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About The Rowhouse Grille
The Rowhouse Grille is Federal Hill's neighborhood tavern with a fresh new take on American cuisine. . Our two bars and dining rooms provide the perfect casual environment in which to enjoy Executive Chef Tess Mosley's creative execution of American cuisine. With 16 taps in the house, the draft beer selection is consistently changing, featuring craft beers both local and otherwise. Our house specialty is mussels prepared in classic French Bistro fashion, but make sure to join us for Mussel Monday for a new featured broth. If you enjoy mussels, you do not want to leave without having them here. Our nightly chef's specials draw inspiration from fresh seasonal ingredients and evolve as the seasons unfold. Daily specials include discounted mussels on Mondays, Taco Tuesday with half price Beer, Bourbon & Burger Night on Wednesday and our ever popular AYCD Wine Night on Thursdays! Join us Monday through Sunday, and see what a great neighborhood tavern can really be.
Baltimore, MD 21230
Contemporary American, Gastro Pub, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:00a.m. - 2:00am, Saturday and Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00am
Gittings St & Light St
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Non-permit parking available on select sections of Light Street. The West Street Parking Garage offers hourly parking options and is located two blocks north of The Rowhouse. Valet Friday and Saturdays Only!
Charm City Circulator stops one block north of the Rowhouse (Ostend Street Stop).
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
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We can help you host a wide array of events, onsite catering as well as upgrading your date night with Chef Tess Mosley's Tasting Bar!
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The Rowhouse Grille Ratings and Reviews
Although it took longer than we'd liked for our food to get out, and the two servers upstairs seemed to be a bit overwhelmed, the experience was a good one. There was an issue related to the description of the Waffle Monte Cristo on the menu not matching what is actually served (no mention of egg on the menu, even though it contains a large omelet, and the "served with fruit" apparently only happens if you ask for it), but the servers replaced it and were very accommodating in response.
We sat upstairs because we asked for a quiet table and it was perfect. The food is always very good but when asked for the check we did not receive the Wednesday special on the burgers and beers as advertised on their website. The made an adjustment but did not seem overly apologetic and did not discount the beers. He didn’t want to hear us so we paid and left. Next time if there is one we will be sure to remind the wait staff if there daily specials.
Made 7:15 reservations, arrived about 10 mins early and were told it would be a few minutes. At 7:30 after seeing multiple parties be seated, inquired with the same hostess who we had previously spoken with. She asked who we had talked to, as she did not have us checked in...ummm, you. Eventually seated at 7:40, took another 10 minutes for the server to bring us water. Overall, food and drink were good but would not return.
Parking is the worst! Drove around for 15 minutes, finally parked about 4 blocks away. The bartender/ host seemed a bit ‘put out’ that we asked to be seated upstairs instead of being squeezed in on main level (it was just 2 of us) she took our drink orders then disappeared. We sat ther with our menus for another 15-20 minutes, finally I waived someone over to take our order. The service person didn’t know anything about their beer selection, but was stood at faking it, instead deflecting the conversation. Asked about desert and he had to go and find out only to write down the options. The end result is that the food was decent but not especially keen to return.
The RHG is an amazing place as far as the ambiance and the art work and the staff. However, the food left something to be desired. Just a bit of salt and pepper would turn the food around. (How do you make chorizo bland?!) Had several dishes and they all needed the same two core ingredients in cooking, salt and pepper. That would perhaps be the only low.
I must say the staff and the drinks are amazing, that alone is worth the venture to happy hour and out for a quick bite. Everyone is happy to assist you for anything you may need. Unlike some places in the area, they are will to describe to you the food with great passion (even if it needs seasoning). I would recommend and hey try for yourself, you may have a 5 star time!
The menu I looked online and found was different from the menu presented in person. The waiter was nice and explained the recent changes. The Side salad was actually good, crab dip and celery was great. The entrees were ok. Grilled chicken marinara was ok. Wings and fries were good. I would go again, but for happy hour or hanging out
We went with friends for a Raven's pre-game brunch; it was our second visit to the restaurant since our first experience was a decent one. This is kind of a neighborhood bar that focuses on pitchers of drinks and beer but they had some good food options on their menu, a few that were even kind of creative. This time, however, it seemed they took on more than they could handle. The place was packed and the service was terrible - we waited about 45 minutes to get our food. When we asked it we could get salt, pepper, ketchup and butter we were assured someone would bring them right out - it never happened. Two of us had the cornbread muffin - they tasted rancid and the crab, asparagus omelet was "tasteless" . We let our server know about the issues with the meal but by that time we were going to be late to the game so we just asked for our check. No attempt was made to make an adjustment to our check.
We'll be making other brunch choices in the future.
I went for the Artful Palette, presented by the chef, Tess and her partner, Kelly. They presented a tasting menu with accompanying drinks for each course based on the artwork surrounding the rooms.
The service was helpful and the crowd was supportive to the chef and the artist. Every course was a presentation of color and taste that was both a test to the senses and an eyeful.
I would recommend this event as they will be coming up in the coming year. Well worth the experience.
My boyfriend and I went for Vegan Restaurant Week and I was thoroughly impressed with our meals and the service. The food was well prepared, filling, and interesting. It was a little more expensive than places we normally go ($20 per entree) but since it was date night it was well worth it. Hopefully they have permanent Vegan menu items because we would love to go back!
Rowhouse Grille is a fun place. Unfortunately, it took almost 30 minutes to find a parking space, which took away from our dining experience. Our drinks, salad and oysters Rockefeller were exceptional. My New York strip unfortunately was fatty, tough and overcooked. My daughter loved her burgers and chips. My truffle fries were also out of this world.
I made a mistake and booked a reservation right before they closed. I may go back just order a salad and/or a sandwich. I would give Rowhouse Grille a second chance, especially because the server was delightful and it seemed like a lively place.
Our reservation was for 10 people for a Sunday brunch as a celebration after my daughter's baptism. The staff was very accommodating when I requested the table be on the first floor due to a guest's limitations taking stairs which I appreciated. The brunch menu was extensive enough that everyone found something they wanted and the food was delicious (whew!). The service was great and definitely recommend for others that are looking for a brunch place for family.
Bonus: bottomless bloody marys
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