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Tark's Grill

4.3
482 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
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 482 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.3
service
4.1
ambience
3.9
value
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

Tark's is a beautiful venue with a lovely outdoor patio, professional staff, and great food.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

A lovely birthday celebration. 15 if us enjoyed our lunch on their beautiful patio. The food was delicious and our server was amazing. Even with all those people he was correct with everyone’s entree. The shrimp salad was delicious and the Baltimore Club is always a big hit. A great place — a beautiful patio

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Went for a late happy hour @ 730 on a Friday. Most of the crowd starting to leave. We sat in bar & it was way too loud for any type of conversation. Service was a bit slow, but the food made up for it. Ordered 4 appetizers and that was enough for 2 people. You’ve got to try the tomato & porcini ravioli. Unbelievably delicious. The sauce was creamy & smooth. I love my tuna tartar. Give this place a try but not on a Friday night.

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2.0Dined 4 days ago

Have eaten at Tarks for years and we have always enjoyed our meal and the atmosphere.
My dinner was not at all good. I had the old Lindsey salad ( which has been renamed but no where near as good) with salmon on the top. It came out raw inside and I ask if they could just cook it slightly more. When I ordered it I specifically asked for it not to be raw on the inside. When they brought it back it was so dried out and tasteless that I couldn’t eat or swallow it ! Our waitress was nice enough to remove it from the bill without me asking.
Not going back anytime soon

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Back again for another excellent meal.

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

Food was average given price point, very thin wine list. A bit noisy for a business meeting or quiet conversation.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

A wonderful birthday luncheon. Thank you to tarks for making this a day to remember. Everything was perfect. Good delicious and service was perfect

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

Our dinners were delicious. We both had the Bronzino which was grilled perfectly. It was my friends birthday and to celebrate we were given a choice of a complimentary dessert. My only complaint is that there was a $3 charge to exchange the spinach which came with the dinner, with asparagus.

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4.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Every now and then it is good to revisit a favorite spot, and I am pleased to report that Tarks is better than ever. In fact, I plan to return shortly.

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2.0Dined on April 14, 2018

On a Saturday evening they were out of hamburgers.

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2.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Niçoise salad was delicious with nicely seared with rare tuna and fresh greens tossed very lightly in vinaigrette. Fried green tomatoes were greasy and while the accompanying crabmeat was very nice, it lacked additional flavor and preparation. Our server was very nice and accommodating

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The outside seating looked pretty pleasant, but it was the first warm night and we'd have to have wating 45m, so we ate inside. The ambience is. . .well, we were reminded of eating at a hotel or possibly an airport. Drop ceiling, seriously ugly upholstery on the seating. Food was good, and our server was great--very pleasant. I had the ahi tuna. I sort of question the idea of serving it on a bed of scrambled eggs, but whatever. Portions were large. Highlight of dinner was definitely the bread pudding dessert. That was first-rate. But we'll probably never come back here unless we have to for some reason.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Requested outside seating on my OT reservation, but when we arrived we were told it was “first come, first served outside”. This should be noted on the website.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The shrimp cocktail was very nice with 4 very large shrimp. The meatloaf, however was mealy and covered with very salty gravy that I had to scrape off. My wife's bronzini was also not very good. Leftovers went to our pets.
Lunches in the past, however, have been much better. Maybe it was just a bad day for the kitchen

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

After the new owners took over I visited Tarks two times and was very disappointed with the food and the service. I was not anxious to return I had marked it off my list as a place to go for dinner or lunch.
However, after the urging of good friends, we decided to return and were pleasantly surprised as to how good the service and the service was.
We'll return.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Oh my goodness! We went to tarks for Easter Buffet and it was outstanding. Apparently, this was the first time the new owners had a buffet, although their usual Sunday Brunch is always a hit. Well, this Brunch was over the top. My husband and I have never seen such a selection and each dish that we selected was absolutely delicious. The bar has been set to excellent! Keep up the good work and we will return over and over again. (Just learned that tarks has a Prime Rib Night every Monday evening 14 oz. for $20.00. What can be better than that!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

This has become our favorite restaurant in the Baltimore area. Excellent food and service. We had Easter Brunch and it will become a family tradition.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

My family celebrated Easter brunch at Tark's Grill. The buffet was excellent and had a raw bar, breakfast items and a carving station. The desserts were terrific as was the service. I recommend Tark's for any occasion.

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1.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Not a good experience: very inconsistent service, food ranged from just OK to inedible....all this in the same tired and slightly shabby decor that probably dates back 10 years.
Oh, and please change the menu from time to time. It really is not good enough to endure as classics that should stay on and on and on.

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

It was noon so it was busy. The waitress was a bit slow but the food was excellent. I had blackened chicken on the legacy salad and my colleague had the lobster roll with fries.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

The experience is consistently excellent

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

fabulous food...love the chicken fun salad!!!

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Good, noisy, slow service, coconut cake a bit dried out, beef rib very good and very large portion.

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3.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Service was very slow. The chicken pot pie was weirdly sweet, a bit too sweet for my taste.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Interesting menu. Good Food I will go there again!

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2.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Not good unfortunately. We waited almost an hour for our meals, watching in frustration as other diners, who arrived after us, ate and left. Nice waitress but zero sense of urgency from her or the manager who eventually stopped by the table. Once meals were finally delivered, we were asked how all looked before we had taken a bite with no follow up from manager. Really disappointing experience for this Tarks regular and my companions who are frequent patrons. Food was fine, but don’t order breakfast potatoes - bland: boiled, split in half, not seasoned or crisp.

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2.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We had quit Tark's because the food was very inconsistent. We loved eating out when the weather was good but, for those prices, there were other good venues.

Tark's is under new management so we decided to try again. We went for Sunday brunch. There was almost no one there for our 11:00 time slot, so we got to sit anywhere.

Not much has changed. I had the Angry Omelet. It had some of my favorite ingredients - shrimp, Andouille sausage and grits - with some kick. Unfortunately it was way too angry. Hot for the sake of hot with no subtlety.

The grits might have been decent but they came out stone cold, probably ladled from a pre-made pot made much earlier.

My wife's turkey club sandwich was good, but it had deli meet, not cut turkey. She was able to substitute fruit for the fries and that helped a lot.

Service was fair - not great but not awful.

We will give it one more try if ever gets into spring when we can try dinner outside. Until then, a return visit if not in the cards. It's a shame because we only live a couple of miles away.

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Way to loud and bring in dining area
Dining area way to CRAMPED to have a pleasant dinner experience

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

I rarely take time to do reviews. But the food at Tark's was outstanding. Everything we ordered was delicious. How often does that happen? It was a Saturday night and a bit noisy for the 60 plus group. But it was a lovely meal, and would definitely return.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

My kids and i love Tark's we go all the time. I have even been with friends for drinks. The food is quality and the service is outstanding. Always a smile from staff and great chatting.

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The food was hit and miss. The steaks were absolutely great, correctly cooked and have great flavor and texture to them. Side dishes were disappointing, why would they serve fries with a Filet Mignon? The dish presentation was great for their lamb, it was tasty correctly cooked good seasoning and it was well received at the table. They need to work on the ahi tuna, they need to rework their seasoning, presentation and what they serve it with. The noise at the bar was overwhelming and not suitable for a nice evening. It seems that this place has changed to a more bar style place than a restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great food and service!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

The food is great. The service is great. The atmosphere is great.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Food is good, but pricey. Waiter was very personable

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1.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Salad was brown. Disappointing. Come here often. Usually pretty good.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Great evening, as usual. Food was delicious, service was excellent, and manager James was welcoming and friendly. Thanks, Tark's!

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Enjoyed it hard to hear.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Friendly accomodating staff, excellent meals except omlets pretty bland. Need improvement.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Excellent server. We split two good dishes with two people and she made it a pleasure.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Food is a bit pricey for what it is. Our waiter Walter is such an asset. He has served us several times and is always so accommodating. Comfortable, pleasant setting.

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