Rec Pier Chop House

4.5
1097 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 1097 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on May 22, 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.

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vipCroftonGem
Washington DC
26 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.

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Cookie
Hawaii
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.

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SamuelF
Washington DC
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 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!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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AidaM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Loved the service!

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vipCandiceW
Washington DC
5 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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
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.

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vipdmaddness
Baltimore
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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great Bday for Dave!

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AnnaC
New England
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.

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JuliaI
Washington DC
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.

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vipVictoriaB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

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

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vipSammy
Baltimore
4 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.

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Mishy
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipLiz1
Baltimore
31 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
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.

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vipLindaB
Philadelphia
13 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
4 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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vipOpenTable 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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ChristianS
St. Louis
6 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
4 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
4 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
12 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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Rec Pier Chop House is rated 4.5 stars by 1097 OpenTable diners.

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