Old Maryland Grill
When we got there for our Saturday 8 pm reservation, the host warned us that the kitchen was running about an hour behind. We should have left but decided to stay because options are limited around the university. They were correct, food service was very slow but the reason for the low rating is really because the quality of the meal was poor for the high prices of the food. We were expecting better. My son’s steak frite, $26, was overdone. My husband’s salmon $24, was just average. The waitress was friendly and attentive, but we will not be going back.
Worst experience I’ve had in a long time. Service was terrible. Kitchen couldn’t get hot food out.
The menu is limited. It’s located in a great hotel. Would be great if the restaurant was as nice as the hotel.
Old Maryland Grill is a great option on the UMaryland campus. Food's is great. It's relatively affordable, with plenty of parking. I tried the Blackened Salmon with an oyster appetizer. Oysters were incredible. A Good selection of oysters, Wellfleet and Bluepoints and great starter. There was also local IPA selections for beverages. A good solid option when visiting your UMaryland student.
I would recommend this restaurant, but the OpenTable reservation was NOT there. Call them directly.
There are not a lot of good food places in College Park. Old Maryland Grill is about the best. Food is good. Not gourmet but it's good. Staff is very friendly and helpful. They could use a better wine list.
Easy place for a quick sit down meal. Service was lacking....we received appetizers and dinner at the same time. Had to send back dinner. Food was average.
Extremely slooooow service. Very inexperienced waitress and host was borderline rude. Omelets were yummy. Home fries were basic frozen and deep fried. No toast served?? Never heard of this. Beautiful facility. Get experienced management to coach and encourage staff.
I enjoyed the food and the overall experience. I wish there were more options on the breakfast menu.
Husband is picky about steak; he thoroughly approved of the N.Y. strip and remarked on it the following day. Glass of wine good and not overpriced. Shrimp fresh and tender.Calamari good, as were pasta dishes and brownie sundae. Service excellent. Would definitely go there again.
It’s fine. The food is decent and the service is acceptable. It’s overpriced because it’s trying to appear better than it is.
Overpriced and mediocre food. Ok drinks and ambience. Managed like a school cafeteria.
Friendly prompt service. Waste out very professional. And accommodating. Food was really good
We were so disappointed with the menu! It seems like they changed the menu and raised the prices just for Parent's Weekend! $24.00 for Eggs Benedict or $14.00 for french toast were the only choices for breakfast at 11:00 am. We will not go back next year.
Overall it was fine and service was good. The only thing that was irritating was were asked to leave because another party was coming in and there were plenty of tables available. Everyone in our party noticed this. With parent weekend going on we were enjoying time with our children but felt we were put out on the street.
I'm disappointed that the original menu has been abandoned. How do you market a premium hotel with a mediocre restaurant? A thin strip steak is tasty but not juicy. The Maryland themed cocktail menu was great when they had it. Fried chicken dinner sorely missed.
Hidden gem in a new hotel! Excellent food and Excellent service!
A good place to dine before a football game. We had very good service and the food was very good.
Food was decent. Service was quick and professional. Layout was great. Would go back.
Crab cakes were delicious, full of lump crab meat..
It was a pleasant experience. The food was tasty and the service was excellent.
The food is not good. Poor quality and poor preparation. The ambiance is non existent - feels like you're in an airport restaurant.
Salads were so big, we should have split one. Dinner was delicious and dessert was yummy.
I had a crab grilled cheese, an intriguing idea with plenty of crab. Bread was a little too thick and it was plated with French fries. Would have been better with coles slaw or potato salad a a nice slice or two of tomato. I’ll order it open face next time with a salad.
The food was ok. I think the crab cake may have been meant to taste a lot of the filling. My daughter's food had a hair in it which we were totally reimbursed for that night on the bill.
Very overpriced. $20 for a glass of Chardonnay? Unheard of in College Park. This must be a tourist trap for parents of Freshman at the UMD. My daughter and I went to eat there before a rugby game; thank goodness my son is a senior there - or I might fall into the trap of eating at the "Grill" again! The server, Lauren, saved the day with her cheerful smile!
Good option for a nice dinner with the family. We especially enjoyed the crabcakes
Our service was outstanding as was our food!!! I will definitely dine there again!
Food is above average for a hotel restaurant. Really liked the oyster selection! Always a solid option when visiting my daughter at UMD.
Very good food; great location.
Enjoyed everything from the buffalo wings, fried oysters, strawberry bread pudding, all... EXCEPT the shrimp scampi. Yuck!
Excellent place for a business lunch. Food was wonderful, service was fantastic. Will go again.
This was our first-time visit, and we were happy with the food, the service, and the appearance of the restaurant. We had calamari for an appetizer. It was delicious and could have been the whole meal. Our crab soup and crab cake were excellent. The flan is recommended for dessert. I had a delicious, fresh cobb salad. The only downside? The otherwise excellent coffee was tepid, not hot.
Love the Local Feel
The food was amazing, The atmosphere was great, the location was perfect (for us)
I have been here several times and it is always an excellent experience each time I return. Everything, from the atmosphere, to the service, to the food is always "topnotch". I am always glad when I come here.
I am conflicted - there are not too many fine dining places near UMD. My first disappointment was asking in advance about dessert, remembering prior reviews of the fine Smith Island cake. The server was almost snarky, by asking the table when we had last been to dine at OMG. She informed us that the prior owner, the group that owned the wonderful Franklins in Hyattsville, had sold the OMG to The Hotel. The somewhat less than sympathetic notice of changed menu (which had also been reduced, apparently, to deal with graduation, somewhat perplexing since that would have seemed a good time to show off a variety of preparations) previewed what was a real weakness of the OMG - service. We had a person at the table with celiac, meaning NO gluten or cross-contamination. It took a consult with the chef to pick an item for her to eat, and it was served promptly with a large crouton on top. When we sent it back, it was returned by another plate - also with a large crouton on top. When the servers, who seemed to vary endlessly, in an attempt to bring food as it was cooked, finally got the order straight, it was a very long time before the correct item showed up.
Food was good. Not memorable, but very good, especially given the local competition. But the noise level, although better than the lobby area, which is positively hazardous to hearing and conversation, was high and not conducive to talking, a real issue for those of us who seek a place to do faculty interviews near campus.
The real strength was the oysters, great variety, not too expensive, but not a deal - they showcased almost a half-dozen little known local varieties, very nice.
Would I come back? Sure, perhaps for the bar and oysters. Pity they couldn't maintain the prior menu, which had been so well reviewed by local critics. Otherwise, it's just fairly regular fare, well prepared, nice environment, and close to UMD.
We happened to have dinner here over UMD graduation; place was busy, but server attentive...limited menu....we ordered a dozen raw oysters, which were delicious; two of us had the crab cake sandwich, which is served on a bun with tomato, etc and French fries...DEFINITELY over-prices at $24 a plate...
My son ordered the salmon with sauteed spinach and artichokes while my husband had the roast chicken with green beans and mashed potatoes. They were both satisfied with their order. I had the bad luck of ordering the fish and chips. The fish came in strips, no batter and was bland. They were served on a pile of soggy fries (i specified well done). The tartar sauce didn't taste anything like it should with the consistency of loose dressing. The waitress although friendly "didn't notice" that I wasn't served the oyster appetizers I ordered. The young man who seated us could learn to smile. The ambience is nice with wood paneling all around and the seats are comfortable. I really wanted to rave about this restaurant but it falls far from where it should be in a luxury hotel. I had breakfast here in a previous visit and I was very underwhelmed as well.
It is a casual restaurant. Sunday lunch was very good.