Seemed disorganized . Entree and sides came out separately
Went to celebrate our daughter’s graduation. Had a 2 pm reservation and showed up 3 hours early and they seated us. Wonderful waiter and staff. Crab cakes were delicious. The most disappointing meal was the Roast Prime Rib sandwich. No taste, onions were raw, meat was cold and the portion was extremely small. My 9 year old granddaughter could finish it. If you want to see a proper Roast Prime Rib sandwich, visit Stoney River Steakhouse in Towson and order it.
Chose OMG for my son's graduation dinner, and I was very disappointed. The very name "Old Maryland Grille" suggests some terrific grilled seafood, and at a minimum, top-notch crab cakes. Alas, the skate wing was so heavily breaded and FRIED I almost sent it back. No sauce, no flavor, just breading. And the crab cakes? Mediocre. Our group ordered 3 extra sides...our waiter forgot about them. We liked the hushpuppy starter, and my grandson liked the mac 'n' cheese. There's a nice wine list. All - in - all, overpriced and underwhelming.
Food was delicious. We had a sampling of appetizers, soup, salad, and entrees. Everything was good.
Food was overpriced $39 for crabcake and it really wasn't very good.
Went for Mother's Day dinner. Mike Franklin, owner, was there and greeted us warmly. Beet salad and coddies with homemade saltines & spicy mustard were terrific. Swordfish, according to hubby, was excellent. Waitress offered to have tagliatelle made vegetarian, so substituted burrata for the clams. Wish there were more veggie options, and will look for those in the future. The rhubarb cobbler with homemade cinnamon ice cream were 'to die for.'
Like the place for the most part. Yummy and creative appetizers. My entree could have used some finessing as it was pretty bland. Excellent desserts. Nice wine selection and I liked that I could get a half or full glass.
Great food, service and unique local beer. Very expensive in my opinion. Sides are excellent but the portions are small for their price. Glad we tried it BUT, If you will be picking up the tab for more than two people brace yourself for the bill.
Food was good, service was awful. Need to train staff better. Bus boys in tshirt and jeans. Not when paying $50pp for dinner
I Made reservation for my Friends graduation brunch on 5/12. We arrived a bit late, but I did call (20 mins) ahead to informed the host. The Resturant was pretty much empty except for a few tables with other customers. Our waiter tried his best to commdate our party of 5. The service was (really) slow and the food was lackluster (except for the fired chicken). I also called a few days ahead to order a dessert (chefs choice) with congratulations (and my friends name) written on the plate. This message was clearly never passed on to our waiter because we never got the dessert. I was traveling from LA and this was the only place in the area that seem up to par for a graduation brunch, however I was very disappointed with the overall service and food my party and I received.
I was having mellow morning and needed a pick me up. Maybe I just needed some food. Headed over to OMG. My friend ordered pancakes, bacon, potatoes. I ordered chicken and biscuits. We got more than we asked. The portions were ginormous and tasted like your grandmother's cooking. I WILL BE BACK. Thank you
Swordfish was outstanding. Duck was delicious. Crab cakes were disappointing; expected jumbo lumps given the price and the lemon was overpowering.
The food was good.
Servers need to work on being more attentive.
I had the worst experience of my life from a waiter in this restaurant. Sheer hatred. This particular waiter should be fired instantly. He talked back and was the rudest and crudest waiter I've ever seen. Dripping with sarcasm, he told me that I came with an attitude and that I should have a better day. Even asked me for his BIC pen back, as if I needed a cheap pen like a hole in the head. His name is Kimo G. If he doesn't have any interpersonal skills, he should not be in the hospitality business. Send him to the unemployment line.
I only went there because the Washington Post food critic suggested this as a good new restaurant. Don't believe what he writes.
Overpriced - food was eh. Hotel was beautiful. But, won't plan to return to OMG.
The cocktails were delicious but the beer and wine pours can be a bit skimpy. All of our food was delicious and served by a friendly and knowledgeable waiter. We love OMG and hope it is here for years to come. Best cornbread ever too.
Excellent food. Get the crab cakes
We met another couple for lunch on a Saturday. Food was fabulous. We each ordered something different, and two appetizers to share. Especially recommend the ham/kale sandwich.
Definitely will recommend. We were in College Park for a college visit 4/27-4/29. Friday we had dinner, Saturday we had breakfast and a prolonged happy hour and Sunday we had breakfast. Food, service, atmosphere were all wonderful. The staff was awesome. Hopefully our daughter selects UMD so we can experience again :-)
Great time! A very welcome addition to College Park
This was so disappointing. The food was not really bad but when the service was so poor and the cost so high, I lost my enjoyment for the taste. The idea is great, location is beautiful and convenient but it's not worth it.
Enjoyed our evening very much. Noah, our waiter, was great! Like the idea that the restaurant features Maryland foods. We appreciated the flexibility in making necessary substitutions in sides, etc., due to dietary restrictions and preferences. We'll be back, probably for special occasions as it's a tad pricey for what you get.
The service was great, and so was the lemon pie, but the appetizer was not good, the fish was overly salty, and the side order of hush puppies was a major disappointment. We went in with high expectations which the restaurant could not meet.
God food, very good customer service but dinner prices are pricey for the area. Lunch and breakfast pricing are more reasonable
We brought our daughter along with a friend to dinner. Excellent experience! We all enjoyed our meal immensely.
We love Mike Franklin's Hyattsville restaurant, and we want to like the Old Maryland Grill--it's the only classy restaurant in Northern Prince Georges' county. But something isn't right. The place is great to look at. Seats are comfortable. But the essential food and service just isn't there. It's expensive after all, so food and service should be terrific, especially if Mike Franklin is involved. I know he must be trying to pull it off. But the kids who work there just don't get it. Although the menu is jammed with what should be local Maryland classics, our third visit says they need to do better. Salads are just so so. Coddies appetizer, an old time Baltimore bar favorite, is a best buy here. Fried chicken is fine, but Popeye's is pretty good too. My clam pasta dish was embarrassing--a small pile of good pasta and six small clams. I'm not even sure there was a sauce. Skate wing was just okay--more like a fried white fish. Meatloaf was dry. The pretty good pork butt is ten bucks less at Franklin's. We were too cheap on any of our first visits to splurge for the steaks. Maybe that's where the gems are. Maybe the university visitors will keep the place going, but we're going to Franklin's in Hyattsville for awhile.
Although I love this restaurant and have dined there on three occasions since October (soon after opening,) I was disappointed as the food was lukewarm. And our server needed more training as he brought our check, just a sheet of paper and asked if we were interested in dessert while we clearly were still eating our meal. Fortunately they did cook the steak to the correct temperature as on the last two occasions they got it completely wrong and one of the steaks was half fat.
The food was good, not great and if I lived in the neighborhood I would go more often.
The service really could have and should have been better. I'm a native Washingtonian and live in laurel Maryland and didn't feel very welcomed.
In order to keep your customers coming back, the customer service is going to have to step up. My bill was over $150 and I surely didn't feel like a valued customer. Unless this changes, I won't recommend it to others.
I also work at USDA and send a lot of business your way and won't if this doesn't change.
Great all-around dining experience. Gave this place a try after reading Tom Sietsema's restaurant review. From the cocktails and craft beers, to the appetizers, soup, entrees and dessert, it was a fantastic meal.
Roasted beet salad and scallops were delicious.
We went to Old Maryland Grill to celebrate a 91 year young birthday. The staff was wonderful. Our waitress Libby was very charming and knowable of the menu. Everything we had was excellent. We had the stakes, crab cakes and fish all prepared and prepared wonderfully. A wonderful delight; Libby brought a miniature copy of their signature desert the Smith Island cake for my mother! We all had a wonderful time.
Great birthday dinner. Food was amazing and the service attentive but not stuffy. We will return.
Food waws good but very bland. There was no salt and pepper on the table, we had to ask for it. Then the waiter brought two pepper shakers. The cocktails were delicious, but when the waiter came back to serve the food we ordered, he simply cleared the cocktail glasses and walked away. he did not ask if we wanted another round, and he did not offer us wine with our meal. A restaurant called Old Maryland Grill should have hot sauce and malt vinegar on the table.
It is amazing to me that a restaurant can offer $40+ meals with such subpar service. The food was good enough to warrant the cost given the locale and quality but the service was akin to that of a pseudo fast food restaurant.
This was our first time dining at OMG. There were a lot of highlights, including the delicious breadbasket and the ham and biscuits appetizer. We really enjoyed the Maryland-centric menu. The hotel is really nice and provided a nice ambiance for our special occasion dinner. The service was a little spotty in terms of pace and thoughtfulness - such as clearing plates between courses. We hope they work that out to really elevate the experience. For the food, though, we would definitely go back. It seems the kind of place to take mom and dad when they visit from out of town.
I am rooting for this place to succeed, because I'm a faculty member at UMD and desperately want a cozy upscale place to take visitors to campus. I've visited twice and was disappointed both times by uneven service and food that just isn't good enough to justify the prices. We went recently on a slow Sunday evening and had to wait a ridiculously long time for drinks to arrive, and then entrees showed up moments after the appetizers. Wait staff was friendly but not all that helpful, and the timing issues are a recurring problem. Get your act together, Old Maryland Grill.
We had a tricky group that included a fussy eater, a foodie, and a veggie, but everyone found something they liked. It's a nice evening out.
First time visiting the Old Maryland Grill. When we entered the hotel and then the restaurant, we were impressed with the overall ambiance. The restaurant still has some work to do on the food and service. The waiter was helpful with our questions and providing recommendations, so a plus for that. But despite the restaurant not being too crowded, service was slow. It took a long time for our food to come out. The waiter could have done a better job keeping us informed and should have automatically brought the bread bowl to our table instead of us having to ask him for bread.
Now on to the food. My husband ordered the fried oysters. Grits cake was good but rest of his dish was just ok and not too impressive. I had the crab cakes - very meaty with little filling but was a little dry and over cooked. Broadwalk fries and cole slaw were good. We ordered the Smith Island cake to go. They even packed up the ice cream. Didn’t know what to expect about rye ice cream but it was surprisingly good. Cake was good too. I think this restaurant has a lot of potential and willing to give them another try, but they need to work on their consistency - with both service & food.