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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.

1400 South Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Gastro Pub, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:00a.m. - 2:00am, Saturday and Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00am

Cross Street:
Gittings St & Light St

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(443) 438-7289

Website:
http://therowhousegrille.com/

Parking Details:
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!

Public Transit:
Charm City Circulator stops one block north of the Rowhouse (Ostend Street Stop).

Executive Chef:
Tess Mosley

Additional:
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:
Check out all of the great event opportunities that RHG has to offer on our website: therowhousegrille.com
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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Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:30PM - 9:30PM

Fri 5:00PM - 6:00PM

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The Rowhouse Grille Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Bar Seating (7)
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Neighborhood Gem (5)
Casual (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Live Sports (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Cozy (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Authentic (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Great Beer (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Business Meals (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
People Watching (1)
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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!

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 8, 2018

One of the best everyday tavern food in town.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Attentive service, valet mostly MIA, food good but really undercooked burger! Great neighborhood corner pub

Tags: Live Sports
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

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

Tags: Late-night Find, Live Sports, Happy Hour
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Loved the mac and cheese. Maryland crab soup was amazing. Extra jumbo chucks, big pieces of veggies and just enough heat from old bay.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

The bartender served us, he was professional and knowledgeable of the menu. He even took a group picture for us!! Fabulous

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Excellent brunch!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 27, 2017

You can always count on Rowhouse to take care of you -- and you can't beat the Happy Hour!!!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Casual, Authentic, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

We took a party of 7 for Thanksgiving. Rowhouse did a really delicious Thanksgiving prix fixe meal, with plenty of options for sides to please all of our group. Great service, nice people, and very fairly priced. We're going back!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Decent selection, but all of our entrees were luke warm...even the bread pudding!

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 7, 2017

As always great food, service, and vibe. This is one of my go-to’s when friends and family come to visit.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The service was very quick and attentive. I enjoyed my visit. It wasn't too crowded during Sunday brunch and had a great vibe.

Tags: Fun, Live Sports, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Always a good experience at rowhouse! Service is friendly, food is tasty and of a high quality and prices are fair.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 24, 2017

great service, great food, enjoyed the outdoor seating!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Service from Lauren was exceptional on a busy night. All four dishes ordered at our table were good

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual, Fun
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Dinner and service was wonderful! Would definitely recommend.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 7, 2017

I took my brother and his girlfriend who were in town visiting for the weekend, went to Rowhouse for brunch. Bartenders were great, food was delicious as always! Highly recommend the Bayou hash for brunch

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Sports, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Burger was great and fresh bread is key. Server was great and helpful

Tags: Comfort Food, Great Beer
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Live Sports
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Don't order the crab cakes. Among the worst I've had. Mushy and tasteless

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Good drinks, reasonable price. Steak wasn't the greatest cut, pretty tough with a lot of gristle, but still, a great place to meet up with friends and spend some time.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Too loud for a date, unless you don't like them much!

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

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!

Tags: Fun, Great Beer, Romantic, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 19, 2017

We had a magnificent time here. Everyone was super nice and they gave us the most amazing bread pudding for our anniversary and we don't even like bread pudding but it was so good it was gone in a matter of minutes. Totally coming back

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 18, 2017

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.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Very good food and comfortable atmosphere. A little dark for eating.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Went with two of my friends. We had a great time. The food was good and we would go back again.

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 6, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 4, 2017

went during restaurant week. the first course was slow to come out, but they noted it prior to our noticing it and addressed it with a complimentary glass of wine each... great places always!!!

Tags: Cozy, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Whatever you do... do NOT order the "crab cake". So disappointed

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 1, 2017

So went to check this out for Baltimore Restaurant week, and it was well worth the trip. The food was delicious, I had the chicken chesapeake, to good to even put into words, My wife had the trout, over all good quality but needed a little bit more seasoning. And the kids had the chicken and waffle with a side of 4 cheese macaroni, they enjoyed the chicken and waffles, but not the macaroni, it wasn't their usual creamy Velveeta, it had more of extra sharp cheddar taste, which I loved. If I could swap the potatoes for the mac with my chicken chesapeake I would be in heaven. As for dessert the rownuts are a mix of sweet and savory, and the gelato had a delicious fresh home made taste which will leave you wanting more. Will definitely return to this place.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Sports, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 28, 2017

First time here. Came for restaurant week and was really impressed! Had our meal with the wine pairings and all were excellent. Cocktails were generous and delicious and waitstaff friendly and helpful. Will definitely go back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 28, 2017

The food and service were excellent! We went during Baltimore Restaurant Week. The three course selections were fabulous. I received generous pours for the wine pairing that I opted to try. Love it-will return!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Loved it!!

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 24, 2017

I love the food here. It is too loud. You cannot have a conversation without screaming resulting in everyone in the restaurant screaming.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Extremely slow service even though it wasn't busy. Two of our meals came out 20 minutes after the others. Had a hard time finding anyone to even take the check.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Great neighborhood find. Mussels Fra Diablo were delish as was the cocktail - Rye Manhattan with a splash of St. Germaine. Grilled Octopus was nicely flavored but slightly over-cooked making it chewy. Great find if you live the area.

Tags: Casual, Seasonal, Fun, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Not good. Extremely pretentious under seasoned and generally bland expensive food. I wouldn't spend $15 on a tablespoon of food if it was good let alone bad. Not going back.

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