The Boiler Room Restaurant

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154 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Upscale casual restaurant nestled in a rustic setting in historic Baltimore Highlands neighborhood, offering a contemporary take on classic cuisine. We are located next to Monument City Brewery and Urban Axes. We offer free private parking and extensive outdoor seating. We have live music on Friday, Saturday, & Sundays.

Please join us in welcoming our new Executive Chef Robert Simon. Robert comes to us with extensive industry experience with a focus on dishes that our appealing to the eye and pallet. Follow us on Instagram @theboilerroomrestaurant and on Facebook @boilerroomrestaurant.

We are participating in Maryland Restaurant Week 09/17/21 - 09/26/21. Come check out our special Restaurant Week Menu.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 154 people are saying
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HibachiGuy06
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! We will certainly be returning soon!

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Pinhead
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Crab dip was fantastic. Great place tucked away in a not-so-great neighborhood. The private parking makes all the difference.

The Boiler Room Restaurant
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for the feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed your meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience2

Our server was Sven. He was great. He made definitely through humor and positivity to a bad situation. The restaurant had no electricity. It was strange because all the other connected businesses did have power. The manager was rude and unapologetic for the inconvenience. We won’t be returning.

The Boiler Room Restaurant
Responded 5 days ago

First, I want to apologize for anyone that was rude to you, As a guest your experience is our number one priority. In response to the electricity issue, we are on 3 phase power, only one phase was out, it was the phase that controlled our lights, the kitchen was operational. As the day went on we realized we were unable to provide the level of service we are accustomed to and closed early. This is not our normal operating standards and we hope that you would give us another try.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here from out of Town and the food was good. Nice atmosphere and really sweet band playing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Ambiance was nice, drinks were good, service was good. The food was mediocre, had to send some back which diminished the experience a bit

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RuthP
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was lovely. Will definitely be back!

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AaronJ
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday lunch.. food and service was amazing… definitely will dine again

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BrunchQuest
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Not as nice as I was expecting. One step below Applebees but with Ruth Chris prices.

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JH414
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place. We visited for Sunday brunch. Only down side was it didn’t have all the Brunch items that are on the website.

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binky
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

I would not recommend. Food was overpriced and our server said there wasn’t a chef. Food made me sick. A friend and I both had the shrimp and we both were sick overnight.
Also, our waitress was very nice but was not wearing a mask and it is a mask mandate. Would not go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Buffalo chicken wontons were a hit! Loved sitting outside on the patio but the ambiance inside is beautiful as well.

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Audrey
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Went on a Saturday night and had a good time. Service and food was slow but it was a saturday. Food wasn’t anything outstanding or mind blowing, but the drinks were good and we had a good time! Chill spot. Drinks were great!

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MeganC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Good environment. Good service. Brought out a dessert since we were celebrating an engagement, which was much appreciated!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food lacked flavor and service could be better… expensive dining for what you get

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vipGreggB
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a great time. The only issue —-they didn’t record us being there for our reservation and points.

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MelS
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The drinks were so slow, apparently they had a mixology class happening and the bartender couldn’t get drinks out. Dinner was sub par, oysters, and other appetizers were good. Entrees were off a bit. The filet medallions were store bought with gravy on them. Over cooked. Ribs were tough and not great flavor, shrimp scampi was boring, not a lot of flavor.
The place is beautiful and with the right chef in place and another bartender.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Server lovely , food so bad . Nachos appetiser made with fake cheese out of a jar - the really bad type . Couldn’t believe it . One salad good, other terrible, pizza was awful as was soup ( out of a can ?) and bean burger was bad too . Wings and tacos were ok .
Waiter was very nice as was patio although it faces the parking lot .

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience1

It was supposed to be a night out with friends. No where on open table did they tell us we would be coming during trivia night. They called to confirm the reservation, could have told us then. The food was nothing special. The area is turning into a fun location, but the restaurant was disappointing. Our server forgot out us a few times, we had to go and find her…. Then she messed up our bill.

The interior and exterior were amazing and has sooo much more potential

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vipMrsT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our experience at The Boiler Room was great! I wish I took more pics instead of videos. The crab dip was so good! I would highly recommend the rack of lamb. It was cooked to my specifications (medium well), and did not disappoint. The drinks were tasty too! I wish we didn’t live so far, so we could have enjoyed more. Certainly a hidden gem!

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juke13
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The drinks were good. The crab dip was mediocre. The catfish special was a hit! We loved the patio dining.

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DavidM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great meal outside before a concert next door.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful evening dinner. Enjoyed the atmosphere both inside & outside. The food was delicious and came out very timely. Enjoyed conversations with the bartender Jason along with a variety of some very well made libations!! My husband enjoyed the Drunken Clams and the crabcake!

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cfid
Baltimore
38 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience4

brisket pizza was not a winner. meat was chewy. Caesar salad dressing was watery.

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Chris
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service. Nice atmosphere. Our server Daisy was wonderful. Food was good, not outstanding. I will go back.

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MikesBdaywFriends
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This was our first time there and we were pleasantly surprised. Of course we rode right past it because of the hidden location which also made it even better. I gave 4stars for the food only because I didn’t care for the crab soup, but my salad and his meal was really good.

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EasterBrunch
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We took my husband here for Father’s Day. I made a reservation and was seated 15 minutes earlier than the reservation. The outdoor and indoor decor was absolutely amazing. I loved the exposed brick, the high ceilings, and the overall industrial look of the restaurant.

The place didn’t seem too crowded inside, but I could tell there were more people than they’re probably used to servicing. We ordered the nachos only to discover they were completely sold out of the nachos, fish, and lamb. As a replacement we ordered the calamari, which was mediocre at best. The time between our appetizers and entrées seemed exceptionally long. The food wasn’t hot when it arrived, and it was just average. We ordered the crab cakes, brisket pizza, mushroom pizza, and fries. The crab cakes was decorated with aioli, but a basic brown gravy was drizzled over the mashed potatoes. My husband said the flavors didn’t compliment each other. The balsamic glaze that topped the mushroom pizza was over powering and it didn’t have enough cheese. The best thing was the brisket pizza; however, the brisket was barely noticeable.

There seems to be a big variance between the decor and the food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

The food was pretty lack luster and the service not our hostess but the kitchen was entirely too slow with no answers

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Tori
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Nice experience, but they are short staffed due to the pandemic. They also don't have everything that was listed on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Father’s Day - all was well except for the alcohol level in the drinks. They’re essentially juice, and this is coming from someone who is scared to drink lol

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the Smokehouse chicken sandwich and calamari both were great.

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ABrown
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food was okay, but not worth the price. The drinks, however, were really good.

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LHB13
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We did not have a good experience. The restaurant is SO loud, low ceiling and cement floors are a terrible design. The service was lacking. Our server was new. She was friendly and nice but it took 20 minutes to get water and drinks. And she didn’t check in with us while we waited an hour for our food. The kitchen was backed up and overwhelmed. Some of our food was ok but nothing extraordinary. Not worth it.

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FaithB
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Th crab cakes and crab balls are not good. Crab balls tasted like salmon cakes and crab cakes tasted like they had mashed potatoes in them. Oysters did not taste fresh. Had to send 3 steaks back because they were overcooked one was burnt, we asked for steak sauce they didn't have any and decided to send gravy instead. The drinks were probably the best and the wings, pizza and burgers. Overall it was an okay experience. I would only recommend to stick with the drinks, and actual bar food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere. Server suggestions were helpful. Food was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect
Wings
Shrimp Scampi
Stuffed Chicken
Overall experience

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OrlandoJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great hidden gem with great food and service. Please check it out

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience4

the food took 1.5hrs to come out, one of the margarita pizzas was super burnt and not even edible and the other margarita pizza was undercooked, doughy and soggy (in the middle). the caesar salad that i ordered for my main course never came out so i told the server to forget it (after telling me numerous times it was coming out). he ended up giving me the salad to go and taking that and the burnt pizza off the check. the drunken clams were delicious and was probably the only thing i enjoyed. also took 30-40 mins to get refills on soft drinks. the place was nearly empty as well. they did have a catastrophe in the kitchen but we weren’t told anything until 1.5hrs when we had asked where our food was. all in all, spent 2/2.5hrs and got soup, clams and burnt/undercooked pizza. definitely come here if you have lots of time. it was 730pm when we had arrived so leaving around 10 was definitely not our goal as we thought it would be a semi-quick meal (since no one ordered full entrees).

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the veggie bowl from their brunch menu, it was amazing. My daughter had the cannoli pancakes which she enjoyed as well. Large portions- very flavorful.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our waiter, Sven, was fantastic. Total pro!

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Yonina
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

The food was good but the service was terrible. We waited for 45 min for food and there were only 2 other tables with customers at lunch. Salads and tacos came with ingredients missing. They also forgot our drinks and appetizers and didn’t clear our plates that were sitting empty until we called them over. All the employees wore masks but most kept them on their chins. They even came to the tables without masks. Service really need improvement. But - the atmosphere was great. Love the vibe.

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You can order delivery directly from The Boiler Room Restaurant using the Order Online button. The Boiler Room Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 878-1987.

The Boiler Room Restaurant is rated 4 stars by 154 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.