Rye Street Tavern

4.6
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$30 and under
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American
Rye Street Tavern is Chef Andrew Carmellini and NoHo Hospitality Group’s newest American restaurant located in Baltimore’s Port Covington neighborhood, adjacent to the Sagamore Spirit Distillery. Rye Street Tavern is a tribute to Baltimore’s mid-Atlantic roots, and the city’s industrial era that was fueled by neighborhood taverns and Chesapeake comfort cuisine. Chef Carmellini’s menu features locally-grown ingredients, farm-raised meats including his famous fried chicken, sustainable seafood and raw bar, and plenty of Maryland crab. Rye Street Tavern proudly specializes in serving American spirits, craft beers and wines, with an emphasis on rye whiskey and Maryland’s distilling heritage.
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KM
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

This place is beautiful and the scenery is nice. The food was just ok and not really worth the price. Being from the south I was excited when I looked at the menu. Unfortunately, the food just didn’t make the cut. The fried fish felt mushy and the biscuits lacked flavor and the flakiness I’m used to as a southerner.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Food was greasy. No kid friendly choices. Service was terrible. Will not be going back, ever.

MB
Vancouver
55 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great spot with excellent food. Innovative dishes that I would call comfort meets seafood. Service was a little slow but all in all a place I would recommend without question.

JL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience3

No recommendation for a pre fix menu. This Valentine's Pre Fix menu lacked any luster. I have been here for brunch and it was great. However, for $75 per person, it was definitely not worth the drive, gas, time and money. It's a shame because Valentine's Day is supposed to be special. Not in my case.

BW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch menu

MG
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic brunch!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Out of main entree at 6:15 on a Sat nite. 🤔

OT
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Beautiful setting and atmosphere. Unfortunately, the service and food experience was far from pleasant. While dining, one of the managers took it upon herself to train and literally berate one of the newer staff members on how to set up tables and serve, this went on for some time right next to our table. There goes the pleasant atmosphere. I also ordered a glass of wine with my entree and after I was almost finished, and asked several staff members if I could order a glass of wine, I decided to go to the bar and just order one myself. We could barley finish our meals as the seafood was way overcooked. The restaurant was not busy at all, so not sure what was going on. Lots of staff and many huddled in groups chatting, oblivious of taking care of customers. Such a shame, as this is a really beautiful and unique setting.....only wish a real management team would make the right adjustments, as whoever is running the show now has much to learn.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We started our night with the distillery tour which was excellent and had dinner afterwards. Wonderful night!

TC
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner in the bar area...food was excellent. Drinks were perfect. Waitstaff was just the right amount of attention. We closed the place down, didn't want to leave.

V
Baltimore
79 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome looking place. Awesome service. Cornbread was amazing

SA
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a brunch get together to celebrate a birthday. The menu was a bit limited but selections were good and everyone found their meals to be well prepared and delicious.

P
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Good times as usual. Ceviche was amazing! Fish entree was a little bland but everything else: drinks, bread, appetizers, seafood bowl was excellent. A little noisy sitting on the bar side, but one of my fav restaurants for sure.

d
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This restaurant is situated directly beside the Sagamore Distillery welcome center. The handcrafted cocktails are excellent; the bartenders treat cocktail-making as an art. Every dish we ordered was flavorful. My favorite dish was the fried chicken; it was juicy and hot, crunchy and not greasy. I only rated the food with 4 stars because the biscuits served along side the fried chicken were cold, and the "warm apple pie" didn't seem warmed but rather ambient temperature.

BA
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fav place to eat and drink cocktails in Baltimore!

JS
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant!

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PM
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently an exceptional experience. Been here many times.

NG
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate at the bar. Had the brunch menu. Great burger. Really nice environment. Great service.

L
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First of all We appreciated the valet service. Very professional and courteous young people. We ate at the bar and also received top rate service. Dinner was fantastic and we will definitely return.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Seated at bar areA... very drafty and service was friendly but a little slow

R
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Dood is wonderful and service is great!! I would highly recommend.

B
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The food was just ok for the price. We waited over 30mins for our main meal to arrive. Considering that this was a pre-fixed menu they fell short of our expectations. The saving grace was the service which was great.

M
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great new year’s eve dinner!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

pros: Great atmosphere and our waitress was very nice/attentive...cons: kitchen and bar took a long time getting out the drinks and food

OT
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It was my first time. I liked it but my fish tacos were less than superb. I should have gotten my first choice which was the fish sandwich. The ambience was really cool.

J
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First impressions are always lasting impressions. I stepped out of my car and was met with a couple of the nicest kids working the valet service. Once inside the food was very good although the menu was limited and a little expensive. The entire staff was knowledgeable about the dishes as well as the drinks.

P
Baltimore
129 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Frequent diners. Always great food and efficient, polite service. Salads were wonderful and fish entrees were excellent. A bit pricey, but worth it on special occasions.

OT
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service. Some entrees were rather small given the price point, but all very well executed. Everything was very good, both service and food. None of us were blown away by any dish. One person in our party came down ill the next morning, but the rest of us were fine.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated Christmas eve and we were not disappointed with the meals nor service. The restaurant is on our "be back" list.

MS
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will
Plan on returning

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Liz was fantastic. Managers were fantastic. Food even better. All around great time. Come here for anything. Great job.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my team out for the holidays and we had an amazing time. The food and service was amazing!!!

DR
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They were setting up for their staff Christmas party, but the staff was friendly, they were knowledgeable and as always the design and attention to detail were impeccable. Caution to vegetarians! Their menu does not identify items that appear to be vegetarian but are not... beams have meat in them, etc. it would be nice if they detailed their menu a bit more.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great compliment to the distillery visit - food was great and service matched.

JC
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Waiting almost 30 minutes passed our reservation to be seated.

EH
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I loved this restaurant for our anniversary! Beautiful view of the harbor, excellent food and cocktails, and wonderful service!

Music was a tad loud and not my taste, but that was the only downside and I will definitely recommend to anyone and everyone!

j
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Food was very disappointing and we thought the drinks were average and overpriced. The restaurant was loud and the service was not great. We would be in no rush to return. Anytime soon.

r
Baltimore
40 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our 2nd Thanksgiving there and it was lovely. The oysters were great and the ceviche was superb. The corn bread (with a little jalepeno) was so delicious we asked to take a loaf home (and got a yes). The turkey, brussel sprouts, cranberries and mashed potatoes were all better than home made by far!

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server, Veronica, was lovely and helpful. The food was delicious as always. Parking is not easy but the food is worth it.

OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a 7:45 reservation and were not seated until 8:30. It was particularly loud, and the food was just ok.