Tark's Grill

4.4
598 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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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
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Phone number
(410) 583-8275
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
James Jennings
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Catering
Private Dining: Our "Wine Room" seats up to 35 guests and our "Hall of Fame Room" seats up to 20 guests.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Falls Rd
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Parking details
Ample, free parking always
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 598 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.3
service
4.3
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Great Sunday brunch menu and friendly service.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Service was paced just right. We took our time and never felt rush and never waited for food or the check. Great food and drinks

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great meal! Excellent server. Always pleased at Tark’s

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2.0Dined 3 days ago

Food was very heavy with butter. Service was okay but not great based on the cost of the food. Nice for drinks but will never go to eat again.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

As usual Tark’s came through with the greatest and most original lunch choices

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

Tonight’s dining experience at Tark’s was not a good one.
The table that I had reserved was given to others - second time this had occurred. The noise level was excruciating. One of the reasons I reserve that particular table is that it somehow seems to buffer the noise. Service was tentative and mediocre. The food was as always quite good but not enjoyed due the aforementioned happenings.

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

This is a good spot for lunch or dinner. It's not fancy, but its nice. It has a pleasant outdoor eating area.
The menu is varied and the food is tasty. I previously had sandwiches or salads which were excellent. The Legacy Salad is a winner, but this week ordered the bronzini entre and dessert. It was huge and delicious.

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

The food was delicious and the service was great. I went with family and it was extra nice to be seated in the back room. The main dining room was a bit noisy but the back room was perfect. Keep up the great work.

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4.0Dined on August 10, 2018

I’m back again to praise one of my favorite “go to” restaurants. What more could one ask for - delicious cuisine, great service, and a warm and friendly ambiance.

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Outstanding. Food and service were above and beyond.

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Our favorite place for lunch, good food, friendly staff. Great outdoors.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

While I had been to lunch at Tark's in the past, this was our first time for dinner. It was just a tad bit too humid so we dined indoors. I already knew that the menu was loaded with Gluten Free options, especially for dinner. Our server, Walther, was wonderful and worked me on GF options but never cheating my husband from the most wonderful bread in Maryland. I thoroughly enjoyed my steak and fries while my husband had the most amazing sandwhich - a seafood club. It was built on three pieces of potatoe bread; crab cake, shrimp salad and bacon. I did not get to taste it but nearly every table that was ordering indoors had one of them delivered, so you know it's popular. We highly recommend Tarks and can't wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

We were celebrating a birthday. Our lunch was fresh and delicious, the service was great and they are very accommodating.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Lovely outdoor seating in city suburb easily accessible to many locations around the beltway. Superb dependable food and great service. Scallops, seafood risotto, and soft shell dishes all excellent. Have also enjoyed the Prime Rib Monday night special which is a great deal and perfectly cooked.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

My husband has severe food allergies and the chef, wait staff, and hotessess we're so accommodating.
The fococcia was a new addition for us and everyone loved us.
Food was great.
The only draw back for me it is loud and sometimes hard to have a conversation.

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3.0Dined on July 28, 2018

My wife had the Trout Almondine which was probably the worst version of it I have ever seen or tasted. Almonds on the trout?, No. There were a few scattered on the green beans that accompanied it but even those were not toasted as they ought to be. The fish itself had been dredged in corn meal but had little or no real flavor. I make a far superior version of the dish at home and I'm only passable as a cook.
My steak frites with the petite filet was mediocre at best. I requested it medium rare with the emphasis on rare. What I got was medium at best and rather tasteless except for the "house steak sauce" that it was drowned in. The "frites" which they want you to think are great because they use the word "truffle" in the description were tasteless. You can't take frozen french fries (which these were), dress them up with the word truffles and expect folks to swoon.
So what was good about the meal? it was a beautiful early evening, a perfect night to eat outside which just about everyone did. Inside, the place was deserted and it was a nice patio area. In fact that's what got the overall rating up to 3 stars rather than the two it really deserves. if we had eaten inside where sound levels reach jumbo jet decibel levels they would be luck to get even two.
Such a shame because as I recall, the City Cafe downtown which now owns this place is vastly superior to this place in every respect.

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3.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Far overpriced for taste that was lacking. In serious need of a cosmetic upgrade.

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1.0Dined on July 27, 2018

It took forever to get served here tonight. This place is totally disorganized. Done with it.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Great atmosphere outside with live music! Food was on point

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

My first time at Tarks and it won't be my last. It was fabulous ! Four of us shared 5 wonderful appetizers as our meal and every single one was outstanding !!

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

Great dinner at Tark's. Loved the lobster nugs, seafood risotto and scallops. If you haven't been in awhile, give Tark's a try. You'll be glad you did.

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

The food was very good, however I am picky about my fish and felt it was on the under cooked side. I ate most of it but couldn't eat it all. Everything else was awesome! Our waitress was very friendly and kind.

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2018

Great Prime Rib special on Monday nights!
Large portion of Prime Rib which i can never finish and comes with two sides. Quick service and meet cooked at perfect temperature.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Have been to Tarks many t9mes but they outdid themselves Sat. evening. I had a scrumptious rockfish over a bed of corn, tomatoes, and lump crab. I totally recommend this dish.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

We were there for lunch on a rainy Sat. Afternoon. Service was quick and efficient. Food was very good. Will come back again.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Awesome staff.Amazung food

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2.0Dined on July 21, 2018

nice place, but food was not good at all. and i do not think that there was something wrong with the dishes that we ordered. Food in general was not good, had no taste... i thing this restaurant survives just because there is nothing else around. otherwise, it would be long gone.

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2018

We rarely dine out on a Thursday night, but made the right decision to go to Tark's. The appetizers, salads, and drinks were all refreshing and solid portions. We suggest the meatballs and burrata and the market salad.

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1.0Dined on July 19, 2018

Had the worst experience I’ve ever had at Tarks grill and will never go back again. Made reservations for a party for four and one of the people in our party why stuck in traffic coming from downtown and was going to be about 15 minutes late, they would not seat us outside until the entire party was there. What was frustrating is that people were coming in and they were sitting people inside without the entire party but they had different roles outside which is ridiculous. Very very frustrating.Divorce change the menu on the outside you can no longer get sandwiches or even burgers you have to get full dinners and out on out when you’re sitting outside. I’ve heard a lot of people complaining about that also. Once again I will never get back to Turks again such a bad experience.

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

sitting outside was amazing. James one of the managers was really good.
really enjoyed it. we go back again to sit outside...........

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4.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Tarks has undergone many transformations over the years. It has settled into a nice routine now and the food is good!
It is very pleasant to sit outside by the water display; generally a pleasant environment with good food.

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Tarks is excellent food but the booth is old in tooth and noise level is challenging for old dogs.

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

One of the entrees was a steak salad. We were very disappointed...too much greens and very sparse steak.
At the price charged there should have been a good deal more steak.
Service was good (George) and the people who sat us (hosts) were very accommodating.

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4.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Tark's continues to be one of my favorites - excellent cuisine - a great chef - good service, and always consistent. I will be sure to return soon.

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2.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Over priced but probably what the market will bare given its location

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4.0Dined on July 1, 2018

. Food was good. Service was very good

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Server very nice and accommodating.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Lovely outdoor setting. Good food and good service

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3.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Chicken in chicken fun salad way over cooked - very dry and tough.

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4.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Tark's new updated menu is excellent and the outdoor set up is great. Love the new menu.

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