Monarque

4.7
292 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Atlas Restaurant Group presents Monarque, a French steakhouse in Baltimore's Harbor East neighborhood. Chef Marc Hennessy's menu features dry-aged steaks, fresh seafood & modern takes on French classics. To complement the menu, Monarque's beverage program is highlighted by over 500 French wine labels.

Striking a balance between transporting guests to another time and place while being rooted in the present, Monarque hosts an exciting rotation of acts on stage every weekend including dancers, singers, musicians, contortionists, sword swallowers, poets and more.

The restaurant promotes a mature environment with artwork and entertainment that is only appropriate for adults. Only guests 18 years of age and older will be permitted to enter at all times.

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 292 people are saying
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vipRoux
Baltimore
77 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Intimate feel, beautiful bar! Interesting decor on the walls and all about.

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25Babydoll
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice ambiance. Service exquisite. Food hot, delicious. Very loud, so if you want romantic and quiet this wouldn't work.

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SydneyL
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great restaurant. Only problem it’s so loud that it’s hard to hear the waitress.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Monarque to celebrate our 5th Wedding Anniversary. It was Amazing ! We came early & waited at the bar for our table. We enjoyed the ambiance while we had a few drinks. Once we were collected for our table , right in front of the stage, we enjoyed the nightly performances of cabaret.

It was Amazing!!
The Food, the wait staff, the hostess !!

Thank You Monarque ! We’ll be back !!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fun time! The staff is incredible and very knowledgeable about cocktails, wine and food. And the food is excellent. Great steaks and the crepes were amazing! The entertainment was a huge hit and pulled it all together to make this a very memorable night out. We found the restaurant management very engaged and accommodating. Highly recommend for a unique and energetic fine dining experience.

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EmeryB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing steaks and attentive, knowledgeable service. Great experience!

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Ilanahelane
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Celebrating my fiancé birthday, good food but our server was t the friendliest and she never came to check on us for refills or desserts

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JamesW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about Monarque was amazing. The food, the drinks, the service and the entertainment were all top notch. It was the perfect venue to celebrate our special occasion. Can’t wait to go back.

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vipBMoreEater
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was fantastic! We came when Monarque first opened and found it to be very good but we weren't truly "wowed". This time around, we were beyond impressed. This is now the crown jewel of Baltimore's dining scene. Highly recommend splurging on a couple ounces of the A5 Japanese Wagyu. Truly the best beef I've ever had. Everything else was fantastic as well, and it's highly recommended to go on a Friday or Saturday when the variety show is playing. Fun performances and atmosphere combined with unbelievable food. A true gem!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Our server didn’t really ask about any occasions and it was our wedding anniversary. The music is SO LOUD. I think it’s appropriate for the music to be turned up during performances but perhaps lowered in between. Our server had to yell at us so we could hear. It’s pricy - perhaps a bit overpriced.

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AndyT
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening! My fiancee and I came here for a birthday celebration on a Wednesday evening, just the two of us.
- Great ambience - the restaurant is like a step back in time to 1920's Paris
- Great music - Gypsy Jazz on Wednesday nights, but they have entertainment every night of the week
- Great food! - The steaks were great, but the stars for us were the truffle cheese mouilette and the potatoes au gratin.
- Great cocktails! - Highly recommend getting the French 75 made with cognac, the original way it was prepared

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WesR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very nice place. The food was great and we enjoyed our 30th wedding anniversary

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BethL
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and wonderful food. Jazz quartet was the perfect topper.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service & food quality was incredible

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vipTierra
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night here was awesome! Such a cute experience & totally different vibe. Service was spectacular as well! We will be back!

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NJosette
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As soon as we got there we were greatly warmly and seated right away just a few minutes earlier than our reservation. We didn’t wait too long for the food, which was so tasty and exquisite. The show was fun and tasteful, and the whole atmosphere was just very enjoyable with great friendly service. We had a wonderful experience from beginning to end.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. The performance was a bit bland and not what I expected for a burlesque theme. However, fun overall.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I love the show. I will go there again.

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vipDisapointed2
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

The steaks we VERY salty and the noise level was horribly LOUD. When we asked if they could lower the music we were told no. When the performance started it got even louder. We had to yell to hear anything at our table. It might be a good place to go on a date, especially if you don’t want to talk with the person you are with. Otherwise avoid!

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BertD
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe, great food. Absolutely loved this place and have done plenty of word of mouth advertising for them since I went there. Will definitely have to come again once I get back to Baltimore

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow

Servers were very knowledgeable

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Alisa
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Not the place I thought it would be. I am disappointed, the hostess was rude

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Odd placement of table where initially sat. The table was placed in a busy location, behind the server kiosk, and near the entrance/ exit of the restaurant. All despite multiple open tables.

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LaWanda
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was cooked to perfection! Flavorful! The show was mediocre.

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FLEMMING
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed our dinner and the show. The food was great and the service was excellent. I want to go back on the 1st of October but cannot make a reservation for that date. That is a disappointment

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vipLB1208
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful entertainment & a superb meal

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Jazz music and the onion soup was delicious… ambiance is just amazing!

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louisl
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific service only matched by the exquisite and well prepared cuisine. The performance was great but the star of the shows is really the kitchen and staff with prompt attention and a fun atmosphere combined for a east for the eyes and for your stomach.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was here for my birthday and every aspect of the night from the service to the food to the entertainment was first class! The Delmonico Steak was the best steak I’ve ever had! My Mai Tai was excellent as was everything else. I highly recommend the Monarque!!! Five Stars!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The service was great, our waitress was extremely attentive and familiar with the menu. The food was well prepared and aptly presented. The one draw babe was that the dining area was a bit small and raucous from the patrons and the DJs upbeat music was a tad overkill.

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vipPleasant1
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

They bought out everything at one time when I order appetizers first. My salads were spoiled and the oysters were not what I ordered.

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Bermuda
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my husband and and I first time at this restaurant. It did not disappoint at all. I actually saw it on Open Table and looked into a little more. Took him here for his birthday dinner. The decors is beautiful, the inside ambiance was very nice, and the show was great. But let’s talk about the food….OMG. We ordered the Maine Lobster cocktail and it was delicious, the Apricot Tart was amazing, but the Short Rib dinner with the potato au gratin and Mac and cheese was out of this world. You didn’t even need the knife to cut the short rib that is how tender it was. And the sauce amazing.
We will definitely go back and letting our friends know about this place.

BB
BenB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The band was loud for a business dinner. I would say even for a dinner with friends it was not conducive to conversation.

That said, the food and service were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! Would visit over and over agin!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Overpriced…food was mediocre

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Back again! This time I came for a dessert date - the passionfruit crepe was everything! I’ll be back for the escargots!

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Sims
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience... it was my first time going and i will definitely return for another visit... the food was great . The drinks we had were great and the live show was great... also i like the set up as well . All around great experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were incredible. Rib cat steak was the best I’ve ever had. Ambiance is very sexy and cool. Would definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Anniversary

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billt70
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal with outstanding entertainment from Mariah and Marcus.

FAQs

Monarque is rated 4.7 stars by 292 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.