchen closed at 2:00. Giving a customer only 15 minutes to get settled and review the menu to order seems like a rush. The staff was extremely friendly and never pushy but I think the restaurant should not accept reservations so close to the closing of the kitchen. I would definitely dine here again but I think another look at the reservation policy is needed.

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mtvernonlocal
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of Mt. Vernon's best! Every cocktail was delicious -- stunning views.
Get there ASAP

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Sirkdn
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anna the bartendress was great!!

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vipElizabethK
Baltimore
37 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Views are OUTSTANDING. Food menu is very limited (literally only 6 options) but good. French fries were delicious. Craft cocktails are strong and tasty. Worth it for the views alone.

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HC02
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I wished there were some appetizer or snacks. But the service and the atmosphere were amazing. Thank you so much for a great night.

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MarcusB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Peacemakers and the roasted chicken. Thank me later.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular food, service, and view!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!!! First time there and I must the Covid pre measure was def in place and I will be back for dinner. Brunch was def good as well!

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vipMtVernonDweller
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great ’70s music

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DateNight
Las Vegas
16 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Beautiful view but the inside of the restaurant could use a renovation. It’s like a cafeteria, when the view is romantic and lends to more intimacy.

Food was good. Short rib could have been seasoned better for such a large portion of meat. Shrimp small plate was delicious.

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CarynD
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The place was nice but underwhelming. There was very little signage to help you find the restaurant. The food was lacking in flavor and was overpriced. I had the crab pasta and there was very little crab in it. The burger my friend got was honestly better than the crab pasta. It was $17 tho so it should have been good!

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vipmonicamor
Orlando
17 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

This place has so much potential, but the food is overpriced and extremely bland. Something needs to be done with the menu and who is coming up with the preparations of all the plates. I have lived in Baltimore for 2 years and have given this place 3 tries with their food. I will only go for drinks from now on until the chef is changed.

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vipAllisonA
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first meal out during COVID that was indoors. I trusted that Topside would do this well and chose a date/time where I thought it would be best case scenario. I had told the staff that it was our anniversary and I did not expect that anything would come from that, but we were met with a great table with the view and complimentary champagne! Our server, Jade, was so careful and safe but also really easy to talk to and was really fun and knowledgeable. She helped us make our choices and the drinks and food were amazing. The curry shrimp appetizer was amazing and my crab pasta dish was easily, the best pasta dish I have had since being in Italy 6 years ago! SO GOOD. Topside continues to be at the top of our list of places to recommend to others but also when we want to treat ourselves. Thanks to the staff and to Jade, for making our anniversary great.

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BritneyN
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cute and cozy place to dine in during the pandemic! The restaurant obeys social distancing policies and the food was just amazing. Perfect for a date night or happy hour with girl friends!

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Winlane
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It turned out that Topside was closed, which was disappointing. But we had drinks outside o the ground floor and enjoyed the experience greatly. We'll be back again to sample Topside when it is open.

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MichaelR
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The menu is a bit disappointing, not many selections. The portion was really small even for a lite appetite. The food was prepared well and was delicious. It was our first time there so we didn't know what to expect. It's a tough time for the industry so we need to cut them some slack. I'm sure we will try it again when the Covid restrictions are lifted and it's safe to dine inside.

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AnneS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Me and my colleagues were guests at the Revival Hotel and wanted a quick, light dinner before a big work day. While we were bummed about the understandable closing of the indoor restaurant, dining outside at Topside was a pleasant experience. We were right across from the beautiful park where someone was playing cello, and the weather was a nice, early autumn cool. The food was excellent! We shared a crab cake that was fresh and delicious, and the fish tacos were flavorful and fresh too. I'd def eat there again, hopefully indoors from their beautiful looking rooftop restaurant next time.

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Cheryl
Denver
12 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
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
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Nice ambiance and views of the city.

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2DineFor
Baltimore
5 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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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 4.8 stars by 164 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.