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Topside Restaurant, Baltimore, MD

Topside Restaurant

4.8
4.8
251 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

Topside, Baltimore’s favorite rooftop restaurant and bar overlooking the Mount Vernon neighborhood, offers spectacular views paired with a flavor-forward menu. Dishes infuse a fresh take on classic dishes to create meals as special as the views. A warm and welcoming environment, Topside offers an elevated yet approachable dining experience so guests can feel free to “come as they are.”

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (410) 727-0065

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Alexis

  • Private party facilities

    Please email Achraf Iraqui

  • Private party contact

    achraf iraqui: (832) 350-2189

  • Neighborhood

    Mt. Vernon

  • Cross street

    West Monument Street

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Starters

  • Mushroom Soup$14.00

    chili oil / crispy mushrooms

    • Green Salad$14.00

      arugula / frisee / candied walnuts / asian pear / blue cheese

      • Cheese Board$16.00

        tomato jam / raisin walnut bread

        • Charcuterie Board$18.00

          mustard / cornichons / lavash

          • Octopus$18.00

            baby potatoes / citrus cilantro / crispy chorizo

            • Ricottta$16.00

              aged balsamic / honey / raisin bread

              • Tuna Tataki$22.00

                ponzu / avocado mousse / quinoa pop / candied ginger

                • Grilled Calamari$18.00

                  gremolata / arugula / charred lemon

                  • Bread Basket$14.00

                    assorted breads / garlic butter

                    Mains

                    • Ribeye$45.00

                      compound butter / fries or salad

                      • Chilean Sea Bass$38.00

                        panca miso glaze / shrimp rice cake / baby spinach

                        • Short Rib$34.00

                          pomme pure / glazed carrots / pearl onion

                          • Seafood Rice$36.00

                            shrimp / scallop / mussels / pimenton aioli

                            • Scallop Pasta$30.00

                              squid ink pasta / gouda cheese sauce / crispy prosciutto / crispy garlic

                              • Chicken$28.00

                                butternut squash / mushroom / brussels sprouts / chicken jus

                                • Arctic Char$32.00

                                  polenta / mushroom escabeche

                                  • Duck Breast$34.00

                                    celery root puree / baby bok-choy / apricot Jus

                                    • Topside Burger$20.00

                                      caramelized onion puree / garlic mayo / aged white cheddar

                                      • Roasted Carrots$24.00

                                        coconut yogurt / carrot puree / toasted almond

                                        Last updated: February 24, 2022

                                        What 251 people are saying

                                        Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                        4.8
                                        4.8 based on recent ratings
                                        • 4.6Food
                                        • 4.8Service
                                        • 4.9Ambience
                                        • 4.3Value

                                        NoiseModerate

                                        Loved For

                                        • Baltimore / Maryland

                                          Best Ambiance

                                        • Baltimore / Maryland

                                          Scenic View

                                        • Baltimore

                                          Best Service

                                        • Baltimore

                                          Best Ambiance

                                        • Baltimore

                                          Fit for Foodies

                                        • Baltimore

                                          Healthy

                                        • Baltimore

                                          Late Night Find

                                        • Baltimore

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                                        • Baltimore

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                                        1. AG

                                          AntoinetteG

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined 3 days ago

                                          overall4food4service3ambience5

                                          Nice environment. Enjoyed the food and architecture throughout the hotel

                                        2. F

                                          Foodie57

                                          New York Area

                                          45 reviews

                                          vip
                                          3.0

                                          45 reviews

                                          Dined 3 days ago

                                          overall3food3service3ambience3

                                          Pleasant atmosphere on the rooftop. Food was good. But $14 for a so-so bread basket?

                                        3. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Baltimore

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on May 14, 2022

                                          overall5food5service4ambience4

                                          Awesome but so much noise!

                                        4. D

                                          Diana

                                          Baltimore

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on May 14, 2022

                                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                                          This place has an amazing vibe. If you're looking for a restaurant with a one of a kind view and fantastic food, this is your place. The service was amazing and the atmosphere fun while still feeling intimate.

                                        5. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Baltimore

                                          3 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          3 reviews

                                          Dined on May 14, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Great spot, great food, lovely view of the city!

                                        6. J

                                          Johnsonmaria8

                                          Baltimore

                                          17 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          17 reviews

                                          Dined on May 7, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          The views are amazing and the food is fresh, locally-sourced, and delicious. I would honestly go back for the roasted carrots- that's how good they were. The grilled calamari and fresh strawberry sorbet were other highlights. My husband loved the squid ink scallop pasta. The drinks are also bomb.

                                        7. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Baltimore

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 30, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Sensational service by the staff, and excellent cocktails/food.

                                        8. ML

                                          MonicaL

                                          Washington DC

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 23, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          The Chilean sea bass dish was delicious. My husband had the rib eye and it was also very good. Service was excellent!

                                        9. C

                                          Casey

                                          New England

                                          11 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          11 reviews

                                          Dined on April 16, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          10/10 incredible experience — from start to finish. we shall be back for sure !

                                        10. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Chicago

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 12, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          We had a wonderful experience! We are out of town from Chicago. The food was amazing and our server was awesome. Absolutely loved it and recommend to everyone!

                                        11. MR

                                          MaryR

                                          Baltimore

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 2, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Reliable Mount Vernon restaurant. Good food. Great cocktails. Amazing view. Lovely staff.

                                        12. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on March 31, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          My partners birthday dinner was perfect - excellent restaurant with spectacular views. Also love how many non alcoholic options there were for beer wine and cocktails

                                        13. M

                                          kacyMocha

                                          Baltimore

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on March 24, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          I have been to this Restaurant multiple times… however this visit was exceptionally PERFECT! The host my server and a better menu. The temperature and presentation of my food was to my standards (that are EXTREMELY high) I will definitely, be returning.

                                        14. JL

                                          JaeL

                                          San Francisco

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on March 24, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Jada was amazing!!! The view is still great, even on a rainy day and wonderful service from doorway to table

                                          Topside RestaurantResponded on March 25, 2022

                                          Thank you so much for your feedback. Please come back and see us. Jada is amazing indeed!!

                                        15. D

                                          Dors

                                          Baltimore

                                          5 reviews

                                          1.0

                                          5 reviews

                                          Dined on March 22, 2022

                                          overall1food1service1ambience5

                                          I was overcharged more than what I should pay for. I contacted the restaurant and no answer. I have to contact my credit card to dispute the small amount. It's the principle, I don't want to pay more than I should. Now I have a pending charge, I don't know why my card is being used unauthorized. I have to call again my credit card, what a waste of time. The restaurant didn't care to give attention to this. I have been here before; the service was great the first time and even the food. This time, it's just okay. The passion fruit tastes a little tart, not good than the first time. Overall, the food is good but overpriced. The waitress that we have has a little weird attitude, not very pleasant. I can go somewhere, where my credit card is safe.

                                          Topside RestaurantResponded on March 25, 2022

                                          Hi, Thank you for visiting with us and I do apologize for any inconvenience we might have caused you. Please email me, achraf.iraqui@jdvhotelscom, the receipt and I will personally make sure to fix any potential discrepancy. Thank you for your feedback, it is very important for us to hear from our guests. We are working very hard to improve everyday. We would hope that we get the chance to serve you again and leave a better impression. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

                                        16. L

                                          Luvgoodfood

                                          Baltimore

                                          43 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          43 reviews

                                          Dined on March 11, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Great view, great food, great drinks, great service. Highly recommend.

                                        17. MS

                                          MeganS

                                          Philadelphia

                                          3 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          3 reviews

                                          Dined on March 5, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          My husband and I visited Baltimore recently with another couple and stayed at the Revival hotel, so booking at Topside was a no-brainer. We made reservations for a Saturday night and was thankful we did; the wait was over an hour when we went so highly recommend booking in advance! We ordered a variety of small plates and two entrees to share and every single dish was beautifully plated, so flavorful and fresh. I'm vegan and their vegan entree was hands-down one of the most sophisticated plate I've had on the East Coast. Our server Susan was absolutely wonderful and probably the most kind, up-beat waitress I've ever had. Would definitely go back!

                                        18. MB

                                          MichelleB

                                          Baltimore

                                          11 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          11 reviews

                                          Dined on February 23, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          We had an absolutely wonderful time. The food was amazing and our server, Jada, was just lovely. The views are incredible and the whole ambiance is relaxing.

                                        19. BA

                                          BonnieA

                                          Washington DC

                                          9 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          9 reviews

                                          Dined on February 22, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          tuna, calamari and burger were outstanding. love the zero proof cocktails. strong wine by the glass options. service was spot on. will definitely go back!

                                        20. D

                                          Dwayne

                                          Baltimore

                                          85 reviews

                                          vip
                                          3.0

                                          85 reviews

                                          Dined on February 19, 2022

                                          overall3food3service3ambience3

                                          Great view! The food was tasty; portions were a little small. Definitely need to hire additional wait-staff; it was difficult for the waitress to keep up with all the tables.

                                        21. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Baltimore

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on February 19, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Food was great atmosphere was greater. Will go back again sooner than later..

                                        22. l

                                          likenangel5

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on February 19, 2022

                                          overall4food3service5ambience5

                                          This restaurant is worth going just for the view honestly, drinks were good, service was also good and dessert. Entrées we’re not great sad to say at least the ones we had were bland and not great consistency. I would go again for drinks and dessert though.

                                          Topside RestaurantResponded on February 24, 2022

                                          Thank you for your feedback. We would love to have you back here. Please let us know and we'll make sure that you have a great experience

                                        23. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Baltimore

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on February 13, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Wonderful service and delicious food!! Loved the V day specials :)

                                          Topside RestaurantResponded on February 24, 2022

                                          Thank you so much. We definitely looking to add the amazing dessert( Chocolate Mousse) on the menu since it was a big hit.

                                        24. n

                                          nich

                                          Baltimore

                                          2 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on February 12, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          amazing food, drinks, view of the city, staff - everything is awesome here.

                                        25. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Baltimore

                                          3 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          3 reviews

                                          Dined on February 11, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Went there for a Galentine’s day dinner. Such an awesome time! Can’t wait to go back, wonderful cocktails, delicious food and amazing service! And in the best neighborhood by the way! Such a treat in Mt Vernon with the best view! 😍

                                        26. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Savannah

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on February 10, 2022

                                          overall4food4service5ambience4

                                          The dinner lighting was a bit dark & the short rib a a bit well done.. but my party had a fabulous time!the building is very well decorated & shout out to Sue our server for being great!

                                        27. G

                                          Geoffrey

                                          Baltimore

                                          35 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          35 reviews

                                          Dined on February 5, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                          We visited topside to see for ourselves what all the buzz was about. A visit during Restaurant week seemed like the perfect idea. We are so glad we did. We arrived just in time for the magnificent sunset. Honestly, there is no better place to watch the Earth move than here in Baltimore. Absolutely beautiful. We then started the meal with wonderful cocktails. We all then partook within the Restaurant Week specials. I personally had the squid ink pasta and scallops. YUMMY!!! The salad and dessert courses were also wonderful. Pulling it all together, of course, was a stellar team of servers that made certain everything we needed was provided promptly and with great care. We look forward to our next visit and even envision some special events there. I know we'll have a great evening - whenever it happens.

                                          Topside RestaurantResponded on February 8, 2022

                                          Thank you so much. looking forward to serving you again

                                        28. JC

                                          JaneC

                                          Baltimore

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on February 2, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Great place for date night! Terrific food, wonderful service, and an amazing view. Go.

                                        29. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Houston

                                          8 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          8 reviews

                                          Dined on January 22, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          It was my partner first time and he enjoyed every moment.

                                        30. JS

                                          JanS

                                          New England

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on January 21, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Dining at Topside with friends was a great experience. The location and ambience are wonderful. The service was excellent. The menu was interesting, with seafood, meats, and a vegan option to choose from. The bar had extensive good selections, including some good mocktails and a top rated craft non-alcoholic beer. I can't wait to go back, and will definitely recommend it to friends.

                                        31. JH

                                          JonathanH

                                          Baltimore

                                          14 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          14 reviews

                                          Dined on January 16, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                          Celebrated anniversary. Great Service and food! Best view of Mount Vernon in the city!

                                        32. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Baltimore

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on January 15, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Amazing food and great non-alcohol cocktails during our dry January!!

                                        33. MO

                                          MOSES

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on January 14, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          im a Baltimore native, so anywhere that provides a dining experience overlooking our great city is ahead of the game. i was greeted by the Revival host who escorted me to the elevator for Topside. i expressed that my phone battery was low to the Topside hostess and she sat me comfortably near an outlet. our server Jada recommended all the right drinks and food. we ordered everything and weren’t disappointed by the taste. although the food came out a little cooler than desired, the kitchen had no problem fixing the issue. the ambience, view, music, decor...even the “lor tush” toilet paper reminded me of why i love Baltimore. i’ll be back in a few days lol.

                                        34. LF

                                          LizFox

                                          Baltimore

                                          4 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          4 reviews

                                          Dined on January 12, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Not a thing about our experience was unpleasant - from the food, ambiance, service.

                                        35. KH

                                          KristinH

                                          Orange County

                                          17 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          17 reviews

                                          Dined on January 5, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Beautiful view! The staff (hostess, bartenders and waitstaff) were super attentive and helpful with recommendations. They have a great drink menu too.

                                        36. MM

                                          MMVTGuy

                                          New York Area

                                          26 reviews

                                          vip
                                          3.0

                                          26 reviews

                                          Dined on January 2, 2022

                                          overall3food3service4ambience4

                                          Nice location and good service but the food was uneven and overpriced for the quality you get, we felt, especially on the appetizer side. The charcuterie and cheese plates were good (pricey), but $14 for a bread basket is insulting so we skipped. Burger was overcooked and the fries were a little dry... Chicken was decent just not great/that flavorful. If it wasn't for the view and the service I'd give it a 2 star rating... The hazelnut gelato with chocolate clusters (which the waitress kindly comped) was fantastic...

                                        37. NM

                                          NastassjaM

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on December 29, 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Sangria was great! Attic char was outstanding as well

                                        38. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Baltimore

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on December 23, 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Great time! Love this spot

                                        39. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          1 review

                                          1.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on December 18, 2021

                                          overall1food1service2ambience3

                                          Almost laughable portion sizes Drinks were poorly mixed

                                        40. R

                                          Randall

                                          Austin

                                          10 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          10 reviews

                                          Dined on December 11, 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Duck with baby bock choy and creamed celery root was delicious, tuna appetizer also. Cosmo was very good, service friendly and attentive. View overlooking Mt. Vernon square was lovely. A fine dining experience.

                                        Safety precautions

                                        • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                          • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                          • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                          • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                          • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                        • Physical distancing

                                          • Limited number of seated diners
                                          • 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

                                        Topside Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Topside Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 727-0065.

                                        Topside Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 251 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                        Booked 19 times today
                                        Google Map for Topside Restaurant

                                        612 Cathedral St Baltimore, MD 21201

                                        Additional information

                                        • Cross street

                                          West Monument Street

                                        • Neighborhood

                                          Mt. Vernon

                                        • Hours of operation

                                          Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                        • Cuisines

                                          Contemporary American

                                        • Dining style

                                          Elegant Dining

                                        • Dress code

                                          Casual Dress

                                        • Parking details

                                          None

                                        • Payment options

                                          AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                        • Executive chef

                                          Alexis

                                        • Additional

                                          Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                        • Phone number

                                          (410) 727-0065

                                        • Private party facilities

                                          Please email Achraf Iraqui

                                        • Private party contact

                                          achraf iraqui: (832) 350-2189

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