Rec Pier Chop House

4.6
1076 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Holiday Menus
Please visit our website for our Pre-fixe menus that will served on holidays.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1076 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience here. Our waiter had an amazing command of the menu and descriptions were spot-on. From the appetizers to the pasta to the steak everything was well prepared and delicious. Highly recommend coming here if you have the opportunity.

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vipLindaB
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience5

was charged higher price than on menu!!?? Entree portion was the size of an appetizer. There was no service. saw waitperson once!??

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vipCestlavi4
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent Ribeye steak! The seafood selection is limited. The crab cake is not authentic Baltimore!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was magnificent, safe, and memorable. So glad to have spent my birthday dinner in an establishment, where EVERYONE from the door hop, to concierge, chefs, and hosts ensured our time was one to remember.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was really good and the server was very informed.

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PaigeA
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Beautiful ambience, our server was a little busy but still made time to cater to us (forgot his name). 3 stars because of them menu:
I understand its COVID, however there were not a lot of menu items. The wording of some of the combinations are sure to throw the average guest off, however I don’t mind grilling the server on the details of each menu item, so we were able to uncover a few gems.
1. The sheeps milk ricotta (doesn’t sound sexy), however this was a delicious starter with a honey glaze on top and a creamy, whipped texture.
2. The crab cake: being in maryland, I may have liked it to be broiled and completely lump crab, however it was tasty with an interesting sauce.
3. The crab pasta: served with jalapeños (which I asked for on the side because I thought this was a weird topping for a pasta, which already had some spice to it) was phenomenal. With a lovely tomato cream sauce that our waiter said was popular.
We ordered a bottle of prosecco and our waiter added a few shots of some of sort of elderflower liqueur to it for sweetness. It was really nice, crisp, and I’ll admit—strong lol. My friends and I only order bottles when the drink menu doesn’t catch our attention and in this case, it did not.

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Yarni
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing from the food to the service each and every staff members from arrival to departure was kind And attentive. While you will reach in your pockets for this meal overall it was well worth it.

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ArmaniR
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m vegan so the food that was given to me was soooo good !! Good job! Bravo! The ambiance of it all the scenery!! Is to die for! I love it there. Nice place to have special birthdays, weddings, late night dates etc it was wonderful! We had a good time celebrating my 19th birthday with you guys! Wonderful

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vipAlanP
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service will return again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience5

They wayyyyy over cooked my steak. Took 40 min or so to get water after seated. Service was very very poor. Food was average.

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FaridaB
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, the service was impeccable and the ambience was wonderful. Highly recommend for a group of friends, colleagues or even a romantic date!

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vipChristianS
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place. Awesome vibe. Beautiful place. Incredible food and nice service. The Som was absolutely fantastic!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience5

All was going well until they closed the kitchen before we’d even been served all our meal. We tried to order additional vegetables before entree was served and was told the kitchen was closed and dessert was not even offered because the Pastry Chef left. We were not even offered to preorder before they departed nor asked if we’d like anything else.
Horrible customer service!

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vipThaiFiend
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a glass of chalk hill Chardonnay, swordfish, duck, Caesar salad. All excellent. Gracious service.. architecture is stunning.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Amazing experience overall. Our waiter Justin was the best. He was very knowledgeable about the menu and was able to answer all of our questions. We will be returning in the very near future.

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BrienM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice spot a bit loud food and drinks was good definitely would come back courtyard was very nice

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vipfit4food
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

beautiful environment and great service, our waitress was great. actual meal, for the price, was ok. Dessert was fantastic.

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LEWISG
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

GREAT Service and Very friendly staff! overall service has Awesome. But for the type of the restaurant the food was not very good. Our first entree was sent back not very good. Staff was very gracious on ordering another item. Second item was a little better! for the $136.00 bill the food should have been off the charts good but it wasn't.

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vipTammyL
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
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.

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vipisogoodfood
Baltimore
24 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
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.

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Foodie
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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!

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DanielleM
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.

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AbidingDude
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).

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vipjeanP
Baltimore
2 reviews
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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OpenTable Diner
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!!

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CJWE
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

I expected this to be a very elite experience. The food was good but not mind blowing, but the prices weren’t crazy either (for brunch), so it was a fair value. Our server was excellent at the table, but not so much at getting us our food or filling condiment requests.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and ambiance was perfect for a date night

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vipDavidS
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

worse than our previous meals.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

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.

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Kelly
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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

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

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JeffT
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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

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

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipjarayray1
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!

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vipcookintowson
Baltimore
18 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.

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ConnieM
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

FAQs

Rec Pier Chop House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (443) 552-1300.

Rec Pier Chop House is rated 4.6 stars by 1076 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.