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About Tark's Grill

Tark's Grill & Bar is a contemporary American restaurant located in the center of fashionable Green Spring Station. Serving delicious food with warm service in a relaxed, comfortable setting. Executive Chef James Jennings prepares an original menu of classic comfort foods with a twist. Sunday a la carte brunch is offered.

2360 W Joppa Rd
Lutherville, MD 21093
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
LUNCH

Monday - Friday 11am-3pm

SUNDAY BRUNCH

Sunday 10am-3pm

DINNER

Monday - Thursday 4pm - 10pm

Friday + Saturday 4pm - 10pm

Sunday 4pm-9pm

Happy Hour
Monday-Friday 4pm-7pm

Cross Street:
Falls Rd

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 583-8275

Website:
http://tarksgrill.com/

Entertainment:
Weekend live music on our patio, weather permitting.

Catering:
Private Dining: Our "Wine Room" seats up to 35 guests and our "Hall of Fame Room" seats up to 20 guests.

Parking Details:
Ample, free parking always

Executive Chef:
James Jennings

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

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Tark's Grill Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (42)
Casual (33)
Great for Lunch (29)
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Good for a Date (27)
Neighborhood Gem (25)
Business Meals (21)
Special Occasion (20)
Bar Seating (19)
Vibrant Bar Scene (16)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Good for Groups (14)
Fun (14)
Worth the Drive (13)
Comfort Food (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Happy Hour (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Seasonal (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Hot Spot (8)
Quick Bite (8)
Cozy (7)
Romantic (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Healthy (5)
People Watching (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Great Beer (4)
Authentic (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Vegan (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Live Music (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Scenic View (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Sports (1)
Tapas (1)
Waterfront (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

My girlfriend has a very strict diet, Walter was our server and made some great suggestions for her. Great service, great food, overall stellar experience for a date night we look forward to our return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Vegan, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 3 days ago

I was for the first time ever disappointed in the food. The cream of crab was way to heavy and I found the crab cake to be on the small side.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined 3 days ago

There may be no better place in the Baltimore area for business lunch.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined 7 days ago

Delicious crab cakes! Better than I remember from City Cafe.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Lunch at tarks: absolutely the best shrimp salad wrap I have ever had —- anywhere and at any price. Service was exceptional and the manager even stopped by to see if we were enjoying our meal; a nice touch. This lovely restaurant will certainly be our new”go to” restaurant.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 2, 2017

My service was impeccable. George was very professional and excellent. I'll definitely be back

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Waterfront, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quick Bite, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Paleo Friendly, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Live Music, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Vegan
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Solid menu! Always satisfied with a visit to Tark's! I made a reservation for brunch during the annual Makers Market @ Greenspring Station & was seated right when I entered.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The service was great. The food was good but chicken salad on a croissant not as fantastic as was stated. The fun salad was good and the burger was good, cooked as requested.
We had a nice time .

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Waiter was attentive & so was the staff. Food was good.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Enjoyed the meal. Appetizers were especially good, calimari and corn fritters. Shrimp in shrimp cocktail were huge. Drinks were also fine.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 19, 2017

A little noisy but good.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Two senior should not be placed in a room with two large family tables with children running around. Staff tried hard to make us comfortable but we never should have been seated there.

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The noise level was so loud we could not hear our conversation during our meal. I don’t know what they can do about it but it’s a significant issue.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Amazing waiter and the lamb burger was divine! I strongly recommend this place!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Satisfactory neighborhood restaurant
We have eaten at this restaurant located where many previous restaurants have come and gone. While the external patio is attractive, particularly in good weather and the interior seating is OK with several booths as well as separate tables, it is attractive without being "special." As to the food, it too is dependable but not outstanding. Our crab cakes were OK but this native specialty is done better in many other venues. Also all the food could be served much hotter. There are also better bargains regarding wine prices and overall value.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Delicious as always! Nice ambiance too. Would highly recommend!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 8, 2017

We had asked for a table in one of the smaller rooms because of the noise level in the larger rooms, when I made the reservation last week. There were private parties in the smaller rooms. We then asked for a booth. Were told they were reserved. All of them were not reserved and the hostess reluctantly sat us in one of the booths. Mumbling to us that they were being held for larger parties. Felt we were treated like a second class customer. We did leave earlier than we wanted. The restaurant was full and very noisy. Definitely a problem for this restaurant. I would warn friends that I would recommend this restaurant that it was very noisy.

Tags: Quick Bite, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Casual
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 6, 2017

We dined with another couple and all enjoyed the food and service by our waiter, Eric. The scallops, short ribs, bronzino and salads were delicious. A most enjoyable evening for all!

Tags: Organic, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Service atmosphere very good. Food Fair had meatloaf overwhelmed with sauce. Mash potatoes to mushy more like potato soup.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 6, 2017

We have been going to “tarks” for about a year, ever since the restaurant had new owners. We have never been disappointed. We try to always make a reservation because it is a busy place, but on occasion when we have just stopped by we only waited a few minutes. On those occasions we were invited to sit at the bar to wait for our table and the bar is a very exciting place. The drinks were delicious and the vibe was energetic and fun. Our dinner -delicious. I selected Lobster Pappadelle and my husband selected the crab cakes. Both entrees were ‘over the top’. Our server was friendly and attentive. This is our favorite restaurant in the county.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 4, 2017

It was ok, just ok. We have dined often since they have been open. It seems to have lost something under the new ownership. Much brighter lighting, nowhere near as crowded as in the past. Crab dip was very good. Duck, burger, crab cake were ok. Waiter was attentive, but he messed up, as usual. (or it might have bee the kitchen). We ALWAYS order our Caesar salads with NO dressing. We just eat it dry. We don't like Caesar dressing & try to limit calories. Somehow I ate about 3/4 of my salad before realizing it had dressing. I know- how could I have not noticed? I kept thinking it was just an abundance of grated parmesean. Anyway- I told the waiter. I was a bit horrified- I hate Caesar dressing. The salad was not taken off the check. I asked the waiter about it and he said: "but you ate it". (in a snarky tone). Anyway- I will be more careful. So many restaurants ignore our requests for "no dressing". Maybe they will improve. But for now, it's a solid 3 stars.

Tags: Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Under new ownership Turks has really gone downhill. They have changed the menu for the worse. I don't understand why, because they used to have great items like chicken pot pie. To be avoided, which is too bad, because there are few alternatives in the area.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 31, 2017

The manager really impressed us! Out 9 4 - year - old friend was celebrating his birthday . The Mgr came to chat with us and later got to the door to open it for us, shake hands with the celebrant , thank him for coming and ask him to plz return ! Very impressive !

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Restaurant was clean. Service was fair (waiter may have been new?). Ordered the Bronzino-- half of the fish was VERY salty but ate it any how as I did not want to make a scene for our guests. The potatoes were room temp but the waiter brought another order which was sufficiently hot and very tasty. I will probably return but not too soon. The waiter was advised of the problem with the fish which both me and my wife ordered and aside from an apology nothing else was done.

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vip
 (West Virginia)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The last time we were at Tark's, it was pretty good. The crab cakes this time had very little jumbo lump crab and tasted very fishy. The other appetizers and entrees were fair, at best. The manager tried to help our waiter who had to be flagged down for drink refills, etc. It was not a good dining experience.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Service was great! Food was just "Ok"! Would not reccomend

Tags: Fun
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Tark’s never disappoints. Today’s occasion was a chance to catch up with an old friends. The food and service were great.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Good food but very high drink prices for very poor pours

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Had a lovely dinner with my daughter. Nice to be outside on one of the last warmish evenings of Fall.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Bronzini was excellent Cosmopolitan perfect. Can’t wait to come back

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Had a terrific time with a friend at this restaurant. The food was excellent. I had the brisketmelt and my friend had the legacy salad which were both delicious.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Great service and food. Kitchen accommodated our special requests.

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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Food was very good, didn’t wait for table. My only complaint is that the server removed things from our table while we were eating and then removed my dinner plate without asking if I was finished, while my friend was still eating. When she came back I said something to her. She should have asked if I was finished. Overall our lunch was good and the atmosphere lovely.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 16, 2017

My friend took me there for my birthday last week. Everything about this place is terrific.
I highly recommend to you for whatever you are celebrating...even if it is just a meal with a friend. I have even gone there alone for dinner and enjoyed everything.
The photographs on the walls are interesting.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Wedding gown fitting. Beautiful day!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 13, 2017

good food and service. very noisy. hard to have conversation. needs remodeling.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 9, 2017

A great neighborhood place to meet. Parking can be difficult during the day. Parking spaces are very narrow.

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

My cousin & I were at Tark's on October 5th to celebrate a birthday. We agreed that it was a great place to celebrate a special occasion. We were able to be seated outside,
which, I believe is far more pleasant , on a nice-weather day, than inside. I ordered bronzino, which was excellent, as were the sides. Service was good, as was the general vibe, being enjoyed by lot of diners, there .

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great food and good selection - was hard to decide if we should order entrees or just try a bunch of apps and small plates. Fried oysters are perfect - could use a little more of the sauce, but great. The risotto mozzarella sticks were delicious and the cheesesteak spring rolls were fun. The rockfish was a little bland, but cooked perfectly. Could use a little more seasoning. Drinks were delicious (strong, but good). Not enough room for dessert!

Tags: Casual, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Excellent, excellent, excellent! Haven't been here since the new owners took over a year ago, we sure have been missing out. Will be back!😁

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