Loch Bar - Baltimore

4.6
709 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Located in Four Seasons Hotel overlooking Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, Loch Bar is a classic seafood tavern. Centered around one of the region’s largest raw bars, Loch Bar features classic seafood dishes with a modern flair. Loch Bar's beverage menu includes local craft beers, hand-crafted cocktails & an extensive whiskey list with selections from around the world. Loch Bar's interior has an antique design with a nautical-influenced style which features live music every night.

The suggested dress is business casual. We kindly ask our guests to abide by these suggestions to create an enjoyable environment for all guests.

The following items are prohibited however:
• Gentlemen’s tank tops or sleeveless shirts
• No exposed undergarments
• Clothing with language or graphics that are vulgar or sexually explicit
• Footwear is required, however there is no restriction on the style
*Children accompanied by an adult are not subject to the Dress Policy*
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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Service was so slow today . We get better service when they are busy. It took over 20 minutes until our server decided to come by us and there were only few tables and other servers. We ordered several appetizers and they brought all the appetizers at once which was overwhelming and would obviously get cold. Items were cold and they had to make a few items twice. Would have rather stayed in, the whole experience was over three hours. Lastly, the tables were not six feet apart, more like 2-3 and didn’t feel safe.

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Jaclyn
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Slowest service ever, and they weren’t even busy. We got our appetizers before we got our drinks, even though we ordered the drinks first. Took a long time for the waitress to greet us as well. We left right right after we ate our appetizers and went next door to Bygone instead.

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chandraC
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Pour server was not attentive and at times almost rude .. At times I felt concerned about asking a question.. the hostess was wonderful

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vipChris
Baltimore
24 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lobster roll is amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Please don’t try to sit outside on a windy day. It’s like a wind tunnel. Multiple dishes and glasses went flying. Otherwise it’s a great place with delicious food options.

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viphungrygrl
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff was friendly and attentive. The oysters were excellent and so were the crab cakes. The fish and chips could use real chips vs string fries.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always it was great. One of my favorites in the city for sure!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great staff

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AshleyA
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Initially service was crappy: food was late, desert was late, and steak was not cooked as requested. However, once i shared my concerns with William-the manager, he did a phenomenal job. We eventually left very pleased with Loch Bar. Thanks William!

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vipMJC2
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent selection of oysters, good cocktails and wine list.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Everything was perfect, but I expect much more from service ...

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vipTravel4GoodFoodService
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Having been on covid lockdown for  a year, returning to Loch Bar was the perfect place for an outdoor lunch on a beautiful sunny afternoon. As usual, the food was delicious. The cream of crab soup, baked Rockefeller oysters, lobster rolls accompanied by an extremely fresh salad all make me just want to come back soon as possible.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Experience was great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience5

The service was terrible, both me and my fiancé are servers in the fine dining industry and we were very disappointed with the service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my mother for lunch. She loved it! Left her phone and they kept it safe until we returned an hour later to get it. Mr Robert at valet is my favorite guy! Always a great day when I visit Loch Bar

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

We waiting about 25 mins for 18 oysters and on top of that a patron bought a dog INSIDE the restaurant which completely turned us off. Mind you outside seating was open. Service is usually exceptional but not this day. I’m a loyal patron but my friend said she won’t come back.

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Star
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve always had great experiences at Loch Bar. I’m certain you will too!

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vipBBarker
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their menu is vast with a wide selection of local favorites seafood.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday dinner. The whiskey flights are awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The Good: Server Raul was cheerful, upbeat and attentive. The Bad: Food and drinks were underwhelming: the crab dip and oysters Rockefeller we're composed of a similar uninspiring goop, and the cocktails were, stingy. The Ugly: specifically requested in advance a table away from the kitchen by a window (note: there were plenty of other tables before we were seated, so shame on me for not pointing this out on the spot). We were eventually seated at a small table in front of a service closet which contained food takeout materials and other supplies. The staff needed to access this supply closet three times in the first 10 minutes of us being seated. Accessing the closet required us to stand up and move our chairs and table ~ Giving the staff a helping hand on occasion is always appropriate. However, it was obvious that the staff was annoyed with this table's location, and was becoming increasingly annoyed with us for not moving our chairs and table fast enough. After approaching the maitre'd, explaining that this situation would be untenable for a sit-down meal, he (without a word), gestured to a new table that was a good fit. Bottom line: If you're headed to Loch Bar for the location you're going to the right spot ~ as for cuisine and hospitality, you'll need to manage your expectations.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside to avoid the packed unmasked bar and not distanced tables, so it was cold but food and service was wonderful and it was worth it!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always.

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vipAndreaA
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Service was absolutely horrible, restaurant was not busy at all and we waited about 10-15 to be greeted by a server. Waited about another 15-20min for our drinks at that time we waited again for the waiter to come take our food orders at which point we were ready to go and left.

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Rach
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

The food was amazing! The service was terrible though. Everyone that was at our table works in the industry and we were actually shocked by the lack of service we received. Even with Covid and having less servers possibly and being busy, keeping all of that in mind... it was terrible for the amount we were paying for dinner. Would still love to go back, and just hope for better service.

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vipbjchalk
Baltimore
29 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Brian apologized for a longer-than-usual wait but more than made up for it with very attentive service. The Sea Bass bouillabaisse was perfect. The salmon was overcooked but flavorful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
52 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Seafood and Service. We love Loch Bar and it is the ONE restaurant we have been visiting in person for lunch in Baltimore. As a New Englander - I love their lobster rolls made from freshly flown in Lobster. They have an amazing selection of Oysters. The Crab dip (appetizer) is just perfect - and their Crab cakes are exceptional. Cannot wait for the good weather so we can eat outside. It's within walking distance for us and our new favorite spot.

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vipDerekP
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Picturesque views, excellent service, and delicious seafood and sides. The local Maryland oysters are probably the best I've ever had.

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WilliamB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and wonderful service. Top notch across the board

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They definitely dot soc

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DamianD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Loch Bar was sensational. Great ambiance, great service, and amazing food.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, delicious food and drinks!

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BMore
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Our waitress was attentive and our meal was good, ambience was sub par. Pictures online do not show the area where we were seated.

We are doing our part to support restaurants. It is Covid; therefore, understand there are social distancing guidelines and time restrictions. We respect restaurants need to do what they need to need to stay open, but admit we are sticklers for where we are seated regardless of restaurant restrictions. We do not like to be seated next to service areas, kitchens or bathrooms. If this is the only option to reserve a table then it should be disclosed when making the reservation.

Note to those who make a reservation who are looking for ambience ... request the main dining/bar room. Do not be seated at a table in the side dining area.

The main dining/bar room has tufted booth seating and nice lighting. Then there is a side dining area which is quite blah, perhaps a make shift space to accommodate more diners during Covid? It has no ambience whatsoever!

We felt as though we were sitting in the service bar. I need to mention the manager did notice how uncomfortable we were and asked if we wanted to be moved to another table. We declined as the other table was next to another service bar and in front of the door to the restrooms.

We felt like we were seated in a mediocre sub/burger shop. Perhaps in the summer when the doors are open and the inside flows to the outdoor patio the ambience might be more desirable.

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AntC
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Excellent fresh oysters and seafood. Somewhat overpriced and hotel bar vibe but overall a great meal.

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vipNitashaK
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy hour was so much fun! 3-6 PM on weekdays.

Such great variety for food and drink for happy hour.

Recommend mini crab cakes, old bay fries, and Moules frites!

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TyraM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience2

Sitting is not 6 feet apart, the food was underwhelming

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Valentine’s day lunch!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Very overpriced for the quality of the food. It was a fixed Valentine’s Day menu and we got the steak which was not cooked properly, the vegetable was burnt and the potatoes were not good. It was a lot of money for okay food.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loch bar always delivers. It was a successful Valentine's day date.

My only concern is that the tables were definitely not six feet apart but everything was phenomenal

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Melissa
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best lobster roll ever!! The Scallop ceviche was gorgeous and tasty. And the oysters were great too. They have a big, beautiful space which I always love!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfect day!

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Loch Bar - Baltimore is rated 4.6 stars by 709 OpenTable diners.

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