Rec Pier Chop House

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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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Please visit our website for our Pre-fixe menus that will served on holidays.
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TL
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant - our servicer, Erica, was great and the food was delicious!
I highly recommend for special occasions. I was there for my birthday and they made it special.

We will definitely go back and we also want to check out the outside bar.

i
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch dining experience. Very attentive, fun (if you want them to be) staff. Outstanding food. Definitely pay for what you get, but you get what you pay for.

F
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Be prepared to wait. There is a long time between the first course and main course- almost an hour, and for linguini that’s entirely too long to wait.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at Rec Pier Chop House. Everyone from the valet to the wait staff was supper professional and had great energy. It is obvious that they take the time to train their staff on the importance of customer service. We never once had to track down our waiter. There were several staff members that came to the table to check on us and were there to take any additional orders and to give recommendations. I loved it and will not make this my last time!

DM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was great the hostess was a little confused about the bruch option when she was seating us.

AD
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Made OpenTable reservation for February 15th. Arrive at restaurant and not told until seated that the sole dining option is a $125 prix fixe menu for 4 courses (1 appetizer, two small plates, 1 dessert). Again, there was NO option to select from their regular menu. The prix fixe food was small plate and effectively you got equivalent of 1 plate of food and small dessert for $125 per person.
The food quality was slightly better than moderate.
Overall, there are many many better restaurants in DC and Baltimore region where I would choose to go in the future and will recommend to my friends/family in the future.
I think if you are going to force patrons to a $125 prix fixe menu, then the onus is on the restaurant to warn people of this up front (event through the use of OpenTable).

P
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

My husband and I went there for a Valentines evening dinner. I have to say, I was surprised at the prefix menu as we were not told ahead of time that we would have no other choices. We expected that for spending $300 for 2, we would be getting some fabulous food. Unfortunately, that was not the case. My lobster risotto was a complete salt bomb along with my husband’s short ribs.
The halibut was just ok and our dessert was dry!
Overall, really disappointing. Not sure we will come back again, but I would really like to give it another chance.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal

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OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely worth a visit! The chefs did a fantastic job coming up with a unique Valentine's Day menu. The drink pairings were excellent. Definitely recommend the short rib entree! Our waiter, Justin, was wonderful. Love the ambiance of Rec Pier, it is such a cool location. Would come again!!

CJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I enjoyed the food and the experience/ambiance. However, I did not realize that the Valentine's Day pre-fixed menu was the only menu that was available. I was not made aware of this when I made my reservation or when I called to confirm. As a picky eater it was difficult for me to choose.

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and ambiance was perfect for a date night

DS
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

worse than our previous meals.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Have given numerous 5 star reviews. After tonight, will never return.
Took Gluten free friend (because of Celiac Disease-not choice) for 72nd bday. She asked all pertinent questions prior to ordering and was told by server that chef would be consulted prior to order placed. 20-30 minutes later all dishes arrived with “these have gluten, we hope you’re okay with that”
Um. No I’m not.
New dished ordered “expedited” ....
We waited another 20-30 minutes and asked for the check. They comped PART of her meal and we left...
Manager met us AT THE DOOR to apologize and attempt to get us to return for dessert.
No thank you.
We will not return. Ever.

K
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I went with a Friend to Sunday Brunch and it was absolutely amazing. The service and food were top notch. We got the bread basket, crab cake and steak and eggs. My only thing is that I wish they were a little faster bringing put the drink refills. The whole staff works as a great team. I didn't feel like I just had one waiter. I felt like everyone there was sure that guests were attended to which was really nice.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Unfortunately, our meats were left under the lamps too long and dried up.

JT
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very expensive. Wonderful food. It is an experience and worth it on special occasions.

IH
New England
11 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were over the top. Highly recommended for a special occasion.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, Great service, and great experience. The specialty cocktails were not that great.

j
Baltimore
66 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to the bar on numerous occasions so we knew the drinks are worth coming in for. Dinner was most enjoyable. Started with the antipasti, delicious assortment of meats and cheeses and other goodies. Ordered the orecchiette, very rich and satisfying. Steak was done to perfection. The affogato for two is a must!

c
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

This was our second time dining at Rec Pier, and it was very good. The cheese/meat board was interesting and had good variety. House marinated olives were rich and flavorful. Our entrees were delicious as well. Only negative was that our server disappeared at the end of our meal and it took a while to get the check.

CM
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service in the lounge was lacking, but the restaurant service was outstanding!

B
Baltimore
30 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Pasta and sides were good. Steaks were OK. Preparation of the halibut was I’ll conceived—paired with overly spicy tomato condiment. We called in advance to check on whether we could bring a bottle of wine and to check on corkage fee. The wine had some age on it and needed decanting which was done at home so as to not agitate the contents on the way to the restaurant. When we arrived we were told they could not serve the wine because it had been opened. We were not informed of this policy when we called or would have brought a younger wine that would not have needed decanting. Major failure on part of the restaurant.

l
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Simply wonderful in every way. You won't be disappointed with your dining experience whether there for a meal, a special occasion or just a drink.

E
Baltimore
29 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious dinner & excellent service.
Way too noisy!!
Almost unbearable to enjoy dinner. Has more of a bar feel than a restaurant.

CG
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The portions are meant to share but the pasta dish we ordered was a little on the small side to share.

J
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience, visited as part of a coupon deal with a stay at the Pendry hotel. Brunch was great and our waitress was great with catering to our infant (got high chair without asking, got small coffee spoon without asking, etc)

OT
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful dinner celebrating our anniversary. Food and service were excellent! Our server, Justin, made our anniversary dinner very special!

MM
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Rec Pier Chop House is one of my favorite restaurants in Baltimore. Such a beautiful room, great service and delicious food. On this occasion, while the food was good, I had the feeling that whoever was in charge of the quantity of sauce was feeling a bit too generous. The crab cake was good, but the accompaniment was out of proportion. I had never had a salad at your restaurant before, but from this experience I now know that I need to ask for the dressing on the side. Both the Caesar and the arugula salads were way overdressed. The flavors of the dressings are wonderful, but there can be too much of a good thing. To change it up a bit, we ordered the pannetone french toast for dessert and were happily pleased with the quantity of the sauce, though the server asked if we would like more, just in case there was not enough. I will always return to the Rec Pier Chop House. So happy that it is in Baltimore!

DM
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was first struck with the building, decor, structure design. A wow visually.. Then not to disappoint the service was first rate, very accommodating, the manager stopped by our table... impressive. The menu items were limited, a little something for everyone. It was a last minute decision to go there, but now am glad I can brag it was a perfect choice.

LS
Baltimore
71 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food, stellar service and beautiful space. The wine list is expansive, with bottles at all different price points. The dining menu is quite expensive for Baltimore, although at least the portions are generous. I wouldn't hesitate to come back for drinks and appetizers, but I'd probably go elsewhere for steak given how many other choices there are in the area.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The steak ordered had to be sent back to cook to the medium temperature ordered.
The sword fish was not hot and slightly on the dry side.
Brussel Sprouts were wonderful

RC
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my wife's birthday and also her being cancer free. The hostess greeted us and wished my wife happy birthday. Then as we got seated at a table, directly in front of the wall of a window with the most incredible view of historical fells point, our waitress, Kristen, also wished my wife happy birthday and Congratulations on being cancer free. The view, looking through the 40ft tall by 80ft wide all glass window was perfect!
As we had our meal, the manager also wished my wife happy birthday. He even was there to pull out my wife's chair as she returned from the restroom.
The food was perfect. My portion was a little small, but it was what I was expecting. Quality over quantity. We shared a ceaser salad as an appetizer. My wife ordered the pasta with sausage and I had the filet mignon. It melted in my mouth, and even the side of garlic fries was delicious. Our waitress was always on top of our beverages as we never had to ask or wait for a refill.
As we ended our night, the waitress ordered our car from the valet service and gave us a complimentary champagne shot to celebrate her birthday.
The valet service was perfect and definitely worth the $20. Parking in fells point is difficult and also the fact that it was 30 degrees that night, made valet well worth it.
Overall we were extremely impressed by everything. The food was excellent, the service was perfect, the atmosphere and odvionce was more than I expected.

SP
Baltimore
71 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don’t think of this as just a steak house. My wife had swordfish andI had halibut—both outstanding. Don’t miss the smoked beets to.start. Dessert also fabulous. Service is superb.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My cousins and I were in town for the weekend, and we had an excellent experience here! The food and service was outstanding! Five star customer service! I wish that I could give more stars because, was just that incredible! It's been a long time where I've gone somewhere and was speechless. I honestly have nothing bad to say about this restaurant. The dining area was gorgeous. I think the design and decor was masculine (in a good way) in the color scheme, sophisticated, modern and sexy. I loved the way it looked. It so nice to sit facing the window and be able to people watch. The food was absolutely amazing and delicious! I had the Prosecco Brunch. The crab cake was the best I've ever had. The steak and eggs were on point, and the bottomless mimosas were tasty. We also came back, later in the evening for a light snack before dinner and had the Maryland Blue Crab Cake, Blue Crab Linguini, and Caesar Salad. So good! Our server, Erica, was so knowledgeable and the city, the building, as well as, the menu. The server later that evening was super knowledgeable. She told us about everything. It was my first time at this restaurant, and felt confident ordering because, my waitress was able to guide me to making a decision based on her recommendations on the menu. I will most definitely return to this restaurant. I highly recommend checking it out if you're in the Baltimore area. They really know how to treat you!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding start to finish!! I wish I wrote our servers name to shout out. Food was exceptional. Spectacular night all around. Can’t wait to come back. Best restaurant in Baltimore.

DC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My Wife favorite spots to eat and take pictures. Trying to book a room so we can weak up and have brunch we you guys. Thanks again

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

I've dined at this restaurant several times in the past, and though it was expensive, my meals were always delicious and the experiences were great. I dined at the restaurant two weeks ago, and the staff over charged my friend’s credit card - $200 more than the amount that she authorized at the restaurant. She has called the restaurant several times to resolve the billing issue, but no one has called or emailed her back AND IT'S BEEN TWO WEEKS! This has been, by far, the worst customer service experience. She’s had no other option but to file a fraud claim with her bank.

JB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a a amazing experience for our daughters 6th birthday. They gave her a card and a stuffed animal, the waitress was wonderful and attentive. The food was excellent. Everything had so much flavor to it. It was delicious. Would definitely recommend. We are most certainly going to return again.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I celebrated my birthday at the Rec Pier Chop House and it exceeded my expectations.

Julian, the valet was a delight and professionally courteous. The hostess, Megan and Marcelle diligently attended to my needs.

I look forward to returning for brunch.

b
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience! The waitstaff was knowledgeable, friendly, efficient, and unobtrusive. The sommelier was perfect! The food was delicious— and as our waiter wisely noted, perfect for ‘family style’ dining. Can’t wait to return....highly recommend the Caesar salad, linguini with crab, and bomboloni!