Hotel Revival-Topside Restaurant

4.4
147 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
***Topside will be closed for indoor dining starting Friday, December 11, 2020. Visit us on our website, Doordash and Uber Eats for takeout orders.***

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 147 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.6
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4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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
1 review
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
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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LindaH
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
14 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 😜

JB
JeffB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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 4.4 stars by 147 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.