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Rec Pier Chop House

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4.5
1103 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.

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2 people

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (443) 552-1300

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Andrew Carmellini

  • Catering

    <br />

  • Private party facilities

    Semi-private mezzanine overlooking the main dining room of Rec Pier Chophouse

  • Neighborhood

    Fells Point

  • Parking details

    Public parking, direct water taxi access, and private boat landing.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Antipasti

  • House Focaccia$8.00

    Rosemary, Sea Salt, Olive Oil

    • AC's Sheep Milk Ricotta,$16.00

      Spiced Honey, Crisp Ciabatta

      • Chop House Caesar$16.00

        Grana Padano, Crouton

        • Tuna Crudo$16.00

          Meyer Lemon, Fresno, Basil, Farro

          • Maryland Blue Crab Cake$21.00

            Prosecco Mustard, Old Bay

            • Beef Carpaccio$21.00

              Truffle, Parmesan, Watercress

              • Prosciutto Wrapped Quail$18.00

                Fruit Mostarda, Aged Saba

                Pasta

                • Garganelli alla Genovese$21.00

                  Basil Pesto, Peperonata, Pine Nuts

                  • Orecchiette$24.00

                    Italian Sausage, Cannellini Bean, Kale

                    • Linguine Speziata$36.00

                      Jumbo Lump Crab, Jalapeño, Garlic Cream

                      • Rigatoni Rigate$28.00

                        White Veal Bolognese, Pecorino, Rosemary

                        Secondi

                        • Seared Scallops$34.00

                          Celery Root, Blood Orange, Bergamont Crust

                          • Golden Tilefish$34.00

                            Fall Potato, Shrimp, Sorrento Lemon, White Wine

                            Carne

                            Our Prime Beef Is 30-Day Dry-Aged. Includes One Sauce. Sauces: Sagamore Steak, Horseradish Crema, Brandy-Peppercorn Demi-Glaze

                            • 9 Oz. Boneless, Petit Filet Mignon$50.00

                              • 16 Oz. Boneless, Ribeye$60.00

                                • 16 Oz. Boneless, New York Strip$60.00

                                  • 16 Oz. Wagyu Flat Iron$72.00

                                    Contorni

                                    • Potato Puree, Taleggio$14.00

                                      • Creamed Spinach, Provolone, Garlic, Grana Padano$14.00

                                        • Crispy Truffle Fries, Alla Fiorentina$14.00

                                          • Crispy Brussel Sprouts, Maple Agro-Dolce, Pancetta$14.00

                                            Dolce

                                            • Tiramisu, Mascarpone Cream, Espresso$14.00

                                              • Apple Crostata, Vanilla Gelato, Muscatel Caramel$14.00

                                                • Amaretto Pumpkin Cheesecake, Gingersnap, Pear Compote, Chantilly Cream$14.00

                                                  Last updated: February 3, 2022

                                                  What 1,103 people are saying

                                                  Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                  4.5
                                                  4.5 based on all time ratings
                                                  • 4.5Food
                                                  • 4.4Service
                                                  • 4.7Ambience
                                                  • 3.9Value

                                                  NoiseModerate

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                                                  1. WS

                                                    WilliamS

                                                    New York Area

                                                    40 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    40 reviews

                                                    Dined on August 4, 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Beautiful restaurant, the pasta is incredible

                                                  2. G

                                                    Godschild

                                                    Baltimore

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    Dined on June 24, 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    My husband celebrated his birthday and the staff made his birthday memorable and he highly recommends. Devon and Rafael provided excellent customer service. Everything that Devon recommended we order was extremely tasty.

                                                  3. n

                                                    nycpogo

                                                    Washington DC

                                                    83 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    83 reviews

                                                    Dined on June 18, 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Absolutely loved our experience here. The seafood pasta and strawberry rhubarb dessert was delicious! My husband had the veal chop which was okay, and we had the honey whipped ricotta which was nice.

                                                  4. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on June 16, 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Great place! Great food! Great hotel!

                                                  5. CF

                                                    ColieF

                                                    Washington DC

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 28, 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Great for a gathering of friends and family, or for an anniversary or datenight.

                                                  6. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Baltimore

                                                    11 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    11 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 23, 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Loved the place. Great atmosphere. Food and service were amazing. Definitely recommend and planning on returning with an overnight stay and dinner again.

                                                  7. RG

                                                    RooftopGem

                                                    Washington DC

                                                    27 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    27 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 1, 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Menu is small and it was annoying that there were no lamb chops at a chop house (only had veal chops). However, the steak we ordered was cooked to perfection and the sides were outstanding. The tiramisu was fantastic.

                                                  8. C

                                                    Cookie

                                                    Hawaii

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 1, 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Very pleasant dining experience. The service was fantastic- prompt and continued to check in through out the meal. All the food we ordered was delicious. Ambiance was nice, lively but still allowed for intimacy. Does cost a pretty penny so would likely return for special occasions.

                                                  9. SF

                                                    SamuelF

                                                    Washington DC

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 30, 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Absolutely loved it for my first time. We arrived a little late but everyone from the host to our waiter was extremely accommodating and ensured that we have an excellent experience. Our waiter was amazing he has been there since 2017 and his knowledge about everything blew us away. He provided us with excellent recommendations and a superb wine pairing that went well with two different dinners he certainly made it a night to remember. Thank you.

                                                  10. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Washington DC

                                                    10 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    10 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 22, 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Anniversary dinner. We had a wonderful experience. Food was excellent and service was stellar! Justin was our wait attendant. He was professional, knowledgeable about the menu, and engaged with us in timely manner—not too much and not too little. We will be back again!

                                                  11. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    New England

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 19, 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Yum yums! Great for date night. Get the Caesar salad it SLAPS!

                                                  12. AM

                                                    AidaM

                                                    New York Area

                                                    11 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    3.0

                                                    11 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 16, 2021

                                                    overall3food5service2ambience4

                                                    Our waiter was not a happy person, and put a damper on our festive meal.

                                                  13. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Baltimore

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    4.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 11, 2021

                                                    overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                    Phenomenal service by our waiter and the wait staff!! I highly recommend for a date night. Prepare it is a bit pricy.

                                                  14. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Orlando

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 10, 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    We had a great time celebrating at the RPCH. The food was outstanding and the service was excellent. We don’t typically spend that much on dinner, as it is pricy, but there was no let down. Everything we ordered was fantastic. Definitely try the tuna crudo if your a raw tuna fan. The flavors melded together in such a unique way with a crunch.

                                                  15. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Baltimore

                                                    1 review

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 3, 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Amazing! Loved the service!

                                                  16. CW

                                                    CandiceW

                                                    Washington DC

                                                    8 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    8 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 3, 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Food was tasty. I loved the crab cake it was made to perfection. Also had the Rigatoni pasta and bottle of Decoy wine. Service was outstanding. Definitely will be back.

                                                  17. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    New York Area

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    3.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined on March 31, 2021

                                                    overall3food4service5ambience5

                                                    Too expensive. I can get a steak in Annapolis for half the price.

                                                  18. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Baltimore

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    3.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on March 20, 2021

                                                    overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                    Started with an unpleasant greeting. Ceaser salad was one of our favorites in the past, it was inedible this time tasted like bad fish. Limited menu not good at that price.

                                                  19. d

                                                    dmaddness

                                                    Baltimore

                                                    10 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    10 reviews

                                                    Dined on March 17, 2021

                                                    overall5food4service3ambience5

                                                    Our server brought drinks for everyone but one person. He didn’t come back so it was over 15 mins before I could flag him down for the final person. He also forgot our appetizer. We had to remind him and we got it with dinner. Neither of these forgotten items were adjusted on the check, nor was a comp 2nd drink or something offered to her. Sooooooooo sad that the ricotta (my most fav thing in this city) came with some flatbread crackers instead of the grilled bread. It completely changed the entire taste and I sadly wont be ordering that again. (Why change perfection?!) Last, only 3 steaks on the menu, but I fully understand and accept the limited menu due to current circumstances.

                                                  20. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    New York Area

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on March 6, 2021

                                                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                    Great Bday for Dave!

                                                  21. AC

                                                    AnnaC

                                                    New England

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined on March 4, 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Rec Pier Chop House is always a pleasure. Our food was excellent, the service was friendly, and the atmosphere is always beautiful. They also have taken strong measures to ensure guest safety during the pandemic, and despite having to cut down their menu, still deliver an excellent meal and dining experience.

                                                  22. JI

                                                    JuliaI

                                                    Washington DC

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined on February 27, 2021

                                                    overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                    We ordered the Caesar salad, scallops, linguini with crab and jalapeño, rib eye, ricotta and crostini, and tuna. And the pumpkin cheesecake. Every single thing we ordered was absolutely delicious! The service was great. We did order an expensive bottle of wine and they brought out a different bottle for us 30 minutes later. We said it was wrong and they went back they didn’t have the one we ordered. Another 15 minutes. They were very apologetic and did everything they could to make it better. Very good experience with my husband and our friends.

                                                  23. VB

                                                    VictoriaB

                                                    Washington DC

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined on February 26, 2021

                                                    overall5food5service3ambience4

                                                    Food was amazing. Waiter was lack luster but the GM and hostess were great!!!!

                                                  24. S

                                                    Sammy

                                                    Baltimore

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    2.0

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    Dined on February 19, 2021

                                                    overall2food4service4ambience3

                                                    Way over priced and very limited menu. They were out of one of the 8 items on their menu. I was charged 22.00 for a glass of wine. Definitely not worth the money.

                                                  25. M

                                                    Mishy

                                                    Washington DC

                                                    8 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    8 reviews

                                                    Dined on December 6, 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Best fine dining experience ever! Service was excellent, food was superb! Will definitely return!

                                                  26. LA

                                                    LizA

                                                    Baltimore

                                                    33 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    33 reviews

                                                    Dined on December 4, 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Fantastic as always! Absolutely loved the new in-house dry aged steak.

                                                  27. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Baltimore

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    Dined on November 27, 2020

                                                    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.

                                                  28. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Minneapolis

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    Dined on November 8, 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                    Great restaurant and quick service!

                                                  29. LB

                                                    LindaB

                                                    Philadelphia

                                                    16 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    3.0

                                                    16 reviews

                                                    Dined on October 29, 2020

                                                    overall3food4service1ambience5

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

                                                  30. ES

                                                    ElSid77

                                                    Washington DC

                                                    12 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    4.0

                                                    12 reviews

                                                    Dined on October 26, 2020

                                                    overall4food5service4ambience4

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

                                                  31. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Miami

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    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.

                                                  32. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Baltimore

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined on October 21, 2020

                                                    overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                    Food was really good and the server was very informed.

                                                  33. PA

                                                    PaigeA

                                                    Philadelphia

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    3.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined on October 17, 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.

                                                  34. Y

                                                    Yarni

                                                    New York Area

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    5 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.

                                                  35. AR

                                                    ArmaniR

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    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

                                                  36. AP

                                                    AlanP

                                                    Washington DC

                                                    10 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    10 reviews

                                                    Dined on October 3, 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Great food and service will return again.

                                                  37. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Washington DC

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    3.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined on September 26, 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.

                                                  38. FB

                                                    FaridaB

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    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!

                                                  39. CS

                                                    ChristianS

                                                    St. Louis

                                                    9 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    9 reviews

                                                    Dined on March 8, 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                  40. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Baltimore

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    3.0

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    Dined on March 7, 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!

                                                  Safety precautions

                                                  • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                    • Contactless payment available
                                                  • Screening

                                                    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                                  FAQs

                                                  Rec Pier Chop House is rated 4.5 stars by 1103 OpenTable diners.

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                                                  Google Map for Rec Pier Chop House

                                                  1715 Thames Street Baltimore, MD 21231

                                                  Additional information

                                                  • Neighborhood

                                                    Fells Point

                                                  • Hours of operation

                                                    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                                  • Cuisines

                                                    Italian, Steakhouse

                                                  • Dining style

                                                    Casual Elegant

                                                  • Dress code

                                                    Smart Casual

                                                  • Parking details

                                                    Public parking, direct water taxi access, and private boat landing.

                                                  • Payment options

                                                    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                                  • Executive chef

                                                    Andrew Carmellini

                                                  • Additional

                                                    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                  • Phone number

                                                    (443) 552-1300

                                                  • Catering

                                                    <br />

                                                  • Private party facilities

                                                    Semi-private mezzanine overlooking the main dining room of Rec Pier Chophouse

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