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The Boiler Room Restaurant, Baltimore, MD

The Boiler Room Restaurant

3.3
3.3
206 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.

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Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (410) 878-1987

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Robert Simon

  • Private party facilities

    Private events for groups from 20 to 80. Custom menus, served dinners, buffets and cocktail parties. For information contact Shelley Seibert at 410-262-9500 or 410-878-1987 or info@boilerroomrestaurant.com.

  • Neighborhood

    Highlandtown

  • Cross street

    Baltimore Street

  • Parking details

    secure, private parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 206 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.3
3.3 based on recent ratings
  • 3.2Food
  • 3.5Service
  • 3.6Ambience
  • 2.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    This place is closed! I don’t know why Open Table allowed me to book a reservation. Drove all the way to this place only to find out it was permanently closed. Very disappointed Open Table did not remove this from their offerings.

  2. KB

    KarenB

    Nashville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    This place is permanently closed and we did not find out until we arrived for our reservation. Why are you still allowing bookings on Open Table? Very disappointing since this lunch was for Father’s Day. I suggest you remove the option to book from your website!

  3. JM

    JoeM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    This restaurant was closed when we arrived for our reservation. We had to find a last minute alternate on a FRI evening.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Graduation

  5. N

    Nicole2021

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a group of 8. The salads were fresh, the salmon, crab cakes and soups were all good. We tried almost all of the appetizers and they were really tasty. The customer service was fabulous. Our waiter was courteous, accommodating and polite.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always awesome. Great food, service, location. Highly recommended.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4

    Small menu, overpriced, crabcake sandwich was mmh. Mac and cheese was good but way overpriced for 5 shrimp and noodles at $22

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Booked a reservation for seven people at 3 PM for Mother’s Day. When we arrived it was not the full menu, but an abbreviated brunch menu which was not advertised on their website. It took almost 20 minutes for our server to come to our table, and another 20 minutes for him to come back with a drink menu. We waited again to order, and then he never came back to take our drink order. We waited an hour and a half for our food with the waiter only stopping back at our table one time to tell us our food will be ready in 10 minutes (we waited forty minutes after this). After waiting an hour and a half, we left $20 on the table to cover the old fashion we ordered and left. We will never return to this restaurant. On top of the poor service and ridiculous wait times, it was incredibly loud, not only with people talking, but a DJ playing loud club type music.

  9. BV

    BeVivid

    Baltimore

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    We were there for Mother's Day. We had a reservation but it took about 30 minutes before we were seated. They were hosting hookah on Mother's day which took up additional seating. It was a guest chef and menu which I didn't expect. Customer service was great! It's newly owned and everyone was working the floor including the owner. They were clearly overwhelmed but its definitely growing pains. I would definitely go back to check the regular menu items.

  10. DB

    DavidB

    Baltimore

    15 reviews

    1.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food3service3ambience1

    First time visit. Unfortunately not a good experience. Our server did his best to make up for an extremely slow kitchen. We waited more than hour for 5 entrees. The food was good when it arrived. I was told the issue was a guest cook from NYC. That was an aggravating factor. The other issue was the music. On Mother's Day is NOT the day to have a club DJ pumping music. I had to walk up to the DJ and ask them to turn it down, which they did. When the DJs switched the music volume went back. Read the room. Read the day and the event. On Mother's Day it is the time to let families talk and reminisce, not to be competing with the music. We will have to try the restaurant again and see if it was a unique issue instead of systematic.

  11. JR

    JeromeR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4

    I chose this restaurant because of its menu online, however they had guest chef and weren't serving off their menu the day we dined there. Then they served water in very cheap plastic cups. I ordered the surf and turf from the guest chef's menu which was brought to the table almost 40 minutes after the rest the party's entrees were served. To top it off, the restaurant automatically charged a 20% service fee and expected me to tip the server as well! IMHO, this place is god for an after work cocktail but not ideal for a special occasion.

  12. RW

    RobynW

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My family visited for Mothers' Day. The hosts and servers were very hospitable and accommodating. The food was very good. My drink was fabulous. The only concern I had was that they ran out of a couple of things and we had to make substitutions. Possibly this was because the dishes were prepared by a guest chef who'd not anticipated the larger crowd. I plan to go back another time when their usual menu is served. I highly recommend The Boiler Room.

  13. EL

    ELee

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We didn’t eat here but I gave them an all-star rating because of how nice and professional everyone was. There was a guest chef for Mother’s Day and the menu was quirky. With 2 small children, it didn’t fit in with what we were looking to eat. Next time could you all advertise this kind of info? Because we had no idea until arriving for the reservation. Thanks

  14. AC

    AmadoC

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4

    The Suchi from Ninja chef was delicious, he is an awesome chef. However the service was not the best. After spending $300 in dining for 4, my expectations from the waitress should be excellent to outstanding. I have been in other 5 star restaurants where the attention was outstanding and within a reasonable budget. Perhaps the restaurant was short of staff not so sure what happen.

  15. JT

    JayT

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience5

    Disappointing. The room and vibe were great. The menu posted online looked great but the actual menu today was very limited. The quality of what was actually served was poor., including very dry and overcooked. Even cooked properly, the quality wasn’t on par with those prices.

  16. KR

    KristenR

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Overpriced and underwhelmed- food had no taste. Bartender was on point. Drinks were excellent and best part of the meal.

  17. KP

    KrissyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    They were out of a few things but other than that it was marvelous will come again very soon. Very pleased

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The bar tender was amazing. Not only did he do an amazing job with the drinks but had wonderful suggestions with the food. Everything was served fresh and hot! No complaints over here.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    The on-line menu hasn’t been updated to reflect the actual “POST-COVID” offerings. I was excited to try the rack of lamb with Mint risotto, but that entree has gone the way of dodos… My date was looking forward to one of the salmon selections but settled on the fish tacos instead. Let’s just say that she wound up sending the tacos back and only ate the delicious fries. I got the spicy chicken sandwich and only ate half of it (Chick-Fil-a does it better). Needless to say, Cecia (our server) was great and did offer to remove the tacos from our bill (it was still $115 b4 tip). For a dinner of 4 rail drinks a chicken sandwich and 2 fries, I thought it to be quite expensive. Maybe we just went on a bad night as I’m willing to try it again in about 6 months or so.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We had a wonderful time

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food3service2ambience5

    Overall great experience, the management is new ( within 2 weeks ) so they have to work out the bugs . Overall if they can keep the crowd mature it will be successful

  22. J

    Jenise

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience2

    The server was nice but that was about all that was noteworthy. The food was dry and unimpressive. Especially with the price of it, we won’t go back. This was a big nope.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Booked a reservation for brunch with friends. The restaurant was closed although we allowed to make reservations. Ended up there later that day only to be informed that brunch would be offered back in a few weeks. Restaurant was empty, drinks were were just okay. I probably won’t return.

  24. E

    Eric

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5

    I was very disappointed with this visit. The first time I came here, the expierence was amazing. This time however was not. First off, the restaurant has changed managment, and therefore changing the menu. They took of majority of the menu items, which left not too many choices. Then everything is A La Cart. The server was very slow, and did not tell us this beforehand. It was my birthday weekend, and I wanted my friends who came in from out of town, to really enjoy themselves. We ended up leaving and going somewhere else. Such a let down.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3

    The food is over priced McDonald’s food at best which I feel is an insult to McDonald’s. I hope that the boiler room gets better or gets replaced by a restaurant that deserves the atmosphere.

  26. N

    Nick

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Valentine's day dinner! Food and service were on point!

  27. C

    Carter

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3

    They were short staffed that night. The small plates were delicious, the large plates not so much. They don’t have a chef, just cooks.

  28. MG

    MaxumGuy

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3

    First visit and there probably won't be a second. Menu selection is very limited, came out very burned and noise level made it very difficult to hear people at your own table. Good idea, bad execution.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5

    It was short staffed so the service was not up to par. Menu is limited and not updated, LOVE the ambiance

  30. EA

    ElyseA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Weird night, we had reservations for 2 at 1800 2/05/22. Upon arrival there was a sign outside asking for patience because they were short staffed. Hostess recognized our reservation and said food taking about an hour due to short staff. Ok, we’ll drink at the bar. Awfully quiet for a restaurant half full. Bar tender said he’s not entering orders for an hour which is different than what the hostess said. Lemon drop was the best I had, half apology for the long wait. Wings weren’t flavorful or cooked well. Grilled oysters were just ok. Beautiful ambiance, overpriced for quality of food. Why keep taking reservations if your kitchen is overwhelmed? Why not have servers help in the kitchen? Food wasn’t good enough for a second chance. Most of the bar seats have your back to the door.

  31. KM

    KiyeaM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2

    The manager (or the person who calls the reserver) was very aggressive about making the reservation on time. I explained multiple times (I was called multiple times) that my guests would be arriving before me due me to running late because of a personal family matter. Despite me clearing the air, the manager was still persistent as if I was a child, threatening me that my party size would be decreased and my tables would be broken down if I didn’t show up that moment. It incredibly unprofessional and rude. It was also insensitive being as though it took us a little longer to get inside once arriving due to the restaurant being in the back. It was difficult to find. The server was as nice as one would be for a party of 25. The food, however, was decent. The pricing, personally, didn’t match the food selection or quality. The drinks were decent. The Shirley temple was really good.

  32. YA

    YalondaA

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Love the setup and the open brick look. Plenty of bar space available. Only reason I’m rating it a 4 is because they are on limited menu due to Covid. Food ordered was good though! Brussel Sprouts, Calamari, Margherita Pizza, oysters.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    The waitress was excellent she made sure we were taken care of but the limited selection was a bummer

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2021

    overall5food4service3ambience5

    Very cozy,Charred Oysters were very good and the bartender makes a very good “French martini” as well as “Old fashioned”

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    An amazing space with great music. Service was prompt and server was attentive. 3 stars related to the list of things that were not available on the menu- brisket, any of the summer drinks selections, anything requiring a spicy component for the drink, and egg rolls. Nachos need a little love- canned cheese? Come on you can do better than that!

  36. B

    Bezee

    Denver

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    We felt the food was very average this time. Service was particularly slow and the price was not commiserate with the quality of the food.

  37. RV

    RogerV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a cool restaurant. The building has a rich history and cheers to the ones who envisioned this. I went with a friend and started with charred oysters which laid the basis for a great meal of Ahi Tuna and Lamb Chops. Both cooked perfectly. The Tuna had just a little kick from what I think was Habanero, the lamb was outstanding. I will definitely be going back ( I hope they have the woodstove going next time).

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2021

    overall2food1service3ambience5

    Ambiance and Decor were pretty cool.. The food was not good and should have been half the price. On the menu it stated The Mahi Tacos but had rockfish as the entree. When asking the waiter about it she was clueless as to what type of fish would be served. Took a chance and ordered them and what I received was a fish strip on flour tortilla. The Brussels sprouts were the best options. I will never visit this place again.

  39. BT

    BobbyT

    Baltimore

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience5

    Fries were cold, sauce on my burger was somehow only applied to half of the burger. None of the staff was wearing a mask, and the drink menu was out of date. It is very loud, but a cool rehab of an old building.

  40. EM

    EllenM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Cool little spot with super wonderful waitress Gina! Unfortunately all of the pizzas (especially the Buffalo chicken) and some of the apps (nachos) were terrible!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • 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

FAQs

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 3.3 stars by 206 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 2 times today
Google Map for The Boiler Room Restaurant

1 North Haven St. Baltimore, MD 21224

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Baltimore Street

  • Neighborhood

    Highlandtown

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    secure, private parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Robert Simon

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (410) 878-1987

  • Private party facilities

    Private events for groups from 20 to 80. Custom menus, served dinners, buffets and cocktail parties. For information contact Shelley Seibert at 410-262-9500 or 410-878-1987 or info@boilerroomrestaurant.com.

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