Permanently Closed - Rachel New American Cuisine

4.5
95 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Located in the bustling Southern Baltimore's Federal Hill, Rachel opened its doors in late 2016. Rachel is dedicated to creating a new category of neighborhood restaurant that merges the local farm-to-table food with affordable pricing, while delivering superior hospitality.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm
Dinner
Tue–Thu 5:00 am–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Bar
Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–10:00 pm
Fri 4:30 pm–11:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(443) 339-4999
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Barry Fleischmann
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Catering
We can do buffet style, al la carte, and mixed dining experiences. Our menu items make a great starting point for ideas, but with the Rachel team the sky is the limit. From 9 course dinners with wine pairings to pick up trays for a football party, there is nobody better than Rachel!

We love doing corporate lunch time deliveries or pickups, weddings, birthdays, anniversary and more.
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Cross street
Jackson
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Special events & promotions
Tap takeovers: Different Breweries showcase 6 of their beers every Saturday afternoon
Wine Education: Wednesday nights we have different wine events from pairings to classes, as well as specials on wines
Civil Servant Night: Every Thursday we give back to those who give to us with a discount for people making the world better for us (ex. teachers, nurses, firemen, police officers, etc...)
Happy Hour: every weeknight we have specific food and drink specials
Brunch: Every Saturday (10a-3p) and Sunday (10a-4p)
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.5based on all time ratings
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4.5
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MR
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Worth the drive but the parking was terrible on a busy Saturday night downtown.

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C
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love rachels!!!! The staff is awesome and the food is always good!

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OT
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Nice neighborhood restaurant/bar. Cozy, casual, feels local. Food was good, not outstanding. Nothing very memorable, but comfortable none-the-less.

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R
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Visiting Baltimore and looking for a local owned food establishment instead of a chain restaurant. Found it at Rachael’s !!! Outstanding food, great and patient server and nice ambiance! Beautiful and fresh salad with house made dressing. Enjoyed the Salmon with Brussel Sprouts and Brined Chicken Breast dinner... both were outstanding meals! We will be returning to Rachel’s our next visit to Baltimore!

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OT
Baltimore
61 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Always enjoy dinner at Rachel's. There was one very loud table which made it hard for us to have a conversation, but was not the restaurants fault. Was not thrilled with the choice o

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LJ
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Took my sister there for her birthday....it was the first time either of us had been there. We both enjoyed our meals and said without a doubt we'd be back!

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OT
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Cutest place with AMAZING food!!!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing brunch. Great drinks and food. Definitely recommend!!!!

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T
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

They were very accommodating on my birthday dinner. The food was great.

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DM
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food outstanding and excellent service as always.

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D
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff is extremely welcoming, the place is adorable, and the food delicious. We shared the chopped salad, and I had the delicious polenta. My husband had the burger, which despite being two patties, was light and came with a flavorful slaw. I can’t wait to return.

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A
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time. Food was outstanding. Server was great.

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k
Baltimore
74 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

good food and service but a little expensive. worth visiting and in a fun area of town but i'm not sure i would go back unless they were offering good happy hour prices or specials

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D
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The restaurant itself was very nice. We went for restaurant week and opted for the 3 course meal they were offering for $35. First up were the shrimp fritters. They tasted like an artificial seafood cake out of the frozen food section at your local grocery store. Steak medallions with fingerling potatoes and roasted brussels sprouts were the main course. This dish was great the only thing I would suggest is cooking the brussels sprouts slightly less since they were almost crushed up on the plate and difficult to eat. For a dessert, the double chocolate cake . This left much to be desired and nothing "double chocolate" jumped out to me at all.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful!!!

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M
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Thoroughly enjoyed the restaurant week menu but the prices are a little upscale for the area.

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Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been here a few times now and I love it more and more every time! The service is just always over-the-top awesome. The servers and bartenders are friendly, conversational, and knowledgeable, and the food is beautiful and tastes fantastic! It's a great spot for casual bar seating, date night, getting together with friends...really whatever you're looking for.

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Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner during Baltimore Restaurant Week so we chose from a more limited menu. But the choices were varied and we had no problem finding something we liked. The food was delicious and very nicely presented. Again, because of Restaurant Week, it was very crowded and the noise level was high. We will definitely return.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Baltimore restaurant week was the perfect time to try our Rachel. Great food and the staff was super friendly and funny. Will definitely be back.

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Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ian behind the bar was great! Excellent service, excellent food - the scramble was great, but next time I’ll ask for multigrain toast to the side instead of what I assume was challah - it was kind of soggy under the eggs and I prefer my toast crisp (and multigrain).

Will return!!

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quiet dining for the area, warm welcoming ambiance, delicious eats, friendly service

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S
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Second visit and found the menu just as interesting and fit for a variety of dietary requirements. They were willing to adjust the ingredients to meet our dietary restrictions. Walkable for Federal Hill, Harborview, and Riverside Park residents. Well prepared and presented dishes to satisfy even the picky.
An alcove for a small group two steps above the main dining room lends a little privacy for special occasions or business meeting. Bar seating is available and appeared to be quite sociable for those who choose the less formal dining or didn’t want to eat alone.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good and service was excellent.Our waiter’s name was Josh, probably still is.Great attitude. Very friendly.

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EW
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a large group celebrating several birthdays, As such we did the sunday Brunch and asked for the upstairs room. We had it to ourselves and thus very quiet and easy to have a conversation.
Started with cheese boards for the table, followed by a wide selection from the menu. Everybody's plates were clean at the end. Then shared several desserts
It was a perfect meal and place for the event.
We will be back

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S
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Rachel's offers great food in a cozy neighborhood restaurant. The chef/owner Barry knows his stuff and loves to talk food. We ordered the duck breast in a blueberry barbeque sauce and although would have liked the duck skin crispy I found the flavors delectable, ( I think barbeque sauce is misleading because it was finer than those words imply). our other entre was an exquisite rib veal chop, expertly prepared. The shrimp fritters were excellent and paired well with the beet salad. So fun to share.

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OT
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The meal overall was good, but I felt as if the Chef has some sort of identity crisis. The food was all over the place. Plus the waiter was painfully awkward.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The menu options were ambitious and trendy but poorly executed. Service was good, but my party was 1 for 3 in appetizers and 0 for 3 in entrees.

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NR
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent dinner and service was extraordinary! Josh was our waiter and he was fabulous! Looking forward to going back soon.

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R
Baltimore
78 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A nice hidden gem. Everything was fairly good. Would recommend for a casual dinner.

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MF
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good solid meal with outstanding service. If you sit in Josh's section you are lucky, he is a great and skilled server with the patience of a saint!

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P
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Five of us went for brunch, it is a small place and it wasn't full. The waitress was very nice but the service was lacking and I even saw the chef bring out one tables food! It took way too long for drinks though the Iirish coffees were Strong! The eggs on the benedicts were way over cooked but the 2 people who got them seemed to think everything tasted good. The chicken and waffles were good but only because the chicken was perfect and the limited amount of sauce was delicious, the waffle was EH! Would I go back for brunch, probably not.

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s
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Rachel New American is such a great addition to the Riverside/Locust Point dining scene ... great place to both walk in for a drink or lite meal or meet up with friends for a multi course meal. The kitchen is doing a great job with all aspects of the menu... my husband thoroughly enjoyed the veal chop - a rib eye cut that was on special that evening while I had a tried and tue favorite, the chicken Milanese ....I'd highly recommend Rachel to all...

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KM
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This was our first visit. We were impressed with the variety of options on the menu. The scallops are great as was the chicken preparation in the Chicken Milanese entrée. However, the pasta accompanying the chicken was very salty. Service was very good. Tables are a bit close together, so not a great place for an intimate dinner.

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J
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was great. I think lack of a hostess was overwhelming for the staff when we arrived. Love the donuts!

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DD
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love their menu and the freshness and creativity that comes to the table

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OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the pear fizz, shrimp fritters and Rachel sandwich; creative flavors, everything delish with great service.

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ML
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous brunch. Can't wait to go back for dinner

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OT
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was beautiful and delicious! Our server, Josh recommended some great meat and cheese options for the charcuterie and amazing entrees! Great food and great service...I'll definitely be going back again!

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y
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice atmosphere, delicious food, friendly staff, parking could be hit or miss but everything is so wonderful it's a small point

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F
Baltimore
65 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Red wine priced between $66 and $225. None by the glass. I would recommend the place to friends, but always with that warning. Everything else was great.

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