Rec Pier Chop House

4.6
825 reviews
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Italian
Rec Pier Chop House is a prime Italian chophouse devoted to time-honored Italian cooking. Presented by NoHo Hospitality Group’s award-winning chef Andrew Carmellini with a focus on the bold flavors of a classic rosticceria Italiano and a modern-day steakhouse. The restaurant’s menu features prized, seasonal ingredients and the country’s best purebred beef, sustainable seafood and farm-raised poultry alongside housemade pastas, antipasti and homespun desserts.

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Denver
14 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Spectacular setting. But the food is really not good.

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C
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place. Food was average especially for the price. Server was lovely! Everyone was so nice!!

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AM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent brunch, with a very attentive service - highly recommended!

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i
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Place is beautiful and the staff is very accommodating. Mannie was our waiter and was awesome. I gave the food four stars only because my steak had to be sent back because the first cut was extremely fatty I was unable to eat it but sometimes rib eyes are like that. They tried to rush another one in time so I could eat with my table but it came out cold in the center. It was removed from the check and with all of the other food I left perfectly full.

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SR
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great space with good food. The drink menu is extensive and service was good.

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B
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, try Cannon room for cocktails before

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OT
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal. Great service from Diana. Beautiful interior. Looking forward to going back soon.

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S
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Some of the food was outstanding. Filets, trout and pastas. Salads and rockfish were mediocre. Also breakfast was great. Some of the service was exemplary but our dinner waiter was pushy and never checked on whether the food came out the way we wanted. Never had the opportunity to correct anything. The staff at the hotel and in the restaurant are generally extremely well trained and can’t do enough for you. It was a shame that our great meal wasn’t deserving of 5 stars.

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CM
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The new Sagamore hotel is a stunning example of how to preserve history while making the space cool and hip, and the restaurant is no outlier. The space opens to a wall of windows and the table seating can be cozy (booth) or open (table). Both arrangements allow you to take in the high ceilings, huge brass light fixtures and historic detailing down to the bar stools. Most importantly, the food is to die-for -- scratch pastas, aged steaks and everything in between. Each dish was better than the next. Be sure to order the Blue Crab linguini - if nothing else, share it for the table. It is amazing!!!

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MJ
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great! Excellent service!!!

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JB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Please consider evaluating noise levels. Wife and I literally had to shout across the table to hear one another and that was at a corner two-top. Food was superb, as always.

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R
Baltimore
34 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The Pendry is a wonderful new addition to Fell's Point ands to Baltimore. The atmosphere and the room in which the restaurant is located is better than outstanding and the service is great. I just wish the menu was more interesting, It is very good, but not spectacular or special to match the atmosphere. The entree's are pretty standard steak and seafood. And standard preparation. It is a good meal, but a spectacular chef and meal at a place like this would make it so much better.

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OT
Memphis
44 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Disappointing experience. The pasta was undercooked and the lamb was almost nonexistent.
The open room was too sterile and lacking any intimate or private setting.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

This was the first time in our several visits that we had to send food back for poor preparation.

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CA
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service . Very noisy.

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s
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife, two grown sons and I ate here for Sunday brunch. The service was excellent. I wanted a steak. The waitress said there weren't any on the brunch menu, then brought the manager over who said he would ask the chef. Chef agreed and I ended up with an excellent rib eye steak. The brunch items my family had were all wonderful. Ambiance was quite pleasing; moderately but not deafeningly loud. Very good coffee. We will definitely be returning.

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LL
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved everything from the cocktails to the meal to the wine. The sommelier was wonderful! We'll definitely go back.

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CL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

A friend was visiting from out of town and wanted to go to the Rec Pier Chop House, largely for the historical nature of the property. It's a lovely building and it's been nicely restored. That said, there were a few disappointments. This pretentious eatery is not an Italian restaurant, save for the course and family style format. The menu items are more Italian-adjacent or -inspired and are woefully over-priced. My friend and I shared the calamari and Caesar salad. The portions were enough for two. I passed on the next course because I didn't see anything I really was interested in for the calories (which I wanted to save for dessert). I had the diver scallops, which are $37. For that, I got FOUR scallops. They were tasty but for that price there should be six. The tiramisu was good but not outstanding. For the hype and price, I expected the food to be of better quality and taste. The service was good; we were not rushed and the courses arrived neither too fast or too slow. Although we did not complain at all for the wait for our main course, an additional appetizer compliments of the house was given to us. So it was nice that someone felt the service was slow, but as I said, we didn't interpret it as such. Overall, dining at Rec Pier is something to do once to say you did; for the money one could enjoy much better, more authentic fare at some of Baltimore's other neighborhood eateries.

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B
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The restaurant space is very attractive, but extremely loud; it is difficult to carry a conversation. The cocktails were not good - the cider and smoke tasted like an ashtray. The fried calamari and beet salad were good, nothing special. The orecchiette pasta was tough and dry - not what one would expect from a place that calls itself an Italian restaurant! The bone-in filet was separated from the bone sometime in the middle of the cooking process, which defeats the purpose of preparing it bone-in. Overall a disappointing experience, capped off by the $20 charge for valet parking. Will go somewhere else next time.

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VB
Baltimore
37 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent, well-conceived, well-prepared dishes: Burrata with Peperonata the pine nuts added an interesting flavorful crunch. The Torchio Alla Carbonara with black truffle and bacon was outstanding. The wine list is extensive and varied. We enjoyed a nice Meursault, followed by an excellent Borolo from Cavallotto. We dined early and got out before it got too noisy. We'll be back!

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SD
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dining experience! Everything was perfect.

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J
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious fresh food, attentive professional service, great wine, superb dessert. Highly recommend

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r
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top shelf menu, quality and service. Ambiance is vibrant, but not overbearing. Super trendy. We prepped them that it was an anniversary celebration for my parents, and everyone on staff wished them a Happy Anniversary! They had a card signed by the staff and a complimentary dessert, too. They made my parents feel super special. And in a restaurant of high rollers, that's impressive! This is definitely a place to celebrate the big event, the promotion, etc. Bring your spirit and your enthusiasm and you'll be rewarded. But bring your credit card, too. It's worth it, but it's not a "value" location.

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h
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent evening!
I highly recommend this restaurant.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From valet to dinner to the lounge area , everything is top notch!. The hotel in itself is a masterpiece it almost makes you forget that you’re in Baltimore city. Our server joe was very knowledgeable and gave us the sagamore history and how it came to be alol while suggesting the most amazing cocktails! His hospitality blew us away! We will be returning ✨

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C
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Our party of seven went on a Saturday night for a special birthday celebration.We had a lovely dinner, however the noise level was so loud that I could not hear anyone at our table except for the person directly next to me. The food was excellent, and the service was OK. I have a pet peeve about servers removing dishes when others are still eating. It's a lovely atmosphere, but the large round booths are awkward. Overall, food is great, service friendly and OK, very loud.

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PC
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, but the portions were tiny for the price.

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f
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

For a restaurant that wants to be upscale there were many things that were lacking. The evening we arrived it was pouring outside. Nobody offered to take our soaking coats or umbrellas, I don't think they have a coat check, so our wet garments were placed on the chairs next to us. Our view out the window was of the valet parking attendants who were playing around with each other and not well dressed either. Normally I wouldn't care, but in this case it was our view and obviously the restaurant wants the big window with the street view. I would suggest they ask the valet to be discreet and try to not distract from the view. There was a table of gentlemen in the restaurant who were very loud. I was waiting for a staff member to remind them to respect other guests. Having no dress code also caught me off guard for a "high end" restaurant.Finally, when given our take out bag, it was just plopped in the middle of the table. It just seemed a big out of place. Instead the bag could have been placed in a chair next to me or handed straight to me.

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L
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and service was outstanding.

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OT
West Virginia
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We love the beauty of the restaurant and the hotel. The Rock fish was outstanding!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family Get Together

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We were rushed to order and rushed to finish our salads.

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MH
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great time, date night, wife and I enjoyed our time their. The waitress was on top of everything.
Food was great, my wife and I agreed our steak wasn't the best, but everything else was on point.

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MS
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and they did a great job seating tables so that we didn’t have anyone right next to us even though the place was full. Not to mention the food was top notch.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alexis was our waitress and she was fantastic. Would love to have her again next time we go

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C
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Ambience is great and food is lovely too. Service could have been a little better by leaving more time between courses and generally being a little more attentive.

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CB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating a birthday. Very nice experience

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GI
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was ok. Servers need to work on being more personable when explaining the food and drink menu. It felt rehearsed. Food was ok. No wow factor. The ambiance and service were excellent besides those critiques

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MP
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I decided to propose to my girlfriend here and I can’t say enough about how great the staff was! I think every staff member congratulated us. They truly made it a special event and we will be returning for life!

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K
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Steaks were surprisingly bland. My ribeye and my wife’s filet so not just a fluke. Another member of the party had the swordfish which they said was excellent.

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